“I still can't believe it was him, ” I said, setting the throw pillows on the couch. “It was something out of a movie, trust me.”
Six months earlier Emerald
Emerald “Good to have you back, ” Sandra said with a small smile. “How did the party go?”
Emerald My date with Devin this time around went from going okay to very good and then hit the rocks until we found our way back at water level.
Emerald I still couldn’t believe we spoke to each other after so many times I’d planned a meeting point in my head where I had moved and looked happy and now that it played out in reality, I looked like a loser and he looked happy.
Emerald Mimi and I rushed toward the table and looked up at each other when we saw the call identity. It was my dad. And I didn't know why I was weirded out by the fact that he called. Mimi also knew how close, let's rephrase that, she knew how our relationship was. Mimi could really tell much about me and my family without even meeting them while I didn't know why she didn't like her mom so much. Whenever I asked her, she didn't care to answer. “Pick it!” she looked down at the vibrating phone and I picked it at once. “Dad?” “Emerald. How are you?” I widened my eyes. That was a first. “Good, ” I said and then caught my breath. “What’s up?” “Can’t I just say hello?” Jerking a shoulder forward, I held the phone with my shoulder, starting toward the tap to wash my hand. I chuckled. “Well...Where are you?” Washing my hands with soap, I dried it with a napkin before using my hand to hold on to the phone. Mimi was busy searching something from the cupboards while I roamed aroun
Emerald I was headed to the restaurant that had had great doughnuts the second day the curse took its course, alone after a long, boring class. When I stepped in, my eyes immediately found a certain someone, alone. James in all his six foot one foot glory sat alone at the table with a book. It kind of felt odd. Or what felt the most odd was me actually striding in and getting a seat. A person in the right frame of mind would have probably chosen somewhere else, yes? But there I was thinking I was in the right frame of mind. After ordering a burger and chocolate ice cream, I took the table at the far end, hoping he wouldn't see me. Wrong move. I had had just one bite when I found him looking at me with a burger in my mouth. Never liked eating out. Or an ex sitting tables away, watching me devour beefy, delicious burger and licking my hands filled with ketchup. At first it was annoying, but... fuck it. That dude had taken a lot from me, I wasn't going to let him deny me of ea
Emerald Friendship involved joking around and laughing and we did just that. It was nice catching up with James.
James I should've agreed to leave the moment she offered to drive me home, but there I was, in a crowd of three that didn't like my gut. Not like I did either. The two guys especially. But I became more subtle when I saw Mimi all over the ebony haired guy, whose name I had discovered was Steve, leaving the other to be my biggest threat.