The sky is a pinkish and I swish my legs in the water. No one else is at the community pool. Just me. Until now. I hear a car pull up and I keep my eyes locked on my legs. "Why is a pretty girl like you all alone?" I look up at the stranger. "Everything just fell into place." I say sarcastically. I take my legs out of the water. He holds out his hand and I take it. I stand up and thank him. "You're Emily Woods,Ashton Irwin's girlfr-" "Ex-Girlfriend." "Right. He cheated." "Yupo." "You deserve better." "And you know that how?" "Three words. Sarah Woods' Boyfriend." My eyes widen. "Jeremy? Jeremy Cullen?" He nods. When Sarah was dating him,I had the biggest crush on him for three years. Even after Sarah passed. "I was surprised to see lil' Em on websites." "What?" "Well,dating Ashton gave you a bunch of popularity especially on websites." I nod. "What are you doing in Sydney?" I ask. "Your father gave me a job." "Really?" "Yeah. It's pretty cool." "Anything with my dad is cool." We laugh. He runs his hand through his thick brown hair. "Remember when I lifted you into the tree and Sarah got mad at me." I nod. "Yeah and then Sarah tried throwing sticks at me to make me fall." "But you didn't and I climbed up there and you wouldn't talk to me and I guessed you had a crush on me." "Yeah. And Sarah heard and told me you were never gonna like me." "But I winked at you and you blushed and Sarah stormed off." "Yeah,good times." I sigh thoughtfully. "Then after Sarah passed,my sister was babysitting you and I had you listen Panic! At the Disco." "I still listen to them." "Glad I started something for you."
We laugh. A knock is at the door and Sydney gets it. "Wonder who that is." Jeremy says as she opens the door. Ashton is standing there with flowers and his smile fades when he sees Jeremy. "Ashton?" I ask standing up. "I bought these for you. I swear those rumors weren't true. I promise you." He hands me the flowers.
a/n: short chapter sorry :/