I have few minutes to decide. Either I start running for my life now, or just freeze in my place, say my last words and pray before I die.
I was about to take the first option. I turned around but literally seconds before I would've started running, he grabbed me by the shoulders and spun me around forcefully and I was acing him again.
He looked so pissed off and angry. I was afraid he would explode into tinny screaming versions of him. It's a crazy thought that brought a smile to my lips, a smile that I soon regretted.
"You're not going anywhere before you explain everything to me" he let go of my shoulders that he was squeezing and looked at the half naked girl, telling her to get back up to the apartment.
She didn't look pleased but she nodded her head in silence and started walking back into the building, soon she disappeared from sight and we were left alone.
I took the opportunity that his back was facing me, and started running for my life. Without looking back, all I could hear is him shouting "hey, you!" but I never stopped or looked back.
After a good half hour of running, I spotted a bench in what looked like a park in the middle of the city. I sat on it, after I steadied my heart beats I started feeling lonely and cold. Not mention that I don't know the address of the building I'm staying in.
That was not my intention when I knocked on that stupid door, "I just wanted company, someone to talk to" I said to myself in a whisper tone.
If Jaiden was to be here, nothing of these stupid things would've happened and I wouldn't be feeling so lonely. He's an idiot.
I was sinking deep in my thoughts, missing Jaiden and trying to figure out what's wrong with him and why did he leave me alone, to notice that someone sat on the second end of the bench.
"You could've just said that instead of saying a silly lie" he said catching my attention.
I froze in my place at the sound of his voice. My breath stuck in my throat and my heart started beating fast, I started stressing out not knowing how to escape the situation.
I looked at him, surprised how he managed to find me even though I literally used every trick that Jaiden has taught me to loose him.
"Well, seeing what you were doing with that chic. I doubt that you'd agreed to come with me. You don't even know me, that's why I lied".
He looked at me amused.
"You're right. I'm sorry if I scared you earlier, I was in a bad mood today. And you just happened to interrupt me when I was about to get laid".
I narrowed my eyes at him, then he continued.
"I'm harry by the way, nice to meet you Juliette". And he extended his hand for me to shake it.
I hesitated a bit, but eventually shook his hand. He smiled at me, I smiled back at him and stood up.
"I need to go grocery shopping, would you accompany me ? I'm just new here and I don't know where from I can get the things that I need".
He got up, put his hands in his pockets and started walking. Expecting me to follow him, but I didn't.
He turned around and saw me, still standing in my place.
"Well?! Are you coming ?"
"I thought you're just leaving me, Cause you didn't answer my question so I took it as a 'no' ". I simply replied.
"Come on now. You'll get used to me neighbor".
I smiled at him. And just like that we started walking.
It didn't take us much time to get to the super market. I took a cart and started by putting some kinds of fruit, I don't really know how to cook, so I'll just take things that I can eat right away without preparing anything.
As simple as it sounds, I was aware of the stares that Harry gave me. I just ignored him. I picked multiple packages of flavored yogurt.
"Now let's head to snacks section" I told Harry with a smile of excitement, who by the way didn't really talk the whole way here.
I picked few chocolate bars, I can't really draw without eating chocolate and then I saw the Kinder surprise. I couldn't resist it, Jaiden had always brought them to me, it makes me feel happy. I just took the box in my hands and put it in the cart.
I looked at Harry who was hugging two big bags of Doritos, he stared back at me with wide eyes and his mouth hung open from the shock.
Come on now, everyone eats kinder surprise. It's not that I'm doing a bad thing.
"Just close you mouth before you catch a fly", he immediately shut his mouth and pretended that he's busy trying to find another thing to buy.
I turned around and started walking towards the cashier, that's when my eyes met the ones they're missing. That deep shade of green, that has gold strikes in them.
They only belong to one person. My love.
My heart started beating fast and I start running towards him. I forgot how much I was mad at him, I couldn't think about one reason to stay away from him.
When I thought I was about to reach him, he turned around and started running as well. As much as I was determined to hug him, and feel safe in his arms I deserved an explanation for this mess that he's created.
I kept chasing after him, until we got outside. He was way faster than me, which made him stand on the other side of the pavement facing me.
He smiled and waved goodbye to me. A truck passed fast between us and before I could do anything he was no where to be seen. Gone again.
I felt so desperate and wanted to cry. But I won't give him the satisfaction of breaking me and hurting my feelings. I held my clenched fists by my sides released a heavy breath and went back in, to find Harry looking around trying to locate me.
He was standing next to my cart, so I just walked to him.
"I thought you ran away again" he said with a stupid smirk on his face.
I was about to say something back when my phone vibrated in my pocket. Usually I just ignore it, but now I'm pretty curious to know what my idiot got to say about what happened tonight.
" It's a mission, next time I'll be the one chasing you. And you need to disappear in the same way I did today. You need to exercise more and be ready it can be anytime. Good luck babe"
I stared at the screen for a while before replying, "Don't babe me !".
"Are you done texting your romeo Juliette ?!" he winked me in a dirty way.
"Well, why don't you take care of your own girlfriend and just let people be ?!"
His eyes went wide and after that he nearly fell from laughter. It's not like I've just threw a joke in the air ! I kept a blank face, when he noticed that I wasn't joking.
"Do you really think that girl I was with earlier is my girlfriend ?!" he asked amused and his jaw nearly hit the floor when I didn't answer and just stared at him in disgust.
"I don't really care who she is to you. I want to pay for my things and get out of here".
He nodded his head in agreement.
I really don't care what that girl means to him, it's not like I have feelings for him. But considering him my neighbor, I just expected him to be more mature I don't even know why.
The walk back home was silent. I didn't really find anything to talk about with Harry. It's a weird situation for me cause I was never able to make new friends.
We were getting closer to the neighborhood and I started recognizing the area, when suddenly Harry stopped.
"Why did you stop ?" I looked at him confused.
"I want to tell you something" he simply stated.
"Oh, okay" was all I managed to say.
"Well, the girl you saw me with earlier..."
"Yeah ?! What about her ?"
"Um, she's not my girlfriend"
"I don't care. Why are you telling me this ?!"
"Because she's my room mate's girlfriend, I didn't want you to be confused if you'll see them together later"
"Eeew" it literally slipped out of my mouth. I'm not a person who judges others but cheating sounds disgusting to me.
I immediately apologized "I didn't mean to say it".
"It's okay. You can speak your mind freely."
I nodded my head not knowing what to say.
Then he continued "I'm not the type of guys who get in relationships and stuff like that. I like to do the 'friends with benefits' kind of relationship." he winked at me and licked his lips seductively.
He needs to ruin the moment. Why can't I have one normal person in my life?!, I know that I'm not normal but it doesn't mean anything.
"I'm not that kind of a person Harry. I'm not interested in you, not sexually at least"
"So you're saying that you're interested eh?" he winked at me again and elbowed my shoulder, which nearly had me loosing my balance and falling to the floor.
"Don't be full of yourself" I stared at him.
He extended my hand towards me, "Be my new friend neighbor ?"
"I don't do the 'friends with benefits' thing, but I guess we can be just friends neighbor" I replied and put my hand in his squeezing it.
If there was anyone watching us, they probably would think we're doing a drug deal.