I let out a sigh of relief as I exit the Science class, English with Jake and Oliver was bad enough, but Vanessa kept going on and on about how SWEET and CUTE it was of Daniel to give me ‘such a beautiful present!’ I felt like strangling her after the third exclamation of Daniel’s sweetness. Perhaps it was just Jakes’ constant laughing that was irritating me.
I’m just glad I have free period now. I approached my locker, only to find Daniel standing there.
“Hey!” He exclaimed and hugged me.
“Hey you,” I replied as I hugged him back. I opened my locker and stowed away my Science books.
“You also have free period now, don’t you?”
“Yep,” I said and looked at him.
“Why don’t you and I spent it together today? I really want to get to know you.”
I blushed and nodded, locking my locker and walked beside him. I felt at home there, at his side. Laughing and joking, being myself. I saw Daniel glancing down at me and looking away quickly, as if he was caught doing something bad.
We walked outside and towards an old oak, Daniel sat against the tree trunk and after careful consideration, I decided to stop caring and be spontaneous. So I lay down on the grass, with my head on his upper legs…
I closed my eyes and enjoyed the sun that just touched my legs and felt something on my forehead. I quickly opened my eyes, only to see Daniels’ hand in front of me, playing with the small wisps of hair that escaped my loose bun.
“Daniel…” I softly whispered, leaving all inhibitions behind.
I sat up, and turned towards Daniel, we were only a few inches away from each other.
“I know, I don’t know you for very long, and the only real time we spent together was last night. But I just have to do something, to make sure I really, really want to lose my heart…”
To any one else, I might have sounded over hasty, or rushed, but I have decided never to let some one else’s meaning stop me. I needed to do what I wanted. And right now, I wanted this.
Daniel leaned in closer and I moved forward the rest of the way, first our lips only touched slightly, then we both went deeper into the kiss, meaning it, wanting it. And soon I have forget where I was, forgotten that that yesterday this time, he didn’t even know my name. And I have forgotten how easily I could lose my heart.
The rest of free period was sprinkled with the occasional kisses; we talked, debated and rested. As the bell rang for Lunch, Daniel pulled me up, against his body and kissed me again, a soft, lingering kiss that made my heart flutter. And then, as he held me tight, he whispered into my ear, “Would you please be my girlfriend, Carrie?”
I leaned back to look him into the eyes and whispered yes, only to say it out louder to make sure I was really saying it, and the collapsing in happy giggles as he kissed me again, lifting me up into the air with my arms around his neck.
Daniel and I entered the cafeteria hand in hand and headed for our own secluded corner in the cafeteria, we only had eyes for one another, not seeing the eyes on us, the whispers behind hands and the pointing.
“What do you think you are doing?!”
We both looked up simultaneously, only to see Amanda, the most popular girl in school. Also known as Daniel’s ex-girlfriend. She had dark dark brown hair and the perfect body, athletically skinny. I don’t really know why they broke up. She looked perfect, and acted perfect; she was a loyal friend and had a bubbly personality. I wondered what is the reason behind that break up…
“What do you mean Mandy?” Daniel asked.
“I mean, what are you doing, sitting here with HER?!”
“She is my girlfriend Amanda, something you haven’t been for over a month now”
I just sat quietly, watching the verbal exchange.
“But, Daniel?! She’s NORMAL! And her best friends are emo and gay!” Amanda shrieked.
“Amanda that’s enough!” Daniel stood up and towered over Amanda, he was easily two heads longer than she was, “you will leave us alone, NOW.”
Amanda stalked off with a glare towards me and a disgruntled noise at Daniel. She went to sat down with her popular friends and they instantly put their heads together, talking about the recent developments.
I turned to Daniel to thank him and leaned across the table to kiss him. I was vaguely aware that this was all happening to fast, but I didn’t care, I felt at home next to him.
Daniel and I turned again towards this new interruption and saw Allie.
“Hey Al. Can I help you?”
Allie sat down next to me without invitation and immediately started talking, not worrying about the fact that Daniel and I was trying to be alone…
Daniel and I shared a silent glance and pretended to listen to Allie while Lunch dragged on, I went into a total day dream about Free period. What happened between me and Daniel and the kiss and the fact that I have a boyfriend? O My Gosh!!
I just realized I had a boyfriend, for the first time in so long!! And he is gorgeous. I can’t believe one simple bump in the hallway could lead to this. I let out a silent sigh and felt a sharp jolt against my head.
“What?!” I glared at Allie. I rubbed my head and stared at her.
“We still on for Romeo and Juliet?”
“Yeah, we still on,” I replied to Allie, “After school?”
“Yip,” Allie said and took a huge gulp of her Pepsi.
“What’s happening after school?” Daniel asked, clearly not paying attention.
“I’m giving my uneducated friends a Romeo and Juliet lesson” I answered and smile at him whilst stealing a French fry of his plate.
“Sorry, lover-boy, no more room for you, or else Carrie here won’t be concentrating at all…” Allie giggled and jumped up as the bell rang.
“Come Lover-boy,” I laughed and he took my hand as we stood up. I hugged him and we walked on.
Our walk out of the Cafeteria was the same as entering, looks and whispers following us all the way. Was it really that weird for me to be dating Daniel…?
Daniel dropped me of at my locker and we arranged a date for later that night, after my tutoring session. Since Allie made it clear he was not welcome, and I respected her opinion, we had way more fun alone. I temporally forgot about Jake also being there.
I got out my sketch pad and art stuff and walked to class, once again falling into a daydream… *BANG* I felt a bump growing on my head at the same place Allie thumped me and was instantly outraged!
What is it with the dumb people in this school and walking into me! I was going to be blue all over after this week. I picked up my pencils and stood up to glare at the offender, I found myself lost in Jake’s green eyes.
He held out my sketch pad and laughed at me.
“What are you laughing at?!” I yelled.
“Well, I just find it funny that you keep walking into every one.”
“Listen, I don’t walk into them, they walk into ME!”
That only made Jake laugh harder and I stomped past him, He turned and fell into step at my side.
“So, I see the whole school is talking about you…”
I glared at him and said, “It’s only because I’m dating Daniel”
“Is it really,” He asked and I turned towards him and narrowed my eyes.
“Well…” I started, “No. They talked about me, Allie and Oliver before.”
“Why?” Jake asked, “Because O is gay?”
“Not just that, more the way he came out.”
Jake looked intrigued. And looked at me with questions in his eyes.
“No, I won’t tell you. Oliver will tell you himself one day.”
With that we stopped at my Art class and I left him out side in the hall way with a simple good bye.
It was only when I wanted to continue with yesterdays’ sketch that I realized I never took my sketch pad from Jake…
I resorted to painting that period, not my first love, but just as satisfying as drawing.
When the bell finally rang, I let out a sigh of relief, never in my life had an Art period felt so long… I now remember why I prefer drawing… Creating something beautiful with just a pencil is amazing.
Luckily Gym was much short and Allie had little time to talk about anything
The drive home passed quickly and Allie and I came there in about five minutes, much quicker than the boys who was still standing and talking when we drove off at school.
“Hey Al, I’m just gonna go for a quick shower, I’m meeting with Daniel after this!”
“Sure Car! I’m going to steal myself some food before the boys come.”
I laughed at her as I jogged up the stairs and quickly jumped in under the shower. I decided to get dressed now, so that I can leave as soon as we are done.
My shower went by quickly and as I dressed in a short hot pink skirt and a plain black crop top, I heard the boys and Allie laughing in the kitchen. I quickly put eyeliner on and some gloss and tousled my wet hair slightly before rubbing on some scrunching mousse to make it curly.
I grabbed my Romeo and Juliet books and notes and jogged back down the stairs, bare feet.
“Whoa… You dressed up for us?! So beautiful!!” Oliver acted melodramatic and I just laughed him off, I had enough of his random sense of humor.
“Come on, let’s go sat at the dining room, and let me teach you some things.” I told them and led them towards the dining room.
As we all settled in, I noticed that half of our fridge was packed out on the table. 2 bottles of Cola, a packet of Ham, a pack chips and 4 custard cups.
“Wow, did you guys came for the food or the tutor?”
“Well…” Jake started, “I came for the tutor.” He said suggestively.
I narrowed my eyes at him and opened my book.
“So you all know, the whole story started with the fight between the Montague’s and Capulet slaves. And then we get informed on the Prince’s new rule, any disturbance and you will die.” I looked at them, to check that they were listening, “Then we learn of Romeo’s love for Rosaline. He encourages his nephew and friends that they should crash the party, because Rosaline will be there. But, when they come to the party, he lays eyes on Juliet, and he fell for here.”
I stopped talking from laughing too much, the last words of my speech was extinguished by laughter.
“Is she okay?” I heard Jake ask.
“Oh, that? No, that’s normal. She finds Romeo and Juliet’s love ludicrous.” Oliver explained.
“Why?” Jake asked.
I stared up at him, “Come on! They didn’t even know each other and decided they loved each other! They were twelve…”
Jake returned my stare, somewhat more challenging. “And for how long have you and Daniel knew each other before you decided to date?”
I stuttered over my words and heard Oliver and Allie escaping, probably aware of the mini battle that was about to come….
I just knew I had her cornered now. Oliver warned me about her views on Romeo and Juliet and I took it on as my own personal challenge! What is so different between herself and Juliet? They are both pretty, both going for what they want, both extremely headstrong…
Carrie seemed to have collected her thoughts because she started talking again, very fast and angry as if trying to bore the words into my head…
“Juliet and Romeo was two silly children, she was not even thirteen!! And I am almost seventeen, the mind and heart of a seventeen year old is way more precise than a thirteen year olds’! And secondly Daniel and I chatted and connected for about five hours before either of us fell… SO!”
I started laughing at her ridiculous choice of words and she sent me her famous scowl before running up the stairs and into the bathroom. I made my way towards the kitchen, only to find Oliver and Allie laughing themselves to death.
Allie ran forward and hugged me, “Thank you Jake!! We so needed some one to tell her that!”
I frowned at them and asked why?
“Because she doesn’t realize Daniel is using her, he has made it his goal to de-flower every girl in our grade before graduation, and if we tell her that, she will think we are just jealous. But the way you made her think just now, WAY better than what we had in mind!!”
I slowly grasped the implications of all that Allie just told me and realize that I want to destroy Daniel! No one should talk like that about girls; no one should talk like that about Carrie!!
We looked at each other as we hear Carrie coming down the stairs, Oliver quickly went to the fridge and busied himself with cold drinks, Allie took out her phone and convincingly looked busy and I just sat on the counter waiting for an ambush…
“Okay…” Carrie entered the kitchen and looked at us, “No more snipes about me and Daniel,” she looked pointedly at me, “Now let’s get some work done. I have a date at six”
I glanced at my watch and saw that it was half past five…
“What do you want to get done in a half hour Princess?” I asked.
Oliver sniggered into his glass of Coke and Allie avoided eye contact.
Carrie scowled once again at me and then replied, “Fine, we will continue tomorrow.”
She then stomped up the stairs, clearly dismissing us.
“You guys should go; I’ll go help her get dressed.” Allie said, clearly feeling guilty for laughing at her friend…
As I stomped into my room I realized there is nothing for me to do. I got dressed before the boys came, my make up is done and my hair turned out perfect. I slipped my feet into pink flats and threw a few gold bangles onto my left wrist.
I turned around as Allie entered my room.
“So the idiot twins left us?” I ask sarcastically and smear more gloss on my lips.
“Yes, Allie replied. “You know, Jake is only looking out for you.”
“What?” I spun around and looked at her as if she just stated I have a tail growing out on my backside.
“Seriously girly! He wouldn’t have said that if he didn’t.”
“I don’t care who Jake cares for. I am happily dating Daniel and I can’t stand that self-righteous ass! Who does he think he is, telling me I don’t know Daniel well enough! I know more about Daniel than about him!”
I grabbed my car keys from my desk and started walking out of my room. I looked at Allie over my shoulder and my expression softens, “Come on girl, I’ll take you home before meeting Daniel.”
She just follows me and keeps quiet, clearly she is agreeing with Jake. AHHH I hate that guy, he is in school for two days and already he is turning my friends on me, telling me who I should date and upsetting me for no reason…..
Well, on that note! Good night! =]
I am now gonna go watch the last few minutes of Eng. vs USA and let’s hope my team wins! I really hope you enjoyed that, it was one of my favorite chapters to write!