>> Thursday, February 5, 2009
Hobart tried his best to ignore Amália. Class would begin as soon as Amberle walked into the classroom and he didn't want to be caught talking about what ever Ama wanted to talk about. (Amberle was late again, which was usually due to her bad luck.) But besides that, Amália had the look on her face that usually meant she had an idea that was bound to get him in trouble. He had made the mistake of trusting her once, but he was a very quick learner.
"No, Ama. I definitely don't want to know."
Jason, on the other side of Amália, became curious. "I wanna know!"
Ama rolled her eyes. "Ok fine. At least someone wants to know." She had never been fond of Jason. He was the youngest of the three students at the Maria Rodriguez elementary school. But just because Amália found him annoying that didn't mean she couldn't use him when she felt she needed to.
She turned towards Jason. "Promise you won't get sick?"
"I promise!" Jason was already anxious to hear it. A big mistake.
"You sure? You know how you get when I talk about the bugs."
Jason looked like Ama had insulted him. "Cause you usually do it when we're eating."
"Ok. But I warned you." A smug look crossed Ama's face. Hobart realized that he hadn't wanted to hear what Ama had to say, and now he was going to whether he wanted to listen or not. Ama always won.
"Someone was killed in the forest on the outside of town."