08-26-2011, 06:03 AM
Ch 5 - Uncertainty
The sunlight began to pour through the window onto Criss' face. He growled and slowly began to wake up. He sat up on the bed and looked around. Liliana was nowhere to be found. He got a strange feeling in the gut. He didn't know if it was amazement or worry or fear. A million things began to rush through his mind. "Could she have just left me like that? Or, maybe her boyfriend found her here and took her back with him? No, it can't be, I would have heard something."
Criss proceeded to get up from the bed. Just as he walks towards the door, the knob turns, stopping him in his tracks. The door opened. It was Liliana, carrying a couple of paper bags, and they seemed to be filled with goodies.
Criss didn't say a word and just stared at her and the bags she was carrying. She said, "Oh, you're up, I brought a few things to make some breakfast.
Criss still had that feeling of confusion that he had when she had barely come into the room, and stuttered, "Oh, umm, yeah, that's great, that's pretty cool." He paused for a moment. "Umm, at what time did you leave?" Liliana began to put the groceries on the table, and said, "What shall I make for breakfast? Should I make some scrambled eggs, or maybe just a couple of sandwiches?" Criss said, "You haven't answered my question yet? And besides, where did you get the money to buy all this stuff?" Liliana smiled at him, and said, "Oh, don't worry about it." Criss got a little upset and said, "What do you mean 'don't worry about it? First you just leave without telling me, and now you're being all mysterious all of a sudden? What's going on?!" Liliana's smile vanished from her face. She looked down and said, "I had some business to take care of." Criss became even more mad, and yelled, "Ok! Now I see how it really is! I can see that I'm not needed here, so I guess I'll just leave you alone." Criss's rampage suddenly stopped, as he noticed that Liliana was smiling at him again, this time, with a funny look on her face. Criss said in a loud voice, "What's so funny?!" Liliana's expression didn't change. Then she said, "Aww, you were worried about me, weren't you?," and winked at him. Criss's face blushed until it turned as red as a tomato, and he stuttered, "Wha-what?! What are you talking about?" It was obvious that he was lying through his teeth. Liliana, a very clever woman, never missed anything, and completely knew what was going on. "You don't have to deny it. I actually appreciate your concern," Liliana said, in a sweet voice. Criss calmed down, and looked at her in surprise for a moment. Then he grinned and said, "Umm, so…what's for breakfast?" Liliana giggled. "What? What are you laughing about this time?" Criss asked. "You're so random and funny too! I like that," Liliana replied in a flattery voice. Then she said, "Ok, then, so what do you want me to make for breakfast?" Criss said, "I don't know, make whatever you like." Liliana finally decided to make egg sandwiches. While they were eating, Liliana suddenly said, "I went back to my ex's apartment." Criss was about to give a bite to his sandwich but suddenly stopped out of shock, and looked at her. Then, Liliana added some more, "I went to get some money and a couple of changes. The clothes are in those bags over there." Criss took a sip of his coffee and said, "But you should have told me." "I'm sorry," said Liliana. "Was there anyone home when you got there?" asked Criss. "No, no one was there," she responded.