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After a grueling training session on the track field, I was glad when I finally arrived home.
I dropped my bag on the kitchen counter and got a bottle of ice-cold water from the fridge, grateful as it chilled my parched throat. I popped a frozen lasagna in the microwave and sat on the stool. While I waited I went through my texts.
Melani tried calling countless times and Blue hadn’t even tried once. Not that I thought she would-you know what? Let’s just not go there.
A knock at the door drew my attention from my thoughts. I froze as I answered.
The last thing I needed to see was Deacon sucking face with Melani at my doorstep.
“Hey, dipstick. Is Chase home? Of cos he is.” Deacon pushed me aside as he stumbled into the house and Mel laughed as he dragged her along.
They were totally wasted. I mean like sky-high.
Deacon stood at the bottom of the stairs and shouted. “Chaaassee! Get down here!”
There was a sound of a door opening before Chase stood at the banisters. “Why don’t you get up here? I’ve got company.”
“Does she like to party?” he called back.
“Oh yeah!” Chase gushed. “She’s down dude,” he smirked.
“Say no more, my good man. We’re coming up.”
As Deacon and Melani staggered up the stairs, my heart almost jumped out of my chest as Blue came up behind Chase.
“Blue,” I replied as I stood outside my bedroom door.
“Are you ready for our study session?”
“I’m ready when you are,” I stared pointedly at Chase.
“Oh, she’s ready...I made sure she was when I kept her company while she was waiting for you...” Kissing her chin, he worked his way around to her cheek.
My jaw muscles worked as I spun on one heel and marched through my door, slamming it as I left.
The door opened and Blue tentatively entered the room. “Corbyn?”
I sat at my desk, hunched and unresponsive. She sat down on the edge of the bed and stared at the floor.
“Solid?” She asked, which was our code for being totally honest with each other.
“Solid,” I replied reluctantly as I clenched my pen.
“This is all part of my plan to get revenge for what they did to you. I can’t let them-no-I won’t let them get away with it.”
“Then there’s no point in trying to talk you out of it is there?”
“Just be careful okay?” My face softened as I looked at her.
“I will.” She pulled up a chair and sat beside me, resting her chin in her palms. “So? Are we going to talk about what happened the other night?”
“Look Blue...I shouldn’t have kissed you-”
“Oh, wow...you’re using my own words against me...” She became thoughtful and frowned.
“I had no right to do that-we’re friends...and you have a boyfriend,” I fumbled my words. “Plus I was drunk-”
Her mouth dropped open, and disbelief crossed her beautiful features. “Really Coleman? Are you really going to use the oldest trick in the book?”
“But it’s true Blue. I would never have kissed you in my sober senses.”
Her face contorted with rage, and her eyes blackened.“You really know how to make a girl feel special Corbyn!”
“Blue I didn’t mean-”
“Oh, I get it, Coleman!”
“It came out all wrong-”
She stood abruptly, glaring down at me. “I don’t think I’m up for this study session today. Goodbye Corbyn.”
She wrenched the door open and slammed it behind her.
I tried to read but for obvious reasons, the words were bouncing off the pages. I abandoned my book and went to shower then went straight to bed, but it was just another futile effort.
I reached out for my phone and started typing a message to Blue.
I don't know how many times I deleted them before I finally sent a simple worded apology.
"I'm sorry Cookie... I'm a jerk."
Just when I thought she was still mad and she wasn't going to respond, she did.
Blue Cookie: Don't call me that. But you're right about one thing-you are a jerk...but a really sweet one.
CC: Did I just get a compliment from my Cookie?
Blue Cookie: I said-nvm...
CC: I really am sorry Blue. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. Your friendship means a lot to me.
Blue Cookie: Oh wow, I've just been securely placed in the friend zone, mxm.
CC: tbh I don't know where else to put you Blue.
Blue Cookie: Maybe it's best if I stay there Corbyn. You're too good for me. I also value your friendship and I would never do anything to mess it up. Because that's what I do best...I mess things up...
CC: Don't be so hard on yourself...You're a tough Cookie(pun intended)
Blue Cookie: I think you need to go to sleep before you dig a deeper hole for yourself. I had almost forgiven you...
CC: Goodnight Laura-Jane.
Blue Cookie: Goodnight my sweet innocent. Blue Dreams xx
And that is exactly what I had. I dreamt about her...
She haunted my thoughts and invade my mind throughout the day. She was all I could think about. My heart skipped a beat whenever I saw her and I looked forward to seeing her. It was like the highlight of my day. I loved being around her.