I stand at my locker, trying to gather the courage to tell Kai about my mistake. My big mistake. Ugh, why does life do this to me? I'm just trying to be nice. I didn't mean for myself to get into this mess. I exhaled. Okay, no point blaming life. Just gotta suck it up and do it. As if on cue, Kai walks down the hallway, passing my my locker with his friends. They were chatting and laughing about something and immediately, I felt like a criminal; guilty. He looked so happy. I can't just crush it and spoil his day. I mean, he's probably in a really good mood and everything, though I'm not sure why. I mean, I can't just go up to him and say ,"Hey Kai! Nice seeing you today! You look like you're in a good mood. Oh, by the way, Hailey doesn't have a crush on you. It was all a mistake. Okay, enjoy your day. Bye!" He'll probably think I did I it on purpose or that I'm really weird. Well...him thinking that I'm weird isn't really surprising. The point is this; how am I going to tell Kai about this little (or big.It's subjective, really) misunderstanding? Suddenly, Kai catches my eye and waves at me.I waved back, trying to disguise my fear by putting on my best fake smile.
"I'll see you guys later," I heard him say to his friends and he turns towards my directions and walks toward me.
Wait...is he? NO! NO! NO! BACK UP KAI! I'm not ready to tell you yet! Don't come-
"Hey Taylor," he said, standing in front of me.
Dang...I fake a wide smile.
"Heeeyyy Kai! What are you doing here?" I ask, a bit of nervousness in my voice. Kai doesn't notice it though. Instead, he gives me a funny look.
"Uhm. I go to school here?" he replied, stating the obvious.
"Yeah, but I meant...what are you doing here? Like, in front of my locker, talking to me," I muttered the last part, suddenly becoming shy.
I'm still in the dilemma of telling him the truth, but here's the thing. What's the worst that could happen. Him not talking to me? Well, I lived through four years of high school without uttering a single word to Kai, so it's gonna be alright. He tells his friends about it? Nah, I don't think Kai would do that. He would have to confess about his crush to his friends and he made it pretty obvious that he didn't want anyone to know....at least not after the date.
He realised what I was trying to say and breaks out into a grin. "Oh. Well...I don't know. I just felt like talking to you. So....how are you?" he asks me, out of the blue.
Okay, if I said that this didn't take me by surprise, I'd be lying. This surprised me like the fact that tomatoes aren't vegetables surprised me when I was nine....and that was REALLY surprised.
"Uhm...," I tried to process what to say. I was in too much shock over this whole ordeal to process anything right now.
"I'm good, I guess," I finally managed to say though it was a lie...sort of. I'm still internally freaking out over the fact of how to tell him. I know, I know. I'm just being a chicken about it, but hey. I just stuffed up two people's love lives. One was the principal's daughter and the other one was the notorious bad boy of the school (or ex-bad boy, I'm not really sure what label he goes by now), Kai Andrews. If that's not a recipe for disaster( as Jackson so correctly pointed out before), then I don't know what is.
He nods at my reply, still grinning as if there's some inside joke going on in his head. Ah! He probably does see me as some joke that he and his friends talk about during lunch. This makes it even worse for me to tell the truth, 'cause he'll talk about me even MORE after I tell him. Great.....Good job Taylor. I have to tell the truth though, but the problem is...do I dare?