I was finally discharged from the hospital. I happily ran out of that depressing building, Ash and Mike following closely behind me. My arm’s still broken and my ankle still hurts a bit, but I’ll manage.
I clambered into the car, impatiently waiting for Ash and Mike to get in too. I don’t know why I was so eager to get out of that building. Maybe it was that no one smiled in that building except for Ash and Mike, or maybe it was really lonely in there, which is quite weird, since I spent years being alone.
Ash and Mike took the day of school today, which they didn’t seem to mind at all.
They finally got in the car, meaning we could finally drive away from this place.
I jiggled around in my seat, excited. I don’t even know why I’m so excited, I just am. Maybe it’s because I hadn’t left that building and seen sunlight for ages.
“Hey, isn’t your birthday tomorrow,” Ash said, eyes widening.
Mike’s eyes also widened, as I stared at them both.
“er, I guess so, yeah,” I said awkwardly.
Ash and Mike grinned at each other, not saying anything.
I narrowed my eyes at them, trying to figure out why they were grinning so much.
Eventually, I just gave up, slumping down in my seat.
“Seriously Calum, where were you yesterday? We were supposed to meet up, don’t you remember,” Luke said, seething with anger.
I shrugged. “Sorry, something important came up. We can hang out today if you want?” I asked, looking to see if I could see a positive reaction on his face.
“Forget it, if you can’t be bothered to meet up with me, then why should I cancel my plans with Abby for you,” he hissed, storming off to his car.
I sighed, rubbing my temples. Luke can be so hard sometimes.
I slowly walked over to my car, dragging my feet along the ground.
I landed heavily down in my seat, trying to think of what I could do now. If I went home, mum would get suspicious, since I said I’d be sleeping over at Luke’s house tonight. She’d know something was going on.
I suddenly remembered that Natasha was going to be discharged from the hospital today and that she, Michael and Ashton would be meeting up at Michael’s house. I shrugged, starting to drive to Mike’s house. I mean, the worst thing that could happen would be me getting kicked out again.
I arrived at Michael’s house, looking through the window to see if I could spot anyone. Sure enough, I saw the three of them sitting in a circle in the living room, laughing.
Suddenly, Natasha’s eyes landed on me, causing both our eyes to widen. I instantly ducked down, panicked.
The laughter stopped as I heard footsteps approach the front door. I frantically looked around, looking for a way to get away without being seen. I saw a little gap in the fence, wondering if I would fit in there. But if I got seen being stuck inside a fence, this whole situation would get much worse.
I sighed, giving up.
I slouched down, waiting for someone to come see me.
I saw a pair of feet come in front of me. I peered up, seeing a confused Natasha staring down at me.
“Um, wh-what are you doing here?” She asked, eyes wide.
“oh, um. I didn’t have anything else to do, and Luke didn’t wanna hang out?” I said slowly, fidgeting with the hem of my shirt.
“oh,” she simply said, scratching the back of her neck awkwardly.
I squirmed as an awkward silence fell on us.
“so,” Natasha said, breaking the silence. “do you maybe wanna, I don’t know, come in and join mike, ash and I?” she asked, rocking back and forth on her feet.
I looked at her, surprised. She wanted me to come hang out with them? I thought she would’ve started screaming at me and chasing me away.
I smiled shyly back up at her. “sure,” I said, beginning to get up.
I'm so sorry this is so short. its just that I have two assignments due soon and I haven't even started them, despite the fact that I got them weeks ago.