Chapter 20

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Alex

Outgoing Call to Kai Reynolds at 10:22 AM.

Call Ignored.

Outgoing Call to Kai Reynolds at 10:24 AM.

Call Ignored.

Outgoing Call to Kai Reynolds at 10:25 AM.

Call Ignored.

Text message to Kai Reynolds at 10:27 AM:

AS: Hey...are you in class right now?

AS: Sorry...I don't wanna bother you, but um...call me after if you can. Okay? We should talk.

AS: I'll be here.

Outgoing Call to Kai Reynolds at 11:32 AM.

Call Ignored.

Outgoing Call to Kai Reynolds at 11:44 AM.

Call Directed to Voicemail.

Kai Reynolds is unavailable.

"Hey it's Kai. I can't come to phone right now, but leave a message and I'll get back as soon as I can!"

AS: Hey, again. Sorry to call so many times, it's just I--I was thinking about what you'd said earlier and...you were right.

You were right about a lot of things, and I should've just been honest with you like you asked...but I panicked, and I said a lot of things I shouldn't have and...I'm sorry.

I'm sorry I keep lying to you. I'm sorry for pretending to be someone that I'm not. I guess I thought it would make other people happy. But honestly, all I've really been doing is hurting everyone.

You. Elias. My parents.

And I need to change.

I wanna change. I don't wanna be this person anymore because you deserve to be with someone so much better than I am.

Someone more honest than I am.

So, that's why I'm gonna try to figure myself out.

And, I don't know how long it's gonna take but I--

I just need time.

I need to start over.

And, I know I don't have the right to ask you to stick with me through this, but I hope you will.

But no matter what you choose, just call me when you can.

***

New Notification from Facebook at 11:53 AM.

Kai Reynolds just checked in at Northern Lights Cafe (UCLA).

Kai Reynolds just updated his status at 11:57 AM:

Had the morning off. Photo Lab professor out sick :D!. Nice to have some time alone to think.

New Message to "Kai Reynolds" on Facebook Messenger. Kai Reynolds is online.

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