Chapter 32: Complicated Revelation
After my shower I sit on the edge of my bed in pj’s and a towel wrapped about my head. revelation
The whole time I showered I kept thinking of what my mom had said, but still I don't get it. Somehow I feel more confused than I was before.
I check my phone to see that I have three missed messages that were sent while I was in the shower.
One from Levi, one from Silas, and one from an unfamiliar number.
I try to ignore the unknown number but curiosity gets the best of me as I click to view the message.
“Hey, it’s Colby... Rin There’s something you need to know.”
I get chills after reading the message. What? Why? How?
How did this guy get my number? Maybe from the school intermarry or something but still that’s creepy.
There’s something I need to know?
Nope. There’s nothing I need to know. Not from him anyhow. No freaking way am I replying back to that guy.
I block his number without giving it a second thought.
For all I know he could be the one leaving those letters in my family’s mailbox just for fun, though the possibility of that probably isn’t that high but whatever since I don’t like this guy either way.
I’m not scared of him or anything but it feels like for some reason he just wants my attention, so it’s best for me to make sure not to give it to him no matter what.
If I keep ignoring him he’ll get bored and go away, right?
I try to fight off the doubts in my mind as I click on the message from Levi. I instantly can see that it’s a pretty long message from him.
I quietly read the words out loud as I read what Levi sent, “I’m sorry for earlier when I grabbed your bracelet like that...
I don’t know why I acted like that. It wasn’t okay to do that so just wanted to apologize. Sorry Rin
I guess I was just jealous because Silas told me over the phone that you guys were on a date
I wish I had been your first date”
My stomach flips uncomfortably after reading the message. I have no idea how to respond to this. Do I say it's okay? Do I ignore the last bit about him being jealous and wishing to have been my first date? Do I just send some weird emoji in awkwardness?
I don't know so I just leave the message on read for now before I go to check the message from Silas.
“Did you like the present?”
I get up to find the shorts I had been wearing before. I put my hand in the pocket, feeling a long thin and flimsy rectangle shaped material.
I can't believe he put this in my pocket.
My mom words about me knowing the answer but not wanting to admit it start runs through my mind.
Something finally clicks as I start to understand what she meant.
I'm finally able to come up with a response back to Levi.