Luce is still shocked at the news Ray gave her.
I woke up the next morning, my head throbbing and confused. I had spent the night tossing and turning, everything Ray said was replaying in my head. Ray promised me they wouldn't hurt me, I had to trust him.
I rolled out of bed and walked to my dresser to get clothes for school. I grabbed a pair of jeans and a white blouse. I fixed my hair and make-up the way I usually do and picked out a pair of blue flats.
I grabbed my keys, jacket and anything else I'd need for school before heading out of the door. I was nervous, I'll admit, going to school with the Ways, it would take a while to sink in.
I slipped into the driver's seat tossing my bag on the passenger seat. I put my hands on the steering wheel and looked at my hands. It couldn’t have been just yesterday when Gerard was sitting right here. It seemed like centuries ago.
I shook my head, it was one thing to like someone, but it was a whole other story to obsess over them. I pulled out of the driveway, not looking at Jessie's house for the first time since I arrived at Barlow.
I pulled into the school parking lot, driving towards my usual spot. I had already seen Mikey's silver car parked on the other side of the parking lot, but I didn't stare for too long. I took a deep breath and got out of my car, we had about ten minutes left before classes would begin.
I was about half way to the classroom when someone called my name.
"Lucille!" Ray called.
"Hey Ray," I said as he jogged up next to me. "What's up?"
He rolled his eyes and glanced over his shoulder. "Frankie's annoying me, so I decided to talk to you instead. How are you doing?"
I sighed. "It's just a lot to take in."
Ray gave me a half smile, his browns eyes warm and comforting, "Yeah, I know."
"Where's Gerard?" I asked before I could stop myself. I hadn't seen him with Frankie.
Ray looked up at the sky for a long time before answering me. "He's been kind of hard on himself. He really took what Mikey’s been telling him to heart."
"It isn't his fault. He's just a normal person to me." I added, remembering all those times in the car.
Ray laughed. "That's what I told him. So do you have any questions or concerns...?” Ray said, looking at the sky again.
"A couple," I answered, looking at the sky as well. "But I doubt I'd have the time or privacy to ask them."
"I could go over to your house after school." Ray suggested.
"Alright, want a ride?" I asked. He probably had come with Frankie or Mikey.
"Sure," he said as the bell rang. "I'll meet you after school," he said nonchalantly.
"Bye Ray," I said as he hurried off to his class.
For a seer, he seemed pretty normal.