Before Terra or I could even register what was happening we hear
laughter from behind us. Someone touches my shoulder and I can
hear really obnoxious laughter in my ear.
"Hahahaha.... Dustin. What did i tell you about flirting with
girls? it only causes trouble. And plus your my boyfriend! How
could you do this to me!" The person leaning on my shoulder
started to cry dramatically.
The women Dustin ran into walked by glaring at him as he stared
at her apologetically. She looked really pissed off, if i were
him i would have told her that it was more her fault then his,
She had full view of where she was walking.
The women turned her head, and Dustin turned and faced his Boy
I couldn't help but laugh. So much was going on and i was so
confused, not to mention I'm still embarrassed by Dustin's
Terra was shell-shocked. She just stood there taking it all in.
"I'm not your boyfriend Alex."His faced was stern all of sudden
as 'Alex' left my shoulder and skipped, I'm not kidding, he
SKIPPED to Dustin and wrapped his hands around his arm.
"Haha, stop lying," Alex started, then added to me, "This guy
right here, he's such a kidder..." Terra started to laugh and i
could tell Dustin wasn't enjoying this scenario as much as she
was. I must look so confused right now.
"God damn it! Alex really?" Dustin's voice became angry and his
face, stern. I know he was being serious, but it just looked so
forced. I started giggling just as Terra stopped. She looked
really scared, like Dustin was going to rip her head off. This is
so ridiculous, my brave friend is scared shitless and a guy i
just met is making me pee myself! Haha.....
Dustin just kind of stares at me and i stop giggling. But the
small smile never leaves my face. i look at Terra and she still
looks scared, but she just lifts her hand up like she doesn't
have a care in the world and her face lightens up. She looks at
me like she has no idea what's happening and she brushes it off
Everything kind of happens at once, first I see Dustin push his
friend's hand away, then i see him whispering to him. It's really
weird and Terra tries to walk away and i try to follow her, but
some guy I didn't even know was there grabs my shoulders and i
turn around and he's like six feet tall. He really isn't that
scary, he is dressed in skinny jeans and an open vest making him
look like good company, but his height intimidates me and I just
The guy has a deep voice and he asks me to wait for Dustin, so i
do. Terra comes back and grabs my arm and we kind of stand there
as this tall guy pulls Alex from Dustin and walks away. Leaving
Dustin standing across the Mall corridor. Watching his, I guess
his friends, walk away.
Terra, the most courageous person I know, starts the
conversation, "Uh, What was that all about?"
When Dustin looks up at us he looks disheveled. "I'm not gay,
first off. Those are just my friends. They always do things like
that, Alex is NOT my boyfriend. He just does things like that to
piss me off. I'm sorry." The small smirk and hair flip he added
after talking made the whole situation okay, and Terra and I kind
of sighed and accepted it.
"Let's get a move on this shall we?" With as little as effort as
possible I started our trek out of the mall. Oddly enough, I
wasn't behind Terra and Dustin, but I slipped comfortably between
"You know what i just realized?"
"No, Headphones, I don't." What the hell, after calling me
'Adorable', which is humiliating on it's own, he continues to
call me by this ungodly nickname?
"Stop calling her Headphones. Go on Cyndy." I love Terra. She can
read my mind.
"Thank you Terra, I just realized that Dustin is basically the
authority figure put in charge of throwing us out of the mall." I
tried to say this without smirking so Dustin couldn't see my
plan. But of course I fail and Terra picked up on the mischievous
grin on my face.
"Yea... Dustin is, isn't he? I hardly got to do any shopping
today too... What a waste."
We both turned to look at Dustin, Terra using her puppy dog eyes,
and me puffing out my lower lip.
"Yeah well, too bad about that, I guess you guys should have been
noisy after finishing your shopping." Dustin saw right
through our plan. He put his hands in his pockets and started to
walk in front of us. Trying to whistle.
How does he not know how to whistle. Isn't it like something you
have to learn how to do before you leave childhood? A right of
I continued to think of other "Rights of the Play Ground", But
was interrupted by Terra's elbow in my side.
"Cyndy! Don't you really want to just stop in this one store to
get jeans? For a quick second so this day wasn't a total bust?"
Of course i did. We actually came here today to get dresses for
the "Welcome Back" party after the dance at school. Unfortunately
school starts in less than two weeks and the dance is in less
than three. The party is to be held shortly after the dance, at
some kid's house. I really need a dress for this party because
our group of friends are going in Goth themed pretty in pink
attire and I'll be left out if i don't come in costume.
"Yea that would be nice... I really need a dress for the party."
We were practically on or knees begging Dustin to let us go in.
But he still ignored us.
"Please Dustin! It will only be a second! you can come in with us
and make sure we don't dilly dally!" Terra is so weird. Who says
dilly dally? Haha.... At least she's bargaining with him I was
just going to beg until he let us look.
"Fine, but Headphones has to bring me, as her date, to this
party." Before he even turned around i could hear the smile on
"Hell no." I looked from Terra face, seeing her plotting my life
for me, and then to Dustin's smirking face. I just met this guy
so i keep on walking, hoping Terra will follow me and Dustin will
just stay there. Watching me take my headphones out of my bag and
placing them on my head. Leaving his flippy hair, and his weird
Well.. i guess they aren't weird... Why am i deffending him..
It's not like we're dating.
Why would anyone date someone who calls them Headphones?