“It's not a big deal! You're being so demanding!”
“You promised me wewe would be nyumbani before hand!”
“I got caught up!”
“You should have called us!”
“You're not my parents!”
“But wewe are in this family! wewe need to listen when we tell wewe things!”
“Why do wewe care?! You're NOT my mom and wewe never will be!”
“Room! Now!” Fang interrupted.
Irra shot him a glare but marched off, mumbling about angels and mischief. She slammed the door to her room closed and sat in the juu corner of her bed.
“Stupid foster parents!”
She took the hat off her head and ran a hand through her short dark hair. She sighed angrily. The door to her room opened slightly and Lexi peeked her head in.
“Can I come in?” she whispered.
Irra sighed and nodded. Lexi came in and crawled up on Irra's bed.
“Are wewe okay?”
“What's wrong, Irra?”
“Did wewe guys get in another fight?”
“Yeah. They got upset because I was an saa late from hanging out with my...friends.”
Lexi patted Irra's hand.
“It's okay Irra. They just upendo you.”
Irra smiled a bit.
“It's not that easy Lex. I'm not someone who can be loved.”
Irra leaned back and looked up through the sky light.
“I am not a good human being.”
“I've done things that are not forgivable Lexi. I'm not perfect.”
“Neither is this family. Even if daddy thinks mama is.”
Irra smiled slightly. Lexi lay down beside her and cuddled close.
“I don't care what wewe did. I upendo wewe Irra. You're my sissy.”
Irra hugged the little girl and kissed her forehead, eyes closing.
“I upendo wewe too Lexi.”
Irra and Lexi w/Irra's Pikachu doll collection