The time I spent in the Mansion flew by. I soon got into the swing of life there, and got used to the little eccentricities this magical house had. Like the fact that if I opened the wardrobe in my room, whatever clothes/object I was thinking of appeared. Weird.
I spent a lot of time chatting with Felix and Seth. Felix was very calm, and gentle and Seth was energetic and always cracking jokes. I enjoyed myself, and almost forgot the morose figure that left the room when I entered one, and usually kept to his room when I was awake, that stared at me but glared if I glanced in his direction. Almost.
I found it interesting to think that three men who were so different could live in such harmony. The only bickering I heard was over my 'lodging' in their house.
I couldn't tell you how long I spent there. At first, I was terrified of being in a house full of men, one of whom I knew hated my guts for no particular reason. But, I soon found myself at ease within this strange house. I enjoyed my intellectual discussions with Felix, and my giggle sessions with Seth. I realised, that I didn't want to leave.
The situation with Garrett had become ridiculous. When Garrett left a room, Seth would often make jokes along the lines of, "Wow, Aila. I never realised how bad you smelt!" Haha. Very funny. Felix told me not to worry about it.
"Don't tell me not to worry about it!" I replied. "It's silly. He's acting like a child. What's his problem with me anyway?" I looked at both of their faces. Felix's head was down and Seth suddenly found the wall incredibly interesting. To say that they were keeping something from me would be an understatement. "Fine. I'll ask him myself." And I stormed out of the room, showing the little 16-year-old-immaturity I had. Felix called to me, but I ignored him.
I knocked on Garrett's door and tapped my foot impatiently as I waited with my arms folded. When the door finally opened, a look of shock flew across Garrett's face. I had the element of surprise; no to make my attack...
"Hello, Garrett. How are you? May I come in?" I cocked my head to the side, feigning innocence. Before he could could get the 'No' he was about to say out, I childishly pushed my way through the door.
"What the Hell?? How dare you just come in to my room like..." He started.
"How dare you! You are possibly the rudest and most childish individual I have ever come across in my entire life! You leave a room when I enter it, you glare at me when I look at you, you've been nothing but bitchy to me and you hate me for no particular reason..."
"Hold on a second here, Okay? I don't hate you, or whatever else you said in your girl language that was far to fast for anyone to comprehend. I told you before. You don't belong here; not because 'I hate you', because it's too dangerous." I snorted (possibly one of my more unattractive moments)
"Dangerous? Seth is a fluffy bunny rabbit, and Felix is an adorable puppy compared to the shit I have had to deal with in my life, Okay? You have no idea. You don't know me!"
"Oh yeah, and you know me so well! You come in here and judge me..."
"Yeah, and you haven't judged me on the fact that I'm a teenage girl. How old are you anyway, Mr. It's-too-dangerous-for-you-little-girl-go-play-with-your-dollies?!" He looked at me intensely. and stepped closer to me so we were almost touching. He looked down at me.
"I don't have to answer to you." He said fervently. We stood staring each other down for a moment, before he walked away, slamming the door behind him so I jumped, flinching at the noise.