was going on with Dee the other day. It
was strange because everything was cool
and then Victor gave us a ride from
school. We just stopped for a little while
in town. It was raining and Dee didn't
want to come into the Quik Stop with me.
So she stayed in the car with Juan. They
were listening to the radio. She was cool
when I jumped out of the car but when I
came back, about 5 minutes later, she was
all quiet. I asked her if she wanted a
chocolate chip cookie, 'cause I felt like
she needed cheering up or something and I
know she loves chocolate chip cookies, but
she didn't want any.
asked her if she was okay, it seemed like
she waited a long time before she
answered. Then she said she was fine, you
know I know Dee and there was something in
the way she said, "I'm fine" that made me
think that she was not fine. But I decided
not to push her. I figured she'd tell me
when she was ready.
might have just been feeling sick or
cousin Marita called me up much later that
day. She said she had just heard that Dee
wanted to break up with me. I told her
that she had heard wrong because things
between me and Dee were cool. Then I asked
her who she heard this garbage from and
she said she heard it from Flora who said
she heard it from Juan who said that Dee
had told him herself.
when did this mysterious conversation
happen?" I asked.
said that Juan said that Dee talked to him
about it while they were in the car
waiting for me to come out of the Quik
Marita said, "Didn't I tell you not to get
involved with her?"
want to hear any more. I felt like someone
had grabbed my heart and wouldn't let go.
I told Marita it was a lie and that I
would get to the bottom of this. Then I
hung up and called Dee.
her that I heard something about something
that she told Juan the other day and I
wanted to know if it was true. She didn't
say anything for a minute. I thought maybe
she had hung up, but she was still there.
When she finally talked she said that
something had happened but she couldn't
tell me. I told her that whatever it was,
we could work it out, I just needed to
know from her, in her own words, what was
going on. Then she started to cry and she
said, "I'm sorry Miguel. I can't talk to
you right now. I'll see you in school
okay and she hung up.
there with the phone in my hand. I
couldn't think straight, you know? What
the hell was that all about? What happened
that Dee couldn't tell me about? Was it
true, what Marita said? Was Dee going to
break up with me? Is that why she was
acting so weird when I got back in the
car? Oh, man! I swear I don't know what's
going on. Sometimes when things are going
along so great, all of a sudden something
happens and you feel like you just got a
cold knife in your heart.
need to talk to somebody! Can you