It seemed like that whole fiasco made all of our friendships stronger somehow. Meg and Zander have been inseparable. It’s really cute actually. They spend lunch together, study hall, break period, most times after school, and sometimes even before school. It’s like they’re trying to get in as much time before New York. Ryder and I have been doing the same thing. It’s really nice, but sad at the same time.
It’s a week until we go off to New York. The month flew by so fast, I still can’t believe it. Within the last month, I’ve spent as much time with Ryder and Trish and Jayde as possible. Ryder and I borrowed a projector from Trish’s mom and watched a movie in his backyard while we were curled up together on a big blanket with pillows around us. We shared popcorn and tried to throw it into each other’s mouths. Ryder was a pro at it. The movie was a horror film, so whenever I screamed or jumped, he would put his arm around me and kiss my forehead.
We also ate pizza and just hung out at my house one night. It got to be around midnight, so my parents told Ryder he could just spend the night if he wanted. My dad was opposed at first, then caved in. Ryder’s parents agreed too, so we spent the whole night together talking until 3am, and then falling asleep on the floor next to each other. When I woke up, his arm was around my waist, and my back was fitted into his stomach. It was so romantic, but I wanted to cry because I knew it would end.
Now that I only have a week left, I am super jittery. I want to spend every waking moment with my friends and Ryder. I feel like time is slipping from my grasp. Seconds, ticking away, and I can’t stop that. I could choose not to go to New York, and I talked to Ryder about that, but he told me that if I didn’t go, he would feel like he was stopping me from doing something amazing. I wanted to go to New York, I really did. It was what I was leaving behind that I didn’t like.
It is Saturday now, and I have plans with Trish, Meg, and Jayde for a sleepover at Jayde’s house. I pack my bag and drive over to Jayde’s. Before I even get my hand on the door, Jayde opens it and flings me in. We’d been planning this sleepover ever since Meg and I made the recalls. It’s supposed to be a going away type party/sleepover. Just a small get-together with only us four, but so meaningful all in all.
We ate pizza, did some karaoke (which I sucked at), talked about life, and then the subject of New York was brought up. I was hoping it really wouldn’t be brought up, but I knew it would. I just calmed my nerves and joined the conversation.
“Swear you’ll send souvenirs?” Jayde begins the conversation.
“Duh! And we’ll text you guys every day!” Meg speaks for both of us.
“I can’t believe you guys are leaving in a week! I’m gonna miss my crazy friends.” Trish says brightly.
“I’m gonna miss you too! It’s going to be so hard not being able to talk to you both in person every day. Will you text me all about Ryder please?” I exclaim.
“Yeah, we’ll let you know if Ryder cheats on you.” Jayde waves a finger at me and we all laugh.
“Oh please! You act like we’ll be gone for a year! We haven’t even officially gotten a part yet. I doubt I even will.” I lament.
“You never know.” Trish’s tone is sad, though she wears a smile.
“What is we do get parts though?” Meg inquiries.
“If we do end up getting parts, then I’m going to have to tell Ryder that… that he’ll have to see other girls.” The reality strikes me like lightning.
“I’ll have to do the same for Zander.” Meg’s face is paler.
I knew this would obviously be a possibility, but I never even wanted to think about it. I know that just being on the recall auditions list isn’t a sure sign you’ll get a part, but at the same time, there’s a possibility. I needed to prepare for that possibility. I still doubted it would ever happen, but just maybe. I decided not to think about that possibility right now though, and to just enjoy my friend’s company.
“Let’s not dampen the mood! We can think about all of this tomorrow. Tonight we’re just gonna have fun okay?” I brighten the mood.
The conversation immediately switched back over to talking about drama going on. I found out that a new rumor about Cass is going around now that she had sex with Andrew. It’s amazing how many rumors are most likely fake. I couldn’t help but wonder though… What does Cass think about the rumors? I mean, she seemed pretty excited when I lied about Andrew, so maybe she started the rumor herself to act cool. No matter what, I was sure the rumor wasn’t true.
We moved on to talking about crushes after that. Meg and I obviously couldn’t participate much, but it was fun to listen. Trish, like usual, liked nobody. Even if she did, she wouldn’t spill despite Meg’s hardest efforts. Jayde however, confessed her crush on Cameron Tittle. If someone would’ve told me that, other than Jayde, I never would’ve believed them.
Cameron is the captain of the mathletes, is the third year straight science fair winner, and is the economic manager of the high school student body. Not exactly Jayde’s type in my opinion. Jayde always struck me as a girl who would want a strong, handsome, and athletic guy. Not a nerd like Cameron. I don’t mean that in a bad way. I’m a nerd, but Cameron… well… he’s a different level of nerdiness. Either way though, I was happy for Jayde, and if she wanted to date Cameron, I would back her up. That’s what friends are for.