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I had an uneasy feeling as soon as I entered the school. It wasn't like I knew what was going to happen, but it just didn't feel right.

I went through class without any troubles and was happy that I could just go to lunch.

I was the first one outside, so I started to get my lunch out and ready. I was in the process of splitting my sandwich when someone sat next to me. I turned, thinking that it was Grayson, but was shocked to find that it was Vivian.

"He-Hello." I tried to greet as nicely as I could, but I was confused as to why she was sitting here.

"Hi! Elisa right? I hope you don't mind me sitting here." She sounded so nice, but I still wanted to know how she found this place.

"N-no I don't mind. How did you know I would be here?" I hesitantly asked.

"Oh! I asked around, that's weird right? I'm sorry, I can leave if you want me to." She had a regretful face when she replied to me.

I felt like I was being too harsh, so I backtracked my words, "No! No... it's-it's okay. You can stay here."

"Okay cool! I'm pretty sure Grayson sits here with you, right?" I nodded my head, "You guys seem so close and Grayson seems so different from before."

"From before?" I hesitantly asked.

"Grayson didn't tell you? We were childhood friends and we also dated for the first two years of high school until I left."

"Oh." I simply replied. For some reason, I felt a little pang in my heart, "Different how?"

"He's colder now and less emotionless. He wasn't friendly before, but it was more of an oblivious cold like he didn't really care about what was going on around him. But now... he's cold because he knows what's going on around him." She answered my question, deep in thought.

I was still confused on how he changed and was about to ask her a question, before a voice interrupted our conversation.

"Elisa."

I look up to see Grayson staring intently at me, completely disregarding what's next to me.

"Grayson! Elisa said I could sit with you guys. I really wanted to catch up." Vivian exclaimed to an indifferent Grayson.

Grayson ignored her and grabbed onto my arm instead, pulling me up. He dragged me out of there while I tried to catch up with his pace.

"Wait Grayson! Slow down, I can't walk as fast as you."

We stopped near the entrance of the school, the halls being completely empty.

Grayson closed his eyes, pinched the bridge of his nose, and sighed.

I hesitantly placed my hand on his arm. "Are you okay?"

He didn't reply for a while until he opened his eyes, "Why was she there?"

"She wanted to sit there. I thought you would be okay with it...since you guys dated and everything." I softly mumbled the last part.

Grayson gave me an incredulous look, "She means nothing to me. We were never anything and we will never be anything. If she tries to talk to you or make any form of contact with you, you leave." His tone became more forceful and cold towards the end.

"I-"

He cuts me off with a demand, "Say yes."

I nod, "Y-yes."

It was silent for a while between us, him staring at me and me with my head down.

"I'm sorry, I just thought you guys wanted to..." My excuse trailed off.

"We need to find a new area to eat at. And this time, nobody will know about it." Grayson ignored my apology and changed the subject.

I nod my head frantically, "I won't tell a single soul about it."

"Should we look around?"

"I haven't eaten yet." I replied.

He had a mischievous look in his eyes and pulled me towards a destination.

We eventually settled on a small enclave room in the sparse wing of our school. It was enough space for us to spread our limbs, but small enough for only two people.

It had no doors but instead was under the stairs, hidden from view. It had the perfect table for us to eat on.

It was quiet between us and I was still thinking very hard about what Vivian told me.

Almost as if he could sense the wheels turning in my head, Grayson sighed and asked, "What is it?"

I looked at him and answered, "I-I just, well I wanted to know if—I mean if it's okay with you. I don't know if it's the truth or no-"

"Be direct Elisa." Grayson interrupted my rambling.

I let out a short breath, "Right, sorry. I, well not me, but Vivian said you guys knew each other for a long time. And-and even dated?" My voice became high towards the end.

"I already told you she means and meant nothing to me." He bluntly responded.

"Yeah but you can't just say that if you guys did actually know each other." I tried to reason with him.

He slightly picked at his food, "We did know each other since we were kids and we did date for a while," I felt an unknown emotion flicker inside, "but it was never real. Everything between us was a lie."

Grayson looked so conflicted that I decided to leave the subject there. I wanted to know more, but I didn't want to push him if he was uncomfortable. I would find out soon what happened between them, one way or another.

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lool i updated cuz someone put my story in updates needed😂😂 it's not good tho i'm very sorry :(

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