I practically shoved Jak and Callum out of the house.
“Bye, have a good night! See you tomorrow!”
“Alright, we get the hint!” They yelled.
“Have fun with your girlfriend. Don’t forget to do everything I’ve fantasised about!” Jak added, and I threw the bag of rubbish after him. He grinned and put it in the bin before following Callum down the street.
I hammered on Ali’s door and then raced up to Anna’s room and hammered on hers too. They both appeared, but out of Anna’s room, together. I caught my breath a moment and then remembered that they were together.
“I need your help. Both of you. I don’t know what to wear.”
“For what?” Anna asked, her business side appearing. I smiled. It was nice to see that side of her again. It reminded me of when Sam and I first started dating.
“We’re going for a dinner, at The Swallow.”
“Where’s that? What’s it like?”
“I don’t know.”
Anna rolled her eyes and disappeared in to her room. She re-appeared with her laptop and started heading downstairs.
“Come on.” She motioned and Ali and I followed her. Once we were in my room Anna set up her laptop and typed ‘The Swallow’ in to google, along with the name of our city.
“Oh my god.” I muttered, staring at the picture. “It’s...”
“...Freaking expensive!” Ali said, clicking on the website. “It’s got five stars!”
“Oh god.” I gulped. “She can’t really be taking me somewhere that classy? What am I supposed to wear?”
“That dress?” Anna said, pulling it out of the wardrobe.
“I can’t wear that. Not again.”
“Never known you to care whether someone saw you twice in something.”
“It’s not that... I just can’t. I need something else.”
“Alright...” Anna perused my wardrobe. Ali joined her and I started to pace in front of my desk nervously.
“What about this shirt, and your skinny black jeans... and those heels...?” Ali said, pulling the clothes out.
“No, no, she needs something more... I don’t know... more...”
I gave up pacing and sat on the bed, twisting my fingers.
“I don’t own anything for somewhere like that.”
“There’s the dress...”
“I’m not wearing the dress Anna.”
“Alright alright.” She pursed her lips and stared in to the wardrobe.
“I think I might have something...” Ali muttered. “If you’d like to try it on?”
“Oh I don’t know...” I glanced at Anna and she nodded. “Ok, thanks Ali. That would be great.” She disappeared and Anna smiled.
“Good choice. I was not letting you out of here with anything in this wardrobe.”
“Cheers Anna.” I muttered sarcastically.
Ali reappeared holding a dress over her arm.
“Oh my god Ali... that’s beautiful.” Anna praised and I had to agree.
It was a pink chiffon dress, with a fitted bodice and a skirt that got longer at the back.
“Where did you get it?” I asked, running my hand through the material.
“New Look. I wore it for my birthday.”
“I can’t wear it Ali... it’s too nice. I’d be scared of ripping it.”
“I trust you.” She smiled and handed it over.
“Thank you.” I grinned and hugged her. “It’s perfect.”
“And you can wear your leather jacket and your black heels with it. That’s the good thing about Sam, she’s so tall you can always wear heels and never be taller than her. Well, unless their massive.” Anna said, pulling said items from the wardrobe.
“That’s not the only good thing about her.” I muttered with a smile, and Ali smirked.
“Oh yes. We never really asked. How is Sam, in the bedroom department?” She sat on the bed as if expecting a long story and Anna sat with her. They were a beautiful couple sat next to each other.
“Well, I haven’t had much experience, but I’m pretty sure she’s incredible. I mean, she is. But that’s all I’m saying.” I thought Anna looked a little uncomfortable, and reminded myself that she was probably still upset about what Sam had said the other day.
“Oh come on,” Ali urged, squeezing Anna’s hand while she looked at me. “Does she like plain and simple sex? Or does she experiment? Top or bottom? Come on, give us something.”
“I’m not giving you any details!” I complained, looking at the time and realising I had to start getting ready. I disappeared in to the bathroom and stripped. I threw on my dressing gown and went back in to the room, sitting in front of my mirror. “Should I put some eye shadow on?”
“Put the black sparkly one on.” Anna put in, before Ali tried to question me again.
“Come on Cara, just give us a little info.”
“I’m not asking you about your sex life. Why should I tell you about mine?”
“Because when you’re here I’ve never heard you having sex, so you must have only done it at hers. The walls are thin you know.”
“Well that’s where you’d be wrong. I have done it here. We’re just discreet.”
“When?” She asked astounded. I sighed.
“The morning after Anna’s party, in the morning just before we realised Anna had disappeared... and a few other times.”
“I thought she went home after my party.” Anna put in, her brow furrowed.
“Not so much...” I blushed, and compensated by re-doing my foundation so I didn’t have to look around.
“Kept that quiet.” Ali giggled.
“Well as I said, we don’t make it obvious that we’re doing it.”
“So what about at her house?”
“Come on. Please.”
“Alright. We had sex there a couple of times too. And it’s great. She’s amazing, she likes what I do, and we both have a great time. Happy?”
“No. Not yet.”
“Top or bottom?”
“Oh for goodness sake. We alternate. She’s a little more... dominant?”
“Oh really?” Ali chuckled. “Anna, you owe me a dinner.”
“What?” I asked, perplexed.
“We bet on it. I said she’d be more dominant.”
“Right.” Unbelievable. I smoothed some of the black eye shadow over my eyes and added the eyeliner and mascara. My eyes looked huge with the makeup on. I turned around and smiled.
“You look hot.” Ali complimented. Anna elbowed her. “What? She does!”
“Thanks Ali.” I grinned.
“You do. She’s right.” Anna said, grinning.
“Thanks.” I grinned back. I sprayed my armpits with deodorant, squirted a light bit of perfume on my wrists and rubbed it in to my neck. Then I checked my clock. Quarter to seven. I rubbed some styling gel in to my hair and sprayed it with hairspray, then ruffled it up a little. “What do you think?”
“Great. Put the dress on and let’s see the full effect.”
“Ok ok.” I glanced at the clock again. I wished time was faster.
I headed for the bathroom, grabbing the clothes from where Anna had hung them on the wardrobe. With an afterthought I retrieved my black strapless bra from the top drawer, and slipped in to the en-suite. I changed my bra, pulled on the dress, slipped on my heels, and returned to my room.
“So, what do you think?”
“I doubt you two will make it through the meal. If I was going on a date with you dressed like that, I wouldn’t be able to keep my hands off.” Ali said. Anna laughed.
“I’d be the same.” She said.
“Thanks.” I chuckled. There was a knock at the door. “Shit, she’s here.” I peered in to the mirror, put some lip gloss on and grabbed my leather jacket. “Alright you two, out of my room now.”
They followed me and I went to the front door. I covered my top in the jacket and then opened it. Sam stood there, wearing a long black coat and grinning.
“Hello gorgeous.” She stepped in and kissed me, and I held her cheek in my hand as we pulled apart. Then I looked over at Anna and Ali.
“See you guys later. Maybe.” I winked.
“Thanks Anna, Ali. How you doing Anna?” Sam asked.
“I’m alright.” Anna replied, in a cordial voice which I was grateful for. “Have fun you two.”
“We will.” I waved goodbye to them and then followed Sam down the path, my hand in hers.
“You look amazing.” Sam murmured, kissing my neck as we reached the road. “I missed you.”
“I missed you too.” I laughed and kissed her back, before she helped me in to her car.