Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Annoying Ariena

Ariena was the youngest of  the three Wurtzel children. She was 8. Her sister Ashley, was 13. Her brother, Ian was 16.  Ariena adored her brother and and her sister. She always wanted to hang around them. Unfortunately, Ashley and Ian never seemed to appreciate her presense.

Ashley was sitting on the living room couch. One of her feet was lying on the coffee table in front of her, and she was painting her toe nails purple. The phone was propped between her ear and her shoulder. "I know!" she exclaimed into the phone. "I can't believe she did that." Then, she noticed Ariena standing over her. "Do you want something?" she asked in angry voice.

"Mom's not going to like you doing your nails in the living room." Ariena informed her.

Ashley glared at her little sister. "I don't believe that's any business of yours." she replied curtly.

Ariena shrugged and plopped herself into a chair. If Ashley wanted to get herself in trouble that was her business.

Ashley went back to talking on the phone. She talked for ten minutes without even noticing Ariena was still there. Ariena listened intently to Ashley's conversation or at least the part of  it that she could hear. Mostly the conversation was pretty boring, but when Ashley started talking about a new movie that was coming out that weekend, Alana's ears perked up. She jumped out of her seat. "I want to see that movie too!" she shouted excitedly." Can I go too?"

Ashley frowned. "Do you mind?" she hissed. "This is a private conversation."

"Well, it's not a private living room. " retorted Ariena. "I heard you talking about that new movie, Guinea Pigs 2, and I want to see it too! Why can't I go with you?"

"You're not invited." replied Ashley rudely.

"Please! Please! I'll be good. I'll be quiet. You won't even know I'm there." begged Ariena.

Ariena raised her eyebrows at her sister. "How is that even possible?" she replied in disbelief. "You are such a pest! You are so annoying!" She grabbed the phone and her stuff and hobbled out of the room with her toes in the air so as not to smudge her freshly painted toenails.

Ariena stuck out her lower lip and frowned. Now, what was she going to do? She decided to go and look for Ian. She went up to his room, but he wasn't there. In fact, he wasn't anywhere in the house. Ariena was just about to go ask Mom if Mom knew where Ian was when she glanced out the window and saw him out in the backyard throwing around a football with a group of his friends.

"There you are!" Ariena exclaimed happily as she eagerly hurried out to the backyard.  "Hey what are you doing?" she asked when she reached her brother and his friends. The boys immediately stopped playing and glared at her.

"We're playing football." replied one of her brother's friends. "So why don't you get out of here!"

"Rude much?" Ariena huffed at the boy who had spoken to her, To her brother, she asked "Can I play?"

"No!" chorused all of the boys at once.

"Please!" begged Ariena. "I'm really quick. See?" She took off running around in circles.

"Cut it out, Ariena!" Ian told her. "You're gonna get hurt."

"Why can't I play?" she whined. "Is it because I'm a girl?"  She continued to run around in  circles.

Ian grabbed her and scooped her off the ground to stop her from running around, "No, because you're a little kid and you're a pest. Don't be so annoying!"  he replied in exasperation. "Now, why don't you get out of here so we can get back to our game."he added putting her back down on the ground again.

Ariena angrily glared at her brother for a minute. Then, she turned and stormed off. The boys quickly went back to their game.

Ariena flopped herself down onto the couch. Her mother found her there a little while later. "Hello, sweetie." her mother greeted her cheerfully. "What are you doing?"

"I'm not doing anything." replied Ariena boredly.  "Nobody will let me do anything. They all think I'm annoying. They all just keep telling me to go away. Do you think I'm annoying?"

"No, of course, I don't. " replied her mother. "Would you like to help me make dinner?"

Ariena's eyes lit up. "Sure!" she exclaimed excitedly. She followed her mother into the kitchen. They started making spaghetti. Ariena helped her mother make sauce. She was standing by the stove stirring the sauce when her brother came in.

"What's that?" asked Ian. "It smell delicious." He grabbed a spoon and helped himself to a spoonful of the sauce.

Mommy shooed him away. "That's for dinner." she scolded him.

Just then, Ashley came in. "I'm starving." she said. "I need something to eat" She went to the refrigerator and took out the bread and was about to make herself  a sandwich when Mommy took the bread and put it back in the refrigerator.

"You'll spoil your appetite." stated Mommy.

"When's it gonna be ready?" whined Ashley. "I'm really hungry!"

"Me too." added Ian.

Ariena shook her head at her brother and sister. She smiled at her mother. "They're really annoying, aren't they, Mommy?" she said.

"Yes, they are." agreed Mommy smiling back at Ariena.

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