"What?!" I managed to choke out.
"I mean if you want to... Go out with me" he said quickly.
What am I supposed to say? I don't really like him. We're great friends and I don't want to ruin that.
"Look Brice" I said as I looked into his pleading eyes. Yes!" I said before I could back out. He looked is hopeful what was I supposed to say?
"Cool! Tonight at seven!" He said as he walked away.
What did I just get myself into? I thought as I let out a sigh.
"What's wrong?" I jumped at the voice behind me.
"Oh, hey May! You startled me" I said
"My bad. So what's wrong?" She asked again.
"Oh nothing." I breathed "it's just...Brice asked me out. I'm sorry I don't want to tell you all of my problems." I said quickly not knowing what got into me. Why was I telling this 11th grader my problems?
**almost 7 pm**
I let out a loud sigh, I've been doing that a lot today, as I applied my lipgloss. All done. Was I really about to go through with this? 'What are you getting yourself into Mal?' I thought as I heard the doorbell ring.
"Hey Brice" I said as I opened the door.
"Hey Mallory, I brought you some flowers" he said shyly. Oh great why did he have to be so sweet?
"Thanks. Why don't you come in while I put these flowers in a vase" I smiled while giving him a small hug.
"Ok" he said it so simple that it made me wonder what he was thinking.
"What are the plans for tonight?" I asked as I set the flowers on a small table.
"I thought we could go bowling?" He inquired.
"Sounds fun!" I said and I genuinely meant it. Wether I liked it or not he's a great friend.
**at mike's bowling ally**
"I'm gonna have to warn you, I'm not very good at bowling" I laughed as I got out the car.
"Don't worry neither am I" he admitted.
"Awww! Cute! Are you blushing?" I teased.
"No!" He chuckled.
"Sure mr.tough guy" I laughed.
"Yeah, yeah. Hush up!"
"Hush up? Who says that?" I asked giving him a quizzical look.
"I do" was all he said, and before I knew it I was slung over his shoulder and being hauled inside.
"Brice! Put...me...down!" I managed to wheeze out.
"Ok..ok." He said laughing so hard he snorted. Which made both of us laugh more.
** three bowling games later**
"I can't believe you beat me!" I shoved him playfully
"Haha...I can't help it if you suck" he shrugged. "So is there a date number two sometime soon?" He added after a while.What am I supposed to say? Oh gosh why did I put myself in this situation?
"Listen Brice," I said ", I like you and all...."
"There's a but in there somewhere. Right?" He asked. All I could do was nod.
"But... I don't wanna ruin our friendship." I finished off quickly.
"Oh, ok I understand" he said quietly as he got into the car.
Why did it have to happen this way? I thought as I walked through my front door.
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