Seriously? A dirty sock in the middle of the floor? It was like cleaning up after his frat brothers!
She was kind of hoping to get together with Hasan to read it together.
But, her heart started fluttering when she was around him and she was pretty sure she liked him.
She held her breath and waited for his answer.
"Sure!" he told her eagerly, at least she thought he sounded kinda eager. "See you at 10?"
"Yeah, that sounds great. See you then!" she rushed, feeling elated and breathless.
Moudy smiled. Good for Macy, he thought. It was time she came out of her shell a little bit. And he liked the Hasan kid. He seemed to have a good head on his shoulders. Not like the boy Lacie had been seeing. He could tell Hector was nothing but trouble. Thankfully, she claimed she wasn't seeing him anymore.
"Hey Macy," he said with a quick wave. "Ready to get started?"
"Mmhmm," she nodded with agreement.
"Wow, that's so cool, Dad. I bet you know how to fix anything!"
"And that is how it's done, kid," Moudy said smugly. "Your old Dad's got it going on, huh?"
"Ugh, that was such a boring book!" Hasan complained.
Macy glanced over. "Yeah. I mean, how many times did they say extrordinary? Probably 100!"
Hasan chuckled. "I wonder if we'd get extra credit for counting how many times. I don't think I want to know enough to actually count, though!"
"Yeah, no way am I reading that again! The extra 5 points will put me over the top, though!" Macy admitted softly.
But he didn't make a move. "Yeah, no problem," he told her, seeming as though he was waiting for something, as well.
"Well, see you at school Monday," she said finally, reaching down to grab her backpack.
"Yeah, see you," he told her frowning now.
She waited a second more and then walked off, disappointed beyond belief.
She hung up quickly, dialing Tomas Black-Goth. He was Jeremy Vasquez's cousin and totally cute. She'd thought Jeremy had a thing for her, but apparently not. She'd tried to kiss him once and he'd turned her down.
If Tomas knew what was good for him, he wouldn't turn her down!
"It was just my car crashing again," Jackson laughed from the living room. "I'm totally going to beat you!" he crowed happily now, continuing the race even though his dad had sprinted outside.
"Did you hear that?" a neighbor called out, glancing around the block.
Moudy nodded. "I heard it. Was there a car accident?" he asked, looking up and down the street.
"I don't know," he heard another neighbor say. "It sounded like missle."
"But..." she started to argue.
"Inside!" he said firmly, pointing back inside. "Liz, baby, come inside," he said.
"I don't see anything!" someone else called.
Moudy looked up, scanning the sky.
"Stay on the phone with me, ma'am," the operator was telling her. "Help is on the way."
"I... I don't see my Auntie Liz..."
"Oh God," he groaned. "Who's inside?" he asked Moudy frantically, shaking him when Moudy didn't answer. "Moudy, is anyone still inside?"
"Good. She's safe at the dive bar. Are the kids inside?" he asked again, scanning the crowd and trying to ascertain if their kids were safe. He saw Macy by the front door, sobbing. "Where's Lacie and Jackson? Are they inside?" he asked.
Moudy just shook his head, apparently in shock. "She's gone..." he said numbly, dropping to his knees.
"MOUDY! Pull it together! Were are the KIDS?"
Lacie stumbled after him.
Jason looked around and felt a chill pass over his spine. Death and Destruction had visited his home.
To have lost his entire family in one fell swoop was almost more than he could bare.
Jason spun around and saw Lacie walking towards him, covered in ash and grime. "Oh baby!" he crooned, opening his arms.
Moudy let out a shuddering sob. "I'm so sorry, Jax," he managed to say through the tears. "I'm so sorry..."
(AN: OH. MY. GOD. I'm still trying to process this. I saw the meteor hit and I think I was in shock for a moment or two! Lol. And it freaking landed almost right on top of Liz! I kept looking, but I never saw the stupid shadow that was supposed to show where it was going to land. DANGIT!
Oh my gosh. I'm done with this generation! I think the twins are about to age up quick & go to college. Lol.
(Oh wait, apparently one more thing: