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It’s exactly six o’clock in the evening but Adam is not here yet. Sienna and I already prepared the food for our dinner party today and I am eagerly waiting for Adam to come home. I called him numerous times but he didn’t answer any of my calls, with every passing minute I am getting more and more anxious.
“He’ll be here soon. Don’t worry,” said Sienna while preparing the dinner table.
“I don’t know why I’m getting so worked up. Adam isn’t even picking up my calls, he never ignores my calls you know. If he’s busy he atleast leaves a text but I have no idea why he’s ignoring me like this.. ”
“He left because his dad called him right?”
“Yes. That’s what Racheal told me.”
“So there might be something up with his family. Don’t worry Ad, he’ll come here soon and tell you everything,” Sienna said and gave me a hug.
“Are you excited to meet Eric finally?” I asked to change the subject because I didn’t want to think about Adam anymore.
“I am nervous honestly. We haven’t seen each other since two months. This is the longest I have been without seeing his face. It feels a bit weird,” she confessed.
“He’s nervous too. But I’m glad he finally agreed to meet you.”
“Yes me too. I was a bit scared to tell Alex about this but he’s happy that Eric is coming.”
“You know my brother is not the jealous type guy. He knows how much you love him so he doesn’t care about Eric or any other guy falling for you. Infact he was upset when Eric decided to stop talking to you because he knows how important Eric is for you.”
“I didn’t know about this. Was he really upset about that?”
“Yes. Don’t tell him about this though. He asked me to convince Eric to become friends with you again.”
She chuckled and said,“I can’t believe Alex asked you to do that! I always thought he didn’t like me talking about Eric a lot.”
“You are not supposed to tell him this but.”
“I won’t. But that’s so sweet of him. I think I’m falling more in love with your brother every day,” Sienna said and blushed like a high school girl sick in love.
“You girls should stop gossiping about your love life and set the table. It’s already six thirty, Adaline’s friends will be here any minute,” I heard mum say in the background which made both of us giggle. We immediately started helping mum in setting the table. Alex came downstairs after a few minutes and helped us too.
“Congratulations my little sister for winning the competition, you ready to party tonight?” Alex asked and gave me a kiss on my forehead.
“Yes I am,” I said and grinned like a Cheshire cat.
Once the dining table was set by mum she kissed me on my cheeks and said, “I’m going to be upstairs. You children have fun tonight.”
“We will.” Sienna and I said in unison.
The doorbell rang and Alex went to answer it. “Hey congratulations man. I’m really happy for you,” I heard Alex say. We all immediately guessed that it was Eric. Sienna got a bit tensed but nevertheless she walked towards the door with a bright smile on her face and said, “I’m so glad you decided to come Eric.”
“Long time no see old friend,” said Eric bashfully.
Sienna chuckled and said, “Yes I know. Come in Adaline’s waiting for you.”
Eric then entered the dinning room holding a bottle of wine in one hand and a bouquet of flowers in another. “Congratulations Williams. The flowers are exclusively for you but the wine is for the both of us,” Eric chortled.
“You didn’t have to bring all this Thompson but thank you anyway,” I said and gave him a big hug.
“Where are the others?” He asked
“I’m right here,” I heard Racheal say from behind. We turned to look at her and saw her holding a bottle of wine too. “Wow! Another bottle of wine. Today is definitely a day to celebrate,” I said and laughed while giving Racheal a hug. Eric gave her a warm embrace too and said, “I thought I would be the only one to get wine but thanks for ruining my surprise.”
“I was planning to get a bottle of vodka but then I realised you guys are leaving tomorrow so I dropped that plan,” said Racheal.
“Glad you didn’t get vodka else my mother would have killed you,” said Alex in a sarcastic tone.
“It’s so good to see you Alex and Sienna. I know I always say this to you guys but you both seriously make such a good pair,” said Racheal which immediately made the two of them blush. “Thank you Racheal. That’s really sweet of you,” replied Sienna.
The doorbell rang again and this time I went to answer it. I was honestly expecting that it would be Adam standing at the door but instead I saw Ethan and Felicia. They both gave me a hug before entering and then went inside to greet the others. I pulled my phone out of my pocket and dialled Adam’s number again. It kept ringing but he didn’t answer. I left him a text asking ′Where are you?′
I didn’t receive a reply so I just put my phone back inside and walked towards the dining room. “Where’s Adam?” asked Alex.
“I don’t know. He was supposed to be here at six but...” before I could complete my sentence I heard the doorbell ring again so I immediately rushed outside to open the door. Standing on the doorstep in a plain black top which perfectly showed one’s physique and a light blue jeans was my boyfriend - Adam.
“Where the hell were you? Why weren’t you answering my calls?” I asked in an angry tone.
“I’m sorry Addie. I was stuck with some work,” he said in an apologetic tone. I wanted to yell at him but i decided to save that for later. “Come on in, everyone’s waiting for you,” I said.
“I need to talk to you Addie,” he said in a low voice.
“Save that talk for later Adam, let’s go and have dinner first,” I said and grabbed his hand. He didn’t say a word and just followed me inside quietly. Everyone was happy to see Adam finally arrive at the party. “How can you be so late at your girls celebration party?” asked Ethan in a teaseful manner.
“I had some work,” he muttered and sat on one of the table.
Something seems wrong. Why isn’t he his usual playful self?
I pulled a table right next to Adam and sat there, I nudged his hand playfully and whispered in his ears, “You are okay right?”
He didn’t meet my eyes but just replied with a plain ′Yes I’m okay’.
“Let’s get this party started, shall we?” I heard Sienna ask. Everyone said ‘yeah let’s do it’ in unison. She then opened a bottle of wine and started pouring it in everyone’s glass one by one. “So how excited are you two?” she asked.
“Very excited. I can’t believe I’ll be away from you all for six months,” I said.
“Wait! You are leaving already?” asked Adam.
“Yes. We have a flight to catch tomorrow morning,” said Eric.
“You are leaving tomorrow? Why didn’t I know about this before?” asked Adam in a displeased tone.
“Umm.. Because you left before I could tell you about it plus you weren’t answering my calls too,” I said in an infuriated manner. Why is he sounding mad when I’m the one who’s supposed to be mad at him right now.
“Okay you two. Have your fight later. Tonight is just for celebration,” said Sienna in a cheerful tone to calm us down.
“Yes. Let’s start eating please. I’m so hungry,” said Racheal.
“Sure. I’ll go get the food,” said Sienna and went inside the kitchen. “I’m going to go help her,” said Felicia and followed her in.
The dinner table was quiet for a few seconds and then Alex said, “You guys should plan beforehand about all the places to visit in London. It’s a beautiful city. ”
“Yes I have. I’m sure we’ll get some time after practise to go visit places,” said Eric.
“I remember you always wanted to go to London when we were kids,” said Sienna while entering the dinning room with a bowl full of pasta.
Eric laughed and said, “I didn’t think you would remember that.”
“Of course I do. You wanted to study there too right?”
“Well I am going to.. ” Eric replied.
“What do you mean?” asked Ethan.
“Actually I’m taking a transfer from this school. I’m going to continue my studies at a Music school in London.”
“Why didn’t you tell me about this earlier?” I asked clearly surprised by Eric’s revelation.
“I wasn’t sure that I would win. Now that I have, I plan to go to my dream school.”
“That’s amazing Eric. I’m so happy for you,” said Sienna.
“Yeah me too,” added Felicia.
“That means I’ll be returning home in six months and you’re going to stay in London?” I asked.
“Yes. That’s precisely what’s going to happen,” Eric replied in a calm tone.
“Damn. When will we get to see you next then?” asked Racheal.
“Soon I guess. I’ll try to come here during holidays,” said Eric.
“Have fun man. I hope you have a great time in your new school,” said Alex and raised his glass of wine.
“Thanks man,” replied Eric.
The whole dinner was filled with many fun conversations. Sienna and Eric shared a lot of their childhood memories and all of us were enjoying listening to their stories. It was around eleven when everyone decided to leave since Eric and I had to start packing for our flight for the next morning. Everyone started leaving gradually but the only one who stayed till the end was Adam. He was being awfully quiet tonight which scared me a bit. Once Alex and Sienna bid us goodbye and went upstairs, I took Adam’s hand and asked him to come to my room, he was reluctant this time. “What’s wrong Adam?” I asked but he just kept staring down at our interlinked fingers.
“Are you scared because I’m leaving tomorrow?”
He still didn’t say a word. I cupped his face in my hands and said, “It’s just six months Adam. We can do this.”
He turned his head upwards and finally met my eye. “We need to break up Addie.”
I laughed and said, “Yeah right. Now is not the time to be joking Adam Carter.”
“I’m serious Addie. We need to break up.” I thought he was still joking but something in his eyes made me realise that he wasn’t. He looked dead serious.
“Is it the distance?”
“Are you mad at me about something?”
“You think I’m going to leave you for Eric? You know Eric and I are just friends right?”
“No it’s not that Addie.”
“Then what is it Adam? If you want to break up there has to be a good enough reason do it right?”
“Addie I... I... ”
“Just say it.”
“I cheated on you with Tessa.”
My whole body got numb after I heard those words escape Adam’s mouth. It felt like someone just put a knife across my heart. Never in my worst dream, I would have thought of something like this. I didn’t want to believe his words but then I remembered the incident at the washroom this morning. Tessa was sitting on the floor and crying. Suddenly everything started to make sense to me. Adam cheated on me with the girl I hate the most- Tessa. How could he possibly do something like this to me? I thought I was the only girl he loved. But I guess I was wrong. Adam never changed. He is and will always be the same playboy. I was a fool to think that he has changed.
“Addie.. Please say something,” he said.
“How could you Adam? I trusted you.” I said while trying to stop my tears from falling down.
Before he could give me some bullshit reason to cover it all up I said, “Do me a favour Adam.”
“Just tell everyone I was the one who broke up with you. I don’t want people to know that you cheated on me.”
“Addie I kn-”
“I don’t want to hear your stupid explanations Adam. Just promise me that you’ll tell everyone that I broke up with you before leaving for London.”
“Okay Addie. As you wish.”
“And please do me one more favour.”
“Please get the fuck out of my house and don’t show me your face ever again.”
He seemed shocked to hear such a blunt response but I honestly didn’t care. This is the kind of treatment he deserves for cheating on me. I’m not one of those girls who is going to sit and crib about a guy like him. Though he is my bestfriend, it still doesn’t change the fact that what he did was wrong and a complete jerk move. I never want to see his face ever again.
“As you wish. Goodbye Adaline,” he said and left without turning back. I was expecting him to come back and apologise to me or try to win me back but he didn’t do any of that. He just left.
Life’s pretty unexpected. Just when I thought everything’s finally falling into place, a new storm came into my life and took away the most precious thing I had - My best friend. My Adam.
Hey guys. So this is where this story ends. But don’t worry there’s still a long way to go for Adam and Adaline.
I’m writing my next book called ‘Do you still love me?’ which is a sequel to this book.
It’s the journey of Adam and Adaline three years post their breakup.
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