Rex turned to leave, and I followed.
His mother called after him "And I'm going to tell their parents what you did, so that they'll know to keep their boys away from you!"
Rex stopped and faced her. "Please don't do that, Mom. If you tell Sam's parents, you'll just get me into trouble with Lynn's family."
"You should have thought of that before making trouble, young man," she replied.
"But you'll get the boys into trouble too, and it wasn't their fault," he said.
"Oh, don't worry," said Rex's mom. "I'll make sure their parents understand that this is one-hundred percent your fault!"
I grabbed my jacket, and we walked out the door.
"I can't believe them!" Rex said fiercely, making a fist.
"Rex, if you're angry, let me drive," I said.
Reaching the car he took a breath. "No, no, I'm okay," he said, and he opened the car door and we both got in.
It was kind of funny that we were taking their car, considering. But it was clear that they wanted us to leave, and we couldn't very well do that without the car since our hotel was on the other side of town.
Rex pulled the car out of the driveway and started down the road. He still seemed pretty upset about what had happened.
"It's not that bad," I said. "This same exact thing happens to me all the time. Well, maybe not exactly, but essentially. Look on the bright side -- you have only one set of wacky parents to deal with, I have two. We'll get to relive these same adventures with my other set tomorrow."
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