I grew up
with the cast of Melissa and Joey even though I wasn’t part of the production.
My dad was a cameraman and I spent half of my teenage years with the cast on
the filming. I became part of the family and I was so happy I could be there
during all of the seasons.
thing didn’t just give me an amazing experience, but some really important
people. Taylor and I became so close, she was one of my best friends by the end
of season one. We were so similar, we spent a lot of time together on set and
out of set too.
there was Nick. We didn’t talk too much during the first season and it was
mostly because I was so afraid to talk to him since I had a crush on him. He
was so different from the guys in my school and he had this cute smile no one
could resist, you can’t blame me for falling for him.
the one who couldn’t put up with my behavior anymore and forced me to talk to
Nick and it was better than I thought it would be. He was really nice so in
addition to his cute appearance he had a great personality. How could I not
fall for him? But I kept it as a secret, only Taylor knew about it and she
always nagged me about it.
just tell him!” she told me at least once a week.
good with just being friends,” I always replied rolling my eyes.
could be more! I don’t get you, woman!” she growled and then let it go.
really okay with just being his friend, it was more than I would have imagined
when I first saw him. He was in his pj’s and he was eating some icecream when I
first walked on the set with my dad. He was fifteen then, I was almost fifteen,
I had five more days until my birthday, and he wished me happy birthday five
days later making me blush so hard my dad actually asked me if I was okay.
I didn’t expect him to like me back, I was sure I wasn’t his type, so I got
used to it, not big deal.
Now it was
the last day of the entire shooting, the series was over and that meant I would
meet these amazing people almost every day.
believe we would have to arrange a meeting from now to see each other. It was
so great that we knew we would meet here every day,” Taylor mumbled hugging me
tightly before the last scene. You could feel the sadness in the air, everyone
was saying goodbye all day, it was really depressing.
“But it won’t
come between us!” I told her kissing her cheek.
get over with it!” the director shouted so everyone had to take their places. I
stood next to dad as they did the last scene.
I couldn’t take
my eyes off Nick, he looked so great in his sailor suit. Unlike Ryder, he was
really an intelligent guy, it was something I always adored him for. I almost
cried when they all hugged at the end of the scene. The director shouted “cut”
but they didn’t let go of each other, so suddenly everyone joined into the
group hug. I was stuck between my dad and Melissa, and my face was only millimeters
away from Nick’s. For a brief minute we looked into each other’s eyes and I
swear, his gaze moved down to my lips for a second. But then the group split
and the moment was over.
“I saw it,”
Taylor snapped at me grabbing my wrist as everyone started to pack their things
after our goodbye.
what?” I asked in confusion.
and Nick were looking at each other.” She couldn’t hide her smile and it was
catchy, she made me smile too.
know what you are talking about,” I told her shaking my head and avoided her
know! Jesus, the way he was looking at you!”
don’t even start, okay? I have to go and pack my stuff. Talk to you later,” I
told her trying to get out of this conversation.
are such a pussy,” she rolled her eyes before walking away.
I walked to
the place I always put my staff since I didn’t have a dressing room there and
started to pack my and my dad’s stuff while he was taking care of his camera.
When I was done I stood up and turning around I was about to find my dad but I
bumped into someone. It was Nick.
I didn’t know you were here,” I awkwardly laughed fixing my hair.
sorry for standing in your personal area,” he chuckled. “So, this is the last
time we meet here.”
crazy to think about it. We were like, kids when we first met here,” I nodded
smiling at the thought of that day.
was before your birthday!”
it?” I asked with wide eyes. I wasn’t expecting him to remember the shy and
quiet girl who was there with her dad.
I do, and I also remember how you blushed when I wished you happy birthday.”
“Oh my God,”
I said closing my eyes. Why did he have such a great memory?
worry, it was cute. I liked it.”
What could you like about it? I was so awkward,” I laughed shaking my head.
“I found it
really satisfying that a girl was affected by me,” he told me with a proud
smile. “I didn’t have much success at the age of fifteen,” he shrugged.
you have,” I said a bit sadly because I knew he must have had someone in his
sight and it probably wasn’t me.
“I guess we
could say that, but I’m still stuck with the same girl I made blush five years
asked immediately with wide eyes. I must have scared him because his head
snapped up looking at me in confusion.
I mean… Fuck,” he muttered and I was starting to feel like it was some kind of
twisted joke Taylor planned out to tease me.
saying that you…”
have a crush on you since we first talked? No, that would be silly,” he laughed
sarcastically. “Only if you are okay with it,” he said with a sudden serious
I was taken
aback by the happenings. In just a few seconds my inner teenage self started to
do backflips through my mind repeating Nick’s words.
I didn’t reply
for a few minutes because my brain was blank I had no idea what I should say,
and I guess Nick took it as an answer.
unloaded this on you, I don’t know what I was thinking,” he laughed awkwardly
and was about to walk away but I grabbed his wrist.
sorry, I just… You have no idea how long I have been waiting for you to say
he asked raising his eyebrows. “Because I thought that you only saw me as… like
a brother or something.”
“Oh, no. I
was crushing on you, really badly, just ask Taylor.”
and I got lost in his beautiful smile.
regret that I didn’t make a move earlier, but… if you want to, we can go
somewhere, sometime, I’m free next week.”
now?” I asked arching an eyebrow at him. I didn’t want to wake up and realize
it was all a dream, or give him the chance to change his mind until the next
He smiled at me nodding, making my heart beat faster.
let me get my stuff quickly.”
around and took about two steps before turning back.
wrong?” I asked seeing his furrowed eyebrows.
could finish my sentence he pressed his lips to mine.
melted into his soft lips. He was such a great kisser, I always envied the
girls who played his girlfriends on the show, and now I was the one who he was
kissing and it wasn’t even in the script.
He was so
tall, I had to tiptoe to be able to hug his neck, but I couldn’t care less. The
kiss turned into a make out session and I just couldn’t get enough of him. But
then we were interrupted by none other than Taylor.
at the lovebirds! I knew it!” she yelled excited making us pull away. I felt
myself blushing and I hid my face in Nick’s chest not wanting to see Taylor’s
okay, there is nothing to see here,” Nick told her chuckling as he had his arms
I heard her
sneer in happiness before she walked away and I was able to look up at Nick.
about that, she could be really annoying sometimes,” I mumbled rolling my eyes.
I’ll go and get my stuff. Stay here, I want to do this again.”