...the car. I thought those days were over when I started college."
A plan started to form. "So you and Rob," Lexi said with a devious grin. "Right before you came in?"
"That's none of your business Lexi."
"Okay, you're right," Lexi said. "But before I go to bed, can you do me one big favor?"
"I guess," Ellen said dubiously.
"Nothing like that. Just wait here."
Lexi returned with a clunky plastic red watch. It was really cool, but she had never found anything to match it. But, she was going to get her money's worth tonight . . . hopefully.
"I want you to wear this for me."
"Just cause," Lexi said. "Come on . . . puh leaze."
Lexi buckled it on her roommate's wrist, then said, "Oops I gotta go to the girl's room." She went to the bathroom, turned the light on, and the shower. Waited until Ellen came to the door and beat on it.
"Damn it Lexi, I needed the shower."
'I know you do,' Lexi thought to herself, and peaked out the door until Ellen went to the kitchen. She left the shower on and closed the bathroom door back, and then went to her room, keeping the lights off. She logged into her email and sent a hastily composed message, praying silently that Stacy's computer was on.