Taine suddenly disappeared, so I finished my conversation with Zack (about football) and went to go find him. After a while I was thinking of giving up, when I bumped into Phoenix. "Pheonix! Have you se--"
"Listen, you jerk. I have nothing to do with you now, so leave me alone and go join your bastard crew." She stalked off. Well that was uncalled for. It didn't matter though, because I saw Taine straight after. "Yo, Taine! Where've you been? I've been looking for you!" I called, he looked around and finally saw me.
"Hey Ben. I just went to see Candice, guess what!" I kept quiet, cause I knew he couldn't hold it in much longer, "I'm gonna be a dad! Candice is 12 weeks pregnant! Isn't it great?!" I looked at him. He looked just like a 10 year old who'd gotten a balloon from Maccy D's!
"Haha! That's great Taine! Oh my God: my best friend's gonna be a dad!" We were silent for a while,"Hey, have you seen Zoey anywhere? And no, I'm not looking for her to beg for another chance. I just want a clean slate, not this battle between us all the time, ya know?"
"Sorry mate, haven't seen her... Wait. You haven't heard the news yet, have you?"
"No, what news?" I replied confused.
"Ah... Well, I'd better let her tell you, not me. I think she was in the computer room though. See ya!" He ran off to go join Zack. I soon found Zoey, coming out of a computer room, just as Taine said. She was with Jack and Char, who were, strangely, holding hands. Huh.
"Zo! Just hear me out, okay. All I want is a clean slate, so we're not battling it out anymore. I wanna be friends, okay? Please, Zo?" I rush out in one breath. Zoey took her time answering.
"Well... It doesn't really matter anymore. But if I had a choice, I'd say the same. But I don't." Her face fell,"I have something to tell you." She looked at me, her eyes sad.
"Yeah..." I said, not sure what was coming.
"I'm moving. To Missouri. Tomorrow." I could see her eyes starting to water. I was silent for a moment, taking it in.
"Well, friends can hug. Come here." I pulled her into a hug, where she sobbed on my shoulder. "Well, I guess this is goodbye, seeing as none of my lessons are with you." She looked up, and gave a small sad smile. I continued, "Just to let you know, Zoey... I always loved you." She pulled away, and leant up to kiss me on the cheek. Then, with another sob, she ran off to the loos, presumably to clean herself up.