I just started writing this yesterday because I was bored, it's quite long so thank you if you read it all. If you like it i'll try to write some more. Constructive crisicism welcome and i'm obsessed with punctuation as i'm sure you'll notice. Thanks
The journey had been a long one, they’d been driving for hours. Cool breeze filled the entire car through the open passenger side window. Music played moderately loudly on the car radio and sunshine magnified through the glass. Wisps of long brown, glowing hair blew backwards towards the drivers side, and a few words broke the peace,
“I think spending this summer at your Aunt’s will be really good for you Melody.” Melody lifted her face from her crossed arms resting on the top of the door to look out at the picturesque country scenery. Melody’s mother, Alex, momentarily looked away from the road and put her hand on her daughters shoulder,
“It’ll be good, what’s worrying you?“ She returned both hands to the steering wheel and waited for a reply,
“What if it’s not
good? I mean, what am I going to do all summer?” Melody asked miserably. Alex smiled to herself knowingly,
“Believe me, your Aunt will keep you busy.” Melody turned to face forward, slumped into her seat and twirled the threads from the frayed edges of the rips in her skinny jeans around her fingers. She slightly smiled at the golden sunlight making her extremely pale skin almost look tanned. She looked up to the road and watched the hedges and trees that lined it blur past. With every white line in the middle of the road, they were getting closer to what would be Melody’s life for the entire season.
They began to drive down a long, thin, winding road.
“Almost there!” Alex sang enthusiastically. Melody suddenly felt nervous, she barely even remembered this woman, what if they didn’t get on? Well, it was too late now. A strong dusty smell drifted through the open window and made the air seem thick and dry.
“I bought you a present, it’s in that bag there.” Melody reached for the bag that she’d only just noticed and picked it up, it felt squishy, bulky and it was intriguing, but she decided to leave it for now. She was still wondering about the mysterious scent, she could think of no words to describe it but she knew she liked it. They pulled into the driveway, there was a beautiful cabin looking, chalet-style house made of dark wood and grey stone, and a gorgeous clear lake adjacent to it. A slight, young woman appeared from around the corner and was walking towards them. She was beaming, excited to see her sister and niece for the first time in years. She had auburn , bordering on redhead, ringlets down to her waist, a slight tan and a subtle splash of freckles between her hazel-green eyes. Alex jumped out of the car and Melody shortly followed after gathering her things.
“Here we go then.” she quietly muttered to herself, watching her mother and her Aunt hugging and jumping around shrieking like schoolgirls as she walked towards them.
“Now then Mikayla, look after my daughter.” her mother winked to her Aunt.
“Why of course.” Mikayla replied cheerfully.
“There you are!” Melody’s mother said, only just noticing her stood beside her, although she’d been there for a couple of minutes.
“Melon!” Mikayla screeched excitedly. Melody was now remembering her Aunt a lot more than she initially had, she had always called her that. She didn’t know why, she just did.
“Hi Aunty Kay.” Melody smiled. Mikayla’s bright yellow tank top and black skin-tight bottoms were smattered with small hairs, white dusty marks and her robust looking black boots were covered with dry mud.
“We are going to have so much fun! I’m so excited!” Melody forced a smile in response to her Aunt’s exclamations.
“Well, I should go and let you get settled in.” her mother said, taking hold of Melody’s shoulders and giving her a playful shake.
“Don’t worry Alexandra, I’ll take good care of her.”
Alex turned to her daughter,
“Now then Miss Loper, enjoy yourself….Thanks Mik!….Love you!” she called walking backwards to the car. As she turned her golden blonde hair fanned out behind her. She was so different to Melody - Blonde, tanned, green eyed and so confident. Melody sighed and watched her drive away.
“So, I’ll show you to your room.” Kay smiled and walked towards the house, Melody followed exhausted from the drive there. Melody’s room was at the end of the hall to the left, it was all white, nice fresh bedding and a large window overlooking the lake; it was perfect. That night she quickly drifted into a deep, comfortable sleep.