Chapter 7

She Had Her Chance

Ike laid awake on the floor in Christine's living room. He couldn't help but think about what he had witnessed happen between Christine and Frank. He was totally turned off. "She's just like all those other girls," he thought, "sleeps with everyone." He heard Tay ask Steph if she was awake. Steph didn't answer. Ike sat up and looked at his brother who was sleeping on one of the couches that they had pulled out. Tay was holding Steph in his arms. "Tay," Ike whispered. Tay quickly turned and faced his brother.

"Can I talk to you?" Ike asked.

"Sure," Tay replied. He gently let go of Steph and got off the bed. Without making a sound, he sat on the floor by his brother. "What?" Tay asked.

"Do you think that Marie actually did that stuff with that Alec guy?"

Tay shook his head yes, "I don't like that girl." Zac ran into the room and sat by his brothers.

"What's up?" he asked.

"Where were you?" Ike questioned, looking at Zac.

"I had to pee."

"Why do you want to know?" Tay asked Ike.

"This is about Christine and Frank, isn't it?" Zac asked. "You think that you don't stand a chance now."

"No, not quite," Ike explained, "I really don't care about what happened between them. It's not like I really liked her, I just said that I'd go out with her," Ike paused. He noticed the outline of a person in the doorway. The person ran up the stairs. "But, I feel guilty for not caring." "Don't," Tay whispered, "You have no reason to feel guilty. She had her chance and she blew it."

"You're right," Ike whispered, feeling a lot better. Tay climbed back onto the bed next to Steph.

Zac whispered goodnight to his brothers, then he laid down on the closed couch.

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