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The Dare

By paigeysmaller

Romance

Chapter 1

Mitchie Torres and Caitlyn Geller were sitting at the train station waiting for a train that would take them into the city where they were going to see a Christmas parade. Of course they were going hours before so that they could do a little bit of shopping also. Mitchie and Caitlyn lived in a small country town outside the city so they weren’t able to go very often.

‘I heard Connect 3 is going to be part of the parade this year,’ Caitlyn said as she stretched out her legs. Mitchie smiled.

‘I hope so and can you believe that we have tickets to their show next month?’

‘I can’t wait for that!’ Caitlyn squealed. ‘Front row seats here we come.’

‘How awesome would it be to meet them?’ Mitchie said, drifting off into thought.

‘That would be a dream come true,’ Caitlyn said. Both girls looked at each other before they started to laugh.

‘We’re such fan girls,’ Mitchie said through her laughs. Caitlyn looked at Mitchie for a moment before they both shared a knowing smile. Mitchie took out her phone and selected one of their favourite songs and immediately the song I Am What I Am began to play.

Both girls sung the lyrics without a care about who heard them. Both girls were laughing loudly when Mitchie looked over Caitlyn’s shoulder and abruptly stopped. Caitlyn also stopped and looked at Mitchie, her brow furrowing.

‘What is it?’ Caitlyn asked, her tone worried. Mitchie said nothing but merely pointed further down the platform. Caitlyn followed Mitchie’s finger and felt her breathing stop. A little way down the platform, standing on his own and away from everyone else, was THE Shane Grey from Connect 3. Caitlyn turned to look at Mitchie with wide eyes.

‘Oh my gosh!’ they whispered, voices in sync.

‘How much do you want to bet that he heard us?’ Caitlyn asked, wincing a little as she thought about it.

‘There’s no way that he wouldn’t have heard it,’ Mitchie hissed. Caitlyn nodded before she suddenly started to smirk at Mitchie.

‘Why are you looking at me like that?’ Mitchie asked slowly, dreading whatever was going to come out of Caitlyn’s mouth.

‘I dare you to walk up to Shane Grey and kiss him.’

‘WHAT?’ Mitchie screamed. She quickly closed her mouth and looked around, blushing when she saw Shane Grey looking in their direction with an amused look on his face. Turning back to Caitlyn, Mitchie continued in a softer tone, ‘I can’t just walk up to Shane Grey and kiss him. I would get arrested!’ Mitchie said. Caitlyn laughed at this while Mitchie glared at her. ‘Why don’t you go over there and kiss him?’ she asked.

‘Because I know that you are the one with the crush on Shane. I prefer Nate.’

‘So if I was Nate here instead of Shane, you would walk up and kiss him?’ Mitchie asked. Caitlyn smiled and nodded her head.

‘Absolutely. Hey, everyone can say that they met their favourite celebrity but not many can say that they kissed them.’ Caitlyn could see that Mitchie was thinking about doing it.

‘What do I get if I actually go through with this?’ Mitchie asked. Caitlyn opened her mouth to answer but was stopped when she felt water hit her face. Both girls looked up to the sky to see that it was starting to rain. Caitlyn looked back at Mitchie.

‘What you get is the memory of kissing your celebrity crush in the most romantic way possible,’ Caitlyn said laughing as she wrapped her arms around herself and spun around. ‘Come on, you do it and I will shout you lunch today and I will buy you Connect 3’s new CD.’ she bargained. Mitchie sighed.

‘Fine I’ll do it but if I get arrested I’m taking you down with me,’ Mitchie threatened as she slowly started to walk towards Shane Grey. Her wet bangs now stuck to her face and her hair had turned a darker colour. One more glance back at Caitlyn gave Mitchie enough encouragement to continue walking. She had come up with a pretty good reason for walking up to him in the first place and hoped that he would buy it.

‘Um... ex...excuse me?’ Mitchie asked in a small voice once she had reached him.

‘Yes?’ Shane asked and Mitchie could see that he was confused as to why she was here.

‘I was just wondering if you could give me some directions. My friend and I are going into the city today and we don’t exactly know where we are going.’

‘And you think that I’m going to be able to help you?’ he asked. Mitchie wished that he would take off his sunglasses.

‘Well you seem like the type of guy who knows their way around the city.’

‘Sorry but this will be my first time in this city,’ Shane said, making a move to walk away. Mitchie had to think quickly.

‘Wait!’ she said, reaching out to grab his wrist. She heard the sigh Shane exhaled and internally winced.

‘Anything else I can help you with?’ he asked. Mitchie opened and closed her mouth a few times before leaning up and pressing a quick kiss to Shane’s lips. She pulled away a second later and ran back to Caitlyn leaving Shane there with a stunned expression on his face.


‘That was freaking awesome,’ Caitlyn said once Mitchie had returned. Mitchie replied with a weak smile as she wrung some of the water out of her hair. At that moment the train pulled into the station. The girls quickly got on and found two spare spots.

‘I can’t believe you actually did that,’ Caitlyn mused as they sat down.

‘I can’t believe I did that either,’ Mitchie said, bringing her fingers up to trace her lips. Shane Grey had officially stolen her first kiss.

‘Did you see the look on his face as you ran away?’ Caitlyn asked through laughs.

‘I was running towards you, I don’t think I would have wanted to look back,’ Mitchie said.

‘And just think, he may see you in the crowd during the parade,’ Caitlyn said and Mitchie smiled. Neither noticed that Shane Grey was on the same carriage as them, watching them from afar and very intrigued with the girl who had suddenly kissed him.


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