It’s been a month since I got to Brookville my aunt wrote me every week to see how I was doing and I always answered with something positive, not wanting to get Kate in trouble and end back at the orphanage.
My life became a routine, every day, Kate drove me to school, I hanng out with the cheerleaders, we’ve become really good friends, specially me and Bec, and I think that thanks to me Jason and Bec were getting closer.
Something that I didn’t enjoy much was seeing that jerk every day in school. In a way I did like staring at him, I mean who wouldn’t he’s freaking hot, but he’s still a jerk. There was something about him that got under my skin, he intimidated me. Sometime he would make eye contact but never talked to me. His name was Kayden, I’ve been here for a month and just a while ago I got to know his name, and not because someone told me but because I heard someone call him.
The best part of the day was when we got out of school. Jason and some guy from the band, a different one every day, would take me to explore the town and since the day Jason found out about Kate, he made me spend the day with him, most of the time we would hang out at his place with his brother Alex, who already considered me as family. Alex always said that I looked more like Jason that he did, because of our hair color and our weird attitude.
Living with Kate had its perks, there were no schedules, and she didn’t interfere in my life and I didn’t interfere with her.
It was already Friday and we sat with the guys, I was a little scared to see Kayden, but thankfully he wasn’t in school. “
Mac, what are you doing today?” Bec asked me.
“Nothing, I guess. Why?” I answered and Sam, Sky and Bec looked at each other nodding.
“You see, every month we do a sleepover at Bec’s house, and we wanted to know if you would like to go” Sam said. I nodded, a sleepover sounded like a great idea, besides Fridays in Kate’s apartment were always sex, drugs and alcohol parties.
“Were invited too right Bec?” Tyler mocked.
“Tyler, don’t you remembered what happened the last time everyone slept over at my house?” Bec answered and everyone started laughing their asses off.
“What happened?” I asked curiously, everyone was still laughing and Matt straightened up a bit to tell me what had happened.
“Ok, this happened when we were 13-14 years old,the girls stayed with Bec and the guys with his brother, when everyone was asleep I decided to go to Bec’s room and steal one of her bra’s I didn’t think she would notice that one was missing. In the morning more than one bra was missing so apparently all of us had had the same idea, it was awesome” He explained
“Not so awesome when my brother found out and kicked you all out” Bec laughed and I did too, the guys were such idiots, my question was, who was Bec’s brother.
“So, you’re going right Mac?” Bec asked once again trying not to laugh. “Sure, but no stealing bras, those things are freaking expensive” I said setting everyone into laughter once more.
We all went to our classes and when it was time to go, instead of going to Jason’s house like I usually did he drove me to the apartment for me to get my stuff ready. I said goodbye and took the elevator, I entered and to my surprise no one was home. I ignored it. I took a shower and got my pj’s and something to wear tomorrow. I left Kate a note in her bed, she probably wouldn’t see it but just in case.
I checked my phone and there was a message from Bec with her address, she said to be there at seven, it was six and I decided to get going because it would take time for me to get there and also because I was excited. I got to Bec’s house faster than I thought, it was a huge and beautiful white house. It was obvious that Bec had lots of money, or at least her parents did. I rang the doorbell and waited. A woman opened the door, she was dresses very nicely in elegant clothes.
“Hi, you must be Mackenzie, I am Ann, Rebecca’s mom” She introduced herself politely.
“You can call me Mac, nice to meet you, I got here a little bit early, I’m sorry” I apologized.
“Don’t worry darling, Rebecca said that you might be here earlier, so I was waiting for you to get here, actually, I’m going to pick the girls up from practice because her car broke down , we will go buy some things that she needs for tonight and we will be back in no time.” She talked very gracefully.
“So, I’ll come back later?” I asked.
“Of course not, come in you can wait here, Rebecca’s room is the first one up the stairs” She said and then exited the house to go pick up the girls.
The house was gorgeous, there were some family pictures in the walls, and I was looking for one of Bec’s brother curious as to who he was but there were only baby pictures so that didn’t help.
I walked up the spiral staircase and found Bec’s room, it was the most girlish room I had ever seen, before entering I eyed the room that was in front of Bec’s. There was a poster from one of my favorite bands in the door, and it caught my attention, I left my stuff in Bec’s bed and walked over to the other room, the walls were full of posters from my favorite artists, there was also a collection of vinyl records, one of them cached my attention, it said Same Road in the front, that was Jason’s band. I hoped the girls would take a little longer for me to keep looking around.
“You got lost? Bec’s room is that way” I heard someone say, I turned around to see Kayden.
“What are you doing here?” I asked without looking at him, he was too intimidating.
“Mackenzie, this is my room” He said. His room? Kayden was Bec’s brother. Everything fell into place, Kayden is Jason’s best friend, that’s why he can’t be with Bec. I realized that Kayden and Bec looked alike, they both had dark brown hair and piercing blue eyes.
“Sorry, I just… never mind” I put the vinyl record back. And was ready to go back to Bec’s room.
“Wait, you can take it” He said referring to the record.
“No, it’s alright, I didn’t mean to look through your stuff” I told him.
“Seriously, take it as an apology” He said, and as much as I wanted to go, something stopped me.
“An apology?” I asked.
“Yes, for being such a dick, you made me nervous” He said, was I that weird, to make him nervous? I took the record once more and was about to leave until Kayden stopped my, pulling me by the wrist.
“Mackenzie, I want to get to know you better, you’re different from the rest of the girls I know” He said, and I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. A sudden confidence took over me.
“I know a way we could get to know each other better”
“What is it?” He asked.
“We are complete strangers, so besides of getting to know about what we like, since that is the first thing that you learn about someone, we are going to tell each other 4 things that we wouldn’t tell to just anyone” I suggested.
“When would we tell them?”
“Whenever it feels right to” I shrugged.
“Can tell you one now?” I nodded and was eager to know what he was going to say.
“I want to kiss you” He said, I was surprised to hear that, but I just kept quiet not knowing what to say. He slowly leaned in and I did too, our lips touched and we started kissing, at first it was gentle and then it started to get heated. He backed me up against a wall. My hands were in his hair and his hands were on my waist. We pulled away to catch our breath, he rest his forehead against mine and smiled. We heard the front door open.
“I should better go” I whispered.
“Yeah, you should” He said and kissed me one more time before I went back to Bec’s room as if nothing ever happened.