After I got my rose tattoo, I felt much more free than if my mother or anyone else from my family would have been, although I don’t remember most of last night, I remember that guy at the party, built just enough so that it didn’t look like he was on steroids, reddish brown hair, freckles next to his green eyes, and a bright movie star smile. I couldn’t help but think, I hope I get to see him again. Meanwhile, we went to the mall to get some stuff. For me it was more so food, WWE gear, coffee, and ice cream. Then, I turned to Julie and asked,
“So, what did you think about that guy last night…”
“I’m just wondering, I mean it’s not like I actually liked him or anything but I mean…”
“You don’t have to make it obvious.” She grabbed a Pokémon figurine off the shelf of Hot Topic. I swear, she seemed like she could spend an eternity in there.
“Well… I guess you could say I have a little bit of a crush… Who knows, perhaps he actually likes me.”
I went to a WWE wrestling gear shop-Julie trailing behind me, a bag of anime stuff in hand-in the mall and picked out the official AJ ring gear and paid for it and we continue to walk when suddenly Juju bumps into the young guy we had met last night and the guy says,
“Hey, sorry about they, and were you guys at that party down the road last night? I swear I saw two girls that looked exactly like you guys.”
“Yeah, actually.” Julie said, very… bubbly, and that was so unlike her. Then she pushed me into the guy. “I’ll be at the food court, meet me there when you are done here.” She ran off somewhere-probably back to the Hot Topic.
I was chest to chest with the guy for about five minutes before I backed up and apologized to him.
“You know I’m sorry about that, anyway, what’s your name, I never got a proper introduction last night, so might as well do it now.”
“The name’s Derick.”
“I’m Zara, and the girl who just high-tailed it was Julie.”
“I don’t absolutely need to know about her, I just want to know about you.” He came a little closer to me but I take one step back because I’m worried about being used, he smiles.
“You don’t have to be afraid, I’m not just going to use you or anything, and I’m not ‘fake’ as the girls would put it.”
“I suppose you’re right.” He steps toward me again this time I accepted with open arms as he kissed me.
It wasn’t anything major it was just a long time with our lips together, but he said, “Do you know how to kiss?”
This question took me by surprise since I just kissed him but I replied, “Didn’t I just--”
“No, do you know how to kiss… no wait let me show you…” We turned the corner and he slipped his hands under my shirt and just like that his tongue met the side of my mouth, as he gripped my shoulders and was feeling me, I thought about Juju and how I’d just abandoned her in this mall filled with guys who could be trying to molest her or something, eventually he pulled away from me and said, “So, how was that?”
“I love you… wait what?”
He smiles and we resume our kissing session. After 5 minutes of it, he said to me, “You should probably find Julie, she’s probably worried, but if you would like, come to the party tonight at the downtown club, they need a girl as good looking as you at that place.”
“Alright.” I walked down the hall and into the food court and spotted Julie.