Chapter 16

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I sighed and went in the house.

I closed the door and walked over to Travis.

I cleared my throat and placed my hands on my hips.

"What did I do?" Travis asked innocently.

Pshhh yeah right.

I cocked an eyebrow.

"Okay okay I'm sorry, I just missed you. We never hang out anymore, you're always with Simon!" Travis complained.

"It's Shane." I said.

"Shane, lane, pain whatever, I'm your best friend."

I thought about that. It's true

I guess I just got caught up with Shane and forgot about Travis.

Wow. I suck.

I sighed and sat beside him.

"I'm sorry, you're right. Listen, Shane's going to visit a bunch of family members for the holidays, how about we spend it together?" I told him.

His face lit up.

"Really?? I mean uh sure, that's cool." Travis said nodding his head.

"Great! Okay you can come over tomorrow, but right now I just wanna crash on my-"

"Charlie?" my mom called out.

"In the living room!" I replied.

"Oh! There you are sweetie I was wondering if you could help your father at the hospital tomorrow?"

"I actually have plans with Travis tomorrow" I said and nudged him.

"Hi Mrs. Winston." Travis waved.

"Hello Travis! Oh my I haven't seen you in such a long time! How are you?" my mom said smiling widely.

"I'm good Mrs. Winston." Travis smiled back.

"Do you have plans for the holidays?"

"Well I was planning to hang with Charlie" he winked at me.

I rolled my eyes.

"Oh that's great! Well do you have a place to sleep?" mom asked.

What's up with this woman?

"Yes I live with my aunt-" Travis said but got cut off by my mom.

"We have a spare room, you could stay here for the break and that way you can spend more time with Charlie!" my mom said excitedly.

Oh god no.

I shook my head furiously.

"No no no!" I mouthed to my mom.

But she just swatted me away. As expected.

"That sounds great Mrs. Winston. Thank you I'll come by tomorrow." Travis grinned.

"Well then it's settled. I'll see you both tomorrow." mom squeezed both of our arms and ran up the stairs.

There were a few moments of silence before Travis decided to break it.

"Wow your mom is cool." He smiled.

I laughed.

"Yeah I know." I looked up at him as he looked down at me.

"I'll see you tomorrow?" he asked.

I gave him a 'are you kidding me' look.

He laughed.

"Yeah I know I know."

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