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7 | Hey, Neighbor

SABRINA PHANTOM


Last night was really fun. I can still remember Nate’s face when he saw me start dancing with Tyson.

I met Tyson years ago and we were good friends for a while until I had to move like I always do. When I was helping out at the bar he recognized me and we started catching up since Cassia said my shift could be over.

I found out that he moved here two years ago and goes to the same college that I just started at. When we were in high school, we were trouble makers.

We had so much fun. He was dating one of my other friends and we were all part of this group.

Apparently, the group split up after I left and his girlfriend broke up with him for some other guy. He was like a brother to me for the time I lived there.

Anyhow, I started telling him about Nate and asked if he’d help me make him jealous. If he’s gonna be a player, I got to show him how to play the game.

We danced for hours and it seemed like hours before Nate gave up, but I have to say... That was the most fun I’ve had in a while.

Tyson and I exchanged numbers so that we could maybe hang out later, but only as friends I mean. He knows how I am and how I only go to break the players.

Also, he has his eye on some girl from college, and when I find out who, I’m going to tease him about it so much.

It’s the next morning and I’ve got to get up and go set up my new apartment. I throw my legs over the side of the bed and sit up, placing my feet on the dark brown wooden floor.

Standing up, I stretch and then run a hand through my super tangled hair. Not a day goes by when my hair isn’t tangled in the morning.

Turning around, I start to make the bed that Margaret let me use during my time here. Then, when I’m done, I walk to the small bathroom to do my usual morning routine before packing the stuff in there up.

There’s a box on the floor with most of my clothes and a couple are already in my car, but I grab a maroon tank top and some skinny jeans before closing this last box.

After I change I check the room to make sure I didn’t leave anything and when I notice that I didn’t, I grab the boxes and head downstairs where the smell of baked good is so strong.

“Good morning, Margaret,” I say as I walk and place the boxes in the back room.

“Oh, good morning sweetie. You’re already up?” She asks while making some croissants to put into the oven.

“Yea, I thought I better get up early and put my stuff at my new apartment,” I said and she nodded.

“I’m going to miss you, sweetie.” She says and I smile.

“Don’t worry Margaret, I’ll still come and see you all of the time. Especially since I’m going to be working here part-time.” I explained and her eyes brightened.

“Oh my, yes. I almost forgot about that my dear.” She said shaking her head and I put my hand on her shoulder.

“It’s okay Margaret. Now I’m going to go, but don’t work too hard while I’m gone, okay?” I ask with a knowing look since she never listens.

She feigns me away with the shake of her hand.

“Bye Margaret,” I say laughing as I go to grab my boxes and she laughs lightly too.

“Bye, sweetie.” She says as I bush the door open with my back since I’m carrying the boxes.

My car is parked right outside so I place the boxes on the floor and grab my keys to unlock my door. After the car beeps, the side mirrors open and lets me know that it’s unlocked.

Opening the backseat door I place the boxes inside next to the ones that are already in there. Then I close the door and walk to the left front seat to get into the driver's seat.

When I sit down I push start, turn the music on and head out to my new apartment. The drive isn’t that far from Margaret’s bakery, so it didn’t take long to get there.

Once I pull in, I go to park in the parking lot before I grab a couple of boxes and walk inside.

“Morning,” I say as I walk inside to see the guy at the front desk and he looks up.

I guess I startled him because he just stood frozen for a minute staring at me.

Shaking my head I walked towards the elevator and balanced the boxes in one hand while I pushed the elevator button to go up.

“Morning...” I heard, so he does speak.

“Sabrina,” I replied smiling as I waited for the elevator doors to open.

“Morning Sabrina, do you need any help?” He asked and I shook my head no.

“No, I’m good. Thanks though.” I said as the elevator doors opened and I stepped inside.

I clicked on the tenth floor and went up. Honestly, I was surprised when I found that this apartment was for rent.

The rest of the apartments here were all rented out already and I almost thought that I was going to have to stay with Margaret the entire time I was here. But I guess that’s what happens when you move to a small town.

All that was available was houses for sale, but I can’t afford to buy one right now.

And I can’t let myself be found…

The tenth floor arrived and I walked right into the hall once the doors were open. The boxes stacked in my arms partially blocked my sight, so I kept having to lean over to see in front of me.

As I looked to the right I saw that my apartment was coming up because it was an even number while the left apartments were all odd.

My door came into view and I tried to balance the boxes in one arm as I grabbed my key from my back pocket.

Then all of a sudden I hear a door open before something, more like someone runs into me and all my boxes fall.

“Shit.”

“Fuck.”

“Sabrina?” I hear a voice ask and I look up glaring.

“Nate, watch where you’re going next time. Will ya?” I say as I lean down and stacked the boxes next to the door Oates of trying to pick them up.

“What are you doing here?” He asks and I roll my eyes.

“Oh, I don’t know,” I said as I put the key in my door and opened it. Once I stepped in I turned to look at a frozen Nate.

“Hey, neighbor.”

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