A/N: I'm sorry this took so long to write but I got a bit discouraged when I got a comment telling me how terribly I had written the last chapter and I know I did do a terrible job with the grammar but, that was because I was in a hurry to put it up. Next time you would like to tell me how terribly I write, don't. Thank you to those who leave nice reviews and can look past my mistakes and keep reading.
It was the next day when Mitchie decided to tell Shane that she had made up her mind. She still hasn't said a word to Caitlyn about what she had heard or that she had made a decision, thinking it would best, knowing she might convince her to change her mind.
After having lunch with her parents, Mitchie was off to meet Shane, who was more than happy to meet with her.
Shane was grinning when Mitchie approached him. "Hey," He said. "I wasn't sure if you would really show up."
She smiled weakly. "I asked you to meet me. It would have been rude for me not to show up."
"What did you want to talk about?"
"I just wanted to say that I hope you and Tess are happy and that you don't need to worry about my feelings anymore."
Shane looked at her confused. "What are you talking about?" He grabbed Mitchie's hands. "Tess and I aren't anything."
"I heard her talking about how you were going to ask her to be your girlfriend yesterday in class. I don't want to get in the way of you two." Mitchie said taking her hands back and taking a step back.
"No, Mitchie you've got it all wrong," He took a step toward her again. "I asked her out again to tell her I couldn't see her anymore. She isn't who I want to be with." He gently cupped her cheeks.
"Maybe you should just go ahead and give her a chance."
Mitchie tried to step back again, only to have Shane pull her closer.
"Why? I can't be with someone I don't have feeling for."
"Why did you go out with her in the first place?"
Shane sighed. "She had been asking for a while, like she had said the other night, and you didn't want me. I thought I could get over my feelings for you and just be your friend, like you had wanted, but I can't, Mitchie." He said quietly, lightly moving his hands to rest on her hips, not wanting to scare her away.
Mitchie lightly pressed her forehead against Shane's. "What am I going to do with you, Shane?" She chuckled lightly.
He pressed a light kiss to her forehead and pulled her into a tight hug. "Just go on one date with me," He spoke into her hair. "And if you realize that friends is all you really want to be then so be it."
She pulled back slightly and looked up at him, searching his eyes. "Really?" She asked sheepishly.
He nodded. "I just want you back in my life. I'll look past my feelings if that's what you really want."
Mitchie knew that wasn't what he wanted. She knew it would hurt him to only be her friend, but the fact that he would do that for her meant so much.
"Yes," She said. "I'll go on a date with you."
"You won't regret it." Shane smiled widely, kissing her head again.
"I know I won't." She muttered to herself.
Halfway back to her dorm building, Mitchie received a panicked phone call from her mother.
"Calm down, Mom. Use your words." Mitchie said after she stopped walking.
"Guess who your father and I just had the pleasure of running into." Connie said bitterly.
Oh no. Mitchie thought to herself.
"Did you know Shane went to your school?" Connie asked, not giving Mitchie any time to think.
"Where are you, Mom?" Mitchie asked, ignoring the question.
"You left your purse in the car after lunch. Your father and I decided to bring it to you."
"I'm almost at my dorm building, can you meet me there?"
"Did you know?" She asked again.
"I'll see you soon." Mitchie hung up the phone and sprinted to her room.
Turning down the hallway, Mitchie immediately met her mother's angry eyes and her father's worried eyes.
"Thank you for coming and bringing me my purse back." Mitchie smiled nervously, reaching for it.
"When were you going to tell us about Shane?" Connie asked, putting her hands on her hips.
"What does it matter, Mom?"Mitchie groaned.
"What do you mean, 'what does it matter?'!" Connie asked, appalled. "Why were you keeping it from me?"
"I didn't tell you because I knew you would react this way. I know how you feel about him, Mom! I wanted to deal with this without your opinion!" Mitchie exclaimed.
"What is that supposed to mean?" She gasped.
"I mean, you would have only made my choice harder. I know how much you loved him and how mad you were when we broke up."
"Honey, I just want you to be happy here." She reached forward to touch Mitchie's shoulder, only to have her flinch away.
"I'm an adult now, Mom. I can make my own decisions and I don't need you sheltering me."
Mitchie was done listening to her mother. She grabbed her bag and entered her room, slamming the door behind her.
"What's wrong with you?" Mandy asked getting off her bed, moving to Mitchie's.
"My mom found out Shane goes here. She's upset that I didn't tell her about it and is offended that I thought she was overreacting."
"Why is she upset?"
"My mom loved Shane. When we broke up she was possibly more upset that I was. I can't even begin to imagine what she had planned for the two of us or what she has planned now."
Caitlyn sympathized for Mitchie. Unsure of what to do or say she simply sat and listened while Mitchie poured her heart out.
Saturday finally had come and Mitchie's parents were due to leave. She had still refused to speak to her mother but would speak to her father on occasion.
Shane hasn't wanted to be around campus much, in fear of Connie searching for him. When he had run into them days before the shock and anger immediately spread across Connie's face. Luckily, few words were exchanged and he was able to make a quick escape.
"You should at the very least say goodbye, they still are your parents." Shane said as they walked around campus, coffee in hand.
"I'll text my dad." Mitchie said before taking a long drink.
"Mitchie," Shane stopped walking, taking a hold of her free wrist. "You can't let them leave on a sour note. Suck it up and go see them." He smiled softly.
Mitchie smiled back weakly. "Alright, fine. Thank you, Shane." She softly kissed his cheek and they continued to walk, fingers slowly intertwining.