9. The Telling.
"No! Billy, no! You can't tell him! Not yet! He doesn't need to know! Not until after-after..." I struggled with my want to tell Billy about Anna, but at the same time, needing to keep to promise about not telling anyone-and all so Anna wouldn't harm my friends. Well, too late for that.
"Until after what, Nirvana? The operation? Ryder's gonna start asking questions about where you've been going all this time! And where you would've been-I'm pretty sure the doctor's are going to want you to stay-a week, at least! What are going to do then? Lie? C'mon, Nirvana, you two are really close friends, but lately it's like you've given up on your friendship! On everyone's friendship, ever since this stupid thing inside of you has become a serious threat!" I glared at him. I knew he was right, but...I couldn't tell Ryder just yet. How could I, when I can't even face what's happening to me myself?
"Fine. I'll tell him. But only after I've accepted it myself, ok?" Billy looked disgruntled, but I didn't care. Let him be angry. I had a dead girl who could kill on my hands.