30. Chapter 30
The next day, I was sitting by Andy, watching TV, When I got a text.
Hey, this is Tom. Can all of us go to your house? We're bored and want to torture someone.
Me: Uh, ok. Does Bill still remember my address?
Tom: Yeah, see you in a bit.
I sighed and stood up. I looked at andy.
"Bill, Tom, Georg, and Gustav are coming over."
"M'kay." He didn't seem to care. "Help me up." I grabbed his hand and tried to pull him into a standing position. I think he intentionally tried to make it difficult for me....
"Get up, fat***!" I groaned.
"Have you seen me?" Andy said in mock astonishment.
"Then you must be on drugs...."
I growled and stomped away from him, into the kitchen.
"Someone's a little moody, today. What's the matter?" He asked, walking up behind me.
I rubbed my temple. "Nothing, just tired." That was a lie. How was I supposed to act around Bill? Would he say anything? Would Andy be mad that I didn't tell him? It was stressing me out.
"Well, I didn't want to say anything before, but you are EXTREMELY moody when you're tired." He said, rubbing my neck.
I turned around to face him. The fact that I was lying about being tired only got him deeper in the hole. "Excuse me?"
"Uh...I was just saying that...you are-I mean..." He realized he was in trouble.
"Mmm-hm. I know what you meant." Someone knocked on the door. I walked into the living room to answer it. Tom rushed in, with everyone else following in after him. Bill smiled at me awkwardly. I smiled at him as though nothing had ever happened.
She smiled at me, as though I had never tried to kiss her. Did she tell Andy? Was she mad at me?
I bit my lip and followed in after my guys. They all threw themselves on the couch as though they lived there. I sat down with more modesty. Considering.
Andy came into the room, smiling. "Hey, guys."
"We were bored." Tom said.
"...And we just wanted to see you guys..." I added on, glaring at Tom. He gave me a huge smile.
Andy laughed. "Ok then..."
Alex just stared into space. A moment later, she disappeared upstairs. Andy was caught up talking to the guys. I just sat there quietly for a moment, then sighed and mumbled an excuse about having to go to the bathroom.
"Last door at the end of the hall." Andy said while I climbed the steps.
I found Alex in her and Andy's room.
"We need to talk." We said at the same time. I forced a small laugh. She didn't bother. I took a deep breath.
"I'm sorry; for what I did. I-I wasn't thinking and-" I started.
"It's okay." She said.
We sat there in silence for a moment.
"Are you going to tell Andy?" I finally asked.
I stared at her in confusion. "Why not?"
She cocked her head, slightly. "I don't think that he needs to know. It would just cause conflict and I'm done with drama."
I tried not to sigh with relief. Having someone like Andy against me doesn't sound pleasant.
"Okay. I just thought I should explain myself to you." I started to walk away.
"Bill?" I turned to look at her. "Do you really feel that way about me?"
I looked at the ground, blushing. Then quickly nodded.
"How long?" I didn't dare look up at her.
"A while..." I was blushing furiously.
"How long is 'a while'?" She asked, calmly and quietly.
"Since the first day I met you." The room was so silent, I was sure she could hear my heart pounding against my chest.
"Why?" She asked me. This time, I looked up at her. Who couldn't love her?
"Ever hear of love at first sight?"
"Ever hear of love at first sight?" He didn't bother to wait for me to answer the question. He left me alone to ponder what he had just said. He loved me? This kind of shocked me. I didn't believe in love at first sight. So it was hard for me to wrap my mind around that, considering we met a few days ago. That didn't seem believable, but then again, I recall Bill saying in interviews how he believed in love at first sight.
I guess I was one of those people who had to see it to believe it.