Dad has been weird as of late, he's been talks about us moving or asked if I miss my grandparents and I do a lot but my friends are here and dad is going to be alone and I felt uneasy about it. Did I do something wrong, am I a bother, am I being abandon aging, no, no way, his my dad, he loves me, right? What do I do? Do I get a job? Am not even old though. One night on a Friday, dad came early from work and was putting stuff in the car, I saw a huge amount of cash in the bag has well has papers that looked important. After that I notice some of my stuff was switched with dad's stuff and dad was moving a lot of thing, to the point I woke up in the middle of the night to see him in the back yard burying something. On Monday, Dad didn't go to work in fact he made breakfast.
"Hey Victor I have a surprise for you," He said.
"Ok, oh shit it's late I have to go to school," I said.
"Oh, forget school, for today why not hangout with your dad," He said.
"Ok," I said.
The whole day I completely forgot the weird act his doing. We watch a movie went out, we went fishing? Then back home to eat pizza.
"You don't want anymore?" He asked.
"No, am on my fifth slice already," I said, stuffed and uncomfortable and it's not the pizza.
"Listen I know you're not stupid and you know we don't usually do this, I have come to a realization that you're just a kid. You seem so out of it and always running around doing stuff and school. My Dad called saying they miss you so....." He said.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"I have decided it will be best of you to visit them in California," He said.
"What?!" I said.
"I think it would be great little vacation for you, besides they miss you so much," He said.
"Wait! I have school and my friends are there and the team," I said
"No, worries I talked to your teachers about it already, the couch said it was fine, beside their training right now, it wouldn't hurt, it's not like you'll be there forever just for a week," He said.
"Ok, so when we're going?" I asked.
"Well, I have work and I only have one ticket for tonight," He said.
"What?" I said.
"Don't worry about it, they still have your room and I packed everything you need, and look at your already dress and the bus comes in an hour, let's go," He said.
We got on the car and went to the bus stop it all went so fast that he took my phone.
"Hey!" I said.
"What! am just making sure you don't use your phone when you're with your grandpas. I packed your iPad with Netflix, here you can have my phone, I'll call you when you get there, there's your ticket you know how to get there, get on the bus, bye." He said.
He leaves before I can say anything and I sat my ass down, he did just get rid of me.
Now here I am getting snacks that the near by deli while waiting for the next bus in the middle of nowhere that I know. I would walk around but that would stupid thing to do, and am pretty sure dad is counting down the time to when I step foot in California. A lot things hit me when riding the bus, I didn't even say bye to my friends, my girlfriend, Adrian or my other grandparents, if has almost like dad didn't want anyone to know. What am I taking about? Of course he didn't want them to know, Dad found out, am so stupid. He even packed a back up charger in my bag, he left me cash and I guess important documents, not that he need to, he must have send money or clothes to my grandparents. They probably know everything and am in so much trouble. Once I finally got to there, dad called me.
"You got there?" He asked.
"Yes," I said.
"Ok, call me when you get to your grandparent's house," He said.
I took a taxi there and when I got there I rang the bell, no one answer, it was late, they must be working. Am tried and sat my ass down, I didn't really sleep on the bus.
As am about to go to sleep my phone rang, it's dad.
"Hey, son, so did you get there?" He said.
"Yeah no ones home," I said.
"Yeah I did this has a back up," He said.
"Back up to what?" I said.
"Victor, listen, I love you a lot son, and there nothing wrong about you, it just that home isn't safe anymore, am doing this for your own good, I lied you'er not coming back." He said.
"What do you mean am not coming back?" I said.
"Your grandparents will tell you everything, I know everything Victor and you can not leave, please for your own good." He said.
He hangs up and I just stood there, he planned this, I checked my bag, he made sure their wasn't enough money for me to get a ride back. Shit! All I can do is wait there. I fall asleep. Only to be woking up four hours later by a cop.
"Hey, what are you doing here, son?" He asked.
"I was left... Am waiting for my grandparents," I said.
"sure you are, listen kid, if this isn't your house you need to leave, I got a call from one of the neighbors saying that this house belongs to a couple with no kids and no one has never seen you before," he said.
"yeah I just came there to visit for the the weekend and they work late, I live at different town," I said.
"And, you never visited?" He said.
"My parents are paranoid," I said.