Sydney , I have been sitting down for all of "- she checks her watch - "three minutes .
" Lara , come on ! Hurry up ! You've beenn there for forty minutes !"
Maybe if i started all moody and depressed like Lara , mom would give me a pass on being jerk , too .
She Throws the papers on the table and runs for the stair , taking them two at a time "
"Lara"? I call , concern starting to nudge out anger. "are you okay"?
That's when i get the first tingle of unease, the feeling that something is different tonight. Lara always lovks the door when she in the bathroom. It's the silence . It's the fact she is not yellingvback at me through the door.
I race into my parents' bedroom ; grab the phone and dial 911
Lara ! open the door ! NOW! "Call nie-one-one ! NOW, Sydney!