Falling for Us

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Chapter 5 - Michael’s POV

3 weeks later... my classes have been so blurry and hard. I talked to my mom on my phone when I told her that I want to try to do culinary, she is really happy that I did make the right choice even if I don’t want to do football anymore, my coach understood that I don’t want to play anymore.

I walk out of my English class as I see Anastasia walking past from me and I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I say, “Ana!”

Anastasia turns around to me as she smiles weakly and she says, “Oh hi...”

“Hi...” I walk toward Anastasia and I ask in a curious voice, “You ok?” I notice that Anastasia has been crying on and off and her eyes have been puffy a lot lately.

Anastasia shakes her head and she says, “No, but I’ll be fine.”

I am not convinced... she’s not even okay... I hope she will tell me what’s wrong with her.

“Hmm... you have 3 homework from English, I can help you if you want me?” I smile small as I walk with her to the comfort room to do homework and study.

“Sure...” Anastasia sighs deeply and she says, “I’m sorry... I haven’t been in the best mood for a while... my ex-boyfriend cheated on me and broke my heart...” Anastasia closes her eyes for a second as she opens her eyes and she says, “My grades have been bad for a while...”

“I completely understand, you were missing school for 3 weeks and I was concerned about you, I talked to your best friend Maddison about you because I wanted to make sure you’re okay.”

Anastasia smiles small as she nodded and she asks in a curious voice, “Can we go somewhere else like at a diner or going out to eat?”

“Of course, I don’t have other classes tonight.” I smile small and I ask in a curious voice, “Where do you want to eat?”

“Chipotle.” Anastasia smiles big as she walks out of the building and she asks in a curious voice, “Can Maddison, Harper, and Leah come with us?”

“Of course as long I invite Dylan and Adam to come with us.” I smile and I ask in a curious voice, “Do they have a boyfriend?”

“Umm... Leah does have a boyfriend but her boyfriend is here with her, I completely forgot about it.” Anastasia shakes her head and she says, “They have been together for 2 years.”

“Oh really?” I see Anastasia nodded and I ask in a curious voice, “What’s his name?”

“Tyler.” Anastasia shrugs and she says, “I’ll text the girls to meet us.”

“Okay.”


3 hours later... Anastasia, Harper, Leah, Maddison, Tyler, Dylan, Adam, and I are at chipotle and we are eating our dinner together.

I sigh deeply as I see Anastasia gets quiet while our friends are talking to each other.

Anastasia smiles small as she notices that I look at her with a worried look and she asks in a curious voice, “What?”

“Do you want to come outside and sit with me for a little bit?”

“Sure.” Anastasia gets up from the chair and she walks out of Chipotle as she sees I follow her and she asks in a curious voice, “What’s up?”

“Are you really okay?” I raise my eyebrows in confusion and I say, “I mean, you haven’t eaten anything yet.”

Anastasia sighs deeply as she shakes her head and she says, “No, I’m not okay...”

“What’s wrong?”

Anastasia shakes her head and she says, “My ex-boyfriend cheated on me again because he broke my heart. Then he told me that he got another girl pregnant.”

“I’m sorry... how about I can take you to the beach this weekend since it’s fall, we can sit on the sand and watch the water?” I suggest as I see Anastasia nodded and she smiles weakly and I say, “Maybe it will help you to get your mind off about what’s going on with you and your past relationship.”

Anastasia nodded slowly and she says, “Maybe.”

“It would be fun... I can come and pick you up if you want?”

“Sure.” Anastasia smiles softly.

I nodded.

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