Something Worth Staying For

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Hanna glared at her phone. She erased the message from A, wanting no memory of it. She put her phone on her nightstand and waited a little longer for a response from Spencer.

Hanna lay in bed, eyes fluttering close. She was getting drowsier by the second. Soon she was fast asleep.

Hanna awoke with a frown. Her father and his perfect family were coming today! She pushed the suffocating covers off of her frame. She picked up her phone and checked for any messages. She had none but she realized that it was already 10 am. She scrambled to get off of her bed and hurriedly went to her closet.

She pulled out a cute outfit and then grabbed it and ran to her bathroom. She opened the door and then closed it. She locked it and then placed her clothes on the counter. Soon, she was in the shower.

About 10 minutes later she got out. She pulled her clothes on and started to curl her hair.

Her thoughts wandered back to A's message. What was it supposed to mean? Did it mean that something else would go wrong? She had just gotten Caleb back! Come on, couldn't A give her a break?

She finished getting ready and headed downstairs. She smiled when she saw Caleb sitting on a stool at the counter eating breakfast.

"Hey" He grinned as she walked over to him

"Hey" She repeated and kissed his cheek

"You look cute" Caleb smiled and she sat next to him

"Thanks" Hanna grinned "Where's my mom?"

"Went to pick up your dad and his family from the airport"

"I really don't wanna do this" Caleb grabbed her hand and squeezed it

"Relax, I'll be here the whole time" Caleb reassured "And I won't leave you for her" Hanna smiled and heard her phone beep. She froze and Caleb looked at her and raised an eyebrow.

She grabbed it and sighed with relief when she saw it was Spencer.

Hey, sorry fell asleep last night

"Why were you all freaked?"

"I thought it was my mom" Hanna lied "But it's just Spencer"

It's fine, I fell asleep too!
Have you heard from Toby?

Hanna got up from my spot on the stool and she grabbed a mug. The blonde walked over to the coffee maker and poured some coffee into her mug. Hanna placed the coffee maker back and then sat beside Caleb again.

"How long ago did my mom leave?" she asked then pressed the mug to her lips, taking a sip

"Not long, probably 10 minutes"

Hanna nods and then her phone beeps again. She picks it up and opens the message from Spencer.

Yep :), I'll tell you about it later, I have a date with him

KK, have fun

Hanna placed her phone back on the counter and took in a deep breath. Caleb smiled at her and she smiled back softly.

"I know you don't want to do this" He sighed and placed a comforting hand on her shoulder

"I've been through a lot this week, and I'm not in the mood for them" Hanna groans

"When was the last time you saw your dad?"

Hanna thought for a moment "When I wrecked Sean's car"

"You wrecked his car?"

"I was pissed at him!" She exclaims. "My dad only comes when I'm in trouble" Hanna felt tears well up in her eyes and wiped at them quickly.

Hanna's POV

Caleb tilted my head up "It's fine, you can cry in front of me" I wrap my arms around him and I let out a sob.

"H-he said that after the divorce, nothing would change between us. Y-yeah right! Once I w-went o-over there with Ali and he called me his 'Little Piggy'. That was after skinny, little Kate came into the picture"

He rubbed my back soothingly and I had to admit that it did calm me. "I'm so sorry, Hanna"

I pulled away "Thank you" I smile and I fell mascara running "Crap! I have to go fix my makeup"

20 minutes later, my mom unlocked the door to the house "Hanna," she called out "We're back"

"Great" I mumbled to Caleb and he smiled at me. Caleb and I walked out toward the front door and I put on a fake smile.

My 'dad' smiled at me and then hugged me. "Woah, did you lose more weight? You're clothes probably weigh more than you do" Hanna frowned

"Well, if your father said you were his 'Little Piggy', wouldn't you try to lose weight?" I retorted

His smile faltered and my mom gave me a look

"Hanna" She said sternly

"Sorry" I rolled my eyes

"Um, Tom, Isabelle, Kate, this is Hanna's boyfriend, Caleb" My mom gestured to Caleb and he smiled politely. I'm glad my mom introduced them, because I sure as hell wasn't gonna say another word to them. "He's staying with us for the time being"

"Why?" Kate asked

"That's not your business" I snapped and turned around to walk to the kitchen. Caleb caught up to me and grabbed my hand. "Calm down" He said softly

"Sorry" I sigh

I hear the others walking into the kitchen. I sigh again and Caleb rubs his thumb over my hand

"Take a seat at the table. I'll get lunch" My mom smiled and Kate, Isabelle, and my father sat at the table. Caleb looked at me and then sat an empty seat next to another empty seat.

I walked over to my mom and she handed me a plate to place on the table "Be nice" She whispered harshly

"Sorry, sorry" I whispered back. I walked over to the table and then I saw Kate smirk

"Hanna, is that all for you?" She giggled. I froze in place and felt tears come into my eyes "I mean it would be a waste, since you're just gonna go throw it up"

"Hanna?" My mom asked "What is she talking about?" I looked at her with tears in my eyes.

"Hanna" My father said sternly.

I placed the plate on the counter and then took in a deep breath. "E-excuse me" I ran up the stairs into my bedroom. I sat on my bed and I buried my face in my hands. I heard my phone beep and I opened the text message

Told ya you would fall
Did it hurt?

I pressed 'End' and then heard a knock on the door. I walked over to the door and opened it. I saw Caleb standing there with a sympathetic look on his face.

"Hey" I wipe my eyes and throw my arms around his neck.

He rubbed my back and walked in, closing the door as he went. We sat on my bed and I continued to cry.

"Hanna, don't listen to her. You're beautiful, and you know it."

I sniffed and smiled up at him "Thanks"

"That was completely out of line"

"What a bitch" Hanna said

Caleb laughed "You know what would piss her off?"


"Going back down there and pretending none of it happened"

"But it did"

"I know, but you'll have me. Just squeeze my hand whenever someone brings it up again"

"Thank you"

"For what?"

"For being there for me" Hanna smiled and leaned in. She kissed him and then pulled away "She's not gonna win this round"

(Sorry it took so long! Hope you liked it!