Chapter 12: Time to think
“Hey, bro, what happened last night? You came in and disappeared.” Carrick asks as he casually slumps down in the front seat of my car. I don’t answer at first, because I’m too preoccupied with thoughts of Amara as I speed the car up on the way to school. I need to talk to Amara about last night’s epic blunder.
Carrick snaps me from my thoughts when he smacks my shoulder and asks. “What’s wrong with you today, Kell?”
I keep my eyes straight ahead and answer. “It’s nothing man, I’m just tired. Football practice is a killer.”
Carrick leans his head back on the headrest with a frown but doesn’t ask again.
I need to talk to Amara and explain my abrupt departure. But what do I tell her?
After a moment, Carrick adjusts the volume on the radio and mutters. “I went out with Haley last night.”