She was sitting cross legged on the hood of a Ford
Filing down her nails with an Emory board
Talking to her friends about people they knew
And all of the things that young girls do
When she said, "You see that guy in the baseball cap?
I'd like to spend some time with a boy like that,"
Betty said, "I seen him at the hardware store
I think his name is Billy, I'm not sure."
As they talked a little while he passed by
She smiled at him, he just said hi
He was thinking to himself as he walked away
Man I'd like to find a girl like her someday
Young love, strong love, true love, it's a new love
They're gonna make it through the hard times
Walk those lines, ya these times go by
10 years later...
"Come on, Bree, auditions weren't that bad...we only need four new girls this year!"
The blond scoffed. "Chloe! For serious? There were hardly any girls to choose from!"
Chloe sighed. Sure, maybe Aubrey was right, but they only needed enough girls to do their routine - they still had Amy, Stacie, Cynthia Rose, and Mary Elise from last year. She looked up from filing her nails, preparing to calm her best friend down, when her attention was captured by a beautiful brunette sitting against a tree across the quad. The girl wore heavy eyeliner and ear spikes, but this just increased Chloe's attraction to the girl, giving her that added air of bad assery.
"You see that girl with the headphones around her neck?"
Aubrey raised her eyebrows, but glanced over anyway. Her lip immediately curled when she saw who the redhead was talking about. "Oh, she was at the activities fair. She came to our booth when you were in the bathroom. Horrible attitude."
Chloe was determined. "Did you get her name?"
"Um, Beca, I think. Not totally sure." At that, Chloe frowned. Beca. Where do I know a Beca from? Wait...nah, no way that's her. It's been years. "But forget her, check out her friend!"
Chloe cringed. How did I not see him before? "You don't think they're...together, do you, Aub?"
Aubrey chuckled. "No way. Look at them! That's totally platonic. I know you don't swing that way, Chlo, but you have to admit he's pretty cute."
With a roll of her eyes, Chloe managed to tear her eyes away from the brunette, who was starting to stand up.
They went back to conversing about the Bellas for a couple of minutes, but when Chloe heard a voice, she froze. "No way, Jess! Not happening!"
Chloe searched hopefully for the source of the voice, her eyes finally landing on the brunette she had seen earlier. She seemed to be in an argument with her friend. As they walked by, the girl's eyes met Chloe's. Chloe smiled shyly but said nothing - a first for her.
"Hi," the girl said, giving a crooked smile back before glaring at Aubrey and walking away faster than before.
Beca dragged Jesse away from the girls in an attempt to escape the blond's piercing eyes. "There, you happy? I talked to her!"
"Right," Jesse huffed. "I don't think saying one word and then speed walking away counts as talking."
She sighed. "I know." Man, I wanna find a girl like her someday. "At least it's more than you said to that blond bitch you're crushing on."
Jesse huffed. "Don't call her a bitch."
Beca rolled her eyes. "If she can call me a bitch, I can call her whatever the fuck I want."
"Fine!" Jesse exclaimed as they entered Beca's dorm. "Let's make a bet. I have to get the blond to go out with me, and you have to get the redhead to go out with you. Whoever gets a kiss on the lips first wins, but neither of us can initiate it. Loser does the winner's stacking for three shifts. Deal?"
Beca swallowed. Jesse, if this ends badly, I'll kill you. "Deal."
Well she just couldn't stop herself from thinking about him
At a store downtown she saw him again
She had both hands full, he held open the door
He said, "My name is Billy, I've seen you before,
Can I help you with these? Can I give you a ride?
Can I take you out on a Saturday night?"
She didn't have to say what she was feeling inside
He could see the answer shining in her eyes
Chloe sighed into the phone. "I know, Bree, I just can't help it. Okay. Yeah, I got the food. Bye." It had been a week since she had seen the brunette on the quad, and Chloe hadn't stopped thinking about her since. She didn't know why, but she felt drawn to the Aubrey-dubbed "alt girl".
She was trying to figure out where she'd seen the brunette before when the hostess brought out six bags of food. She sighed heavily, regretting her decision to walk to the restaurant, but thanked the woman regardless and headed for the door. She stood in front of the pull-door for a long moment, tossing her options around in her head, when a hand reached from behind her and pulled it open.
"Thanks," she sighed in relief.
"You're welcome," the person said. Chloe's eyes widened. She'd heard that voice before.
She spun around quickly and was ecstatic whe she saw the brunette from the quad holding the door open with a smirk.
They stared into each other's eyes - blue - before the brunette cleared her throat. "Uh, can I, um, help you with those?"
Chloe grinned, but on the inside she was slapping herself. Way to go, Beale. The one day you decide to walk instead of driving. "Thanks, but I walked here."
The brunette grinned back. "Well, it's a good thing I drove then, huh? Can I give you a ride? You're going back to Barden, right?"
Chloe's eyes went wide, her heart pounding in her chest. "Really?! I mean, uh, sure, thanks!"
The girl chuckled and took the majority of Chloe's bags from her. "I'm Beca, by the way. I'm sure your friend already mentioned it when she was ranting about me, but just in case."
"Chloe," Chloe said. "She did, but she said she wasn't sure, so I just assumed she was wrong. She thinks you have a bad attitude."
"Me? I'm not the one with a stick up my ass."
Chloe tried to hide her smirk. "She's a little uptight, but she means well."
Beca started leading Chloe toward her car. "Did you know she called me a bitch?"
"I definitely don't doubt that she did," Chloe chuckled. "Too bad I was in the bathroom. We could've met sooner."
"I really wish we would've." Chloe internally swooned at the alt girl's sweet words.
They reached the car and Beca threw all the food in the backseat before rushing to the passenger side and opening the door for Chloe.
"Thanks," Chloe blushed, not used to the chivalry. Bonus points for Beca.
Beca walked back to her own side, grinning. "Who ever said chivalry was dead?"
Chloe bit her lip as the fastened their seatbelts and Beca started the car. "Thanks so much for doing this."
"Don't sweat it. We're basically going to the same place," Beca pointed out, keeping her eyes on the road. "Besides, it's not every day I get the opportunity to help out such a gorgeous redhead." Chloe blushed again, the butterflies in her stomach going crazy. "So why do you have so much food, anyway?"
"Bellas bonding night," Chloe answered. "We're down to nine girls 'cause three girls broke the oath so Aubrey decided we needed to get to know each other a little better. She figures if we're all friends, we'll be 'less likely to cave in to the temptation' of breaking the oath." She probably told Beca more than the girl cared to know, but she couldn't help it. She was oddly nervous.
Beca just grinned. "Ahh, wonderful."
They pulled into Barden and Chloe directed Beca to the apartment she shared with Aubrey. Not wanting to part from the girl just yet, she decided to tease her a little.
"You sure ask a lot of questions. You sure you don't have any more before I go?"
Beca only gave a small, nervous smile. "Just one. Can I take you out next Saturday night?"
Chloe's eyes shined and she couldn't keep the grin from forming on her face. "Only if I can ask a question of my own."
Beca furrowed her eyebrows. "Uh, sure, shoot."
"Come in and help us eat all this food?"
A/N Okay, I know some of you wanted me to continue where the last chapter left off, but there will be flashbacks starting next chapter, so at least there's that. Sorry for the wait!
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