{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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44. Chapter 43

I paint my nails a shade of magenta. It's been a month since Allison,it's so hard to even think of her,passed. I sigh at the thought and push it aside. I wait for my nails to dry and then go on Instagram. I scroll through my tagged pictures and find a familiar one. I smile as I tap on it and it pops up. The picture of me,the guys,and Allison lying on the ground. I smile and screenshot it. I crop it so it's just the picture,and repost,tagging her profile as well as the guys'. I put my phone down and stand up. My last year of HighSchool begins tomorrow. And I'm nowhere near excited.

*the next day**

I walk to my locker,which is nowhere near Ash's,only Calum and other people I don't really care about. I open it and put my stuff inside. "Okay,so I need to get through my first two classes without Ash,and then I have one with him. Lunch with him. Then two classes without,and then a class with. And another without." I mumble to myself. "Talking to yourself?" Calum asks,making me jump. "Don't scare me like that." I laugh. "So,you went from all classes with Ash to two?" I nod. "I wish I still had all my classes with him."

Lunch,finally. "It was a bummer the class we had together had assigned seats." Ashton says. I nod. "Hopefully the other one doesn't." He smiles "Yeah." We finish up our lunches and put the trays away. We walk to our lockers,which are so far apart,and I grab my books for the next class,Maths. Calum grabs his stuff and walks with me to find Luke so we can go to class. Calum,Luke,and I are in the same Maths class. Luke closes his locker and we walk to class.

I walk home alone,since Michael and the guys are doing who knows what and didn't invite me. I turn into my neighborhood and walk past the park. I walk up the driveway,running my hand across my car as I walk past it,and open the door. I close it behind me and I put my backpack by the stairs real quick so I can grab a snack. "Hey,where's Michael?" Dad asks,coming out of the study. I shrug. "I'm not sure. He and the guys didn't invite me to do whatever it is they're doing so." "Oh,well. How was school?" "It's alright,I guess." He nods. "Any homework?" I shake my head. "No," I grab a granola bar. "So,I saw this video on the computer in the basement a few months ago. Uhm,and it had you,Mom,and Sarah. And I wasn't born yet. So,I was wondering if you were watching it or..." My voice trails off. Dad smiles. "I was going through all my files,so yes I was watching it,I had to leave for work so I left it be. I'm assuming you turned it off." I nod. "Yeah." He hugs me and I grab my bag and go to my room. I grab my laptop and watch the video. I smile.

Laughter. The sound of joy and that you were amused. Coming from downstairs. I put my laptop on my desk and walk through my open door. I lean over the railing to see who was downstairs. Calum,Ashton,Michael,and Luke. "So,how does it feel?" Calum asks. "Okay,I guess." I narrow my eyes. "Oh,hey,Emily." Michael waves to me and I wave back. "Luke got a lip ring." Calum points out. "Oh,does Mama Liz know?" I ask,laughing. "Yes." Luke says. "What's she say?" "She was like,'What? Why'd you do that?' and then she turned to Calum and said,'Oh,and Calum,dear,you look handsome in that shirt.'" I start laughing. Ashton giggles.

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