I waited for Ayla to look back as she left the car but she didn't, which broke my heart into a million pieces. I couldn't understand why everything was going haywire. Ayla had never talked to me in such a way and she was behaving in an extremely strange manner. I understood what Juliet did with my finger was extremely inappropriate but maybe she just did it in the heat of the moment. I was positive that she didn't like me more than a friend but Ayla thought otherwise.
I wanted to run after Ayla but I was so hurt because of her words that it held me back. I made my way home and saw Landon at my place which irked me even more.
"Hey, what's got your panties in a twist?" Landon joked but when my expressions remained the same, he knew it was something serious. "What's wrong? Did you get into a fight with Ayla?"
My frown deepened which confirmed his suspicions and he asked me all what happened.
I knew what we fought on what really stupid but there was definitely something else which probably happened on the shopping trip, which caused all of this. I tried to call Bethany and ask her but her phone was constantly switched off so I had to let it slide. Next, I thought I'll call Stacy but I was a little skeptical because Stacy didn't like me much. But I had to try, for Ayla.
Thankfully she picked up my call but then I was greeted with a rude 'What?'
"Hey Stacy, can I talk to you for a minute?" I asked, I knew I had to choose my words very carefully otherwise Stacy would burst out on me.
"What did you do Klaus? Oh God, just when I start to like you, you do some shit. You better not have hurt Ayla or else I'll hunt you down and cut off your balls." She threatened and I was taken aback by her statement.
"No, no, it's just Ayla has been upset ever since the shopping trip and we sort of had an argument after that. Any idea what turned off her mood?" I questioned, hoping that she would know.
"You know what? I could sense something off with her mood too, but she was fine at the start of the shopping trip. It was after she spent some time with Juliet, maybe you should ask her?" Stacy suggested and I thought why not.
I thanked Stacy and then she spoke, "No matter what Klaus, you stick with her and cherish her. She's the best for you. And I know I didn't support you two at the start but now I'll say it. You two really complement each other. So no matter what happens, never let her go."
Stacy's words made me smile and I couldn't help but feel like an idiot for not running after Ayla and clearing everything. I decided to call Juliet because I still didn't get the answer I was looking for.
"Wow, what a surprise, I was just thinking about you." She answered the call and I just let out a small laugh, trying not to be awkward.
"I just wanted to ask you some things. Did something happen during the shopping trip today, you know, with Ayla?" I pondered and she replied shortly after.
"She was fine, mostly quiet but nothing unusual." She retorted and it was strange. It was evident that Ayla was upset about something, maybe Juliet couldn't decipher it. I was going to let this topic go but then Juliet spoke again.
"Well, we did talk about you. I told her how lucky she was to have you and how you do such sweet things for her all the time."
That could explain why Ayla must've thought that Juliet liked me but it didn't confirm anything.
"Well that's just what you do for people you love. Thanks for telling me though." I concluded but she pestered further.
"Why are you asking all of this? Everything alright with Ayla?"
I told her that Ayla and I had an argument but we'll be okay. I was going to go to her place and fix everything.
"Oh Klaus. You're just so sweet. When I started dating Chris, I really hoped he would be like you but he wasn't. You deserve someone even better than Ayla, who can do as much for you as you do for her." And this comment raised my suspicions and displeased me at the same time.
"What do you mean 'do as much for me as I do for her'?" I challenged and she sensed that I got offended.
"I'm so sorry, I didn't mean it that way." She tried to cover up but then I realised, maybe, just maybe, Ayla's right. And even if she's wrong, it wouldn't be a bad idea to maintain my distance with Juliet to prevent anything happening in the future.
I told Juliet it's okay and cut the call. I felt so stupid for letting Ayla walk away and not going after her. We fought over something so small and we couldn't let this come between us. I mean, come on, we were going to complete a whole year of being together and I knew we could get through this. I picked up my car keys and was about to head out to go to Ayla's place but I saw Mike entering and stopped.
"Hey man, what brought you here, everything alright?" I asked him quickly since I wanted to hurry up and just meet Ayla.
"I heard you and Ayla had a fight, so you're finally letting her go, right?" Mike pondered and I got seriously infuriated.
"I know you don't like her but stay out of this. You know I can't tolerate someone talking shit about her and you're a really good friend so don't put me in a position to choose, because you know my answer." Mike and I had had a lot of fights because he never liked Ayla. But then he'd apologise to me and Ayla would convince me to accept his apology. But now enough was enough.
"Klaus, you're blinded by her. You can't see what I see and I can't wait for the day you finally realise it." He just spoke and then left. I didn't understand what he meant but all I knew was that I had to go mend my relationship with Ayla.
As I reached her apartment complex, I just prayed that her mood was better. As I rang the doorbell, I waited for the door to open and the second it did, my entire world stopped moving.