"Can I help you?"
"Yes, actually, I am Jonas sister," I said. The kids whispered about that statement rather loudly. "I brought him here this morning and I'll be picking him up after class today."
"I don't remember seeing you around," the teacher said.
"That's the reason why I came to inform you," I answered. "I'll bring you a letter from our father if that's necessary."
"Yes, that would be better, we can't just let a kid leave with a stranger."
"But, she is my sister," Jonas cried from the back of the line.
For anyone normal, that would have been a cry for help but teacher are generally oblivious to whatever happens between kids. Some of the kids started to laugh and I heard some said that I wasn't and that it was just a joke. I wondered if I was making things worse for Jonas.
"That's enough," the teacher said.
"I'll be back at four," I said.
"I didn't know Jonas had a sister," the teacher said.
Here too, she should have heard him say it repeatedly, write it in homework and once again, she had been totally oblivious to it.
"I'm not around very often, I travel to many different places," I said.
Once again, the kids started to whispered and I hoped that Jonas was going to jump on the occasion to give them details that didn't involve space travel.
The teacher gave me the look, from top to bottom and to top again saying seriously how much travel a girl her age can really do.
"Alright, don't forget that letter," she said and she opened the door for the kids to enter.
"I don't care if they don't believe your my sister," Jonas said stopping in front of me.
"I went back last night," I said.
"Did she kissed the boy?"
"No, not yet, I'll tell you about it tonight, if the other ask, tell them I was traveling in Africa or something," I whispered in his ear.
"But the spaceship is so cool," he said.
"Yes, that's why it has to be a secret between you and me," I said.
"Jonas, come in," the teacher said impatiently.
"Promise, that's our secret," Jonas said. "Promise," I answered, letting him go to class.
I couldn't stop thinking about it. I wanted to know what happened with lieutnant Fin at diner and what happened to my dad in that universe. I tought about it on the way back and when I arrived at my father's house, my mother's car was parked in the alley. My father was trying to tell her that everything with fine. Courtesy would have been to let her in the house, but intelligence knew that it was impossible.
Do you see the parallel between Frederique and her mother? They are both tenacious and freaking stubborn!
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