I walked through the doors of the small coffee shop on the corner. The weather was colder than usual so the warmth of indoors comforted me. My best friend Beth asked for a hot chocolate from Starbucks before I drove to her house so I couldn't resist. I walked up to the counter and waited for a someone to serve me.
"Okay. Someone's at the counter. You can say something." A blonde boy says to a dark haired boy.
"Hi. What can I make for you today?" The dark haired boy asks.
"Can I get a hot chocolate..and a caramel frappachino? Please." I ask softly and smile at the boy.
He doesn't smile back. "Yes. I'll get that." He says.
I frown a little at his unfriendliness. "Luke can you..help me out?" The dark haired man asks the blonde, whose name is apparently Luke.
"Yes,Of course." He replies and walks over to the counter. Luke grabs the two cups and fills them up with the drinks I ordered.
"Thank you." I say softly and take the two cups from his hands.
I pay for the drinks. "Is she really pretty?" The dark haired boy asks.
"Yes. Just ask her for her number already." Luke replies.
"Uh..excuse me?" The one with dark hair asks quietly. "Can I..uh-can I have your number?"
I feel myself blush a little and I nod. "Sure."
He pats the counter until he grabs a notepad and pen. He holds it out to me. "Here."
I watch him for a few seconds as his eyes move all over my face and body. I finally take the pen and paper out of his hands and write my number across the paper.
"Here you go." I give him back the pen and paper.
"Thank you. I-I'll..text you later?" He asks.
"I'll have to help you." Luke calls.
"Shut up Lucas!" He calls back and smiles. "I'll talk to you later, okay?"
I nod and smile back at him. "Have a nice day..." I look at his nametag. "..Calum."
"You too uh..what's your name?" He asks and leans on the counter top.
"Ariana." I smile and giggle a little. "I'm Ariana..nice to meet you." I hold my hand out to him.
He continues to smile at me. "Nice to meet you too."
"Calum! God damn it boy what am I going to do with you?" Luke chuckles and walks towards him. "She's trying to shake your hand mate."
"Oh..I-I'm sorry." Calum says and grabs my hand.
"Uh, that's okay?" I say quietly and look down at our hands. I notice a few tattoos crawling up his arm. He let's go of my hand and chews on his lip.
"I'll talk to you later, Ariana." He almost whispers.
I nod and awkwardly walk out of the small coffee shop.
What the hell was that all about? I quickly get in my car and drive to Beth's house with our drinks.
I walk into her house and up to her room. "Hey, Beth." I smile.
"Hey Ariana! Yay my hot chocolate!" She says excitedly and reaches for her cup. I give it to her and she frowns a little. "Its cold."
"I'm sorry. I got distracted." I sigh.
"What's up? Did something happen? Are you okay?" She asks quickly. Beth tends to over react.
"A boy. I guess. Yes." I reply and giggle.
"Ooh did you have a quickie in the bathroom or something?" She asks and takes a drink of her hot chocolate.
"Beth, you know that was one time. Never happening again. Biggest mistake of my life." I giggle. "No, he just asked for my number."
"And you gave it to him... right?" She asks.
"Yes. Yes, I gave this boy my number. Problem?" I say.
"No. No not at all. Is he hot?" She asks as we sit down on her bed.
"He's pretty hot." I reply.
She nods. "So are we actually going to work on that project for school?" I ask.
"Probably not." She replies. "Maybe you can get that boy to help you." She nudges me with her elbow.
"Maybe." I giggle and roll my my eyes. "Its not like a guy has never asked for my number before Beth."
"I know but still. What if he's-" she gets cut off by my phone ringing. Incoming call.
"Shh. Shut up. Beth I swear to god if you say something I will kill you." I growl and pick up my phone. "Hello?" I say as cheerfully as possible.
"Ariana? It's Luke from the coffee shop. Here I'm gonna give the phone to Calum." Luke says into the phone.
"Oh, hi Luke. Okay." I say and nod at Beth. I mouth 'it's him' to her.
"Hello?" Calum says quietly. "It's Calum."
"Hi Calum, it's Ariana." I reply and smile widely at the sound of his voice.
"Hi. Luke I'm nervous." He whispers.
"Just do it!" I hear Luke say.
"Okay..uh-um..do you want to hang out with me later?" Calum asks.
"Today? Yeah. I'd love to!" I say happily and look at Beth. "Where are we going to go?" I ask.
"I-I...Luke where are we going?" He asks quietly.
"Just ask her to come over here. I have to stay with you." Luke says and Calum sighs.
"Is my place okay?" He asks.
"Yeah. What's your address?" I ask him.
"Uh..Luke?" Calum asks and Luke chuckles. He tells Calum the address and I write it down on a piece of paper.
"When do you want me to come?" I ask him.
"Whenever..now would be great though. Unless you don't want to now. I mean I understand if you don't but-" Calum gets cut off my Luke.
"Now! Come over now. Please."
"I'll be there in a bit." I say and hang up the phone.
"Dude! Did you just hang up? You can't just hang up!" Beth says.
"I'm sorry! I got nervous!" I admit. "Are you coming with?"
"No! Are you kidding? Its like a date dude, you can't just bring a friend!" She says and stands up, pulling me up with her. "Now go into the bathroom and fix your hair..and make up."
"Okay-what? Does it look bad?" I run into the bathroom.
"No! Well..maybe." She says and follows me in.
"Wow. Thanks." I scoff playfully and she smiles.
"That's what friends are for."
I fix my hair and makeup before making my way over to Calums house.
I make my way up to his door and knock nervously.
Luke opens right away and smiles. "He's in here. Come on."
I follow him inside and see Calum sitting on a small couch. "Cal? Ariana's here." Luke says softly.
"She is? Oh god. Do I look okay? Luke. Don't open the door yet. I need to put on some cologne." Calum stands up.
"Calum. She's right here." Luke chuckles and Calum stumbles towards us.
"Where?" He asks and pats Luke's shoulder.
Luke grabs his hand and moves it to my arm. "Right here."
I back away from him awkwardly. "W-why are you touching me?" I ask.
"You didn't tell her?". Calum asks quietly and Luke shakes his head.
"No. I thought you wanted to." He replies.
"I'm confused.." I say. "What's going on?"
Luke looks at me and sighs. "Calum is.."
"I'm blind, Ariana." Calum says quickly.