Nice Girls Finish Last | Chapter 4
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Summary: Everybody talks about nice guys but what about nice girls? What happens after Natalie gets rejected by a guy she likes?
A/N: IT TOOK ME SO LONG TO FINISH THIS. I had the storyboard planned out a while ago but was never proud of what I wrote so I always deleted. THIS IS A LONG CHAPTER BTW. LIKE REALLYYYYY LONG. I really really hope you guys enjoy this chapter !! Please do give me feedback !!
Word Count: 1326
After giving Noah my number, I realized that I was late to my next class. I grabbed my bag with disheveled papers and rushed to my next lecture. When I entered the room, I quietly chose a random seat and plopped myself down. I took my gudetama (
gotta love that egg man) pencil pouch and shuffled through my stationery items to find a pen and some paper. My hand flew across the paper with my black pen, writing down every single information that could be useful to me in the future for exams. The lecture in economics 101 happened to end a few minutes earlier than usual today. Since there was no rush, I organized my papers properly instead of stuffing it into my tattered, leather backpack. As I was putting the last few papers in its proper section in my binder, I heard my phone vibrate on the table. I took a look to find a message from Noah. I didn’t realize it but my lips started to form into a smile. I unlocked my phone and opened my messages.
“Are u down for lunch at the poke place next to campus???”
My fingers hovered above the keyboard for a bit before I started typing yes on my phone. I sent the message off and immediately got a smiley face from him. I stood up and pushed my chair in. As soon as I got out of the classroom, I slowly started walking towards the poke shop with a little bounce in my feet. I continued to walk there until I noticed a familiar figure from afar. I stopped and stared for a little. Mark was laughing happily and being friendly to another girl as if he didn’t reject me yesterday. I felt a pang in my heart. I know I didn’t have the right to feel this way but my heart couldn’t help it.
I moved along and acted like I didn’t notice him. The last few steps to the poke shop was a lot slower and happened to lost its bounce. When I arrived at the poke shop, Noah’s smile and dimples greeted me as I walked in. I gave him a bright smile back, that disappeared as soon as I sat down.
“Did your order yet?” I asked. He shooked his head with a pout on his face.
“I was hungry but I wanted to wait for you,” he replied. Guilt slowly crept on me.
“I’m sorry for not coming faster,” I said sadly and topped it with a frown. “You’re probably really hungry.” He shooked his head like a little child, causing his black hair to fly in different directions.
“Ahh, its okay,” he reassured. We finally ordered our bowls and went back to our seats as we waited for our names to be called.
“Are you okay? You looked kinda sad when you walked in,” Noah said. I realized I had a frown the whole time and quickly covered it up with a plastic smile.
“Yeah, I’m fine” I replied. Noah shook his head and mumbled something under his breath. He stood up from his chair causing it to make a horrible screeching noise. He walked over and grabbed my wrist. He got our bowls at the pickup area and guided me to his black Lexus. Noah opened the passenger seat for me and waited for me to get in. I was confused but I didn’t question it. He closed the door and quickly walked over to the driver’s side. He got in and started the engine.
“Where are we going?” I asked him.
“On a little adventure,” Noah said as he winked at me (
Jihoon? Is dat you??). His car backed out of the parking lot and went down the highway. There wasn’t much traffic so we drove down the road smoothly. He turned on the radio and we sang along to the songs we knew, despite sounding like dying whales ( me in the car lol). We drove for awhile and after 2 hours, there were no signs of civilization.
“I know self-defense so don’t try anything funny,” I said. Noah pouted and playfully looked hurt.
“Do you take me as a fuckboy or something?” he chuckled. I laughed along with him and said nothing, remembering my first impression. As we continued to drive, I noticed bright lights from afar. As we got closer, I realized it was from the Ferris wheel and the nightstands. My eyes widened at the sight as excitement fills me.
“Are we going to a fair?” I asked excitedly. Noah nodded and an “mhm” could be heard from him. I rolled down the window and poked my head out to get a better view. I got back in and opened the roof of his car as I poked my head out. My dark brown hair billowed with the wind as I threw my hands up and screamed. It relieved all of the stress I had from university and life in general. I sat in my seat again, now with a smile on my face, and closed the roof to stop cold air from sneaking in. We sat in silence for the next few minutes until we got there.
As soon as Noah parked his car, I busted out the door and immediately sprinted towards the food stands.
“Natalie, wait up!” I heard Noah shouted from afar but that didn’t stop me. Nothing gets in between this girl and her food. I stopped at the hot dog stand and bought myself one. Noah was now behind me, panting from chasing me. I heard him chuckling at the sight of me eating a hot dog. I turned around and glared the boy down. It only made him laugh harder. I frowned at the fact that I wasn’t scary to him and continued eating my hot dog that was drowned in condiments. Noah finally ordered his hot dog and inhaled it the moment he got it. I watched in awe as he ordered another one.
After exploring the food stands and eating everything they had to offer, we wandered towards the game section. As we were walking, I noticed a cute, light blue whale plush and paused. Noah stopped as well after realizing I wasn’t beside him anymore. He looked in the same direction I was and started laughing when he saw what I was looking at. He walked up to the stand and paid to play. He missed all four of his baseballs and pouted when he reached for a ball to find that he ran out. It was my turn to laugh. Noah bought another set of baseballs to try to redeem himself. On the second shot, he made it into the basket and threw his fist in the air.
“Your welcome,” he said while winking at me. I rolled my eyes as I chuckled silently. The vendor took the plushie off the hook and handed it to me. It was soft and fluffy to the touch. I looked at it for awhile and looked up at Noah then back down at the whale.
“He kinda reminds of you,” I blurted out. Noah smirked.
“Is it because it’s as cute as me?” he said proudly while whipping his nonexistent weave.
“Hmmm, no, it looks just as ugly as you,” I teased as I stuck my tongue out at him and skipped away, giggling. Before I could get away, Noah grabbed me by my wrist and pulled me towards him. We were now barely an inch apart. I could feel his warm breath on my forehead and his heart beating against mine. He used his finger to gently lift my head to face him. I stared into his chocolatey brown eyes as he stared into mine. His eyes shifted to my lips then back to my eyes. He tilted his head and started leaning in. I slowly closed my eyes to embrace what was coming next.