Chapter 16 - Anastasia’s POV
Later that night... I sigh deeply as I walk into my apartment since Mike dropped me off at my apartment, I see Leah, Maddison, and Harper are sitting on our family room couch and they are watching a movie.
“Hey girls.” I walk toward our family room couch after I put my suitcases down in our hallway and I say, “I miss you guys.”
“I miss you too Ana... but how’s Michael’s mom?” Maddison raises her eyebrows in concern as she sees I shake my head and she says, “Tell us.”
“She’s doing okay but she has brain cancer, she’s on stage 3 of her brain cancer... but when she has stage 4, her doctors can’t do anything for her.” I sigh deeply and I say, “Mike was so devastated like really bad.”
“I’m so sorry...” Leah shakes her head and she says, “I really hope his mom is gonna be okay... she seems really sweet.”
“Oh yeah, she’s a very sweet and nice woman, I love her... I feel like she’s my second mom.” I smile softly and I say, “His mom told me about Liz.”
“Oh, who is Liz?” Harper raises her eyebrows in confusion as she looks at me with a confused look.
“His ex-girlfriend... I mean...” I pause as I shrug and I say, “I’m not even worried about it...” I smile softly as I look at my best friends but I couldn’t help it, I’m still worried about their relationship... I know Michael and I aren’t ready to be in a relationship since we are still recovered from our past relationships.
“Oh okay...” Harper nodded slowly.
“What?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion.
“Nothing... we should go to bed because we have school and work.” Maddison smiles softly.
“Okay... I’ll be there soon; I need to take a shower and relax.” I smile weakly.
Next day... I wake up by my stupid alarm as I slam my alarm clock hard and I get up to get ready for work and school. I hear my phone rung as I walk out of my bathroom after I took a shower and I grab my phone from my nightstand.
“Hello?” I put my jeans on as I sigh deeply and I ask in a curious voice, “Mom?”
“Yeah... I’m sorry if I bother you but I want to know if you and Michael come over to hang out with us...” Susan smiles softly.
“Uhhh... I have to see my schedule because I missed school and work for a couple of weeks due to went to DC with Michael.” I put my shirt on and I ask in a curious voice, “But I’ll talk to Michael about it...”
“Okay, that’s fine.” Susan smiles.
“Okay... I’ll see you guys next weekend... if it’s ok with you guys?”
“Of course! Enjoy your day sweetie.”
“I will mom... bye.” I pull my phone away from my ear as I see Harper smiles softly when she stands against my bedroom door and I say, “Hey Har.” I put my comfortable clothes on since I picked my black shirt with my light jacket and my jeans, I wear my uggs.
“Hey Ana.” Harper walks toward my bed as she sits down on my bed and she asks in a curious voice, “What time you finish work?”
“Ummm... I’ll be home like at 8:30pm... I would be in classes until 3:30pm then goes work from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.” I shrug.
“It’s a lot.” Harper shakes her head.
“Big time... welcome to my real world.” I roll my eyes as I walk out of my bedroom and I walk toward our family room as I see Leah and Maddison are talking to each other in our family room and I say, “Good morning.”
“Good morning Ana.” Leah smiles softly as she looks at me since I walk toward them and she asks in a curious voice, “How are you?”
“I’m okay but really tired.” I sigh deeply and I ask in a curious voice, “What are your plans today?” I walk toward our other couch to sit down for a few minutes before I leave to go to my classes and work.
“I don’t know what is our plans but I know that my parents want me to go home to go to a doctor’s appointment to check up on me.” Leah shrugs as she sighs deeply and she says, “But I wouldn’t be here for 3 weeks.”
“Oh okay... it’s fine.” I nodded.
Leah always goes home every weekend to go to the hospital or doctor’s appointment to check on her lung to see how she’s doing and she is doing well because she’s taking it very easy.
I sigh deeply slowly as I look at them and I say, “I will see you guys when I get back home.” I get up from our family room couch as I walk toward our apartment front door and I open our apartment front door as I walk out of our apartment.
20 minutes later... I am in my first class since I brought my favorite coffee to wake me up, I sigh deeply as I hear my phone is rung but my class doesn’t start as I grab my phone from my desk and I answer it.
“Hey Ana.” Sophia smiles softly.
“Hey Sophia, what’s up?” I raise my eyebrow in my confusion and I say, “Mom called me in the morning to ask me if I can bring Michael to come with me next weekend.”
I nodded slowly and I say, “Yeah... it seems like our parents do really want to meet Michael since I always go to Michael’s parents’ house.” I shrug as I open my MacBook since I have my MacBook with me.
“Yeah, but do you like him?” Sophia raises her eyebrows in confusion.
Do I like him...? I don’t know... he is so amazing, funny, smart, and gentleman and he always make me smiles and laughs all the time, he expresses his feelings to me all the time, and he understood how I feel about the relationship because of an abusive relationship that I had.
“Umm... I don’t know.” I admit as I sigh deeply.
“Why not?” Sophia raises her eyebrows in confusion and she says, “I mean... you sound really happy with Michael than Henry.”
It’s very true, I feel really happy with Michael but at the same time, I’m really scared about a new relationship, I don’t know if I do like him or falling in love with Michael... it’s just so soon.
“You’re right...” I shake my head and I say, “But... I’m really scared because what if my new relationship would be the same like before...”
Sophia sighs deeply and she says, “I understand Ana, but you can’t keep being scared about a new relationship... because your past relationship is causing you to traumatic about what happened to you.”
I nodded in agreement as I sigh deeply and I say, “I definitely agree with you, because every time when I was in an abusive relationship, it caused me to keep everything on my mind, it scared me like hell.” I shake my head as I let my tears fill up on my eyes.
“Girl, I wish I could come over to talk to you.” Sophia sighs deeply as she shakes her head.
I could tell Sophia everything because she does really understand how I feel and where I come from with my past relationship. But my family already knows about my past relationship, but with Sophia, she completely understands why I feel that way. But I do talk to Violet and Derek about it sometimes but they had been so focusing on their life.
“Trust me, I do! But if Michael and I go to our parents’ house next weekend, you can come over.” I smile weakly.
“Okay, that’s fine with me.” Sophia sighs deeply and she says, “I’ll call you later ok?”
“Okay... bye.” I pull my phone away from my ear as I turn my phone off so I wouldn’t get in trouble in class.
Later that night, my classes were over, thank god... since I’m at work, I love my job so much and I have been working for my job since I moved here... my boss is very friendly and sweet.
I sigh deeply as I finish cleaning the coffee and I see Michael walks toward me as I notice that he have a big bag for dinner, I raise my eyebrows in confusion.
“Hey Ana!” Michael smiles big and he asks in a curious voice, “Have you eat anything today?”
I shake my head and I say, “No.”
“Do you want to have dinner with me?” Michael smiles softly.
“Uhh... here?” I see Michael nodded as I turn around to my boss Lori and I ask in a curious voice, “Can I?”
Lori nodded as she smiles sweetly and she says, “Of course!!!” Lori sees I nodded and she asks in a curious voice, “Are you guys dating?”
I look down on the table as I feel my cheeks are going blush and I shake my head and I say, “No, we aren’t dating...” I look up at Lori and I say, “Yet...”
“Mhm...” Lori smiles softly as she walks away from us.
I roll my eyes as I turn around to Michael and I ask in a curious voice, “How do you know I want food?”
“Because I could tell that you were hungry... so... I brought Chipotle.” Michael smiles softly as he walks toward the table and he sits down.
I smile softly as I walk toward another chair to sit down and I say, “Well... thank you for bringing my delicious food.” I see Michael grabs my bowl out of the Chipotle bag.
“Anytime gorgeous.” Michael smiles softly.
I look at Michael with a confused look and I ask in a curious voice, “Gorgeous?” I giggle softly.
“Your new nickname.” Michael shrugs as he chuckles softly and he asks in a curious voice, “How was your day?”
“Long.” I sigh deeply as I shake my head and I say, “I had to go school from like 2:30pm to 4:30pm then came here until 8:00pm.” I shrug as I see Michael nodded and I ask in a curious voice, “What about you?”
“Actually, I slept in.” Michael shrugs as he sees I look at him with a glaring look and he chuckles softly and he asks in a curious voice, “What?”
“You slept in all day?” I see Michael nodded as I shake my head and I say, “I wish I have a day off and sleep in.” I bite my chipotle as I sigh deeply.
Michael chuckles softly and he says, “I’m sorry but maybe it would make you feel better that I’m going to work and classes in a few days since I have a day off.”
I nodded in understanding and I’m still eating chipotle quietly as I see Michael’s still eating his chipotle at the same time.
I love my friendship with Michael because I feel really happy with Michael. He always makes sure I do feel really happy with my family and friends.
“I better go back to work.” I sigh deeply as I put my foil on my chipotle bowl.
“Okay... I’ll sit here.” Michael sees I stand up as he smiles softly.
“Okay but you can go home.” I raise my eyebrows as I walk toward the desk and I see Michael nodded.
30 minutes later... I finally finished my job as I see my boss left to go home since I had to lock in before I left, I see Michael is standing outside and he is leaning back against his car.
“Hey Michael.” I smile softly as I walk toward Michael and I ask in a curious voice, “What are you doing here?”
“I’m waiting for you to finish your job so you can go home safe.” Michael smiles softly and he asks in a curious voice, “Plus, I have your favorite chipotle, I’m sure you would eat at home right?”
I giggle softly as I nodded and I say, “Damn right.” I see Michael chuckles softly and I say, “But you don’t have to do that.”
“You’re my best friend, of course... I have to do it...” Michael smiles big as he grabs my chipotle bag and he hands me of my chipotle bag.
“You’re stubborn, you know that right?” I roll my eyes as I grab my chipotle bag from his hand and I see Michael shrugs as I giggle softly.
“What are your plans this weekend?”
“Umm...” I think for a few seconds and I say, “Sleep in.”
Michael rolls his eyes and he says, “Well... I’m asking you if you want to hang out with me to go to the movie with me.”
“Hmm... let me think about it.” I smirk softly as I giggle softly after I see Michael seems nervous and I say, “Sure!”
Michael sighs relief as he smiles softly and he says, “Okay... I’ll pick you up on Saturday at 7:30pm so we can go to the movie then grab for dinner.”
“Okay...” I smile as I walk toward my car and I see Michael walks toward me and I say, “Thank you.”
“No problem.” Michael opens my car driver door after I beep to unlock my car and he says, “See you on Saturday.”
“Okay.” I smile softly as I put my chipotle down on my passenger seat and I turn around to Michael and I say, “Come here.”
“What?” Michael raises his eyebrows in confusion as he walks toward me.
I pull him closer to me to hug me tightly and I feel Michael hugs me back and I say, “Thank you for being my best friend.”
Michael smiles as he rubs my back and he says, “No problem, Ana.”
I sigh deeply as I pull away from him and I get in my car and I say, “Bye.”
I feel really happy and safe with Michael, I wouldn’t ever replace him... I’m so thankful for him in my life...