It all started with a kiss during the game of spin the bottle.When Stephanie Valentine -- a wallflower who only focuses on getting good grades for college -- goes to her first high school party in senior year, she hopes nothing crazy happens. But then she somehow ends up in the same room with Christopher Hayes, the player and a game of 'spin the bottle' is played. When Christopher spins the bottle, it shockingly points at her. They kiss and that's all it takes for her senior year to take a wild turn.View More
Chapter Fifty Two: Promise.As each minute passes by, it seems as if one more person is joining the party.It is easy for Stephanie to find Chris. She finds him in the living room, surrounded by his teammates and friends. She giggles to herself, "That's my boyfriend."As she watches proudly, three girls join the group and Steph's smile turns into a frown. She watches the scene for about a minute and all she could see was the girls obviously flirting with the guys - Chris especially.Steph grits her teeth and begin to stomp her way over to them. She imagines herself as a giant with steam coming out of her ears on the way to crush those girls. Once there, she clears her throat loudly from behind the girls. They all divert their attention to her."Hazel." Chris wiggles his eyebrows at her.That seems to annoy her even more. She pushes the girls aside with her hips, surprising Chris.She moves closer to him and touches his cheek. "Are you okay, babe?""Of course I am. I should be asking y
Chris drives home with a smile on his face. He can't seem to wipe the smile off his face. He pulls into their driveway, parks and exits the car.As soon as he steps into the house, Emily welcomes him. Their mum appears from the kitchen."You are just in time for dinner."'What are we having?""Your favourite," their mum grins."Yay!" Emily cheers and Chris grins at her."I can already tell that your day was splendid with that grin on your face," their mum, Kate beams.Chris tries to stop himself from smiling but he can barely keep his lips straight for ten seconds before it curves back up. "It was. It really was.""It's because of Stephanie," Emily comments.Chris walks over to her and ruffles her hair. "Smart pants."Emily frowns and as usual, swats his hand away."Come help me set the table for dinner.""Yes, mum."They both help their mum and some minutes later, they're settled down at the table, ready to eat."So, tell us about your day. Where did you two go?""Well, Hazel insisted
"Oh my God! Are you okay?" Steph asks and Chris answers by groaning, which makes her to burst into laughter."I... I can't believe you fell," Steph begins in between laughter. "A professional like you landed on his butt. Isn't that just great?"Chris sighs. "The tables have turned and you're to be blamed for this.""How am I to be blamed? It's not like I pushed you," Steph retorts."You shocked me with your question. Or did I hear wrong?" Chris asks as he stands up."What did you hear?""It sounds crazy but I think you asked me to be your Boyfriend," Chris says sceptically.The look she gives him makes him to begin to believe he was hallucinating; he had somehow conjured up the image of her saying those words to him.Damn, I've just made things awkward, he thinks.So he forces himself to laugh dryly. "That was obv
"Where are we going?" Chris asks for the umpteenth time from the passenger's seat; and it hasn't even been five minutes since they left."I told you. You'll find out when we get there. Stop asking already.""Ugh.... This is annoying," Chris grumbles."You acting like a child is annoying," Steph retorts. They've only been driving for a few minutes and Chris seems to be running out of patience. Though Chris is acting like he doesn't like the situation one bit, he's very happy. Getting to see Hazel alone has made his day but getting to spend time with her on his birthday is on a whole new level. He doesn't think he has ever been this happy on his birthday. Albeit she doesn't seem to know it's his birthday, he doesn't mind. He can't expect her to remember it since it's been a while he told her. She probably even forgot it right after they spoke about it. So it's all good."Can you give me a hint?"
Chris awakes to the sound of his phone ringing. He stirs on his bed and hopes the annoying sound stops. He sighs in relief when it does only for him to groan when it starts again."Oh God!" He mutters as he reaches over to get his phone from the nightstand. He stares at the screen and rolls his eyes when he sees that it's a FaceTime call from none other than Jason. He considers declining it but knowing Jason he would just keep calling. Jason's face appears after he answers it. He has always been the first one to wish him on his birthday among his friends."Happy happy happy happy birthday. Happy happy happy birthday. Happy happy happy birthday. Chris, I wish you a happy--""Do you have to sing?" Chris interrupts his singing. "Do you have to torture me with your awful singing voice this lovely morning?"Jason glares at him through the screen. "You're an asshole. You think everyone can sing like you, huh? Yo
A MONTH LATER...Things have happened and things have changed in the last month. Steph can vividly remember how two weeks into senior year, Brooke had said it was boring and she had agreed. Well, this past two or three months have been anything but boring. And senior year isn't even over. They're on winter break now and Steph can only imagine how crazy things would be when school's back on in the new year.They had winter formal after their finals and it was quite something.The thing is that both Luke and Chris asked her to go with them as 'friends.' Chris had asked first and she agreed. Then about two days later, Luke did. He kept emphasizing that they'll be going as friends and the look on his face was so pleading that she found herself saying yes, against her reasoning. It was only until Luke exhaled in relief that she realised she had already said yes to Chris; hence, finding herself in a sticky situation.She
Chris jolts awake in a daze, wondering what the hell woke him up when he sees that he's alone in his room.Then he hears it. The doorbell rings and he winces. He came home before 1am -- way earlier than he planned. He was drunk so Jason dropped him off. He was out like a light the moment his body met his bed.He checks the time and wonders who's ringing the doorbell at 7am on a Saturday morning. He makes his way downstairs in his hungover and groggy state, hoping the doorbell hasn't woken his mum and sister up. But unlike him, they're heavy sleepers so he doubts that.He opens the door and the hand that was about to press the doorbell pauses mid air. The person standing on his porch shocks all the grogginess out of him and makes him to blink twice to be sure."W-What are you doing here?"He stares at her surprise.Steph brings her hand to her side and says. "Hi."He look
"Thanks for tonight. I had fun," Steph says softly to Luke, avoiding eye contact. After she told him -- more like lied to him, they left the restaurant and he drove her home."I'm glad you did," Luke replies. "I had fun too. Hopefully, we can do this again some other time."I doubt that, Steph thinks but she doesn't voice the thought."Yeah," she lies yet again."Feel better, Steph."She finally faces him and make eye contact, smiling a little. "Thanks."Luke returns the smile as he stares at her. She stares right back. He begins to lean closer to her and she begins to panic.He wants to kiss me! He wants to kiss me!Aaahhhhh!'Isn't that what you've always wanted?' Her subconscious asks her.Her answer to that question is yes but right now that it's
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