A/N: Hey everyone! I'm so proud of myself for getting a chapter up this fast! I'm going to try to get one more up before the end of this week because next week is fair and I won't be able to be on a computer that much. So I hope you like this and if you have any suggestions then please tell me or if you want something to happen in the story. Thanks (:
Chapter 4: Knocked Over
I'm not sure why I was still feeling so strongly for this girl that I saw for 5 minutes. I mean really, she hadn't even spoken one word to me. So I was very confused as to why this girl, that I didn't even know at all, could affect me so much. I couldn't get those smothering eyes out of my head, or her perfect, so inviting lips. I was in my own little world again and all of a sudden Archie was yelling at me, interrupting my glorious thoughts that would be etched in my memory forever.
"John, there's a car there! Hello, are you trying to get us in a car crash?"
"Oh, sorry guys I forgot that I was driving for a second," I tried to console them, but that even sounded stupid to me!
"Man, what's up with you today? Ever since you knocked that girl over you've been in a daze. Did you knock your head to hard on something?" Mark asked in a mocking tone.
"No," I scowled at him; "I just can't get her out of my head." I don't know why I was telling them all this, they were just going to make fun of me even more than they already were today.
"Dude, you're whipped!" Noah laughed. "What did she say to you?"
"Absolutely nothing! That's part of my problem!" I said aggravated with myself for telling them anything. They just kept making jokes and snickering the rest of the way home. I just blocked them out and thought of the girl again.
After I walked away from that john boy or whatever his name was I was fuming! How could someone be so unobservant as to knock someone completely to the ground? Well if I was being fair I wasn't looking where I was going either but that didn't matter, I was still mad at him. I walked to the bathroom. Luckily no one else was in there so if I started to cry no one would hear or see me. Crying was an extreme possibility right now because when I got mad I start crying. I looked at myself in the mirror; my face was all red from everything that had happened. I tried to calm myself down by taking deep breaths. When my face returned to its normal color I walked out of the bathroom and saw a smoothie place. I stopped by and got two raspberry smoothies. Then I walked back to the store.
When I gave Tory her smoothie she was very grateful, "Oh Melanie, thank you so much! I forgot what time it was. You must be starving! I'm sorry I was having so much fun shopping with you that I lost track of time. Your brother is probably home already and he'll want dinner soon so we should go." That made me feel better and I was pretty hungry, too.
When we got home Tory apologized to Rennie for being late but he really didn't mind and then she got right to work making dinner. I took all my new clothes up to my room, I was amazed that I could get them all in one trip. When they were all put away in my oversized closet I decided to go for a run, which I hadn't done in a while and was probably out of shape. Running always cleared my head and that's exactly what I needed right now.
I changed in to a sports bra and some athletic shorts and pulled my hair up in a ponytail. I grabbed my ipod and went down stairs.
"I'm going to go for a run. Is that okay? I won't be long, I'll be back for dinner," I told Tory.
She smiled at me and said, " Sure, have fun." I walked out the door, put my headphones in and picked my favorite band Sherwood. I kept my pace to the beats of The Only Song. My head was starting to clear and I was only a few houses down when I saw something that brought back all my anger.
Across the street from me was the guy that knocked me over today at the mall. He was mowing the lawn hat had this massive house, even bigger that Rennie's and Troy's house. He was on a fancy tractor and had his shirt off. He looked even better with his muscles defined. No! Stop, I can think that, I was supposed to be mad and I was! Just as I was turning my head away so he wouldn't catch me staring, his eyes met mine. Crap! He stopped his tractor and hopped off. Not good! Please don't come follow me, I thought. He started jogging after me and I pretended I hadn't seen him and just ignored him. He caught up to me and I think he was trying to say something to me, but I couldn't hear him because of my music. So I just gave up. I stopped running and turned my music off.
"Hey, I'm John, remember me?" He said flashing me his dazzling smile. I was momentarily lost for words. I couldn't let that affect me!
"Yea, you're the guy that fell on top of me. How could I forget?" I told hem with a sweet sarcastic voice. He just laughed and smiled again seeming untroubled.
"Yea it was pretty memorable, wasn't it? Anyway you never did tell me your name. I'm glad I ran into you, I've been wondering all day!"
"Yea, I guess I didn't tell you my name and I think we should leave it that way," I told him and started putting my headphones in. I was trying really hard not to stare at his perfectly sculpted chest. I'm pretty sure he noticed too, because he started to smirk.
"Well how am I supposed to find you again if I don't know your name?"
"I think that's the point of me not telling you."
"You're breaking my heart here!" he whined playfully.
"How can I be? You don't know me at all!"
"You could start by telling me your name."
"It's Melanie. But I have to go so bye!" I yelled over my shoulder as I jogged off.
"Okay, I'll see you soon, Melanie," he yelled after me and waved. But I really doubted we would ever see each other again.
A/N: Okay that's that! So please review if you want more!