A/N: I just made up a name for the pizza place. I don't know if it's a real place or not. I'm also going to try to do a double update tonight :)
The final bell had just rung and I was now trying to make my way through the crowded hallway to get to my locker. One of the things that I hate the most about school is the hallways. They're always way to crowded. I had finally managed to get to my locker and was now getting my stuff when I heard a voice.
"So we're hanging out with the boys today?" Grace asked.
"Yup." I said, only half paying attention.
"Cool! And Michael will be there right?"
I finished grabbing the stuff that I would need for this weekend and closed my locker, turning around to look at my friend.
"Yeah. Why?" I asked, getting a little suspicious. I swear if she's just going to test him to see if he's good enough for me, then we're not going.
"Just wondering." She said smiling before turning around and walking away.
We were walking towards her car when a voice stopped us.
"Hey Grace! Hey Sophie!" One of our friends, Jace yelled, walking over to us.
Grace and I are best friends. Most of the time it's just her and I hanging out together although we do talk to and hang out with other people too. We have other friends and a group of people that we hang out with, it's just that within our group we all have our best friends. Like Grace and I and Jace and Mason. Although Grace and I are pretty close with everyone in our group too.
"Hey Jace! What's up?" Grace asked.
"I was just wondering if you two want to hang out with the group tonight? We're all gonna go out to eat, see a movie, and then just spend the night at Chloe's house."
"Oh well Sophie and I already had plans so we're gonna have to pass. But maybe next time?" Grace said, feeling bad that she had to reject hanging out with our group.
"Oh okay. So what are you two doing this weekend?" Jace asked.
"Um... just hanging out with some friends and then I'm spending the night at Grace's house." I said, not mentioning who we were going to hang out with knowing that Jace will flip and demand to go with us. It's not that I don't want Jace to hang out with us or for him and other people to not know that Grace and I are hanging out with the boys, I just want us all to hang out without any drama which I know Jace would bring since he thinks they're such horrible people.
"Oh. Well maybe you guys and your friends can meet up with us and we can all hangout." Jace offered, and it was obvious that he wanted all of the group to hangout.
"Um. Yeah maybe. Anyway Sophie and I have to go." Grace said, trying to get us out of this conversation before Jace asks anymore questions.
"Oh okay bye girls." Jace said walking away.
"He's so nosy sometimes." Grace said, starting her car.
"Yeah. But I feel bad. He just wanted the whole group to do something together." I said, wishing that maybe sometime we can introduce the boys to the rest of our friends.
"Yeah. Well there's always another time"
"True. I'm gonna text Michael and tell him that we're out of school now."
"Okay." Grace said driving back to my house so I could tell my parents that I'm spending the night at Grace's and so I can drop off my school stuff and get my sleepover stuff.
Me: Hey! Just letting you know that Grace and I are out of school. I just have to go home and get some stuff to drop off at Grace's and then we can hangout whenever you guys want :)
We pulled up to my house and we both got out of the car. We walked into my house and saw my mom sitting in the living room watching tv.
"Hey mom. I was gonna spend the night at Grace's if that's okay." I said, already knowing that she'd be okay with it.
"Okay. That's fine. Just don't do anything stupid or get arrested." My mom said smiling.
I'm what people would consider a good girl. Grace is too, but when we're together, you never know what's going to happen.
"No promises." Grace said, joking.
My mom laughed and Grace and I went upstairs to my room. I sat my backpack on the floor and grabbed my sleepover bag. We walked back downstairs and said goodbye to my mom.
"Bye mom!" I said.
"Bye Miranda!" Grace said as we walked out of my house and got into Grace's car to go to her house.
I grabbed my phone out of my pocket and saw that Michael had texted me back.
Michael: Okay! The boys and I are working right now, but we can meetup somewhere in a half hour if you guys want.
"So I'm guessing Michael texted you back."
"Yeah. He said that him and the boys are working but we can meetup somewhere in a half hour." I said.
"Okay. I don't even want to know what they're doing but where do you think we should meetup?" Grace asked, starting her car to go back to her house.
"Um... we could meet at the pizza place maybe. I mean who doesn't love pizza plus we haven't had our after school snack yet and I'm sure that the boys will probably be hungry too." I suggested.
"Yeah. That sounds good. Ask them if they want to meet there." Grace said, nodding.
Me: Grace and I were wondering if you guys would want to meetup at Pizza World?
I set my phone down and instantly got a notification.
Michael: Sure pizza is life. We'll meet you there.
I laughed at Michael's text, although he is right pizza is life. I decided not to text back and put my phone away, but not before Grace asked me why I was laughing.
"What's so funny?" Grace asked, looking at me smiling before looking back at the road.
"I was just laughing at how Michael said pizza is life. Although he's not wrong." I said, still smiling.
"True. He already almost passes the test."
"Grace! You're not testing him!" I warned. I really don't need her ruining a potential friendship.
We got to Grace's house and dropped my stuff off before going to Pizza World. We walked inside and I instantly heard my name being yelled.
"Hey guys! This is my best friend, Grace." I said, pushing Grace a little ahead of me and closer to the boys.
"Hey Grace!" They said, smiling. We sat down and I ended up between Grace and Michael. We ordered our food and started talking. I noticed that Grace and Ashton seemed to be talking a lot and that he kept making her laugh. Haha I found which one she likes so now she can't make fun of me.
"So has Travis done anything yet?" Michael asked quietly so only I could hear.
"Nope." I said, turning to look at him. I noticed that unlike the first couple of times I've seen him, his eyes are a light shade of green.
"Okay. Let me know if he does. You don't deserve to be treated like shit." He said, before starting to talk to Luke.
"Hey Sophie. Can I tell you something?" Calum asked me.
"I think you're lying about Travis." He said, shocking me. Is it really that obvious? Wait, no. It can't be. I mean, he only texted me. I didn't even read it. Maybe he was apologizing for last night I mean you never know and I like to think the best of people.
"Why would you think that?" I asked, confused.
"Because like I said before. He's Travis. And that means that he always does something. He also clearly wanted you and when he wants something, he doesn't stop until he gets it." He said, looking me right in the eye.
"Calum would you stop. Leave Sophie alone if she says he hasn't done anything, then he hasn't done anything." Luke said, joining our conversation.
"I agree with Luke." Michael said.
"I don't know what we're talking about but I want to be included so since Luke and Michael are on one side I'm going to agree with Calum." Ashton said with Grace rolling her eyes.
"It doesn't matter what we were talking about because we're done talking about it." Michael said in a tone that clearly stated that we were done talking about this.
The pizza got to our table right after and we all ate. After we were finished, we paid which seemed to be a little bit of problem. Grace and I tried to pay, but the boys insisted that they would and wouldn't let us every time that we tried.
We were walking out of Pizza World and going to a park when I got a text. I glanced at the notification, to see who it was from and I could feel the nervousness set in.
"Hey Grace. Can I talk to you for a minute?" I asked, already grabbing her arm and pulling her away from the boys.
"We'll be right back I promise." I said, as I was getting confused looks from the boys. They just shrugged and started talking to each other.
"Okay. What's up?" Grace asked.
"Do you remember me telling you about Travis?" I asked.
"Yeah. The leader of the Sadistic Sinners, right?"
"Yeah. Well he's been texting me and the boys keep asking if he's done anything and I keep lying to them and saying he's left me alone. I feel bad for lying, but I don't want them to go get in a fight just because of me." I said, not knowing what to do.
"Okay. Well what do the texts say?"
"I don't know. I haven't read them."
"What? Why? Aren't you curious as to what he wants? Grace asked, looking at me like I was crazy.
"No. Because I'm not nosy like you are."
"Ugh. Just read them." Grace said rolling her eyes.
"What if they're really bad?" I asked, a little afraid. I mean what if he's threatening me. I have no idea of what he can do. All I know is that he's bad news.
"Then you tell the boys and they'll take care of it." Grace said, trying to calm me down.
"But I don't want them to. They shouldn't have to." I said, growing annoyed. I thought I made that clear when I said that I don't want them getting in a fight because of me.
"Sophie. If it's bad then you have to tell them. They're asking because they care about you and they want to protect you from him. They don't have to ask you and they didn't have to save you, but they did and I know that they'd do it again. I can tell that they care." Grace said, and I knew that she would make me read the texts.
"Okay fine." I clicked on my texts and read the messages.
Travis: Hey Sophie! I feel like we didn't really get to hang out yesterday because we were rudely interrupted so text me back because I really want to see you again.
I shuddered but read the next one.
Travis: I know you read my text. I don't understand why you're ignoring me but I really don't care. I want you Sophie. And I already told you that I always get what I want. See you soon!
I looked up from my phone and looked at Grace. I could feel my face pale and my eyes start to water.
"Aww Sophie come here. It can't be that bad." Grace said pulling me into a hug and trying to comfort me.
"Grace you didn't read the texts. He's coming for me." I said softly with tears running down my face.
"Sophie no. He's just trying to scare you." Grace said softly.
"I honestly don't think that's true. Read them." I said, pulling away from the hug and handing her my phone. She read them and I saw her eyes widen and her face pale.
"Sophie you need to tell the boys." Grace said, grabbing my arm.
"I know. But can you wait for me to calm down for a sec I don't want to go back crying." I said, embarrassed to be crying right now.
We stood there with me wiping my tears while Grace rubbed my back before walking back to where we had left the boys.