Kristy is a Bossy Busy-Body
It hadn't taken a full twenty-four hours after Stacey left Sam for word to spread. Stacey moved into Mary Anne's apartment, filling her in, and she sent Claudia a short e-mail, hoping that her best friend would get on a computer in Japan sooner than later. Claudia did and then made an international consolation phone call, but that only made Stacey feel slightly better. Since she hadn't expressly told Mary Anne to keep things quiet, Mary Anne almost immediately told Kristy so that she could find out if Sam was okay.
Kristy wanted to give Sam time to tell the family on his own, but after a week she realized that he wasn't going to. It was time to take matters into her own hands--like always. So she picked up her cell phone and called her older brother.
"Hey, Sam, it's me," she said when he finally picked up. "How are you?"