For The Love Of A Sister Part 4
Published Jan 10, 2012

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Hello all! I'm so sorry for not writing in a long time!
Things have been very stressful with school, my computer going nuts, and I haven't been feeling well!

So, at the end of this part, please let me know if this is the cover you'd like for me to have from now on!

All opinions and comments are welcome!

Thank you to TSR, custom content artists, and all of you! I've missed Abby and her family, I'm sure you guys have too! Without further delay, here we go!

Hello all! I'm so sorry for not writing in a long time!
Things have been very stressful with school, my computer going nuts, and I haven't been feeling well!

So, at the end of this part, please let me know if this is the cover you'd like for me to have from now on!

All opinions and comments are welcome!

Thank you to TSR, custom content artists, and all of you! I've missed Abby and her family, I'm sure you guys have too! Without further delay, here we go!
It had been weeks...nearly a month, since Mike had left storming out from our lives and home and we had no idea of where he was or how he was doing. Mom and Dad were sobbing and consoling each other, holding hands and saying prayers. Josh was busy organizing a city-wide search, planning to check airports and hospitals, and anywhere it was possible to find Mike.

Jason was fuming, his cheeks red and expression furious, which was totally unusual for him.

Me? I was just numb and cold inside. I felt empty and helpless as I watched my family express themselves, and wondered many times, over and over again, how my brother could turn out to be such a... cold, heartless liar.
Josh motioned for Jason and me to talk privately in Jason's room and said
"I hope you both understand that there's no need at all to worry...I'm doing everything in my power to find Mike and hopefully get a better understanding of the situation." Josh said, transitioning from brother to Deputy Officer.

"Do you expect us to sing show tunes, Josh? Because news flash: Mike was the Golden Son practically, and out of nowhere, he betrays the whole family! I'll never forgive him, that... traitor." Jason said, grimly, grinding his teeth.

Josh shook his head and said "Jason, I did not, by any means, imply that you shouldn't be angry. I never in my dreams thought Mike would behave in such a horrendous manner."

"Have you both seen Mom and Dad? They've been stuck in a zombie stage since this whole ordeal with Mike...don't you both atleast care about them?" I muttered, biting my lip and bursting out of the room.
I allowed the tears I was fighting back to fall down like rain and suddenly I felt a vibration in my pocket. Now what? I was done with surprises.

"Hi, is this Abigail?" a deep masculine voice asked.
"I'll tell you if you tell me who you are, mister." I asked, annoyed.
Didn't I have enough on my plate? I wasn't up for any pranks right now.
The man chuckled and said "Yep, I'm 100% sure this is Abigail. I haven't really met anyone as feisty as you yet."

I sighed deeply and said "Look, I'm not in any mood for pranks right now, my family and I are dealing with matters about my brother and the tension in this house is like a volcano. Can you stop beating around the bush and tell me who you are and what's the deal?" Oh my, why did I just spill about Mike to a absolute stranger?

"Okay, I'm really sorry, Abby, it's me, Jon... Jon Lessen. We met at your house that day and I thought you were a girl's scout when your car gave up on you, and you asked me to pretend like we hadn't met in front of Jason? I got your number from our Simbook, which I know was totally bizarre of me, and I'm totally giving you permission to hang up on me, because I know it was really stalkerish and creepy of me-"

My cheeks turned red as a tomato and I found myself giggling, which I hadn't done for weeks and I said "Oh my sim, I am so so so SORRY for being rude, there's just been too much tension in our house, and I think you've got an idea from that day how my brothers react. You have no idea how mortified I am."

Jon laughed and said "Well, I guess if I were a nineteen year old girl with three brothers as bodyguards, I'd react the same way."

"How do you know I'm nineteen?" I asked, curiously.

"Good guess?" Jon said.

"Well, thanks for guessing correctly, because someone once said I look and sound like twelve. You can't guess how mortifying that must've been!" I said, feeling at ease talking with Jon, who joined in laughter with me.

"Um... Abby, I was kinda wondering... are you free tonight?" Jon asked.

Suddenly, I felt as if I couldn't breathe and gripped my phone tightly. "Um, yeah. I mean, I think, I guess. Why?" Why would Jon Lessen be interested to know if I was free tonight or not? Plus, why did it matter to me? It shouldn't be my concern.

"Well, gosh if you didn't think I was a stalker before, you will now. It's just... there's this Benefit Party in the park tonight thrown by the boss, and I normally would try to squeeze out of these parties, but I have to promote my music so I won't become a starving artist." Jon chuckled.

I turned around and my eyes searched to see if my brothers were listening in somehow and said "Well, you know how my brothers tend to react, Jon. Isn't there anyone else? Then, I realized how sharp I sounded, especially because Jon had went along with my charade that day, he could spill if I wasn't careful, right? "I'm sorry, I didn't mean it that way. I was just wondering."

Jon sighed and said "I would ask Roxie Lin, but between you and me, she's actually really frightening."

I felt myself smiling a little bit. "How so?"

Jon let out a chuckle and said "Let's say she's very...determined. She managed to get my address from the Theater and followed me around for a week, asking me for a date."

I rolled my eyes and teased him. "Heartbreaker. I'm not so sure I want to accompany you now."

I could hear the grin in Jon's voice as he said "Does that mean yes? Are you going to be a rebel child, Miss Jackson?"

"If you keep teasing me, then I may change my mind."

Jon laughed and said "Wonderful, I'm not going to push my luck, so meet you at 6 by the theater?"

"Yeah...that's great."

"See ya beautiful."

My cheeks flushed and I knew I shouldn't have taken the way Jon called me 'beautiful' to heart, because he most likely called all girls beautiful.

I was just crazy at the moment. Nothing serious. I decided to head to my mother, to see what advice she would have for the crazy situation I had put myself in.
As I headed to the kitchen, I saw my Mom was baking cupcakes for one of her clients, I hesitated slightly, not wanting to bother her, but I didn't want to follow my crazy mind at the moment either.

"Mom, I really need your advice. I kind of promised someone something." I said.

"Abby, whatever it is, tell me darling." Mom said, turning around from her cooking.

"If your heart was telling you something, would you follow your mind or heart? I promised someone I would go to a event with them." I said, knowing I probably made no sense and sounded like a riddle.

"Jon Lessen." Mom said, smiling faintly.

"What? What...are you talking about, Mom?" I asked, surprised. There was no way Mom could've known Jon Lessen called me.

"Let's just say I happened to overhear your conversation and he wants you to go with him to the Benefit Party, am I correct?" Mom said, smiling.

"Yes, but Mom, you seriously can't tell Jason and Josh or anyone else. I have no idea why I agreed and now it's too late to call Jon back and say no. I especially have no idea how I'll go because Jason never misses parties and if he sees me there-"

"Shush, child, will you listen to me for a second, Abby hun?" Mom asked.

"Of course."

"Sometimes, you need to learn to follow your own heart and make your own mistakes and I, am giving you full permission, to accompany Jon Lessen. On one condition though." Mom said, hands on her hips, which meant she was very serious.

Seeing my confused look, she held her hand up and explained "You have to make sure Jason or anyone else doesn't recognize you because you know the tension Mike has created at the moment, we don't want to make matters worse, but I want to make sure you follow your own judgement and heart for once. No one can make your choices for you, even if they're your loving, protective brothers." Mom said, grinning.

"Understood." I said, even though I didn't, as my Mother lead me to my room and tied a mask around my eyes.
"This is a ball-gown your Grandma made specially for me on my 18th birthday. Now it's yours, my little girl." Mom said, turning away from me, tearing up.

"Mom, it's... I'm speechless, I don't know what to say, but don't you want to keep it? It's your only memory of Grandma." I said, even though, in my heart of hearts, I wanted this dress more than anything.

"Honey, I'm not a 19 year old girl anymore, it wouldn't make any sense for me to keep this dress and let it gather dust. I would much rather see it on you and I know Grandma definitely approves and is smiling down on you." Mom said, smiling slightly.

"Thank you, Mom. I don't know what else to say...

"Just go and have a good time for me." Mom said, pushing me out the door.
I felt like a modern-day Cinderella minus the pumpkin carriage, mice, evil stepsisters and step mother. However, my fairy Godmother was no one other than my mother, who seemed to understand I wasn't eager to be in the shadow of my brothers.

I loved my brothers with all my heart, even if a certain brother had fooled and betrayed all of us. I tried to block out all the negative thoughts such as what if my brothers discovered I was at a party with Jon Lessen, for some unknown reason, they despised and refused to share?

I wasn't sure if I could handle more secrets, lies and uncertainty. "Put on your best party face, Abigail." I told myself as I neared the venue.
Jon came rushing to my side as soon as I stepped foot into the party to and said "Hey, you made it after all!"

"Did you think I wouldn't show up? I promised you after all, didn't I?" I asked, hoping I didn't sound too harsh. Had I sounded like I was about to stand him up?

"I didn't mean it that way, Abigail. I just wasn't sure if you would show up like that when I called you. It was pretty random, after all. I'm sorry if I inconvenienced you somehow. I'll make it up to you later, I promise, okay?" Jon said, genuinely, studying me.

I felt so horrible and ridiculous then, there was a hundred million things going on in my storm of a mind and heart that I wasn't sure if I was good company at the moment and I was taking it out on this guy who didn't even mean to harm me in any way.

"I'm sorry, Jon, you don't have to make anything up to me, it's not you, it's just-" I started, but he grabbed me by the hand and said "Abby, you don't look too bad for a girl scout you know."

I rolled my eyes "Will you ever let me live that title down?"

"Maybe if you dance with me, then I could take it in consideration. No promises." Jon said, grinning wickedly, ear to ear.

I didn't protest because I was too dazzled for some crazy reason by those teasing hazel eyes of his, besides what was the harm in just a dance?
Jon and I swung along to the soft music filling the night, he definitely knew how to dance, and when I ended up stepping on his toes, he didn't embarrass me in front of anyone or ridicule me, but just rolled his eyes instead, smiled wickedly, and whispered in my ear "I'll get you back for that."

My hands felt so comfortable on his shoulders, as if that's where they belonged, however I mentally scolded myself, it must have been the breezy night air, the starry skies, and the beautiful dress I was wearing that was making me think such craziness. My life was not a fairy tale.

Jon and I came from two different worlds, and no one would ever measure to my brothers levels of perfection.

"Can I just sit down for a second, Jon? Try not to miss me too much, I'm sure the ladies are dying to dance with you." I said, thinking if I sat down, rational thoughts would come back to me.

Jon grabbed my hand and said "You're not getting rid of me that quickly.
& then in a lower voice added "Plus, you're supposed to shield me from unwanted advances, remember girl scout?"

I smiled slightly as I sat on the bench next to the trampoline.

"Are you worried?" Jon asked, taking the seat beside me.

"For what? I don't think you broke my toes, rockstar." I joked.

He rolled his eyes and said "Look who's talking, and thank you for the compliment, Abby, but I'm not a rockstar quite yet. I'm not sure if I want to be, however you haven't answered my question yet, if you don't mind sharing."

I took a deep breath, and said "You ought to be a detective instead, but all jokes aside, I was worried that if I came here with you, my brothers would find out and freak out. There's so much craziness going on now and some weirdness going on with Mike, so in the middle of everything, if Jason or someone saw me here, things would just get worse. I really don't want to add to anything." I confided.

"Plus, they wouldn't want you here with me, dancing and spending time with me, am I right?." Jon said, seriousness all over his face.

I shook my head. "It's not just you, it's every guy on planet Earth, Jon. I love them, I really do, they are my brothers, but I don't understand them."

Jon nodded silently and said "That's why you're wearing that mask, someone could recognize you here. Riverside is a small town after all. News could travel fast."

I couldn't take the nagging curiosity anymore so I asked "My brothers mentioned something about you all being together in high school."

He ran his fingers through his hair slightly and sighed deeply. "It's complicated. Another story for another day, I guess. However, I want you to know this Abby, I don't mean any harm to anyone, all I want to do is live out my dream of being a musician, and if certain people can't accept me for me, then I suppose that's their loss, I can't do anything to change what they think."

Seeing my puzzled look, he added "I know I'm talking in riddles right now, but this isn't something I can discuss right now, I'll have to talk to you about this at a better time, okay?"

I wasn't sure what to make of it so I asked "Why do you care so much about what I think about you? We just met each other. I don't even really know you." even though it sounded more like I was trying to convince myself.

Jon lend me a hand and helped me up from the bench.

"I don't know, Abby. You're not like the others. Even though we don't really know each other I can tell that you're not selfish, you put your family first, and you don't complain. You're a swell girl, Abigail Jackson, and I hope that I was able to answer your question thoroughly." Jon said, grinning and blushing slightly.

To further lighten the situation, I played along and teased him by saying "How adorable, you're blushing!"

Jon rolled his eyes and a serious expression appeared on his face. "It's really late, Abby. I think it's time for you to go home, and the last thing I want is for you to be in trouble because of me."

"Well, okay, I guess I'll see you later then Jon." I said, waving and starting to go in the direction of where I had parked my bike, when Jon appeared by my side and touched my shoulder.

"Where do you think you're going? I'm not the type of guy to let a girl go home at night by herself. I'm coming with you, and no, I don't care about those guys." Jon demanded, tidying up his car for me.

I figured that "those guys" meant my brothers and for a moment I felt angry, but I didn't feel like creating drama at the moment, especially when Jon was being so sweet towards me, where as other guys would be scared to death because of my brothers.

"You know I can't ride with you, Jon. I'll be safe, I promise." I said, squeezing his hand.

"Alright, alright. Thank you, Abby." Jon said, helplessly.

"For what?" I asked, curiously.

"Don't worry about it, just be safe, okay?" Jon said, watching me as I biked home.

It was 10 o'clock by the time I reached home and I was safely in my room (thanks to my mom) without causing any trouble because I had put away any evidence of being out and made it seem like I was in my room when my phone starting ringing.

"Hello?" I whispered.

"Did you honestly think I was going just watch you go home all by yourself at night ?" Jon said.

"You followed me home?" I asked, not bothering to hide the shock in my voice.

"I wanted to make sure you were okay, I would feel bad if something was to happen to you, I was just looking out for you." Jon said.

"Thank you Jon.

There was a silence on the other end of the line and I knew Jon was trying to figure out why I was thanking him.

"For not being like the others. For not running away from me like everyone else."

"Sure thing. Good night, Abby." Jon said.

As I hung up, I heard my Dad calling me urgently to come downstairs, that we needed to talk right away. I felt like I couldn't breathe; what if I was in deep trouble for going against my brothers? Taking a deep breath, I decided to head downstairs and face whatever the consequences were.
Everyone was looking somber, the atmosphere seemed so tense, you could hear a pin drop. I noted that Josh was still in uniform and tried not to make my voice sound shaky as I said "what's going on?"

My mom and dad exchanged skeptical looks between each other, and my dad squeezed my mom's hand as he looked at Josh. "Joshua, would you like to share...?" he said.

My brother stared at the floor for a second and tried to keep his voice regular as he said "As you all know, we've been working day and night-"

Before Josh could go on, his phone started to go off like a siren.

Can Abby trust Jon? What did Josh find out? Why is Jon so interested in hanging out with Abby? Find out in the next chapter :)

Sorry the chapter is kinda short,
feedback and support is much appreciated! :)

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