TITLE: Just Maybe
GENRE: YA Fiction
“Maybe we should go,” I murmured, glancing at my watch. We’d been waiting out here for more than five minutes. It didn’t seem anyone was answering this door.
“No,” Annie replied firmly. “This will be good for her.”
Annie may have thought this visit was a good idea, but I wasn’t so sure. It still felt too soon since I got the news.
After a day of catching up from a holiday trip to visit my father’s family, I finally had a few minutes to lounge when the phone rang. It was Annie and I was surprised. She rarely called. It was better for her that way. My grandmother didn’t like her and wasn’t shy about letting it be known. Annie’s outgoing, bubbly personality was too much for Yai. It made her uncomfortable. Annie was the complete opposite of what Yai thought a young lady should be. To her, Annie was a bit too American. Heaven forbid that rubbed off on me.
But Annie was calling about something important. I could hear it in her tone as soon as I answered. “I wasn’t sure if you would be back yet,” she said softly.
“We just got home this morning,” I replied. “What’s up?”
“I just found out . . . You know the accident? Just before Christmas?” Annie’s voice was soft, wavering.
“What’s going on?” I asked slowly, worried about what she would say, what this had to do with me and somehow already knowing what her answer would be.