Falling for Us

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Chapter 12

3 weeks later... I invited Henry to come over to talk because I didn’t text or call him for a few weeks because I needed a break from him.

I’m in my family room since I’m watching a movie, I sigh deeply and I heard our front door knocked as I get up from our family room couch and I walk toward our front door as I open my front door and I see Henry looks at me with a glaring look.

He looks not happy at all.

“Hi Henry.” I step back so he can come in and I say, “Thanks for coming.”

“Yup.” Henry walks toward our family room couch as he sits down on our family room couch.

I raise my eyebrows in confusion after I smell the perfume on him as I walk toward our family room couch and I sit down next to him, I could smell a girl’s perfume and I don’t know what the fuck is going on, it makes me feels so angry...

Then we decided to watch the Prom Night movie and we are chilling together...

I grab my remote to pause our movie and I ask in a curious and nervous voice, “Can I ask you something?” I raise my eyebrows as nervous as I see Henry nodded and I ask in a curious voice, “Why do you have other perfume?”

“Why do you care?” Henry rolls his eyes and he says, “Nothing is going on with me...”

“Seriously?” I shake my head and I say, “I don’t believe you.”

“Okay... do you really want to know what’s going on with me?” Henry sees I nodded and he says, “I cheated on you with the girl because I had sex with her.”

I look at Henry with a shocked look as I shake my head and I say, “I don’t understand why did you do that...”

“Because you always bug me too much and you get so mad so easily and you are always calling or texting me all the time!” Henry snaps as he looks at me with a glaring look and he says, “So, yes... I cheated on you!”

I put my hand on his cheek to smack his cheek harder as I look at Henry with an angry look and I say, “I hate you!”

Henry looks at me with an angry look as he puts his hand on my leg and he squeezes my leg tighter and he says, “I don’t really care if I cheat on you... I don’t love you.”

Derek walks into our family room as he looks at us with a confused and worried look and he asks in a curious voice, “What’s going on?”

“Nothing.” Henry snaps as he looks at me with an angry look and he says, “I would appreciate it if you leave us alone.”

I shake my head to Derek and I say, “Henry needs to leave...”

I really don’t want to believe Henry but... he broke my heart and I couldn’t believe he cheated on me... it makes me feel angriest at him... I don’t trust him anymore...

“Fine... enjoy being single Anastasia.” Henry rolls his eyes and he gets up.

I shake my head as I see Henry walks out of our house and I see Derek looks at me with a sad look and I say, “Don’t...”

“I didn’t say anything but I need to know...” Derek walks toward our family room couch as he sits down next to me.

“What?” I sniff softly.

“Did Henry hit you or give you verbal and mental abuse?” Derek looks at me with a worried look.

I gulp slowly as I nodded slowly.

Derek sighs deeply as he looks at me with a worried look and he asks in a curious voice, “How long?”

“Since... we started dating...” I mumble softly as I sigh deeply.

“I think you need to tell mom and dad.” Derek shakes his head.

I keep quiet as I nodded.


30 minutes later... my family are in our family room with me since I have been crying nonstop, I have no idea what to say or think...

“Ana, what’s wrong?” Susan raises her eyebrows in confusion as she notices that I look like I want to cry so badly.

“Henry puts his hands on me many times and he cheated on me.” I sigh deeply as I close my eyes for a few seconds and I open my eyes and I say, “I found out that he cheated on me and broke my heart but he didn’t really care about me.”

“Where’s Henry?” John looks at me with a worried look, but he is so angry right now...

“I don’t know... maybe with girls.” I mumble softly as I sigh deeply and I say, “I’m sorry for not telling you guys because I don’t want you guys to pity me.”

“Ana... we aren’t mad at you... we are really concerned about you...” Sophia sighs deeply as she looks at me with a worried look.

“I know...” I sigh deeply as I look down on the floor for a few seconds.

“I mean... I don’t understand why Henry did do that to you... it just broke my heart to see you in pain...” Susan looks at me with a sad look.

“I know mom.” I sigh deeply as I look up at my mom with a sad look since my tears won’t stop falling down on my cheeks and I say, “I just don’t feel comfortable to be around Henry mom.”

“I get it.” Susan sighs deeply as she shakes her head and she says, “You can go ahead take a shower and change... Sophia, Violet, and I can bring you something to eat.”

“Okay, mom.” I sigh deeply as I walk away from them since I could tell they are going chatting about Henry...


Later that night, I had been crying a lot and I was so angry and hurt, I didn’t really understand why...

I hadn’t gotten out of my bedroom all day long because I had been crying a lot... I sigh deeply as I get up from my bed and I walk out of my bedroom as I see my 3 best friends are here and I raise my eyebrows in confusion.

“I know you need a girls' night in.” Harper smiles softly as she looks at me with a happy look and she says, “We have 4 DVDs and a lot of candy.”

I smile softly and I say, “Come on.” I step back so the girls walk into my bedroom and I say, “Thanks for coming here...”

“Anytime, we are your best friends.” Leah smiles big as she sighs deeply.

“How are you, Leah?” I walk toward my bed as I sit down on my bed.

“I’m okay... but tired.” Leah shrugs.

“I understand... cancer sucks.” Maddison shrugs.

“Big time.” Leah giggles softly.

“What movie should we watch first?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I say, “But I just want to know who invited you guys to come here...”

“Your mom called us; she knows that you need a company.” Maddison smiles softly.

I nodded as I smile.


Later that night like at 3:30 in the morning... I couldn’t sleep, my girls are still sleeping in my room, Leah had to go home because of her medicine, which we completely understand...

I decided to grab water because I was so thirsty as hell. I sigh deeply as I walk into our kitchen and I see my mom is sitting on the high chair and doing her work.

Susan smiles softly as she looks up at me from her laptop and she says, “Hey sweetie.”

“Hey mom.” I walk toward our fridge to grab a water bottle and I ask in a curious voice, “Why are you up?”

“Can’t sleep... I had things to do for work.” Susan shrugs and she asks in a curious voice, “But are you okay?”

I shake my head as I sigh deeply and I say, “No, not really... I was angry because I had to deal with him for the whole 3 years.” I grab a water bottle out of our fridge as I look at my mom with a sad look and I say, “But... sometimes... I do love him...”

Susan nodded in understanding and she says, “I had the same experience like you, Ana.”

“What?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion and shock as I walk toward other high chairs and I sit down on the high chair and I ask in a curious voice, “How?”

“Honestly... my ex-boyfriend did do really horrible things to me, he abused me and broke my heart, he destroyed my life and he didn’t really give a fuck about me and my life at all... but... I left him and never heard anything from him for a few years because I was single until your dad came into my life.” Susan smiles softly and she says, “Your dad saved my life for sure... he let me do whatever I want to do as long I’m really happy.”

I smile softly as I nodded slowly and I say, “But I really don’t know why I dated him in the first place, mom.”

“Well... he was your first love... you were struggling with him for the whole time.” Susan nodded and she says, “But you should’ve told us about your relationship.”

“I know mom... I’m sorry mom.” I sip my water bottle as I sigh deeply.

“It’s okay... it’s not your fault Ana.” Susan smiles softly and she says, “You should go to bed because Maddison has a surprise for you.”

“Oh? What is it?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion.

“Not telling you.” Susan smiles and she says, “Night Ana.”

“Night mom.” I see Susan walks away from me.

What’s my surprise...?


Next day... I feel Maddison’s hands shake my arm to wake me up as I open my eyes and I raise my eyebrows in confusion since I saw it is 9:30 in the morning. I groan in annoyance.

“Not going to happen! Get up.” Maddison smiles as she pulls my blanket away from me since I tried to take my blanket back.

“Oh come on... it’s 9:30 in the morning!!!” I whine softly as I sigh deeply and I ask in an annoyed voice, “What is so important for me to wake up?”

“I finished packing your stuff, we are going out of the town for a week... you need to get ready! Get up.”

“Fine... I’m up.” I roll my eyes as I get up from my bed and I ask in a curious voice, “Airplane or car?”

“Airplane.” Maddison smiles big and she says, “I’ll bring your coffee at Starbucks if you get up and get ready.”

“You know me so well.” I mumble softly as I smile and I go get ready.

“I know... go.” Maddison rolls her eyes as she smiles softly.

“I am!” I giggle.


30 minutes later... we arrived at the airport and we are waiting for our flight to start, but I have delicious Starbucks coffee, thanks to Maddison as we are eating our breakfast.

“How are you feeling?” Maddison sips her coffee from Starbucks.

“Tired but I really do want to know where we are going...” I yawn as I sip my coffee.

“Well... you know you always want to go there so badly but you didn’t have a chance...”

“Mhm...” I raise my eyebrows in confusion as I see Maddison smiles big and I look at Maddison with a shocked look and I say in a shocked voice, “No...”

“Yup!!! Guess!” Maddison giggles.

“Oh my god, are we going to New York?!” I look at Maddison with a shocked look as I see Maddison nodded and I say, “Oh my god!!! You’re the best!!!!”

“I know.” Maddison smiles.

“But... how???” I raise my eyebrows in confusion.

“I talked to your parents about taking you out of the town for a week, they agreed to let me take you out of the town because you need to get away from here...” Maddison smiles and she says, “They told me to take you to New York for a week, I know you need a break from here... so here we are.”

“Wow... it’s the best surprise ever!!!” I squeal and I ask in a curious voice, “But what about hotels and other things?”

“Your parents paid for it.”

“Awww.”

A week with Maddison sounds so much fun!!! I can’t wait to do everything with Maddison, she’s the best that she had a surprise for me!

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