Running From The Truth
The officer looked about twenty as he wrote in his small pad. “It’s Gail, right?â? he asked and I nodded. “Are you aware that your father is breaking several laws?â?
I looked at him for the longest minute and said, “No.â? in my sweetest voice. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.â? I looked over his shoulder, focusing on the fake plant in the corner.
Suddenly, someone walked up. They were outside of the office but I could see them through the glass. Whoever it was, was staring at me. Was that … Van?
I mouthed his name and the officer looked at me strangely. “I’m sorry. I have to get to class.â? I mumbled.
“You’ve been excused from class. Are you aware that your father could go to jail and you could go to foster care because of what he’s doing?â?
“Sorry.â? I mumbled, running from the office, running from the truth. I started to run past Van but he gripped my arm.
“Gail, are you okay?â? he asked.
“I’m fine!â? I yelled at him and he dropped his arm like lightning had just hit.