11. chapter eleven
But then he says "don't even think this will stop me. This is our chance Mael, once we're in we will know where to go. I promise." I nod slowly. Then Emma speaks: "we should go this Sunday. The cups never check that area on Sunday." "Yes you're right Emma" says Sean. I check my phone and get up quickly. Sean stops me by taking my hand "what's wrong Mael?" "I forgot, I promised Kyle I would-"I look at my shoes "well, I need to go home" they smile at me. No questions. Perfect. "Bye then" they both say. Sean releases my had and I walk towards home.
I open the door and Kyle is there, waiting for me. "Hi. I was thinking...Sunday we could wonder around and find out more about mom's place." I get inside and gently close the door. I walk towards my room and he follows me, still talking. "I mean, we could show the photo to people in the street and maybe go check out ourselves. I think we should-" "I can't." I cut him off. I sit on my bed and he leans against my desk, facing me. "What do you mean?" "I'm sorry, Kyle. I just can't." He gets up from the desk and walks the few meters between us. "I don't get it Mael. I thought you wanted this how much I do. Do you realize how important this is for me?! And why can't you anyway?" For a while I stay silent, then I speak: "you promise you won't tell anyone? Not even dad?" He doesn't even think about it "I promise" I take a deep breath and I explain the situation to him "so, me Emma and Sean are going to check out the big fo- don't look at me that way, listen to me- the big forest. We found a point in the fence where we can get past it and get in." Kyle looks stunned "you Emma and Sean what?!" "Don't tell dad, please." "I won't, I was just I don't know... Surprised. I'm glad I was wrong saying you didn't care about mom's place." "I do care, you know it." I say "yeah...I know. Okay"