He lent in fast and our lips met. I was so in shock, then I closed my eyes and kissed him back. I could feel my heart skipping beats, my hands were sweaty, I was super nervous. The butterflies in my stomach started to grow so big that I refuse to believe that those were still butterflies. They were maybe eagles or some of those flying dinosaurs, butterflies? No way.
As suddenly as he kissed me, he stopped and looked back out the front window. I was still confused, not knowing what to think. I think I never was as confused as I was right now. I didn’t say anything and just started the car.
“I’m sorry” Rick said after a while. “What for?” I asked him back. “For what I did, back in the parking lot” He said and I didn’t know what he was talking about. “For ignoring me?” I asked. “No, for kissing you. That was totally wrong of me. I shouldn’t have done that” He said. “I kissed you back, in case you didn’t feel that. I wanted the kiss too, I was just shocked and confused in the first few seconds. Now... I am just totally confused” I said.
“I am sorry for confusing you AJ” He said and looked away. I drove onto the side of the road and stopped the car. “I am not confused because of the kiss. I am confused about what it meant!! I mean first you totally ignore me, then you kiss me. Who would not be confused by that?” I asked and he nod. “I.. I just can’t” He said. “You can’t.. what?” I asked, knowing I will be afraid of the answer. “The kiss should’ve never happened. I’m so sorry!!” He said.
“Rick, calm down!!” I said and slid closer to him and put my hand on his arm. “AJ, stop it!! I should have never kissed you, I don’t know what came over me” He said and pushed me away. “Just start the car and I’ll tell you where to let me out” He said and I felt how the dinosaurs in my stomach were ripping my heart in pieces. I slid back onto my seat and drove the way he told me. “But how will you get to work tomorrow?” I asked. “You can bring the truck here before school” He said, got out and disappeared. I waited a few minutes until I started it again and drove back to the mansion.
I parked it and got inside the huge house, which I call home. When did my life turn around so much and it never stops. Why can’t it stop?!
I ran upstairs and took a quick shower before lying down and falling asleep. Strange thing was that I was alone, which I haven’t been since Addy moved in, but she was nowhere to be found.
Next morning I woke up and an arm was on my stomach. I looked to my right and saw my snoring best friend. I carefully removed her arm and started my morning routine in the bathroom. Once I was done, I went to wake up Addy. She groaned and got up. “Why did you wake me up that late!?” She asked. “I wanted some time in the bathroom” I said with a fake smirk. She rolled her eyes and went to the bathroom to do her routine. I went into my closet and looked for something to wear. You think the more clothes you have, the easier it is to find clothes, well you were wrong. It’s even harder that way.
In the end I just went with some of Addy’s clothes. I ended up wearing a black crop tee, overall shorts, black high tops with neon stars, a imitated leather bracelet and a fedora from Forever 21. My hair was straight and I put a pink clip highlight into it, like I did when I was little.
I walked downstairs and grabbed an apple and started eating it. 15 minutes later Addy came down the stairs. “How are you so fast ready with a closet like that??” She asked. “I don’t know, because the more clothes the harder it gets to find something to wear” I said and passed her an apple. “Change of plans for this morning. I have to bring Rick the Bridgeway truck, meaning I have to drive with it and you have to follow me with your car, so I have a chance to get to school, not that I want to but I have to...” I said and Addy nod. “Why is it here?” She asked. “Long story, tell you another time” I simply answered and grabbed the keys from the counter. “Come on!!” I yelled and almost ran out of the house. Addy grabbed our bags in threw it on the backseat of her car. I got into the truck and soon we where on the way to the house where I dropped Rick of yesterday.
As I stopped the car, he was already waiting. I got out and gave him the keys. I took a few steps back, he got in and drove off. Apparently we aren’t talking... Then Addy stopped her car and I got in. “Now to school?” She asked and I nod. “Sadly”
I wasn’t that sad about going to school, I was more sad about the fact that Rick and I aren’t even talking anymore. If he likes me, why is he pushing me away??
School was same as always.
As soon as Addy parked the car in the driveway, we hurried up to my room, because I now wanted to know more than ever what happened, that Rick hates rich people so much, why he hated me so much. I started with the yearbook of 2010 while Addy took the one of 2011. After a while, somewhere in the middle was a page dedicated to my sister. Then my eyes caught a picture that shocked me. It was one of Rick and Chelsea. He was sitting on a bench and Chelsea bent down over his shoulder. Both were smiling.
A tear came into my eyes. “Found something?” Addy asked and I showed her the picture. “Is that-?” Addy asked and I nod. “Chelsea and Rick” I ended her sentence. “Read the caption!” “Couple of the year. Rick + Chelsea = Relsea 4 ever” She read out loud and became pale. “They were dating?!” She asked and I nod. “Apparently they did” I said, having trouble to hold my tears back. Was Rick working her and getting closer to me to get revenge on Chelsea?? That was the question on my mind the entire time.
“Okay, now we have a few questions that we have to find the answers to” Addy started.
"1. Why did they break up?
2. What happened that Rick hates Chelsea so much?
3. Why is Rick working for your family, if he was dating your sister?
4. What do you have to do with all of this?" Addy said and I nod.
"5. Why would he become close to me, when he didn’t wanted to?" I added totally heart broken.
"6. Why would he keep all of this a secret?
7. Was he the one that made the yearbooks disappear from the library?" Addy added.
"8. Why is he living on his own when he can’t afford it?" I added and Addy looked at me, like I was some alien. “What did you just say?” She asked. “You found out more about him and didn’t even bother to tell me!? AJ!! This is important information!!” She said and then my strength was gone. I started to cry, jumped up and locked myself into the bathroom.
She’s mad at me, because I kept that from her... What will she when she finds out that I kept a kiss between Rick and I a secret? I can’t tell her now, she’s already mad at me. That little fact would make everything worse.
“I’m sorry AJ, I didn’t mean it that way!! I didn’t wanted to make you cry!!” I heard Addy in front of the bathroom. “Come out, I am not mad!” She tried to make me believe, but I knew she was. I mean she offered me to help finding out everything about Rick and then I found something out and I didn’t tell her.
The fact that I couldn’t tell her the bigger reason why we were in this situation right now, was killing me inside. She kept knocking on the bathroom door, but I just couldn’t find the strength to get up and open the door.
After about 10 minutes I calmed down and got up. I went to the mirror and started to dry off my eyes and to fix my running make up. I then used foundation on my face on the spaces that where red. I don’t know how much I used, but it was many. That’s all I remember. I took one last look in the mirror and took a deep breath.