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I listened to her message play call after call. Where was she? It wasn’t like her to not pick her phone up after this many missed calls. I fell back onto my bed and closed my eyes. Haseena was supposed to come over for a sleepover tonight; she was already fifteen minutes late. I knew she was safe but I had a feeling there was something wrong. Maybe she was just with Lucas. I couldn’t understand how she could be friends with him. I personally had hatred for him, unexplainable hatred. I tried to get him out of my head and tried to focus on something that would make me happy. . Maybe she was just with Lucas. I couldn’t understand how she could be friends with him. I personally had hatred for him, unexplainable hatred. I tried to get him out of my head and tried to focus on something that would make me happy. I heard the doorbell ring and I jumped off my bed rushing toward it. It had to be Serena, I wasn’t expecting anyone else. Usually my mom would’ve opened the door but since I was home alone I had to take the duty. My fingers unlocked the door and I pulled it open but only to see Haseena standing their soaking wet crying.
“Oh God, Haseena what’s wrong? What happened? Are you okay?” I cried as she walked in the door. She nodded wordlessly but didn’t say anything else. “Haseena, what happened?” I demanded for an answer.
“Lucas...” She whispered closing her eyes. It was that moment I felt the anger rise through me.
“What did he do?” Before I could ask anything else she stopped me, giving me a shake of her head.
“No, let’s just not talk about this.” She said. I nodded studying her face. Something had happened, she would’ve told me but I didn’t know what was compelling her not to right now.
“Okay, come on let’s get you some clothes and a towel.” I said taking her hand and leading her upstairs.
“So are you excited? School starts in just three days.” I said trying to bring some good news. She nodded, but her thoughts were somewhere else. I had tried everything for her to tell me but she only said she would when she was ready. “I hope there will be some new guys, we sure could use some of them.” I giggled chewing on some buttered popcorn.
“Yeah, hopefully,” Haseena said. I stared at her amazed she had finally said something.
“Do you want some ice-cream?” She smiled faintly and nodded. I got up from the sofa and walked to the kitchen. My hands opened the cabinet and grabbed two bowls. Then I walked to the refrigerator and grabbed the ice cream jars, Vanilla, strawberry and Chocolate; Our favorite kinds. I added one spoonful of each flavor into each bowl. I could hear Haseena talking in the other room but I didn’t know to whom. I just supposed she was on the phone or yelling at the TV. However by the quiet whispers I felt like it was a bit serious. I hastily put the ice cream jars back in the freezer and walked halfway to the living room until I heard Haseena’s whispers getting louder.
“Lucas, just stop, I can’t deal with this, please.” She retorted. “Look, just not now, I need to go.” She waited listening to the other side of the phone. “Lucas I do love you, but just not-- I don’t know.” I walked into the room and stared at her. She didn’t notice my entrance until I coughed quietly. “I’ve got to go, Bye.” She whispered.
“What was that?” I exclaimed setting the bowls down. She shrugged her shoulders and returned her gaze to the T.V.
“What was what?”
“You know what I mean, what were you talking to Lucas about?” I barked. I hated it when she hid big things like this from me.
“Nothing and what makes you think its Lucas?” She asked, her voice continuing to be calm.
“Since when did we start hiding secrets from each other? I know its Lucas because you just said his name.” I remembered. She sighed and rolled her eyes.
“Agustina, it was just Lucas calling me. It’s nothing else, your making a big deal out of nothing besides don’t you think I would tell you if something big happened? You’re my best friend, I’m pretty sure I couldn’t hide anything from you.” She explained staring at me in the eye. I nodded, not believing her one bit.
“Okay, fine I’m sorry.” I apologized. “Do you want to go and get some snacks for tonight?” I asked walking to the window. There was no rain, just small puddles. She stared at me with wandering eyes. “Come on, it’s your favorite kind of weather,” I convinced. She gave me a fake smile and nodded jumping off the sofa.
“Okay sure, I’m just going to grab my sweater.” She replied walking to the closet. I went to grab my flats and waited for her to join me. She slipped on her black short leather boots and fluffed her hair looking in the mirror. That was the main difference between Haseena and me. She was into the more high-class material and looks while I preferred anything cute and girly. She wore dresses, I wore jeans, she wore blouses, and I wore t-shirts. That was what I loved; we were so different yet so similar.
“Are you ready?” I asked.
“Yeah, let’s go.” She directed as she opened the front door and walked out. I noticed her take in a deep sigh of the air, loving every moment of it. I never knew why she loved the rain so much; it was almost as if she had a special place for it in her heart.
We began walking down the street making several turns in order to get to the local gas station. It was Haseena’s and mine’s hangout. We had been hanging out their ever since we had met in the sixth grade. Usually we would be laughing and screaming right now but due to Haseena’s silence everything wasn’t the way it should have been.
We walked onto the parking spot of the store; I heard some boys talking but didn’t pay much attention to it. Haseena was just looking at the ground, magnifying little ants. I looked away from her and turned back to see a white Mercedes Benz. Two large green eyes met my eyes. I was lost, lost and I didn’t ever want to be found. My eyes slid down from his eyes to his face. He was smirking, his eyes lingering up and down my body. He ran his fingers through his short dark brown hair, his stare coming back into my gaze. His friends began whistling and yelling at us but it sounded like a blur, an unrecognizable blur.
“Agustina, come on.” I heard Haseena say to me. I nodded automatically, my body moving but my brain stuck. “What are you looking at?” She asked. I blinked several times and stared at her lost.
“What? Oh, nothing,” I lied. She scoffed.
“Wow, you think you could at least lie better,” She chuckled. I opened the door to the store and waited for to take a step in. “I saw you staring at him.” Haseena continued. I didn’t even try to argue back, she knew me too well. “If it makes you feel better, I could feel the connection between you two.” She smiled winking. I blushed lightly not wanting to make a big deal out of it. We walked toward the back of the store toward the drinks. Before I did take another step, I turned around to steal a glance at the mystery boy; he was still their leaning against the car, his eyes continuing to be on me. I flashed my head away, but in the corner of my eye I saw him smile.