Distance Doesn't Matter

Julia and Carlos dated for awhile but distance was tearing them apart. What happens when Carlos sees Julia again? Read to find out :)


2. Reconnecting

-Julia's P.O.V-
He wants to get back together with me. I mean, I did love him. But I didn't think we were working out. Our relationship was going downhill. I don't know if it was because of the distance or what. Plus it's been over a year. I thought he would've forgot about a small town girl like me by now. And I've got a boyfriend. I love him but lately he's been really rude to me. And I kept thinking about how Carlos was so nice to me during our relationship. I'm just afraid that if I started dating him again, there wouldn't be that 'spark' that there used to be. *Ring Ring* That's Ross calling me.
-Phone Call-
"Hey, Julia. We need to talk."
"Okay what's up?" I'm starting to get nervous about this.
"I think we need to take a break." That was it. I'm done. I hung up. He called me back a million times. Texted me a bunch too. I purposely read all of them but didn't respond. Maybe this breakup is a sign that I'm supposed to be with Carlos. I think I'm gonna call him. We can at least be friends, right?
-Phone Call with Carlos-
"Hey Carlos." I say quietly.
"Julia what's wrong?" He asks me in a worried voice.
"Do you mind if I come over? I need to talk to you again." I was just at his house yesterday but..besides Taylor, he's the next closet thing to a friend I have out here.
"You can come over any time." He says in the sweetest voice. God that is so attractive. No Julia! You just broke up with your boyfriend, you can't already move on! Or can I? I hop in my car and drive to his house.
-At Carlos' House-
I knock on his door. I hear running down steps and the door opens.
"Hey." I say. He's wearing his Ellen hoodie and a pair of jeans. He looks really good in it. God what am I saying?!
"Come in." He says and we walk inside. I sit down on his couch and he sits next to me. Not to close but not that far away either. I look over to him and try my best to hold back tears.
"Is everything okay?" He asks me, putting his hand on my shoulder. I shake my head no and start to cry. He puts his arms around me, hugging me, and I cry into his shirt.
"What is it?" He asks me.
"It-it's Ross! He broke up with me!"
"When?" Carlos asks as if he's my best friend, not a past boyfriend who wants to get back together with me.
"A little bit ago. And I-I hung up on him. I don't understand. I just don't understand." I say in between sobs.
"I don't understand why he would want to lose a perfect girl like you." He says, "It's his loss." And that was it. Neither of us said anything else. I continue to cry and he hugs me, playing with my hair.
"You are a really sweet guy." I say to him after I finally stop crying.
"It's what I do." He says smiling.
"Carlos?" I say, looking him in the eye.
"Yes?" He says looking me in the eye.
"Would you mind if we went out to dinner tonight?" I ask him. Okay it's weird asking a guy that. He smiles.
"Sure we can go out to dinner." He says. I just....I want to reconnect with him. See if he's his same old self. And decide if I should date him again.
-2 Hours Later at Carlos' House-
I knocked on his door. He steps outside and closes the door. He puts his hands in his pockets and walks down the sidewalk.
"You coming?" He asks me, turning around and smiling. I smile and run down the sidewalk next to him. We get into his car.
"Where do you want to go?" He asks me.
"Um..how about...Perkins?"
"Sounds good to me." He says, starting to drive down the road.
-At Perkins-
"Hi! How many of you..?"
"Just us two." He says. The lady looks behind her and says, "right this way." Oh my God. This is the table where we had our first date. How did I not realize this before? We sit down and order our food and drinks.
"So Carlos, what have you been up to?" I ask trying to break the silence.
"You know, working on the album...that's pretty much it. We went on tour for about seven months over the summer but other than that...nothing. It's almost the New Year's you realize so we have almost like a Winter Break." He says.
"That is true." I say laughing.
"So what have you been doing?"
"I've been doing a lot of thinking..." I say. He waits to see if I'll go on.
"You haven't changed much, have you?" I ask him.
"Same person I've always been." He says. "And it seems like you haven't changed much either." He continues.
"Nope, I haven't." I say. We eat and go back to his house.
"Thanks for agreeing to this." I say.
"No problem. Now I have a question for you." He says.
"Do you...wanna come over....and hang out on New Year's Eve?" He asks me.
"Yes I would love to." I say, smiling. I was hoping he would ask that.
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