Voicemail: Hey Annalise, it’s me Joe, again. Uh just checking up to see how you’re doing…haven’t heard from you in ages…I don’t know, maybe my texts aren’t sending properly or something…well…call me when you get the chance. Cheers.
-sigh- I haven’t talked to Joe since that night…I just never thought it would go down like that you know? I mean I care about him a lot…but I don’t want him to feel like the rebound or back up after Finn and I…Oh gosh Finn…I don’t know if he knows about…I haven’t told anyone and I’m sure Joe hasn’t either…if he did, Zoe would come and talk to me about it…Geeze I don’t even remember how it happened. DID I EVEN DO IT RIGHT UGH THIS IS EMBARRASSING.
-muffled voice- Annalise
Me: -startled- Eh?! Oh what’s up?
Steve: You really need to stop doing that heheh anyways could you drop off something at our secondary branch? Then afterwards you could go home :)
Me: Oh sure thing
The building the secondary branch is in is pretty cool, there’s a small cafe, a basketball court, kinda looks familiar…
Me: -quick turn- Huh?…-looking around- Who said my name?
Voice: Up here!
I look up and around at the railing, who’s talking to me? OH
Me: -surprised- Hey Louis!
Louis: Wait right there I’ll be down in a bit!
Louis comes jogging towards me and gives me a massive hug
Louis: What’re you doing here?
Me: I had to drop off a package to our secondary branch, is this where the new office is?
Louis: YEAH -tugs my hand- Come check it out!
I don’t know why we’re running but it’s Louis, he’s always a happy camper
Louis: It’s a great space for the guys and I to brainstorm -opens the door- OI guess who’s here!
Me: -timid- Hi…-set my things down-
Jack and Finn: ANNALISE!
They both get up from their seats to embrace me.
Jack: Lads this is Annalise, Annalise these are the lads: Harry, Max, Ben, and Will.
Lads: Hoy, Hello, Hiya
Me: Hello –awkward wave-
Max: Now hold on a tick. Finn, didn’t you date an Annalise?
Someone throws a nerf football at him,I turn around and see Finn covering his eyes, Jack scratching bus head, and Louis playing off throwing the football.
Max: OHH YOU ARE HER!
Will: -snickers- Well obviously
Harry: Oh yeah, you’re that picture on his desk!
I turn to see Finn quickly turn a picture faced down
Me: -chuckle- Well it was really nice to meet all of you but I better get going
Louis: Aww but you just got here!
Me: Yeah but you did catch me on my way out xP I’ll see you guys later
I hug everyone goodbye and dip out to my place. They all seem pretty friendly haha, it was great seeing those three again…even though it was significantly awkward.
It’s about a quarter till 10 and I lay myself in bed. I should set my alarm -searching around- where’s my phone? I get up and head to the living room, kitchen, study, bathroom…where tf is it??? Okay, I had it when I left work then…omfg…UGH. Let’s hope that place is still open.
It’s so dead in here, well I mean the lights are all on but it’s so empty. I sing out loud to myself to keep myself company…SHOOT…WHAT IF THEIR OFFICE DOOR IS LOCKED…whhhhhhhhy. I look through the window of the door, the lights are off, and I could see my phone on a desk. Okay let’s try this out. I push on the door. OH THANK EVERYTHING it’s open. YEESSS. When I walk in I could faintly hear music playing, eh could just be my imagination…
Why can I never know who’s talking to me? I turn my head to see Finn sitting on the couch at the end of the room where the lads were sitting. He has his headphones around his neck and his laptop on his lap.
Finn: What are you doing here?
Me: Oh umm, I left my phone here by mistake so I just came by to get it back…what are you still doing here?
Finn: I like to relax here when it’s empty, I find it very soothing.
Me: Well then, I don’t wanna disturb you so I better leave –start to walk out-
Finn: Wait! –stands up- You can stay for a bit if you’d like I won’t mind :)
Me: -chuckle- Okeey
I walk towards his desk and look at the picture he flipped over. It’s of us at the music festival.
Me: -holding up the photo- I’m pretty sure we have better pictures than this one -side smile-
Finn: -chuckle- We do -comes towards me and holds the picture- But this one is special
Me: Why is that?
Finn: I mean it was our first date -nudges me, I smile, pause- So what’ve you been up to? -sits back down on the couch-
Me: -sit beside him- Umm not much…just been dealing with some stuff -aka losing my virginity while intoxicated and I don’t know how to handle it- But I’ll get by :) -no I won’t-
Finn: Anything I can do to help?
Me: Nahh -turn back time would be nice- How about you?
Finn: It’s just projects really, not much either
Me: -glance at his laptop- Whatchu workin on?
Finn: Oh heheh nothing at the moment just watching a movie
Me: -laughing- Are you watching Monsters University?
He smiles in embarrassment and I unplug his headphones
Me: You mind if I stay and watch?
Finn: -his face lights up- Yeah, sure I don’t mind :) lemme just…
He props the laptop across from us on top of a desk
Finn: There we are :)
He sits back down and smiles at me, I smile back. This is nice, Finn and I watching a movie. He doesn’t try to put his arm around me or move closer. We have a good inch or two apart. I’m able to lean my head on the back of the couch without touching him. It felt good to just hang out you know?
The movie ends
Finn: Are you tired?
Me: Eh not really, you?
Finn: -chuckle- Same ;P
Me: Umm, Finn…
Am I really about to tell Finn what happened between me and Joe? Does he even need to know? What good will come out of it?
Me: I need to tell you something…
Finn: I actually need to tell you something as well…
Me: Oh, you go first
I wonder what it is
Finn: I’ve started seeing someone as of late…
Me: -bewildered eyes- Oh…
I look away pretty fast and he notices
Finn: She’s quite lovely…and I want her to meet my best friends…Annalise?
I look back at him and smile
Me: Yeah, just let me know where and when
We smile at each other in agreement. He grabs my hand and I place my other hand on top of his
Finn: So what did you need to tell me?
Me: -hesitantly- Uh…I just miss hanging out with you :) and now that you’re seeing someone you better not drop me ;P
Finn: -chuckles- I promise –we pinky promise-
Finn drops me off at home. So I guess he and I are officially over…I can’t explain this feeling…It’s like, it hurts…but at the same time it doesn’t…I don’t know…as I contemplate over this feeling I press the elevator button. The doors open
Voice: Oh, hello
I glance up to see who’s in the elevator
Me: -grin- Hey Joe