I can make you feel wanted

When Ashley was younger her parents gave her up for adoption and she has lived in foster care all her life. Now that she is 18 she is old enough to live on her own and she no longer needs anyone, that is, until she meets Louis Tomlinson. Louis is all she has ever wanted. He is a best friend and she can tell him anything and everything. When Louis starts to date a girl Ashley feels left out and rejected by her best friend.

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8. Highscore

Ashley's P.O.V.

On Sunday I woke up at 8 a.m. and remembered that I had to meet Louis at the restaurant in an hour. I got up and took a shower. I decided to wear a light blue sundress and a pair of sandals. I left my hair down, grabbed my purse and phone and headed over to the restaurant. I got there at nine to find no Louis. I decided to find a seat next to the arcade and wait for him. A half hour later and still no Louis. I decided to head back to the apartment building. Once there I walked past the my apartment and went to Louis'. As I got to the door I heard Louis' laugh and someone else's. I knocked on the door and heard Louis unlock the door.

"Oh hey Ashley," Louis said.

"Hey," I replied looking past him at the girl sitting at the table.

"Come on in. Ashley this is Alexa, she is my close friend from my hometown."

"Hi, I'm Ashley," I say to Alexa.

"Alexa," she says shaking my hand. She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, and is a little bit shorter than me.

"So, what's up Ashley?" Louis asks.

"I was just wondering where you were when you didn't show up at the restaurant, but I understand now," I say to Louis with a smile.

"Crap! I am soo sorry! We'll have to try and beat that highscore some other time, eh?"

"Yeah, well I better get going and let you two catch up," I say walking towards the door.

"It's fine, you can stay," says Louis.

"Nah, I'll talk to you later, okay?"

"Yeah, okay."

I walk out of Louis' door and stop for a second. Well, that was awkward, i think to myself.

"Hey! Ashley!" I turn around at the sound of my name and see Jeff from work running towards me.

"Hey, what's up?"

"I was just wondering if you would like to get some coffee with me," says Jeff while catching his breath. 

I smile and say I would love to. At the coffee shop we run into some other co-workers and sit with them and talk for a while. At one in the afternoon Jeff and I walk back to my apartment and talk outside before I go in. Just before I am about to close the door I hear Jeff say my name.

"Yeah?" I ask opening the door wider again.

"Would you like to go see a movie with me and have dinner?"

"Sure, I would love that," I say smiling.

"See you Wednesday then?"

"Sounds good," I say and then close my door. As I am walking away from the door to put my stuff down I hear a knock at my door. I go to open it and see Louis standing there. 

"Hey, sorry about earlier. I kind of just got caught up in talking with Alexa I guess, she's an old friend and I just haven't seen her in a while."

"There's no need to explain, I totally understand," I replied.

"You are the best! Anyway, would you be available on Wednesday to go and try to beat that high score?" Louis asked with that charming smile of his.

"I would love to, but I already have plans for that evening," I said.

Louis' smile dropped, but just as quickly a fake one was on his face. "That's okay we will just have to find another time. I have to get to rehearsals for the performance we are doing at the awards tonight, but I will catch up with you later, okay?"

"Okay, sounds good!" I said to louis' retreating back. I closed my front door and leaned against it, why did it have to be Wednesday? Why did it hurt so much to see him talking to Alexa? As he said they were only friends, but then again she didn't really know their history. 'I wonder how long this Alexa girl is going to be in town' she thought.

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