Blake and Mat ran towards
me and I just watched. Blake reached me first and
pulled me into a friendly bear hug. "Hey there buddy ol'
pal!" I wish I could stay in his arms forever. But
unfortunately he let go and jogged over to the pool
yard. Mat came up to me and smiled. He hugged me with one arm and
looked at me with a serious face. "Is Grace back
there?" I smiled "Yeah she is...why?" He smirked
and half smiled. "Reasons." He walked past me
and walked on. I slowly followed.
Once I reached the pool yard a open the gate and found
everyone having a good time. I put my stuff on a small plastic
table next to a lawn chair. Next to the one Grace was reclining
in. I handed her a magazine and we started talking about the good
times during the school years. Then we started talking about Mat.
"Yeah, he asked me if you were here." She looked at me
with hope. "Really!? I hope he asks me out. He is to
die for!" I smiled at her comment. I was going to
reply but I was interrupted by someone picking me up
off of my chair. I quickly looked and saw Blake
carrying me to the pool.
"Blake! Please don't! I don't wanna get
wet!" Too late. Before I could beg some more I was
falling into the icy chlorine water.
"Blake! What the hell?!" He was standing at the edge
laughing and reached down to pull me out. I grabbed his hand
and pulled him in.
"Ha! Now were even!" I said pulling my self out. He
smiled and shook his brown skater hair out of his
eyes. "That was a good one, Rein. You got
me there." I stuck my tongue out and reached for my
towel. From behind Grace's magazine I saw her looking
at Mat, hoping he would do the same. After
about five minutes, Mat came over and whispered in Grace's
ear. She nodded and got up. She tucked her blond hair behind
her ear and smiled at me. Her and Mat made their way into
the woods behind her house. So there I was.
Sitting alone wathing Blake play water basketball with Connor and
Ava. Hoping he would do the same.