A/N: So guys, I hope you all liked the last chapter… some drama and a bit of a cliffhanger. Was it good?! I am very pleased with this story. And thank you all for inspiring me. To all reading, you are very cool I have had readers from all around the world. So if you come from a really different/cool/weird country then please say. I could have like a competition: who comes from the coolest place. Okay I will stop rambling. :) I do that A LOT!
Oooooo and nothing to do with H20 but the New Harry Potter was awesome. What did you all think?!
And Omg… Camilla Belle dumped Joe Jonas. Congrats to any Joe Fans. I love Kevin. :)
They both looked at me, shocked. I mean was it a stupid suggestion. Going to tell the police?! I thought it was quite logical. People would know where and what to look for. "Are you kidding Cleo?" Rikki said.
"No, I mean if more people were looking for her the better but they are looking in all the wrong places. We need to get help. The only people who can possibly help her are us and that doesn't seem to be going too well." I explained.
"Cleo, are you crazy, they won't believe us and probably send us to a mental home. Count me out of that plan." Rikki answered. I wasn't sure whether to feel insulted or to take her advice. I couldn't go any longer with Emma away from us; I would have to make my mind up fast about this one. She could be in real danger. A tear started to roll down my cheek but I quickly brushed it away, making sure no-one would know I was upset. I didn't want to cause a fuss. "She's right Cleo" Lewis said. I looked up and he had a sympathetic look on his face. "Look girls lets get some chips we have to eat. We need to stop worrying, everything will be fine."
"I'm not hungry" I snapped. And looked down again, twiddling my thumbs together and biting my lip.
"Me neither Lewis, I am gonna go home, get some sleep" Rikki answered. Even I knew that she wouldn't be able to sleep. And I could tell she knew it too.
"Okay then, see you Rikki." Lewis shouted as she walked out the Café. But she didn't respond.
"Come on Cleo, let's go for a walk shall we?!" Lewis asked. I didn't answer but he took my hand and sort of dragged me out of the booth.
We started walking down the beach. And I don't think he had realized it yet but we were still holding hands. I didn't mind. Lewis and I had gone out before but we broke up. I can't quite remember how or why? But we still remained as close as friends. And that's the way I liked it.
"Look Cleo, I know this isn't really the right time but…" He turned round to look at me and stopped talking when he noticed I was crying. "I'm sorry Lewis." I apologized. I was making such a scene. I just felt so upset. Where was Emma? I missed her so much.
"Don't be silly Cleo. It's fine. I have sort of been a bit down too. She was all of our friend and we all miss her Cleo. If you need to cry, don't be scared or nervous. It's only me. We can tell each other everything." I still looked down. I didn't know what to say now. So I literally turned around and hugged him. I knew I could always depend on Lewis.
The Night Before:
How was I going to tell her? It didn't really work out last time. But I know I still had feelings for her. I just knew it. She made me smile whenever she was around. And her confidence is always out shining. She had an affect on me which she didn't even know about. I had put it off long enough. So tomorrow before Rikki arrived I would tell her how I feel. I stood in front of the mirror and practiced.
"Cleo, ummmmm… well I really like you. I like we should give it another go."
No it's too direct; I need to drag it out longer.
"Look Cleo, we met in kindergarten and we have been friends ever since. Remember that time when we were 6 and we made mud pies at school and got really messy that we had to go home early. And there was the time when we were 9 and you fell off your bike and I had to carry you all the way home. Or when we were 13 and we went to the Juicenet Café and neither of us had any money so we came up with a big plan to just sit the whole day looking really sad. And then we said my dog died. But still no-one believed us because everyone knew I never owned a dog. (Then we both laugh) Anyway so we have had good times and bad times and I know we have gone out with each other before. Do you want to go out sometime?!"
Okay maybe that was too long.
"Hey, Cleo. I love you."
"Do you want to go out some time… with me?"
No, too un-original. It has to be something short but sweet. It must make her really think about. Something that will make her feel the same way about me. So I will just have to sleep on it tonight and it will come to me by the morning.
So I got to the Juicenet Café, early hoping Cleo would too. I still hadn't come up with my speech yet. I just thought I would let it come naturally in conversation. I sat down in a booth where no-on else was. I waited for about 10 minutes and then I saw someone walk in the door. The walked round some of the tables and eventually got to mine. I didn't want t turn round and make it too obvious I had been waiting for a while now.
I looked up and there was Rikki sitting down in Cleo's place. Well it wasn't necessarily Cleo's place… but it is where I had imagined her sitting down. Shortly after Cleo walked in. I wasn't going to get the chance now to speak to her. Not like the conversation was buzzing between Rikki and I. We basically sat there in silence.
Cleo approached the table and sat down. I smiled and said Hi. She replied back. We sat there all 3 of us for about 10 minutes waiting for our drinks to come. And then Cleo said "Guys do you think we should tell the police."
Rikki and I sat there in shock. What was she talking about?! I didn't say anything and looked up at Rikki who I knew was going to say something. "Are you kidding Cleo?" Rikki said.
"No, I mean if more people were looking for her the better but they are looking in all the wrong places. We need to get help. The only people who can possibly help her are us and that doesn't seem to be going too well." Cleo explained. I was confused now. This wasn't like Cleo.
"Cleo, are you crazy, they won't believe us and probably send us to a mental home. Count me out of that plan." Rikki answered, she was being a bit harsh. But she had a point.
"She's right Cleo" I said, silenced deafened our table and we all sat there. I had to break the ice "Look girls lets get some chips we have to eat. We need to stop worrying, everything will be fine."
"I'm not hungry" Cleo snapped.
"Me neither Lewis, I am gonna go home, get some sleep".
"Okay then, see you Rikki." I shouted as she walked out the Café. But she didn't respond. Now was my perfect chance. I mean Cleo didn't look too happy. But I promised myself I would tell her today how I really felt.
"Come on Cleo, let's go for a walk shall we?!" I asked. She didn't answer but I took her hand and sort of dragged her out of the booth.
We walked along the beach. Hand in hand. I am not sure if she had realized yet. But I was enjoying it. Okay, Lewis its time just go for it. Looking straight in front of me I began… "Look Cleo, I know this isn't really the right time but…" I turned round to look at her and stopped talking when I noticed she was crying. "I'm sorry Lewis." She apologized. "Don't be silly Cleo. It's fine. I have sort of been a bit down too. She was all of our friend and we all miss her Cleo. If you need to cry, don't be scared or nervous. It's only me. We can tell each other everything." I said trying to reassure her. She turned around and hugged me. I decided not to say anything today. It wasn't right. She was too upset.
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