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3 weeks later…
“Mum have you seen Jess?” Lisa asked
“She’s with Andrew, they went a drive, they should be back soon”
“This just arrived for her” Lisa said holding the envelope to let Tina see it
“What am I looking at Lisa?” Tina said
“Well this is Carmen’s writing” Lisa stated
“How do you know?”
“I think I know my best friends handwriting, we spent most of senior year passing notes” Lisa stated “Something in the shape of a CD inside it”
“Well put it down till Jess gets home, it’s addressed to her”
“I know but!”
“Not buts Lisa, let Jess do what she wants with it” Tina explained “And don’t badger about it, I need to go to work, Mama should be home after 6 with Mason, can you sort food tonight please?”
“Me, I can’t cook are you serious, it will be pasta” Lisa said horrified
“That’s fine, were not expecting a 3 course meal Lisa, but people are tired when they get home and hungry, and unfortunately you’re the only one not at work today” Tina said lifting her bag “And I’m serious don’t attack Jess when she gets home let her open it in her time”
“Yes okay” Lisa sighed
Just as Tina was leaving Andrew and Jess came in the door. Jess was smiling but Tina knew that would be short lived, She kissed Jess softly on the head before leaving.
“So this came for you” Lisa said handing Jess the envelope
Jess’s smiled disappeared when she realised the handwriting
“Ok then” Lisa said going back into the kitchen
“Do you want me to stay or go” Andrew asked
“You can stay” Jess said leading him upstairs to the lounge so she had some privacy “I don’t know if I want to open it”
“Do you want me too?” Andrew offered
Jess handed him the envelope and took a deep breath. Andrew opened the envelope pulling out a DVD.
“Do you want to watch it on your own or I can stay?”
“Stay” Jess said taking the DVD and walking over to the TV to put it on.
The screen came up and showed Carmen sitting down; she looked tired but still managed to take Jess’s breath away. Jess could feel her heartrate increasing as she pressed play.