May 31, 2014

Chase: Week Seventeen, Day Six

Neurotic Obsession:  The Summer Dance changes everything...

Greyson met with his friends after school and played hopscotch.  Since Alex Goth's mom and his dad had started dating - they'd been best friends. And usually Izzie always wanted to tag along.  He wondered where she was today...
When she finally showed up, she seemed upset.  Her brother, Alex, just rolled his eyes and teased her for being over-emotional, which sent her running off.
 Greyson followed after her.  By now he was getting pretty good at teasing her out of a bad mood.
"Izzie! Bleh-bleh-bleh-bleh!" he mumbled, making a funny face.  "Come on, don't cry.  Let's go play!"
And just like that, her good mood was returned and they dashed off to play.

 ***

Chase loved performing with his brother.  Devon was a regular virtuoso, and had learned to play several different instruments - even the keyboard.  It made their performances versatile and engaging.
 And front row he could always find Sandra, cheering for him and supporting him.

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Farrah checked herself out one last time before the Summer Dance.  Oh yeah, she looked hot! She was ready to break hearts!

 ***

 "Is Nick here yet?" Arturo asked.

"No, we're supposed to meet up here," Eva answered, "Why?"

Arturo took a deep breath.
"Eva, I've been crazy about you since I first met you!" he gushed quickly, as though he was afraid he'd lose his courage.  "I know you like Nick, but you don't know him half as well as you know me! Take a chance on me..."

Arturo held his breath, waiting for her answer.
Her eyes betrayed her long before she opened her mouth.  First surprise flickered in her eyes, followed quickly by sympathy and unease.  "Artie... I don't know what to say..." she stammered.  "I always thought you and Amelia..."
"Eva! Arturo! Hey! You ready to dance?!" Nick called out as he hurried up to them.

Eva shot Artie a look of apology as Nick bounded up and pulled her into his arms.  Eva cringed when he stole a quick kiss in front of Artie.

Finally, Amelia showed up, and the group was ready to enter.
"Come on, guys, let's go," Amelia said, leading the way through the double doors.  Arturo followed behind, seeing her as though for the first time...

 ***

 "This is all your fault," Farrah complained as they stopped at the steps leading to the school. 
Nathaniel glanced over at his "date".  "Why do you say that?" he asked impatiently.  All Farrah had done since he'd picked her up was complain about this or complain about that.
She glanced up the steps.  "He wouldn't be with her if you'd kept her happy. That back-stabbing B stole her from me!"
Nathaniel followed her gaze to where his ex-girlfriend was currently flirting with Farrah's ex-boyfriend.  That whole mess was the whole stupid reason he'd even agreed to go to the Summer Dance with Farrah.  She'd cornered him after practice and demanded that he take her since his ex stole her boyfriend.

And he did feel alittle guilty.  It'd been clear that Joan had wanted something more from him.  After Farrah's dad had whisked her away, Joan and Jason spent the rest of the night getting cozy.  He'd watched them flirt, strangely unmoved.  It was then that he realized his relationship with Joan was over...

Unfortunately, Farrah's relationship had been doomed along with his...
As Farrah and Nathaniel walked into the dance, they passed by Joan and Alto.  The girls stuck their noses up in the air at each other, giving each other a wide berth.  "Come on, let's just go," he said, grabbing her arm when it looked like Farrah might say something to Joan.

This is going to be some dance, he thought with a heavy sigh.   Across the room, Eva laughed with her group of friends and Nathaniel smiled, wishing he could be in that group...

 ***

"You know, those things are going to kill you," Nathaniel said after following Farrah outside. 
"Whatever. They relax me," she snapped as she lowered her cigarette and blew the smoke in his face.

Nathaniel waved the air in front of him, attempting to push the smoke away from him.  "Knock it off," he snapped.

"Thanks for coming out with me," Farrah said, dropping the cigarette butt and grinding it out with the heel of her shoe.  "There was something I wanted to talk to you about," she said, lowering her voice in a seductive manner.

Oh boy, Nathaniel thought.  Exactly what he'd been afraid of...

***

 Eva watched as Arturo walked off with Amelia.  She'd noticed Artie paying more attention to Amelia tonight.  She hoped it worked out for them... she'd always thought they'd make a cute couple!

She turned when she heard her name called.  "Yes?" she asked, recognizing one of Farrah's friends.

Michelle giggled.  "Farrah wanted to see you. She's out back."

Eva raised her eyebrow at the way Michelle was giggling and looking back at Jason and Joan.  Of course Farrah's friends would be brainless.   Something seemed off.. especially because she knew Farrah would never ask for her!

Might as well go see what was going on, though.

***
Farrah leaned forward to kiss Nathaniel when she heard someone gasp behind them.  Nathaniel pulled back, trying to think about how to get out of this without hurting her feelings.
"Oh, excuse me!" Eva said quickly, hurrying away without another word.
Nathaniel cursed roundly under his breath.  "Farrah, no. Quit it!" Nathaniel said, gently pushing Farrah away from him.  "I came as your friend, not your date."

"What? I thought you liked me..." Farrah said, shocked.

"You're a nice girl.. but..." Nathaniel trailed off, unsure of what to say.  He glanced over and saw Eva's retreating form.
Farrah followed his gaze and scoffed.  "Please?! Eva?! That's so hilarious! You think she might like you?!"  Farrah laughed again, bitterly.  "Beauty and the Nerd!"

Nathaniel glared, "You don't know what you're talking about!" he snapped.  Everything about this night had been a complete disaster. 
 "LOSER!"
Nathaniel didn't waste another minute talking to Farrah. He hurried after Eva.
Farrah watched Nathaniel hurry away and scowled.  She pulled her cell phone out of her purse and dialed a number.  "Can I come over?" she snapped.

 ***

"Eva! Wait up!" Nathaniel called out as he jogged after her.  Eva tried to walk faster, but Nathaniel easily caught up.  
"Look, it's not what it looked like..." Nathaniel tried to explain.
But Eva cut him off.  "You don't owe me any explanations," she said quickly. "You know, she might act like she's ready for all that.. kissing and.. you know... but she's not! But I definitely never thought that you would try to take advantage..."

Nathaniel shook his head. "No! That's what I was trying to explain! I wasn't! Trying to kiss her!" he protested. "I wasn't!" he added, grabbing her hand when she tried to turn away from him.

They both stopped and looked down to where their hands were joined.
Eva pulled back as though bitten by a snake, then shaking her head, she hurried away.

Nathaniel watched her go.

 ***

"I told you those high school kids are losers! Come on out with me and my boyfriend! We were going to go down to a bar.  I have a fake id you can use."  Yesenia Baker-Black said.
Farrah didn't think she'd ever been more excited.  She followed inside behind Yesenia, watching as she ordered a round of drinks.  Ohmigod, ohmigod, ohmigod! she thought to herself.
Casually, she stepped up and grabbed a party drink as Morris and Yesenia started making out.  Aw, it made her miss Jason...
Jason who? she thought a few drinks later.   "This. Night. has been. Awesome!" Farrah told Yesenia.

Hearing a gasp, she whirled around and stared drunkenly at the door, squinting to see who'd just come in.
 "Oh fu..."

5 comments:

  1. Well if Arturo was that easily convinced, he must not have actually had the feelings that he thought he did for Eva.

    Hmm, I wonder if Nathaniel will be able to convince Eva that he really wasn't trying to take advantage of Farrah. Did Eva hold back because of Nick?

    That's Sandra walking in at the end, but who's with her? A friend? Or maybe more?

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    1. I think Arturo was always suffering from a big-time crush when it came to Eva, and he could never really talk himself into going for it. I think he realized when she turned him down that nothing was ever going to happen. And her mentioning Amelia made him look at Amelia in a whole new light!

      I don't think Eva will need much convincing that her sister was the instigator. But, she's still wary, not because of Nick, but because she doesn't know Nathaniel very well. She takes awhile to open up to people...

      Sandra! What are you doing at a bar with another man?! (We'll find out in the next Day!) :)

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  2. Oh, nice! AND she can't even blab. Because she's not even supposed to be there, derp.

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  3. Wow, I love all that teenage drama! Farrah is a terrible person, but so much fun to watch XD It's so cute how all the boys like nerdy Eva and she's oblivious.

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    1. I loved the teen drama! Shy, nerdy Eva has them eating out of her hand but can't even see it! She's so used to being over-looked by Yvonne. Poor girl!

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