Aloha – As I’ve posted before, much of the characterizations for the Demeter series came from my children. Even some of the dialog at times is almost verbatim. We get further insights into Ryder’s crazy sister in the following sequence from Chapter 4: Outta this World, from Demeter (available on Amazon).
Over the next few weeks Ryder frequently regretted talking his parents into letting Debbie come along. She seemed twice as irritating as normal, and her confidence seemed to be expanding beyond reality.
“I’ll bet I can get the pilot to let me fly the plane,” she boasted. She would then go on to say she was going to be a pilot when she grew up. Later, she was going to join the Air Force. Then she was going to be the President of the United States.
“After that I assume you’ll be an astronaut and become a multi-millionaire selling energy drinks,” Ryder responded sarcastically.
The fire in Debbie’s eye warned him in time, and he ducked as the TV controller sailed past his head and broke against the far wall.
“Dad’s going to kill you.” Ryder laughed as he fled to his room, locking the door behind him as Debbie’s body slammed into it.
“I’ll get you sooner or later,” she screamed. “You have to come out some time.”