Author's note: Huge apologies for the long wait for this chapter. See, I thought nobody's reading this story anymore so I didn't bother to write anymore. So if you all want more, please do review!

Chapter 7

Two weeks later…

Max finished work for the day and went to get some food at the Crashdown. "Max, hi! How are you?" Max turned around and saw Ella Rae standing there. "Ella, hey! I'm good, how are you?"

Ella was Max's junior by a year in high school. They met when they both wanted to borrow the same science book in the library way back in high school. They both were also in the school environmental club so they kind of hung out at club meetings.

"I'm good too! It's been so long since I've seen you!" Max said to Ella. "Same here! How's everything?" Ella asked. "It's pretty much the same. How about joining me for some food and catch up for old times' sake?" Max asked. "Sure, I'd love to." Ella replied as the two of them sat down at a table.

Max and Ella had a nice time at the café, catching up and telling each other about their lives after high school. After about two hours, they both decided to head back home. Ella didn't drive so Max gave her a lift home, as it was on the way to his house.

Liz was driving to Max's house with little Hayley in the back. She wanted to give Max a surprise in the middle of the week, since he was always surprising her with the occasional visit or a sudden delivery of flowers.

As she was a couple of streets away from Max's house, she saw Max's car in the driveway of another house. 'What on earth is Max doing there?' Liz stopped the car and she saw Max opening the door for another girl.

'How could he do this to me?" She thought to herself. She didn't want to jump to conclusions so she waited awhile and watched the two of them.

Max walked Ella to her door. "It was nice bumping into you again, Max," Ella said. "Yeah, you too. Keep in touch, yeah?" Max told her. He gave her a little hug and started walking back to his car.

Liz couldn't take it after seeing that whole scene. She picked up a sleeping Hayley and walked over to Max's car.

Max walked back to his car and got the biggest shock. "Liz! Honey, what are you doing here?" He asked, surprised. "I thought you weren't going to come back till Friday?" Liz just glared at him. "So much for coming back to give you a surprise." She said angrily. "Liz, baby, what's wrong?" Max asked, wanting to know the cause of her angry tone of voice. "What's wrong?" Liz was furious. "I drive back to give you a surprise visit and you're out with your new girlfriend. How nice!" "Liz, it's not what you think it is," Max told her, realizing she saw him with Ella. "Yeah. Like I believe you this time." Liz said as she turned around and walked back to her car. "Liz, please! I can explain!" Max called out after her. Liz just drove off.

'What have I done now?" Max thought, looking at the image of Liz's car driving away.

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