- “Who’s Sam?” Dad asked in his usual rough tone.
- I wasn’t ready to go there, so I took a deep breath. “It’s no big deal. We’re just friends.”
- “I heard a rumor that you were gonna go to the turn-about dance together.” Joe had obviously talked to Mark when I shut him down. Which was against the rules of his grounding, I might add, but he had me over a barrel since he knew Mark and I had hooked up.