I tried to act as normal as possible during dinner and on the bright side, my mom totally bought my story about the missing rug. But she could tell something else was up. She kept asking if I knew where Eddie was. With a straight face, I told her that he left the house right after she did. “He’s always home for dinner though.” She insisted sourly.
She took another bite of her food then placed her fork on the table. “Is there anything you want to tell me?” I felt heat rush to my face. “About what?” I replied. “About you and Eddie. You’re always flirting with him and I want it to stop!” She accused. “Jennie was the same exact way. Such inappropriate behavior and I won’t stand for it any longer.” I couldn’t believe the words coming out of her mouth. She had lost her damn mind.
“You’re insane! Eddie is gross! And you’re a liar…Jennie would never!” I screamed at her from across the table. “He told me you’d say that.” She snapped. I shoved my plate away and jumped up. “You know what? You are the worst kind of parent! You should want to protect your daughters from that animal but instead you believe his lies and throw us under the bus! How can you live with yourself?” I stormed off to my room seething with rage.
Before I went to sleep, Mom came in and sat on the edge of my bed. “I want to apologize for my behavior. I think it’s just that I’m getting older and having such beautiful daughters makes me feel a bit insecure sometimes.” She gave me a small smile. “Wow, Mom, thanks. That’s some apology.” I rolled my eyes. She sighed. “There’s something else we need to talk about, Cassandra. I’m not being harsh.” She put her arm around my shoulders and squeezed. “But it’s about time you move out.”
“You’re kicking me out?” I gaped at her.”You’re twenty years old and you still live at home. You don’t work, you don’t go to school. All you do is sleep the day away. It’s time for you to act like an adult and get your life in order. You have two weeks.” She kissed me on the forehead and left. “But where am I supposed to go?” I whispered to my empty room.