New friends and sneaky kisses
I woke up early in the morning. So early that mum was still in bed by the time I had finished in the shower, dressed in black skinnies, a misfits t-shirt and had red guy liner on the bottom lids and black guy liner on the top lids, with my hair spiked at the back and my fringe styled to the right hand side of my face. I made myself a coffee and some toast and sat quietly in the kitchen. I tapped my fingers on the table as I ate my breakfast. It was a habit that I had and couldn't outgrow when I was nervous and excited at the same time. When I finished my toast and finished my coffee, I heard mum move about upstairs so made her a cup of coffee ready. I looked round at the clock; 09.30. Holly would be here soon
"You're up early." My mum yawned and sat down as I passed her the cup of coffee
"Going over Mikey and Gerard's today." I made sure I said Gerard round my mum and not Gee, even though I was sure she knew I liked him. Mum told me her plans for the day, though I didn't listen. I almost jumped as the doorbell rang. I got up from the kitchen and ran to the front door. Holly stood there and she smiled at me. I pulled her in by the arm and closed the door
"Whoa, someone is full of energy."
"Morning Holly." My mum walked through and smiled
"Hello." Mum disappeared upstairs and I dragged Holly into the kitchen
"What's with the dragging? I can walk you know," she said laughing a little
"Yesterday, when I said goodbye to Gee." I looked round to make sure my mum hadn't come back downstairs
"What?" she looked a little confused
"Gee kissed my forehead," I said lowering my voice
"WHAT?!?!" Holly practically screamed excitedly, a grin spreading across her face
"Shush!" I said grabbing her by the shoulders and shaking her gently
"I'm sorry, but how in the hell do you expect me to not scream??" I face-palmed myself as she began to giggle
"So, do you think that maybe he likes you more than a friend?"
"Maybe, I don't know, been thinking that all night, that's for sure." She nodded my head. I then remembered; Holly was distant yesterday afternoon
"Were you ok yesterday? You seemed a little distant."
"Oh I was just thinking." Her cheeks suddenly flushed pink. I raised an eyebrow
"About," I said encouraging her
"Mikey. I hugged him yesterday, and I was thinking of how much I liked the hug, that's all."
"Right, ok." I knew there was more to it, but didn't want to push it as I glanced at the time and saw that it was nearly ten
"Come on, we'll be late otherwise." I put my converses on and yelled a goodbye to my mum up the stairs before grabbing my hoodie and making sure Holly was still by my side as I closed the front door.
I wasn't exactly going to tell Frank exactly what I was thinking. Part of it was to do when I did hug Mikey. But I wasn't going to tell him the feelings I felt at the same time. I felt myself grin as I thought of his hug. Frank raised an eyebrow at me and I continued to smile. God, I hated my hormones sometimes! I could feel myself getting excited and giggly and we hadn't even arrived yet. My attention turned to Frank again. Knowing he had told me that Gerard had kissed his forehead made me feel really girly again and I restrained my laughter as we walked up Mikey and Gerard's garden path
"My god, try not to rugby tackle anyone," Frank said looking at me
"I won't, it will only be you that I rugby tackle." He shook his head with a smile on his face as he knocked the door. Possibly Mikey if I really was hyper enough. The door opened to reveal Mikey and Gerard's mother. She smiled. That was so Mikey's smile and I felt myself edge behind Frank. I don't know why but I just decided to inch behind him
"Ah you must be Frank and Holly! I'm Donna, Mikey and Gerard's mum." She stepped to one side and I followed Frank closely into their hallway, where we kicked our shoes off
"I've heard a lot about you two this week."
"Good things I hope," I said. She smiled
"Of course they're all good things." We turned our attention to someone come down the stairs
"Hi Mikey," Frank said smiling
"Hey Frank, hey Holly."
"I'll be in the kitchen Mikey, and I'll be going out in about half an hour." Mikey nodded his head and we watched her enter the kitchen and close the door
"Bob and Ray are in the living room with Gerard."
"She's in silly mode," Frank said. Mikey laughed
"Am not!" but instantly went silly as soon as I felt an arm around me. It was Mikey's arm. He walked forwards and opened the door to the living room. Ok admittedly, I was in a silly mood and hid behind Mikey as the door opened wider
"Frankie," I heard Gerard's voice say. Frank walked in and I followed behind Mikey. I know I am bi but being surrounded by lots of guys makes me go all silly
"You weren't kidding on silly mode," Mikey said laughing. Every time he moved I moved with him
"Ray, Bob, that's Holly, hiding behind Mikey." I poked my head round to look at Bob. Bob had blonde hair, which was short with a long fringe. He had a lip piercing too and he smiled
"Hi," he spoke. I dipped back behind Mikey and peered round the other side as I heard laughter. I looked at Ray. Whoa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he had an afro . . . . . . . . . . . . . it looks so . . . . . . . . . FLUFFY! I couldn't control myself and without warning ran out from behind Mikey and over to Ray to touch his afro. Wow, it really was fluffy
"Uh, Holly," Frank sounded embarrassed, but the room was laughing. I smiled
"What, it's really fluffy!"
"I get it a lot, I'm used to it," Ray spoke smiling. I smiled knowing I wasn't the only one. I looked back at Mikey. Fuck, hormones flared up yet again. I stopped stroking Ray's 'fro and ran back over to Mikey and stood next to him and felt an arm around me again
My god Holly really did know how to make her first appearance to people. I was slightly embarrassed by it but relaxed when everyone was fine with it. She looked like a little school girl standing next to Mikey, smiling away with her cheeks flushed pink
"How are you today?" Holly randomly asked Mikey. I turned to look at Gee, whose face dropped a little
"I'm fine thanks," Mikey said smiling at her. He had a slight shading of blue and black round by his nose, and I guessed where ever else he had been hit. I would ask Gee later who his mum took to it all as I didn't want to ruin anything else today
"Are you ok?" Gee suddenly asked. I nodded my head. I was still achy but I wouldn't let it stop me from enjoying my time with Gee, Mikey, Holly and getting to know Ray and Bob. We sat down and began chatting and laughing. Holly started to giggle as per usual
"So, how many tattoos have you got?" Bob asked
"They go up my arms, I'm planning on getting a scorpion tattoo on my neck next," I said pointing to my neck
"Sweet," Ray said. Gee shuddered
"Gerard has an a phobia of needles," Mikey said
"Rather than you than me, needles make my skin crawl!" I laughed at him. Bless, I could see his point but bless, Gee having an a phobia of needles
"Gerard! Mikey! I'm heading out now! You guys be good! Your father will be home by one!"
"Bye mum!" Mikey and Gerard said in unison before falling about laughing. We heard the front door close
"He always goes out first thing on a Saturday to check on our grandfather," Mikey said. I had heard Gee and Mikey speak of him a few times. He was the husband to their grandmother Elena. I had heard loads about Elena - she sounded like a remarkable woman. She had taught Gee how to draw, to sing and dance. She had been a second mother to Mikey and had encouraged him a lot with his work and music too. What I'd give to have a grandmother like that but since her death it left their grandfather alone and I no doubt feeling rather sad and lonely
"Who wants coffee?" Gee asked. A raise of hands were shown and Gee giggled and stood up. I decided I'd be helpful and followed him. Holly winked at me and stuck my tongue out at her and she giggled even more
I was aware that someone was following me and I knew exactly who it was. As the kitchen door closed, I turned round and smiled at Frankie who had followed me. He smiled back at me
"Need a way of saying thanks for yesterday," he said sheepishly. I laughed – that was such a lie. That would mean he'd have to thank Holly as well
"Oh Frankie, that is the worse lie possible." He laughed
"I know it was." I shook my head laughing and moved closer to him
"Tell me why you followed."
"I wanted to help, and that is the truth." I smiled at him and he smiled back. I turned round and got mugs out on the counter while he filled up the kettle. I chucked coffee granules, sugar and milk into each cup to turn round and find Frankie was standing right behind me
"And to give you this." He pressed his lips up against my cheek and we both blushed before he stepped backwards with a grin on his face. It was so cute; it was a cheeky grin of a little boy, who had been told by his mother not to play in the mud, but disobeyed the order and was now covered head to foot in mud. I laughed at how cute he was. I wasn't going to let him get away with that
"I'm not letting you get away with that one!" He backed up further away from me and began to giggle. He backed up into the kitchen door, and soon had my body pushed up against his. I cupped his cheek in my hand and pressed our lips together. His free hand slithered up my chest, across my shoulder, round to the back of my neck and laced his fingers into my hair, deepening the kiss. My fingers of my free hand traced up the tattoos on his arm. Our lips moved in perfect synch – almost as if it was meant to be. I felt him smile into the kiss, which made it even better as I smiled back. We broke apart so I could look into his eyes
"Wow," was all he managed to say and I laughed and left him to tend to the kettle that had now boiled. We managed to carry about three mugs each back through to the living room and hand them out. Holly had her face hidden in Mikey's arm and was giggling away
"I'm not even going to ask," Frank said sitting down and I sat next to him
"No, she was just reminiscing on what happened yesterday morning during English," Mikey said with a grin on his face and Ray and Bob began to laugh
"Oh, what with the students trying to act out Romeo and Juliet," I said. I remember Mikey telling me after mum had finally calmed down to ask how the rest of our day was. Mum wasn't happy to know Mikey had been more unless been beaten, but was calm when I told her that it was in actual fact Holly who had gotten Shayne off Mikey and Frank and that I then scared him off when I showed up. Mum and dad were so protective. When dad found out he went on about teaching Shayne a lesson or two. But anyway, like I said after mum cooled down, it took Mikey a good five minutes to try and explain what had happened in English, with all the laughing. From what I made out, two guys were asked to act out the balcony scene; through the power of words and actions. What made me laugh was the teacher had chosen a jock and a nerd to act it out
"I don't know who was more mortified the jock or the nerd," Mikey said laughing. Holly looked round
"I so wish I had recorded it!" Holly fell about laughing again
"It would have been more amusing if it was Mikey having to read," I said teasingly. Mikey gave me a look and I looked at Frank and winked. He caught on what I was going on about
"And Holly." Holly stopped laughing
"Me? Read Shakespeare? HA! You gotta be kidding me!" her laugh was a nervous laugh but clearly blushed and me and Frank fell about laughing while my brother gave me the finger
"Ah boy do we miss you two at school," Bob said wiping the tears of laughter away from his face
"Yeah, it's not the same without, and the jocks have chosen other people to pick on now," Ray said
"Maybe you two should get transferred to Belleville," Mikey suggested
"And what put up with her, the crazy freak and me?" Frank said. Holly stared at Frank for a moment before laughing
"Uh, you're a crazy freak too." Frank looked at me and I couldn't contain my laughter and fell about laughing again. He laughed too before playful punching my arm
Chapter 9 :-) I hope you enjoy it! Chapter 10 will be up tomorrow :-)
Oh yeah, Frank tweeted this earlier: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10p2SJA1jC8 I squealed and scared my dad by doing so and now can't wait to hear the rest of the soundtrack next week! ^_^