Existing

I am 19 now. I am sitting out on the front step by myself. Mum isn't here anymore, she left last year. For the better, I suppose. My brother lives in California, in a law firm. And dad, well. He is still here in my heart. I collect the daily paper now, and I sit on the step reading that whilst drinkin my coffee with 5 sugars. I'm lonely. Occasionally friends come over, mostly not though. I work a lot. But on my days off, I find myself sitting here, on the front step staring into a blank neighbourhood.

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4. Chapter 4.

As I walk home, I think about what happened yesterday. I did see him, I saw him at the lake. He was there, I wish Harry understood. Actually, why do I care what he understands? Harry is one of those people who can be so lovely and then suddenly he is distant and rude. I think the lovely Harry is the better one.

As I get home, I see no other but Harry sitting on the pavement. I smile at the fact that he wasn't on the step. He stands up and when sees me and I look around on the grass and see that it's wet. "Did you water the dirt?" I asked and he nodded, "Yeah, I um, put more seeds out." He said and I smiled at him. "Thankyou." I said and walk to my front door.

When I walk in, I turn around and see Harry standing there watching me. "So, do you want to come in?" I asked and he walks in. I close the door and walk to the kitchen. I walk to the fridge and grab out juice. "Want something to drink?" I ask before dirnk the juice out of the carton. "I will have some of that." He says and I pass him the carton. He laughs and brings it to his mouth.

"Why don't you use cups?" He asked when he was finished. I grab the carton and put it back in the fridge, "It's just easier." I said and shrug. "I really need to have a shower." I said and he looks me up and down. "Oh, you do." He said. "So, I will go.. Text me when your done and I can come back around?" He offers and I laugh, "I don't own a phone." I said and he looks shocked, "You what?" He said and I laugh, "I just don't feel the need. Why don't you just wait here, I will be quick." I said and begin to walk up stairs.

I walk into my room and notice he followed me. I grab some clothes and walk into the bathroom, quickly showering. Washing off all the oil that had built up. Once I get out I get changed and walk into my room and find Harry looking at the stuff on my dressing table.

"So, I have noticed you don't wear makeup." He says as I hang up my towel. "No, I don't." I say and he looked at me with an approving look, "Good." He said and I go and sit on my bed. "So, is there any reason why you want to hang out?" I asked and he shrugs, "Your cool." He said and I smile.

We kind of just sit around for ages, talking about our families and what our siblings are doing. "Why don't you call your brother?" He asks me, and then continues. "You clearly miss him." He states. We are laying next to eachother on my bed, staring at the roof. "I don't know, the last time I saw him I was really mad at him and we haven't talked since." I say and he sighs. "I still think you should call him, he will be happy to hear from you." He says and I shrug, "Maybe I will later." I say, not trusting my words.

He knows I won't call him so he gives up trying. "So, is your mum still with your dad?" I asked and he shakes his head, "No, thats where Gemma is. She is with dad, Anne met Robin. Thats why we moved to America." He says. It's only now that I realise the accent. "I need coffee." I say and look at the time.

"Lets go somewhere." He said and I look at the time again then back at him, "It's 8.30." I said, shocked that it was so late. "Yeah, so. There is cafes around." He said and I shrug. "Yeah okay." I give in and I use all my strength to get off the bed and pull on some shoes.

We walk out the front and I lock the door, when I turn around it's raining. "Who's car are we taking?" I asked, "Mine, if you want." He said and I look at him, "Can I drive?" I asked and he shakes his head, "No way!" He says and I giggle, "You know, I am a machanic, I know stuff about cars." I state and he still shakes his head. "Sorry, no" He said and he runs around to his car and I follow him.

When we get it, it is so clean. I am shocked. "Wow, you actually clean your car." I said and he shrugs, "It's my baby." He said and I roll my eyes.

As we are driving, I am mentally taking notes on how the car is sounding. "You really need to take the car back into the shop." I said and he laughs, "Yeah, well are you guys open on Saturday and Sunday?" He asked and I realise it is Friday. "Well, no. But if you want I can do it for free?" I offer and he nods, "Yes please. I don't have a lot of money to waste." He said and I look at im, "Cars arn't  a waste of money." I say and he laughs.

We pulled up out the front of a cafe that is meant to be 24 hours. We get out and run inside and we wait in line. "Can I help you?" The lady asked. I ordered my coffee with 6 sugars and paid, then Harry did the same with his.

We waited at our table and our coffee got delivered. "Why six sugars?" Harry asked and I shrug, "Taste better." I said. I sit the coffee and Harry laughs at the foam at goes on my nose. He leans over the table and wipes it off. "You know, I like hanging out with you." I confess and mentally hit myself.

"I like hanging out with you, too." He replies and I smile and sip my coffee.

 

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