Chapter 3 Telling Them

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I heard Kayla sigh. She met my eyes and said, "I'm sorry, Angela. We're so sorry. I don't think we can reverse this." Her eyes were starting to become glassy as she looked at her feet.

I couldn't live with myself if I let them think it was their fault, so I smiled at them sincerely and said, "Come on guys, I don't blame you guys for this." They looked up at me with eyes filled with relief."Besides, it's not all that bad. At least now I can talk to Jay." I laughed as I glanced down at Jay.

They smiled at me, looking thankful and relieved.

"Really?" Kayla let out a small smile.

"You don't blame us for this?" Hanna questioned, eyebrows furrowed.

I grinned."Of course not. Only a crazy person would blame this on their friends."

"Y'know, I'm pretty sure crazy people don't have friends," Kayla joked, making me and Hanna laugh.

"Well, Kayla, you're a crazy person and you have friends," Hanna teased.


I laughed. "We're all crazy, then."

"Yeah. But at least we can be crazy together," Kayla smiled.

"Yeah!" Hanna cheered.

We all took a breather for a second. I looked down at my watch. It read:

6:38 PM

Wow. I guess time flies, huh? We usually eat dinner at seven, so I guess I'll have to be home soon and—


We all jumped at the sound. Kayla, Hanna and I walked to the window. The gray clouds swirled in the sky. Rain fell and lightning crashed down.


We all jumped at the sudden noises. Jay, who stood at my shoulder, nuzzled his head deep into the crook of my neck.

I stared out the window in shock. The weather has never changed this fast, I thought. I glanced down at Jay as I heard the rain drops pound against the glass window. He was tucked inside the crook of my neck, using strands of my dirty blonde hair as a make-shift blanket. I quirked an eyebrow.

"Scared?" I whispered to Jay, smirking.

Jay looked up at me.


Jay lightly kicked me with his little feet, tweeting random little nothings. I laughed lightly, turning my attention to the window again.

The rain was soon turning into a storm. The rain fell harder and quicker as the thunder started to crackle more often.

How in the world am I going to make it home in this weather?

My thoughts wondered.

I turned to Kayla and Hanna who both had blank expressions. They were staring out the window just like I had, and it seemed like Hanna was wondering the same thing that I was.

I spoke up, "Kayla, do you think it'll be all right if Hanna and I stay until the storm clears up?"

She and Hanna jumped a little as I broke the silence. Kayla turned to me with a smile."Sure."

I smiled back."Thanks." I looked in the direction of the basement's doorway."Hey... I'll be in the basement, 'kay?

They hummed as agreement as I walked downstairs. I walk my way down, occasionally hearing the slight squeals of the steps. I wanted to look at the equipment they used, maybe I could find something? I don't know. I'm no genius, but I can still tell when something's off. So if I do find something, I'll have Hanna and Kayla check it out.

I entered the basement. It looked the same as yesterday—messy piles of papers and of machinery parts, and piles of dust bunnies every here and there. My eyes started to wonder around the room. I couldn't find the equipment they used.

Where could it be?

I asked myself.

I walked around, passing many papers with hard equations on them and machinery parts. My eyes caught a glimpse of metal in a box. I stopped walking and reached for the box. Just as I was about to open it, a deep voice startled me.

"What are you doing here?"

I jumped and whipped my head in the direction of the voice. I sighed in relief as it was just Caleb, Kayla's older–and annoying—brother. He sat down on a chair nearby, not caring to look my way. I rolled my eyes and turned back to the box.

"Just looking around. I have nothing better to do anyways, since I'm gonna stay here until the storm calms down." I shrugged.

I picked up the heavy box and placed it on a cleaner table, making a clink sound. I started to open it, and as I did, I heard shuffling from behind me. I ignored it and kept doing so until the box was fully opened. I looked down at what was inside, smiling in triumph.

Aha! Found it!

I thought.

"Isn't this stuff from yesterday?"

I jumped again. I looked to my right and saw a confused Caleb. I sighed in annoyance. Why is he so nosy? Doesn't he have anything better to do?

"What's with you and sneaking up on people?!?"

He shrugged."Dunno. Guess it became a habit," he smirked, holding up my phone,"since I do like to pickpocket."

My eyes widened. "When did you...?" I shook my head, snatching my phone from his hand."That doesn't matter anyways. Can you go away?"

As I glared up at him, his smirk became a lot wider. "Not 'til you tell me what you're up to."

I rolled my eyes. I turned my back to the brown haired boy and looked down at the box. I took out the equipment and lay it out across the steel table. I glanced up at Caleb and saw him frown because he was being ignored. I looked back down at the equipment, inspecting it, piece by piece. Caleb decided to stay quiet and watched me instead.

I checked the wiring, the placement of things, everything, yet I couldn't find a single flaw. I sighed, slumping down the nearest chair. I looked down at my feet, Jay now in my lap. My eyebrows furrowed, what could've caused this, if it wasn't the equipment? Did something get mixed in while they were performing the experiment and lost all signs of it? What if they—

"Hey," Caleb's voice snapped me out of my questioning as my head looked up at him,"you gonna tell me what you been doin' or what?" He quirked an eyebrow at me.

I rolled my eyes at him for the second time today and said quietly, but loud enough for him to hear me, "Just testing a hunch."

And with that I grabbed Jay and put him on my shoulder. I made my way upstairs, leaving an even more confused Caleb to think. I slumped down on the couch lazily, Kayla and Hanna nowhere to be seen. I stared out the window, watching as the rain drops quicken, watching as the dark clouds took over the sky now murky sky, watching as the lighting bolts lit up the sky with its white flash every once in a while.

I watched as the storm reflected off every negative emotion I was encountering.

Failure. Confusion. Anger. Sadness.

There you go. An update. Now before you kill me, I do have a reason for the lack of updates!! If you don't know yet, school has been taking over most of my writing schedule. We are currently preparing for finals. This means that I will get THREE TIMES AS MUCH HOMEWORK. LIKE SERIOUSLY. DO THEY WANT TO KILL ME WITH ALL DA STRESS!!!



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