It started with a friend request that turned out to be a little more.
I hope it's okay and not boring. I'm going to cry if it's boring but you should still tell me so I know in the future:3
This is sorta a new type of writing for me?
Anyway, i hope it's okay and i hope you enjoy it:)
*Penina Is 23.
Penina was just scrolling through her facebook homepage when she saw the friend request. It wasn't everyday that she spent her time on the internet checking up on people; being twenty three meant that she had to put her buisness life first before some crappy site where you can send messages. She only occasionally logged on the check up on family members to see what they were up to, yet even then it was pointless. She phoned her parents everyday to talk about their plans or what it was like living in New Jersey and saw her sister once a week when they met up for their weekly gossip. Her friends saw her a few times a week when they'd make plans which meant she had no use for stalking other people's lives. So when she saw the request she was confused,and a little bit excited. Maybe it was some odd family member she had never heard of until now.
She clicked on the notification to see the person's name pop up. Frank Iero. That was odd. She'd never heard of an Iero before. Nobody in her entire life had suggested knowing or hearing of an Iero. Due to the fact she couldn't see his profile picture she clicked on his link so she would be directed to his home page. Maybe she would recognise him by face. Unfortunately not. Just by one look she could he was young. He had short, messy black hair that ever so slightly covered his right eyes. His lips were nice, not thick but not thin either. She noticed that the left side of his lip was pierced, a metal ring going through the skin. She also took note on the opposite side, he had another ring through his nose. Normally Penina wouldn't be impressed, but they looked good on him. His eyes were a glistening hazel, quite pretty in her opinion.
Confused as to why he was sending her a friend request she clicked the option to send him a message and began typing.
Penina Dayne : Sorry, do I know you?
about ten minutes later, the reply came through with a little green dot next to Frank's name.
Frank Iero :We met at the bar the other night, Penina dayne right?
The message received confused her no end. Penina never goes out to bars. Clubs and disco's and Pubs are not her sort of thing. She doesn't like the people there so tend not to take herself out.
Penina Dayne :Well my names Penina, but I'm not the person you're looking for. I don't go to bars. I'm from the UK, and I noticed your profile says you're from New Jersey in Amercia, sorry.
She felt bad for the guy, he was probably led on by some girl who thought it'd be funny to give a fake name.
Frank Iero : oh, I should have looked at that first. Sorry, didn't mean to get you confused.
Penina knew it should have ended there, she didn't know this guy and she certainly shouldn't have felt bad for him. Deciding to do the nice thing, she accepted his friend request and opened a new chat up with him. For the night they sat there talking, not about anything personal, more of the fact that Frank was feeling pretty stupid for falling for such an obvious lie and Penina not feeling bothered. She sorta, maybe looked at his photos are realised how good looking he actually was. She clicked on a few photos which he was tagged in. One of them made her laugh. His so called friends had taken a photo of two three boys posing with him. Frank looked like he was asleep on the ground, passed out from drinking to much. His Friend tagged as Gerard moved Frank's legs so they were on his shoulders, the boy sat on the floor between Frank's spread out legs while putting on his best orgasm face. The next one had a boy tagged as Mikey on. They had completely swapped Frank around so he was laying on his stomach, head buried deep in the boys crotch. This Mikey kid was also making an orgasm face while giving the thumps up to the camera. The next photo was of a guy named Ray. Although he wasn't in any kind of sexual position with Frank, he had drawn on his with a marker. Frank's body was on the floor, hand down his pants with a gay magazine next to him. His shirt and trousers had been taken off and replaced with words such as; cocksucker. Cheap slut. I like it rough big boy and treat me like a man. Penina couldn't help but laughed. Frank's friends looked so chuffed with what they had done, yet from the comments Frank would send them to hell if he could. They all looked like they were good fun to be with.
Her and Frank's chat had lasted three hours until she finally needed to say goodbye. Frank had said a cute goodbye and wishing her goodnight causing her to smile. She sent one back and logged off, feeling rather happy that she had made some sort of friend.
The second time they talked was a few days afterwards. He had posted a new profile picture of him holding a cute little puppy with the caption ''Got my little princess today. Such a beauty xx''. Penina looked at the comments see what had been said:
Gerard way Couldn't find a girlfriend to keep you company?
Ray toro Don't be silly gee, he'd actually have to get a girl to like him for that to happen.
Mikey Way frankie, don't let them assholes upset you. Dogs are awesome, it's better to be the old man with fifty dogs rather than becoming an old man with fifty cats.
Frank Iero I hate you all.
Gerard Way you can't hate us, we're your only friends.
Ray toro wouldn't say me and frank are friends, he just tags along
Mikey Way I'm just using him for the blowjobs;)
Penina had giggled at their insults towards him but decided to send him a little message.
Penina Dayne : I think your puppy's adorable:)
Five minutes later he replied.
Frank Iero : Thanks, she's beautiful.
Penina Dayne : Awww is she settling down easily? I never took you as a dog person.
Frank Iero : Yeah she's having so much fun. I got her loads of toys and a some treats. I love them.
They carried on talking about Frank's love for dogs and how much he had always wanted one since being a child. He said he had walked so many, looked after them and just finally decided to take one on. Penina was impressed; she had a love for dogs as well. When she was eight she had been given a little labrador who now lived with her parents. Now though she couldn't afford an animal or spend enough time with one. It'd be cruel to get one and the ignore it for the majority of it's life so she didn't get any. The chat hadn't lasted long but Penina had fun. She was starting to enjoy talking to Frank.
So after a few months of little chatter, Penina starts to learn a lot about Frank. A LOT. He starts to ask her what kind of work she does. She just explains that she works for a company who sells make up products. She's often a photographer for their new models but sometimes she'd model for them. It was a good job and paid well. After telling Frank she was a model for a big company, she got the impression he was a little shocked.
Frank Iero : Really? Man that's awesome, so do you like... get your face on all he billboards and shit?
Penina Dayne : No, like I said I'm usually just a fill in or an example. Don't really do much work in front of the camera, it's all taking the snap shots for me.
Even after that, Frank seemed to be interested in her. He focused a lot more the photography topic more.
Frank Iero : So what kid of photography do you do?
Penina Dayne : Well it's mostly Glamour. Sometimes I dabble in nature or events.
Frank Iero : Events?
Penina Dayne : Yeah.
Frank Iero : So you mean like live bands and stuff?
Penina Dayne : Well I've never actually been to see a live gig, but it'd be interesting to see what it'd turn out like. Why do you ask?
After asking her question, Penina found out that Frank was in a band called 'My chemical Romance'. He'd sent her a link to them playing live, and although it wasn't normally her type of music, she loved it. The guys were energetic and the lyrics were something amazingly dark and twisted mixed with awesomeness. Her eyes would often just wonder towards Frank who'd be jumping about randomly getting lost in the music. She couldn't deny how good looking he was. He had nice strong arms and skilled fingers. His guitar playing skills really was something she had never seen before.
Penina Dayne : Jesus christ, you guys are amazing!
Frank Iero : Thanks! Gerard's the singer, Mikey's the bass and Rays electric with me.
Penina Dayne : You're like a little ball of energy on the stage. Seriously though, you guys are freaking awesome.
Frank Iero : Yeh, I just sorta get lost in the music and end up looking like I have a rocket up in my arse:') you know, if you ever come to America you should totally check us out.
Penina Dayne : I can see:') I dunno, gigs aren't really my sorta thing ya'know? Just don't enjoy them...
Frank Iero : oh yeh, all them sweaty guys up against you must really be boring.
Penina Dayne : hey! For all you know I could be a lesbian.
Frank Iero : Are you?
Penina Dayne : Well... no but still.
Frank Iero : Just making excuses now, not even good ones at that;)
Penina laughs as she reads that because well, it's true. She probably looks really pathetic not being able to make up a reasonable excuse, but she never has been good at that.
She also learns that Frank only sees his mother. Apparently his father left when he was just a little kid leaving Frank with his mother and never returning. Frank grew up never knowing his father except for the fact his name was Frank and that he wanted nothing to do with the family he left. Frank wasn't bothered, it just meant less shit to put up with. Frank idolized his mother, she was his hero, the one who raised him from birth and never gave up on him. Every time he'd get upset she'd be there with the low fat ice cream. Every time he'd break a bone or hurt himself the first sentace she's say would be “You're such a fucking idiot” followed by “Are you okay honey?” which both Penina and Frank thought was funny. She supported him all through his life by buying his his first guitar and lending their garage out so his first band could practise in there. Penina could understand how much Frank's mother meant to him.
Frank had explained that he was a vegitarian.
Frank Iero : Just don't think it's how people should treat animals. I don't like secretly hate everybody who eats meat, I just don't enjoy eating animals myself. I can respect other people's buisness.
Penina had liked what he said, a lot. Most of the people she knew were very rude; often trying to force somebody else to believe in what they thought was right. If they disagreed, their opinions were inferior. Frank wasn't rude though. He didn't like to seem defenceless animals being hurt or killed so he stayed away from it. If other people can respect his choice, he can respect theirs.
Tattoo's was an interesting subject. As Penina soon found out, Frank loved tattoo's. More than she could have even thought of.
Frank Iero : They're like my scrapbook. Everything that has ever been important to me get put onto my skin. They're there to remind me of important parts of my life. They're also there to decorate myself, show people my personality a bit more.
And actually, Frank had given Penina a good answer. She loved the Idea of a personal scrapbook that wouldn't get lost. She learnt that Frank had a lot of tattoo’s reminding him of his family that cared for him and such.
Frank Iero : have a lot or portraits of my grandparents. They're the people who gave me a lot of Idea's on what I wanted to become.
Penina Dayne : and what do you want to become exactly?
Frank Iero : Somebody who changes the world.
It wasn't until five months of talking to Frank did she realise how comfortable they felt together. One night when she logged on she noticed a little message. Feeling the little butterflies in her tummy starting to fly she decided to open it up.
Frank Iero : Hey there Penina, going on a mini tour with the band. Wont be on this for two weeks so how about you send me a text?
Penina bit her lip. This was new. She copied down the digits and entered them into her phone. She didn't actually call him until she heard a small 'hello?' from underneath her ass. Confused at who was talking to her she moved, then found out she had accidentally rung her friend. Carefully she picked up the phone and placed it to her ear.
“Hello?” the voice asked again sounding confused.
“Um.. hello” she replied nervously.
“May I ask who's calling?” the guy asks.
“Penina” she replies, then quickly adds “from facebook” just in case he forgot.
“oh hang on a second”. Penina waited as he heard the voice change.
“Hello? Penina?”. The voice sound much younger, a lot more happier to be receiving a call from her.
“This is her, and this is Frank?” she asks happily biting her lip as the butterflies emerge again.
“That's me” the voice – Frank – replies with a tone that matched Penina's.
So at first it was awkward. A little few minutes here and there of silence until they started talking about where Frank was touring. He told her about how they had been offered two hundred dollars each if they played at a gig the next town over, but in stead of it being a one night thing they've chaged it into a MCR week special. After that, they were off to preform at on of Gerard's cousins party. Penina had found Franks voice interesting, it sounded tired but still going strong. She could tell he was tired, but the way that everybody kept telling him to shut up she knew they were trying to get some sleep. She said goodbye but promised to call tomorrow.
She had kept that promise, in fact Frank had called her. She was awoken by her phone ringing. When she answered, all of her questions faded when he started talking to her. Penia actually found it really cute how he would ask he if she slept well, had anything she need to talk about. He was so sweet at times telling how beautiful she looked in her profile photo and that he wouldn't be surprised if they'd fire all of the other models and just let her pose. Penina laughed.
“oh my god, is that your laugh?” asked Frank trying to bite back his tongue from sounding like a bully.
“Oh god. It's not that bad is it?” Penina asked, trying to hide her blush even though she had no reason to.
“No no, it's cute” Frank replied in a smug voice.
After finally talking for three hours once again, Frank had to go so they quickly said there goodbyes.
It was when she was at lunch that her friends realised Penina had found a new friend. She was sitting there at the table giggling about how Frank had kegged Mikey in front of the whole audience one night and all the girls practically turned into animals. Penina found it rather hilarious how they ended up having a little play fight backstage and Frank ended up with three broken fingers and a black eye which he attached a photo saying how badly it hurt.
They all huddled around her, whistling when they saw what kind of beauty was occupying their friends mind.
“Oh, he's a looker” Joan smirked as Penina blushed a bright red and hid away her phone.
“Damn he is fine, where'd you pick him up?” lily asked rather impressed her friend had found a good looking guy to talk to.
“I didn't, he added me on facebook by mistaking me for somebody he was looking for” Pelina mumbled looking down into her tea.
“and how long has this been going on for?”
“Four or five months” she replies, voice quite.
“He's not some rapist who stalking you is he?” one of them asks, generally concerned for her friends safety.
Actually, Pelina had never thought of that. Maybe Frank was some old man using random photos from the internet and end up meeting her so he could kill her. She'd seen many shows like that. They weren't nice. But Frank wouldn't do that, he had showed her the videos of his band playing. He had young friends who he hung around with and talked about. She had seen the photos and heard them talking in the background. Pelina knew he was real.
“No he's not” she smiled proudly.
“Well do you like him?”
That question had caught her off guard. She had never thought about him that way. The butterflies always fluttered when she thought of him but that didn't mean she like him did it?
To find the answer she found herself with her sister. At first she didn't know if it was the right thing. As soon as her sister found out what was happening, her facebook page was up and searching for this mysterious guy. After finally finding the Frank, Pelina's sister -Emily- was nodding.
“He's pretty” Emily agrees “Do you know a lot about him?”
“Twenty three, his birthday's on Halloween night.”
“What does he like to do”
“He's into music. He's in a band called My Chemical Romance and plays guitar. He wants to see the world in all of its glory and change people's lives. Help them realise who they wanna be”
“Anything about his personal life?”
“He doesn't see his father – he left him when he was a child- but he idolizes his mother. He's a vegetarian and loves tattoos and bands like Misfits, Iron Maiden, just rock and punk. He fucking loves animals, he has a dog called princess that he looks after. He's clumsy, breaks a lot of his bones. Often him and his friends go out for some fun but he always calls me to see wha-”
“He calls you?” Emily asks as her interest shoots up. “As in, Phone number wise?”
“...and what do you talk about?”
“Lots of things, in the morning he'd ask me my plans and such, and I'd ask him what he's up to . Then we'd wish each other a good day. Then at Night I'll call him and ask him about what he did. What I did. How well the gig turned out and what my day has consisted of, then wish each other a good nigh”
“Is that all?” Emily asks, raising her eyebrow.
“He texts me everyday if that's what you mean”
“What about the time differences?”
“We put up with them” Penina shrugs. She doesn't mind losing a few hours sleep for Frank.
“And you're certain he's not a fake account?”
“Well little sister, I think there's something there. A big something, but you'll have to decide yourself”
And so she does.
It's that night when Frank phones up, sounding completely shattered. She knows he's tired, he tells him to go asleep but he wont. He wants to talk to her and he thinks that's more important that getting some sleep. She thinks that really cute, quite adorable even. They sit there and talk about their day -Penina misses out a few details for obvious reasons- and then discuss what they're up too. Frank's friends are a little drunk in the background shouting things that Penina can't understand but Frank's telling them to shut their pie holes and assuring Penina not to worry about their lies. She learns that his friends aren't exactly the most helpful people when they're sober – let alone tipsy. Frank doesn't take to much time in telling her to wait a second before he's in somewhere a quite room where they can talk about anything they want without being interrupted. It wasn't until they get ready to hang up that Frank asks a question she never expected him to interested in.
“So do you have a boyfriend?”
Penina freezes, why would he want to know if she has a boyfriend?
“um... no why?” she stumbles.
“Just wondering” Frank explains in a very nervous tone.
“Oh okay, well how about you? Any girl in your life at the moment?” she asks before even realising what she's doing.
“No.” was the instant answer.
“ah, no. I'm not gay”
“Yeh well, goodnight honey. Sweet dreams”
So Penina thinks about it for a while. Maybe he was just asking because he had nothing else to talk about? No, she knew that he always had something to talk about whether it was small or big. He must have wanted to know for some specific reason. So after half an hour of running it over, she starts to think what if he likes me? and at first it seems stupid, because who would like her? But then the image of her meeting him actually gives her butterflies and she can't stop thinking of how nice it'd be to hold his had. And that's when she knows she's fallimg for him. She likes the idea of being able to make him smile and talk to him everyday, not just on the phone but in real life. She feels like an idiot because She's fallen for some guy over the internet.
It's been another two months filled with Penina texting and calling Frank, trying to ignore the obvious fact that she likes him a lot.
She hears her phone ringing and instantly she thinks it's Frank, but when she sees that it's her mother calling and not her friend she feels a little disappointed which is really bad because it's her mother. Mums are more important than internet crushes. So she answers the phone with a cheerful hello. Her mum starts of by asking if she's okay, how work is and what she's up to and then suddenly a quick;
“Would you like to come to New Jersey for a weeked?”
And instantly Penina's heart stops beating because of course she'd love to but why? And what if she saw Frank? And she's a little concerned that's she's already thinking about Frank.
“Um... why mum?”
“Well I haven't seen you In such a long time and it'd be nice to see you honey. I've invited Emily too so we can have a big get together. You girls can go out one night and just enjoy yourself, give yourselves a little break”
So Penina could help but agree. She loved her parents and wouldn't mind seeing them even just for a day or two. She'd love to spend some time shopping or hanging around with Emily, and maybe just maybe she could get the guts to say hello to Frank.
So when she's talking to Frank , he asks her what’s new and she accidentally mentions that she's going to New Jersey from saturday to Monday to see her parents and he sounds super excited for some reason.
“Really, that's awesome”
“Yeah, so me and Emily are going, we'll probably have nothing to do but we'll find something”
Penina doesn't want it to sound like she's hinting at making plans, but that's how it sounds. She can hear Frank smiling through the phone as he replies to her.
“Hey, We've got a gig at this old bar like right in the middle of town on sunday. It's pretty hard to miss it. Wanna tag along? I know they're not your sort of thing but they're really fun”
At first Penina's a little hesitant. This guy who she's been talking with for the past nine or ten months is actually suggesting a bar they could go to. She asked herself so many questions. Should she go have a look? Would it be awkward? What is she said something and he hated her forever afterwards? She had enjoyed his somewhat distanced company. What if they didn't like her? From what she saw in the videos they were all punk people. Tough looking guys with hard ass girls by their side. She wasn't that sort of person.
“I'll think about it”
So the beginning of her holiday is fun. She's managed to meet Emily up with no problems and get a seat on a plane that doesn't have anybody kicking her seat or people staring at her awkwardly with hawk eyes. She has a relaxing and she's texted Frank a few times and she's laughing at how excited he is to see her if she's at the gig. Then he sends her a text saying;
Well If I don't see you then I'll cry
And that makes Penina giggle yet feel a little guilty because she doesn't want him to cry and she loves how badly he's trying to convince her to go
So they get a taxi to her mums house and it's nice to see that things never change. She her and Emily get unpacked and they're staying in different rooms. Their mum made their beds for them and they're really happy and thankful because it's about half twelve at night at they're both really tired.
For the saturday they spend a nice time hanging around around with each other and talking. Catching up on things they've missed.
So when they wake up the sunday morning, Penina walks down the stairs and into the kitchen to see a plate of eggs and bacon on the table with some buttered toast and she actually loves it when she's with her family. She sits down on a wooden chair and starts munching away when suddenly her phone goes off..
One new text from Frankie
she opens it up and reads the sweet little, 'good morning beautiful' and she can't help but smile widely which catches the attention of her mother who raises her eyebrows.
“who are you texting?” she asks handing Emily some coffee.
“Nobody” Penina replies biting her lip.
“She means Frank” Emily smirks.
The name Frank makes her fathers ears pick up. “Who's Frank?” he asks with that overly protective father tone that she hasn't heard since she was seventeen when before he scared her ex boyfriend off.
“Just somebody she's got a thing for” Emily fills in making Penina blush a bright red.
“Oh? Is he nice” her mother asks.
“Do I need to kill him?” her father asks in that serious voice when you know he's not joking about.
“Yeah he is, and no dad. Please no murder” Penina squeaks as she hides behind her cup of tea.
“Good looking?” her mother continues as she sits next to her husband who looks like he's about to go searching for the boy.
“Very” Emily replies before Penina can stop her. Yet again.
“Where did you meet him?”
“She met him on Facebook but he lives here in New Jersey.”
Penina seriously throws her toast at her sister because this not something she wants to discuss with her parents. She certainly doesn't want her sister to fill in anymore details either.
They continue on talking about Frank for the entire morning. After her parents being concerned who exactly this boy was they finally thought showing them a video of the band was good enough. It seemed that her mother thought he was a nice bit of eye candy while her father still thought he was a bit odd. He didn't like the idea that his daughter could be going out with some punk who spends his nights being a pain for people. Of course Penina didn't bother trying to convince her dad, it's not like they'd ever meet anyway.
So it's about four in the afternoon and Penina and Emily are sitting at the food court in the mall when Emily mouth falls open. Penina's a little confused at first but she looks around the crowd of people and then she spots it.
Butterflies erupted In her stomach at the fight in front of her.
There was a group of boys -Five to be exact- messing about at another table. She recognised most of them. The black haired guy cuddling up to a girl with tattoo's and red lipstick was Gerard. The brown haired boy laughing at a man with a beard was Mikey. The one with an afro wasn't exactly facing her but she could tell that he was Ray. But most importantly. Frank he was sitting opposite her, looking at Gerard with a little glum face and nervously biting his lip. Penina was almost going to panic. What would she do? What if he saw her? What if he took one look at her and ran off? She was ready to leave when Emily stood up.
You see, any normal person wouldn't have bothered with trying to snatch his attention but Emily was a risk taker, and sometimes that pissed Penina off a little.
The whole group turned to look at them, including Frank. His eyes lit up instantly after seeing the girls and quickly stood up. He walked slowly, with his head down toward Penina with all of his friends watching him intensely.
“Um hey, Penina right?” he started, smile tugging at his lips but only managing to form a crooked line.
“Um, yeah. You're Frank?” she asked, voice barely a whisper.
“Yeah. So um... you're here!” he grins.
“Yeah, and so are you” she laughs easing up a little.
“I do live here” he reminds her making her eyes roll. Then an awkward silence.
“Hey” Emily pipes in. “Do you mind if we join you then? You two know everything about each other but I'm feeling like a third wheel”
Frank nods and takes them towards his friends table who all look curious as to what's happening. He introduces them all. Gerard and Lindsey, a couple for three months. Mikey and Bob, just hooked up. Ray, who was alone at that moment but in a relationship with a girl called Christa. They all got talking and greeting each other chatting a long like they knew each other for years. Penina thought this was odd. She had never met these guys yet they were so welcoming and Frank looked like he wanted to touch her hand so much.
Penina took in the look of Frank. He was beautiful. Short hair that had grew a little since she first saw a photo of him. Nice biceps, not massive but certainly there. He was so pretty, much prettier in real life compared to photos. He had a nice laugh, a beautiful smile. He was perfect and Penina had fallen for him. she wanted to touch him, but that would be a little weird so she didn't bother.
Somebody changed the topic to the gig later on that they were going to which meant that Frank had automatically asked Penina if she had decided to watch them. She had stuttered on her response and agreed to watch them. Franks smiles could have melter her heart. He looked so happy, so pleased with everything that had happened.
After saying goodbye to their new friends, Penina and Emily set off to buy some new make up. Even thought Emily had plent of experience with parties and clubs of all kind, It would have been obvious that she didn't belong there if she turned up in her casual clothes so they go shopping for a few clothes that people might wear if they go to the bar. Emily buys some black shorts while Penina buys some black skinny jeans and a black skull top with a leather jacket. She actually likes the look, it's different from the Casual jeans and flower tops. Although they're her favourite, she doesn't mind switching it up a little.
After their little shopping trip, they returned home, ate their dinner quickly and started to get dressed.
Emily had fitted herself into a tight corset, her new black shorts and some stockings with converse shoes. She fluffed up her hair a little and applied her lipstick and was ready to go.
Penina dressed herself in her new outfit, the jeans fit nicely and the top looked a lot nicer than she ever thought it would. She borrowed some military boots from Emily and applied her make up – Blood red and liquid eyeliner- and they set off.
When they first arrived at the place the bouncer asked for their names. As soon as they told them, they were let in instantly for free and taken back into a room where the guys were.
Frank was beautiful. He was wearing jeans that were ripped at the knees, and a tight top. His eyes had been attacked with eye liner making, red crosses on his eyes with red eyeshadow underneath. Penina loved it.
It didn't take them long before the band were on the stage and rocking out. Penina and Emily moved to be in the audience and watch them. Gerard was jumping about, singing loudly enough and making eye contact with everyone. The rest of the guys were just doing their own thing until Frank jumped in the crowd. Automatically people's arms went up into the air – including Penina's. She got the middle of his back and pushed him forward with the rest of the people until finally, he squeezed his bum. She felt a little bit guilty for found it very entertaining.
More songs were played and then finally the band disappeared thanking everybody for having such an amazing time letting another band replace them. Emily and The boys and had decided to go to the bar, everybody except Frank. He stayed with Penina to carry on dancing. It wasn't until they found themselves in a most pit that Penina realised how nice Frank felt. He was pushed up against her side, holding her hand in case she fell over and need some help or in case they might have been pushed different ways and ended up being split. She liked feeling him against her, even if it was just a few seconds. He was a quick guy, jumping about like mad and being pushed around. For someone quite little he was an energetic.
After finally getting out of the most pit, Frank signed a few autographs for fans and lead Penina outside so he could smoke. She watched as he lit his cigarette, even the way he wrapped his lips around the stick caught her attenion.
“So, gald you came in the end?” Frank asked, puffing out the smoke.
“Definatly, It's been so much fun” she smiled.
They stand there for another ten minutes, when Frank drops his fag and stands on it.
“You're a lot different in real life” Frank comments.
“Oh?” she asks looking into his deep hazel eyes. “how so?”
“You hair is a lot darker on your photos. But in real life it's sort of a light chestnut brown, and smooth like. And your eyes and a lighter green now that I can see them up close. They sparkle a lot. Your lips had much more colour too when I saw you in the food court.”
She nodds, not sure what to say. That's when Gerard comes out. A drunk Gerard.
“Have you asked her yet?”
And Frank totally freezes.
“FRANK. CAN YOU HEAR ME?”
“Piss off Gerard” he grits through his teeth.
“Not until you ask her. I'm fed up with your constant whining. 'Oh she's so beautiful, she'd never go with someone like me' 'oh man, what I'd give to kiss her'” Gerard shouts.
Penina runs the words through her mind. Frank likes her. Her likes her. As in he wants to kiss her.
Gerard is dragged out by Mikey who's apologizing. More to Frank than anyone. They stand there in another awkward silence.
“I'd understand if you hated me” Frank sighs.
“I understand if you hated me and never talked to me again”
“What are you on about?” Penina asks still not caught on to what he's on about.
“The thing is, I like you. A lot. More than I should. As soon as you accepted my friend request I knew you were different. You're beautiful and nice and so interesting and I'm just some guy in some band. I don't even realise how it's possible but I've fallen for you. Hard”
Penina can't believe what she's hearing. Frank feels the same way?
And without thinking she reacts.
She grabs his by the shirt and pulls him in for a kiss. Just to see what it's like. All of her feelings that she denied for him came rushing back. Their lips worked together, sloppily and sensitive as Frank grabbed her by her waist and crush themselves agiainst each other. Their fingers tangled I each others, the spare hands touching anywhere they could.
Penina really fucking liked Frank.
So the night had been followed by Penina and Frank finally becoming something. She had never been so happy in her life. They both ended up splitting their ways but Frank had managed to convince her to let him say goodbye at the airport.
It was another hour until Penina and Emily's flight came that when Frank showed up. She saw him running towards her and instantly she ran for him ; both ending up in a mess on the floor. She kissed him all over until her father coughed.
“Frank I presume?” he asked, raising his eyebrows.
“That's me sir. Hey, you're the guy from the comic book store” Frank grins as he shows his head and instantly recognises the man in front of him.
“Wait a second, you know him?” Penina asks a little scared of the answer.
“Yeah, he came in looking for a comic and I helped him find the right one. Your dad's got excellent taste, and he knows so much. He's like my hero!”
“As does my daughter.” he turned to Penina. “I Like him; stick with this boy. He seems to know what he's talking about”.
Penina rolls her eyes and drags Frank to say hello to her mother. Her mother also really likes Frank.
They spend the hour talking even more and enjoying their last few mintutes together when they realise it's time to go. Penina actually doesn't want to leave, she wants to stay here with Frank but she has work at home.
She hugs everybody goodbye and finally kisses Frank.
“You should visit me in London” she suggests.
“A week sound good?” he asks excitidly.
“Hmmm, I like that”
“So it's a deal?” she asks.
“It's a deal” he grins taking her lips and crushing them against his.
Then Emily's patting her should telling her it's time to go and that they really can't miss the plane.
Penina Waves goodbye and smiles as Frank waves. Back.
As soon as she's sitting I her seat her phone vibrates.
From Frank Iero:
Miss you. Safe trip beautiful
To Frank Iero:
Miss you too. See you soon though! Xoxoxo
And with that Penina smiles because she's found the right guy.