Chapter Ten (Part Two)

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I blinked back tears as I nodded. "I'll be okay, Mom. I promise."

She embraced me and kissed me on the cheek. "I love you, Hadley."

Squeezing her back, I said, "Love you too, Mom."

"And you're going to bring this Sawyer over one night soon?" she asked with a slight smile.

I returned the smile and took a step back. "We've only gone out like once, Mom. I don't even know if he really likes me." My mind flashed back to his lips trailing kisses down my neck.

"Well you two spent quite a bit of time on the phone over the past two days," she said nudging me with a grin. "He seems really supportive of everything with Dr. Charlie."

"Yeah, he is definitely supportive," I agreed. I took a step toward my door and said, "I've got to get going or I'm going to be late for work."

"Okay, love you," she said for the second time.

"Love you too," I responded.

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I checked my watch. It read three fifty-four. Ugh, I though to myself. This afternoon is crawling by so slow I think time is actually moving backwards.

My lunch with Scarlet had gone well. At first, she had given me the same look she had when I first saw her after the accident. After I convinced her that I was really fine, she changed the subject and asked about Sawyer.

"Do you really like him?" Scarlett had asked.

Shrugging my shoulders, I took a bite of my sandwich. "I think so, Scar."

"You think so," she asked with a big smile. "Is that why you keep checking your phone?"

"He's taking me for drinks tonight," I said, my cheeks turning pink.

"You have to call me as soon as you get home," said Scarlet. "I want to hear everything!"

I nodded, as I took a drink of my water.

"Quite playing it like you're this calm," she said.

"Okay, okay," I agreed. "I'm kind of freaking out. I really like him and I think it could be the start of something real."

"Eek!" said Scarlet. "I'm so excited for you!"

I don't know what made me happier, the fact that Scarlet had stopped looking at me like a baby deer, or the fact that she was practically more excited about my date with Sawyer then me.

***

I stood and looked in the mirror one last time. Making sure my lip gloss had been applied perfectly and that it went with my dark grey tank top that buttoned up the front and the short jean shorts, showing off my legs.

The bell rang. Rushing to the door, I stopped before opening it. Take a deep breath, Hadley! This could be the start to something really special.

I twisted the handle and pulled back the door. A bouquet of unique flowers were immediately thrust into my face. A grin spread across my face as I inhaled the sweet scent.

As I accepted the flowers, I pulled them into my chest and raised my eyes. Instead of meeting Sawyer's dimples and picture perfect smile, they landed on a complete stranger.

I frowned. Looking down at the flowers, gossebumps erupted over my arms. "Wh, wh, who are you?" I stammered in a shaky voice.

"Hadley Jasper, I'm the love of your life," the stranger said in a calm voice. "And I'm here to sweep you off your feet."

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Phew! I'm so glad to finally have shared the second part of Chapter Ten with all of you! I apologize it took so long. Unfortunately, I was wrong about feeling better a few weeks ago. I have been extremely sick for the past six weeks. My severe bronchitis turned into a horrible case of shingles (super rare for someone so young to get, but basically it is constant pain 24/7, it TERRIBLE)! :(

Anyways, I'm working on getting better and it felt AWESOME to get some writing in! :) Yay! Here's to more writing this week!

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Okay, hearts to all of you! Miss you loads and can't wait to hear what you think of Chapter Ten, Part Two of Under!

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