[verhaal] Stop Pushing Me! (fanfic) (Engels!)

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[verhaal] Stop Pushing Me! (fanfic) (Engels!)

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Zoals sommigen van jullie wel weten hou ik erg van het schrijven van engelse verhalen. Ik denk er zelfs over om ooit nog een keer met een goed verhaal naar een uitgever te stappen.
Ik ben een tijdje 'inspiratie-loos' geweest maar ik wil de draad binnenkort weer oppakken.

Dit is een van mijn eerdere, en naar mijn eigen mening een van mijn betere, verhalen, geschreven in 1999/2000. En ik wilde wel eens weten wat jullie er van vinden.
Ik plaats het in gedeelten omdat het nogal een lang verhaal is.
Mochten jullie dit eerste gedeelte leuk vinden dan hoor ik wel of jullie de rest ook nog willen lezen.




I was walking at my old neighborhood, heading to the park, just thinking at the old times, all the memories coming back to me. All the years we spent together, all the fun we had and how all that can disappear so fast. I can’t believe that I’m actually back to my old house, to my old neighborhood, to the girls, to the lads…to Abs.
How am I going to face him again, after those two years that I didn’t talk to him, call him, just one letter, that’s what I did, just sending one lousy letter. After all the times that I picked the phone to call him but couldn’t do it and just hung up or just listened to his voice without saying a thing. After I begged to the guys and the girls not to give him my phone number or not telling him that I asked about him or that they even talked to me. After I spent night after night after night just thinking about him and crying myself to sleep. After I spent hours just looking at his pictures, at our pictures. After I thought I got over him, what I never could do. After all that, I’m going to have to face him again, and I don’t think I can.
Those two years in America changed me, well not exactly but I learned how to face life, how to survive without Abs, without knowing that I can trust on him, to be there and help me, to protect me.
I had to learn how, or else I would have never survived in America, with no friends at all, just being the new kid that everyone would laugh and make fun of. And thinking that soon I’ll be back to Abs’s arms
and he’ll protect me was no use. And I made it, I made new friends and I had a good time in America. But I never moved on, I never could forget about Abs and because of that I never started new relationships, I couldn’t.
I passed the gates of the park, I really loved that park, it was close to the beach, we spent here a lot of time, this park was part of our lives. The park was deserted, it was kinda strange. Usually there were lots of people and little kids running all over the place.
I passed the big oak tree. I remember that in mine and Abs’s first anniversary, Abs brought me here and surprised me with a moon light picnic. After the picnic Abs engraved our names in a heart on the tree. I never believed I’d look at that again. And here I was, looking at it. I continued walking. There were two little kids there, running one after the other just yelling to each other, laughing. I remember that I was like that, just having fun without worrying, without any problems. I don’t think I had a good laugh since I left. Two years without laughing it’s a long time.
My mind drifted back to Abs. I don’t know exactly why I didn’t call him. I guess that I was afraid that I couldn’t make it, just to hear his voice and talk to him, without kissing him and touch him would eventually get to me, and I’ll break down. Maybe I did a mistake, maybe I should have called h… suddenly I fell to the floor, interrupted from my thoughts.
“Oh, I’m sorry, are you ok?” I froze, that voice, no it couldn’t be.
“Excuse me, miss, did I hurt you?" Yes, it’s his voice, but I can’t see him, well not now anyway, it’s too soon.
“Please, tell me, are you ok” he asked again.
“I’m fine” I answered, my voice just above a whisper.
“Please look at me that I can see you, that I can see that you ok.” He pleaded. Why isn’t he just going, what am I saying, he’ll never leave until I’ll look at him.
I raised my head slowly until our eyes locked, his jaw dropped and his eyes grew big, we just stared at each other, not saying a thing, me on the floor and him standing. Tears started to fall from his eyes and he suddenly broke down on the floor, we were at the middle of the park on the floor, luckily there was no one around. I just stared at him, not knowing what to do, should I go and hug him or just staying,
not moving or should I just stand up and leave, no I can’t do that. I shook all the thoughts out of my head and went to him and hugged him, ”I’m sorry Abs” I whispered, he hugged me back. It was so good to be back in his arms, to feel safe again. I missed that feeling the most, It's like that his arms are the safest place and no one can harm you.
I wanted to cry too, I wanted to cry so hard, but I couldn’t let him see that I’m vulnerable now, I
needed to be strong.
He stopped crying and pulled back, he stared at me for a moment with his big chocolate brown eyes, now red from crying, then got up, took my hand and led me to a bench. All the time we were quiet, not saying a thing. We sat on a bench for a couple of minutes still not saying a thing “Why?” he asked suddenly.
“I don't know" I whispered.
“Why did you do this to me Gal, why? Not calling, not letting the others give me your number, for two years and just one letter. One single letter, without your address, without your number, without nothing. Just telling me that you’re alright. That you settled down there and that the place is beautiful. That’s all I get, After all we’ve been through ”. He suddenly started to yell.
“Abs, I’m sorry, I just… I just couldn't… I couldn't do this, I knew that if I'll talk to you on the phone but couldn't see you and kiss you, I knew that eventually I’ll break down.” I said almost whispering.
“And what about me, how do you think I felt?”
“I know Abs and I’m sorry, I’m sorry I was selfish, I’m sorry I didn’t call, but how exactly do you think I felt huh? Don’t you think it was hard enough for me? To leave all my friends and move to another country, to another continent. To leave my boyfriend behind me and just go, do you think I wanted that, to be the new one without any friends or someone I know to give me support or comfort me. Do you think I liked that? Well think again.” I don’t know what got into me, he didn’t do anything wrong, it was all my fault, but I just started yelling. I was crying really hard, and I couldn’t take it any more.
“I got to get out of here.” I said quietly and started to run, I could hear Abs calling after me but I didn’t stop, I just ran, and ran without knowing where I’m going. I stopped to catch my breath. I found my self right next to the beach. I suddenly remembered my spot. I used to go there all the time, to think of things that bothered me or just to relax. On the beach were lots of big rocks that you can sit behind them or on them and no one can see you there, and well, that was my favorite spot. I didn’t tell anybody about the spot, except for my two best friends, Sean and Sam.
Sean I know all my life and we were always best friends. I think It’s nice that your best friend is a guy. Well It’s different but in a way It’s got his own advantage. I can talk with Sean on things that I can’t talk with any one else. I can tell him things that bother me, he’ll always understand me, he’ll always listen and give me an advice. We know each other to good.
In the other way I got Sam that I can talk to her on things that I can’t talk with Sean or with the other guys, girl things.
Sam I know from the third grade, that’s when she came to our class, she was new. Later on we became really good friends and eventually best friends.
I went to my spot and started to cry again, it all just came out. I sat there crying for what seems like hours.
I was crying really loud and hard that I didn’t even notice there was someone next to me.
“Excuse me, are you ok?” that voice, I know this voice.
I looked up to see in front of me a really blurred and worried Sam and behind her was Scott. What the chances that I’ll bump into them all in one day?


“Gal, OH MY GOD, Gal It’s really you, oh god, what are you doing here, when did you come back, why are you crying?” Sam asked me while hugging me.
“Hey love, why are you crying?” Scott asked, hugging me as well.
“I… I… I bumped… into… I bumped into Abs.” I said between sobs.
“oliebol” Scott said.
“It’s ok sweetie, don’t worry, It’s ok.” Sam tried to comfort me.
“I think I’ll go to my place, Abs will come there.” Scott said, “you’ll be alright?” he asked me and gave me a hug and a kiss on my forehead.
“Yeah.” I said quietly.
He gave Sam a quick kiss on the lips and ran off. Sam and Scott are together for almost three years. I think that if I wouldn’t have moved, Abs and I were still together. I remember how everyone kept saying, me and Abs will end up married with children happily ever after, everyone kept saying that we are perfect for each other. But maybe they were wrong, maybe we weren’t meant to be, maybe we weren’t perfect for each other. I mean, Abs and I were together from the eighth grade and two years ago when I moved to America, after the summer of our senior year, we broke up. Well we weren’t officially over, but I didn’t call and I didn’t give him my number, so I guess it means that we were no longer together.
“Gal, honey tell me what happened.” Sam said softly.
“Well, I was walking to the park when I bumped into him, I fell to the floor, and I recognized his voice, I didn’t want to look at him but he asked me to, and when I looked at him, he started to cry.”
“What did he tell you?”
“Well after we walked to a bench and sat down, he just asked ‘why’, and I told him that I don’t know, then he just burst on me, telling me ‘why did you do this to me’ and all, and I didn’t know what to do, so I started to yell. I told him that he’s not the only one that this two years were hard for, that it was hard for me too, with no friends and all alone, then I just ran here.”
“Gal, I’m so sorry." Sam said.
“Sam, what did I do to him, oh god, he looked so bad, his clothes were… I can't even describe it, he looked so sad, his eyes… there wasn’t the same sparkle I used to see in them, they’re sad, you can see his pain through them. There wasn’t the smile he used to have all day spread on his face. He never looked that way. All this, I did it to him, I made him look like this, It’s all because of me, all of it.” I said, just now realizing what I did to him, I started to cry again. I thought I could see Sam smile in the corner of my eye, but I let it go.
“He isn’t the same, from the day you left until now, he changed Gal. He’s no longer the hyper, funny Abs we all knew. He doesn’t smile any more, he doesn’t laugh any more, he doesn’t tell stupid jokes any more, the jokes that made us all laugh, again and again. And you know what Gal, it is because of you, and the rest, still don’t understand why you did this to him, why you didn’t want us to give him your phone number, why you didn’t call him and everything. I tried to explain them why, but I’m not even sure why. Months he asked and pleaded for us to give him your number and he was devastated.” I couldn’t believe what Sam just said, she is the one who told me to keep it that way and if I’ll call him it’ll just be harder. And she’s my best friend, she suppose to comfort me and not telling me It’s my fault, even if it is.
“Sam, what did you want me to do, I know that I was selfish, but I had to think of myself too, I was all alone in America, he got his friends here.” I said.
“I know Gal, and I understand, but I’m just saying that you need to think how he feels.”
“But I do.”
“You know what Gal, lets not think about it, lets just go to the others and surprise them, what do you say?”
“Yeah, I guess you right.” I said, wiping my tears.
We got up and started to walk.
“So, when did you come back?” Sam asked me.
“I came back this morning, I didn’t tell anybody that I’m coming back because I wanted it to be a surprise.” I said.
“Oh, and it was, believe me.” She said laughing.
“So, who’s first?” I asked her.
“Hmm, I think we’ll go first to Liz and J, then we can go to May and right next to her Julie is living.” she said.
Liz and J are living together, they’re going out for almost four years now. May is going out with Ritchie and Julie is going out with some lad named Jeff. Jeff isn’t part of our ‘group’, well I think so anyway, I wasn’t here a lot of time now.
In our ‘group’ there is: Abs, Julie, May, Ritchie, Sam, Scott, Sean, J, Liz and me. It’s really funny, how we all hooked up with each other, Julie and Sean are the only ones who haven’t.
With the years we became who we are now. Every year someone else joined in. like, in the first grade it was Abs, Sean, May, Ritchie and Me. In the third grade came Sam and Julie, in the fourth grade came Scott and Liz. And in the sixth grade J joined in, he is the older one, like the big brother. We met him through May, they’re cousins. All the school knew about us, about our ‘group’, everyone knew that if there was someone of us there, the others would probably be around too. We were really good friends, we did everything together and we promised to each other that no matter what, after we will graduate we would still stay together. But unfortunately I had to move to America with my family, but I still stayed in touch with everybody, everybody but Abs.
We got to J and Liz’s house and knocked on the door, it was a big house.
“Just a minute.” we heard someone calling.
“J stop it.” came a voice giggling. The door opened and in front of us stood Liz with J kissing her neck.
“Did we interrupt you in something?” I asked smiling.
“Gal, ho good god, Gal.” Liz screamed and shook J from her and ran to me, hugging me.
“Gal, where is Gal?” J asked confused.
“Right here, lover boy.” I said, still hugging Liz. J looked at me and his face lit up, he came to me and hugged me too, after Liz stopped.
“Wow, Gal it’s so good to have you back, when did you come back?” J asked. We got in the house, it was a big house and a very beautiful one too, and they even had a pool in the back yard.
“Wow, I love the house. I came back this morning.” I said “and it sure is good to be home.” I
continued, looking at Sam with a weak smile.


We were on our way to see Sean now. After J and Liz we came to see May and Julie, they were surprised, and I mean really surprised.
“I can’t wait to see Sean’s face when he’s going to see you Gal.” J said. I just smiled and continued to walk.
“We’re here.” Julie said.
“Ok, let me go first, alone, and then you’ll come, ok?” I asked.
“Yeah, sure. We’ll wait until we hear a scream.” J said laughing, we all started to laugh.
I got to the door, took a deep breath and knocked on the door.
“Just a minute.” I heard Sean’s sleepy voice.
The door opened and in front of me stood Sean, with his jaw practically on the floor.
“Hi.” I said.
“Gal” Sean screamed. He ran to me and hugged me, lifting me off the ground and twisting me around.
“You’re back." He said, still holding me up.
“Yes, I am." I hugged him back. He put me down and looked at me, than hugged me again.
I saw J, Liz, May, Julie and Sam coming toward us.
“Hey guys, look who’s back.” Sean said to the others.
“Yeah we know, we saw her already.” May said.
“Oh.” Sean said, then looked at me and smiled again, he hugged me… AGAIN “I’m so glad your back, I missed you so much.” He whispered in my ear.
“I missed you too.” I whispered back.
“Why you didn't tell me you’re coming back?” he asked me.
“Coz I wanted it to be a surprise, and I think I made it, you look kinda surprised.” I said. He didn’t say a thing he just looked at me with a goofy smile.
“What?” I asked, he still didn't say a thing and continued to look at me with his goofy smile.
“Sean what?" I asked again.
“Nothing, I’m just happy to have you back.” He said and hugged me again.
“Sean, what with all the hugging?" J asked him.
“I just can't believe that she actually here, and I just want to be sure.” He said.
“SHE is actually here and SHE is not going anywhere.” I said. They all laughed
“So, umm, you want to come in?” Sean asked.
“Not right now, I want to go and see the others.”
“Yeah who’s left?” Julie asked.
“ Scott, Ritchie and umm… Abs.” May said, they all became quiet and looked at me.
“So what are we waiting for, let’s go.” I said and started to walk, I didn’t want to talk about it.
They all caught up with me and gave me weird looks.
“What?” I asked frustrated.
“Did you meet him alre…” Sean stopped in his sentence, I turned around just in time to see Sam mouthing him to stop. She looked at me and smiled, I just turned my head back to Sean.
We were all quiet again and there was a really uncomfortable feeling in the air.
“So… “ J said trying to break the silence. After some time of walking in complete silence they all suddenly stopped.
“Well, here’s Scott’s house.” Sam said, pointing at the house. We all approached the door, when suddenly I remembered what Scott said about him going home coz Abs will probably come there. I stopped and looked at the house.
“Gal, are you coming?” Liz asked me.
“Umm, yeah, I’m coming.” I said.
Sam knocked on the door and seconds later Scott opened the door.
“Hi.” he said and we all came in, when I was about to get in Scott stopped me.
“He’s here.” He said. I just nodded and got in. Inside the house all the eyes were on me and on Abs. I
looked at him.
“I was just about to leave.” Abs said and got up.
“No. Stay.” I said quietly.
“No.” he said and got out from the house. I looked at the door, tears forming in my eyes. I looked at the others and got out to the back yard, letting all the tears go out freely. I sat on a chair that was outside, looking at the sky.
“You ok honey?” I turned around to see Sean standing in the door. I shook my head no. Sean sat next to me and hugged me. I let myself cry on his shoulder.
“Shh, It’s ok.” Sean said softly, stroking my hair. “Don’t cry.” He whispered.
“It’s not ok.” I said. “What I did wasn’t ok, and he got all the right to be angry at me, to hate me.”
“Don’t say that, he doesn’t hate you Gal, he loves you. He loves you more than anything in this world.”
“Than if he loves me, why did he go, why did he left?” I asked Sean.
“I bet he asked that too, two years ago.” Sean said looking directly in my eyes. I looked down, not wanting to look at him.
“But I had to go.” I whispered.
“And so does he.”
“No he doesn’t, he could’ve stayed.”
“I don't think so, I don't think he wanted to, I think he thought that he can't, that he can't be around you now. Maybe he is mad right now, but you have to let time do his own thing.” Sean said. I looked at him, I didn’t realize ‘till now how much this talks were missing to me, how much HE was missing to me, all this time in America.
“Thank you Sean, I don’t know how I managed all this time without you. You’re the best best friend anyone can wish for. I love you.” I said hugging him.“I love you too.” Sean told me, kissing my forehead.

To be continued...

Nieuwschierig naar het vervolg??? Let me know en dan plaats ik dat ook.
Laatst bijgewerkt door Faline op 18-04-04 20:37, in het totaal 1 keer bewerkt


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Link naar dit bericht Geplaatst: 18-04-04 19:57

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa wat een verhaal
en allemaal in het engels..... Scheve mond

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Link naar dit bericht Geplaatst: 18-04-04 21:02

heel erg goed Haha! wow.... ik wil in ieder geval meer lezen Tong uitsteken

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Link naar dit bericht Geplaatst: 19-04-04 09:49

ik vind hem op zich erg goed, dat engels heeft echt wat. Persoonlijk vind ik Nederlands maar een lompe taal (daarom is mijn fanfic ook half/half Haha!) en je omschrijft alles goed.

Ben zeker heel benieuwd naar het vervolg, dus wat mij betreft, plaatsen, en snel ook!

Wat ik iets minder vind, (ienieminiepuntje van kritiek Tong uitsteken) is dat je vooral in het begin veel lange zinnen met veel komma's hebt. Dat zou ik splitsen, maar ieder zijn eigen smaak!

Echt goed geschreven verder! I want more Haha! (heerlijk om dat eens te kunnen zeggen ipv alleen maar te lezen bij mijn eigen fanfic Bloos )


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Link naar dit bericht Geplaatst door de TopicStarter: 20-04-04 18:12

Nou hier het 2e deel (and there's more to come )



I was lying in my old room staring at the ceiling when my phone rang.
“Hello?” I answered.
“Hey, Gal. what’s up?” Julie’s cheerful voice came from the other end of the phone.
“Fine, you?”
“Great. Listen did you unpack everything already?” she asked.
“No, not yet.”
“Great, I thought that maybe, if you want we can all come and help you up with everything.”
“Yeah, sure, why not, I didn’t see you all in a long time.” I said sarcastically.
“Great, than I’ll tell everybody and we’ll come.” She said and hung up.
I sighed and hung up too. After what happened with Abs, we went to Ritchie and you can say that when he saw me he almost fainted. He was really surprised and happy. After a while of talking and catching up, we all got home. And now they were all coming here.
Ritchie of course mentioned Abs and again there was an uncomfortable silence, that’s when I said that I should probably head home to start and unpack my things.
I just don’t know what to do, I guess that I should listen to Sean and let time do his own.
After 15 minutes I heard knocking from down stairs and then my mother open the door. I started to get down stairs and stopped in my tracks. I thought I could hear my mum say “It’s good to see you again Richard”. My mum was the only one that called Abs Richard, well she and Abs’s mum. I got to the end of the stairs and saw my mum hugging Sam and then Sean and then everybody else you could say. And like I thought, he was standing there too. Than she started talking to everyone.
J saw me and came towards me.
“We convinced him to come too.” J said. I didn’t say a word I just stared at him and nodded. I turned to face everyone, and told them to come to my room. When Abs past me he didn’t say a thing he just
smiled and continued walking.
“Well, it goes like this, there is lots of boxes, so, umm, just grab a box and put the things where you think they should be.” I said once we were all in my room. We started to unpack everything, I worked on my closet with J. After what seemed like a half an hour Sean suddenly said “Hey look what I found.” I looked at Sean and saw that he was holding my album.
“No, no.” I yelled, I knew what was in it, pictures, of all of us, including me and Abs, when we were
“Oh, come on Gal, what do you care.” Scott said.
“Believe me, I care.” I mumbled.
We all sat around Sean and he opened it. The first pictures were when we graduated junior high school.
“Oh I remember that day, the party was a kick ass.” Liz said.
“Yeah, that was a great party.” Ritchie said.
“No, what was great was Jessica Parker.” Sean said grinning.
“Oh, yeah.” J said giving Sean a high five.
Liz slapped J over the head and we all laughed.
“Ouch, what was that for?" J asked rubbing his head.
“For being such a pig.” She said, we all laughed again, J just raised his eyebrows
The next pictures were when Sam, Julie and me went to summer school in America that summer.
“Oh, I remember that, that was fun.” Sam said.
“You mean to say Jamie was fun.” I said, laughing while pointing on him in the picture.
“Jamie? Is this someone I suppose to care about?” Scott asked looking at Sam.
“No, not at all.” Sam said. We looked at each other and burst out laughing again.
“Hey, stop it.” Scott called. By now I was lying on the floor crying from laughing.
“Hey look, that’s from your birthday, Gal.” Ritchie said. When I heard that I stopped laughing and froze. They can’t see it, no, there’s a picture of me and Abs kissing, no, no, no. I was still lying on the floor not wanting to get up, suddenly they all became quiet. “Too late.” I thought. I sat down and looked at the picture. As I thought, the picture. The picture of Abs and me. I looked up, they were all looking at me, including Abs. I wished that moment the earth would open up and swallow me.
“Gal, can you come here for a moment.” Suddenly my mum called from downstairs. Did I mention before that I LOVE my mum?
I looked at everyone and got up. I ran to the kitchen.
“What?” I asked my mum as I got to the kitchen.
“Here take that upstairs.” She gave me a tray with glasses, milk and cookies.
“Thanks mum.” I said like a six years old, actually I felt like one too. Carrying a tray with milk and cookies, C’mon.
I got up stairs. When I entered the room they were all unpacking again. Scott looked at me and his face lit up.
“FOOD.” He yelled.
“You haven’t changed a bit Scott.” I laughed. I put the tray on the table and they started to eat up. I looked at Abs, he looked so damn cute, he had a mustache from the milk and he was examining the cookies, like a four years old. I took a cookie and ate it.
“You know. I saw one of your concerts in America.” I said.
“I told you.” Ritchie suddenly yelled. "When we had a concert in New England, right?” he asked me.
“Yeah, how did you know?” I asked.
“After the show I told them that I think that I saw you in the audience, they just told me that I’m going crazy and that I need some rest.” He said giving the guys a dirty look. We all laughed.
“We just didn’t think it’s possible, so we assumed that he just misses you or that he lost his mind.” Scott said laughing.
“So, what did you think?” J asked.
“I loved it. You guys are great. The only problem is that because all the screaming girls you can’t hear your songs so much. You see, my friends told me that they are going to your concert and I thought that that would be my chance to see you guys again.
“You told them that you know us?” Sean asked.
“I tried but they didn’t believe me. When a friend of mine showed me your picture at the first time I was in shock and she told me that you are an up coming new band. When I told her that I know you she just started to laugh at me. No one believed me so I gave up. When I called Sean he told me all about it, how you got a record deal and everything.
“Why you didn’t show them pictures of the guys?” Liz asked me.
“I don’t know, I guess that I thought that it’s better like that. That this way I won’t have to talk about you guys and I won’t have to miss you so much.” I said looking at Abs. “It didn’t help much.”
I walked to my closet and started to unpack again, I got to my underwear and bras and started to put them all in the closet.
“Oh I can help you with that.” J said grinning. Liz smacked him across the head.
“God, J, you’re a hopeless case.” I said laughing.
After another half an hour my room was arranged, with no boxes at all.
“Thank you guys, I don’t know what I have done without you, I don’t think I could’ve done it alone.” I said.
“I think I better head home, I promised my mum I’ll come see her today.” Scott said.
“Yeah, me too. I need to get home.” May said.
“Well, I guess we all probably head home.” J said.
We all got down stairs and got out to the front door. I hugged everyone and said thank you, than came Abs turn, he was the last one. “How convenient.” I thought.
He walked over to me and looked me deeply in the eyes.
“Thank you Abs.” I said.
“You welcome.” He said back. He leaned and hugged me.
“I just want you to know that I still love you, and I always will.” He whispered in my ear and then pulled back. He looked at me one more time, then turned around and left.


I was on my way to Sean’s house. I couldn't get out of my mind what Abs told me two days ago. I could still hear his voice in my ear whispering, telling me that he still loves me, and that he always
I parked my car in front of his house and walked to the door to knock. Sean opened the door and I came in.
“Hi.” I said.
“Hi, want to drink something?” he asked me.
“Yeah, sure why not.” I said.
“So, how’s everything going?” he asked.
“Fine, I’m starting to get used to the weather again.”
“What’s wrong with the weather?” he asked me. I looked at him.
“Ok, stupid question.” He said giving me my drink, it was strawberry banana, my favorite drink.
“You remembered.” I said.
“Of course I did, how could I forget?”
“Thanks.” I said.
Sean smiled and drank his drink too.
“Abs told me he still loves me.” I suddenly said, I don’t even know why. Sean almost choked on his drink.
“He did what?” Sean exclaimed.
“When you all left my house two days ago, I told him thank you that he helped me and hugged him, when I hugged him he whispered in my ear and told me that he still loves me and that he always will.”
“Wow, I didn’t expect that, that fast.” Sean said.
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“Well, we all know that he still loves you Gal, how can he not? But after what happened in Scott’s, I thought it’d take a little more time than that. So what are you going to do?”
“I don’t know. I really don’t know.” I said looking at the floor. I still loved Abs, but I didn’t want to admit it. I didn’t know what to do, I guess I was afraid to lose him again. I didn’t want another heartbreak, especially if it’s Abs.
“Do you still love him?” Sean asked, looking directly to my eyes.
“I think.” I said, avoiding his look. I didn’t want to tell him that I do, not now anyway. I hated it when he gave me that look, with that eyes of him and he knew it. He knew that when ever he needed something or wanted to know the truth, all he have to do is look in my eyes. He knew that I love his eyes more than anything, those dark sad brown eyes, that no one can resist, especially not me.
Sean took my hand and led me to the living room. I sat down on the couch and Sean sat next to me.
“I’m not suppose to say it but… you know, he wrote about you a lot of songs, while you weren’t here.” Sean said.
“He did?”
“Yeah, he did, well, he wrote about you a lot of songs, and beautiful ones too, but he didn’t want to publish them. He didn’t even told us about them. Scott found them one time on Abs bed and he showed us the notebook. When Abs came and saw us looking in his notebook he started to flip out, he snatched the notebook and ran to his room. He locked himself in his room and didn’t go out, he got out after two days. It was really important to him. The only song we convinced him to publish it’s ‘When I Remember When.”
“When I Remember When’? I didn’t hear that song.” I said.
“Well, he didn’t agree to put it in the album but we convinced him to put it in a single, he didn’t even agree to sing it, Scott and Ritchie sang it. We put it in the single of ‘If Ya Gettin Down’.” He said.
Suddenly my mobile rang. “Sorry.” I told Sean and took it out of my bag and opened it.
“Talk to me.” I said.
“Ooh, I missed that accent so much.” A voice from the other line said.
“Maya, how are you girl?” I exclaimed.
“Great but I miss you loads, we all do.”
”I know, I miss you too.”
“So what’s up? How’s England?”
“Great, as always. But I miss the warmly weather.”
“Where are you? I tried your house a couple of times, and nobody answer it.”
“At a friend’s house.”
“Oh, so, well I won’t disturb you now, but promise me you’ll call me later. Ok?” she asked.
“I promise.” I said.
“Ok than, bye.” She said and hung up.
“Who was that?” Sean asked me.
“A friend of mine from the U.S, you can say she‘s my best friend from the U.S.”
“Oh, so now you have another best friend.”
“Yeah, why not?” I said giggling.
“I’ll show you why not.” Sean said and started to tickle me.
“SEAN, stop, please stop.” I said between laughter. He didn’t stop, he just tickled me harder.
“Sean, STOP, you know how ticklish I am.”
“I know.” he said grinning.
“I’m going to pee.” I said, now crying from laugher.
“Ok, Ok.” Sean said and stopped.
“Oh god, what did you try to do, kill me.”
“Nah, but it’s a good idea.”
“Ha, ha. Very funny.” I said sarcastically.
“So, you still have so much best friends?” he asked.
“Yes, but you’re the best.” I said giggling.
“That’s better.”


After my talk with Sean I couldn’t stop thinking about what he asked me, ‘if I still love Abs’. I didn’t know if I still love him like I used to, and if I’m strong enough to give it a second chance. But deep inside of me, I knew that I’d do anything for him.
I opened the front door to my house and got in.
“Gal, Maya called.” My mum yelled to me.
“I know, I talked to her.” I yelled back.
“Oh, okay.” She yelled back, than I remembered that I need to get back to her. I got up to my room and called Maya.
“Hey Maya, it’s Gal.”
“Hey Gal, what’s up?” she asked.
“Not much, I just got back home and I’m boring myself to death.” I sighed.
“Oh, I wish I could be there with you Gal.”
“Yeah, I know, I wish you could be here too.” I said, thinking how much good it was, if Maya was here. “So, how’s everyone?”
“Fine, but we all miss you so much.”
“I’ve been away only for three days.”
“I know, but still, we all miss you…” she paused for a minute. “Some of us more than the others.” I didn’t say anything.
“He can’t stop talking about you Gal, he really needs you, he misses you.” She said, I knew who she was talking about, Tim. Tim was a friend of mine from America, he was a really good friend and I really liked him. When I’m saying really liked him, I mean more than just a good friend. All of our friends knew that he had a crush on me. I knew that too. They all tried to convince me to go out with him, but I didn’t want to, all I could think of was Abs, Abs and Abs. I talked with Maya about this and told her about Abs, well more like about ‘Richard’, and she told me to try and take a chance. So I said yes and we went on a date. It was a really good one, and we had a really great time, we had fun. When he walked me home he kissed me. But I couldn’t do it, after a couple of seconds I pulled away and told him that I am sorry and got inside my house.
“How is he?” I asked quietly.
“He’s okay, I guess. He talks about you non-stop though, and he’s really down lately. Maybe you should give him a call, he’ll be very happy to hear from you.”
“Yeah, I guess you’re right.” I said.
“Listen Gal, I got to go, I’ll talk to you later ok?” she asked.
“Yeah sure, fine.” I sighed and hung up.
I decided to take a walk, to go to my spot, to think a little bit and to clear my mind.
When I got near my spot I heard a soft voice coming from behind the rocks, where I used to seat. I got a bit closer.
“Why did they say that time
will heal this broken heart
they would know it isn’t true
if they lost someone like you.”
I got closer and saw Abs sitting there with his eyes shut, I was stunned, I didn’t expect him to be here.
“Somethings can never be replace
somethings are with me for always
these are the things I will remember
when I remember when.”
“When I Remember When’, that’s the song Sean told me about.” I thought. He suddenly stopped singing and a tear fell down his cheek, he sniffed a bit then opened his eyes. I didn’t move, I didn’t try to hide, I couldn’t move my legs, they were stuck to the sand. Abs looked at me wide eyed. I didn’t say a thing, I just looked at him back, deeply into his chocolate brown eyes. He wiped his tears and tapped on the sand next to him, motioning me to come and sit next to him. I took a deep breath and sat. We sat for a couple of minutes in silence.
“What are you doing here?” he asked me softly.
“I came here to be alone.” I said quietly. “I didn’t think anyone would be here, especially not you. How do you know about this place?”
“How can I not. After knowing you for 14 years Gal, I think I know what are your favorite places and where is your favorite spot. So when you weren’t here, I adopted this place.”
“But I didn’t tell you… Why are you here?” I asked.
“From the same reason you are.” he said. An uncomfortable silence fell. I looked away, to the sky. The hot afternoon sun blinding me a little bit.
I looked at him and saw that his eyes were closed again.
“So, what was that song you were singing?” I asked. He suddenly popped his eyes open and stared at me. I gave him an innocent look, like I don’t know anything about it.
“Umm, just a song that I wrote.” He said.
“Can you sing it for me.” I asked him quietly. I really wanted to hear it, to know what he really felt, or still feel.
“Umm… ok.” He cleared his throat.

“All the things I said
I should have said and didn’t say
and I wonder why, yes I wonder why

I think about the time we spent
the places that we went
still makes me cry, yes it makes me cry

Why did they say that time will heal this broken heart
they would know it isn’t true, if they lost someone like you

Somethings can never be replace
somethings are with me for always
these are the things I will remember
when I remember when
I’d rather love and lose it all
than never have you to recall
these are the things I will remember
(again and than again)
again and again
when I remember when.

You taught me how to love
I am all I am because of you, just because of you

Everytime I lost my way
you shine and light me my day
you see me through, yes you see me through

So who’s gonna come around to heal this broken heart
show me how to laugh and cry but never how to say goodbye

Somethings can never be replace
somethings are with me for always
these are the things I will remember
when I remember when
I’d rather love and lose it all
than never have you to recall
these are the things I will remember
(again and than again)
again and again
when I remember when

Yes life goes on you carry on
you do and it's okay
(when I remember when)
yes love goes on and I will live
to love another day
(when I remember when)
yes life goes on you carry on
you do and it's okay
I would laugh and I would cry
but I will never say goodbye

Somethings can never be replace
somethings are with me for always
these are the things I will remember
when I remember when
I’d rather love and lose it all
than never have you to recall
these are the things I will remember
(again and than again)
again and again, again and again
when I remember when.”

He stopped singing and looked at me, I had tears in my eyes. It really said it all
He wiped my tears with his little finger, looking deeply in my eyes. I closed my eyes and seconds later I felt his soft lips brushing mine. I really missed that feeling, his lips against mine, to feel him again, to be able to do what I wanted to do so much in this last two years. It’s like all the things around you just fade away and you’re all alone in the world.
We pulled away, I opened my eyes slowly to find Abs looking at me. I touched my lips with my fingers and looked down.
“I’m sorry Abs, I can’t do it. Not now.” I said quietly and got up and started to run back to my house.


It’s been three days since Abs kissed me and I just can’t stop thinking about him. About that feeling, about his soft, sweet lips. I really miss him, to have him next to me, to just lay in his arms, to talk to him again. All this things that I took for granted two years ago, seem like a dream now, a sweet dream that I lived once, but never can live again.
Anyway, I didn’t tell it to anyone, and now I was walking with the girls at the mall, we were having a shopping day, it was great, just like the old times, and it kept my mind off Abs.
“Hey, what do you think about that?” Julie showed us a cute little dress. It was black and had little butterflies all over it.
“Oh, it’s great, how cute.” Liz said, reading my mind.
“I’m going to try it on.” Julie said and went to the dressing room.
I took out a pair of jeans, it had flowers at the end, and went to the dressing room as well.
I went out and looked at myself in the mirror.
“What do you think?” I asked the girls.
“Oh, where did you find it? I was looking for something like that too.” Sam asked me.
“There.” I said and pointed to where all the jeans were.
“Gal, it looks great.” May told me.
“You think?” I asked, I don’t know, there was something strange in them.
“Yeah it’s great, you should buy it, So, what do you think?” Julie said. She just came out of the dressing room, and the dress was just perfect on her. She was petite, just like the dress.
“It’s perfect.” I said smiling.
“I hope Jeff will think the same.” She said giggling.
Julie and I paid for our things and we all went out.
“Hey, what do you say about some ice cream?” May asked.
“Yeah.” We all said together and went to buy some ice cream.
“So, what do you want to do after that?” I asked the girls licking my ice cream, we already been shopping for three hours, and I managed to buy already a dress, a pair of sandals, two shirts and one strapless, and now the jeans.
“Umm, I want to buy some new CD’s.” Sam said.
“Yeah, I need something new too.” I said.
I looked to the side and saw that a really cute guy was staring at me, I smiled shyly and looked away.
“Gal, there’s a cute guy that is watching you.” Liz told me.
“Yeah, I noticed that.” I said and looked at him again. But now that I looked again, he looked very familiar. I looked at him for a couple of seconds, making sure that he didn’t notice that, when I suddenly realized who he is, and my jaw dropped.
“Gal, what’s wrong?” Sam asked me. I ignored her and stood up and walked to him.
“You know, you look very familiar.” He said before I could say anything.
“Oh, am I? I asked him.
“Do I know you?” He asked.
“You tell me Joshua.” I said smiling, I knew he’ll recognize me now, I never called him Josh, like he asked everyone to call him, I liked to tease him. His eyes grew big.
“Gal!” He yelled and got up, he hugged me tightly, I hugged him back.
“God, I can’t believe it.” He said after we pulled apart.
“So… you didn’t recognize me huh?” I said teasing him.
“You didn’t recognize me either at first.” He said teasing me back. I laughed.
“God I missed you.” I said. “It’s been, what? Like, twelve years or something. Sean will be very happy to hear that I saw you again.” I said. Sean and I know Josh all our lives. He moved when we were six or something, but we kept in touch for years later, calling each other and sending letters with pictures. From some reason we lost contact a few years ago.
“So, how are you, when did you get back?” I asked him.
“Last year, and I couldn’t find you here, although I heard some things about Sean, and saw. But I couldn’t get in touch with him.”
“The reason you couldn’t find me here, is because I wasn’t here. I was in America. I moved to America two years ago, I came back, like a week ago.”
“Really? Oh great. Umm, I think your friends are about to leave.” He said laughing lightly. I looked back and saw the girls standing up, but they were coming our way.
“Hi, nice of you to forget us.” Liz said.
“I’m sorry, I totally forgot. Well, this is Joshua, he’s a really good friend of mine and Sean’s. Joshua this is Liz, Sam, May and Julie.” I said introducing each other.
“Please, call me Josh.” He said giving me a dirty look. I laughed.
“Umm Gal, we thought of heading home.” May told me.
“Oh, but I…”
“It’s ok, go I’ll catch you later, I need to go too anyway.” He said, cutting me off.
“Well, ok. Here is my phone number. Call me.” I said and wrote down my number.
“Bye.” I said and hugged him, he hugged me back.
“Bye.” He said and all of us left.


I told Sean about Josh and everything and he was so thrilled to meet him, so we set a date to meet all three of us. I remember when we were little, we were always together. When I was little I used to hang out with the boys, well it was more like the three of us, but Josh didn’t get the chance to go with us to the first grade, he moved a couple of days before the first day of school.
I remember the first day of school like it was yesterday. Sean and I walked in together, we were very excited to start school, but for me it was hell, now that I think of that it was very funny, but I didn’t think like that then. Right as we entered the classroom, Abs and Ritchie came to us and gave us weird looks.
“Eww, you’re with a girl.” Abs said pointing his finger on me, and he and Ritchie started to laugh on Sean, then came another boy and laughed at him too. Then they all pulled him away from me and he went to play with them and left me all alone, he didn’t want to talk to me all-day so I went to play with the girls. When my mom came to pick me up I was crying and said that I didn’t want to come here ever again and that Sean isn’t talking to me. My mom went to Sean and asked him why he isn’t talking to me, so he said “Cos she’s a girl”. For some reason my mum and Sean’s mum found that thing funny, but I didn’t, I was crushed that my best friend doesn’t want to talk to me. But than, after a couple of days it was all forgotten and we were playing together again.
I looked at my room, I knew there was something missing there, but I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I walked to the room where my brother used to live. Right after we moved back, my brother bought his own place not far from here. I looked at all the boxes, which we didn’t unpack yet. One box caught my eye. ‘Fragile’ was written on it. I opened it and found all of our pictures that we framed. I saw one that was with all of my family on Christmas. Than there was a picture of me and Sean, when we were little and had a snow fight. I remember it. It started with that, that we wanted to build a snowman, and it ended up with a huge snow fight. My mum took pictures of us and we didn’t even notice that. We ended up soaking wet and Sean even caught a cold. And there was a picture of Josh, Sean and me together and one of Josh when he was older, he sent me this picture.
The next pictures were of my family. And me and my brother when we were little. The next couple of pictures were of the whole group together. Then I saw the picture. The famous picture of me and Abs. It was in our freshmen year of high school, when we were at a school trip for three days. We slept under the sky with sleeping bags, and I remember that Abs got in with me to my sleeping bag. We lay together there just talking and doing some other stuff and then we fell a sleep in my sleeping bag together. Scott took my camera and took the picture. When I developed them I saw the picture and didn’t know where it came from. It was such a beautiful picture, so perfect. You know when they’re saying, that a picture is worth more than a thousand words. Well, it’s just like that.
Then I saw another picture, it was of Sean, Abs and my brother. I had to take a picture of all three of them, the three most important guys in my life, well except for my father.
The last picture I saw, was Abs and me again, it was in his birthday. We did to him a big surprise party, but unfortunately he found out about it, but I asked him to look surprised anyway. It was taken after almost everyone left and I asked J to take a picture. Abs stood behind me, hugging me. His hands were around my waists and he put his head on my shoulder. I really love that picture.
Tears started to fall from my eyes. I stood up and took my pictures to my room and put them on my table and on my nightstand. The radio in my room was on and Westlife with “Miss You” was playing. I sat on the floor, leaning on my bed and took the picture of Abs and me, in his birthday party. I just stared at it. How perfect he is, so handsome and beautiful. Suddenly I started to cry uncontrollably, it all came out. I just sat there, crying, holding the picture close to me, close to my heart. I couldn’t stop crying now. I had to talk to someone, to get it all out. I dialed Sam’s number.
“Hallo, Sam speaking.”
“Sam.” I said to her sobbing.
“Gal? Is that you? What’s wrong? Why are you crying?” she asked me, panicking. Just like old Sam.
“Sam, I need to… talk to you, I… I need to talk… to someone.” I said crying even harder.
“It’s ok sweetie, I’ll be there in a second.” she said and hung up.


I sat in my room, still crying, looking at the picture. Suddenly my door swung open and in came Sam, Well, more like flew in.
“Gal, what happened, are you ok?” She asked me.
I shook my head no. She sat next to me and looked at the picture I was holding. She looked at me and hugged me. Letting me cry on her shoulder.
“It’s ok sweetie. It’s ok to cry.” She whispered, trying to comfort me.
I pulled away and looked at the picture again.
“What am I going to do?” I asked her.
“What your heart tells you to do, you have to follow your heart, your feelings.” She said.
“But I don’t know what I’m feeling, I’m so bloody confused.” I exclaimed frustrated. I started to cry again. I just didn’t know what to do with my self anymore.
“Gal, calm down, first of all.”
I took a deep breath and looked at her.
“Now, tell me everything that bother you, just take it all out.” She said patting my back.
“Well, I just don’t know what to do with my self, I’m so confused. I don’t know what to feel anymore. Do I still love him? Am I strong enough to come back to him? To be with him again, to take the chance. I’m afraid that I’ll lose him again. I don’t want another heartbreak, not with him. It took me almost two years to start my life again, and even then I couldn’t start new relationships, I tried, but it didn’t work. All the time, all I could think of was Abs.” I said. Fresh tears falling from my eyes. Sam didn’t say anything, she just sat there, staring at the ceiling.
“He kissed me.” I said. She turned her gaze to me, wide eyed.
“He did what? When?”
“Three days ago.”
“Really? What did you do?” she asked me, looking directly to my eyes. From some reason her eyes weren’t like they always were, they looked different, not the regular beautiful blue eyes she got. I thought I could actually see the hatred through them.
“I told him I can’t do it and ran off.” I said slowly. A smile crept on her face.
“Did he ran after you or stopped you?”
“Did you talked to him after that?”
“No.” I said. Why is she acting like that?
“Gal, I’m sorry but I got to go.” she suddenly said, getting up.
“What? Now?” I said getting up too.
“Yeah. I’m sorry. You’ll be alright, right?” she asked me. I nodded slowly, knowing that I wouldn’t.
“Ok than, talk to you later.” She said and hugged me. Then got out.
I stared at the door, shocked. What just happened here? Why did she act like this? What was going on? It looked like she was mad when I told her that Abs kissed me, but when I told her that I ran away she smiled.
Does she hate me? Does she have something against me? Did I do something to her? Why does my best friend is acting like this?

TO BE CONTINUED... (plaats over 2 dagen ong. wel weer een stuk )


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I was on my way to see May. I had to find out some things, about why Sam acted like she did, if something happened while I wasn’t here. Was it something I’ve done? I wasn’t sure why, so I decided to go and find out.
I knocked on the door and seconds later May opened the door.
“Gal, Hi.” She said a little surprised, I didn’t tell her I was coming. She hugged me and let me in
“I’m sorry for the mess, I didn’t know you’ll come.” She said, starting to clean up.
“May, what’s wrong with you, I don’t mind, since when it matters to me if it’s messy or not, I’m not J.” I said.
“Yeah, you right” she said and dropped everything back on the floor. I laughed.
“So, what brings you here?” she asked me.
“What, can’t I just come and see my friend?” I asked innocently.
“Yeah, I guess you right, sorry.” She said and sat down on the sofa. I sat down too.
“Well, actually, this time I have a reason.” I said.
“Ha ha, told you so.” She said. “So, what is it?”
“Umm, actually, I’m not quite sure.” I said. She gave me an odd look.
“Well, I wanted to know if something happened with Sam, while I was gone.”
“What do you mean?” she asked.
“I don’t know, she’s been acting really weird lately.” I said.
“Finally, someone sees what I’m trying to say all these years.” May exclaimed. She never really liked Sam. She always said there was something in her that was weird and scary, but we never took it seriously. You see, May is just like that, that kind of girl you can never take seriously. She’s really funny, always joking around and she likes to make fun of people. Don’t take me wrong, she’s really nice and friendly, and a great friend when you need her, and we all really love her, but that’s the way she is.
“May, try to be serious for just one minute, ok?” I asked frustrated
“Ok, ok.” She said giggling.
“Well, she was at my house this morning, I called her cos I had to talk to someone, and I told her about… I told her about Abs, what I feel, and I asked her what to do, and she was ok. Than I told her that he… kissed me.”
“HE KISSED YOU?” May exclaimed.
“Yes, he did. But please, don’t tell it to anyone, not even to Rich, ok?” I asked
“Yeah, ok.” She said giggling again.
“MAY.” I exclaimed this time.
“Well, anyway, after I told her about that, she suddenly became all serious, and angry, I don’t know why. And she started to ask me questions, like ‘what did I do?’ or ‘if he talked to me later’. And when I told her that I ran off and that he didn’t try to stop me, she suddenly started to smile and everything, she was suddenly very happy and told me she had to go, and just stood up and left, and I was still crying.”
“What? Really? I can’t believe that, why would she do that?” May asked me.
“I don’t know, but it seemed like she was mad when she thought that me and Abs are back toge…”
“What are you trying to say?” she said cutting me off. “You don’t think that she…” She trailed off.
“I don’t know what to think? I can’t find another reason why she’s acting like this.”
“Actually, now that you’ve mentioned that. She really got closer to him when you weren’t here. She was always around him and comforting him all the time… she was taking advantage of him.” She exclaimed.
“Hey, hey, let’s not get into conclusions, ok?” I said.
“Why not, think about it. He was sad and weak, he needed someone to lean on, he needed a shoulder to cry on, and she was ACCIDENTLY there, to support and comfort him, to be with him all the time. When they weren’t on tour, if you wanted to find her, you’d go to Abs’s place. I even found Scott one time crying, he was crying because of her, he was sad and angry because she was always with Abs. Because of her, he and Abs had a really big fight over it, they’re best friends and she caused them to fight. He thought that she’s cheating on him, that she didn’t love him anymore, that she loves Abs. And I guess he was right all along, she was with him just to get closer to Abs, and the same goes with you. She used both of you.” She said.
“Well thank you, that made me feel much better.” I said sarcastically. “It’s hard for me to think that my best friend was using me all this years, just to get to my boyfriend, I mean ex-boyfriend.” I said quietly.
“You know it doesn’t have to be like that.” May said.
“Now that I think about it. When I told her that I don’t want to call Abs, she said that I’m right and encouraged me to keep going with it. God, I can’t believe her.” I said, avoiding the last sentence May said and realizing how blind I was all this years. Now, all the pieces were coming together.
“This is soooooo great. I’m coming back to find out that my best friend just used me all this years. How nice.” I said sarcastically.
“So, what are we gonna do?” May asked.


We were all sitting in J and Liz’s place just talking and waiting for Abs. He said he has something to show us.
I stared at Sam and Scott. He was lying on her lap and she was playing in his hair. I couldn’t believe how she could do something like that. To hurt Scott, he truly loved her and she just took advantage of him. I was holding myself back from standing up and just telling Scott everything. But I knew the time will come, then she’s gonna get it. I didn’t care about what she did to me, if that’s the way she feels, than that’s the way it’ll be, but if she’s hurting Scott, that’s something else. I hated seeing my friends get hurt, especially if it’s from someone they cared about.
“Gal, are you listening to me?” Sean said, waving his hand in front of my face.
“Huh, what?” I said, snapping out from my daydream.
“Did you hear anything from what I just said?” He asked me angrily.
“No.” I said smiling.
“GAL.” Sean wined like a baby.
“I’m sorry, I was thinking.”
“Yeah, that’s a really hard thing for you.” He said, teasing me.
“Watch it boy.”
“Wanna fight? Come on.” He said getting up and putting his hands up like he’s ready to fight. We did it all the time when we were little.
“Not now Sean, I’m too tired.” I said and leaned on the sofa.
“Chicken?” Sean said. He knew my weak spot. I hated it when people called me a chicken, and he knew it.
“You asked for it.” I yelled and got up and started to chase him around the house.
“Oh, look, we’re back to kindergarten.” Ritchie said, they all laughed.
“Sean, come back here.” I yelled after him.
“And still, after 2 years you still can’t catch me. Ha.” He said, teasing me.
“Uh uh, think again Seanie boy.” I said as I jumped on his back. “Got ya.” I laughed.
The doorbell rang and J got up and opened the door, Abs got in the house and some chick was holding his hand. I got down from Sean’s back and looked at him. He looked at me back, then looked on the floor, like saying ‘I’m sorry’.
“Everyone, meet Jennifer.” Abs said once he looked back up.
She said ‘Hi’ so sweetly that it almost made me sick.
“And… she’s my girlfriend.” He continued. My jaw dropped and I could feel my heart shatter into thousands of pieces, but still stay full just to tell me how stupid I am.
Sean looked at me, I was fighting the tears really hard but it was no good. I looked at him back and hugged him really tight to try and stop the tears. I was lucky that almost no one noticed that, they were too shock, staring at Jennifer instead on me.
I tried my best to stop crying and pulled away from Sean, and I guess I was wrong, almost everyone was staring at me. I looked at them, then on Abs and then on Jennifer and ran out, in the corner of my eye I could see Sam smiling.
I ran as fast as I could, but I guess it wasn’t fast enough. Seconds later I felt someone stopping me. I turned around to face Sean. I looked at him, and hugged him as tight as I could, he hugged me back holding my head in his arms. I couldn’t stop crying. I cried so hard that my eyes were burning and my throat was sour and I felt as if I’m going to faint any minute if I won’t breathe soon.
I pulled away from Sean and breathed hard.
“Why am I so stupid?” I yelled.
“What did I think?” I yelled again.
“Gal… please.” He tried to hold me but I escaped him.
“That jerk.” I yelled.
“What have I done?” I sobbed, falling down on the hot pavement. Sean didn’t say anything this time, there wasn’t anything to say. I was stupid. I could have had him, but I gave up the opportunity, now he had someone else. But how could he do it to me.
“Gal, honey. Calm down.” Sean said, trying to comfort me.
“No, I won’t calm down. How can he do this to me? After telling me that he still loves me, after kissing me. Then just go and find some sluty bitch so he can claims that she’s his girlfriend.” I yelled. I was pissed as hell, I couldn’t believe him.
“Tell your dear friend that he can shag this girl as much as he wants, cos I really don’t give a oliebol anymore.”
“You just told him.” We both looked aside to find Abs standing there. I stopped crying and stood up. I walked over to him.
“And I’m glad I did.” I said and slapped him over the face.
“Have a nice life.” I said as I turned and walked away.


It’s been a week that I didn’t speak to neither of the guys or the girls. I locked myself in my room and didn’t answer to the phone. I didn’t want to see anyone right now or talk to anyone. The only one I have talked to, was Tim, on the phone a couple of times.
I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was a wreck, I looked awful and felt awful.
My mobile rang and I looked at it. I ignored it, but it kept on ringing. I took it and was about to close it when I saw Maya’s phone number on the screen. I decided to answer it.
“Hello.” I said weakly.
“Gal? You sound awful.” Maya’s concerned voice was on the other end of the line.
“Thanks.” I said quietly.
“What’s wrong?”
“Life sucks.” She laughed at my remark.
“No really, what happened?” she asked me turning serious again.
“Oh, it’s nothing really.” I lied. I didn’t want to bother her with that. And she doesn’t know about Abs anyway.
“Well, I got some news that maybe will make you better.”
“What is it?”
“Well, if you want, I can come to London, and spend the rest of the summer there, with you.” She said.
“What? Really? You’re kidding right?” I asked amazed. Suddenly all my problems were gone and I forgot all about them.
“I’m totally serious. So what do you say?”
“Of course. It’ll be great, fantastic. Wow I can’t believe it. I can’t wait ‘till you get here, when are you coming?” I said all in one breath. I was so happy
“Well, I can come next week.”
“Yeah, great, I can’t wait.”
“Ok, than I’ll talk to you later, bye.” She said and hung up.
I hung up too. I was so happy, it’s so great, Maya is coming to London, and she’s gonna see the girls and the guys… and Abs. All my bad feelings rushed back into my mind and flooded me all over.
I sighed and got up and walked to my bathroom. I looked at the mirror, I didn’t recognize my own reflection. I saw in front of me a young girl, her greenish-blue eyes were red and fluffy from crying all day and night, her blonde hair was messed up, her cloths were thrown on her like a sack, this girl, was me. I couldn’t believe how bad I looked, and why? I didn’t have to do it to myself, there was no point. He moved on and forgot about me, so why I need to mourn about not being with him. If he wants it to be like that, than let it be like that, I’m not going to be bitter all my life because of it, and I can’t do anything about it.” I thought to my self and splashed cold water on my face.
I felt better now, but stupid for acting the way I did for the past week.
Suddenly someone started to knock on my door loudly, like a mad man.
“Gal, open up. I don’t care if you want to or not. You can’t stay there all your life, you can’t run from reality.” I heard Sean’s voice from the other side of the door. I smiled to myself and walked out of the bathroom and opened the door. When I opened it, he practically flew in, he fell on the floor and looked at me, and I just laughed at him.
“So I see you got your mood back.” He said.
“Yeah, I guess I did.” I said and sat on my bed.
“What happened?” he asked, still sitting on the floor.
“Nothing, I just realized how stupid I acted and that he just moved on, and that I can’t do anything about it. And I’m not gonna mourn about it for the rest of my life.”
“And I’m happy you did.”
“And besides that. You remember Maya? The one that I told you about, she’s coming to London for the rest of the summer.” I said happily.
“Really? That’s great.” He said.
“You don’t even know her.” I said.
“So what?”
“But I’m sure you two will get along just fine.” I said giggling.
“Gal, what are you trying to say?” he asked.
“Just that I think you two will be great together. And you finally gonna get a girl.” I said laughing.
“And you find that a funny thing?”
“No, just pathetic.” I said laughing now even harder.
“Ooooo, you asked for it.” Sean said and got up and started to run after me around the room.
“Got ya.” He said, as he caught me and pinned me down to the floor. He sat on top of me and stuck my hands to the floor beside me.
“Now say you’re sorry.” He said.
“No I won’t.” I yelled.
“Yes you will.” He said with a devilish smile and started to tickle me.
“Say you’re sorry.” He said still tickling me.
“SORRY.” I said.
“I didn’t hear you.” He said laughing.
“SEAN.” I yelled, now crying from laughing to hard.
“Ok, ok.” He said and stopped, he got off of me and sat on the bed.
“Sean, that’s so unfair. You know how ticklish I am and your not.” I said and sat down crossing my hands across my chest. I did the puppy eye thing.
“Life isn’t fair.” He said laughing.


We were waiting at the airport for Maya to come, I asked them all to come with me, but unfortunately Abs and Jennifer were here too, I didn’t invite them, I didn’t want this day to be ruined.
All the guys were with caps and sunglasses, and luckily no one recognized them. I couldn’t wait ‘till Maya will come, she’s going to be in a hell of a shock.
“Soooo, where is she, I’m bloody tired and I’m bored too.” Scott whined like a little baby.
“She suppose to be here any minute now.” I said, and as I finished my sentence I heard a loud screech.
I turned around and saw Maya.
“Maya” I called, I ran to her and hugged her tightly, she hugged me back.
“Oh, Gal, I missed you so much.” She said looking at me.
“I missed you too.” I said. I was so happy to see her again.
“So, how was your flight?” I asked her.
“It was a long one, but at least I’m finally here, in London.” She said happily.
“Yeah, and you’re going to have a great time here.” I said.
“I’m sure.”
“Well, come on, I’ll meet you to my friends.” I said smiling devilishly.
“Finally, I’m gonna meet someone from your past, you never told us anything about your old friends.” She said, looking curiously to where I pointed.
I picked one of her suitcases and carried it to the direction of the others.
“Well, everybody, this is Maya.” I said. They all said Hi and so did she.
“And, Maya these are Scott, May, Sam, Ritchie, J, Sean, Liz, Julie and Abs.” I said, forgetting Jennifer on purpose.
“And Jennifer.” Abs added, giving me a dirty look, I just gave him one back.
She shook their hands, and said Hi.
“Why are you all with caps and sunglasses, you look like the F.B.I or something.” She asked smiling.
“We didn’t want people to recognize us.” Ritchie said and took his sunglasses down.
“Recognize you?” she asked, when suddenly her smile disappeared and her mouth started to drop slowly. “She got it.” I thought to myself.
“Yeah, It’ll cause a big scene.” Sean said, and took his own sunglasses down too. Now her mouth was fully open and her eyes were wide open too.
“Close your mouth.” I whispered to her giggling.
She shook her head, and looked at me, I just smiled. We were all in silence for a couple of seconds, with Maya in shock.
“Umm, well how was your flight?” J asked, trying to make up a conversation.
“Uh? Oh, umm fine.” She said.
“Well, are we going to stand here all day or are we going to do something?” Scott asked annoyed.
“Yeah, come on let’s go.” Liz said. We all headed to the cars. Maya suddenly stopped me.
“We’re going to have a long talk.” She whispered to me. I just laughed at her and kept walking.

“So, Maya tell us a bit about yourself.” J said when he started the engine.
“Well, what do you want to know?” She asked.
“Age, Hobbies, music. You know, stuff.” Sean said.
“Well, I was twenty in April. I have two younger siblings a brother and a sister. I love watching TV, my fave shows are Charmed, The sentinel, South Park and some more. I love to listen to music, Robbie Williams, Ricky Martin, Madonna, and Bon Jovi. I love Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Funk. I’m a vegetarian and I love cats. My fave food is chocolate, ice cream and pizza, and I’m very lazy. Ohh and I want to be an actress.” She took a deep breath. “Is that enough?” she asked smiling.
“Yeah, you can say so.” Liz said.
“So, you’re a lazy one too uh?” J asked. Maya nodded.
“Just like those two.” He said looking at Sean and me through the mirror.
“Yeah, she is J. not everyone is hyper and fit freak like you are.” I said teasing him. He gave me a dirty look through the mirror, I just took my tongue out to him.
“And you like pizza like Scott. I think you’ll get along here just fine.” He said smiling.
“I hope so.” Maya said, also smiling.

We entered my house and as soon as I shut the door Maya began.
“Why didn’t you tell me?” She asked angrily.
“I did.” I said.
“No you didn’t.”
“Yes I did. Don’t you remember, two years ago, all of you laughing at me. You didn’t believe me, it’s not my fault.” I said laughing and headed to the kitchen. She went after me.
“God, I can’t believe it. And I’m sorry we didn’t believe you.” She said.
“It’s ok, it was probably for the best. Umm do you want something to drink?” I asked her.
“Umm yeah, thanks. God, I probably looked like a fool.” She said sitting down.
“Ohh don’t worry, they’re used to it already.” I said giggling and handed her her drink.
“Don’t laugh, it isn’t funny.” She said annoyed.
“I’m sorry Maya, but it WAS really funny and a great feeling too, to get back at you for all the times you embarrassed me.” I said proudly.
“Yeah, I guess we’re even.” She said smiling devilishly.
“Yeah.” I smiled too. Then we both burst into laugher.
“So, what’s the story with you and that Abs guy.” She asked still laughing. The minute I heard his name I stopped laughing.
“What’s wrong? Did I say something wrong?” she asked concerned when she saw the look on my face.
“Ohh, no, it’s nothing, really.” I avoided her look. I didn’t want to talk about it, just yet. I assumed she’d notice it eventually, but not that fast.
“Gal, come-on I know you better than that, and you know it.” She said, walking up to me. I sighed loudly.
“You remember that I told you about Richard?” I asked.
“Yeah, the one you had…” she trailed off. “He’s Richard.” She said. I nodded.
“Oh god, and that Jennifer girl is his girlfriend, right?” she asked, taking her hand up to her mouth. I nodded again, afraid that if I’ll say anything I’ll burst into tears.
“Ohh come here, I’m sorry.” She said and hugged me. I hugged her back, I couldn’t fight the tears any longer and I started to cry.
“But what happened? I thought you two were in love with each other.” She said pulling back.
“I thought so too.” I said sobbing. We walked to the sofa and sat down. I took a deep breath and told her everything, the whole story, from the very beginning ‘till now.
“Wow.” That’s all she said. I laughed lightly, a couple more tears went down my face.
“So you’re telling me that your best friend loves your ex, that you still love, and she got close to you just to get close to Abs, and that he kissed you and told you that he still loves you, but than went and found himself a new girlfriend?” She asked. I nodded.
“And I thought I had a complicated life.” She said laughing. I laughed too.
“Yeah, but I’m starting to get over it.” I lied.
“Ohh, no you’re not, first of all I can see it, and second I won’t let you do it. You love the guy and we both gonna get him back to you.” She said assuring me.
“But I’m not sure that I want him back.” I lied again.
“That you’ll sort of later, now let him suffer a little bit from jealousy. We’ll make him get back to you, not you to him.” She said. And I knew she was right. I’m not ready to give up on him. Not after all we’ve been through.


This past week was the best week I had for quite time now. Maya and me were having a great time together. I have a whole new wardrobe I think. And I showed her London, all the sites and everything, and I totally forgot about all my problems. About Abs, Jennifer and Sam. But now, as I was sitting in my room, just looking out of the window I remembered everything, and knew I had to start working out things, to try and make things better.
Suddenly Maya entered the room, interrupting my thoughts.
“Hey.” She said. I looked up at her.
“What are you thinking at?” she asked.
“Nothing.” I said.
“Yeah right.” She said and sat next to me.
“Really, what are you thinking at?” she asked again. I sighed loudly.
“That I need to start and work things out with everyone.”
“Everyone?” she gave me a questioning look.
“Sam, Abs.” I said. At the mention of his name I felt my heart ache. I hated that feeling, but it seems that lately it was all I felt.
“Oh.” Was all she said. Suddenly the phone rang. I looked at it, but didn’t bother to pick up. It rang a couple of seconds until Maya rolled her eyes and picked it up.
“Hello?” she said. “Hi” she greeted who ever it was, blushing like mad. “Yeah… everything’s fine… I’m having a great time here.” I gave her a curious look, but she just kept talking.
“Umm yeah she’s here.” She said finally handing me the phone.
“Hello” I said, curious to know why Maya looked so happy.
“Hey.” Sean’s lazy voice was on the other end of the line. “Big surprise” I thought to myself.
“Hi.” I said back.
“What’s wrong?” He asked, in seconds his voice turned to a concerned one. It’s amazing how he could know from just a little ‘Hi’ that something is wrong.
“Nothing.” I tried my best to sound cheerful. I heard him sigh, but knew that he’ll let it go.
“Well than, we were thinking of crashing into your house.” He said.
“Why me?” I asked whining.
“Because.” He said.
“That’s not an answer.”
“Yes it is.”
“No it isn’t.”
“Yes it is.”
“No it isn’t.”
“Yes it is.”
“Agh, ok it is.” I said defeated. I could hear him grin.
“So, what time?” he asked. I frowned.
“Who is going to come?” I asked.
“Umm, everybody.”
“Don’t you guys have some work to do? Record a new song, maybe write one, or how about an interview?” I asked hopefully. I didn’t have a problem about them coming here I just like teasing him, like he loves doing it to me.
“Nope.” he simply said.
“Ok than, umm how about 15 minutes?” I asked.
“Ok, we’ll be there.” He said.
“Oh and Sean?”
“Is Abs coming too?” I asked. I didn’t know whether I wanted him to come or not, but I needed to know.
“Yeah.” He said quietly.
“But don’t worry, he isn’t bringing Jennifer with him.” He said.
“Well, I got to go, I’ll see you in awhile.” He said and hung up before I could say anything. I put the phone back to its place and looked at Maya.
“So?” she asked expectantly.
“They’re all coming here in about 15 minutes.” I said. Her smile grew bigger and she couldn’t look happier.
“Well, there is your chance.” She said. But I knew it wasn’t because of this. Like I thought, something was happening between her and Sean. But maybe she was right, maybe now it’s time to end this all. And Luckily I had no one home. I had the house to myself for the next couple of weeks, my mum and dad went on vacation.

15 minutes later.

We were all sitting in the living room, chatting with each other. I looked at Abs, why did he have to look so damn good? I was still mad at him like hell. But my feelings for him were stronger than what I thought. More like what I hoped, that I got over him and could move on… like he did.
“Stop looking at him all the time, what will it help?” I heard Sam say. That was when I realized that I was staring. Luckily he didn’t notice. I looked at her and gave her a dirty look.
“Shut up.” I hissed at her. I looked at May and she just nodded back at me.
“What? He got someone else, he doesn’t love you anymore. So it won’t help you looking at him all the time.” She said, raising her voice with every word she was saying. My jaw dropped and I looked at her in shock, while at the same time all the eyes at the room were on us. I looked at everybody, finally getting to Abs, I felt my cheeks burning like hell.
“That’s it.” I said, turning my gaze back to Sam and standing up.
“What?” she asked innocently.
“Oh, you know what, we both know what. What you’ve been trying to do for almost all your life without much success.” I said, getting angry with every second.
“Hey Gal, what’s wrong with you?” Scott said getting up.
“Scott, sit down.” I said.
“No, I won’t let you yell at my girlfriend like that.”
“Oh believe me, she won’t be after I’m done.” I said. His eyes grew big, but he just sat down. I looked back at Sam and saw a knowing but petrified look on her face. I smiled at that.
“What are you talking about? We all know why you’re acting like that.” Sam said, keeping the innocent act.
“Yeah, because my best friend loved my boyfriend ever since she saw him.” I said. Her face turning pale with every word I’ve said.
“What?” all the people in the room cried out. I looked around me. May was grinning like hell, and Scott looked like he was going to cry. I felt so sorry for him but I knew I had to keep going.
“Yeah, that’s right. I was so dumb for not understanding it earlier. I’m sorry to say it, but… Do you think she got with Scott because she wanted to be with him? No, he is Abs best friend, she thought that maybe this way she could get closer to him. But I guess he didn’t really give a oliebol about her being.
She didn’t give up just yet, and when I moved to America, she had a clear shot. Why do you think she spent all this time with Abs when I was gone? To try and get closer and closer, but she failed, cos Abs won’t do it to his best friend, unlike her. And when I got back here, she didn’t give up and tried to convince me that all I did was just hurting him, and that it was better for both of us to just forget about it all and move on.” I said and took a deep breath. “And I guess one of us did it.” I continued quietly. I looked up at him and continued.
“I just feel so stupid for believing all her lies and for that, that I needed May to tell me about it all, to fill me in for everything I missed.” I finished with that. All mouths in the room were wide open, and just now I noticed that I was on the verge of tears.
“Is that… true?” Scott asked Sam with tears in his eyes. She looked at him, then on everybody else in the room. She finally stood up and opened her mouth.
“Yes, it is. And you know what, I’m not sorry for what I’ve done, just that I spent half of my life with you guys, so blind to see or understand what I was doing, and for someone who is too focused in himself to see the hints.” She said looking at Abs. He blushed hard and looked down. “I’m sorry Scott that it was you, but you liked me, and you’re Abs best friend, so it was really easy and convenient to use you. When I saw that it wasn’t enough becoming Gal’s best friend I went to you.” She said, then she turned and faced me. “And maybe I didn’t get what I wanted, but at least I got half of it. Neither of us got what we wanted, neither of us got him.” She said, looking at me, giving me a cheeky smile. I had tears in my eyes. She gave everyone a final look and turned around, beginning to walk away.
“Oh and Sam?” I asked.
“Yeah?” she said, turning around.
“You’re wrong, I got what I wanted.” I said as I slapped her so hard on the face. Everyone in the room gasped. Actually I think it hurt more to me than to her, a sharp pain went through my hand, but I didn’t say anything, I just turned around and walked away with my head up high, not waiting to see the others reaction.
I entered my room, closing the door behind me. I let out a light moan. God it hurt. I walked over to my bed and sat down, thinking of what just happened. I can’t believe that I did it, I wanted to do it since I found out and finally did it. But I still felt bad. She was right. She got what she wanted, kinda. I wasn’t with Abs, he got his Jennifer. A couple of tears slipped down my face. There was a knock on my door, and to my absolute surprise Abs stood there. I put my feelings a side for a minute.
“What do you want?” I asked coldly.
“To talk to you, to explain some things.” He said quietly.
“Don’t bother. I’m tired from all the explanations, I’m sick of it.” I said bitterly.
“Well than, just listen.” He said firmly, I guess fed up with my childish behavior. He sat down next to me.
“First of all I want you to know, that nothing ever happened between me and Sam.” He said, I just nodded.
“And second thing, is that… umm Jennifer… well she isn’t my girlfriend.” He said, stumbling in his words. I looked at him wide eyed, did I hear him right? Or maybe I just started hearing the things I wanted to hear.
“What?” I yelled at him.
“Gal, calm down, and listen.” He said, putting his hand on mine. I looked at it, then on him, and he took it away but started again.
“She isn’t my girlfriend, she’s an old friend that came to visit and I asked her to do me a favor. I thought that maybe, when you’ll see me with another girl you’ll be jealous and get back to me.” He said looking down. I was speechless. He stood up and looked at me.
“But, it was a stupid thing to do. You just got mad at me, and it hurt, not just emotionally, physically too.” He said, rubbing his cheek lightly. A smile started to grow on my face against my will, and I couldn’t stop it. “And you hate me now. And what did I think, how could you come back to me when I had a girlfriend.” He took a deep breath and continued. “I already forgave you, but I know that now, it’d be even harder to forgive me, and I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt you.” He said, putting his head down and heading to the door.
“Abs.” I said quietly and stood up quickly. I grabbed his hand, and turned him around. We stood inches from each other.
“I already did.” I said as I kissed him passionately, wrapping my arms around his neck. He kissed me back, putting his hands around my waists, holding me in a strong embrace. We shared the sweetest kiss ever and it felt so right.
After what seemed like forever, we pulled apart. I opened my eyes and looked deeply in his chocolate eyes.
“I missed you so much.” He whispered.
“I missed you too.” I said as he leaned down and kissed me again.

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super Haha!

alleen dat oliebol haha in plaats van sh it hehe lol

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haha, dat had ik nog niet eens gezien *LOL*


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Link naar dit bericht Geplaatst: 22-04-04 20:33

jeetje kan je me de rest niet gewoon alvast mailen ofzow Tong uitsteken (pleasseee)ik kan niet wachten. Dit is echt een super verhaal Haha!

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Link naar dit bericht Geplaatst door de TopicStarter: 25-04-04 13:13

Jah, das het mooie van een verhaal, om het in stukjes te delen, dan blijf je nieuwschierig naar het volgende stuk en hoe langer je wacht hoe leuker het is om het volgende stuk te lezen. Haha!

Maar hier is alweer een stuk hoor Haha!



“I think we… should head… down… stairs.” I said between kisses. We were making out on my bed, not able to stop.
“No, we shouldn’t.” Abs said, kissing my neck.
“Abs.” I said, pushing him lightly. He pulled out and looked at me, doing the puppy thing with his eyes.
“Don’t give me that look.” I said, looking up at him. He was on top of me, not letting me get up.
“You have any idea how long I’ve been waiting to do this?” he asked.
“The same as I have.” I said and slid under him to the floor, and stood up. He sat down on my bed and looked at me with a mock angry face.
“Come on Abs, you know we have to go down. I have to talk with Scott, I think both of us need to talk with Scott.” I said, opening the door.
“Aww.” He whined like a little boy but stood up and walked after me, sliding his hands around my waists and kissing my neck.
“Stop it.” I said, trying to sound serious but giggled.
“Ok, but I want to ask you something.” He said turning serious. I turned around in his hands looking up at him.
“What?” I asked.
“Would you go out with me tonight?” he asked, looking at me with a hopeful face.
“Yes, I’d love to.” I said, smiling widely. He broke into a smile and leaned down and kissed me, I kissed him back, then pulled away. I freed myself from him and walked down the stairs. As we reached the living room, all the eyes were on us. I looked around me and couldn’t find Scott. Sam obviously wasn’t there.
“He’s outside.” Liz said. Without saying a word I turned around and walked outside to the backyard. I found Scott sitting on the stairs with his head down and sat beside him. He didn’t look up, but his shoulders were shaking a little bit. I put my arm around him, and he turned to me, crying on my shoulder.
“It’s ok.” I said. A few tears ran down my face. I hated Sam more than ever now. How can she put him in so much sorrow?
He looked up at me, with his blue, amazing eyes full of tears.
“I’m sorry.” I whispered.
“Don’t be.” He said quietly. “I need to thank you for what you’ve done.”
“No, you don’t. I could’ve prevented it, if I wasn’t so blind to see. If I wasn’t so occupied with myself. I could’ve prevented both of us from getting hurt.”
“Don’t say it Gal. don’t take the blame on you, because it’s not your fault. We were all too blind to see.” He said. I looked up at him, and hugged him tightly, a few tears running down my cheeks.
“We’re gonna go through it together. We’re gonna get over her together.” I said, reassuring him. He nodded and smiled weakly. Suddenly Abs walked out. We both looked up at him.
“I’ll leave you two to talk.” I said and stood up and walked away. I entered the house and headed to the kitchen. Maya and May were there, talking.
“Hey.” I said. They looked up at me.
“Hey.” They both said in the same time. I walked to the refrigerator and took out a bottle of water.
“So…?” Maya asked me. I gave her a puzzled look and drank from the bottle.
“So… what took you so long?”
“Uhh?” I asked, trying to act the dumb.
“Upstairs.” May exclaimed irritated.
“Ohh, why didn’t you say?” I asked with a mischief look. They both rolled their eyes at me. But I just continued gulping from the bottle.
“So…?” May asked again.
“Ohh, you want to know?” I asked innocently. I loved to torture them.
“Gal.” they both yelled at me at the same time.
“Ok, ok. Let’s just say we patched things up.” I said grinning.
“Go Gal, go Gal, go Gal.” May sang. I started laughing hysterically.
“Hey, hey.” I said calming down a bit. “What happened after I went up?” I asked curiously.
“Well, after we all came out from the shock we were in, after you punched her. You know, I think you’re punching just a little bit to much lately.” May said laughing. “Well, she just looked up embarrassed like hell, and walked out.” She finished off.
“Who else did you punch?” Maya asked.
“No one.” I said, looking everywhere, except on her.
“She slapped Abs.” May said.
“Hey.” I called out. “How do you know about it anyway?” I asked.
“I have my sources.” She said grinning. I gave her a dirty look and looked at Maya.
“Why?” she asked.
“It was when I found out about Jennifer.” I said.
“Hey, what about Jennifer really. You said you patched things up right?” May asked.
“Who patched what?” Sean and Liz came in the kitchen.
“No one.” I said, giving Maya and May a look that said shut-up-or-else-you’re-dead.
“But you said someone patched things up.” Liz insisted.
“Umm, no. I said Abs and Scott is patching things up.” I said, trying my best to sound convincing.
“Ohh.” Liz said. I looked at Sean and knew he didn’t buy it. I knew I’d have to explain it to him later.

All the guys had to leave to a photo shoot, so it left us, the girls to talk a bit. We were all sitting in my room, and they all looked at me with expecting eyes.
“Come on Gal, we want to know all the juicy details.” Liz whined.
“No. I’m not like all that girls that kiss and tell.” I said determined not to tell them.
“Ok, so you kissed.” May said mischievously. They all grinned at me.
“Yes, we did. And that’s it.” I said.
“Was there any snogging on bed?” Maya asked.
“Not telling.” I said firmly.
“Just nod your head.” May said. I nodded my head yes. They all broke into loud cheers, clapping their hands and shouting things like “Yay, woohoo, go Abs, go Abs.”
I looked at them all amused, they were acting like a bunch of teenage girls. I walked up to my closet and opened it.
“What are you doing?” Julie asked me after calming down.
“Trying to decide what to wear tonight.” I said, turning to face them.
“Why? Where are you going?” May asked suspiciously.
“I have a date.” I said smiling like mad. They all looked at me wide eyed.
“I see Abs doesn’t spend any second.” Maya said and they all laughed.
“Stop it.” I said, offended. They all stopped once they saw I was serious.
“Hey Gal. we were just joking.” May said, getting up from my bed and walked up to me.
“I know. I just really want this to work. I really want tonight to be a good start for us, a fresh start.” I said.
“And it’s going to be. Don’t worry, ok?” she said. I nodded my head yes.
“Great, now let’s find you something to wear.” May said, running through my closet. Maya got up and helped May. I sat down on the floor leaning on my bed and let them do the work. I smiled when the memories of all of us doing this when we were younger flooded me. I remember my first date, it was with Abs. We were all sitting in my room, giggling, talking. They were helping me get ready for my date. I was so nervous that I could barely do something. And now, it was exactly the same, just that now there was Maya instead of Sam. And it was so great, I missed it so much. Come to think about it, Abs was my first in everything. My first love, my only love. My first date, my first kiss, my first time…
“GAL!” May yelled, making me jump.
“What?” I asked.
“Can you please wake up from wonderland and come back to us?” she asked.
“Oh, sorry.”
“So, what you think about that?” Maya asked, showing me a long topless dark blue dress that had a little butterfly at the end.
“Nah, too overzealous.” I said. They all looked at me confused. “He bought it to me.” I continued.
“Oh.” They all said understandingly.
“Good taste.” Liz remarked
“So, how ‘bout this?” May asked me, showing me a knee black dress, that in the back had a x.
“Yeah, not too simple, and not too festive.” I said. They all nodded in agreement.
“What about your hair?” Liz asked.
“That’s your specialty.” I said turning my gaze to her. Liz was in a beauty school. She smiled satisfied. I looked at my watch, and was amazed to see how the time past so quickly and that I need to start getting ready.
“Ok, you guys. I’m going to get a quick shower and get ready, be right back.” I said, taking my belongings and rushing to the bathroom. I closed the door behind me and put the dress down, I was about to get in the shower when something caught my eye. I looked up at the window, it was starting to get dark and the sun was starting to set down slowly. The sky filled with beautiful colors, and it made me melt. The memory of my first date with Abs filled me inside. He took me to a nice restaurant, and than we had a walk on the beach near our park. We watched the sunset go by, hand in hand and I never felt so happy in my life like I felt than. I smiled lightly at that memory and took my clothes off and got in the shower. 20 minutes later I was out wearing my dress, and drying my hair with a towel. I walked in my room, all the girls turned their attention to me and smiled.
“Ok. Come on, sit down.” Liz ordered me and I sat down on the chair near the mirror. She took the drier, and started to dry my hair with it. I looked at the mirror in front of me, and saw the girls talking about something, their faces were confused. I couldn’t hear them because of the drier, so I let it go. But the minute Liz stopped with it, they started with the questions.
“Hey, Gal. you started to tell us earlier about what happened with Jennifer. So what did happen?” May asked.
“Well, you see. She never really was his girlfriend.” I said. They all looked at me with questioning eyes. “She’s an old friend of him that came to visit, and he asked her for a favor.” I continued as Liz brushed my hair.
“A favor?” Julie asked confused.
“Yeah, he asked her to pretend to be his girlfriend so that I’ll get jealous.” I said as a smile formed on my lips, as I thought of how stupid it sounded, well it really was stupid.
“God, how stupid.” Maya exclaimed, reading my thoughts.
“I know, and I was so mad at first. But than I realized how much he tried to get my attention, how much he did just to get us both together. What I didn’t try to do, what I tried to ignore.” I said sighing loudly. They all smiled knowingly.
“That’s another reason why I want this to work tonight, to show him that I care too. To show him that I’m trying too.” I said.
“Don’t worry hun, everything will work just fine. Believe me.” Liz said softly. I looked up at her and smiled.
“Now, what we will do with your hair?” she asked thoughtfully.
“I think, just let it down.” May said.
“Yeah, it looks better like this, but lets add something.” Liz said. She took a little purple butterfly clip and tugged it to my hair. I looked at the mirror. “Yeah, I like it. The color goes great with my blonde hair.” I thought to my self.
“It goes great with the color of your hair.” Maya said, reading my mind the second time the past 10 minutes.

I stood in front of the mirror, looking at my reflection. I was pleased at what I saw, it all went great with each other. I was already with make up and wearing now my black sandals.
“You’re looking great, it’s all going perfectly with each other.” Maya said, smiling. I looked weirdly at her. “What with her? How does she do it.”” I asked myself.
“What?” she asked confused.
“Nothing.” I said smiling. “I was just thinking of something.” I said, assuring her.
“Oh.” She said, not quite sure she understood. I started laughing at her look.
“What?” she asked again.
“Nothing, you’re just funny.” I said calming down a bit.
“No, I’m not.” She said defensively.
“Oh, you have no idea just how much.” I said giggling.
“Hey.” She exclaimed.
“Sorry, I’m sorry.” I said still laughing lightly.
“Hey Gal, he’s here.” Julie exclaimed running into the room. My breath stopped for a second, and I felt butterflies doing flips in my stomach.
“Ok.” I said quietly and looked the last time at the mirror, making sure everything was ok.
“Go get him.” Maya said jokingly and we headed down stairs. I walked down slowly, and stopped in the middle of the stairs. There he was, standing at the door, so handsome. I walked down the rest of the stairs and came to him, taking in the aroma of his aftershave. God how I loved this smell, I was addicted to it. He looked at me, smiling from ear to ear. He was perfectly dressed. He wore black baggy pants, with a dark blue tight shirt that showed off his muscles and a black jacket, and his hair was perfectly styled in spikes. All the eyes in the room were on us.
“You look beautiful.” He said as he handed me a single rose. I blushed hard and took it.
“Thanks.” I said quietly.
“Well, shall we go?” he asked, after a couple of seconds of silence. I nodded. He gestured his hand to me and I took it. I could hear the girls behind me giggling lightly.
“Bye.” We both said as we headed outside.
“Don’t stay out too late, kids.” May yelled after us, and they all broke into fits of laugher.


“So, where are you taking me?” I asked him curiously. I knew he wouldn’t tell me, he never did. But it was worth to try.
“Not telling, it’s a surprise.” He said smiling, but focusing on the road. I sighed lightly. A silence fell in the car and I started to get nervous.
“What’s wrong?” he asked and looked concerned at me, but than looked back on the road. I smiled at that. How he knew something was wrong, how he could feel I was so tensed. I loved that feeling, that he knows me and care.
“Nothing.” I said smiling.
“You sure?” he asked again.
“Yeah.” I said.
“Ok, than. Umm, we almost there. So, close your eyes, and no peeking.” He said and slowed the car, than stopped.
“Abs, come on I want to see.” I whined. I loved surprises, but I didn’t want to close my eyes.
“Come on Gal. for me?” he asked, giving me a puppy look.
“Oh, ok. You know I can’t resist that face.” I said and gave him a pack on the lips, but then closed my eyes. He started the car again and we drove a little bit farther but than stopped again. I opened my eyes slightly, trying to see where were we.
“Uh ah, I said no peeking.” He said. I laughed lightly and closed my eyes again. I heard him opening his door and than going to my side and opened my door to me. He helped me outside and than closed the door behind me. My ears filled with a lot of noise and I knew where we were.
“Ok, now open.” He said. I opened my eyes and in front of me I saw a Ferris wheel. We were in a fair.
“You remembered.” I exclaimed and hugged him like a little kid.
“Of course I did. You actually thought that I could forget anything that has to do with you?” He asked chuckling. It was my fave place, I loved the fair. We started to walk to the direction of the entrance.
“So, where do you want to go first?” he asked me.
“I don’t know, I’m just happy that I didn’t wear my high heels.” I said, thanking god for that.
“Yeah.” He said looking around, trying to find a place to go first.
“Let’s just walk around a bit and we’ll find.” I said, starting to walk.
“Ok.” He said as he took my hand and we started to walk hand in hand.

An hour later.

“That was fun.” I laughed as we walked out of the mirror maze.
“Oh, yeah.” He said laughing too. We were just kicked out of there because they caught us making out in one of the corners. What’s wrong with that? We were stuck and bored from walking around all the time so we found us something better to do. It felt like old times. We both were acting like nothing ever happened between us, that this past month never happened and that we never broke up. That everything was just like it always was. He already won for me a teddy bear that was so cute.
“Come on, let’s go buy something to eat.” Abs said, taking my hand and walking to the stands where the food was.
“So… what do you want?” he asked examining the shelves. “Oh, I know.” He said before I could answer.
“Two Cotton candy please.” He said to the seller. I smiled.
“Here you go.” The seller said and gave me one of the cotton candy.
“Thank you.” I said. Abs paid him and we walked off to find a place to sit. We found us a bench and sat down.
“I’m so glad no one recognized me yet.” He said.
“Abs, do me a favor and don’t open your mouth just yet.” I said, shivering from the thought of a lot of girls chasing after us.
“Yeah, I know. I shouldn’t say anything.” He said, smiling at me. I blushed lightly and ate the cotton. I don’t know why, but it has always been like that. His smile had some kind of effect on me. I loved it so much, he had an amazing smile and I always could feel myself blush or looking down when ever he smiled to me.
“Gal?” he asked quietly.
“Yeah?” I asked back, looking deeply into his eyes.
“I want you to know, that I’ll never leave you. Whenever you need me, I’m here for you. I love you, always and forever.” He said, putting his hand on my cheek. I smiled.
“I know.” I said as I raised my hand and put it on his hand.
“I love you too, always and forever.” I said as I leaned down and kissed him gently on the lips and wrapped my hand around his neck, in the other I had the cotton candy. He put his free hand on my waist and I wished that this moment would never end. But we were cut shortly after a couple of seconds by loud screams. We pulled away quickly, looking panicky around searching from where the screams were coming.
“I had to open my big mouth.” Abs said and looked around petrified. “The poor lad” I thought to myself as I watched him looking scared as hell.
“Come on, that way.” I said, getting up and taking him with me. We started running to one way, when suddenly we saw a bunch of teenaged girls running our direction.
“No, that way.” I said turning around and starting to run the other way.
“To the Ferris wheel.” I said.
“Excuse me. Coming through. It’s an emergency.” We said pushing through the people standing in the line and getting on one of the booths. It started to go up and we both sighed in relief.
“That was close.” He said, sinking comfortably on the bench in the booth.
“I know.” I said as I leaned down on him. He brushed his hand through my hair playing with the little butterfly clip.
“It’s cute.” He said. I giggled lightly.
“Like you.” He continued. I looked up at him and smiled.
“I know.” I said laughing. He laughed too. But then became silent.
“What’s wrong?” I asked as I sat down.
“You sure?” I asked.
“Yeah.” He said looking out on the view. I looked out too. It was amazing, so beautiful. There was silence for some time.
“I’m so sorry.” He suddenly said. I looked at him. He was still looking out.
“On what?” I asked. He turned his gaze to me.
“On what just happened. I didn’t want this to be ruined. I really wanted this date to be good, to be like old times. When I could go out with my girlfriend without people recognizing me and asking autographs, while I’m trying to be alone and have some time with my girl. Is that so much to ask?” he asked sadly.
“Abs, it’s not ruined, nothing is. What just happened didn’t ruin anything. Don’t be sad because of it. Of course I want things to be like it used to too. I don’t want to share you with the rest of the world. I don’t want thousands of girls thinking about you everyday and cursing and hating me. I don’t want to stay alone and be away from you when you go on tours, and I definitely don’t want you to get hurt by all of this. But there’s nothing I can do about it, and you can’t either. It’s your job and you love it, and I have to live with it. And if all that means that I can be with you than I’m happy to live with it.” I said, looking deeply into his eyes.
“Thank you.” He said and leaned down and kissed me. I kissed him back wrapping my arms around his neck. We were so caught up in that kiss we didn’t notice that we were down again.
“Excuse me, you’ll have to get out now.” the man outside said. We broke our kiss quickly and walked out, laughing our heads off. Second time in one day.
“What do you say we’ll head home. I’m very tired.” I said yawning.
“Sure, no problem.” He said and we headed home. When we got back, he walked me to the door.
“I had a great time.” I said and looked up at him.
“Me too.” He said smiling. I blushed and looked down. He took his finger and lifted my chin up lightly. I closed my eyes and felt his soft lips brushing mine, with his tongue touching my teeth lightly. He pulled back after a minute, and I opened my eyes.
“Good night.” I whispered.
“Good night.” He said back and walked to his car. I watched him driving away, then took my key out and opened the door. As I opened the door all of the girls fell down on the floor next to me. I looked down at them and rolled my eyes, then walked past them, starting to go up the stairs.
“Where are you going?” Julie called after me.
“To bed.” I said.
“Hey, you have to tell us how it went.” May yelled.
“Then come upstairs, I’m dead tired.” I said as I entered my room. They all came running after me. I went to the bathroom, changed my clothes and took my make up off. I entered my room again and we all sat on my bed.
“Well, it was great. God I had a great time. He is so sweet and caring. He took me to a fair…”
“Aww, how sweet. He remembered.” May interrupted me.
“Yes he did. It’s so great, we were in all the rides and stuff. In the love boat thing. And we had cotton candy and everything. It was just heaven, except for the fact that some fans chased us.”
“What?” they all asked together.
“Yeah, we had to run away, so we escaped to the Ferris wheel. It was so romantic up there, so beautiful.” I said as I sighed. They all smiled widely. I picked up my hair to a ponytail and lay back on the wall.
“Oh my god! Is that a hickey?” Maya called, sticking her eyes to my neck. They all looked at my neck.
“Uh? What?” I asked confused.
“You have a hickey on your neck.” Julie said.
“I have?” I asked worriedly and walked up to the mirror.
“I have.” I said, examining it from all the directions.
“So I see you had a really good time then.” May said mischievously. I giggled.
“I guess it’s from the mirror maze.” I said.
“What happened there?” Liz asked.
“Well, we kinda got stuck, and we were tired from walking so we decided to do something else. We were kicked out of there cos they caught us snogging in one of the corners.” I said laughing. They all laughed too. We talked some more after that and than headed to bed.


“GAL” I woke up to a loud call.
“Leave me alone.” I grumped and turned around in my bed.
“Gal.” The same loud call came back, but it was closer.
“I wanna sleep” I said angrily and put the covers over my head. Silence.
“Uh, the silence, the nice and quiet silence.” I thought to myself. Seconds later my door swung open and in came the girls.
“GAL, are you deaf?” May called.
“LET ME SLEEP.” I yelled at the top of my lungs. They all backed away.
“Well, ok. If you don’t want to see yourself in the paper.” Maya said.
“WHAT?” I asked, looking up. They all nodded. Julie held the paper in front of her.
“Let me see that.” I said as I threw the covers off of my body and snatched the paper from Julie’s hands. “Abs’s new love” the headline was screaming. There was a picture of us too, It was when we were kissing on the bench, with the cotton candy in our hands.
“Oh my god.” I said as I leaned on the wall for support.
“Gal, sit down first of all.” Maya said, helping me back to my bed. I sat down and flipped through the paper ‘till I got to the article.
“Abs’s new love.” I read out loud. “Yesterday night, the we will rock you hottie Abs Breen, was seen with a girl, his age in the London’s fair. Through all the years of five we hadn’t heard once that Abs has someone special or that he’s seeing someone. But last night, he proved to us that he’s still the sexy popular chap that he is, and that he’s still one of the most wanted lads these days.
An on looker said: “The two looked so close to each other. They walked hand in hand all night and didn’t stop kissing for a minute. I never saw a couple that happy in my life. They looked perfect for each other.”
A close friend says: “he has been looking for the right girl for ages now, and from the looks of it, he probably found himself something special.”
I looked up at all the girls, eyeing them suspiciously.
“It wasn’t us.” Liz said defensively.
“They made it up. Can’t you see? ‘He has been looking for the right girl for ages.’ He never looked for the right girl, cos he always knew where were you, well kinda. That’s all bullshit.” May said.
“God, what am I going to do?” I asked quietly. I was scared to death. How am I going to handle all of this? How it’s going to be from now on?
“Don’t worry. It’s going to be ok. We all went through it.” Liz said and hugged me. Both Maya and Julie coughed.
“Well, some of us went through It.” she corrected herself. I laughed lightly through the tears that started to form in my eyes. Suddenly the phone rang. We all looked at it. I didn’t pick it up.
“It can be him you know.” Maya said quietly. I looked up at her and then picked it up. I took a deep breath before answering.
“Hello?” I asked slowly to the receiver.
“Gal, honey.” I heard Abs’s soft voice on the other line and took out the air I was holding.
“Abs.” I said relieved.
“I take it you saw the new copy of ‘the sun.” He asked.
“Yeah, I did.” I said.
“I’m so sorry Gal.” he said sadly.
“Don’t be, it’s not your fault.” I said. He sighed loudly.
“I knew it’ll happen eventually, but I never thought it will be so soon.” I didn’t answer, I didn’t know what to say. I didn’t even know what I was feeling.
“We’re going to go through some difficult time from now on.” He said when he saw I wasn’t going to reply. I didn’t reply now either. I just didn’t know what to say. He sighed again.
“Gal, please talk to me.” He said sadly, sounding so desperate. I took a deep breath.
“I don’t know what to say.” I said, trying hard to hold the tears. All the girls looked at me with pity in their eyes. I hated it.
“Well, it’s no use to talk it over the phone. I need to see you, but I can’t come over now. Chris is pissed as hell. I’ll talk to you later, but whatever you do, do not answer anything any reporter asks you, ok?” he asked.
“Ok.” I said, my voice just above a whisper.
“Bye.” He said as he hung up. I held the phone for a couple of seconds, then put it back to its place. I looked up, I didn’t know what to do. There was silence for a couple of minutes, ‘till Maya broke it.
“Don’t worry Gal, everything will be ok, we’re here for you.” She said smiling. I smiled too.
“Thanks.” I said.
“No probs.” May said. Just then the phone rang again.
“Hello?” I said when I picked it up.
“Hey Gal, remember me? Your forgotten best friend.”
“Hey Sean.” I said giggling. Right as I mentioned his name Maya’s eyes lit up.
“Hi.” He said back.
“Why forgotten?” I asked.
“Well, as your best friend, I don’t think I should read about your date with my band mate from a tabloid.” He said, sounding really offended.
“Oh god. I forgot to tell you.” I said.
“Yes you have.”
“Oh, Sean I’m so sorry.”
“Well you should be.”
“You’re not making it any easier.”
“Well, why should I?”
“Sean, come on. I said I’m sorry.” I whined.
“Ok, ok. I forgive you.” He said. The girls were out of my room by now, except for Maya, who stayed and listened to the conversation. I rolled my eyes. God, can it be more obvious?
“So, how was it?” he asked.
“Great, it was so great. I had so much fun. It was like old times, ya know. It felt so right.”
“I’m happy to hear It.” he said.
“Well, everything went ok, except for that, that a bunch of teenaged girls chased after us.” I said laughing.
“What?” he asked.
“Yeah, but we ran away to the Ferris wheel.”
“Oh, then you came out of it.”
“So, you’re telling me he didn’t tell you guys?” I asked.
“No, he didn’t tell any of us.”
“Weird, I wonder why.” I said thoughtfully.
“Well Gal, I gotta go. Talk to you later ok?”
“Yeah sure, Bye.” I said as we both hung up.

I sat in the living room waiting for Abs to come, when the doorbell started to ring like crazy. I walked up quickly and opened the door. In flew Abs.
“Close the door.” he called, breathing hard. I closed the door quickly, just in time to see a reporter running my direction.
“God, those reporters will never learn to behave, they’re crazy I tell you, crazy.” Abs said, now trying to set his breath. I laughed lightly. When he finally could breathe right, he came to me and put his arms around my waist, pressing his body to mine.
“You ok?” He asked softly. I nodded and looked deeply in his eyes.
“I missed you.” He said.
“You saw me yesterday.” I said, smiling.
“So? I still missed you. I was so afraid this morning when Scott called me about the article. I didn’t know how you would react, I really wanted to be with you then.”
“But you here with me now, and that’s all that matters.” I said as I leaned and kissed him lightly on the lips.
“You right, that’s all that matters.” He said as we kissed again, now more passionately.
“I thought you guys had something to talk about.” I heard Maya’s voice from behind me. We broke the kiss quickly and turned to face her. We both blushed. She laughed at that.
“Um, we have.” Abs said.
“I can see that.” She said as she walked back up. I looked up at Abs and we both laughed.
“You really need to set her up with Sean already.” Abs said as we both headed to the couch.
“I know, and I’m working on it.” I said as I sat on the sofa and put my head on Abs’s lap. We were in silence for some time, not really knowing what to say. He played with my hair a bit and stopped. Then played with it some more and stopped again.
“You know it’s not going to be easy from now on.” He said thoughtfully. I nodded.
“You’re going to be recognized from now on. In the start we probably will have to do some interviews and stuff. I’ll talk with Chris about what we’ll tell, if we should tell the whole story or not. It’s going to be hard to walk in the street together. You’re going to have to disguise yourself too, the fans are not stupid, they can put one and one together. And if they see you with someone disguised they can guess it’s me.” He said. I didn’t say anything all the time. I just let him talk, and talk. He kept babbling on while I just thought of how hard it’s going to be, wondering to my world.
“There can be phone calls too, not nice once. Sometimes even threatened.” He said slowly. That part woke me up and I snapped from my daze and sat up quickly.
“What?” I asked.
“You can get phone calls, or threa…”
“I heard what you said.” I said angrily, cutting him off and standing up.
“Honey, calm down.” he said standing up too, holding my arms. I looked up at him.
“Threatened? Phone calls? Why?” I asked, scared.
“The fans. Not all of them are nice and understanding.” He said. I looked at him, so scared and petrified.
“The girls went through it as well. Some of ‘em.” He said.
“So? It doesn’t mean I need to go through it.” I said stubbornly.
“I’m so sorry. I hoped I could talk with you about it all, before we went out public. But they beat us to it. I didn’t want you to get hurt, I never wanted It.” he said quietly, looking down. I sighed. “Why does it have to be so hard?” I asked myself. He loosened his grip on me and took a step back, looking up.
“If you don’t want to go through it, I can understand.” He said sadly. I looked at him in disbelief. “Does he really mean it?” I asked myself again. I stood silently, I was in too shock to say anything. Suddenly he just dropped his shoulders down and turned around starting to walk away. “Oh god. He took it the wrong way.” I said to myself. For some reason I couldn’t move or talk, I was stuck to the ground. I tried to say something, tell him that I’m willing to go through anything as long as I’m with him, but nothing came out of my mouth. He opened the door and turned around to look at me. My eyes were wide open, I nodded my head no, hoping he would notice it and walk back to me, but he didn’t. He dropped his head down again and walked out of the door, out of my life for the second time.


“Gal. Gal.” I heard someone calling my name and shaking me lightly. I looked up at the blurred figure. I tried to focus my eyes, and to my surprise it was Abs that was shaking me.
“Abs?” I asked quietly.
“Gal, what’s wrong? Come on, I’m talking to you on something serious here.” he said, looking slightly pissed off. I straightened myself and sat up. I looked around me, I was still in my house, and we were still sitting on the couch in the living room. I stared at Abs, it was all just a daydream. It wasn’t real, I was still with Abs, and he was still here with me. I guess we didn’t get to the part with the threatens yet.
“Gal, stop staring at me like that, you’re scaring me.” He said, looking a bit worried. I smiled widely and hugged him tightly.
“Gal, honey, can you please tell me what’s going on?” he asked.
“I was just daydreaming.” I said.
“I noticed that, but on what?” he asked, looking amused.
“Oh, nothing. It’s nothing.” I said reassuring him. Although, it wasn’t nothing to me. Maybe, it was a sign, maybe this dream had a meaning, and maybe it was supposed to tell me something.
“Ok, if you say so.” He said. We were in silence after that. “Maybe I should bring the calls subject up.” I thought.
“Umm, Abs.”
“What about the threatened, calls. I know I can get those things.” I said. He looked at me, with a worried expression on his face.
“I didn’t want to get to that part.” He said, looking down.
“But, we have to talk about it. What am I going to do when it’ll happen.” I asked.
“There’s nothing we can do about it hun. Not all the fans are nice and understanding.”
“I know. But I’m so afraid.” I said quietly. Abs sighed and took me closer to him, hugging me tightly. I put my head on his chest, a couple of tears sliding down my face. I was truly scared.
“I know. So am I honey, so am I.” He said.

I sat in my room, looking through a magazine, not really concentrating on it. The house was quiet, Maya was out with the girls, and I decided to stay home, I really didn’t feel like get bothered in the street. It’s been just a day since we were out public, and the phone just didn’t stop ringing, it drove me nuts. It started to get kinda boring, since I didn’t really have what to do, and picking up the phone every other second, is not much of a hobby. I think I talked with every newspaper or tabloid in all England, and all my mates from here and from America. The phone rang again, and I just looked at it. ‘Should I pick it? It can be important’ I thought to myself and picked the phone up.
“Hello?” I asked.
“Hello. Is this Gal speaking. I’m from Th…” the voice on the other end said, and before she even got to finish her sentence I slammed the phone down.
“I can’t take it anymore.” I yelled out to no one. The phone rang again. I looked at it and decided that this is it.
“Don’t you get any hints? You think if I wanted to talk to you I would slam the phone in your face. I DON’T WANT TO TALK TO YOU, you jerks.” I yelled at the top of my lungs.
“Gal?” asked a worried voice.
“Who is it?” I asked angrily.
“Tim.” He said quietly. Oh my god, oliebol what have I done.
“Oh god, Tim, I’m so so so so sorry. I thought you were another newspaper that wanted an interview.” I said, apologizing.
“God, you scared the hell out of me, and ruined my ear.” He said.
“I’m sorry.”
“It’s ok. So how are you?” he asked.
“I’m fine, I guess. As you heard I can’t get any peace here. This frigging phone just keep ringing.” I said miserably.
“Well, if we’re talking about it already. Is it true?” he asked. I sighed.
“Yeah.” I said quietly. He sighed too. Oh god, I didn’t think he would call so quickly. I did talk with some of the others, but I knew I can expect some more calls from them.
“Well, congratulation.” He said sadly.
“Thanks.” I said. He sighed again.
“I… I just wanna know… one thing. Why? I mean, I spent two years, trying to get you to go out with me, and even after we did, you didn’t want to go on. And here, after just two weeks, you’re kissing that guy, you’re going out with him. Why? Because he’s famous? Because he’s rich? Because he looks good? Because you wanted to be famous too? Is that the reason? Well, what do you know, you got what you wanted right?” he asked, his voice rising with every word he was saying. I was in shock, how dare he to say those things?
“How dare you? You don’t know everything Tim, there’s more to it. I can’t believe you just said those things, I’m in shock, but more than that I’m hurt. I thought you knew me better than that. I thought that you of all people would understand and support me in all that. You think it’s easy? You think I wanted that? You think I wanted that the boy I loved all my life would be famous?” I asked, yelling at the top of my lungs. He didn’t answer.
“I thought so.” I said as I hung up.
“AGH, I can’t believe him.” I yelled again. The phone rang again. I looked at it angrily. “What do you want?” I yelled towards the phone. ‘Ok Gal. Take a deep breath and calm down.’ I said to myself trying to relax a bit, not successfully if I might add. I was so pissed right now, I can’t believe That Tim said those things. The phone kept on ringing and I couldn’t ignore it anymore.
“WHAT?” I yelled.
“Gal?” Asked someone on the other end.
“Yes.” I said angrily.
“Hey, it’s me Stephanie.” She said happily.
“Oh, hi.” I said slowly. What does she want?
“What’s wrong? Why are you so mad?” she asked sweetly. I looked oddly at the phone. I can’t remember the last time she was so nice towards me.
“Umm, well, it’s just that the phone rings every other second and I can’t get some time to myself.” I said.
“Oh, well. I just thought to call you and ask how you’re doing.” ‘Yeah, and it accidentally happened now.’ I thought. Stephanie and me were never good friends, I mean, Maya and I hated her. She was so artificial. She always tried to be nice when she wanted something, but when she didn’t need anything from anyone, she acted like a bitch. To me she was nice sometimes, but to Maya… you can say that they were practically enemies.
“I’m fine.” I said simply.
“So, how is it to go back to London.”
“Fine.” I said.
“Oh.” That’s all she said. I knew what she wanted, but I’m not about going to talk about it with her.
“That’s it? Nothing special that happened?” She asked, sounding a bit irritated from me being so apathetic.
“Nope.” I said simply, trying to hold my laughter.
“Oh, come on. I saw the picture Gal.” She said angrily.
“Well, good for you.” I said.
“So, it’s real?”
“Oh My God. You’re going out with Abs Breen.” She called. Suddenly a thought came to my head. Oh, she’s going to be so mad now.
“Yeah, and Maya is going out with Sean.”
“WHAT?” she yelled.
“Oh, oops, I wasn’t suppose to say that. Just forget I said it.” I said giggling.
“No, no. She came to England?” she asked.
“Yeah, she came here to London, and they just clicked. Well gotta go.” I said as I hung up. I started to laugh hysterically. I wish I could see her face at that moment. Oh god it was so good. I was still laughing when my phone rang AGAIN. Oh god, it will never stop.
“Hello?” I said into the phone.
“Hello, I’m from the Mirror. Is this Gal speaking.”
“Didn’t you get at the first and the second and the THIRD time that I don’t want to talk to you.” I said as I slammed the phone down. Great, just great. They sure know how to ruin a good mood.

I was sleeping peacefully when I felt someone kissing my forehead lightly. I opened my eyes slowly and smiled as I saw Abs sitting next to me on my bed.
“Hey.” He said softly.
“Hey.” I whispered back. He caressed my cheek lightly.
“How are you?” he asked.
“Fine, but dead tired from picking up the phone all day.” I said.
“My poor baby.” He said. I nodded my head.
“So, they bothered you a lot?” He asked.
“You can say that.”
“Well hun. I got to head off. I just stopped by to see how you’re doing.” He said. I sighed. “Already going.” I thought bitterly.
“I’m sorry. I have some things to arrange.” He said, reading my thoughts. I sighed again.
“Ok.” I said quietly. He leaned down and kissed my forehead again, then stood up.
“Talk to you tomorrow.” He said and walked out the door. I looked at the watch beside me, 8:30 pm. I took the covers off my body, and walked down stairs.
“Oh, look who’s up.” Maya exclaimed as I entered the Kitchen.
“Hi to you too.” I said sarcastically, and opened the fridge, looking for something to eat.
“What’s wrong?” she asked.
“Nothing.” I said and took some things to make me a sandwich. She raised her eyebrows.
“I’m just tired, that’s all.” I said.
“You just woke up.” She exclaimed.
“Believe me. If you were sitting all day answering the phone to people you don’t really want to talk, you’d be tired too.” I said.
“Oh.” That’s all she said, and got back to the book she was reading. I finished making the sandwich and took a big bite out of it. I was starving.
“Oh, that reminds me.” I said suddenly.
“Hmm?” she asked nonchalantly, focusing on the book.
“Guess who called.” I said.
“Who?” she asked, still not paying any attention.
“Stephanie.” I said. As I mentioned her name, Maya looked up quickly.
“What?” She asked. I nodded my head yes.
“What did she want?” She asked.
“What do you think?” I said, and took another bite from the sandwich. Maya didn’t answer, just looked at me confused.
“Knock, knock. Anybody’s there?” I asked. She rolled her eyes.
“She saw the picture, what do you think. Just like all the others.” I said.
“Oh, what a bitch. What do you mean all the others?” she asked.
“Well, let’s see. Michelle, Mike, Steve, Crissy, Kelly and Tim.” I said, trying hard to remember all the people that called.
“Really?” she asked surprised. I nodded.
“Yeah, but well, not all of them acted so bitchy like the others.” I said, thinking on Tim.
“Why? Who acted like that except for Steph?” she asked.
“Tim.” I said quietly.
“What?” she exclaimed, for the who knows time today. I nodded.
“At first he was ok, but then he was like. ‘Why? I tried for two years and you didn’t want, but then after just two weeks, you with that guy. Why? Because he’s famous and rich, because you wanted to be famous too.’ And stuff like that.’ I said all in one breath.
“I can’t believe him.” She said in disbelief.
“He was acting like a total jerk.” I said.
“So what did you say.”
“Well, I just started to yell at him and tell him that there’s more to it, and that I can’t believe him, then just hung up.” I said sadly.
“I’m sorry hun.” Maya said and stood up and hugged me. I hugged her back.
“It’s ok, I guess. If that’s how he feels.” I said, pulling back.
“Yeah, you don’t need him now. You’ve got your man.” She said.
“Yeah.” I said laughing. I suddenly remembered what I said to Steph, about Maya and Sean, and knew I need to start doing something about it.
“So, when your parents are coming back?” Maya asked.
“Umm, next week.” I said.
“You know, I think I’ll start looking for my own apartment.” I said.
“Yeah, I think it’s time to live on my own. Don’t you think?” I asked.
“Yeah, I guess it is.” She said thoughtfully.
“What are you thinking at?” I asked her curiously.
“You know, what if I’ll move with you.” She said.
“Of course. You want to stay here with my parents?” I asked chuckling.
“No, I mean, literally move with you. To move here to London permanently, for good.” She said, her eyes shining from enthusiasm.
“You really want to?” I asked.
“Of course.” She exclaimed.
“OH GOD, it’ll be so cool.” I said, starting to jump up and down.
“Yeah.” Maya called, and started to jump too.
“We’re going to be roommates.” We both called at the same time. We looked at each other, and burst out laughing.


“Ok, come on guys, it’s show time!” I called laughing. We were all in mine and Maya’s new house. After two weeks of searching, we finally found a nice, not too expensive house, and to top it all it was just a couple of blocks down Abs’ house. We all lived near, we stayed in the same neighborhood where we lived when we were little. And it was the best like this, it was a quiet little neighborhood in London, and we all loved it. And now, they were all helping us to clean the house. Liz, Joshua, J and Scott were painting the rooms upstairs, while Abs, Ritchie, May, Julie and I were washing this floor, and I thought it’ll be a good idea to put Sean and Maya to clean the basement, just the two of them…
“Ok, Here it comes.” Ritchie yelled, as he poured all the water from the bucket to the floor. We each had a wiper with a rag on it and we started flying across the room wiping the floor, slipping on the slippy floor. The radio was on in full volume, and Limp bizkit with Rollin was on, we were all singing at the top of our lungs with the radio.
“Keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’, keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ rollin’…” I sang loudly, putting the wiper near my mouth like a mic and running around when I hit someone and fell down. I looked beside me, Julie was on the floor next to me, laughing her ass off. I started laughing as well, although my butt hurt big time!
“You ok?” she yelled, trying to get over the loud music. I nodded my head yes and got up, offering my hand to her, she took it and got up as well.
“Thanks.” She yelled and walked back to sing like crazy and wipe the floor. I looked around me, I felt dizzy from the fall and walked to the kitchen, putting the wiper down and sitting on a chair I found there.
“You ok?” I heard someone calling. I looked up and saw Abs, I smiled the minute I saw his face, his deep eyes looking concerned at me. I nodded.
“Yeah, just a bit dizzy.” I said.
“What? I can’t hear you.” He yelled. I laughed and took his hand, leading him up stairs. The music got less and less loud as we stepped away.
“Now, what did you say?” he asked.
“Just that I feel a bit dizzy, that’s all.” I said.
“But you ok? Right?” He asked, I smiled.
“Yeah.” I said. I was about to say something else when a splash of paint got me straight in the face.
“AGHH” I called. I opened my eyes and saw Abs laughing so hard.
“What are you laughing at?” I yelled. I was all covered in purple.
“You’re… you’re…” he said, clutching his stomach. I looked around me and saw J laughing on the floor. I saw a bucket of blue paint near me and picked it up.
“You… you…” I said, walking towards J. He looked up at me.
“Sorry Gal, I just couldn’t resist It.” he said, bursting into laughter again.
“Well, me neither.” I said as I took the bucket from behind my back and spilt it all over his face and body. His look was worth more than anything, he looked so shocked. I laughed hard. He couldn’t speak, and he couldn’t move, he was so shocked.
“That’s for you Jason, and as for you Mr. Abidin.” I said, turning to Abs. He stopped laughing and wiped his tears, turning serious.
“You wouldn’t dare.” He said slowly.
“Oh, you damn sure I would.” I said, and spilt whatever that was left on Abs, he gasped and moved quickly backwards. Nothing touched him, just a bit on his cheeks and nose. He grinned evilly.
“Missed.” He called teasingly and laughed. When suddenly he stopped laughing and moved away from the wall slowly. He looked behind him, on his back.
“Oh man.” He whined. I walked behind him and burst out laughing, his whole back and butt were white. He leaned on a painted wall.
“You deserve it.” I called and ran to one of the rooms. I walked in where Josh and Liz were, they were painting the wall in a pale purple. It was my room, and it was so beautiful.
“Oh guys, I love it.” I said. They stopped painting and looked at me, and burst out laughing, I rolled my eyes.
“It’s not funny.” I called and got out of the room to the bathroom to wash my face from the paint. Scott was there, painting the bathroom in a light blue.
“Hey gi…” he said and cut short, stifling his laughter.
“Don’t.” I said, he smiled lightly and put the brush down.
“What happened?” he asked.
“J, that’s what happened.” I said. He chuckled. Scott hadn’t got back to himself yet, after what happened with Sam. We all thought he’ll get over it by now, since it happened over a month now. But Scott stayed quiet and depressed. He hadn’t told a joke for over a month now and I started to get worried about him. He started to drift away from everyone, he wanted to be alone all the time, by himself. We thought it was normal at first, but when we saw he wasn’t with us anymore, we started to get worried, he started to drift away from us. I looked at him, he was painting the wall silently. I sighed, and washed my face, trying hard to get all the paint off my face. After rubbing my face for a while, and making it really red I turned the water off and straightened myself. Scott was still painting, not saying a word. I sighed again and got closer to him, putting my hand over his shoulder. He stopped his doings and turned to me.
“You know I’m always here for you hun.” I said. “You know you can come and talk with me when ever you feel like Scott, I'm always here to listen and I always will be… ok?” I asked. He looked at me, tears forming in his eyes, but he didn’t say a word just got back to paint. I sighed. “Why does he do it to himself?” I asked myself and walked out of the door. I walked in another room and saw J and Abs painting it, it was Maya’s room and it was painted in white creamy.
“So you’re back, Mrs. devil.” J said teasingly. I rolled my eyes and took my tongue out to him.
“Yes I am.” I said and picked up a brush and started painting. It looked kinda funny, each one of us was painted in a different color, I was covered in purple, while J was in blue and Abs in white, we looked so funny.
After half an hour that the room was finished I got back down and to the basement quietly. I peeked down and saw what I didn’t think I would…

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Each one of them was in the other corner of the room, standing silently and painting the walls. The silence and the tense feeling in the room would’ve killed me long time ago if I was them. “Jeez, do I have to do everything around here?” I asked myself. Suddenly Sean turned around and was about to say something. “Thank god” I thought.
“Umm, could you pass me that can?” he asked, his voice shaking lightly. “Oh puh-lease.” I thought. Maya picked up the can and passed it to Sean, their fingertips touching each other, they both looked up, their eyes locking in a gaze, then they quickly turned around, going back to what they were doing. I rolled my eyes again and stepped down the rest of the stairs. They both turned to look at me.
“Hey guys. How are you doing?” I asked.
“Fine.” They both said in the same time.
“You sure? You seem kinda quiet here, what were you talking about?” I asked. “If you ever did.” I thought.
“Umm, nothing really.” Maya answered, blushing lightly. I chuckled. Those guys can’t be more obvious.
“Oh.” I said. They both nodded.
“Well, I’m going to take a walk, one of you care to join me?” I asked.
“I will.” Sean jumped.
“Ok then, be back in a while.” I told Maya as I went upstairs with Sean in my heels.
“We’re going out, be back in a while.” I called.
“Umm, we’ll be in my house, we’re taking a break.” Abs called.
“Ok hun.” I said. We went out of the front door and into the street. We walked for some time, both of us quiet, not saying much.
“So, what do you think on Maya?” I asked Sean, I had to get it out of him, one way or another. He looked at me quickly, than looked down.
“She’s nice.” He said softly.
“That’s it?” I asked, eyeing him suspiciously. He nodded, still not looking at me.
“Oh, that’s too bad, cos I had the feeling she likes you.” He raised his head quickly.
“She does?” he asked, curious. I chuckled.
“Well, I think so, but if you don’t like her, then just forget it.” I said.
“Oh.” He said, putting his head down again. We entered a park, our park, the gang park. We pasted the big oak tree, mine and Abs’s oak tree. I smiled as I saw the inscribed heart. I sighed, smiling.
“You know you can tell me Sean. You know that you can’t hide anything from me, you know that I know already.” I said. I heard him sigh.
“But I don’t know. I’m not sure what I feel Gal, it’s not that simple.” He said. We sat down on a bench, under a big tree.
“Since the first time I saw her, my life just twisted. She’s all I can think about, when I go to sleep, when I wake up in the morning. She’s there, every time. When we practice on stage, I think of her. When we do an interview, I think of her, when I’m hanging with the guys I think of her. But, I don’t know what I should do, I don’t think I’m ready to go in a serious relationship…”
“You don’t know if she wants a serious relationship Sean, what if she feels the same way, what if she doesn’t know what to do as well. You like her, and I can see it, a blind man can notice you guys like each other. And you need to tell her how you feel, or else you’ll carry it on with you forever.” I said. He sighed.
“I guess you’re right. But I don’t think I’m able to go and tell her what I feel.” He said.
“You don’t have to go and tell her straight away that you like her. I think to start a little conversation would be a good start.” I said chuckling. He nudged me lightly.
“Thanks.” He said.
“Hey, it’s what I’m here for.” I said and laughed. I placed my head on his lap, staring at the sky.
“So, how things between you and Abs?” he asked.
“Great, everything is just going great.” I said.
“I’m so happy to hear that, you know. I so hoped things would go back to how it was, considering what he’s been through.” He said, leaning back on the bench and closing his eyes. I looked up at him, raising myself up and leaning back on my elbows.
“What do you mean?” I asked slowly. He jerked his eyes open.
“Umm, what?” he asked shakily.
“Sean, what did you mean?” I repeated slowly. He looked at me worriedly.
“Nothing.” He said hopefully, looking at me cautiously.
“Sean, what were you talking about.” I said again.
“Honey, just forget it ok? Please, do me and you a big favor and forget what I said.” he said.
“No, I want to know what you meant by saying what you did.” I said, now more firmly.
“I don’t think it’d be good.” He said quietly.
“I don’t care.” I said. He sighed loudly, giving up.
“Fine then.” I placed my head on his lap again.
“Well, when you weren’t here, it was a hard time, for us, we all missed you, some of us more than others.” He said.
“I know that Sean, we’ve talked about it.” I said.
“Right, than you know all about It.” he said, sighing in relief.
“I have a feeling there’s more to it.” I said. He sighed again and nodded.
“He took it hard Gal, more than we all thought he’d take it. He loved you more than anything in this world, and you just left him, not saying anything after you left. You didn’t call, you didn’t let us give him your phone number, you just sent him one letter Gal, and that was the worse. At first, he thought it was ok, that you needed time to adjust there, he was sure that you’re going to call soon. Weeks gone by and you still didn’t call, he started to get worried, he asked us at least once a day if you called any of us, but we said you didn’t, we all tried our best to act like we didn’t know what was going on with you, but it was hard. It was then, that we got our contract deal. It helped a bit, got you off of his mind for a while. But then, one day, that he was at Sam’s place, he found out that we talked to you, that we were in touch with you. He heard Sam talking to you on the phone. Now I understand everything, she did it on purpose, she called you on purpose, she knew Abs would hear her. And so he did, and from that on, it just got worse. He was devastated, nagging us to give him your phone number, but we kept denying it. Until we couldn’t anymore. So we told him the truth, that you don’t want him to call you.” Sean stopped, taking a glance at me. I looked at the sky, not saying a thing. He sighed and continued.
“He didn’t know what to do with him self, he couldn’t practice the dance routine, he couldn’t sing, he cried him self to sleep all the time, every night we could hear him crying in his room. It was when we lived together, he never went out with us clubbing, to just hang out. All he did was sitting in his room, crying and looking in your picture. I never saw such a thing, you were his world Gal, and when you left he had no world. He sunk into depression so hard we didn’t think he’d get pass it. After what seemed forever like this, things calmed down. He stopped crying at nights and he got back to track. He went clubbing with us, he started to have fun again. Singing while walking in the street like he used to. We thought everything was back to itself again, and things were great. We thought he forgot about you. Until we had that concert in New England. That was the thing that broke him down.” Sean kept on. I squeezed my eyes shut, holding back the tears.
“After we got back from there, things got worse then ever. He locked himself in his room, we didn’t know what to do with him. One night, we were all sitting in the living room, drinking some beers. He got so drunk. We never saw him drink but this time he drank and drank. After that he ran out of the house, taking the car with him. We tried to stop him, to take the keys away from him, but we couldn’t, he just drove away. We couldn’t do a thing cos we didn’t have a car, and when finally Liz got to the house it was too late. We found the car crashed in a streetlight. We took him to a hospital, after a couple of weeks that he stayed there, he finally got back home, thank god he was ok. It was all over the papers, rumors about the accident and the reason of his drunkenness were everywhere, and it was doing his head in. He got addicted to the painkillers and one time…”
I couldn’t take it anymore, not wanting to hear it any longer I just got up and started to run back home. I had tears streaming down my face. I heard Sean calling after me, but I just kept on running, not stopping in any cost. I can’t believe what I did. All of this happened to him because of me. He almost got killed… because of me. Why am I so selfish? Why was I so naive? To think everything would be ok? If I couldn’t take it and if I got into depression for almost a whole year, why to think he could get over it?
It just kept on chasing me, I thought I left that part already, that we left those two horrible years behind us, but it just kept on coming back.
I ran as fast as I could, I couldn’t hear Sean calling me anymore, he stopped running already. I just kept on running ‘till I got to Abs’s house. I knocked on the door like mad, the tears pouring down on my cheeks. Suddenly the door opened.
“WHAT’S WRONG WITH Y… Gal? Honey what’s wrong?” Abs asked me worriedly.
“I… I’m… I’m…” I mumbled, not able to stop crying.
“Come here.” Abs said softly, taking me in his arms, hugging me tightly. I hugged him back, holding him to dear life. Suddenly Sean came running, out of breath. He stopped at the door, where Abs and I stood. He clutched his stomach, not able to breathe.
“Sean, what happened to her?” Abs asked him worriedly.
“I… I… I told her…” he said, trying to catch his breath.
“You told her what?” Abs demanded, still hugging me.
“I told her… what was going on… while… she wasn’t… here.” He said. Abs looked at him for a moment when suddenly his eyes grew big.
“YOU DID WHAT?” He yelled.
“I’m sorry, she just…” Sean tried to explain. Abs told him to shut up with a wave of his hand, and led me to the kitchen.
“Honey, calm down, please.” He pleaded with me.
“I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.” I mumbled, still crying.
“Honey, it’s ok.”
“I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry.” I repeated, over and over.
“Sweetie, hear me out. It’s ok, please stop crying, I can’t see you crying, you know that. Please stop.” Abs kept on pleading with me. I took a deep breath, trying to stop crying.
“I never meant to do it, I never meant to.” I said, looking at him with tearful eyes.
“I know. And it’s ok.” He said pulling me to a tight embrace.
“I’ll never do it again, I promise. I’ll never leave you. I don’t want to. I didn’t mean to. I didn’t have a choice.” I said, I couldn’t stop, I didn’t know what to do with myself.
“Shhh, it’s ok.” He said softly, soothing me. He got up and took a glass of water, giving me.
“Here, drink this. I’ll be right back.” Abs said. I nodded and took the glass, sipping from it. Abs walked out of the kitchen and into the living room. There was silence, everyone staring at him. He scanned the room ‘till he got to Sean who was leaning on the wall. He narrowed his eyes, walking slowly towards Sean.
“You.” He said quietly, suddenly grabbing him by his collar shirt and pinning him to the wall.
“What the fiets you think you’re doing?” he yelled, his anger building up inside of him. Sean swallowed.
“Abs man, calm down.” J said, nearing him.
“Stay away J.” Abs warned. He looked back at Sean.
“I asked you something, what the fiets you think you’re doing?” he demanded.
“Abs, clam down and let go of me.” Sean said slowly.
“Tell me.” He said firmly.
“Then let go of me.” He said, almost choking. Abs didn’t move an inch.
“Abs, let him go.” Scott called. He still didn’t move, he had a killer look in his eyes. Suddenly Josh got up and pushed Abs, making him fall down and letting go off Sean. Sean breathed hard straightening his collar.
“What’s the matter with you?” J called. Abs stood up.
“What’s the matter with me? What the fiets is wrong with him, going and telling Gal what he shouldn’t have.” Abs called back.
“She asked to, I tried to avoid it but I couldn’t, she kept pressing on. And she deserves to know.”
“Not if that what happens.” Abs said. “And you knew that this is what will happen.”
“I’m sorry, but I tried.” Sean said.
“Well then, you should’ve tried harder.” Abs said and walked back to the kitchen.


It’s been a couple of weeks since that incident, I still felt bad and so guilty. Abs was still mad at Sean and I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to talk to Sean, but what would I say? I don’t have what to say, I told him already that I don’t blame him, cos It’s really not his fault, I asked him to tell me, I persuaded him to tell me. I tried to tell that to Abs as well, but he wouldn’t listen. I didn’t know what to do to make things better, it felt like everything was falling apart. Sean and Maya didn’t talk, every time they passed each other they’d look the other way, there was always this awkward feeling around them. Julie was planning to go off to Paris, to study there. And my connection with the other girls wasn’t like it used to. I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know who to talk to. There wasn’t anyone that would listen. Everyone was busy with their own problems, they don’t need mine as well. Half of the summer passed away, it was now August, and I felt alone. I had to find me a job. I couldn’t depend on my parents my whole life, and I had to keep myself busy somehow. I decided to go to the mall to search for something. I got down stairs.
“Maya, I’m off to the mall.” I called. She was lying on the sofa, watching TV. She muttered something. I sighed and got out of the house, going into my car and driving away. I got to the mall 15 minutes later and went out. I put my sunglasses on and went to search for a job. I passed a couple of cloths stores, a boutique, and some shoes stores. Nothing. They didn’t need new employees. I passed a music store and saw a sign that said they were searching for young guys/girls over 18 to sell in the store with a bit knowledge of what kind of music going these days. I went in the store and approached the man that stood near the counter.
“Can I help you?” He asked politely.
“Umm, yes. I’m here for the job you offered.” I said, pointing at the sign out side.
“Yes, of course. Umm, how old are you?” he asked.
“20, in a month.” I said. He nodded.
“Do you have any experience with this kind of job?” he asked. I bit my lower lip.
“Not really.” I said slowly, hesitating.
“Ok.” He said slowly and nodded, thinking for a moment.
“Umm, can you tell me what’s the name of Billie Piper new single?” He asked.
“Day & Night.” I said.
“Hmm.” He nodded again.
“Britney’s new single?”
“Umm, Oops… I did it again.” I said.
“Hmm.” He nodded again.
“What’s the name of the biggest ‘boyband’ now a day in the UK?” he asked. I grinned.
“5ive.” I said. He nodded AGAIN.
“Congratulations, you got the job.” He said. I raised my eyebrows.
“Wha?” I asked. What kind of an interview is this?
“Can you start now?” he asked.
“Umm, yeah.” I said, a bit confused.
“Good. Than come on, I’ll show you everything around.” He said and led me to the CD’s shelf.

I’ve been working on for 3 hours now, and I really needed a break. Something to eat.
“Umm, I’m taking my break now.” I called. He nodded and waved his hand. I walked down the stairs in the mall, searching for something good to eat. I looked around and walked to an ice cream stand.
“Umm, can I have please one ball of… vanilla with hot chocolate on top?” I asked the seller, scanning the flavors.
“Gal?” The seller girl asked. I looked up at her and my eyes grew big.
“Sabinah?” I called.
“Yes.” She called back.
“Oh my gosh.” I called, running around the ice cream stand and hugging her tightly.
“What are you doing here?” She asked.
“What am I doing here? What are YOU doing here?” I asked.
“Well, I moved here a couple of months ago, from Cardiff, What about you? When did you get back from America?” she asked.
“Not long ago, something like a month.” I said.
“Oh that’s great.” She said.
“Yeah.” I said and sighed, thinking about all that happened this past month.
“So, what have you been up to lately?” She asked.
“Well, I just moved into my own very first house with a friend of mine from America.” I said. She smiled widely.
“That’s so great.” She said. I nodded.
“How about you?” I asked.
“Umm, nothing really. My life is kinda boring now, nothing interesting and exciting.” She said.
“No one important in your life?” I asked, grinning. She laughed.
“No, not at the moment… but you know me, always on the look. But I heard you’ve got back to someone.” She said grinning as well. I smiled.
“How is he doing?” She asked.
“Fine.” I lied. I didn’t think it was the right time to tell her everything, I didn’t want to bother her with that. She smiled.
“It’s good to hear, send him my best.” She said. I smiled.
“I will.” I said. I looked passed Sabs, something caught my eye at the book shop, the new copy of ‘The Sun’.
“Wait just a sec, ok?” I asked, she nodded. I thought I saw Ritchie on the cover, I neared the store and I was right, Ritchie was on the front page, but not alone… he was with Billie Piper and the headline Screamed “Back to old love.” I opened my eyes widely, not believing what I just saw. I picked the paper and paid for it, then walked out, back to Sabs.
“What’s wrong?” She asked. I passed her the paper. As she saw Ritchie on the cover her eyes widened, but I knew it wasn’t from the same reason I was amazed… Sabs and Ritchie go way back.
“They’re back together?” She asked.
“Not as far as I know.” I said. “Look, I’ll get back to you later, ok?” I scribbled down my phone number and gave it to her.
“Call me, we need to catch up.” I said.
“Bye, I really gotta go now.” I said and turned around to walk back up but stopped shortly.
“Oh, and I work at the music store.” I said and walked up.

After my shift was done, I raced back home.
“Maya?” I called the minute I got back home.
“What?” She called back from upstairs.
“Did anyone call, perhaps like Ritchie or May?” I asked.
“Nope.” She said, stepping down the stairs.
“Oh. Well, I gotta go, be back later.” I said and walked out quickly before she could take out another word. I got to my car and sped to Rich’s home. I knocked on his door like mad until the door opened forcefully.
“What?” He yelled. “What’s wrong with ya?” he asked. I shoved the paper in his face, he gasped.
“Oh my god.” He called, taking the paper from my hands and looking at the front page in amazement.
“Is it true?” I asked as I stepped into his flat.
“What?” he looked up. “NO, Of course not, you really think I can cheat on May?” he called out.
“No, well I hoped no… than how you explain that picture?” I asked.
“Well, I ran into Billie yesterday, and since we still friends we chatted a bit, that’s all.” He said. I eyed him suspiciously. “Honestly.” He exclaimed, raising his hands up.
“Than how you explain these?” I asked, turning the pages ‘till I got to the story and some pics of them in locked lips.
“These are old ones!” He exclaimed again. He collapsed on his couch, burring his head in his hands. I sighed.
“What am I going to do?” he asked desperately.
“Well, first of all let’s hope May haven’t seen the pictures yet. And, I’m sure she’ll understand.” I said, trying to comfort him.
“And what if she won’t?” He asked. I sighed again and sat down next to him.
“Rich, hun. Don’t think like that ok? Think optimistic, think about that, that she’ll understand and everything will be just fine.” I said, soothing his back. He looked up at me.
“You really think everything would be fine?” He asked. I tried to avoid his eyes. I couldn’t lie to him. I knew everything would not be fine. As far as I remember May always told me she still thinks Rich still got some feelings for Billie, and she’s afraid something would happen. And what if she thinks, that ‘something’ had already happened.
“I hope so.” I said quietly. He dropped his head down again. I hugged him tightly. Suddenly I thought of Sabs… “But should I tell him? I don’t think it can make things any better, maybe just worse…” I thought to myself and let it go. Suddenly the phone rang. We both looked up at it. I looked at Rich and nodded. He got up and picked up the phone.
“Hello?” He asked into the receiver. Than sighed.
“Billie.” He said. I sighed as well. He talked with her a bit and than got off the phone. I looked at him questionably.
“So?” I asked.
“She don’t know what to do as well…” he said and trailed off. “But her manager said that it can do good to her new album.” He said.
“So?” I asked, not getting what he was trying to say.
“So they don’t want to deny it.” He said sadly.
“What? How can it do any good to her? I thought when you two were together all your fans ditched her and everything.” I said.
“Yeah, but they said… I don’t know, something about after a while I’ll dump her and than they won’t think that she dumped me and they won’t hate her and blah blah blah…” He said. I sighed.
“What are you gonna do?” I asked him. He sighed.
“I don’t know… I really don’t know.”

I just parked my car near May’s flat. I got out of the car and raced for her apartment, knocking on the door but no one answered, I knocked again but still, there wasn’t any answer. I opened the door slowly, revealing an empty flat. I heard some noises coming from her room, I closed the door behind me and walked up to her room, seeing May sobbing on her bed. ‘Oh no.” I thought and sat down next to May, caressing her back.
“Shh, everything is ok.” I tried comforting her. She looked up at me, her eyes were red and puffy. She looked at me with a questioning eyes.
“I know.” I said quietly. She looked down and started to cry again.
“May, but it’s not what you think.” I said. I wasn’t so sure myself if Ritchie was telling the truth, but I had to do something to make her stop crying.
“Then what is it?” she yelled at me. I backed away. She sighed.
“I’m sorry.” She said quietly. I smiled weakly.
“It’s ok. Just listen, alright?” I asked. She nodded and wiped her tears away, looking down.
“I just came back from Rich’s flat.” I said. She raised her head up and looked at me wide eyed.
“I showed him the paper and believe me, he was just amazed as I was. I talked to him and he said it’s not true. Yes, the picture on the front page was taken yesterday.” Her face fell down and some tears dropped down her face. “But they just met and decided to have a chat, nothing more then that, and the other pictures are old.” I said. I looked at her, I could see she’s not buying any of this.
“May, please, just talk to him.” I said. She shook her head.
“You have to.” I said.
“I don’t have to do anything.” She said stubbornly. I sighed.
“You owe him at least that.” I said quietly. She stood up.
“I don’t owe him anything.” She yelled and got into her bathroom.

I opened the door to my house and entered the kitchen, collapsing down on one of the chairs. I heard some footsteps coming from the living room and saw Abs rushing my way.
“Here you are.” He called out. “I’ve been looking all over for you.” He came over and gave me a peck on the lips. I sighed heavily.
“Hey.” I said quietly.
“What’s wrong?” he asked worriedly.
“Just a long day, that’s all.” I said and put my head on the table. He put his arm around me.
“Where have you been? Your cell is off and I couldn’t find you.” He said. I smiled and looked up at him.
“I found myself a job.” I said proudly. He smiled.
“Really?” he asked.
“Yeah, I thought it’s about time I will.” I said laughing. “It’s not much, just at the music store down at the mall.” I said. He smiled.
“Cool.” He said, taking my hand and pulling me to his lap.
“Oh, guess who I ran into today?” I asked.
“Who?” he asked curiously.
“Sabs.” I said. He smiled widely.
“Really? What is she doing here?” he asked.
“She moved here a couple of months ago.” I said.
“Really? I haven’t seen her.” He said.
“She says hi.” I said. He smiled again.
“Does Ritchie know about it?” he asked laughing. I turned serious as I heard his name.
“What’s wrong?” Abs asked.
“Have you talked to him lately?” I asked.
“What do you mean lately? Today?” He asked. I nodded.
“No. Why?”
“Have you seen the new copy of ‘The Sun’?” I asked.
“Gal, what’s going on?” He exclaimed.
“Ritchie and Billie on the cover.” I said.
“What?” he exclaimed again. I nodded.
“Are they back together?” he asked.
“No… I think.” I said.
“What do you mean?”
“Well, I went to see Ritchie after I found out, and he said that they just bumped into each other yesterday and the tabloids having a party over that.”
“So it’s not true.” He said.
“Yeah, I guess. The problem is May.” I said.
“Oh no, she saw it?” he asked, I nodded.
“And she don’t want to talk with him.”
“We have to do something about it.” he said.
“Yeah, and the worse thing is, Billie’s managers don’t want to deny it, because they say it can help the sales or whatever.” I said and sighed.
“Damn it. Well, I’ll go talk with Ritchie, we’ll see what we can do.” He said.


I pushed my way through the mob of people. J and Liz were having a party at their house and there were millions of people here, most of them I didn’t know, but I met some old friends I haven’t talked to in ages. I looked around me trying to find someone I know, not very successfully if I might add. I sat down on the sofa and rested my head back, closing my eyes. I felt someone sitting beside me after a couple of minutes, I opened my eyes to find Ritchie sitting there with his head buried in his hands. I put my hand on his back and he jumped and looked up at me.
“You ok hun?” I asked, trying to be heard over the loud music.
“Could’ve been better.” He said, sighing heavily.
“I’m sorry.” I said.
“What about?” he asked, frowning.
“That it all happened.” I said.
“It’s not your fault.” He said.
“I know.” I said. “But still.”
“I just don’t get it, she don’t want to talk to me, to look at me…” he trailed off, looking down. “And look at her.” He continued, looking up at somewhere. I followed his gaze and saw May.
“She looks like she doesn’t care about it, that everything is ok.” He said.
“Maybe it’s her way dealing with it.” I suggested.
“Deal with what?” he exclaimed. “Nothing happened.”
“I know Rich, you don’t need to tell me this.”
“She doesn’t let me tell her.” He said and sighed.
“Come here.” I said and hugged him, he hugged me back tightly, resting his head on my shoulder.
“You know what?” I said pulling back. “I know what will make you feel better.”
“What’s that?” He asked.
“You’ll see.” I said and smiled. I knew Sabs suppose to be here any minute now, I asked her to come as well, and now I thought that she was the only thing that would make Rich happy… kinda. I looked at J as he opened the door and there stood Sabs. I grinned.
“That “thing” is here.” I whispered in his ear so he would hear. He looked up at the door and his mouth dropped.
“Sabinah.” He said slowly. “What is she doing here?” He asked.
“I asked her to come.” I said. He turned to face me.
“Why?” He asked, looking angry.
“Why not?” I asked confused.
“That’s what I need now, May to see me with another girl.” He said and stood up.
“Look Rich, you don’t have to be with her ya know, I just thought you’ll be happy to see her after all those years.” I said angrily and walked towards Sabs.
“You’re here.” I called as I neared her.
“Yup, told you I’d come.” She said.
“Now come on, everyone’s waiting to see you already.” I said and took her hand, leading her to where I saw Abs, Sean and Maya sitting.
“Guys, look who’s here.” I said as we reached them.
“Sabs.” Abs called and stood up, giving her a big hug.
“How are you?” She asked smiling.
“I’m great, how ‘bout you?” he asked.
“Fine.” She said, looking over to Sean.
“No hi for me?” she asked.
“Of course.” He said and hugged her tightly.
“Sabs, I want you to meet Maya, Maya this is Sabinah.” I said, introducing the two.
“Hi.” They both said, shaking hands.
“Please, call me Sabs.” Sabinah told Maya.
“So, what brings you here?” Sean yelled over the loud music.
“I moved to London a couple of months ago. I just really needed a change.” She said.
“Cool.” He said. Suddenly the loud music turned into a slow one.
“C’mon, let’s dance.” Abs said, taking my hand.
“But I want to show Sabs to everyone.” I said.
“It’s ok, I’ll do that.” came a voice from behind us. I turned around to see Ritchie.
“Hey.” He said shyly and hugged Sabs tightly.
“Hi Rich.” She said even more shyly. I smiled widely.
“Come on.” I whispered to Abs and we both walked to the dance floor… the back yard… same thing.
I rested my head on Abs chest, closing my eyes and swaying slowly to the music.
“So, who’s the chick Scott came with?” I asked Abs, opening my eyes.
“I don’t know, I think someone he met a couple of days ago.” He said, scanning the crowd.
“Good, he’s moving on… finally.” I said.
“Yeah, It’s good to see him back to his old self.” He said. There was a long pause. I closed my eyes again.
“Yeah, and she seems like a nice girl.” Abs said.
“No, not really.” I said.
“Why not?” he asked, looking down at me.
“I don’t know, there’s something about her I don’t really like.” I said.
“Really? Did you talk to her already?”
“So how would you know?” he asked.
“I don’t know, I just know.” I said. Abs looked at me amused and kissed my forehead. I laughed and rested my head on his shoulder. After a couple of minutes the song ended and the loud music came back on. I pulled away from Abs and we both walked to where we sat earlier. I looked at Maya and Sean, they were sitting silently looking anywhere but on each other.
“Come on, look at those two.” I said.
“I have an idea.” Abs said suddenly. He walked to where the DJ was and whispered something to him. The DJ moved and cleared the way for Abs, he took the mic.
“Hello everybody, I hope you’re all having a wonderful time here, I just want to thank J and Liz for donating their house for us.” He said into the mic and smiled, everyone started to cheer and clap their hands. “But first of all, before we’ll start getting mad here I just want to put some slow music here cos I don’t think we had enough of that.” he said grinning. My ears filled with soft music, what I recognized as “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”. I looked at Abs and he winked at me and I nodded my head. I walked up to Josh.
“Hey, come on I need you to do me a favor.” I said to him and offered my hand. He took it and got up from the couch.
“What?” he asked curiously.
“Go and dance with Maya.” I said, he opened his eyes widely.
“Why?” he asked.
“Just do it ok? You’ll understand in a bit.” I told him and walked to find Sean.
“Hey there Seanie boy, how ‘bout a dance?” I asked him, coming from behind him. He turned around to face me and smiled.
“Sure.” He smiled and took my hand, leading me to the dance floor. I wrapped my arms around his neck and he put his around my waist.
“So, having fun?” he asked.
“Yeah.” I said quietly and rested my head on his shoulder.
“What’s wrong?” he asked. I smiled.
“Nothing.” I said. He shrugged his shoulders.
“You know, I got myself a job.” I suddenly said.
“Really?” He asked surprised.
“Don’t sound so surprised.” I said chuckling. He smiled.
“Sorry.” He said, smiling. I sighed heavily. He sighed as well. I knew what he was thinking, the same as I was… how we drew away from each other, how we don’t know everything about each other anymore, how we don’t talk anymore like we used to… I caught Abs’ look and noticed I started to carry away with the dance. I raised my head and looked around me, scanning the crowd for Josh and Maya, I found them and started to dance towards them. Sean looked strangely at me but I just smiled sweetly back. We got near them when suddenly Sean got what I was trying to do, he was about to open his mouth but I opened mine first.
“Ok, switch partners.” I called. Maya looked at us from Josh shoulder and her eyes widened. I chuckled and pulled away from Sean, wrapping my arms around Josh. We both smiled at them and danced away.
“That should do the work.” I said to Josh as we watched them wrapping their arms around each other, hesitating. I looked at Abs and put my thumbs up.
“Nice plan.” Josh commented.
“Thanks, it was Abs’s actually, we have to do everything around here.” I said laughing. He chuckled. There was a long pause.
“So, what’s up with you Joshua?” I asked.
“Nothing much really, I just found me self a flat in London.” He said.
“Oh really? How nice.” I said.
“Not really.” He said, laughing bitterly. I gave him a questioning look but he just shrugged, waving it away. I frowned.
“And what about you?” he asked.
“Me? Well, I think my life is starting to get organized again. I’m starting to collect all the pisses around me slowly. I just found my self a job, met a good old friend I haven’t saw in a long time and I’m doing ok I suppose.” I said. He smiled.
“I’m happy to hear that love.” He said. I smiled as well.
“So, who’s that good old friend of yours?” He asked.
“Sabs, I don’t think you met her.” I said.
“No, I haven’t.”
“I’ll introduce you two later.”
“Ok.” He said. The song had ended and Abs brought back life to the party.
“Come on.” I yelled to Josh trying to get over the loud music that filled the house. I walked around when suddenly I stopped dead in my tracks. I couldn’t believe my eyes.
“What’s wron…” Josh started to ask, coming to stand by my side. He followed my look and trailed off. In front of us, sat Sabs and Ritchie tangled in a deep kiss.
“That’s my good old friend.” I said bitterly. I swallowed hard and closed my eyes, sighing heavily. I turned around and started to walk away from there. I can’t believe those two, I can’t believe Ritchie. I started to run like mad all over the house, pushing people all over, looking for May. She wasn’t anywhere to be seen. I walked back to the sofa where I left Ritchie and Sabs minutes ago. They were both sitting there, still kissing.
“Jeez, don’t you guys even stop to breathe?” I asked. They both pulled away quickly looking up at me. Sabs face was flushed and she looked down. Ritchie on the other hand looked at me with a goofy smile.
“Well hello there Gal.” He said, trying to stand up but failing miserably, falling back on the couch. He was obviously drunk to his bones. I rolled my eyes.
“I can’t believe you.” I said. He tried to stand up again, this time more successfully.
“You can’t believe what?” He yelled. Some people turned their attention to us already.
“Don’t make a scene Ritchie.” I hissed at him.
“Why not? That’s what your life based on, making scenes and a fuss about everything, am I not right Gal?” He yelled. I creaked my teeth, sending him a dirty look. The music stopped by now and almost all the eyes were on us.
“You know that’s not true Rich.” I said.
“Oh pul-ease.” He said, giggling. I rolled my eyes.
“You just don’t worth it. You don’t worth her Rich. I can’t believe you went and cheated on your girlfriend the same day it was written all over the papers, some nasty rumors about you. Let me guess, it was all true.” I yelled, glaring down at Sabs and giving her a dirty look. Abs was standing by my side now and the others gathered all around, although I couldn’t see May anywhere. Ritchie’s eyes widened.
“You know what.” He said in a low creepy voice, narrowing his eyes. “I just don’t get it, why do you have to stick your big nose up to everything. It’s not your damn business what I do with my own life and what I do with my girlfriend.” He said. “I thought you had your own messed up life. Don’t you get it, no one wants you in their lives, no one want you to stick your nose to their business… stop doing that or else you’ll find yourself with no friends and just enemies.” He said. I had tears in my eyes.
“Ok, that’s enough Rich.” Abs said, coming to stand in front of me.
“Oh, look who’s here, Mr. I-have-problems-accepting-the-fact-my-girlfriend-dumped-me to the rescue.” Ritchie said and stumbled down. Abs took a deep breath, trying to control himself. He creaked his teeth.
“What happened lover boy? A cat caught your tongue?” He asked, grinning. Abs started to take a move on but I grabbed his arm.
“Don’t. He’s drunk.” I said.
“Yeah so? You think I can’t take you when I’m drunk? Come on, come on.” He said, raising his hands up and taking a punch, but missing Abs miserably and falling flat on his face. Abs rolled his eyes.
“Come on.” He said to me and wrapped his arm around my waist, leading me outside.
“Whoa, you’re going?” Liz stopped us.
“Yeah.” I said.
“Why? He’s drunk don’t mind him, we’re used to it already.” She said.
“Yeah well, I need to find May.” I said.
“I’m here.” came a shaky voice from behind us. I turned around and saw May, her eyes red and tearful.
“Girl, I’m so sorry.” I said and came over to hug her. She took a step back, smiling weakly.
“Yeah well, what can I do?” she laughed bitterly and a couple more tears went down her cheeks. I looked at her worriedly.
“Come on, I’ll take you home.” Abs said and put his arm around her, walking her out the door and to his car. Liz looked at me with a sad expression.
“Don’t let it ruin your party, ok girl. Don’t worry about her, we’ll take care of her.” I told Liz and gave her a reassuring smile.
“Ok.” She said. I walked out the door when suddenly a hand stopped me from behind. I turned around to face… Sabinah.
“Gal, listen.” She said.
“What?” I asked her angrily.
“I’m so sorry. I didn’t know he had a girlfriend.” She said. I looked at her.
“You gotta believe me. I just remembered that I asked you if he was back with Billie and you told me he wasn’t, so I assumed he was single.” She said.
“Well, next time don’t just assume, ask!” I said. I was about to turn around when she stopped me.
“Listen Gal, I said I’m sorry and that I didn’t know alright? I really didn’t want to come between anyone and sure not to hurt anyone.” She said. I sighed.
“I’m telling the truth here Gal.” she said.
“It’s ok Sabs, I believe ya.” I said. She smiled.
“Thanks girl.” She said. I smiled.
“Now go back to the party, I have to go.” I said and turned around and walked to the car. I got in the passenger seat and closed the door. Abs started the engine and we drove away. I looked backwards at May. She sat near the window gazing outside. I sighed and looked at Abs, he looked at me and smiled weakly. I rested my head back on the seat and closed my eyes. What a day.


I closed the door behind me and walked to the living room. Abs looked up at me.
“She’s sleeping.” I said as I sat down beside him. He put his arm around me.
“You ok?” He asked.
“Just exhausted… but I’ll live.” I said, smiling weakly. He laughed lightly and kissed me on the forehead. I smiled and rested my head on his chest, closing my eyes.
“So, what happened there with Rich?” he asked. I opened my eyes and sat straight.
“Nothing, he was just drunk.” I said. He gave me a look.
“What? Really. I caught him and Sabs kissing and…”
“They did what?” he interrupted me. I raised my eyebrows at him.
“What did you think it was all about?” I asked him amused. He shrugged his shoulders.
“They were kissing. He was drunk and she didn’t know he had a girlfriend.” I said.
“She didn’t?” he asked.
“I guess she didn’t.” I said quietly and rested my head back on his chest. He ran his hands through my hair.
“Did you talk to her after that?” He asked.
“Talked to who?” I asked confused, half a sleep.
“To Sabs.” He said.
“And nothing. She said she didn’t know and I said ok. I didn’t feel like standing there and fighting with her. I didn’t see the point why to do it.” I said. He took a deep breath. There was a long pause.
“Why won’t I take you home?” He asked softly into my ear. I smiled lightly.
“No, I want to stay here, with her.” I said and snuggled up to him. He sighed and put his arms around me, hugging me tightly. I breathed in the aroma of his aftershave and slowly drifted off to sleep.

The next morning.

I woke up to a wonderful smell of eggs. I opened my eyes to see Abs standing at the kitchen making breakfast. I smiled widely and walked up to him from behind, putting my arms around his waist.
“What are you making there?” I asked him. He turned around to face me and smiled, wrapping his arms around me tightly and giving me a soft kiss.
“Breakfast.” He said. I smiled and pulled away.
“What’s up with May?” I asked.
“She’s still sleeping.” He said and put the eggs on a plate.
“C’mon, let’s eat.” He said as he led me to the table and pulled a chair for me. I smiled.
“Thanks.” I said as I sat down. I was just about to start eating when I heard someone barg in from the front door. We both stood up quickly and walked out of the kitchen. In front of us stood Ritchie, swaying from side to side and in his hand he had a beer. I creaked my teeth.
“What are you doing here?” I asked angrily.
“What are YOU doing here?” He asked and giggled, pointing his finger at me.
“Rich, you’d better go.” Abs said and walked towards him.
“Whoa, take a step back mate.” He warned.
“Give me the bottle.” Abs said cautiously. Rich made a face like he was thinking.
“Nahh.” He said and giggled again. I rolled my eyes.
“Where’s me girl?” He asked, walking towards May’s room.
“Stop there. You’re not getting any close to her Rich.” I said.
“Aww, how sweet.” He said and made a face, then looked serious again. “Now let me through.” He continued and started to walk again.
“No Rich.” I said and stood in front of him, not letting him through.
“Move Gal.” He said angrily.
“No Rich, the last thing she needs now is seeing you, and it goes the same for me.” I said and didn’t move.
“Aghh, I told you to move.” He said and pushed me with all his force. I fell on the floor as I felt a sharp pain in my arm.
“What do you think you’re doing?” Abs yelled at him pushing him back.
“Don’t start on me now Abs.” Rich yelled back.
“Rich, just go.” Abs said.
“No, I said let me through.” He said and tried to punch Abs but Abs stopped him and grabbed his hands.
“What’s going on he…” May came out of her room and trailed off. “What are you doing here?” She asked angrily. Rich looked at her and smiled, trying to walk towards her but Abs still had a hold on him. I stood up slowly.
“Let go of me.” He told Abs, trying to release himself.
“I want you to go.” May said.
“No, I want to talk to you.” He called. Abs just tightened his grip on him.
“When you’ll be sober.” She said sadly and walked back to her room.
“Come on Rich, I’ll take you home.” Abs said and dragged Rich to the front door.
“I’ll talk to you later.” Abs told me and walked out of the door with Rich. I sighed heavily and walked to May’s room, knocking on the door. I opened it and got in.
“You ok?” I asked softly. She sighed heavily and shook her head.
“What am I gonna do?” She asked me sadly.
“I don’t know hun, I really don’t know.” I said and hugged her. Suddenly I heard my mobile ringing from the living room.
“It’s ok, go pick it up.” She said.
“Sorry.” I said and walked out of the door and to the living room and answered.
“Hello?” I asked into the receiver.
“Where the hell are you?” I heard Maya’s voice on the other end.
“Well hello to you too.” I said sarcastically.
“So, where are you?” She asked again.
“At May’s.” I said.
“Oh, god I’ve been looking all over for you, you got me worried. At first I thought you spent the night at Abs.” She said, I could hear her grin. “But then I called to his house and no one answered, and just now I thought to call your mobile.” She continued. I rolled my eyes and chuckled. “You just disappeared yesterday and I needed to talk to you.”
“Well, Me and Abs took May home and stayed there.” I said.
“How is she?” she asked.
“Fine, Rich just paid us a visit… he was drunk, again.” I said and sighed.
“What’s with him?” She asked.
“Bits me.” I said.
“Well, I need to talk to you ‘bout something you did last night.” She said.
“Me? I did something? I can’t think of anything I did.” I said innocently.
“Yeah right, well anyway when are you coming home?” She asked.
“Umm, I’m not so sure but I hope some time soon cos I need to change my clothes as well.” I said, looking down at myself. I was still wearing the black dress from yesterday.
“Oh ok than, talk to ya later.” She said.
“Ok bye.” I said and hung up.

I opened the door to my house and got in, closing it behind me.
“Maya?” I called.
“Hey.” She popped her head from the kitchen.
“Hi.” I said and got in the kitchen, sitting on one of the chairs.
“So, what did you want to talk to me about?” I asked Maya, grinning. She rolled her eyes.
“What was that supposed to be last night?”
“What was what?” I asked innocently.
“C’mon Gal, you know what I’m talking about.” She said.
“What? We thought you two needed a little… well a big push.” I said, chuckling. She raised her eyebrows.
“So, did it help?” I asked curiously. She looked at me with a straight face, when suddenly she broke to a big smile and nodded. I opened my eyes widely.
“What happened? Tell me… everything!” I said.
“Well, after the dance he asked me if I want to take a walk and I said yes. We got to talk and everything, he’s such a sweet guy.” She said dreamily, I laughed lightly.
“And? Something happened?” I asked excited. She smiled devilishly.
“Yes.” I called. She laughed.
“What are you so happy about?” She asked.
“I’m just happy for you two.” I shrugged. “So?”
“Well, we sat down on a bench and talked a bit. Then we had this, y’know, awkward silence and all and then he leaned in and kissed me.” She said happily. I smiled.
“Then he asked me out, this Saturday.” She said, thrilled.
“I’m so happy for you girl.” I said and got up and hugged her. She was literally glowing from joy.
“When we got back I wanted to tell you so bad about it all but you weren’t there. Then Liz told me everything that happened.” She said.
“Yeah well, I couldn’t stay there, but I’m happy you had a good time.” I said and sighed. “Tell me, did you see that girl Scott came with?” I asked her curiously.
“Umm, Not really… I was kinda occupied with something else.” She grinned. I shook my head laughingly.
“Why do you wanna know?” She asked. I shrugged my shoulders.
“I don’t know. But I have this bad feeling about her.” I said, hesitating a bit. Maya raised her eyebrows.
“What do you mean?” She asked. I shrugged my shoulders again.
“I don’t know. I just have this feeling.” I said.
“Well, why won’t you go and talk to her.” She suggested.
“I don’t know her.” I exclaimed.
“Well then, go talk to him.” She said.

I was watching TV at my room, slowly falling a sleep. I heard a noise coming from outside my room but shrugged it off, all I wanted now was to sleep. I didn’t get much sleep last night, cos of everything that happened with May and Rich, and Sabinah. I was too bothered in thinking over some things.
I rolled over in the bed, laying on my back and closing my eyes. Suddenly I felt someone kissing me lightly on the lips. I didn’t open my eyes, I just grinned.
“How you doing love?” I heard Abs’ soft voice. I opened my eyes slowly to find him leaning his head on the edge of my bed.
“Now I’m good.” I said smiling and moved a bit so he could climb next to me. He lay down on the bed and wrapped his arms around me. I snuggled closer to him, feeling the warmth of his body.
“Tired?” He asked me softly. I nodded my head yes, closing my eyes. He kissed the top of my head and turned his attention to the TV. We sat there for a couple of moments in silence
“I took Rich home. He collapsed on the sofa at his house. I don’t think he even slept at night. Just wandering outside.” He said, still looking at the TV. I frowned.
“He’ll be fine though. After a bad hangover he’ll get back to himself.” He continued.
“Yeah well, I’m just worried about May.” I said. Abs looked down at me.
“I know you are hun.” He said and gave me a peck on the lips, pulling me closer. I closed my eyes again, this time drifting off to sleep.


“The smile on your face lets me know that you need me, there’s a truth in your eyes saying you’ll never leave me, the touch of your hand says you’ll catch me wherever I fall… you say it best, when you say nothing at all”
I woke up to the sound of someone singing in the bathroom. I stood up and walked over there, seeing Abs standing in front of the mirror fixing his little spikes that started to grow on his head. I raised my eyebrows at him.
“All day long I can hear people talking out loud, but when you hold me near you drown out the crowd, try as they may they can never defy what’s been said between your heart and mine.” He looked at me and smiled widely.
“Morning” he said, coming towards me and giving me a peck on the lips. I raised my eyebrows again.
“What’s with you? Why are you so happy? Singing a Ronan song?” I asked. He smiled again and shrugged his shoulders giving me another kiss and walking out of the bathroom continuing to sing. I shrugged my shoulders as well and closed the door after him. 20 minutes later I was downstairs.
“Good morning” Maya greeted me cheerfully. I gave her an odd look.
“What’s with you people? Stop being so cheerful first thing in the morning!” I said and sat down on one of the chairs.
“Why? Life is beautiful.” Maya said and sighed dreamily. I rolled my eyes
“Exactly.” Abs said and handed me a cup of coffee. I sighed and shook my head lightly.
“So, what’s your plans for today?” Maya asked.
“Well, I think we have a meeting in the studio today. But just me Sean and J.” Abs said. I looked up.
“So Scott and Rich would be home?” I asked. He raised his perfect eyebrows.
“Why?” he asked.
“Umm, no reason.” I said and looked back down at my coffee.
“Gal, is it still ‘bout that bird thing?” Abs asked.
“Well…” I said. He gave me that look.
“What? I just want to talk to him that’s all.” I said.
“Well be gentle. He’s not in a good state right now.”
“When am I not gentle?” I asked. He raised his eyebrows.
“Ok ok… jeez.” I said.

I got out of my car and headed towards Scott’s front door. Just as I was about to knock on the door the door opened and that girl walked out of there. She gave me half a smile and said hi quietly, walking fast outside. I raised my eyebrows and got inside.
“Scott?” I called out.
“Hmm… here…” he mumbled from the couch. I walked to the living room and found him lying on the couch with just his boxers on.
“Er, hi…” I said slowly. He looked up at me.
“Hi.” He said, half a sleep.
“You alright?” I asked him. He nodded his head lightly.
“You sure?”
“What do you want Gal?’ He asked me.
“I wanted to talk to you.” I said. He sighed and got up.
“Wait here.” He said and walked upstairs. Minutes later he came back downstairs, fully dressed and looking a bit more awake.
“Yes. What did you want to talk about?” He asked, sitting back on the couch.
“Just wanted to know how you’re feeling?” I said and smiled lightly. He smiled back.
“I’m doing great. Just a bit tired that’s all.” He said. I nodded my head. There was couple of moments of silence.
“So… who’s that girl?” I asked. He laughed bitterly.
“I waited for that one.” He said. I looked down.
“Sorry. Didn’t mean…”
“That’s ok.” He cut me off and smiled. “I met her a couple of days ago at a pub… we got to talk and all and I thought I’ll invite her to J and Liz’s party.” He said. I nodded my head again, not saying anything.
“What?” he asked and sighed.
“Nothing.” I said.
“Gal, I can see it’s not nothing. What happened? Why do you have that look on your face?” he asked.
“What look?” I asked innocently. He gave me a look saying spill-it-I-know-what-you’re-thinking. I sighed.
“It’s just that… I don’t know. I have this feeling.”
“What feeling?” he asked me, frowning. I sighed again.
“Look, I don’t want to sound mean and I really want you to be happy, you know that. It’s just that she doesn’t seem like your type.” I said. He raised his eyebrows.
“My type? How do you know what’s my type?” he asked me angrily.
“Scott, I didn’t mean it that way…”
“Did you even talk to her? Do you know her?” he asked. I didn’t answer.
“I thought so.” He said and started to walk upstairs.
“Scott, wait!” I said and ran up to him. He stopped and turned to look at me.
“I’m just worried about you, that’s all. I don’t want you to get hurt again.” I said. He sighed heavily and dropped his head down.
“I know. And I don’t want to get hurt as well, but I can’t run away anymore. Gal I need to face it, I can’t run from every girl that comes across me.” He said sadly. I sighed.
“Just be careful ok?” I said. He smiled weakly and nodded. I smiled back and hugged him tightly.

I was driving in my car when suddenly my mobile rang.
“Yeah?” I asked into the receiver.
“Gal?” a voice from the other line asked. I sighed.
“Hey Sabs.” I said. She sighed as well, there was a short pause on the other end.
“How are you?” she asked.
“Fine I guess… how ‘bout you?” I asked. She sighed again.
“Not so good. I need to talk to you… can we meet somewhere?” She asked. I looked at my watch.
“Umm, sure. How about now?” I asked.
“Ok.” She said. “How ‘bout the park near the beach?” she asked.
“I’ll be there in 10 minutes.” I said and hung up. 10 minutes later I parked my car in the parking lot and got out, starting to wander around the park in search for Sabs. I passed the big oak tree, this time happy and satisfied to see the heart that was inscribed on the tree. I smiled and continued to walk finally seeing Sabs sitting on one of the benches with her legs brought up to her chest and her arms wrapped around them.
“Hey.” I said quietly once I was standing next to her. She looked up at me and smiled weakly.
“Hey.” She said back. I sat down next to her. We sat for a couple of minutes in silence.
“What’s wrong Sabs?” I asked her quietly. She took a deep breath.
“I feel so bad Gal with what I did.” She said and looked down. I sighed. I felt like telling her that she should feel like it, that what she did was horrible but I knew it wasn’t her fault.
“Hun I know you do but you can’turn back time.” I said.
“I know that I can’t, but I just feel like I ruined everything for them. I don’t even know May and I haven’t talked to Rich in ages. And suddenly one day I just come and ruin their relationship.” She said sadly.
“What do you want to do then?” I asked her. She shrugged her shoulders.
“I don’t know, but I know I should do something.” She said.
“Well, how about you go and talk with May.” I suggested. She looked at me with a worried face.
“I don’t think she’d want to see me or talk to me.” Sabs said.
“Well, you’ll never know unless you try.” I said and smiled. She smiled back lightly.
“You really think I should?”
“Well, I think then you’d feel much better. Knowing you said you’re sorry and tried to make things better.” I said. She smiled, but seconds later her smile disappeared. I frowned.
“What’s wrong?” I asked. She looked at me and then smiled again.
“Umm, nothing… nothing is wrong.” She said and looked up at the skies. I frowned again.
“C’mon Sabs… you can tell me.” I said.
“It’s just that… I’m not sorry that I did it.” She said. I raised my eyebrows.
“But you just said…”
“I said I feel bad with it, I’m not sorry though… I still love him Gal. All this time, I never forgot about him and I still have feelings for him.” She said. “He was my first love for god’s sake!” she called.
“Oh man.” I thought to myself and sighed heavily. A couple of tears slid down her cheeks.
“So what are you gonna do about it?” I asked her, worried from her answer.
“I don’t know. I want to tell him about it, see if he feels the same way. He did kiss me that night…”
“He was drunk!” I exclaimed, cutting her off.
“I know he was… but I gotta know Gal, the problem is I know it’s not right to do it. I can’t just come here and come between them, I can’t do it to him.” She said and sighed. I ran my hands through my hair.
“I don’t know what to tell you. I really don’t know.”



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I slammed the main door behind me and walked clumsily to the living room, throwing my stuff on the floor as I’m doing my way to the couch and collapsing on her. I sighed heavily and closed my eyes just as I heard Maya shouting something from upstairs.
“No…” I mumbled.
“Gal?” she yelled again, making her way down stairs.
“What’s wrong?” she asked as she stopped in the middle of the staircase.
“Wrong? Nothing is wrong! Life is great… life is beautiful… life is simple… NOT!” I said as I buried my head in the cushions again.
“Gal? You ok?” she came down the rest of the stairs and sat down beside me. I sighed and looked up.
“Yeah, I’m fine, just a bit tired. Had a long, too confusing day.” I said as I sat straight. “So how are you?” I asked.
“Me? How do you think I am?” she asked me, she had this little stupid grin on her face. I gave her a weird look and her grin disappeared immediately.
“Don’t you remember?” she asked.
“Remember what?” I asked confused.
“My date!” she exclaimed. I opened my eyes widely. It’s today.
“Oh, I’m sorry. I totally forgot.” I said.
“You said you’ll help me get ready.” She said.
“And I will” I said.
“Really?” She asked.
“Of course.”
“But you look exhausted.”
“Well then, I’ll wash my face and I’ll be as good as new.” I said and tried to put a smile on my face. She kept on looking at me for a couple more seconds then broke to a wide smile and clapped her hands together with excitement.
“Great!” she exclaimed. “Then I’ll go take a shower.” She said and ran upstairs. Once she was up I collapsed back on the couch and sighed heavily. “Oh no.” I thought to myself.

“So what do you think?” she asked as she turned around posing me. I smiled widely.
“You look absolutely gorgeous!” I said. She smiled with satisfaction. She wore a knee long black skirt and a purple top. Her hair was down, resting on her shoulders.
“So where does he take you?” I asked, watching her fixing her make up.
“I dunno. He didn’t tell me.” She said. I smiled at her. Suddenly the doorbell rang down stairs. Her eyes opened widely.
“What’s he doing here so soon?” she asked, getting nervous. I looked at my watch.
“I’ll go see.” I said and walked down stairs and opened the door.
“Hello beautiful.” Abs said as he walked inside, giving me a hug and kissing me softly on the lips. I smiled and kissed him back, holding tightly to him.
“Hey.” I said quietly and leaned my head on his shoulder. He pulled away, still holding me tightly and looked at me with a concerned look. I smiled weakly.
“What’s wrong?” he asked. I sighed and pulled away from him, walking to the living room.
“Why everyone keep asking me that?” I said and sat on the couch.
“Umm, because something is wrong?” he asked, sitting next to me.
“I’m fine, ok? I’m doing great.” I said and got up, heading up stairs.
“Where are you going?” he asked. I stopped and turned to look at him.
“To help Maya get ready for her date with Sean.” I said. His eyes opened with amazement.
“What?” he called as he ran up stairs after me. We both entered the room to see Maya looking at the mirror. She turned around to face us and sighed with relief.
“It’s only you.” She said, looking at Abs, then turned back to look at the mirror.
“Thanks.” He said.
“Sure.” She said back and flashed him a smile. He rolled his eyes and sat down on the bed.
“Since when you and Sean are going out?” he asked curiously.
“Since today.” She said.
“Oh.” He said and raised his eyebrows. Suddenly the doorbell rang again.
“I’ll get that.” I said and sighed. I ran downstairs again and opened the door to find Sean standing nervously outside. I grinned at him.
“Lookin’ finnne.” I said, teasing him. He rolled his eyes and pushed his way inside the house.
“Is she ready?” he asked. I raised my eyebrows.
“What? No hello, how are you doing Gal? What’s new?” I asked, teasing him again.
“Hello, how are you doing Gal? What’s new? Is she ready?” he asked, teasing back.


“You look great.” Abs said from lying on the bed with his arms behind his head. She turned around to look at him and smiled.
“Thanks.” She said.
“Hey, do you know what’s going on with Gal? Is there something she isn’t telling me?” he asked. Maya raised her eyebrows.
“Like what?” she asked.
“I dunno.” He said and shrugged his shoulders.
“She’s just a bit stressed and tired. I don’t know really. Some things with Sabs and Ritchie. She cares too much about it all, instead of caring for herself.” She said.
“Yeah I know, but that’s Gal.” He said and smiled to himself.
“Hey, he’s here.” I walked in the room. Maya looked at me, taking a deep breath.
“C’mon, go get him tiger.” I said and chuckled as we all walked down stairs. Sean stood nervously down stairs, pacing around the house ‘till he saw us and stopped. Maya walked up to him and he handed her some flowers.
“Thanks.” She said and smiled shyly. I smiled to myself.
“You like beautiful.” He said. She blushed and looked down.
“Well you two have a great night.” I said, trying to break the silence. They both smiled and nodded.
“Here, give me the flowers, I’ll put them in some water.” I said and took the flowers from Maya.
“Thanks.” She said. I walked in the kitchen and put it in a vase with water.
“Well have fun.” Abs said as they both headed outside. He closed the door behind them and turned around to look at me.
“So what do you want to do?” I asked him and walked back to the kitchen.
“Well.” He said, walking after me and sliding his arms around my waist from behind, whispering in my ear.
“It’s been a long time since we had some time to ourselves.” He said and grinned. I turned around in his arms and wrapped my arms around his neck.
“I know.” I said quietly as I kissed him on the lips. We moved slowly to the living room, standing next to the couch kissing. He pushed me gently backwards and I fell lightly on the couch and we started making out. He took his shirt off and kissed my neck when suddenly the phone rang. We ignored it at first but it didn’t stop.
“Abs.” I said, trying to push him lightly back. He sighed and pulled away, looking clearly annoyed.
“I should get that.” I said.
“No you shouldn’t.” he said and tried to kiss me again but I backed away.
“It might be important.” I said as I pushed him off of me and walked towards the phone. I picked it up and heard a dead line. I sighed and put it back to its place.
“Important aye?” Abs said. I sighed again and walked back to the sofa and sat down. Abs tried to kiss me again but I backed away again. He frowned.
“Now what?” he asked annoyed.
“I’m not in the mood.” I said and stood up, walking to the kitchen. He sighed and stood up, walking after me.
“Can you please tell me what’s wrong? What’s going on Gal?” he asked and sat down on one of the chairs.
“Nothing is wrong alright? I’m just not in the mood.” I said.
“Minutes ago you were.” He said.
“Well now I’m not.” I said.
“How do you want me to help when you’re not telling me anything?” he asked and sighed heavily.
“I don’t want you to help ok? I want you all to stop asking me what’s wrong!” I exclaimed. “Do I look like a charity case that I need everyone’s sympathy?” he sighed and shook his head.
“It just looks like something is bothering you, you don’t tell me anything anymore. I can’t realize alone if something is wrong or not. So I just assumed. Because like I said you look bothered.” He said and looked down. Now it was my turn to sigh heavily.
“It’s not true. I do tell you things, what makes you think I don’t?” I asked. He looked up, straight in my eyes.
“Because we don’t talk anymore. Not like we used to. And I feel like there’s things you hide from me. You’re not telling me.” He said. I narrowed my eyes.
“What are you trying to say?” I asked.
“I’m not trying to say anything. I’m saying what I’m saying.” He said.
“Well what do you want me to tell you?” I asked him angrily.
“What’s going on with you!” he yelled. I raised my eyebrows. He sighed.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to yell.” He said and ran his hand through his hair with frustration. I looked down, some tears starting to form in my eyes. I closed my eyes as hard as I could and tried to stop them. I hate it when I start crying from every little stupid thing.
“Why everything has to be so complicated?” I whispered.
“Because life are just like that.” He said. I sniffed and looked up. He closed his eyes for a second and then opened them and looked at me, reaching his hand out. I took it and he brought me up to him, making me sit on his lap.
“Look, all I’m asking is, if there is something wrong I want you to come and tell me. Don’t keep it to yourself alright? Maybe I won’t be able to help but it’s always good to share instead of keeping it inside.” He said and smiled lightly. I nodded my head.
“Thanks.” I said and smiled back. He leaned and gave me a sweet kiss on the lips then hugged me tightly. I could feel him shiver.
“Brr, it’s cold in here.” He said. I chuckled.
“It’d help if you put a shirt on.” I said as I passed my fingers on his chest. He looked down on my fingers then at me and grinned.
“I’d rather not.” He said and kissed me passionately on the lips.

I laid next to Abs, my head on his chest, brushing my fingers on his broad chest. He stroke my hair slowly. We just lay there, enjoying the silence and the feeling of the both of us together. I closed my eyes, slowly drifting to sleep when suddenly I heard the main door open. I frowned, who could that b… oh no.
“Maya.” I called. I got up, quickly putting my clothes on.
“Where are you going?” Abs asked me confused.
“Down, Maya came home. I totally forgot. Damn.” I said as I put my shirt on and ran downstairs. I stopped at the middle of the staircase, watching Maya. She was standing against the door with a goofy grin on her face. She walked slowly to the living room still with that stupid smile on and just stared out to space, not even noticing me.
“Maya?” I asked slowly.
“Hmm?” she asked, turning her gaze to me, not taking the smile off.
“You ok?” I asked.
“Yeah… why do you ask?” she asked nonchalantly.
“No reason.” I said and stepped down the rest of the stairs and sat on the sofa.
“So, had a good time?” I asked and chuckled. She nodded. “Care to tell me how was it?” I asked, feeling like I’m talking to a 4-year-old kid. She shrugged her shoulders and sat down next to me.
“He’s so sweet. He took me to this nice restaurant. Not anything too fancy, it felt so right. It was on this hill, and it had this view of the whole city. It was like a dream. Then we had this nice walk, talked about everything. I feel like I know him for years. I can talk to him about everything.” She said and sighed. I smiled.
“I’m happy to hear that.” I said. She nodded her head slowly. There was silence.
“So…” I said, trying to think of something to say. Abs walked down as well and looked at us, raising his eyebrows. I shrugged my shoulders. He looked at Maya and coughed.
“So, what’s up?” he asked. I chuckled. Maya was still in her own world.
“I think it’d be best if we’ll talk in the morning.” I said, getting up from the couch.
“Yeah.” Maya said, not really paying attention. I frowned.
“C’mon.” I told Abs and we both walked up back to the bedroom. He took his trousers off staying in his boxers. I changed into my pyjamas and hoped into the bed as well.
“She looks happy.” I said. Abs yawned and nodded.
“You can say that again.” He said and rolled over so he was lying on his stomach. He put his hand around my waist and closed his eyes.
“C’mon, let’s get some sleep, I’m dead tired.” He said.
“Good night hun.” I said and cuddled into him.
“Good night love.” He said, already half a sleep.

I yawned loudly and opened my eyes, trying to stretch my arms without much success. There was something on me. I looked up to find a sleeping Abs. I smiled at the sight of his sweet face and brushed my fingers on his cheek lightly. He opened his eyes and smiled.
“Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to wake you.” I said.
“It’s ok. I wish I could wake up like this everyday.” He said and kissed me lightly. I smiled and propped myself up on my elbows. I stared at him for a couple of seconds.
“What?” he asked and chuckled. I didn’t answer him, just kept on staring.
“Gal what? Do I have something on my face?” he asked, making a face. I shook my head lightly and laughed.
“Then what?” he asked.
“Do you believe in fate?” I asked him. He frowned.
“What? What do ya mean?” he asked.
“Do you believe in fate?” I repeated.
“Well…” he said, wrinkling his forehead, the way he always does when he thinks hard on something. I smiled lightly at that sight.
“I don’t know… why?” he asked.
“I dunno… just wondering.” I said. He looked at me strangely, raising his eyebrows a bit. There was a couple of seconds of silence.
“Do you think we are meant to be?” I asked him. He raised his eyebrows.
“What’s with all the questions?” he asked. I shrugged my shoulders.
“Do you?” I asked again.
“I dunno.” He said.
“Do you sometimes wonder what would have happened if I hadn’t come back from America?” I asked.
“No.” he said bluntly.
“No. Why would I do that? You’re here right?” I nodded. “So why should I bother myself with these kind of questions?” he asked. I nodded my head thoughtfully.
“Yeah, I guess you’re right.” I said as I stood up. He frowned.
“Where are you going?” he asked.
“To take a shower.” I said.
“Can I join ya?” he asked, grinning.
I turned around to look at him, leaning on the bathroom door. I grinned seductively and raised my eyebrows, brushing my fingers on my lips slowly. He grinned again, about to get up…
“No.” I said and grinned evilly, turning around.
“Oh man, that was nasty.” He called after me as I closed the door behind me and laughed.

“Took you long enough.” Maya said as I walked into the kitchen. I flashed her a fake smile and poured myself a cup of coffee.
“You know, there are countries that don’t have as much water as here and can’t allow them selves to spend hours and hours and hours and hours and hours…”
“I get the picture.” I cut her off.
“In the shower.” She finished. I rolled my eyes and sipped the coffee.
“So, now that I see you’re back to earth, care to tell us how was your date last night?” I asked curiously. Abs looked up from the newspaper and looked at her.
“Well, it was great.” She said.
“That’s all? Great?” I asked, raising my eyebrows. She nodded her head.
“C’mon, you can share some more details than that.” I said. She nudged her head lightly towards Abs and coughed.
“Alright, I know when I’m not welcomed. Don’t worry about me, I have to go anyway.” He said as he stood up.
“Aw, why?” I asked.
“Got work to do.” He said. He leaned down and gave me a soft kiss on the forehead.
“I’ll call ya later love.” He said as he closed the door behind him. I sighed heavily and looked at Maya.
“You need to start getting used to it as well ya know.” I told her. She nodded and sighed as well.
“That’s a price I’m willing to pay.” She said.
“Yeah, me too.” I said and smiled.


~*~*~* Two weeks later *~*~*~

I looked outside the window and smiled, the sun was shining brightly outside. I turned my head to the mirror in front of me and smiled widely.
“You don’t look a day more than 20.” I thought to myself. “That’s cos I’m not.” I continued and giggled. I put on my fave jeans and a baby blue T-shirt and went down stairs.
“Morning.” I greeted Maya happily.
“Yeah whatever.” She mumbled from her cup of coffee. I raised my eyebrows.
“You ok?” I asked her.
“Fine.” She mumbled again, opening up the newspaper, not bothering even to look up. I sighed and poured myself a cup of coffee.
“So.” I said, trying to come up with something to say.
“So?” she asked, finally looking up.
“What are your plans for today?” I asked, hoping she did remember my birthday after all.
“Liz and May supposed to come and pick me up in a couple of mins.” she said.
“Oh.” I said.
“What are you going to do?” I asked curiously.
“Don’t know about them but they’re giving me a lift to Sean.” She said.
“Oh.” I said and sighed again. Suddenly there was a knock on the door.
“I’ll get that.” I said quickly and jumped from the chair and to the door. I opened it quickly to find May and Liz.
“Hey.” I exclaimed.
“Hey.” They both said and hugged me.
“How are you?” they asked as they came in.
“Great.” I said cheerfully.
“Whoa, you’re cheerful this morning.” May said and laughed.
“Of course I am.” I said as we walked to the kitchen. Liz frowned.
“Why?” she asked. I raised my eyebrows.
“No reason.” I said and sighed heavily.
“Hey.” Maya greeted them.
“You ready?” they asked her.
“Yup.” She said and stood up.
“Bye.” They all said as they walked out and closed the door behind them.
“Bye.” I said quietly and sighed.
“Great, just great. On my own on my birthday.” I thought miserably. I sighed and decided to go to Abs. I took my keys and mobile and walked out the door, locking it after me. I walked through the neighborhood and wondered if Abs remembered my birthday, he’d better.
“Hey.” I heard a voice calling me. I looked up and saw Abs coming towards me. I smiled.
“Hey.” I said quietly.
“What are you doing here outside birthday girl?” he asked. My smile grew bigger as he said that.
“You remembered.” I exclaimed and hugged him.
“Of course I remember, you really think I can forget that?” he asked as we pulled apart. I shrugged my shoulders.
“Dunno.” I said. He raised his eyebrows and laughed.
“I can never forget your birthday love. Come on, wanna go to my place?” he asked. I nodded my head and he took my hand in his and we started walking towards his house.
“So, what do you wanna do on your birthday? It’s a very special one, man you’re 20.” He said and chuckled.
“Hey.” I exclaimed and nudged him. “You’re 20 as well.” I said. He laughed.
“I know, it’s just fun teasing you.” He said.
“Whaeve.” I said as he laughed again.
“Umm, I dunno. Any ideas?” I asked.
“Well I thought we’ll go to a club or something, tonight with everyone.” He suggested.
“Yeah, I guess.” I said.
“Why? You don’t want to?” he asked.
“No, it’s great, I’d love to. I just don’t think the others would know why we’re going.” I said sadly.
“What ya mean?” he asked.
“They don’t remember.”
“Remember what?
“My birthday.”
“What?” he called. I nodded.
“You sure? How do you know?” he asked.
“They didn’t mention it or anything. I saw Maya, May and Liz this morning and non of them said something.” I said.
“I’m sure it’s nothing. Maybe you didn’t hear.” He said and smiled. I rolled my eyes.
“Oh c’mon, don’t let it ruin your birthday.” He said as he opened the door to his house. We got in and he closed it after us.
“Now.” He said. I turned around to look at him. He grinned and took my hand in his pulling me close to him. “I can give you your birthday present.” He said as he kissed me. I giggled as we headed to the living room. I pulled away from him and giggled again. He raised his eyebrows.
“Don’t you want to save it for tonight?” I asked.
“Save it? Who says we can’t do it tonight as well!” he said. I laughed and sat down on the sofa.
“I have to stop by at my parents in a while.” I said. He sat down beside me and put his arm around my neck, I rested my head on his chest and closed my eyes.
“Want me to come with you?” he asked.
“If u want… but that’s ok. I’ll be there for a couple of hours, having lunch with them and my brother.” I said.
“Ok then, send them my best, and send your brother happy birthday from me.” He said. I smiled and looked up at him.
“I will.” I said.
“Man, it’s amazing about you and your bro. I think about it every time all over again.” He said.
“Yeah I know. I got used to it already, having to share my birthday with him doesn’t seem so terrible like it was 10 years ago.” I chuckled.
“He’s 25 today right?” he asked. I nodded my head. Suddenly my mobile rang, I looked at it, it was Sean.
“Hello.” I said into the receiver.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY.” He yelled.
“Man you just ruined my ear.” I said laughing. He chuckled.
“How are you on this fine day?” he asked. I smiled.
“Fine thanks, you?” I asked.
“I’m great. Where are you?” he asked.
“With Abs.” I said.
“Oh… am I interrupting anything?” he asked, I could hear him grin.
“No.” I said and rolled my eyes.
“Right… so just wanted to wish you happy birthday hun, may all your dreams would come true and I hope you’ll have a wonderful birthday.” He said. I smiled again.
“Thanks Sean, I hope so too.” I said. “Umm… is Maya there?” I asked.
“Maya?” he asked.
“Yeah, Maya as your girlfriend.” I said.
“I know who she is, no she isn’t here… why, she supposed to be here?” he asked. I frowned.
“But…” I started.
“Oh… umm… she’s suppose to be here in umm half an hour.” He cut me off. I raised my eyebrows.
“Oh.” I said.
“Yeah she just called and said she’ll be late.” He said, I could hear he wasn’t so sure of himself.
“You sure?”
“Of course I’m sure, why wouldn’t I be?” he asked, just a bit too quickly.
“Ok Sean. Well I gotta go so I’ll talk to you later.” I said. He sighed.
“Bye.” He said and hung up. I hung up too and looked up at Abs who was watching TV.
“Hun, is there something going on that I don’t know about?” I asked. He looked at me slowly.
“Er, like what? What happened?” he asked. I studied his face closely.
“I’m not so sure, something weird just happened. Maya told me she’ll be at Sean’s and she’s not.” I said.
“So? Maybe she remembered she had something to do, or maybe she suddenly remembered your birthday and ran to buy you a last minute present.” He said and chuckled. I nudged him.
“Very funny.” I said. He smirked and I rolled my eyes.
“How about I’ll take you out for breakfast?” he asked. I looked at my watch.
“It’s kind of late, I need to be at my parents’ in an hour and a half.” I said.
“It’s just enough time to have a quick breakfast.” He said as he stood up and took my hand, leading me outside the door.

I opened the door to my house and got inside, closing it behind me.
“Hey.” I called out loud. Maya came running downstairs.
“Hey.” She called back cheerfully. I raised my eyebrows.
“You ok?” I asked. She smiled widely and took my hand, leading me to the living room.
“Yeah sure, why wouldn’t I be?” she asked. We sat down. I looked backwards to the kitchen but she quickly grabbed my face with her hand and made me look at her. I raised my eyebrows again.
“Maya what’s going on?” I asked her. She sighed and let go of my face.
“Well, ok. See I wanted to surprise you and do something special for your birthday.” She said.
“So you didn’t forget?” I asked her.
“Of course not. Jeez, you really think I’m such a lousy friend?” she asked and chuckled.
“No, it’s just that you didn’t say anything and I thought you forgot.” I said.
“I know, that was the plan. Anyway please don’t go into the kitchen.” She said. I grinned evilly. “You’ll only ruin your own surprise.” She said. I laughed.
“Ok fine, I won’t.” I said.
“So what were you doing all day?” she asked.
“Well, in the morning after you and May and Liz went out leaving me all by myself, I walked over to Abs, hung around there a bit and then he took me out for breakfast. After that I went to my parents. We all had lunch together, with my brother as well of course and umm that’s it.” I said.
“Nice, very nice.” She said.
“Yeah, nothing special though.” I said. She smiled.
“Oh well, there’s always next year right?” she said. I nodded.
“I guess.” I said as I stood up. “I’m gonna have a nice bubble bath.” I said as I started to head upstairs.
“Don’t take too long. I need to get inside there as well. Abs told me we’re going clubbing.” She called after me.
“Yeah yeah.” I said back as I entered the bathroom.

“You coming?” Abs asked me. I got out of the car and closed the door behind me. I straightened my skirt and walked towards Abs.
“Where is everyone?” I asked as we walked towards the entrance.
“J told me they’ll meet us inside.” He said. I nodded my head. We got to the entrance, there was a big line there. Abs took my hand and led me to the big bouncer that was standing there. Abs gave him a nod with his head and he let us through. I raised my eyebrows at that.
“The benefits of being a pop star.” Abs said and grinned. I chuckled as we got inside. We went down stairs, the music busting our ears. Abs opened the door and as we got inside the music suddenly stopped and I was taken back by loud shouts of surprise and happy birthday. My jaw dropped and my eyes were wide open, my heart was beating so fast I was sure it’s gonna jump right out of my chest.
“Surprise.” Abs said. I tried to turn my head to look at him but couldn’t.
“You ok?” I heard Abs asking me.
“Oh my… wha… how… when???” I mumbled, trying to get my heart steady. There were loads of people there, some of ‘em I didn’t know but most I did, noticing old faces I haven’t seen in ages. I finally turned to look at Abs, he was grinning widely at me. I laughed and hugged him tightly.
“Thank you.” I told him. He pulled away and looked at me.
“Anything for you love.” He said and kissed me. All the faces were still staring on me.
“Thank you.” I said out loud. Everyone cheered and the music finally started again. I sighed in relief, I couldn’t bear all those faces on me any longer.
“Happy Birthday.” Sean came running towards me and gave a big hug. I laughed.
“You, you almost ruined it all!” I told him. He blushed a little bit.
“I know.” He said in an apologizing tone. I laughed.
“Ah, no big deal.” I said as all the rest came to hug and greet me.
“Man I can’t believe you pulled it all.” I told them.
“The credits go to this man.” J pointed on Abs. “He practically did it all by himself.”
“Really?” I asked. Abs smiled proudly.
“Not everything.” He said.
“Oh, my Abs… always being so modest.” I said sarcastically. They all laughed.
“Well c’mon, you got loads of people to see.” He said and pulled me into the crowd.

After ages, I finally thanked everyone I could and caught up a bit with me old mates. I sat down near the bar and asked for orange juice.
“Orange juice? On your birthday?” asked a voice from behind me. I turned around and saw Sean. I smiled.
“C’mon, you can get wild tonight, I dare you to have a soda!” he laughed. I rolled my eyes.
“You know I don’t drink all these bubbly things.” I said, trying to be heard over the loud music. He hit his head.
“How could I forget?” he said. I laughed and drank from my orange juice.
“I’ll save the alcohol for later, thanks!” I said.
“So, enjoying yourself?” he asked. I nodded my head yes.
“Yup, I’m having a great time. Just a bit tired from all the attention.” I said and laughed.
“Aw, poor you.” He joked again.
“So, where’s Maya?” I asked. He looked back on the dance floor.
“Getting wild with your man.” He said and laughed. I turned backwards and saw Maya and Abs dancing wildly to the music. I laughed.
“Well, they’re having fun.” I said and smiled. He nodded.
“Hey.” Ritchie called out, coming towards us. “What’s up with Abs and Maya?” he said and laughed. We both shrugged our shoulders.
“I just wanted to wish you girl happy birthday.” He said and hugged me tightly, I hugged him back. “Sorry I wasn’t here earlier, I had some things to take care of.” He said and sat down. I frowned but he just shrugged his shoulders and waved it away with his hand.
“So why are you sitting here and not dancing?” he asked.
“Just taking a break.” I said. He nodded his head and turned around in his sit so now he faced the dance floor. I turned around as well. I saw Sabs dancing on the dance floor, glancing over to where we sat from time to time. Ritchie on the other hand was staring bluntly at May.
“Have you talked yet?” I asked. He shook his head. I sighed. Suddenly he got up and walked away. I sighed again and decided to stand up as well and go to dance. I stood up and as I was about to head towards the dance floor I suddenly bumped into someone.
“Sorry.” The girl that bumped into me called out so I could hear her. I smiled.
“It’s ok.” I said and looked down to straighten my skirt, when suddenly I realized that’s Scott’s girl. I looked up again but she was gone. I frowned but shook it off and went to dance along the others.

“I'm outta love can't you see baby that you gotta set me free… I'm outta… Let me get over you
The way you've gotten over me too yeah, seems like my time has come and now I'm moving on, I'll be stronger… WOOHOO” I sang loudly along the music, dancing madly and jumping all over. I was so into the song that I didn’t even notice Abs slipping away from the crowd.
“I'm outta love set me free and let me out this misery, just show me the way to get my life again you can't handle me…” the song faded away slowly and stopped.
“Woohoo, yeah. That was nice.” Someone said into the mic. I turned around and saw it was Abs, standing near the DJ. I smiled.
“Ok, this next song is for my very special love which surprisingly has a birthday today…”
“Oh you shouldn’t have.” My brother called out cutting him off. Everyone broke into loud laughter. I burst out laughing and put my thumbs up for my brother.
“Oh shut up Ben.” Abs called. He smirked at him. “Anyway as I was saying. This next song is dedicated to Gal. Happy birthday love.” He said and the music started playing. He walked down the stairs from the DJ’s place still holding the mic in his hand. I frowned when suddenly he started singing.
“Every time our eyes meet
This feelin' inside me,
Is almost more than I can take.”
Abs walked towards me singing into the mic. I smiled as he got closer to me.
“Baby when you touch me,” he took my hand in his and squeezed it.
“I can feel how much you love me,
And it just blows me away.
I've never been this close to anyone or anything,
I can hear your thoughts,
I can see your dreams.”

People around us began to dance and finally took their eyes from us. Abs wrapped one arm around my waist and in the other held his mic.

“I don't know how you do what you do,
I'm so in love with you
it just keeps gettin' better,
I want to spend the rest of my life,
With you by my side, forever and ever,
Every little thing that you do,
Baby I'm amazed by you.”

I couldn’t stop smiling, it was so romantic.

“The smell of your skin,
The taste of your kiss.” He caressed my cheek and then moved his fingers slowly on my lips. I kissed his fingers.
“The way you whisper in the dark.
Your hair all around me,” he stroke my hair softly.
“Baby you surround me,
You touch every place in my heart.
You know it feels like the first time, Every time,
I want to spend the whole night in your eyes.”

“I don't know how you do what you do,
I'm so in love with you,
It just keeps gettin' better,
I want to spend the rest of my life,
With you by my side, forever and ever,
Every little thing that you do, oh,
Every little thing that you do,
Baby I'm amazed by you.” He finished off, looking down.
The music stopped and he raised his head and looked deeply in my eyes. I had some tears in the corner of my eyes. He smiled and kissed me on the lips. I closed my eyes, kissing him back. We pulled apart after a few seconds.
“Thank you.” I whispered. He smiled.
“Don’t need to thank me, it’s what I feel, for you” He said. I smiled back and hugged him tightly.
“Thank you for everything.” I said.


I leaned my head on Abs and swayed slowly to the music.
“You having fun?” he whispered in my ear. I nodded my head.
“It’s the best.” I said. He smiled.
“Good.” He whispered again. He tightened his grip around my waist and pulled me closer to him. I smiled at that, the feeling of his arms around me were the best feeling. The safety I felt when he hugged me. The song faded away slowly and instead of him came on another slow song. It wasn’t a familiar song but it sounded nice. Suddenly I noticed Ritchie going down the stairs with a mic in his hands.
“Him too?” I asked out loud.
“Wha?” Abs raised his head from my shoulders and looked around. I pointed at Ritchie. Abs raised his eyebrows.
“When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained.” He started singing, his voice shaking a bit. He was looking around, probably trying to find May. I looked around when I noticed her standing in a corner, her mouth wide open. I smiled and looked at Ritchie and nudged my head towards her. He noticed that and saw her.
“But darlin’ when I hold you
Don’t you know I feel the same” He continued singing. He approached her; everyone was looking at them.
“’Cause nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rain.” He sang. A smile started to form on her lips and I could see Ritchie mouthing her an “I’m sorry.”
“We’ve been through this such a long long time
Just tryin’ to kill the pain.”
He took her hand in his and kissed it gently. I could see she was falling for it all. He brought her up to the dance floor.
“But lovers always come and lovers always go
And no one’s really sure who’s letting go today
Walking away.”

“If we could take the time
To lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin’ that you were mine
All mine
So if you want to love me
Than darlin’ don’t refrain
Or I’ll just end up walkin’
In the cold November rain.”

They started dancing and I smiled to myself. Finally everything’s starting to be like it used to be. I rested my head on Abs and we started dancing to the music once again.
“Do you need some time… on your own
Do you need some time… all alone
Everybody needs some time… on their own
Don’t you know you need some time… all alone”

“I know it’s hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn’t time be out to charm you.”

“Sometimes I need some time… on my own
Sometimes I need some time… all alone
Everybody needs some time… on their own
Don’t you know you need some time all alone.”

“And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain
I know that you can love me
When there’s no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way
‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever
Even cold November rain.”

“Don’t ya think that you need somebody
Don’t ya think that you need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You’re not the only one
You’re not the only one.”

He finished off. Everyone started to cheer and clap their hands. It was really amazing. I looked at Ritchie and May, they were too busy in a deep kiss to notice everyone around them. I smiled to myself and looked at Abs.
“Finally everything is back to its place.” I said. He nodded his head and gave me a pack on the lips.
“What was that for?” I asked, chuckling. He shrugged his shoulders.
“Can’t I kiss my girlfriend?” he asked.
“Well, it depends.” I said. He laughed.
“On what?” he asked. I shrugged my shoulders.
“I dunno… it just depends.” I said. He laughed and shook his head lightly.
“C’mon.” he said, grabbing my hand and starting to walk.
“Where are we going?” I asked.
“To find a corner and make out.” He said. I laughed.
“Abs. Not now… it’s my birthday.” I said.
“Exactly, don’t you want your birthday present? I didn’t get to give it to you this afternoon.” He said. He past the bar and found a dark corner at the end of the club where there was no one around. He pushed me lightly against the wall.
“Abs c’mon, not now.” I told him. He took his bottom lip out and gave me his best puppy look.
“Just for a couple of minutes.” He said, putting his hand on the wall just above me. I grinned.
“How can I say no to this?” I said and grabbed his collar shirt, pulling him into a deep kiss. He wrapped his arms around my waist kissing me back. I slid my hands up and down his back, moving them under his shirt. I pulled away after a couple of minutes.
“Now let’s get back to the party.” I told him.
“Just a couple more minutes.” He said, trying to kiss me again. I backed away as much as I could since I was standing against the wall.
“Abs, we said something.” I told him. He huffed.
“We’ll have plenty of time later.” I said. He nodded his head, a grin starting to spread on his lips.
“Oh get those dirty thoughts out of your head Abidin.” I called. He laughed and shook his head lightly.
“Anyway, I do have something to give you.” He said. I frowned. “Your birthday present.”
“Oh Abs you didn’t have to, this whole thing is more then enough.” I said.
“No it isn’t, you deserve more.” He said. I blushed lightly.
“But you know.” I whispered in his ear. “You’re still the best birthday present there is.” He grinned.
“I know.” He said. We both broke into fits of laughter.
“Well.” He said, taking out a little box from his pocket. “This is for you, happy birthday love.” He said and kissed me on the cheek. I took the box from his hand and opened it. My eyes widened and my jaw dropped. It was a necklace, it had a pendant in the shape of a heart and it had a lot of little diamonds on it. It was beautiful. Abs always had a good taste in Jewelry.
“Do you like it?” he asked. I didn’t know what to say.
“Wow, it’s beautiful.” I said slowly.
“So you like it right?” he asked again.
“Abs, I… I can’t have it.” I said and closed the box.
“What?” he asked.
“It’s too much.”
“No it’s not. I told you, nothing is too much.”
“Abs it’s not fair, I can’t afford buying you something like that.” I told him, looking down.
“I’m not asking you to buy me something like that, I’m asking you to accept this gift from me.” He said. I looked up at him, his eyes filled with so much love and passion.
“Please?” he asked quietly. I sighed.
“Thank you.” I whispered to him. He broke into a wide smile and opened the box again, taking the necklace out. I turned around and he put the necklace around my neck, closing the clip behind. I turned around again to face him. He smiled, his eyes fixed on the necklace.
“It’s beautiful, just like you.” He said and kissed me.
“Thank you so much.” I told him again, pulling him into a tight hug. I sighed deeply at the feeling of his arms around me and pulled away seconds later.
“C’mon, let’s get back to the party.” I told him and grabbed his hand, leading him back to the bar. I sat down and ordered a beer. Abs sat next to me and ordered a soda. I took a sip from my beer and looked around. Scott and his chick were sitting a couple of sits next to us, deep in a conversation. I eyed her suspiciously, I didn’t like her, not a bit. Abs probably noticed them too cos he suddenly called Scott’s name and waved to them. I sighed, why did he have to do that? They got up and walked towards us, sitting in the chairs next to us. I smiled my best fake smile and took another sip from my beer.
“Hey, guys I want you to meet Ilil, Ilil these are Gal and Abs.” I gave her another fake smile and turned my head to the dance floor.
“Scott I need to show you something, would you mind coming with me for a sec?” Abs asked him suddenly. I turned my head sharply to look at him, giving him a pleading look to not leave me with her. He shrugged his shoulders, not really getting what I want.
“You’ll excuse me for a minute?” he asked Ilil, she nodded her head and they walked off. I looked at her, not really knowing what to say. She smiled.
“Happy birthday.” She said. I smiled weakly.
“Thanks.” I said and turned my head around. I sighed.
“Look, I don’t know you and I don’t know what are your plans but I can assure you one thing, you’d better treat Scott right. He’s very important to me and he’s been through a rough time lately, and I intend to do anything to not let him get hurt again.” I told her quickly. She raised her eyebrows.
“Don’t raise your eyebrows at me. I meant everything I said.” I told her. “Is it clear?”
“You don’t need to threaten me you know, I’m sure Scott has enough body guards, he doesn’t need more.” She said as she stood up. It was my turn to raise my eyebrows.
“I asked you something, is it clear?” I raised my voice a bit. She stopped and looked at me.
“Yes it is.” She said.
“Good.” I said and walked away.


“Heyyy.” I called out as I saw Abs coming towards me. I tried to get up but fell right back to my sit.
“Whoa, watch out there.” He said, grabbing my arm. I gave him a goofy smile.
“You are just so sweet.” I said, grabbing his collar shirt and pulling him closer to me, trying to kiss him but he backed away.
“How much did you drink?” he asked, making a face and straightening his shirt.
“Er… well… hmm…” I said, scratching the top of my head, trying to think how much drinks I had tonight.
“Too much that’s for sure.” He said. I laughed and put my head on the counter. Almost everyone left the club already, and now we were all sitting around the bar, almost everyone drunk to their bones.
“Anyone interested in a beer?” Someone called out. I raised my head and laughed loudly. Ritchie was standing in the other end of the room, one arm wrapped around May and in the other hand he had a beer, swinging from side to side.
“Man you’re heavy.” May called out, trying to drag him towards the bar but failing miserably and he fell down right on his bum. I burst out laughing, almost knocking myself on the floor as well. Ritchie burst out laughing, taking a big gulp from the beer. I looked at Abs, he was shaking his head.
“Hun, you have no idea how much fun you’re missing.” I called out to him, getting up and walking slowly to the dance floor.
“My definition of fun is having my liver nice and whole and being conscious, thank you very much. After all, someone has to take care of you guys.” He said. I made a face at what he said.
“Rigggghhhttttt…” I said and giggled. “So who’s up to sing with me?” I called out.
“OH oh, I am I am!!!” Maya called out, running towards me.
“So what are we gonna sing?” I asked her.
“Hmm… how about… maybe… well…”
“Would you make up your mind already.” I called at her.
“Jeez, just don’t eat me.” She called. I raised my eyebrows and burst out laughing.
“Isn’t it supposed to be, don’t bite me?” I asked her.
“Well I like better don’t eat me… you mind?” she huffed. I laughed.
“Whaeve.” I said and walked towards Ritchie who was still sitting on the floor.
“Where are you going?” Maya called after me. “What about our song?”
“Don’t feel like singing anymore.” I called back.
“I don’t need you, I’ll sing on my own.” She said and started singing loudly… make it screaming.
“My loneliness is killing and I, I must confess I still believe, still believe, when I’m not with you I lose my mind, give me a sign, hit me baby one more time”
“No, make it stop.” I called, covering my ears with my hands. She stopped singing. I sighed in relief.
“Thank you god.” I said and laughed loudly. She took her tongue out to me and went to sit back next to the bar.
“Hey Ritchie darlin’” I said to him, looking down at where he was sitting. He looked up at me and smiled.
“Care to help me?” he asked.
“Oh I’d love to.” I said and offered my hand to him. He took it, but instead of getting up he pulled me down with him.
“Whoa.” I called out, landing on top of him. We both burst out laughing.
“Right. I think it’s time we’ll go home.” Abs said and walked towards Ritchie and me who were still laughing our asses off. He grabbed my hand and picked me up.
“Wha?” I called out. “Abs… put me down… you’re ruining all the fun.” I whined at him. He shook his head.
“You’re gonna hurt yourself in the end, like you always do.” He said.
“So I sprained my ankle once, big deal… it happens to everyone.” I said. He stopped and put me down, looking at me, raising his eyebrows. I laughed.
“Ok, so it doesn’t happen to everyone.” I called out. He was about to pick me up again but I ran away from him. One second I was looking back at him while running and the next second I found myself on the floor. “Aw, my bum.” I called out.
“What did I tell ya?” Abs asked. I looked up and saw Ilil and Scott looking down at me. I smiled sweetly and stretched my hand out to them. Scott rolled his eyes and took my hand, helping me up.
“Well Hellooo there.” I said out loud. I turned to face everyone and called out “Hey look what I found… it’s Scott and Ilil.” I laughed loudly. I turned back to look at them.
“So, what have you two been up to?” I asked and grinned.
“Nothing.” Ilil said.
“Right… that’s why your shirt is inside out.” I said. She looked quickly down at her shirt and I burst out laughing. “Gotcha.” I called out. Everyone started to laugh. I grinned at them again and walked back to the bar. I looked over to where Sean was sitting, his head bent down on the bar. I grinned mischievously. I looked backwards at everyone and motioned them to be quiet. I tiptoed over to Sean and whispered in his ear.
“Sean… Seanie boy… what are you dreaming about? Seeaann… WAKE UP!!!” I suddenly screamed. He shot his head up, screamin’ like a girl. I fell down on the floor, clutching my stomach from laughing so hard. I looked up at him, still laughing hard. His eyes were fixed on me, not blinking at all, there was a sparkle in his eyes. I stopped laughing. Everyone was looking at us. He started to stand up slowly.
“Sean. Sean you’re scaring me.” I said shakily, starting to crawl backwards slowly. His lips turned into an evil grin.
“Good.” He said. I raised my eyebrows and stood up quickly, walking backwards as he walked towards me.
“You’d better run.” He said in a low voice. I opened my eyes widely and started to run as fast as I could as he started to run after me.
“Ahhh… someone HELP!!!” I called out. They were all laughing. I looked backwards, seeing Sean a couple of meters away from me.
“Abs!!! Help me!!!” I called out to him. He laughed.
“You brought it on yourself hun.” He called back. I took a deep breath and stopped, turning to look at Sean. He stopped running as well.
“Sean please… look I’m sorry… really!” I said.
“Yeah, me too.” He said as he started to run again. I screamed and ran over to the ladies toilets and shut the door behind me. I sighed heavily.
“He’s mad.” I said out loud. I walked over to the sinks and splashed cold water on my face. The affect of the alcohol started to drift away and my head started to spin. Suddenly I heard a soft sob coming from behind me. I turned around quickly but there was no one there.
“Is someone here?” I called out. No one answered. I bent down, looking at all the cabins from beneath, looking for a pair of legs but couldn’t see any. I started to open them, moving one by one and opening the doors but finding nothing. Finally I got to the last one, I opened the door and to my absolute surprise I found Sabs sitting there with her legs brought up to her chest and her head buried between her knees. She looked up at me, her eyes red and puffy. I sighed.
“Hun are you ok?” I asked her worriedly. She didn’t say anything, she just looked at me with a sad expression on her face, a couple of tears running down her cheeks.
“Come here.” I said and opened my arms. She stood up and hugged me. I soothed her back, trying to calm her down. She pulled away after a couple of seconds and walked over to the sinks and looked at the mirror. She sighed.
“Look at me. Look what he’s doing to me.” She said softly, her voice just above a whisper. I walked over to her, standing beside her, looking at our reflections in the mirror.
“So don’t let him do this to you.” I said. She broke into a bitter laugh.
“You think I like being like that? I’m trying, it’s not that simple.” She said.
“I know. But you’ve got to try harder.” I said. “There isn’t any other option.”
She looked at me and then looked down, sighing heavily she walked away and leaned on one of the walls.
“There is one.” She said. I raised my eyebrows, fearing of what she’s going to say next.
“Sabs I don’t think it’d be smart of you to do it again, you saw what happe…”
“I’m not talking on that.” She cut me off. I frowned.
“I’m talking about moving away again.” She cut me off once again. My jaw dropped.
“What?” I called. She looked down. “You’re not serious.” I said. She nodded her head and looked up at me again.
“I can’t stay here like that. I cannot stand seeing them together. It hurts too much Gal.” She said sadly.
“I know it is but… but…” I said, trying to think of something to say. I sighed, giving up. She smiled weakly at me.
“I think that’s the first time I saw you giving up in an argument.” She said, a couple of tears dropping down her cheeks. I felt that burn in my nose, that light burn I felt every time I knew I’m going to cry.
“When are you going to leave?” I asked her sadly. She shrugged her shoulders.
“In a couple of days I guess. No point in me staying here any longer.” She said. I felt a tear sliding down my cheek.
“I’m gonna miss ya.” I said, a couple more tears sliding down my cheeks. She nodded her head.
“It’s not like we haven’t been here before.” She said.
“I know, but it was nice having you around again.” I said, wiping the tears away as more tears started to go down my cheeks. I saw her raising her eyebrows.
“Girl, It’s not like I’m leaving the country.” She laughed lightly. I laughed as well. She walked over to me and hugged me tightly.
“I’ll be 3 hours train drive away.” She said. I nodded my head, trying to stop crying. She pulled away looking at me with an amused look.
“What?” I called out. “It’s not me, it’s the alcohol driving my emotions mad.” I said. She laughed and hugged me again.
“Gal? Gal you there? They wanna close the club, get out.” I heard Abs’s voice calling from outside.
“C’mon, let’s get out of here.” I said as we walked over to the door. I opened the door and we got outside. Abs raised his eyebrows at the sight of us, both with teary eyes.
“You ok?” he asked. We looked at each other and laughed.
“We’re fine.” We both said together.
“C’mon, everyone is in the cars already.” He said, leading us outside to the parking lot and towards the three cars that were standing there. Abs, May and Julie were the only one that were sober so they were the ones to drive the cars. Both of us got into Abs’s car, luckily the ones that were inside already were Scott and Ilil, a bit busy you can say.
“Get a room.” I called at them and grinned as both shot me evil looks. I got to the passenger sit and laid my head back closing my eyes. My head was killing me and I felt like someone was hitting my head with a hammer. I felt the engine start off and we drove away.

I felt myself move, someone was picking me up. I tried to open my eyes but the minute I did my head started spinning so bad I was sure I’m going to faint.
“Wha?” I said quietly, trying to raise my head up.
“Shh.” I heard Abs’s voice whispering to me. I managed to open my eyes and looked up at him. He gave me a comforting smile and I smiled back, leaning my head on his chest. He entered my house and to my absolute surprise everyone was there. I frowned.
“What are they all doing here?” I asked Abs, half a sleep.
“I wasn’t about driving them all to their houses.” He said. I nodded my head. Half of them were already a sleep on the couches and on the carpet. He started to walk upstairs slowly.
“Hey, why do you get to sleep on a comfortable bed?” Scott called after us.
“If your girl would have been living here then you would have too.” Sean smirked at him from behind us. He and Maya trying to climb the stairs slowly. Abs entered my room and kicked the door closed with his leg. He put me down on our bed gently. I smiled dreamily.
“You are such an angle.” I told him, smiling from my sleep. I rested my head on the soft pillow.
“Come here.” He said, trying to sit me down.
“Wha?” I asked confused. He took my top off.
“Abs, not now. I’m tired.” I whined. He rolled his eyes.
“Be quiet.” He told me. He got up, the minute he loosed his grip on me I fell right back on the pillow. He sighed and went to look through my closet. He took out my pajamas and put the shirt on me. I could barely keep my eyes open. I lay back on the pillow and curled up in a ball. I heard him sigh. He took the blanket and covered me, kissing me lightly on the forehead. I smiled faintly.
“Happy Birthday love.” He whispered quietly. Minutes later I felt him climbing next to me. He wrapped his arm around me and we both finally went to sleep.


I opened my eyes slowly and saw the room spinning around me so fast that I couldn’t keep my eyes open and shut them back quickly. I moaned and buried my head in the pillow.
“Good morning to you too love.” I heard Abs say from beside me. I mumbled him a “whatever” from my pillow. He took a strand of my hair and picked it up so he could see my face. I opened one eye.
“I think I’m going to be sick.” I said slowly.
“Umm, so you’d better head to the loo, don’t you think?” he asked me.
“But I can’t get up.” I whined. He sighed and took the covers off me.
“Come here.” He said and took my hand, pulling me up so I was standing. He led me to the bathroom.
“First of all take these.” He said and gave me two pills he just took out from the cupboard above the sink. He handed me a glass of water and I swallowed the pills. I felt the room starting to spin around me.
“My head.” I said and grabbed my forehead, not even feeling myself falling backwards.
“Whoa.” Abs called, quickly catching me. “You’re supposed to be standing ok?” he said. I nodded my head and leaned myself on the sink. He walked to the shower and turned the hot water on.
“C’mon, get in.” he said. I turned around and started to walk to the shower but he grabbed me just before I stepped in.
“Hun, don’t you think it’d be better if you took your clothes off first?” he asked. I looked down and sighed.
“Right…” I mumbled. I started to take my shirt off but stopped. “Aren’t you going to leave?” I asked him. He raised his eyebrows.
“Why?” he asked. “I wanna make sure you won’t drown yourself there.” He said. I rolled my eyes.
“Abs.” I said.
“Gal I have seen you naked tons of times.” He said and rolled his eyes.
“Still Abs.” I whined. He sighed.
“Fine, but if you do drown don’t come and blame me.” He said and got out of the bathroom and closed the door behind him. I took my clothes off and stepped into the shower.

30 Minutes later.

I stepped out of my room, hearing lots of noises coming from the living room and kitchen. I frowned and stepped downstairs, seeing everyone eating in the kitchen, some in the living room. I sighed heavily and moaned lightly at all the noise.
“People!” I called out. They all stopped their doings and looked at me. “Please, stop yelling.” I said. They all raised their eyebrows at me and continued what they were doing. I sighed and walked to sit on one of the chairs in the kitchen. Abs sat down next to me.
“What are they all still doing here?” I asked him. He shrugged his shoulders. Maya and Sean were no where to be seen, Scott and Ilil sat in the living room deep in conversation, “what have they got to talk about so much?” I thought to myself. Suddenly I saw Ritchie running to the loo then heard some not very nice noises. J, Liz and May were sitting in front of me eating.
“Want some?” J asked me, taking a piece from his egg on his fork and holding it in front of my face. I swallowed hard and felt as if I’m going to be sick. I stood up quickly and walked back up to my room, hearing them laughing behind me. I shut the door and collapsed on the bed, lying on my back with my eyes closed. Minutes later I felt someone sitting on the bed. I opened my eyes lightly and saw Abs lying beside me.
“What?” I asked him. He shrugged his shoulders.
“Nothing.” He simply said. I sighed and closed my eyes, turning on the bed so I was lying with my back to him.
“Anything wrong?” he asked.
“I just want to be alone.” I told him. I heard him sigh and get up from the bed. I closed my eyes and drifted back to sleep.

I woke up a couple of hours later feeling so much better, the headache was gone and the room finally stopped spinning. I stood up and went to the bathroom, I washed my face and got out and went downstairs. I saw the mail lying on the table. I picked it up nervously and went through the letters… a bill… another bill… another bill… I sighed heavily. Nothing. Two weeks ‘till the start of the year and not even one letter, not one lousy letter to at least tell me I didn’t get in. I threw the stack of letters back on the table and went to sit down in the living room. I flicked the telly on and searched for something interesting. I smiled as I saw Friends was on.
“It’s a cat.” Rachel cried out.
“That is not a cat.” Joey told her, throwing the ball to Ross.
“Why is it inside out?” Ross asked her. I laughed when suddenly the phone rang.
“Hello?” I asked into the receiver, my eyes still fixed on the telly.
“Gal?” Sabs’s voice was on the other line. I smiled.
“Hey.” I said, turning the telly off. There were lots of noises in the background. “Where are you?” I asked her.
“Umm, well… at the train station.” She blurted out.
“What?” I cried out.
“I’m sorry, I meant to tell you, but I just didn’t want a touchy goodbye.” She said. I rolled my eyes.
“Me? Touchy?” I asked her. She laughed.
“But I wanted to see you before you left.” I said.
“You can come and visit me whenever you feel like, and you can bring the others with you, I didn’t really get the time to say goodbye to any of them either.” She said. I sighed.
“I guess.” I said quietly.
“C’mon it’s not that bad… just think I came for a short visit and went back home, aye?” she said, trying to sound cheerful, even though I could hear she was the total opposite of that.
“I guess.” I said again.
“You’re not mad?” she asked.
“And if I am? Would it help?” I asked.
“No…” she said quietly.
“Exactly.” I said quietly back.
“Listen hun I gotta go, I’ll talk to you when I’ll get back ok?” she asked.
“Yeah sure, bye.” I said and put down the phone. Right as I was about to turn the telly on again the door opened.
“Hey.” Maya called out. I turned my head to her and smiled.
“Hey.” She put her bag on the table, her eyes landing on the stack of mail, she sighed and looked at me. I smiled weakly.
“Nothing.” I said. She nodded her head and said nothing.
“How’s Sean doing?” I asked her. She walked to the living room and sat next to me.
“Fine.” She said and sighed heavily. I frowned.
“It doesn’t sound like that.” I told her and smiled. She didn’t smile back, I raised my eyebrows.
“He didn’t tell you?” she asked.
“Who? Who didn’t tell me?” I asked confused.
“Never mind.” She said and stood up.
“Maya!” I called and stood up as well. “Who didn’t tell me what?” I asked again.
“Go talk to Abs.” She said and started to walk upstairs.
“Why?” I called after her. She sighed heavily and stopped climbing the stairs. There was a long pause before she decided to speak.
“They’re going on tour… in two weeks.” She said. I raised my eyebrows in amazement. I was shocked.
“For how long?” I asked her quietly, still in disbelieve.
“You’d better go and talk with him.” She said again, climbing the stairs again.
“Maya!” I called angrily. “For how long?” She sighed heavily and stopped again. She turned to look at me, a sad expression on her face.
“For two months.” She said and turned around, climbing the stairs again, not waiting to see my reaction.
My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe it, and he didn’t tell me… And for so long.
“Two months… two months…” I repeated that in my mind to try and comprehend what she just said. “It can’t be…”
I sat down on the couch again and flicked the telly back on, luckily Friends was still on. I brought my legs up to my body, hugging them. The only thing that really could cheer me up was Friends.

“Gal, c’mon you have to talk to him.” Maya told me. I was sitting on my bed staring out to space. The phone rang again, I winced at the sound of it. Maya sighed and picked it up again.
“Hello.” She said into the receiver. It’s not like we both didn’t know who it was.
“Hey Abs.” She said. I shook my head no and she sighed.
“No… she’s not here… no Abs really… I don’t know where she is… I can’t help you Abs… I don’t know what’s the matter… ok… bye.” She said and hung up. “The guy’s really starting to get worried.” She said. I bit my lower lip and took a deep breath.
“Not my problem.” I said and stood up, walking out of the room.
“Where are you going?” she called after me.
“I need some fresh air.” I said and walked downstairs, getting out of the house.
I walked around for god knows how long, I wasn’t so sure where I was and it started to get dark. I turned a corner and came across a park. I walked in there and wandered around there a bit, until I found an empty bench and sat on it. I looked up at the skies, the dark colors that were painting them were so beautiful, I smiled at the sight and closed my eyes, breathing in the hot air.
“Gal?” a voice, which I did not recognize, asked me. I opened my eyes to find Ilil standing right beside the bench. I frowned.
“Yeah?” I asked her, straightening myself.
“You ok?” she asked.
“I’m fine.” I said quietly.
“Oh…” she said and bit her lower lip. “Can I sit down?” she asked. I forced a smile and nodded my head. “What are you doing here?” she asked.
“Nothing, just walking around.” I said. She raised her eyebrows but didn’t say anything else. There was silence for a long period before she spoke again.
“I’m not a bad person you know.” She said. I turned to look at her and nodded my head lightly.
“I know.” I said quietly. She nodded her head as well.
“And I understand why you acted the way you did… but I just want you to know that Scott is very important to me as well, and I wouldn’t do anything to hurt him.” She said. I nodded my head again.
“I know.” I said quietly once more. She smiled.
“Is there anything I can do to make you feel better?” she asked quietly. I smiled weakly and shook my head, tears started to form in my eyes unwillingly. I looked down and closed my eyes hard to try and stop them. She put her hand on my back and I instantly jumped and stood up. I took a deep breath.
“I’m fine.” I said and wiped the tears quickly from my face. She sighed.
“I know we don’t know each other like, at all, but you can tell me what’s wrong.” She said softly. I looked up at her through my tears.
“You can’t help me.”
“You don’t know that.”
“Believe me, I do!” I said and looked down. “It’s just… it’s for so long… and he didn’t even bother to tell me…” I whispered, talking more to myself than to her.
“The tour uh?” she suddenly said. I looked at her quickly.
“It’s ok… I know what you feel.”
“No, you don’t!” I called out. “At least he told you! He didn’t even bother to tell me that!” I called out angrily. I felt like screamin’ my head off in that park, I wanted to take it all out. I looked at Ilil, she wasn’t looking at me, she was looking down. I laughed bitterly.
“I told you, you can’t help me.” I said. She looked up at me.
“You need to go and talk to him, there is probably a reason why he didn’t tell you.”
“You don’t know that.”
“You don’t know that either.” She said and stood up. “Just talk to him, it might help.”

The moon was high, up in the sky by the time I got home. I entered the house and walked straight upstairs, ignoring the voices that were screaming down in my belly to eat something. I opened the door to my room and gasped when I saw Abs sitting on my bed, watching the telly. I frowned.
“What are you doing here?” I asked him angrily. He turned to look at me quickly, surprised to suddenly see me in the room.
“Gal.” He said and stood up as I stepped away. He stopped walking and frowned at me.
“What’s wrong?” he asked. I took a deep breath.
“Just leave, just go.”
“Cos I don’t want to see you.” I said, looking straight in his eyes. His eyes grew bigger with surprise.
“Can you please let me explain?” he asked quietly. I shook my head, fighting the tears back.
“No.” I said, my voice just above a whisper. He dropped his head down.
“I’m sorry I didn’t tell you. I didn’t want to tell you because…”
“I said I don’t want to hear it.” I yelled at him. He shot his head back up.
“Don’t do this.” He said softly.
“Don’t do what? You’re the one who accused me of not telling you anything and you’re the one who kept away the fact that you’re going away for two months.” I yelled at him again.
“I know what I did and I said I’m sorry. I just didn’t think it’d effect you that much.” He said. My jaw dropped at the sound of what he just said.
“You didn’t think it’d effect me the fact that you’re leaving for two months?” I asked him in disbelieve. He shook his head.
“I didn’t think it’d effect you so much the fact I didn’t tell you… I meant to tell you later.” He said.
“When? When you were on the bloody plane on your way to god’s know where?” I called at him angrily. He sighed and shook his head.
“I just didn’t want to worry you with that, not until I had to.” He said. I didn’t know what to say. I was so mad at him but I wanted to forgive him so much.
He stepped closer to me, this time I didn’t step away. He stopped inches away from me, I could feel his arms slowly doing their way up around my back and then he pulled me into a tight hug. I struggled at first, tried to get away from him, it hurt too much to be around him and it will hurt more with time.[/i:7a
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He tightened his grip around my body, not letting me get away. I sighed heavily and stopped fighting, letting him the benefit of thinking he can make everything go away just by wrapping his arms around me.
“I don’t want you to go.” I whispered in his ear.
“I don’t have a choice.” He whispered back, tightening his hold around my body. The tears finally rushed down my face as I took my arms and wrapped them around him as well. After all, I always did feel better in his arms.

~*~*~* Two weeks later *~*~*~

I kissed Abs one last time before he had to go on the plane.
“I love you.” He whispered to me. I hugged him tightly.
“I love you too.” I whispered in his ear as he was forced to pull away from me.
“I’ll call you as soon as we’ll land, I promise.” He said and kissed my forehead, breathing in the smell of my shampoo.
“C’mon you have to board now Abs.” Chris told us quietly. We looked around us, we were the only ones left, all the guys had boarded already, and the girls were all standing in the exit, talking among themselves.
“I’ll miss you.” I told him as he walked slowly away.
“I already do.” He said and blew me a kiss… only I didn’t realize it’d be the last one.


The sun started to fade away as the cold autumn wind filled the air and the dark clouds covered the
skies. I looked out of the window, the tears pouring down my face. I felt empty inside of me, my heart ached and I was loosing it. Yet, another fight had gone through our relationship, and I was getting sick of it, I started to fall apart. It seemed like we can’t go through a phone call without starting a fight, and on what? On silly things, meaningless and pointless. I remember that in the better days we had, we were wondering about all those couples that fought all the time. I remember him asking me “If they fight and don’t get along, why are they still together?” I just shrugged my shoulders, I didn’t know why, and I still don’t, even now, that other couples wonder about us just like we did.
It felt so wrong, but I started to believe that maybe we really need to go each one on his own, to cool down a bit. I didn’t want to believe it, but I had no other choice.
The rain started to pour down as my tears subsided a bit. I hated it, that feeling, that empty feeling inside of me, like I’m lost it this world, like I don’t know what to do with my self anymore, and I really didn’t know. I walked from the window and sat down on my bed, bringing my legs up to my body and hugging them. I looked at his picture that stood on my nightstand. I was so mad at him, but yet again, I missed him so much, to hug him again, to feel his warm comforting body against mine, in those rainy cold days.
I wanted to talk to somebody, I wanted someone to comfort me and be with me, but I didn’t have anyone. Maya has her own problems with Sean, and so does Sean with Maya. All the guys were on tour, Julie was in France and I started to grow apart from the other girls. And then there was Josh, maybe he could help me, to get away from my troubles. I sighed heavily and decided to go pay him a visit. I walked downstairs, grabbed my keys and coat and headed out. I didn’t even bother to tell Maya, I just didn’t care anymore.
It was already dark outside and it was freezing, the rain was pouring down and I just walked outside not caring of getting wet or catching a cold. I got into my car and started the engine. I drove to the direction of Josh’s house, wondering how my life got so messed up and how I ended this way. The University rejected me, I had nothing to do and I was so bitter all the time. I didn’t even recognize myself anymore. I used to be this cheerful, happy girl that everyone could count on to cheer them up, or to make them laugh. I hated myself so much. “God, why did I end this way?” I asked myself. I stopped at a traffic light and thought of how wonderful it’d be in a perfect world. Where the sun is always shining and the flowers always beam. A place without any wars, a place where I can live peacefully with Abs without any fights, and without any worries… a loud horn woke me up from my daydream and I notice that the light changed to green. I sped up and turned a corner driving through a dark alley. I stopped the car and got out of it. I hated this part of the city, every time I came to Josh I freaked out all over again. I walked through the old buildings, looking for Josh’s. Suddenly I heard some steps behind me, I looked backwards and saw a man walking fast towards my direction. I raised my walking up and so did the man. I started running as fast as I could but he was faster then me. He pushed me to a dark corner and I fell on the floor and he sat on top of me. I looked at him, he had an intimidating face with big dark brown eyes. I tried to scream but all that came out of my throat was a little howl. He put his hand on my mouth and took out a knife “If you’ll take one word out of your mouth it’s your end” he said to me, I started to cry. “Do you understand” he asked. I didn’t do a thing, I couldn’t, I was in too much of a shock to do something, I just kept on crying. “Do you understand I asked.” He yelled now. I nodded quickly. He took down his hand and as fast as he did it I screamed at the top of my lungs. He put his hand quickly on my mouth again. “Oh you stupid bitch.” He said as he punched me in the stomach and then everything went blank.

I woke up with a fuzzy feeling, everything around me was spinning, and I didn’t know where I am. I looked around me, it was so dark that I could barely see something. I looked down at my body, my clothes were torn and dirty, it was raining and I was freezing. Suddenly I remembered what happened. That man, pushing me here, taking a knife out, tearing my clothes… “I… I… I got raped” I whispered to myself and started to cry. I couldn’t believe it. What had happened to me? Why me?
I stood up and walked slowly out of the alley. Everything was spinning around me and I could barely walk. The street was deserted, there wasn’t anyone out there. I found my car, freezing to death. I took my car keys out, and opened the car. I looked for my other keys, I always keep them apart from the car keys, but they weren’t there, neither was my purse. He took it. He has my home keys, I thought scared to death. I started the car and drove away, not able to know where I’m going. I felt so disgusted with myself, like I’m going to be sick any minute. My head started spinning again, and I couldn’t keep my eyes on the road, I couldn’t keep them open, I felt like I’m going to faint. Suddenly there was a loud horn followed by a sharp pain in my back and then everything went blank again.


*Note to the readers: this chapter is not from my point of view, remember. It’s not from anyone of the characters point of view.

The phone rang and Maya walked to pick it up. She’s been worried for hours now, not knowing where Gal is, she called everyone already, but no one knew where she is.
“Hello?” She asked to the cordless.
“Maya.” Ben sobbed into the cordless.
“Ben, what happened?” She asked panicking.
“It’s Gal, she’s in the hospital.” He said.
“What?” Maya called, imagining the worse thing that could have happened to Gal.
“She’s been in a car accident.” He said, crying hard.
“Oh god.” Maya gasped.
“Maya, can you come to the hospital?” he asked.
“Yeah, I’ll be right there.” She said and hung up, running like crazy out of the house and to her car.
She got to the hospital and saw Ben there, walking fast towards his direction.
“How is she? Is she ok?” she asked before she even got to him. He looked up at her, tears in his eyes and nodded his head no.
“God, where is she? Can I see her?” she asked. He nodded his head no again.
“Ben, please, talk to me.” Maya begged.
“She’s in a surgery, that’s all I know, the nurse didn’t say anything else.” He said, sobbing quietly.
Suddenly a Doctor came out calling Ben’s name. He stood up quickly and walked to the Doctor and so did Maya.
“Umm, are you related to Gal?” the Doctor asked. Ben started to say something but Maya cut him off.
“Yes.” She said. He looked at her but she just ignored him.
“Well, I’m Dr. Ruth and I’m taking care of Gal. Well as I told you before, she’s been in a serious car accident. She has broken two of her ribs, she has a broken leg and a broken arm. She had hurt her head badly, we’re considering a possibility of a concussion and maybe brain damage, but we’ll know it for sure when she’ll wake up, She’s now in a surgery. We’re trying to do the best we can, but I can’t promise you anything now.” She said. By now Maya was in tears, sobbing hard.
“And, that’s not all. We think she got raped before the accident.” She said slowly.
“What?” both Maya and Ben called.
“I’ll let you two to relax a bit, I’ll call you when you could go in.” she said. Ben nodded “thank you” he said and the Doctor left.
“Come here” he told Maya and hugged her tightly. “She’ll be ok, I’m sure.” He said quietly, not quite convincing himself.
“I better call Abs.” Maya said.
“Where is he?” Ben asked her.
“In the U.S, touring.”
“I don’t think it’s a good idea. He’s in America, he can’t do anything, he’ll just be worried.”
“I think he needs to know.” Maya said as she walked to the phone. She dialed Abs’s room number, but no one answered. After a couple of minutes of waiting she tried Sean’s room.

Meanwhile with the lads at J and Sean’s room.

“Yo Scott, it’s your turn, come on.” Abs called, it was Scott’s turn to play against Abs in the PlayStation.
“Ok, I’m coming.” Scott said and sat on the floor next to Abs and they started to play.
“So guys, what are we gonna do tonight?” Sean asked.
“How about just staying in for a change.” Ritchie suggested. Sean looked at him, and then just kept on going.
“How about we’ll go and search for a good club. To relax a bit. Ha? What do you say?” he asked.
“Yeah, that sounds great.” J said. Right than the phone rang and Sean picked it up.
“Hello?” He asked.
“Sean.” Maya said, sobbing into the phone.
“Honey? What’s wrong? Are you ok? Why are you crying?” He asked concerned. All the guys looked at him.
“Is Abs there?” She asked.
“Umm, yeah. But what’s wrong?”
“Can you please hand him the phone?” She asked again.
“Is Gal ok?” Sean asked. The minute Abs heard that he jumped up.
“What’s wrong with Gal?” he asked nervously. Sean handed the phone to Abs.
“Hello?” Abs asked into the receiver.
“Abs.” Maya sobbed. The minute she heard his voice she started to cry all over again.
“Maya, what’s wrong? What happened to Gal?”
“She… She was involved in a serious car accident.” She said, sobbing.
“What?” he yelled to the phone, astonished. He leaned on the wall for support.
“She has two broken ribs and she fractured her right hand and leg.” She said. Abs started to cry, slipping slowly down the wall.
“They’re considering a possibility of a concussion and maybe brain damage.” She said slowly to the phone.
“No.” Abs sobbed, sitting on the floor. All the guys looked at him, not knowing what to do, not knowing what happened.
“And that’s not all.” Maya said quietly.
“What?” he asked hopelessly.
“They’re thinking… she got raped before the accident.” She said crying again.
“NO.” he called, crying uncontrollably, the phone slipping from his hand.
“What’s wrong Abs? What happened?” Sean asked, he was so worried, what had happened to his best friend. He picked the phone from the floor.
“Maya, please tell me what happened to Gal.” he begged her.
“She has been in a car accident.”
“What?” Sean called to the phone.
“I got to go, the Doctor is here.” Maya said and hung up quickly.
Sean put the phone back to its place slowly. Meanwhile, the guys were trying to comfort Abs, trying to understand what happened.
“She’s been in an accident.” Sean said, trying to gulp what had happened. All the guys looked at him surprised. Suddenly Abs got up from the floor and walked out of the room, to his room. All the lads followed him and found him packing up.
“What are you doing?” J asked him.
“What does it look like I’m doing.” He snapped at him.
“You can’t leave.” Ritchie said.
“You damn sure I can.” He said.
“Abs, we’re in the middle of a tour, you can’t just walk away.” Sean said firmly.
“Yes I can. My girlfriend just had a car accident and was raped. My girlfriend is DYING!” he yelled at him.
“What?” Sean asked. All the guys looked at him with wide mouths.
“Yes Sean. You heard me right. Your best friend got raped, your best friend is dying and you don’t give a oliebol.” He yelled again. Sean sat on the bad, shocked. He couldn’t say anything.
“Now let me through.” Abs said, walking with his suitcase out.
“No, Abs wait, think on what you’re doing. It’s stupid, it’s ridiculous.” J said, standing in Abs’s way.
Abs sighed. “Yeah, you right.” He said and put his suitcase down. He looked down, when suddenly he rose his head and punched J straight in the face.
“Abs, what are you doing?” Scott called. J fell on the floor holding his nose which was bleeding hard.
Ritchie ran to Abs to stop him, but Abs just grabbed him in his collar shirt and pushed him to the wall lifting him up a bit.
“You want some too Ritchie? Ha? Cos I’m in a hell of a mood punching someone, and you’re an easy target, aye?” He asked, pissed off. Ritchie just nodded his head no.
“Abs man, calm down.” Scott said. Abs put Ritchie down and turned to Scott.
“You don’t tell me to calm down, you hear me. If it was your girlfriend, oh no wait, no one wants you.” He said and ran out of the room. Scott was in shock.
“I never saw him like that.” He said.
“Do you blame him?” Ritchie asked, straightening his shirt.
“Guys, I’m in pain here.” J cried out. In that moment Rob came in the room.
“Guys, come on we need to…” He trailed off when he saw Abs’s suitcase on the floor packed up and J lying on the floor holding his nose with blood all over his hands.
“What happened in here?” He asked surprised.
“Gal has been in an accident.” Sean said quietly, more to himself than to Rob. He was still sitting on the bed gazing to nowhere, in shock, still trying to gulp what had happened.
“What?” Rob called. “Where’s Abs?”
“Probably on his way to the airport right now.” Scott said.
“WHAT?” he yelled. “Why didn’t you try to stop him?” he asked.
“We did.” J said. “See what happened.” He moaned in pain. “That bastard broke my nose.” He said.


The day after.

Abs paid the driver and walked out of the cab quickly. He ran into the hospital and saw Maya sleeping uncomfortably on one of the chairs. He walked quickly up to her and shook her lightly.
“Maya?” he said trying to wake her up.
“Uh? What?” she asked sleepily. She opened her eyes to find a really worried Abs in front of her.
“Abs? What are you doing here?” She asked, suddenly very awake.
“Where is Gal? What room is she?” He asked, ignoring her question.
“Umm, 153. But what are…” She said, before she could even finish her sentence, he was off to find the room.
He finally found it. He stopped in front of it and took a deep breath before entering the room. He opened the door and was terrified to see his girlfriend condition. She had a cast on her right arm and leg. She had a bandage around her chest that went to just above her stomach. Her face was wounded and She looked awful, so pale, her hair was messed up, and she lay there, not moving, looking like his worst nightmare. He sat next to her, fighting the tears back. He looked at her, taking her hand gently into his.
“Don’t worry honey, I’m right here, next to you.” He said, wishing that she actually heard him. He looked hopefully at her pale face, searching for any sign that she heard him, and still here with him.
“Gal, please wake up.” He whispered, a couple of tears sliding down his face.
Suddenly the door opened making him jump, he stood up quickly. In came Maya, Ben, Liz and May.
“Abs.” Liz whispered when she saw him, he looked at them with a sour face. She walked up to him and hugged him, he started crying silently, the tears pouring down his face.
Ben sat next to Gal, caressing his sister’s hand slowly. The room was quiet, no one knew what to say. Maya sat down at the other side of the bed looking sadly at her friend. Suddenly the door opened and in came the Doctor. They all looked at her with expecting eyes.
“So, how is she?” she asked. She didn’t get a response, everyone just stood still. She sighed heavily and walked up to Gal. Ben quickly moved away, letting her examine Gal. she did some tests, and then sighed heavily again.
“Is she gonna be ok?” Abs asked hopefully.
“I’m sorry, but I can’t promise you anything right at the moment. It depends on her when she’ll wake up, it can take hours, days, weeks… sometimes longer.” She said slowly. He just nodded.
“Well, call me if there’ll be any change.” She said as she walked out of the room. The room fell quiet again, a sadness feeling filled the air.
“I think we should arrange turns, that everyday someone else will stay here.” Ben said quietly.
“It’s ok, I’m gonna be here.” Abs said.
“You can’t stay here all the time.” May said.
“Yes I can, and I intend to.” He said stubbornly.

A few days later.

Abs sat across from Gal, reading the newspaper, drinking the coffee the nurse gave him. He’d been here for five days now, not moving from the bed. Watching Gal closely for any sign that she moved or woken up. He looked awful and felt awful. He hasn’t showered at all since the accident and he only changed his clothes three days ago when Maya brought him some clean clothes. He barely ate, he didn’t have any appetite. He was too busy convincing himself that she’s gonna be alright.
The guys came back early from their tour, two days ago. Sean just left half an hour ago after he spent those two days here, sleeping on a chair uncomfortably. The nurses arranged a folding-bed to Abs. They tried to convince him to go home, have a nice shower, get some sleep and tomorrow to come back, but he was so stubborn. So he just sat there all day, watching her or reading some magazines.
Suddenly he heard a noise coming from the bed, he looked up and saw Gal moving. He dropped the newspaper and walked quickly outside.
“She’s moving.” He called out, hoping one of the nurses will hear him. He got back inside and sat next to Gal, holding her hand.
“Gal? Gal can you hear me?” he asked hopefully.
“Love, please wake up.” He whispered. She opened her eyes slowly, seeing the room spinning like hell.
She looked around her, trying to focus her vision.
“Gal, you’re awake.” Abs said happily, hugging her. “Gal?” she asked quietly, looking confused. He pulled away, looking at her worriedly.
She shifter in her place, studying his face and frowned
“Excuse me, do I know you?”


Ik hoop dat jullie het de moeite waard vonden om het te lezen. Het eind is misschien een beetje vaag, maar het is open omdat ik er misschien nog eens een vervolg aan maak dus stay tuned.
Momenteel werk ik aan een nieuw verhaal dus die komt over een tijdje vast ook wel op bokt.


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hij is echt goed !!

Ik wil zeker een vervolg lezen Haha! Tong uitsteken en ben ook heel benieuwd naar je andere verhaal

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Topperdetoptop! goed verhaal joh! Haha!
ook leuk om te lezen dan ergens "oliebol" Scott said Knipoog


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Zo hee!! Echt super geschreven OK dan!
Heb alleen tot en met deel 2 nog maar gelezen, de rest heb ik in Word geplakt en ga ik wel uitprinten en dan lezen, want op de computer kan ik het allemaal niet goed lezen. Maar het zijn 113 kantjes Bloos! zal eens kijken wanneer ik tijd heb om dat te gaan printen en lezen Haha!

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haha, ja, het is een heel verhaal he?! En dan te bedenken dat er misschien ook nog eens een vervolg op komt Tong uitsteken
Ik ben momenteel in iedergeval bzig met een nieuw verhaal, mijn eerste verhaal sinds ong 3 jaar. (toen heb ik tijden geen inspiratie en zin gehad om te schrijven) Maar ik ben er nu weer helemaal, dankzij mn nieuwe lerares engels, zij heeft me gestimuleerd weer te gaan schrijven. En het gaat me momenteel heel erg goed af, al zeg ik het zelf. Ik heb de eerste 3 pagina's al weer vol getyped het afgelopen weekend Binnenkort komt het verhaal op bokt, wanneer we hier adsl hebben, want het verhaal staat op mn laptop en die kan nu nog niet aan internet worden aangesloten. Maar als t goed is kan dat vanaf a.s donderdag, dus stay tuned
Ik heb jou verhaal over orlando trouwens ook gelezen shanna, nog niet helemaal, want ik had nog geen tijd alle paginas van het topic door te spitten, maar ik ben al een heel eind en tot zover is het SUPER! OK dan! Het is heel leuk om te zien hoe jou schrijfstijl en opbouw van de verhalen heel veel gemeen heeft met die van mij. Ik heb zelf nog een verhaal waaraan je dat heel goed kunt zien, das mijn allereerste verhaal trouwens, mijn stijl is sindsdien wel een beetje veranderd en mijn engels is een stuk beter geworden, nou ja, mijn stijl is dus voornamelijk veranderd omdat ik het engels beter kan toepassen, maargoed. Ik zal dat verhaal ook nog wel eens plaatsen, ik moet het nog wel even overtypen want ik heb t niet meer op de computer staan dus het kan nog wel ff duren, mn nieuwe verhaal komt eerst Ennuh ik zal jou verhaal ook nog even verder lezen zodra ik weer wat meer tijd heb, het is echt heel leuk om te lezen Haha! (En ik ben niet eens fan van Orlando, maar door je schrijfstijl is het gewoon een heel leuk verhaal dat niet alleen maar interresant is voor de fans)

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