"Hey Carter, we're gonna go get something to eat. You wanna come?" I asked. He looked up from his phone and shook his head no. "Okay" I said walking away.
"Is Carter coming?" Alisha asked while we were walking out the hotel room.
"No, he doesn't want to" I said. He was starting to worry me. Something is definitely up with him. I'll ask Annabelle
Text to: banANNA :D (banana... Get it? I know it's not that funny) sorry for interrupting your date but something's up with Carter.
BanANNA :D : what's wrong?
Me: he's been really depressed since we dropped you guys off the airport. Now he's not eating.
BanANNA :D : where are you guys?
Me: at chipotle, he's at the hotel.
BanANNA :D :I'm on my way.
Crap I didn't mean to interrupt her date!
"What's up?" Alisha asked walking beside me. Please don't get mad.
"I kinda just ruined Annabelle's date" I said hesitating to answer.
"With Marcus?" She questioned. I just nodded still hoping she wouldn't get mad. Why would she get mad? Because she's a girl and girls are like that. I reminded myself. My thoughts were interrupted by Alisha laughing.
"What's so funny?" I asked turning red.
"Nothing. I just realized how great you are" she said still laughing. I gave her a quizzical look. "I've never liked Marcus" she said truthfully.
"Hey I gotta go" I said cutting Marcus, who was talking my ear off, off.
"Wait what?" He asked confused.
"I gotta go" I said standing up. I quickly rummaged through my purse grabbing a 20 dollar bill and tossing it on the table. I walked out quickly leaving a shocked Marcus behind me. I walked outside searching frantically for a cab. Darn New York City. It's always hard to find a cab here. Screw it. I thought taking off my heels and running towards the hotel. It's about three blocks away. I ran through the hotel earning weird looks from people. If something's up with Carter I gotta find out what it is. I knocked on the door covering the peep hole. Why did Shawn take my room key? "Idiot" I mumbled to myself. I heard the door click open and rushed Carter. "Is everything okay?" I asked hugging him tight. His arms went around my waist while mine were around his neck.
"Yes. Why?" He asked letting go of me and walking over to the couch.
I was creeping on twitter when I heard a knock on the door. I groaned and got up from the bed. I really didn't wanna see anyone right now. I tried looking through the peep hole but couldn't see through. I opened the door and was attacked. I looked down to see Annabelle hugging me. I quickly put my arms around her waist. I hope everything's okay. Did that jerk hurt her? If he did I'll hurt him.
"Is everything okay?" She whispered into my chest still clutching onto me. I let go of her and walked over to the couch
"Yes. Why?" I asked sitting down.
"Matt's worried about you, he said you haven't been eating" she said sitting down across from me. Stupid Matt. "What's wrong?" She asked.
"Nothing" I mumbled. I wasn't gonna tell her that I was scared to be friends with her.
"Tell me, I know something's wrong" she pushed. I sighed.
"I can't" I said truthfully. I watched as she got up and walked away. Where is she going? Did I make her mad? She can't be mad at me. I didn't do anything. I'm just trying to protect her. I don't want her getting hate. She's already getting some and she doesn't deserve it. I was about to go look for her when she came back in with a plate of food.
"Eat" she said handing me the plate and sitting down next to me this time. I shrugged and started eating.
"So tell me what's up. What's got you all down?" She asked looking at me.
"Twitter" I said not telling her everything.
"Carter, if this is about the hate you get don't listen to them. They're all just haters. You're one of the most kind and caring person I've ever met. Just always remember these words of wisdom. A hater's just a fan that is scared to admit it" she said quoting Jack and Jack's song Doing It Right. I laughed and shook my head.
"Not me. You." I said. "I don't want you getting hate. You don't deserve it." I said finally letting it out.
"What are you saying?" She asked her brown eyes boring into mine.
"I don't want you to get hurt by our friendship!" I said getting frustrated.
"So that means... What?" she questioned. I watched as she started backing away from me on the couch.
"We... We can't b-be friends" I said dropping my head and looking down at the plate of food in my lap. What am I doing?
"Oh. Okay." She said. I felt her get up and walk away from me. A few seconds later I heard the door click shut. What did I just do? Shouldn't I be the one leaving? This is her hotel room. I'm not sure how long it was before everyone came back. I looked up at the crowd of people in front of me. People I call friends. Annabelle wasn't there. I'm not sure why I was expecting her to be there.
"Where's Anna?" Kat asked.
"I don't know" I said shaking my head sadly. I watched all the girls huddle together.
"We're gonna go look for her" Mahogany spoke up. "She should've been here" she said shaking her head.
"She did come. Then she left" I said. I watched as everyone filed out of the hotel room.
"What happened?" Matt asked sitting next to me. I just buried my face in my hands. "Tell me" he gently prodded.
"I told her we couldn't be friends!" I mumbled. "I'm so stupid" I added.
"Why would you do that?" He asked shocked.
"I was getting too attached. The fans were already sending hate" I said kicking the sofa.
"She's not answering her phone!" I groaned.
"Matt just called and told me that Carter said they couldn't be friends" Alisha said.
"Why would he do that?" I asked.
"Idiot" I hear Kayleigh mumble. "She likes him!" She screamed. "She likes him and he just rejected her!" She says getting more and more frustrated.
"Wait! She told you she likes him?" Alisha asked. We both looked at her expectantly. She just rolled her eyes.
"No, it's obvious" Kayleigh answered. "Where could she be?" She asked no one in particular.
"Wait! I got it!" Alisha screamed. "When we were younger, whenever one of us was upset we'd go swimming to cool down!" She screamed. We all ran to the hotel pool. Sure enough, there she was. She had her feet in the pool and her back towards us. I quickly text the guys letting them know we found her.
"Annabelle..." I said gently. Before I could react she pulled off her shirt and jumped into the pool. We stood there watching her swim. She finally came over to where we're standing.
"You coming in?" She asked Alisha. I looked to Alisha and she just nodded. I watched them swim together. They've always been really close. I sat down and put my feet in the water. A little while later Kayleigh joined me.
"Do you think she's okay?" Kayleigh asked breaking the silence.
"I don't know" I said honestly.
(Ok guys.... What did you think? I'm not doing very good with this. Sorry. Anyways :) My new story is coming out soon. It's called The Competition. It's a youtuber/viner fan fiction. I'll keep you updated. I hope you guys like this chapter. It made me sad writing it.
QOTC: what's your favorite Jack&Jack song? Mine is currently indoor recess :) )