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My Heartbeat Chapter 12

By Garret Freymann-Weyr

Chapter 12

  • Dad rushes back from Europe in order to have a meeting with the headmaster and relevant faculty from the school.
  • Link has to pick him up from the airport, and he's not looking forward to facing his dad's disappointment.
  • Ellen goes to James's house to escape the exhausting awkwardness of her own house.
  • She takes a nap and doesn't wake up until late at night. When she does, it turns out James and Link conspired for her to sleep over without freaking out her parents—they think she's sleeping over at Adena Cohen's.
  • Ellen panics about sleeping over. She feels like that's crossing a line, somehow, despite James's vow that they will not sleep together.
  • She finally gives in and sleeps happily in James's bed.