I’m riding a taxi heading to the airport with Alex. He said to me that he was going to introduce me to his mom, which made me very nervous and tried to hesitate but he forced me into it. So I gave up and joined him. We finally arrived to the waiting are and saw a woman who looked like in her mid-thirties. She’s waiting for someone but I don’t know who.
“There she is,” Alex smiled and pointed at the woman I was staring at earlier.
“What? Who?” I asked.
“My mom. What else?” Alex scoffed and told the driver to wait. We went outside the car and he called his mother. She looked at him and waved at us.
“Ah, Alex.” His mother said as she gave him a hug. “It’s really good to be back.”
Alex grinned and replied to her. “Good to see you as well.”
His mother looked at me curiously and asked, “And who is this young lady?”
That was the time I’ll begin to say something. “Oh, sorry for not introducing myself sooner. I’m Haley Willows, a friend of Alex. It’s good to see you Mrs. Roberts.”
As I looked at her, instead of being happy and pleased she was shocked and curious. “Haley....Willows?”
“Uh, mom?” Alex held her shoulder to let her go back to her senses. “Are you alright? You seem to look like that you know something about Haley.”
But Mrs. Roberts just laughed in a silly way. “No. I just met her today, didn’t I? Thank you for taking care of Alex, Haley by the way.”
I blushed deep red in embarrassment and stuttered many words, “N-no, I’m not the o-only friend of Alex. He has many friends as well.”
Alex smiled at me and finally declared. "Now, since we made our introductions, how about we'll first take Haley back to her house?"
"Great idea." I agreed and we went inside the taxi after placing his mother's luggage inside. After a while, we finally arrived and I stopped because I saw my mom staring at me, shocked.
"M-mom, I can explain." I tried to reason out but my mother interrupted me.
"Oh, you brought guests." She smiled. "I was just worried because you didn't tell me anything about bringing people here."
I guess that proves she understands after all. I thought. I opened my mouth to say something but Alex interrupted me. "Pardon me for interrupting. I just wanted to take Haley home because she came with me when I said that my mother came back from abroad."
"Is that so?" my mother smiled again and looked at Mrs. Roberts. "So you must be his mother. I'm Lucia Willows, Haley's mother."
His mother stepped forward to shake her hand and said. "Amelia Roberts. Pleasure to meet you as well. I guess we'd better go." She and Alex went back inside the taxi after saying goodbye.
"Mom, do you know her?" I asked.
"No." My mother frowned. "Why?"
"Nothing." I sighed. My mom doesn't know her but why do I have a bad feeling about her?
Author's note: Next chapter, it will be chapter 17 part 2. I will update it on Saturday so be prepared. Sorry for not being around last week.
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