Chapter 13 - Michael’s POV
I was 18 years old... I dated my ex-girlfriend named Liz... we had been together since high school... I guess... I should say she was the best girlfriend until she cheated on me and broke my heart...
I walk to my classroom as I see Liz walks toward me and she smiles big, I raise my eyebrows in confusion as I look at Liz with a confused look.
“Guess what?” Liz walks toward me as she kisses my cheek and she says, “I have a party, you should come.”
“You know I can’t...” I sigh deeply as I shake my head, party isn’t my favorite type at all...
“Why not?” Liz rolls her eyes as she sighs deeply and she says, “I just want you to come over and have fun with me and other people.”
“You know I have a lot of things to do for my classes and family things.” I raise my eyebrows in annoyed and I say, “I thought you would understand.”
“I do but you need to do... have fun!” Liz shrugs as she smiles and she says, “I have a party, it’s tonight!”
“Ugh... why can’t you just understand that I hate parties...” I shake my head and I see Liz looks at me with an annoyed look as I sigh annoyingly and I say, “No, I’m not going.”
“Please? For once... if you don’t like it, we wouldn’t bring it up about the party anymore.” Liz looks at me with a begging look.
“Ugh... fine... I’ll go to your party.” I mumble softly as I see Liz squeal and she walks away from me.
I roll my eyes as I shake my head, I swear I do really hate parties so much, I don’t know why I do agree to go to Liz’s party if I really don’t want to go... I’m not a party person anymore... after what happened to me last time when I went to the party...
Later that day... I arrived at home as I see my parents are doing work and I walk toward our kitchen as I see Mackenzie is eating her snack.
“Hey Mike, did your girlfriend Liz invite you to go to her party tonight?” Mackenzie sees I grab my snack from our fridge.
“Yeah... I really don’t want to go...” I sigh deeply as I shake my head and I say, “Liz begged me to go with her.”
“You know you don’t have to go if you don’t feel comfortable...” Mackenzie shrugs as she walks away from me.
Mackenzie’s right... but I will try to go to Liz’s party...
I see my dad walks into our kitchen from his own office and I say, “Hey dad.”
“Hey Mike... how was your day?” Lincoln walks toward our fridge to grab a water bottle.
“Uhhh... my day was okay... but my girlfriend Liz invited me to go to her party tonight...” I sigh deeply.
“I thought you hate parties.” Lincoln looks at me with a confused look.
“I don’t...” I shake my head and I say, “Liz begged me to go with her to go to her party...”
“Well... you can go to her party one time and see if you like it or see if you feel comfortable there.” Lincoln smiles softly and he says, “Mackenzie is going to Caleb’s apartment for a night... maybe you can go by yourself.”
“Okay, that’s fine dad, but what about you and mom?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion.
“Your mom and I have a dinner date tonight then we would go to the movie and come back home.” Lincoln smiles softly.
“That’s why you’re a very romantic person, dad.” I roll my eyes as I grab a grape from my bowl since I rinsed it off and put my grapes on the bowl and I bite my grape.
“Pretty much, my parents taught me.” Lincoln chuckles as he smiles softly and he asks in a curious voice, “Are you happy with Liz?”
“Ummm... not sure...” I admit as I shake my head.
“How come??” Lincoln raises his eyebrows in concern and he says, “I mean... at first, you seemed really happy with Liz.”
“I did, dad...” I sigh deeply as I look at my dad with a sad look and I say, “I mean... Liz kept begging me to go to the party with her or buy things for her all the time... it’s getting on my fucking nerves dad.” I shake my head and I say, “She knew I hate parties and she didn’t really care about how I feel.”
“Well... if she keeps begging you for that, then you don’t have to be with her...” Lincoln sighs deeply and he says, “Your mom’s ex-boyfriend begged her to do what he wants to do but she did do wrong things with her ex-boyfriend. She wasn’t really happy about herself because she did do drugs and alcohol... but she slowly learns about herself.”
“Really?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion.
“Yeah, you already know about what’s going on with your mom, because you found out that your mom had problems with her depression since Mackenzie and I told you...” Lincoln sighs deeply and he says, “Mackenzie was so angry at your mom, she didn’t talk to her for a whole 3 weeks, she always comes to me all the time.”
“Dad, I already know that my mom has a problem with her drugs and alcohol...” I sigh deeply as I see my mom is standing against our kitchen doors and I say, “Hi mom.”
Lincoln sighs deeply as he turns around to Mia after he sees Mia looks sad and disappointed and he says, “Hi.”
“You know I’m fine right now; I’m not doing drugs or alcohol anymore.” Mia snaps as she looks at Lincoln with a glaring look.
“I know honey.” Lincoln sighs deeply.
I see my mom’s yelling at Lincoln as I walk away from them.
Later that night... I arrived at Liz’s party since she begged me to go to her party. I sigh deeply as I walk toward Liz and I see Liz is talking to her friends in her kitchen.
“Liz...” I see Liz turns around to me.
Liz smiles big and she says, “Finally, you came!”
“Yeah, I came.” I smile softly since I really don’t want to go to her party because it’s so awkward.
“Thank you for coming, Mike...” Liz smiles softly and she says, “Go do whatever you want, make yourself fun at my house.”
4 hours later... I drank one cup of alcohol, I didn’t really want to drink more alcohol, I sigh deeply, the party seemed fun but so bored...
I decided to go upstairs to use the bathroom but I notice that Liz is making out with another guy in her bedroom as I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I feel sick on my stomach and I keep asking myself like why am I still here at Liz’s house if she is cheating on me with another guy that I don’t know...
I feel like my stomach is nauseous, my chest starts hurting a little bit, my head is spinning with racing around my head and I didn’t really want to believe myself like snap out of my thought but I can’t... because she broke my heart before and I gave her another chance again but now... she cheated on me... again...
I sigh deeply as I walk toward Liz’s bedroom and I say, “I think I’ll go home since you cheated on me again...”
Liz sighs deeply as she pulls away from a guy who she kissed, she turns around to me and she looks at me with a guilty look, oh... don’t give me a fucking pity or guilty look and she says, “I’m sorry.”
“Don’t... you fucking cheating on me!!! THREE TIMES!!!” I shout as I look at Liz with an angry look and I say, “Lose my number please... I’ll block you on any social media and my number. I don’t want to see you ever again.” I look at a guy as I smile softly and I say, “I hope you’re enjoying yourself with Liz... it’s your chance to be with her.”
“Because I’m breaking up with Liz.” I shrug as I walk out of Liz’s bedroom and I walk away from Liz... for good.
30 minutes later... I arrived at my parents’ house as I sigh deeply... I am still in my car; I don’t know if I want to go inside or not... I’m really very angry at Liz for cheating on me... I couldn’t really believe that I gave her a chance... now she lost a chance... I’m done with her.
I shake my head as I get out of my car after I turn my engine off and I walk toward my parents’ house to go inside.
I walk into our house as I close our front door and I hear Lincoln’s voice called my name.
“Yes...?” I sigh deeply but I didn’t really want to shout loud...
“Come here... your mom and I are in our family room...” Lincoln raises his eyebrows in concern since he knew my voice sounded different.
I sigh deeply as I nodded and I walk toward our family room as I see my parents are watching their favorite movie and I say, “Hi.”
“Why are you home early?” Mia raises her eyebrows in concern as she notices that I have been crying nonstop and she asks in a curious voice, “Mike, what’s wrong?”
“You guys are right...” I shake my head as I let my tears fill up on my eyes and I say, “Liz cheated on me again...”
“What?” Mia looks at me with a shocked look as she sees I nodded and she says, “I don’t like her.”
“I know you guys don’t but I...” I pause as I shake my head and I say, “I keep giving her many chances but she cheated on me again...”
“I’m so sorry, Mike... but do you want to watch a movie with us?” Lincoln sees I nodded slowly and he says, “Go take a shower and change then you can come down to watch a movie with us so you can get your mind off about Liz for a while ok?”
“Ok, dad.” I sigh deeply as I walk away from them.
I don’t trust Liz anymore... I’m done dating people...
20 minutes later... I came back downstairs as I am sitting down on their family room couch and watching a movie with them...
My head and heart are hurting so badly because I really don’t understand why Liz cheated on me if she loves me, but I feel like she doesn’t really love me at all since she begged me to go to the party but I knew that she wouldn’t be a great girlfriend at all...
I turn around to my parents as I see my parents are cuddling together, I love them so much, Mackenzie and I are so thankful for them in our lives, they always make sure we are doing well without them.
I hope my single life would treat me better.
I sigh deeply as I turn around to our family room TV screen and we’re still watching a movie.
Next day... I couldn’t even sleep at all, I had been up all night long, I didn’t know what to do or think. It confused me a lot because I had been really depressed so much...
I see Mackenzie walks into my bedroom as she looks really sad and upset, I shake my head as I close my eyes tightly to not break down in emotion and I open my eyes as I see Mackenzie sits down next to me on my bed...
“Mom and dad told you?” I see Mackenzie nodded as I sigh deeply and I say, “I don’t get it.”
“Liz is really a worst girlfriend for sure, you had been treating her really good and I don’t understand why she cheated on you and broke your heart when you saw them made out.” Mackenzie shakes her head as she looks at me with a sad look and she says, “Mom called me in the morning when you were in your room, I was really shocked so I came home quickly.”
“Don’t Caleb mind?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion as I see Mackenzie shakes her head and I say, “I feel bad that I ruin your day today.”
“Nah, you didn’t ruin my day.” Mackenzie smiles weakly and she says, “We can watch a movie if you want?”
“I would like that.” I smile softly and I ask in a curious voice, “A question.”
“What’s up?” Mackenzie raises her eyebrows in confusion.
“Did it happen to you before?”
“Like Kevin cheated on me?” Mackenzie sees I nodded as she sighs deeply and she says, “Yup, glad to leave him because I didn’t give a chance to be with him again... you know mom found drugs, she was so angry at me... she was afraid that I’ll follow her footstep.”
“But you didn’t do it again right?”
I nodded as I sigh deeply and I say, “Thank you for being here for me.”
“Anytime.” Mackenzie smiles softly.
I’m glad that my family are here for me no matter what. That means I’ll focus on myself for now.