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Chapter 18 - Millie

“Lisa is an addict,” Kitty gasped as I told her what Denise had said to me. “I didn’t expect that.”

It was Saturday afternoon, and we were in my bedroom avoiding the eyes of my little sister.

“How are we going to expose her?” Kitty asked me.

“I’m not sure yet,” I told her.

“I’m worried about Tabitha,” Kitty told me.

“Are you serious, Kitty?” I asked annoyed. “You are too forgiving.”

“I’m still mad at her,” Kitty told me. “I just think there is something wrong.”

“What do you mean?” I asked.

“She is paper white and rail thin,” She told me.

“Tabitha has always been pale and thin. Even when we were kids.” I told her. “Do you remember when we went to Sovereign Hill as a class trip in Grade Five?”

Kitty laughed at the memory. “It was freezing cold, and Tabitha still came back sunburnt.”

“See what I mean.”

“It not like that, Millie,” she told me. “She is even paler and thinner than usual. I think she is sick.”

“Are you sure?” I asked.

Kitty nodded. “There is more. She failed the last English sac.”

“What?” I asked surprised. “How did Tabitha fail an English sac? I was in her English class last year. She got almost full marks for everything. Mr Green even told us that she wrote the best English essays he had ever read. The only problem was the spelling.”

“I know that,” Kitty said. “That why I am worried.”

“I watch out for her,” I told Kitty. “Happy now.”

Kitty nodded. She turned her glance to my alarm clock. “I going to need to go soon,” she told me. “I have a lot of homework to do.”

“Kitty, you have all weekend to do it,” I complained.

“I’m going to the movies tomorrow with Jonah, Millie,” she told me.

I quickly turned my attention to her. “Did you just say you are going to the movies with Jonah?”

Kitty nodded.

I laughed. “So he finally asked you on a date. Jude owes me fifty dollars.”

Kitty turned red. “It not a date,” she protested. “Aiden, Blake and Jude were supposed to come as well.”

I smiled widely. “But they are not, so it is just the two of you. It’s so a date.”

Kitty turned an even darker shade of red. “He doesn’t like me that way.”

I began to laugh again, this time, a lot harder. Once I finally manage to stop laughing, I turned to face my best friend. “You know for someone so smart, you can be so dumb sometimes,” I told her. “Jonah has had a crush on you since year seven.”

“Really?” Kitty asked, surprised.

“I used to tease him about it,” Millie told me. “With Tabitha, Blake, Aiden, Maya and Jude of course.”

“I really have to leave now,” She said as she moved towards my bedroom door

“Have fun on your date,” I yelled after her.

“It is not a date,” she yelled back.

“Keep telling yourself that.”

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