A Different Kind of Reputation

With thirty minutes and school work separating Talia and Jason apart from each other, they have to figure out ways to be the best they can be for their baby. From being the school bad boy back in high school, to being the football star daddy in college, Jason has to figure out ways to fit back in with the crowd and keep his reputation as a father. From being the school nerd to the scholar mommy, Natalia has to figure out ways to let loose and have fun while keeping her reputation as a mother. Find out what goes on in this crazy life of Jason and Natalia in the second book, A Different Kind of Reputation.


19. Chapter Nineteen

For this chapter, the song is Crash My Party, by Luke Bryan and if you see, the theme song for this book is as well Crash My Party. 

Natalia's POV

It's the first week of December and this week has dragged on and on. Slower and slower each day. Every hour that passed this week dragged, making it seem like the class was more than an hour long.

My mind, this week, hasn't been with me, making my grades drop. My mind raced from Christmas to Christmas parties to Christmas presents and then to Jason and how we haven't talked since we were last home two weeks ago.

Sleeping isn't even on my list for my day. Ronnie has over more than one guy these days, making it, even more, time until I get to come back to the room. Tyler hasn't been the best friend these days, now that his girlfriend transferred to NYU, somehow, I became invisible in his college life, which makes me lack sleep. So, I'm lucky if I get to sleep at night.

Taking my pills, also, isn't on my list either. I get up in the morning and have literally no time to eat breakfast or lunch. I went from taking my pills three times a day, to taking them once every day.

I sat in my room, with my laptop on my lap with Microsoft Word opened, lighting up my face. I ran my hands through my hair trying to figure out how to start this paper off. Once again, for the hundredth time this week, my mind is not with me.

Deciding what was best for not only myself but my mind, I dialed Jason's number on my phone which sat next to me. With the speaker button on, the ringing stopped and the smooth, familiar voice spoke. "Hey."


"Everything okay?" I love how he knows I'm not okay when I only answer with 'hi.'

"Are you doing anything right now?"

"The team is going out for a team night in a couple minutes, why?" 

"Oh, never mind." Well, there goes my plan.

"No, tell me why."

"I was just gonna ask if I could come over to you. Maybe it'll clear my mind and get me to actually focus."

"You can't focus?"

"Jase, I can't do anything. Can't sleep, can't eat, can't even take care of myself."

"T, you don't even have to ask to come over. Of course, you can come here."

"But you're going out..."

"And? I could always go out another night with the guys. Come over for the weekend."

"Are you sure?"

"Holy hell, yes."

"Alright. I'll get myself packed. I'll see you in a little bit."


Jason's POV

I sat in the house waiting for Talia to show up. She said she had to take the bus over to the school, which, that went over well, seeing as I sent Kaitlyn to pick her up at NYU. 

Surprisingly, this is gonna be the first time in a couple weeks I'm actually seeing Talia. Because of her school work, my school work, practice, and meetings, we haven't gotten time to actually talk. 

The front door opened, which, I don't know how considering Kaitlyn doesn't even have a key to the house. "Why are you still here? Isn't it, like team night or something?" Matt asked, putting his bag on the hardwood floor. 

"I could ask you the same thing. You're on the team, why aren't you with them?"

"Family's here for the weekend. What's your excuse?"

"Girlfriend called last minute."

"You're whipped."

"Kinda have to be, considering I have a kid with the girl." He shrugged and joined me on the couch.

"She on her way?"

"As we speak. I sent Kate to get her. She was gonna take the damn bus here."


"Extremely." The door opened once again and two bodies merged into the doorway, one carrying a bag. "Hey, that was fast."

"Kaitlyn drives crazy. Never do that to me again." Talia said, putting her arms around my waist.

"Promise. I'll send Matt next time."

"Ha-ha. Funny. I ain't running your errands for you."

"I missed you. Thank you for letting me come here."

"I told you, T, whenever you need me, call." 

"I know. Thank you." Talia, recently, has been having trouble focusing. She texted me during one of her classes and told me she couldn't think straight, which, coming from Talia, isn't normal. She just said her mind was racing and that was it.

The number of times I told this girl to call me if she ever needs me, you would think it's drilled into her by now, but each time she can't think, she never calls. She only lets it get worse and worse until this happens. 

There was one time, in the beginning of the year, where she called me at literally, no joke, four in the morning and asked if she could come over. It was a Thursday, which meant I had class the next day. But did I care? Not one bit. If she can't sleep or is struggling, I'll put everything aside. 

"Well, we're gonna go out for some dinner. Let you two catch up." Matt said, standing up. 

"But I'm not hungry," Kate whined.

"Yes, you are. You are very hungry."

"I guess I'm hungry. See you later."

Once the door closed, I turned to Talia, who stood with her hands at her side awkwardly. "What;s going on, T?"

"What isn't going on."

"Wanna talk about it?" If I would've known the things wrong would take four hours to get through, I would've saved time to eat something. I couldn't even get up to get a drink because all she did was tell me about how Tyler is ignoring her and about how Christmas is bothering her. And how people are wondering when she's getting married because they see her ring, which, we've been talking about, slightly. Very slightly. 


"I'm happy you called me, Grey," I said, running my hand up and down her arm as she laid against my chest in my small, twin-sized bed. 

"I am, too. Thank you for letting me come over here, it means a lot to me."

"I told you before, whenever you need me, you call. I'm right here for you."

She smiled, "I know."

"I love you. Don't worry about what people are saying about a wedding. We'll do it when we want to, alright?"

"I know. I love you too."

"Get some sleep for once, yeah?"

"It's about time I get some. It's been a week and a half since I got actual sleep. And maybe, I could have actual breakfast in the morning."

"We'll see, one step at a time."

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