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"I said you're not going anywhere Gabriela!"

I scowled at my friend who was standing at the foot of my  bed with a very amused Vanessa at her side.

"I'm feeling better!" I tried to stand up from my bed, only to be pushed back by Nessa.

This morning I woke up feeling slightly dizzy and with a high fever, I spent most of the day in bed, missing a day of classes at the university. Actually, I  was forced to stay in bed by my two best friends, and now that it's time to go to work they won't even let me get ready.

"Listen to Sofi, Gabbs. You're still looking a little pale" Nessa leaned in close inspecting my face. "You might scare away the customers."

"Haha, very funny"

They walked out of the room and gave me a last wave before closing the door, just as I was about to stand up and run into my closet Sofi stuck her head back in between the door.

"Don't even try following us. I'm going to call every two hours to check up on you. Got it?" she raised an eyebrow.

I rolled my eyes at her obsessive mother behavior. "Yeah, yeah..."

"C'mon we're gonna be late!" Nessa yelled at her sister from the living room.

"I'm coming!"

As soon as was alone I couldn't help but laugh at my friends crazy behavior. Sofi can be a bit over dramatic sometimes, she's always been the responsible and calm one out of the group. I don't know what Nessa and I would do without her, if it weren't for Sofi we'd probably be in jail right now for all the crazy things we do.

A few minutes later I pushed myself out of bed and walked shakily out into our living room, I refuse to stay locked up in my room all day. It makes me feel even worse.

When I walked into the kitchen I went straight up to the fridge and poured myself a glass of apple juice. Back in the living room I turned on the T.V but after looking for something interesting to watch I finally gave up and decided to turn it off, leaving me in total silence.

There was nothing good on TV. I couldn't do anything to clean around the apartment because then Sofi woul know I got out of bed. I closed my eyes and tried to go back to sleep.

Just then there was a loud knock on my door.

I went over to the door and tried to see through the 'peek hole'. Nothing but darkness. The person on the other side must be covering it with their finger so I can't see who it is.

I yanked the door open and gasped in shook at the sight of the person standing in front of me.

My brother, Alejandro.

Alex laughed at the shocked expression on my face, he opened his arms widely. "Aren't you gonna give your big brother a hug?"

Even though I should be angry at him for showing up at my door after all these years, I couldn't help but feel glad to see him. Glad to see he hasn't been killed by the cartels. I ran into his arms and gave him a tight hug.

"Alejandro! It's been years! I'm glad you're okay!"

He stepped back and gave me a funny look. "Why wouldn't I be okay?"

I narrowed my eyes and punched his arm. "You know why you dumbass!"

"You worry too much sis" he said. "Same old Gabby"

I pushed  the apartment door wide open. "Get your ass in here"

He closed the door after himself and we walked together into the living room, he took a seat on the large red couch while I went to place my cup into the kitchen sink

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