“Excuse me?” Did she just challenge me to get my shit together so I could get my family back?
She put the pen down and leaned forward. “Are you willing to make the changes necessary to possibly care for your brothers after graduation?”
Fuck, yeah. Hell, yes. “Yes, ma’am.”
Me and Max locked eyes in panic.
‘Why are they screaming?’ he whispered. ‘They told us to come!’ He jumped to the left of the window and pinned himself against the wall, out of sight.
‘Maybe they were expecting us to knock on the door, like normal people,’ I mutter.
Friday’s Page 69 ~ The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects
They mayor was a master at the phony, toothy grin, but it slid off his face when he spotted Sabrina and Daphne.
“What are they doing here?” he moaned.
“They found the body,” the sheriff explained.
“The sisters Grimm found the body and no one told me?” Charming said.
“You told us not to talk,” Mr. Seven said defensively.
For the rest of the week, all Will wanted to do was kick himself. If only it were anatomically possible. He had messed up. Royally. For a moment, he thought Stella trusted him when she explained the Boyfriend Bracket.
“Me too,” I laughed. “Which is saying something for someone who doesn’t really need to breathe.”
He stopped smiling and cocked his head a little to the side. I immediately regretted my words. Stupidly, I’d jerked us out of the moment and back to the topic at hand. I shook my head, furious with myself.
Might as well quit playing around and get it over with, I thought bitterly. I took a deep breath to steady myself and cut right to the chase.
“So, Joshua, here’s the part where you run screaming into the night, right?” I paused to stare around at the clearing, lit up by the overcast daytime sky.
Something tells me Cass isn’t as tough as she wants me to think. More than anything, she seems sad.
Cassidy stands up with a huff. Her tray is clutched in white-knuckled hands, and I noticed for the the first time that her arm is covered in multicolored silicone bracelets. They look way too cheerful to be on her wrist.