Morning arrived as
the sun began to rise above the horizon of houses. Its warmed raze
shined through the window of Jenna's bedroom and onto Derek's face.
Derek slowly began to wake up as he rolled over to get the sun out
of his face. He could faintly hear the sound of a shower running in
the distance, which later went silent after a few minutes. He
cracked opened his eyes and quickly began to target different areas
of the room. He slowly sat up in the bed, rubbing his green eyes
almost thinking that he was dreaming.
He slowly raised the
covers and looked underneath to reveal that he was completely
naked. He looked over the covers and noticed Jenna standing in the
doorway staring at him.
"Morning," Jenna was
leaning against the doorframe wearing nothing, but a white
bathrobe, "Did you sleep well?" She asked. Derek lowered the bed
sheets to keep him covered.
"Good morning, yeah I
did. How long have you been up?" Derek asked.
"For about a half
hour," Jenna walked over to the bed, "Did you just wake up?" She
asked sitting down at the foot of the bed.
"Yeah," Derek kept
looking around his surroundings, "I really had fun last night."
Derek said with a slight grin on his face. However, the look on
Jenna's face told a different story.
Halloween I've ever had." She said looking away from Derek. Derek
knew that she wasn't being truthful.
"You're lying." Derek
said as he wrapped the bed sheet around his waist and began to move
over towards her.
"How am I lying?"
Jenna asked as Derek sat next to her.
"I can tell by the
look on your face. Are you regretting it?" He asked.Jenna didn't
say anything at first.
"This was just a one
night stand, Derek.You know that." Jenna said looking over to her
left and looking into his green eyes. Derek was stunned by her
"A one night stand? I
wasn't thinking of it that way." Derek explained.
"Come on," Jenna got
up from the bed and started to pace, "Your no different then any
other guy I've met. You're all the same! You see a good looking
girl, you meet her, and you try to sleep with her by the end of the
night. Then the next morning, you leave with no intention of seeing
her again." Jenna shouted.
"That's not me!"
shouted back. Derek got up onto his feet, using his right hand to
keep the bed sheet around his waist as he tried to explain.
"Let me tell you
something," Derek stood in front of Jenna as she looked on,
crossing his arms, "Last night, when I saw you at the bar, I felt
something. I've never met a girl, who just took my breath away. Not
once was I thinking about myself or whether or not if I could sleep
with her by the end of the night. All I kept thinking about was
that I really wanted to meet you." Derek explained. Jenna looked
down at her feet continuing to listen to Derek's plea, which was
causing her to feel embarrassed.
"If you want me to
leave I will, but understand that I'm not like that. I feel that we
got something here. Please, don't count me out because of what
others have done before. "He pleaded with her.Jenna looked up at
him with tears beginning to roll down her cheeks.
"How do I know,"
Derek wiped a tear off her left cheek with his left hand as she
tried to get the words out, "How do I know that you're telling me
the truth?" She sobbed.
"Come here," Derek
pulled her over to the bed and sat next to her on her right side,
"I understand if you've been hurt before. Please, give me a chance.
I promise that you will not regret this." Derek said as he tied the
bed sheet so that it would stay at his waist without falling down.
He then grabbed her right hand with both of his hands to try to
"If its love?" She
"Its not if…this is
love." Derek said as he wiped another tear off her right cheek with
his left thumb.
"If only..." Jenna
stopped mid-sentence staring straight into his green eyes.
"If only what?" Derek
asked. Suddenly, everything went dark. Derek could hear several
voices calling out his name.
"Derek!" A voice
"Derek, wake up!
Another voice shouted. Derek could hear the sounds of loud music
and loud conversations as he opened his eyes. He could see his
friends Daniel, Jake, and Josh surrounding him as they tried to get
him to focus.
"Dude, are you
alright?" Daniel asked as he shook Derek's left shoulder. Derek's
eyes darted different places throughout the bar, trying to figure
what had happened.
"Hey man, you O.K?"
"Where is she?" Derek
asked.His friends stood their puzzled by Derek's question.
"What are you talking
about?" Josh asked.
"Where's Jenna? Where
is she?!" Derek stood up on his barstool and looked to see if she
could see her.
"Jenna who?" Jake
asked. Derek soon leaped over the barstool and barged his way
through the crowd trying to look for her. His friends quickly
followed after him as he headed towards the table, where he
remembered seeing her at.Derek rushed over to the table to only
find it was empty. His heart sank in disappointment and confusion
as he tried to understand what had happened.
"Derek, talk to us!
What's going on?" Josh asked as he and Derek's friends surrounded
"She was right
there…I swear I was speaking to her and we went for a walk." Derek
hollered over the loud music.
"Dude, you never
left!" Daniel said.
"Yeah, you dozed
off." Jake said as Derek continued to stare at the empty
"Come on, let's get
the hell out of here," Josh began to push Derek towards the front
doors, "Maybe the air will clear your head." Josh suggested.Daniel
and Jake walked ahead as Josh continued to push Derek away from the
"But, she was there!
She was real!" Derek continued to look back towards the empty table
as they made their way thought the crowded bar and towards the
front doors. Derek shook his head trying to relax and forget about
the whole thing. Daniel and Jake walked out of the front door just
as Derek and Josh were a couple feet behind. Suddenly, Derek
stopped dead in his tracks. The girl in the dark green dress with
long blonde hair and light green eyes was now standing right in
front of him; getting ready to show her I.D to the bouncer.
"Derek! What's wrong
with you?" Josh asked walking up beside him. Derek never said
anything as he stared at the girl, trying to figure out what had
just happened before.