Too Good To Be True
Chapter 10: I saw Mommy Kissing Shane Walsh
Carl peeked through the window of his house, looking inside. Rick was still at the car gathering all of the good stuff that they had bought at the store. Food, toys, video games, and much more.
Lori was inside, not unusual. But it was the other person who surprised Carl a bit. It was Shane. Shane was never really in the house alone with his mother unless his father was there too, which made Carl wonder what they were doing.
They looked as if they were talking, which wasn't that bad. It was what they did next that made Carl almost scream out loud to his father. He watched in horror as Shane leaned in and kissed his Mom right on the lips.
He gasped and felt his mouth form into a small O. Should he tell his father what he had just seen? Or was it just normal to do that? He was a bit too young to understand, but it still looked wrong.
"Carl, cone over here and help me out!" Carl heard his father call out. He decided to keep quiet about what he had just seen and ran over to help his father.
"Thanks dad. You know, for getting me all of this." Carl told his father, picking up the bag that was filled with a bunch of action figures and Lego sets. He had to admit that he had never been this spoiled before. Sure, he had gotten a lot of things for his birthday and Christmas, but he never just got this much stuff for no reason.
"Sure thing, bud." His father replied, and Carl was pretty surprised at his use of the word 'bud'. His dad had never called him little names like that. He usually just said 'Carl'. A lot of strange things were going on today, and Carl was getting pretty confused.
Carl was secretly afraid of what would happen when his father walked in on his mom and Shane. He had figured out that what they were doing was very wrong, his mom shouldn't be kissing men other than his dad. Would dad yell at mom? They had been getting into a lot of fights lately, and he didn't like it and didn't want to see it ever again. But he knew that he was going to right about now.
Rick unlocked and pushed open the front door. Surprisingly, Shane was gone and only Lori was there. Carl decided that it would be best to keep his mouth shut once again, just to keep the peace.
"Let's hope your mom doesn't flip about all of this stuff." Rick whispered to his son. Carl smiled at his father, aching to tell him what he had just seen go on.
"Hey honey." Lori said, entering the room. Carl ran up to her and gave her a big hug. He was dying to ask her why she was in here kissing Shane while he and Rick were out. Did she not love dad anymore? Did she like Shane instead? Wasn't Shane Kayla's boyfriend? Where did Shane go? How had he disappeared in a matter of seconds? Carl just had too many questions about this. If having a girlfriend was going to be as complex as this, he would just have to stay friends with Sophia.
"What's all of this stuff?" Lori asked, eyeing up all of the bags.
"There's more in the car." Rick said. Lori smiled, trying to refrain from yelling at Rick in front of Carl.
But even if they did start fighting, Carl probably wouldn't care. He was too busy worrying about where Shane was. Had his mother his him in the closet or something? He had seen they many times in TV, whenever a girl was with a guy that she shouldn't really be with and someone was about to see they would simply hide him in the closet.
"I'm going to bring these to my room." Carl announced to his mother, holding up the bag of toys.
"Wait, wait, wait, wait." Lori said, taking a peek in the bag. She widened her eyes as soon as she saw all of the toys.
"What? Dad just bought me some toys." He said, hoping that she wouldn't lash out. He closed his eyes.
"Ok, hon. Take them to your room, I need to talk to your father for a moment." Lori said.
Carl walked into his room and put the bag of toys on the floor. He walked over to his closet. He opened it up and looked inside. No Shane.
Looking in his parents' closet would be much more difficult. He wasn't really allowed in their room if they weren't in there, for reasons that they wouldn't tell Carl.
Carl tiptoed out of the room, and looked at his parents. His mom was whispering something to his father, and she looked serious. This made Carl nervous. What could they be talking about? Why were they whispering?
Carl skipper in his parents' room quietly, looking around. It was clean and organized in there, unlike his own room. It was also very boring and adult-like, so Carl didn't want to waste any time.
He opened the closet door slowly, as if Shane would just jump out. He shut his eyes for a second, until the door was fully open. Nothing was inside but clothes and boxes. Carl sighed. So he risked getting in trouble for nothing? Carl sighed and huffed. He wanted to stomp out of the room, but that would just be a stupid decision.
Carl snuck out of the room just as he had snuck in, quiet like a mouse. When he checked back on his parents, they weren't whispering. That would've been a good thing if they weren't doing something even more worse and weird.
They were just standing there, still as statues. They weren't even looking at each other.
Carl watched them for a few seconds and then headed back to his room to play with his toys.
He wondered if Lori had told Rick that she was kissing Shane when she wasn't supposed to. Wasn't that what she had taught him, "honesty is the best policy"? Maybe that's why they weren't looking at each other. They were angry, but didn't want to start shouting.
Carl smiled and tore open one of his Lego sets, thinking they it was a good thing that he didn't have to keep a secret from his own father.
Carl sat at the kitchen table, a spoon and his bowl of oatmeal in front of him. His mind was a bit groggy, so his only thoughts were "pick up the spoon and eat."
He did as his brain told him to. He hated mornings, he could never think straight. Sometimes, he was so tired that he dropper the oatmeal from the spoon onto the table.
"Morning Carl." His father greeted, sitting down at the table.
"Ey dad." Carl said.
"Carl, you look like a zombie."
"Maybe because it's first thing in the morning." Carl snapped, and Rick let the comment slide because it was so early in the morning.
"So, son, I heard you have a girl now." Rick wanted to test his son, just to see if he would tell his own father the truth. Maybe it wasn't the best idea to bring it up right now in the early morning, but Rick saw it as the sooner the better.
"What?" Carl asked.
"You heard me. You have a girlfriend now."
"I do. So?"
"Why didn't you say anything? Why did you only tell your mother?"
"I didn't even want to tell mom. It just kind of... Slipped out. In sorry I didn't tell you. To be honest, I was actually going to tell you first and then go to mom. I felt that you would freak out less. I'm sorry dad." Carl said, and Rick thought they it sounded pretty genuine.
"No, it's ok. I know how you feel. You don't want us badgering you and asking tons of questions. I know. Don't you think you're too young to have a girlfriend though?"
Rick laughed, so did Carl.
"Sophia, huh?" Rick asked his son.
"Yeah that's her name."
Rick smiled at his son, chuckling a bit. He still couldn't believe that Carl was into girls already. "All I have to tell you is good luck." He told his son, and his son looked at him like he was an alien with six heads.
Kayla stared at her reflection in mirror. It had been awhile since the thing that happened with Shane, and he hadn't even called her yet. She had kept her phone on all day with the ringer volume as high as it could get, but still nothing. She hadn't even gotten any calls today, so she wondered where the hell everyone was.
Kayla walked back into her bedroom and sat on the bed, sighing. For the first in awhile, she actually felt like she was in a good relationship with a good guy. But now, it felt like it was over. Was it? She didn't want it to be, and weren't they supposed to say something before they broke up?
Kayla sighed and looked at her phone again, making double sure that the volume was on and loud. Sure enough, it was.
Suddenly, the phone rang in her hand, causing her to drop it. She quickly picked it back up, feeling embarrassed.
She answered it without even looking at the caller ID.
"Hello." She said casually, since she didn't know exactly who it was.
"Hey." The person on the line responded. It was Lori.
"So...Has Shane called you yet?"
Kayla rolled her eyes. She didn't want to answer the question, but she knew that if she didn't, her friend would not stop asking until she did. "No."
"Wow. He really should."
"I know. You're friends with him, force him to call me or drop a few hints on how I really want to talk to him. It should work."
"Right..." Lori said. If only Kayla knew...
"What? He won't listen to you? Tell Rick to tell him. They're best friends, right?" She didn't want to let Lori know that she would usually tell Rick this herself, she didn't want Lori angry at her. If only she knew...
"I'll try. I don't want to force him though. Nobody likes being pushed into things, you know."
"Yeah. You forced me into this blind date with him, and now look. This is why I didn't want a relationship right now, I knew it wouldn't work. I actually liked this guy." Lori felt guilt build up inside of her. She knew that part of the reason Shane hadn't called because he had kissed Lori.
"He'll call you. It isn't over yet."
"I'll believe you when it actually happens."
"It will. By the way, are you free tonight? I need someone to watch Carl."
"Sure. Where are you going tonight?"
"Rick and I are going out on a date. I read in a magazine they if a married couple goes on more dates, it'll make the marriage better."
"I'm sure. Have fun." Kayla said.
"Thanks so much! Come over at 8, ok?"
Kayla looked at the clock. It was 7:30. "Alright, see you then."
"Hey Kayla." Lori greeted as Kayla entered the house.
"Kayla!" Carl shouted, running up to Kayla and giving her a huge hug. Kayla smiled.
"Hey." Kayla greeted. "Lori, you look so pretty." And it was true, Lori did look good in a black dress. But Rick was the star of the night, in a tuxedo. Kayla felt a pang of jealousy because Rick was Lori's husband. She shook it away quickly.
"Woo hoo, you guys are a good looking couple." Kayla joked, trying to calm the red they was making its way onto her cheeks.
"Thanks, Kay. See you later." Lori gave Kayla a smile and walked out the door. Rick waited until Lori had fully walked out of the door to turn around and give Kayla a small smile, to which she replied to by doing the same.
The door shut.
"Kayla, you're blushing." Carl pointed out, and Kayla's cheeks got even more hot.
"Yeah, I do it at random times. What do you want to play?" Kayla asked.
"My dad just got me a ton of new stuff. Come on!" Carl urged, grabbing Kayla's hand and pulling her into his room.
They sat down on his floor. Carl pulled out one of his Lego sets and flashed it to Kayla. "Woah this is nice. Your daddy spoiled you." Kayla commented, eyeing the bag full of stuff in the corner of the room.
"I know." Carl said as Kayla handed him back the box. He tore it open and dumped its contents on the floor.
Kayla picked up the building instruction manual. "So, tell me about this girlfriend of yours." She smirked.
"Does everyone know?" Carl asked angrily, but he was smiling.
"I do. Spill." Kayla tore open one bag of the Legos and scattered them across the floor. She felt like a young child again.
"Her name is Sophia, I've known her since kindergarten. We've been friends since, but only recently I've started liking her. I asked one if my boy best friends, Patrick, asked her out for me, and she said yes. That's it." Carl said, so fast they Kayla could barely make out what he was saying.
"How did he ask her out for you?"
"He went up to her and said 'Want to go out with Carl? He likes you.'"
Kayla bit her lip to keep from cracking up. She said nothing more and began to build with the Legos. Carl watched her as she did this, wondering if he should tell her what he had seen earlier. Shane was her boyfriend after all.
"I'm not doing this alone, bud." Kayla said, finally breaking the silence. Carl slid over, and she examined his face. "You okay?" She asked him.
"Uh huh." Carl answered quietly, sifting through the Legos.
"You're not telling me something. Is something wrong? Nobody else know about your girlfriend, and nobody is angry. We think it's cute."
"That's not it." Carl said quietly.
"I... I saw something yesterday."
"I um... I saw..."
"I saw my mom kissing Shane."
NotesSorry that this one was way shorter than usual! It was still pretty important, no?
I'll warn you all now, the next few chapters are going to be filled with DRAMA DRAMA and even more DRAMA! Get ready for that!
Stay tuned kids! It's gonna get crazy lol. Any predictions? I would love to hear them! Will Kayla beat Lori's ass? Will she become the BAD teacher some of you have been hoping for?
As always, thanks to my amazingly awesome beta rocknrollprincess131! Go read her awesome stories now!!
Thanks for reading, sorry if this note was a little... erm... Wordy.