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EC+AM=4ever Chapter 4, Part 2

September 2, 2009
By TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.


Ash and I sat next to each other on one side of the table, my parents sat next to each other on the other side, and Ms. Mongolia sat at the head of the table, between me and my mom.

"So Lori, where did you say you moved from?" Mom asked.

"Miami, Florida," she replied. She was staring down at her food, sticking her fork into it and cutting it down the middle with her knife almost mechanically.

"Oh, I love Florida! I just love how sunny it is!" Mom oozed.

"Yes, it's nice." she said.

I saw Ash roll his eyes when his mom wasn't looking.

"So why did you move to New York?" Dad asked.

"I got a job offering here and I decided to take it." She took a sip of her iced tea and dabbed her mouth with her napkin. She was so precise about everything she did. It was kind of freaky.

"Oh, that's great! So did you get promoted or something?" Mom asked.

"Yes, I got promoted."

"Well where do you work?" asked Dad.

"I work for Staples."

"Oh, that's a pretty big company! I work at a law firm in northern Westchester. I like it, but I can get stuck in the office for quite some time." he replied.

"Oh, that's nice." It was silent for a moment.

"This lasagna is great, Mrs. Carter. You're an amazing cook." Ash complimented. I loved how sweet and polite he was.

"Thank you, Ash," Mom's face lit up and she grinned to herself.

After dinner was over, we all said goodbye, except for Ms. Mongolia who just stood there quietly, giving my parents a subtle wave as she went out the door.

Mom shut the door behind them and then looked over at me. "You were right, she really is rude! Here I am, trying to be friendly and she barely even says a word to me!"

"I told you so!" I replied.

"Wow, how could someone so up-tight be the mother of someone so laid back and sweet. I really like Ash; he's very nice."

"I know, right? He's so polite!"

"Yeah, I'm guessing he doesn't get it from his mom." she said.

"Really though, what was that woman's problem?" Dad asked.

"I don't know, but Ash told me she wasn't very social. He said that she always kept to herself and never talked to any of the neighbors. She's even trying to get Ash to be the same way as she is!" I cried.

"That's horrible! No parent should want their own child to be quiet and lonely!" Dad said.

"Well obviously, she does." I added. "I'm gonna head upstairs to go to bed, good night."

"Good night, sweetie." Mom called after me as I walked up the stairs.

When I got up there, I shut my door, grabbed Twilight, and waited for Ash's ligt to flicker. Because when it did, Ash and I would finally get to be alone.


The author's comments:
Chapter 4 was too long so I had to split it into 2 parts. So this is Part 2 of Chapter 4 of my novel.

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samhns BRONZE said...
on Apr. 2 2010 at 3:54 pm
samhns BRONZE, Lathrop, California
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Favorite Quote:
The truth is everyone is going to hurt you. You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. - bob marley

yes it is.

on Apr. 2 2010 at 1:45 pm
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.

yeah of course is ur username the same on quizilla as it is on here?

samhns BRONZE said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 4:25 pm
samhns BRONZE, Lathrop, California
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is everyone is going to hurt you. You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. - bob marley

u r welcome if u want could ya read some of my stuff on quizilla thats the only website my stuff is acuallaly on because this one is takiing weeks... thankz

on Mar. 30 2010 at 3:31 pm
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.

wow thanks so  much! that would be amazing if this was ever published into a book! that's like my dream! thanks so much! :)

samhns BRONZE said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 3:00 pm
samhns BRONZE, Lathrop, California
2 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
The truth is everyone is going to hurt you. You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for. - bob marley

i read your whole story. it made me cry when... nvm i dont wanna ruin it for some people... but still i cant believe it i love the ending and i hope it gets published into a book some day because i would buy it! i would be one of your biggest fans lol!

KellyR GOLD said...
on Feb. 9 2010 at 2:40 pm
KellyR GOLD, Richmond, Virginia
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We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

Loved it, I think you have an excellent way of laying out the plot.

on Oct. 8 2009 at 4:57 pm
Annabelle7614, Nunyabusiness, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
This is my favorite personal quote.

Idk why, but I have a feeling hes a vampire. This is the BEST work I have ever seen on Teenink, EVER! My life is going to stink until you write more!!!

on Oct. 4 2009 at 7:03 pm
NeverSayNever GOLD, Lumby, Other
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I was thinking the same thing. It's good and all, but a little too cheesy or played out

on Oct. 4 2009 at 4:49 pm
BeautifulSimplicity BRONZE, St. Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
We keep it light, until it's time to go dark. Then we go pitch black.

this time i don't agree with anjo i love this one can't wait for the next part

Anjo! SILVER said...
on Oct. 4 2009 at 1:46 am
Anjo! SILVER, Roseburg, Oregon
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Dude. Good, but i think when they talk about his mom its being a little too over dramatic. too many exclamation points and stuff like that. it should be toned down a bit.

on Oct. 3 2009 at 4:19 pm
Fredwardness SILVER, Romeo, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"The stars are blazing like rebel diamonds cut out of the sun" -The Killers (Read My Mind)

"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." -George Harrison

so cute, she seem so real so does he good job!!

on Oct. 3 2009 at 12:10 pm
KiraKira PLATINUM, Cardiff By The Sea, California
35 articles 0 photos 217 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and above all, pity those who live without love -Albus Dumbledore

My goodness, where do you get this amazing story telling? I love this story!!!:D

windblossom said...
on Oct. 1 2009 at 8:33 am
windblossom, Hyderabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"The caterpillar does all the hard work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity"

I m reading all the chapters that are available here today!! your story is amazing! :) great work! :D!

on Sep. 29 2009 at 4:14 pm
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.

Uh...I'm not exactly sure if I even really had any inspiration for this story. Lol! It just kind of came to me.

on Sep. 29 2009 at 4:13 pm
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.

Thanks so much! I just uploaded a couple more chapters a couple days ago, but they're still pending approval.

on Sep. 28 2009 at 10:14 pm
choirchic101 SILVER, Norwalk, California
9 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
in order for God to use all of you you have to be completely broken

i loved the chapters. can't wait for more. all of them were amazing

~blueroses~ said...
on Sep. 24 2009 at 5:37 pm
~blueroses~, Summerville, South Carolina
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Oh i know... I've put my first two works in for publishing and it feels like it's been forever!! i keep waiting and waiting... haha! cant wait to read the next chapters!

whats your inspiration??

on Sep. 24 2009 at 4:03 pm
TeamJacobArchuleta ELITE, Chicago, Illinois
183 articles 7 photos 484 comments

Favorite Quote:
He's the one I call in the middle of the night. He's the one who makes everything alright. He loves me with no regret...I just haven't found him yet.

Thank you so much! That means a lot to me! And I'm about to post a couple more chapters right now too. I just wish it didn't take a week until they got published.

~blueroses~ said...
on Sep. 23 2009 at 6:27 pm
~blueroses~, Summerville, South Carolina
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I've been reading your chapters, & i love them all. Im completely captivated.:)

your amazing and i cant wait for more.

:)-skye


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