Chapter 21

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Chapter 21

The next morning went a little smoother, I woke up feeling refreshed and ready for a brand new day. I thought about my talk with Oliver as brushed my hair, deciding it didn;t need straightening. To clear my head I shut on my music just as Peaches had got up. I lifted her and snuggled close to her as I stared at my closet trying to decide what to wear, "Dirty Dancer" blared through the speakers as I wiggled my hips and twirled around, only to look back at my closet again.

The weather was pretty chilly so I settled for jeans with brown Uggs with slightly ripped-styled jeans and a white long sleeve T shirt. I grabbed my bag and threw it over my shoulders, snatching my phone and whistling for Peaches to come down with me.

I hopped down the stairs and went strait to the kitchen, my father wasn't there but there was a note.

"Had to go to work early, Jimmy will stop by earlier so you can go get breakfast with him. Have a nice day."

Slightly relieved that I didn't have to deal with my dad this morning, I put Peaches in his room and went back upstairs remembering to grab the flash drive that Oliver had given me before I left Utah, it had completely slipped my mind. Maybe I would have time to see what was on it.

Jimmy had walked in just as I had arrived at the bottom of the stairs.

"Good morning Lily!" he chirped. I waved in reply and he embraced me in a warm hug. My hands dangled awkwardly at my sides but I didn't mind. He pulled away and I took that as an oppertunity to smile at him.

Today he was dressed in a black and whit flannel shirt with dark jeans and white vans. "Well I'm starved, lets go grab some breakfast!" he suggested, leading me outside towards the Cafe.

As we traveled through the streets I thought I was getting the hand of where I was going, but there was more than one Cafe that Jimmy had taken me to so it was confusing.

I had no idea that my dad had owned not just one Cafe, but a chain of them. I wonder which one he works at every day?

Ten minutes later.

"Earth to Lily!" Jimmy interrupted, waving hot chocolate and a bagel in my face. I shook my head and blushed, taking the food and thanking him. We made our way to school and it was silent at first, but a peaceful silence.

"Umm." I began. I wasn't sure what I wanted to say exactly but I was curious to find out more about the Mason kid and why he was a tense topic for Jason. I also wanted something to get my mind off Oliver for a little,I would think about him when the time came.

"So how do you like your classes? Make friends yet?" He asked, looking down on me and smiling. Well that's one way to start the topic.

"Umm yeah. I haven't really met anyone yet... You know.." I looked at him carefully before speaking out the next words. "Except for Mason."

I saw him tense up, which only made me even more curious. I was considering changing the topic but he surprisingly continued.

"Of all people, why Mason?" He questioned, still looking strait ahead.

"Well, it's not like I talked to him first... He came up to me."

He let out a humorless laugh and mumbled, "Figures."

"What do you mean by that?"

"Nothing. I'm just glad he's a senior. He'll finally be gone by next year." His voice was hoarse, and I was taken back by the harshness in his tone.

Before I could protest we arrived at the school and I decided it would be best if I didn't say anything. By the looks of it he had ended the 'Mason' conversation.

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