I went back downstairs, full of confusion, when I found my father sprawled out on the couch, just like he was this morning.
“You were here this entire time?” I looked at him bewildered. Does he have a camouflage suit or something? I could of sworn I didn’t see him.
“Yes, of course. You ran right past me.” He looked up at me from his TV. His eyes were a pretty brownish-amber color and his hair was perfectly ruffled. I could tell why my mother had fallen for him, he was definitely handsome.
“Well what did you call me for?” I asked changing the subject back to why I had entered the house in the first place.
“Oh right, I need you to do the dishes for me.” His eyes were back on the TV once more. I stared at his back for the longest time, with a confused look on my face.
“Why don’t you just do them yourself...? You have hands don’t you?” I checked over his shoulder for a pair of hands and strangely enough, there they were.
“You need to learn to work if you want to survive living here.” He said in a strange voice. O..k..thenn... I’ll do the dishes.. o_O
I sauntered over to the kitchen and found a huge. pile. of dishes. I sighed and looked around for a dish-rag or something to wash them with. That’s when I discovered a dishwasher. Stainless steel, nice and new. Why would my dad want me to wash the dishes when we have a dishwasher? I stood there thinking for a bit and finally decided to just pop the dishes in. I’ve never used a dishwasher before, but the buttons were pretty easy to identify, so all was good.
“Oh no! Wait for me!” I tried to catch up to Yujin, but she was surprisingly better at squirming than I was.
“Catch me if you can!” she yelled getting up and running away from me
“Hey! That’s not fair!” I got up and ran after her, hands out in front of me. “Gotcha!~” I tackled her to the ground, flipping us over so that I fell first, to cushion her fall. She squealed as we fell and started giggling when we finally hit the ground.
“You’re funny, unnie” she giggled some more pinching my cheeks. I laughed with her. We just lay there on the clean, green grass, laughing like idiots.
I sighed, remembering that wonderful day. Yujin.. I hope you’re feeling well.. and that you don’t hate me for leaving you.. I sighed again, sending that imaginary note to her. I decided to go back inside after a few more minutes of relaxing.
As soon as I opened the door, something struck my face. Hard.