Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Hi, this is Felicity.
Kirsten and Bree had driver's ed this afternoon. They left after lunch, in their usual manner... bickering about which of them is a better driver. (Bree totally is, but Kirsten is stubborn.) They were teasing each other even as the door shut behind them and they went to catch the city bus to the school where the class is held.
Normally they come home at 4:00, but there was no sign of them. Sometimes they miss the bus and have to catch the next one, but there was no sign at 4:30 either. 5:00 rolled around, and we thought they might have decided to go somewhere after class and forgot to call, but we were starting to get really worried. Our guardian was reaching for the phone at 5:07 to call the school and try to track them down, when it rang. It was Kirsten, and she wasn't calling from class, or from the mall, or from anywhere she and Bree might hang out. She was calling from the hospital.
Kirsten told us that another car came out of nowhere, crashed into the side of the driver's ed car, and then drove off. The cars they choose for the program are like tanks, so neither our sisters nor the instructor were hurt, but the police took them to the hospital just to make sure nothing was wrong. They were pretty shaken up - especially Bree because it was her turn behind the wheel at the time and it hit her side - but they weren't physically harmed.
Obviously we went straight over to the hospital. Kirsten and Bree had to finish giving a statement to the police, but then we were allowed to take them home. They were really relieved the whole thing was over, although Bree is still kind of trembling even now.
Up till the point we got home, we were assuming it was just random. I mean, accidents happen when you drive. Once we were at the house, though, Bree quietly informed us that the people in the car that hit them were the vampire hunters she tried to send on a wild goose chase to Vancouver to protect Clare. Apparently they weren't very appreciative of the detour, to put it mildly. At least it bought Clare some peace.
Knowing this made the whole thing even scarier. Apparently the mean people are really angry now. We're worried about Bree (and the rest of us too, really) if they try to take more revenge. But we're also worried this is going to undermine all the progress we've made with Clare, if she thinks the risks to us have gotten too high.
For tonight, everything is alright. Now we just need to figure out what happens next...