Chapter 4 - Friend Zoned
A/N: Hey guys! How are you doing? Haha. Anyways, We decided to update for you all. It may not be everyday that we update but we'll do it as much as possible. We have conferences this week. Ugh.
-Graham & Kiley
*** Later That Night ***
What happened today was on repeat in my mind. I have a tendency to overthink things. It's about 11:30 at night. So when Ash and Mikey carried me out to the nurse she looked angry. Well this is the third time in two weeks. She really hates doing her job... She gave me some ice for my side and a brace that holds my shin in place. I started hobbling out of the nurses office and Calum was waiting for me...?
Uhm. Alright. I tried to walk past him but he blocked me.
"Whoa there Sky. Wait up!" He said "What exactly do you want Calum?" Really what does he want. "I'm here to deliver a message for you..." Ok. That's not creepy.
"And when are you planning to tell me this message...? I don't have all day."
"Okay. Okay. Well, Luke wants you to come to school early tomorrow and meet him in the school theater." What...? Why...? I'm so lost right now...? All I could mutter was a small smile and an okay.
The rest of the day was a big blur. I drove home. Callie went upstairs to take a shower. I walked into the kitchen and saw a note. It was from Amy (Callie's mum) she had to attend a business meeting in France, and will be home in about a week.
I still don't know why Luke wants to talk. I've expressed no interest in wanting to talk to him. I may not even go tomorrow. All this thinking is making me hungry, so I walked into the kitchen to get my favorite Ben and Jerry's. I still haven't decided weather or not to go.
Callie came plopping down the stairs. She got out her Ice cream. "Hey Sky. What's going on?" She knows I only come down here when something's bothering me.
"Well... Uhm. Luke got Calum to ask me to come to school early...."
"Oh really?!? Why?" Callie seems excited...
"I guess just to talk. I don't know."
"Are you going to go?"
"I don't know that either. What do you think I should do?"
"I think you should. Anywho, I'm going to bed. I'll drive my car to school tomorrow. Night."
It looks like I have to go. Okay then. I put the ice cream away and went up to my room. We live in a penthouse type flat.
( To see Skyler's room copy this link online: http://www.polyvore.com/skylers_room/set?id=137368606 )
*** The Next Morning ***
I woke up an hour and a half before school started which gave me 30 minutes to get ready. I hopped into the shower, letting my long brown hair fall down my back. I got out and put on a long sweater, leggings, my combat boots, a scarf, my moms cancer bracelet, my Harry Potter ring, and a watch.
I walked back into the bathroom, brushed my hair, and threw on a bandana. Then I put a little make up on.
( To see her outfit: http://www.polyvore.com/skylers_outfit/set?id=137362311 )
I walked downstairs and left Callie a note on her car door. Telling her I'd see her at school. I decided this morning was a Starbucks morning. I pulled into the drive through and bought two coffee's and two blueberry muffins like I usually do. But this morning I forgot Callie wasn't with me. So I guess Luke will have them.
I got to school and walked to the theater room. What am I doing. I haven't thought this through enough. What if it isn't Luke behind the doors. Whatever.
I walked up to the theater door and I could hear him from the inside. He was singing. And I could recognize the cords to this song anywhere.
"I need some time just deliver the things that I need for now, Everything that I feel's like a warm deep calm casting over me,
And it's taken me to somewhere new,
If you believe that everything's alright,
You won't be all alone tonight,
And I'd be blessed by the light of your company, slowly lifting me to somewhere new,
Oh can you tell I haven't slept very well,
Since the last time that we spoke, you said
"Please understand if I see you again don't even say hello."
I found myself smiling like a flipping idiot. How could someone make me feel this way? I was standing in the door now. He started cussing because he thought he'd messed up.
"No, it's really good Luke."
He was sitting on a stool on the stage. He looked startled when I walked in. He probably didn't expect me to come. I also probably just scared him half to death. I didn't even expect me to come yet, here I am.
L- "Uhm. Hey Skyler. Thank you. How much of that did you hear?" He bit his lip.
S- "Hi. Just you singing. Why? And why do you sound so surprised?" I already knew the answer. I just want to hear him say it.
L- "Well, honestly I didn't expect you to show up. And no reason..." He blushed a little. Aww. Wait. No. What...?
S- "Oh, okay. I brought you some breakfast."
L- " Thank you. I mean, you really didn't have to do that." I gave him the coffee and muffin. He gave me the cheesiest smile. I found myself grinning back.
S- "It's no problem. Anytime." I sat down next to him and he started taking right away.
"So I got Calum to get you here because I wanted to talk to you. I used to tell you everything and I was wondering if I still can...?"
"So a few years ago I really liked you. I could and would classify you as my best friend. And I hope I still have you as a friend...?"
I started to find the floor really interesting and stared at it biting my lip. I only do that when I'm nervous. For some reason the friend zone really hurt me. Why...?
I just nodded at him.
"Okay. While I was in England I met a girl. She made me think of you. I think I like her. I'm not sure yet...and I... I need your advice..."
I got up did my usual routine. I ended up wearing my white crop top, alien skater skirt, black kimono, my trademark necklace, a few bracelets, my black ankle boots, and my purse.
( For her outfit: http://www.polyvore.com/callies_outfit/set?id=137365159 )
I got to my car and saw Sky's note. I'm so happy for her. I can see she has feelings for him. I'm pretty sure that she doesn't know yet.
I drove to school and pulled in next to Sky's car. I can't wait for her to tell me what happened with Luke.
I went into the building to be confronted by a startled and worried looking Luke.
"Oh my gosh Callie! Have you seen Skyler?!?!" Luke practically cried at me. I swear if he did something to her I will break his spleen. I may be short but you do not underestimate my power.
My face grew from excited to angry. " NO! What did you do to her? When did you last see her? Why are you so stupid?" I started shooting questions at him.
"I didn't do anything I think. I was just talking to her and she got up and left. I saw her about 45 minutes ago. And I don't know. I would've called you for help but I didn't have your number."
"Ok. So her car is still here so she couldn't have gone far. I doubt she left campus. You go into the principals office and make an announcement. I'll call her."
"Okay. Good idea." He goes off and makes an announcement. "***Skyler Anderson please come to the front office. Skyler Anderson. Front office.***" I swear if she doesn't pick up this phone. "Come on Sky! Pick up!" We spent another two hours calling and asking around. Nobody's seen her.
I've come to the conclusion... My best friend is missing... She probably ran away...
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- Kiley & Graham