'Calum!' I followed him, but he kept walking. 'Calum wait! I don't get it!'
He turned around, and it was as if he suddenly had changed from a sad teenager into a tough, stubborn grown-up.
'No, please Lola. I'm afraid this won't work. Something's going on lately. Even though I wish we could be friends, we can't. We just can't. I don't want to drag you into my messy life. Just trust me, please.'
He looked as if he felt really sorry for me, but he didn't give in. Instead, he said 'goodbye', and walked away.
'w-wai...' I wanted to call him back, but then I realized it wasn't helping. He wasn't coming back. Weird enough, I wasn't angry at him for leaving me alone. All I could do was wonder what could've happened to him that made him so cautious of letting someone into his life. Was he speaking the truth? Was it actually dangerous for me? All I could do was just trust him on his words.
Suddenly I realized I had been standing in front of his house for probably five minutes already. I decided it was better to leave. When I turned around, I thought I heard someone walk right behind me. But when I looked around, there was no one there. I got on my bike and left.
It was already dark when I came back home, and Abby was waiting for me on the couch. 'And?' She asked curiously. 'Did you find them?'
I tried to act as normal as possible. 'Uh.. No, I didn't.' I was looking for the right words to say. 'I.. My GPS probably doesn't work anymore. There was no one inside the house.
But Abby didn't seem convinced. 'But we were in the right street! Did Mila's brother give you the wrong address?'
I gasped. 'No Abby, he didn't. But... I think it's time for you to go to bed! Come on.'
I couldn't sleep that night. Thoughts were flashing through my head. I absolutely didn't know what to do. My head told me that it was too risky to go talk to him again. But my heart... my heart was saying the opposite.
I wish I could just forget about things that happened. I wish I could've just told Lola about what's been going on in the past few weeks. But I don't know what's going on. Should I take it all seriously? Lola was an amazing girl. But probably way too smart and good for me. I'll probably never see her anymore. But I don't want to drag Mila in this. I've basically ruined her life as well. How is she ever going to have a future? Well, at least mine is thrown away already. But for now, I need to focus on the here and now.