Disclaimer- I do not own any of the Rocket power characters.
Reggie was looking down at the fractions homework in front of her. She was having a very hard time concentrating, since her mind was on other things. She had almost eaten the end off her pencil when the door bell rang. She peeked out the window and saw Sam with his rollarblades on waiting. She ran down the stairs really fast and answered the door, grinning from ear to ear.
"Hey Reg! I was thinking that you and Otto might want to play some hockey. Twisters just getting ready."
Otto replied from behind. "Awesome!" And before Reggie even realised he was there, he had ran right out the door.
"So, how about it?" Sam asked Reggie again. Of course Reggie wanted nothing more than to go with him, but there was still the stupid fractions homework for school, but she didn't want to tell him that!
"I'll get my skates," she said, excitedly.
"Hold it there Rocket Girl! Have you finished your homework, yet?" Ray asked her.
Reggie replied nervously. "Of course, thats why Im going out."
"You may be a very good skater, but you're an awful liar. Now go upstairs and finish your fractions homework."
Reggie was so embarassed, she could sense Sam staring at her from the doorway, probably thinking she was so dumb right now. She could have killed Ray for bringing it up.
"Fractions? If you needed some help, all you had to do is ask. I could help you if you want me to." Sam took off his hockey mask and safety pads.
Reggie changed her mind about about having a black hole swallow her up right then. Instead of going skating, she would get to be alone with Sam. "Okay, come up to my room then, I'll be right there." She ran into the bathroom before Sam or Ray could see she was blushing. She looked into the mirror. "Come on Reg, your acting like a idiot! A shooby even! It's just Sam, you see him everyday."
When she went to her room, Sam was already there, ready to help. She was glad they could spend some time together without an audience. He managed to help her do the sums, which she could have done anyway if she hadn't been thinking about him so much.
"Thanks for all your help" she said smiling at him. Now will you help me by telling me that the feeling is mutual and that my crush isn't making me look half as pathetic as the girls on TV, she thought.
"That's okay." He picked up Reggies yellow notebook. "You have any new ideas for the zine yet."
Reggie panicked as she saw him flipping through the pages. Not wanting him to see the page of random drawings she had done, she snatched it quickley from his hands and threw it over to the other side of the room.
"Sorry, it's a surprise! Can't let you see." She said quickley, preying that Ray wasn't right when he called her a horrible liar.
"Come on, Reg. You can trust me with anything. Even your biggest secret, I won't tell."
So smart and yet so naive, Reggie thought. "I know I can, but not with this, you're going to have to wait."
"Not if I get your notebook." Sam ran to the other side of the room and grabbed it.
Reggie tried to grab at it, and ended up falling, tripping Sam who dropped the notebook. She snatched it up, feeling really annoyed. "I can trust you with anything huh? Do you know how to respect people's privacy."
"I'm sorry," Sam said at the hint of anger in Reggies voice. "I'm just curious."
"Well, I'm curious to know when you're leaving. I don't like to be around people I can't trust." Reggie blurted out but really wish she hadn't.
"Fine, Im going, remind me never to help you with anything again because I don't like being around people who can't take a joke." Sam shut the door behind him. Leaving Reggie clutching her notebook.
"I can't believe it. I actually yelled at him. Good one, Reg you idiot! Then again, I couldn't have let him find out my secret this way. He'd never like me. Im just a really good friend, atleast I was...."
Sam was lying on the top bunk of his bed. The thing he did when he was really depressed. He and Reggie had never fought before. The truth was, Sam had liked her for ages. Ever since she helped him off the pavement for the first time. Sam remembered thinking that hers was the only hand he wanted to hold. Even after he was up, he didn't want to let go.
"Well, she has made it pretty clear that the feeling isn't mutual. I guess I'm going to have to move on. It wouldn't have worked anyway. Otto would never let me live it down if he knew I liked his sister...."
At the same time both Reggie and Sam made up their minds and said it out loud. "Nobody will ever know because I'm not telling anyone, EVER!"
Chapter 2 will be up soon. Hope it's alright to start with.