“Thirty-one for two!” said Hailey throwing down her cards and moving her peg.
“Oh my god you suck!” I said jealously.
So far she’d beaten me three-to-one. We’d spared back and forth for hours while everyone else played in the pool and we shared jokes back in forth. For just the two of us we made a lot of noise and laughed really loud. I found out Hailey was great at making jokes even though her reactions are slow she had great timing for the jokes. I was laughing so hard my stomach hurt.
I hadn’t had so much fun in so long it was a little weird, but it was a good weird. I dealt out the next hand and grouped my hand, we were playing cribbage and it was my crib.
“Food’s ready!” yelled William and on cue everyone ran to get in line for food, Hailey was in front of me.
“Okay so tell me if you’ve heard this one.” I said picking up a plate and napkin. “What has seventy-two teeth and guards a hungry beast?”
She took fifteen seconds to answer but I could see in her eyes she knew what it was. “A zipper?”
I nodded before we both broke out into hysterical laughter. It was only when we were walking back to our table that I noticed everyone staring at us.
“Okay Blonde joke.” said Hailey sitting down and picking up some chicken. “There’s this blonde, brunette and-”
“What’cha doing?” asked a voice behind us.
I didn’t have to turn around to know from whom the snide remark came from. “I can’t wait to kick your attitude right through your teeth and out the outside of your head,” I turned around to smiled at Jeanne.
Jeanne failed innocent face drove me up a wall. “Now whatever do you mean?” she asked twirling a strand of her hair.
I sighed to release any anger I had which was a lot and put my cards down to look at Jeanne I mean really look at her. I got a strange feeling when I looked at her a very light green veil glowed around her. “Why do you choose to start fights Jeanne?” I asked her looking straight into her fiery eyes. “What are you afraid of?”
Jeanne glared at me, “What the hell are you talking about?” she spat venomously.
Over time I grew aware that my eyes had a strange affect on people if I stared at them hard enough they’d weaken under my glare and now Jeanne didn’t look so comfortable. “You know exactly what I mean, anger is a secondary emotion it covers up fear. And for fear there can only be two reasons for it the fear of being found out or the fear of losing something. Which is it?”
This mad her even angrier and instead of answering me she stormed off smoke literally came out her ears and I couldn’t help but giggle at the sight you should see in a cartoon not real life.
I sat down and picked up my cards smiling warmly at Hailey. “Now you were saying?”