What does not kill you makes you stronger

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

Chapter 38 (v.1)

Submitted: April 26, 2012

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Submitted: April 26, 2012




The next day at eleven I’m outside at the park waiting for Jared. He texted me saying he needed to talk to me because it was urgent. “What’s up?” I asked “Can we take a walk? If you are up for it?” He asked “Yeah, my knee is fine.” I said “I have a crush on this girl. I have known her forever. We grew up together. What do I do?” Jared asked “Tell her how you feel. If she likes you then things should work. She would be a lucky girl to have you.” I said and he smiled “Thanks Kels. “Jared said “Who is this lucky girl?” I asked him “Lyndsey.” He said and I felt my whole world turn upside down. “Our Lyndsey? Not Lindsey?” I asked “Yes, our Lyndsey.” He said “Good luck with telling her.” I said “Thanks. There is this party tonight. Do you think you can get her to go?” Jared asked “I will try Jared.” I said “Thanks Kels, you are the best.” Jared said and I smiled “Thanks, although I try not to be.” I said and he smiled. “Don’t tell her?” He asked “I won’t.” I said and he smiled at me. “You are a life saver.” Jared said and I smiled at him.

While we were waiting for our schedule and to begin work I looked at Lyndsey. “We are invited to a beach party tonight.” I said “I want to go! But can I?” Lyndsey asked “Our parents were young once.” I said “True.” Lyndsey said and smiled at me “Here is your schedule Lyndsey and Kelsey.” Brad said and we nodded. Monday: 7-1pm, Tuesday: 1-7, Wednesday: 3-10, Thursday: 2-9, Friday: Off, Saturday: 7-2pm, Sunday: 2pm-10pm. After work we went home and asked our parents and were told yes. Had to be home at one though and we’re excited about that.

I wore my cute summer dress and my rainbow flip-flops. When we arrived Jared smiled at us and winked at me. I saw my cute old Biology partner Chance and smiled at him. “Hey Kelsey. What happened?” He asked to me “I tripped.” I said and he smiled at me. “Poor Kelsey, you need to be more careful.” He said “Indeed I do.” I said and he smiled at me “You are really beautiful.” He said “Thanks.” I said and looked up to see Lyndsey and Jared gone. “We should go out sometimes.” Chance said “Yeah we should.” I said “Are you free tomorrow night?” Chance asked me “Yeah, I am.” I said “Want to go out tomorrow at seven?” He asked me. “Sure.” I said and he smiled at me. We spent the time talking and I looked to see that it was close to one. “I have to find Lyndsey so I can go.” I said “I can give you a ride.” He said “Okay, let me text Lyndsey to let her know. “ I said and he nodded. I texted her warning her the time to go home.

Chance opened my car door and let me in. We went to my house and I smiled “Thanks Chance. See you tomorrow.” I said and he smiled at me. “Bye Kels.” He said and I smiled at him and walked inside. My dad was sitting up watching TV “Daddy, go to bed.” I said “Couldn’t sleep with you gone.” Daddy said “Oh daddy.” I said “How was the party?” He asked me “Good daddy. I um have a date tomorrow.” I said “Uh-oh. I’m going to have to break his legs.” Daddy said and I smiled “No you don’t daddy.” I said and he kissed the top of my forehead “baby girl go to bed.” He said “I’m good daddy.” I said curling up with him and he smiled at me. “You are never too old for this.” Daddy said “No matter what daddy, I will always be your little girl. Your baby girl.” I said “I know Kelsey. I know baby girl.” He said “Good night daddy.” I said “Good night Kels. I love you.” He said “I love you too.” I said. I went to my bedroom and changed into a T-shirt and crawled into bed. My alarm clock would be going off in four hours so I could begin work. I’m getting paid on Friday, my first paycheck and I’m excited about it. I would save most of my money so I could have money to spend on the Saturday of our trip.

I woke up at six since I can’t jog for a while and I didn’t feel like going for a walk because it doesn’t wake you up. I got dressed and walked downstairs and smiled at my mom and dad “Your dad told me about your date tonight.” My mom said and I smiled “I knew he would mom.” I said and she smiled at me “When do you get off?” She asked “one.” I said and she smiled “So you aren’t working all day?” She asked me “No ma’am.” I said and she smiled at me “Have a good day.” She said and I smiled at her. “I’m getting a ride with Lyndsey.” I said and they nodded.

“Kelsey Lynn Blevins.” Lyndsey said as soon as I walked to the driveway. “What?” I asked trying to act all innocent. “Not here.” She said giving me the death glare and I rolled my eyes. When we got in the car and she pulled away we drove to town. “Jared asked me out. Are you okay with it?” Lyndsey asked me “Of course, I am.” I said “Good. He’s taking me out tonight.” Lyndsey said and I smiled at her “That’s good. Chance is taking me out.” I said and she smiled at me “Chance Lynnwood?” Lyndsey asked me. “Yes him.” I said “Oh my god! You are so lucky.” Lyndsey said and I smiled at her. “I’m ready for work to finish.” I said and Lyndsey laughed “We haven’t even gotten there yet.” Lyndsey said “I know Lynds.” I said and she smiled at me.

We went to work and clocked in, and began working. I saw Jared go up to my line and smiled at the cashier but flashed a smile at me. “Have a good day.” I said “You too.” He said but he smiled at me and then went to get something so he could go to Lyndsey’s checkout line. We clocked out at one and went to my house to hang out at the pool. All of our siblings are out at the pool as well so it’s one big pool party. Alyssa, Brooke, Macy, and Corey were here as well. Alyssa is like one of our best friends but she’s a year older than us and my cousin. “I have a date tonight.” I said “Uh-oh with who?” Alyssa asked “Chance Lynnwood.” I said “The Chance?” Alyssa asked and I nodded “He’s a legend and he’s an 11th grader now. The Lynnwood are very known. His older brother Gavin was a major legend, he graduated this year.” Alyssa said “I remember hearing about him.” I said and she nodded. “Just be careful Kels.” Alyssa said and I nodded at her.

After we spent some time in the pool everybody went home, Lyndsey had to go get ready and I had to get ready. I took a shower, letting the warm water beat against my skin for a bit and then got dressed in my short skirt with gray leggings, a cute tank top, I brushed my hair and let the curls fall down. I wore my cute silver studded sandals and my Kelsey necklace and my diamond earrings. I walked downstairs and my mom smiled at me. “You look beautiful.” My mom said “Thanks momma. I tried.” I said and she smiled at me. I sat down next to my dad who rolled his eyes “You are too young.” My dad said “Austin you were dating at her age, I was dating at her age.” My mom said and I smiled “Still I don’t like it Lexie.” Daddy said and I giggled “I’m sorry daddy. I love you.” I said “I love you too baby girl. I better approve of him.” Daddy said “I know daddy. If you don’t it won’t last but one date.” I said and my mom snorted. “That is not how it works. You will crave Chance’s attention if we disapprove. I was your age once.” My mom said “It’s hard to believe.” I said “Kels!” My mom said smiling at me. “Have fun Kels.” Summer said “Thanks, hey when I get home you want to watch movies? Just us girls?” I asked “Sure Kels.” Summer said “I’m in for it.” Autumn said “If you can stay up late enough that is.” I said and she smiled at me. I still had my knee splint on so my outfit wasn’t that good looking like I was hoping for but I think I still look good enough for it. “You girls and Landon is growing up too fast.” Daddy said.

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