Chapter 17 (A Walk On The Beach)
After we ate, Harry paided for our food and we left. I told him that he didn't have to pay even though this was a date but his gentleman side of him made me give up. right now Harry and I are in the car, we some how awkwardly waited for the air conditioning to boost up and work so we could head of to our next destination which i think is home since our date is finish. I broke the silence as Harry drove out of the parking lot.
"Harry thank you for the food at Nando's, it was delicious. I love you for setting up the date and making it the best date ever. It was fun. I'm sorry for being jealous about a girl you didn't really know and loved but as you know, I promise not get jealous and to break down into tears." I said pulling out all my feelings towards this guy. He smiled.
"Don't worry about it, plus the fun doesn't end here." My eyes widen at him. He chuckled at my face.
"There's more?" I asked shocked and excitedly. What's up with this guy, putting everything he has for just one girl. I thought having lunch together was already enough to recall it as a 'Date'.
"I'm glad your excited about it" He laughed. I started to play with my fingers as he made it to a stop light. I looked the clock. 3:09 PM.
"When does this date end exactly?" I asked. I wanted to know when this date would end so that I can figure out what we are going to be doing during the day if that made any sense.
"You already want to get rid of me." he said with a fake hurtful expression. I know its fake because when ever his eye twitch, that tells me its fake.
"No that's not what I mean Haz." I explained, he smirked at me as he made a left turn to the beach. Where going to the beach?
"Well it kinda sounds like it Sel."
"Even if I wanted to get rid of you, I basically can't because 1) I live with you 2) your my best friend and 3) I can't stand ignoring you." I gave him a smile. He returned me a smile as he drove to the parking lot of the beach.
"Where going to the beach?" I asked as my eyes scanned the beach. Adults having fun, children building sand castles and splashing each other with the salt water that was provided for the sea.
"Yup this is were we are going to have fun before we get all excited later on." Later on? we are going to get all excited later on? I wonder where he would take me next after this.
"But I didn't even bring my bathing suit" I said with a sad expression on my face. I did really want to swim but I guess not today.
"Don't worry were not swimming today since I love what your wearing. It makes you look cute but casual." I blushed at his words. He got out of the car and opened the trunk of the car. I followed him to the back. He reached out from the back of the trunk a pair of red sandals. My sandals.
"Here you left your sandals here in my car when we went swimming last time." I starred at the pair of sandals he was holding up.
"Haz hurry up! Where going to be late for Gemma's party" I yelled to Harry. He ran down the stairs with a pair of grey sandals in his hands. Gemma was having a goodbye party today at the beach since she was leaving tomorrow, she was moving to New York with her family. Gemma was Harry's cousin so I probably think shes my cousin too.
"I'm coming I'm coming" he said as he ran out the door bare feeted. I laughed at him. As soon as I locked the door, I ran to Harry's car with him in the driver seat, my in the passenger seat and Aunt Anne at the back seat. I turned around to check on Aunt Anne while Harry turned on the ignition.
"Everything alright Aunt Anne?" I asked. She was leaning on the window looking beautiful.
"Everything's alright darling, thank you for checking." I smiled at her then turned around to face the road. Since it was sunny, I decided to wear a white loose tank top, ripped jean shorts on top of my turquoise bikini, my dream catcher necklace, brown black sunglasses and my hair into a side fish tail braid.
"Did you bring Gemma's goodbye present Selly?" Harry asked as his eyes were still glued onto the road. I looked down to my feet. The bag was small and was carrying a scrapbook that Harry and I worked hard on yesterday. It had pictures of us with Gemma, it also had pics of us with her when we were young. Her being 10 years old while Harry and I were like I don't know 6 years old.
"Yup I have it." I said with a smile. Harry chuckled at me while he turned on the radio.
"I'm going to miss Gemma." I said trying to start a conversation.
"We all are going to miss her." Aunt Anne said. I turned around to face her. I gave her a smile as she returned it back. I swear I saw Harry smiling at us from the mirror.
"Don't get your hopes up Sel, we see her again." he said. I smiled at him .
"i hope so." I leaned against the window. As I looked outside the window. A song on the radio caught my attention as it started playing.
"Isn't she lovely
Isn't she wonderful
Isn't she precious
Less than one minute old
I never thought through love we'd be
Making one as lovely as she
But isn't she lovely made from love"
The song was so beautiful and I loved how the lyrics were placed. I started to sway my head side to side as my eyes were closed shut. I smiled.
"Isn't she pretty
Truly the angel's best
Boy, I'm so happy
We have been heaven blessed
I can't believe what God has done
Through us he's given life to one
But isn't she lovely made from love"
I knew Harry knew this song because he started to sing it, along with Aunt Anne too. I looked at Harry, he smiled while he sang. Same thing happened with Aunt Anne too. Instead of singing along with them, I just swayed my head side to side.
"Isn't she lovely
Life and love are the same
Life is Aisha
The meaning of her name
Londie, it could have not been done
Without you who conceived the one
That's so very lovely made from love"
"Made from love" I sang. The song ended when we entered the parking lot to the beach. I could already see smoke from the BBQ that was being cooked from the grill. Harry had found a parking spot and parked right beside Gemma's car. When I slipped out of the car, I found Gemma.
"Selena! Selena! Selena!" she yelled as I ran to her giving her a hug.
"Hey don't forget about me." Harry said as he walked up towards us.
"I can't forget about Harry." She smiled as she gave Harry a hug.
"Gemma!" Aunt Anne called as she walked towards us. Gemma released her grip from Harry and ran towards Aunt Anne. Wow Gemma is really perky today.
"Aunt Anne! Wow you look beautiful today, wait you always have." Gemma said as she gave Aunt Anne a hug.
"Come on Gemma, lets go swimming!" I yelled as I ran off to the beach chairs. I placed my bag on the chair and started to remove my sandals.
"Wait for Me!" yelled Harry. I ran to the sands as Harry tried to catch me. I laughed as he tried to catch me.
"Wait I have a disadvantage with me" he shouted. I gave him a confused look as I watched him take off his sandals. Once he had taken them off, I began to panic.
"Come Here!" He laughed as he chased me. Him without his sandals made him faster and stronger. He did have a chance to catch me. As I ran as fast as I could to the palm tree, I was cornered. There he was thinking it was funny to corner me. Harry was sweating and panting at the same time. I began to whimper as he slowly walks towards me. When Harry was in front of me, 2 inches away from me. Somebody from a distance called me.
"Selena! Selena!" it was Aunt Anne. I looked at Harry then down to his arms. There was a hole that I could escape to. I looked back at Harry, a smirk was played on his lips.
"Got to go, bye Haz." I said as I escaped through the hole that was made by his arms and legs. I slowly walked towards Aunt Anne. She was holding two sticks of cookly fresh BBQ for me and Harry. I could tell Harry was behind me for I hear footsteps stomping on the little pebbles which is recalled as sand.
"Thank you Aunt Anne." I smiled at her as I took a stick of BBQ. Harry did the same thing as me. I walked to my beach chair and watch Gemma swim with her dad, Uncle John. They reminded of me and my dad at the beach before my mom and dad were divorced. We were a happy family back then till my mom didn't love my dad anymore. My dad was a sweet kind person and loves to have fun, but he was also a man who loves poker. Every night when my mom and I are sleeping, he would go out and gamble all of our money that we needed.
"Selena are you ok?" I turned around to find Harry worried, his stick of BBQ was already finished. I nodded along with a smile
"You hardly touched your BBQ. Are you sure?' he asked again.
"I'm sure. I just wanted to go swimming now." I said as I slid a piece of meat on the stick and place it into my mouth.
"Well you know after you eat, you need to wait for 10 minutes before you swim. You don't want to Have a cramp don't yeah" he smiled at me as I sucked on my fingers removing the grease off
"fine I'll wait." i continued to eat my BBQ until it was finish. I was alone sitting on my beach chair watching the waves move while Harry was talking to Gemma. Every now and then, I would always see Harry and Gemma look at me. Their probably are talking about me. I stood up and threw my stick in the garbage.
"Hey Selena, you wanna go swimming later?" Gemma shouted. I turned around to face her and found Harry smiling at me and Her grabbing her towel.
"Sure" I said as I turned around to grab my phone and my towel. It was already 10 minutes and basically I wasted it by checking twitter. I started to remove my clothes revealing my turquoise swim suit. As I ran to the water, I was being followed by Harry. He was wearing Blue swimming trunks that were big for him. Harry started to splash me.
"Harry! No its so cold!" I shouted giggling, I tried to run away from him but failed when he grabbed me and dunked me into the water. I burst out of the water gasping for air, I bet my nose is red because my nose hurts. Harry was laughing madly along with Gemma that just got here.
"Not cool Haz." I yelled trying to be mad.
"Come on Selly, you know it was just a joke. I'm sorry" he said as he tried to hug me but I pulled away. I ran back to my beach chair and dried myself off with my baby blue beach towel.
"Selena! Come back.!" Gemma Yelled as Harry was acting like the waves were attacking him. I shook my head and ran to the volleyball net. I grabbed the volleyball that was lying on the sand and started to bump the ball by myself.
"Hey can I play?" I turned around to find a little girl. She looked like she 7 years old.
"Sure here." I bumped the ball to her and she bumped it back to me perfectly. We played for a while until Harry and Gemma came and disturbed us.
"Hey Selena, I'm sorry for dunking you into the water. I can tell it your nose hurts." I touched my nose.
"Can we play?" Gemma said. I looked at the little girl. She gave me a nod.
"Sure." I replied.
"Whats your name actually?" I asked the little girl. She looked at me with a smile.
"My name is Rosie Posie but you can all me Rosie." her name really suits her and she was beautiful, like a rose.
Hi Rosie my name is Selena, over there is Harry and that's Gemma." I pointed at them as I began telling her their names.
"Nice to meet you all."
"Ok Me and Rosie against Gemma and Harry!" I yelled. We started to play by teams. Rosie and I were a great team. I always told Rosie to pass it to Harry because Harry didn't know how to play volleyball and it was funny to watch him struggling to hit the ball.
"Rosie!' a lady had called Rosie. I think it was her mother. It was getting dark so I think it was time for her to go.
"I got to go now Selena, nice playing with you I had fun! Bye" She said as she ran to her mother.
"Bye Rosie Posie." we all yelled out. She was leaded to the car as the towel was wrapped around her. Rosie and I won since Harry had miss many balls, Gemma was a great volleyball player since she had volleyball lesson at her old school. I ran back to my beach chair and layed on it, I was so tired that I fell asleep.
I woke up from the sounds of the car beeping. I felt a pair of large arms carrying me into the house. it was Harry's. I looked down at my feet, they were bare. Where are my sandals? My bag was also being carried by Harry. Where is Aunt Anne? I probalby think that Gemma's parents are going to drop her home since it was still earlier. I didn't really care about them until I feel asleep again, with my bathing suit on.
"Selena everything alright?" Harry was still holding my sandals that I probably left in the car when I was sleeping.I grabbed it out of his hands slowly.
"Yeah everything is alright don't worry." I said as I removed my white converse and placed my sandals onto my bare feet. Same with Harry, we placed our white converse into the trunk. As Harry locked the car, he placed his firm hand on my petite small back as we continued to walk around the beach.
Where here at the beach already and nothing bad had really happen, well maybe the jealousy part but that's it. Its been a pretty good start. When I told Selena about something exciting is going to happen later on, she was shocked by the looks of her face. Great she doesn't know that were going to 'The Catching Fire Meet and Greet' tonight. I reached in to my pockets to check if I had the two tickets that I had bought, well the second one I found. As we walked around, I caught Selena looking at a Ice Cream Truck.
"Want some?" I asked, she turned to look at me with a embarrassed look on her face. She nodded shyly.
"No need to be shy." I said as I leaded her to the Ice Cream truck. It was quite funny to see her from shy to excited. The ice cream may be expensive but I'm doing it only for Selena. The man there had a bandana on his head, its pretty hot today so I probably think he is sweating like crazy in it.
"two cookies and creme please." I ordered. Selena smiled at me, I bet she is happ that I remembered her favourite flavour. The man went straight to the back of the truck and handed us two cones of flavour cookies and creme. I paid the man the total amount and left.
"Thank you Harry for the ice cream, next time I'm paying because you paid enough already." she said with a smile pasted on her face. She licked her ice cream.
"No worries Selena and no i'm paying." I laughed, she tilted her head in confusion.
"Rudolf the white nose reindeer" I said trying not to laugh. She looked around and looked at me again in confusion
"What do you me- Oh!" She said as she turned around, her back facing me. I smiled at her even though she didn't see it. Once she turned around, the ice cream on her nose disappeared. She wiped it off. She looked at me as her face turned red, she embarrassed.
"No need to get red Selly. Look!" I said as I dipped my nose onto my ice cream. Selena laugh was beautiful, it was beautiful just like her hair, voice, singing, eyes, lips, hands, touch, her everything. Selena was finished eating her ice cream. She was that fast, I haven't even got to the cone part.
"Look I'm Harry the white nose reindeer." I mimicked. I started to dance weirdly and amusingly. Selena started laughing crazily. Probably because I attracted many little kids.
"Lets see if Harry the white nose reindeer can catch me." she challenged me then ran off to the sand. I quickly followed her as I heard awes from the little kids watching me. I smirked. She was near the volleyball net and into the crowd while I was just running around trying to catch her. I took off my sandals since it would be easier without them since I'm running on the sand. There was Selena, cornered between three palm trees like last time. I think shes probably attracted to them. She stood there whimpering helpless. I tried to cover up any holes so that she could escape like last time.
"Got ya." I said as I stood there holding my sandals.
"Not anymore." she tried to escape through the hole that my arms and legs made but I soon covered it and made her stumble, when she stumbled she grabbed my T-shirt and I stumbled onto the sand with her. Selena fell into my arms as I became her foundation. She looked at me in the eyes then back at my lips. i didn't know how reaction
but I knew she wanted to kiss me as she licked her bottom lip. She took her free hand and wiped the ice cream that was still fresh on my nose and ate it.
"Why do you call yourself Harry the white nose reindeer when you don't have a white nose at all" she laughed, i laughed with her. Today was perfect. I didn't know what to expect next since we have the Meet and Greet tonight. Its already 4:43 PM. We still have time to go to get ready and to clean ourselves since were covered in sand right now. I hope shes having a great time, to me this is the best moment in my life well for now because I got to spend it with her.
Shes my best friend, partner, soul mate, sun, moon, stars, world,