“I’m on my way down babe,” I panted, running down the stairs of the building while trying to put on my shoes.
“Well hurry up. You’re going to be late to school, and I don't want to be held responsible for you having detention.” Nate replied
“I’m not going to be given detention. Trust me, I’m awfully persuading.” My bag was slowly slipping off my shoulder, almost making me fall over. I ran through the revolving doors, barely managing to get through without hitting my head. He let out a bark of laughter at my statement.
“Are you sure you’re here? I can’t see you anywhere-“ I was cut off with surprise as I ran into someone.
“Watch where you’re going babe.” I looked up to see Nate smirking down at me. I rolled my eyes as he let me go and opened the car door for me.
“You know you don’t have to do that every morning, right?” I asked, smiling on the inside.
“I know, but I want to.” He smiled.
My eyes traced his lips, before giving into my temptation, throwing my bag to the floor and wrapping my arms around his neck. He made a noise of surprise before kissing me back, resting his hands on my hips. He continued to kiss me until a car horn interrupted us, breaking us apart.
“Now you definitely will be late to school.” He chuckled after he had pulled away. He pushed me gently into the car and closed the door behind him. I huffed and crossed my arms over my chest. When he got in next to me, he lost his shit laughing.
“You can see me after school.”
I rolled my eyes. “You should be a proper boyfriend and make me skip school to hang out with you. Besides, I just have to hang out with Justin all day. Abby and Jasmine don’t even go to my school.” I smirked, watching as his grip tightened on the steering wheel. I dug deeper,
“He’s all alone with me in every class. All of my other friends are too scared to sit with us because they’re obsessed with him.” I sighed in fake sadness. “I guess I’ll just end up having to be friends with him. You know, because he never leaves me alone.” We were silent for a few minutes, Nate’s low growls the only sound filling the car.
“You’re not going to school today.” He muttered, his knuckles white from gripping the steering wheel so hard. I had learnt how to use Nate’s constant possessiveness over me when it came to Justin to my advantage, finally. It used to drive me crazy, but right now? My scores are only increasing.
Cassidy – 2
Nate and Justin - 0
I couldn’t contain myself as a smile broke out over my features, my inner self cackling with delight from her trickery.
“Don’t look so upset.” He said sarcastically.
“Thank-you.” I whispered, leaning over to kiss his cheek.
“I’ll call your Aunt and tell her your sick. But you’re going to school Monday, got it?”
I nodded, “Of course. I just want to see you today, not Justin.” I smiled again to myself.
Once Nate learnt I walked to school, he refused to let it happen for one day longer. He had been driving me to and from school each day, leaving me to wonder what the hell his job was. He pulled up in front of our favorite café, Blue Mexico, and motioned for me to get out.
“Go get us a table, I’ll catch up alright? Let me call your Aunt.”
“Are you sure I shouldn't?” I asked, hesitant.
“Babe, chill. She loves me.”
I smiled and rolled my eyes. “Alright, fine.” I hopped out of the car and made my way inside, remembering to hide my books inside my bag. I scanned the room to find an unoccupied table, seeing one right by the window for two. Just as I was about to walk over there, a guy with golden hair and numerous tattoos sat there, pulling a pretty blonde girl down next to him. I ran out of the café as fast as I could, reaching for my phone. Before I could get it out, I saw Nate walking towards me.
“We can’t go inside.” I said as I ran up to him, pushing him away from the entrance.
“Why not? I thought you were getting a table…” He laughed, trying to walk past me.
“Well I was and then my stalker showed up.”
“Your stalker…?” He smiled, looking at me like I was insane.
“Don’t patronize me, Nate! Justin was in there, he sat where I was going to sit!” I ran my fingers through my hair in frustration. “He’s stalking me, I swear it. He hasn’t skipped school all week, and now the one day I do, he does. And then he shows up here!” I yelled, pacing.
Nate watched me with an amused smile, “Was he alone?”
“No, he was with some blonde chick. Can we leave?”
“But I’m hungry.” He whined, pouting. “At least let me buy breakfast. He won’t see us, c’mon.”
He held out his hand and dragged me inside. This so wasn’t fair, Justin has to ruin every god damn day of my life.
We were sitting in a park just outside of town, Nate and I. Other than our run in with Justin, it had been a pretty good day.
“What if I let my hair grow back to brown?” Nate asked as he looked up at me from where he lie in my lap.
“Maybe,” I ran my fingers through his hair slowly, “It’s up to you I guess.”
“Is that you’re polite way of saying ew?” He laughed, and I joined him, shaking my head.
He sat up suddenly and turned to face me.
“You’re really beautiful when you laugh you know.” He mused, eyes locking with mine.
“Yeah. But you’re even more beautiful when you look at me like that.”
“Like what?” I asked, blushing.
“Like you want to kiss me.” He mumbled, before cupping the sides of my face in his hands. His thumbs traced my cheek bones as he connected his lips to mine. My hands left his shoulders and found their way to the nape of his neck. He pulled me closer to him, lessening the space between us.
“You smell nice.” He commented, kissing down my neck and near my collarbones. I giggled, but it came out more like a sigh. I was too out of breath to speak as he bit and sucked on my collarbones, making me dizzy. Alarm bells were going off in my head to tell him to stop, that we were going too far. We were all alone, with no one to stop us. That I wasn’t ready for him to go any further, but he stopped.
“I’m sorry.” He whispered. He lifted his hands back to my cheeks, trying to calm me down. “I felt you tense up, I’m sorry.”
I shook my head. “It’s okay. I’m just, I’ve never done that before.” I said, looking down at my hands. I had always felt embarrassed by my lack of experience in everything related to relationships. Of course, I had been kissed before, but never like the way Nate kissed me.
“Hey,” He lifted my chin so I was looking him in the eyes. “it’s okay. We don’t have to do that.” He smiled. “You’re so cute though, you don't have to be embarrassed. I don’t care about that sort of thing, you’re perfect.”
He pecked me on the lips and stood up. “But I want to take you somewhere.”
“Where?” I asked, standing up next to him.
“How would you feel about going to a party?”
Taking in the beautiful scenery of the Nate’s friend’s lake house, I was glad I had an escape to this party. I was easily the youngest here and I didn’t drink. I was a total outcast All I can say is thank-god I wore a dress today, or else I would probably have been thrown out. As it is, I was wearing a thigh length dress but I felt like I was a nun. Nate had told me he would come and talk to me after he caught up with his friends and left me with a group of girls who would never speak to me if I hadn’t been with Nate. That’s literally all we talked about. My. Boyfriend. Eventually, I left them to come out here. I was royally pissed off with Nate. I didn’t know anyone here, and I certainly did not want to be here. I can’t even remember why I agreed to this in the first place.
“Are you alright?” A deep voice asked from behind me. I spun around so fast I gave myself a head rush. I ignored the adrenalin and anxiety pumping through my veins as I took in the boy in front of me.
“Fine, thank-you.” I managed to squeak out. I grabbed the wooden bannister tighter as he took a step closer.
“Sorry, I didn’t mean to scare you.” I watched as his eyes traced my figure, and shivered. He was hot, but he was creeping me out. “I’m not going to hurt you.” He smiled, “Look, you can ID me and everything. My name is Ashton.”
“Cassidy.” I replied.
“I know. Nate’s in there speaking about you, but he’s drunk off his ass.”
I rolled my eyes. “Brilliant.” I muttered.
He came and stood next to me after I turned around again, watching the sunset.
“How do you know Nate?” I mumbled. If this dude was gonna stand out here with me then I should at least talk to him, right?
“We’ve been friends since we were little.”
It was silent for a few more minutes before I looked over to him. His dark hair was falling in his blue eyes slightly due to the breeze.
“Why are you out here?”
“Who? Me?” He asked
“No, the lake. Of course you.” I deadpanned.
“I thought you could use some company. Besides, I wanted to be the first to introduce myself to the ever famous, Cassidy.”
This sparked my curiosity. “What do you mean?”
“Well, Nate and Justin are always talking about you.”
“You know Justin? As in Justin Bieber?”
“Yeah! He’s like the younger brother I never had, even though we’re almost the same age.”
“He talks about me?” I asked, smiling inwardly.
“Yeah, all the time. Mostly about how much he’s irritated by you.” He chuckled, “But I can’t remember a time when he’s been more obsessed with a girl. Even though it's the opposite to attraction, its obsession none the less.”
I laughed loudly, throwing my head back. “We have that kind of relationship I guess.”
Just as he was about to reply, there was sounds of crashing and banging from inside. Ashton and I locked eyes in worry, before looking towards the door. Sounds of someone running echoed from the hallway and I tried to unnoticeably move behind Ashton. He was extremely tall, and could definitely work as a human shield. I could see golden hair in a not so styled manner and soon enough, a familiar arm of tattoos.
“He seriously is stalking me.” I whispered to myself, watching as Justin frantically ran over to Ashton and I. Once he saw me, his mouth dropped in horror.
“You’re not here, no way. You’ve got to be kidding me… What did he bring you here for? What the fuck?” He yelled, punching the wall he was near. My eyes widened in fear as Ashton moved me behind him.
“Justin, what’s the matter bro?”
“You’ve got to go, you’ve got to leave, take her.” He took a deep breath and looked into my eyes, before looking back towards Ashton. “They’re coming.”