“Why not?

Marissa was abruptly interrupted দ্বারা someone behind her.

“Because she hung up.”

“Anna?” Caitlin ব্যক্ত surprised

“Anna? What are আপনি doing here? And Seth?” Marissa added as Seth came running up behind Anna

“We came to find আপনি since আপনি didn’t প্রদর্শনী up for school.” Anna ব্যক্ত worriedly

“What are you? My mother?” Marissa ব্যক্ত bitterly

“Caitlin, I didn’t know আপনি were in town. How’s boarding school treatin ya?” Seth smiled

“I got here today.” Caitlin ব্যক্ত with a less than enthused smile.

“Well, look who it is.” Ryan grinned as he walked up to the four of them.

“Doesn’t anybody go to school anymore?” Alex ব্যক্ত as she stepped out from behind the bar.

“We got out early.” Ryan explained “And might I add that আপনি look stunning today.” he grinned at Alex

“Shove it Atwood.” Marissa ব্যক্ত agitated

“What’s the matter Ma-ri-ssa?” Ryan teased “Are আপনি mad that I find Kelly here attractive?”

“No.” Marissa denied

“Of course not, I mean why would she be?...right Marissa?” Caitlin grinned

“Especially since আপনি have Volchek to keep আপনি company on those cold, lonely nights...like last night. I saw the scratches on his back this morning, damn girl...if Volchek ain’t around আপনি could always find me.”

Marissa went red in the face, not even bothering to turn around to see who had ব্যক্ত that. She slumped against a bar stool.

“Who the hell are you?” Ryan asked the boy who had ব্যক্ত the previous.

“A friend of Volchek’s. Marissa met me earlier, why don’t আপনি ask her?” the boy ব্যক্ত as he took a swig from his beer.

Marissa looked up to see the sleezbag from this morning that had ব্যক্ত he wanted to have a little fun.

“He’s a dumbass.” Marissa commented

“Aw, aren’t আপনি happy to see me?” the boy laughed as he walked up to Marissa and sat down on a মল পরবর্তি to her.

“Why would I be?”

“Well...Volchek told me to give আপনি this, in case আপনি have another bad day.” the sleezbag grinned as he placed a small container of কোকাকোলা on the counter behind Marissa. Marissa turned around and just stared at the container and then back at the creepy guy who was Volchek’s friend.

“Get out.” Marissa ব্যক্ত coldly

“Peace.” he ব্যক্ত as he walked back out the front doors.

“Wow Marissa, never thought I’d see the day.” Caitlin grinned as she picked up the tiny bottle.

“Shut up.” Marissa ব্যক্ত as she grabbed the কোকাকোলা from Caitlin and pocketed it.

“So...” Seth ব্যক্ত trying to make conversation.

“Right, well I’m done here.” Marissa ব্যক্ত as she stood up and headed for the door.

“Later sis.” Caitlin ব্যক্ত as she left out a side door.

“Hey Marissa, wait up.” Alex yelled as she went to catch up.


“What about lunch?”

“Oh...right...lunch.” Marissa mumbled as she scratched the back of her head.

“Lunch sounds great, I’m starved.” Seth interrupted as him and Anna joined the two girls.

*Oh great* Marissa thought

“Actually, we were hoping to grab something to eat on our way to L.A.” Alex ব্যক্ত with a light smile

“We were?” Marissa ব্যক্ত surprised

“Yea...” Alex nudged her elbow into Marissa’s side.

“Oh...yea.” Marissa ব্যক্ত trying to hide her curiosity