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Chapter 44

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Morning came with a heavy headache. I moaned, stumbling out of bed. In the living room, everyone else was already up.
"Morning, sunshine." Taylor laughed.
"What time is it?" I mumbled sleepily. Ike pointed to the clock. 9:30 in the morning.
"Great," I sighed. "So, what time are we going down to the station?"
"Been there," Ike told me.
"What? It's not even 10:00 yet!" I yelped. Ike laughed.
"You're inhuman, you know that?" I muttered. He shook his head.
"Anyways, what did the cops say?" I wanted to know.
"Well, they don't really believe this is a real case. But they are sending down 3 or 4 officers to the station undercover." Ike informed me. I nodded.
"Well, I'm gonna get dressed I guess." I announced as I headed back to my room. I searched through my still unpacked suitcase for something to wear. I finally decided on a fresh pair of jeans and a Led Zeppelin shirt. I slid out of my dirty, wrinkled clothes and slipped into the clean ones. I fell back on my bed, closing my eyes. Ever since we'd seen Kate again, I wasn't able to stop from thinking of her. Her face haunted my mind, right there along with Caityln's. I sighed, thinking back to the night at the hotel when Kate had desperately begged for my forgiveness. I couldn't even remember why it had been such a big deal to me that she had lied about that. I mean, sure, it was mean...but it wasn't horrible. My forehead throbbed with pain. How could I have been so stupid? I remembered back to the things I had said to Kate that night. Regret filled my mind as I felt chills creep along my spine. Sighing, I finally stood up and headed to the kitchen. Ezra's feet slapped against the floor as he came running after me.
"Zac! I hungry." he announced. I smiled, and reached into the cabinet for the cheerios.
"No!" he shouted, stamping his foot. "Cheetos!"
"Ezra, that is not a good breakfast." I told him, laughing. He looked at me sternly.
"I already had breakfast!" he yelled, his voice echoing. I looked over at Taylor.
"Christ, how long have you guys been up today?!" I asked, shaking my head. I grabbed the bag of cheetos and tossed it in Ezra's direction. Not a second later I heard it slap against the floor and then crumple as Ezra picked it up.
"Thank you." he stated, and waddled his way back to Natalie. I closed my eyes for a moment, still as tired as I had been the night before. I reached into the fridge and pulled out a pudding cup. Grabbing a spoon from the drawer, I ripped the top off and tossed it into the trashcan. I then made my way to the living room where everyone sat. No sooner than I sat down, Natalie stood up and headed for the bathroom.
"So Zac," Taylor whispered, "How was it seeing Kate again after...everything?" I closed my eyes. Just when I had gotten Kate out of my mind, he had to shove her back in.
"I don't know...it felt kind of weird. I feel a little guilty." I sighed. Ike gave me a strange look.
"Guilty?! Why should you feel guilty?" he asked, bewildered. I rolled my eyes at him.
"Because...I mean, I don't know. I miss her," I admitted. The words shocked even me. The fact that I wanted Kate back hadn't exactly hit me until I actually said it outloud. Taylor smiled.
"Well, she is single."

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