“Alright dinner is ready one.” Mom said looking at all of us. “I’ll go after Dillon if he wants some.” We all nodded but I didn’t want to move from where I was cuddled in Dad’s firm strong arms. Dad leaned down to look at me.
“What’s wrong Baby Girl?” He whispered as if someone was listening to us.
“I just got some stuff on my mind right now.” He cocked his head to the side looking at me.
“Like what? Care to share?” I shook my head.
“Just some girly things Dad. Nothing to worry about.” He nodded laying his head on top of my head.
“It’s something to worry about if you think of it like it’s nothing Baby Girl.” I shrugged mindlessly as I stared at Harley as Mom walked back into the kitchen with a sleepy Dillon in her arms.
“It really is nothing Dad.” He sighed.
“Alright Bails. Let’s get our butts to dinner before your mom beats both of us.” I smiled at him.
“It’s alright, I’m not really hungry.” He raised his eye brows at me. “What? I am just not hungry is that a sin?” He closed one eye looking up at the ceiling.
“Yes I think it is.” I smacked him laughing. “Hey no hitting the authorities Ma’am.” I rolled my eyes at him.
“I can hit the ‘authority’ any time I want to.” I folded my arms pushing my nose up in the air making Dad laugh.
“Yeah right.” He snorted standing up with me in his arms. He walked o the kitchen with the dogs on his heels. I laughed as he plopped me in the seat next to Wyatt before going over to feed Maxi and Harley. Mom looked at Dillon as he coughed.
“Tanner after dinner can you get Dillon his prescription from CVS. I forgot to pick it up before.” I looked at Mom.
“I’ll go pick it up. I have to get mine anyway so it’s killing two birds with one stone.” I say making Dad narrow his eyes from where he sat at the other side of the table from Mom.
“Sure Bailey.” She smiled at me before looking at Dad and pulling a face.
“You know what I’ll just go now.” I said standing up. Mom looked at me as she put food on her plate.
“Bailey don’t be silly you can wait till after dinner to go and get it.” I shrugged.
“I’m not really hungry. I’ll go pick it up then get myself something to eat.” Mom looked at me narrowing her eyes.
“I guess that’s fine. Wyatt why don’t you go with her.” Wyatt and I both looked at her.
“But I’m hungry.” He whined. Mom gave a short laugh.
“Bailey can drive thru something and get you both dinner. Now go before I sit you both down again.” I pushed my chair in and went to my room to change. I pulled on a clean pair of jean and a new t-shirt before putting on the hoodie Taylor gave me. I went over to my desk looking at my sketch book. I opened it to see the letter sitting on the first page. I picked it up running my fingers over Jayden’s name. I shoved it into my pocket and walked out of my room. Wyatt came out of his at the same time and looked at me.
“You ready?” I nodded walking over to the hanger Mom bought when Wyatt and I first started to drive for everyone to hang their keys. Mom stood by the couch looking through her pocketbook.
“Okay you two. This is for Dillon’s medication and yours. Now this is for you two to get something to eat after.” I nodded taking the money and slipping it into my front pocket of my jeans.
“Alright Mom, we will be back later.” I smiled kissing her cheek before walking out with Wyatt.
“Be safe!” I heard her yell from the house before she closed the door.
“We will.” Wyatt called back to her as we walked down the stairs to the cars. For winter it was surprisingly warm out as I got into my truck. Wyatt looked at me as I pulled out of the driveway and onto the street.
“So where are we going first?” He asked putting my iPod on the stereo system in my truck. “Where you need to go or to CVS?” I looked over at him as I got to a stop light.
“How do you know I need to go somewhere?” I asked as I started to drive again.
“You’re my twin I know how you think.” I gave a short laugh. “And I can see the letter sticking out of your pocket.” I looked down and sure enough the letter was sticking out of my pocket to show Jayden’s name. I sighed.
“I’ll be quick don’t worry.” He nodded.
“I’m not. Do what you got to do.” He nodded looking up at the sky. “But you should try to hurry because it looking like it is about to pour.” I pulled a face causing Wyatt to laugh. I love the rain but right now it was not my best friend. As the first couple of rain drops fell I pulled up to Jayden’s house. In the driveway was His truck next to his Mom’s car. I unbuckled my seatbelt before looking at Wyatt.
“I’ll be back soon, I promise.” He nodded changing to the song as I got out of the car. I ran up to the front door knocking on the dark wood. I heard laughing as Jayden’s mom answered the door.
“Why hello there Bailey how are you?” She smiled at me.
“I’m good. I was wondering if Jayden was home.” I watched her face drop the littlest.
“Uh let me go see.” I stepped away from the door as she closed it. I felt rain drops hit me as I waited for her to see. I knew he was home. His truck was there. He always has his truck. But by the way his Mom’s face dropped I wasn’t sure. I watched as the door opened again and Jayden’s Mom looked at me. She sighed. “I’m sorry sweetheart but he isn’t home.” She said in a disappointed voice. I gave a small nod pulling the letter out of my pocket.
“Can you just give him this…when you see him?” She nodded taking the letter out of my hand.
“I’m sorry Sweetheart.” She gave me a sympathetic look as the rain started to get harder.
“It’s alright. I should just get going.” I turned on my heels making my way back to my truck. I turned around and looked up at Jayden’s window to see him watching me as the rain poured onto my skin. Our eyes connected as I stared at him but I shook my head turning around, turning my back to him. He lied. He lied. He was home. But he just didn’t want to see me….
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