Kiss Me Through The Window
Truth And Consequence
I followed Emily out to the kitchen. She turned around and said,
'I know that we need to have this talk.' She nodded her head towards a sheet, which I quickly put up over the archway, effectively blocking out the noise from the television and our conversation. As I turned back, Emily was washing the dishes.
I started my questioning,
'Is your name really Emily?' She nodded.
'Emily Sites.' She seemed very calm and collected.
'Why do you look like Erin?'
At this, she sighed, dumping a plate onto the sideboard. 'Erin is my half-sister. She's two years younger than me. Absolutely obsessed with you guys. I didn't even know that it was you that she was talking about. She didn't name you, she just went on about 'these guys'. She hinted strongly that I knew of them, but I didn't really care. She was quite embarrassing. As soon as you said 'Erin' I was ashamed, and couldn't really talk to you at all! I mean, the others were really nice and didn't believe you and I feel bad for that.' She finished wiping the dishes and putting them away while I pondered this. She sat down on a seat and just looked at me. My temper was boiling though.
'So, you made me look like a fool in front of my friends?' I whisper-yelled at her.
'Well, duh! I couldn't let them know that I knew her!' She whisper-shouted back at me. Great, I had started a quiet shouting match.
'Are you really related to Mike and Vic? And why didn't you tell them the truth?'
'Yeah, and I may not be who I say I am, but it's none of their business!' Emily yelled, and I knew her voice would go through the whole bus. Seconds later, my boyfriend burst through the curtain keeping our conversation private.
'I knew it!' He cried, before stumbling to a stop. We both looked at him. What?
'Hey Mikey.' I started. 'How much did you hear?'
'The last bit. Also, movie's over. I think everyone heard it.' Mike looked behind him and, sure enough, everyone else was shuffling into the small space. Vic ripped the cloth down and threw it onto the table.
'I believe you have something to share with us.' He says simply, crossing his arms over his chest. Jaime wraps his arms around Vic's waist and stares at Emily too. Her mouth hangs open in shock. As the guys all form a very intimidating force, I stand beside her.
'Just hear her out.' I say, defending her. I place my hand on her shoulder and give her an encouraging smile. Mike looks at me in surprise.
Emily starts explaining.