I felt hands on my cheeks, he was trying to make me face him, and eventually I did.
Our eyes meeting, I looked into his as he looked into mines. He had a very serious expression on his face before saying, “Don’t lie to me. What’s wrong?”
“Okay, fine you wanna know what’s wrong?” I asked still looking at him. “What’s wrong is—” I was cut off by phone ringing, it was Jason calling.
“Go ahead, answer. I’ll still be here.” he replied.
“Hello?” I answered the call while turning my back to Hunter only to hear Jason speaking frantically.
“Babygirl, before you say anything.. let me explain what was going on earlier before my phone had died.” he said through the phone.
“Okay.. I’m listening.” I replied.
“Nothing’s going between me and Kaylee, and nothing happened either. We were just finishing our project for English since we were partners.” he replied. “And also, I’m sorry if the phone call from earlier ruined your day at the pier.” he added.
Even if it totally did, I didn’t want Jason to feel bad, so I just replied with, “No, it’s okay. I was still having fun after the phone call.” I replied.
“You weren’t worried? Or didn’t second guess me?” he asked.
“I mean, I’m not gonna lie.. I was worried. But, I trust you.” I replied.
“Really? Thank you cutie, it means a lot to me.” he replied letting out a sigh of relief through the phone.
“No problem,” I replied.
“Well, thanks for understanding. I’m gonna head to bed now, goodnight love.” he replied.
“Goodnight,” I replied before hanging up and turning back around to face Hunter again.
“I’m guessing the problem was solved?” he asked as I nodded. “I’d still love to know what happened, if that’s alright with you.” he replied resting an arm on the back of the couch.
I sighed softly, might as well explain it to him.
“Wow, really?” Hunter asked.
“Yeah,” I replied.
“Well, I can see why you worried. Because Kaylee likes that jer— I mean Jason.” he replied.
“Speaking of like, I’ve noticed you getting close to Rose.” I replied.
“Mhm. And what about that?” he asked.
“Isn’t it obvious? Do you like her?” I asked chuckling a bit.
“I mean, I kinda do..” he replied rubbing rubbing the back of his neck awkwardly looking away.
“Oh my gosh, that’s awesome for you!” I replied punching his shoulder excitedly. “She’s a great girl.” I added with a smile.
“Yeah, she is.” Hunter replied followed by a small chuckle.
“So, when do you plan to do it?” I asked.
“Do what?” he asked.
“Ask her out!” I exclaimed.
“Oh, when the timing’s right, obviously.” he replied rolling his eyes playfully.
“The timing will never be right, so go for it when you still have the chance.” I replied with a smile.
“Don’t you think it’s too early to ask her out?” he questioned.
“I mean, even if it’s been a few days, it’s not like you guys aren’t always together.” I replied.
“I guess that’s true,” he replied chuckling.
“Now,” I said before grabbing his wrist to help him up from the couch. “It’s 12am, you should go home.” I added still trying to get him off the couch and out the door.
“Actually, it’s too late to be driving, and I’m really tired.” he replied. “Can I sleep over for the night? I mean, tomorrow’s Saturday.” he added.
“What?! Your house is probably close by!” I replied, practically complaining.
“Actually, it’s further then you think.” he replied. “Maria, do you want me to get into an accident?” he asked.
“What? Of course not!” I replied.
“Okay, it’s settled then. I’m sleeping over, goodnight.” he replied taking one of the throw the pillows and putting it under his head and getting another one to hug.
“Fine, but I want you out by morning. My Mom’s gonna freak out if she sees you here,” I replied.
“It’s already morning.” he replied. “But, okay yes ma’am!” he added.
// S a t u r d a y \
I had woken up early in the morning and took a shower, and once I was finished I dressed up and paused to look at the color of my hair.
‘Blonde hair’s getting old..’ I thought to myself. ‘Maybe I could ask my Mom if I could go to the salon to get my hair dyed.’ I thought again.
After thinking of that, I headed downstairs to see if my Mom was downstairs. When I went downstairs, I noticed Hunter was still here, but not only that.. he was talking with my Mom.
“Mom?” I said walking over to the counter.
“Oh, good morning Sweetie!” she replied. “You never told me you were having a friend sleeping over,” she added.
“Well, Hunter sleeping over wasn’t really my intention.” I replied.
“Yeah, she just let me stay because I was too tired to drive home last night.” he replied.
“Mom, can I dye my hair?” I asked.
“You want to dye your hair? Why?” Hunter asked.
“My old hair color is getting tiring, and I’m thinking it’s time for something new.” I replied.
“I see, well if that’s what you want, then sure.” Mom replied with a small smile.
“Really? You’re not even gonna ask what color I want to dye my hair?” I asked with an eyebrow raised.
“Nope, I trust you know what color suits you.” she replied keeping the smile.
“I can take her to the hair salon for you,” Hunter offered my Mom, which caught me by surprise, though I wasn’t bothered by it.
“Really? Thank you,” Mom replied. “Maria, just have some breakfast and you can go get your hair dyed.” she added.
“Okay, thank you Mom!” I replied with a smile before she headed upstairs.
“By the way, nice pajamas.” Hunter mentioned. “Are you gonna wear that when we go to get your hair dyed?” he asked.
“Of course not, I’m changing right after breakfast.” I replied, and after I had finished that’s exactly what I did.
I wore a white tank top, gray cardigan, and light blue ripped jeans along with black converse.
After breakfast, Hunter took me out to the salon to get my hair dyed. I had planned on dying dirty blonde hair, black. I know what you guys are thinking, if I try to get back to my original color it’s gonna be hard too. But I really think I’d look good with black hair.
“What color do you plan on dying your hair anyway?” Hunter asked.
“Black,” I replied. “Do you think it’ll look good on me?” I asked.
“Black?” he replied in the form of a question. “Hm, maybe.” he added.
Once we arrived at the salon, we checked in and waited until it was my turn. I had told the lady I wanted to dye my hair black.
“Black hair? It’ll look nice on you,” she commented.
While the lady was dying my hair, Hunter was being annoying by snapchatting videos and pictures of me dying my hair.
“Hunter, stopppp. I want my hair color to be a surprise!” I said, I would’ve turned my head but like I said; dying my hair.
The lady was soon done with dying my hair, but we had to wait 30 minutes for the dye to properly develop.
30 minutes later passed and I was told to sit down in a chair and lay my hair down in a tub-like thing to get my hair rinsed. Afterwards, she asked if I wanted to see my hair and I did.
“Thank you,” I said with a small smile before paying her then exiting the salon to find Hunter.
“Maria?” he called out from behind me as I turned around.
“Well, what do you think?” I asked with a half smile.
“I think.. it looks nice on you.” he replied chuckling a bit. “Are you hungry? You’ve been waiting for awhile,” he added.
“A little, where are we gonna eat?” I asked.
“I was thinking L&L, have you had it before?” he asked, the two of us walking side by side to his car.
“Of course! I always get the spam musubi there,” I replied.
“I’m gonna go on a limb here and guess that’s what you want.” he replied chuckling.
“Was it that obvious?” I replied sarcastically which ended with the both of us laughing.
Once we arrived at L&L, I got my spam musubi and he got chicken katsu. I might’ve took some of his food as well because I was still hungry.
“Someone’s still hungry after 3 spam musubi’s,” he said chuckling softly.
“Well, yeah. 3 doesn’t satisfy me just like that,” I replied still taking some of his food.
He didn’t say anything, he just chuckled before we were both dead silent.
“So, I was planning on asking Rose if she wanted to hangout with me tomorrow.” Hunter said breaking the silence. “Do you think I should?” he asked looking over at me.