Chapter 3Mature

Jasmine took a deep breath, and then reached for her cell phone that was sitting on her nightstand. She looked at the caller ID and didn’t recognize the number, figuring it was Kellie Sanders line, “Hello?” she said as she answered the phone.

“Jasmine Andrews? This is Kellie Sanders here with your once good friend, Ryne Baines,” Kellie said.

“Okay, and what does he want?”

“I want to apologize, Jasmine,” Ryne said.

“Alright, so you think calling me while you’re on live television and while millions of people are watching is going to make me forgive you?”

“Well, I was hoping it would.”

“Look, Ryne, you never tried to call me and apologize before. So I don’t know why you think I would ever accept anything from you. Yeah, you bought my house with all the money you got from your movie and thought that we would be okay, but we aren’t. You hurt me. You were supposed to be my best friend. I just want to know where the Ryne I used to know and love went,” Jasmine hung up the phone.

Brianna walked into Jasmine’s room, “See, honey, that wasn’t so bad.”

“I wanted to chew him out but all his fans would be like ‘Wow, she’s such a bitch’.”

“I understand, honey. Why don’t you get some rest? You have to get up early for school in the morning.”

At school the next day, almost everyone came up to Jasmine asking her about Ryne. “Is he cuter in person?” “Does he have a nice body?” “He was the most adorable little kid, wasn’t he?” they asked.

“Leave me alone!” Jasmine finally screamed. “You people will never just let this go will you? Yeah, Ryne and I were friends but none of that matters now, so just stop it!”

At the end of the school day, Jasmine couldn’t wait to get home. She sat all the way in the back of the big, yellow school bus; alone. When she got home, Jasmine dashed inside; slamming the door behind her, “Mom, today has been the worst day of my life!” she said as she walked into the kitchen. Noticing her mother wasn’t there, she decided to look in the family room, “No one stopped asking me questions about…” she paused. Astonished by who was sitting on her couch, she finished her sentence with, “Ryne Baines.”

“Hey, Jasmine, I know I’m probably the last person you want to see right now, but I don’t want you to be mad at me any more. I’ve decided that if it means getting you back as a friend, I’ll quit my singing/acting career,” Ryne said.

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