Its not just Mikey and Gerard who know now. Will Ola get caught?
"Jared! Jared, where are you going?"
"Uh, across the street, I think something's happened to my friend, there's a police car..." I breathed, my pulse going a mile a minute from almost falling down the stairs. She poked her haed around the door, frowning.
"Friends?" she seemed to think about it for a minute, and then said firmly, "Well, all right, but back by nine o'clock, no wandering around in the street, and don't trouble those cops, honey, they're doing their job."
I nodded, and went outside. I walked over to the house, but no one was in. The police car was parked outside, waiting. I stopped and stared at the house, and the cop called to me from the car,
"Don't go onto the property, please, kid, we're waiting for some one to return so we can make an arrest."
A guy in the garden next door to her house looked up from the plants he was watering, and then said,
"The girl, I don't know her name, she's over at Gerard's house." he pointed with his watering can in the direction of Gerard's, his curly afro waving in the slight breeze.
"Uh, thanks." I nodded at him. I nodded at the police officers and headed over to Gerard and Mikey's house. Knocking on the door, and moments later a very grave looking Gerard answered, and said,
"Jared, I think you'd better come in."