"Hmmm...you're being really weird." Hannah told her brother Ellis, who was helping her fold the laundry. Macy had been over, and Ellis went to do laundry. He wasn't around for their little tea-party. Of course, everything was never better with Macy, who was perfectly content these days with her college classes and Draco, that Hannah still found to be a mystery, but she'd decided she wouldn't ask. But this..about her brother..that was different.
"What's so weird?" Ellis looked at her as if she didn't know what she was saying.
"So, are you gonna move in..with this guy?" She thought he was with Callum.
"It could happen." He shrugged. "I mean, he's such a pain with his sister."
"But wouldn't he be a pain, to live with?" Hannah asked. He talked about Geo briefly. Ellis said he thought it best if he just made friends, and not get into a full blown relationship with the likes of Callum.
"Not necessarily." Ellis told her it was a simple thing about Geo that was inspiring (she could tell just talking about it gave him a certain passion, but it wasn't love). "He knows a whole lot more about music, than I thought." He'd been showing Geo some of the instrumental pieces he played on the piano at funerals. Also, some people just wanted recordings during services, and Geo seemed to know a lot of programs on the computer. "Maybe, he can take over my job, at the funeral home..and..we could get a house together."
"A house, together?" It sounded like a sudden romance to her.
"Its not like that. I don't think he's ever had a friend."
"Yeah, cause ..he sounds like a weirdo." Hannah took the bath-towels from him. "When..did you decide all this?"
"I'm..I'm just giving Alma, a break." Ellis looked at her, as if this was the right thing to do. "Geo, can't work, but I think he can..if..if I can just get him, to look out for himself."
Hannah wanted to roll her eyes at that. What had gotten in to him?
"So, you like Alma? Is that it?" Hannah couldn't figure her brother out.
"Why..does it have to be so..so black and white with you?" He made it sound, that Hannah was the one who couldn't embrace life's little challenges. "She's nice. I guess, we're friends...I dunno. I just want to be Geo's friend. If anyone needs a friend..its Geo."