My Baby Sister Wants my Ex-Boyfriend is the thirtieth chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on January 30, 2016.
Ok, fine. You want me to admit it, right?
I hate Abbey. To me, she’s such a bitch. Why Zak has some freaky ass crush on her, I don’t know. And why do I even care? I don’t know that either. And Doyle? Well, he’s Doyle. I’m really not surprised by that at all.
We all were in the living room of the Saturdays home. Abbey was talking to Doc and Drew about Fiskerton’s Lemurian heritage. Zak was practically drooling over her, which made me almost burn her face off with my fire power.
“Get a grip, Sarah,” Zack whispered to me.
“Yeah,” Selena agreed. “You’re the one that broke up with him.”
“Shut up,” I replied.
Of course, they’re the only ones who can actually tell how I feel just by looking at me. Well, except maybe Drew and Komodo. He was giving me pity by standing right next to me with his tail wrapped around my leg. I was glad for that.
“Hey, guys,” someone greeted softly.
My mom entered the room, carrying what looked like a small mummy in her arms. Then I realized that it was Emily. The animals were with them.
“Mom!” Zack and I said.
We ran up to her.
“Hey,” she said. “Someone wants to say hi.”
I looked up at Emily. Every part of her body was covered with bandages except her face. She was laying her head on Mom’s shoulder and her eyes were open. She was looking at me the same way she did when I first held her after Mom had given birth to her.
Sarah, she thought, my powers allowing me to read her mind.
I wanted to cry with joy, just like that first day. I think Zack did too.
“Hi,” I told her softly. “Can I hold her?”
“Yes, but you have to be very gentle,” Mom said.
“I always have been.”
“I know, but now you have to be even more gentle than usual. She’s still in a lot of pain.”
She handed Emily to me slowly. I held her close and she looked around at everybody.
“Emily, this is the Saturday family,” I told her. “Guys, this is my baby sister, Emily.”
Everyone greeted her. Then my mom noticed Abbey.
“Oh, hello,” she said. “I’m Sarah and Zack’s mother, Raylee. And you are?”
“My name’s Abbey,” Abbey replied. “I use to be Zak’s babysitter and now I’m Doyle’s girlfriend.”
“Oh, well, that’s nice.”
“Yes, it is. Umm, your baby daughter, Emily, what happened to her?”
“My husband, her father, was driving drunk with her in the car and they got into a terrible accident, both of them with life-threatening injuries. But they managed to get past it, especially Emily, after being ‘gone’ three times.”
“I thought you said she was only gone twice,” I said.
“She went one more time after the last time you and I talked,” Mom replied. “But now, she and your dad are recovering. And they both should make a full recovery.”
“I’m glad,” Abbey said.
Emily was getting a little fussy for some reason.
“What is it, Emily?” I asked her.
“I think she wants Zak to hold her,” Mom said.
It took me a moment to realize that she wasn’t referring to my twin brother, but, in fact, my ex-boyfriend. Emily was holding her arm out to him and making the kind of noise she usually does when she wants something. And what she wants right now is Zak.
I was reluctant to give my baby sister to him. I think he was too, because the expression on his face was practically saying ‘Keep that thing away from me’. Though I could just be imagining that, I hope I wasn’t.
“Why does she want Zak to hold her?” I asked, trying to keep my tone from sounding angry. “She usually doesn’t let anyone she just met hold her, like a ‘stranger danger’ kind of thing.”
“I know,” Mom said. “But she apparently feels that Zak is safe to her and she wants to let him know that by letting him hold her.” She turned to Zak. “What do you say, Zak? Do you want to hold her?”
He hesitated. “Umm, sure.”
I looked at Mom, begging her with my eyes not to give Emily to Zak.
“Give her to him, Sarah,” she said.
I sighed. I knew better than to argue with her, no matter how much I wanted to. I walked over to Zak and handed him Emily. But as soon as he took her, I wanted to punch him.
“Zak, she’s my baby sister, not a damn football,” I said angrily.
“Sorry,” was all he said.
“Sarah, how about you show him how to hold her?” Mom suggested.
“Fine,” I said.
I propped her up against his shoulder, but Zak still looked uneasy about it. Emily smiled at him, which seemed to make him even more uneasy.
Mom and Zack laughed.
“Zak, have you ever held a baby before?” Mom asked.
“No,” he replied. “I’ve never really seen one in person before.”
“Obviously,” I said.
“Well, you’ll get the hang of it, eventually,” Mom assured him. “Sarah, can I talk to you alone for a minute?”
“Umm, Zak, if Emily becomes too much for you to handle, just give her to Zack or Selena, unless any of you guys would like to carry her next.”
Zak was probably hoping that somebody would volunteer to take her, but sadly for him, nobody did. I took a quick picture of him with my phone before Mom and I left the room.
“I’m gonna make that my new screen saver,” I said.
Mom laughed. “Stop teasing him, Sarah.”
“Fine. What do you want to talk to me about?”
“Umm, ok. What about him?”
We entered her bedroom. Mom sat down on the bed. I had a sudden déjà vu moment from the other day.
“Oh, no,” I said. “Mom, don’t.”
“Don’t what?” she asked, pretending like she didn’t know what I meant.
“Don’t you dare tell me that I should forgive Zak for what he did to me. Zack, my twin brother, has already beaten you to it and I’m not going to listen to either of you, so don’t bother.”
She sighed. “Ok, first of all, Sarah, I know Zack beat me to it because he’s the one that told me about it. And second of all, I’m not going to tell you to do anything. I just want to ask you why you won’t listen to Zak’s explanation.”
“Explanation? Don’t you mean excuse?”
“It’s only an excuse if you saw Zak kiss Wadi, and did you?”
“Yes, I did.”
“Are you sure?”
“So you’re telling me you saw Zak lean into Wadi and kiss her with your own eyes?”
I hesitated before answering. “Maybe.”
“Sarah, what happened up to that moment?” Mom asked.
I thought about it for awhile. “Umm . . . I was running in front of all of them and they were trying to keep up with me.”
“Ok. Then what happened?”
“I didn’t feel like they were following me anymore, so I stopped and turned around. Then that’s when I saw them kissing.”
Mom stared at me for a moment. “So you saw them kissing.”
“Yes,” I replied.
“And they’re lips were already touching before you turned around?”
I hesitated. “I think so.”
Mom sighed. “Sarah, you didn’t see who kissed who. But your brother and Selena did, because they were behind them, right?”
“I . . . yeah. But—”
I looked at her. The expression on her face told me that I was wrong. And I realized it myself. I sat down on the other side of the bed and cried.
“I’m an idiot,” I said.
“No, you’re not,” Mom said. “It was your very first relationship, Sarah. You can’t expect it to last long. And, usually, first relationships don’t. Mine barely lasted a month. And now, so has yours.”
“But I don’t want it to end with me and Zak, Mom. But, then again, I still don’t know how he and Wadi ended up kissing.”
“Didn’t Zack tell you?”
“He tried to, but I stopped him when he mentioned my brother.”
Mom had a confused look on her face.
“What?” I asked.
“Sarah, I meant did Zack, your brother, tell you,” she said. “Not Zak, your ex-boyfriend.”
“Oh. We’ve really got to change one of their names. It’s really confusing to know which one we’re referring to sometimes. And, yes, Zack, my brother, did tell me. But it doesn’t make sense to me.”
“Well, do you miss Zak?”
I wanted to deny it like I have been, but I can’t to my mom.
I nodded. “Yes. But I don’t know whether or not I want to forgive him. And, like I said, I don’t know if that happened by accident or not. What do you think I should do?”
“Sarah, I’m pretty sure you already know my answer to that,” Mom said. “You need to learn this stuff on your own and not base it on what others tell you. There’s nothing wrong with asking for help, but you can’t keep asking for help with every problem that you have. You need to be able to do it on your own. But, if you want my advice, try listening to Zak’s side of the story and then decide on whether or not you should forgive him, ok?”
“Ok. But I kind of think that it’s too late.”
“Why? Because he’s crushing on Abbey, who’s, like, more then ten years older than him?”
“Good point. But, Mom, you’re more than sixty years older than Dad.”
“I know, but we’re adults. Zak’s still a kid, and so are you.”
“True. But I still don’t think that Zak will talk to me.”
“I’m sure he will. Now you better go get him before Emily does.”
“Yeah, uh, what’s with her today? Why did she want Zak to hold her?”
Mom shrugged. “I don’t know. She may have been telling you that you had your chance and now it’s her turn.”
I laughed. “You really think that that’s why she wanted Zak to hold her was to make a move on him?”
“I hope not. But you never know.”
“Yeah, well, I guess we should get back to them.”
“Hold on, Sarah,” Mom said. “I want to ask you about Abbey first. What do you think about her?”
“I hate her,” I replied.
“Why? Is it because Zak likes her?”
“Yes and no. I just don’t feel like we should trust her.”
“Did your powers say anything about her?”
I nodded. “Yeah. When I met her, my powers told me not to trust her. Though, I didn’t really need them to tell me that because I wasn’t going to trust her either way.”
“Yeah, my powers told me the same thing. But I’m not the type of person to talk to about trust.”
“I don’t want to talk about it. And I don’t think we should tell the Saturdays about Abbey, especially since we don’t really know why we shouldn’t trust her.”
“I agree. Doyle and Zak especially won’t listen to us.”
“Yeah. Now let’s get out of here.”
We left the room and went back to the living room where everybody was. The first thing I noticed was that Selena was holding Emily now. I walked up to her.
“Zak gave her to me as soon as the door closed behind you,” she told me.
“I’m sure he did,” I said.
Mom took Emily from her. “Well, I better go put her to bed. I’ll see you guys later.”
“It was nice meeting you,” Abbey said.
“You too.” Mom turned to the animals. “Do you guys wanna stay?”
“Nah,” they replied.
“Ok. Bye, guys.”
She and the others teleported away.
I looked at Zak and thought about talking to him now, but I decided to wait. At least until we find out what Abbey’s secret is.
You will find out very soon.
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