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624 Days and Counting- Ch. 6
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I jumped at the sound of my mother opening the door. I checked the time. Five thirty, just as planned.
I turned over to N quickly, "Okay, N. You remember everything I said?"
He straightened up and saluted me, "Yes, Touko. Down to the very last word."
I punched my palm. "Good. We can do this, just act the way I told you to act, okay?"
After N's heartbreaking confession in the kitchen, I began to prep him on exactly how to act when my mother got home. If he was going to stay with me, then I had to convince my mom that it was a good idea. I gently grabbed his arm and led him over to the counter, where I had him sit down. I began to make my way to greet my mom when N grabbed my hand.
His touch sent chills through me. "Yeah?" I asked, turning my head towards him.
His eyes flickered to my hand as he caressed my palm with his thumb. I waited, flustered, for him to say something.
never mind." He muttered, looking away. I could see his face turning red.