Chapter Eleven

The phone rang. Nick picked it up on the second ring. “Hello?”

“Nick, it’s Jenny.”

“Oh, hey girl. What’s up?”

“Um…I need to talk to Lizzie. Do you know where she is?” Jenny asked.

“Yeah. She’s on the island with Brian. I can give you Brian’s cell phone number if you want.”

“That would be great, Nick. Thanks.”

~*~

Elizabeth and Brian were making out in their tent. That’s how they passed time. There was nothing else to do on the island. Brian’s cell phone rang. Brian kept kissing Elizabeth. It rang again. Elizabeth pulled away from Brian.

“You better answer that, Bri. It might be important,” she said.

“But, I don’t wanna,” Brian said, kissing her again.

“Answer it, Brian,” Elizabeth said, a bit firmly.

“Fine,” he pouted as he picked up the phone. “Hello?”

“Can I talk to Elizabeth, please?” Jenny asked.

“Yeah,” Brian said. He handed Elizabeth the phone.

“Hello?”

“Lizzie?”

“Jenny! Hey, how are you?”

“I’m okay. How are you?” Jenny asked.

Elizabeth looked at Brian and smiled. “I’m great.” “Um…did I interrupt something? Brian sounded kinda mad when he answered.”

Elizabeth giggled. “Nah… we were just making out.”

“Don’t tell her that!” Jenny heard Brian say in the background. Jenny and Elizabeth laughed.

“Quiet, Bri…I’m talking to my little sister,” Elizabeth said. She crawled out of the tent and sat on the beach.

“So…have you and Brian…um…you know?”

Elizabeth laughed. “No. We came really close a couple of times, but we didn’t.”

“How come?” Jenny asked.

“Well, for one thing, we didn’t have any protection…and I just don’t think now is the right time. We’re gonna wait a while and let things happen naturally. So…have you and Alex?”

“No! No, no…we haven’t.” Jenny answered quickly.

“Sorry…Just asking.”

“It’s okay. Actually, the reason I called was about Alex,” Jenny said.

“Well, what’s wrong? Are you guys okay?” Elizabeth asked concerned.

“There’s this girl named Heather. She’s trying to take Alex away from me, Lizzie. She's really skanky,” Jenny said.

“Does Alex like her?” Elizabeth asked.

“I don’t think so, but I don’t know. This Heather girl really doesn’t like me, Lizzie. She kept calling me little girl. She told Alex he needs to dump me and get a real woman like her,” Jenny said.

“That bitch!” Elizabeth exclaimed. “What did Alex do?”

Jenny giggled. “He told her he had a real woman and then he kissed me. Oh, man, he has never kissed me like that before, Lizzie. It was incredible!”

“Wow!”

“Yeah. Then he told Heather to leave. She told me that she would get Alex and then she left.”

“Ya know what, Jen?”

“What?”

“I think we gotta beat this girl down,” Elizabeth said.

Jenny laughed. “Believe me, I wish I could. I know this girl is gonna try something. I don’t know what to do.”

Elizabeth thought for a minute. “Well, I think you should trust Alex and just do what your instincts tell you to.”

“Okay. Thanks for your help, Lizzie,” Jenny said.

“No prob, little sis. You gotta come see me sometime. I miss you,” Elizabeth said.

“I miss you, too. Have you found out anything about your situation?”

“Nick’s parents are back. They are working on adopting me. I will be so happy with this whole thing is finally over. Although…I really like being on this island alone with Brian,” Elizabeth said with a smile.

Jenny giggled. “I bet you do. I gotta go now. Tell Brian I’m sorry for interrupting.”

“Don’t worry about it, Jenny. Bye.”

“Bye.”

Elizabeth went back in the tent and found Brian asleep. She sat down next to him and watched him. He kept making an adorable duck face. Elizabeth smiled. He looks like an angel, Elizabeth thought. He’s my angel. I love him so much. She bent down and kissed his forehead and then laid down beside him and drifted off to sleep.

~*~

Bob and Jane Carter walked in their house. They had been trying to adopt Elizabeth for the past week. “Nick, come down here, please,” Jane called from the bottom of the stairs.

“Coming,” Nick called. A few seconds later, Jane and Bob heard footsteps on the stairs. “What’s up?” Nick asked.

“We did it. It’s finally over. Lizzie is now our daughter,” Jane said, smiling happily.

“That’s great!” Nick exclaimed. “I’m gonna call her right now.”

“Why don’t you wait until tomorrow. It’s kinda late now,” Bob said.

“Okay,” Nick said.

Nick headed upstairs to bed. He was lying in bed when a little voice in his head said, “If Lizzie is your parents’ daughter now, technically, that makes her your sister now.” Nick thought about that statement for a while. He also thought about his feelings for Lizzie. This is too weird, he thought as he drifted off to sleep.