On Thursday, I see Bella and Isla get off the bus, but Skyla's bus passes our house.
I look at the girls as they come in.
"Where is Skyla?" I ask.
Niall comes into the room.
"I don't know, I thought she was on her bus." Bella says.
I look at Niall.
I call her cell phone, but she doesn't answer.
"Did she say anything to you guys before you got on your separate buses this morning?" I ask.
"No." Bella says.
I grab the keys and run out to the car.
"Tessa!" Niall says.
"Niall, I'll be back. There is something wrong with Skyla and I know it." I say.
I start the car and then head to her highschool.
On the drive there, I try calling her cellphone again. Still, I get no answer.
I panic and when I pull into the High School's parking lot, I finally see her. She's sitting on the sidewalk, staring at the ground. I pull up next to her and get out.
I walk around the car and over to her.
"Skyla? Honey, why weren't you on your bus?" I ask standing in front of her.
"Um..." She mumbles.
"Skyla, why weren't you on your bus?" I ask.
"I got caught up with some things here...." She says.
Her eyes, they scream lie, but I don't bother questioning her further, at least not yet.
"Come on, get in the car, we're going home." I say walking back around to my side.
She gets into the car and I drive her home.
I don't ask her anything in the car and when I pull into the driveway, she gets out and runs into the house. She runs past Niall, who's on the front porch, without a word.
I get out and walk up to the porch.
"What's wrong with her?" Niall asks.
"I don't know.... I asked her when I found her sitting on the sidewalk outside the High School. She told me that she got 'caught up' in some things, it was a total lie Niall, I know it." I say.
"You want me to talk to her babe?" He asks as we face each other.
"No, wait just a little longer.... I have a feeling that it's gonna come crashing down on her soon and she'll have to tell me, unless I find out myself." I say.
We head inside and Skyla is silent to, pretty much, everyone the whole evening.