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Stay Seventeen

Chapter 2: Hey There




I was a bit scared to meet Alex's friends. I mean what if they don't like me, I know I shouldn't really be worried. It's just a little social anxiety. As we walked to the table Alex noticed my worried expression.

"They will love you, I mean you listen to awesome music, you seem cool, and your smokin' hot!" He said, but as soon as he finished his sentence he looked down at his shoes blushing. He murmured something to himself, it sounded like he was saying 'Idiot'. I let him think I didn't hear it.

"Aw thanks. Alex you're so sweet." I said trying to get him to look at me.

"Like candy?" He said sounding like a five year old. I loved how over an hour we had formed an idiotic friendship.

"Sorry, I wouldn't know... I haven't tasted it yet." I said suddenly more confident. He looked stunned, he looked at me with his big adorable eyebrows raised.

"Uh erm. Do-do you want to taste it?" He said starting off nervous but getting more flirty and confident towards the end. We both stared at each other for a good three seconds before bursting out laughing. My laughing at his reaction and him laughing at the slight turn-on he got from it. He awkwardly scratched the back of his neck as I tried to calm my laughing. We had reached the table in the center of the lunch room. He again noticed my reluctance to introduce myself and did it for me.

"Hey guys, this is Lacey! You're gonna love her!" He said introducing me to the 4 people circled around the lunch table.

"Uh hi..." I said shyly hiding behind Alex. This was a bit out of character for me. I'm usually outgoing and loud. They all looked at me, until one of them came up and tackled me to the floor.

"Hiiiiiiiiiiii, I'm Jack and I like candy!" He said while still lying on top of me.

"Wow Alex, quite the friends you have here" I snickered to myself. All that shyness I was talking about, yeah that's gone.

"Jackass, get off Lacey!" He shouted. I was trapped under Jack until Alex finally pulled him off. Thank god for Alex. I was suffocating under the lanky child. He looks so thin, but he feels so fat!

" fiiiinnneeee!" Jack groaned and I finally felt the weight of the world (AKA. Jack) being lifted off of my chest.

"Thanks Alex. And Jack, lay off the tater tots." I managed to choke out while trying to catch my air.

"Hey! Meanie! Alex hold me!" Jack screamed and jumped into Alex's lap. I started laughing and so did everybody else.

"Hey, like Alex said, I'm Lacey. Nice to meet you." I said over the noise of the lunch room. I smiled as they went around the table introducing themselves. Jack, Katie (Jacks Girlfriend), Rian, and Kara (Rians Girlfriend). Alex was the only one in their group without a girlfriend, except for Zack (The mystery friends who wasn't there. He went to a different school. At least that's what I heard.) They explained how they had formed their band. It was called All Time Low. Awesome name right?

"Uh well after school, you wanna come watch our band practice?" Alex asked me when we were all cleaning up at the end of lunch. I was shocked, he was actually interested in getting to know me. Or was he trying to get an easy lay. I know I'm being synical but its happened to me before.

"Sure, call me with the details later" I said as I scribbled down my phone number on a post it. I kissed him on the cheek as I made my way off to my next class. I can't wait for the day to be over. He seemed genuine in his offer. He also didn't grab my ass or try to make out when I kissed his cheek. The cheek kiss was a test, any guy who tries to get a make out session out of that little peck... Well that means he wants a one night stand and isn't worth it. He passed, and he looked a little dazed. Cute.

He had me falling. Falling hard.

Jessica, the b-list girl walked up to me after lunch.

"Hey, where were you at lunch? I thought you were gonna sit with us?" Jessica asked. I nodded.

"Yeah, I was but I wound up going to the nurse because I fell. I ran into a guy and I sat with him and his friends at lunch." I explained. Jess looked jumpy at my words.

"Who! Who's the guy? Is he hot?" She started firing questions at me. She and I could actually end up being friends if I tried.

"His name was Alex. Shaggy brown hair, amazing hazel eyes. Really cute." I rambled off his traits. Getting all girly talking about boys was never my thing. I could fake it, yes. But not real. Until now.

"Alex Gaskarth I'm guessing. Just quick warning, he's a bit of a man-whore. Like, he slowed down but I'm not sure if he's still like that. He's a charmer. If he wasn't hitting on you full Time that means he wants to be friends More than just fuck. So be careful. Sit with us tomorrow at lunch, okay? I need to fill you in on cheer squad, Kay? See you later. Text me!" She says. Speaking then backing away.

I see Alex and me being friends. I also see my hellish popularity rising.


So.... thoughts?


This story is really cute. I just stumbled across it and decided to check it out, and I really love what you have of it so far.
It's a bit fast for only knowing each other a day (perhaps you could have even just mentioned a bit of time gap with just telling how they were friends for a bit before getting into it), but other than that factor being a bit far-fetched, Lacey and Alex are really cute together and I really love this story. :)
Bummed to see it hasn't been continued, though. If you ever find the inspiration to do so, I will be here to read. Would like to see how things go for these two. I think you're a really great writer. :)
Hoping this comment inspires you.

Nanook Nanook

this is soooooo cuuuttteeee

Valkyrie Valkyrie
Aww thank you so much!

@TheAllTimeLowSloth I'm really happy that your
Loving it! <3
I love this! I just read it today but I'm already a huge fan of the story!
AllTimeSloth AllTimeSloth
You have this on wattpad and its like my favorite on there
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