The boy tossed and turned in his bed. He couldn’t sleep that night; he just couldn’t. Then, he eventually fell asleep.
The dream was quite peculiar. His dad, a well known son of a successful businesswoman, was yelling at him to run. Gish looked around. Men in black were advancing onto them, shooting at them. His dad was shooting and yelling, gesturing for him to run. Then, a bullet penetrated his father’s chest. It happened in slow motion. His father slowly flew backwards, blood gushing out of his chest. His eyes were unblinking, then the body, devoid of life, fell onto the ground, lifeless.
Gish woke up with a start. His dad was standing above him, a smirk on his face.
“Finally… Your sister’s already awake.”
Gish had an eleven year old twin, Sarah. Sarah tended to do everything better than him. Sometimes, Gish pondered whether if she was an alien, not his twin.
“Dad! What the heck are we doing at four AM in the morning?” Gish asked, as they walked downstairs together. Ruco, his father, shrugged.
“You’ll find out soon enough,” he said. Gish sat down at the dining table.
He lived in a small house that was out in the rural. His grandmother, who had retired, lived next door, along with his uncle and aunt, Kent and Kate. They had a child, a nice boy by the name of Connor. Gish liked hanging out with Connor sometimes, but sometimes the other boy would become a grumpy person.
After scarfing down three slices of pizza, Gish followed his father straight into a wall.
“Daddy… What are we doing?” Sarah asked. Their mother, Coco, smiled.
“You’ll find out soon enough.”
Coco was Gish’s and Sarah’s mother. She had once been a trained assassin, but after giving birth, she moved into the countryside to take care of her kids. She loved eating pizza and Gish had clearly inherited that from her. Everything else, Gish inherited from his dad, Ruco. The hair, the face when he was determined, and more.
Ruco opened the thermometer control and inside, there was a screen. Ruco placed a hand on there. The wall turned into a door, which slid open. Ruco gestured for the children to walk inside. Sarah seemed fully aware of the hidden room, but Gish was in total awe.
“I’ve been living in this house for eleven years and I didn’t even know this existed?” Gish asked, looking around. Sarah smirked.
“You spend too much time with Connor in a way you never explore,” Sarah said. Gish rolled his eyes.
“Who would think of opening the thermometer?” he asked.
“If you had some common sense you would,” Sarah pointed out. Their parents looked at each other.
“Stop bickering now,” Ruco said, with a slight chuckle.
“Gish is so much like you… Too innocent,” Coco said. Ruco laughed.
“Just like me.”