"So you like running away from your problems?" The tall, curly headed boy asked looking down at Calum's bags, then back at him.
"Leaving isn't going to get Amanda to come back." The boy said, his words hitting Calum like shards of glass.
Calum looked up at his mate of many years, Ashton. In a way, He had a point. No matter what Calum did, Amanda Wouldn't come back. And he couldn't change that.
"I know." He said looking down, not being able to look Ashton in the eye.
"Then why? Why are you going?" He asked running his hand through his brown hair.
For some reason, Calum didn't have an answer. He hasn't had an answer to much lately.
"To get away from all the memories in this house that Amanda and I shared. I can't face waking every morning and rolling over in bed, and not seeing her beside me. I'm tired of crying every day when I wake up because she's not there." Calum said pushing Ashton out of his way and walking out the door, bags in hand.
Getting in his car, a couple tears slipped from his eye and raced down his cheek.
Amanda held the trophy out in front of her, making sure that Calum read the plaque.
"Look! Look at it, Calum. Aren't you proud?" She asked, not being able to contain her happiness.
It had been a year Since the two had started dating. And it had been two years since they had met in art class. Calum stood in front of the beaming Amanda.
"Of course!" He said hugging Amanda. "My little Amaymay came in first place! I'm so proud of you."
Amanda giggled and held on tightly to her National Art Competition first place trophy.
She held onto Calum with her free hand and walked him over to her parents.
"Oh, hi Calum. It's lovely seeing you again." Her mother said, embracing Calum in a hug.
"It's lovely seeing you too, Mrs.Matthews."
"Yes. It's all ways a pleasure seeing my son." Amanda's dad smiled, shaking Calum's hand.
Ever since Amanda first introduced calum to her parents over spring break a year ago, Her father knew Calum was the one. He said, "I know you two are going to get married and have a little Calum Jr. and I'll be the best grandfather!" Therefore, he always called Calum his son and Calum called him his dad.
"The pleasures all mine, father." Calum smiled.
"Bye mom, bye dad. We have to go." Amanda gleamed as she grabbed her boyfriends hand and ran out of the building.
"I'm so.. so sorry Amanda." Calum sobbed, pulling out of his parking space.