Just a short story I wrote, nothing much.... heh heh so that's it.
Oh and please excues any spelling errors, grammar errors can be pionted out but I can't spell to save my life.
Lights flashed a variety of hues across the makeshift dance floor that was at any other time the Gym. The air, once chilly, was too warm and humid. Music blared from speakers set up in three of the four cornors. In the fourth was a table containing refreshments of sweets, caffeen, and water. Teachers and adults in gerneral mixed amongst the crowd, breaking up the more suggestive dancers. Just a typical high school dance, not too big but not too small either. Like Homecoming, but for basketball.
A girl stood off to the side, leaning against the back wall. She looked at the crowd, undecisive as to whether she sould join or not. She wasn't a great dancer, and she knew this. If anything she was adequate and nothing more. Sighing, she crossed her arms over her chest. The only reason she was here was because her best friend literally dragged her here. Said friend was dancing with her boyfriend without a care. A pang of envy hit the girl as she watched them laugh with one another. She shoved it away, feeling guilty abput the whole situation. She hated to admit it, but she was lonely, very lonely.
The moment a slow song began to play, she fled outside. She knew all tose happy couples would send her over the edge and into the abyss of an emptional breakdown. She plunged into the chilly late January air, just as the tears began to slip down her face. All those happy faces ate away at her control, until it was complely gone. She clapsed onto a stone bench, sobbing. She felt the sharp bite of the cold stone, but it didn't register in her lonely state of despair. She curled up in a ball, sobbing into the slim fabric on her knees.
As she cried, her mind thought up senarios of her life. She'd die alone and be eaten by her 20 cats. She doubted she'd ever be one of those happy couples, so carefree and in love and all that crap. Part of her willingly accepted her fate to be lonely and miserable for all her days. Her only kids or grandkids would be nicies and nefews. Just me and my cats, she thought sadly. Yep the crazy cat lady.
She chuckled depite herself. Such thoughts were silly and irrational. Even if she stayed single forever, at least she had her sanity and good friends. She wiped away her tears, claming down. She looked up at the night sky, allowing a small smile to claim her lips as she took solace in the cresent moon and countless stars that hung in the deep blue night sky.
Music blared suddenly as someone exited the building. She glanced over but it was too dark to distinguish anything except the masculin form. She shrugged to herself, dismissing the person as unimportant. Probably just a guy going home early, she concluded. She was a little curious, but not enough to make her gaze linger any longer away fom the starry sky.
While her thoughts drifted off again, the person spotted her and walked twards her with deliberate steps. He sat beside her curled up form, fallowing her gaze upwards. "I was looking for you." He said quietly, glancing over at her.
She glanced over at him sharply, instantly suspicious. "Why?" She asked, inching away for the guy.
"Well, I was going to ask you for a dance, but when I went to look for you, you'd disappeared." He said leaning back, hands behind his head.
She blinked, trying to place how she felt she knew this person. His voice was soft, but somehow she knew it could be raised and sound intimidating. She also knew that he rarely did such a thing. Then she recognized the messy mop of black hair and the single rust orange steak. "Zac? You went looking for me?" He nodded solomly, not looking at me. "Sorry, I- it was too stuffy in there, I needed some fresh air." She said softly, locking her eyes on the ground.
"Then why are you're eyes all puffy? Why are there little dark spots on your knees?" He questioned, taking her chin and bringing her eyes to his. "Tell me why." His storm grey eyes searched hers.
She held his gaze, stuggling to find the anwsers to his questions without giving away the actual reasons. After a few tence moments, she gave up and the truth poured out. "I couldn't watch all those happy couples. It made me feel so lonely, and that was too much to bare." She whispered, lowering her eyes sadly.
Zac moved closer to her, wrapping an arm around her shoulders. Without much thought, she shifted closer to him and his warmth. "I know how you feel. I've been sinking into loneliness myself. I came here tonight to try and drag myself out." He said, wrapping another arm around her slight frame and pulling her into a warm embrace.
"How did you plan to do that?" She asked, resting her head on his shoulder.
"Ah well, with you, or so I hope." His voice shook alittle as he had surpriesed himself with such a strait forward reply. She gave him a curious look,tilting her head in confusion. "Vickey... I- I have come to consider you more then just a friend. You made Spanish and History so much more tolerable, but that's not even half of it."
"Do you really?" She asked with big innocent eyes.
Zac smiled, nodding slowly. "Yeah... I've fallen for you. Do I need to give a long declaration to prove it?"
"No, you don't have to. I believe you." Vickie smiled, burring her face in the fabric of his dress shirt. "I like you, too. Though, I never thought you felt this way."
"I tried my best to hide it from you. I was afriad of what you might have said, so I waited till the right moment which happened to be tonight." He explained, rubbing her bare forearm. "You look so beautiful, I almost lost the little courage I had gathered."
She smiled, gripping his hand. "I'm glad that didn't happen."
"Me too." He whispered, pressing a quick kiss to her forehead. "It's getting cold, why don't we go back inside?"
She looked up at him getting lost in his soft eyes. "At this point, I'd fallow you just about anywhere, Zac." She said with a small shrug.
With a crooked grin, the young man stood. "Let's go inside." He remarked, holding out his hand to help her up. With a nod, Vickie took his hand and pulled herself up. Zac wrapped an arm around her waist, leading her back into the loud, swaet-smelling, and humid gym. He led her to the dance floor where the two began to dance and laugh shamelessly together.
A good time later, time had lost its meaning, another slow song started up. The lights slowed, becomeing less sparatic. The beat of the song was mellow, and already cheesey lines oozed from the speakers. Vickie glanced around, biting her lip thoughtfully. Zac made the first move as he took her hand in his. He gentelly pulled her close, offering as small smile of encouragement. She smiled back, wrapping her arms around his neck. Zac kissed her forehead as he held her close, swaying to the steady beat. She burried her face in the soft folds of his dress shirt, letting out a contented sigh.
At the dance's end, students and chaperones filed out in an unorganized fashion. Two lingered inside, reluctant to leave and officially end the night.
Vickie looked at the clock on her phone and sighed loudly. "Its late, I have to go" She said looking over at her compainion, pleading silently for him to contridct her statement.
Zac shrugged, surprisingly nonchalant. "So it is." He reached out, taking her hand firmly in his. "Got any plans for tomarrow night? I know a great Chinese place not too far away." He said with a crooked smile.
"Are you asking me out on a date?" She asked, raising an eyebrow. Zac paued then nodded slowly, alittle unsure of himself. "Great!" She exclaimed, taking him by surprise.
"Awesome! I'll pick you up 'round seven-ish, sound good?" He said, grinning.
"Great!" She exclaimed, grinning back. "I'll see you then."
She spun on her heels, taking two deliberate steps twards the door before being pulled back. "Oh no you don't." Zac said, pulling her into his arms. "You can't leave until I get a goodbye kiss." He said chuckling alittle. "It took me ages to get to this point, and I think I deserve it."
Vickie pressed a small kiss to his cheek before making a mad dash for the door. "That'll have to sustain you until tomarrow!" She called over her shoulder, laughing loudly.
Zac smiled as he watched her go. He shook his head, chuckling. "I'll wait as long as I have to, even till the end of time."
Although as it turned out, he didn't have to wait that long afterall.