|I could hear her enter the bedroom. I tensed up. I knew exactly what was coming. I scolded myself silently. |
“Get in here and clean up this mess!” she screamed.
If only I had listened when Alice had told me the first time. But I really just wanted to keep playing video games. I thought I could do it later.
I continued to stare at the screen. Not really sure what to do. I contemplated ignoring her and pretended I hadn't heard.
“GET IN HERE AND CLEAN UP THIS MESSSSSSSSSSS!” she screamed again, so loud that pretending I hadn't heard wasn't an option anymore.
I jumped up and headed into the bedroom. Alice was seething at this point.
“I'm sorry, I was going to clean it up.” I stammered.
She opened her mouth to say something, then changed her mind.
“Jenny, one thing I've always told you is to clean up when your done.” she said more calmly then I expected.
“It must be done right away, there can be no room for error.” she smiled and touched my cheek.
“You are my favorite girl right?”
“Good, now get started, and after we will have a wonderful dinner, with ice cream for dessert.”
With that, she turned and went in to the kitchen.
I filled a bucket and grabbed a mop. I entered the bedroom to begin my grueling clean up. Neat and tidy just like Alice wanted it. I sighed. It was going to take a long time to clean up all this blood.