Amy Cahill waited slightly nervous for the meeting.
I sit on the steps in front of the library, waiting for Ian. I slip my cell phone out of my pocket and stare down at the clock. He should be here now…
I scowl slightly. Why am I so nervous? I’m over reacting. Ian’s a good guy now. It’s not like he’s going to leave me to die, or throw poisonous animals on me, or try something stupid. He just wanted to meet with me so stop freaking out!
“There you are!” The sound of his English accent makes me jump. I turn around and see Ian standing behind me. My heart skips a beat just staring at him: his black hair was combed to perfection, his tanned skin was perfect, and his amber eyes looked so calming.
“Don’t s-startle me like t-that,” I request.
“Sorry,” Ian apologizes. He stretches his hand out to help me up. I give him a skeptical look. He raises his hands, showing his innocence. “I’m clean. Search me if you want.”
The idea of searching Ian for weapons makes me blush. I grab his hand and he helps me up.
“How about we get some coffee? There’s a café just down there,” Ian suggests. “After thinking about it, I don’t think the library is the best place to talk.”
Ian laughs at his own joke and I smile. So far, so good.
We both remain quiet until we reach the café and order. I get a latte and Ian gets English breakfast tea. When we sit down in a booth, I’m the first one to speak.
“So why are you here? You said you were in the area?” I recall his message that I’ve viewed way too many times.
“Yes,” Ian replies. He takes a sip of his tea and then continues. “Isabel just got off trial. Guilty.”
I feel a spurt of giddiness on the inside. Guilty. That’s the one word I wanted to hear. Isabel Kabra was convicted guilty!
“Right now everyone is debating what will happen to the estate,” Ian continues. “They think Vikram will turn up and claim it, but so far, he’s invisible. They’re also trying to decide what to do with me and Natalie.”
“What do you mean?” I ask, furrowing my brow.
Ian looks down. “Well, we’re two children living completely on our own. As you might have heard, I took over the family business but we’re still minors and they’re going completely nuts over that fact.”
“But that’s not fair!” I blurt out. Ian stares at me, blinking his eyelashes rapidly. He’s probably pondering the same thing I’m wondering: “Why am I defending Kabras?”
I zip my mouth and stare down at my coffee.
“Anyway,” Ian switches the subject. “Isabel has already filed for probation instead of a life sentence so Natalie and I are going to stay here in Boston to see what happens. We only have three weeks left of school back in London, anyway.”
“Wait!” I scream. “Are you telling me she’s trying to get out of prison?”
“It’s a possibility,” Ian replies sadly. I feel a fire burning inside. Why does she get to get out of prison? That’s not fair!
Just then my cell phone goes off. I reach into my pocket and pull it out.
“Who is it?” Ian questions. He leans over the table, trying to get a good view of the monitor.
“It’s Evan, my boyfriend,” I politely excuse myself. Ian has the oddest look on his face. Something I can’t really place my finger on...
“Hello.” I say accepting the call.
“Ames!” Evan screams into my ear. “Glad to hear from you. I’m just leaving to go get some coffee. Where are you? Can we meet up?”
“I’m sorry, I’m kinda busy at the moment,” I reply.
I hear Evan sigh on the other end of the line. “What are you doing?”
“I’m with my cousin,” I reply half-truthfully.
“Your cousin? You didn’t say you had any cousins in town,” Evan observes. “Can I meet her?”
“It’s a he, actually; and maybe some other time. Look, I’m sorry Evan but I really have to go. I’ll talk to you later.” I say. Before he has a chance to object, I hang up.
What am I doing? I’m not going to ruin my relationship for Ian! Why am I giving Ian any priority? I just hung up on Evan for him!
“Well, what’d he say?” Ian asks as I slide into the seat across from his.
“Oh, he just wanted to know if I was free. I told him I’m busy.” I explain. I grab my coffee and take a sip. Why do I suddenly feel uneasy?
“Amy?” Ian looks directly into my eyes.
“Y-y-yes?” I stutter for the time since we got to the café.
Ian sits there stunned. Out of all the times I’d ever seen Ian, this is the first time I have ever seen him like this. Was he nervous? My heart pace quickens as I await his words. What is he going to say…?
But I guess I’ll never know what he was going to say because just then, Evan came out of no where.
“So this is your cousin!” Evan interrupts the moment. “Evan. Evan Tolliver, Amy’s boyfriend,” Evan holds his hand out.
Ian grabs his hand and gives it a firm shake. Evan shoots Ian a dirty look.
“Ian Kabra, Amy’s cousin,” Ian says raising his eyebrows as he says cousin.
“Well, you two mind if I join in?” Evan asks.
“Oh, it’s alright by me,” Ian retorts. He pulls out his cell phone and shakes his head. “Actually, I have to go. It’s good to meet you.” Ian nods at Evan. Ian slides out of the booth and looks at me.
“It’s been a pleasure to see you again, Amy,” Ian says with a faint smile.
“Tell Daniel I said hello,” Ian waves. And with that, he leaves.
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