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Chapter 18 - Anastasia’s POV

1 week later... I open my eyes since outside too bright from my window... I forgot to close my curtains before I went to bed, I groan in annoyance as I yawn and I turn around on my side of my bed, I don’t want to get up in the morning at all... I sigh deeply and I sit up from my bed.

I see my alarm clock says it’s 11:30 in the morning as I shake my head, I have been so stressed out from school and work, I thought it would be nice to see my parents because I haven’t seen them since I moved here. I wonder what’s up with them so far.

I get up from my bed as I grab my towel to take a shower.

I had fun with Michael going out to a movie and dinner with him last weekend. I couldn’t stop smiling on my face about my ‘date’ with him but something happened... so we decided to go to the movie and dinner another day because Leah didn’t feel too good in my bedroom so my roommates and I had to take her to the hospital.

Start of my Flashback:

I look at my mirror as I see my hair is wavy curly, I love my hair so much, I have my black shirt with my white light jacket and I have my jeans, I finally finished makeup on my face, but just natural makeup.

I hear someone knock on my bedroom door and I say, “Come in.” I turn around to Leah as I smile big and I ask in a curious voice, “I thought you wouldn’t come home until the end of this month?”

“Yeah, I just missed you, Harper, and Maddison so much... it was really boring at home.” Leah shrugs as she walks toward my bed and she sits down on my bed.

I turn around to Leah from my mirror as I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I ask in a curious voice, “Leah, are you ok?”

Leah nodded as she smiles weakly.

“No, I don’t believe you, what’s wrong?” I walk toward my bed as I sit down next to her.

“I’m not feeling good.” Leah admits as she sighs deeply.

“I’ll take you to the hospital right now.” I look at Leah with a worried look as I see Leah shakes her head and I say, “No buts. You have to go to the hospital. I’ll let Harper and Maddison know.”

“Fine.”


30 minutes later... we took Leah to the hospital and Leah is in ICU because she passed out in my car, Maddison called Leah’s parents and Tyler to come over. Then I texted Michael to cancel our date and I felt bad and Michael came over to keep me company for a while.

“Hey Ana.” Michael walks toward me with his friend Dylan and Adam.

I look up at Michael as I smile weakly and I say, “Hi.” I see Michael sits down on the chair next to me and I ask in a curious voice, “Are you angry at me?”

“Of course not.” Michael smiles softly and he says, “We can go tomorrow ok?”

“Okay.”

I’m glad that Michael has been there for me no matter what, I’m really thankful for him to understand, he isn’t really angry with me, he understood and be there for me.

End of my Flashback

I see Maddison walks into my bedroom as she smiles softly and I ask in a curious voice, “What?”

Maddison raises her eyebrows in confusion and she asks in a teasing voice, “You know your parents will give Michael a hard time right?”

I roll my eyes as I giggle softly and I say, “Yeah, I know that.” I grab my shirt as I fold my shirt since I’m still packing my clothes for a week.

“Are you nervous?” Maddison raises her eyebrows in confusion.

“Umm... maybe.” I shrug as I see Maddison gives me a 'don't lie to me' look and I sigh deeply and I say, “Well... yes... because you know how my dad is.”

Maddison laughs softly as she nodded and she says, “Yeah, your dad is VERY protective of you.”

“Maddison!!!” I grab my fluffy pillow from my bed as I hit her head with my pillow and I say, “Shut up.”

“Love you too Anastasia.” Maddison laughs harder.

I roll my eyes as I keep packing my stuff and I say, “Brat.”

“I know.”

Leah had to go home because she hadn’t focus on her health for a while, she already decided to do online classes and her parents felt bad that she had to deal with her lungs for a while. So her parents went to our apartment and packed everything and let Leah says bye to us, we promised her that we will visit her whenever we have time, her parents aren’t really mad at us at all, they think it’s best for her to stay at home with them which I completely understand, so that means it just me, Maddison, and Harper are living right now.

I finally finished packing my stuff as I zipped it close and I say, “Finally.”

“You know Harper and I would be staying here for a week.” Maddison sighs deeply.

“Yeah, I know.” I shrug as I see Maddison rolls her eyes and I say, “You always roll your eyes all the time.”

Maddison looks at me with a glaring look and she says, “Keep quiet.”

I laugh softly and I say, “Whatever Maddie.” I grab my suitcase as I put my suitcase down on the floor and I say, “I have to pick Michael up.”

“Nervous?”

“Nope.” I smile softly as I walk out of my bedroom and I walk toward our family room as I see Harper is watching a movie on our TV screen and I ask in a curious voice, “What your plans for a week with Maddison?”

Harper pauses her movie as she turns around to me and she says, “Well... I have a date with Adam tomorrow, but other than, I have classes and work, I have to catch up with the homework that I have been missing.”

Maddison shrugs and she says, “I have to go to classes and work, but I’m going to hang out with Dylan tho.”

Harper and Adam are dating because they do really like each other so much and they knew each other for a while.

Maddison and Dylan aren’t dating yet because they went through a lot and they are best friends.

I met them a month ago or two months ago, they were really cool and they are my best friend.

I nodded as I smile softly and I say, “Be good.”

Maddison rolls her eyes and she says, “Okay mom.”

I giggle softly as I walk toward our front door with my suitcase and I turn around to Maddison and Harper as I see they’re smiling at me and I turn around as I open our apartment front door and I walk out of our apartment since Maddison close our front door.


20 minutes later... I arrived at Michael’s apartment as I texted him to come out since I’m parking in his driveway and I’m scrolling my Instagram while I’m waiting for Michael to come out.

I wonder what my parents need me for, I barely go to my parents’ house since I moved here. I’m really nervous about a conversation with them, I do call my parents sometimes but not every day.

I look up at Michael as I see Michael walks toward my car and I beep to unlock my car as I see Michael opens my back seat door to put his suitcase in my back seat floor and he close my backseat door as he walks toward my passenger seat and he gets into my car and I say, “Hey Mike.”

“Hey Ana.” Michael smiles big as he gets more comfortable and he asks in a curious voice, “What are we going to eat for lunch?”

I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I ask in a curious voice, “Hungry?” I see Michael nodded as I shrug and I ask in a curious voice, “What do you want to eat?”

“Umm... McDonald.” Michael grabs my seat belt to buckle it and he asks in a curious voice, “Is it okay?”

“Of course, it’s fine but we can grab there when we almost there at my parents’ house.” I turn my engine on as I’m driving to my parents’ house.

“It’s fine.” Michael smiles softly as we are driving to my parents’ house and he asks in a curious voice, “Are you excited to see your parents?”

I nodded as I smile softly and I say, “Yeah, I’m just nervous about what will happen tonight...” I sigh deeply as I adjust my sunglasses and I say, “I mean... all of my siblings already moved out, have kids, jobs, have husbands and wives. I just am worried about my parents because I can tell that they would be lonely without me, Derek, Sophia, and Violet because we moved out.”

Michael nodded and he says, “Yeah, I definitely agree with you... like my parents are going to move into a small condo because my sister Mackenzie lives in NYC and I’m living in VA.” Michael shrugs as he sighs deeply and he says, “It would be so hard if my parents decide to move to different states.”

I turn around to Michael as I look at Michael for a few seconds and I turn around to the road and I say, “Yeah, you can say that.”

Michael nodded.

“So... how’s your mom?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion, since I didn’t talk to him about his mom for a while.

“My mom is doing okay so far, she’s taking it very easy because she didn’t want to pass out many times, she has her bad headache on and off many times and she threw up.” Michael sighs deeply as he shakes his head and he says, “I’m really worried about my mom.”

It hit me so hard that Mike’s mom is doing okay but she’s struggling with her brain cancer, it kills her a lot expect Mike and Mack. I missed my grandma so much because she died from cancer, it hit me hard because I didn’t really want to lose her at all.

I close my eyes for a few seconds to not break down in tears as I open my eyes and I see Michael looks at me with a worried look and I say, “Sorry.”

“It’s fine... we can stop talking about it.” Michael smiles softly.

“Thank you...” I sigh deeply as I am still driving to my parents’ house.


30 minutes later... we finally arrived at my parents’ house, I woke Michael up because he fell asleep 30 minutes ago, which I want to get some sleep. I sigh deeply as we got our suitcases out of my car and we went inside of my parents’ house.

“Hello?” I walk into my parents’ house as I hear Michael closes my parents’ front door and I see Susan and Greg walk toward us and they smile big.

“Hey Ana!” Greg walks toward me as he hugs me tightly since he pulls me closer to him and he asks in a curious voice, “How are you doing Ana?”

“I’m great dad.” I smile softly as I hug him back and I pull him away from a hug and I say, “Hi mom.”

“Hey sweetie.” Susan smiles softly, she hugs me tightly as I hug her back and she asks in a curious voice, “Are you doing okay?”

“Yeah, I’m fine mom.” I sigh deeply as I pull her away from a hug and I see my parents look at Michael and I say, “Guys, it’s Michael... my best friend.”

“Ahhh... that you went to DC with him to visit his parents?” Susan raises her eyebrows in confusion as she sees I nodded and she says, “Nice to meet you, Mike.”

“Likewise.” Michael smiles big as he looks at my parents with a happy look.

“Ana?” Susan sees I turn around as I look at her and she asks in a curious voice, “Do you want to help me with dinner?”

“Sure mom, but let me settle in my old bedroom mom.” I smile softly as I see Michael nodded and we went to my old bedroom as I walk toward my bed and I put my suitcase down on my bed.

“So, where am I going to sleep?” Michael raises his eyebrows in confusion.

I laugh softly and I say, “In a guest bedroom.” I see Michael nodded as I smile softly.

“You sure that you’re okay?” Michael raises his eyebrows in confusion.

I nodded as I smile softly and I say, “Yeah, I’m good.”

“Okay, make sure.” Michael smiles as he turns around and he walks out of my old bedroom with his suitcase since he knew where their guest bedroom.


Later that night... I had to take a shower and changed my comfortable clothes since I have my jean jacket and my black shirt, I had my hair in half ponytail since my half down which it’s my most favorite hairstyles ever... as I had my black legging with my brown uggs since outside is cold... my mom and I finished making dinner for us, we are sitting on the dining chairs since we are talking about stuff.

I noticed that my mom seems off as I raise my eyebrows in confusion since I feel this room is tense as hell, I don’t know what’s going on between them.

So I’ll find out.

“Ahem.” Susan sighs deeply and she says, “Your dad and I have to tell you something.”

“Uhhh okay.” I nodded as I bite my pasta and I say, “Tell me.”

“Your dad and I have been talking deeper about this house, we decide that...” Susan pauses as she keeps quiet for a few seconds.

“To sell that house.” Greg finishes for Susan and he sighs deeply as he looks at me with a worried look since I am shocked and surprised. He sighs deeply and he says, “We are moving to Utah.”

I love that house so much because we had so many holidays here and we have up and down here, we always have sleepovers downstairs in the basement all the time when we don’t feel to go upstairs to go bed. We love that house, my parents bought that house when she found out that she was pregnant with Derek, then we grew up here. I don’t want to lose that house.

“Are you guys fucking kidding me?!” I shout as I look at my parents with a glaring look and I ask in an angry voice, “This house is my most favorite childhood! Why the hell are you guys going to sell that house?!”

Susan sighs deeply and she says, “Because you, Derek, Sophia, and Violet are moving out, they have their own life with their husbands and wives. They have kids!” Susan looks at me with a glaring look and she says, “I think it was the best choice!”

“No, it’s not the best decision! You guys make your own fucking decision!!” I snap as I look at Susan with an angry look and I say, “It’s too much.”

“No, it’s not.”

“Yes, it is!” I shout as I feel Michael’s hand on my shoulder to calm myself down and I say, “I don’t want to lose it!”

“Or you can buy that house.” Greg looks at me with a confused look and he says, “Since you don’t want to lose that house.”

I close my eyes to calm myself down as I shake my head and I open my eyes and I say, “I need some space.” I get up from our dining chair as I walk away from them.


20 minutes later... I am standing outside of the roof, I always came here all the times when I go home to visit my family, hell... I’m speechless, I don’t know what to think or say to my parents, I found out that they want to sell my favorite childhood house that my siblings and I lived there, but it’s more craziest is that they want me to buy that house after I graduate from college...

I sigh deeply as I look out of there, it looks so beautiful out there... I heard a familiar voice as I turn around to Michael and I see Michael brought a blanket, my coat, and our hot chocolate cups.

“Hi Mike.” I smile weakly as I put my hands on my arms to warm myself up since I forgot my coat when I ran off.

“Hey Ana, do you want to talk?” Michael raises his eyebrows in concern as he walks toward me and he sees I look so cold and he grabs my coat from his hand and he says, “Come here.”

I walk toward him as I grab my coat from his hand and I say, “Thank you.”

“You’re welcome, Ana.” Michael smiles softly as he sees I put my coat on and he puts everything down and fixes the blanket and he sits down on the blanket and he says, “Sit with me.”

I nodded as I sit down next to him and I see Michael has my hot chocolate and I ask in a curious voice, “How do you know I’m here?”

“Your mom told me, whenever you have a lot of things on your mind, you always come here...” Michael sips his hot chocolate cup and he says, “Your mom made it for us...”

“Oh...” I sigh deeply as I sip mine and I sigh deeply, damn I miss hot chocolate so much and I say, “I’m sorry that I stormed out here.”

“That’s fine, remember when my mom told me that she has cancer, I was so mad and I stormed out too?” Michael raises his eyebrows in concern as he sees I nodded and he says, “That’s why I came here to check on you.”

“I’m glad that you’re here with me.” I smile weakly as I put my head on his shoulder, even I don’t care if he is comfortable with me, well I feel so safe around him.

“Same here.” Michael smiles softly and he asks in a curious voice, “What’s on your mind?” Since he doesn’t care if I put my head on his shoulder since we are friends... no best friend.

“I mean... I don’t understand why my parents decided to sell my childhood house.” I shake my head and I say, “It’s stressing me out.”

“I’m sorry Ana, but if you plan to buy that house, you can.” Michael smiles softly and he says, “I know it’s very important for you.”

“Very.” I mumble softly as I sigh deeply.

“It’ll be okay.”

“I know...” I turn around to the sky as I see the stars in the sky.

We have been quiet for a few hours. I could tell that my siblings already know about it... I will ask Sophia later if they come over.


3 hours later... we arrived back at my parents’ house since my parents are still sleeping because it’s 3 in the morning... we went to my bedroom since Michael wants to make sure I’m okay.

“Mike, are you okay?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion since he seems so uncomfortable.

“Yeah, I’m fine... sorry about that.”

“That’s fine.” I smile weakly and I say, “I’m tired.”

“You can go to sleep... I’ll go to bed.” Michael smiles softly.

“You sure?”

“Positive.” Michael smiles and he says, “Goodnight.”

“Night.” I yawn as I see Michael walks away from me.

Hopefully, nothing is going bad for a week...

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