I woke up to a knock on my door. I get up off my couch, I haven't assembled my bed yet, and walk to door. Before I open it I look at Aurora on my chair. Man, she's a mess. I look out of my peep hole and see Colby. I quickly brush out my hair with my fingers. I take a deep breath and open the door.
"Hey!" I say, trying to seem more awake.
"Hey!" He smiles his brightest smile.
"What's up?" I ask.
"Well I was just wondering..." he paused and looked over my shoulder at a messy, snoring Aurora. "Is she alive?"
"Probably. Haven't checked." I laugh.
"Well," he continues "I was wondering is you wanted to maybe go out for lunch with me and some friends. Aurora can come too if she's still breathing."
"Oh yeah! That sounds great. Just give us a few minutes to clean up and we'll be right out."
"Ok. I'll be waiting downstairs in the lobby."
"See you soon" I wave and shut the door.
I wake up Aurora and tell her the plan. She gets up and we start getting ready. I grab one of my favorite outfits and do a quick makeup look. When I walk out I see Aurora ready to go. I wish I could be as stunning as her. She has such an amazing style.
*i know the 2nd pic doesn't look like her but I'm just trying to show an example of the makeup look*
We both compliment each other's outfits and head out the door. When we get down stairs we see Colby waiting for us.
I hear laughing and I look up. I see Ainsley and Aurora walking towards me. Man they look great.
"Wow. You guys look great." I tell them.
Ainsley smiles and looks down. I can tell she's self-conscious, but I don't know why. We start walking outside and I walk up next to Ainsley.
"You ok? You seem uneasy." I ask her.
"Yeah. I'm fine. I just get nervous when meeting new people." I can tell she's only halfway telling the truth, but I leave it.
"Do you guys want to take my car?" I say to the both of them.
"Sure." Aurora replies.
We all get in the car. Aurora sits in the passenger and Ainsley in the back. Every now and then I glance back at her through the rear view mirror to see what she's doing. Most of the time she was just on her phone but a few times I saw her looking from me to aurora with a worried expression. We arrive at the restaurant, Tender Greens, and get out of the car. I decide to walk up next to Aurora to see if she knows what's up with Ainsley.
"Hey. Um.. I have a question." I whisper.
"What's up?" She asked quietly.
"Do you know what's up with Ainsley? She seems to be acting a little weird. I mean I just met her so I'm not sure, but I just wanted to ask."
"Oh. Yeah. She gets like this some times. She's just a little self-conscious. She's just trying to impress you." She smirks.
"Oh. Ok." I try to hide my blushing by walking a little ahead. We walk into Tender Greens and I scan the room for my friends.
As we are walking toward the restaurant I see Colby walk up to Aurora. They start talking quietly and my spirits drop. When we get to closer to the door I see him blushing. Great. I finally found someone I might like for the first time since Evan and my best friend is going to steal him away. I honestly shouldn't even be surprised that she'd do this to me again.
I finally see the others and I guide the girls over to their table. I greet all of them and begin to introduce everyone.
"So guys this is Ainsley." I say pointing to her. "And this is Aurora"
Everyone waves to the girls.
"Girls this is Sam, Kat, Tara, Jake, Corey, Devyn, Brennen, and Elton." I say pointing to each one as I say their name.
We sit down and begin talking. Ainsley and Aurora the others a bunch of facts about them. Turns out Aurora is a model and forced Ainsley to move out here with her. Ainsley isn't talking much, but I guess she's just nervous.
After lunch we all say our goodbyes and Ainsley, Aurora, and I get in my car. Our drive home was pretty silent. I just hope Ainsley likes all my friends.
Hey! Hope you enjoyed chapter 2 of Neighborly Love! What happened in the past with Ainsley and Aurora? Who's Evan? I guess you'll just have to wait and see! I'll try to update as much as possible! Vote and comment!!
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♡ Completed ♡ Ainsley, a struggling actress, moves into the apartment next to the one and only Colby Brock. Between a not-so-great best friend and her never ending insecurities, finding love is a difficult task.