Sloan got out of her car and started to walk up the drive way and towards
the front door of Anna's friend Claire's house. She had just had a great
breakthrough at the lab and was feeling right as rain, to say the least.
She looked up over the fence at the pool and spotted Anna on the deck with
some boy. She looked closer, she assumed this wasn't just any boy. This
must be the famous Jack; who Anna was positively in love with since the
beginning of the year. She watched as Jack and Anna walked around to the
other side of the pool, Jack's arm wrapped around her back and resting
right above her butt. She continued to watch as she made her way up the
long front walk. They stopped at the other side of the pools, they parted
for a second, and Sloan watched as Jack started to kiss Anna. She still had
her eyes over there as she knocked on the door, she could see that they had
both opened their mouths now. Sloan was in shock, her baby was French
kissing Jack. But she was startled out of her gaze when the door opened and
Mrs. Aments emerged.
"Oh hi, Sloan. I think you're just in time, they just got out of the pool."
Mrs. Aments commented as she led Sloan through the house and out towards
the pool deck. She walked through the glass doors and out onto the deck,
seeing Anna was now whispering with Claire as the boys grabbed their
"Anna." She called out. Anna looked up and waved to Sloan, putting halt to
the conversation. She started to walked toward her; Sloan noticed how
positively skimpy the suit she was wearing actually was. But trying to be a
cool and supportive mother, she kept her mouth shut.
"Hey Mom. I just gotta grab my stuff, kay?" Sloan nodded and turned her
attention back to Mrs. Aments, who stood behind her.
"So did Claire like the Ropes & Challenges trip?" She asked trying to make
"What?" Mrs. Aments looked confused.
"The Ropes & Challenges trip. Didn't Claire go?"
"No, of course not. Didn't Mr. Lewison call you about the trip getting
called off last minute?" Mrs. Aments asked, skeptically.
"Mr. Lewison, huh? Uh, yea. Silly me. I totally forgot. Nevermind." She
turned back to Anna, still confused herself. Anna was putting on some
shorts with her back towards Sloan, when Sloan noticed something on her
back. She walked closer, pretending to get Anna to hurry up and ran her
hand down the series of oddly familiar dots that went down her back in a
small strip. The pieces were starting to come together now. Anna turned
around and looked up at Sloan.
"Okay, done." In a daze, Sloan started to walk towards the door, as she
heard Anna give Jack a goodbye kiss behind her, she walked in the house
with Anna who was close on her heels.