**Two days later**
I smile as I hand the nice lady,named Maria,her coffee. "Have a nice day." I say and she smiles back and leaves. The next girl in line tells Sydney her order and name. I grab her cup and write down her name,I take a look at her,handing Kyle her cup,as she steps aside. She has orange,but not too orange straight hair,she has a red,white,and blue flannel on,black skinny jeans,and blue eyes. She also has a lilting,just like Luke. Her phone buzzes and she pulls it out,revealing a notification that is a text message from,and you will be so blown away by this,Michael. But get this! It has a heart next to it. A HEART. Well,I mean,maybe it's not Michael Clifford. There's plenty of Michael's in Sydney,Australia. She smiles at her phone and puts it away. She looks up at me. "Hey,you're Michael," I pause and turn my head. Michael. Huh. "Clifford's step sister and Ashton Irwin's girlfriend,right?" I nod. "Don't mind me asking but,are you and Ashton even dating anymore? Sorry if it sounds rude or anything,it's just you two seem so," Pause. "So,distant,lately. You know? Like,on social media and in videos on YouTube." "We're dating," I tilt my head. "We're perfectly fine,um,so,how does it seem like we're 'distant?'" I ask her,writing down another name on a cup and hand it to Jamie. Kyle gives me her cup and I hand it to her. "Little things here and there. Thank you,by the way. So,maybe we can talk later." She says. I nod. I look behind me at the clock. Lunch break. Perfect. "Actually,it's my break right now." She nods and Sarah,another employee,comes from the back room. Usually,it's just the main four,Kyle,Syd,Jamie,and me,but we've got two new employees,so,we alternate with breaks and stuff. It's weird. She nods. I don't even remember her name. "So,my name's Chloe,by the way." She says and we sit at a table. I nod. "Emily." I say,pointing to my name tag and we laugh. Her phone buzzes again and she apologizes. "It's my boyfriend. Oh right. The reason why I asked you if you were Michael's sister is because,well,I'm Michael's girlfriend." I smile. Knew it. "He didn't tell me he had a girlfriend." "We met yesterday and he asked me out," I nod. "Whatever happened to his other girlfriend,anyway? Allison,I think it was." I fake a smile,and nod. "Well,yeah,that was her name and she got cancer and died the day after my birthday." Chloe's hands fly up to her mouth. "Really? I'm so sorry." "It's alright." Sydney grins at me from behind the counter,and luckily behind Chloe. The little bell jingles,which is rare during my break and oh my gosh,it's like someone is controlling everything to make this happen all at the same time. I'm sure you can guess who walks in. But if you need a hint,two words. Jerk. Face. Yup! Michael. My brother. It's all about to go downhill from here. "What can I get ya Michael?" Sydney asks as Chloe stands up. I stand as well,and decide to just go back to work and forget this even happened. I stand beside Sydney and wave to Sarah as she goes to the backroom to get her stuff. "Actually,I just came to pick up Chloe." He smiles. I smile back at him. "So,dearest brother of mine,how has your day gone so far?" I ask. He frowns. "Just fine,what's going on in that brain of yours?" He asks,knocking on my head,and laughs,and only Chloe laughs with him. "I was just being polite. Now,you and Chloe better get going. It was nice to meet you Chloe." I smile and Michael tells Chloe to wait for him outside. When she leaves the shop,Michael leans over the counter and gets up in my face. I don't budge. "Don't be so smug,Woods," Okay,can I point out the fact that Michael just said the word "smug" because I've never EVER heard him say that,or call me "Woods." "I didn't want you to know about her since I knew it'd tear you to pieces seeing me move on from Allison. Truth is,I never even liked Allison." Sydney pulls Michael by his shirt. "Look,Michael,you don't say anything about Allison to Emily,or anyone really,like that again. You hear me?" Michael smirks. "You're not as tough as you may think,Sydney." She shoves him back and he rolls his eyes. He leaves and walks along the sidewalk,trying to find Chloe. "Wow,he's a jerk." Kyle says. "He's going through a phase." I reply,quickly. "What makes you think that?" Jamie asks as Sydney brushes off her apron and pretends like nothing happened. She's mentally hurt. I can tell. "He would never treat Allison that way and he would never treat a person like he did just now." No one really says anything after that and I just stare off into face until the next customer comes in.
a/n: finally a new chapter is out. <3