I could see it now. Jenny would be sitting in the jail cell thinking I would bail her out. After all, we had promised to have had each other’s backs when I first started working at Bella Gray. She was the first person to welcome me to the school. Instead of proving that she didn’t do it, however, I would provide false evidence that she did. She would be put away for life. It would be amazing. In my mind, absolutely nothing could go wrong. In reality, I imagined it would, but I didn’t care at the time.
I had just gotten in bed when my phone rang. Oh, one of the teachers. Why was this person calling so late at night?
“Hello?” I answered, obviously annoyed.
“Hey, sorry to call you so late, but I just had to tell you. Jenny is having a nervous breakdown. You have got to go see her. She keeps asking for you.”
“Why are you even visiting that traitor?” I asked.
“I know it’s tough that your best friend is in jail because of what she did, but come on, she’s still your friend. You should go see her.”
“Okay, I’ll try to make time. But I’m going to be really busy these next few days. I have several errands to run. I have a lot to do before I go to Texas for the summer. As soon as this case is done, I’m out of here.”
“Please make time for her. She really needs you.”
“Yeah, okay. Right now, though, I need sleep. It’s been a long day.”
“Right, sorry to keep you up. Goodnight.”
“See you tomorrow.”
I laid back down and turned on my side. I didn’t see myself going to see Jenny anytime soon. I did have time, of course, but what was the point? I would only be formulating the plan to frame her even more than I was already. Jenny was a good person, but she already committed one crime. It would be all too easy to convince the police that she committed the main crime in this investigation.
When I went to sleep, I had a dream. Jenny was there in court. I was sitting at the witness stand. I was giving my testimony on how I just knew she was the murderer. I was pretending to be upset. When I woke up, it was clear. I had to go see Jenny after school. I just had to make sure things were still in place at the principal’s office.
The annoying alarm went off in the morning at the usual time. I woke up with unusual energy. I was really excited to get things really going today at school. It was the last day, so I was especially excited to be done with those annoying brats. I had to make stop at the principal’s office after school. The kids had a party so no work was done. That’s all well and good. I wasn’t really feeling the whole work thing, anyway.