Chapter Twenty-SixMature

“You were gone for ages.”

“I know. Sorry.”

“No, it’s okay. I wasn’t going to
interrupt anything.”

“Hey, it was more innocent than you
think, so none of that!”

“You sure?”

“You make my life sound very
interesting. Very, very interesting. Did you find out anything about the
mechanical beetles or were you too busy jumping to conclusions about what was
going on in the dog kennels?”

I asked, smirking.

“I didn’t find anything. Oh, what was going on in the dog kennels?”

Devin replied quickly.

“Nothing. Nothing at all, I’m telling
the truth!”

I protested.

He went on as if I was his daughter.

“There better not have been. Because
you have potential and he might as well be dead.”

Devin told me.

“Leave him alone! Look, I swear to
god, which I know doesn’t mean much coz I’m an Atheist, but NOTHING HAPPENED.
We were just looking after the dogs. We weren’t even talking.”

I said truthfully enough. Apart from
our initial half-argument, we hadn’t really talked. Just that easy silence.

“Okay. Fine. If you say so.”

He clearly didn’t believe me at all.

I swear, sometimes he confuses me.
It’s like one minute we don’t really care what’s going on with the other, and
the next minute he is acting like my father. It’s unintentional but it’s funny.

“Come on. Let’s go and see if there’s
anyone else downstairs.”

I suggested quickly. The faster the
subject was changed, the better. I hated when people jumped to conclusions.
Nothing had happened.

The End

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