Hey guys! Sorry it took awhile to update, I've been so busy with stuff that's been going on, and I've been excited. I finally can talk to someone about stuff that's going on in my life, and it's great! Anyways, thanks to tmnt2012rocks, jorjor, nayaleamber2103, boobear4997, cicimumi, and greensky551 for reviewing. Chapter 19:

This can't be happening, this can't be happening… I thought as I walked out the door. But it was… What was I going to do?

I had barely been surviving with the job, how was I supposed to survive without it? How would I tell Justin? I couldn't expect him to give me money for food. He couldn't do that, he needed to spend the money on himself…. But without money, what would happen?

I could go back to my dad's probably… But we both weren't ready for that and it would just be awkward. There had to be something I could do. But before I did anything, I needed to tell Justin.

I got into the car which I had been using for months now, and drove over to Justin's place. As I walked in the door, I held my breath. How was I going to tell him this?

"Hey Max, how was work?" He looked over at me and he could immediately tell something was wrong. "Max, what's wrong? Are you okay?"

I couldn't stand it and I started crying. Justin came up and hugged me for a few minutes and then I looked up at him. "I lost my job."

Justin was dumbfounded. "What? But, how?"

"He said that he needed to let some people go because he couldn't afford to have them on the staff. But, if I don't have a job, then how…" I started crying again.

"Max, it's okay. It'll be okay, I promise."

"But what's going to happen now? How am I supposed to pay for food?"

"Max, don't worry about it. We'll get through this just like we've gotten through all of this other crap."

"You mean it?"

"Yeah." He hugged me again. I tried to relax, but despite his words I knew that he was freaking out. I mean, how was he supposed to pay for double the food randomly?

I let go of the hug and walked up to my room. I picked up the phone and called Randy.

"Hello?"

"Hey Randy."

"Oh… Hey Max." Oh right, Randy was still awkward and keeping secrets. I didn't have time for that.

"Randy, I lost my job."

Suddenly, Randy forgot about the awkwardness. "Oh my gosh Max, are you okay?"

"Not really." I admitted. "How am I supposed to pay for my own food? What should I do Randy?"

"Well what did Justin say?"

"He told me that everything would be okay and that I didn't need to worry about it."

"And what do you think?"

"I think that's a load of bull and I need to do something about it."

"Well why don't you put out some job applications?" Randy suggested, and suddenly I felt really stupid. Like, duh, why didn't I think of that?

"Oh yeah, I could do that."

"And what about James? Did he fire you on good terms?"

"Yeah."

"So just use him for a reference. There are a lot of job openings, even on Waverly place."

"You're right. Thanks Randy, you're the best." And then, the awkwardness came back.

"Um… You're welcome. Bye." He hung up the phone and I sighed. What was up with him? Then I stopped myself, and decided to deal with one problem at a time.

I went out and talked to Justin. "Hey, I know you said not to worry, But I can't really help it."

"Max…"

"No, it's okay. I'm gonna go put out some job applications."

"Yeah! That's a good idea."

"Yeah, Randy suggested it."

"Has he admitted he likes you yet?"

"No… And that's probably not even the reason. I gotta go."

"Okay." Justin smirked and I walked out the door.

I drove up to Waverly Place and looked around. What jobs should I apply for? I decided to just apply for all of them. I went from a pet store to an antique store to a Deli to a Burger King, and put out applications for all of them. They all promised to get back to me soon. I was super excited, especially about Burger King. That job actually paid better than my old one, so if I got there, I'd be able to live more comfortably.

"I'm back." I announced to Justin when I arrived.

"How'd it go?"

"Pretty good. I applied for about 10 jobs, and Burger King had the best pay, so I hope I get that one.

"I'm proud of you, Max. You've really matured since you've been here. It's probably because you're around me all the time." Justin grinned.

"Oh yeah, I'm sure that's it." I laughed.

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