Amber was lying on the bed, her hands and feet tied. Jeremy was sitting on his office chair, watching her from a salama distance.
“Let me go” Amber said. “Please, let me go”
Jeremy didn’t move. He wished Kelsey would get back soon. It had taken him all his strength to tie Amber up.
“Let. Me. Go!” Amber screamed. She moved her body up and down and pulled her hands to make them loose.
“Sssh! Shut up!” Jeremy alisema when he heard footsteps on the stairs.
“Jeremy?” Alaric said. “Is everything okay?”
“Eh, yeah, I’m watching a movie on my computer” Jeremy replied, with his hand on Ambers mouth. “Sorry, I’ll put my earphones in”
“Okay” Alaric said.
“Aaahh” Jeremy exclaimed.
“Jeremy?” Alaric alisema startled. The latch went down.
“It’s nothing” Jeremy hastily said. “I bumped my knee to my desk”
The latch went up again. “Okay” Alaric said. “We’ll have chajio, chakula cha jioni soon”
“Yeah, thanks” Jeremy alisema and he sighed relieved as he heard Alaric going back downstairs. He looked at his bleeding hand. “You bit me” he alisema upset.
“She did what?”
Jeremy turned around and saw Kelsey at his window. He showed his hand.
“Damn it, Amber. wewe should be thankful Jeremy took care of you” Kelsey said. Amber raised her eyebrows. “It’s been a while since I last picked up a dictionary, but I’m pretty sure that tying someone up is not the definition of ‘taking care of someone’”
“Do wewe have the cure?” Jeremy asked, but Kelsey didn’t have to answer. Her face alisema it all. “I’m sorry, Am” she alisema hoarse.
“Ah, well… told wewe so” Amber said. Kelsey looked at Jeremy. “I know this is weird and in a way rude, but could wewe leave us alone for a moment?”
“Yeah, sure, I have to have chajio, chakula cha jioni anyway” Jeremy alisema soft. He got off the kitanda and walked outside of his room.
Kelsey walked to the kitanda and untied her sister.
“Thanks” Amber alisema grumpy, rubbing her wrists.
“How bad is it?” Kelsey referred to the bite. Amber rolled up her sleeve and showed her infected arm. “Okay, wewe can put it away now” Kelsey said, feeling a little sick.
“Kelsey” Amber alisema soft. “You promised me wewe would tell me what happened between wewe and our parents when I was ready for it. I don’t think I could be zaidi ready”
Kelsey nodded. She was right. There was no better time. “Alright, but let’s get wewe outside. Fresh air will do wewe good”
She pulled Ambers arm over her shoulder and dragged her to the window. She stepped on the window-ledge and jumped.