Zaiden looked at Anne and smiled. He had missed her at school that day. She had caught a cold and had stayed home. Zaiden had stopped by to give her the homework that he had collected for her.
“How are you feeling?”
“Pissed. Hurt. Betrayed. All of the above.”
Now that Zaiden looked closer at her, he could see the feelings in her eyes. “What happened? Who upset you?”
Zaiden was confused. “Me? What did I do?”
“You cheated on me with Raelyn. Were you just waiting for me not to be at school before making your move?”
Zaiden’s confusion was growing. “What are you talking about?”
“You and Raelyn getting cozy together during class today. Liberty sent me pictures, so don’t try to deny it.”
Zaiden wanted to laugh at the mix up, but he knew that would upset Anne even more. “We weren’t getting cozy. I swear. Mr. Kinney had us working on a project together. That is all.”
“You kissed her, Zaiden!”
“On the cheek. We had to act out a scene from the play we are reading.” He pulled out the book to show her the scene.
“You should have refused to do it. You were my boyfriend, Zaiden.”
“I can’t refuse to do someth…” Zaiden stopped when he realized what she had said. “What do you mean were? I am still your boyfriend.”
Anne shook her head. “I can’t be dating someone who goes around kissing other girls when I am sick at home. Thank you for bringing my homework, Zaiden. You can leave now.”
Zaiden was in shock and couldn’t argue back. He drove home still trying to figure out what just happened.