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It was phenomenal and trust me, you'll be in love Daniel too as much as Holder. I laughed out loud a few times with this one. Lac ey begged me to come anyway. I didn't have high expectations going in and was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually enjoyed myself. I could practically feel the love in the air.
I'd probably already broken t wenty bones today because of his terrible manners. Why was I even here? Tristan immediately dropped me on a pink. My eyes flashed. Tristan was about to reply when a woman seemingly in her forties emerged from th e back of the store. Anything to do with him meant headaches.
I was a l ittle confused until I realized she was probably the Runaway Shoppe's manager. Sinking down into the couch. Tristan was freaking rich-how could I have forgotten? His dad was a wel l-known engineer with affiliates practically everywhere. Meanw hile. Wait just a moment. Morgan only nodded and smiled. You know how much I hate that st uff. I see. Tristan was snickering as he shook his head. In the meantime. I crossed my arms and sighed with impatience.
I said. Why did it always have to be like this? Whenever we went places togeth er. How could they mi sinterpret such total enemies as star-crossed lovers? That was why I absolutely hated being around Tristan. Is there anything you're looking for? Since when had he become so ethical? Lacey had probably tried teachi ng him manners.
What a conceited. I was probably the only person who could even match up to. I swallowed the end of my sentence and continued: I'm only doi ng this to make you smile for a change.
I want to get out of here. I know all of your tricks! I wanted to say i t out loud.. I'm not asking you. Had Tristan been trying to imitate Johnny Bravo right there? Just because I'm a blond e doesn't mean I'm stupid. Oh God. I'm forcing you to go out with me. I lunged at him in a rush. Why are you exactly doing this?
I didn't know where I was heading. Look-" Then I could hear a tiny noise coming from the phone-my own mother's voice. I refuse to accept any job offers from you starti ng this day. I bet she can make her child go out with me. I guess I'll just ask your mom for permission. T his argument was just plain stupid.
I knew it's rude to cut off someone when they're talking. I pressed the off button. I ha d no choice. I saw him dash ing towards me at top speed. I managed to blend in with the h uge mob of people. If I told her the entire story.
My s teps doubled. Tristan and I are just doing the Amazing Race. At long last..
I w as running like hell to escape the clutches of evil! Tristan's voice echoed through the crowd. In fact. I'd been in a life-or-death emergency all afternoon. I was practically running like a cheetah. Haven't you heard of it?
It's all the rage nowadays! You sound like y ou're. There was music blaring through the phone. I didn't need Mom bombarding me with questions about thi s whole thing. Is there an emergency? I gotta go now. I felt a shock of soreness travelling throu gh my body. Tristan was nowhere to be found.
My breath came out in short gasps as I ran another length of sidewalk. I grabbed his hand. I guess I should be the one apologiz ing. Then a hand appeared. I saw a tall guy with chocolate-brown hair dressed all in black. I wasn't looki ng where I was going. Are you able to stand up? As long as I was away from the evil prince.
I would be all right. I'm so sorry. Why was I experiencing every torture strate gy in the book? Never mind what I'd said earlier. But he just grinned casually. Wait-how did he know me? Had I just found myself a s. When I looked up.
Then my face slammed into something solid as I rounded a corner.. I'd figured I'd hit a dead end or something. When I looked back.
This was why I hated Valentine's Day. I swear I could feel my feet melting into the gro und from all the hotness. I couldn't believe it. But then my eyebrows furrowed. I'm not surprised. Holy macaroni. My mind paused. So that was why! Oh by the beard of Zeus. Erik Taylor. He seemed strangely familiar. There were a few freckles on his face. Why was I even bothering. As I made my way towards their porch. I was pulling over in front of my house to the side of t he road and hopping out of my car.
I realized I'd spent almost an hour roaming around for not hing. Glancing at my watch. It was already dark out. The entire way back. Kylie was at home. A couple minutes later. I didn't care if she wanted to get lost on a c rowded street. I let out a deep sigh. Once Fiona heard about this. Now I w as here. I couldn't help thinking about how my plan to force Kylie i nto the dance had gone very wrong.
I still didn't want her. I'd offered her a once-in-a-lifetime chance. Even though Kylie's callous actions we re already getting on my nerves.
So I headed back to the Runaway Shoppe and apologized to Morgan for our sudden d isappearance.
This wasn't my problem anymore. I approached the doorbell to ring it several times in a row. Kylie wasn't so much a gir l as a lion. Do you know where she is? I tried talking to her. I shrugged. I think you're the only-" "Lacey.
I just hope you two can work everything out. After a few moments. I nodded. I was glad that Lacey was trying to help out.. Maybe I can help! She'd already changed into a set of SpongeBob PJs. Lacey was the kind of a girl whose personality guys loved. I c ould feel my optimism fizzling out-while I'd been out searching for her. Lacey was backing through the doorway and giving me a quick wave. I didn't see that coming. You wouldn't unders tand. I finally said.. The expression on her face nearly caused me to laugh.
I f rowned. Straightening up. I still hadn't gotten over her signature angry face. Lacey had been right in believing something was wrong with her. Wait a minute. Go on. Kyl ie. The fact that we met up was purely accidental. I sighed impatiently. What a typical tomboy. At an y rate. He rejecte d your fe-" "Shut it!
Lacey or I-would dare bring up the issue. You shouldn't be talking to him. It happened three years ago.
Jus t because Erik was back. If my hunch was correct. But honestly. I found it a little distressing.. Kylie's actions had been completel y inexcusable. I had a feeling she was replaying the memory over and over in her head. It was unusual to see Kylie worked up like this over a guy.
Erik Taylor has be en back from Florida since the beginning of senior year. So that's why you ditched me. Kylie had always thought I was clueless on her motivations for being such a tomb oy. I know exactly why you do it. It's because of Erik. Erik was the culprit. You'd never know the reason why-" I held up my right hand to cut her off. You starting saying that we're al l the same.
You can blame the hormones. I know perfectly well what the reas on is. You're talking about why you're such a tomboy. You still consider yourself a girl? Are you still that obsessed with him? I f Erik's refusal of her confession wasn't what had caused her tough attitude.
I continued: I don't care. Why you put up all these barriers? Just admit the darn fact already! He's down-to-earth and very nice.. I thought she'd already ended all her fa ntasies about him by now. I already said that! Erik's the type of guy who doesn't like to show off. Trust me. He's always hiding behind his sheet music or books or whatever like a creepy nerd. I clenched my fists and stared at the ground. I had never f igured out why Kylie defended that guy. I knew she'd believed what she'd said entirely.
But my heart was already banging in my chest. She wa sn't acting like her normal tomboy-self. Did I actually just say that?
A hint o f perfume invaded my nostrils as I leaned in towards her ear. Erik's a narcissistic-" "Stop insulting him! You're only making up all of these because you've never lik ed someone for real! Why wa s he the one who could bring this side of her out? I took a few steps closer to Kylie. What had I just done? I'd already placed my hands against the wall o n either side of her. I'd been so stupid to say something ridicul ous like that.
It was off. I'm tired of bickering with you. I never should've- "Whoa. You refuse to listen. I'm glad you've finally realized that! So here's my warning for you. Kylie's eyes were wide with surprise. How could I have let myself g o that far. I should've been ashamed of myself. I was beat. I still couldn't get him out of my mind. We spent long hours just to make them. I promise. I mentally slapped myself as I turned to my work. I was never been par t of this club.
Marie pushed her glasses up her nose and walked back to her table. I'd decided to tag along with Julianne and the other club members. I rapidly snapped the scissors and accidentally divided the supposed ly heart-shaped cardboard cutout in half.
I'd been cutting these colored papers for hours just to distract myself from tho ughts of Erik's face. I really appreciate that you're trying to help us. I'd sworn to death that I'd never f eel the same way I had back in the ninth grade. I stood up from my Indian seat and tapped my pants.
I'm getting hungry. Just fantastic. On the way to the cafeteria. I ran into Erik somewhere in the city. We'll be back. My throat feels like sandpaper now. I grabbed a sandwich from a tray.
Most of the classes had been on hold for the day since-aside for t he preparations-everyone's minds were focused on the Valentine ball. Was I honestly freaking out over Erik again? I'd been right on the verge of success. I poked my head through the half-open door. I wouldn't be surprised if one day she bought all the goods in the menu. You finally met him once again. And I couldn't help but be flustered.
I think she's in the dance studio. We started to eat our snacks all the way back. Some part of me was desperately wishing I hadn't bumped into him in the first pl ace. T he room was huge and a bit dim. There was Lacey on a chair near the wide mirrors.
I looked at Julianne's tray and rolled my eyes. Shut up. I did not wan t to have a conversation with him. Did you two talk after? I nearly collapsed on that spot.. We'd finally reached the cashier and paid for our snacks. So you're. I gave a wave. I squeezed my eyes shut and shook my head..
Come on. She raised her eyebrows. I think he's eleven. Seems a bi t chilly here sometimes. Otherwi se you'll catch another cold. You have to change as soon as you get home.
I grabbed a towel from her bag. Just a few st eps to master and we're done. So typic al of her asking about boys and the likes. I stayed here to get rest. It's still February. Lacey had her long dark-blond hair pulled up in a bun. I'm cool. I feel kinda dizzy. I offered her my food. Lacey bid us goodbye as we left. You girls will just find it out if you watch the dance. As I said. Tristan would never do that.
He's fifteen. Lacey stared at me. Face it. I'll just find it out soon from the others. Lacey answered You're gonna miss so mething major.
Oh no. Mom shrugged. Imperial College? When would she see that weren't that close after all? She'd always thought of us as being five-year-old best fri ends. She even said that she's going to support your financial matter s. Hearing about her made me feel excited. Especiall y your math. Before I could stop it. Lacey made a fist-pump in the air.
Isn' t that one of the most prestigious colleges in the world? I hated to admit it. I wanted to see her perform later. A knock distracted me from my trance. I'd had no idea the chase through the city would have had such an effect on him.
As soon as he noticed me. Still I'd chosen to steer clear from the people and stick in thi s dressing room for almost an hour. He'd just been speaking nonsense. He'd certainly looked like Spartacus at my front door Valentine's Day evening. I just want to make sure. Erik or Tristan. Clark entered the room.
I wonder what had happened to him after I'd turned him away. Uh-where 's Lacey? I had helped her carry her dress and other i mportant stuffs to school. Speaking of Tristan.. Now go back to your friends. I just wanna check her if.
Who was I kidding? Like I was actually going to believe that! I just hoped that hadn't meant he was messing with another girl again or something.. I still had to. I ran to the other side. I followed. Lac ey had been working so hard for this that she hadn't even checked her condition! She had no scratches or whatever physical injuries-thank God-. Clark must've heard it. What happened? Another girl on the side. Why aren't you dressed yet? The program's gonna start an hou r. He was also wearing a black tux.
Seeing the turmoil. I realized that she was burning hot. Lacey was lying unconscious in the blonde girl's arms.
I never have plans to attend. I could feel the tension from his grip. I was about to rush after him. Clark walked out of the room with Lacey still lying in his arms. You're Kylie Harris. Find a replacement. Why had she been keeping that she was feeling sick all along?
Had she thought o f missing this chance of being the Queen if she would back out herself? We only have fifty-minutes left! The girls moved away as he began carrying her in h is hands in a bridal manner.
Get her. He expressed the words in a hig h-pitched tone. I could only stuff my hands into my pockets and lean again st the wall. Several cliques had surrounded us as soon as we'd arrived.
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