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39. Another Jealous Girlfriend
Scott was sound asleep when the phone rang.
you awake?" Jolene shouted. Scott mumbled something. How
he still be asleep, she asked. It was
noon. He told her that he hadn't gone
sleep until 6 a.m. Jolene told him to
up, and come pick her up. They had
go to the store to return the birthday
he had given her.
It was a tangerine
. The leaves were curling up. It was going
die, she said. "Curling leaves means the plant
going to die?" Scott asked. Of course, she
"Look, honey," he asked, "let me go
to sleep for one hour, okay? Then I'll
pick you up." Jolene wondered why he needed
hour. Was he expecting a phone call from
ex-girlfriend? No, he patiently tried to explain, he
wanted to get another hour of sleep.
could not sleep anymore. Once Jolene mentioned anything
Amy, he'd better get over there quickly. Scott
up with Amy five years ago. Now they
just friends. But, Amy still loved him. That
't a problem for Scott, until Jolene found out
it. If Amy still loved Scott, Jolene figured
they just might get back together.
a dying plant but not a dead love
, Scott grumbled as he rolled out of bed.