"After everything." He confirmed. I rubbed his back in a soothing motion as I saw his eyes well up. I sucked at dealing with crying people so I just sat there awkwardly. "I just don't know what to do? Do I ignore her? Fight him? Try and get her back?"

"Why did she say she broke up with you?" I asked softly.

"She said-" He snorted humorlessly, "that we were never going to last, James and her always 'worked well' together. She said that she liked me, but didn't see a future with me. Blah blah blah, but I know the freaking truth alright!"

My silence edged him on. "Her family met me and my family. Realized that we were all sort of broke. Realized that James is rich as fuck. Went like, hey- remember how James always got me gifts while all Max can do is sing a stupid song and pick flowers? Her parents obviously hated us, so she probably had to too. And voila. Here I am."

I smiled softly at him, "I'd prefer a song and daffodils over any stupid present."

That made him smile a bit and he let me hug him. "You're wearing the t-shirt I got you for Christmas." I mumbled in realization as I hugged him tightly.

"It's my favorite!" He grinned as he stared down at the rainbow colored puppy eating unicorn poop (which was candy floss by the way).

"I'm not the best at giving relationship advise-"

"-Yet you and Chase are going strong..."

"We aren't together! But anyway, others will probably completely disagree with this and they'll say I'm too harsh. But this is always how I see this sort of thing so-"

"Just tell me."

"I'm not going to tell you to fight for her. Or to fight him. Because honestly? If she is willing to give up an amazing guy like you for an asshole like him, all because of money? Then how the hell is she worth it man?"

He didn't reply.

"If she broke up with you because she got scared or if she broke up with you because she honestly felt like you two didn't have a future, then I would tell you to fight for her. And show her the truth. But reasons like money or family opinions shouldn't matter!" I took a deep breath, recovering myself before I could continue. "My Mom and Dad disapprove of everything I do! They hated music- and yeah Mom has sort of come around lately- but they hated my friends, they definitely hate the idea of Chase, but I don't give a shit! I understand 'respecting your parents', but you should have more respect for yourself to know when to make your own decisions and to know what makes you happy."

"So you don't think I should go after her?"

"Let the girl fight for the guy for a change, and if she doesn't? Then you deserve someone who loves you and everything about you. Who appreciates your songs and flowers, who doesn't give a shit about whats in your bank. Find someone who's actually worth fighting for."

He nodded at me, his face held a look of awe as he pulled me in for another hug. "You lied, you are good at this."

"I'm good at everything!" I boasted sarcastically, making his snort unattractively.

From the corner of my eye I saw James approach, causing me to mentally groan. I heard him laugh out loud, his laughter was taunting and irritating. "You move on fast man!"

I unwrapped myself from Max and glared at him. "Seriously mate?" I snapped at him. He just smirked and crossed his arms.

"Do us a favor, go take a walk in the woods and hopefully get lost for a while, maybe get kidnapped? Hey, one can only wish as long as you're not near me I'm happy!" I hissed, rolling my eyes at him.

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