I wake up, groaning with my head pounding like crazy. I must've been really drunk last night for it to hurt like this. I look down to see that I'm still in my outfit from last night and I get up and look in my mirror to see that my makeup and the neon paint is one big smear. Don't I look like a hot mess? How did I get home? Shaking the thoughts out of my head, I go to my closet to pick out some clothes and went in my bathroom to take a quick shower. I could really use some coffee right now and some painkillers. Maybe some soft pancakes with loads of syrup. Yum.
As I dry myself with my light pink towel I put on a Hello Kitty t-shirt and some short jean shorts, then I found something just astonishing laying down in my bed. Ugh. He had the nerve to tell me that I looked hot like he didn't know that I wasn't upset at him and he saw me watch him kiss that girl.
"I don't need a bigger headache, Roy." I said, throwing my towel in my Hello Kitty hamper.
"I believe we need to talk." he said, sitting up on the edge on my bed.
I pull myself on my dresser to keep my distance.
"I don't think theres anything to talk about, Roy." I said, raising my eyebrows at him. Why am I pushing him away? I want to work it out with him, but I just feel like it's not going to make a difference. But if you think about it, this is all my fault. I waited too long and I didn't show my interest in him so he moved on.
"I know you saw me kiss my girlfriend at Jordan's party," Roy confessed, getting up from my bed. So he does have a girlfriend? Why was he okay to be my pretend boyfriend? He was probably just trying to be nice. Maybe that's why he got offended when Caleb told him to kiss me. I wanted to cry but I had to stay strong in front of him, I don't want him thinking that I'm weak. I'm so stupid to think that a guy like him could like a girl like me. "And I feel bad for upsetting you but I don't feel that way about you Mary. At least not any more."
"Whatever, I don't have feelings for you anymore." I lied, shaking my head like I'm certain of the idea. I wanted to seem like I'm happy without him, but I know deep down inside that I was hoping he was lying about this whole thing. And thought Roy kissing another girl was upsetting, but this is really making me depressed. He was always there for me. I don't understand why he would work so hard to make me think he was a good guy. He even tried to kiss me at the lake when I got suspended. Why are boys such tools?
"So, you do have feelings for me?" he wondered, arching an eyebrow at me.
"I did. I really liked you Roy and I was thinking maybe you did too but I guess I was wrong. But I'm completely fine without you."I said, restraining a tear coming out from my eyes.
Roy smirks at me with no emotion in his eyes. How can he be so heartless? He obviously knows that I'm hurt and he doesn't he feel a little bad.
"I liked you at some point but I found Kelly. She's just the most amazing person ever and I'm pretty sure you are too. Plus, I saw how happy you were with Caleb and I wasn't going to wait for you if y'all ended up getting serious. That is when I found Kelly." he explained, scratching the back of his neck. Is he crazy or just stupid? I can't really decide right now, but I'm going to with he's just stupid.
I grab his jacket from my closet, throwing it at him. I can't believe I almost forgot about that thing.
"I appreciate the compliment, I really do but I don't want you to talk, text, or call me ever. If you see me in public then just walk away like you don't even know me. And for your information, I am damn special." I snapped, pushing him closer to my window after every word.
He shrugs his shoulders, leaving my room.
Finally, I can finally go get some breakfast. Now that whole thing with Roy is cleared up, I can feel a huge relief in my chest and I'm kind of glad that he told me. I don't have to waste my time wondering if he liked me or not and now that I know, I can live my life stress free. Don't get me wrong I was pretty upset when he broke the news to me, but I decided to look on the positive side of all this.
I go to the island counter where my mom handed me a plate with pancakes and loads of syrup! She must've read my mind. As I gobbled my breakfast down, my mom is looking at me with a big grin on her face which made me want to smile. Somehow when my mom is happy, I'm happy I guess that's power of a mother and daughter bond. Especially when she cries.
"Did you have fun last night?" my mom asked, blowing her coffee off. Did she know I went to a party? She still doesn't know the party that I threw over here.
"Yes ma'am." I replied, having a mouthful of pancakes and the creases of my mouth is full of syrup.
"I'm just glad you're out having fun with your friends and not depressed in your bed." she said, patting my hand with a smile. "Just as long as you don't have too much fun, missy." She teased, going into the living room to watch television. Possibly some Y&R.
As soon as I hear someone say Victor Newman I knew for sure that she's watching her soap opera.
After shoving the last piece of pancake down my throat, I put my plate in the sink and went back into my room, this time I found something actually astonishing in my bed. He's wearing the same leather jacket from last night, but he's wearing a solid white shirt with some dark blue jeans. He looks so good in leather, I swear. I hop on my bed, sitting right next to him with a big smile on my face.
"Why are you so happy?" he asked, puts his head in his palm.
"I'm broke up with Roy. Why wouldn't I be happy?" I lied, remembering that me and Roy had a fake date to keep him away. I had to make him believe that we were dating so I don't look like a liar.
I squeal a little, covering my mouth after I did. Caleb laughs at me while my face gets hot out of embarrassment. Caleb pushes my hair behind my ear, bitting his lips.
I really, really like Caleb. There I said. Now I can stop lying to myself. But I don't think I'm ready for a relationship right now, I just got out of an imaginary one. It was pretty rough. Seriously, I care about him, but I still want some more time to heal and hope he would be okay with that even though I practically tried to get rid of him. Maybe Caleb won't hurt me. The worst thing he can do is cheat on me and I'm kind of in a heartless mood right now. Somehow my stupid heart always finds it's way back to him. Am I in love with Caleb? I like him, but I didn't think I was in love with him and all this time I thought I was in love with Roy. When did this even happen? I can seriously be so stupid sometimes.
"Not to rush you or anything Mary but are you still not ready for a relationship? I just want to make sure because I really like you and if you want to have a relationship that would be great. But of course if you're not then-"
I interrupted him, putting my finger over his mouth. I find it sweet that Caleb confesses his love in a nervous way like that. It's cute.
“No I'm still not ready for a relationship and I'm flattered Caleb. I hope you could understand and hope you're not mad?" I said nervously, folding my lips inside my mouth, worrying what his response would be. Please don't be mad. Please don't be mad.
I crossed my fingers mentally, hoping for the best.
"No Mary. You take as much time as you need. I completely understand. I'll wait however long it takes." he said, holding my hand.
I grin at the warmth of his hand on mine.
"You're awesome, Caleb. Really you are." I chuckled.
Caleb was about to say something, but the ring of my phone distracted him. I used the hand that Caleb was holding to reach my phone. It's a text from Violet. That's rare. We never talk except at school. I get up and slide to unlock my phone to see her message saying:
Violet: Let's have a girls day, just me and you?
Violet: Great! Be there in a few.
"Violet wants to hang out." I informed Caleb.
"That's fine. Have fun." He said, getting out of bed to hug me.
I close my eyes and admiring at the fact that it's Caleb hugging me, the warmth of his hug comforts me.
"Try not to miss me too much." he whispered.
"No promises." I whispered back, pulling away from the hug.
Today we're getting our nails done. Violet's mom drops us off at the nail salon and I enter inside to see that it's kind of a sixties theme. I like it because I always wish that I would've grown in an early generation besides this one, it sucks. The floors are pink tiles while the walls are tie-dye fading into white a little bit and even the employees are dressed like the people from the sixties. I've done enough research to know what they dressed like back then and let's just say that if there's a time machine, I would go to this era.
"What can I do for y'all?" a polite lady with olive skin grinned. Her outfit was mixture of different color with flowers but you mostly see yellow plus the outfit has a yellow belt with a red plastic buckle. The lady's jet black hair is teased a lot in the back with a yellow headband and she's wearing some yellow peace sign earrings and some white gogo boots. I want her outfit.
"Yes ma'am we'll both take manicures." Violet spoke for me.
"Right this way." the lady said, pointing to two tables right next to us.
I sit on the one right by the door and Violet sits in the one right next to me. As I'm waiting for a person, the lady comes up to me with a magazine in her hand.
"Pick out the style you like and let me know when you're ready." she said, handing me the magazine and sits in the chair right in front of me.
I start browsing in the magazine and seen the nails that I just had to get. They're a mixture of yellow, royal blue, light blue, pink, and green tie-dye.
"I want these." I said, showing her the nails.
She nods, taking the magazine from me and grabs my hands to start.
The lady puts some type of liquid on my nails that was very cold which gives me the chills. Next she starts to apply the first coat of nail polish and I try to stay as still as I can because I want these nails to be perfect. I try not to concentrate on my nerves so I start to think about something else. Like Caleb. He looked so good last night and I wonder if I didn't do anything to embarrass myself around him. All I remember from last night is that I danced on him, Roy putting neon paint on me, taking shots with Violet, and I met Zack. He wasn't a bad guy, but he's not Caleb. I know that's wrong to compare him with someone else but I have this unexplainable feeling about Caleb and I never thought I would. It's crazy how one person could make you feel.
The lady finishes my nails and they look just like the ones in the magazine, she did these with paint! She's talented.
"Go dry them off over there." she said, pointing to a table full of little black lights and tiny air vents.
I make my way over there, feeling the air on my nails as soon as I put them under there.
"Not to bring up old news but did you talk to Roy?" Violet asked, sitting next to me, putting her nails under the vents.
"Yeah but he told me that he doesn't like me more than a friend. I told him to get lost." I chuckled.
"That's my girl." Violet teased. "Any new interest?" Violet looks at me with a giant grin on her face. My face goes red when the name Caleb pops in my head and I bite my lower lip thinking about it.
"Yeah." I nodded. Violet nods me to tell her who. "Caleb."
Her grin drops very quickly when I tell her that. I was afraid something like this would happen, I knew that Violet hated his guts and I probably shouldn't have told her until we were officially dating.
"I was expecting that reaction." I sarcastically said.
"I'm not judging. I just thought you work so hard trying to get rid of him." Violet said, moving her hands from under the vents and blows on them. Her nails have the Alice in the Wonderland characters on them. I didn't think that she knew what movie that was.
"Yeah, but I realize that I shouldn't. Violet I really like him and he seems like he really cares." I sighed.
Violet looks at me with a sympathy smile.
"Well, if he makes you happy then I'm happy. But if he screws up even one time, I'm chopping his balls off." Violet said jokingly.
I remove my hand from the vents, blowing on them a little bit to make sure that they're dry. Violet goes up to the cash register, paying for the whole thing. We go outside to see Violet's mom parked right there in front of the salon. I get into the car and Ms. Montgomery flashes me a big smile. I smile back at her and lay back in my seat.
"Mom, I'm hungry." Violet complained.
"Well, Mary what would you like to eat?" Ms. Montgomery asked, looking straight at me. I don't want to seem picky or selfish for deciding for them even though they did ask. I hate when my friend's parents ask questions like that, it's like they're testing me and they're going to decide whether or not I can be friends with them. Paranoid much? Yeah I know.
"It doesn't matter. I'll eat whatever." I said in my fakest voice ever. For some reason my voice switches different pitches when I talk, it's like a mode that activates itself.
"McDonalds?" Violet suggested.
"Sure that's fine." I nodded.
Ms. Montgomery nods, backing out of the parking lot. I start to stare out the window, thinking about the first time that me and Roy first saw each other. It was the day after homecoming and me and Emma went shopping. I bump the stuff out of his hands and I remember staring into his eyes, just admiring how beautiful they are. He told me that he wanted to hang out sometime and since then we've gotten closer. He even went to my court trial with me and pretend to be my cousin so he could sit right by me. I don't understand boys at all and don't think I ever will.
We arrive at McDonalds and I glance at the menu to see what I want. Maybe the Angus Chipotle BBQ Burger and a medium sprite? Yeah that'll be fine.
"Mary, did you decide?" Ms. Montgomery asked, looking at me through the rear view mirror.
"Yes ma'am. I want the Angus Chipotle BBQ Burger with a sprite." I said.
She nods, looking at Violet waiting for her to decide.
Ms. Montgomery orders our food and the lady gives us our total. I gave Ms. Montgomery a ten, but she refuses to take it. Of course, like all of my friend's mothers are, they don't want us to pay for it and makes me feel bad for not paying for it. They grab their bag of food and the smell of burgers and fries are teasing me. Why must the smell of food tease me?
Violet's mother pulls into my driveway and Violet hands me my food.
"Mom, can I spend the night at Mary's?" Violet asked. I wasn't aware of her spending the night, why wasn't I aware? Are friends suppose to expect to know when they spend the night? If so, then I really suck at expecting it.
"Sure if her mom lets." Ms. Montgomery smiled at me.
I pull out my phone to text my mother real quick. I push the send button with a message saying:
Me: Can Violet spend the night?
"She said yes." I said.
Violet grabs her food, hugging her mother before leaving the car.
"Mom, bring me some clothes please," she said, giving her the puppet dog face.
Her mother nods, hugging one more time before leaving the car.
I open the front door, seeing my mother with the music blasting through the speakers, dancing on the living room table. Her face drops when I turn the stereo off and she sees us. Never thought I would see my mother dance, especially on a table. Her face gets red, jumping off the table and sits on the couch like nothing happened.
"You're mom is awesome." Violet chuckled. Maybe I do have a cool mom and not realizing it like Regina George except for the slut part. I go to my room and Violet follows. "So tell me some positive qualities about Caleb." Violet sits in a bean bag as I sit in the one next to her.
"Well, he looks really good in leather, theres no doubt about that."
We both laugh.
"He really cares and he loves the song Crazy Train by Ozzy Osborne so that's a bonus." I proudly said, unwrapping my burger and take a huge bite out of it. "Enough about me. What about Alex?"
Violet's face goes very red when I mention his name. She told me that he was going to ask her out, but that was like a month ago and I've heard nothing about him since.
"Well, he's taking me out next weekend. It's our first date and I'm so excited." Violet squealed. It's about time that Alex grows a pear and asks her out, I was afraid it was going to be like a Jorlope where they wait so long to fall in love. Violex has a really good ring to it.
"I'm happy for you." I grinned, eating a french fry.
"Violet!" my mother called.
Violet puts down her burger, exiting my room.
Time to get this sleepover started.
"We should do it." Violet begged. She suggested that we order pizza. But she only wants to do it because she's hoping the guy would be smoking hot and one of us has to kiss him. Even if he turns out hot, I don't want to be kissing anyone else besides Caleb. I believe they called save the last kiss or something alike that. "Come on, you don't know when is the last time you ever get to kiss another guy. Do it while you're single."
"Fine." I sighed, pulling out my phone and dial the number to the Pizza Palace place. My stomach is in knots and I'm so scared like if I kiss him and he calls the police and files for sexual harassment.
Some dude with a smooth voice picks up the phone, he sounds pretty hot.
"I want to order a large pizza with half meat lover and half cheese." I ordered.
"Will that be all?"
"It'll be there in a few."
I tell him my address and hang up the phone. Violet starts screaming out of excitement, she's lucky that my mom went out with her friends and left us with her credit card and some change. We're sitting here watching Titanic in our pajamas, waiting for the pizza guy to arrive and I'm actually quite hungry for a pizza right now.
The doorbell finally rings and Violet and I go up to the door in excitement. When I open the door, my face drops once who I figured out who's delivering my pizza. Roy. Karma is a heartless bitch. I couldn't help but laugh at how ridiculous he looks in his uniform and he looks pretty embarrassed.
"Violet, would you like to take this one?" I chuckled, looking at her shocked face.
"No thank you." Violet said, taking the pizza while I hand Roy his money.
"So Mary-" I slam the door in his face before he can finish. I told him not to talk to me and act like he doesn't know me when he sees me. He violate my rule so I slam the door in his face. Case closed.
I choose a slice with nothing on it but cheese, moaning at how good it is. This reminds me when I was little, I used to take off the cheese and eat exactly that and nothing else. My mom used to get so pissed at me for not eating the whole thing because it was wasting.
I throw away the crust, grabbing me another piece.
"Mary, let's take a picture." Violet suggested, pulling up the camera on her phone and puts in the perfect angle in front of us.
I smile the best I can and she takes the picture, I look at it and the picture could be worse.
"We should do the tasting game." I suggested.
"Fine but you go first, I'll get my sleeping mask." Violet said, running to my room and gets the mask.
I go into the kitchen and prepare myself for the disaster that's about to happen. This is Violet we're talking about, she will go up and beyond just to have fun but I guess I can't really blame her.
She places the mask over my head and I can't see jack. I give her a thumbs up to tell her that I can take in anything and she goes into the cabinet. Violet puts something solid and kinda hot, but it holds a sweet taste to it. It has to be either a brownie or a twinkie, I can't truly tell. I lick it again and it tastes more like chocolate and then I'm going to go with a brownie.
"Brownie?" I asked.
"Correct. Now its my turn."
I take the mask off and put it on her also I grab the brownie from the counter and begin to eat it. I'm not going to let it go to waste. As I'm going through the cabinets, I snicker when I encounter the perfect thing to make Violet taste. Cinnamon. She absolutely hates cinnamon straight ever since the cinnamon challenge was invented. I pull out a spoon, put some cinnamon on it, and stick it on her tongue. She freaks out, starting to spit all over. I can't help but laugh at how ridiculous she looks. She takes off her mask, slightly pushing my shoulder when she saw what I made her taste.
"That's cheating." I teased.
"I hate you." she pouted, crossing her arms like Emma.
"Aw, I hate you, too." I grinned, holding my hand against my chest.
We both burst out into a slight laughter.