“Hi? Elias? - she had finally answered me
I looked at William and turned my back on him. “Yury! Are you okay? you are seldom late. - I heard how she sighed. She was silent. - Yury ... What happened?
“Listen, I’m so sorry. But Jessica called me because she was sick and she needed me… I’m sorry. Just go with William, it’s not so bad - I heard her girlfriend’s voice calling her - I have to go. We’ll talk later- she hung up.
I ran my hand all over my face. I couldn’t be mad at her. She could indeed let me know beforehand, so I don’t wait for so long, but Jessica may have had an emergency. It was her girlfriend; of course, it was her priority. Even though I get jealous sometimes since she’s my best friend, I have to keep in mind that she needs her space from time to time.
I turned around, and William was looking at me with a raised eyebrow.
“So little one, what will you do? - He smiled - by your face, I can decipher that she has stood you up - he looked at his watch and looked up - it’s already a bit late for you to walk home or take the bus by yourself. Just come with me, and I promise not to do anything to you - he placed his left hand on his chest, and the other raised it as if he were taking an oath - nothing you don’t want, of course. “
I rolled my eyes and checked my cell phone; it was 6:30 pm; from here until the bus passes, I would get home at 8:00pm and not so safe. I hated when that idiot was right. I sighed and walked over to his car.
“Wait! - He yelled, unbuckled his seat belt and got out of the car, turned around and opened the passenger door for me - Come in “- he made a gesture with his hand and a mini bow. I looked at him for a few seconds and took a seat; when I was seated, he gently closed the door and got back into the car.
“Was all that necessary?” -I looked at him while I ran my hand through my hair, combing it back, it bothered me to feel it on my face, but I did not want to cut it or have it in a bun.
“Of course, I have to show you my manners so you can see that I am the best match. - He said, winking at me. “- I rolled my eyes and stared straight ahead. All the way, I spent it to see the trees. What I least wanted was to start a conversation with William. Apparently, he got the message because he dedicated himself to humming the same song repeatedly. I wonder what it was; it sounded familiar. Suddenly the car stopped, and I realized that we were in front of my house.
There was a silence of a few minutes in which no one said anything. The atmosphere was tense. When he turned to see me, I took off my belt and got out of the car.
“Elias!” - I heard how he yelled my name. I fixed my backpack on my shoulder and quickened my pace. I heard how he slammed the car door- wait! - I started looking for my keys, where the hell had I put them? When I thought I had seen them, he pulled my arm - could you listen? - I pulled my arm out of his grip without looking at his face.
“I don’t have time for more of your nonsense; I have to do homework. Thanks for bringing me, we’ll talk later” - I said, taking my keys.
“Mom wants to talk to you and Emma. Remember? You have to come with me. If not, you know how Emma will get. - He said, taking a few steps back - I don’t bother you anymore, just come. - He extended his hand; just look at his hand for a few seconds.
I put my keys away, passed him by, and walked over to the house next door with him following me. I walked over to the door and rang the bell. After a few seconds, a woman of my height opened the door. She smiled hugely when she saw me.
“Elias darling.” - She said and hugged me tightly - “How have you been? I have not seen you for a long time; have you grown?” - She moved away from a little and looked at me from head to toe. - “I don’t think so ... Well, it doesn’t matter, come inside, your mother is in the room.” - I smiled and passed; she didn’t even let me answer. I walked into the living room, and mom was sitting on the couch; she looked at me with narrowed eyes; I already knew what was coming when we got home. I sat down next to her suddenly. She smacked me hard on the thigh.
“What happens?” - I asked her, passing a hand down my thigh where she hit me - “I haven’t done anything.” - I complained.
“Exactly, aren’t you supposed to greet your mother when you haven’t seen her for a whole day?” - She looked at me with a frown.
“La bendicion* mommy” - I said and kissed her cheek.
Marie and William came into the room and sat across from us. William looked at me, and I automatically looked at Marie; he lowered his head and leaned back on the couch.
“I imagine you wonder why Emma and I asked you to come, right? - Marie said, smiling. I nodded slightly.- I know that you and William don’t get along very well, at all - sigh - but at home, we have an emergency, and well, I have to leave the city for a while. - I looked at William, and he kept his head down. - My mother is not quite well, which means that, well, I will have to go since my brothers cannot take care of her by themselves because of their work. And Gerald is in France still on his business trip. “
I sat up better and looked at my mom. I don’t think she did what I think. She looked at me and smiled. Oh no.
“I told Marie that we have an extra room at home and suggested that it would be okay for Willie to stay home for a few weeks as Marie doesn’t want him to miss school for a long time. And how you attend the same school. And Willie has a car so he can drive you every day until Marie comes back. - She said; I turned to see William, she kept her head down, but I saw a smile slowly forming on her lips. that idiot. for a moment, I thought she was sad.- It would be fine, so Yury wouldn’t have to deviate from her way to school. “
“I know that maybe you think it’s strange that I want to leave him at your house even though he’s 19 and can stand up for himself, but the last time he was home alone, he had a party and almost destroyed the house. - Of course, I remember that damn party.
“We already arranged for him to stay in the house, as Amanda spends most of the time outside, she won’t mind, I wanted to discuss it with you because you spend it at home like a vampire in the dark, and then you will collide constantly. But the decision is already made.” - She looked at me, opening her eyes slightly and smiling. It was a warning, if I refused, she would kill me when I got home.
“No problem for me, Marie - I smiled at her, and William raised his head with wide eyes. - As long as none of us affect the day to day of the other - I looked at him, and he raised an eyebrow - there are no problems with me- I got up surprising everyone- Well, if that’s all, it was a pleasure to be here - I shook Marie’s hand - Nice to see you Marie, Ma, I’ll see you at home, I put my backpack on my shoulder and left that house. I ran fast, took out my keys, and went home. Amanda was sitting at the table eating ice cream straight from the bucket; Mom would surely scold her.
“How are you, gnome? Do you want some strawberry ice cream? - She said, pointing to the bucket with her spoon. I shook my head and went up the stairs slowly - You miss it! it’s delicious! - she said loudly.
I entered my room, everything was dark, except for the little light that peeked through the black curtains. I threw my backpack to some corner of the room, took off my shoes, and threw myself on the bed, causing it to move a little. What a fucking day, I sighed and lay down, staring at the ceiling. There were a lot of stars taped to it. They glowed slightly with their neon green light. I raised my hand and began to draw constellations in the air. I felt pressure in my chest and something in my throat. I sighed. I turned slightly and curled into a ball. I do not have time for this. I took my pillow and slowly let Morpheus take me in his arms.