I drove for 5 minutes and then realized I needed some coffee. I pulled into the nearest Dunkies and got myself a Mint Chocolate Chip iced coffee. I've been trying new coffees, and this is my most recent discovery. It's so freaking delicious.
Anyways, after I got my coffee, I continued my drive to the rink. I was there within like 3 minutes. The rink is conveniently placed right behind the high school. I tried my best not to think of the past.
I saw Nash standing in the middle of the parking lot, most likely waiting for me. I got out of my car and locked it. I walked over to Nash.
"Hey beautiful, I need you to put this bandana over your eyes for me" he said while holding out one of Taylor's many bandanas. I nodded and let him tie it around my eyes.
I could feel him leading me towards the doors of the rink, so I just let my feet do the work. I felt the rush of cold air as we walked into the rink part.
"I'm gonna pass you on to Taylor okay?" Nash told me. I nodded and felt myself being lifted into Taylor's arms.
I could feel him skating around and then he stopped. He put me down feet first. My feet touched the ice and Taylor untied the bandana. I looked around and couldn't believe what I saw.
Every single one of my friends, old and new, filled the bleachers surrounding the ice. My eyes watered with tears. Everyone was cheering and crying. Somehow, all of the Magcon group was there. I looked up to Taylor.
"Whose idea was this?"
"It was all Nash" I began running across the ice to the door.
He was standing by the lobby doors, facing away from me. I turned him around and kissed him. He seemed a little surprised but then sank into the kiss. My arms went around his neck and he pulled me closer. He lifted me and spun me in a circle, never taking his lips off of mine.
I pulled away.
"You did all of this?" I asked him.
"Um yeah" he said while shifting nervously from foot to foot. "Do you like it?"
"I freaking love it! Thank you so much!" I pulled him into a hug. "Thank you" I whispered.
"Hey Isabelle! You should probably talk to some of these people instead of making out with your boyfriend over there" Cam yelled over to us.
"Screw you Cameron! I was getting to that" I yelled back as I backed out of Nash's arms. "How am I supposed to talk to all of these people?" I asked Nash
"I don't know, but you can make it work. Just think of it as practice for our wedding" he said with a wink. I smiled and pushed him playfully.
"Is everyone just going to stand in the bleachers or are they going to walk around?"
"I think they are going to either go out to the parking lot or lobby. I'll tell Aaron and Carter to make sure everyone spreads out. Kay?"
I nodded and we started talking to people. Some of them I recognized just from seeing in school or as my brothers friends, but I didn't really see any of my "friends". That's okay though, half of them were fake bitches anyways.
"Bella!" I heard from the other side of the lobby. I turned around and looked. Oh no.
"Oh my god Izzy I've missed you so much" she said in her nasally voice.
"Uhh hi Rachel...." Nash was still standing next to me and he put his arm protectively around my waist.
"How was California? I heard there are some cute guys there! Want to introduce me to your friends?" Her voice literally makes me want to throw her off a bridge. Like ugh clear your nose or something before you talk.
"It's been good there. The people I've met are really nice"
"Yeah so you wanna introduce me to these hot guy friends of yours" as she was eyeing Nash.
"Yeah uhm no" and I pulled Nash away.
"Are you okay? You look really mad"
"No fucking shit I'm mad Nash! That girl is a whore. I'm trying to protect you guys, I don't need to witness her attempts to get into all of your pants! I would throw up" he laughed.
"We'll c'mon, let's keep going" and we continued moving throughout the crowd.
This went on for about an hour more. I was getting hungry. Like the noises in my stomach were so weird. I checked the time and saw that it's been about 3 hours since I last ate. It doesn't seem like a lot of time, but for me, that's like the equivalent of a day without food. I love food.
"Nashhhhhhhhh" I whined.
"I want food"
"Alright, I'll go get you some"
"Okay" he gave me a quick kiss and went to go get food. Hehe I have the best boyfriend.
I stayed where I was and was just thinking for about 30 seconds. Then, I found myself walking towards the locker rooms in the back of the rink.
I walked through each of the rooms and remembered all of the good times that happened in here. My brothers eighth birthday party, random food fights with the hockey team, rushing to change in between numbers for figure skating, the memories were endless.
I sat down in one of the locker room benches and pulled out my phone. I just wanted to be away from the people for a little bit.
"Isabelle?" I heard a whisper. I froze. No. No. Stop.
Don't turn around Bella. Don't you dare do it.
I found myself turning anyways.
"Yeah uh hey. How've you been?"
"Uhm good I guess. Not to be rude or anything, but what the hell do you want?"
"I needed to see you. It's been too long"
"You deserved everything you got. I'm glad I left"
"I know. I just need to know something"
"I need to know if..." He sighed. "I need to know if you have anymore feelings for me. I've been trying to move on and I just... I need to make sure I'm over you"
"Jace I don't. I'm sorry, but I don't"
"Can I just check?" Before I could even answer, his lips were on mine. I didn't move. I just stood there with my hands by my side. I figured he deserved to move on. I sure as hell did.
He pulled back and smiled awkwardly. "I'm so sorry. I know you have a boyfriend and I know you love him, but I needed to make sure I didn't have any more feelings for you"
"It's okay Jace. It's fine. We can still be friends okay? Call me sometime" I put my number into his phone, patted his shoulder, and walked out of the locker room.
I'm glad that's over with. I went to go look for Nash.
Oh shit. The reality hits me. I just let Jace kiss me. Will Nash be mad? Nah he can't be. I didn't kiss back, that's okay right? Ugh I need to tell someone. I'll talk to some of the boys about it tonight.
I spotted Nash in the lobby with a bag in his hand, so I walked over to him.
"Hey beautiful, I've got Burger King for you" Nash said with a kiss to my cheek.
"Yay!!! I haven't had BK in the longest time!" I took the bag from him, grabbed his hand, and went to go sit outside on the grass.
We sat outside and talked while I ate, which took about ten minutes.
"Bella! Come inside, you've got to see this!" Isabella said from the door.
I got up, wiped any dirt off of my outfit, and headed back inside. Nash was only a few steps behind me.
When we got inside I was trying so hard not to throw up.
Rachel sat on Cameron's lap, flirting with him.
I walked right up to her and pulled her off of his lap by her hair.
"What the fuck Belle?" Rachel screeched.
"Don't give me any nicknames. You are a fucking whore. Stay away from my friends, they're good people and they are too good for you. I'm pretty sure ants are too good for you. Maybe if you stopped trying to hop on every guys dick that you make eye contact with, you might be a good person. But I don't give a fuck. You will forever be a whore. Is this the only reason you're here? To get with my friends? Because I'm pretty sure you never even tried to contact me when I was gone. Hell, you only ever talked to me when I was still here was when you needed something from me. Well you know what? I'm done with your shit. Get out of here before I smack the 50 layers of make up off of your face"
She just stood there, with this ugly ass look on her face.
"Do you not understand English? Shoo bitch" I said while making that shoo motion with my hands.
She gave me what she must've thought was a dirty look (but in reality it looked really funny and I had to contain my laughter) and ran out of the rink.
"Bye bitch" I whispered.
"Bella what the fuck?" Cameron was saying.
"You just freaked out on that girl"
"Cameron she was a slut. You can do better"
"But you had no reason to flip out on her!"
"YES I DID"
"She did nothing to deserve that"
"You know what Cam? Sure. Yup. She did nothing. She just tried getting into every single one of my guy friends pants. She just tried to fuck my older brother when she slept over my house. And she just laughed when she FOUND OUT MY FAMILY FUCKING DIED. So you know what Cameron? You can go fuck with her. I don't care. Go comfort her. Have fun when she just let's you "forget" to put a condom on and I'm pretty sure we all know where that leads cause we all know it's happened to more than just one guy"
And I walked out of the rink. I got in my car and sat there for a few minutes. I started my car and faced it the other way, so it's facing the school. I saw a familiar car in the lot.
I drove over to the main entrance of the school. I got out of the car and walked inside.
"Hi how may I help you?" The secretary said.
"Hi I saw Mr. Macrina's car in the parking lot and I was wondering if I could just go say hi?"
"Yes. That's perfectly fine. Do you know your way up there?"
"Oh yes. I used to go here"
"Okay, just go on up"
I walked past the main office and headed to the green building. I went through the cafe and went to the back stairs. I went up and walked through the over pass that connects the rest of the school to the Fine Arts building. I walked through the band room doors.
I looked around and saw all of the collages of pictures from the various trips the wind ensemble has went on. My eyes paused on the DC trip I had the opportunity to go on as a freshmen. Freshmen rarely get selected for the wind ensemble, so just imagine how excited I was.
I tore my eyes from the collage. I kept walking around the room. I saw something that made my eyes widen. There was this really old piano that always sat in the corner, I'd play it everyday after school. I sat down at the piano bench.
My fingers lightly pressed down on a few keys. I ran a few scales, and before I knew it, I was playing All of Me by John Legend. When the time came, I started singing along.
The song came to an end and I heard clapping coming from somewhere I'm the room. I tensed up and turned around.
Mr. Macrina sat in one of the band chairs.
"Your playing is a little rusty, but I wouldn't hold that to you"
I stood up.
"And why's that?" I asked.
"I thought you wouldn't play again after what happened"
"It's been tough. I'd pick up my flute every once in a while though"
"Oh dear God I feel bad for any people in a 5 mile radius of that"
"Hey! I'm not that bad!"
"I know. You were one of the best players I have ever heard"
I blushed. "Thanks Mr. Macrina"
"When are you going to come back and play with us? We've missed you"
"I was going to try to come in on Monday. Your class is still 5th period, right?"
"Yes. I'll leave a pass down in the office for you"
"Wow okay thanks! I'll be in Monday"
"I've got to get back to work now, but I'll see you soon"
"Okay bye Mr. Macrina!"
And he left.
I figured I should probably go back home, so I walked back out of the school and to my car.
I wasn't ready to go back home yet so I drove around for a while before pulling into my favorite place ever. My old dance studio.
Back when I still lived here, the owner gave me a key since I was here all of the time. I easily opened the door and turned off the alarm. I headed towards the back to see if they still had my old dance clothes. Lucky for me, they did. I changed into shorts and a sports bra right there since nobody was here. I went into the main studio and plugged my phone into the stereo.
I was there for about an hour and then suddenly the music stopped. I was mid-stag leap when it caught me by surprise. I fell to the ground.
"Fuck" I yelled out. My knee hit the ground really hard. I grabbed it and rolled on the ground in pain.
"Oh shit" I heard someone say. I heard footsteps coming near me.
I felt a hand touch my bare back. I flinched and looked up to see who it was. I didn't like who I saw.
"Cameron fucking Dallas get your hands off of me"
"I'm sorry!" He held his hands up in the air.
"Why'd you come here?"
"I needed to apologize. I'm sorry I never listened to you about that Rachel chick. Isabella filled me in about her and she's bad news. I'm so sorry Belle" he seemed genuine.
"It's okay Cameron, I overreacted"
"No you didn't"
"Okay fine. But in case you can't tell, MY KNEE FUCKING HURTS"
"Oh yeah right. Let's get you back to your car" he scooped me up and walked me out to the car.
"Wait Cam. I need you to go out back and grab my clothes. And then turn the alarm back on. Actually wait. I'm gonna write a note for you to leave on the counter" I took a piece of paper and a pen from the glove box and wrote a note explaining that I was here and that I'll come visit soon.
"Okay go put this on counter, grab your clothes, then turn the alarm on, and lock up" I have him both the note and the key.
He did what I asked and got in the drivers seat of my car. I gave him my keys and he started driving.
I couldn't keep my leg out straight, so I laid it out across the console and my foot landed on Cam's lap.
We got back to my house and Cam carried me inside. He opened the door and he put me down.
"Are you sure you can walk?"
"Yeah. I've had a lot of knee injures so I'm all good"
"Okay" he said uneasily.
I limped over to the stairs and hopped up.
What I saw when I reached the top almost made my heart stop.
"ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS?!?"