Chapter 5-The Phone Call

Junior awoke in the morning to the sound of his cell phone buzzing and ringing softly in his pocket. Groaning softly he rolled over and looked at the alarm clock on the stand. It was only 10 o'clock and he silently wondered who on earth would call him this early in the morning.

Pushing the ignore button, he decided that it didn't really matter. He had stayed up rather late trying to calm Kris down and he hadn't gotten much sleep after that point. He had not seen her so worked up before and he silently wondered what it was that she was so afraid of.

He looked over at the sleeping form next to him and made a silent vow to himself. He made it his mission to make sure that he was there for her until the trial, even if it was only just as a friend.

Closing his tired and worn eyes he let sleep, once again, overtake him.

"Junior," Kris stated shoving him slightly as she wiggled next to him. "Junior your phone is ringing again. Wake up!"

Letting out a loud groan he reached down and pulled his phone out of his pocket throwing it at the wall.

"Problem solved, go back to bed."

"It's already noon Junior, we should get up."

Throwing his arm over his eyes he opened them squinting at the woman next to him for a moment.

"Do you want to talk about it?" he asked.

"Talk about what?" Kris asked.

"Your dream, of course." Junior replied.

"I don't know if I want to tell you about that," Kris stated blushing softly. He noticed that she suddenly looked shy.

"You were having a nightmare Kris; I just was wondering what made you so scared."

She turned away from him then and he decided to try a different tactic.

"I've heard that if you tell someone your dream it won't come true." Junior stated.

"Who says that?" Kris asked and he instantly was amazed at how innocent she could be sometimes.

"Everyone." Junior replied.

"Well I'm not everyone," Kris replied scowling slightly "let it be, Junior."

"Fine!" he replied louder than he intended. Her wince didn't go unnoticed by him.

"Please don't yell at me Junior, I have had enough of that these past few years."

"I'm sorry," he whispered in response "I just want to be able to help you. I can't help you if you won't tell me about it."

"Give me some time to process things first, please." Kris responded before looking at his phone on the floor.

"Who was calling you anyways?" she asked.

"No clue," he replied shrugging his shoulders.

"Don't you think you should check?" Kris asked "It could be important."

"I can call them back later." Junior answered before reaching over her and grabbing something off the end table next to her.

"How about we order some room-service? I am starving." Junior stated trying to change the subject.

"OK, Mr. Popular. How about you check your phone and see who keeps calling you while I order some food?" Kris asked.

"Sounds good to me," Junior replied dropping the menu in her lap and hopping off the bed to grab his phone. "I will just take this out to the hall," he stated "so I am out of your way."

"OK!" Kris called over her shoulder as she flipped through the menu.

He closed the room door behind him and proceeded to plop down on the floor in the hallway. Flipping open his phone his eyebrows furrowed with the amount of missed calls he had.

Someone was definitely trying to get a hold of him.

Flipping open his missed call log he was surprised that most were from Dani, while a few were from Katelyn. Choosing what he deemed the lesser of two evils he dialed Katelyn first.

"Junior?" She answered on the first ring.

"Hey, yeah it's me. What's up?" Junior asked.

"Where the hell are you, Junior?" Katelyn asked snottily. "Your sister and that annoying friend of yours keep calling here looking for you. They were asking about that girl you knew, Kris. Something about her missing or something."

"What did you tell them?" Junior asked trying not to sound annoyed at her tone.

"I told them that I hadn't seen you, that you were probably busy with work, and that you haven't talked to Kris since that day at the track. I wasn't lying, was I junior?"

The tone of her voice told him that now was not the time to argue with her.

"No you weren't lying. I just caught up with some work stuff and ended up crashing here." Junior replied lying through his teeth.

"Well you should come home and catch up later." Katelyn stated trying to sound alluring.

"I really can't leave this," Junior stated "but I will call and let Dani and Matt know not to call and keep bugging you."

"Fine, but hurry home soon." Katelyn responded whiningly before he heard the sound of the dial tone.

"Don't count on it," Junior murmured under his breath as he flipped his phone closed. Leaning his head against the wall behind him he wondered what he was going to tell Matt and Dani.

He definitely couldn't tell them the truth.

He just hoped that whatever he came up with, it was believable.