• Chapter One: The Vacation

    "Andrea! Did you pack all your stuff?" "Yes, Mom!" I called back. "Good, because we need to leave in a few minutes," she said, coming into my room. My name is Andrea Haley Downstone. I have curly brown hair, green eyes, and tan skin. I am 12 years old. I'm also going on a vacation to Florida. My mom sat down on my bed. "So." "So what?" I asked. "Well, aren't you excited to be going on a cruise?" "Well, yeah, but I'm kinda used to spending summer with Cassie and Deb." I replied uncomfortably, frowning. "Oh, honey, it's fine." said mom, patting me. "Okay, now let's get this stuff downstairs!" Mom stood up and took a bag. "OK." I replied, grabbing a bag also and walking downstairs. "June!(My mom's name) Andrea! Ya'll ready?" My dad called. "Yes!" I called back. "Good, because we have to be at the dock by 3:30 or we'll be wasting $2,000 bucks." And on that happy note, we left to meet the boat at the dock.
    "Joshua, stop pushing me!" I said, hitting my older brother. He was a year older than me, but I was so much more mature.
    "Guys, stop it. We're here." said Mom. I grabbed my stuff and smiled.
    "I can't believe we're going on a cruise!" My dad returned my smile and walked to the dock where the cruise ship was just pulling up.

    An hour later, I sat on my bunk with my stuff thrown into the dresser and closet. My mom was in the next room, with my dad and Joshua. I was lucky; I didn't have to share with the rest of my family. Someone knocked on my door.
    "Come in!" I called. The door opened and my mom came in.
    "What do you want to do first, honey?" she sat next to me.
    "Go in the pool."
    "Okay. Get your suit on and I'll tell the others." I nodded and she left. I opened on of the dresser drawers and pulled out a silver two-piece bathing suit.

    "Mom! You ready?" I asked through their door.
    "Yes, Andrea!" My mom opened the door and we walked to the pool. On the way there, we saw a Coldstone Creamery, two restaurants, and a beauty parlor.