Rose still couldn't quite understand the meaning for the sudden trip her mother had decided they take with her apparent step father and his son. Honestly, she didn't really like the man and has told her mother not to get involved with him quite a few times. But after her real father's death, her mother felt like she needed to remarry, for Rose to have some kind of father figure in her life. That, and somehow her mother actually liked the man. So, Rose gave in to trying to figure out why they were going on a trip, but now she was wondering what made her mother decide on a cruise. Not to mention, she was to be sharing a room with her step brother.She wasn't too thrilled about it. "Do we really need to do this?" She had asked her mother as she was helping get everything into the car. It's only been maybe a couple of days since her new family moved into their home, and there are times when she'd forget that they were there. Like she almost did this day. "Like I said before, to take the chance for the two of you at least try to get along." Her mother said as she put the last bag into the trunk. "I'm well aware that you're too excited about this honey, but at least make an attempt? He is your brother now after all." "We'll see." Rose simply said as she got in the back seat. She was always the friendly type of person, still was too. But she just wasn't used to this. And to make things a bit more to her dislike, her 18th birthday was just a day away and she would be spending it with 2 strangers. She sighed as she leaned against the window of the car, hearing nothing outside. Her mother must have gone back into the house to get the boys. "Let's hope I don't regret this. . " she said quietly to herself, hearing her mother talk to her step father outside by the porch. She didn't try to listen in, and didn't bother looking over in their direction either, knowing step brother was probably outside as well. Right now she just really wanted to get going. Seeing the time as well, she moved from he seat, got to the front and pushed on the car horn which was rather loud..