TAYA’s POV :
Please, don’t tell me Judah saw Blake and me kissing behind the bleachers! Oh god, what if he tells other people? We live in a small town. Ryder’s gonna find out in no time and I’m gonna die!
"Hey, how long have you been here?" I said nervously.
"Long enough," he raised an eyebrow at me playfully.
Of course, he’s sneering.
Pretending to be unfazed, I strode over and took the seat next to him. He leaned back and threw his gaze up to the sky. He was huffing and puffing smoke like a freaking chimney.
"Those things will kill you, you know," I commented.
"We all die in the end,” he replied. “This is just helping to smooth out the process,"
I didn't expect that answer at all. What a crazy ass, depressing dude!
TAYA's POV :Remember when I said that my love life was drier than the Sub-Saharan desert? Well...For the next couple of days, Blake and I were inseparable. We texted nonstop, we met up in secret every chance we got, and we made out, a lot.It had been a full week of secret rendezvous with Blake Harrison now. We did a great job at keeping things a secret too. I didn't even tell Hallee about any of it, when normally I'd tell her everything. This should be some kind of an accomplishment for me.* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *Today was a Friday, and just like any other ordinary Fridays, the day began with my first period chemistry class. I was in the middle of listening to Mr. Deutsch's boring speech on molecular composition, when I saw Blake's head popped in front of the glass door and mo
TAYA's POV :"Mom, I'm going out! See ya!" I was racing down the staircase in my tight sequin dress and high heels, one wrong step and I'd snowball down the whole thing.I never wore heels before, ever. We lived in Hawaii, so slippers were always my go to. But for last Christmas, mom got me these cute silver heels and I had been saving them for a special occasion— such as this.I didn’t even wait for my mom’s response. I was out of the house within seconds. And as soon as I got out of the house, I spotted Blake's car waiting for me outside. My heart fluttered at the sight."You look really pretty," Blake smiled widely as soon as I got into his Audi."Thanks, you look really pretty too," I replied.He did look amazing. His hair was neatly pushed back, and he was wearing a crisp white shirt and jeans. If Paul Wesley and Robert
BLAKE’s POV :“If you can't make up your mind about me already by now, maybe you shouldn't even bother,"Her words were haunting me as I drove down the empty road. I wasn’t expecting to have this talk tonight, so I didn’t have the best answer, but I was only trying to be honest."So, am I just another Viviane to you?"Of course not. She was totally different from whatever Viviane was to me. Hell, she was different from all the girls I had been with before."Blake, are you ashamed of me?"Again, no. I was never ashamed of her. But I was scared about dating a girl in general. And not just any girl too, she w
TAYA's POV :"Just one grand romantic declaration, was that really too much to ask?" I groaned as I threw my body lazily on Hallee's bed."All I wanted was for Blake to turn the car around, get out, and declare his undying love for me. I would've taken him back in a heartbeat!""What a stinkin' bastard! I still can't believe he left you on the side of the road just like that," Hallee followed suit."Well, maybe it was my fault. I was the one who told him to go and I was being a real bitch too," I shrugged."Still, how could he do that to a girl? Maybe we should tell RJ about this, so he can have a little talk with Blake?""And bring about the second wave Coronavirus? I don't think so. Hals, you've promised you're not gonna tell anyone about this,""Ah, fine," she sighed in defeat.After the fiasco tha
TAYA's POV :"The kissing scene had to be real," Judah says matter of factly."The hell it is!" I gaped."See here Blondie, I don't do anything half-assed. So if I'm gonna do this for real, I'm doing this for real alright,""But — wait -- that's not — I can't —""We'll look hella stupid if we're faking it and expect people to believe it was real," he interjects."But... it's... actual kissing?""So?" he scoffed. "It's just kissing. It's just like eating cake. You do it. Most times it tasted good. Sometimes not so much. That's it,""Maybe for you, you've done it like a thousand times. But that's not the case with me,"Judah shot me a look I couldn’t decipher. Suddenly, he licked his lips and said, "If experience was the issue, you know I could help with that
TAYA's POV :Our school had just won the first game of the season and everyone was ecstatic. The excitement levels were off the charts.But as everyone else flocked over to Zippy's, our town's favorite local diner, to celebrate our homecoming victory, I found myself surrounded by my only friends in the world, Hallee and Gabe at a Walmart parking lot. We were sitting in Hallee's car, blasting LANY on the radio and munching on a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos."Gabe, you need to settle this argument once and for all," Hallee said in a commanding tone."What's this all about? I'm hungry, I thought we were going to Zippy's?" he whined."We will once this argument is settled. Now listen to this, Taya here has decided to make a deal with Judah. They're going to do the kissing scene for real and not only that, they're becoming kiss buddies now; friends with kissing benefits&
TAYA's POV :Until the day I die, I would never forget this madness unraveling in front of me."Please tell me that's not what I think it is..." I said cautiously, slowly moving towards him."Don't come near me!" he hissed."Judah...""Uh, think baseball... breakfast burritos... this morning's YouTube videos..." he muttered to himself under his breath.I stifled a laugh, and seconds later, I broke out into full blown laughter. It was probably a mean thing to do, but the situation was just out of control. Literally."I just need a smoke," he said in annoyance, disregarding my maniacal laugh.He got up slowly and walked to the door, carefully and skillfully not showing his front side to me. This had to be one of the funniest sights I had ever seen.I had to put a throw pillow over m
TAYA's POV :"Vary the tempo. Sometimes you go fast and urgent, like you're the last two lovers on earth. Sometimes you go slow and sensual, like you're the first lovers on earth,”“Hmm, okay…”“And remember to tease. A kiss is only as strong as the anticipation it builds,"Judah had told me all that during our last practice session, and it was like I could hear him talking in my ear as I was in the middle of kissing Blake. Yes, I had met Judah several times since that day and we continued rehearsing for our scene. And yes, I had also been meeting Blake in secret again.Talk about being busy.And as crazy as this might sound, my lessons with Judah were quite educational. Just after a few cake-eating sessions with him, and I could already see the improvement in my own game.I might g