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Chapter 3* Angelina

I was alone again, I refused to go to any party today and even told Amelia I wasn’t going. Although she said I would change my mind, I wasn’t. I already had my day planned out.

Read Othello and Romeo and Juliet, comparing the two and writing about them

Write the rest of my novel

Go on a skateboard ride to the library

Get a cup of coffee

Of course I would do this at random times, but it’s better than the after day of partying, even better than a day of partying. Today was also my break day, so why would I spend it partying when I have the whole day to do the things I actually love. I put on a pair of khaki baggy jeans, a tan grommet belt, and a simple black crop top. After I simply just put my hair in a messy bun, I grabbed my skateboard, skating my way to the coffee shop.

After a couple minutes of skating, I got there, I walked up to the Barista, asking for a large iced chai with two pumps of vanilla. Giving her my card, I sat down waiting. As I looked around, it reminded me of the time Amelia and I came here with the guys. How embarrassed I was, trying to lie to Grayson. I shivered at the thought. A couple minutes passed and sure enough Grayson was at the door. This time he was dressed in a tuxedo. Was he a businessman? He didn’t seem to see me, which was a relief cause I looked like a bomb just hit me. As my name was called, I knew my cover was blown. As I ducked my head, I grabbed my chai and walked out. I looked around, thankful no one followed me and skated to the library a couple blocks down.

By the time I got there, nobody was in sight. Was it closed? As I opened the door, I saw the usual Librarian, Mrs. Mallow. I walked in, waving to her, but for some reason she wasn’t looking at me, but at the door. I turned around and saw Grayson, smirking at me. Oh no, he was going to try to get me to join some dumb party I planned my whole day without.

β€œ Good Morning Sir, are you new here?” Mrs. Mallow asked Grayson.

β€œ Yes ma’am, I was just going to look around for a bit, more for the classic literature. Would you happen to know where that is?” Grayson asked, looking at me the whole time.

I began to turn and walk away. But then Mrs. Mallow said, β€œ This young lady is obsessed with classic literature, she knows this library better than I probably do. She can show you exactly where they are,” I looked at her and she winked, mouthing the words, β€œ He is a nice fellow, give him a chance.” I looked at her with wide eyes, then back at Grayson with a more relaxed expression. β€œ Follow me,” I said.

As Grayson and I got further away from Mrs. Mallow, I looked, seeing Grayson looking straight at me. β€œ Why are you here?” I asked.

β€œ You ran away without even acknowledging me, so I came to say hi.” Grayson said smiling.

β€œ Aren’t you going to the party? Why are you dressed like that? Why are y-” I said before my mouth was covered by his hand.

β€œ Angelina, you ask way too many questions. I can answer some, but then you show me to the literature like you are supposed to.” Grayson said.

I nodded in reply. Grayson’s hand came off my mouth and said, β€œ I am dressed like this, since I am going to an important lunch with my father, to discuss my college choices. I am not going to the party, since I don’t want to hangout with my brother. Again he likes to party, drink, and smoke whatever goes into his path. I prefer a more organized, less of a headache day. Although we are brothers we are nothing alike. Now I never thought you would be the skater type, although it fits you. However I didn’t expect you to be in a library, I assumed you just owned all the books you favored.”

β€œ I am not spoiled and in a mansion unlike you, but this is just casual fashion. I just rode a skateboard."

β€œ Oh sorry.” He says kind of disappointed.

β€œ It’s fine, I get that you would assume that I have every book, due to my love for them, but they get expensive. Most of my books are 10.99!!! That’s expensive for pieces of paper with amazing stories!” I say looking at him and smiling. He smiles back, but then his attention is averted the other way. He begins to trail his eyes across the room, looking dramatically at… nothing.

β€œ What are you looking a-” He puts his hand on my mouth again. I moved his hand for the third time today.

β€œ STOP THAT! What are you looking at?” I ask, a little frustrated.

β€œ The.. ugh.. Librarian, she is coming shh.” He says putting a single finger on his lips to signal being quiet.

β€œ It’s just the lib-β€³ But before I could say anything, it’s not his hand on my mouth, but his lips. I look up at him, but then close them to not embarrass myself. MY FIRST KISS?! As I try to kiss him back, doing what many of my books told me, he begins to trail his hands up my leg. As I put my hands on the back of his neck, bringing him closer. It feels just like reading it, but better, the sweet, loving feeling that makes you feel like butterflies are in your stomach. As he begins to back away, looking around the room, he runs out of the library, not even looking back at me. I sigh in disappointment. Was I really that bad at kissing? Was I like Timothee Chalamet in Call me by your Name? I put my face in my hands and took a deep breath. I was really bad at kissing.

I got home and the first thing I did was drop my bag across the room and flop onto my bed. UGH! I hate romance. How does everyone just have romance, I can’t even keep up with the most simple things. As I lay in bed, remembering the kiss, how I felt came back to me, how it was almost like the Disney princesses when they kissed their Prince Charming. AHHH! I shook my head, trying to get the thoughts out of my head. I checked my phone and got a friend request from Grayson. I accepted it, but then I got a load of messages.

Grayson: ANGELINA!!! ACCEPT IT

Grayson: Hello????

Grayson:I see you at the cafe! Wanna hangout for a little bit before I eat with my Dad?

Grayson: Nvm I see you going to the library meet you there.

Last on: 7:30pm

Oh, he was just on. As I go to type, I drop my hands, not wanting to really talk about it. As I text Amelia what she is up to, I get a text from Grayson.

Grayson: Hey.

I clicked the text on accident, meaning it said I read it. I shrug and go back to texting Amelia. Grayson left me, so I left him. I laugh in my head, but then get right into texting Amelia.

Angelina: Hey Amelia, what are you up to?

Amelia: What do you think? I am having the time of my life!

Angelina: Who is there?

Amelia: Just Chase and I, there are some pretty smoking guys, but there is one guy that has nerdy glasses and just picked his nose, don’t go for him.

Angelina: Ok, send me the address, I am bored and have nothing to do. Don’t invite Grayson please.

Amelia: Ohhh i got an idea of why, but ok! I’ll tell Chase and send you the address, I’m sober since I just came so if you think I handle alcohol well, that’s a negative!

Angelina: Ok.. Also I would never think that :) hahah!

I shut off my phone and got dressed. Tonight was going to be one long night, if I remember it.

Hey! I am so sorry!!!! School is back and I am still getting used to it haha! I haven't been too tempted to write, but I am trying hard to get back into it. Well I hope you enjoy! Ill try my best to update!

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