Sleep eats away at me from my recollection of everything. I am about to fall asleep. That is, until my cell-phone buzzes frantically.
I grab it off my dresser without looking. Barbara’s name appears. I answer it, ready to confront whatever she has to say.
“Hey Barbara, what’s up?”
“Ron!” she screams, and I jolt myself up in bed. My nerves skyrocket out of my skin and I stutter to try to get my words out.
“W-What is it?”
“T-The inventory...money is gone again...”
“I can barely hear you,”
“The money is gone again Ron! A large portion of it,”
“Okay,” I breathe, trying to calm her nerves and mine. “maybe Blake took some money out and moved it someplace else. I-I did see some new appliances in the kitchen too,”
“No, I’m telling you,” Barbara warns, voice shaky with fear. “something is going on.”
The darkness swallows me and I feel like I’m floating in an alternate dimension. My heart is beating so fast it almost reminds me of that feeling I get when I’m on a rollercoaster and I peak the very top, about to glide over and rush into oblivion. The feelings in my stomach are harsh and intense.
But Barbara doesn’t just stop there. She puts the cherry on top by mentioning Blake and what he failed to do for her.
“And that’s not even the worst part,” she says, pausing to catch her breath. “remember when we had that meeting in the house last Thursday night?”
I recall it perfectly well.
“Remeber when I told Blake that I made a deal with some rich kid from The Pine Hills and needed a large number of drugs for his birthday party this Friday?”
“Well guess what? Guess what our leader has done now?”
I hold my breath. Chills blanket my body and I can’t even blink because I’m so scared.
Barbara shoots it out in one go though.