lunes, 27 de febrero de 2012

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Grace and I were still not talking to each other since our disagreement last night, but honestly I had no time to dwel on it. I knew she would come around and that we would make things right with each other. We always did. What was actualy driving me crazy were those words drawn on our bedroom window... <<watch your back>>. It goes without saying I had whipped them out this moring, before drama-twin or anyone else saw them. I hadn't made up my mind yet on whether to tell her about it or just keep it to myself. It didn't seem fair at all having her involved in something I wasn't sure about... but at the same time it was too much of a burden to carry on my own.

-Audrey, I've had it! I can't take it any longer- she sighed- I'm sorry I didn't believed...-
-No problem- short and cool. I have to say, I was pretty proud of myself for restraining from hugging the hell out of my sister and staying put instead.
I could literally feel her eyes on me while I tore my croissant apart.
-I was up all night thinking about what you said about someone being in our room...-
-Stop it. It's okay, I just said it to mess with you. Sorry- Lie. Lie. Lie. 
-How could you?! Do you have any idea how scared I was?!-
-Sorry. Thought it would be fun- I was done with breakfast so I got up, -I will be at Sarah's... if anything happens just... just call-

Grace stared at me angry, but I could tell she was relieved to know no-one had broken into our home... at least that's what she thought. I knew better. After staring back at her for a few seconds I grabbed my bag and car keys. Once inside the car I started the engine and turned on the radio as usual, but I froze when the news report mentioned an earthquake. An earthquake in Nebraska. My dad was in Nebraska! Thoughts wandered out and about in my head for a split second, before I could put the pieces together. Once I did I rushed the break in the middle of the street. Eventhough I herd the horn, I couldn't react quick enough. The car beahind me collided against mine, pushing me forward. The airbag activated.
-Shit- I whispered and got out. I closed the door with rage and my hands turned into fists. 

-What the hell is wrong with you? Didn't you see me stop?!- my screams cutting the morning silence. What was I going to tell Grace? She was already mad at me. The guy got out of his car and walked towards me. I knew who he was. He worked at the school's coffee shop.
-Oh come on, chill! It's just a scratch...- my eyes like daggers seemed to intimidate him, -the car's still going, isn't it?- he smiled. A real ear-to-ear-smile, how could he? I was dead as soon as drama-twin found out.
-Jerk- I muttered.
-What? Nevermind, just bring it to my house in the afternoon-
-What are you? a mechanic?- I joked.
-Among other things-
-Okay well, thanks for the information but I only want my car fixed. Now-
-All right, so follow me home- I hesitated. I barely knew him and the only words I had exchanged with him before today were "I'll have my coffee with cream", -I promise I won't bite-
He was over-confident, which drove me crazy. And not in a good way. Having him repair the car right now seemed like the best choice, perhaps Grace would never find out. I sighed.
-You will perfectly fix my car, and then I'll go-
He nodded.
-For free- I pushed.
-No problem- 

We headed to our cars. The engine was still functioning, as well as everything else. Like he predicted it was just a scratch. One that my sister would notice. Maybe and just maybe, this wasn't such a big deal. I would get my car fixed and everything would be fine. Just like my dad. Just like the <<watch your back>> event. It would all turn out just fine.

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