chapter 9

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After sending the picture to Carter, I drove back home to do some last minute exam cramming before I had to go to work, something I was not looking forward to at all and that was very unusual for me considering I loved my job.

My exams started on Monday and I felt like I wasn't prepared at all. I knew I would be fine; I always was when it came to my exams nut I felt like I was in over my head. I didn't have my usual confidence. I was more concerned about what came after school and what my future holds. I don't want to have to be responsible, as bad as that sounds. Don't get me wrong, I am beyond excited about moving out of my parent's house and never seeing Isabelle again either, but I did have my doubts about everything, including leaving. Not because of my family but because of the guys and Aiden.

My thoughts were always about Aiden lately and it was doing my head in. I decided to skip studying since I would never be able to concentrate long enough to absorb anything ad go to the track to clear my head. From Aiden, from Carter, from school, from my family. Just from everything.

Once I got to the track, I walked to the sideline and stared out into the horizon. The sun was just starting to set and the sky was a golden colour. I would miss the sunsets when I left this place. Nothing was as pretty as the night sky. I just hoped where I was going, I would be able to see the stars.

After taking one final look at the sun setting, I clipped my helmet on and started my bike, deciding to do a few warm up laps. I had an hour until my shift and I was going to make the most of it. After a few laps I attempted to do some tricks.

Before I knew it, it was time for me to leave to go to work, which meant dealing with Aiden, something I didn't want to do. I had to change into my work overalls before I started. I slid into the female bathroom, taking a moment to breathe.

Once I was sure I had cleared my head and wasn't late to start my shift. I walked into the service area ready to grab a car to start working on. I only had a three hour shift today so I would only have time to fix one car.

"Hey Sav," Andrew called from under a car.

"Hey Andrew, how's it going?"

"It's going great, are you still coming to the race on Saturday?"

"I am," I said.

That would be interesting, both Aiden and Carter were racing and I was going along for emotional support. Naturally, I was prepared for the rivalry but it was my best friend vs. my friend with benefits (yes I know that sounds bad), but I would not be made to pick and they will just have to live with that and move on or get over it. Either way was fine with me.

I ducked under my own car and started my work, hoping the next three hours would pass by quickly without any interruptions from Aiden. A girl could dream.

Three hours later, I was walking out of work covered in oil and grease from the car I had been working on. I was going to go home and shower before crashing for the night. I needed my sleep for the exam and I was craving sleep anyway. I checked my watch to see it read 6:38pm. I was such a baby.

"Hey Savannah, I didn't get a chance to talk to you during your shift." I recognised the voice straight away.

"Yes Aiden, what do you want?"

"Just wanted to see how you were doing."

"Well I am fine thanks, I really need to get home and have a shower so I'll see you at school tomorrow," I said brushing him off.

"Sure Savannah, see you tomorrow, goodnight."

*

The minute I got out of the shower and my head hit the pillow I was asleep. I had never been so tired in my life.

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