I woke up the next morning, alone. I was shocked to say the least, but I knew that Nathan went to get Lucas to help him train a little more for the playoffs. I was proud of them both because they were putting everything in the past behind them, and getting along. I got ready for school and met up with Sabrina, who was riding with me.
“Are you coming to practice?” Sabrina asked.
“I wouldn’t miss it.” I replied with a smile.
“If Brooke asked you to join the team, would you?” Sabrina asked as we pulled up to the school.
“I honestly don’t know Sabrina. I would have to think about it.” I replied as we headed into school.
The school day went by a little quickly, but that was fine with me because my mom was actually going to be home, and she wanted me to meet her new boyfriend. I’m a tad bit nervous to meet him, but if he makes my mom happy, then I’ll give him a chance. When I got home, I saw an unfamiliar car parked in the driveway. I got out of my car, unlocked the door, and walked into the house to hear laughter.
“Hey sweetie how was your day?” my mom asked as she stood up from the table, and came over to give me a hug.
“Hey mom, and my day was great.” I replied as I hugged her back.
After my mom and I broke apart, she guided me to the table where her boyfriend, I think, is sitting.
“Sweetheart, I want you to meet my boyfriend, Brycen Graves. Brycen, I want you to meet my daughter, Kristi.” my mom said as she introduced us.
“It’s nice to meet you Kristi.” Brycen said as he stuck out his hand.
“It’s nice to meet you too, Brycen.” I said back as I shook his hand.
We all sat down and talked about, well, everything, when my phone vibrated. I looked at it and saw that I had a text from Haley, telling me to come to Nathan’s apartment. I felt uneasy about that, but I told my mom that a friend needed me. She understood, and let me go. I was actually happy now that I met her boyfriend, and I can honestly say, he’s sexy as hell, and I hope he treats my mom right. When I got to Nathan’s, I knocked on the door, and Haley let me in, and showed me what was saved on his computer.
“Did you know about this?” Haley asked as we looked at the screen.
“No, but I’m not going to lose my cool over something that was saved before we even met.” I replied, but deep down, I knew that something was weird about this whole thing.
Haley and I just talked for a little longer before Nathan and Lucas came in the door. I was glad that they were getting along, but Haley had to ruin it by wanting to talk to Nathan, since I guess I wasn’t throwing a fit about the websites.
“What’s up?” Nathan asked as he sat at the counter.
Haley hesitated before saying, “I was doing some research on the Internet… and I found what my best friends’ boyfriend’s been studying.” She turned the laptop around so Nathan could see it.
“This is… I stumbled on this, so it’s no big deal.” Nathan said as he, I guess, deleted the website, and closed the laptop.
I was just going to stand back and let them handle this, unless I needed to step in. I wasn’t making a big deal out of this, but I guess Haley thought that she needed to fight for me, and I thought that it was sweet of her because she’s acting like a sister instead of a best friend, which is what I want us to be.
“What about the half a dozen other sites you stumbled upon, and bookmarked?” Haley asked.
When Nathan didn’t answer, Haley said, “I know it’s hard enough on Kristi that she had to compete with the girls at school that just give it away. But does she have to be a porn star now?”
“Haley, look, you’re overreacting.” Nathan said as nicely as he could.
“No, I really don’t think I am. This bothers me, Nathan.” Haley said, and I knew that this was going to get ugly, so I stepped in.
“Look, I love both of you, but Haley, I’m not making a big deal out of this because he might’ve been looking on there when him and Peyton were into it. Nathan, I don’t like that those sites are still on your laptop, but then again, you may have forgotten that they were on there. Now, can we please be done with this topic because I’m starting to get pissed off?” I asked as I looked at them.
Nathan nodded his head, but Haley just seemed upset that I just dropped the topic. Haley grabbed her bad and left. Nathan and I just sat on the couch, talked, and watched some TV before I went home. I knew that tomorrow, practice would be hell for both Nathan and Lucas because Dan was their coach. Sabrina had told me that Whitey was having surgery on his eyes, and that he would be out for the first playoff game. She also told me that Dan “talked” to the school board or whatever they call it, and that’s the only reason he’s coaching.
The next day I didn’t really do much at school, and when I got home, I got to hang with Brycen, since my mom had to work, and get to know him better. We talked about anything and everything, and I felt a lot closer to him than I did when I met him. We were laughing, when there was a knock at the door. I went to answer it, and saw Nathan standing there, looking tired and worn out. I let him in and introduced him to Brycen.
“Nathan, this is my mom’s boyfriend, Brycen. Brycen, this is my boyfriend, Nathan.” I said as I motioned between the two.
“Nice to meet you, Nathan.” “You too, Brycen.” Nathan and Brycen said at the same time while shaking hands.
I told Brycen that I was going to my room, and he basically acted like a dad, which I thought was sweet, and told me not to do anything unless I was protected. I’m now extremely happy that my mom is dating him because he’s more of a man than my father will ever be.
“How bad was it?” I asked as I was giving Nathan a shoulder massage.
“It was brutal, but it was worse for Lucas. He even got sick on the court.” Nathan replied, and I felt bad for both of my boys.
Nathan and I just talked the rest of the night, and then fell asleep. The rest of the week was ok, I guess, but Nathan did tell me that Haley found pictures of Peyton on his laptop. I was confused at first, but then I was ok with it because I knew that they were probably from when they were dating. We talked about it and I decided not to make a big deal out of this either because there was no point. After that, nothing else really happened, except for Peyton telling me that Jake left with Jenny. I felt bad and I hope that everything works out for him, and for the rest of us.
Kristi's school outfit: http://www.polyvore.com/kristis_school_outfit_ch.18/set?id=119291279&lid=1978885
Kristi's school outfit 2: http://www.polyvore.com/kristis_school_outfit_ch.18/set?id=119291456&lid=1978885
Brycen Graves, Corienne Rain, Gwendelyn Moore, & Cale Newman: http://www.polyvore.com/brycen_graves_corienne_rain_gwendelyn/set?id=119291757&lid=1978885