Disclaimer: If you hadn't gathered this by the other nine chapter you're hopeless and I give up on you.
There are certain events that take place when you kiss your best friend of four years and dart away. If you wish to avoid having to go through these events you should probably avoid kissing your best friend of four years and darting away. Just a tip.
The first of which is you start to wonder if it's at all possible to drown yourself in your own bathtub and how painful that just might be (not painful enough I decided). The second of which is that said friend will inevitably try to get to you in some way. The third of which takes place after said friend gives up and consist of unplugging your phone, eating a gallon of rocky road, and crying until your tear duct shrivel and dry up because you've just made a complete mess of everything.
And you're fairly certain you've just lost your best friend.
After I had made a run for it I had slammed the door behind me and flattened myself against it, chest heaving with heavy breaths. Kit started banging on said door and I was forced to retreat into my room.
From the comfort of my bed I could hear Kit yelling at the house begging me to come down so we could 'talk'.
"Nita! If you don't let me in I'm going to beam in!" came the newest shout from outside.
I dove across my bed and reached for my manual on the desk. I chanted the words that would put the barrier around the house. There, now Kit couldn't use the beam me up scotty spell against me.
"Nita?" came an incredulous voice from the doorway to my bedroom.
I looked up to find a bewildered looking Dairine peering at me through a slit in the door. She saw me see her and came in to perch herself at the edge of my desk.
"What the hell is wrong with Kit? You know what, on second thought what the hell is wrong with you?"
I couldn't help myself. She was there looking so confused and I hadn't seen her in forever and I wasn't in the best mental state at the moment. Before I could even fathom what I was doing I was spewing the entire story to her. The part about James, the date, detention and eventually the cardinal sin that had just taken place outside our very own green door in front of Bugzy, our garden noam.
When I had finally winded down I looked at her awaiting the shock, surprise, and confusion that would surely follow.
"I knew it." That was all I got. No shock, surprise or confusion.
"What do you mean you knew it?" I said with a growing sense of dread in the pit of my stomach.
Maybe I had always been completely obvious about my true feeling for Kit. Maybe Kit always knew but just politely pretended not to notice it.
"He was always staring at you and drooling all over the place. When that thing with Ronan went down I don't think I have ever seen him so pissed."
My eyes snapped up to meet hers, "Huh?"
"Come on Neets, don't tell me you didn't know this. Kit is completely crazy about you. Carmella and I even have bets going on how long it would take you two to snap out of it and get together," She said, "My time isn't until next month. Do you think you could put this thing off until then?"
I sat in shock for a few moment while I let this sink in. If Kit liked me back that would explain a whole lot. He did seem grumpy whenever Ronan or James was around. And there were times I caught him staring at me for no reason.
Wonderful, glorious realization settled over me. Kit liked me back. Kit, the love of my life, liked me back.
"Well, I can see this is gonna take a while to sink in so I'm just gonna go take a shower now." Dairine made her way over to the door.
"Wait!," I called out realizing something else. She turned to look at me over her shoulder. "What are you doing here? Why aren't you on mars with your little alien friends?"
"I left. They kept trying to clone me in my sleep and it was getting annoying. There might actually be a couple of chicks who look like me running around Mars at the moment." And with that she was gone.
I heard the distant sound of the water starting in another part of the house and I listened to that while I let this new information digest. Until I felt the manual start to buzz in my hand.
I flipped back into the message section and saw a message from Kit.
Meet me on the moon in ten minutes. I'll be waiting at our spot.
I replied back before I could stop myself.
I'll be there.
The dust raised up all around me when I landed on the moon before settling back at my feet. I looked up to find Kit sitting on a rock and staring back at earth. He hadn't heard me land.
"Hey." I whispered, almost not wanting to break the still silence that was trademark of the moon.
Kit jumped and whirled around to face me, "Oh, your early. Hey."
We stood there staring at each other, neither knowing what to say or where to start. Jut as I opened my mouth to make some sort of attempt Kit started spilling his guts:
"I love you." I tried yet again to say something but he held up his hand to stop me, "You don't have to say it ok? I know that you don't feel the same way about me and that that thing that happened outside your house was just in a moment of weakness. But it's the truth, I love you and I hated seeing you with James, not because he's a bad person, but because he's not me and I hate the thought of you with anyone else."
He finally stopped and just stood there awkwardly with his hands in his pockets awaiting my response.
Well, there was no way I could top that so I did the next best thing.
I kissed him. Again.
And this time he kissed me back.
When Monday came I prepared myself to face James again. When I walked into Mrs. Stuarts biology class I was totally ready for the confrontation that I was sure would come.
Surprisingly none came.
When the notes came up on the board a folded paper was passed my way. I looked up to find James steadfastly avoiding my gaze. But I knew that it came from him.
I heard about you and Kit.
How was I supposed to respond to that?
Don't look at me like that. Like you would of thought of something better to say?
That's ok. We wouldn't of worked together anyway. Actually Joanne and I have been talking a lot lately and we're getting along really well.
JOANNE! Am I being punked right now? There's no way he can be interested in Joanne.
My thoughts must have shown through on my face because he sighed and pulled the paper back to him.
I know what you're gonna say so don't. There's actually a lot more to her than what you think. She can be very cool when she's not acting all cheerleaderish.
Well, what could I say to that?
Good. I'm glad that worked out for you. I just hope she doesn't break your heart or I might opt to get violent.
He snorted when he read that and started writing back. Neither of us noticed Mrs. Stuart coming down the aisle towards our desk with a fierce look on her face.
Same goes for Kit. He better watch his back. I've had a lot of experience at fighting.
I wasn't at all surprised by this. We were grinning at each other like idiots when the note was swept off our desk.
"Detention!" Mrs. Stuart yelled before stuffing the note in her pocket and making her way back to the front of the class.
We got another one because we couldn't stop laughing after that.
When class let out James walked me to my locker where Kit was waiting for me. When Kit caught sight of us he gave James another backwards nod which James returned.
Sigh. Something's never change I guess.
James left us to give Joanne a ride home and I filled Kit in on their situation. He seemed relieved when I told him they were going out now.
Hmm. I wonder why.
I think he might still believe that I don't really like him and am in some way interested in James. He's weird like that sometimes. So damn insecure.
Oh, well. I guess I'll just have to kiss him till he gets it through his thick skull that I want to be with him.
This was one job I didn't dread at all.
A/N: So that's my story. I hoped you enjoyed it. I have plans going for my next one but it might be M rated so mature audiences only. I hope you all check it out.
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