•time jump; one month later•
~December 5, 2016~
This is it. Today is my birthday, and I'm officially ungrounded. Even better, today I will be getting the best present ever... FaceTiming Hayden! After working my butt off for the past month I'm finally getting what I deserve. At least, I'm pretty sure I deserve it. Anyways, nobody outside of our family has found out about the Hayden situation, and hopefully it will stay that way for awhile.
We finish eating cake and mommy finally turns off the camera. I had an awesome day, but I'm ready to call Hayden. I go upstairs and get my MacBook. Our whole family gathers in the living room. Daddy checks his phone, he's probably texting Hayden's dad. I go onto the FaceTime application and enter in Hayden's number.
"Ready Annie?" Mommy asks.
"Yes," I say as I hesitantly start the call. My heart is pumping.
Hayden immediately answers within less than two seconds. My face lights up as I see him. I can't believe this is happening! I'm speechless as I stare at his smiling face through the screen. He's speechless as well.
The man sitting with him starts to talk.
"Hi, I'm Jimmy, Hayden's dad. It's nice to meet you Annie."
"You too," I reply.
My dad speaks up. "Annie, if you want you can go to your room. I trust you and you've earned it."
"Really? Thank you!" I hurry up to my room. I get to talk to Hayden... alone!
I plop down on my bed. "So... what's up?" Hay asks as his dad leaves.
"I can't believe this is happening!" I giggle excitedly.
"I know right. So how did it all go down? How bad was the punishment?"
"Uh... I got grounded for a month and I also got grounded from... you."
"Oh..." he says sadly.
"It's okay. They might let me still be friends with you if I "rebuild myself trust" with them. But let's focus on now and make the most of this call."
~end of chapter~
Guys! I'm super sorry I haven't been writing lately. I've been having writer's block. Anyways, the next chapter will be the conversations during the call, so it's not over yet!
Thanks for patiently waiting for this chapter.