Chapter 1 * Angelina
“But to be frank and give it thee again. And yet wish but for the thing I have. The bounty is as boundless as the sea My lov-” RING RING!!!
My phone rings over and over again, showing the name Amelia pop up on the screen. UGH! I clicked answer, getting a load of music through the phone.
“ Yes Ame-,” I was interrupted by her and the music blasting in the background
“ Can you come pick me up? I am at 1670, Shallow Dr. The rich houses!” She said happily.
“ How many times have I told you that I won’t always be available. You gotta slow down a b-,”
“ Yes Mom, but this time you are probably just reading Romeo and Juliet for what is the 70th time this week? Well anyways I can’t drive, wait White Tee is on! Just pick me up in 10! Bye love you!!!”
Before I could say a single word, the phone hung up on me. Looks like I am going for a cruise. I closed my book, got a bit party dressed and grabbed my keys. I text my parents that Amelia is coming over and start the car. Why can’t she just be smart and innocent! Well innocent not so much for me, but you know what I am going to stop my thoughts there. As I started to drive down towards Lower Manhattan, I saw the busy streets as usual, the honking, the chaos. Reason number two why I hate driving, the headaches these people give me. As I came out of the business area and its busy streets and came across a quiet part of town. I knew once I hit a house with rainbow lights that it was where Amelia was. The music blasted once I got closer. As I parked my car at the end, since the spaces were compacted by cars. I got out of the car, walking up to the house. It was huge, kinda impossible to believe that someone would have that much money in New York. I entered the house, seeing a load of people holding bottles of alcohol and dancing everywhere. I squeezed through the crowd, finding Amelia dancing with some random guy. He looked pretty cute actually, reminded me of your typical skater boy. But a bit more muscular, not scrawny. But he wasn’t so much my type, but Amelia must be excited, this was a dream man for her. As I looked at her, she began to wave me over.
“Angelina! Over here!” Amelia began to scream, signaling to join her. As I walk over to her, I see skater boy looking at me.
“ Angelina this is Chase, Chase this is Angelina, you both are my best friends!” Amelia said, hugging him.He kissed her head, moving his hair out of the way. HOW! Third Wheeling again! What the heck am I witnessing. Almost as weird as her addiction to Vinnie Hacker. Well I had the same one, so who am I to talk?
“ Nice to meet you, Well Amelia has had A LOT! So I will gladly take her off of your hands,” I said, grabbing Amelia’s arm. She threw her arm back, going back to Chase.
“ I wanna stay a bit longer, just text your Daddy that you are gonna hang around a bit. It takes a LONG time,” Amelia was practically smiling so much that my jaw would have hurt.
“ Fine, but only an hour. Also I text both my mom and dad, just say parents.”
“ YES MOTHER! Now go, Chase and I are busy,” Amelia says laughing. Sometimes I love her sober, but it’s kinda funny watching her drunk being a dorky, confident person. I wish I could be like that at times, fearless. I am also stuck reading romance, erotica once in a while. Amelia is out partying, doing sports, especially water polo. Yeah I surf and play volleyball on the beach, so it’s not too bad, except it takes a while to get there.
Once I was out of my thoughts of how boring I am on a daily basis, I went over to get a quick drink. Not many people were around the drinks, so I made my move. I grabbed a red solo cup, pouring some random beer into it.
“ Hey don’t drink that!” A deep, warm voice called from behind me. I looked back, nervous, looking at one of the most handsome people I have ever seen. His toned body, with tattoos covering most of his arms. I started to shiver not only from how scared I was, but his looks. As he came closer to me. I looked up to him confused and gave a weary smile.
“ Hey,” I said strangled with my words. I was to ugly for this man. But he was so handsome, beautiful even!
“ Hey!” He said, chuckling at his response.
“ W-Was t-there any-thing w-wrong with t-the uh d-drink?” I stuttered, wow I sounded even more idiotic. He laughed even more, with his husky, deep, charmi- you know what his voice is sexy that is all I will say.
“ Yeah, they put a little more than alcohol in that and you seem a bit young for that type of hangover,” He said, jokingly
“ Yeah, maybe I am a bit young for this place, 18 if you will, ” I said. I was a little more confident. Maybe he already had a lady. He seems respectful I guess?
“ Wow, same! I just graduated from High School, but my brother runs parties while my parents are traveling, so here I am, watching my brother flirt with every brunette,” He said, surprised to find another of his age. Either that or how dorky I am at my age.
“ I have also graduated, but I am staying with my parents till college comes around,” I said
“ Same, what college did you qualify for?” He said questioning, turning his head to the side a bit.
“ West Point Military Academy, wanted to since my Elementary years, ROTC in high school even. So thankfully parties won’t be something I have to get used to,” I say proud, my Straight A’s.They something that I relied on a lot. West Point wanted the cream of the crop and I wanted to be sure I got in. Thankfully I fulfilled my goal!
“ Wow, you wanna hear what’s crazy is that I am also attending there,” He said happily, damn I was done for school. My focus was going to be focused on him. UGH!
“ That’s Cool! Well I might see you around campus.” I said cheerfully, inside not to cheerful, but I was trying to be respectful
“ Yeah, maybe.” He said kind of tedious. Was I boring him, probably. I walked away and grabbed someone’s cup, dumping the mix into my mouth. I looked back to see him open mouthed, surprised. I began to fill my own cup, dumping the mix in my mouth. I was on my 5th, but who cares.I started to feel a bit unsettled, taking a seat in the middle of the dance floor. Yeah not the best idea, but I was gonna be here a while anyways. I looked up, to see the guy coming toward me.
“ Told you not to drink it, especially that much.” He said
“ Well maybe if you wanted to talk, I would have been more focused. BUT NOO! You were like yeah maybe. I might be boring, but it doesn’t mean you have to say it straight to my face.” I said with the same tone as Amelia, dang I just had the confidence to say that. He looks down at me, sitting right next to me.
“ I never said you were boring, I was just thinking,”
“ About how boring I am,” I say, making him laugh.
“ No, just school in general. You don’t give yourself much credit. I mean look at your friend.” He says. I look over to see her pointing at the roof, saying she can see the stars. Which is really just the disco lights. I began to chuckle, looking to see the guy smile at me.
“ You’re smiling, it’s nice to see you smile,”
“ And you are drunk, it’s not too nice to see that,” He laughs
“ And who exactly are you?” I ask, questioning. I keep calling him guy or cute handsome man.
“ Grayson, you?” He says looking me straight into my eyes. I began to blush and say
He nods, “ So Angelina, are we going to sit here all night till your friend and my brother stop thinking they are astronauts, or would you like to sit on an actual seat.”
“ An actual seat, this is uncomfortable,” I say, laughing at my lame joke. I don’t even think it was a joke. I was just laughing to laugh. “ Do you need a hand?” Grayson asked , extending his hand out to me. I shook my head, getting up. The room began to spin and I sat back down. Grayson laughed looking down at me, picking me up. As I wrapped my arms around him, he brought us to a room upstairs that had a modern style to it. As he placed me on the couch next to him, I looked up to him walk out of the room. I pulled out my phone to see a message from my parents
What time do you think you will be home? - Mom <3
We are hanging out at her house for a bit, but spending the night at my house,
so maybe 3 or 4- Angelina
I could never, I would have fell asleep. Well have fun!- Mom <3
I will! Love you!- Angelina
*Mom hearted message*
I clicked out of the message, going to snapchat to see if anyone had messaged her or posted. She clicked on Amelia revealing her at the party, with her phone pointed to the roof, saying in the caption, “ The stars in the sky are so beautiful tonight,” clearly there were no stars in sight. I chuckled, putting my phone away. I heard a door open, looking up to see Grayson. He had a blanket and 2 water bottles. He walked toward the couch, sitting next to me, handing me a water bottle. As he placed the blanket upon us, he grabbed the remote, scrolling down to the Netflix app. As he pressed the profile reading G- Razy, he scrolled through the series of movies.
“ Do you prefer any genre of movies?” G- Razy asked, I was laughing in my head.
“ Romance,” I said smiling. Grayson laughed and said “ Of course, let me guess you read Pride and Prejudice or Romeo and Juliet 24/7,”
“ Maybe,” I said, smiling even bigger. Grayson began to laugh and shake his head.
“ Well I have to say they are good books, but I would never reread them as much as you probably have,” Grayson said, looking down at me.
“ Well I have nothing else to do, so might as well,” I said smiling. I looked up at him to see him with full attention to what I was saying. As Grayson smiled, looking away to look at the tv, he pressed Pride and Prejudice. He laughed again “I can’t believe I got stuck watching Pride and Prejudice. My mom made my brother and I watch it. But I guess it’s worth it. I may rather look at “stars,”” He said, making me laugh.
“ Fine, we can watch another movie then. Also I am not that boring, but fine if you wanna go watch some really cool “stars” then fine let’s go,” I said, getting up. Grayson grabbed my arm, pulling me back down on the couch next to him and said “ Don’t leave, I want to watch it with you.” He said looking at me. I kinda shifted and laughed in my head, thinking of myself tucking my hair behind my ear, saying, “ Only if you wanna.” UGH! I embarrassed myself. I then looked at him and said, “ok” shy. Hehehe i’m not drunk anymore. Meaning my confidence is down the drain, you know what it’s probably past that stage, more like the ocean. He then played the movie, presenting Elizabeth and Darcy, dancing at the ball. I looked to see him staring at me and I laughed. “ Why are you staring at me?” I looked to see him smile. “ Because you’re beautiful.” He said, laying his head on me. I laid down and held him, secretly wishing Amelia would get more drinks tonight.