They Didn't Recognize Me

This is a story about Lotus. All her life she've been bullied and ignorred in class. She always have had some extra weight and according to her class she isn't beautiful.
But one summer she decides to changed it all. Loose weight, dye her hair, start use make-up - be the one she really is. After her transformation and her 16th birhday suddenly the guys start to be interested in her, but she haven't changed her personality. And she haven't forgot her past.
What would happen to Lotus? What would she do with the guys all of sudden liking her?

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18. Problems, problems and yet another problem

We both sat down at our dinner table with a cup of hot chocolate in our hand. I could see my mom was still shaking like a wet Chihuahua and she looked with dead eyes at me. Then she looked away and already after seconds spaced completely out.

“So-” I began and he got out of her trance and looked at me. “tell me everything, okay? Please mom, I hate seeing you like this” I hissed and sighed.

At first my mom didn’t answer me, but after some minutes she began to talk.

“Are you sure you wanna know?” she asked with a low voice. I nodded. My mom took a deep breath and sent me a comforting smile.

“Well, um.. You remember that I’ve told you about that guy that had the biggest crush on me in high school and for even longer? Who tried everything in his power to get me, even though I was married and had you?”

I nodded.

“It’s him.. And his name is Michael and he has a son and a younger daughter. The mother of the kids left him when they were little”

Silence.

“What did he do to you mom? Do you love him?” I asked carefully. I really hope she doesn’t love him. I mean, what I know about him and when I met him, he doesn’t seem nice or in that case even remotely close to be worthy to date my mom.

“I don’t know. I wish I did, because he’s so amazing and loves me. But I don’t really remember what it’s like to love someone – it’s such a long time since Joey, your dad, died”

I nodded and kept silent.

“I want to be with him though, but what do you think? I know this is a lot to take in, but I know he’ll take great care of us and all, but with the possibility of two new step siblings on top with your mom with a new husband.. Wow.. That’s a lot and it’s a bit change from what we’re used to” she asked and looked at me with expectant eyes.

Should I tell her truth? Or should I lie and say I love this guy? I’m so confused.

“Um..” I mumbled.

“I want the truth, sweety” my mom said sternly.

“Mom, he had hurt you! I know, you even said it!” I shrieked and sighed annoyed. My mom made big eyes.

“What?” she said.

I shook my head. “I quote “Please don’t hurt me” Seriously, it indicates that he has hurt you, mom! I don’t want that kind of man with my mom” I explained.

Then my mom laughed. What?

“Are you kidding me? It was because I was afraid he’ll leave me, so I kind of cried.. A lot” she said with a smile,

I gaped at her. Are you fucking kidding me?

“Please don’t hate him because of that, honey. He’s a fine man” she said and took a sip of her hot chocolate.

“Are you sure mom?” I said. I’m not sure he’s all perfect, but I really can’t say anything to get her away from that man. If she loves him, I guess I can try that too, I mean, he can’t be that bad. I need to be a little positive about him, if he might even move in and on top, he has two kids who I probably is going to live with. Wow, my mom is right – this is a lot to take in and I really don’t know how to do it.

“Lotus? Are you there?” my mom asked worried.

I shook my head and got back to reality. “Um, yeah” I cleared my throat. “I just spaced out, it’s nothing” I waved it off and tried to smile.

“Mom, if you’re maybe going to marry that guy I want to meet you. To you know, see if he’s a fine man as you say he is” I said.

My mom nodded like crazy.

“Of cause, Lotus! Actually, me and Michael had decided to make a family dinner with all you kids and us, so we can get to know each other” she said and revealed her plans.

“Mom, that’s actually a really good idea. We should defiantly do that! How about Tuesday evening? I’ll make pancakes?” I offered and smiled. My mom beamed and giggled.

“Yes, YES! Oh gosh, foolish me. And me who thought you’d hate him and everything” she said and got up to hug me.

“Thank you so much, Lotus” she whispered in my ear as she hugged me tightly and squeezed me lightly.

 

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“Lotus! Get up, school is calling” I heard my mom call from downstairs and I slowly got up. She sounded all happy, I don’t understand anything. How that woman can be that happy in the mornings is still a mystery to me. Talk about bipolar behavior here! Yester she almost cried her out about this Michael guy and now she’s being the happiest I’ve seen in years.

I went to the toilet and got myself ready.  In the matter of 10 minutes I was ready and went to school, to be welcomed by Skylar umma and Dominic and the rest with open arms and smiles.

I survived first class and went with a hyper Skylar Umma linked to my arm down the halls and towards the cafeteria and sat with the rest of the group. As I looked across everyone I noticed one was missing. Dominic.

“Hey, where’s Dominic? Anyone has seen him?” I asked worried. They shook their heads and began to look worried as well.

“Actually, I heard he’s meeting with his dad’s new girlfriend,” Milo said and glanced at me. I nodded. That sounds oddly similar to my situation. Can it be?

“Oh, how nice. Who is she?” I asked curiously and they nudged. I guess they didn’t know any further about it.

Suddenly Skylar Umma gasped and gaped at the phone. Then she smiled into her phones screen and started to poke me widely.

“What?” I asked and looked at the screen. She reached the phone towards me and I saw it was a Facebook status. I sighed.

“What is this?” I asked annoyed, not even care to read it. She rolled he eyes and nudged it into my face again.

“Belieeeve me, you wanna read this” She said and pointed at the screen.

I sighed defeated and read what it all was about. Noooo..!

 

Angelo Suarez posted something on Lotus Browns wall.

Thanks for last night ;D

 

“No he didn’t!!” I yelled and hissed as I covered my face with my hands. JERK! How the fuck could he do that? I mean, as bad it is to have this ridicules bet with him I’m suffering enough.. But to let the whole wide world know that something might happened last night is.. Omg, that’s low Angie.. That’s so low.

“Oh I hate that guy so much,” I growled and lowered myself towards to table. I sunk down and laid like a dead fish on the desk and looked with a cold glare towards Milo and the others, who began to looked worried at me.

“What’s with her?” Ryan asked and looked at me.

“Look at this” Skylar Umma said and handed him the phone. Jade and Milo who sat next to him turned their heads and looked at the phone. They made an ‘o’ with their mouths and gaped at me. I began to sob and pursed my lips.

“Hey, hand me the phone” Sebastian said and together with Kathrine they read the status and joined the others by glaring very worried at me.

“I know..!” I complained whining and ducked my head under my arms.

“Why in the world would he post something like that, Lotus? Are you two a thing or what?” Sebastian asked with a low voice and sighed.

“Ehm.. Well, he,” I paused and my thoughts were running around my head. What should I say? And what would they do, if I told them the truth? Or would that just ruin the whole bet? I’m puzzled and very confused.

“So..?”

I got up from my gaze of wild thoughts and sighed.

“Well,-“ I didn’t get to say anything more, before I felt I hand covering my mouth. I gasped and made big eyes. The group looked at me with huge eyes. I turned in horror and found myself looking straight into Dominic’s eyes which I figured the hand belonged to him.

He lifted me up and grabbed my hand. He stormed out of the cafeteria with me stumbling after him, trying to follow his fast steps.

“What are you doing?!” I shouted at him as Dominic stopped walking and sighed. 

“What was that for?” I said and smacked his arm. What is wrong with him? Seriously, control your actions!

“I need to talk to you” he mumbled and looked into the ground. My face calmed and I glanced at him with a sympatric look.

I saw him stand against the wall and slowly slipped down the wall and hit the ground. I took a deep breath and walked toward him, getting down and sat beside him against the wall.

“What’s up?” I asked and nudged his shoulders. I tried to light up the tension between us and tried to send him a smile, but he didn’t change his face expression at all.

“My dad’s maybe getting married with this woman and I’m meeting her tonight,” I nodded. “She have a daughter and I think I know her. I actually think I maybe even like her” I gaped at him.

“That doesn’t sound too good..” I tried to say calmly but it ended up sounding very nervous and uncomfortable.

“Oh, you don’t say.. I thought, as you’re an only child as well you might be able to relate and maybe help me? This is so confusing and I don’t know what to do” He looked up at me with weary and red eyes. I didn’t know what to do so I moved closer to him and hugged him tightly.

My dad used to do that when I was sad and he was never big on talking, so he would just hug me and tried to calm me down. It helped a lot, so I thought it would help him as well.

Dominic ducked his head into my shoulders and I heard him begin to sob. I felt my shirt get wet and I that realized he was crying. With my other hand I nuzzled with my hand his cheek and dried away his tears. I hate it when people cry, especially guys, because I know when a guy cries something is really bothering him. Guys usually never cry, so when they do, they must be losing their mind over something. In Dominic’s case: The thought of his dad getting married.

“Ssh..” I hummed as I tried to calm him down. “Please don’t cry,”

He sniffed and with his arm he dried away the tears. He threw his arms around my waist and looked down at me. His eyes shifted between my eyes and my lips and I felt my heart begin to pound like crazy.

Before I could say or do anything he crashed his soft lips upon mine and my mind went crazy. Dominic, a guy a met like 2-3 weeks ago, a friend – nothing more. Well, on my part, has just kissed me. I don’t even believe that it’s because he likes me, I think it’s more a I’m-sad-and-I-need-comfort of a kiss. This is so wrong. I have Angelo. Or well.. We have a bet and I don’t want anything to ruin that. I’m going to win that and Dominic is not going to ruin it.

“This is sooo not good,” I muttered against his lips. I felt Dominic smile as he placed his wonderful lips on mine yet again. I guess he didn’t care.

“It maybe be bad but I don’t care,” he said and with his hand around my waist he dragged me upon his thighs. I automatically threw my arms around his neck and bit his lip lightly making him open his mouth. He understood my hint and slid his tongue into mine. Our tongues battled over dominance as we got heated up. My heart raced like crazy. This is so bad. This is going to change everything.  And that’s not even the worst thing about it

I liked it and that’s a problem.

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I'm really sorry about the wait for this chapter..! I've had a lot going on and still have.. But I did get time to write a bit more to this story, so I hope you enjoyed it.

A little drama won't hurt, but I do apologize about the annoying cliffhanger there! 

Please comment, like and fav if you enjoy the story

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