"Thanks again, i had fun."
"Sure. We should hang out again. Tomorrow maybe?"
"Slow down there, i almost died today." I gestures to my knees.
"Yeah, sorry about that."
"Bot your fault, i'm clumsy." Dang it. Was i really gonna talk like this for a while? I sighed.
"It will go back to normal soon."
"I bope." COME ON!
"Do you have to eat soft foods?"
"At least i can have a slurshie."
"Whats a slurshie?" I stared at him and finally just shrugged and laughed.
"I know what you mean though." I smiled.
"Well i better bo. bo. BO! Uh." I kept trying to say "go" but it just wasn't working. I saw Luke stifling a laugh, and i just rolled my eyes.
"Bye Buke." I frowned and just walked away. I was getting really mad that i couldn't talk.
I opened the door to my house and walked inside. I closed the door and walked up the stairs to my room.
"Ya!" At least that sounded okay.
"Where were you?"
"Tattoo parlor." I knew they wouldn't mind.
"You got a tattoo?"
"Bope." Well if that wasn't a hint i don't know what was.
"Let me see!" My mom walked down the hall and i stuck out my tongue.
"Banks." I grimaced.
"It will get better."
"I bope." Ugh.
"Want some ice cream?"
"Yeah." I smile and walk down the stairs. When I'm on the fifth stair from the bottom, my phone beeps. Its Luke.
I never saved him number, oops.
Luke: hows it going
Me: bout to eat icecream
Me: my mom thinks my new ring is cute. :D
Luke: it is
Me: thanks. Hows your tattoo doing?
Me: same here with my tongue
Luke: i guessed that much
Luke: how are your hands?
Me: they hurt
Luke: sorry :(
I leave my mom for a moment to go look at my tongue ring. I get to the downstairs bathroom mirror and inspect it.
It is cute, but I'm dying to take it out and look at the piercing itself. Is it safe? I hoped so.
I gently unscrew the stud and slide out the bar. It feels really weird. I look at the hole, and its a pretty decent size.
Its a little bloody, so i decide to carefully wash the ring clean. When its all clean and shiny, I'm about to put it back in when i test my voice.
I sound normal. I look closer at my tongue and see its a little swollen, but you cant really tell it in my voice. I shrug and gently place the ring back through.
I walk out and back to the kitchen where i see my mom making a bowl of icecream. Mmmmm i loves that stuff so much. It was chocolate with vanilla sprinkles.
"Banks." Back to weird talking. I take a bite and the spoon clanks against the metal stud. It feels weird having something in you mouth, but when you swallow its still there. Like chewing gum.
I finish my dessert, then go upstairs to my room.
I was starting to have second thoughts about this peircing. Luke had talked me into it. Maybe i would let it grow together, and keep the bar for my lip or something.
I played with it as i laid on my bed. I would give it a try, then if i didn't like it, i would just take it out. Simple.
It was then that i remembered Luke was waiting for me to reply.
Luke: hey where did u go
Me: to look at my ring
Me: ikr i might take it out
Luke: what? Why?
Me: i don't know... Im still deciding. It just...
This not talking thing is bothering me.
Luke: you will be fine. :)
Me: you think?
Luke: yeah. ;) now get some rest, and will you date me?
Me: never in a million years ;)