“Maria, one of your friend’s are here to see you!” Mom called from downstairs.
“Alright, I’m coming!” I yelled back, walking downstairs.
When I walked downstairs, I peeked a bit to see who it was. And honestly, I didn’t know how to feel when I saw them.
“Jason, wha-what are you doing here?” I asked.
Jason startled by my voice stood up rubbing the back of his neck as he looked over at me. “I need to talk to you.”
I pursed my lips and looked down, then looked back over at him.
“There’s nothing to talk about. You moved onto Quinn, I hope you guys are happy together.” I replied with a nod, knowing Quinn betrayed me still stung just a little bit..
He then walked over to me, now standing in front of me.
“No, there is something to talk about.” he replied looking at the ground, then me. “Look, I made a mistake. Okay?” he added.
“What do you mean?” I asked, confused.
“I made a mistake breaking up with you because of Hunter. I know, you guys were just friends.. and I should’ve trusted you more whenever he was around you.” he mentioned. “Maria. I know it’s only been a few days, but.. I want you back. I need you back.” he added, looking at me with a soft expression.
I decided to give Hunter a bit of space for a few days, that way he would miss me~ today, I had planned to talk to him again. I saw Hunter at the end of the hall talking with Quinn, then her walking away upset so I went over to him.
“Hunter~!” I called out cheerfully and once I was in front of him, I hugged him. “Miss me?” I asked with a small smile looking up at him.
“In all honestly.. not really.” he replied before escaping my hug and walking away as I walked beside him.
“Wow! You’re a meanie now, you used to be so kind towards me and show me affection. Even when we weren’t officially together, but liked each other.” I replied with a small smirk.
“Karina, that’s all in the past. I don’t like you like that anymore, and things are different now.” he replied sighing.
“But, Hunter! You took my first kiss, and that was special to me.” I replied pouting with my arms crossed as I walked beside him.
“It was just one kiss.” he replied looking at me.
“And that one kiss determined whether or not you were in love with me. And you were, what happened?” I asked sadly.
The bell rung as he stopped walking and looked at me before firmly saying, “Things have changed. I’m in love with someone else now, and I’m sorry.. but it’s not you.” before walking away and heading to class.
It has to be Maria, it has to be her. The someone he’s in love with now.. why does it piss me off? Because, he became the one person I couldn’t have.
“Alright class, today I’ll be helping you guys apply to colleges.” the teacher announced looking around the classroom. “It seems Ms. Anne is out today, can anyone help her when she returns?” the teacher asked.
“I can help her, I need to drop off something to her anyway.” I replied raising my hand.
And see her later..
“Thank you Mr. Evans.” the teacher replied.
We were given a school laptop to use. When we were applying to colleges, I applied to a lot. I mean, why apply to one college? The more colleges you apply to, the more likely you are to get accepted into one.
“Hey, Hunter! What college are you applying too?” a random girl asked.
“A lot, why?” I asked keeping my eyes on the computer not paying attention to whoever the girl was.
“Just asking~” she replied before walking back to wherever her seat was.
I just basically applied to colleges that were still in California. I didn’t want to go to a college out of the states.
// A f t e r s c h o o l \
School had just ended, and now I’m on my way to go see Maria. I wonder how she was doing right now, and if her headache is gone now. When I got to her house, her Mom answered.
“Good afternoon Ms. Anne, I came by to check on Maria. She didn’t look to well earlier,” I said with concern.
“Oh, Hunter. Come in,” she replied with a smile opening the door widely and closing it behind me once I got inside. “Maria’s upstairs in her room. Though, she’s been there for awhile after someone visiting her.” she added.
“Someone came over to visit Maria?” I asked.
“Mhmm. It was a young guy, she sounded so surprised to see him.” she replied.
I stayed silent, I already had the feeling it was Jason who came to visit her.
“Thank you Ms. Anne, I’ll go check on her right away.” I replied before walking up the stairs and to the front of her door knocking.
“Come in,” she said as I opened the door slowly and walked inside walking over to her bed and sitting down beside her.
“So, I’m guessing Jason came over?” I asked as she nodded. “What did he want?” I asked.
“He said he made a mistake and needed me back.” she replied pursing her lips together looking down at her bed sheets, as I looked down at the floor. “But, I said no.” she added.
I looked over at her, “Why?” I asked. “Don’t you miss him?” I asked reluctantly.
“I do,” she replied. “But, I’ve realized in the past few days Jason and I were broken up already that he wasn’t good for me.” she added.
She didn’t agree to being his again, she knew what was good for her. I’m glad she knew that she deserved someone much better.
“Enough about what happened with me and Jason earlier, how was school?” she asked.
“You just reminded me, we applied for colleges. And now, I’m here to help you apply.” I replied.
“Alrighty then, let me get my laptop.” she replied standing up then walking over to her desk to get her laptop then back to her bed sitting down beside me as she opened her laptop.
Maria applied to schools still in California as well, which made me feel relieved because it meant I would still be able to see her in person, no matter how far the drive was. After a few hours of helping her apply to colleges, we took a break.
“Are you hungry?” Maria asked looking over at me a bit.
“Kinda.” I replied followed by a chuckle.
“Okay, let’s go down and make some food!” she replied enthusiastically hopping off the bed and waiting for me in front of the door as I chuckled and followed.
“What are we gonna make?” I asked, by the time we were in the kitchen she scrimmaged through cabinets looking for food we could possibly cook.
“I guess we could cook pasta,” she replied. “Do you think you can boil the pasta? The pot is should be down there.” she added pointing at a cabinet as I kneeled down and looked for the pot.
“Yeah.” I replied taking it out and filling it with water then let it boil before putting in the pasta noodles.
“I’ll make the sauce.” she replied.
Once the water was boiled, I put the noodles in and waited for it to soften. Long story short, I boiled the noodles and she made the sauce. And I gotta say, it was pretty bomb.
“We didn’t do to bad.” Maria mentioned while eating the pasta.
“I agree.” I replied while eating the pasta as well as I stuck my hand up to high five her as she slapped my hand and we continued eating in silence.
After eating, we put our plates in the sink.
“I’ll wash the dishes,” I offered.
“Huh? No need, I’ll do it.” she replied picking up late and rinsing it off before applying the soap.
“Okay, I’ll help you then.” I replied picking up a plate and doing the same.
“No, you don’t have too. You’re the guest after all.” she replied looking over at me a bit.
“A guest that offering to help.” I replied.
“But—” I cut her off by flicking water at her which seemed to surprise her. “No buts.” I replied chuckling a bit.
“Alright then, I guess you can.” she replied raising a hand flicking water back at me as she chuckled as well.
Pretty much, the whole day consisted of me being with Maria. Though, I’m not gonna complain. I loved every minute I was with her while I was still at her house.
“Maria, there’s something I need to tell you.” Hunter said taking a deep breath as I looked over at him.
“What is it?” I asked with a small smile.
“It’s you.” he replied.
“What do you mean?” I asked confused.
“It’s you, you’re the girl I’ve always liked.”
When he mentioned me being the girl he liked, I honestly didn’t know what to say. Nor did I know what to do.. what do I say?
“Maria?” Hunter called out. “Maria?” he called out again, then I felt like I was being shaked and once I had woken up, my Mom was standing in front of me as I sat up with a hand over my head.
“Sweetie, you’re late for school already. I think you should go get ready now, I’ll take you to school.” Mom said.
“Oh, yeah. Right, I will. Thanks Mom.” I replied as she smiled and nodded walking out of my room closing the door behind her.
I didn’t get up just yet, instead I laid back down and stared at the ceiling. Hunter’s always liked me? Wait, no.. that can’t be it. It was only just a dream. Hunter and I have always been the best of friends, nothing more, nothing less. Right? There’s no feelings here and there, right?…
I groaned and turned to the side practically rolling out of bed before getting up and getting dressed for school, yesterday was a good day off from school. But now, it’s time head back to he— I mean school.
I picked up my backpack and headed downstairs to where my Mom was waiting.
“Are you ready to go?” Mom asked.
“Yeah, I’ll skip breakfast for today.” I replied as she nodded and we both headed out to her car.
Minutes later, we arrived at school.
“Thank you Mom, take care and drive safely.” I said before exiting the vehicle and heading into school, it was already 2nd period.
Which maybe I shouldn’t go to.. since this teacher is pretty strict when it comes to being on time, at the same time where would I even go? So, I headed to class anyway facing the wrath of Ms. Hartfelt.
“Maria, why are you late?” Rose whispered.
“I overslept.” I whispered back glancing at her.
“That’s a first,” she whispered chuckling quietly. “Anyway, there’s a new guy that just—” Rose was cut off by the teacher.
“Rose, Maria. No talking during lecture! I might as well fail you both on the next test since the two of you are paying no attention.” the teacher mentioned with her arms crossed.
“Sorry Ms. Hartfelt.” Rose & I replied in unison as she looked at us before continuing to teach.
Once 2nd period was over, it was break.
“Like I was saying before Ms. Hartfelt cut me off in class…” Rose said. “There’s this new guy that just arrived today.” she added.
I nodded as she spoke with my lips pursed. “What does a new guy arriving here have to do with me knowing?” I asked confused.
“The new guy arriving here has to do with you because, when he first came here, he was—” Rose was cut off.
“Maria, it’s so nice to see you again.” a male with dark auburn hair and dark brown eyes greeted with a smile standing beside Hunter.