Anita thought she had a handle on things until she saw Mia and Oliver at school. It was as if they were in a far off world that she didn't want to have a thing to do with. She saw them at lunch, laughing with their little circle. It was disgusting, she thought.
"I'm proud of you." Sebastian informed her.
She wanted to say thank you, but she didn't. Really, this was much harder than she expect to be back in classes.
He sat down his tray on an empty table far from the crowd.
"Honestly, being popular isn't all its cracked up to be." He shrugged.
She sat down across from him. Anita slightly nodded.
"You don't miss it, do you?" He asked, as she couldn't help but stare at them. She hoped none of them came over. If they did, she wasn't sure what she might do.
She shook her head, no.
"Never mind them, then." He stared at her while she picked at her food.
"I doubt Mia will ever change." Anita said quite sadly.
"But you've changed." Sebastian told her.
"I hope." She winced.
"For the better." He reached for her hand then, and they held hands.
"What's this? You two?" Mia awoke them from their little moment.
"Yeah." Sebastian looked up at her.
"But I'm your best mate, Needy." Mia glared at Anita.
"No, you're not." Sebastian slyly smiled at Mia, then looked at Anita. "She doesn't need you anymore. And besides, her name is Anita."
Mia gave him an angry wince then.
"This is who you left my lovely brother for? Totally, disgusting." Mia frowned at Anita.
"It wouldn't have worked. Me and your brother." She shook her head knowing very well, he would have ended it if he'd known she were ever pregnant. As it was, he'd still call her damaged goods.
"Why not? I would have two of my closet mates in the world together." Mia was frustrated.
"Things don't always work the way you want them, Mia." Anita squinted.
Mia said nothing more to her, but walked away. Anita sighed in relief. She hoped their friendship was over for good now.
an unlikely story
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