Chasing the Sun

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COMPLETED. Alira Somers. A 19 year old girl who isn't that much of a fan of One Direction. But her best friend, Jenna, won tickets to a little 'promo' about One Direction. Little did they know, One Direction was performing. That's where they lay eyes on both of them for the first time. That's when Alira changed her views on them. That's when 2/5 will fall for her. That's when all hell breaks loose in her life.

**Blurb is misleading, it isn't as good as I thought it would be. Personally, it's not my best but by all means, if you want to read it go ahead! Just let me warn you, it's not as good as the blurb says.

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12. Chapter 12: nice guy, nice impression

 

Chapter 12: nice guy, nice impression.

 

Jenna’s POV

 

‘I’m going for a walk along the beach.’ I announced, standing up off the couch. We can hear Niall and Ali in a really intense conversation. Which made Louis and Harry’s bodies stiffen every time we hear her laugh. They are both practically in love with her. They just both want her, it’s so obvious. Lou and Haz were sitting on the love seat while Zayn, Liam and I were sprawled all over the couch. We were watching Mean Girls 2 (which is a terrible movie, the first one was way better) but no one was paying much attention. 

‘Noooo, don’t leave.’ Zayn complained. I smiled and started to walk away. I heard him get up off the seat and I spun on my heel. 

‘I’m going for a walk along the beach... on my own.’ I finished the sentence I said earlier. Zayn gave me a questioning look but i just shook my head. He sighed and sat back down. I grabbed my phone and my sunnies and walked out of the house towards the beach.

For some reason, I’ve been craving alone time. I’m still not over the fact that I’m spending a weekend with One Direction. The band I’ve always wanted to spend time with. My inspiration, the one I’ve wanted to meet since they sang Torn at the Judges’ house on X-Factor. I’m just so surprised. Like, how did this happen? Just last week, I fantasised them tweeting me saying I’m beautiful and they want me to come over one day. I say yes, i meet them. I see Harry, he falls in love with me and we get married and have babies. I’m just an average fan, yet they chose me and Ali to be with them. And I can not believe I’ve kept cool this whole time. I spoke to Zayn normally, without hyperventilating. Even flirted with hi at one point. This is just so surreal. It’s a big dream come true. 

My mind drifted off and I started thinking about Matt. Matt is like our third musketeer. The guy and stupid version of Hermione Granger. The third Charlie’s Angel. The third plastic. Matt’s Ali’s and I’s best friend forever and ever. What’s even better was, his gay. Through year 6 to year 9 Ali and I always wanted a gay best friend. Or at least someone gay in our life. And Matt materialises at our school in year 10. We all hit if off straight away and we’re been inseparable ever since. From year 10 all the way to graduation, we’ve been together. 

I miss him right now. He’s in Queensland right now because he’s part of some City Beach shoot and he was going to stay there for a while. Last time I saw him was three weeks ago. It was the first time we sort of separated. It feels weird not to be with him. He’s just usually always there, cracking jokes and writing short stories. If you first see him, you’d think he’s incredibly straight because of how hot he looks. No kidding, blonde hair, blue eyes, 5”9, model. When I first laid eyes on him, I was just caught off guard. And then we started talking and he told me he was gay. I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed but oh well. It’s so much better that he’s gay. I don’t know what I’d do if he wasn’t.

I sat down on the sand, took my phone out my pocket and gazed out to the water. Then out of no where my mind drifted off to Zayn. Am i falling for him? I mean, those intent stares at the diner. Him wrapping his arm around my waist. Us talking about climbing the Harbour Bridge. Didn’t he say we could do it together? I’m starting to like him and I can’t do that. Once I fall in love, I can’t fall out for a while. I break apart when i get broken up with. It’s always them who says it. Not me. I fall in love too fast and too hard. I dig myself in deep and it’s hard to climb back out. It’s too dangerous for me to love someone. That’s why I sort of need to find the one. 

I can feel someone near me and I looked up, expecting to see Zayn or something. But it was a face I’ve never seen before.

‘Hi’ he said, smiling. He had a gorgeous smile. His hazel eyes looked friendly. 

‘Hi’ i replied. I continued my inspection on him. He had really unique hazel eyes. It was sort of a sea green in the middle and it turned hazel. He had dirty blonde hair and he was wearing a white t-shirt where the sleeves gripped his biceps, making the stand out more. He was wearing black shorts and thongs. He was very good looking. 

‘I’m Jake. I just came because you looked lonely. I even bought you ice-cream. I didn’t know which one you would have liked but I took strawberry because no one can hate strawberry.’ He gave a light laugh and handed me my ice cream. I looked at it and smiled at him.

‘You make really good first impressions, Jake. I’m Jenna.’ I smiled once more and began licking the hell out of my ice cream. Strawberry’s my favourite. He sat down next to me and began licking his own.

‘Well, Jenna, you might want to slow down on that.’ He said, eyeing the way my ice cream was slowly decreasing.

‘I’m sorry. I probably look like a pig to you but strawberry is my favourite.’ I flushed with embarrassment. I was pigging out on my ice cream with a hot guy right next to me! Sick fist impression, Jenna. I mentally slapped myself.

‘Honestly, i like it when girls pig out. It’s like, they’re not afraid to show who they are.’ He said, shrugging his shoulders and continued licking his ice cream. I shifted my position so that I was facing him. I can feel a smile creeping on my face.

‘What?’ he looks at me questioningly.

‘Nothing, it’s just you’re a really nice guy. I haven’t met a guy like you in a while.’ I looked down to my lap. It’s kind of true, most guys I’ve met are complete jackasses. 

‘Glad to know I’m on good terms with you’ He said with a smile.

‘Hey, i like you. You’re so cool.’ I went back to my ice cream. But then I abruptly stopped and my eyes widened. I looked up at him to find a little smirk on his lips.

‘Oh my god, i did not just say that.’ I began laughing my head off. Its funny because i never say someone’s cool. I’m so lame. I make terrible first impressions, I always make a fool of myself. 

‘I reckon that was cute.’ He told me, a wide grin spread across his face. I blushed so hard that I have a feeling it looked crimson. I looked down to my lap. I hate blushing, it makes me look like an emotional girl.

‘Are you from here?’ I ask, changing the subject. He bit into his cone and chewed quickly.

‘Yes and no.’ He said and began biting the cone of his ice cream. I raised my eyebrows at him, and giggled.

‘You going to explain or are you going to finish your ice cream first?’ I said sarcastically and rhetorically.

‘I’m going to finish this first.’ He said, shooting a wink at me. I playfully slapped him on the arm.

‘Ow!’ He screamed. I rolled my eyes at him.

‘Oh please, that didn’t hurt.’ 

‘It did! I am so going to get a bruise on my arm.’ he shook his head.

‘Pfft, as if. I didn’t even hit you that hard!’ I retorted.

‘Yes, you did. I’m going to leave now because you hurt me.’ He fake cried and began to get up. I quickly grabbed his arm (making sure, i smear my ice cream on his skin) and yanked him back down.

‘Don’t leave me. I don’t know what i’d do without you. I can’t live with you’ I cried out dramatically. He began to laugh which made me laugh because his laugh was just so memerising, it was beautiful.

‘Well, aren’t you a good actress. You should totally be one!’ i was surprised that was the first thing he said. I honestly thought he was going to say something about the ice cream i smeared all over him.

‘Well, i do try.’ i said, flipping my hair and looking in the other direction. (hahaha, direction)

‘Don’t even think i forgot about the ice cream on my arm.’ he whispered in my ear. His breath tickled my neck and goosebumps rose. I giggled and turned to face him. His face was inches from mine and we just stared into each others eyes. I began to breathe heavily and my heart started to speed a bit. We just stayed there looking in each other’s eyes. 

‘Your eyes are beautiful’ I blurted out. Then my cheeks burned and I know they’re red again. I shouldn’t have said that out loud.

‘So are yours.’ He whispered. I blushed even deeper and I smiled. Then out of nowhere he    smeared his ice cream all over my face. He had a satisfied smile one his face and he winked.

‘Told you I’d get you back.’ He looked so smug. I took one more lick of my ice cream and mentally said goodbye. Then I put it in Jake’s face. His expression looked shocked and took it away from his face. 

He beamed at me. ‘Oh, so you want to play that game. Fine with me.’ 

I stood up and began walking backwards, keeping my eyes on him. He stood up and walked towards me and evil grin playing at his lips. I had no idea of what he was going to do but i was starting to get scared. I kept walking backwards and i had no idea where i was going. But then I understood where i was when i fell into the water. I screamed on my way down and the water swam all around me. Thank the lord I took my phone out of my pocket. I stood up to find Jake dying of laughter. I splashed water on him and he got really wet. He began running after me and I started running away, screaming and laughing at the same time. It was so hard running in water and said. So I didn’t really get far when Jake caught up and snaked his arms around my waist. He spun me around in his arms and dropped me back into the water. I screamed and clung on to him which caused him to fall in too. We both stood up in the water and started to laugh. 

‘Oh crap. I don’t have a towel!’ I said suddenly and my face went dead serious. He gave me one look and started laughing again.

‘Don’t laugh! this is a serious situation. I don’t want sand all over me.’ I stated. I really hate sand. He stopped laughing but i can tell he’s trying to stifle all the laughter that never came out.

‘Oh, no. Sand all over Jenna is going to be the end of the world!’ he said in such a high pitched voice, i couldn’t keep a straight face anymore. I burst out laughing which made him laugh. And we just had a laughing fit for a good 5 minutes. I started to cry which made him laugh more and i started to laugh more too be cause he was laughing so hard. 

‘Why are we laughing?’ I managed to get out. My sides were aching and I couldn’t breathe but I couldn’t stop laughing.

‘I don’t know!’ he said through his laughs and we laughed even harder again. After a while the laughter died down and we ended up sprawled all over the sand next to each other. I crawled over to where my phone was and checked the time. It was almost 4.

‘I should probably get back. It was nice meeting you, i had such a good time with you.’ I walked over to him and gave him a tight hug. I really do like Jake. I hope I get to see him again.

‘Can I have your number?’ He asked, a little too nervously. I giggled at how nervous he looked and nodded. I took his phone off him and typed my number in. I put my name as ‘JennaSexyAssBlack’ and took a picture of myself for my contact photo. I handed it back to him and grinned.

‘JennaSexyAssBlack? You’re a special one.’ He laughed and took my phone off me. He typed a few things and snapped a photo of himself pulling a weird but a really sexy face. He handed it back to me with a grin on his face. I looked down to find his name as ‘Jake DaHotAssKid Smith’ I rolled my eyes at him and gave him another hug.

‘See you around, Jake DaHotAssKid Smith.’ I winked.

‘You too, JennaSexyAssBlack’ he laughed and we went off our separate ways. I smiled to myself all the way back to the house. I really like Jake. I hope I get to spend more time with him. I walked through the door to find Zayn glaring at me. He just glared at me and walked away, shaking his head. 

What did i do?

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