Clara was sitting on the couch. It was just before five in the afternoon and Chelsea was standing in front of her. The younger girl was looking down at Clara on the couch as she held a duffel bag over her shoulder.
"Do I need to go over the rules again?" Chelsea said to her sister.
Clara, for her part, shook her head and rolled her eyes.
"I think I'll be fine," Clara offered.
"You know where I'll be, right?"
"As long as you and your friend don't go on a road trip or a camping trip," Clara said with a smirk. "Yeah, I should be able to find you if I need you."
Chelsea sat down on the couch next to her sister when her phone alerted her to a text message.
"Are you going to be okay without me for a few days?"
"Really?" Clara said as she stood up. "I'll be fine. I can catch up on homework."
Chelsea stood up and hugged her sister.
"That's no way to have fun. You're supposed to be on vacation. Do something. Anything. Please."
"You should get going," Clara said when she heard Chelsea's phone again. "I'll see you in a few days."
Chelsea left the apartment and Clara sat back down on the couch. She really didn't know what to do. Clara's life was a mess and though she wanted to do something about it, she always had trouble making anything happen. She sat on the couch thinking about her life for a little while before she decided to do something.
Clara grabbed her phone and texted Aurora asking the other girl if she wanted to hang out or go to a movie. Clara wasn't sure if Aurora would be available but at least she was trying. It took a little while before receiving a reply from the other girl and Clara suggested Aurora come to Clara's apartment first.