As everyone put their religious books away and got out calculators and pencils for math, Jessica reached under her seat for her pencil case. Her fingers fumbled a bit and a photo fell out.
The picture was an odd size, almost exactly a square. It was a picture of a girl. She was short and pretty and blonde and looking straight at the camera. Proped on her left shoulder was a tennis racket. Behind her stood a man in a white sweater and shorts. Next to him a big chunk of the photo was missing.
Tom tried to give back the picture, but found him saying who is she to Jessica. Before Tom could return the photo to Jessica, Kayla stopped him and started asking questins.
Oh my gosh, is that her.
Why did I ask that!
Samantha Embriano suddenly rose from her desk to look at the picture now and so did Rich Downing. As everyone kept asking questins about the image, Jessica tried to get it back but Kayla still was grabbing Tom.
Hey, that's the guy who picks you up! That's your father isn't it.
To brake the questions, Jessica said that the girl in the picture was her sister Anne, as she reached for her photo. Tom finally felt relieved that they now had something normal to talk about with Jessica. Everyone started asking things about Anne and to end it all Rich asked where Anne was and Jessica said she was dead.
Its my sister, that's my sister Anne.
Where is she?
Finally they have something normal to talk to Jessica about.
Thats a good racket shes got there. You can tell by the p on the face of it.
Without waiting, she stood up and went to the teacher and said something to her. Rich did not realize what he did wrong. Tom realize that it had nothing to do with them and she left the classroom.