You See Me.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic
Connor helps cheer Kasey up after she is stood up on a date.

Author's Note: I started this story a while ago and never finished it. But looking back on it now I think it leaves the story up to the imagination. Enjoy :)

Submitted: September 11, 2012

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I quickly took my seat as the waiter offered me a drink.

“No thanks,” I replied. The waiter smiled politely,

“Then I’ll be back in a few moments.”

I nodded and watched him walk off to another table where a young couple sat. The girl was giggling at something the boy had just said.

I took out my phone to check the time, ten past the hour. I gulped. I scanned the restaurant but didn’t see him anywhere. I told myself to relax.

I slid off my coat and set my purse onto the table. I could hear the couple from the other table laughing again. They seemed like they were having such a good time.

I looked down at the table Luke had reserved for us. It was set for two with some of the finest silverware I’d ever seen and in the middle were scattered rose petals that contrasted nicely with the white tablecloth.

I picked up my phone, twenty minutes after seven. Is he standing me up? Is he second-guessing? Was this all just a prank? I bit my lip as more doubtful questions filled my mind.

“Kasey?” I heard a voice coming from my left side. I turned my head to see another waiter, but this one was all too familiar.

“Connor,” I grinned. He smiled widely as he took a glass of water from the tray he was balancing and set it in front of me. “I didn’t know you were working tonight.”

“Neither did I, someone called in sick last minute,” he tucked his tray under his arm and pulled out a pencil and notebook, “Well, Miss Kasey, may I take your order?”

“I was actually waiting for someone,” I gulped as my eyes searched around the room again.

“Ah, I see,” he placed his pencil and paper back into his pocket, “How late is he running?”

“We were supposed to meet at 7,” I explained.

“And it’s 7:30,” he acknowledged. I could feel my eyes widen as I took out my cell phone to only confirm what Connor had just said, “Well, maybe he’s stuck in traffic,” he offered as I slowly closed my phone and sighed.

“I think you and I both know that that’s not true,” I said while glancing back over to the boy by the window. He was now standing up as a girl approached the table. He gave her a quick hug before they both sat down.

“Then he’s a jerk,” Connor stated while plopping down into what was supposed to be Luke’s chair. I simply shrugged my shoulders.

“Maybe…” I felt a lump starting to form in the middle of my throat and some tears filling my eyes.

I looked down at the table again and counted the number of rose petals. Twelve. I could sense Connor watching me as I checked my phone again.

“Do you want to get out of here?” he asked.

“Won’t you get in trouble?”

“Screw work,” he smirked. He set his tray onto the table and stood up only to grab my purse and walk towards the exit. I quickly grabbed my coat and rushed to catch up with him.

We got in his car and he drove us to the nearby lake. When we reached the sandy shore he sat down to take off his nice black shoes and black tie and then buried his feet deep into the sand. I took a seat next to him and slipped off my heels.

“So does this jerk have a name?” He questioned. I nodded my head as I wrapped my arms around my knees to bring them up close to my chest.

“Luke,” I answered.

“Do you mean Loser Luke?” Connor said with some disbelief.

“No, Captain of the Football Team Luke,” I corrected.

“Isn’t that what I said? Loser Luke,” he chuckled while leaning back onto his elbows.

“He’s not a loser,” I argued.

“Yeah he is. He stood you up didn’t he?”

“Can we not talk about this,” I demanded as more water filled my eyes.

“Kasey, I didn’t mean—“

“It’s fine.”

“No it’s not,” he sat up and looked at me, “you must’ve really liked this guy, huh?”

“I was stupid,” I bit my bottom lip, “why would a guy like that want to go on a date with me?”

“Because you’re amazing.”

“Yeah right,” I murmured.

“Yes, you are and you deserve someone way better,” he smiled. I could feel tears streaming down my cheeks. We sat there for a moment in silence. I could hear the waves crashing onto the shore and noticed how the moonlight gleamed onto the water. A light breeze ruffled Connor’s hair and he seemed to be enjoying it. “Kasey?”

“Yeah?”

“Would you like to dance?” He smiled widely, his teeth peeking out from behind his lips.

“Here?”

“Right here,” he assured me while standing up and offering me a hand. I reluctantly took it and a second later his arms were wrapped around my waist and my hands were resting on his shoulders. We slowly swayed back and forth. “My mom always danced with me when I was feeling down,” he explained. “She said when you dance all of your problems go away.”

“Really?”

“Yup, is it working?”

“Kind of,” I smiled. I looked at him and saw how the moon gently fell onto his face and made his smile brighten. It was then when I finally decided to wrap my arms around his neck and relax.


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