Lilli’s small fingers hovered a few inches in front of the cereal box that was (stupidly) placed all the way in the back of the white refrigerator. Her left hand gripped the handle of the refrigerator while her right struggled to grab the out-of-reach cereal box. She’d been doing this for about three minutes already and she still couldn’t reach the darn thing.
‘I thought I told mom and dad to put it on the freaking counter, next to the microwave, right before they left!’
Lilli’s parents were both doctors at the local hospital and so they were only home for a few hours each day. That didn’t mean that the hospital was constantly busy, though. No, just because of the strange events that had been happening recently, all the doctors were put on high alert or something like that. That’s what Lilli’s mom told her, nobody really knew.
Because of this, Lilli almost always had the house to herself. Some kids would call her lucky, since there were no parents to tell her what to do all the time. Lilli just thought it was boring. Where was the fun in staying in an empty house all the time? Sure, she had books, video games, and other things to do but those always eventually got boring too. Then again, there was always practicing with her power…
It had been a few weeks ago since Lilli actually used her power, which was manipulating wind. Though, that time was unintentional. In fact, almost every time Lilli used her power was always unintentional. It was probably because every one of those times involved her being mad as hell. She was lucky nobody knew about her power. One time, she had almost exposed her little secret to someone at school…but that was another story.
Lilli cursed as she stepped away from the fridge and walked out of the large kitchen. She came back a second later, holding a small wooden stool. She placed it on the white tile floor in front of the fridge, positioned her left foot on top of the stool, and brought her right foot up beside it. She smirked as she grabbed the cereal box. She stepped down from the stool and pushed it out of the way before placing the box on the granite counter.
The brown haired girl turned around, reached down and opened the dishwasher to retrieve a clean white bowl; in which she placed on the counter beside the cereal box.
She turned around again and opened the refrigerator to get milk…the milk that wasn’t even there.
She looked around the fridge, pushing things out of the way as well, but didn’t find any of the white milky substance that was known as milk.
“Shit!” Lilli slammed the refrigerator door shut. “What the fucking hell! Now I have to go buy something to eat. Thanks a lot for all your absolutely craptastic help parents.”
‘Calm down Lilli,’ she thought to herself, reassuringly. ‘You need some exercise anyways. And you might find something else to eat for dinner. Other than cereal.’She closed her eyes and took a few deep breaths to calm herself down, before a faint smile made its way up to her face. She opened her newly brightened eyes and her smile grew wider.
“That's better,” she said, happily.
She walked out of the kitchen and out onto the hallway towards her room. She walked passed two doors. The right was a bathroom, and the other was her parents’ room. Reaching the end of the hallway, she opened the door and walked into her room. It was a normal room, with a single twin sized bed in the center and the closet on the other side of the room facing the front of the bed, a brown dresser next to the closet, a small bookshelf that was beside the bed, and a door that led to another bathroom on one side of the room. Well actually…the room was kind of empty, now that she thought about it. Probably because Lilli generally spent more time in the living room than in her own room.
Her visit to her room was quick, since all she did was change out of her white t-shirt and jeans and into a brown blouse with two front pockets and black stockings. She also grabbed her cell phone, her house keys, and a twenty dollar bill, which she stuck inside the front pockets of her blouse.
Lilli walked to the front of her house and retrieved her black and white converse high tops that were placed in front of the door. She put them on quickly.
Finally, the girl opened the house door, stepped out, and turned around to lock it. She ran down the five stone steps that led to the door of the house and started making her way down the sidewalk.
‘I should probably get back soon,’ she thought to herself while staring up at the dark sky. ‘It’s almost ten-’
Her train of thought was interrupted by the loud wailing of police and ambulance sirens coming somewhere up ahead from where Lilli was. She could tell that whatever had happened was pretty serious, since it seemed like there were many trucks and cars up ahead. She contemplated on whether or not she should go any further.
‘Should I…I probably shouldn’t. But I have to pass by there to buy dinner. Unless I don’t eat dinner…’
Lilli continued on this inward battle with herself before finally making up her mind.
‘Ah what the hell…it wouldn’t hurt to just take a little look.’
She took off running at a light pace towards the commotion.