#34. I, Isabel Scheherazade, am sorry I talked so tough to Pop and Mimi; but, um, I don’t think they get what’s at stake here, as they say in the movies.
I’m sorry, Pop. I shouldn’t have said that.
Although, I think they DO forget; not that they’re dead, but that they were murdered.
Murdered by this guy.
Pop gets up from his side of the breakfast nook and comes over to my side. Even though I’m not wanting him to hug me, I let him. I think it makes him feel better. I wriggle away after a bit. I don’t want to get softened up.
Pop says, We’ll get through this, Isabel. Don’t worry.
Get through this? I think. I don’t want to get THROUGH this. I want–what is it I want? I know. I want to GET this guy and put him in jail. Forever. I hate him.
I probably should say this out loud to Pop, so he understands where I’m at. But something holds my tongue, and all of a sudden I feel tired. My sad heart takes over for my mad heart. Mad gives me energy. Sad makes me tired.
Uh, Pop? I’m muffled because he’s hugging me tight again. I think he’s weeping. Pop? Er, I told Oliver and Zia I’d curry the mule for them today. Got to go.
As I run by the nook window, I see Pop consoling Mimi again, neither one remembering that Zia and Oliver had told them I needed more tutoring before I could curry Sir Isaac by myself.