“Why not?

Marissa was abruptly interrupted by someone behind her.

“Because she hung up.”

“Anna?” Caitlin сказал(-а) surprised

“Anna? What are Ты doing here? And Seth?” Marissa added as Seth came running up behind Anna

“We came to find Ты since Ты didn’t Показать up for school.” Anna сказал(-а) worriedly

“What are you? My mother?” Marissa сказал(-а) bitterly

“Caitlin, I didn’t know Ты were in town. How’s boarding school treatin ya?” Seth smiled

“I got here today.” Caitlin сказал(-а) with a less than enthused smile.

“Well, look who it is.” Ryan grinned as he walked up to the four of them.

“Doesn’t anybody go to school anymore?” Alex сказал(-а) as she stepped out from behind the bar.

“We got out early.” Ryan explained “And might I add that Ты look stunning today.” he grinned at Alex

“Shove it Atwood.” Marissa сказал(-а) agitated

“What’s the matter Ma-ri-ssa?” Ryan teased “Are Ты mad that I find Kelly here attractive?”

“No.” Marissa denied

“Of course not, I mean why would she be?...right Marissa?” Caitlin grinned

“Especially since Ты have Volchek to keep Ты company on those cold, lonely nights...like last night. I saw the scratches on his back this morning, damn girl...if Volchek ain’t around Ты could always find me.”

Marissa went red in the face, not even bothering to turn around to see who had сказал(-а) that. She slumped against a bar stool.

“Who the hell are you?” Ryan asked the boy who had сказал(-а) the previous.

“A friend of Volchek’s. Marissa met me earlier, why don’t Ты ask her?” the boy сказал(-а) as he took a swig from his beer.

Marissa looked up to see the sleezbag from this morning that had сказал(-а) he wanted to have a little fun.

“He’s a dumbass.” Marissa commented

“Aw, aren’t Ты happy to see me?” the boy laughed as he walked up to Marissa and sat down on a стул Далее to her.

“Why would I be?”

“Well...Volchek told me to give Ты this, in case Ты have another bad day.” the sleezbag grinned as he placed a small container of Кока-кола on the counter behind Marissa. Marissa turned around and just stared at the container and then back at the creepy guy who was Volchek’s friend.

“Get out.” Marissa сказал(-а) coldly

“Peace.” he сказал(-а) as he walked back out the front doors.

“Wow Marissa, never thought I’d see the day.” Caitlin grinned as she picked up the tiny bottle.

“Shut up.” Marissa сказал(-а) as she grabbed the Кока-кола from Caitlin and pocketed it.

“So...” Seth сказал(-а) trying to make conversation.

“Right, well I’m done here.” Marissa сказал(-а) as she stood up and headed for the door.

“Later sis.” Caitlin сказал(-а) as she left out a side door.

“Hey Marissa, wait up.” Alex yelled as she went to catch up.


“What about lunch?”

“Oh...right...lunch.” Marissa mumbled as she scratched the back of her head.

“Lunch sounds great, I’m starved.” Seth interrupted as him and Anna joined the two girls.

*Oh great* Marissa thought

“Actually, we were hoping to grab something to eat on our way to L.A.” Alex сказал(-а) with a light smile

“We were?” Marissa сказал(-а) surprised

“Yea...” Alex nudged her elbow into Marissa’s side.

“Oh...yea.” Marissa сказал(-а) trying to hide her curiosity