A/N: Hey guys . . .*waves nervously* It's been a while huh? Sorry. Time kind of got away from me, and I have been so busy. A while ago, I realized how long it had been since I updated and started the new chapter. But I must have pressed a button on the laptop or something, because about an hour in, when I was almost finished with it, my document closed-without saving. So I got really discouraged by that, and it was upsettingly easy to just put it off, over and over again. But I know that my life will get even more hectic soon, and I decided that I wanted to get another chapter written before then.

Speaking of which, this may be the last update for a while. To be blunt with you, it might be more than a month before I update again. I have no idea how long, but I won't be able to get on a computer often. I might take a notebook with mo though, so I can write down ideas. I am shockingly busy this summer, and even though I do have some times that I would be able to type, I need to reconnect with my best friend. We are falling apart, and I've known it for quite some time. It's sad, and I want to try to save our relationship, before it is too late. She is so amazing, and I would hate to lose her.

I'm so sorry that it's still so short, but it's the length that feels right. Besides, you don't want me to leave you for a long time on a cliff-hanger, do you? ;)

I am, with every chapter, going to tell you a song that I think you should check out. This time, it's 'Words' by Laura Marano. Check out the music video too!

Hey, exciting news in the land of me! My family is hosting a foreign exchange student this coming school year. Finally, I get a sister. Even though she is like four years older than me.

Flutegirl: Aw, thanks! That's what I was going for, so that's good to know. I try, but between GT, planning a 6th grade orientation, helping out in a fifth grade class, Girl Scouts, choir, band (I play flute!), camping, and more, I don't always have too much time to write. But we had a concert a few weeks ago, so it should be cut down a little more soon. Plus my brother (:P) is always on the computer. I also hope to go watch my friend's soccer games, and maybe join myself. I had thought of doing it that way, but decided against it. I knew that I would probably do a Michael POV chapter sometime s yeah. I'll think about that. I'm getting an idea, it might happen.

Sorry for the insanely long author's note. Now, on to the next chapter of Cry!

I'm speechless. Of all the things I had thought to be his answer, this was no where even close to it. This heartfelt confession of all the things he apparently felt towards me, why he loved me. I couldn't believe it; if I am so amazing, why did he cheat on me? "No," I say, barely audible. I feel the tears fall down my face, as I repeat myself. "No," I take baby steps back, but they grow larger. The tears fall faster, and my voice grows louder. "No!" I turn quick and run outside.

"Wait, Mia!" he yells from behind me. I ignore him and run, but his longer legs soon catch up. He wraps his arms around me, and I collapse. I can't stand it anymore; I love him too much.

"What?" I say weakly.

"Why did you run?" he asks.

I decide that it is time for the truth, no more holding back. "Because I was scared. I want to believe you, but if you love me so much why did you cheat?"

"I was stupid. I was an idiot, I was dumb. I didn't see how much you meant to me. I didn't realize how easy it would be to lose you. Actually, that's a lie. I knew that I loved you, and how lucky I was to have you. But I never would have imagined that in my moment of stupidity, you would have seen me. The guilt ate at me as I sat there, waiting for you to come back. I couldn't believe I had done it. She just came up, and said hi. I stood up, and soon we were kissing. It was all my fault. After a few minutes, I pulled away, couldn't believe how stupid I was. Then she left, apologizing, and I sat down, thinking that I was gonna get caught, you were going to see from my face that I was unfaithful. I was sweating so much. I am so so sorry though. I never meant to hurt you, ever. If I could, I would go back and redo that whole night. I would have told you nonstop how much I love you, and wouldn't have made my greatest mistake. Is there any way you could forgive me?"

This boy has a way of making me speechless. I stand there, wrapped up in the love of my life's arms, and can't speak. Finally, I muster up the strength to softly murmur "I don't know."

He pulls away, and holds me at arm's length. Looking deep into my eyes, he asks me a single question, one that I've always known the answer to.

"Mia, do you love me?"

"Of course I do!" I burst out. How could he not know this? "I always have!" I say desperately.

He continues to stare into my eyes, not speaking. Finally, I come up with the courage to ask a question of my own.

"Michael, did you mean it? What you said?"

"Of course I did." he responds, looking surprised that I even asked.

"Everything?" I press on.

"Yes." He tells me.

"Do you love me?" I ask. This question really counts. His answer could change everything.

"Mia, I have always and will always love you. Nothing could ever change that."

I start to smile softly. If he's telling the truth, and he's never been one to lie, than I think I can forgive him. I think I can reopen my heart to him. He has proven to me that he didn't mean to hurt me, and that he is sorry for it. That is all I ever wanted. He's all I ever wanted.

All this while, I'm quiet. A crease appears between his eyes, as he sees me smile. I'm not looking at him, so he doesn't know what I'm thinking.

"Mia?" he asks softly.

I look up, into his eyes. Then taking a step forward, I close the distance between us. And, just like he did that morning in the kitchen, our lips meet.

This story isn't over yet though, more drama coming up soon. But please review, and tell me what you want to happen next! Your ideas might be included!