Hope Floats, Chapter 16

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The day before Summer Formal :)

Submitted: June 06, 2011

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Thursday 28th

 

Thursday was kind of a boring day. She had tech in the morning, but with Braedan and Dean at soccer, she had no eye candy and no source of entertainment. So she just worked quietly on her project, humming romantic songs and daydreaming about Summer Formal. She hardly noticed when Shawn materialized at her shoulder.

“Gidday Kat!” he boomed. Shawn always yelled, and he had no filter in what he said either. Still, he was nice enough. “Need a hand there?”

“No, I’m good thanks Shawn.”

“You sure must be lonely today without you’re lover, Dean.” He winked at her.

Kat laughed. “Are you kidding? I’m enjoying the peace and quiet and break from fish stories.” Kat wrinkled her nose.

“Don’t lie. I know what’s going on between you two. You know you WANT him.”

“I do not! That’s gross.”

Shawn just smiled at her and walked away. He left her alone after that, but Kat couldn’t help wondering where he got his ludicrous ideas. Something dawned on her. Maybe Braedan had drawn the same conclusions as Shawn! She hoped not. She would have to slip it into conversation somewhere. Dean was already hindering her case enough.

 


Kat got a sudden burst of nerves before English class. She didn’t know why really. Maybe it was because she and Mike had sorted everything out for tomorrow. She feared they would have nothing to talk about. Nevertheless, she went anyway and sat down. Mike was already there, and he smiled and said hi. She felt the butterflies take off.  Silence ensued for a few minutes. Great, just as I thought. We have nothing in common. He doesn’t even like me!

Their teacher began talking about poetry and gave them a sonnet to analyze. They began talking about the assignment, and conversation eventually flowed back to extracurricular topics.

“Sports,” Kat said simply, “are stupid. Although I did like watching the Super Bowl. It was exciting.”

“You American!” Phil teased her.

“I am not! Just because I don’t like HOCKEY!”

“Hockey is the best. You’re just an American. “ Mike smiled at her.

Kat sighed inside. Okay, so maybe she had been overreacting about him hating her. Goodness, she was such a girl sometimes. But everything was normal. Maybe they didn’t have much in common, but sometimes opposites attract.

 

 

Kat was counting down: less than twenty four hours. She was talking to Chris that night. Well more like talking at him than talking to him.

Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

Ahh! Chris, it’s tomorrow!!! I can’t wait!

Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

What should I do with my hair?

Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

What if I get lost, Chris? What if I do something really STUPID?

Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

What if for some reason BRAEDAN shows up and sees me with Mike?

Chris says:

Calm down XD

Kat breathed. Easy for him to say, he didn’t have a date with the guy of his dreams, or have to do his makeup, or have to worry about what to eat. But she knew some sensible advice was coming. This is why she loved and needed him so much.

Chris says:

You won’t do anything stupid. I hope. J You know where you’re going. You should leave your hair down, maybe curl it a bit. And as for Braedan, WHY DO YOU CARE!?!?

Chris was right. He was always right. She shouldn’t care about Braedan, or anyone else. But she couldn’t help it. She had liked him for so long, he was imprinted in her mind. Giving him up was like letting go a little part of herself. She didn’t want to let go of that sliver of hope and feel rejections brutal sting. She would, in time.

Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

You’re right. As always. I don’t know why I care. I’ll stop freaking out, I promise.

Chris says:

It’s ok. :)

Chris says:

I’m not going to be there tomorrow.


Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

I know :( Butthead

Chris says:

Yeah, I’m not coming to school either.

Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

What? Why? :(

Chris says:

Just because. You have my number so if you REALLY need me, call.

Kat <3 My life would suck without you <3 says:

K :( What will I do without you? What if he gets sick on me?

Chris says:

Don’t start again. You’ll be just fine.

 


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