Matthew and I had a Chinese meal set out on his bed. There were five egg rolls,sesame chicken,and shrimp fried rice,and a liter of sprite sat next to his bed on the floor. I smiled at him,my mouth filled with egg roll,Matthew chuckled at me,picking up a sesame chicken with his plastic fork,he put it in his mouth,the red sauce on the corner of his mouth. I smiled at him,eating another egg roll. Matthew laughed,his beautiful laugh,I couldn't help but to just smile.
"What?" I said. Matthew swallowed.
"You sure do love egg rolls!" I smiled and took another bite.
Soon,all of the food was gone,we were both stuffed. We both laid back,Matthew wrapped his arms around me. I smiled to myself,I felt warm,safe with his company. I turned to face him,we both fell asleep.
I woke up and looked at the clock 2:45 I got out of Matthew's grip,he yawned and his eyes flickered open. He frowned at the sight of me slipping my shoes on. He grabbed my hand as I stood up. I looked down at him,I gave him a weak smile. I would somehow feel bad if I left but I had to get home.
"I have to get home..." I said.
"Stay the night..." I sighed.
"Fine,I'll go and get some clothes..." Matthew smiled,his eyes still closed. I opened his bedroom door and softly closed it behind me. I went down the steps,opening the front door. I walked out,the sun's rays hit my skin,it felt nice. I started to walk across the street when a car came up to me,it came closer and it didn't stop. I ran towards my house,I fell into the cold grass. I looked at the car,the driver window rolled down,Janet. She drove by,glaring at me,she gave me the finger as she sped off. I sighed,I was still shocked by what just happened. I stood up,brushing the grass off of me. I went inside the house,running upstairs to my room,packing pajamas and an outfit. I grabbed my bag,my phone and my phone charger and I tip toed dow the steps.
"Where are you going?" Mom asked behind me as I put my hand on the door knob,I put my hand back down to my side,I turned to face her. I shrugged. She crossed her arms,glaring at me.
"Matthew's..." Mom shook her head.
"No! You're not going over his house!" Mom scolded.
"Mom! I'm seventeen!" I said,I turned around and put my hand on the door knob.
"I SAID NO!" Mom said,slapping my hand away from the door. I gasped,she never hit me.
"I don't care,seventeen or not! I'm your mother I take control of you until you're 18!" I looked at my feet.
"Go.To.Your.Room!" Mom says.
"I.Don't.Give.A.DAMN if you were my mother..." I felt a hand make contact with my cheek. I looked up at her,tears in my eyes. Mom was glaring at me,she was pointing to the stairs.
"Grounded,two months,NEVER USE THAT LANGUAGE IN MY HOUSE!" Mom yelled. Tears rushed down my face,I pushed mom,she stumbled backwards,falling on her butt,I quickly opened the door,I ran across the street. I opened Matthew's door,I stepped inside and closed the door,locking all three locks on the door. I went upstairs,opening Matthew's door,he was slipping on a shirt. I got a look at him shirtless,my face burned.
"Uh,Candice! You okay?" Matthew asked,I shook my head. Matthew walked towards me,hugging me,embracing me in his big,warm arms. I cried into his chest,he swayed us side to side,soothing me. I calmed down,settling down to just tiny sniffles,tears came out slower,one by one,then they were gone.