Chapter {1O} Reminisce

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“Hey, we’re ordering pizza.” I called out before I was in earshot of what they were saying, afraid I’d get caught eavesdropping again.

“What happened to my home-cooked meal?” Aaron said to me with a grin when I stepped in.

The TV was on the golf channel, and the atmosphere didn’t feel as thick as it did moments ago.

“Your girlfriend is getting some weird cravings so we decided to just order out.” I explained, sticking my tongue out at him. Aaron was like an older brother to me, and I felt comfortable acting however I wanted to act around him.

“Yeah, she’s been getting like that lately…” He mused in response.

“I’d like 4 extra cheese pizzas, please.” I heard David’s voice suddenly chime in.

I turned to face him. He had that same playful smirk that he always had. That trace of anger I was sure I had seen earlier had vanished completely.

“4?! My sister’s paying for this, you know.”

“Oh, I’ll have just one then.”

“Did you think I was paying?” I asked him.

“Of course not.” He replied with an innocent smile.

I rolled my eyes at him before I turned and walked out of the living room.

“Hey, what about my order?” Aaron called out to me. Oops, I forgot about him.

“You can have some of the leftover salmonella.”

I returned to the kitchen where my sister was on the phone with someone. I decided to be annoying and made funny faces at her for the duration of the phone call. My sister was nice enough to pinch my cheek again when she finished. Damn chubby cheeks.

I watched as she quickly dialed the pizzeria and placed in our orders before I decided it was time for some interrogation.

“Didn’t Aaron graduate from my high school?”

“Yeah, he did. Why?”

“Does that mean David went to my high school too? I thought he said he went to school in New York.” I mused out loud.

“What? I don’t know. All I know is that Aaron and David were high school friends.” Sylvia replied.

“But how you acted before didn’t tell me that that’s all that happened…” I continued to pry.

“It’s really nothing. I talked to mom on the phone earlier, and I had the wrong information. There’s nothing to worry about, okay?” She reassured me.

“If you say so…” I said. I wasn’t admitting defeat though. There was something going on, and I was going to find out what it was.

Maybe David was an ex-serial killer…but Sylvia was more surprised than mortified earlier, so that didn’t match up. Or maybe David had actually died and there was a ghost sitting in my living room.

Okay, so I’m really bad at thinking up realistic situations.

“So, any new guys in your life lately?” My sister asked me, prodding into my nonexistent love life like she always did. Switchin’ subjects like a pro.

David momentarily leaving my mind, I silently wondered if Leo counted. Well, he was a guy, but I had no intention of becoming romantically involved with him or anything. Besides, I barely him.

“Mmm, no not really.”

“Oh, I sensed some hesitation. Tell me about him.”

I really needed to learn how to get the perfect p-p-p-poker face.

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