Back in the day part 2: But I’m not your friend.
It’s been long over due. I have re-written this part more then once. And I am still not pleased. But things will be explained (for a bit…) in the next chapter (which is almost done) and it will get interesting, just need this in here so we can move the story further. So please don’t abandon me or this series ;).
Hope you all like it! Please, feedback is welcome :)
“I’m not gonna bother you any longer” Noelle place her empty wine gass on the dinning table “So you can get ready and I can meet my man.” Noelle wiggled her brows before pulling Alexa in for a hug.
Alexa had cooked some spaghetti, as she would do most Fridays. It became a habit and Noelle joined on more then one occasion. Most of the times they would go out after they finished their plates. They would either go clubbing or go to one of Alexa’s gigs. But tonight was different. When Noelle came over she could not stop talking about a new guy, Marcus, she had met last weekend. They had dinner the Wednesday after and she was excited to meet him somewhere this weekend. Alexa loved the bubble of excitement Noelle brought with her as it had kept her mind off of Harry.
Alexa had told Noelle to text her new guy and hang out with him tonight. Noelle objected at first but Alexa tod her there would be plenty of other times she would get to see Alexa perform.
“Have fun tonight.” Noelle’s smile got wider and lit up her face.
“Thanks.” She said before puling Alexa in another hug before walking out the door.
Alexa needed to get ready for her gig. Dancing wasn’t the only thing she was good at. It was one of the things. Besides dancing in music video’s or working on choreographs for others she sung. Alexa had a great voice and was talented on the piano.
If dancing was the air in her lungs then music was definitely the blood running trough her veins.
Most of her performances it was just Alexa and a piano but some nights she would preform with others. Like Izzy. Izzy was Jamaican but moved to LA a couple of years ago. He used drums, djembe and every other object he could find, to create a rhythm. Alexa loved the way he could form a beat and there voices mixed well together. Then there was Louise, o the lovely Louise. With her soul voice hitting every note as always. Alexa could go on and on about the talented people she had met whiles living in LA but tonight it was just Alexa and she would be singing at one of her favorite places; the hangout. The place was a bit hidden, had an outdoor area and on a good day, as most of the days in LA were, she could preform outside.
Alexa kept her mind busy as she did her best not to think of Harry and their awkward meeting. She would talk to Jessy about in the morning or so she thought.
After Alexa had walked out Harry looked at Liam in confusion.
“What was that?” Liam questioned him. “You know her.”
Harry nodded “Yeah I do” he said as he pinched his lip with his thumb and index finger.
Jessy kept quit as he watched Liam and Harry.
“So?” As Harry didn’t respond Liam waked towards him, placing his hands on his shoulders. “You good?”
Harry got out of his mind and nodded.
“Yeah, was just…. just weird.”
Jessy scrapped his troath. “Want to take a break?” Liam turned around looking from Jessy to Harry and back.
“I’m good, I’ll hang around for a bit ok?” Liam looked at Harry before walking back to his previous spot. Not really believing the being ok part.
Jessy started working again and Harry got back to his thoughts.
did just happen? Why wasn’t it like he imagined. Alexa had never really
left his mind, he just got… He jus got busy with other things. Or so
he told himself. His mind went over and over there short meeting earlier
and he just couldn’t find what he did wrong. Or was she mad that he
hadn’t texted… On the other hand she was the one who never replied
“Harry.” Harry looked up from his thoughts.
“You hungry?” Harry nodded “Jessy knows a great place.” Liam gestured towards Jessy who was putting away his camera.
will let you in on the secret, and I’ll show you a place you have never
been before.” Jessy wiggled his brows before taking the boys towards
his favorite Italian restaurant.
The boys had a great time and Jessy got to know them a bit better. He liked their company but couldn’t shake the thought of what happened with Alexa. He would talk to her about that some other day but maybe… Maybe he could get something out of Harry.
“So…” Jessy started as he whipped his mouth with his napkin before placing it on his plate “Seemed like you now Lex?” Harry’s eyes narrowed for a second before answering.
“Yeah… She uh…She is an old friend.”
friend?” Jessy quirked a brow. “Alexa has two friends, that’s me and
miss long legs” referring to Noelle. “She ain’t got time for other
because she works… A lot.” Jessy did not know why Alexa hadn’t told
him about Harry. Thinking about it, she never really spoke about the
past or people she had know before moving to LA. Harry tilted his had as
he looked at Jessy.
“You mean she is lonely?” Jessy laughed.
“No she is not. There a lot of people who want to be her friend or boyfriend.” He almost spelled the word, looking for Harry’s reaction, but none came. “But she ain’t got time.” Jessy shrug as before taking a sip of his wine. “But you to know each other from where?” Harry wanted to get out of the conversation and tried to think of a way to do so.
“Home. And how did you two meet?” Home, the word echoed in Jessy’s head, Alexa talked about her mom, sometimes but never really about others. Jessy didn’t mind but he started wandering wat happened. He could fee Harry wasn’t about to say a lot more so Jessy started talking. About how they met. They way Alexa tried to get a couch in the elevator all by her self and how they became friends after the humongous piece of furniture finally got into her apartment. Harry and Liam listened as Jessy was a very talkative and charismatic guy.
“So.. that’s how we met. And now my loves ” Jessy got his wallet as he placed some bills on the table “ I have got to go because or subject is performing tonight and I try to never miss a show.” Jessy got up but Harry stopped him. “Can we come?” “Yes that would be great.” Liam chipped in. Jessy looked between the two men before he nodded “Sure.”
They arrived when Alexa had already started. Jessy got his usual spot in the back as he knew that she would come over during her break. Harry loved the relaxed atmosphere of the lounge bar a place he had not been before and he loved hearing Alexa’s voice. He saw her when he sad down. She wore a simple yet white dress and her hair hung loose as it rested on her back. She put on a head which he liked. Though he knew that she would look good in anything.
He had always been intimidated him with the amount of power she could put into a song. He loved it and hadn’t really noticed that he had missed it so much.
“She is good.” Liam elbowed Harry as he gestured towards the stage.
Alexa hopped of stage and walked towards the table were Jessy usually was sitting.
A smile came across her face until she saw the other people up close,
she stopped mid track. Alexa contemplated walking away but decided
against it. She would talk to Jessy real quick and then go to the bar to
get a drink and disappear. She took a deep breath
before moving again.
“Hello love, you were great!” Jessy had called her love from the beginning of their friendship, he was almost 10 years older and thought of her like his little sister. He would come to as many of her performances as possible and would be beaming with pride. Though Alexa knew that Jessy was proud of her he would never be that open in front of her but she had heard from her fellow dancers, after occasional hook-ups with one of them from Jessy’s part, that he spoke highly of her.
“Hey you.” Alexa hugged Jessy.
“Noelle busy with Marcus?” Alexa nodded.
to night. “
Alexa quirked a
Jessy’s as she heard the irritated tone in his voice.
“Where is Jerome?”
“O don’t get me started…” Jessy’s dramatically whipped his head to the side and used his thumb and index finger to tilt his glass of wine. Alexa mouth turned in to a smile.
course.” She giggled at Jessy. She never really understood Jessy’s
relationships. But Jerome was in for the long run as they were together,
together, for over six months.
“Come sit with us.” Liam gestured towards the empty chair next to Harry. “You were really good out there.”
“Thanks” Alexa gave Liam a shy smile.
“Better then I remembered.”
Harry. He looked at her with his emerald eyes. His curls hanging loose on his shoulders. Alexa glanced over to his arms as he had rolled up
the sleeves of his button up shirt.
“Wanna…. Wanna sing together? Alexa looked at him confused. “As a celebrations of our friendship” He encouraged, leaning forward, one arm on the table. Alexa sighed. He just didn’t get it. How was it that he could just pop up here and pretend that everything was peaches?
not.” Alexa’s sharp words hit him. The look on his face was a
of shock and
and Liam looked between Harry and Alexa. As there was an awkward tension before Alexa scraped her troat.
“I’m gonna get myself a drink before I get up there again.” She gave them all a polite smile before walking over to the bar.