Holding on to something - Kaitlyn x MC
@hollyashton this is my entry for choicescreates week 2. Enjoy.
I finally got everything in my mom’s SUV. I look back at my dorm. I was thinking to myself it was the best of times and the worst of times. I am so ready for summer vacation back home.
Four hours trip home with my mom. She kept asking about the quarter and how was everyone and I tried to dodge every question she had. I just wanted to be home in my own room. Maybe, just spend the summer with my best friend from high school and forget freshman year ever happen.
My phone buzzed in my hand. 1 new text message.
“Hey stranger made it back home from Boston college. Can’t wait to hang out with you.”
It brought a smile to my face. I could always count on Erin. Yeah, she is a little boy crazy but, she was always there to cheer me up growing up. I should of went to Boston college with her but, I wanted to followed my dad’s footsteps at Hartfeld.
I text her back. “Let’s hang out tomorrow, okay?”
Erin: Sure can’t wait to cu
“You seem a little happier, who are you texting?”
“Erin. I going to hang out with her tomorrow maybe, get me out of funk.”
“It is great just don’t forget about your parents. We miss you, too.”
“I miss you too. I just want to be home. I don’t even know if I want to go back.”
It was a quiet ride back home. When we made it back my parents help unloaded all of stuff. Now, all I wanted to do was sleep. Next thing I know was Erin trying to wake me up.
“Hey, wake up sleepyhead.”
I reached for my phone but she grabbed it before I could get it.
“Man, you got some new messages. Looks like anyone popular.”
Me popular I don’t think so
James says I hope you made it back home safe. Call me back later.
Chris says hey I didn’t get to chance to say goodbye
Zack says have fun over the summer and you better be back for next school year
Abbie says I already miss you. Message me tomorrow
Tyler says take care of yourself
Kaitlyn says I’m sorry I shouldn’t have push you away. I wished we could go back to the beginning of the quarter.
I grab my phone so fast out of Erin’s hands she didn’t know what happened. "She really wrote that.“ I reread the message a couple of times. I got the biggest smile on my face.
"So, I am guessing Kaitlyn is like the girl that you kept talking about this whole school year.”
“Yep, she is that Kaitlyn but, now I don’t know what to write back.”
I handled my phone back to Erin and face planted back of my face pillow.
Erin opened up my phone. “So, what’s the story behind your background pic?”
I don’t have to see it to remember what the picture was on my phone. It was back when we went to our first formal together. Her looking beautiful with her hair up and her red dress on. I can just close my eyes and imagined being there. It feels a lot better than being here right now.
“That is just a photo from my first formal with Kaitlyn.”
It was the honeymoon phase where everything was going well. I was thinking that I finally found someone to love. She was my first love. Why do I get over it? Got any tips.“
"First off, get her off as your cellphone’s background picture. I think you need to ask yourself why you still have it as your background pic.”
“Because after everything I still love her.”
Erin came to sit on my bed and wrapped me up in a hug. “So tell me everything about her. As your longest standing friend I deserved to know the story behind your biggest smile I have ever seen.”
I told her about the relationship that it has up and down. That it started out on a high. It was a bit rocky later on when her parents and childhood friend found out she likes other females but, she came back to me. It got good again but then it hit rock bottom when she join a band. She picked the band over me basically. Now, she is wishing for it to like before the band. I don’t know what to do.
Message her back, silly.
MC: I would like that too. I miss you and the way things were back that the beginning of the quarter. I just don’t know if we can go back. I do want you to know that I love you.
Kaitlyn: I love you, too. Willing to me another chance?
“Erin, what do I do? I don’t know if I can take her leaving again.”
“If you still love her you need to give her another shot. If you don’t you will regret it. The way you were talking about and your friends were texting you I think you got a good support group at college.”
MC: I give you one last shot. 😉
Kaitlyn: That is all I am asking for.