-on the bus -
" So guess what Ryder told me today .." I say turning to Maggie
"What " she says I can tell she plotting something due to her face
"He really likes me and he wants to be the only one able to touch me " I say chipping the red pain off my nails
"Really !? " she says now turning her complete attention to me
"Yeah , I think I might like him ... Just a little though !" I start to blush
"Anna , Ryder is who you should be liking! He's way better than Mathew " she says practically screaming I quickly put my hand over her mouth
"Maggie ,Mathew is on the bus could you mute it!"
She licks me hand and I quickly pull away rubbing her spit back on her "your gross "
"Whatever " she says rolling her eyes
-Back at home -
I lay my back pack down and jump onto my bed, pulling out my phone 2 messages. one from Mathew and one from Ryder.
I tap on the one from Mathew first
Mathew: hey are we still hanging tonight
Me : um ... Idk :-/
I roll my eyes than click onto Ryder's message
Ryder :p : Hey wanna hang tonight I got hot Cheetos <3
Me : ha wow Ryder you know how to get a girl don't ya , but I might have plans tonight how bout tomorrow after the game ?
Ryder : sure ...
Me : save me those hot Cheetos tho ;)
Ryder : sure thing sweet heart
I smile than set my phone on my bed and pull out my books to start home work
~20 mins later ~
"Anna Bell someone's here to see you ! " I hear my mom scream
I quickly slid back on my shoes grab my phone and run down the stairs expecting to see Maggie, but instead I see Mathew with his hands in his pockets leaning against the door frame . When he looks up and sees me he smiles and about melt .again.
I smile back and walk to the door "um hi "
"Hey I was wondering if you wanted to hang out for a while ? " I look at his bright blue eyes that are like heaven
"Is that okay mom ? " I ask turning to her
"Yes , if your homeworks done and your back by 9:00 "
It's only 6:00, she must want me out . I laugh to my self .
"Okay thanks mom , bye mom , bye peeps " I say as I walk out the door
The door closers behind me and I feel warm fingers intertwine with mine . I have to be dreaming ...
"My moms the only one home" he says as we walk up to his door
I nod . I've always loved his mom she's sweet and funny .
When we enter into the leaving room she rises from the couch to hug me " oh my gosh Anna it's been forever since I've seen you "
I laugh "yeah I know right "
Mathew becomes still "mom let her go before you kill her "
"Your a drab . " she says laughing
" mom we will be in my room "
"Okay honey , but no kissing ! "
"No promises " he says than pulls me down the hall to his room
I take a sit at his desk chair where I always use to sit when I came over i glance at my phone and see a message from Ryder
Ryder :p : hey tomorrow after the game do you want to hang out at my house and watch a movie . And yes I will have your hot Cheetos
Me : sure thing . Just me and you ?
Mathew than speaks up
"Who you texting ? "
I smile "oh just Ryder "
"Oh ... Are y'all dating ? "
I smile at the thought "no were just best friends "
He sits on his bed " Do you wanna be something more ... With him " his eyes get a worried look to him
I think for a second "no , not really "
His eyes drift to something on the other side of the room
I can't help but break the silence " did you here about the fight with me and Paige today ? "
His eyes dart back to me "what fight !? "
"It was nothing she just tried to hit Emily and I grabbed her by the hair to get her off than she hit me and- "
He stands up and crosses over to me "are you okay? "
"Yeah . It didn't hurt . It just pisses me off always having to deal with her "
He puts his hands on my side and I stand up to be able to look him in the eyes better he pulls me close, and I feel his warmth and I can hear his heartbeat than for the first time and a long time. he leans down and presses his lips against mine. It felt like an adrenalin rushing through me , but wasn't right . I pull back and say what ever comes to my mind first
"Are you going to the football game tomorrow?" I say a little sheepishly
" I didn't want to , but your cheering .. So I might are you busy afterword ?"
I think of Ryder than I think of him i don't know what to say I have to lie.
"Yeah , um family plans ."
I see his face drop
"Listen I'm sorry for everything Anna I know things are awkward between us and all, but I miss you I really do I need you I'm sorry for being a fag to you it's just I got caught up , I'm sorry " Mathew says in a rush. It was what I had been waiting for forever, but it didn't mean anything now that I had Ryder.
"Mat , listen you weren't there when I needed you but Ryder was he's the one that would wrap me in his arms after dealing with you and Paige . And now you think you can just kiss me and it's all okay . Well it's not . Okay . "
His eyes narrow down on me "your right , I'm sorry ."
I turn towards the door with the leaving words "whatever , I'll see you tomorrow