Chapter 12 part 1
"Okay Brandon, where did you plan on going?"
"I was thinking we could go to the mall, grab something from the food court, and you can pick out your birthday present from me."
"Okay sounds great let's go."
"Alexa are you serious, you really don't live here anymore, where are you going to stay?"
"I am staying at a friend's house now let's get going."
"Okay fine." Great, let's get going.
At the mall…
"Okay Katie, Trevor meet us at the food court at 4. Come on Brandon, let's go checkout the shops they have here." After a little while we stumbled upon a bookstore but I forced myself not to go in, because if I did go in, and have the intentions to just buy one book I would come out with twenty. When 3:45 rolled around I had a few new tops and a pair of adidas.
"Brandon I think we should head to the food court so we can get something to eat."
"Sounds good what do you want to get?"
"Not Panda Express, I hate it."
"I know, and whenever we eat out we never get Panda Express because of you. Since I never get to eat it, it is my favorite place to eat. Oh and I am extra hungry so double my order."
"Woah that's a lot of food, that's like 20 plates full, are you even going to be able to eat it all?"
"Leftovers Brandon, Leftovers. It's like once in a year I get to eat it so I will want leftovers." Sometimes boys can be so stupid. "What are you doing just standing there, go get me my food."
"Okay, okay I am going." Finally I can just sit down and relax. After a few minutes of sitting there scrolling on my phone, Katie comes up to me with a huge smile on her face.
"You have to guess." How the hell am I supposed to know what she wants me to say. After I sit there silent because I have no idea she asks,
"Do you want a hint?"
"Yes, you should just have given me the hint in the first place, because I don't know what the hell I am supposed to say after you just walk up to me and say guess what."
"Wow additude much, well I hope your hint makes you in a better mood." She says while handing me a bag.
"Sorry I am just stressed." She doesn't know the half of it, I feel so bad for lying to Xavier, me and my parents got in a fight about the thing we shall never ever talk about, and I can't tell anyone. But worst of all I can't tell Xavier, I feel so guilty, I love him and I shouldn't be lying. At the words I said in my brain I gasped out loud. I just used the L word, I am probably crazy, I have only known him for three days.
"Hey Alexa aren't you going to open it or are you just going to continue staring?" She asked while waving a hand in front of my face.
"Yeah sorry, but who's it from?"
"You will know when you open it."
"Okay." When I saw what's inside it made my heart fall for Xavier even more. It made me realize that maybe I am crazy for loving only after 3 days of meeting him but it does not matter, I love him and I plan on telling him. "Where is he?" I ask as arms wrap around my waist from behind.
"Right here love." When I look back at the gift I say,
"I can't take these, it is too expensive."
"You can and you will." He says as he takes the necklace and earrings and helps me put them on.
"You didn't have to, I would have been just fine without a gift."
"Yeah you would have been fine but I want you to be better than fine."
"And it worked too, she was being very grouchy and giving me an attitude before she got the gift." Katie chimed in. With that I gave her a death glare.
"Why was that?" Xavier asked, concerned.
"Well she says that she is stressed but it must be something big because she can handle a lot trust me."
"Katie I can speak for myself."
"Well then tell me why are you stressed?" Xavier asked, looking concerned.
"Alexa Katie, step away from him." Brandon said while dropping my precious food. Then I screamed and made a dash for my food.