Rain. And sickness. I stare out the window in the great room and sigh. At least I didn't have to call off of work today,since it's the weekend and I don't work on the weekend. Michael comes downstairs. "I'm getting Panda Express,want anything?" he asks. It sounds good and I'm starving. But I don't want to be a burden so I shake my head. "Sure?" "I'm fine." "Okay. Be back soon." I sigh after he closes the door and drives away. "What to do? What to do?" I ask myself. I stand up and go get my laptop and bring it downstairs. I sit back in the spot where I was sitting before,the floor,and open it up. I stare at the screensaver and sigh again. I notice I left my earbuds in the plug in thing and put them in my ears. I go to music and play "Teenagers" and just spaztically click around and listen to the song. Michael comes back and goes into the kitchen. The doorbell rings and Michael answers it. "Oh,hey,Ashton,what's up?" I hear him say. I turn off my music and put my laptop on the coffee table. "Hey,just brought cutie over there a cheeseburger with fries." "What cutie?" Michael asks. I roll my eyes. "Oh you mean me? Why thank you,but I just bought some Panda Express." Michael laughs and let's Ashton come inside. Ashton and I go to the dining room table and Michael goes to the counter island. We begin to eat. "Thank you babe." I tell Ashton. "No problem." He replies.
I wake up on the couch in the dark,with someone's arms around me with big hands. It's Ashton. I lie there and think about the future. "Why are you awake?" Ashton says,scaring me. "Not sure,just woke up. How'd you know I was awake?" "You were whispering to yourself. I've been awake for maybe a half an hour." "Oh." "So,why are you scared about the future? I didn't really hear anything after that." "Shouldn't we all be scared of the future? We have no idea what it has in store for us," I pause. "What if we fall in love with other people?" I whisper,on the verge of tears. "I doubt it will happen. Besides,you're the only person who I want to buy vanilla scented candles for me." I giggle. "Stop with the candles." "The future is just gonna come one day at a time." "Correction,one millisecond at a time." "Same thing." We giggle. "Ashton?" "Yeah." "Even if we do fall in love with other people,do you think we'd still be friends?" I ask. "I'm sure we will." "Good." We sit there,in silence,and listen to the rain against the ceiling and windows.
"How are you feeling today?" Mom asks. "Better." I say and she smiles. "Good. Now,today,you're father and I will be home an hour early. Just letting you know." She tells me and leaves for work. Ashton sits at the counter island next to Michael. I eat cereal and see that the sun is shining outside. I smile. I wash my dishes and take a shower. I change into a white tank top and put a jean jacket on. I put on Black skinny jeans and white converse. I do my usual makeup and put in my contacts. Then,I put my hair in a messy bun. I go downstairs to the great room.