Chasing the Sun

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  • Published: 22 Sep 2012
  • Updated: 20 Jun 2013
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COMPLETED. Alira Somers. A 19 year old girl who isn't that much of a fan of One Direction. But her best friend, Jenna, won tickets to a little 'promo' about One Direction. Little did they know, One Direction was performing. That's where they lay eyes on both of them for the first time. That's when Alira changed her views on them. That's when 2/5 will fall for her. That's when all hell breaks loose in her life.

**Blurb is misleading, it isn't as good as I thought it would be. Personally, it's not my best but by all means, if you want to read it go ahead! Just let me warn you, it's not as good as the blurb says.


38. Chapter 38: nothing to me


Chapter 38: nothing to me


‘Ugh! This is doing my head in. I can’t believe I forgot half of these words.’ I threw my hands up in the air in frustration. 

‘Come on, Ali. It’s only a couple of words. It’s not that hard.’ Jenna rolled her eyes at me.

‘Yes, it is.’ I groaned as I looked down at the words in French I wrote down in my book from year 10 and 11. 

‘You got an A in this class, remember?’ Jenna reminded me.

‘Of course I do, how come you remember all this?’ I asked her.

‘I dunno, great memory I guess?’ She shrugged her shoulders.

We’ve been learning and remembering how to speak French and how to understand it for the past 4 hours. It’s 5:00 right now. And my brain is about to explode. Damn, I hate foreign languages. I also found out that my parents were coming home a month early. So they’re coming back in two days. Then as soon as I tell them about this job, me and Jenna are moving to Paris. Jake already knows and him, Georgia and Elise will be with us for a small vacation. Then Matt and Chase will come a few weeks later when they’re all gone.

I still haven’t said anything about the ‘Elise is my long lost sister’ thing yet. I don’t think I want to though. I’m just going to pretend I never had that flashback and pretend that my mum doesn’t go tense every time I say her name. 

I leaned back into the couch and turned the tv on.

‘Louis Tomlinson from One Direction dating Eleanor Calder again? Be right back after this break.’ 

I stared at the tv. There were so many emotions going through my body right now. I was hurt, betrayed, angry, upset, happy, hurt and betrayed. I was happy that he has a girl in his life that isn’t me. But that was the smallest fraction of my emotions. Everything else was full blown. I thought long and hard about my feelings for him over the past week. And I realised I never actually loved him at the time. But I did really really really really like him. I was a kilometre away from love. 

So, finding out that I was just an ‘Australian fling’ to him broke my heart. Finding out that the ‘i love you’ wasn’t real hurt me. Finding out that he’s dating his ex again made me feel so betrayed. I can’t believe that he doesn’t have the decency to break up with me before that interview. Now he’s dating someone else. I just can’t believe he’d do that! I thought he was the most amazing guy i’ve ever been with. But now, what’s this? 

‘What f*ckery is this!?’ Jenna yelled at the tv. I was too paralyzed to say something. 

‘Did you see that!? What kind of a man does that!?’ Jake screamed, walking into the house like it was his own.

He’s become one of my best friends over these past few weeks. He’s like another brother to me. Jack has been MIA for a while. And Jake took over that. He’s the same age as my brother and has the same personality. He’s one of my go-to guys.

‘Yes, Jake. You may come in.’ I said sarcastically.

‘How are you so calm about this? He’s not even my ‘boyfriend’ and I’m going crazy.’ Jake asked me, anger clear in his tone.

‘Over the past few years, I’ve learnt that keeping calm is best to handle a situation. And calm down, Jake. It’s obvious it was over when he said I was an ‘Australian fling’ in that interview.’ I said calmly with a smile on my face.

‘Australian fling, my ass. He f*cking said he loved you!’ He shouted then quickly covered his mouth as soon as he said it. I glared at Jenna as she glared at Jake.

‘Jake!’ She screamed.

‘Whatever, I’m sort of over it now. If he’s over me, I should be over him right?’ I shrugged my shoulders and walked out to the kitchen. Jake and Jenna’s conversation carried out into the room.

‘Jake!’ I heard Jenna half yell.

‘What?’ Jake asked and I can almost imagine him shrugging his shoulders.

‘Why did you say that?’ Jenna said.

‘Say what?’ He asked, clearly over doing innocent.

‘Don’t play dumb. Just because I tell you things about her doesn’t mean that you’re allowed to know.’ And yes, I could literally feel her rolling her eyes. It’s creepy how I know them so well.

‘Eh, I’m pissed off at this dude. He’s such a d*ck.’ Jake said and I heard something bang on the coffee table.

‘Yes, he is a d*ick. Please stop cursing. You swear too much for your own good.’ Jenna replied and I heard her plop herself down on the couch.

I laughed to myself. They have such a cute relationship it makes me gag and aw at the same time. Yes, Louis is a d*ck. But it’s time to get over him. If he’s over me and if he’s moved on. Well, I’ll move on too. Maybe I’ll meet some sexy French guy in Paris. Hell yes, I’m excited to meet new people.

I walked back into the living room, whistling and popping open a can of sprite but stopped in my tracks when I saw the people in my living room.

‘What are you doing?’

‘Why are you whistling?’

‘How are you calm?’

‘Why aren’t you angry?’

The questions were shot at me by Matt, Elise, Chase and Georgia. My eyes widened in shock. How the hell did they get in here so quietly? I quickly composed my features and shrugged my shoulders, dropping to the floor to sit down.
‘She’s overly calm, isn’t she?’ Jake snorted.

‘Yes, she is.’ Georgia asked, surprise clear in her voice.

‘How is she doing that? I’d be ready to rip the guy’s throat out if I were her.’ Chase said with disbelief.

‘Woah, she’s like an alien. How is she not angry?’ Elise joined in.

‘I can hear you, y’know.’ I said sarcastically as I spun around to face them.

‘You gonna answer any of these questions?’ Chase asked me with a raised eyebrow.

‘Jake, tell them what I told you.’ I said with a pointed look.

‘Okay, this is what she said, complete with her calmness and a smile. I will quote her exact words: Over the past few years, I’ve learnt that keeping calm is best to handle a situation. It’s obvious it was over when he said I was an ‘Australian fling’ in that interview.’ There were a few gasps over the people here.

‘Doesn’t surprise me.’ Matt said, shrugging his shoulders.

‘Of course it doesn’t. You’ve known me for years.’ I rolled my eyes at him. He threw a pillow at my face.

‘I’m holding a drink, you donkey!’ I screamed, holding my can at arms length.

‘Donkey?’ Matt asked with a small laugh.

‘Yes, my animal of the year remember?’ I said.

‘Oh yeah. I forgot about that.’ Matt chuckled.

‘Animal of the year? You’re honestly scaring me, Ali.’ Georgia said frightened.

‘Oh calm down, guys. Yes, I’m angry at him but if he’s over me and moving on then I should too. I’m going to live in Paris soon. I’m going to leave everything to do with Louis here and bringing a new life there.’ I told them.

‘Okay, fair enough. You’re so luck you get to live in Paris!’ Elise said excitedly.

‘Why are you excited? You’re only staying for a couple of weeks, you donkey.’ I smirked playfully.

‘Yeah, but come on. It’s Paris. Plus, I get to come up whenever I want to.’ She winked.

‘Yeah, yeah. Whatever.’ Elise laughed lightly as she rolled her eyes.

‘My house is always full whenever you guys are here. Freaking leave.’ I said jokingly. Each of them threw a couch pillow at me.

‘What the hell, guys.’ I screamed.

‘Okay, we’re leaving!’ Matt said and grabbed Chase’s hand and walked out the door.

‘I’m going too!’ Elise said and walked out.

‘Well, that means I should as well.’ Georgia said and walked out briskly.

‘And I’m staying here.’ Jake grinned as he put his hands on the back of his head, leaning into the couch. I threw a pillow at him.

‘Oof!’ He grunted as it hit his stomach.

‘Jenna, make him leave.’ I pouted at her and put on my best puppy dog eyes.

‘You make that look so unattractive, Ali.’ She said lightheartedly with a roll of her eyes.

‘Ugh, you’re no use. I’m gonna be up in my room.’ I say, getting up off the floor and headed towards the stairs. ‘No sex on my couch!’ I yelled over my shoulder and made my way up the stairs.

‘No promises!’ Jake yelled back and a second later I heard a grunt. I laughed to myself. I taught Jenna so well. 

Well, what an eventful day. I found out my boyfriend/ex-boyfriend is dating his ex without saying anything to me. I mentally shrugged my shoulders. Who cares. I’m going Paris and I’m going to live in Paris. Louis will mean nothing to me by then. I will forget about Louis and live a brand new life. 

Louis will mean nothing to me in Paris. 






There’s so many characters in this book, I might have to get rid of quite a few. And to clarify things, this is set in October/November in 2013. Yes, in my story Louenor broke up a few months before and i put them back together and now it’s gonna create a whole new story line. I can’t wait for all of you to know what I have planned!


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