Jack looked up from his Math textbook and pushed his glasses back up onto the bridge of his nose. He wondered what Annie was doing but then he remembered, she was spending the night at a friend's house. Why should he care what Annie was doing anyway? They weren't conjoined at the hip or anything it just happened that she had a better social life. He tried not to think about this and continued working on his homework. He was already finished but just kept working on the problems ahead, at least he wouldn't have any to do tomarrow. He was just about to flop onto his bed and turn in early when he heard a distant rumbling. He quickly looked outside and swore he saw a train going through the woods but that wasn't possible was it? They wouldn't send him a sign without Annie would they? He decided to check just in case. He pulled on his jacket and slipped on his old sneakers. He ran down the stairs and was about to head out the door when

" JACK! WHERE ON EARTH DO YOU THINK YOUR GOING?" his mother screamed. She walked over and placed herself between him and the door.

"Ummm…" Jack faltered where could he say he was going? "To play baseball?" it sounded like a question.

"AT 8 O' CLOCK AT NIGHT?" his mother was starting to turn red he needed something fast

"My friend Mark from school invited me over, can I go?" almost immidiatly he saw his mother deflate. She knew as well as he did that he was not a people person, and he was sure she wouldn't want him to risk a chance at a social life.

"Well of course! But you might've checked in with me before running off like that! Go ahead dear"

Without a backword glance he ran out, feeling bad for lying but going quickly toward the woods. Not sure of what was in store.