I made sure everything was unplugged before leaving my bedroom, Alli trailed behind me. We passed by my mom who was waiting with a camera in her hand, “Picture?” She asked.
“I guess, do you want Cody in the picture too?”
“No, just you two girls,” Alli and I posed as my mom took a couple pictures, “Have fun girls, and Alli… It was great meeting you.” She pulled Alli into a hug.
“Oh man. I’m gonna cry,” Alli whimpered as she pulled out a tissue from her bag, “It was great meeting you too! I’ll come back and visit.”
We heard a car horn honk.
“See you later, mom.”
“Goodbye, I’ll see you around!” Alli choked out.
We exited out the door and started wandering towards the limo. I was walking slowly and saw that Cody was standing outside the limo door looking down at his feet. I looked beside me to see Alli was gone; I looked forward to see her running up to her brother, quietly of course.
“Hey bro,” she laughed as she startled him, “how do I look?” She spun around in a circle.
“Terrific!” Cody exclaimed as he pulled his little sister into a hug. I smiled to myself.
“Well then, how does Stephanie look?” She asked as he pointed back towards me. I was still half way up the driveway.
“Well she looks…” he paused, “beautiful.” I blushed intensely as I walked up to them.
“Well thank you kind sir,” I smiled, “You don’t look half bad yourself.”
I crawled into the limo after Alli and took a seat beside her, Cody sitting across from us. Alli looked at Cody strangely and gestured him to sit beside me. As soon as he was sitting by me she pulled out her phone, “PIIIIIICTURE TIIIIME.”
She snapped one and quickly tweeted it out to her followers. I checked Twitter as soon as she tweeted it, she captioned it as “Night out with the best brother in the world and bestest friend a girl could ask for! #LoveLife” I favourited and retweeted it. I skimmed through the replies she had gotten on it, laughing to myself that most of them were asking who I was.
Alli and Cody filled each other in on their days so I decided to text Josh until we were at the restaurant. When the car came to a stop Cody jumped out and stood by the door with his hand out. He helped Alli and I out like a true gentleman. He linked arms with us as we walked up to the door. I was about to grab the handle to open the door when Cody grabbed my hand, I looked at him; my face burning, he opened the door with his other hand as he ushered Alli through first. Alli nudged me as she walked through the door, pushing me closer to him as we entered the building; he was still holding my hand and I didn’t even bother getting it back from him. I looked forward, Alli looked back and shot me two thumbs up while smiling, Cody didn’t even notice.
He released my hand once we were seated. I sat across the table from him while Alli sat awkwardly between us in the middle. “So…” She coughed.
“What?” Cody asked.
“I’m still a rock star; I’ve got my rock moves…” I sang. The two of them shot their eyes towards me. “Sorry” I whispered. Alli started to hum the rest of the tune while Cody laughed.
A very theatrical man came up to the table, “Hello, I’m Daniel and I’ll be your server today!” He was too enthusiastic about his job, It kind of scared me. “What would you for a drink, sweetheart?” He flashed a smile down at me.
“Uh,” I glanced down at the menu, “I’ll just have water.” I gave him a smile in return. He quickly jotted it down into his notebook while he asked Cody and Alli what they wanted.
I watched as he galloped away into the kitchen area, I turned around back to the Simpsons. “So, Cody, how was your day?” I asked, looking right into his eyes.
“Good, good. I had an interview this morning,” he chuckled, “and then I had a photo shoot.”
“Yes, but it does get old after you’ve done hundreds of them.”
“Ahh, I see.”
Cody turned his head towards Alli, “How was your girls’ sleepover?”
“Good,” Alli smiled at me, “I kind of introduced Steph and Jake.”
“You did what now?” Cody asked.
“She introduced me to Jake,” I repeated, “Is there a problem?”
“Nope,” Cody turned back to me, “not a problem. What else did you do?”
“I looked through the pictures she and Nick took during the concert,” Alli cut in, “send me some of them when you get the chance, ‘kay?”
“Kay,” I smiled, “We also watched the Notebook!”
“You two cried, didn’t you?” Cody laughed.
Alli and I looked at each other and nodded our heads.
Daniel came back with our drinks, “Here’s your water, sweetheart,” he said as he passed me my drink, “iced tea for the beauty queen, and a coke for the young man. Are you ready to order or should I come back in five?”
“Well I know what I want,” I snickered, “I don’t know about those two.” I made a face at Cody.
“We know,” Cody said as he made a face back at me.
“Okay, what can I get you?” Daniel asked pulling his pen from behind his ear and slamming it down against the notepad.
“I just want fish and chips,” I giggled.
“ME TOO!” Alli added.
“Alright, two fish and chips for the ladies. Sir?”
“Hmm, I want a burger. Any kind; surprise me.” He handed Daniel his menu.
“A burger?” Alli asked.
“How classy!” I smirked.
Cody didn’t say a word. Alli and I chatted while we waited for our dinner to arrive. Once it was placed down in front of us all you could hear was the sound of our forks and knives hitting the plate. I occasionally looked at Cody and would see him already looking at me, which made me look away swiftly. I was about to open my mouth to say something but was rudely interrupted by Cody.
“Excuse me.” Cody covered his mouth.
“Ew, bro. Did you really have to burp?” Alli snapped.
“It’s not a big deal, Alli. He just burped; everyone does.” She looked towards me.
“I know, but it’s still gross.” She hissed.
“He said “excuse me”…” I tried defending him again.
“Fine, whatever you say.” I threw my hands up in surrender, causing Cody to laugh at the two of us.
“You two ready to go?” He asked.
“Where to?” I pulled out my wallet, “I’m just leaving Daniel a tip. I really liked him; he was nice.” I said after noticing that they were looking at me oddly.
“The movies.” Cody said as he got up from his seat.
I put my wallet back in my clutch and got up from my seat, Alli grabbing my arm and telling Cody to go up ahead. “Hey, “ she smiled, “you know he likes you, right? Like, a lot.” I grinned. “I think you two should go to the movie. I can go home.”
“What? No!” I half-yelled, Cody looked back at us confused, I waved him away. “Don’t do that. It will be like you set up a date for us. No, no, no. You’re coming to the movie.” I linked my arm with Alli’s.
“Fine,” she grumbled.
We wandered up to Cody. He had already paid and was waiting at the door for us. He pushed the door open and held it as Alli and I walked out into the rain. “Run,” Is all Cody said as he closed the door. When we made it into the car we were already soaking wet.
I sat myself down in between them, “Oh no,” I whined, “my hair!”
“My hair!” Alli complained along with me.
“You’re such girls,” Cody laughed.
“Really? I thought I was a guy,” I frowned as I looked at Cody’s smiling face.
“A guy? Fine then,” he chuckled, “you’re a guy but I’ve never seen a guy as pretty as you.” I butted my head against his shoulder. “Ow!” He grabbed his shoulder dramatically and faked some tears. I leaned into his shoulder and pecked it. I looked over at Alli who had her arms crossed over her chest and a smug look across her face. She shook her head from side to side as she watched Cody and I. I leaned over to her and put my head on her shoulder.
“You guys are cute,” she whispered.
“It’s only been a week,” I whispered back, “he can’t actually like me back the way I like him.”
“Haven’t you ever heard of love at first sight?”
“Of course! I just don’t really believe in it…”
“Well believe it, girl. You’re all he talks about.” She wrapped her arms around me and began to stroke my hair.
“Is she okay?” Asked a worried Cody.
“She’s fine,” Alli cooed, “haven’t you seen friends before.”
I felt the car come to a halt. I lifted my head from Alli’s shoulder. I crawled out of the car and into the street. I waited as Alli got out and immediately linked our arms together. Cody grabbed my free hand and intertwined our fingers. We walked briskly to the booth to get our tickets.
“Three for Spiderman!” Cody exhaled excitedly as the woman handed us our tickets.
We twirled around and waltzed into the theatre. I took my seat first, Alli sat on my right as Cody chose to sit on my left
“I think that’s Cody Simpson!” I heard whispered behind me.
“Yeah, it is! And that’s Alli! I don’t know who the girl is with them though!” Another person whispered.
“A fame-seeking whore, obviously,” whispered the first voice again.
“Oh, come on! She could be the sweetest girl ever and you jump to that conclusion?” The other voice tried to defend me. I smiled to myself.
“I bet you she’s using them. She just wants fame and fortune. Slut.”
I could feel tears welling up in my eyes; I looked over at Alli who had heard the girls behind us too. She turned around and looked at them angrily.
“Excuse me?” She hissed, “I think you owe my friend an apology!”
“I don’t owe her anything.” The girl spat back.
Cody turned towards us, “What’s wrong?”
Without a word Alli got up from her chair and moved to another seat, dragging me with her; Cody followed as he continued to watch the screen. “What’s wrong?” he repeated.
“Those girls were harassing Steph, well the one anyways. She kept calling her a fame-seeking whore,” she exhaled angrily, “I hate girls like that. You can’t judge someone before you get to know them!”
Cody jumped out of his seat, probably to go talk to the girls but I grabbed his hand and pulled him back, “Just leave it alone,” I let out a shaky breath. “Ignore it and enjoy the movie.” Cody sat back down and watched the movie. Alli focused her sights to the screen as well, I did too. Cody reached his arm out and put it around me; I pretended not to notice and continued to watch the movie.
Once the credits began to roll, the three of us sat there until the theatre cleared out. I watched as the girl and her friend walked passed us, the one giving me the evil eye. I smiled at her friend, making her hate me even more. I hopped up from my seat and started to walk down the aisle up to the door, Cody and Alli following close behind.
“This was fun,” I sang as I twirled around to face them. “I really enjoyed the movie.”
I heard Alli giggle, “Of course you did. Your mouth was hanging open the whole time.”
“I just really love Spiderman.”
“Spiderman or Andrew?” She winked.
“Spiderman.” I laughed as we entered the main area.
Alli saw the two girls waiting for their ride. She pushed right by me and walked up to them. “Uh, hi,” she mumbled, “I think you owe my friend an apology.” She placed her hand on her hip as I walked up beside her, holding onto Cody’s hand. The girl looked at our hands and back up to my face. “No.”
Alli glared at the girl, her friend glared at her as well. “You know, if this is how you act towards people then I don’t want to be your friend anymore.” The girl’s friend stormed off in the opposite direction. I chuckled to myself quietly as I leaned into Cody’s arm.
“Say sorry,” Cody voiced.
I inhaled deeply, “You know what guys, just drop it. Obviously this… This bitch isn’t worth it.” I heard Alli gasp as I swore, I didn’t care. I just wanted that girl out of my sight. I released Cody’s hand and began walking towards the door. I walked out into the rain again. I froze, “Uh, guys…”
“No!” Cody screamed as he ran up to me and grabbed my hand, Alli wasn’t far behind him. “Run!”
“Cody! Alli! Who is your new friend!?” Screamed some scum-bag paparazzi.
“Just ignore them.” Alli yelled out.
“I know.” Cody spat back.
I stayed quiet. I didn’t want to say anything stupid. I tore off my shoes to make running easier. I held my clutch in front of me trying to hide my face from the photographers.
Once we reached the limo, Cody basically pushed me in. He jumped in as he pulled Alli behind him.
“I am so sorry about that!” He choked.
“It’s no problem. It was… an interesting experience.”
“You didn’t get hurt did you?” Alli asked as she looked me over.
“Nope, totally fine,” I grinned as I flopped my shoes onto the car floor.
Cody stayed silent. I spoke to Alli who kept insisting I make a move on Cody before they leave. She crossed her arms over her chest once again, “You. Are. So. Stubborn!”
“No I’m not!” I smiled sarcastically at her.
She pulled me into a hug, “I’m going to miss you.” I felt a teardrop fall onto my shoulder.
“I’m going to miss you too…” I heard Cody break his perfect silence.
I turned my gaze onto him, “I’m going to miss you too; BOTH OF YOU.” I began to sob when the limo pulled into my driveway. I slowly made my way out into the driveway, the rain just making this an even sadder experience. Cody placed his jacket over me to keep me from getting wetter than I already was.
Alli said her goodbyes from the comfort and warmth of the car. We stood at the car’s door while she hugged me again for another good five minutes.
“We’re going to have lots and lots of Skype dates!” She sobbed into my hair.
“Of course!” I cried. I kissed her forehead before Cody grabbed my hand to walk me up to my door. I leaned my head onto his arm and squeezed his hand. I felt his head lean onto mine. We stopped outside my front door. He pulled me into him and squeezed me tightly. I hugged him back, tighter than he was me.
“I will miss you more than you know,” I smiled into his chest.
He lifted my chin up so that we were looking into each other’s eyes. “I will miss you more than you’ll miss me. You make me feel like a normal teenager.”
“Wait… You’re saying you’re not normal?” I backed away from him and put my hands on my hips, “Are you a teenage mutant ninja turtle?” I joked.
“Yes. I’m a ninja turtle,” he laughed.
“Perfect,” I inhaled his scent as he pulled me in once again.
“I should get going,” he leaned his face close to mine, “but before I do…” He leaned in even closer, our noses almost touching. In a blink of an eye his lips connected with mine, I kissed him back; it felt like someone had lit off a million fireworks!
“FINALLY,” Alli screamed from the car.
I looked up into his eyes, “O-one more,” I breathed as I stepped onto my tippy-toes so he wouldn’t have to stoop as far this time. We kissed again and a million more fireworks were set off. Once we were apart I hugged him again, “Please don’t forget me,” I laughed.
“I would never forget you,” he sighed, “Goodbye, Stephanie.” He pecked my forehead and started towards the car.
“W-wait! Y-your jacket!” My voice was shaky and not my own.
He turned around, “Keep it,” he smiled as he walked backwards. I felt tears streaming down my face as I watched him crawl into the car. The rain was pouring ten times harder now; coincidence? I waved at the car as it backed out of the driveway and down the street.
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