Chapter Three: Befriending Another

A/N: I want to thank you all for being so kind and just plain out awesome!! In this chapter, Symone meets Kate for the first time and makes friends with her. How will Sarah take it? Please review!

--- Miss Dollface

I couldn't stop thinking of what Reid said. On one hand, I kind of felt bad because it's her ex. I've had that happen to me, and it hurts. But then who is that girl to tell me what to do? Well technically it was Reid, but she was the one that had the problem. I don't care; they broke up. So it's my turn. She's just going to have to deal with it.

Someone from the side had tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around to see who it was. I met face-to-face with a girl with long black hair, chocolate brown eyes, and dark skin.

"Hey aren't you Reid's cousin or sister or something?" she whispered.

I blinked. "Yeah. Cousin. Who wants to know?"

"Oh no one, just me." she said. "I'm Kate; friends with Reid, Sarah and the guys. I'm Pouge Perry's girlfriend. I take it you already met them?"

"Yeah I've met all of them. I'm Symone by the way." I said. "Oh hey... did you say you know a girl named Sarah?"

Kate nodded. "Yeah, why?"

I think we knew the same person, but I had to double check. "Does she have blonde hair? Kind of petite girl?"

"Uh huh." she said still following.

"Just wondering." I told her. "I think she hates me."

"Hate? Wow, I never knew that was in Sarah's vocabulary. She usually likes everyone." Kate responded.

I scoffed. "Apparently not me; just because I talked to her ex Caleb, she thinks I'm flirting with him."

I was flirting with him. I didn't reeeeally want Kate to know that. But come on! When a relationship doesn't work out between two people, you can't just hang on! You have to let other people have a chance.

Kate nodded. She understood. "Ohhh, okay I see now. Well, Sarah does a have a little jealousy streak in her."

"If you don't mind me ask, what did they break up over anyways?" I asked.

"They just grew apart." she said simply.

I blinked. "Just like that?"

"Yep. Just like that." Kate replied. "Caleb seemed to move on. Though Sarah never was able to."

'Wow. SUCH a tragedy. Pff! How lame!' I thought.

"I see." I said. "Well, he and I are just friends. I think of him nothing more than that."

I didn't like lying to her, but I took it from her body language that she and Sarah were close-knit friends. If she found out that I liked Caleb, then I'd be in dog shit.

"It's cool." Kate said.

Then I got an idea. "Hey, would you like my cell just in case you wanna call, or text, or whatever?"

"Sure" she said.

We took out our cell phones and exchanged digits. After, I asked her another question. "Hey do you have Caleb's number? I want to ask him if he's going to the beach party tonight."

"Yeah, here you go." Kate said. She read my the numbers as I punched them into my phone, planting them into the memory of my contacts. I thanked her, and received a 'you're welcome back. We stopped talking when we were done and turned around again. I kept my cell phone on my lap just in case it went off. If I had put it on the desk, it would vibrate against the wood and make a loud buzzing sound. And I didn't want to have it taken away.

I fixed up a text message and typed away to Caleb.

-Caleb's POV-

As I watched the professor lecture away about the lesson, I felt a vibration go off in my front, right pocket. It was my phone.

I looked around for spying eyes, and then when I was out in the clear, I pulled it out.

'New Message!
From: Unknown

Hey, it's Symone!
I got your # from Kate.
I was wondering if you wanted to
go to the beach party tonight?
I promise to bring my tea.
You know, just in case I started
coughing again

I gave a small smile to that message and typed a quick one back.

'Sure, I'll meet you down there around ten. Later.'

-Symone's POV-

My cell-phone went off. I took it out and read the message. I smiled brightly at it and thought I couldn't wait for tonight.