A/N: Picture at top is Sophie's outfit :) Outfit not mine I take no credit for making it
I woke up the next morning to the sound of my annoying alarm clock. Groaning, I reached over and turned the alarm off. Glancing at the time, I saw that it was 6:30. I'm so tired, but I have to get up, get ready, and go to school. School doesn't start until 8:30, but I take awhile to get ready, so I have to get up early.
I stretched before getting out of bed and walking over to my closet to pick out my outfit for the day. I pulled out a white tank top and a long flowy pink cardigan from my closet. I then chose a cute pair of white sandals from my shoe rack that I have in my closet. One thing about me is that I love shoes. There's just so many different kinds, styles, brands, and colors that you can get and I love that. I walked over to my dresser and took out a pair of blue jeans that were ripped at the knees along with my undergarments. After I had my outfit for the day picked out I walked out into the hall and into the bathroom to start getting ready for the day.
After I showered, dried off, brushed my teeth, put on my deodorant, got dressed, and blow dried my hair, I began to style my hair for the day. I decided that I wanted some waves in my hair today so I styled my hair into beach waves. After I finished with my hair, I started on my makeup that included: cover up, mascara, and some lip gloss.
After I finished with that, I walked into my bedroom and grabbed my phone. As I was walking downstairs to go to the kitchen I saw that I had five text messages. Honestly, I don't get texts a lot unless it's from my parents, Grace, my friend: Jace, or sometimes my older twin brothers, Landon and Lance.
My brothers and I used to be really close when we were younger, but ever since they went away to college, my brothers go to the same college, we kind of drifted apart. I mean, we still talk sometimes and we still love each other, but there's just a gap between us now that was never there before.
I looked at the new text messages and saw that all but one were from unknown numbers. When I saw who the text from the known number was, I rolled my eyes. The text was from Travis. I decided to ignore the message and read the ones from the unknown numbers. The first text was from Ashton, saying that Michael gave him my number so that's how he got it and that we should hangout soon. I quickly replied and said that we should definitely make plans to hangout soon. The next text I had was from Calum asking if I was sure I was alright and saying that we should hangout. I texted back saying that yes I really am okay and we should hangout. The third text that I got was from Luke. His was just asking if I was okay and saying that he misses me and wants to hangout because the other boys are annoying. I laughed and texted him that I'm fine and we really should hangout again sometime. The last text that I had was from Michael. His text was a good morning text, telling me that he hopes I have a good day at school, and that if Travis does anything, to let him or one of the boys know. I replied back and told him good morning too and said I would let him know if Travis does anything. I thought about whether or not I should tell him about the text from Travis, but decided that I wouldn't because I don't want the two gangs to get in another fight.
After reading and replying to all of my texts, except for the one from Travis, I grabbed a banana and walked outside and sat on my front step while waiting for Grace to get here. I had just finished my banana and thrown it away when my best friend pulled into the driveway.
I climbed into the passenger seat and smiled at my friend.
"Good morning Grace."
"Morning Sophie. Are you ready for another day in hell?"
"Not really. Anyway, I have to tell you something but you have to promise me that you won't tell anyone okay?" I told Grace, hoping that I don't regret telling her everything that happened yesterday. I mean, she's my best friend and we tell each other everything, that's why I'm telling her, but I hope she won't freak out or tell my parents. I'm not afraid of my parents, I just don't want to be put on house arrest.
Grace turned to look at me, raising an eyebrow before looking back at the road.
"Last time you made me promise you something before you told me something you told me that you talked to some gang member from the Sadistic Sinners. Do I really want to know what you want to tell me?" She asked.
"Yes, you will want to know. It might just change your opinion on a certain group of people." I told her, thinking about how she might change her mind about the Jet Black Hearts gang.
"Okay, fine. I promise I won't tell anyone."
"Okay. So last night I went to the park and met up with this guy named Travis who is the leader of the Sadistic Sinners-"
"Wait. You told me that you weren't going to talk to him anymore." Grace said, interrupting me.
"Um... well I might have maybe not done that." I said, looking at my feet and feeling guilty about the lie I had told my friend.
"I knew you were still going to talk to him." My best friend said, smiling.
"So tell me everything. What happened next? You're obviously still alive and you don't look hurt, so spill." Grace said, parking her car in our school's parking lot and turning to look at me.
"So I met him at the park and he was with some of his friends that I'm guessing are also in his gang. And when I got there, he kept checking me out-"
"Oh my gosh! Do you like him? Do you have a boyfriend!?!?" My best friend said, getting excited. This is just like her, Grace loves playing matchmaker and shipping people.
"No. Not at all. I don't like him and I would never ever date him. Ever." I said, with a disgusted tone as I remembered everything that he said and did last night.
"Oh. So, is there another guy you like then? You never tell me anything." God, Grace is annoying today. I never tell her anything about boys because when it comes to boys, she can't keep her mouth shut.
"Maybe there is and maybe there isn't. If there is, I wouldn't tell you because you always tell the guys I like that I like them and it's embarrassing." After I said that I started thinking about Michael. I mean, yes he is attractive and he seems super sweet, but we just met so I don't know for sure if I like him or not yet.
"Ugh. Fine. Now keep telling me about what happened last night." Grace said, and I could tell she was growing impatient while waiting to hear what happened.
"I told Travis to stop checking me out and then his friends left and he got mad at me because I supposedly embarrassed him. And then, we got into an argument about that. Towards the end of our argument, I told him that I thought that maybe he wasn't like what everyone said about him and he said that him and his gang do what they do because they like getting into trouble. After that, I told him not to talk to me anymore and turned to go home. While I was turned around, he grabbed me and tried taking me who knows where-"
"I knew it! I knew they were bad people! I told you!"
"Wait. There's more. Guess who saw what was happening and stepped in?" I asked, knowing Grace would never guess this right.
"Um... I don't know. Who would get in the way of a gang leader?" Grace asked, looking confused.
"Remember the four boys you told me about yesterday?" I asked, watching a surprised expression come onto my best friend's face.
"The guys in the Jet Black Hearts gang?"
"Wait. But they're worse than the Sadistic Sin-"
"No. They're not." I said, watching as Grace looked confused again.
"Then why do they do what they do? Do they know that what they're doing is wrong?" Grace asked.
"I don't know the answer to either of those questions. But I do know that they stopped Travis and made sure I was okay. Then the leader walked me home." I said.
"Wait! And nothing bad happened to you at all?"
"Nope. They all seem like nice guys. I actually think that you would like them." I said truthfully.
"I even gave them my number and they all texted me. You can see if you want. It's nothing threatening or anything." I said, reaching into my back pocket to grab my phone.
"No. It's okay. So they're really good guys?" Grace looked so confused. But I'm not surprised. All this time, she's always thought that they were these horrible killers and now she's hearing from her own best friend, who met them, that they're not really that bad.
"Yeah. Next time I hangout with them do you wanna come with me? I'm sure they won't mind they seem to want more friends who aren't scared of them."
"Sure I guess. Wait! Are any of them cute?" That's my boy obsessed best friend.
"Yes, they all are."
"Wait, so you do like a boy! Which one is it? Or is it all of them?" My best friend said, smiling.
"I'm not having this conversation with you. Every time I do, you always tell the guy I like that I like him." I said, getting out of Grace's car.
"What if I promise that I won't say anything?" Grace asked, looking dead serious.
"Sophie! I swear I won't tell. Just tell me. Please?" Ugh. she isn't going to shut up until I tell her.
"Fine. But you can't say anything."
"I won't. I swear." Grace said, sticking her pinky out.
"Okay." I said, as we pinky promised.
"Well I don't know if I for sure like him or not yet, but he's cute and he seems really nice." I said.
"Just tell me which one it is!" Grace said, getting impatient.
"Okay. I think I like Michael."
"The gang leader?!?!" Grace exclaimed.
"I have to meet him then. I have to make sure that he's good enough for my best friend."
"Thanks Grace. But I don't even know if I for sure like him or not. Plus, even if I do like him, it's not like he'd like me back or that we would actually get together." I said.
"Nonsense Sophie. You're gorgeous and super sweet and any guy would be lucky to be with you. So many guys already like you. Trust me, I'm your best friend. I know these things." Grace said, smiling at me.
"Just like I already know that you for sure like him." Grace said, still smiling at me.
"Grace. I don't even know that yet." I said, getting annoyed with her. Here she goes, this is how she starts when she starts playing matchmaker.
"Like I said, I'm your best friend. I know these things." Grace said, smiling at me before walking away, going into the school to head to her locker before going to class.
Maybe Grace is right. I mean, she is my best friend. But I'm not going to let her play matchmaker with me. The last time she did that it ended horribly and I ended up with a broken heart.
I started walking into the school when I heard my name being called. I turned around, and walking towards me was Luke, Calum, Michael, and Ashton all with huge smiles on their faces. I was thankful that Grace already went inside because I knew that if she were here she would start testing Michael to see if he was good enough for me. Honestly though, I'm nothing special so it's not hard to be good enough.
"Hey Sophie! I didn't know you went to school here!" Luke said.
"Yup. I've always gone here." I said, turning around to look at the school before looking back at the boys.
"That's weird. We all graduated from here last year and I don't ever remember seeing you around." Ashton said, looking confused.
"But how often do other grades really talk to each other? Especially the seniors."
"So, has Travis done anything yet?" Michael asked.
"No. Why do you think that he's going to do something?" I asked confused. Okay, I know lying is wrong, but they really don't need to get in a fight with Travis over what happened with me. Like I said, I'm nothing special.
"He's Travis. He always does something." Calum said.
"Well. He hasn't done anything yet, but if he does then I'll let you know." I said. Meaning if he starts doing anything too bad, like giving me death threats, then I'll tell them.
"Can I ask you guys something?" I asked, looking at each of the boys standing in front of me.
"Sure." Ashton smiled at me.
"Okay. You don't have to answer if you don't want to and I don't mean to sound rude, but what are you guys doing here? I mean you already graduated." I said confused.
"Well, we do drug deals and we have some customers here." Calum said nonchalantly.
"So you just do drug deals on school property? What if you get caught?" I asked, still confused. The boys just started laughing before Michael started speaking.
"Do you really think that we'd get caught? We're careful ya know." He said, still smiling.
"Anyway we have to go. We have more business to do." He said.
"Bye Sophie!" Luke said, walking over to me to give me a hug.
"Bye Luke." I said while hugging him.
"No fair! I want a hug too!" Ashton pouted.
I laughed and walked over to him, giving him a hug.
"Bye Sophie." Ashton said smiling.
"Bye Ashton." I said, returning the smile.
"We'll hang out soon. Right?" Calum asked, while coming up to me to give me a hug after Ashton pulled away.
"Of course!" I said, smiling and hugging him.
Calum pulled away and then Michael came up to me, hugging me.
I always love Michael's hugs he hugs so tightly and he's always so warm, plus I feel so safe in arms.
"Bye Sophie. We should hang out tonight." He said, still hugging me.
"We could. If you don't mind me bringing my best friend Grace. I already told her I would hang out with her today and since it's Friday I'll probably just spend the night at her house."
"Isn't she afraid of us?" He asked, pulling away and looking a little sad.
"Nope. I told her about last night and she really wants to meet all of you." I said, smiling. Although I was kinda sad that he pulled away I'm happy we hugged, but I wish it could have been longer.
"Okay." He smiled. His face lighting up. I don't understand how people could be afraid of him. He doesn't seem like a bad guy. Although I do still want to know why he and his friends do what they do.
"Bye Sophie! Text me when you get out of school so we can hang out!" He said smiling, before walking towards the rest of the boys.
"I will. Bye Michael." I said, watching the boys as they walked away.
I turned around and walked into the school deciding that I'll tell Grace that we're hanging out with the boys after school at lunch. I know she'll be excited, but hopefully she won't tell Michael that she thinks I like him or test him to see if he's supposedly good enough for me. But, I guess I won't know until after school when we all hang out.