I sit in my room with Sarah doing homework, but I’m about to lose my mind. I keep glancing at he clock waiting for the time when Annie’s dad gets back from work. I have a lot of trouble concentrating because I can’t stop thinking about Annie and there is so much work I have to catch up that it’s overwhelming.
"Come on, Finn, pay attention!" Sarah plead for the millionth time.
"I have been paying attention for the last hour!" I say.
"And we’re only done with math!" She sighs. "Let’s take a five minute break."
I stand up from the desk and go to the phone. I dial Annie’s number and wait for her to pick up.
"I thought he would stay with you until I got home," my father says, frowning.
"Dad, you can’t watch me all the time for the rest of my life. I’ll be alright."
"Annie, you’re still in pain! Look at you!" He gestures to my bruises, then sighs as the phone rings.
I pick it up, eager for an excuse to leave this conversation. “Hello?”
"Annie," It’s Finnick’s voice.
I smile. “How’s it going?”
He makes an unintelligibly noise and I laugh. “That bad?”
"Yep. How are you? Your dad’s home, right?"
"Yes," I say. "And complaining that I’m in the house alone.."
"I knew I should have stayed!” Finnick raises his voice.