“Meow, kitty,” said my friend Nana, looking up from the bed.
“You like it?” I asked giving her a look and pushing my hip out.
“Yeah, fish has bite,” she said giggling.
“Fish wants to get bitten,” I said, winking. My Nana went to public school with my brother. She and he were sleeping together, but they were hiding it for my sake, but I knew. I always knew things. Things I wish I didn’t know. Sometimes the knowledge would just pop into my head and feel right, like a fact. I’d know it was true. Just, it’d be in my head, sometimes I’d catch the barest whisper. Sometimes.
I did not tell anyone that except Daniel, but he was my twin brother so it didn’t count.
“Earth to…” Nana snapped her fingers in front of my face.
“Yeah?” She pulled me out the door.
“Daniel,” I called, and he came running after us.
“Happy Halloween,” he said smiling. We had plans. I knew Nana didn’t. Halloween was our special night, and tonight our family was getting a little bigger. First we had to get through the day. I had to befriend the new girl. Her name was Rabbit, and I found her wholly interesting. Today was a good day for new beginnings.