Chloe asked me what my favorite part about Evan was. I wanted to say his fur, but I decided that probably wasn’t a good idea. So I told them it was his eyes.
They went around the circle asking who each girl had a crush on. Two of them even admitted to having crushes on Evan. And the weird part was, I wasn’t even a tiny bit mad.
Then they got to Vira.
“So who do YOU have a crush on Vira?” Melissa cooed.
Vira scratched the back of her head.
“Nobody…” she said
“I don’t believe that…..” Francesca smirked, “Come on there’s got to be someone that you’ve seen and thought they were cute, at least.”
Vira’s eyes darted nervously back and forth, eventually falling on me. As soon as we made eye contact she looked away.
“Um well….there is this one person…” she said. This surprised me. Vira? Having feelings for someone? I felt a pang in my heart. A pang of what? ………jealousy……?
All of the girls scooted in closer with huge grins on their faces. “Come on Vira, tell us more,” Francesca pleaded.
Vira kept staring at the floor. She shifted about uncomfortably.
“I’m not really comfortable saying who it is. You guys will probably think I’m weird,” she said softly.
“Awww come on Vi, we’re you’re friends,” Chloe pouted.
Vira just looked away.
“Let’s not pressure her,” I said.
The other girls nodded.
“Alright Vira. Will you tell us if you feel comfortable?” Francesca asked.
Vira nodded slowly.
“Wow somebody’s tired,” Melissa said, “It is getting late,”
We all decided to go to bed. Vira dragged her sleeping bag over next to mine. We waited for all of the other girls to fall asleep, and them we chatted for a while.
“I didn’t know you had a crush on someone,” I smiled sleepily.
“Can we drop that?” she said blushing.
“Aaaaw, Vira. It’s okay. I think it’s really cute actually,” I giggled. She looked ashamed.
“I’m going to sleep now,” she said and rolled over.
I tossed and turned, just thinking for about an hour. Eventually I drifted off to sleep. A while later I woke up again though. I felt something warm against me. I rolled over and found Vira IN my sleeping bag with me. I breathed heavily. I could feel heart beating. Her hands were resting on my bare thighs. (I still hadn’t put my pants back on from the truth or dare.)
For a while, I just watched her. The moonlight perfectly lit her face. I felt the need to take in every detail at this moment. Her breathing pattern. I watched her upper half fall up and down as she breathed. My eyes traced the curves of her body. Those long eye lashes, which every now and then would flutter as she slept. I noticed a beauty mark under her left eye one that I had never seen before. The way one fang poked out from her lips. Those lips….
I felt my insides heat up. My face felt hot. I needed to go cool down.
I carefully tried to step over all of the girls piled on the floor. I accidently stepped on Melissa’s hair. I froze. She shifted, but it didn’t appear that she had woken up.
I raced upstairs to the bathroom. I stood in front of the mirror, and just stared at myself. I was so flushed. I splashed water on my face. Sadie you need to chill.
What was that? Why was I staring at her like that? I NEVER EVER got that feeling around Evan….
Was it possible that I had….
And she would never feel the same about me. After all she already had a crush. Oh what the heck?!? Was I really a Les-
Someone knocked on the door.
“Sadie? Are you okay?”
It was Melissa. I guess I had woken her up.
“Can I come in?”
She didn’t wait for me answer. She just barged in.
“Sadie what’s wrong?” she asked. Could I tell her? No. Could I? I really wanted to talk to somebody….
“Did something happen between you and Evan?” she asked.
“Yes, No, I mean, sort of…?” I blurted out. Ugh I was getting nowhere. I sat on the lid of the toilet with my knees hugged against my chest.
“I’m so confused…” I whispered.