Stranger

Raphael

Chapter5: Stranger

 

I don’t really want to get into the details of what happened with Adriana. But I can certainly say that it didn’t go as good as how I wanted it to go. I had helped her with the materials and then tried talking to her on the way to the cafeteria but she ignored me completely. I couldn’t say that moment was a ‘dream come true’.

 

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Joey and Toby had invited me the following weekend to a party that they were holding over at their house. I decided to leave Anastasia at her friend’s house where the parents agreed to take full responsibility of Anastasia. Trusting them, I left Anastasia there and headed over for the party.

 

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“Raphael! Great that you made it!”

 

Justin put an arm around my shoulder and patted me on the back. I had mainly come to his party just to catch up with a few family friends of Joey and Toby. Justin’s Joey and Toby’s cousin. I can’t really call him such a good friend like the others are but he’s someone to get to know.

 

“Yeah, it is great,” I said.

 

We hung out for some time together where we caught up with each other. Usually Joey and Toby hold parties during night time but they had invited me to a get-together during the morning. I had headed over to come here at 8.00 and now it was 10.00.

 

Right then, I got a call.

 

“Yeah, who is it?” I said into the phone.

 

“Anastasia. Raphael, I need to tell you something.”

 

I frowned.

 

“What happened Ana?” I asked her.

 

“Well, you left me at Stacie’s house. Weill I went to the park with her and I was playing around and everything. Halfway, she said she had money and she’d go and get some ice-cream for both of us. I waited for a long time, an hour. But she hadn’t come back. I was also scared to go back to the apartment complex alone. I searched the whole park but I didn’t find her. So I sat on a bench next to a girl. Then she asked me what was wrong. And first I was confused cause she’s a stranger but then I told her and she said she lives in the same complex! She took me home!”

 

“Oh that’s great!” I was relieved. Whoever this person was, I wanted to talk to them.

 

“Can you give the phone to the girl?”

 

Shortly I heard a voice.

 

“Uh…hi.”

 

I thanked the girl for everything and soon she gave the phone back to Anastasia who said bye.

 

I was a bit angry at the family I had left Anastasia with. So I called the father’s number but it said the phone number does not exist. I tried 2 more times and it still didn’t connect to the network. So I called the mom’s number and they picked up.

 

“Raphael, I’m really sorry about Anastasia!” The mom’s voice said frantically.

 

“Sorry? Why’d you leave her?”

 

“When I was buying ice-cream for Stacie and Ana, I suddenly got a call from Grace Hospital saying that my husband was admitted their because of a car accident.”

 

“Is he alright?” I asked.

 

“Yes, he just broke a leg. You know these men, drunk and crazy!” Stacie’s mom said.

 

I laughed and then said bye.

 

I just hope Anastasia was going to be able to deal with herself for some time because I was planning to come home late at night.

 

But I do wonder who that stranger is…

 

 

The End

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