Her mother patted her hand. Of course you will.
Why didn’t you kiss me back?Come with me, he said again. Please?
I closed my eyes. I wanted to go, but...if I did, I needed backup. Can I see if Megan and Abbi can go?Hell yeah, he replied. Keith will be ecstatic to hear that. You know he’s—Trying to get with Abbi. Yes. I inhaled deeply, opened my eyes and then nodded. Okay.
Perfect. He flashed a wide smile and then lowered my leg back to the railing. His fingers lingered for a few seconds and then he let go. Knew you couldn’t resist me.Deciding to pretend I hadn’t heard him say that, I dropped my legs to the floor and swiped up my books and phone. Give me a few minutes. I rose and stepped over to the door, feeling my cheeks heat. Got to let Mom know.
Get a swimsuit, he ordered, pushing off the railing and dropping into my chair.
I thought about Skylar in her bikini and decided I would accidentally forget mine.She laughed as she grabbed her gray blazer from the banister. You kind of have to talk to me. I’m your mom. You can’t escape me.
I will find a way to escape if you walk through these doors with low-fat Pop-Tarts.She laughed while opening the front door. Okay, okay. They’ll be full of all the sugar and fat you can want. See you tonight.
Love you. I moved to close the door, but I leaned against the frame, watching her teeter down the driveway in heels.Chewing on my lower lip, I shifted my weight, trying to work out the weird unease stirring in the pit of my stomach. Mom said she was fine, but I knew she wasn’t. She might never be, because, deep down, even though she was right here, her heart was still chasing after Dad.