After I blew up at the detective, he didn't ask me any questions for a long time. We sat there in silence. I don't think he suspects me of the murder anymore because he started asking me about Bree's friends and other people she knew.
"Why do you want to know all this?"
He answered, "Because I am getting conflicting stories. There is a lot more going on here than anyone is willing to admit."
"Well," I replied, shaking my head, "I don't know what I can add. I don't remember much of the party. And, I don't know who her friends were, not really. We didn't go out that long."
He changed his tactic a little. "How about adults? Members of the faculty?"
"What about them?"
"Was she close to any of them?"
That was a question I had never even thought of. I didn't think of teachers as friends. That wasn't part of my reputation. "I don't know," I finally stated. "We had homeroom together."
"Who's the teacher?"
"Mr. Kerr. He teaches math and chemistry."
For a while after the detective left I sat there, thinking about what had been said. Was Bree close to anyone at the school I didn't know about? Then, as I sat there, I remembered that Bree was tutored by someone. While we were going out, she couldn't do stuff on Wednesday after school. What was she doing? Who was tutoring her? Then, I remembered a conversation Bree and I had.
"I don't get this math problem."
"I can't help you," I replied. "You'll have to find someone else to help you."
"Maybe I can get Mr. Kerr to help me. He seems nice."
"Who cares about math anyway? We don't need it."
As the memory of that conversation came flooding back, I pondered over its implications. Does Mr. Kerr know something about Bree's murder? How close were they? Was Mr. Kerr being a little too nice to her?
As these possibilities rolled around in my mind, I thought about how Mr. Kerr had been acting the last couple of days that I had been back at school. He did seem a little different. That's when I knew he did something to her. And, I wasn't about to let it go. He'll tell me what he did. I'll make sure of it.