Jackie gets tickets to a concert. Who will get to go with her?
"Hey Sis, almost time for the bus to be here." said my older brother Simon, interupting my thoughts.
"Ok be right down." I said. I was exhaugsted from only getting about 3 hours of sleep last night, but the movie was pretty good. I just sure as hell better not fail my test in Chemistry this morning!
"Oh Jackie, just to show how much I love you, I got 3 tickets for you and your friends to go see Peter Frampton in concert next Saturday."
As he said this my eyes bulged, "Oh Simon you shouldn't have! God your the best brother ever!"
"I know I know." he laughed. I jumped up and hugged him.
"Jack... Jackie. Your kind of choking me here!"
"Oh! Sorry!" I apologized.
"It's all good. Now do you want these or not?" He held the tickets in front of my face and I snatched them up. I then skipped out of my room and down the stairs to the door.
"Hey Debbie! Suzie! Wait up!" I yelled to my friends, running down the hall towards them as they now turned around to face me.
"Hey Jackie, what's up?" asked Debbie
"What's up?! What's up?! This is what's up!" I shrieked, holding the Frampton tickets in front of their faces.
"Oh my God Jackie! No fuckin' way!" they both screamed in unison, jumping up and down. Some preppy girl walked passed us, giving us a disgusted glare.
"What are you lookin' at?! I got tickets to go see Peter Frampton bitch!" I yelled at the slut. She just gazed at me in shock then walked a little faster down the hall.
"So are you guys excited?! The concert's this Saturday!" I said to the girls.
"Well yeah of course we are, but I'm afraid I cant go." said Suzie.
"Yeah, me neither." said Debbie.
"W.. Why not?" I asked, a little taken aback.
"Well, Matt and I are going out to dinner Saturday." said Suzie.
"And I promised my cousin I'd go roller skating with her that night." added Debbie.
"Are you fucking serious? Well alright then. If you guys have other plans...."
"We're really sorry. Just ask somebody else. I'm sure they'd be happy to go with you." said Suzie, attempting to cheer me up.
"Yeah.. I.. I guess I will ask someone else." I said, putting on a fake smile. Then the bell rang to get to class. Suze and Deb waved bye to me and walked off to their classes, leaving me standing in the hall. Who the fuck was I going to ask now?
I walked into Chemistry and noticed something different. Frankie was sitting in the desk right behind me. He must've noticed me walk in because he looked up and smiled at me. I smiled back and walked to my desk. Once I sat down, I turned around to talk to him. It's not like the teacher would notice because she's too old to care and we're at the very back of the room.
"I didn't know you had this class, Frankie. You weren't in here yesterday." I said.
"I know. Yesterday I only went to two of my classes. Math and my last one. And lunch of course. I ditched the others." he said with a sly grin on his face. I smiled back.
"He can probably see right through me." I thought to myself.
"Oh well we better shut up. Looks like the teacher is handing out a test." Frankie said. I nodded, giving him one last smile before turning around, and he was right, it was this stupid goddamn test. And it was 30 questions. Perfect.
When the teacher said time was up, she walked down the aisles of desks to collect the tests. When she picked up Frankie's, I noticed his was blank. She gave him a disapproving look. I gave him a weird look and he just smiled.
"Lazy ass." I told him jokingly.
"I know you are, but what am I?" he joked back. I flicked him between the eyes, laughing, and he gave me sad puppy dog eyes and lips.
"Animal abuser." he said.
"Oh yeah. You're definately an animal." I said, winking at him. He smiled even bigger. Just then the bell rang and everyone rushed out.
"Well I guess I'll see ya later." he said.
"Yeah, see ya." Then he turned around and started walking the other way. Then I remembered.
"Oh Frankie!" I yelled. He turned around and I walked up to him.
"Are you doing anything next Saturday?" I asked him.
"No I don't think so. Why?"
"This is why." I said, holding only two of the tickets out. His eyes went wide.
"No way man! You got Frampton tickets?! Fucking A!"
"Yep! And my friends Debbie and Suzie can't come, so I was uh.... I was wondering.... if you'd like to come with me?" I asked him shyly. He looked at me kind of stunned. Then he gave me a big, toothy grin.
"I'd love to go with you." he said. I sighed, happily relieved.
"Great." I smiled back. Then to my surprise, he took my hand in his. Rubbing his thumb over my thumb.
"I wouldn't want to go with anyone other than you." he said, looking into my eyes almost lovingly. I stared back at him the same way. Then the bell rang and the halls cleared, but he still kept his hand in mine for another couple of seconds after the bell.
"Well, talk to ya later." he said, releasing his hand from mine and turning the other way. As soon as his hand left my skin, I sucked in some air quickly from a chill going up my spine.
"Bye." I breathed.