*An Hour Later*
The sound of the shower is just one of the noises that are not distracting me. There's the sound of the TV that has some cooking show on. Then there's Toby's amazing singing voice coming from the shower. Of course he sings in the shower. It's something the two of us have in common. One of the many things.
Oh, Sam? Well we walked into the hotel hand in hand and were taken as a couple. Not that that wouldn't be cool. He's a very attractive boy, but I just met him. The confusion was settled and I headed off to my room. Well, after he made sure to get a room on my floor. Then we headed to floor four and then went our separate ways. But not before agreeing to meet at the vending machine on the floor.
"Bubbles," Toby brings me out of thoughts. Making me realize the shower is no longer running and Toby's lovely singing voice is gone. The TV, on the other hand, is still going strong.
"Huh, oh, yeah Tobuscus," I look at him. He's got shorts on and no shirt. He is also drying his hair with a towel.
"You okay?" he sits down on his bed. "Slender give you a scare?"
I giggle, "No, he didn't really show. But that's alright. Maybe I wasn't meant to meet him."
"Oh, I'm sorry Bubbles."
"It's alright. But you know what?"
"I'm a little hungry. Can I have a five to go get some snacks from the vending machine?"
"I'll give you ten so you can get drinks."
I smile, "Thanks."
He smiles back and stands up to get his wallet that's on the little desk. Then he hands me a ten dollar bill. "Get good snacks."
I roll my eyes, "Don't worry." I take the bill from him and then head out the door. Take a right and walk down the hall. The vending machines are at the end and to the left.
Of course Sam is already there. He's leaned up against the wall with his arms crossed over his chest.
"Sam," I say.
"Rose," he looks me right in the eyes.
I look at the vending machines as a blush comes to my cheeks. Then I quickly buy an assortment of snacks and two Pepsis. Placing my things by my feet and then look back at Sam. The time has given my cheeks time to cool off. "Why do you want to get to know me? Why did you come to me back at the park? Why not some other girl?"
He lets out a big rush of air, "So many question. First, you are one of a kind and I think it'd be very cool to get to know you. Second, I came to you because you don't act like anyone else who comes to the park. Lastly, I wouldn't want to get to know any other girl. You are very pretty and interesting. Why wouldn't I want to get to know you?"
"I don't know," I look down at my shoes. "And thanks for the compliments."
"You're welcome. So, um, where do you live?"
Without looking up I give him my address. Not my exact address, but pretty close.
"I'll have to find an apartment near there."
"What? Why?" I look up at him.
He walks the few steps in between us and grabs my by the shoulders. "You probably already know that Slender is a tough man. He wants me to get to know you."
"Good question. Like I told you earlier, you're different. I...like it. I like you."
My face heats up again, "Why?"
He lets go off my shoulders, "I don't know. Slender said I have to go after what interests me. Make and chase goals. Well, you intrigue me and I'm going to get to know you. I have to know more about you."
"I'm not special," I look at my fee again.
"But you are. In more ways than one," he lifts my head up by placing his index finger under my chin. "Rose, please listen to me."
I stare into his eyes. Then beg me, need me, to listen. "Okay."
"I really do like you. I've lived my whole life till this day in Slender's park. Waiting for something. Or someone. Now, I know it's you. I need you. Please, just give it a chance. And besides, don't you want to get to know me?"
I nod, "I do want to know about you. So fine, I'll give this whole thing a chance."
He smiles, "Good. Now, I've got one more question. Where do you go to school?"
I smile and tell him.
"We're going to be classmates."
"Let me walk you back to your room."
"Alright," I pick up my snacks and drinks.
Sam puts his arm around my waist and we walk back to my room. "See you soon Rose," he pulls his arm away and kisses my cheek. Seconds later he's disappeared down the hall.
"Bye," I whisper to the air. My face feels so hot and my mind is scattered. Sam, who are you? Who are deep inside? And who am I deep inside? Who's the girl you want to know more about? I'm not interesting, so why did you choose me?