I feel the sweat run down my face as I walk away from the field. I had spent all day working on my left leg shots. My sweat just showed how much I had improved. I was suddenly aware just how bad I looked, and I started walking quickly back. I looked to my left and right before I took a quick sniff at my armpits. Then I heard it, “Kristen! Wait up, you know I can’t run!” I looked back and saw Alicia frantically trying to catch up to me…along with a cutie. My mind made a list of options
a. Run away
b.Walk faster and pretend like I didn’t see them
c. Stand there soaked in my disgusting sweat, waiting for them to catch up
I wanted to choose anything but C, but of course I stood there, not knowing whether to walk over to her, or just wait there and do nothing. Before I could make another list, they were on the corner with me.
“Hey guys” I said awkwardly, trying to keep distance from them so they wouldn’t smell me.
I took a quick glance at the boy, he had a square jaw, floppy brown hair and the most amazing smile. The best part? He was staring at me. I finally realized, he was only staring at me because I was a hot mess, not even a hot mess, a sweaty and disgusting mess.
He reached out his hand, “Hi, I’m Evan.”
Swoon. He had a slight British accent. I put my hand out to shake, hoping my palm wasn’t as sweaty as my forehead.
“Hi, I’m Kristen. So how do you guys know each other?”
Leesh was quick to jump in, “Oh, he’s the brother of a friend of a friend at the dance studio.”
I gave a polite smile and looked at him once more, only to find that he was still staring at me. Wait-not at me, at my bag?
He reached behind me, and I stood there, having no idea what to do. He pulled something of out my bag, and again I stood there, crouching a little in fear.
“You have a penny board? You know how to ride?”
“Oh-um that. I’ve been trying for a while but I can’t seem to get the hang of it.”
Leesh gave Evan a playful swat on the arm, and I was jealous that she knew him first.
“Don’t you know how to ride Evan?” She asked like it was the biggest coincidence that ever ceased to exist.
“Yeah, I do! Would you like me to teach you?”
“Um sure, why not.”I said with a smile, but still feeling uncomfortable. “I try to practice at OCD’s parking lot. We could go there.”
“Sounds great” he said with a big smile, you know, the gorgeous smile I was telling you about earlier?
“Um, how about I meet you there at 11? I need to go home first.”
He smiled, he didn’t even need to say yes, his grin said it all.
I put my earbuds in, and walked back to the apartment with a bounce in my step. Sing by Ed Sheeran came on and I couldn’t not smile. Maybe Evan would help me finally get over Dempsey. Dempsey and I had decided to split when he moved to back to Africa. It still hurt sometimes knowing that the whole PC has boyfriends and I didn’t.
I took a quick shower and put on this outfit, which you can see here.
I walked out of the building, hiding my helmet that I was forced to wear in the bushes. No way was I getting helmet hair in front of Evan.
We met up at the parking lot, where he taught me some tips and tricks, and by 12:00 I had gotten the hang of it.
Glad that I was finally bearable to look at, I tried to do a trick to impress him, only to fall on my butt. Instead of laughing he quickly helped me up to my feet, and I could see that he was worried.
“Sorry, next time I’ll catch you” He said with guilt.
“Don’t worry, that wasn’t your fault. It was mine” I said laughing it off, even though it really did hurt and I suspected I was going to need ice when I got home.
Whenever I’m in the presence of a boy, I get really stupid, but isn’t that all girls? I quickly looked up from my board to make sure that he was watching me, and once again I tried the trick once more.
Just as he had said, his strong arms slipped underneath my armpits (thank god for deodorant) and he propped me back up on my feet. I smiled at him. Maybe from now on we would communicate through smiles.
“Well, I think that’s enough for today” I said with my girly laugh, not my phlegmy one that Massie always makes fun of.
“Um, you wanna grab some lunch?” He ran his hand through his hair nervously while I nodded, trying not to look to eager.
We walked to a cafe just a few blocks away, where I got a muffin and he got a croissant. We sat there for an hour, talking about our love for cats, weird fetishes, and our friends. By 1:00 I knew him so well that we had already planned our next date.
It was 5:30, and I met up with Claire and Dylan. We were watching the USA vs. Portugal FIFA game at Dyls house. We each had orderd small gourmet pizzas. I got mushroom, as always, Claire got pepperoni and Dylan ordered extra cheese.
If you want to hear how the game went click here.
After the game, we hung out in Dylans room, but she seemed to be mad at us for no apparent reason. She told us we were being annoying, or too loud. She sat sit there all gloomy and mad, which was so unlike her.
“Are you on your period Dyl?” I said with a laugh, and hear Claire giggle behind me.
Instead of laughing, she just sighed like we were immature kids and turned her head. I motioned to Claire, and gave her a look saying I think we should go.
“Um, I’m gonna head out Dyl”
“Yeah, me too” Claire chimed in, grabbing her bag.
“See you later.”
After that, Claire and I went to Starbucks. It was already 10 so we didn’t get anything caffeine. She sipped on her vanilla frappe while I blew on my spicy chai latte. I told her about Evan, and she told me her plans for the summer while we were all away, she was going to spend a whole month hiking around with Cam.
Isaac gave her a ride home, and dropped me off on at the apartment. Even though I should’ve been daydreaming about Evan, I couldn’t get over the fact that Dylan was so rude to us with no reason, and I thought it would be best to inform Massie right away.
I know you're still in New Hampshire but Dylan is acting weird.
She was really rude to me and Claire when we went over to
watch the game.
What should we do?
P.S. Hope you're having fun in New Hampshire with the Bears
and the Tigers! 😉
Sorry for such a long blog post! Haha, I had a lot of ideas.
I am going to be spotted on Blairs Blog in August
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Thank you for all the warm welcomes! It’s been so amazing already and I’m glad I’m a part of this community 🙂
I will be traveling from June 27 to July 18 and I’m not sure if I will be able to post or aim, but I will try my best!
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