As everyone was celebrating the news about how the boys got their new record deal, i had to go outside to get some air.
I tap liz on the shoulder and she turns to me. "I have a migraine, I'm going to step out for a moment." I lie and she nods and continues her conversation with Ashton. I just really needed to leave the restaurant. The fact that the boys are going again really sucks.
I walk out the doors of the restaurant and my phone begins to buzz. I look down and see my mothers number and her profile picture. It was of us when i still lived in new york, when i was about 5 years old. Oh, the simpler days. I answer my phone with a smile.
"Hey mom. Long time no speak!" I say and she laughs on the other end.
"I've missed you so much. I haven't spoken to you in a couple of months! Hows liz? How are the boys? How is Luke?" She says in such a rush.
"Liz is doing well. The boys are too. Luke and i broke up. It was for the better though." I say with a sigh.
"Oh honey, you guys are inseparable. I doubt you will be broken up for long!" She says and i could practically see her smile through the phone.
"I doubt it but thanks for the optimism. How are the children in Africa? Are you treating them well?" I ask.
"Oh yes. We have come close to some cures. Thats why I could never talk on the phone anymore. One child name Leisha reminds me so much of you. She is so sweet honey. You'd love her!" My mother says. I love that my mom is so selfless and caring. I honestly wish i was more like her.
"Send her my best wishes mom." I say with a smile.
"I have to get back to the lab now. Thank Liz's mom for letting you stay there. Say hi to everyone! I love you and I will see you in 6 months!" My mom says and I could hear how sad she was to have to cut our conversation short.
"Will do. I love you too!" I say with a sigh.
I walk into the restaurant. I sit beside liz at the table.
"Where have you been?" Asks Luke.
"I was talking with my mother. She says hello." I say.
Everyone shouts hi back.
"I'm going to order a cake to celebrate the record deal! Waiter!" I hear michael say.
I look down at my lap and start to play with my thumbs. That phone call made me really miss my mom.
"Rina?" I hear and look up from my hands and see a tall figure.
"Marc? I didn't know you worked here!" I say with a huge smile.
"Oh so this is Marc." Calum says with a smirk.
"Introduce us to him." Kyan says.
"Oh yeah. This is Liz but you already know that, then this is Michael, Calum, Kyan and Luke." I say while pointing at them.
"Nice to meet you all! You want to hang out later today?" Marc asks me.
"How about you do your job and take Michaels order." Luke says in an irritated voice.
"Luke, where are your manners? So sorry about that Marc." I say.
He laughs a bit. "No problem, but yes you're right, Luke. Michael what would you like to order?" He says with a smile, how adorable!
"A big chocolate cake!" He says and we laugh and his immaturity. Marc nods and walks off.
"i don't like him." Luke says.
"Thats only because you're jealous." Says liz.
"Am not! I get so much attention from girls! Rina should be jealous!" Luke retorts and earns a punch from Calum.
"But I'm not, I'm about to go on a date with a super hot guy!" I say and kyan gives me a high five and so does Liz.
"Burn!" Michael says and Calum and Ashton make sizzling sounds.
We all laugh but Luke.
The cake arrives and Marc brings the bill too.
"Pass the bill?" I say to ashton and he does. I take the pen on the table and write on the bill, "Meet me on the dock, 8:00pm sharp xx"
Liz sees and winks at me. I giggle. "Luke can you put this near the edge of the table so Marc could see?" I ask. He reads it and rolls his eyes.
"You've been a little desperate and slutty since we broke up. Calm down, i bet he'll be smelling your desperation for attention tonight." Luke says and puts the bill at the end of the table.
"Say what you want Luke. Your opinion is irrelevant to this situation and your existence isn't even important to me." I say. I stand up and take the bill with me. I hand the bill to Marc. "The money is on the table since the boys are paying. Call me." I say and walk out of the restaurant with confidence.