“Well, first off,” Sophie walked in my direction. “We need to get to know each other better.” I knew exactly what she meant. Isn’t there any other way around this? I thought quickly, but couldn’t see any other way. I couldn’t go back home; Sophie would definitely catch me. I fought not to be pulled into the depth of her eyes, but they seemed to be drawing me in so that I couldn’t look away. I could smell her perfume now; it was overpowering every other scent, and was wrething around me. Her hands curled around my shoulders, while I forced myself to wrap my arms around her waist. Every nerve in my body was filled with guilt. But, as soon as our lips touched, the feeling died away, and all that was left was love. She had convinced me that she was worth loving, and I fell for it. There was no going back now, I was stuck with her. But somewhere in my brain, a little feeling was nagging at me. This won’t be too bad, it said, you could get used to this. You might as well as soon as possible.
We broke away slowly, but just then I heard a rustle come from the shadows, but as soon as it started, it disappeared. I wasn’t concerned. All I cared about was Sophie for the moment, and I wanted it to last forever.
“Come to my hotel. I don’t have to do anything tomorrow.” I hesitated, making sure that these were my true feelings. “There’s no other person I would rather be with right now.”
She smiled. “I’ll come with you. Perhaps stay the night?”
I wasn’t sure if I was ready for that. Haylee and I hadn’t even gotten that far, and I had just met Sophie tonight. Maybe this is really how things are supposed to happen.
I returned the smile. “We’ll see about that.” I kissed her again. I was positive that I was doing the right thing. It didn’t matter what happened to Haylee now; she just had to toughen up and deal with it. Things happen.
We went to the front where our cars were parked. Chris was out there, waiting for us.
He must have seen how close we were walking together, for he interjected. “So when do you plan on telling Haylee?”
My eyes turned cold. “Maybe I won’t tell her at all. You don’t run my life, Chris.”
He just shook his head. “Shame.” He mumbled under his breath.
I rode to the hotel with Sophie, while Chris drove on his own.
“Babe, I need to ask something of you.” Sophie started unexpectedly. I didn’t tell her that I hated being called that, for I didn’t seem to mind anymore.
“Now that we’re clearly together, I think that if you just stopped talking to Haylee completely, that would be best. For both of us.”
“Of course. I wasn’t going to ever talk to her anyways.” Was that the truth? I didn’t know, I was only sure of one thing. I belonged to Sophie, and we both deserved each other.
Once we got to the hotel, I showed her my room, and made sure she was comfortable. That was the polite thing to do, right?
We talked for most of the night, and even kissed a few times. By the time we both passed out, I was convinced that she was the one, and not Haylee.