“Nope, she’s at her friend’s house,” he replied and I nodded.

Ten minutes later, he pulled up in front of the Walker’s house.

“Thanks, Paul,” I said and added “For everything.”

He grinned at me and I hugged him before stepping out of the car.

Clarissa and Tom arrived a few minutes later. We had dinner then Emily, Chase, and I excused ourselves and went up to our rooms.

 The next morning, I woke up early to start studying math. I had a big test on Monday and I had to do well.

“Clarissa, what are our plans for today?” I asked when we were having breakfast an hour after I woke up.

“We’re going to church then after that we’re going to a restaurant the twins love for lunch,” She said. “But the restaurant is an hour away from here.”

I winced slightly. I needed to study for my test.

“Why? Is there a problem?” Tom asked.

“It’s just that I have to study for my math test,” I answered.

“You don’t have to go with us if you don’t want to,” Clarissa said. “Order something and stay home to study.”

“Really?” I asked and she nodded.

“Thanks,” I replied. “I’ll go to church only.”

“Okay,” they agreed and I relaxed. I could have the house to myself to study all day. Chase and Emily didn’t need that much time to study so they’ll manage to do that in the afternoon.

The twins were just as annoying as yesterday but I kept telling myself that they will be leaving in a few hours.

We went to church and after the ceremony was over, they dropped me off at home and left. I had at least three hours alone.

I changed into a pair of sweatpants and a tank top since it wasn’t very cold today and started studying. I tried my best to concentrate but there were a lot of things I couldn’t understand. To say I was confused is an understatement.

Suddenly, my phone started ringing, surprising me. I grabbed it from the small table next to my bed expecting it to be Clarissa but I was shocked when I saw Alex’s name on my screen.

I blinked a couple of times before pressing the answer button.

“Hello,” I said, trying to keep my voice casual.

“Hey,” he said casually.

“What’s up?” I asked as I drew random lines on my copybook.

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