Chapter Thirteen (Part 5)

Punctuality: a quality you would expect in a gentleman. I was beginning to realize that Zach was far from a gentleman. We’d agreed that he’d pick me up at half past eleven. Now, it was nearing a quarter past noon and I was still at home, seated on the couch in the living room with my arms tightly crossed over my chest. I was slowly getting frustrated with every second that passed by as my eyes fixed on the clock, wondering when he’d show up.

Lea walked past me, all dressed and squeaky clean for her date with Jet. After I’d informed her of my plans for the day, she’d called up her boyfriend and let him know she was free. Actually, it sounded more like she was demanding him to take her out from what I’d heard of the phone call.

“Still not here, is he?” She mocked. “See, if it had been Jensen, he would’ve been on time.”

I ignored her, gritting my teeth together in a weak attempt to hold back the snarky reply I had in store. I hated it when she was right. But it was at that precise moment when I heard her start to say something else equally snobbish when the door bell rang. Jumping off of the couch, I quickly made my way towards the front door and opened it sharply.

His blonde hair was tousled and he looked slightly breathless as his blue eyes met mine. “Hey,” Zach said, with a small smile.

“What took you so long?” I didn’t make an attempt to control the disappointment in my voice but upon hearing it, a guilt-stricken expression immediately crossed his face.

“Trust me, I didn’t want to be late but it’s my mum. She wanted me to pick her up at the-”

“So you’re Zach.”

I turned around to see Lea standing right behind me, looking him up and down like he was a piece of meat she wasn’t sure she should buy. Forcing a smile to my lips, I introduced the two of them.

“Zach, this is my sister Lea.”

“I didn’t know you had a sister,” he blinked and smiled at her, but his smile faltered when she continued to glare at him in the least friendly of ways.

“There’s a lot of things you don’t know then.”

The End

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