Jade never ever thought of herself as evil, but maybe if she'd kept her mouth shut none of them would be right here. Now, waiting in the emergency room lobby.
There was Slater as mute, as he ever was. Clive looked as if he lost the baby already. Of course, Jess didn't want anyone with her when she went to the exam room. All she worried about was the cost.
"What was she going to do? Go the whole nine months as if nothing ever happened, and then she just so happens to find a baby in the bathroom?" Jade couldn't help to bring this up as she held on to Clive.
Really, she did like the weight of him next to her. She just couldn't help herself, to not be there for him.
Of course, her brother Wayon said she deserved a lot better. "What in the world did YOU see in that weasel?" Wayon's word rang through her like an alarm, but she didn't go there with Clive, who looked so blue.
Well, Clive had potential, Jade reminded herself. All she was doing was standing up for him because nobody else would.
But Clive was crying now.
It hurt to watch, yet she found it gave him so much character. She'd never been this close to any boy in her life. She felt sure stuff like this was going to make him a man.
Unfortunately, the night just got longer, but he wouldn't sit. She couldn't help to lean on him. Besides, he and Slater might get into it, again.
That's what truly started all this mess. Slater would have to be a pit bull of some kind, who could only solve everything with his fist. After all, he was the one who'd pushed Jess down when she tried to calm him.
"I really think he should be arrested." Jade winced hard. If the baby didn't pull through this, Jade knew the exact thing to do.
Syreeta couldn't help..but to love summer. It had been the best, so far. The campus was so unique and everyone was so creative at the summer music program she was attending in Iowa. It was like a vacation for the senses. Especially, when it came to the beat, the rhythm and even the voices.
It was a vibrant feeling of happiness that she hoped she could take home with her. Honestly, a part of her didn't even want to go home. She knew exactly where she wanted to go to college, now.
But she hadn't heard from Clive today. She usually got at least one text from him. It was never much, but he was good at sticking to some quote that was positive or assuring.
She looked at her messages, as a bad feeling came to her, like a slight headache.
She sent a text. "Hey, I haven't heard from you. How's it going?"
He usually would text right back, but nothing.
She was waiting for Kenny. Usually, they ate dinner together at the cafeteria every evening. Then back to more practice in the private music rooms at the music hall. It was a schedule she couldn't get enough of. Syreeta honestly felt to be the top of her game.
She looked off in the distance of the campus path. Someone very familiar was coming this way. Truly, the last person she ever expected to see.
And he smiled at her. She wasn't sure to smile back or not.
"What are you doing here?" She was in shock.
"What are you doing here?" He smiled right back. Before she knew it, he gave her a hug that lifted her off the ground.
He was going to college here. A full scholarship.
"Wow." She kept smiling, but managed to tell him about the summer program she was in. He told her he'd taken it last year.
"I bet you get a full scholarship here." He informed her.
She only nodded, wondering if he would just be a distraction. Syreeta knew she couldn't let that happen.