"How did you find out?" Maryann asked.
"Well.... I kinda listened into your conversation" Howie replied uneasily.
"Was it by accident?" she asked curiously.
"Yeah" he answered instantly.
"At least you weren't spying.....like before" she said relieved.
They walked to the end of the street and started to walk back to the house until Howie broke the silence, "I'm sorry about what happened at the hotel."
They stopped talking when they got back to the house and Maryann knocked on the door.
**5 minutes later**
"Hey Maryann, how was your walk?" Nick asked opening the door.
"Fine" Howie answered.
Maryann ran up the stairs to Karen's room determined to find out what was wrong with her friend. As soon as she left, Nick nudged Howie, smacked him on the head, and said,"I wasn't talking to you bozo!"
Maryann knocked on the already ajar door of Karen's room. "Hey Maryann," Karen said depressed.
"What happened this morning?" Maryann asked sitting down next to her.
"I don't really want to talk about it" she answered.
"I'll tell you what happened to me this morning" Maryann said persuading her.
"What happened to you?" Karen asked quickly.
"Don't even try to change the subject!" Maryann protested.
"Ok, I give up! I'm not in the mood to fight. I'm not a morning person. Brian was looking at me when I was eating my breakfast and I had a headache." Karen whined.
"Wuss! That's nothing compared to happened this morning with me. Stevin came here......" She continued to tell her what happened but when she finished all she saw was a very pissed off Karen.
"That bastard! He cheated on you and now he thinks he can come back with you having open arms for him! HA! That's BS....and I'm not a wuss." Karen bitched.
"Calm down girl, you don't have to go nuts!" Maryann said calmly.
"Sorry. But I defend my friends, if I see that guy again I'm gonna give him a piece of my mind" Karen said after calming down.
"Fine, you can give him a piece of your mind but we're probably won't be seeing him anymore. C'mon, you're gonna have a little talk with Brian" Maryann said grabbing Karen's arm and pulling her to the door.
"Hell no! I'm not talking to him. Not now!" she whined.
"C'mon! I know you like him and I think he likes you too"
"Oh, alright. But can I talk to him later?"
"Fine. But you're gonna talk to him eventually" Maryann said as they both walked out the door.
Everybody except Karen and Maryann were in the livingroom watching TV fighting over what to watch when Karen and Maryann walked in and the phone rang. Jamie picked it up. "Hello....Who is this?.....Heather?..Karen, phone" she said handing her the phone.
"Hello?...Hey Heather! It's been so long!....Yeah?......Today?...Ok, you know my address right?..Ok. I'll see ya later....Bye." she said hanging up the phone. "Guess what! We're having another visitor today. Heather's coming over."
"Heather? I remember you mentioning her once. When is she coming?" Latoya asked.
"In about an hour"
"Hey guys! Why don't go to the beach in our backyard today?" Jamie suggested.
Everybody agreed as they went to change into their bathing suits except the boys. "Hey boys, aren't you gonna go change?" Latoya asked.
"We don't have our bathing suits with us. We only came here yesterday." Kevin answered. Suddenly they heard someone yell from upstairs. "I CAN'T FIND MY BATHING SUIT!!" Maryann yelled as she came downstairs.
"Join the club" AJ said.
"I guess we're gonna have to go out and buy some." Maryann replied.
"Alright, why don't we all go out and get bathing suits at the mall?" Latoya suggested.
"Ok" Maryann said going back upstairs. She came back downstairs. "Karen and Jamie have their bathing suits but Jamie wants to come with us cause she wants a new one so she's coming with us." Just then an idea popped in her head. She had a way of getting Karen and Brian to talk. "Do you wanna go to the mall Brian?" she asked.
"Yeah, I wanna get a bathing suit too" he replied.
"You don't have to worry about that. Nick will buy one for you" she said nudging Nick in the arm.
"I will?" he asked.
"Yes you will" she whispered.
"Ok" he said as Jamie came downstairs. "I'm ready to go" she said.
"Ok" Latoya said,"Brian and Karen aren't going. We'll be back in half and hour." Jamie, Maryann, Latoya, Nick, AJ, Howie, and Kevin walked out of the door. As Brian sat down on the couch, Karen came downstairs and saw him."Where's everyone else?"
"They went to go get bathing suits" he replied, "So it's just you and me."
"Oh" she cautiously as she sat down on the other couch. "This is gonna be a long hour. Mair must've set this up. Now we're gonna have to talk. I'm gonna kill her!" she thought.
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