I made everyone go straight to my room first so that I could put my bag in there.
"Wow Lauren! Your room rocks!"
"Er, thanks I guess, Gerard." I think I was blushing because Mikey had a smirk on his face.
As we sat on my bed, Ray and Bob on a chair, someone came in my room.
"Oh, it's you, I thought it was a burglar or something." And left again.
"Was that your mom?" Asked Frank.
"Yep." Was all I could say.
"Fuck. She didn't even care that you came home at, what, 11:45. She didn't care that there is five boys in your room that she doesn't even know. For all she knows, we could rape you this second."
"She still wouldn't care. Just leave it please."
"No!" Yelled Mikey. "No, I will not sit by and see you upset because your family doesn't care about you. You're staying at our house tonight."
So that was it. I got some stuff together and we all went back to the Way's.
Someone linked my arm, this time, it was Frank.
"So, you like Gerard then huh?"
"Frankie, we're friends now, only friends get to call me Frankie."
"Okay, Frankie, Mikey already told me you knew."
"Oh yeah I did, Mikey confirmed it with me ealier."
There was silence for a moment.
"You should tell him how you feel, don't shake your head, you should, he doesn't have a girlfriend so you're in with a chance."
"He wouldn't to go out with me, Frankie, I mean, look at me, I'm nothing special, besides, do you tell girls you like them?"
"Yes, all the time, then I'm rejected and then I move on to someone else."
"Huh, so is there anyone you like now?"
"Yeah, but I can't tell her."
"Why, you're telling me to tell Gerard how I feel but you can't tell this girl how you feel. Bullshit!"
"I can't tell her, because I know that she already likes someone and I wouldn't want to get in the way of that."
There was an awkward silence. During the silence I couldn't help but wonder who Frank liked.
"Fwankie, can you tell me who you wove, pwetty pwease!"
"No way! Don't look at me like that, I can't tell you, out of everyone in the enitre world, you're the one person I can't tell..." His eyes widened. So did mine.
Frank Iero liked me!
"Oh my god, Frank."
"Don't talk to me right now, I feel really embrassed. And don't worry I'm not going to do anything 'cos I know you really like Gerard, my best friend."
I didn't know what to do. All I could do was hug him.
"Hugging me isn't making this any easier, Lauren."
When we got to Gerard and Mikey's, we went down to the basement and watched the DVD Mikey bought down ealier today. My favourite, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
It was about half way during the film and I could feel my eyes closing and eveything went black.
As we were watching the film I heard what sounded like light snoring beside me, and there she was. Lauren Idol sound asleep on my bed. I couldn't help but look at her and stroke her beautiful black hair. She looked so beautiful asleep.
Stop it Gerard, you've only just met the girl, get to know her before you decide if you like her.
I didn't want to get to know her first. I did like her but she would never go out with a guy like me in a million years.
All I could do to feel close to her for now was sleep next to her with my arms around her waist and wait until morning before we had to go to school again.