FOREVER TOGETHER

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In Rosario, Argentina

Joannaโ€™s POV

I was walking down the street, when someone called me from behind, โ€œJo, hold on,โ€.

I turned and saw Harvey. โ€œHi,โ€ I smiled at him.

I and Harvey are studying in the same college. He is my senior. We are in nice company; more like, he is a best friend of mine.

โ€œWhere were you? Havenโ€™t seen you for days.โ€

โ€œI was at my hometown, Beverly for my sisterโ€™s wedding. It was midnight when I arrived.โ€

โ€œSo, now youโ€™re heading to?โ€, he asked me.

โ€œJust walking. You wanna accompany me?โ€, I asked him.

Then he accompanied me. We talked about random kinds of stuff walking down the street.

โ€œTomorrow, will you be there in the college.?โ€, I asked him.

โ€œYeah! Since our holidays are over today, Iโ€™ll be there tomorrow.โ€, he said.

Suddenly, a guy popped out from nowhere and blocked my way.

He is a flirt, named Gerard. But not at all like a flirt, he is a distraction to me. And I really hate him at all for that.

โ€œHey Jo,โ€ Gerard called me.

โ€œJoanna.โ€œ, I corrected him.

โ€œOkay, Jo... I wanna tell you something.โ€œ, He was sweating.

โ€œWhat is it?โ€œ, I asked.

โ€œHey Jo, Whatโ€™s the matter?โ€, Harvey asked me.

โ€œNothing Harvey. Itโ€™s is just a pest.โ€, I told him.

โ€œJo, even if I am a pest, I know that for you Iโ€™m not like that. By the way, I have something to tell you, But I donโ€™t know how to say it,โ€œ, Gerard was taking too much time.

โ€œYou sit here and think, by the time, Iโ€™ll fly.โ€, I walked away with Harvey.

โ€œHey, Jo wait.โ€, Gerard called me from the back.

We both stopped.

โ€œWhatโ€™s the matter?โ€, I asked him.

โ€œYou can leave. I have something to tell Joanna privately.โ€, Gerard told Harvey.

โ€œNo. He is not going anywhere. If you want to tell anything, you tell and leave as fast as possible.โ€, I told him.

โ€œBut I donโ€™t like him interfering in our personal stuff Jo, so please ask him to LEAVE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.โ€, Gerard smiled at me.

He was getting on my nerve.

โ€œBetter you stay away from me and my friend, Gerard, because I donโ€™t like to see someone crying.โ€, I warned him.

Still, he smiled at me without any further expressions, which made me angrier at him.

โ€œCome on Jo, letโ€™s leave.โ€, Harvey told me.

As I was about to walk away with Harvey, Gerard came and block me once more, โ€œWait, wait!โ€.

โ€œWhat?โ€ I was really angry.

โ€œJo, please, just a minute,โ€ He pleaded.

โ€œFineโ€, I said walking away from Harvey with Gerard.

โ€œJo, I love you in a way Iโ€™ve never felt before with any woman. I feel special around you. When I am with you, I am who I am.โ€

โ€œExcuse me, Iโ€™ve only seen you just twice or thrice.โ€

โ€œOkay, but I want a romantic life that everyone wants. Will you step into my life to make it romantic?โ€. He was being kinda poetic.

โ€œSorry, I am an unromantic creature. Better you search for someone lovesick.โ€ I left with Harvey.

As we were walking, Gerard came behind us and shouted, โ€œJo! With me, if you be, with life I shall be,โ€

โ€œIf you leave her, with life YOU shall be,โ€ Harvey said.

Then we ignored him and walked away. After walking for a while we went back to the hostel. I had to finish some homework because our college was reopening the next day.

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