My uncle sighed and rubbed his temples. He opened his eyes and gave me a warm smile. “Cel.” He said with all the warmth of my father’s sun that was blocked by the earth above us. “I believe we have a date today.”
He stood and I ran into the arms he reached out to me.
Another reason I was glad I wasn’t mortal. Dating my uncle would be bad.
My mind wandered to Daren and how he’d react to seeing me limping into class. He’d made a big deal about a minor headache, so how would a physical injury go over? He’d probably call for an ambulance. I joked to myself.
He won’t. The voice in my head countered.
I frowned. I know he won’t actually. I was kidding.
He won’t. The voice repeated.
The chair at the desk beside Hunter’s scraped against the floor and she looked over, a smile spreading over her frown. “Hey, James.” She greeted her friend.
“I told you to stop calling me that.” Lucas gave her a light punch on her shoulder. “I go by Lucas. Can’t you just forget what you heard?”
“No dice.” She said back, tapping her forehead.