"Hello, this is – " I slammed the phone down again. I have a feeling that if I tried to call the police one more time, they'd track me down and try to kill me for annoying them so much. I can't call them anymore anyways, I ran out of quarters. I've called them 9 times and hung up on them most of the time. I walked to the deli near the phone booth and bought a bottle of water. I started to walk towards the park. This is all too weird. I've tried to tell on David, but I can't. I thought it would make me feel better, but I just can't.
"Took you an awful long time to buy some water!" I almost jumped when I heard that. I turned around to find Chelsea.
"Damn it! Don't scare me like that!" I thrust the bottle of water to Chelsea and fixed my hair. "I told you to wait at the park."
"And I told you I was thirsty." Chelsea twisted the cap open and downed half the bottle.
"You're goin' to choke on that."
"Uh-huh, thank you for your concern. Anyways, what took you so long?"
"Would you believe me if I told you I was prank calling the police?"
"You are one funny little girl." She placed the cap back onto the bottle and placed the bottle in her bag. "I've got to go now. Stupid sister said she has to do some stuff to the computer and can't do it without me. So what are you going to do now?"
"First, I'm going to walk you home, and then I'm going to wander around aimlessly, hoping that I'm going to find someone to hang out with." Chelsea looked over my shoulder and smiled.
"You don't have to walk me home, 'cause I see Eric wandering aimlessly and seems to be hoping to find someone to hang out with." I turned around and sure enough, saw Eric walking straight for us. He seemed to be staring at the ground. As he walked past us, he still didn't notice Chelsea or me. I motioned for Chelsea to come and follow me, quietly. We followed Eric for one block until Chelsea's phone rang. She screeched at the sound, I shrieked at her voice, and Eric jumped from the both of us. "I'm coming! I'm coming!" Chelsea yelled into the phone as she walked away.
"Err... hi?" I said, awkwardly. Eric started to smile, I started to laugh.
"That was one of the worst movies I have ever seen." Eric said, rolling his eyes. I laughed.
"It wasn't that bad." I said as I dipped my French fry in ketchup.
"We should've just walked out on it."
"Oh, you just hate it because it was boring in the beginning."
"Like it was exciting in the middle and end." Eric grabbed his drink and sipped at the straw.
"It was! It was just because you fell asleep after the third line!" Eric smiled sheepishly.
"True, true." He looked around. "I have something to ask you..." He seemed uneasy and hesitant. "Yesterday, when you and David were at your place... I was... well, I accidentally... I was at the... um..."
I had no idea what the hell he was trying to say at first. And then I froze. Suddenly, I realized what he was trying to tell me.
"You listened in on me and David talking?" I whispered.
"I'm sorry! But, you see, I was walking and wanted to return some money I borrowed from you but I heard screaming and shit. So I..." He paused. "I'm sorry, but I heard everything." I stood up and tried to walk away. But I felt a hand holding me back. "I won't tell! I promise. But I just want to know what really happened. Please."
I sat back down with weak knees. Then I started to laugh. How funny was this? I finally think that this thing about Lisa would be over, but...
"Hey, I just want to go back home and rest a while... I'll call you or something okay?" I said. We sat in silence for a while, and then I walked home.