"Mom? Mom, we've gotta go. Aren't you ready?" Mom looked up at me in surprise, partially closing the history book she'd had in front of her most of the day now.
"One second, Jay," she said, "Just need to finish this paragraph, ok?"
"All right, just please be quick about it. I don't want to be late. I want to see all my friends." I grinned and looked at my mom eagerly.
"Your friends, eh? You mean Katherine and Demetria?"
I laughed. Mom was always teasing me about the girls. "Jeremy too, mom."
"Oh, but of course."
A few moments later, she closed her book and off we went to the car. Dad was already in the front seat, ready to go but waiting patiently for us. He was wearing a nice suit with a tie that had a red white and blue pattern on it, always being the patriot. "You two ready?" he asked as I jumped into the back seat and mom sat down in the passenger seat up front.
"Yep," I said once I was buckled ad ready to go, "Let's go!"
The party was already pretty busy when we stepped out of the little sports car and Dad handed the keys over to a nearby valet. I immediately went for the door and headed in.
Right after I stepped inside the house, I almost walked directly into Tony Stark himself. "Sorry, Mr. Stark," I said.
"It's okay, and call me Tony. How have you been, sport?"
"Not bad, I guess, uhh... Tony. You?"
"Same here. But I bet you were looking to talk to somebody a little closer to your age, right?"
"Well, I'm sure you'll find Katherine, and I just saw Demetria and Jeremy a few minutes ago. They're here some place. See you later."
"See ya, Tony," I said, heading onward. Soon enough, I found Katherine - not hard, she was taking up the spotlight in the center of the dance floor.
While she was busy capturing everyone's attention, I located Demetria and Jeremy in the crowd. It had been a long time since I'd seen any of them. We didn't get to hang out very often. "Hey!" I called out, waving to get their attention.