When i got home i ran up to my room took off my shoes, put my messenger bag on my bed and went back downstairs. My mom was in her office working on the computer when i walked in.
"Hey Lena" she said. Something in her voice sounded off , like something was wrong.
"So whats up?" i asked.
She hesitated before she spoke.
"I got a job promotion" she said looking directly at me.
"really? thats great!" i exclaimed. I knew my mom has been working hard to get this promotion. She was a lawyer and a damned good one.
"yeah it is" she paused," the pay is higher , and it assures me that in the next year i would be the Assistant District Attorney" she continued, " the problem is the position is only availiable in Florida" she looked at me.
"What?" i said shocked, " so your not taking the job? i half asked and half demanded.
"No, I am . I already accepted it. I just wanted to tell you so it wouldnt be a surprise when a moving truck shows up" she said laughing a little at her joke.I was serious.
A thousan thousand thoughts ran through my head
" Im NOT moving anywhere" i said. She looked at me with wide eyes.
" You dont have a choice" she said calmly.
"But.." she cut me off. "this is a great opportunity for us Lena , if you dont see that then you are being selfish" she explained.
"We have a good life here , please mom dont do this" i started to cry. I never thought this would happen. I didnt want to leave Caleb , my school or my friends. This was my home and now i was going to have to start over?
"Lena.." my mom started as i got up and walked away. There was no point arguing she made her decision already, and there was no changing it.
I went to my room and took out my green MacBook laptop and signed into my Instant Messenger. No one was online. I couldnt tell anyone about my bitch of a moms decision. I cried silently and took out my camera. I took a picture of my room that was soon not going to be mines, i took a picture of the friends i had plastered on my walls and finally i took a picture of myself the moment my life changed.
Thank God it was saturday i thought to myself. I had been crying all night and my eyes were red and puffy. I got up out of bed and found my sweatpants and a t shirt. I decided to go for a run. The longer i stayed away from my mom the better.
As soon as i left my house i started running , i ran for at least an hour before i ended up in front Calebs house. I rung the doorbell and Calebs mom answered the door
"Hello Mrs. Jacobs , is Caleb awake?" i asked politely.
" Oh, Hi Lena " he said. " Yes he awake, CALEB!" she yelled. " Lena whats wrong honey? why are you crying?
I hadnt even noticed i was cryng. It was so cold outside my face must have went numb while i was running.
" Oh, Im sorry. Its just that i had a fight with my mom and i was just letting my emotions take over i explained.
"Oh, okay...CALEB!" she yelled again.
"WHAT?!" he yelled back.
"Lena is here!" she exclaimed.
"Come up Lena!" he said to me.
I did as he asked and went upstairs to his room. His had dark blue walls with pictures of friends and family plastered on it. One time i noticed that more then half of the pictures were of me and him or just me. Most of the pictures he had took and a few i did. His room was neater than the last time i was here. There was this one picture that i loved and tried to steal from his wall nd he caught me. It was of me and him at the beach and we were going to the water when he turned me around and kissed me. Lyla had got my camera and took a picture. We looked a mess with wet hair and sand sticking to our legs but everything around us was perfect, the sun hit the right spot and the waves in the background were beautiful. It was our first kiss and it was perfect.
"hey" caleb said lookng at me with a confused expression. "have you been crying?" he asked.
I didnt want to drag anything out. I wanted to tell him while i still had the nerve. I took a deep breath and answered
" Yeah, i paused my mom told me yesterday that...we are moving."
"Where?" he said almost immediatley."
I hesistated, " Florida
"WHAT?" he practically yelled.
" Yeah , I just wanted to come here and tell you in person" i said quickly. I got up and tried to walk out of the room as fast as i could because i knew what was coming next. I know it has to happen but i dont want it to.
" What about us?" he asked.
The question stopped me in my tracks. He asked the very thing i was trying to avoid. I turned and face him. Tears in my eyes already. He knew the answer.
He grabbed my arm and pulled me into a deep kiss. I never wanted to leave from this moment and he knew it. I pulled away and told him the one thing i have been so afraid to tell him. I took a deep breath.
" I love you Caleb" i said. I turned around to leave but he grabbed my hand.
" I Love you too, Lena" he kissed me again, i held onto that moment for as long as i could because i knew it was the last kiss. I was leaving Monday morning. I took his camera from his desk and took a picture.
" A picture of our last kiss" i said fighting tears.
" Not our last kiss " he said " Our goodbye kiss". he smile that heart melting smile. He went to his wall and took down a picture. It was the picture of our first kiss. He put it in my hand.
" Try not to forget me Lena" he said
"Never" i replied.
And with that i left his room. I heard him knock something over. I wasnt sure if it was on purpose or not. I said goodbye to his parents and sister. And ran home.
When i got home i didnt say a word to my mother. I helped my brother pack up his toys into a box then i went to my room. It was almost empty the only things left were my dressers, bed, and desk. All my pictures were taken down and boxed up. I walked to my wall took down a picture of me and my friends sitting on the fountain in my school garden. It was the last picture to go.
I laid down in my bed and fell asleep almost instantly. At one point i heard my door open, it must have been my mom checking on me. If Dad were here i wouldnt be crying myself to sleep.