"Zac?" Velda whispered lightly, unsure if he was awake or asleep.
She was met by a complete silence so she looked up only to see his eyes being closed, confirming that her best friend was asleep. Or at least she thought he was. Velda wanted to make sure though, so she called again, a bit louder this time.
This time he groaned, earning a small laugh from her at his cuteness. They were lying on the grass, in the middle of the park in the middle of the night, under the tree where everything had started.
"I like you," Velda said as softly as she could, not being able to hold back herself from saying it. He grinned, his eyes remaining closed. "I like you."
They laid on the grass, their fingers intertwined. The girl looked up at the dark sky, the twinkling stars illuminating against the deep sea blue colour. Velda took her time to appreciate everything around her. She smiled as she took in everything. The cool breeze was brushing her skin causing shivers to run down her spine. The trees were mixed in red, yellow, orange and brown leaves which were constantly shedding off. And the soft and comforting feeling of the blankets against her back and the fact that she was lying next to Zac made her unbelievably happy. Velda looked over at him and smiled.
But soon that smile was taken away by a haunting thought, reminding her why she had asked him to meet her here in the first place. She sighed and sat up, untangling her fingers from his.
"Zac." Velda shook his shoulders a bit, but Zac did not answer.
"Zachary David Harris," the brunette shook her friend more violently.
"Stow it, Velda Bloom Baker!" He groaned.
"Zac!" She hissed, getting annoyed at how he was ignoring her. He groaned again, pulling one of the blankets over his head. Velda's emotions got the best of her as Zachary kept ignoring her. She became so pissed that she did something without thinking.
"Zac, I'm leaving for London!" Velda blurted out. She quickly covered her mouth, surprised that she just told him right away. The young man shot up from the bed of blankets and looked at the girl, confused and lost. He pushed away his hair from his shocked eyes, not believing what he was hearing.
"W-what did you say?"
Velda sighed loudly, putting her face between her hands. There was no point of holding back now. She gulped in a large amount of breath before exhaling the words again. Zac, indeed, looked stunned for a moment, clearly not knowing what to say. But after a few minutes of staring at each other, he gathered his composure and spoke up.
"I'm happy for you," he forced a fake grin exaggeratedly but his eyes betrayed his smile.
"No, you're not," the young woman muttered, crossing her arms over her chest.
"Sweetie, it's okay. It's not like you're leaving tomorrow, right? We can make this workout, right? I mean we still have some time left," Zac reasoned out, trying to seem as calm as possible. He paused for a while, searching her eyes before adding, "Right?"