To Grace, From Andrew

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A normal text conversation from two 'normal' people (An adapted short)

#adapted
Fiction

7 min read

Published: 08 Jul 2020

NOTE: Character profile pictures are placeholders
Monday 16th
Andrew
Andrew
Hey
Andrew
Andrew
Is this Grace?
Grace
Grace
Ye
Grace
Grace
Why?
Grace
Grace
Who is this?
Andrew
Andrew
Andrew
Andrew
Andrew
From the party?
Grace
Grace
Oh!
Grace
Grace
Sorry, I forgot I gave you my number...
Andrew
Andrew
It's ok
Andrew
Andrew
Want to eat together tmr?
Grace
Grace
Rly?
Andrew
Andrew
Sure
Grace
Grace
I'm down
Grace
Grace
Thanks
Andrew
Andrew
Np
Tuesday 17th
Andrew
Andrew
Yo, you ok?
Grace
Grace
?
Andrew
Andrew
I've been thinking about you all day
Andrew
Andrew
After lunch
Andrew
Andrew
Thought I'd ask
Grace
Grace
Oh
Grace
Grace
I'm fine, y?
Andrew
Andrew
Your mom OK too?
Grace
Grace
She's in a good mood today
Andrew
Andrew
And?
Grace
Grace
I'm fine
Grace
Grace
Thanks for asking
Andrew
Andrew
OK then
Wednesday 18th
Andrew
Andrew
I don't appreciate you lying like that
Grace
Grace
It wasn't your business
Andrew
Andrew
For such a timid kid you're sure bold on text
Andrew
Andrew
Sorry if I offended you
Grace
Grace
It's fine
Grace
Grace
Mo needed me
Andrew
Andrew
Mo?
Grace
Grace
*Mom
Andrew
Andrew
Oh
Andrew
Andrew
And
Andrew
Andrew
?
Grace
Grace
Just for dinner
Andrew
Andrew
...
Andrew
Andrew
Yk I shouldn't pressure you. We've only known each other three days now. Ik you have family issues. If you don't want me to bug you about them then I won't.
Grace
Grace
It's fine. I don't talk about Mo much anyways
Thursday 19th
Grace
Grace
You OK?
Andrew
Andrew
I should be the one asking you
Andrew
Andrew
Ye, why?
Grace
Grace
Y u always so hungry?
Andrew
Andrew
Because I am...
Grace
Grace
...
Grace
Grace
You busy?
Andrew
Andrew
W/ hw, why?
Grace
Grace
Nothing
Grace
Grace
Need company
Andrew
Andrew
Something happen?
Grace
Grace
Um
Grace
Grace
Yes
Grace
Grace
I just need company
Andrew
Andrew
OK then
Andrew
Andrew
You have my attention
Grace
Grace
Mo on a bad day
Andrew
Andrew
Oh
Andrew
Andrew
?
Grace
Grace
...
Andrew
Andrew
You want me to come over?
Grace
Grace
I
Grace
Grace
...
Grace
Grace
Yeah
Grace
Grace
If you can
Grace
Grace
Please
Andrew
Andrew
Sure, where you live?
Grace
Grace
304 Hasting
Andrew
Andrew
Omw then
Grace
Grace
Now? What about you parents?
Andrew
Andrew
Says the one with the bad mom lol
Andrew
Andrew
Dad doesn't care
Grace
Grace
Mom?
Andrew
Andrew
I'm leaving now, no cell until I get there
Friday 20th
Grace
Grace
I'm sorry
Andrew
Andrew
About what?
Grace
Grace
Your mom
Grace
Grace
Why didn't you tell me?
Andrew
Andrew
You're going through your own mom issues
Andrew
Andrew
I didn't want you to worry about me too much
Grace
Grace
It's OK
Grace
Grace
I don't talk about her much
Grace
Grace
Also thanks for yesterday
Andrew
Andrew
How's your eye?
Grace
Grace
Healing
Grace
Grace
Purple lol
Grace
Grace
But not swollen badly
Andrew
Andrew
That's good
Andrew
Andrew
Man I like your house
Grace
Grace
Trailer small?
Andrew
Andrew
Very
Andrew
Andrew
Even if dads away half the time
Grace
Grace
If you need lunch money
Grace
Grace
Just ask
Andrew
Andrew
I
Andrew
Andrew
No, Grace
Grace
Grace
?
Grace
Grace
but you're hungry, right?
Andrew
Andrew
I've been getting by
Andrew
Andrew
Thanks
Grace
Grace
OK
Andrew
Andrew
Besides, your mom blows all your money
Andrew
Andrew
I don't think you could afford to get me lunch
Grace
Grace
...
Andrew
Andrew
Sorry, I went a little far didn't I?
Grace
Grace
No it's fine
Grace
Grace
You're right
Grace
Grace
I'd probably just give you my money instead
Andrew
Andrew
No, I'm not letting you skip lunch
Grace
Grace
c:
Saturday 21st
Grace
Grace
Come over?
Andrew
Andrew
Mo again?
Grace
Grace
Yeah
Andrew
Andrew
I mean I'm not doing anything rn
Andrew
Andrew
Sure
Andrew
Andrew
C u in a bit
Sunday 22nd
Andrew
Andrew
Yo I'm coming over
Andrew
Andrew
Is that alright?
Grace
Grace
Y?
Andrew
Andrew
Please?
Grace
Grace
I mean sure
Grace
Grace
But y?
Andrew
Andrew
Tell you when I get there
Grace
Grace
OK
Grace
Grace
You home?
Andrew
Andrew
Yeah
Grace
Grace
OK
Grace
Grace
Just checking
Andrew
Andrew
I can take care of myself
Andrew
Andrew
But thanks
Monday 23rd
Andrew
Andrew
Basketball game after school today
Grace
Grace
?
Andrew
Andrew
If you want to watch
Andrew
Andrew
I'm on the team, remember?
Grace
Grace
O yeah
Grace
Grace
Sorry
Grace
Grace
Sure, I can make it
Andrew
Andrew
Meet up after school then?
Grace
Grace
Sure
Grace
Grace
Where are you? I'm by the boy's lockers
Andrew
Andrew
Class just got out
Andrew
Andrew
How are you so quick???
Grace
Grace
Schumer released us early
Andrew
Andrew
2 minutes
Grace
Grace
K
Grace
Grace
Again, that was amazing!
Andrew
Andrew
Basketball's a good passtime
Andrew
Andrew
You should try it
Grace
Grace
Maybe
Grace
Grace
Can we play tomorrow?
Andrew
Andrew
I'm up for it
Andrew
Andrew
K now get some hw done lol
Grace
Grace
OK
Andrew
Andrew
Ttyl
Tuesday 24th
Andrew
Andrew
Yo
Andrew
Andrew
Wake up
Grace
Grace
What?
Grace
Grace
Andrew...
Andrew
Andrew
Wanna walk to school together?
Grace
Grace
Uh...
Andrew
Andrew
Look at the street
Grace
Grace
I mean sure, if you're here already
Grace
Grace
You want to come inside?
Grace
Grace
Mo is still sleeping
Andrew
Andrew
Sure :)
Grace
Grace
Thanks again for that surprise today
Andrew
Andrew
You seemed to like it
Andrew
Andrew
I'll make sure to do it more in the future ;)
Grace
Grace
Ahah
Grace
Grace
You don't have to
Andrew
Andrew
I can if I want tho
Wednesday 25th
Andrew
Andrew
How's that bruise doing?
Grace
Grace
It's still sore
Grace
Grace
But it's better
Grace
Grace
Thanks for walking me home
Andrew
Andrew
Anytime
Andrew
Andrew
We sure are fast friends lol
Grace
Grace
Yeah
Andrew
Andrew
Oh, my teacher said Cara James is coming over for science class next week
Grace
Grace
Who?
Andrew
Andrew
Ah she does classes for the 7th graders sometimes
Andrew
Andrew
She's pretty popular in schools so I hear
Andrew
Andrew
Tho not surprised you don't know her
Andrew
Andrew
She's rly good at chemistry
Grace
Grace
Like potion making?
Andrew
Andrew
Ye
Andrew
Andrew
You could say that
Andrew
Andrew
Hey, maybe you can draw something for her?
Grace
Grace
Uh
Grace
Grace
I'd love to but
Andrew
Andrew
C'mon Grace
Andrew
Andrew
Please?
Andrew
Andrew
I can give it to her for you anyways
Grace
Grace
I mean I'm gonna have to get a new sketchbook first
Andrew
Andrew
What happened to your old one?
Grace
Grace
It's full
Andrew
Andrew
Oh
Andrew
Andrew
I thought mo did something to it
Grace
Grace
She's always doing stuff
Grace
Grace
:p
Andrew
Andrew
Tru
Andrew
Andrew
Well can you?
Grace
Grace
I'll see...
Grace
Grace
No promises tho, k?
Andrew
Andrew
Yeah
Andrew
Andrew
You don't have to
Thursday 26th
Andrew
Andrew
Thanks for letting me stay for the afternoon
Grace
Grace
I'm just glad mo was on a good day
Andrew
Andrew
You gonna tell anyone about her?
Grace
Grace
No...
Grace
Grace
You gonna tell anyone about your dad?
Andrew
Andrew
No
Grace
Grace
Ahah
Andrew
Andrew
You make a good point
Grace
Grace
Ofc I do c:
Friday 27th
Grace
Grace
Sorry I couldn't make it this time
Grace
Grace
Tell me who won!
Andrew
Andrew
We won again
Andrew
Andrew
You should have seen me play ahah
Andrew
Andrew
But it's OK if you had other things to do
Grace
Grace
Yeah
Grace
Grace
Just a lot of work
Andrew
Andrew
Homework?
Grace
Grace
And house work
Grace
Grace
Thanks mo
Andrew
Andrew
She do anything else?
Grace
Grace
Uh
Grace
Grace
Well
Andrew
Andrew
That's a yes
Grace
Grace
Yeah
Andrew
Andrew
K hang tight, I'm coming over
Grace
Grace
??
Andrew
Andrew
What's there to be confused about?
Saturday 28th
Andrew
Andrew
Yk what's funny?
Grace
Grace
What
Grace
Grace
?
Andrew
Andrew
That I've been hanging out with you more the past two weeks than I ever have with my other friends lol
Grace
Grace
Oh
Grace
Grace
Sorry if I'm getting in the way
Andrew
Andrew
What, no!
Andrew
Andrew
I enjoy this
Andrew
Andrew
And also I was looking for an excuse to stop hanging out with them
Grace
Grace
Aren't they all on the team?
Andrew
Andrew
Well yeah
Andrew
Andrew
It's how we became friends in the first place
Grace
Grace
Then why...?
Andrew
Andrew
Aaron and Henry like to make fun of people
Andrew
Andrew
But not like bully anyone
Andrew
Andrew
Just poke fun
Andrew
Andrew
But they can go a bit far sometimes
Andrew
Andrew
And Oliver is just...
Andrew
Andrew
How do I put it?
Grace
Grace
Annoying?
Grace
Grace
Weird?
Andrew
Andrew
How about both lol
Grace
Grace
Oh
Andrew
Andrew
It's fine
Andrew
Andrew
They're good people but
Andrew
Andrew
Not for me, thanks
Andrew
Andrew
And I like hanging with you
Grace
Grace
OK
Grace
Grace
But only as friends
Grace
Grace
K?
Andrew
Andrew
I'll keep that in mind lol
Andrew
Andrew
Wanna hang today?
Grace
Grace
Sure, mall?
Andrew
Andrew
Sounds good to me
Andrew
Andrew
20 minues?
Grace
Grace
Omw lol
Andrew
Andrew
C u there lol
Monday 30th
Andrew
Andrew
You were silent yesterday
Grace
Grace
You were too lol
Grace
Grace
How's the trailer?
Andrew
Andrew
Dad disappeared again
Andrew
Andrew
Idk where
Andrew
Andrew
How's mo?
Grace
Grace
She's fine, thanks
Grace
Grace
Got a new bottle of wine
Grace
Grace
And I was busy cleaning the house ;-;
Andrew
Andrew
You and me both heh
Andrew
Andrew
Decided to give the trailer a power wash
Grace
Grace
That's a thing?
Andrew
Andrew
There's a washing station, so sure
Andrew
Andrew
It was starting to get dirty on the outside
Andrew
Andrew
So
Andrew
Andrew
Not like dad will care
Grace
Grace
It's still a nice thing to do
Grace
Grace
Can I see?
Andrew
Andrew
Heh, I'd rather you not see where I live...
Grace
Grace
Y?
Andrew
Andrew
Just
Andrew
Andrew
Because
Andrew
Andrew
Say, you're up early
Grace
Grace
So are you ahah
Andrew
Andrew
Well for making breakfast
Grace
Grace
I didn't sleep well last night
Andrew
Andrew
Aw
Grace
Grace
It's fine lol
Grace
Grace
I took a power nap
Andrew
Andrew
How long?
Grace
Grace
10 minutes?
Andrew
Andrew
You're insane -_-
Andrew
Andrew
I saw you this morning
Andrew
Andrew
Stop hiding Grace
Andrew
Andrew
Grace?
Andrew
Andrew
You OK?
Andrew
Andrew
Lunch is nearly over. Where are you?
Grace
Grace
You make it home OK?
Andrew
Andrew
WHERE WERE YOU??
Grace
Grace
In the library...
Andrew
Andrew
I was waiting for you all lunch!
Andrew
Andrew
And you weren't answering my texts
Andrew
Andrew
Why?
Grace
Grace
I didn't feel up for lunch today
Andrew
Andrew
OK well you could have just told me that!
Grace
Grace
Sorry
Grace
Grace
I have to go now
Andrew
Andrew
Grace!
Andrew

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