Chapter 10:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Chapter 9

Jessica’s POV:

After the carnival things seamed to have gotten better between Roy and Stephanie, but somehow, Roy looked happier. Did he finally get over what ever happened in New York, or has something good recently happened to him, other than making up with Stephanie?

“Jessica, can you help me with my english homework?” Stephanie asked during lunch.

“Sorry, but I’m having a hard enough time understanding it myself.”

“You two aren’t very bright are you?” Roy says taking a seat next to Stephanie.

“I don’t remember asking you to join us.” I hissed feeling insulted at his comment.

“Funny, I don’t remember needing your permission to talk with my cousin.” He replied with a smug smirk on his face.

“She might be your cousin, but she’s my best friend and I was having a conversation with her.” I said angrily.

“Blood it thicker than water.” He replied.

“Bonds strengthen with time!” I said in retaliation.

“I’ve spent five years with her while you only spent 3.” He had a smile on his face that screamed victory.

“Well bonds also weaken over time. How long were you gone, nine years was it?” I replied, gaining the edge.

We both stopped talking for a bit and just sat there, coldly staring each other down.

“Are you two having your first lover quarrel?” Stephanie asked with a smile on her face.

“Were not lovers!” Roy and I shouted in union, although I didn’t notice at the time.

“OK, whatever you say.” Stephanie replied, laughing to herself.

“What’s with all the noise over here?” Betty asked as she sat down next to me.

Andy walked over and all of a sudden got a cold look in his eyes. “Sorry, I got things to do.” He said as he turned around and walked away. I’m assuming it’s because Roy was here. What’s going on with him?

Betty’s POV:

“Well, looks like the wimp is gone.” I said referring to Andy. That’s what I said but… but it’s not what I meant. I’m actually worried about him. He loves Jessica so much; everyone can see that except her. I know his pain. I know what it’s like to love and have someone take that person away from you. After all, Jessica took him away from me.

I don’t hate Jessica, but I am envious of her. All I want is for him to be happy. Even if that means he end’s up with someone else. That’s why I’m so mean to him. He thinks it’s because of the purse but, but I just can’t tell him how I feel. I know how he feel’s about Jessica, and I don’t want to risk our friendship. I don’t want to feel the pain of being rejected by him and end up losing what we have right now. Being close to him is good enough. It will have to be.

“So, what’s new with you Betty?” Jessica asks trying to break the silence.

“Nothing much, I got the girls basketball tournament coming up, and I need to start studying for a math test that’s next week. What about you guys?”

“I got nothing going on, but these two don’t understand there english homework.” Roy said, acting superior. His mood has gotten much better since he came here. The fact that he’s engaging in the conversation is a huge jump from how he was at the beginning of the year.

“Don’t you have to do homework to?” Jessica asked annoyed.

“I finished mine in class. Unlike you two who used the class to talk about cloths and boys and whatever else, I paid attention in class.”

Jessica and Stephanie looked at each other and sighed in defeat. But the three of them soon began to laugh at the situation. This feels strange. I like Roy, I mean he’s an OK guy, but ever since he moved here, it feel’s like Jessica and Stephanie have distanced themselves from Andy and me. It’s almost as if were the support charters in some weird romance story. The three of them get along so well while Andy and I, are left out of the loop.

“Betty, is everything OK?” Stephanie asked.

“No, I’m fine. I need to go to basketball practice. I’ll see you guy’s later.”

“OK. We’ll see you when we see you.” Jessica replied.

“Yeah, OK. Later.” Why have things turned out this way for me and Andy?

Andy’s POV:

When I went home I ran upstairs and checked my computer. “Still no response on the picture.” I was disappointed that there wasn’t a response but what can I expect. This kind of thing takes time, and I only put up the picture last week. Although she was arguing with Roy, I couldn’t help notice how happy Jessica looked. Even in a fight, she’s happy to be around him.

What am I suppose to do. How can I earn Jessica’s love? *Sigh* I can’t think like this.

I got up and grabbed my jacket as I walked downstairs, and headed for the door. I walked for several hours thinking about the same thing. Before I knew it the sun was down and the moon was shining. It started to get cold, so I decided it was time to head home, but on the way I saw Betty walking alone.

I quietly snuck up behind her and put my hand around her mouth, my steal pen at her throat, and spoke in a deeper voice. “You’re going to quietly hand me your purse, or you’re not going home tonight.” I was laughing to myself when I suddenly felt Betty’s elbow striking my gut. She quickly swung around and punched me to the ground.

“I’ll teach you to assault a defenseless girl.” She said in a bone chilling tone. Am I going to die?

“B-b-betty wait, it’s me.” I pleaded hoping she would recognize my voice since it was to dark to see my face.

“Andy?” She said confused. “Jesus Christ, you frightened the shit out of me. What the hell are you doing?”

“Sorry, I thought it would be funny, but it wasn’t such a good idea now that i think about it.” I said laughing but stoped due to the pain in my gut.

“I’m so sorry. Are you alright?” She asked extending her hand to help me up.

I looked up at Betty and was speechless. She seamed like a tomboy to me with how she act’s and dresses but not tonight. She was wearing a black skirt that reached just above her knees a red top, and a black coat. This was the first time I saw her with her hair down, she was very beautiful, but the moon shining down on her just enhanced the experience.

“Um… going home from a date?”

Betty’s POV:

Going home from a date? What does he…

I looked at the cloths I had on and realized Andy had never seen me dressed like this before. My face began to flush and my heart raced. “Yes! Well no, I mean…” I didn’t know what to say. This was so embarrassing, and I was only making a fool out of myself trying to make up an excuse. *Sigh* “I was at a dance lesson.”

Andy got up and cocked an eyebrow up at me. “You dance?” This couldn’t be anymore embarrassing. Andy stared at me a while until… “I can’t believe you dance.” He said laughing hysterically. I knew this was going to happen. I knew it.

My eyes began to water and I turned around and began to run. I didn’t want to see him. I didn’t want him to see me, at least not like this. Of all the people why did it have to be him? Why?

“Betty, wait!” He shouted chasing after me. He soon caught up to me and grabbed my hand.

“Let go of me!” I shouted.

“Not unless you listen to me.” He demanded.

“I said let go!”

“Say you’ll listen to me.”


“Say it!” He shouted. I struggled for a while but I couldn’t get him to loosen his grip.

“OK, fine.” I said having no other choice. He let go like he said he would and just stirred at me. “What? You want to laugh at me some more?”

“No. I’m sorry that I did before. You just don’t seem like the type.”

“Well I’m not forgiving you.” I said trying to act like I normally do around him.

“Common. Please. We just got over the purse thing. I don’t want you going back to hating me.” Hate him. I could never hate him. Has he thought I hated him all this time?

“I… don’t hate you.” I said nervously.

“So you’ll forgive me then?” He asked.

“Yeah, I’ll forgive you, this time.” After that there was an awkward silence. “So, do I look weird?” I asked hesitantly.

“At first you did, but you actually look very nice. I mean… looking up at you with the moon behind you I thought you really looked beautiful.” Beautiful? He thinks I’m beautiful?

At that moment my face began to heat up and my heart raced faster than it ever had before. I couldn’t stand it anymore! I don’t care about the consequences. I need to, I need to…

I ran up to Andy and wrapped my arms around him, pressing my lips against his. He didn’t make any movement, he just stood there, probably shocked at what I had done. But I don’t care. The moment I kissed him I felt free. Free from my thoughts of losing him, free from my jealously of Jessica, and free from the girl I pretended to be.

Slowly, I detached myself from Andy, and looked at the expression on his face. It was easy to tell he was completely caught off guard. All of a sudden I realized what I had done. I ruined everything. “I’m sorry Andy. This is how I feel. I… I love you.” After that I turned around and ran, tears thick in my eyes. This time Andy didn’t chase me.

Submitted: November 05, 2011

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Awww! That was so cute! But i totally wasn't expecting that! Haha. Maybe he won't be so jealous anymore. Maybe... KMU!

Sun, November 6th, 2011 3:07am


only one way to find out. lol. glad you liked it, i'll KYU

Sun, November 6th, 2011 9:06am


I'm an awful person. I am. I'm so sorry it took me so long to read and comment I feel so bad. I love your story though! Update me?

Mon, November 14th, 2011 11:18pm


your not an awful person. you can take as long as you like. at least your still reading my story.

Sun, November 20th, 2011 7:36pm

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