Chapter 19 - Michael’s POV
Next day... I woke up as I yawn and I have been laying down for a few minutes, I feel bad for Anastasia because of what happened last night, it causes her to feel overwhelmed and depressed.
I sigh deeply as I get up from Anastasia’s guest bed and decide to take a shower and put on comfortable clothes.
I hear someone knock on Anastasia’s guest bedroom door, I say, “Come in.”
Anastasia walks into her guest bedroom as she smiles softly and she says, “Good morning Mike.”
“Good morning Ana.” I see Anastasia walks toward her guest bed as she sits down and she looks at me with a worried look.
“Are you okay?” Anastasia raises her eyebrows in confusion and worry.
“Yeah, I’m fine... I mean I was a little uncomfortable and awkward because your parents want you to buy that house.” I shrug as I sigh deeply and I say, “I think you should take their offer about it.”
“Yeah, I know you love that house so much.” I smile softly and I say, “Think about it.”
“Okay.” Anastasia smiles softly and she asks in a curious voice, “Well... my siblings are here, do you want to come down to meet them?”
“Sure.” I nodded as I see Anastasia get up from her guest bed and we walk out of her guest bedroom as we went downstairs and I saw Derek, Jack, Sophia, and Violet are talking to Anastasia’s parents.
“Hey guys.” Anastasia smiles softly as we see her family looks at us with a neutral look and she says, “It’s Michael. He’s my best friend.”
“Nice to meet you, Michael.” Derek smiles softly as he looks at me with a happy look.
“Nice to meet you too.” I smile as I see Sophia and Violet smiles softly at me, I notice that Sophia looks like Anastasia and she looks really nice and gorgeous but I could tell Anastasia is best friend to Sophia.
“Mike, do you want to come with me, Jack, and my dad to go to the bar?” Derek smiles softly as he sees I nodded and he says, “Great! Come on!”
I chuckle softly as I nodded and I say, “I’ll meet you guys.” I see Derek, Jack, and Greg walk away from me as I turn around to Anastasia and I say, “I guess I’ll see you tonight.”
Anastasia nodded as she smiles and she says, “Good luck.”
“You bet, I will.” I smile softly.
Anastasia giggles softly as she shakes her head and she says, “They are nice but they will keep ask you so many questions about me and you.” Anastasia rolls her eyes by saying questions about me and Anastasia and it gives me chuckles softly on my mouth and she says, “But anyway... I think they will like you soon.”
“Okay.” I smile softly.
40 minutes later... Derek, Greg, Jack, and I arrived at TGI Friday's restaurant and we are sitting on the booth while we are waiting for our drinks since we already order food for lunch.
Derek raises his eyebrows in confusion as he looks at me with a confused look and he asks in a curious voice, “Do you like her?”
I sigh deeply as I shrug, I don’t know if I do really like her, because I don’t want to hurt her more. I say, “I do really like her...”
“So, do you want to be with her?” Derek looks at me with a happy look.
“Yes, but I’m not sure if she does want to be with me because of her past relationship.” I sigh deeply and I say, “Anastasia is a great girl ever I have been met.”
“I know she is...” Greg smiles softly as he sighs slowly and he says, “You know... Anastasia went through so much in her old relationship, her relationship ruined her big time and she couldn’t handle other relationships because she’s really very scared about getting in a new relationship, she doesn’t want to get hurt and she doesn’t want to have more emotional in her.” Greg looks at me with a neutral look and he says, “We are very protective of her and we do care about her and her feelings, we don’t want to see her get hurt.”
I nodded in understanding as I sigh deeply and I say, “I completely understand where she came from because she told me about what happened to her with Henry. I wouldn’t ever hurt her at all because she’s my best friend.”
Derek nodded and he says, “I like you but you better not hurt Anastasia or I’ll kick your ass.” Derek looks at me with a serious look.
“Okay...” I nodded.
I completely understand why Anastasia’s family feels that way about Anastasia because Anastasia went through so much in her relationship and it caused her to feel overwhelmed and depressed a lot lately, since I saw her when she was in pain and I invited her to come with me to the beach to talk to me, she understands where I came from because Liz cheated on me too, I do really hate Liz so much but I’m glad she isn’t in my life no more.
Later that evening... Derek, Jack, Greg, and I got home from going out for lunch, grocery stores for dinner, and we went to the mall to get something for the girls, so I got something for her, I hope she would like it.
I walk toward Anastasia’s bedroom since Anastasia’s mom told me that Anastasia is in her bedroom as I see Anastasia is still watching a movie on her laptop on her bed, she’s laying down, I think Sophia and Violet are with her but I’m not even sure. I walk into her bedroom as I see Anastasia look up from her laptop.
“Hey Mike, you were out all day long.” Anastasia smiles as she pauses her movie on her laptop and she sits up on her bed.
I chuckle softly as I nodded and I say, “Yeah, I was out with your brother, his husband, and your dad.” I walk toward Anastasia’s bed as I sit down next to her on her bed and I ask in a curious voice, “I have something for you, I’m not sure you probably wouldn’t like it...?” I clear my throat quietly as I grab the big bag and I give her.
Anastasia smiles softly as she grabs a small bag from my hand and she asks in a curious voice, “What is it?”
“It’s a surprise... open it.” I smile softly as I see Anastasia nodded.
Anastasia opens her gift as she looks at her new gift, she always talks about wanting to get a new MacBook and speaker because she loves writing books on her MacBook but her old MacBook broke and she hadn’t got a new one so I decided to get one for her. She smiles big as she grabs her new MacBook out of the bag and she says, “Oh my god... you bought me a new MacBook.”
I nodded as I smile softly and I ask in a curious voice, “Do you like it?”
“I love it! But how do you know?” Anastasia raises her eyebrows in confusion.
“Because the laptop that you’re using right now, you were so frustrated with your old laptop.” I chuckle softly as I see Anastasia rolls her eyes and I say, “That’s true.”
“I know, but thank you so much for a new laptop, it makes me feel really happy.” Anastasia smiles softly and she asks in a curious voice, “But I have another thing in the bag...?”
“Yup you do.” I see Anastasia opens her other bag as she raises her eyebrows in confusion and I ask in a curious voice, “You don’t like it?”
“No no... I love it but you know I always want a speaker... but how?” Anastasia smiles softly as she puts her new speaker box down on her bed behind her and she looks at me with a happy look.
“Because you always want a speaker so badly so you don’t have to use headphones anymore all the time.” I smile softly.
That’s true because Anastasia always want to get speaker every time when I hang out with her and she loves to using headphone but she wants speaker so badly so I decided to get a new one for her.
“You know me so well.” Anastasia mumbles softly as she shakes her head.
“Pretty much.” I chuckle.
“Punkass.” Anastasia rolls her eyes as she shakes her head and she says, “But thank you for giving me a new MacBook and speakers.”
“No problem, I’m glad you like it.” I smile in proudly.
“You’re weird.” Anastasia giggles softly.