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Amidst Chaos

Amidst Chaos

Chaotic Soul

Update: 2021-09-28

Chapter 1

  • "Are you serious?" I could hear the loud screaming of my best friend through the phone. It was so loud that I had to pull my phone away from my ears.
  • "Yes, Nate," I laughed at his excitement. I was thrilled too. I mean who would have thought that I would get the job as a kindergarten teacher, in Seattle, of all places I applied. I always loved teaching and this was my first job offer. I couldn't turn it down just because my best friend was living there for obvious reasons.
  • "This is going to be so fucking cool, dude. We are going to be roommates," he rushed and my eyes went wide at his statement.
  • What. The. Hell.
  • "Woah! Hold on, roommates? What happened to your previous roommate?" I asked, letting out a nervous chuckle. I was already skeptical about moving to Seattle because I had to face him and now he was going on about us being roommates.
  • I wasn't ready for it.
  • "He move out like a month ago and I'm living all alone now. It would be perfect, Becca," he spoke in a convincing tone which he probably didn't have to use because I was already swooning over the way my name rolled off his tongue.
  • Damn!
  • "Ummm...I don't think so," I breathed out, biting my lip and praying to God he would let it go. It was hard enough during high school and college. I don't think I can go through it again.
  • The problem was, I was always the best friend and never the girlfriend. At one point, I came to the conclusion that he didn't see me as a girl at all. I was more like his guy friends but I didn't want him to see me that way.
  • "No more questions. You are staying with me and that's final, I missed you so much, Becca. It has been almost a year since college," he stated, breaking my chain of thoughts.
  • "Alright, we will talk about it later. I'll be flying in this weekend."
  • "Good, that gives me a lot of time to convince you." I rolled my eyes with a small smile on my face.
  • "Alright, I'll talk to later."
  • "Bye, love you Becs," he said as usual and cut the call.
  • "I love you too," I whispered to the blank screen of my phone and groaned in frustration.
  • That's me, Rebecca Thompson, hopeless in love with my best friend, Nate since high school. I thought I was over him by now but I was so fucking wrong. Just the sound of his deep sexy voice, made me go nuts, bringing back unwanted memories. Pushing away my thoughts, I pulled my long chestnut brown hair in a ponytail and made my way downstairs to eat.
  • "Did you inform Nate?" My mom started as soon as I sat down to eat. Yup, I was still living with my mom. It was just me and her. My dad passed away when I was two years old due to cancer. I hardly remembered him. 
  • "Yes mom," I mumbled as I filled my plate with some eggs and bacon.
  • "Well, I'm glad you have someone to help you out and settle in. Moving to a new city can be pretty scary, baby." She spoke, adorning a concerned look on her face. She was almost my height with the same chestnut brown hair and brown eyes while I had blue eyes, the one thing I physically inherited from my dad. She was working as a senior consultant in an MNC company and only I know how much she struggled to get to that position.
  • "I know mom but I'm not a kid anymore, Nate will help me and in fact he suggested that I stay with him," I blurted out, making her raise her eyebrows.
  • "Someone is finally noticing my baby girl," she said in a sly tone, making me roll my eyes. She knew all about my silly crush on him since high school.
  • "He never sees me in that way mom and I don't think it's going to be any different now," I muttered in annoyance, poking my eggs with the fork.
  • "I honestly don't know what you see in him. He is good looking though, I'll give you that." She winked at me, taking her plates to the sink.
  • "MOM!" I exclaimed as my cheeks burned. Sometimes I forget that she is my mom. She was more like the girl best friend I never had.
  • "What? It's true. I would have already tapped that ass if I were you," she joked, making me laugh at her response, "Trust me, he is a fool to not notice a girl like you. I hope something interesting happens in Seattle,"
  • "He could already have a girlfriend for all I know," I spoke with my mouth full of food.
  • "Let's hope he doesn't have one and if he does, you better show him what he is missing out," she shouted from the kitchen and I stood up, taking my plate to the sink.
  • "Yeah whatever, you should find someone soon instead of advising me,"
  • "Not this again," she groaned, throwing back her head.
  • "Yes again, you need someone to take care of you when I'm not here mom and I know you aren't dating because of me. I'm telling you for the millionth time, I'm fine with it," I hugged her from behind and felt her shoulders relax.
  • "Alright, I'll think about it," she said softly, making me smile. She always worked so damn hard for us and it was about time she took a break.
  • "That's much better, I'm gonna go pack now." I kissed her cheeks and ran upstairs to my room.
  • I started packing all my things and made sure I wasn't missing anything. I didn't have many people to say goodbye to as Nate was my only friend. After graduation, he moved to Seattle since he got a job offer as a game designer. He was into gaming and stuff. I thought it was for the best when he moved far away from me.
  • Funny, how life threw me in his direction again!
  • All these years, he always had a girlfriend or a fling. I never got a chance to tell him how I felt. Maybe this job was a sign after all, maybe we were meant to be and this was our perfect timing. My mind started to do its own thing, imagining crazy scenarios. I couldn't help but smile at the thought of seeing those smoldering sexy eyes again and possibly living with him.
  • Man, how much I wanted things to be different this time!
  • "Finally done!" I sighed with satisfaction, zipping my luggage, and fell on the bed.
  • Seattle, here I come!