“No Adaline. I can’t do this.” Felicia said for the hundredth time.
“Don’t be like this Fel. He really wants to meet you.”
“I can’t Adaline. He won’t feel the same way about me if he comes to know that I’m the girl he met at the masquerade ball.”
“How can you be so sure about it? What if he really starts liking you after that? We can atleast give it a try Fel.”
“I don’t really want him to know the truth Adaline.”
“You should have thought about this before telling him about your secret place.”
“Yes! Ethan knows that you often go to the school rooftop.”
“Shit! It must have slipped from my mouth, I was too drunk that night.”
“And you know what his plan is?”
“He has fixed a camera there. The moment you go there he’ll find out it’s you.”
“I won’t go there anymore then.”
“Don’t do this to him Fel. We met last night, he genuinely likes that girl a lot and really wants to meet her. The moment he finds out it’s you he’ll be more than happy to be with you.”
“He loves Racheal not a silly girl he met at some stupid ball.”
“Listen to me Fel, Ethan is trying his best to find you.. all you have to do is just come in front of him and then see what happens next. If you stop yourself today you’ll regret this your whole life.”
“No but’s Fel. Just tell him who you are and what you truly feel about him. I’m definitely sure your love will help him forget about Racheal.”
“Okay I’ll tell him.”
“That’s like my girl.”
“Thankyou for this Adaline.”
“Stop saying all this and just go to him.”
“Yes I will.” Felicia said and went to the opposite direction looking for Ethan.
“Did I ever tell you how proud I am of you?” Adam said while hugging me from behind.
He was listening to our conversation all this while?
“Yes I was. I hid behind the lockers when I saw you both talking.”
“Thats good. Fel wouldn’t want you to know about this.”
“Don’t worry my lips are sealed.”
“Which class do you have?”
“I’m skipping classes.”
“Yes. It starts tomorrow Addie. I’m so excited but nervous at the same time.”
“Don’t worry. You’re going to be amazing.”
“Even you have your second round of auditions tomorrow right?”
“Yes. I will practice a bit with Eric later.”
“That’s nice. You’ll definitely win I’m sure about that.”
“I’ll see you later then?”
“Yeah cool. Bye Addie.” He said while leaving but I don’t know what suddenly happened to him, he came back running and hugged me tight.
“I love you.” He said while hugging me.
Yeah! My bestfriend is crazy sometimes.
“Gosh! You are crazy Adam. Go away.” I said while trying to get out of the hug.
“Shut up and just say you love me too.”
“I do. Now leave me, my neck hurts.”
“Okay I’m sorry. Bye and take care.”
The whole day was pretty much the same except the time when I practised with Eric after class, he is really an amazing singer. We practiced for an hour or so and then he left because he got a call from his grandma saying that she had cooked his favourite dish for him so he had to reach home as fast as he could. He asked me to join him but I told him that I would come some other day because I was too tired then.
While walking home I got a call from Ethan saying that he fixed a camera on the rooftop but that girl didn’t go there today. He sounded a bit sad while telling me that. I just cheered him up by saying that she might show up tomorrow or day after and that he shouldn’t lose hope like that. Our conversation ended on a sad note but I just hope that Felicia reveals her true self as soon as possible.
The moment I reached home I saw Alex lying on the sofa and watching a football match on the television. He turned to look at me and asked, “How was your day Ad?”
“Good. I’m just a little nervous for tomorrow.”
“Don’t worry. You are going to kill it.”
“I hope so too.”
“If they don’t choose you they’re at a loss. You are the best Adaline.”
“You are just saying this because you are my brother.”
“No Ad. You are a really good singer and I’m damn sure you will win that competition.”
“Now go change and come down for dinner. Mom and dad will be late tonight, It’s just the two of us for dinner.”
“Okay I’ll be back in a few minutes.” I said and went upstairs to change into some comfortable clothes.
I opened the door and switched on my rooms light to find my bestfriend comfortably sleeping on my bed. He looked so peaceful while sleeping. I stepped closer to him and lightly caressed his hair with my fingers, he legit looked like a small boy right now. Times like this made me realise why I loved him so much. I loved him more than just a friend. I loved him like a woman loves a man but I wasn’t sure whether I could tell him about this. It could spoil everything that we had between us and I could never afford to lose Adam from my life. He meant so much to me.
A part of me wanted to wake him up and ask him why he was here right now but the other part said that he looked too cute to be woken up right now so I just left him there and went to the washroom to freshen up. I cleaned myself up with cold water and then wore my favourite night dress. The moment I came outside I saw Adam slowly getting up.
“Hey sleepyhead.” I said and gave him a glass of water to drink.
“The football practise was so tiring today. How did your practice session with Thompson go?”
“It was nice. Why are you here but? And why didn’t Alex tell me you were here?”
“That’s because he doesn’t know I’m here. I came inside from the window.”
“And why would you do such a stupid thing?”
“I don’t know. I didn’t feel like entering from the door.”
“That’s isn’t a valid excuse Adam.”
“Okay fine. I was just avoiding the thousand questions Alex would ask me on why I wanted to meet you so late at night.”
“Awww. Is Adam scared of my brother?” I asked and pulled his cheeks.
“No. I’m not Addie. Alex just keeps questioning me a lot these days and its annoying.”
“Okay I get it. He does the same thing with me.”
“Yeah. He keeps telling me that I should date you and I’m tired of explaining him that you are my bestfriend not boyfriend.”
I wish I could tell you what I actually feel about you Adam..
“It’s so annoying right?”
“Yes it is. He should just stop assuming all this stupid thing.”
Honestly it doesn’t seem stupid to me. I just wish you didn’t find this stupid too.
“I know. Let’s just leave it Addie. Let Alex think whatever he wants to, he’s stupid. He doesn’t know anything.”
“Yes you are right.”
My heart doesn’t agree to this but it’s not like I have a choice..
“I just came here to wish you all the best for tomorrow Addie. You are going to be amazing don’t worry.”
“Thanks Adam. All the best to you too, the whole school is excited for tomorrow’s match and I know you guys will make us proud.”
“I wanted to say something more Addie.” Adam said in a low voice without meeting my gaze
“I just wanted to..”
“I had to tell you th-”
“What’s wrong with you? Just tell me what it is.”
“Addie it’s nothing. I think I should just go.”
“Wait. I’m definitely sure you came here to tell me something now just spit it.”
“No it’s okay. Some other day it’s not that important right now.”
“Yeah I should leave now.” Adam said and started walking towards the window.
“Heyy! You can use the door if you want to Adam.”
“No it’s alright. I’ll use the window.”
“You are acting so weird today Adam.”
“Yeah I know. I’ll see you after match tomorrow. Goodnight Addie.” Adam said and left after hugging me once.
I went down to have my dinner and found Alex still watching the football match.
“Alex! You could have atleast arranged everything on the table..we were supposed to have dinner together, remember?”
“Says the person who was busy talking with her bestfriend.”
“You knew Adam was in my room?”
“Yeah I did. That boy is foolish. He’s just trying to avoid me.”
“Is there something I need to know Alex?”
“I feel like you are hiding something from me.”
“I just had a talk with him. That’s it.”
“I’m guessing it was about me.”
“Yes it was. I was just trying to knock some sense into him but he’s just dumb.”
“Could you please elaborate Alex!?”
“Adaline that guy loves you and you love him so much, I just don’t understand why you both aren’t together yet.”
“I don’t love him like that Adam.”
“Stop fooling me Ad. You are my little sister I know what you feel about him.”
“Can we please not talk about this?”
“Yeah right. Avoid it. Do the same thing Adam is doing.”
“Alex please stop okay?”
“Ad you need to stop this. Stop avoiding it. If you like him just go and tell him that.”
“It’s not that simple Alex.”
“Trust me Ad, you just need to talk to him. That boy loves you like crazy. I can see it in his eyes.”
“He does not. He just loves me like a friend.”
“Stop assuming things and just go talk to him.”
“I can’t Alex.”
“But you should adaline, otherwise you might lose him.”
Lose Adam? No I can never let that happen.
“Okay I will.”
“Seriously Ad? You will talk to him right?”
“Yes I will but I need some time.”
“Take your time sister but don’t take much time else you’ll lose him.”
“Okay. Can we have our dinner now?”
“Yeah sure. Let’s go.”
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