“Brooke where the hell are we even going?”
Of course he’s asking me this again. He’s already asked me this same question 3 times and every time he asks I respond with the same answer.
“I’m taking you to a surprise place for our date tonight. Be patient we’ll be there soon.” I say as I roll my eyes at his impatience.
Mark, my super cute but impatient boyfriend. He and I have been together for 5 months. That’s actually why I’m taking him on a date tonight; it’s our 5 month anniversary.
“C’mon just tell me, I’ll give you a reward later on... If you know what I mean.” He says wiggling his eyebrows with a big smirk on his face.
“Gross. I’m definitely not telling you now.”
“Damn it, I thought that would really work.”
“Pft, in your dreams babe.” I say shaking my head
“Yeah you’re always in my dreams babe..."
“Awe Mark that’s so-“
“Without clothes on.” He says with a smirk.
“Really Mark?” I say punching him in the arm
As I’m driving down some side street I look up and see a sign that reads Pacific Street meaning I'm going the right way.
All the houses on this street are different from the houses on my street. The ones on my street all look the same, plain boring brick houses. The houses on this street are beautiful and colourful. Some are pink, some are blue, some are purple. There's even one house that's the colours of the rainbow.
As I turn left at the stop sign with my music blasting and my windows rolled down a bee comes flying right through my window.
Me being as afraid of bees as I am, start freaking out like an idiot considering I’m the one driving.
“OH MY GOD IT’S A BEE!” was all I could say in this very scary time
“Wait Brooke, Stop! You’re going to hit that car!”
And just as he says that my gorgeous red 2015 Chevrolet Impala crashes into some black expensive looking car parked on the street. The airbags come crashing to our faces and I hear Mark groan.
“Damn it Brooke, this is why I don’t let you drive us anywhere.” He says with a sigh
“Oh God I’m dead when my dad finds out.”
"You ran into a Porsche! You know how much that will cost!?"
Of course I would be the one to run into an expensive car. That's gonna cost a lot to fix.
I see an angry looking girl come out of the house the car is parked in front of, she looks very familiar to.
At this point I don’t even know where that stupid bee went, I’m just thinking about how much trouble I’ll be in and how mad this girl looks. I mean, if some random person crashed into my Porsche I would be to, but hopefully she's not as mad as she looks.
“Good job Brooke. You just had to crash into Alexandra’s car out of everybody in this city.”
Ah... And that is why she looks so familiar. Alexandra Woods, or as I call her Alex. She’s my old best friend or should I say my first love, she doesn’t know that though and never will. She’s also the girl’s soccer team captain which makes her semi popular with the students in my school.
Oh yeah I didn’t mention it but, I’m Bisexual. Not that it really matters. For those of you who don’t know what being Bisexual means, it means I like guys and girls.
To no surprise Alex came right over to my car window and immediately started yelling at me.
“What the hell Brooke!? Are you fucking crazy?”
“I... uh... Sorry?” I was tongue tied, I haven’t been this close to Alex in about 3 years and god she still smells the same way she did the last time we hung out... Sweet, sort of like candy and vanilla mixed together.
“Yeah you should be fucking sorry! You just hit my new car!” God she was really angry.
I really didn’t know what to say so I looked to Mark for some help.
“Listen Alex, there was a bee and I don’t know if you know but she’s-”
“Yeah, yeah Brooke is super afraid of bees. I know this.” She said with a sigh
Wow she actually remembered that about me, I really didn’t think she would.
“Oh... uh... yeah... Anyways the bee flew into the car, Brooke got scared and lost control of the wheel and well here we are...” he said with a little smile
Alex just looked even madder after he tried to smile at the whole situation so I stepped in to help him out.
“I’ll uh, pay for all the damage. Just take it to a repair shop and tell me the price of the repair. I’ll pay you the money back no matter how much it is... That’s if you want?”
I could definitely tell she got way less mad after I said that, then she just took at deep breath in and looked at me in thought...
“Sure... It’s the least you can do after hitting my car I guess.”
Thank god she’s letting me help her.
“Okay... Well just text me or whatever when you find out the cost, my phone number is-.”
“I already got it, unless you’ve changed your number in the last 3 years?”
“Uh, n-no I haven’t.”
Oh my gosh, she still has my number saved into her phone... I mean I still have her’s to but that’s because I’m in love with her, I mean... I WAS in love with her; I’m uh... not anymore. Well not really.
“Alright then, later Brooke.”
And with that she walked back into her house.
I turned to Mark who had a frown on his face.
“That went better than expected” I said trying to lighten the mood.
“This date is officially over.” Was all he responded with.
Well there goes my 5 month anniversary date and all because of a stupid bee.
A few hours later I finally got home. I had to drop Mark off at his house, take my car to the repair shop and then I had to take the bus home because I was car-less.
“Dad I’m finally home!”
Of course no reply, my dad is a business man for some company called Recognition where he invests and sells new products to other companies, which means he’s usually never home. Two years ago he missed my birthday because he was trying to sell water proof cell phones to Google; he really deserved the dad of the year award for that one.
I don’t have homework to do because it’s the summer time, but school starts in two days and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m going to be a senior (Grade 12 for those who don’t know what that means) and I’m so excited to be graduating this year. I don’t know what I want to do after high school yet but I’ve been trying to figure it out.
“Hm... what to do for the rest of the night?”
I’m looking around the living room to see if there’s anything fun to do and then I spot it. My old karaoke machine.
“KARAOKE TIME!” I screamed so loud you could probably hear it down the street but I didn’t care, I was way too excited.
“What song shall I choose to be my first? So many choices so little time.” Yes that may sound dramatic but I love so many songs it’s hard to choose one I like the most to sing first.
I scroll down the list and decide to go with You and I by PVRIS as my first song. It honestly reminds me of Alex in a way... Yes I have a boyfriend but Alex was my first love so, a part of me will always love her. You know I guess you could say I’m dedicating this song to her.
“I know its warmer where you are”
“And it’s safer by your side”
“But right now I can’t be what you want”
“Just give it time”
“And if you and I can make it through the night”
“And if you and I can keep our love alive, we’ll find”
At this point I’m screaming at the top of my lungs and I don’t care who hears me.
“WE CAN MEET IN THE MIDDLE”
“BODIES AND SOULS COLLIDE”
“DANCE IN THE MOONLIGHT”
“WHEN ALL THE STARS ALIGN”
“FOR YOU AND I”
“FOR YOU AND IIIIIIIII”
Just as I was about to continue I hear someone laugh a little.
I turn around to see who it is; it’s my dad with the biggest grin ever on his face and his phone in his hand recording me.
“Oh my God dad, you scared the crap out of me! What are you even doing here?”
“I live here don’t I?”
“Well yeah... HEY STOP RECORDING ME!” I start running towards him to get the phone but he runs up the stairs and locks himself in the bathroom before I could catch him.
“You can’t stay in there forever dad!”
“No but I can stay in here long enough to post it.”
“NO! You wouldn’t.” And just as those words come out of my mouth I get a Face book notification.
Bradley Wilde just tagged you in a video
He doesn’t even respond all I can hear is him laughing. I click on the notification because maybe he tagged me in a different video? Nope I was so wrong; it was certainly the video of me singing... AND IT ALREADY HAS 12 LIKES HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE HE JUST POSTED IT!?
“DAD! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU!” I tried to sound so mad but this whole situation was hilarious to me.
I just left the hallway and went into my bedroom to watch some Netflix.
“What to watch, what to watch?”
After about 15 minutes I decided to watch the Fosters, Which is by far one of my favourite shows on Netflix.
54 minutes later I’m done season 4 episode 6 and about to go onto episode 7 when I hear my dad calling for me.
“Brooke, dinner is ready!” I’m pretty sure it’s Pasta night tonight.
Walking into the kitchen I look to see what’s on the table and as I guessed there were two plates of pasta set beside each other. I sat down and we ate, we talked about little things, mostly about his work though.
I know I should tell him about the car but I'm gonna try to keep that a secret for as long as I can. He didn't notice my car wasn't park in the driveway so it shouldn't be to hard.
After I was done eating I went back upstairs to get ready for bed. It’s about 10:45 and I’m beyond tired plus I need to start going to sleep earlier for school.
I got my pajamas on, did all the usual ‘before bed’ things I usually do, then got into my bed. I was just about to go into a deep sleep when I heard a “ding”
Rolling over and grabbing my phone, I look at the text.
Alex: You owe me $120, I expect you to give it to me on the first day of school. See you then 'B.'
‘B’ the nickname I haven’t heard in 3 years... the nickname she gave me when we were younger, that I loved hearing her call me. It's so simple, just the first letter of my name but i still love it. Mark tried to call me it once and I totally blew up on him. I felt bad afterwards but I will not let anyone but Alex call me B.
That night I went to bed smiling at the thought of Alex calling me B again and hoping it will happen again.