It was morning and Marshmallow peeked into the three sleeping girls' room before she walked downstairs and into the kitchen; looking at the clock before smiling and taking a breath. "Girls! Wake up, breakfast is ready!" She shouted and waited for a few moments before she heard a door open, a small commotion, running on the stairs and the girls were in front of her in the kitchen. "Aww breakfast isn't ready. You liar!" Reneé whined hitherto walking towards the living room and plopping herself onto the couch. "W-would you like some help?" Ivy asked, a light pink on her face which made Marshmallow smile at her and rub her head as if she were a cat. "Yes, I would appreciate the help getting breakfast set up." She said and the two got everything ready.
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After breakfast, I went back upstairs into my room to get dressed. 𝐺𝑜𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑠𝑜 𝐼'𝑚 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑟𝑢𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑏𝑖𝑡 𝑏𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑖𝑡'𝑠 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑣𝑒. I thought to myself as I began to get dressed, unaware that one of my sisters had walked into the room until I pulled my shirt over my head. "Aah! Oh jeez Nekoka, you scared the cheesus out of me." I sighed once I saw her face. "Why are you getting dressed so early?" She questioned as she walked over to our TV and plugged it in before sitting on her bed. "What do you mean why? It's better to be ready a few hours before than rushing ten or twenty minutes before we leave, right?" I said as I slid some pants on and she just rolled her eyes. "Yeah, but what's the point? All you'd have to do instead of "rushing" is choose your clothes now that way you can be dressed before leaving." She said nonchalantly as she scrolled through the guide searching for something to watch and I rolled my eyes. "I guess, but still."
I finished getting dressed before I went out into the hallway and into one of the bathrooms where I saw Ivy and Marshmallow. "Hii," I greeted as I turned the sink on and grabbed a brush. "Hello Reneé, I'm just showing Ivy how to do some simple makeup." Marsh greeted back before turning back to my sister. "Now, a little shimmer to your eyes has been added, we can do either some eyeliner or mascara. Which would you like to do?" Marshmallow asked Ivy. "U-um.. I think the e-eyeliner?" "Okay, pencil or liquid?" "Which one is easier to do?" Ivy queried when she held both in her hands. "Well, personally I think that the liquid one is better to use because it doesn't smudge if you want to clean it up a bit compared to the pencil one," "But the pencil one is also best for when you want to make it look a bit smoky or want it to look a certain way." Marshmallow explained to Ivy who listened immensely. "So, do you still want the liquid liner or would you like the pencil one?" Marsh asked and she thought very hard about it which made me giggle.
"Why not look at some pictures of some people who have either on?" I suggested as I brushed my hair. "You know, that's not a bad idea. Let's look at some references before you decide, yeah?" Ivy nodded after she said that and they left the bathroom, leaving me to finish getting ready. Once I had figured what to do with my hair, I left the bathroom and went downstairs to the living room where I saw Ivy on the loveseat, writing away in one of her notebooks and I quietly walked over to her when I noticed she had eyeliner on. I sat on the arm of the couch but she still didn't notice me. "I see you finally chose an eyeliner." I voiced which made her quickly look up and close her notebook. "O-oh.. hey Reneé. Uhm.. yeah I chose the pencil one..." she said and I smiled. "What was it like considering it was your first time putting eyeliner on." I chuckled which made her smile. "I-It was hard. I had to try three times because I-I messed up." She sighed.
"At least it looks very good. Especially with your facial structure and eye colour." I complimented and she messed with her pencil." "T-thank you.." I rubbed her head before I stood up, walking into the kitchen where Marshmallow and Nekoka were. "Hello, What's going on in here?" I questioned as I hopped onto the counter to sit and watch them. "I'm preparing lunch, but Nekoka intends on trying to 'help.'" She voiced as she faced my sister who just smiled. "Anyways, after lunch it should be time for us to get ready to leave," Marshmallow voiced as she kept an eye on Nekoka who was slowly reaching her hand towards one of the bowls. "Stop, Nekoka. That's for today's lunch." Marsh said as she pushed her hand away. "But I want a snack until then!" Nekoka whined. "We have plenty of fruit, have some of that until then otherwise it'll take some time until I finish lunch if you keep trying to eat it all." Marshmallow laughed while Nekoka groaned dramatically and walked into the living room, flopping on the couch which made the two of us laugh.
"Did you give her the pencil eyeliner?" I asked and she nodded. "Yeah. It was brand new and I never used those kinds of because I feel like the liquid one is easier to use. Who knows, maybe she'll change her mind on which one to use." Marshmallow voiced and I nodded. "Yeah. It looks really good on her." "It does." She agreed and I hopped off the counter and walked back into the living room, turning the TV on.
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After lunch, it was almost time for us to leave for our trip. "Alright girls, it's time for us to get going!" Marshmallow announced as Ivy and I began to get into the Jeep. "Get into the car, Nekoka!" Marshmallow shouted as she dragged her towards the Jeep. "B-But.. my Xbox!" Nekoka sobbed as she got to the car. "I had asked you many times 'did you make sure you packed everything?' didn't I? Now look, you decided to lag behind and not listen. Your Xbox will have to wait for us when we get back." Marshmallow said as she got into the drivers side and started the Jeep. "Yeah yeah.. whatever I know.." Nekoka sulked once she got into the car finally and looked out the window as Marsh backed out of the driveway and drove away from the house. 𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑒𝑥𝑐𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔! 𝐼 𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑒'𝑟𝑒 𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑝.. I thought with a smile as I looked out the window, occasionally looking down at one of my comics I brought along.
Once we stopped at a gas station to get some snacks and stretch our legs, I walked over to the back of the car where Reneé and Ivy were. "Let's go get some snacks and drinks. I really want a Snapple right now." I said to them and Reneé nodded. "Yeah, let's get some goodies. I want some Gatorade." She said, getting out of the car, Ivy doing the same. "Hey, can you girls get me something too?" Marshmallow asked, peeking at us and I nodded. "Got it." The three of us then walked into the little convenience store and walked into separate aisles as we each got what we wanted, including something for Marsh. I went to the front of the store once I got my Snapple and Bugles as I waited for my sisters. Ivy was the first one that met with me with her snacks and a drink for Marshmallow. "What'd you get?" I asked, motioning to her own snacks. "Uhm.. I got an Arizona tea and some Pocky... and I also got a Powerade for Marsh.." She said and I nodded as we waited for Reneé who finally showed up.
"Sorry I took so long, I was having a hell of a time choosing a snack for Marshy." She apologized with a giggle and I shrugged as we walked up to the counter and paid for our stuff. When we were back outside with our snacks and drinks, I noticed Ivy had some headphones in and was nonchalant to anything that was happening which concerned me a bit. I pretended not to notice as I put my snacks in the glovebox before walking to the other side of the car to Reneé , thinking she might know something about it. "Psst, Ree," I whispered to her and she looked at me before rolling her eyes and walking over to me. "What do you want to argue about now, Nekoka?" She questioned as she crossed her arms. "Okay, first off, I'm not here to argue about anything. Second, what I want to talk about is our sister." I voiced, trying to keep the concern out of my voice, but it broke through anyway and Reneé looked at me for a moment. "What do you mean?"
"Didn't you notice at all? She isn't jumping at any little thing happen around her. I even saw her have some headphones which indicated that she has an MP3. She never had an MP3 and I should know." I raised my voice a bit and Reneé raised a brow when I said the last part which caused me to hesitate before speaking again. "What I mean by that is I sometimes go through her drawers to find something to laugh at her about later.." I confessed and she shook her head, still not speaking yet before letting out a sigh. "Well, I might know how she got the MP3," Reneé began. "Really? How? I know she didn't have the money to get both. The headphones, maybe. But the music player?" "I bought both for her." She said and I stared at her. "You what?" "Well when we all went into the gas station to get our goodies, I saw the music player with the earphones and thought 'why not get her a little something for this trip?' and so, I bought it for her..." She trailed off and I glared at her.
Before I could do anything, I stepped forward and shoved her as hard as I could, causing Reneé to fall a foot away from me onto her ass. "Have you completely lost your mind?!" I hissed and she looked up at me. "I thought you'd be happy!" She hissed back, getting up. "What are you talking about?" "Don't act like you don't know what I mean. I'm talking about you always wanted her to be braver, less 'emotional' as you called it." She said, shooting daggers into my. "Yes, but in a different way that doesn't involve music!" I clenched my hands into fists, getting ready to punch her before just scowling at her and shoving past her to the passenger side of the car and slamming the door, frustrated as I looked out the window as Marshmallow got into the car and started it before we drove away from the gas station.