“I just had to go to the bathroom.â?
It was one of the twins, Lucy, I thought.
“Well, what are you doing out here?â?
“Seeing who was scratching at my door.â?
“Oh, sorry about that.â?
“Do you know what time it is?â?
“Yeah, it’s… 3:27.â?
“Thanks.” Her response was a little specific. “You should go back to bed.â?
“You too, do you remember your room?â?
Again with the underestimation! “Yes, I do.â?
“Well, you sounded pretty confused.â?
Sounded? Had I said anything that could make me sound confused?
“Don’t worry about it. Goodnight.â? She walked back into her room.
I wondered how she’d practically answered my question, one that I hadn’t even said out loud. “Don’t worry about it,â? she’d said, but I hadn’t asked her anything out loud, had I?
I shrugged and took her advice. I wouldn’t worry about it now; I had enough to think about at the moment.