The Bendersons: Kidnapped at K7 by Leanne Schroder - HTML preview

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“Oh okay, as long as I pick what meal we’re having,” I said, visioning the full buffet meal.

“Okay,” said Mum.

I made myself ready and soon we were on the bus and ventured to the casino. “How about I book a table, Mum,” I said.

“Okay Tam, then I will let Dan know when he arrives,” said Mum seriously.

I booked a table and that was the last table available. I texted Dan to ask how long he would be. “Tam, I might be an hour by the time the bus arrives at the Casino. This just depends on how many customers stop at the different hotels around town before we arrive at the casino.”

“Oh there you are, Tam,” said Mum. “Can you get me a hot chocolate…are you okay there?”

“Not really. Dan just indicated that he would be travelling by bus and he will be late for his meal that I booked here,” I said.

“Well maybe Dan doesn’t want to eat here, Tam,” said Mum smirking, knowing full well she was winding me up.

I felt like smacking her. I knew she was trying to take the piss out of me and put me up against my own brother, Dan.

Dan soon arrived and I told him that I had made the booking for all of us for a buffet. “Well, you might have had the common courtesy to discuss the matter with me first,” snarled Dan and he then proceeded to talk to Mum.

“Now you listen here, Dan. I am shouting the meal and I prefer to eat here,” I pleaded.

“No, Tam, we are eating upstairs at the Restoria,” said Dan. “I need to go upstairs and freshen up. Do you mind waiting,” indicated Dan as he ventured upstairs.

“What in the hell, Mum? Aren’t you going to say anything? This is insane,” I said, shaking my head in disbelief.

“Now Dan has suggested the Restoria. It is much cheaper than the buffet,” smirked Mum.

“Why does he always get it his way?”

“Tshhhh, tsh, Tam. I know you are stinking jealous of him and Meryl. You've just got to face facts that they are people with money and you are not,” said Mum

“Well in that case stick your meal and you can go home by yourself,” I snarled.

“I am too wobbly, Tam,” said Mum, trying to pull on my heartstrings.

“Sorry, you have done the dirty on me. I am going,” I said feeling deflated.

“I might just stay the night with Dan if you are going to be a bitch about matters,” said Mum, looking at me with those evil slits called eyes.

“Sayonara,” I said as I walked outside of the casino and to the nearest McDonalds. I ordered a sumptuous burger and went home to rest.

I had just arrived home and was watching TV peacefully, when I noticed that there was a knock on the door. “I thought you were staying with, Dan,” I said, looking at Mum with disgust.

“Dan only had a single room booked,” said Mum, “so I could not stay with him, Tam.”

“Well good night,” I said. “I thought I would let you know that Dan is organizing the real estate agents to come, so I suggest you help me out clean the shed.”

“Great, but there is one problem. Have you thought about the fact that you are rendering me homeless by selling the house? Did it ever cross your mind, Mum? Did you even consider letting me buy it off you,” I faltered.