Family Tied: Part 4Bright rays of golden sunshine caused me to wake up much later than I usually did. I open my eyes and shot a sleepy glance at the alarm clock next to me…. 8:00?! Dammit, I was late for school! My dad would definitely beat me for this….That’s when I took in my surroundings and realized where I was: In the guest bedroom of my brother’s house, in the warmest bed I’d ever slept in. I’d be okay for at least two weeks. With luck, my alcoholic father would be too buzzed to even think of me being here.I slowly got out of bed, pinching myself to make sure this wasn’t all a dream. Nope, it was reality. It felt nice not to be fearing for my life all the time.Five minutes later I was downstairs, dressed and freshened up. Evi was sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee. She was wearing slightly dressy jeans with a long-sleeved blouse that matched her midnight blue eyes. She smiled as I softly padded in.“Good morning, Jennette. Sleep well?