Know-It-All XI (End)
Janie had been on her feet- that she remembered. But now she was against the wall and on her knees. Her friends were looking at her with concern, everything in her mind was reeling. Never before had shock hit her like it just did. The room was spinning and everything was upside down, nothing made sense.
“Goodness, taking it a little hard aren’t we?” Gerald’s voice made its way into her head.
Though it was obvious Kurt didn’t know what Gerald was talking about, he knew it was hurting Janie.
“Leave her alone, dammit!” He surged forward to grab Gerald by the collar. When he did, he accidentally nudged Leon.
As he made contact, Leon went rigid.
“Leon!” Sarah shouted.
All of a sudden he was on the floor. What seemed like a seizure started taking over Leon’s limbs, and he began jerking and twitching. “Leon!!” Kurt echoed his girlfriend’s concern as he dove to his friend’s side.
“Hey, hey! Easy
Know-It-All XHours later:
Janie examined her nails. The manicure she done earlier for her ‘date’ had chips in the paint and some of the tips looks ragged. While she did do, she heard her companion sigh.
Leaning against the side of his car, Jason looked impatient.
“You did tell them the right address, right?” He asked again for the umpteenth time. Annoyed, Janie rolled her eyes and sarcastically replied. “No Jason, I gave them the address to the Rugby League downtown.”
Her answer made him look annoyed as well. Realizing her mistake, Janie sighed.
“Sorry. Yes, I sent them the correct address. Kurt probably just took extra time doing his hair, that’s all.” She apologized, her voice growing playful at the end of her statement.
Jason let out a chuckle as Sarah’s car pulled up behind Jason’s.
“Sorry for the delay. Traffic wasn’t that great.” Kurt called as he slid out of the driver’s seat.
“And this one wanted
Know-It-All IX7 Years ago:
Janie knew her Father wasn’t as respectable as he came across. But never did she try to pry too much into his business. There are some lines not to be crossed, and investigating family members was one such line.
She knew enough about him to be on edge around him, especially after Kelsey’s death. Her Father controlling nature was, in her mind, the reason for Kelsey’s death.
The weeks and months following, she grew distant from her parents. Their overly concerned nature, but lack of respect for her own life had wounded her.
Trusting them no longer seemed like an option, Janie knew that the event would only repeat itself if she tried.
Her secrets grew. Previously she had several security measures set up to keep her parents out of her business, but now she had so many even Leon couldn’t remember them all.
Not only did they increase, but they became even stealthier.
To her parent’s point of view, Janie completely shut down. Although before she wasn
Know-It-All VIII 7 years ago:
Janie recovered from her mono over the next few days. While she rested, Leon stayed with her. The two barely left each others company the week that followed Kelsey’s death.
It was only because of Leon that she kept taking her insulin and taking care of herself.
But they couldn’t stay in hiding forever; school and the normal flow of life beckoned them back from Janie’s room.
It was a dank march day when Janie finally returned to her homeroom. The sky was gray; the clouds seemed unable to make up their minds whether to make it rain or snow, so they decided on sleet. Janie sat at her desk without a word, Leon taking his desk behind her.
Neither of them said anything about the empty desk next to Leon.
Because of the weather, the door to the roof was locked. Honestly Janie expected it, but it hurt that she couldn’t even go to the places that reminded her of him.
So instead of lunch on the roof, the two ate in a quiet hallway.