Nick went home. And Rex was a no show.
"What's up with him?" Nick wanted to know. Of course, his parents had no idea what he was talking about. He couldn't bring up the phone call.
"We hardly ever hear from him," his mom told him over dinner. They were really into the whole grain diet now so Nick wasn't sure what he was eating. The meals were so different now. When it was the four of them, they ate lots of pasta, meat and bread. It was just the two of them with lots of salads and vegetables. His Mom and Dad seemed to be enjoying being a couple. Nick didn't want to bring up troubles for Rex.
"I guess he's doing OK. He's in his last semester, you know." His Dad mentioned.
Nick just nodded. His brother's last semester. He supposed since Rex couldn't do this his senior year of high school, he would evidently do all the wild stuff his Senior year in college. Or maybe the last four years were like that, but he'd hidden it so well until now.
"So what's he majoring in?" Nick winced. He hadn't kept track.
"He's an accountant, honey." His Mom was all smiles.
"Huh." That sounded like pressure, already. Was that what all the girls were, taking his mind off, numbers? Nick just sighed. He knew he'd never be bringing in a salary like his brother, but then he wanted to do something that made him happy.
On his way out to his truck, he saw that Kelsey had driven up in the parking lot. Just the person Nick didn't want to see.