Meeting,Trusting,Loving

When Max's best friend of a sister dies,and her mother shuts down,15 year
old Max is left with nowhere to go.Untill she bumps into her celebrity crush
Niall Horan.After touring with him and the rest of the boys and becoming closer,will she finally trust someone other than her sister?Find out in
'Meeting,Trusting,Loving'.

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11. Shopping With The Devil

"So...tell me about your-uh...friend."My mother (I'll just call her by her name,Rose) struggled to find words as I looked through the racks of clothes at wet seal.I wasn't sure what to tell her,so I just tried to change the subject."I like this one.What do you think?"I held up a pink striped top.She looked unsure,but then smiled."It's cute.But really Max,who's your friend?"I lied."Oh,just some boy from school.He's really nice.I think I'm done here.Want to head to Starbucks?"I really hated lying.

As we sat drinking our coffee,Rose looked...awkward.She didn't talk much.She just smiled every once in a while if she caught me looking at her.I decided to end the silence."So.What's been going on with you?It's uh...been awhile."this question made her perk up."Well,I just got a new job.It's uh...not permanent.I mean,it's just at McDonolds but it is...something."she sighed.And at that moment,I felt pity for her.Here I was getting a whole new wardrobe,company,food and a roof over my head from a complete stranger.And then there was Rose.Alone,barley any money,and recovering from two going on three years of being addicted to drugs.Who wouldn't feel at least some sorrow for her?And on top of it all,she was my mother.Sure,she was never really there to love or care for me,but still...she hadn't gotten an abortion when she had the chance.Maybe just to keep my father happy,who she loved dearly,but non the less.So I took all of this information to muster up the courage to make my next move."Listen,I have some extra cash I really think you should take it."I handed her a wad of bills from my wallet.I made sure not to give her any of Niall's money.It was bad enough I had it in the first place.

Her jaw dropped."Max I can't possibly take this I-""No!I can see that you're trying to make your life better and you need the money more than I do.Ni-uh...my friend said he'd take care of me so you don't have to worry.I'll be fine.Really."I smiled and put the money in her hand.I realized it was only $50,but it was all I had left.She smiled at me and took my hand."After all these years,you love your  momma.I just wish you had a reason to."she stood up."Ready to go?"I stood up with her,nodded,and we started toward the car.I kept ahold of her hand as we walked with my bags in the other one.I was 15,but for the first time I felt like I had a real mom.

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