Lean and Mean (1)
[At Galapeno?s house...]
"Does she have to come here? She?s not nice to me at all," complained Galapeno.
"You know she only visits once a year so be nice to her. Besides, she can?t be that mean to you," protested Mrs. Spice.
"Ugh, fine but don?t say I didn?t warn you," muttered Galapeno.
"What?s gotten into you? it?s like ever since we brought her up last week, you?ve been acting differently," noted Mr. Spice.
"Well yeah. Tomalia and I have never been friends. She?s always calling dibs on everything that she and I are supposed to share and kicks me out," continued Galapeno.
"I think you?re being too hard on her," figured Mr. Spice.
"Me being hard on her? You?ve got to be kidding," reacted Galapeno.
"I?m not and you?d better lighten up," scolded Mrs. Spice.
"This is going to be the worst weekend of my life," said Galapeno softly. [Ten minutes later...]
"Your sister is here so be on your best behavior," announced Mr. Spice.
"I will but I know she won?t," remarked Galapeno before Tomalia entered.
"Mom, dad, so good to see you," stated Tomalia.
"Hello, Tomalia. You remember your sister Galapeno, right?" replied Mrs. Spice.
"Oh yeah. Hey, Gala," smirked Tomalia.
"Say hello to your sister, Galapeno," ordered Mr. Spice.
"Hello," said Galapeno gritting her teeth.
"She?ll come around," assured Mrs. Spice. [That night...]
"You?ll sleep here, tonight Tomalia. There?s blankets and other stuff in the closet," stated Mrs. Spice.
"Thanks, mom," answered Tomalia before Mrs. Spice left the room. [In her room...]
"Well as long as she?s not sleeping here, I could actually have a nice weekend," thought Galapeno before Tomalia entered.
"I?m sleeping in here, you get the guest room," protested Tomalia.
"Mom told you to sleep there," snapped Galapeno.
"Yeah well I?m sleeping here," repeated Tomalia.
"You are the worst sister ever!" shouted Galapeno.
"Nothing you can do about it," sneered Tomalia.
"We?ll see about that," declared Galapeno.
"Mom won?t believe you. She never has and never will," continued Tomalia.
"That?s going to change," stated Galapeno before leaving the room.
"You?ll need that anger to make that lardy butt of yours move," giggled Tomalia.
"I heard that," called Galapeno before heading to the guest room to sleep. [The next morning, in the kitchen....]
"Morning, fatty. I saved you a scrap of breakfast," stated Tomalia.
"Are you hearing her, mom? She totally has no regard for my feelings," protested Galapeno.
"She?s just teasing," assured Mrs. Spice.
"That is not teasing. She?s doing it to be outright mean to me," answered Galapeno.
"Galapeno, you listen to me. Stop this game you?re playing right now. This is not the way to treat your sister," protested Mrs. Spice.
"You never believe anything I say. You allow her to make my life miserable," complained Galapeno before walking out the door.
"I?m sorry about her, Tomalia. She isn?t normally like this," stated Mr. Spice.
"It?s no trouble at all. She?s just cranky," concluded Tomalia.
"That makes sense since she was up early this morning, earlier than usual," pondered Mrs. Spice. [Outside...]
"Somehow, I have to find a way to get her caught doing what she does to me but how?" questioned Galapeno to herself.
To be continued...