Ryker at?” I asked. He turned to me and closed his eyes; it seemed the question I asked
made me l
ook stupid. Now why would that be I wonder? “Well?”
“He’s attending a meeting with Mr. Barker....remember? He said he was going.” Rusty replied. My jaw
popped open as I suddenly recalled....he told me twice. At home the morn before he went to school andat the club. I really did look like an idiot! Asking stupidly obvious questions....dang-nab-it! Rusty grinnedat me, obviously to his enjoyment. I sighed as I sat down on the couch. I was bombarded by two verypretty maids.
Tillie, Millie...what are you doing!?” I exclaimed as they sat on me. One pinning my left arm and
leg, the other pinning my right arm and leg. I was stuck in an.... awkward position. To say the least. Thesmiled devilishly at me, I gulped hard. Just then a pretty young high school girl walked inside, Rustybowed to her as she entered. WHAT IS GOING ON HERE!?!?!?!?! Maids....school girl....me....and Rusty
staring at me like I’m some sort of wacko manic! As long as Ryker doesn’t come home at this moment I
might just survive this
but I’m not getting my hopes up...that usually back fires on me.
“Uhmm....Is Ryker here?” She asked....such a lovely soft voice, and she smelt good too! Familiar in away, like I’ve smelt this scent before....but where?????
“No madam, quite sorry but the young master is out at the moment. But he should return shortly if youcare to wait for him.” Rusty said with a smile. Being all nice and friendly. I managed to wiggle free at that
moment while Tillie and Millie were distracted by our guest. I jumped off the couch and stretched. Thegirl looked at me like I was some sort of alien.
“What?” I asked, slowly lowering my arms to my side.
“You must be Lynx, Ryker’s older brother.” She said with a smile and a tilt of her head. She lo
like some doll you’d see sitting on a shelf somewhere. And she knew Ryker....OH CRAP!!!! It’s her....
yeah, that’s me alright...might I ask why your here?”
“I came to bring Ryker his homework, he left before he could receive them, Mrs. Andrews
asked me togive them to him when I saw him, and I
get a too earlier chance so I came to drop them off. I hope
that’s alright.” She replied. She stared at me waiting for an answer.“Quite alright, no problem with that. If you want you can set them
down and go home, it’s pretty lateanyway.” I smiled hoping I didn’t sound like I was throwing her out.
“I see...I think I rather stay and wait, I was so busy today I could do
homework either. I ended upwatching a show with my mom and her boyfriend, when I looked at the clock it was already late, I cameover as soon as I could so at least one of us could get something done tonight. Mrs. Andrews will be
furious if nothing gets done....she’s scary when she’s angry.”
“I know that feeling...” I mumbled.
“What was that?”
“Oh nothing, don’t mind me ha
, ha, ha.... Just thinking aloud again. Make yourself at-
midsentence as Ryker walked
in....and he was seemingly in a bad mood. I’m dead, so very, very dead.....
Waaaa! She smiled brightly when she saw him enter.
“Lynx....what’s going on?” He said, looking around; Tillie and Millie grabbing my arms, and his girly friend
standing in front of him. I swear I thought he was going to kill me. So did the maids, they were shakingtoo.
“Hey Ryker, I brought your books for you, you didn’t have a chance to get them before you left.”