Equal Ice

I’m a performer, but I don’t act on a regular stage. I dress up in costumes, but I don’t play a character. My stage isn’t one in a theater; it’s clean slick ice at a rink. I don’t play a character, I’m just myself. Sometimes on the ice though, I feel like I’m someone else. Someone who is graceful and beautiful, it’s still me though, just a different side of me. A side that I like much more than my everyday self. Ice skating is much more work than people may think though, and some people don’t consider it a sport. It’s not as extreme as hockey for example. I may not look very tough, but I can accelerate faster than the guys on the racetrack. I take harder impacts than a rider being thrown from a bull. And I handle more G-Force than a fighter pilot. So why just be extreme, when you can be extremely graceful.


85. Chapter 85

Chapter 85

Gabrielle’s POV

Bella and I walked outside of the building and headed over to where her mom was waiting for us in the pick up lane that the rink had in the parking lot. I got in the back seat as usual and set my skate bag down next to me.

“How was your first day back since the renovations girls?” Bella’s mom asked us once we were both in the car and had our seat belts buckled as she began to drive.

I wanted to put on an act and act like everything was fine and tell her that practice was great, but I knew that Bella would call me out on it. She wasn’t saying anything about Harry to her mom right now, so why give her a reason to.

I knew if I just acted like everything was fine and that it was just a normal day, Bella would hate that and she’d defiantly then begin to tell her mom that I was just making that up and then she would explain and tell her everything that did happen.

So far neither of us had said anything, and I guess I just have to hope that that will continue, and I’ll have to pray that Bella doesn’t say anything to her mom after they drop me off and I’m not in the car to say anything against what Bella is telling her mom, and I won’t be able to stop her then either.

“Was it just so amazing that you are both speechless,” Bella’s mom joked with us, but neither of us laughed.

I felt bad since she was trying to talk to us and neither of us was saying anything.

“Come on, don’t you girls have anything to say? You both are usually so talkative, especially you Bella,” she said as she continued to drive to my house. I wished that she could drive faster.

“Sorry just not really in a talking mood,” Bella answered.

“Did something happen? You’re almost always in a talking mood?” her mom asked her, completely forgetting that I was here I guess, but that was actually a good thing in my case right now, although if Bella tells her what I’m worried she might, she’ll defiantly remember that I am here.

“Gabrielle lied to me,” Bella said.

I squeezed my eyes close once she said it, she was going to tell her mom, and I now just kept hoping that if I just kept my eyes closed that all of this would go away. I knew it wasn’t going to just go away though, there was no way out of this, and I was going to be stuck in all this for quite some time now.

“Well whatever it was, I’m sure it’s not that bad that you have to ignore her,” her mom said, still believing that I was an innocent little girl that wouldn’t hurt a fly.

“She’s been lying to me for at least a month, probably even longer than that,” Bella said, “Gabi has been lying to everyone and keeping things from everyone,”

“Now Bella don’t you think that you may be over exaggerating things here,” her mom said to her.

“No, I’m not. Don’t believe me why doesn’t Gabrielle tell you everything that she has been lying about,” Bella said.

As we approached a stoplight, Bella’s mom turned to look at me, “Gabi, do you have something you’d like to say then?” she asked me.

I went back to the state I was in earlier at the rink when questioned about what I’ve been hiding from people, I stayed silent, the back of the seat in front of me suddenly becoming a whole lot more interesting, especially now in this situation. Bella’s mom just sighed and turned back around to face the road since the light had turned green now.

“Would one of you just tell me what is going on? I hate seeing you two like this,” Bella’s mom said to us. 

“Gabi’s dating a hockey player,” Bella blurted out, and I wear I almost saw her mom slam down the brake in shock, but she continued to drive.

“A hockey player?” she questioned, not fully believing what her daughter was telling her, with the feud and everything I don’t know if I’d believe Bella at first either if I was in her situation, and compared to what I’m dealing with I wish that I was.

I wished that I was in the place of deciding whether or not I was going to believe this information and if I was going to be mad at the person or not. Instead I was in the dreaded place where I already knew all this information since it was about me and I’m living it, and I had to hope that whoever was told this information doesn’t hate me liked I feared that they would.

“Yes mom, a hockey player,” Bella confirmed.

“Are you positive?” she asked.

“Well you don’t see Gabi denying it, do you?” Bella said, and her mom quickly glanced back at me before looking back at the road.

“And your father is okay with this?” she asked, talking to me now.

I guess she was starting to believe Bella now.

“He doesn’t really know,” I managed to say after going so long in this car without saying anything.

I wasn't sure why I added the “really” since it was either he knew or he didn’t, but I guess I just thought that it made it sound better than what it really was.

“How did all this come about?” she asked, talking to both of us now I was guessing.

Bella then began to tell her mom everything that Zack had told her back at the rink, and she also told her the things that I had personally lied about to her that Zack didn’t know about, like what happened with the whole pizza place conflict.

She ended up leaving out the part about the date she went on with Harry, her mom was going to question her on that so she obviously wasn’t going to say anything about the date to her mom since I was the one who was supposed to be questioned right now in her eyes.

I had a feeling that she was thinking of saying it, or coming up with a way to bring up me having Harry be a jerk to her without having to say she was on a date with him, but I knew that she couldn’t think of how to do that. She had just went ahead and told her mom everything she wanted to in response to her to make me look bad without even giving me an option of whether or not I wanted to explain everything to her mom or not.

She was probably worried that I was going to make this seem like less of a big deal than it really was, and make myself look better in this situation.

Even though I didn’t want to explain everything to her mom, it would’ve been nice if one of them would’ve given me the option to. I wasn’t sure why I even cared, but I did. I was wishing that none of this would be bothering me right now, and that I could just not care about what anyone else thinks of me and me happy with just having Harry. I just couldn’t though, I had to worry about what other people thought of me, and I hated having Bella be mad at me.

Also, I knew I was going to get in trouble with some people, mostly just my dad though. I was only half listening to everything that Bella was saying right now, but it was only a matter of time before she finished, and I knew that her mom was probably going to start talking to me now, I had know clue what she was going to ask or say to me, but I knew that I probably didn’t have any good answers.

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