Turning to Carl, I pretended to look at my book as though deeply engrossed in to what it had to say. For dramatic effect, I stopped and stared for a few moments at the words on the page.
"I know what we need to do.", I tried to sound sincere.
Carl was instantly interested. He stood and walked over to read the page over my shoulder.
Now all I had to do was sell my lie. "These herbs it refers to, I think- I think I may have picked them off the cave floor. If we could get these and return them-"
"Tell me you have them on you, Ben." Carl sounded desperate.
"They're in my bag downstairs in the living room." Before I had finished, Carl had started out the window. "Save your brother first. That little girl is going to need help."
Carl nodded as he disappeared out of sight. I turned to Jay and frowned, "So where are the herbs, really?"
Jay face took on an angry look but he remained silent.