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The Story of Us: Amanda and Caleb

Novel By: DaynaMayna

The Story of Us
I looked out the window of my Corpus Christi beach house, and observed the family moving in next door. They looked like the typical perfect American family: A Father, Mother, Son, and Daughter.
The family lugged boxes out of the U-Haul truck, and into the house.
I had always wondered when someone was going to finally move in next door. I mean the house has been vacant for almost 5 years. It was the biggest house on the street, more than twice the size of mine.
“Amanda.” My mom said stepping into my room. “What’s up?” I asked turning away from the window and facing her.
“I’m sure you noticed the new Nabors.” My mother started. I quickly nodded my head. “Well, your father and I decided to invite them over for dinner. They have 2 kids, a daughter who’s in the 6th grade like you, and a son who’s in the 8th.” My mother finished.
“So…this means…?” I asked awkwardly. “Just dress nice and be downstairs in the dining room at 5:30.” My mother replied with a smile.
I walked down the stairs 5:30 sharp, running my fingers through my blonde hair, and tugging on my pink lace shirt. As soon as I stepped into the dining room, (which was usually only use for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) I was greeted by the new family.
“Amanda this is the Saunders’s” my father said, then gesturing to each one of the individually. “Paul, Nancy, Caleb, and Sky.” They all gave me a little wave.
“Um..I’m Amanda.” I replied pulling a smile.
As the parents started making random small talk about school, my eyes fell on Sky. She was a good few inches taller than me. She was flat out tall for her age, but she held her height gracefully. She had long black hair, and stunning blue eyes. Overall, Sky was pretty intimidating.
Then I looked over to her brother, Caleb. It took all the power in my body to keep my mouth from falling open, I couldn’t help but stare. He was tall, just like his sister. He also had the same blue eyes, and black hair. But that’s when the resemblance stopped. Caleb…was just flat out…Attractive!
While I was checking out his eyes for the 100th time in 5 minutes, Caleb caught me staring. I turned away quickly as I felt color rush to my cheeks.
“Let’s eat.” My father boomed, rubbing his hands together.
Soon enough me and Sky clicked, and instantly became best friends.
The next few years were filled with sleepovers ad weekend trips to six flags with Sky.
But also me gawking at Caleb, admiring how cute he is, and laughing at all his corning jokes, Ignoring his countless remarks about all the stupid things me and Sky likes, like Hannah Montana, and The Jones Brothers.
All these years, I’ve been trying to get Caleb to stop seeing me as his kid sisters best friend.
I was freshmen and high school now and pretty grown since the say we first meet.
I’m in love with my best friend’s brother, and I’m determined to get him to love me too.

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Submitted:Mar 23, 2013    Reads: 108    Comments: 3    Likes: 0   

The Story of Us


"Miller you're late." Hallie yelled as I pushed through the school's gym doors. I couldn't help but roll my eyes at her. I was only five minutes late, big deal. And the fact that she cheated on Caleb had me steamed.

"I'm talking to you." She sneered, as I tossed my bag on the floor with all the others. "Sorry I don't talk to dumb0sluts." I felt the words slip out of my mouth.

"What did you say?" She seethed her face turning beet red. All the cheerleaders on the team turned staring at us.

"I really don't think you want to repeat myself in front of the whole team." I spat, crossing my arms over my chest.

She walked up to me getting inches from my face. "Try me."

"Lets see. I believe I said I don't talk to dumb0sluts, which is exactly what you are." I said, feeling a smirk form on my face.

"And why am I a dumb)slut. You're the one who decided to some into practice late, and then start0shit with me."

"Well Hallie you're the one who decided to be a0slut and cheat on Caleb!" I paused for a second looking around. "And guess what guys, Hallie and a little pregnancy scare recently."

Gasps spread around like fire in the gym. Hallie's face turned ghostly white.

"Caleb was practically kiss the floor when he found out you weren't actually pregnant. He said he couldn't imagine being attached to you for the rest of his life." I could see tears well up in Hallie's eyes.

"I just don't how someone would possibly cheat on Caleb. He sweet, charming, understanding, and the best guy a girl could ask for." With that I reached for my bag on the floor, and stormed out of the gym my adrenaline rushing.

When I got home, I changed into my comfiest shorts, and favorite sweatshirt. I stepped into my beach back yard, letting the warm sand go in between my toes. I closed my eyes breathing in the ocean air.

Maybe I had gone too far today in cheer practice today. I mean I left Hallie in tears. I was just so mad, how could someone do that to Caleb?

I could hear the sound of a guitar being played in the distance. I opened my eyes, searching for where the music was coming from. My eyes landed on Caleb, who was sitting in the sand, over by his house. I slowly walked over to him. When he noticed me, he abruptly stopped playing.

"I forgot you played." I said, looking down at him.

"Yeah well I haven't had a lot of time to play in a while." He replied a small smile dangling on his lips.

"Mind if I sit?" I asked. "Not at all." He put his guitar to the other side of him.

"I heard what happened at your cheer practice. Thanks." Caleb said looking out to the ocean.

For a while we just sat there, watching the sun go over the horizon.

"You know what I've realized?" Caleb said looking over at me. "Breaking up with someone is hard, even if you know it's for the best. Your normal is completely gone. And then you only have two choices one what to do next. Either you wallow in your misery holding onto the past, or you make a new normal.

I stared at Caleb, knowing her was 100 percent right.


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