Asheeeer.. come on.. please give me a smile.. I really miss seeing u smile.
Yeah, well. I’m not really in the mood. -sighs- Just leave me alone, alright.
Hey you.. cheer up and show me a smile first.. or im not going anywhere with u Mr grumpy!
Does gritting my teeth count?
do you.. want to do something together?
Yeah, sure Nia. Why not.
She looked at him and shrugged, “They talk, make jokes, comfort each other, talk about stupid stuff, watch TV, and stuff.” She said and crossed her arms. She walked back and forth and paced, “It’s late, we should rest.” She said running her fingers through her hair, “It’s been a long night.” She said with a long sigh. She rubbed her eyes that seemed to itch her and she made her way to the bathroom, “You can spend the night if you want, I have an extra room, since it’s late and all.” She said. She was probably gonna force him to stay anyways since she didn’t want him to drive right now.
Pursing his lips, Asher nodded at her words, biting his bottom lip to keep from screaming at the top of his lungs. He got this feeling, when his temper started to rise, like he just wanted to break something, smash something to bits. The thing was, it was sort of hard to brush off. Taking a deep breath to calm himself, he widened his eyes in agreement. “Long night.” he said, watching as Ellie made her way towards the bathroom. Following her for a few steps, he leaned against the wall, sighing as he felt the pounding in his head slowing to a rough, dull feeling. Thinking for a minute, he shrugged, thinking it was better to just agree, she’d probably fight him on it considering the circumstances. Not that he exactly wanted to leave anyways. “Yeah, alright.” he said, glancing towards the room she’d gestured to and walking to the door frame, watching her for a minute in silence before turning back around towards the room.
Hey.. I love you okay? I know for a fact that things are going to change.
Yeah, you too, Nia.
I wish i could tell you that everything is going to be okay but.. i cant because im not sure this time.. I know this is not what u want to hear but.. its the truth..
Yeah, I know.
she wants to stay friends? Asher.. I’m really sorry.
I don’t know, she wants some time.. How the hell am I supposed to be friends with her.
She looked at him, “No…” She sighs not knowing how to explain herself, “Just wait for me, okay?” She asked to him. She closed her eyes relaxingly as her ran his hand down her arm. She looked at him and paused for a moment. “I know I might be selfish asking this, but for now, can you be my friend? I need you to be my friend.” She said almost pleading him. She turned to him and sighed, “I mean, I get if you would say no, but consider it, because I really hate declaring you as…. my ex.” She said furrowing her eyebrows.
Looking up at her, Asher nodded, starting to feel sick, although he couldn’t help but feel that it had nothing to do with his hangover. Listening to her words, he knew that Ellie was just trying to make things work, to have time for herself. Still the word ‘friend’ cut off his breath like a knife to the throat. Taking a deep breath, Asher pursed his lips, taking another step away from the counter. “Yeah.. friends.” he said, managing to choke out the words before glancing up at her, watching her eyes for a long moment. “Wow,” he muttered, rubbing the back of his neck. “I guess I don’t really know what friends do.” he chuckled, feeling uncomfortable.