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   Chapter 18 Dinner Interrupted But In A Good Way

David Has A Crush By madairifa Characters: 7507

Updated: 2018-01-12 11:54


I've never gotten to the table as fast as I have tonight. The faster this supper goes the better. Plus, I want to know if Allie will pick Noah over Lon, in the book I mean. I know what happens in the movie, but I want to read it directly from the book.

As I enter the kitchen I see that Brianna has come up with the same idea. She is setting up the table so fast, anybody would think that she was in a setting tables competition, if there was such thing.

Mom is slowly stirring whatever is in the pot with a wooden spoon, and she's saying, "Don't be rude, Brianna. He is a good friend of your father's."

"I know that, but what does he want? What's he doing here for three whole days?"

"Brianna, " mom says firmly. Brianna doesn't reply, Instead she slams the last plate on the table, making sure mom hears her distress.

"Oh hey, did you tell your dad dinner is ready?" mom says as she sees me standing there.

"Yeah. He's coming."

Mom nods happily. "Good." She takes a deep breath and repeats, "Good."

For being just a dinner, she seems too nervous. Dad appears with Herbert by his side, and by the looks of him, he does not consider this man a friend. If anything, he looks like he rather jump out the window than being here right now.

"So, " mom says after an awkward silence. "Let's eat."

So we all move uncomfortably like it's our first time together, we don't know where to sit, or who to sit by. My dad immediately sits in between Brianna and his good friend Herbert. Obviously he doesn't trust him with Brianna but it's fine if he sits next to my mom. So, I sit between Herbert and my mother. Big happy family we are, with this stranger just tagging along.

So we start eating the chicken noodle soup quietly with just the sound of the clinking of the spoons against the plates. Honestly, this soup tastes like ash in my mouth. That's how bad all this is. Neither of us look at each other in the eyes, for the fear that we might accidently lock eyes with the old man, at least that's my case. I'm just staring down at the stain on the white table cloth trying to figure out what it's from.

"So, " my dad breaks the silence. "How was school?"

"Oh, good, " I reply.

"Great, " replies Brianna.

"Nothing in

irl is in a bad state, she can't stay with two men in the house."

Dad lets out a frustrated sigh, I don't think he meant for me to hear it. "For Pete's sake, woman. Nothing will happen to her. She is going to be safe."

"Are you crazy? David is seventeen years old."

"Mom!" I exclaim just in case she forgot I was there.

"I'm sorry honey, but you know what I mean."

"I don't know what you mean, " I retort without really meaning to. "Please, explain."

Mom seems uncomfortable, but she talks anyway. "I mean that a boy your age can't be with a girl her age alone in a room, less in a house, especially when she is. . . in such a delicate state, things might happen."

Unbelievable. I can't believe she is telling me this right now. What does she think I am? If there is anyone that shouldn't be trusted with a girl alone is Herbert.

I can't even bring myself to talk to her for five minutes and you are talking about sex?

"I'm not going to take advantage of her, if that's what you're implying."

"That's not what I meant—"

"What did you mean?" dad interrupts. "David is a good kid, he will make her feel safe, right, David?"

"Correct, " I say liking the idea that my dad is on my side.

"Plus, I'll be staying too, so I'll keep a close eye on them, " he says and winks at me.

Now, I'm disliking this. Dad is on my side because there's a girl that I like, in the house. Finally there's something he can offer me his encouragement. I should've seen that coming.

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