"So, what's going on, exactly?"
I didn't want to go into specifics. I didn't feel like it. So I gave her the basic rundown. "Jacob skipped school. They found him half-drunk at Gilmore's in Old Town. He's getting a detox at the ER right now."
"Holy shit," she said, her fingers dancing along the chapped edges of her mouth.
"Yep," I said, though deep down, there was more - a whole lot more.