Harry’s question burns deep in my mind. ‘Do you though?’ Has a jury ever been wrong? Did Harry kill those women? He must have surely; he didn’t deny it to me or even try to explain himself. Actually he was very calm even though he just got sentenced to like life in the Looney bin. His calmness was slightly intimidating. The way we talked like neither of us had done wrong was very strange. There was something off about him and I wanted to know what it was.
Theo was not at lunch again and I found myself very disappointed. Harry was seated at my table. I didn’t feel much like talking to him so I sat at his. Harry cocked his eyebrow at me and moved to sit with me. I huffed.
“Someone is cranky” Harry said sarcastically
“Theo is not here today either”
“Ah your nurse friend” Harry says
“How do you?” I start
“My guard Tom told me” Harry explains
“Tom just happens to blurt out that Theo and I get along?” I say. I am getting a little pissed off.
“No its not that I um may have asked him what he knew about you” Harry says honestly.
I don’t know whether to be creped out for flattered. I got with the first option and my face turns to disgust at Harry. He doesn’t seem to notice.
“The thing is he knows very little and no one else will talk to me, well except you so I thought we could play a game”
I am slightly intrigued so I turn in my seat and put my arms on the table.
“I see you have a deck of cards here” he gestures to the cards.
“No shit Sherlock”
Harry smiles at my crude comment
“Do you know who to play go fish?” he asks
“Yes” I say sternly, this game no longer really holding my interest.
“So I was thinking every time you get a pair off me you get to ask a question and if I get one off you, you have to answer me a question. Sound fair?”
The game did sound good and this way I will get to find out more about why this kid seems so strange.
“Fine” I agree and Harry smiles. “But” I start and the smile disappears. “I will not talk about why I am here. That is my veto”
Harry huffs but agrees.
I manage a four off him.
“Do you believe in god?”
“Why do you wanna know so bad?” he questions
“Um I believe it was my turn to ask a question”
“Then no I do no longer believe in any god or gods.”
Harry takes my eight and I huff.
“How old are you?”
I am taken back by his simple question.
“I am twenty”
Harry smiles and nods at my answer. “Same here”
Harry then wrangles my ten
“What was your first sexual experience?”
The question makes me stop. I glare at Harry and swallow hard. I try my best not to go off at him for asking a question any young boy would ask but I can’t help it.
“I don’t wanna play your stupid game anymore.” I spit
“Ok then we don-“ Harry starts but I am not finished.
“And if you fucking talk to me again I will take your shitty little head and crush it against that wall got it” and I turn and walk out.
Steph practically has to run to catch up to me.
“Can you open the door already? “I snap at him. Steph fumbles with his keys obviously my mood is making him nervous. He shuts and locks the door behind me.
“Would, would you like me to go get nurse Donavan?”
“No, just leave me the fuck alone ok” I throw myself on my bed. Steph nods and walks way. What the hell have I done? I cannot comprehend what I just said to Harry and then I took it out on Steph. Jesus Christ Harry will never talk to me again. The only semi normal person in this shit hole and I threaten him with death. Why did he have to ask that fucking question? One part of me thinks that he is a horny little shit. But for some reason the more plausible option to me is that he knows what happened to me and want to hurt me on purpose. I knew something was messed up with him.
“Fuck!” I yell and punch the wall. Great now I have to go see Theo.
- - - - - - -
“Vera what happened to you?” She asks was I am escorted in to the nurse’s station. I feel like her question hides a deeper meaning but then she rushes to examine my hand.
“Can you save it” I joke my mood become lighter in seeing her finally.
“Love I am not sure we may have to get the good doctor to remove it,” I giggle at her banter.
“She punched the wall in her cell” Stephan pipes up. I glare at him. The first real sentence I hear from him and he is dropping me in it. Thanks Steph you fucking legend.
Theo looks at me worriedly. I shrug it off.
“After you are patched up you are to go and see Kelly alright” Theo orders
“Why I will not tell her anything” My mood turns sour
Stephan nods at Theo and she patches me up.
“Now no more punching the concrete walls” Theo stands with me
“Yes mum,” I mock. She gives me a look full of pity. Great.
Against my obvious stalling Stephan pulls me along by my arm towards Kelly’s office.
“She is just finishing with a patient,” Steph informs me. I decide to let Steph take the chair because I feel bad about what I said earlier and he knows this is the only apology he will get. The door to Kelly’s office opens and I get up off the floor only to meet eyes with Harry. I thought he would be pissed at me or maybe even scared but in his eyes were nothing I saw nothing but emptiness. His stare pulled at my heart a little and I thought I was about to cry before Tom pulled him away and I was pushed into Kelly’s office.
I take my usual seat ready for a session of silence.
“So Vera, who is Philip?”