6. The Date.
On my way home I stopped at a stoplight. Lost in my thoughts I wasn't paying attention. Another car pulled up beside me. "Ugh. Look who it is." An unrecognizable yet familiar voice said. In curiosity I turned my head. Great! just great. It was Barbara. "Ha! Look at the fucking loser. Can't even concentrate on the fricking road!" She spat at me. "Look. I really don't care. So you can go craw back in the fucking hole you came out of."I hissed back at her. The light turned green and I sped off. "Like I give a shit about what she has to say." I said to myself. I finally got back to my apartment. I unlocked the door and let myself in. "Keila? I'm back." I said as a entered the house. Silence. I guess she want back yet. I exhaled. I heard something shuffle. "Hello?" I asked. "Who ever you are I'm not scared." I said quickly. Then my little puppy jumped out. "Oh my gosh!" I screamed out. I picked up the puppy by its little body. The puppy barked and licked my face. "I totally forgot you live here." I said. The puppy continued to wag its tail and bark. "What am I gonna name you?" The puppy stopped barking. "Hmmmm. Oh well. We will deal with that later." I said coming to a conclusion. I put the puppy down and started waking to my room. "What to wear. What to wear." I said to myself. The little dog ran through the door. "Do you know what I should wear?" I asked looking at the dog. The dog barked and ran into the closet. He came back out dragging a shirt out. "Smart dog." I said to myself. It was a pepper color. "Pepper!" I said out loud. "That's what I'll name you!" Pepper jumped up happily. I heard the front door open. "Cindy?" I heard Keila call. "In my room!" I yelled to the living room. The little puppy ran out to the living room. Keila knocked on the door. "Since when do you knock on doors?" I asked. "Oh I don't. I'm just letting you know that I'm coming in." She bust through the door. She had a huge smirk across her face. "So. Is there something you wanna tell me?" She asked her right eyebrow arched. "No. Not of anything I know of." I said my heart beating faster. "Are you sure?" She asked. "Umm we-" she cut me off. "Because what it seems like is that you're making out with some guy in a fricking parking lot!!" She yelled with enthusiasm. She held up a magazine with me and Mitch on the cover. "Wow. They work fast." I said with amazement. "So. Who is he?" She asked. "Well. His name is Atticus Mitchell. But I call him Mitch." I responded. "Are you two a th-" she was interrupted by my phone going off.
From: Mitch ;D
Hey Cindy. So we are going to a place downtown called lovely cafe. Dress nice. ;)
To: Mitch ;D
Ok see ya than. Hope you dress nice too. ;)
From: Mitch ;D
Haha. Ok. See ya than.
After I had finished talking to him Keila was looking at the text messages. I moved the phone away from her. "What the fuck?" She said. "I was fricking reading that!" She yelled. "We'll not anymore." I said rolling my eyes. "So. You excited for that date?" She asked smirking. "I guess so." I said. "This is my first date since moving to L.A." I finished. I felt like such a loser. I've been here for about 2 months. And I still haven't made any new friends. OR boyfriends. "It's alright." She said patting my back. "Yeah. I'm really happy with him." I said smiling. "Well. Just be careful. Those type of Hollywood jerks can mess with you." She said. I jumped up off the bed. "But! No matter. I must find an outfit for tonight!" I said. "Wait!" She cried out. I turned around slowly to face her again. "What?" I said sarcastically. "Who the fuck you think you talking to?" She yelled. "Well. You. You're the one who called me. So what do you want?" I asked once again. She was about to say something again. But she stopped herself. Instead she took a deep breath. "Look. I don't want to slap the shit out if you. So she me some god damn respect!" She hissed. I sat down quickly in fear of her tone. "I really like Harry. But!" She said stopping. "I don't even know if he likes me back." She finished. "Are-are you serious?" I asked. "What's that supposed to mean?!" She gritted through her teeth. "What I mean is.. Why ask that?" I asked. "The guy is obviously into you!" I finished. "You really think so?" She asked. "Yeah. Of course!" I exclaimed. "But if you're wrong it will be an honor to beat the shit out of you!!" She yelled walking out. I mocked her when she left the room. "Stop mocking me." She said. I shut the door surprised she knew what I was doing. "Oh." Keila said opening the door startling me. "And one more thing.. We're gonna go shopping. So get ready." She said shutting the door. "Ok?" I finally said. I threw on a t-shirt and some jeans. Slipped on some converses and walked out into the living room. "Keila! Hurry up!" I yelled. "Bitch please! You needs to wait." She yelled back. I rolled my eyes at the comment. I scrolled thorough twitter. I looked and my jaw dropped. I put down my phone and rubbed my eyes. Just to be sure what I was seeing was real. I picked my phone back up it was still there. In less then 2 days. I had managed to gain more than 300k followers. I looked at once more. In total I had 465k followers. "Oh. My. Gosh." I said in amazement. "What?" Keila asked. I didn't bother to answer back. I was scrolling through all my followers. I saw all who followed me. Mitch followed me. Liam followed me. Harry followed me. Zayn followed me. Louis followed me. And. Niall followed me. I burst with joy. I heard a scream of excitement. I was trying to figure out where it was coming from. Then I realized it was me who was screaming. "Cindy! What the fuck is going on?!?" Keila asked yelling. She snatched the phone from me. "Oh. My. Gosh." She started. "You're famous." She finished. "THE WHOLE ONE DIRECTION BAND FOLLOWS YOU!!!!!!" She screamed. She stopped jumping. "Wait. This means you have more followers than me.." She said. "How is this possible?!" She finished. I rolled my eyes. I snatched the phone back from her. "Yeah. Thanks for the support." I said sarcastically. She looked at me sideways. "I can't believe I'm jealous if you." She said. I rolled my eyes again. "Yeah. Ok." I said under my breath. She walked away. "Aren't we going to the mall?" I asked my voice filling the silence. "Yeah. Just let me get my keys." She said running into the room. I sat there scrolling through all my followers. As I was scrolling I heard my tweet notifier go off. I looked at who it was. It was Niall.
@_ayee_you_ hey Cindy what goes on? Just want to say hi. And. That. I want to talk you.
I sat there for a minute. Did Niall just ask if I wanted to talk to him? I sat there and thought. "You ready?" Keila asked walking into the room. I noticed how she completely changed her outfit. "Is changing your outfit really necessary?" I said asking with my brow raised. "Yes. Yes it is. If you must know." She says like a princess. I roll my eyes. "Alright let's go." I got up off the couch. "You know." She says. "We never know who we might run into." She finished with a smirk on her face. "I... Never mind." I say. She shrugs her shoulders and heads out the door. Before I close the door Pepper comes out the room. "Wait!" I cry out. Keila turns around. "What?" She said sounding annoyed. "What about Pepper?" I ask. "What about Pepper?" She asks her eyebrow raised. "Well. Are we just going to leave him here?" I ask. "Well. Yeah. That's the idea." She says turning around. "Ok. Hold on. I gotta leave him something." I take the keys out her hand. "Ok. But hurry up!" She says walking down the steps. I step inside the apartment. "Come on Pepper!" I say. He jumps up and down. He runs around my legs. I let out a giggle. "Ok ok. Calm down." I say laughing. I hear the door open. My heart starts racing. "Hello?" I call out. Silence. I hear footsteps coming towards my room. Where I was. "Keila? This isn't funny!" I yell out. Silence. I get up. I run into the bathroom. I take Pepper with me. I check my pocket. I have my phone! Yes! I call Keila. I know she never has her phone on silent. Ever. She picks up. I didn't hear the phone ring outside. "Hello?" She asks. "Cindy? Hurry up! We don't have all day!" She yells. Then she hangs up. Before I could say anything. I don't hear anything else outside. I come out the bathroom. "Hello?" I ask. Pepper runs out the bathroom. He nearly knocks me over. I stumble. I walk out into the living room. I get goosebumps as I look around. I hear footsteps in the hallway behind me. Before I could turn around I was grabbed. I scream. "Shhh. I'm not gonna hurt you." The person says. I look up and I bite his hand. "Are you serious?!?" I yell at him. "You nearly gave me a heart attack!" I hiss. "I just wanted to see you." He says. "Well. It's gonna have to wait." I respond. "Why? You got somewhere to be?" He asks raising his eyebrow. "Matter of fact. Yes I do." I say. "Why do you care?" I ask. "Because. I want to hang out." He says smirking. "Well. Maybe another day." He gives me a puppy face. "Look. Liam. I would love to hang out with you." I say. "But I have a date to get ready for." I say. "I can help you!" I know what guys want!" He says. "Fine. Just don't annoy me." I say rolling my eyes. "Ok. I will!" As we leave Pepper jumps out. "Aw. Who's this little guy?" He says crouching down putting his head. "Pepper. My little baby." I say. "He's so cute. What kind of dog is he?" He asks. "Does is really matter?" I ask. "Liam. We have to go." I say looking at the time. He gets up and leaves out the door. "No. But I will find out." He says. I roll my eyes and lock the door. Keila is in her car taking to someone in the passengers seat. I can't see who it is. We walk up to the car. "Keila?" I ask. "Oh hey Cindy." She says. "Harry here was keeping me company." She said. Harry looked at me and smirked. I rolled my eyes. "Ok. So guys what are we waiting for?" Keila said. "What? They're coming with is?" I asked my voice higher. "Uh. Yeah. Now. Get in the back with Liam." She said pointing to the back. Keila's car is a Volkswagen. And it's turquoise. We'll barely have room. I sighed and got in the back Liam following me behind. We sat down. We are so close our bodies were side by side. As we got on the road Liam put his arm around me. "Uh. What are what are you doing." I asked. Most girls would melt if Liam had his arm around them. But not me. I don't fall for they kinda stuff. Just no. When we got there it wasn't that crowded. "Alright. Let's split up." Harry said. "Cindy with Liam and Keila with me." He finished. "Alright. Cool." Keila said. "See ya!" They both said. Leaving me alone with Liam.