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“What about the roses?” Callie murmured between her legs.

“Forget it.” I glanced at the bush.

“No,” she said faintly. “It isn't right.”

I slipped the note into my pocket and picked up the shovel. As it clinked against earth, I pictured Robyn here at the grave. She marched back and forth, spitting on Joyce's stone. I chucked out more dirt. What kind of child did a thing like this? If she so much as laid a finger on Callie, I'd really
do
something. I started digging faster, and then I tried to fit the bush in, but the hole wasn't deep enough. I had to keep going. I was starting to sweat, and Callie kept her face hidden, and if Joyce could see us now, I knew what she'd say. JUST GO HOME. I didn't think she even liked roses. My hands burned as I lifted the soil, and when I tried the bush again it finally fit. But after I'd refilled the hole, I saw that the creamy blossoms looked dirty and the branches seemed too shabby and thin.
Just yank it up
, I thought. But I couldn't do that in front of Callie. I needed to get her home and there was no time for the hyacinths.

 

All My Interactions with Robyn Doblak, #5

For Rebecca/From Callie

IM Dec 29 2008 12:45:52

12:36:21

LithoCALpus:
Robyn? Are you alive?

12:36:40

robynroarxo:
#underthecovers4life

12:37:10

LithoCALpus:
Ok what are you doing?!!!!! Growing dreads and becoming a hermit?

12:38:09

robynroarxo:
I feel
blaaargh

12:38:33

LithoCALpus:
Blarggh? WHY?

12:38:54

robynroarxo:
my whole body is screaming noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

12:39:16

LithoCALpus:
Can you get up for 5 minutes? Might make u feel better.

12:40:12

LithoCALpus:
Eat some cereal & watch cartoons. Think up new ways to kill Xmas!

12:40:33

robynroarxo:
Xmas isn't the problem

12:41:06

robynroarxo:
I just want everything to be over.

12:41:29

LithoCALpus:
Robyn did you do something?

12:41:35

robynroarxo:
?????

12:41:45

LithoCALpus:
((hurt yourself))

12:41:51

robynroarxo:
do you even care?

12:41:58

LithoCALpus:
Obviously! Yes!!!

12:42:09

robynroarxo:
No…nothing.

12:42:15

LithoCALpus:
You better not!!!

12:42:27

robynroarxo:
OK. Just forget it.

12:42:40

LithoCALpus:
OMG!!! Forget it?!!!!!!

12:42:50

robynroarxo:
I won't do anything.

12:43:07

LithoCALpus:
How do I know you're not lying?

12:43:53

robynroarxo:
I swear on my life.

12:44:18

LithoCALpus:
Swear on Miss Baranski's.

12:44:32

robynroarxo:
I swear on Miss Baranski.

12:44:40

LithoCALpus:
Now you have to get out of bed.

12:44:45

robynroarxo:
I will soon.

12:45:22

LithoCALpus:
NOW ROBYN I MEAN IT.

12:45:36

robynroarxo:
What difference does it make?

12:45:43

LithoCALpus:
RIGHT THIS SECOND

12:45:52

LithoCALpus:
Don't make me come over there!!!!

12:46:13

robynroarxo:

12:46:45

LithoCALpus:
Don't make me get a haunted dog to come bite you on the butt.

12:47:10

robynroarxo:
Hey don't tell anyone—about my dad

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