I made my way out of the prep room and into the hallway where my grandma was speaking from, but she was no longer there.
I stopped in the hallway and listened to her little feet trot up the stairs, back towards her bedroom and the guest room where I slept.
“Try to get back to bed and get some sleep dear,” I heard my grandma call down.
“Actually, if it’s okay. I think I might go home to get some more sleep. I have a work event in the morning,” I called back.
I waited for a few moments before I heard a response back from my grandma.
“That’s fine…but you know…sometimes it’s best to let secrets lie, if they work in your favor.”
I choked on my tongue. Tried to form a coherent response, but could only get out noises.
“Uh, um, uh, yeah.”
“Good night,” my grandma’s voice echoed from upstairs before I heard her bedroom close and I ran outside to get into my car.