{A.I.} Sneaking Around

Emily Woods was bored. Bored of Melbourne. Bored of being a single child. But things were about to get interesting. Her father's business was moving to Sydney. So,Mr.Woods and Emily moved in with Mr.Woods's secretary and girlfriend,Karen Clifford. Emily had met her a few times,but never her son. The same night Michael and Emily met,Mr.Woods proposed. And when Emily finally met Michael's friends,a crush developed.
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25. Chapter 24

I wake up and shower for practice. It's been a little more than a day since I got that note from Xavier. (I got it in Thursday,it's now Saturday.) I change into my Uniform and walk out of my bathroom. I leave my makeup off but put in contacts. I pull my hair into a high ponytail and walk downstairs for breakfast. We talk and I wash my bowl. I go back upstairs to grab my bag. I make sure the note is still there. I hesitate,and shove it in my bag. I carry my bag downstairs and wait for Michael to drive me to the school.

After practice I go back to my locker,where my bag is,and find Ashton looking at a piece of paper. The note! "Ash,what are you doing?" I ask,reaching for the note,but he pulls his arm in the air,higher than I could reach. "What's this?" He asks. "A note. Why were you snooping in my stuff?" "Why'd you lie to me?" "Why are you avoiding my questions with question?" "Why are you avoiding my question with a question about me avoiding your questions?" I stop. "Okay,this is getting ridiculous," I reach for the note again. "Just give it to me,and everything will be alright." I tell him. "So,you're going with me to prom?" He asks. "Well..." My voice trails off. "You're not?!" "Ash,I don't want to go out with someone who doesn't respect my privacy." "Are you on your period or something?" He asks. I pause. I lean in and whisper,"I started my day in a pool of my own blood. Is that how you want me to end yours?" I ask him. He drops the note and backs away from me. I put the note in my pocket. "So,why would you be dating me,but going to prom with someone else?" "If you'd let me,it's be alright." "Maybe I don't want to let you do that." "Why?" "If you want to go with him so bad,fine,fine. I'm breaking up with you." "Fine. I will be just fine without you." I say,grabbing my bags and slamming my locker door shut. "Fine!" He says. "Fine!" I shout back. He walks away and I open my locker and grab my project. I should've took it out before I slammed the door but eh. I walk to the library. And he's not there. So I wait. And wait. And wait. I sigh. My phone buzzes and its from Xavier.

Xav: hey cant come srry

Me: it's ok

I shove my phone in my pocket and grab my stuff. I walk down the hallway to the parking lot. I see Michael sitting there with Allison,talking. "Hey." I say. "Hi," Allison says,her smile fades. "What up?" She asks. "Nothing. Why?" "Nothing." We get in the car and Michael starts driving and he drops Allison off,makes a u-turn,and park in the driveway. I drag my stuff inside and go to my room.

We eat dinner and I go to the great room. I drag my hand across the smooth surface of the piano and walk over to the bay window. I look outside and stare at the stars. I look at Ashton's house and he's sitting on the roof. I roll my eyes and go upstairs. I watch YouTube videos for a while and then I go to bed.

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