This time we found ourselves walking over to Allies house during the day on a Saturday. It felt strange to not be sneaking over in the middle of the night and having to hide every time a care passed along the way. Allies parents and some of her younger sisters were gone for the day, so she called and asked us to come on over and hang out.
Earlier that day an old friend Karl stopped by our neighborhood to visit and catch up. He had lived next door to me when I was younger and we used to play together all the time, but his family had moved out of state and he been gone for over 5 years. We thought it would be cool for him to come along and hang out with Allie. All four of us spent the short walk to her house reminiscing and catching up and before we knew it, we were standing in front of Allie's house.
She met us at the door and invited us all in, Karl was very animated and excited to be hanging out with us as "adults" and by adults I mean that we were all 16 years old. We all went downstairs to watch a movie and visit. Sam was still dating Allie at this time, so Houston, Karl and I didn't have much to do but try to watch the move Diggs Town to keep ourselves entertained. The movie was good but not enough to keep us completely out of trouble. We started to argue about the movie and that lead to an impromptu wrestling match! We each fought and rolled around the TV room until Houston got the better of Karl. At that point Karl took off running up the stairs and into the kitchen.
The house had two stair cases, one on either end of the basement. One lead up to the kitchen and the other was near the front door and and came back down next to the TV room. The basement was only partially finished and the TV room side stair case was only 2x4 studs for a wall. So you could jump from the landing over the couch and take off running across the TV room. This is exactly what Karl did as he came down the stairs at a break neck pace. Houston quickly followed Karl and jumped over the couch. It was at this point that one of Allies little sisters who was at home came into the TV room to see what was going on.
She couldn't have been more than 6 years old, and she walked right into Houston's path as he jumped off the landing. He tumbled across the floor and she went down underneath him as well. Allie screamed and jumped off the couch and away from Sam to check on her little sister.
Houston jumped up and turned to Allie, hurriedly pointing out that he was OK, he was fine! Allie helped her little sister up, who was holding her head and started to cry.
"Get Out!" was her only response. She pointed up the stairs and we all moved quickly and quietly up the stairs and out into the garage.
Sam turned to Houston and said "Way to go man." After that the walk back to our neighborhood was long and very quiet.
Allie's little sister was fine but she did end up with a scar on her forehead from her collision with Houston. It was fun to catch up and visit with Karl but all in all, not one of our better trips over to Allie's house.
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