Since we didn't have school on Friday, due to a teacher work day, we decided to go then. He would pick me up at 12:00, and then we would go, well, to wherever. Probably eat lunch or something. But as I got ready to go, all I could think of was Chase. I was sad that he didn't care about me in that way.
But I shouldn't let this ruin the date. I take a deep breath. Calm down, Lina. I'll be fine. It'll be just like any other date. It'll be fun.
It just wont be with the person I actually want it to be with.
I'm sitting at my computer,thinking about Lina. Why couldn't I just man up and ask her before he did? I didn't really have much of a chance against him, anyways. I mean, he's a famous pop star, and it was obvious she liked him.
But why couldn't it have been me?
A sharp bang on my door ripped me away from my thoughts. I quickly spun around. "Co-" The door burst open and Amber stormed in, Isabelle right behind her. Amber marched right up to me and slammed her hands on the armrest of my computer chair, getting in my face. "SERIOUSLY!?" she yelled, spit flying everywhere. I tried speaking calmly. "Seriously what, Amber?"
Without missing a beat, she breaks off into an angry rant. "Why didn't you freaking stop her!? Why did you have to be such an asshole to her, and break her freaking heart? Hurt her feelings all those times? Make her cry? All those things are in the past, but this...this...this is the ULTIMATE MISTAKE!"
I look at her, confused. "Her? You mean Lina? You mean the one that accepted the idea of going out with Sage?"
"Yes,Lina!" she screams, "Are you seriously just going to let her go like its nothing? Are you just going to sit there, while the girl that's loved you for I don't know- eleven years?- go on a date with some guy other than yourself? You know, she'd rather have it be freaking you!"
I blink. "You don't know what you're talking about. Lina doesn't like me. She wouldn't."
Isabelle finally speaks up. "Yeah, she does. So what you need to do-"
"Is get out there and FIGHT FOR HER!" Amber finishes, shaking in anger,"And if you don't believe us, read this. We found it on the ground by her locker. She was planing to give it to you." She takes a folded piece of paper out of her pocket and throws it at me.
Carefully unfolding it, I read the contents:
I know you hate me. I really do. I get that you could never like a person like me, and that all you want to do is embarrass me and make my life hell. But even though you do that, I have never stopped loving you for a second. You used to be my friend, then my enemy. But I've still held these feelings none the less.
I'm writing this letter because I need to tell you some way. I'm a coward, I know, but you'd never listen to me otherwise. I just want you to know that. How you feel is your decision.
But I wont give up,ever.
With one hand, I scrunch up the paper. I'm in total shock. She liked me? All this time, and I didn't even know? My eyes flick to Amber and Isabelle. "Where is she?"
Amber grins. "I knew you'd see it. She's at paradise mall with Sage."
I don't miss a beat. Grabbing my jacket and throwing some shoes on, I shoot up out of my seat and rush out the door.
"Good luck!" Isabelle shouts after me. I barely pay her attention. I rush outside, hop on my motorcycle, and throwing my helmet on, speed away.
Now Back To Lina
Sage and I were in the food court, sipping on milkshakes, when someone that ran through the school doors caught my eye. Chase. Running towards us. What was he doing here? Did Amber and Isabelle do something? What was going on?
As soon as he's at the table, he stops to catch his breath. Sage glares. "What do you want?"
Chase gives his signature cocky smile. "Her."
My eyes widen. He...he seriously liked me? This wasn't just some prank to ruin our date? I was practically jumping with happiness. He grins at me. "That is, if you're ok with it."
Sage just looks at me. "Lina?" He seems unsure. I take a deep breath. "Look, Sage..."
"I'm sorry, but I want to be with Chase."
His eyes widen. He slowly nods. "I think I saw this coming." He nods in the direction of the door. "I think I'll leave now." He looks back at me and holds out a hand. "Friends?"
I smile and take it. "Friends."
And with that, he leaves.
I turn to Chase. "How'd you know we were here?"
I sigh. "I'm going to kill those two."
He grins. "They did help, though."
I shrug. He puts his arm around me, and I lean into him. "So, what happens now?"
He looks down at me. "I kiss you."
And that's exactly what happened.
When we pull back, he says, "You know I love you, right?"
I nod. "Mhmm. I love you too."
And I'm left thinking how amazing this is.
Author's Note: Heyyyy guys! Just an epilogue and we're done! Soooooo I'm debating: second book or not? Some people I know in RL that have read it and say yes, but it's ultimately your decision. Comment and let me know!