When her father passed away she was left with her stepmother and stepbrother. She always felt like her stepmother didn’t like her as well as for her stepbrother. Carmen felt helpless. She felt like she was going nowhere in her life after that. The only person she thought she would still have was Michael, her boyfriend.
“Ok so why are you not pissed off?”, Carmen’s best friend, Sam asked after she was told what happened.
“I am!” Carmen replied in a hostile tone.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to snap at you.” she said to Sam. “I just honestly don’t want to think about them right now. Let’s talk about something else.”
Sam sighed. “Ok so like what, nothing interesting is really happening.”
“Maybe something like you and Lidia.”
“No nothing about me and Lidia, nothing is going on between us anyway and you know that” Sam replied immediately.
Carmen knew how Sam felt about this girl, she has had a crush on Lidia since 6th grade and they recently started hanging out. Carmen was happy that Sam is finally coming out of her shell.
“Mmmm ok” Carmen said while smiling.
“You know what fine. It’s been okay I guess. I think I’m falling for her even more everyday.” Sam said with a dreamy voice.
“ Awwww look at you, you lovebug!”Carmen said while playfully poking her best friend.
Sam rolled her eyes and looked away while blushing. They stopped at their lockers to get the rest of their things for the end of the day, and as Carmen was getting her things she saw Michael walking towards them.
She turned towards Sam and said “We have to go now, I’m not in the mood to be talking to Michael right now.” Michael walked faster and caught up to them and grabbed Carmen’s arm.
“Please can we talk?” He asked Carmen.
She didn’t want to, but she also wanted to know why he was kissing that hag, so she nodded her head and told Sam to go to the car. Michael took Carmen to an empty classroom and they just stood there quietly for a while. Michael was the first to break the silence.
“Look, Carmen, what you saw it was just-”
“Just what, Michael. I saw what I saw, and what I saw was you sucking that bitches face.”
“And I am really sorry about that Carmen, just please forgive me. I swear I won’t ever do that again, ever.”
“I can’t just forgive you Michael. You’ve already done a bunch of shit, and what you just did, I just can’t take it anymore.”Carmen replied.
“I can’t be with you, I can’t stand your bullshit anymore Michael.” With that Carmen turned around and left Michael standing there.
Carmen got in the car with Sam and drove to Sam’s house. When they got to the house they noticed a car parked there that they’ve never seen before. They went inside the house and Sam’s parents with some other guy they’ve never seen before sitting at the table.
“Sam, Carmen, this is Kai, he is the son of a friend of ours and is passing by. He will be staying here for a bit until he is better to travel.” Sam’s dad told us.