Gwen grabbed the last book out of her locker and shoved it in her backpack.
“What do you want to do now?” Jessie asked as she leaned on the locker door.
“I have to go home. Garret is coming home today.”
“Oh, sorry.” Jessie’s face scrunched up as she said it.
Garret was Gwen’s least favorite brother who was returning from his sophomore year of college. Actually, Garret was her only brother but whose counting!
“Yeah, I'm sorry too. Want to come over?” Gwen’s eyes met her friends in a not so subtle plea.
“No!” Jessie answered quickly, a little too quickly Gwen thought.
Although she understood her friend's feelings it still felt like a slap in the face. Garret, she knew, wasn't everyone's best friend. Garret acted like his shit didn't stink and treated everyone like they didn't matter. Not exactly good character traits for a doctor, which is what Garret planned to be.
However, they were excellent traits for an editor. Which is why, Garret explained as he gave Gwen a hello wedgie, he had decided to change majors.
"Because it's the only way to teach you not to mix up your homonyms, asshat."
Gwen wrenched herself free and glared at her brother. Sure, laugh it up now, she thought, while ewe still can. Sum day aisle bee a tacks accountant, and wheel sea whose laughing last.
Continuation: Marjorie James