His crossed arms answered her question before he spoke.
“No, I won’t do it. What if I get caught?”
“You won’t! Stop being such a wuss!” She gave her little brother a disdainful stare and crossed her own arms. “Now are you in or out?”
He couldn’t believe it! Here was the sister he had always looked up to asking him to commit a felony, just so she could get back at her cheating boyfriend. His body shook at the thought of being caught … again.
“I’m sorry, Lil. I hate Rex for what he did to you but I refuse to do something that could get me arrested!”
“Why won’t you do this one little thing for me? I’ve always done whatever you asked me to do for you.” Lil flung her arms in the air then put her hands on her hips.
She paced crazily, all the while glaring at Robert, as if it would make him change his mind.
Robert turned his back to Lil and looked out the window. He hesitated, not wanting to tell her the truth yet.
“I just can’t do it. I can’t tell you why now; you will just have to trust me when I say that doing what you are asking would get me into a bigger heap of trouble than the time when you closed the garage door on dad’s brand new Corvette.”
Lil stopped her pacing and plopped on the couch, shaking her head. “I have yet to hear the end of that one. Dad still swears I did it on purpose because he refused to let me drive it.” she laughed. “Ok, fine, you win.” She threw her hands in the air to indicate that she was giving up the idea of stealing Rex’s car and burying it at the town dump. There had to be a better way to get back at him and she would come up with it and carry it out on her own.
Robert sat next to his sister and hugged her. His secret was safe for another day.