Suddenly, someone knocks on the door and Rose walks towards the door while shouting, "I am going to open the door."
But Jayden stops her and says, "Mom, just stay here. I'll check who it is."
Jayden has a weird expression on his face as if he already knew who it was. So, all of us decide to silently follow him and who we saw isn't even the last person we expected to be standing there...
We see a familiar face, and everyone, except Rose, says in unison, "Krystal?"
She smiles awkwardly and waves. "Hey everyone?"
I can feel the awkwardness rising as we didn't expect her to see her here.
Jayden urges her in and says, "Come in. Let me introduce you to my mom."
He closes the door behind her once she is inside and turns to his mom. "Mom, this is Krystal. Krystal, this is my mom."
Both of them exchange smiles and Rose pulls her in for a hug.
Rose says teasingly, "So, you are the one Jayden has been talking about?"
Krystal blushes and says, "Yes Madam."
Rose laughs and says, "You can call me Rose, like how his friends call me. It makes me feel old when you call me Madam."
Krystal giggles. "Okay, Rose."
Kayden raises his eyebrow and asks, "What is going on here? What does mom mean by that?"
Jayden says, "Let's sit down. I'll explain."
Everyone sits down on the couch and Kayden asks again. "Explain! What the hell is going on here?"
Rose scolds him. "Mind your manners! We have a guest here."
He shrugs his shoulder in protest but apologises. "Sorry, mom."
All of us look at Jayden, for an explanation. "Erm... So basically, Krystal and I have been hanging out for a while now and we decided to finally make it official."
I was the first one to react and say, "Aww... you two are going to be the cutest couple in our class. I love the two of you together."
Krystal blushes and says, "Thank you."
Kayden interrupts, teasing his brother. "So brother, how long has it been going?"
He smiles and says, "Approximately for about 2 months, I guess?"
Charlotte raises her eyebrow. "Wow, I hope you both last long."
Krystal nods appreciatively.
Kayden continues. "No wonder you have been acting weird for the past few months. Whenever I ask you to come with me to meet some girls, you always gave me excuses that you were busy."
Everyone laughs at Kayden the moment he said that.
Jayden deserved this as his last relationship left him heartbroken. They had been dating for about two years when he found out that she had been cheating on him with a soccer player.
He was so heartbroken; he didn't have any girlfriend after her. His ex wasn't a nice person at all; I once caught her having sex with someone in the janitor's closet.
"So how did you two ends up together?" Zach questions, looking between them. \
They both look at each other and Krystal speaks up first. "I had been crushing on Jayden for a year but didn't have the guts to say anything, so I decided to just be friends with him knowing what happened to him during his last relationship. We realised that both of us shared common interests and he started to have feelings for me and that's when I confessed my feelings to him and here, we are now."
Jayden grabs Krystal's hand and kisses it, making all the girls swoon.
I say, "I hope I find someone like you. But I think I will have to wait for a very long time."
Kayden laugh and say, "Do you want me to help you find someone? I can surely find a guy for you that you can fall in love with."
I give him that look. "No thanks. What if you find someone who isn't my type at all?"
All of us spent the next hour talking to each other and it felt like Krystal was like one of us, since all of us got along with her quite well.
Krystal is our classmate, and she is one of the sweetest and kindest girls in our class unlike some of my previous school friends, who were mean.
By the time we decide to finally go home, it is already 10 pm. Zach offered me a ride home as my house was considerably farther away than theirs.
During our ride home, Zach is super quiet which was kind of weird even for him.
I tap his shoulder and ask, "Are you okay? You are really quiet today dude."
He says, "Yeah, I am."
I say, "You sure? It is so unlike you."
He says, "Yeah just that I am really tired today."
I say, "You want to spend the night in my house? Tomorrow is Saturday and it will be quite late by the time you reach home."
He thought for a while and say, "Sure I guess."
Twenty minutes later, Zach parks his car in my house garage and both of us exit the car. I take out my key to open the house door. My house was so dark, and I switch on the lights that were nearest to me.
Zach takes off his shoes and asks, "Where is your family?"
"My parents went overseas since they want to have their own fun, my oldest sister is at a school camp and my second sister is at a sleepover at her friend's house. So, I am basically staying at home by myself."
Zach says, "Wow that must be good since you have the whole house to yourself."
I laugh and say "Yeah but it is quite lonely without having them at home. It is also quite scary at night because no one is at home with me."
I went to the kitchen and he follows me and I ask, "Do you want some water?"
Zach says, "No thanks."
I say, "Okay then."
Zach says, "So where do I sleep?"
I think for a minute and say, "Do you want to watch a movie in my room before going to bed?"
Zach shrugs. "Why not?"
Both of us walk into my room and I turn to him. "Which movie do you want to watch?"
He says, "Up to you. I am fine with anything you choose."
I smile and say, "Let's watch The Avengers."
We watch the movie in complete silence and once it's over, both of stretch.
Zach says, "This is the best movie ever. Let's watch the endgame together when it is released."
I smile. "Sure, I loved the movie." I yawn and say, "Do you want to sleep here?"
Zach looks a little uncomfortable and says, "Erm... I think I will pass. I will just sleep in the guest room."
I say, "I get scared easily at night. Can you please sleep here and give me company?"
Zach gives me a look and says, "No. I do not want to see your ugly face when I wake up."
I stuck my tongue out at him and say, "Hey, watch what you are saying! I am not ugly; I am pretty or else why would so many guys from your team ask me to go out on a date with them!"
Zach holds his hand up in defeat and says, "Okay fine you are pretty, but my answer is still no."
I give him my most adorable puppy dog face and say, "Pretty please, Zach."
I dance around my room in joy and say, "Okay let's sleep now."
Both of us lie down and I switch off the light. "Goodnight Zach, sweet dreams."
He says, "Goodnight to you too."
I'm so tired that I doze off almost immediately; the last thing I feel is Zach pulling me closer to him.
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Taylor's POVI could not sleep last night and I regret it now as my eyes look puffy and red.Honestly, I'm nervous and worried about today.Zach walks into the kitchen and looks at me with shock written on his face. "What happened to your eyes? Did you even get any sleep last night?"I slump on my couch and say, "I couldn't stop thinking and so could not sleep either."Zach says, "Do you want to grab your favourite Starbucks coffee before heading to school?"I nod my head in response, get ready and slowly make my way to the car waiting for Zach.I sit in the car, w
Taylor'sPOVWe are standing outside of our class and I turn to the students. "So this is the class that you all are supposed to report to for each subject. Do any of you have questions? If you do, please raise your hand."The girl beside Melissa who seems to be her good friend, raises up her hand and asks, "What if we oversleep and are late for class?""For coming to class late for the first time, you will be given a warning. After that, detention will be served to students as necessary. Our school regulations are one of the strictest amongst the schools in New York."The girl nods her head and when no one else raises their hands, I nudge Zach's shoulder, gesturing him to contin
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Taylor's POV"The boys are over there. Let's go talk to them," I say, pointing to the guys.We slowly make our way to the boys, smiling at the lovely couples as I saw them expressing their love for each other.We sneak up behind the boys on our tip toes and Charlotte yells, "Boo! You idiots!"All of them turn around to look at us with shock and Daniel says, "What the hell was that for? This is a dinner party and not horror party."Emma laughs. "What's the fun in that? I thought you weren't a scaredy cat?"All of us except Daniel laugh and I feel tears rolling down my cheeks as I was laughing uncontrollably.
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Taylor's POVHave you ever felt like nothing is worse than your nightmare? That's what I initially thought. I mean like really, nothing can be as bad as it seems to be. But today was nothing I like I would have expected it to be.I was on the way to school driving my car that my parents had given me on my eighteenth birthday last summer. I was extremely happy to see that they had bought me a red car, which was my favourite colour.I was driving my car and I didn't expect to get into an accident. I was actually waiting for the traffic light to turn green so that I could drive but before the light turned green, the car behind me crashed into me, damaging the back of my car.I hit my head hard on the steering wheel due t
Taylor's POVI can hear faint voices around me."Taylor, honey. Please wake up, don't scare mum."I instantly recognize that voice; it belongs to mom.I feel a slight headache, and I fight through the pain trying to open my eyes because I did not like the darkness when my eyes are closed.I use all my energy to pry open my eyes and finally I did it.I saw my parents surrounding me and my sister getting up from the seat when she sees me wake up.I look around and find myself in a room I am not familiar with, because the last thing I remember before I fainted was tha