“I was wondering how long it would take you to ask,” I sigh, “But we need to do this with Zoe too.”
“I understand, but can I ask you something?” Joe asks nervously.
I nod my head encouraging him to continue, “Did she…”
“Let’s just wait for Zoe yeah?” I cut him off. He nods his head, “You going to be alright if I go out tonight?”
“Yes, Joe I’m a big girl remember?” I tease shoving him away from me.
“Yeah, I remember.” He says chuckling.
Once Joe and the Boys are gone. I find myself staring at the ceiling, my thoughts running through my mind like an animation. Changing and moving as fast as they come. They travel from Jack to my brother to my sister to my mother. From Love to Hate. From the night sky to the morning sun.
The sound of my phone buzzing interrupts my changing thoughts and draws me back to reality. My eyes trail down to where the screen is illuminating the area. A text notification is what had disturbed me.
From Jack Maynard 11:43 pm
Hey, Do you want to talk?
I pick my phone up to reply.
To Jack Maynard 11:44 pm
A few moments later my phone rings. I pick up instantly a smile overtaking my face.
“Hi,” he breathes through the phone.
“Hi,” I say back, “You didn’t go out with the others?”
“Nope, not feeling it after what happened tonight,” Jack laughs.
“Why? You love getting drunk.”
“Yeah, that’s true, but you weren’t going,” My chest swells and I suppress the urge to scream at his cuteness.
“That’s cute,” I chuckle closing my eyes.
“Only for you,” He says chuckling.
“Calm down Randy, we only kissed once,” I laugh.
His laugh graces my ears making smile wider than before, “I better be able to kiss you again Tiny.”
“Hmm, I don’t know,” I tease, flirting with Jack.
“So that’s how it’s going to be?”
“Fine then I won’t tell you about how cute you looked today then,” He says, I can practically hear the smirk in his voice.
“What do you want?” I ask.
“Do you want to go on a date with me?” He asks boldly. My stomach flips and I feel smirk drop from my lips, quickly replaced by a smile.
“Yeah, I would like that a lot,” I say shyly.
“Or we could skip this stage and go straight to marriage?” Jack jokes making me laugh.
“You wish, Maynard,” I laugh tiredly.
“You tried?” He asks.
“A little,” I yawn.
He laughs softly, “Go to sleep ill see you tomorrow.”
That’s the last thing I hear before my eyes shut and the world slips away. His voice lulling me into a comfortable sleep.