After the long pause of award science, Jacob (thankfully) changed the subject.
"So where you from?" he asked. Dangit spoke too quickly... not so thankful for the subject change anymore.
"I....Uhhhh..." I stuttered not knowing what to say. He looked at me with a concerned expression, "Are you ok?" he asked, "you look a little pale..."
"Me?....What?....no, no i'm fine" I shake my head and covering with a fake smile.
"So where are you from?" he asked again.
"Manhattan" I blurt without even thinking. O my God I just told him where I am from.... or at least where I was last. I don't know where I was born.
He gives me a quizzical look but seems to shrug off the thought going through his mind.
"I have to go to the bathroom" I lie jumping up.
I walk to the bathroom and go inside. It is a small one person bathroom but who cares. I don't really have to go I just need some time to calm down. I'm getting so stressed I can feel slight tingling at my fingertips.
'No no no.... not now' I whisper. A wave of relief washed over me as the tingling subsided. I sighed and walked back out of the bathroom. I see Jacob back at the counter. I see him helping a girl and a boy but their backs are turned to me so I cant tell who they are.
"Thank you" the girl says as Jacob hands them their ice cream.
O wait! I know that voice! That's Abby! She turns around and smiles at me. Marcus was with her too.
"Hey Meg!" she said.
"Hey" I say back as her and Marcus sit at a table.
"Just wanted to see you at your first day of work" Abby said as she takes a bite of ice cream.
I smiled and giggled nervously. When Jacob wasn't paying attention I turned to Marcus and Abby.
"Your supposed to be at the warehouse!" I whisper loudly.
They both shrug and continue to eat their ice cream.
"You don't understand! I got you I to this mess. I'm not going to let you hang out in the open where you can get hurt!" I scold them.
"I think We can manage on our own" Marcus said and Abby nodded.
"Does josh know about this?" I ask. I'm so stressed right now I'm about to burst.
"Yup" Abby responded, "he said to be back in an hour"
I nod and put on a fake smile. I head back to the back to et my cool before the serum power can take over.
Jacob is in there doing his own thing and seems to be ignoring me. I take a deep breath and walk back out into the store but Marcus and Abby are already gone. I sighed and returned to the back.
When josh comes to pick me up that day I don't say much. I'm really tired and a little stressed so I decide to stay quiet. That nigh I go to sleep thinking about Abby and Marcus. I hope they know what they are doing. I don't want anyone else getting hurt because of me. At least zach is coming back tomorrow.