“Drive faster” Amanda said, slipping on her sunglasses. She smiled at me. “You drive like a turtle.”
“It’s better to drive slow than to get in an accident” I said, stopping at a yellow light.
“You’re going to kill us by going to slow.”
I ignored her and checked my phone.
“Where are we going anyways?”
I sighed. “Your kid is at the doctor, remember?”
Amanda shrugged. “He’s not my kid. He belongs to my mother. She has legal custody.”
“You gave birth to him, he’s your kid” I said, stepping on the gas as the light turned green.
“I don’t wanna go, I’m tired. I had a long day.”
I sighed. “You didn’t do anything.”
She slapped my arm. “I did too. You don’t know my life Blake.”
“Yeah, you sit on my couch and eat my food. What a rough life.”
She rolled her eyes. “It’s our house, and no I didn’t.”
“I pay for it, it’s my house. And what did you do then?”
“I went job hunting again. It was another unsuccessful run, but I did go look.”
I nodded. “That’s progress. I’m impressed.”
She looked at her phone. “Max texted me.”
“Ignore him. He got you pregnant and ditched, remember” I reminded her, pulling into Starbucks.
“Want anything” I asked, pulling up to the drive-thru box.
She shook her head. “I’m trying to lose weight, remember?”
I rolled my eyes. She dieted every other week, and it still didn’t do anything for her.
“One grande Caramel Macchiato” I said, pulling out my credit card.
“Proceed to the next window” the voice said.
I drove through and paid for my coffee. They handed it to me, and I took a sip. It burnt my tongue, but still tasted good.
“What if I just didn’t eat? Would I lose weight like that” Amanda asked.
“That’s extremely unhealthy. Your body would eat muscle before it ate fat.”
“But I’d still lose weight?”
“Well, yeah, but-”
“Good” Amanda said, cutting me off.
I sighed, it wasn’t worth arguing with her. “So are we going to see your son or not?”
Amanda shook her head. “He’s not my kid.”
I shook my head. “Whatever.”
We rode in silence, music blasting.
“So I was thinking” Amanda said, after a few minutes of texting.
“Oh Lord” I muttered, shifting lanes.
“Maybe Max and I should start dating again?”
“What” I shouted, in disbelief.
“I mean, he’s really nice. And he apologized. And-”
“Manda, he got you pregnant and then left you stranded” I said, trying to control my temper.
“Not really stranded” Amanda said.
“He left you with no place to go. Call it what you want, but I call it stranded.”
She was silent. “It was just an idea.”
“Yeah, a really bad one.”
She screamed. “Blake, slow the f*ck down.”
I looked at my speed, it was almost going 60 on a 45 MPH road.
She screamed again, and I jerked my head up as we collided with another car.
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Errors of the HeartRomance
Completed. Alice is your everyday girl. She's smart, pretty, and she's Blake's girlfriend. AKA, the hottest guy in town. Amanda, on the other hand, is not your everyday girl. She's beautiful, and she gets what she wants, even if it's not hers to tak...