I had no words. Was he the guy I danced with? It's him. For sure.
"I wanted you guys to meet the best man at our wedding." Terrence tells us. He slaps a hand against Mark's shoulder. "Mark, this is Aria. The quiet girl of the family."
"Hey, Aria." Mark greets me in his soothing deep voice. Clem and I shiver as chills went down our spines. He holds out a pale hand.
My mind flips back to last night. The pale hand being held out for me. The same hand as right now. I lift a hand out of my gray sweatshirt pocket. Then I remember my hand. I quickly put it back in my gray pocket.
"Aria isn't the hand shaking type." Crystal tells Mark quickly, trying to cover me not shaking his hand.
"I'll be upstairs." I quietly say to Levi. I start to leave her side. "Nice to meet you Mark."
"Aria, hang out for a while." Clem begs.
"It's fine if she doesn't want too. Nice to meet you too, Aria." Mark says to my turned back. I blush as I run up the wooden brown stairs. I shut my white door quietly.
I set my things down and quickly grab my black fingerless lacey gloves. I slip them over my fingers and hands. The gloves barely cover up my scars but it was better than nothing. I remember his pale hand.
I close my hands into fists. I shake my head. My pink hair fluffs as my head moves. Tiny knocks came from the white door behind me. The door slightly open. Crystal's white head pops through the tiny gap.
"Aria..." Crystal sighs.
"It's awkward for me!" I exclaim. I quiet down afterwards. "I don't like new people." I whisper. "I want to keep the people I have now." I was keeping the truth about Mark inside. I don't know if it's actually him or if it is, I don't want her to tell anyone else
Crystal smiles humbly. She slips into my room and shuts my white door quietly. Her soft hands lightly touch my gray covered arms. She pulls me into a hug. My arms wrap around her small body. "It's fine. We just want you to hang out for a while. I'll allow you to bring your animation stuff."
I let my gray arms fall away from her body. "Next time. Making me go down there now would maybe make Mark feel bad because he said it was fine."
Crystal nods her head. "Right. But thank you for considering for next time."
Authors note: yes, I know. Ended weird but it was the best I could do in finishing it.