Chapter Seven (Part 6)

Ever since that night when both Lea and Jet had delved deeper into my past and gotten to know things that I hadn’t cared to mention before, she would occasionally pipe up with a question she hadn’t yet asked. There were a lot of things that we hadn’t told her in detail, one of them being the events that had unfolded during the summer camp. And I had also made sure that Nancy and Drew who had done most of the talking had steered clear of any stories involving Jensen and I.

In the end, Lea had heard mostly stories of Nancy and Drew’s love lives, of their past and how the two had ended up together. The most she’d gotten about Jensen was that he’d become part of the group starting the school year after summer camp and that he’d moved the next summer.

“Why did Jensen move?”

I shrugged even though she couldn’t see me. “No idea.”

“Well you’re going to see him eventually when he comes home, so maybe you could ask him.”

“Lea, have I not made myself clear? I have no intention of seeing or talking to Jensen again.”

Jet suddenly popped in now, as Lea started coughing like mad. “What do you have against him anyway? He seems like a nice guy.”

I let out a huff of air. “You guys don’t know him the way I do.”

“You’re right, we don’t,” Lea said, sounding quite fed up. “Maybe we would if you told us the whole deal between you two.”

“Not happening.”

“Fine,” Lea snapped back. 

Silence filled in between us. Finally, Jet eased in. “Well, we should stop wasting your credit now. So have a fun time baby-sitting Melanie!”

“Yeah, thanks.”

I shut my phone, ending the call on a sharp note. Crossing my arms across my chest, I glared at a fixed spot on the wall, concentrating my negative energy somewhere. I knew that Lea was bothered by the fact she didn’t know so much about my past till a few nights ago. And I could sympathize with her feeling bad about it, but it really got on my nerves every time she pushed to know more about the history I shared with Jensen.

Deciding the best way to deal with this would be to distract myself, I settled for watching a movie. There were loads of movies to choose from but in the end, I picked out the classic - “Lion King”. Snuggling up the couch, I lay down sideways and watched the images that flitted across the screen.

I really am the world’s greatest babysitter though – even after falling asleep on the job. 

The End

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