I was shoving books and homework into my backpack. The halls were empty by now, the bus was about to leave. I'll probably just walk home. I turned around to walk out of the building, Shane was walking by and noticed me.
"Hey, feeling any better?"
"Slightly." I responded.
"You doing anything after we get out of here?"
"I have to go to the police station at six, but other than that, I'm not."
"Cool, you want to hang out till then?"
"Sure, why not?"
As soon as we walked outside the bus took off. "Sorry, looks like we missed it." Shane said.
"It's alright, we can walk." As we walked by my house I stopped. "I'll be right back. I ran in and through my backpack and came back out. "I'd invite you in, but the place looks like my dad lives there."
He laughed at this. We walked a little farther before he said "I've got to stop by my house, it should only take a minuet at the most."
I waited outside his house hearing a female voice arguing with him. "Shane, you've lied to me before, why should I believe you now?" It's probably just his mother, but the woman sounded younger than his mother probably was.
"Cause it's true, Hayley!"
"They're standing outside waiting."
"Okay than let me see."
"What? No, she'll see you!" Janet felt pretty awkward and suspicious.
"She'll? So It's a girl?"
"Fine, but only till seven."
He walked back out, "Sorry that took so long."
"It's fine, it could've been worse."
I didn't remember much of what happened cause my mind kept wondering to what happened to my mother. After it was quiet a while I finally said something. "Where do you think my mother's at?"
"I don't know, Janet." He said quietly.
"If you had to guess one place, what would it be?"
"I don't know your mother, so that makes my guess extremely difficult."
"I guess your right."
I walked into the police station. "Are you Janet Clyde?" Said the same cop that told me about my mother.
"Come with me please." I followed him into an office. "Janet, my name is Sheriff Stump." He started to ask me questions.
"Look, I haven't seen my mom in a few years, so I don't know anything recent okay?"
"That's fine, just tell me what you know."
After a hour or two of no progress there was a silence before he said, "What did your mom normally pack you for lunch when you were little?"
"I don't know, what does this have to do with her disappearing?"
"Absolutely nothing, I just don't know what to ask you anymore."
I sighed, "I don't know what to tell you."
"Listen, if you have anything you want to tell us feel free to come back and tell me."
"Okay, I will."
When I got home it was late. I found my dad on the couch, but he wasn't passed out. "Where were you?" he asked.
"The police station, since when do you care?"
"I mean before that. You came home, dropped your bag off and left. Where were you?"
"Why?" I asked suspiciously.
"I'm your father and I think I should know."
"You've never cared before."
"Doesn't mean that I should'nt now."
"Well, you thought wrong. Leave me alone!" I ran to my room and locked the door.
I felt like the whole world went insane. My mom's gone, my dad cares, I finally have a friend. That reminded me, what was Shane doing in his house earlier to day? Why does my dad care all of a sudden? Where's my mom?
This is all to much for me right now. Maybe if I go to sleep I'll wake up and everything will be normal again.
Oh how I wish it was that simple.