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chapter 12

Adrian’s Pov

It was 5:30 when we got to my house. My mom was in her room doing her makeup and getting ready for her date, while dad was sitting in the living room watching tv.

I took Harmony to my room so we could just chat for a few minutes before the kids came over. “Hey, have you told your mom that you’re staying with me for a while?” I ask her. “No, hold on let me do that,” she says and steps out of my room.

I go over to my desk and take out a few things like paper and crayons, markers, and paint for the kids to do so they won’t get bored. Harmony steps right back in. “she knows now, she said If I could stay over tonight, she works late and my brothers aren’t going to be home either.” she asks.

“Yeah, you don’t have to ask Harmony. Mi casa es tu casa.” I tell her. “Si senor” She says and I just chuckle at her playfulness. My phone starts buzzing and picks it up to see who it is. Its Isabel, I haven’t called her in all day so.

“Hey,” I say.

“Hey babe,” she says. “You haven’t called me at all”

“Sorry, I have been very busy today with something,” i tell her. I mean its not all a lie.

“It’s ok, Can I come over,” she asks. I look at Harmony knowing this might be ugly if she comes but I can’t say no to Isabel either.

“You can, but I’m babysitting tonight so we’re not going to be able to do much, but take care of two kids,” I tell her, hoping it did the trick.

“Oh, nevermind then, can we hang out tomorrow then,” she asks.

“Yeah, I’ll call you tomorrow ok,”

“K, bye,” she says and hangs up.

“Let me guess Isabel,” Harmony asks. “Yeah,” I say scratching the back of my head. We stay looking at the room for a while until we hear the doorbell ring. We both walk down the stairs and see that my mom and dad have already opened it.

“Thank you so much for taking care of my two kids.” Our neighbor Mrs. Johnsen says.

“It’s no problem Mrs.Johnsen.” I tell her. ”oh honey call me Jenny, I feel old when you call me by my last name.”

I just nod my head. I tell Molly and Henry to follow me up the stairs. Molly is only 5 years old where her brother two years older than her. I lead them to the room where we have specifically for them.

Most of the time my mom has to take care of them because their parents usually go on business trips. Molly walks over to her section where their dolls and books and other girl stuff, while on Henry’s side there are cars and superheroes.

“You guys play here for a bit. Harmony and I are going to say bye to my parents.” I tell them both. We go down the stairs and see my mom grabbing her purse. “You guys leaving already,” I ask her. “Yes sweeties, we’re leaving oh, and um if you plan to go get food the car seats are in the living room and here” she takes a fifty out of her wallet and hands it to me. “So you can go get food,” she says.

I grab it and say. “Oh have fun mom and tell dad to drive safe.”

“We will, oh and hey Harmony how have you been,” she says turning towards Harmony. “Good, how about you,” she asks. “Pretty good too, are you staying the night,” she asks. “Yes, ma’am I am, if it’s ok with you,” she says politely. “Oh Harmony you know you don’t have to ask, your such a polite lady, Your mom must be proud,” she says. Kissing her on both cheeks. “Well, I better leave dave’s waiting for me in the car. Bye, you guys behave please” she says and closes the door behind her.

We both head upstairs to check on the kids. They’re both basically playing with their own toys.

Harmony’s pov

It kinda stung when Adrian’s mom said that my mom would be proud of me. I mean I know Rose is but it still makes me wonder if my actual mom would be proud of me for who I am today.

I see Molly brushing her doll’s hair so I walk over to her. “Hey, can I play with you,” I ask her? “Yeah, you can bwush princess Tiana’s hair,” she says pointing to Tiana from the princess and the frog. “Ok, thank you,” I tell her.

I start brushing her hair for a couple of minutes tell she says that it’s time for the royal ball so we have to get her ready.

Adrian’s pov

We’ve been playing with the kids for 2 hours now and it was eight already. “You guys hungry,” I ask. “Yeah,” they all say in unison. “Ok, come on we can go get food. Harmony could you help them put on their shoes.” I ask her. She says yes and I head downstairs to buckle the car seats in my car.

Once everyone’s in my car, I back out of the driveway. “Ok, where do you guys wanna go eat,” I ask them. “Can we go to where they sale shakes?” Molly asks. “Yeah, can we,” Henry say after her sister?

“How about we go to stake’n shake,” Harmony asks. “Yeah, that sounds good to me,” I tell her. “Harm could you connect to Bluetooth and puts some music,” I ask her. “Yeah sure,” she says.

She puts ‘Hey their Delilah’ and we all sing along. We get to the diner in 15 minutes. “Hey you guys do you want to dine in or take it home,” I ask them. “Could we take it home?” Harmony asks. “Yeah” I get in two the line for the drive-thru. “What do you guys want,” I ask them.

“Can I get the steakburger plate from the kid’s menu with fries and an oreo shake?” Henry asks. “You may,” I tell him. “Could I get something with chicken nuggets and fries with a birthday cake shake,” she asks. “Yes, ma’am” after we were done ordering all the meals we head home.

We all get out of my car and we all head towards my basement where theirs a lot of games and instruments.

We all ate and played some games. When we were done we all threw away the trash and sat on the couch that was in the basement. “Can we play talent show, pretty please?” Molly asks. “Sure,” I tell her. “Yay, Adrian you be the judge, and Harmony, Henry, and I can be the contestants,” she says.

I connect our phone to the stereo and Molly does a little dance for us. We all clap when she was done. Henry goes next.

I clear my throat and go. “Ok, what’s your name, where are you from and what are you going to do for us today”

“My name Henry, I’m from next door and I Will be showing you my karate moves,” he says and the girls giggle when he says he’s from next door.

“Ok, you may start,” I tell him and he starts kicking and throwing punches and jumping in the air. Once he’s done he puts his hands together and bows. We all start clapping for him as we did for Molly. “It’s your turn Harmony,” Molly says. “No, no, no, I’m not going to do that,” she says shaking her head really fast. “Come one you have to don’t be a little kid,” Molly says. We all look at Molly, dang she can be mean sometimes.

Harmony sighs and says “fine” she goes over to the piano and sits. “Ok, what’s your name where are you from and what are you going to do for us today,” I ask her.

“I’m Harmony, I’m from planet earth and I will be singing and playing the piano,” she says. Henry and Molly burst out laughing when she says she’s from planet earth. “You may start,” I tell her.

Maybe you don’t like talking too much about yourself

But you shoulda told me that you were thinkin’ ’bout someone else

You’re drunk at a party or maybe it’s just that your car broke down

Your phone’s been off for a couple months, so you’re calling me now

I know you, you’re like this

When sh*t don’t go your way you needed me to fix it

And like me, I did

But I ran out of every reason

Now suddenly you’re asking for it back

Could you tell me, where’d you get the nerve?

Yeah, you could say you miss all that we had

But I don’t really care how bad it hurts

When you broke me first

You broke me first

Took a while, was in denial when I first heard

That you moved on quicker than I could’ve ever, you know that hurt

Swear for a while I would stare at my phone just to see your name

But now that it’s there, I don’t really know what to say

I know you, you’re like this

When sh*t don’t go your way you needed me to fix it

And like me, I did

But I ran out of every reason

Now suddenly you’re asking for it back

Could you tell me, where’d you get the nerve?

Yeah, you could say you miss all that we had

But I don’t really care how bad it hurts

When you broke me first

You broke me first

What did you think would happen?

What did you think would happen?

I’ll never let you have it

What did you think would happen?

Now suddenly you’re asking for it back

Could you tell me, where’d you get the nerve?

Yeah, you could say you miss all that we had

But I don’t really care how bad it hurts

When you broke me first

You broke me first

You broke me first

Once she was done we all stayed there shocked. I heard her sing already but hearing her sing again was incredible. She pours all her feeling into that song. We all start clapping really hard for her. “Push the button,” Molly says. “Push the button,” Henry says and they both start saying it all over again. I make a buzzing sound and both kids throw pillows at harm. Harmony starts laughing, Molly and Henry both yawn, so we head upstairs and into the guest room. We tucked them in and got out of the room.

“You sing beautiful Harmony,” I tell her. She turns red and says. “Thank you.” we head downstairs to watch a movie. “What movie do you want to watch,” I ask her. “We can watch the ‘Duff’” she suggests. I nod and click on the movies since we’re watching it on Tubi.

Halfway through the movie Harmony falls asleep on my shoulder. She has hair draped over her hair. I move it out of the way and admire her beauty. I carry her bridal style and lay her on my bed. I brush my teeth and come back and lay down beside her.

I honestly have had feelings for Harmony, but I don’t want to ruin our friendship because she’s worth a lot to me, she’s so special. Theirs no other friend like her. So I turned off those feeling for her a long time ago, and I don’t know how long I can keep them off because I fall for her every single day.

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