Aliens in the Attic Fanfiction: The Invasion - 5. Chapter 5
“I don’t know what you were thinking, I really don’t. A paintball gun! Dont you know that’s a gateway gun? What’s next bb, pellet, stun? What am I gonna do? What do you think I should do? I don’t know what I’m gonna do!” Mr Pearson shouted, I was sat at the dining table with Tom and Jake currently receiving a scolding for shooting Ricky in his balls…I didn’t see the big deal
“Cant you keep him in his room for the rest of the week?” Bethany asked after storming in from the kitchen “But it wasn’t even me” Tom exclaimed leaning forward “Okay look you guys are just lucky Ricky wasn’t badly hurt” Mr Pearson said
“It’s okay Mr P I was a little kid once too” Ricky said from the doorway of the kitchen “Oh that’s nice Ricky, thank you. He’s a good guy, but no I’m not okay with this. Look we are up here to fish not to hunt your sister’s boyfriend alright?…” As Mr Pearson shouted at us I noticed Ricky mocking him from the doorway, I rolled my eyes and fiddled with my ring
“You could’ve put his eye out, would that have been funny? I don’t think so” Mr Pearson said shaking his head “I woulda laughed” I muttered, I could tell both boys heard me from the smirks on their faces “All right let’s start off with a clean slate, tomorrow we fish. 7:00 am sharp” Mr Pearson said, my eyes widened
“7:00?” Tom exclaimed “You’re kidding” I begged, Bethany smirked in triumph and headed back over to Ricky “Pass. Nate” Jake said looking back at his dad “Yeah Stu dont you think that’s a little early? How about this, 10:00 am on the boat no question asked” Nate said, my jaw dropped
“Dude your dad is awesome” I said looking at Jake, he shrugged “Way to crack the whip Nate, way to crack the whip” Mr Pearson said annoyed “Stu, the TV’s gone haywire” Tom’s Grandma said while hitting the TV with her walking stick
“Mom stop it, it’s probably the dish. Alright after the storm I’ll climb up and fix it” Mr Pearson said, I heard a sudden smacking noise and I looked to see Ricky walking ahead and Tom rubbing the back of his head “You okay?” I asked grimacing “I supppose” he replied glaring at Ricky from behind
“Wait a minute Mr P, let me fix the dish man that’s the least I could do for your hospitality” Ricky said, I rolled my eyes “No Ricky you’re hurt” Bethany said lightly grabbing his arm “No it was just a graze” Ricky said waving it off “See he’s fine, go ahead Richard show some hustle” Grandma said eager to get the TV working again
“Yes indeedy, but I will be needing a helping hand” Ricky said jogging towards us, he leaned over to stare at Tom “What do you say brother? Give us a chance to burry the old hatchet” he said before walking away “Make things right with Ricky or don’t come off that roof” Bethany said smiling and shoving her younger brother towards the door
“You think he’ll fall off the roof?” I asked turning to face Jake, he shrugged “Tom will be fine Zoe” Mr Pearson said patting my shoulder, I nodded and waited for him to leave the room “I wasn’t talking about Tom” I said standing from the table, I walked towards the doorway and lifted my arms until my hands reached the top, I held on with both hands and used it to stretch
“So what should we do now?” Jake asked standing in front of me, I shrugged “I don’t know, what do you wanna do?” I asked heading for the stairs “Well it’s either climb up on the roof and scare Tom or make out” he replied crossing his arms, I tilted my head
“You know we don’t go out anymore right?” I asked, he shrugged again “So” he said shaking his head, I rolled my eyes “How do we get to the rood?” I asked sighing, he smirked and led me out of the house “That way” he said pointing to a ladder that was stuck to the side of the house
“That look’s about as stable as a tower made of cards” I commented with wide eyes “Aw c’mon princess, when did you stop being fun?” he asked teasingly, I gave him a small glare “Dont you dare” I said warningly knowing what he was gonna do “I dare you to climb that ladder” he said, I groaned
“I told you not to. Fine asshole have it your way” I muttered walking over to the ladder, I had a weak spot when it came to dare’s and I hated not following through with them, Jake knew this and made sure to use it to his advantage “What if I fall?” I asked as I placed my hands on the ladder “I’ll grab you, I’m coming up to remember” he said standing right behind me, I rolled my eyes and started climbing.
We were only about halfway up when I realised something “Did you make me go up first so you could stare at my ass?” I asked pausing in my movements to look down at him “Do you mind?” he asked, I rolled my eyes “If I did would you stop?” I asked, he was silent for a few seconds “Probably not” he replied, I nodded before carrying on.