It must be love

15 year old Zoey moves to a new town. How will she handle it? Ask Ashton


21. Two weeks

Zoe's POV ;

Two weeks passed since I talked to Ashton, I saw Em only at school.. Then I realized how much I miss these two. The doctor visited dad last week, he said that he's lucky to have daughters like us and I felt like shit cause it's partly true..

Me and Alice worked our asses off, cleaning the house, shopping, dishes.. I'm tired.

Monday noon, dad's here to pick me up..

"So what did they say?"

"They gave me chocolate" he laughed

"Nice" other things were in my mind.. It's like I wasn't there. "Are you going back to work?"

"Yeah I'll be there until 4pm and then come home. What do you want for dinner?"

"Anything we'll be great" dad hasn't cooked for a long time now.. I kinda miss that.

"Okay then"

He dropped me and left. I ate lunch at school so I wasn't that hungry.

You know that feeling when everything's okay but actually it's not? On the surface it looks just fine, but deep inside, something's wrong. Me and Ashton. We didn't talk for two weeks now, and he doesn't seem to even care about it.. Maybe it's just me.

Crushed on the couch and watched tv, as always. I have to find some hobby or something.

"Hey do you know dad registered me to ballet?" Alice walked in

"I didn't know you like to dance"

"Yeah I guess I want to try something else besides watching tv all day"

She's teasing me I know it..

"Have fun then" I ignored it

"So what are we watching?" She set next to me


After four episodes dad arrived.

"I'm home"

"Hey" we both said

"I'm making noodles for tonight"

"No dad. Anything but noodles. Please." I've had enough of it

"Okay.." He looked confused " chicken sounds okay?"

"Chicken sounds great"

After we finished eating dinner me and Alice did the dishes and dad went to his room.

* lost in stereo lost in stereo *

"Can you take it from here? I'm gonna go take a shower" I wiped my wet hands

She just signed me to go.

I checked who's calling and it was ashton. It's weird but I answered anyways.

"Hello?" His beautiful accent heard. I miss it.

"Hold on I'm going upstairs" I was too scared dad or Alice would hear us

He didn't say anything. I walked in and closed the door after me.

"I'm here"

"I missed you"

"Ashton, I don't want to sound all needy and annoying but why haven't you called me? For two weeks I didn't see you and now you call and say you miss me. I'm sorry but that's kinda rude"

"Yeah I'm an asshole.. Wanna come over?"

"Why are you taking it so easily?"

"I'm leaving to pick you up"

"Ashton stop ignoring what I'm saying. I'm not coming"

"Listen Zoey, I haven't seen you for two weeks. I don't want to hear your voice through a freaking phone when we can actually see each other."

"Well I can't. I have plans" I lied

"Cancel them."

"And what if I don't want to?"

"You basically say that you prefer doing something which is not including me after we haven't seen each other for two weeks?"

He talked to me like I don't exist or something, like my opinion doesn't matter, like that I always have to do what he says. He never showed this side of him.

"Maybe yeah" I lied again

I did want to see him.

"Yes or no."

"No Ashton. I'm not coming"

"Goodnight Zoey" he hanged up

I feel like I did the right thing but that I also did something wrong.. What happens to me?!

I took a shower and went straight to bed. I didn't want to do something else, didn't want to think about him, just sleep.

The alarm woke me up. I did my morning routine and dad drove me to school, he looks better already.

I haven't told Em about dad's heart attack and my kiss with Ashton.. I'm just waiting for the right moment.

She said that her mom will pick us up to her house so I texted dad I'm going to her place after school and that he can stay at work.

School's over.. Me and her went outside to wait for her mom to arrive, she's always late.. Then I noticed a car that looked exactly like Ashton's..

"Oh umm Zoe, change in plans.. You can't come over. I.. Have to take care of my sick hamster." She doesn't have a hamster what the hell is going on "bye see you tomorrow" she started walking..

Her mom wasn't even supposed to show up. The car that seemed familiar to me started getting closer.

* lost in stereo lost in stereo *

It's Ashton. I answered.

"Guess I'm your drive for today" I swear I could imagine him smiling while saying this. Those dimples.

"I'll walk it's okay"

"Stop playing all independent and get in"

"Ashton I'm mad at you"

"I know. Get in."

If he knows then why would he keep doing that?! I walked towards his car and set beside him.

"Put on a seatbelt" he started driving

"You need to turn around.. My house is.."

"I know where you live. We're just not going there" he didn't let me finish

"I'm not in the mood for this right now. Ashton please, just take me home."


"Why are you doing this?!" I raised my voice

He didn't answer. He ignored me. Again.

We're driving to his apartment. I missed it, but I can't go there, not like that.

I decided to play by his rules, I'll hear him out. Otherwise I'm never getting out of here.

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