Saturday, 4 July 2009
11:13:03 PM (GMT)
I hadn't even remembered the plans I had already made with Skye,Xavier and Roman the
next day until I got home.I was too busy being between incredibly shocked and
incredibly bothered by my motherfucking sister,who wouldn't stop yelling "AVERY HAS A
GIRLFRIEND!" about every two seconds.
I was wondering whether I should cancel my plans with Annabelle or cancel my
plans with my friends.After debating for the rest of the night,I realized I had
gotten asked out.On an actual date.With a girl.That had never happened before in my
life,so I took the opportunity immediately.Of course Skye would mind that I cancelled
on my friends for Annabelle,but I didn't see what was so bad about her.She was nice
to me,and that was really all I cared about.
I'm going to let my friends know in advance that I'm cancelling plans,so I
won't be ditching them,I thought to myself.I picked up the phone and dialed
Roman's number first.Yeah,they all had given me their phone numbers during lunch.
"Helloooo,Roman speaking," Roman answered.
"Hey,Roman.This is Avery.Uh,about tomorrow....I'm gonna be busy then,so do you
mind if I cancel our plans until maybe...this weekend?" I asked.
"I don't mind...but Skye might."
"I know.That's what I'm scared of.But you won't go psycho crazy on me for
"Nope.Good luck with Syke.." he laughed a little.
"Thanks.I'm gonna need it.Seeya later."
"Later." We both hung up,and then I dialed Xavier.His mother answered.
"Hello.Is Xavier there?"
"Yes.Hold on a second,please." Seconds later,Xavier was on the phone.
"Yo yo yo!"
"Hey,Xavier.What's up?" I asked him.
"Not alot.Just playing video games.How about you?"
"Uh,just hanging out,thinking...Hey,um.You know how we were supposed to hang out
tomorrow?" I asked,awkwardly.
"Yeah..?What about it?"
"I'm afraid I'm gonna have to cancel," I winced.
"Oh..okay.Well,Skye's gonna pop a fucking cap," Xavier told me.
"I know,I know.I'm scared to tell her.Especially if she asks what I'm
"Good luck,dude...good luck," Xavier sounded like I was going bungee jumping off
a fucking cliff or something.
We hung up a few seconds later,and I thought about what I should say to Skye.I
couldn't believe she was taking me and Annabelle so seriously.Like,Jesus,I'd just met
the girl and she was already acting like my mother.Scratch that.Nobody could act like
my mother.I mean,like a typical mother acts.All overprotective and shit.Anyway,why
did Skye care about who I hung out with?Who I went out with?Why the hell would
The phone was just lingering in my hand,so I slowly dialed Skye's number and
pressed talk.Her dull voice answered with a "Yep?Skye speaking".
"Do you like me?" I blurted.I hadn't meant to blurt it out like that.I was just
thinking,and it seemed to come out.
"What?Who is this?" she obviously didn't have caller ID.Thank god for that.
"Wrong number.Sorry.Bye!" I tried to disguise my voice with some serious
Ms.Doubtfire skills,and slammed the phone down.
Holy shit,I just embarassed the hell out of myself.
But did she like me?If so,wow.Two girls in one day.Nice one.I gave myself a
small pat on the back before calling Xavier back.
"How'd it go?" he picked up on the first ring.
"It didn't.I have a question for you,though," I began.
"Go for it."
"Does Skye like me?" I asked.I didn't want to seem full of myself,and I knew
that if she didn't like me I'd look like some stuck up jerkified asshole,but I really
needed to know.
Silence.Complete silence.Well,besides "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses
blaring from Xavier's Guitar Hero 3.Yeah,I know.I'm a nerd for knowing that.
"Hellooo?" I tried to get his attention.
"Yeah,I think so," Xavier said,slowly.
"What does that mean?Is that like a 'Meh,maybe?' or a 'YES' or a 'Not really'?"
"She definitely does," Xavier sounded so sure.
"Are you sure?"
"Well,she doesn't act like that with anyone else.She couldn't care less if Roman
or I talked to Annabelle.She's jealous,Avery," he told me.
"Well,what should I do?Annabelle's really nice,and I don't want to piss Skye off
anymore." Ugh.I was so frustrated.
"It's hard.Both of them are really hot." Well,thanks,Xavier.That helps me a
"Exactly.So,is Annabelle really a bitch?"
"She hasn't done anything to Roman and I,but yeah,I heard she's one.You'll have
to talk to Skye about that.Her and Annabelle have been friends since grade four,but
last year something happened and..." his voice trailed off.
"What happened?" I asked.
"It's not really for me to say.You gotta talk to Skye," Xavier told me.
"Okay.Thanks,dude,for all of your amazing advice here.We should have more
heart-to-heart talks like this," I laughed.
"No way.I ain't no Dr.Phil," he replied."I gotta go.Talk to ya tomorrow," Xavier
hung up,leaving me wondering what kind of a fucked up situation I was in.I dialed
Skye's number again and stared at it for a few minutes.I wanted to press 'Talk' so
bad,but I couldn't let myself.I had to talk to her in person.I laid the phone down on
my bed and looked over at my clock.9:30 already?Well,Jesus.I shoved my face into my
pillow and I screamed my lungs out.