It's been a couple of weeks since I last talked to Luke.
I have isolated myself from the glade and just kept my mind on the important thing.
But once in a while, my mind would fly over to Luke.
I couldn't help but think of what he had said.
Should I believe him or should I not?
This is really confusing and frustrating.
Anyway, I approach Ashton. "Hey Ashton."
This is one of my first interaction with the glade.
Ashton looks surprised when I spoke to him. "Um. Hi Aileen!"
"Do you know where Luke is?" I ask, my hands fidgeting.
"Actually no." Replies Ashton, a sympathetic smile smears on his lips. "Probably in his shack or something."
"Do you think, that I'm the Aileen that Luke loved?" I say.
"Loves, not loved." Ashton corrects me. "Luke is still very much in love with her."
I nod awkwardly. "So do think I'm the Aileen?"
Ashton's sigh is audible. "Yes, I do think that. You look exactly identical and have the same sweet personality."
"I'm sorry if I made you uncomfortable." Ashton weakly smiles at me and I gaze away.
"No. It's fine."
Ashton takes a glimpse of me. "If you say so, remember I'll be there if you need me."
Strolling up to Calum, I hide under the curtains of hair.
"Hello Calum." I say.
Calum whips over to me. "Aileen?"
"Can I ask you a question?" I ask Calum, looking at him in the eyes.
"You just did!" Calum says, trying to lift the tension.
Instead, an awkward atmosphere surrounds us. "So I was wondering but do you find me, in anyway like or exactly the same as Aileen."
"Aileen?" Calum repeats. "Like the old one."
"In a way, everything about you matches Aileen." Calum replies, tentatively.
"Besides your appearance being exactly the same, I'll say just about everything." Calum sums up with a grin.
"Well, that's very specific." I mutter, sarcasm lacing my words.
Calum releases a small laugh. "Why you asking?"
"Well," I trail off. "I was thinking about Luke`s words, and, I just want everyone`s opinions before I make a decision on what to do next,"
"Smart." Calum states.
Calum pats my back, sympathetically. "Go ask Michael now."
"Going now," I say. "Bye Calum."
"Hey Aileen," Michael slowly lets out, as if the words were in his mouth, waiting to spill out.
"Hi Michael," I shyly smile. "Can I ask you a question?"
"Sure, fire away."
"Do you think I, in any way, like the previous Aileen?" I hesitantly say.
"Well," Michael stretches out the word. "Can I say everything?"
I sigh. "Guess Luke was right, I am Aileen."
'Cheer up, it`s the past," Michael beams at me. "You`re a diffrent person now, no matter what in the past."
His words plaster a smile on my lips. "Thank you Mike,"
Now Luke to confront...