Falling For The Bad Boy

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Chapter 6

Monday at lunch, I was nervous to talk to Cole, but I really wanted to apologize for how I acted towards the situation.

But when he came into the cafeteria, he just passed by our table without saying a word.

"What was that all about?" Emma asked when she approached me.

"Oh , I don't know. How 'bout the fact that when Cole and I hung out at the beach the other day, he thought it was a date?"

"Oh, uh, you caught that?"

"Of course I did, Emma. I already told you I wasn't ready to get back into a relationship yet. And you set us up. Emma, I snapped at him for no reason, and now he feels bad because he thought it was a date. He probably thinks I'm the insensitive person in the world now."

"Aww, Alexa, I'm so sorry. I never meant for it to go that way. I just thought he deserved a chance after how things ended with him and Abby. And I figured you two would make a good couple. I mean you went through the same thing, so I thought you could give him a chance. I never wanted to force it to happen."

"I know, Emma. And I know he's your best friend and you want him to be happy. And I know you want me to be happy. But you have to give it time. I mean I have to admit he is attractive, but I don't even know if I like him or want to give him a chance yet."

"I know."


After that day, we started seeing Cole less and less at lunch. I felt really bad that I snapped at him. I tried really hard to talk to him and apologize, but he just kept avoiding me. He was a really good friend, and I didn't wanna lose him over what happened at the beach.
Emma sensed it, too. So she invited me to her house to go swimming.
She didn't tell me she also invited Cole.
When I got there, I saw him standing on the deck.
"Uh, hey, Cole."
"Hey," he said, looking down and rubbing the back of his neck.
"Um, I'm gonna go get some snacks," Emma said as she walked into the house.
"So, uh, long time no see."
"Yeah. Hehe. Look, Cole, I'm sorry I snapped at you at the diner. I shouldn't have yelled at you like that. It's just that I'm not ready for a relationship yet, and when I realized Emma set us up, well, I..."
"Alexa, it's okay. I shouldn't have avoided you like that. I just felt embarrassed. But I should've talked to you instead of avoiding you. I'm sorry."
"It's okay. Cole, you've become one of my best friends, and I wouldn't wanna lose you. So, are we good?"
"Yeah, we're good," he said, playfully punching my arm.
As we continued laughing and talking, I noticed Emma walking out onto the deck with a tray of snacks.
"So, are you guys okay?"
"Yeah, we're okay," I said, smiling at Cole.


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