Chapter Five: A New Friendship
The next day after school Brandon was walking down the hall with Grace and they were holding hands and Brandon stopped to talk to Noah at his locker.
“Hey Idiot.” he said
“What do you want?” Noah said in an annoyed tone.
“Well I just stopped to say hi before me and Grace go out tonight.” Brandon said confidently.
“Why do I care?” Noah said as he shut his locker.
“You’re just jealous.” Brandon said with a smile on his face.
“Why are you such a jerk?” Grace asked. “You can forget about going out tonight.” she said
“FINE!” Brandon yelled and walked off.
“I’m sorry about him.” Grace said.
“It’s fine.” Noah said
“Your name is Noah right? “Grace asked. “Yeah.” Noah said.
“Well I’m Grace.” She said with a smile.
“I know.” Noah said.
“Do you want to come over and do homework with me at my place?” She asked with a smile.
“Umm sure where do you live?” he asked.
“Just across the street in the blue house.” She said.
“Ok let’s go I don’t wanna stay here anymore.” He said and laughed.
Noah and Grace got to Grace’s house and Noah met her parents.
“Mom! I’m home and I brought a friend over to do homework.” She yelled into the kitchen.
“Hi sweetheart how was school? What friend came over?” Mrs. Simmons asked.
“School was fine and it’s my new friend Noah.” Grace said.
“Ok well have fun.” Mrs. Simmons said
“Love you mom.” Grace said.
“Love you too.” Mrs. Simmons said.
“Sorry about that.” She said.
“It’s fine.” Noah said as he chuckled.
“Are you’re parents that embarrassing when you bring friends over?” She asked.
“My parents died three years ago in a car accident.” Noah said.
“Oh, I’m so sorry.” Grace said with a disappointed look on her face.
“It’s okay; I live with my older brother Charlie.” Noah said.
“That’s cool, where do you live?” Grace asked.
“About two miles away on a farm, no one lives around me.” Noah said.
“That’s cool.” Grace said.
Grace and Noah finished their homework and Noah went home but when he got home Charlie wasn’t there. Noah looked everywhere. Charlie was no where to be found.