New In Town
Keep Me In Mind
-Two Weeks Later-
These last two weeks have honestly been the best all summer. Harry and I have spent most days just hanging out together and we've gotten a lot closer. Ever since the night he stayed over, he's definitely come out of his shell around me. I've learned he has quite the humor, and he's such a sweetheart. Whenever we go grab food or do something, he refuses to let me pay. He's quite the gentleman.
"Aubrey, you need to get Harry to talk to me! He looks soooo hot tonight, oh my God! I just want to make out with those beautiful lips" Maddie's drunk self begged me. There was another party at my house tonight.
"Okay, okay! I will!" I said so she would leave me alone. She's been bugging me to hook them up for days now.
I walked away and found Harry talking to Ryan and some of the other guys on the team. "Hey Harry, can I talk to you for a minute?"
"Yeah what's up?" He said as we walked away from the group.
"Maddie won't stop bugging me, so you have to go talk to her!"
"Why?" He laughed.
"You didn't hear it from me, but she has a bit of a crush on you"
"Really!?" He said. "Alright I'll go have a chat with her" he laughed.
"Okay, she's over by the couch" I pointed to where the drunk girl was lolling on the couch.
"Oh, Aubrey, that guy has been staring at you all night" He turned me so I was facing a guy I have never seen before. "If I have to talk to Maddie, you have to go talk to him!"
"Fine! But I'm just talking to him!" I said as we both went our separate ways to talk to them.
"Hey, I'm Aubrey" I said as I walked up to the staring boy.
"Oh hey, I'm Jack, I go to Santa Monica" he nervously said.
"Oh cool! So are you having fun tonight?"
"Not yet" he winked and I laughed hoping he was kidding.
We held a conversation for a bit, but I could barely hear him speak because it was so loud in the house.
"Hey, do you want to go upstairs? I can't really hear you" I practically yelled in his ear.
He followed me up the stairs and to the couch in the living room.
"You have a really nice house"
"Oh, uh thanks" I said before Jack leaned in closer to me. I knew exactly what he was doing. "what are you doing?" I said as I pushed him away. He attempted to kiss me.
"Oh, uh I just thought..."
"I didn't want to hook up, I honestly just couldn't hear you downstairs" I said. I felt bad thinking about the situation, I probably did lead him on, but I had no intention of hooking up with him...
"Well this is awkward" he nervously laughed. "I have to go find my friend anyways" he said before he made his way back downstairs.
I couldn't help but laugh at how awkward that was. I buried my face in my hands just thinking about it. He was attractive and really nice, but there was something in me that just didn't want me to hook up with him, or anyone else for that matter.
I felt too embarrassed to even go back down to the party. This night has just been too awkward, so I decided to call it a night and go to bed.
I woke up the next morning with a massive hangover. I looked down at my phone and realized it was only seven, so I decided I still had sometime to rest before cheer practice. I stretched out my arms and tried to get comfortable again when my hand struck someone in the face. I jumped as I saw a boy sleeping next to me.
"What the fuck Aubrey?" The sleeping someone was Harry.
"What are you doing in here?" I frantically asked as he held his hand to where I had hit him. "Sorry, are you okay?"
"Yeah I'm fine!" He said as he sat up. "All the guest rooms were in use and I wasn't about to sleep on the floor" he laughed.
"You scared the shit out of me!" I said holding my hand to my chest.
"Sorry! I didn't think you'd mind" he smiled.
"No it's fine. So how was Maddie?"
"Very, very drunk" he laughed.
"Did you guys hook up?" I asked curiously. Me and Harry have gotten so close over the past weeks that it wasn't awkward for me to ask him questions like that.
"No, she tried to make a move, but she was way too drunk and I just wasn't feeling it" we both laughed. Maddie can be a handful when given alcohol.
"Did *you have some fun with that guy last night?" He said as he playfully elbowed me.
"Oh God, I almost forgot about that. But, no! He tried to kiss me but I couldn't do it."
"I know! I'm just not ready yet." I said getting up from the bed.
"Even just a hook up? You don't have to date them!"
"I know, I know.. It's just, like I said I'm not ready for all that again"
Harry and I had talked on several occasions about my reservations to date again. Harry has been convincing me that I need to get back out there, but I'm just not ready. To be honest, I'm skeptical of dating, especially since everything with Ethan. I've never had a guy treat me properly. Thankfully I could tell Harry all of this, so he understood what I was going through.
"I just need some time" I admitted. "And you can't talk, you wouldn't hook up with Maddie!"
"I just want feelin' it" he laughed
"Well neither was I!"
"Okay, fine!" He said jokingly.
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