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New In Town

Somebody That I Used To Know


I suddenly wake up and am confused as to where I am. My head is pounding when I remember I got drunk with the girls last night, and Harry must have brought me back here. I get out of bed when I hear Harry’s voice downstairs, and I get a little nervous when I realize him and his grandma seem to be having an intense conversation. I see a pair of Harry’s sweatpants on the ground so I pull them on and throw my hair in a ponytail. I’ll take a shower later, but right now I am too curious as to what’s going on downstairs.

“Harry, I will not let you do this all over again. You’re in a good place now, let’s keep it that way.” I hear gran say as I make my way down the stairs. Do what all over again?

“Oh, good morning Aubrey!” Gran says when she sees me. Harry is sitting at a stool by the counter when he turns his head and looks at me surprised. I’m sure he was wondering how much of that conversation I heard.

“Good morning!” I reciprocate and take a seat next to Harry, but he doesn't bother to look at me.

“Harry, why don’t you go run to the market, I need some more milk and bread” Gran tells him before walking out of the kitchen.

“What was that about?” I ask him when we are left alone.

“Nothing, will you be ready to go when I come back?” he asks and I remember we are supposed to be going sightseeing today.

“Oh yeah, I’m just going to grab a quick shower.”

“Okay see you in a little bit” He says before grabbing his keys and leaving the house. I am beyond confused right now. Harry said he and gran had a good relationship, but they were just fighting?

I walk over to the fridge and pour myself a glass of orange juice when gran comes back to the kitchen.

“Sorry for interrupting…” I apologize. She seems different than yesterday, almost sad.

“Oh dear, you didn’t interrupt. I was done with that conversation anyway.” She laughs. “Did you have fun last night? I hope Harry’s friends were nice to you!”

“Yeah it was fun! I really like them” I say.

“That’s good! Well I’m sorry for that though, it’s just...” Gran says and starts to tear up. Oh
gosh…

“Are you okay?” I awkwardly ask.

“Yeah... It’s just Harry... I’ll be okay” She tries to convince me, but now I’m too curious.

“What about Harry?” I ask and she takes a minute to dry her eyes and blow her nose with a tissue.

“Well when he told me about how he got pulled over last night... I guess I just got scared it was going to happen all over again. But he’s right, it won’t. He’s happy now” She chokes out and I have the biggest question mark on my forehead. I need answers before I go crazy. What the
hell is this woman talking about?

“What would happen all over again?”

“Gosh I’m stupid for thinking it would, he didn't even get a ticket. Harry probably hates me now that I brought it up again” She shakes her head weeps. I am about to lose it!

“Gran, you’re starting to worry me… What are you talking about?” I ask and she takes a deep breath. I decide to do the same… What is she about to divulge? I thought I knew everything about Harry.

“I’m sorry that I’m the one that’s telling you, I just thought maybe he already told you” She says and hands me a cup of tea before sitting on the stool next to me.

“It’s okay” I say and wait for her to talk again.

“Well I’m sure Harry’s told you about his grandfather passing away, but after he did, Harry was very… Angry, I guess you could say.” She says. I want to tell her that Harry hasn't actually told me about his grandfather, but I feel bad already that she is crying.

“What do you mean by angry?”

“He was just so upset that he wouldn't talk to me or anyone else. His parents sent him here for a summer and all he would do was go out with his friends and get drunk.” Another tear spilled from her eye. “I would always get calls in the middle of the night from the police station, and they would tell me they had Harry there. He didn't care about how this was affecting him or his family.”

“Oh my god…” I say quietly. I never knew any of this, and I am completely shocked. “Well he’s obviously… Not in that stage anymore? What made him change?” I have no idea what I am thinking. I honestly thought I knew everything about Harry, but now I’m certain I do not. Why wouldn't he tell me?

“I don’t even know to be honest, darling” She says and wipes her eyes. “One day he came home from his friend at the time’s house, and he just cried and cried and apologized to me for everything he did. It was just such a terrible summer. He was so rude to everyone, and all he wanted to do was get drunk.”

I scoot over and wrap my arms around gran to comfort the obviously hurting woman. I can’t imagine Harry being like that, and his poor grandmother had to watch him almost ruin his life.

“I’m so sorry gran…”

“He came back to me though” She says and my heart aches. “It’s okay because he’s better now. I guess when he told me about getting pulled over last night, it just brought back memories of that summer. I’m sorry for making you listen to all of this”

“Don’t be, I’m actually glad you did.”

“Aubrey, I just want you to know that Harry isn't like that anymore, and I know you know that, but… He’s just, well I've never seen him more happy than he has been since he’s been with you. Ever since Thanksgiving when he came home, I could see the change in his actions. He’s a better man now” She smiles, and I feel myself doing the same. He’s done the same for me, making me a better person.

I stand up to give her a proper embrace before I hear the front door open. Harry walks in and drops the bag on the table and ignores us as he walks upstairs. I know he’s not like how gran explained anymore, but I still have so many questions for him.

“Thanks for telling me gran, but I promise, he’s not like that anymore.” She kisses my cheek and takes the empty tea cups to the sink and I make my way upstairs. Boy did that conversation just add to the headache from my hangover. I can’t believe we haven’t even been here for more than 24 hours.

“Hey” I greet Harry who is laying on his bed typing on his phone.

“Are you ready?” He asks me, obviously still upset from the conversation he had with gran earlier this morning.

“Sorry, I still need to take a shower” I walk over and grab a change of clothes to wear after my shower. “Harry… What happened to your grandfather?” I quietly ask and sit next to him on the bed.

“He’s dead. Can you take a shower now so we can go? It’s almost noon” He harshly says. I don’t want to keep pressing him on the subject because it obviously is not something he wants to talk about, but I will not let him talk to me like that. I let out a sigh and stand up to go to the bathroom. This is going to be a long day if he continues to act like this.

I take off my clothes and neatly fold them back up, pull the elastic band out of my hair and step under the warm water. As far as I turn the lever to the left, the water doesn't get hot enough to calm me down. I just want all of my questions answered, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. I also just want this to be a good, fun day of sightseeing with my boyfriend, but it’s not starting off so great.

“Harry? What are you doing?” I’m surprised by the now-naked boy pulling back the shower curtain and joining me under the water. His hands snake around my waist and he pulls me so my back is pressed against his hard chest.

“I’m sorry that I snapped at you… I just don’t like talking about it” He says into my neck, and I know he’s telling the truth and he’s genuinely sorry. I turn around and smile at him. Even though he shouldn't have talked to me like that, I admire the fact that he is apologizing.

“Gran told me about that summer and I just wanted to know…” I explain as I move the wet hair
from his forehead and out of his face.

“It wasn't a good time for me… Can we just talk about it later?” He says and I agree by standing on my tip toes and kissing him. I know it hurts him to talk about it, but I need to know. I understand that it was a low point in his life, and accept the things he did. Yes, I am surprised by how he acted, but I will not be angry with him because I did not know him then. That was the past, and I would like to think that if I was around at that time, he would act differently, but I wasn't so I can’t be mad at him.

Notes

Hiiiii! So I finally saw This Is Us last night and it was amazaynnnnn! I loved every second of it! :) But who cares about my life ENJOY THE UPDATE! i threw a little plot twist in there, I hope you like it!

Please comment and tell me what you think is going to happen or what you think of the story!!!

you guys are awesome okayyy byeeeeeee

Comments

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