Don't be shy...
|| chapter two ||
“Cece? Cece, where are you?” I heard Ariana’s voice yell from the halls. I didn’t want to talk to her, much less see her. She was the reason I’m crying.
“Cece? Don’t be upset! Come talk to us!” I heard Matt yell as he was walking with Ariana. Ugh. They’re probably holding hands, being a lovey dovey couple down the halls as I’m crying here because of that.
“Hey, I’m gonna check the bathroom, kay?” I heard Ariana’s voice whisper. Crap. I tucked my feet from under me and sat on the toilet with my feet up. Hopefully I could trick her. “Cece, I know you’re in here. I don’t know what happened but, we can talk through it… I’m sorry if I did anything wrong. Cece, please come out,” she said with such sorrow in her voice, I felt bad for her, even though I was the problem. I gently let my feet fall to the ground and I opened the stall door. Ariana was sitting in the corner, her face buried in her knees. When she heard the creak of the door, she sprouted up. She saw me and gave me a big hug. “Cece!” she yelled. That got Matt coming. He stood right outside the door, smiling like crazy. “Why’d you run away?” Ariana asked me, wiping my tears and make-up runs away.
“Because, Ari, now you and Matt are dating… and I really like,” I paused, looking at Matt, “I really like Matt.” I began to let out a couple tears before I let myself finish. “Seeing your best friend go out with the guy you like for years hurts… a lot.” That was all I managed to say. I started sobbing in Ariana’s shoulder.
She patted my back, “Cece, you’ve got this all wrong. Matt’s best friend, Joey, is in love with me and Matt did this ‘fake ask-me-out’ thing in front of Joey so he wouldn’t like me anymore. It wasn’t to hurt you! Matt and I aren’t really dating… just in front of Joey we are,” Ariana confessed. I slowly lifted up my head and saw Ariana’s sincerity in her eyes. I looked at Matt and he shook his head yes, agreeing with Ariana.
“Really?” I asked Ariana, wiping my tears away.
“Yes, really! I promise you,” she said with a big bear hug.
“So, Cece. You like me huh? If I knew you liked me, I would of asked you out... not her. I would of made my plan differently!” Matt spoke to me.
I started rambling on. “Well, yeah. But, that’s okay there’s a bunch of other girls that like you in the grade and you’d much rather go out with one of them than me because I mean… look at me! I’m a mess! And all the other girls ar—“
Matt stopped me in my tracks and kissed me. On. The. Lips.
“Well, that was another way to shut me up,” I said laughing to Matt.
“Yeah, Cece. Matt likes you. We were talking about it as we were going on a search for you!” Ariana said with a laugh.
“Really?” I said looking at Matt.
“Yes, really.” Matt said, confirming my question. “So, Cece. How do I put this?” Matt said.
“Yes.” I answered him, knowing the question. He smiled and kissed me again. “Hey, Matt. Do you think I could touch up my make-up with Ari for a bit and I’ll come meet you somewhere?” I said with a smile. He nodded and Ari grabbed my hand and led me to the mirror. She was eager to do this. She loves putting on make-up… on other people.
“Cece, there’s one condition you have to undergo to be able to date Matt,” Ariana said to me. I gave her the hand signal to keep going, so she did. “You have to act like you aren’t dating Matt around Joey, or you hate him, or something! And Matt and I need to act like we’re dating… does that make sense?” She told me. What if everyone thinks they’re dating though? Then it would be useless for Matt and I to go out.
“Yeah, whatever.” I told her. She looked upset at my response, so I smiled.
Teaser: "Hop in, we're just going for a joy ride." He said with a grin.
How do you like it? This is only my second chapter :o I might be adding a third or a fourth today :) we'll see how it goes. So, if you want a notification, just ask. I'll be glad to do so for chapter three. Goodbye, beautiful! :3
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