Caitlin picked up the house phone when Sammi's mother called. She wanted to know if Sammi was there.
"No." Caitlin suddenly felt a rush of horror as if she weren't doing her job. Even though, she didn't even know Sammi's schedule.
"Did Sammi say where she was going?" Caitlin found Megan still on the laptop in the kitchen.
"I haven't really seen her today." Megan shook her head, no.
"She doesn't tell you two where she's going?" Her mother's voice tensed.
"Not really." Caitlin had to confess. "She's rather private, you know."
Then Caitlin got an earful, how they were suppose to be watching out for Sammi. There were a few hurtful words that Caitlin didn't want to hear. But it stung Caitlin so that she couldn't even respond to Sammi's mother.
"What are we suppose to do? What do we do now?" Caitlin asked Megan after she got off the phone with Sammi's mother.
"I'll call around." Megan got on her cell then.
"She's not picking up, evidently, when her Mom calls." Caitlin squinted. She felt awful now that she wasn't babysitting Sammi night and day, but there was only so much she could do.
"She came home yesterday morning, practically barefooted." Megan told Caitlin then.
"Why didn't you say anything?" Caitlin squinted harder.
"Well, its not a crime, is it? I mean, if..if there is someone..."
"Who?" Caitlin didn't like this mystery.
"She's been seeing Alex." Megan shrugged.
"That was fast." Caitlin shivered then. "We don't even know this Alex. Call Logan. Why can't she just be with Logan, you know. Why?"
Just then Zeke got Caitlin a juice, something to calm her down.
"I'm sure she's fine." He put his arm around her as Megan went to make a few phone calls.
"Maybe, we should call the cops." Caitlin felt so emotional about this. It felt as if this was her fault, and she didn't want any of this to affect her. She had enough to deal with. Work. Classes. The baby. Sammi had always been so responsible, until now.