Falling for Us

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Chapter 10 - Anastasia’s POV

4 hours later... I got ready to go out with Michael, well... not a date... I sigh deeply as I see a long mirror behind Michael’s guest bedroom door, I have my dirty blonde hair wavy, I have my black dress with my black boot since my boots have knees atop, I love my boots so much, my mom bought it for me for Christmas.

I sigh deeply as I hear someone knock on Michael’s guest bedroom door and I ask in a curious voice, “Yes?”

“Can I come in?” Michael asks in a curious voice.

“Sure.” I walk back as I see Michael opens his guest bedroom door and he sees I dress up.

“Wow, you look gorgeous today.” Michael smiles softly.

“Thank you.” I smile softly as I notice that Michael has his black jeans and a white shirt with a light brown jacket, he looks really good.

“You ready?” Michael smiles softly as he looks at me with a happy look.

“Yes!” I smile as I grab my light jacket from Michael’s guest bed and I say, “Come on.”

Michael chuckles softly as he nodded and he says, “I’m coming.”


20 minutes later... we arrived at the restaurant and we are sitting on the booth and we are drinking our sodas.

I smile softly as I look around and I say, “I mean, I came here before for your Thanksgiving dinner with your family...” I look at Michael with a happy look and I say, “I love DC...”

“Me too but Mackenzie and I were born and raised here, but I feel like I want to live in VA forever.” Michael smiles softly as he looks at me and he says, “My parents and Mackenzie are still living in DC.”

“Really?” I sip my soda as I see Michael nodded and I smile softly and I say, “I guess you’re very close to your family.”

“Very much.” Michael chuckles softly.

“Thanks for taking me out for dinner...” I smile softly and I say, “Outside is a little chilly.”

“Yeah, I can tell.” Michael smiles and he says, “At least we will go home in a couple of weeks.” Michael sighs deeply as he shakes his head slowly.

I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I ask in a curious voice, “What’s on your mind?”

Michael shakes his head and he says, “My mom.” Michael sighs deeply as he sips his soda and he says, “I mean... I’m really concerned about my mom a lot...”

“I know you are...” I sigh deeply and I say, “She will fight her cancer, she will beat her cancer ass... I promise you.”

Michael nodded as he smiles softly and he says, “I’m really glad that you’re my best friend.” Michael sees our waiter walks toward us with our food and he says, “Finally...

I giggle softly as I shake my head and I say, “Greedy.”

“Oh hush.” Michael rolls his eyes as he shakes his head.

I smile softly... I’m glad that Michael is trusting me as being his best friend, I didn’t really want to lose him at all, he is treating me like a good friend.

I see my food on my plate as I smile big and I say, “I hope that food is so good.”

“It is!” Michael smiles big as he looks at me with a happy look and he says, “My mom and sister always get that food all the time.”

I nodded as I grab my fork to bite my delicious pasta and I chewed my pasta while Michael looks at me with a nervous look as I swallow my food and I say, “Mmmm... it’s really delicious!!!

“Told you so!” Michael smiles big as he bites his burger.

I roll my eyes as I nodded and I say, “Okay, I believe you, Mike.” I grab my fork to bite my pasta again and I ask in a curious voice, “So... why do you want to become a chef?”

Michael smiles big as he looks at me with a happy look since his eyes lit up and he says, “Because when my mom and I cooked foods all the time and she would help me if I made breakfast or lunch when my parents left to go work. I learned a lot about foods.” Michael sighs deeply and he says, “I don’t know if I really want to have my own restaurant in the future.”

“Why not?” I sip my soda.

“Because... I’m really afraid that I would not get the success that I want.” Michael sighs deeply and he says, “I have been focusing so hard about foods all the time.”

I nodded in understanding and I keep quiet.

“Maybe one day, you would give me of your book.” Michael smiles softly.

“Hmmm... maybe.” I shrug as I smile softly.


3 hours later... Michael and I just got back home from went out to eat and a walk around in DC... it was so fun! We are in Michael’s family room and we are sitting on the floor and watching the Home Alone movie.

“How do you know I love Home Alone movies?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion and surprise.

Michael chuckles softly and he says, “I just guessed, I love Home Alone movies too.”

I nodded as I smile and I say, “Very true.”

I had fun with Michael... I’m glad that Michael invited me to come with him... I hope he will be okay.

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