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Winter was the time

Chapter 1

Claudine Sunshine

I got off the plane to the rush of winter air hitting me in the face. My parents walked past me and dad whispered in my ear "Claudine honey, keep moving you are holding up the people behind us."

I slowly turned around to see everyone yawning, stretching and giving me dirty looks. I slowly started my pace up the little platform out of the plane and into London airport. Yeah, I was in London while all my friends were back in Sydney enjoying the summer air. What luck right? No, I hate winter. All my friends know that but my parents don't.

Dad walked over and picked up our luggage. He gave me my trolley bag, I looked around for Jamie but I couldn't see him anywhere. I turned to mum and she was standing next to Jamie who was helping with the luggage. He looked up at me, smiled and walked over to me putting his arm around my shoulder and said "sup sis long flight aye", I ducked out from under his arms and gave him the evils he laughed and walked back over to dad and mum.

We walked out of the terminal that was on our tickets; Jamie took my trolley bag from me

"You okay?"

"Don't worry about me I am fine Jamie and give me my bag back I am strong enough to roll it behind me ok"

" sis I am only tryna help"

" ugh I hate when you treat me like I am smaller then you", he was 3 years younger but acted like he was my older brother correctly he was only 14 yrs old, and just because he was taller and believe it or not but he was still growing he towered over me and teased my height.

We were out of the terminal and went outside to wait for dad's friend, whom he knew from college, as soon as I stepped out of the airport a gush of wind whipped across my face blowing my hair around me I was freezing and had established that black skinny jeans a sleeve less dress with a thin black coatie on top was not something that would keep you warm, I turned to look at mum, dad and Jamie they pulled out their coats and gave me mine, thank god I had bought a thick woollen jacket. We stood there for 5 minutes when 2 cars pulled up by the curb one was a Holden 4wd and the other was a Holden something, I was hopeless at car names and that sucked like hell. A man got out of the car and a lady got out of the 4wd they walked over to us the man screamed out to dad, mind you it was 12:30 am in London and everyone was staring at us one man even told the guy to shut up, " Thomason sunshine, my man, how are you", with a thick pommy accent he spread his arms out wide and walked over to dad, dad hugged him and then slowly pulling away punched the guy in the shoulder " Jace Crawford, best man in my wedding now that is saying something aye" they both laughed mum started talking to the lady completely forgetting me and Jamie.

We turned to each other and gave each other the 'scared' look, we use to give each other that look when we were about the age of 11 and 14 and then we both cracked up laughing that's when the adults turned to us dad smiled at me and motioned me and Jamie over we went over and stood next to him Jamie was taller than dad which made me laugh but I tried to cover it up pretending to cough they looked at me and smiled, I gave my adoring and charming smile that all adults loved.

"Jace these are my kids, Claudine and Jamie",

Jace looked at us and smiled

"well well, aren't you 2 charming, adorable if I say so and Jamie, well you are a replica of your father",

Dad laughed his belly laugh I tried not to roll my eyes Jace stuck out his hands to shake Jamie's with such force I was like thinking to myself 'what the hell, he isn't tryna wrestle you mate' I know I was being stuck up and kind of bitchy towards someone I haven't even known for a few minutes but hey you can't blame a girl who is in hardly any warm clothes freezing like there is no such thing as the weather called summer.

After all the greeting was done, and the luggage was loaded which took a good half hour, we were off to uncle Jace's place where we were staying for 2 weeks and from there dad was planning to rent a house just across the street he had it all planned a month before coming here, we reached uncle Jace's and aunt Maryas' place. The parents decided to send us to bed before anything else so aunt Marya took us upstairs and said to us "choose which ever bedrooms you kids want and when you're done just go inside and look under the bed it will have a mattress under it pull it out and open the closet in there will be 2 quilts and a pillow if you want anything else darling", turning to me pointing at a cupboard " just look in there, there is heaps of quilt covers pillows anything ok" me and Jamie both nodded, aunt marya turned around and went downstairs to get our luggage's the bedrooms me and Jamie chose were the ones that we turned to first.

Me and Jamie just split up and went inside the rooms we had chosen rooms which were facing each other across the stairs, in the far corner was Jamie's' and I took the room in the other corner facing toward Jamie's' room he said goodnight and went in I just walked into the room aunt marya didn't get anything ready so I opened up the closet pulled out the quilt and pillow and then bent down and pulled the mattress out then I spread it across the floor and just fell on top of the mattress and fell asleep.

Chapter 2

Jeremaya Crawford

I slowly woke up my hand flying straight to my head I had sat up too fast and now had a major headache it was so painful. And then, like a gush of wind, everything that happened yesterday came smack bang into my head and I remembered that the Sunshine family was suppose to be here today, mum and dad had been rushing around the house yesterday freaking out like anything they were literally running around the house cleaning it up, Mr. Sunshine was suppose to be dad's best friend from college and he was also dads best man in his wedding and the same thing for Mr. Sunshine, I'm not quite sure what I am suppose to be calling him oh well whatever their kids call dad and mum that's what we call their parents I am guessing, I slowly climbed out of bed and walked over to my door but halfway there I stopped frozen still, "what the hell is going on here", I whispered



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