The week went by very quick. Juliana introduced me to just about everyone in school. When i told her about how i dance and box she suggested i join the cheerleading team. Cheerleading wasnt really my thing anymore but i told her i would think about it. Every morning this week i rode to school with Logan but had to take the bus home because he had football practice everyday. My mother had met his parents and we had dinner with them. His family is really nice.
Logan made it a habit of calling me everynight because he always had something to ask me or he was bored.
I woke up saturday morning and brushed my teeth, washed my face, and went for a swim. When I was done I went to my bedroom and took a shower. I put on sweats and opened my curtains. Logan must have saw it as a signal i was awake because he called me.
"Hello?" i answered.
"Hey , its logan" he said.
"I know i have caller ID" i said laughing.
"Oh yeah, " he said. Long pause.
"Whats on your mind?" i asked him. I could tell he wanted to say something.
"Well i was wondering if you would like to go to a party tonight" he said. I paused for a minute and he spoke.
"I mean you dont have to i was just thinking you can go and hang out" he stopped.
"Well, i do like parties" i said.
"Really?, so you will come? he asked.
"Yes , what time should i be ready?" i asked.
"Well the party starts at 8pm so be ready by 8:30" he said.
"Ill be ready i said and hung up the phone. I was looking forward to going to a party, i havent be out since i moved. I got up and went to my closet. I rummaged through everything before i realized i didnt have any clothes i would want to wear to a party.
I went into my moms office and there she was working as usual.
She looked up. "Hey Lena" she said.
"Hey mom" i replied, "I was wondering if i go to a party with Logan tonight?" asked.
"Yeah, thats fine. I just want you home by midnight". she requested.
"Um, mom? Can i have some money to go shopping? I dont really have all that many clothes" i said. She opened a drawer and took out a card. She handed to me.
"This is your debit card" she explained. "Every month i will put a 500 dollar allowance on it." "Right now though it has 1000 dollars on it". She finished and went back to work.
"Thank You Mom!" i exclaimed. I went into my room put on a band tee, denim skirt and my flats. I called a taxi and went to the mall.
I walked in to the mall. It had so many stores and so many people. I went into forever21, hot topic, H&M, Aldo, and Footlocker. I bought bags and bags of clothes and shoes. I couldnt wait to go home and pick out an outfit for the party. I heard someone call my name and turned around.
"Hey Lena!". I saw Victoria, she is on the cheerleading team. She was with some other girls from the team.
"Hey Tori" i replied. She had told me in school to call her Tori from now on.
"What are you doing here?" She looked down at my multiple bags. "someones been busy" she said chuckling.
"so , what are you doing tonight?" she asked.
"um, going to Nelson Timmins party" i said.
"really? well i guess ill see you there" she said.
"your going too?" i asked. Of course she was going , she was one of the most popular girls in Miami Prep.
"Duh! Anyone who is anyone is going to be at this party" sh explained.
" Well i have to pick out a sexy outfit for tonight" she said, "Me and Logan are going together".
My mouth dropped. "What?" i asked surprisingly. " You guys are dating?" i asked.
"Well yeah, We have been dating for like a month" she said.
"Oh, wow" i said. I shoudve known they would be dating. She was always around him and stuff. She was gorgeous. With brown hair that went down to her back and her high cheekbones that somehow worked for her. Her eyes were a blue orange type of color that was so odd it was attractive.
"Well anyways, see you tonight" she said and walked away.
I finished my shopping and left the mall. Logan never mentioned he was dating anyone. But why do i care? We are just friends anyways. I just wished he told me.
When i got home i took a shower and emptied my shopping bags. I looked through everything trying to find an outfit. I finally decided on a gray loose elbow length sleeved shirt, dark washed skinny jeans, brown knee high cowboy boots and light pink scarf. I curled the ends of my hair and put a purple beanie on. I did my makeup on and it looked so natural.I looked in the mirror and realized i looked pretty damn good. My phone rang and it was Logan, i looked at the clock the time was 8:13.
"Hello?" i answered.
"Hey, are you ready?"
"Yeah, i just finished." i said.
"Alright, meet me outside at my car" he said.
"Okay" i said and hung up.
I was so jittery and excited. I decided not to bring a purse, I took $40 out my bag, grabbed my cell phone and black leather jacket and walked out my room. I tried not to fall as ran down the stairs in my slightly heeled boots.
"Be Safe!" i heard my mom yell room from the kitchen.
"Be Swafe!" i heard Bryce yell.
"Okay, Love you" i said and walked outside. I walked over into Logans yard, and waited by his car. He came outside. He was looking good. He had on a a gray black buttoned shirt with thin black suspender straps that connected to his black skinny jeans. There was a bowtie that was perfectly centered at his collar.
"Hey we match" he said looking at me.
" You look great" he said as he opened the car door for me. He closed the door and walked around to the drivers side. As we were driving i figured this would be the perfect tme to bring up Tori.
"So... I didnt know you and Tori were dating".
He hesitated. "Oh, yeah we have been dating for a while now" he said. " how do you know anyways?" he asked.
"I ran into her at the mall today" i explained.
"The mall? You went out and bought a new outfit for the party?" he said teasingly.
"No, i had to update my closet." i said partially lying.
"Yeah right" he said laughing.
We pulled up to a house , i mmediatley heard music playing. We got out the car and walked up to the house door. Logan rang the doorbell. I took a deep breath and exhaled.
Nelson Timmins opened the door. He was on the football team with Logan.
"Hey Logan!" he exclaimed, he looked at me " Hello pretty lady" he said and i blushed.
We walked inside the house. The party only started 45 minutes ago and there were already about 100 people there. His house was pretty big, almost the same size as mine, maybe a little bigger.
"Hey baby" i heard a girl say and saw Tori heading towards us. She gave Logan a big kiss and then she saw me.
"Hey Lena, you look hot! Im glad you came" she said. She took Logans hand and pulled him off to the livingroom to a group of people. He looked back at me and gave me an apologetic look, I gave him a its okay look and turned around.
I went into the kitchen to get a drink. The only thing there was alcohol, and i wasnt in the mood to drink. I needed to make a good first impression, besides i gave up drinking after my last party. Nelson must have noticed me looking for something because he came over to me.
He put his arm around my shoulder. "Whatcha looking for lovely?" he asked. I appreciated the comment.
"Something to drink" i said , "Non- alcoholic" i added.
"Um, let me see" he opened up the fridge and took out a bottle of tropical juice. He poured some in a cup and handed it to me.
"Thanks' i said as he handed it to me. He was called into the other room and left. So far i wasnt having the best time, but it was only the beginning of my night.
I saw juliana come into the house. She saw me.
"HEY LENA!" she exclaimed. When she hugged me she smelled of strong alcohol. She was drunk. She was leaning all over me, i put my cup down on the counter and stood her up on her feet.
"Are you okay?" i asked.
"YEAH! I..only chad a fwew drwinks on my lay here" she said as she slurred her words. I felt like i was talking to Bryce.
The boy she came with called her name and she went stumbling to him. I might have to keep an eye on her tonight. I guess looks can be decieving.
I picked my drink back up from the counter and chugged the rest in the cup. It tasted kindve sour, i think it was the pulp.
I walked into a room that had a piano in it. I sat down on the piano bench. I wished i didnt agree to come to the party, i dont know anybody and the people i do know ditched me.
The door opened and in walked Nelson.
"Why do i keep finding you by yourself?" he asked.
"I dont know, i just keep ending up alone" i replied.
"Well do you want some company? Im kindve getting annoyed by some people, i need a break". He sat down next to me on the bench.
"Do you play?" he asked.
"A little" i said. And pressed a key. The sound filled the room.
"Whats a little?" he asked. "Play me something" he demanded.
I started playing a song my dad taught me when i was younger. I loved it when we played the piano together.
"That was more than a little" he said shocked.
"Yeah, i guess so" i said.
"What song was that? he asked.
"Theres no title, my dad wrote it and he died before giving it a title".
"Oh, Im sorry"
"Its okay" I usually hated it when people told me they were sorry, but when he said it, it felt genuine.
We stayed in the room for at least an hour talking. Then someone came into the room telling Nelson they were out of beer.
"Ill be right back" Nelson said.
"Okay" i replied.
A little while after he left Logan walked into the room.
"What are you doing in here?" he asked.
"Nothing really" i said
"Oh, Well im sorry about ditching you back there. Tori likes to take charge"
"Its alright its a party, there are plenty of other people here" i said.
Just then Nelson walked into the room.
"Hey Materson" he said to Logan.
"Oh hey" Logan said.
"Did you know this girl can play a mean piano?" he asked.
"Oh really?" logan said looking at me. I shrugged.
"Well anyways we should get back to the party, Lena we can finish our conversation if you want" Nelson said.
"Id like to" i said. I stood up and stumbled a bit but they didnt notice thank god. Nelson and I went to sit on the couch and Logan went to the other side of the room to Tori. I saw him look at me and then join their conversation.
"So," Nelson said.
" yeah?" i asked.
" I noticed that you are really pretty" he said.
We heard something break in the kitchen and Nelson went to go check it out. I asked him if he could bring me a drink and he agreed.
It was kind of out of the blue what he said to me. He was cute with his dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He had braces that emphasized his smile. He had a dimple on his left cheek that was so deep, and it made him look cuter. But i didnt want him to get the wrong idea. I just broke up with Caleb.
He came back and handed me a cup of juice.
" so yeah back to what i was saying " he said, "We should hook up" he said. I was surprised.
Hook up? i thought. The only person i have ever hooked up with was Caleb.
"umm, i dont think so" i said.
His expression changed and he looked angry.
"Why not?" he asked.
"Im not that kind of girl" i said with an angry tone. His expression eased up a bit.
"Oh, I didnt mean to insult to you" he said. " I had a few drinks and i tend to get a little rude, sorry" he said.
"Its okay" i said. We talked for the rest of the party. Logan came over and told me he was getting ready to leave. At this point i wanted to leave too. I think before in the kitchen i picked up the wrong cup, i was feeling a little dizzy. I kept that to myself. I looked behind Logan and saw Tori pouting, she looked upset.
"I can give her a ride home bro" nelson said.
"really?" i said, in a way i kind of wanted him to drop me off. I could tell Tori wanted to have some private alone time with Logan.
"You sure?" logan asked. He looked dissappointed, or maybe he looked relieved.
"Yeah, im fine. My brother will hold this party down until i get back" he explained.
Logan looked at me. "You okay with that?" he asked.
" Yeah" i said. He went over to Tori , she jumped with excitement. Twenty minutes later i saw them leave.
"Do you want me to drop you off now?" nelson asked.
"Sure" i said.
We went to the car. I looked at my clock and realized it was midnight.
"Shit!" i exclaimed.
"Whats wrong?" he asked.
"I missed my curfew" i said.
"oh, then lets get you home" he said. He entered my address into the GPS and took me home.
When we got to my house i saw the lights to my living room still on and figured my mom was waiting up for me.
He walked me to the door and i took out my keys.
"Thanks for the ride" i said.
" your welcome" he said. He turned to walk away. I grabbed his shoulder and turned him around. I leaned down and kissed him. It was a nice kiss. He was the first person i kissed since Caleb.
"What was that for?" he asked.
"For being a great friend to me tonight" i said.
"Anytime, if im going to get rewarded like that" he said chuckling." He turned and walked to his car. He turned around and yelled "By the way im telling everyone in school you kissed me but i turned you down!"
"I'll deny it!" i yelled back. He laughed and got in his car. He drove away. I noticed Logans car in his driveway, and went inside.
I apologized to my mom for being late, she scolded me. Thank god tomorrow is sunday i thought. I went into my room and stripped. I put on my cookie monster footsie pajamas that Caleb got me, i got him the elmo pair. I jumped into my bed, i was so tired. My curtain was open but i didnt care.
I heard my phone ring and i ignored it. I was already asleep by the time it stopped ringing.