Ivory Keys

He took one more step towards me and my hands were touching his chest. I looked down at them in surprise and quickly tried to put them down, but he grabbed my hands in his and kept them on his chest. I looked back up at him and he was just staring at me.

Is he going to...to kiss me? In the rain? How cliche.

I looked at his lips and then to his eyes. The rain was soaking us to the skin and he still hasn't removed his hands from mine.

He sighed and brought his face close to mine. I closed my eyes and felt his forehead touch mine. My eyes opened slowly and I started to pull away. His hands gripped mine tighter and he pulled me closer til our bodies were touching. He released my hands and wrapped his arms around my waist. I reached up and wrapped my arms around his neck.

He gently put his head into the crook of my neck and sighed again.

"Tami...I...umm...I think..." He pulled away, without removing his hands, and I placed my hands on his chest and pushed him away gently.


9. 9.

Tami's POV

The days are starting to blur together and the days are getting chillier. Still no luck with Johnny's friend Mel. He brought her in a couple days ago and she was really, really angry.
We were all in the cave, (our name for the choir/theater room) when in comes Johnny looking slightly nervous. Following him was a skinny girl with a black bag on her right shoulder. Her hands were gripping the bags handles so tightly that her knuckles turned white. She had brown hair barely to her shoulders and bangs that covered her entire forehead. But the most prominent feature on her was her eyes. Big, round green eyes with flecks of brown in them and long lashes to frame them.
She was very pretty.
I jumped to my feet and walked over to her smiling. I glanced at Johnny, who seem to be stuck on auto pilot. I smiled warmly at him to let him know I had this covered.
"Hello Mel! I am Tami. Tami Ortega. And these are my friends." I gestured to the mini circle we had formed on the risers. "I'm sure you already know Isaac." Isaac was in her art class and he is very very flaming. Meaning he's gay. He is the biggest sweetheart in the world and can make any one feel special. He is almost the same height as Johnny only falling a few inches short. Thick dark brown hair, light brown eyes and skinny as a pole.
That was Isaac for you.
"Mel...This is my friend Bianca."
Bianca smiled with a mouthful of food. I laughed at her. She is so goofy.
Mel didn't seem amused.
"Ahem and this is Sarah." Sarah is a freshman who wanted to belong somewhere. She is a big blonde girl who wanted friends. So we gave her some. She wears glasses but they don't hide her pretty brown eyes.
I sat back down where I was and watched Johnny try to find somewhere suitable to sit. He normally sat close to me. (Not that I mind) But he seem to be torn between staying with her or not.
"Mel! Why don't you sit next to me?" I patted the space next to me and watched her face tense while Johnny's relaxed.
The rest of the lunch I spent trying to keep the conversation going between Mel and I. Johnny walked me to class and after school I walked him to his car.
And Mel watched from far away.
Glaring the entire time.

I was about to walk into the cave when I heard piano music coming from the hall way. Smiling to myself I knocked on the door twice. When he opened the door I grinned even bigger and looked at him. Today he was wearing a green pull over and dark jeans. Real jeans. Not skinny jeans. The green in his shirt brought out his eyes and when he smiled back my heart skipped a beat.
"I believe I have a reservation for one please."
"Right this way Ma'am." He gestured for me to sit down and I sat on the other side of the piano away from the door. He sat down and started to play again.
"Whats on the menu today?" I asked pulling out my lunch. I pulled my knees up to my chest and started eating my sandwich.
"Mozart and practice music for our show." He pulled out a sandwich and started to eat as well. Turning to me he said, "I'm getting a little upset at Mel."
"Because she is constantly following me around more than before. I go to my locker and she is there. I go to class and she is there. Lunch time she is there. I only need one shadow thank you very much." He sighed and looked at me.
"Then why don't you tell her this?"
"Because I don't want to hurt her feelings."
We continued to eat our lunch when there was a knock at the door. We both froze and he started to get up.
"If it's her..." He looked over and saw Mel's head in the door. I looked over to see, clutching my half eaten sandwich.
"Is it-"
"Quick! Hide your feet!"
I swung my body around so my back was to the piano and if someone was coming in the hallway they wouldn't be able to see me. I heard him approach the door and open it.
"I'm sorry I can't have any visitors today. I am working on some new music that I need to get down. I can't have any distractions. Sorry."
"That's OK. I just wanted to give you something really quick then I'll-" She had started walking towards where I was and stopped right in front of me. I turned toward her slowly and looked at Johnny who was speechless.
"What's going on?" She asked looking from him to me and back again.
I felt like the mistress getting caught with the husband.
I looked over at Johnny and saw that he was of no help or use at the moment so I guess it is up to my acting techniques to get us out of this one.


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