Maya’s bladder was on the verge of explosion while speaking with Vik. She wasn’t a fan of public bathrooms and had never been so desperate to get home. Before she could breathe a sigh of relief atop the porcelain throne, someone else who was equally as desperate burst in with an urgent need to speak with her.
“Aubrey get out!”
“Maya, I need your help,” her little sister shouted.
“Ok… Get out!”
“I’m peeing, Aubrey!”
“Ok, but I need you!”
“I’m not gonna pee any faster with you standing there!”
Whatever was bothering her was written all over her face. She looked like she was in trouble. Whatever it was, Aubrey was not leaving the bathroom without her sister. Realizing this, Maya growled in annoyance and finished her business.
“This better be good,” she shouted while washing her hands.
As soon as Maya dried her hands, her body was being dragged into Aubrey’s room.
“Hey! What gives?? Geez!”
The door slammed behind them.
“I’m so screwed,” Aubrey whined.
Maya took a deep, calming breath. “What is it?”
“I’m so screwed! Daddy wants to meet Julio!”
“Ah HA! The mystery so-called best friend has a name now!”
“Mayaaaaa! This isn’t funny!”
“Ok, ok. So, what happened?”
“We’re going to the prom on Saturday, and daddy said he wants to meet him! Once he learns what his last name is, he’s gonna freak! What if he doesn’t let me go? What if he says we can’t be friends anymore? THIS SUCKS, MAYA!”
“Hmmm… That does suck. Well…maybe just offer up as little information as possible. Like, when he says, ‘what’s your name, son,’ you speak before he does and just say Julio.”
Aubrey groaned. “This is bad, Maya! This is really really bad! And I don’t even know why!”