It’s 3:45, so I know that Meg, Trish and Jayde should be coming soon. School get’s out at 3:30, but it usually takes about twenty minutes to grab your things, then usually there’s some after-school talking and stuff like that. I’m getting anxious all of the sudden, and question whether I should really tell them or not. It’s too late to think about it any further though, because the doorbell rings and three people enter.
We’ve all gotten so close to the point where we don’t even wait for anyone to answer. We just ring the doorbell, and walk right in. One time, we walked in on Meg when she was only in her underwear and bra. She screamed and we slammed the door. A minute later, she opened it back up, wearing a baggy shirt and sweat pants.
I get off the couch, and go over to them. They all have curiosity written across their faces. I know I’m about to be bombarded with questions, so before they can get a word out, I start casually by asking if there was any homework. To my surprise, the answer was no.
“Okay, so are you sick or something?” Trish is the first to question.
“No. Something happened with me and Jake.” I blurt it out like word vomit. No taking it back now.
“Oh my god! What happened?” Meg is genuinely concerned.
“It’s a long story. You probably don’t want to hear it.” I know they do though.
“Did he break up with you?” Jayde asked, and Meg and Trish jabbed her in the sides.
“No… well… not exactly.” Everything seems so confusing all of the sudden, like I can’t even remember what happened. Then everything comes back to me in a rush. I tell them all what happened, and watch their stunned faces. Then I realize something, “You know, it kind of reminds me of what happened to you and Ty.”
After I say this, everyone goes quiet. We have never talked about what happened to Meg and Ty. It’s like everyone just agreed that after it happened, it would never be spoken of again. But here we are.
“What?” I forgot that Jayde didn’t ever know about Meg and Ty.
We stay silent for a while longer. I want Meg to start explaining, but she doesn’t. Then Trish slightly nudges Meg, and I give a slight nod as if to say go ahead, tell her.
And Meg spills.