A prom night from Hell
was so much fun. I met up with Sophie and we went around the Mall
going into every single dress shop looking for the right one. I was
so tired; 19 shops down, 1 to go. If this last shop didn't have the
right dress, I would kill myself.
"So what do you think of this one?" Sophie came out of the changing room wearing a pale blue dress with thin straps and hugs Sophie's figure until her hips where it flares out at the bottom allowing her to walk easily. It is covered in beads and sequins. She looked beautiful, it complimented everything about her.
"You look gorgeous. Some hearts will be broken in that dress. That's the one." I stood up and looked at the label. It was worth the price and luckily for Sophie, it wasn't too expensive.
"Great. I'm exhausted," She said while we waited in the queue. "Do you want to grab a bite before we head back to mine?" Our stomachs grumbled together. We looked down at our stomachs and laughed hysterically.
"I guess that's a yes!" We laughed even more.
We walked into Simply Italian with our bags and found a table, it was right by the window where we loved to sit because it meant we could sit and stare at the people walking past. This was our restaurant. We came here every week after school and ordered our usual: Carbonara and Treacle Sponge. Just as I was about to say something when the chavviest girl in our school walked past the window. We burst out laughing for the millionth time today and we did what we always do when we see a chav. We rolled our tops up so you can see our stomach and we strutted around our table pretending to think we look cool. The only difference is, the chavs think they actually do look cool, we just do it to take the mick, we get the weirdest looks but we don't cause because it's something special to us, and it's damn funny aswell! It never gets old! After we'd sat down, I sighed and got to the important subject that had been nibbling away at me since Dan asked me to the prom.
"Do you think that Dan will like me in red?" I was so anxious about how I'll look because I want to make a good impression on Dan.
"Yes. You always look gorgeous in red. Surely you know that by now."
"I do know that but, you know, I want to look my best since everyone will be staring at us."
"Don't worry. Just calm down, it'll be fine. You have a date and a gorgeous dress lined up for one awesome Friday night. I know you'll have a great time and I also know that Dan will think you look beautiful." She said smiling and poking my shoulder playfully.
"Thanks. Oh I forgot to tell you. I'm taking you to Ashleigh's tomorrow to get your opinion on my dress."
"Don't you mean you forgot to ask me?" She gave me a weird look.
"No. You're coming with me. It's been decided." I looked at her seriously then we broke out in laughter.
knocked on Ashleigh's door with Sophie beside me. I was dressed in
a simple t-shirt and jeans as I was going to be trying on my newly
made dress. Ashleigh answered the door. She was glowing with
excitement. She was obviously proud of how the dress looked and
couldn't wait to show us, she must have been jumping up and down in
excitement all day!
"Come on in Chloe," She rushed us into her house. "Hello, you must be Sophie. Come on girls I want to show you Chloe's dress." She ran upstairs followed by me and Sophie.
"Tada!" She held her hands out towards a dummy wearing a beautiful dark red dress covered in glitter. It was knee length and showed a good amount of cleavage which is good as I didn't want to look like a nun with a neckline that strangled me. It had thin straps like Sophie's but hugged the figure of the dummy perfectly. I stood their staring at it in shock. It was so amazing I was speechless.
"It looks beautiful. How did you make this in such short time?" Sophie broke the silence. She walked over to the dress and started feeling the fabric.
"Well, it wasn't easy. You had to choose the most difficult fabric to work with Chloe but I made it work."
"Sorry about that but it looked so nice but I didn't think it would look this good. OMG I love you Ashleigh!" I run up to her and gave her a huge hug, she just laughed and wrapped her arms around me hugging me tight.
"Now I know who I'll be going to for my next dress. You're amazing. Try it on Chloe; I want to see how it looks on you." Sophie urged me into the bathroom to change. I slid on the dress over my jeans and went out to show them.
"I think the jeans add that extra touch." I joked making Ashleigh and Sophie laugh.
"Oh yeah" They chorused and laughed again. "You look gorgeous. Good choice in colour. Well I'm going to get changed too so we have time to do our make-up and hair." Sophie went into the bathroom while I took my jeans off from underneath the dress.
each took turn doing each other's make-up so Ashleigh and I did
Sophie's make-up and hair and they did mine. We were ready and
fashionably late for the prom but not too late for me meeting Dan.
"Sophie you never told me. Do you have a date too?" I asked, wondering which one of the many boys at school it would be seeing as so many guys have asked her and she turned most of them down.
"I most certainly do. It's Tom." She absent-mindedly smiled and gazed off into her world of thoughts. I snapped my fingers in front of her face.
"Sophie. Welcome back to reality." I laughed.
"Sorry, but I think Tom really likes me." She sighed happily.
"Well if he doesn't and he's just using you or something, I'll break his face for you because you're my best friend and if any guy breaks your heart, he can say goodbye to his pretty-boy face." I smiled at her.
"Aw thank you. The same goes for you, if this Dan guy breaks your heart, he'll be hearing from me and it will probably be the last thing he will ever do." We smiled at each other and hugged.
"Well I guess you two are ready, let's go." Now it was me and Sophie who were glowing with excitement. We continued to glow whilst in the car with Ashleigh. When we arrived, we linked arms and decided that if anything went wrong, we would leave together with our heads held high and our dignity still intact. We walked in together and it was amazing. Everyone was dressed up for a night of romance and excitement. It was nearly 10 so I walked into the middle of the dance floor and waited. I wasn't waiting long when I heard the familiar deep, sexy voice from behind me sending major chills down my spine.
"Hey Chloe, you look amazing." I shivered once more as I turned round with a big smile on my face. He looked so amazing in his tux. I just wanted to hold him close forever. He was admiring my dress with a big smile on his face.
"You look pretty good yourself." I smiled.
"Would you like to dance?" He looked at me with his beautiful golden brown eyes. His dark hair had been rustled up which made him look even sexier.
"Erm sure, but I'm warning you. I can't dance that well."
"Oh don't worry. I'll help you." He took my hand and lifted me up and put me onto his feet. I laughed nervously. I always thought I was quite heavy but he didn't seem to be struggling. I wrapped my arms around the back of his neck and snuggled my head comfortably into his neck. He relaxed his head on top of mine.
"Chloe, I really like you." He whispered softly in my ear. His warm breath tickled me.
"I like you too." I said. I suddenly became really cold and started shivering. He reacted immediately.
"You're shivering, Chloe. Come here." He took his blazer off and wrapped it around me. His body warmth made the blazer feel so nice and warm. He took my hand and led me over to a corner of the room, a dark corner which was invisible to the rest of the dance floor.
"What are you doing?"
"I love you Chloe. You are so beautiful." He leaned in and kissed me. It was so special but it took me by surprise so it took a while before I responded. His lips were so soft and warm and welcoming but something wasn't right. I tried to ignore it and continued to watch beautiful fireworks go off in my mind. He pulled away.
"Are you thirsty?" His lips were still very close to mine. I could feel his sweet-smelling warm breath against my face.
"No?" I whispered and pecked him quickly on the lips then pulled further away from him.
"But I am hungry." I grabbed his hand and pulled him to the food table. Adam appeared beside me.
"Having fun?" He asked me, taking a mini sausage roll from the table and putting it in his mouth whole.
"Loads! I think he's the one, Adam. Whenever I'm with him, I catch my breath and everything in my life suddenly has a meaning. What about you? You seem quite upbeat too."
"I guess but there's something I need to tell you. Chloe, I…" He was interrupted by Tom who slid in between us and took a cocktail drink from the table.
"Hey guys!" He shouted over the music which had suddenly increased in volume. "Isn't this prom awesome?" He started dancing whilst taking sips from the plastic cup in his hand.
"Yes, I'm having a great time. Dan and I are so compatible How about you and Sophie?"
amazing, Chloe. You should come over."
"Maybe later. OK?"
"OK." He danced away back to his awaiting date.
"What were you saying, Adam"
"What I'm trying to say is that I really…" He was interrupted again by Dan who pulled me away onto the dance floor.
I mimed to him: "Tell me later." He nodded in reply. He seemed upset that he didn't tell me whatever it was he was trying to say. I suddenly felt guilty for no reason. After a while of dancing closely against Dan, the DJ made an announcement.
"OK all you lucky guys out there. Take your date by the hand and ask her to dance because it's the last dance." I turned to Dan who bent down in a bow and held out his hand for me to take. I felt like a princess at the ball as I curtsied and took his hand. He gently pulled me close and placed his other hand on my waist. I looked into his eyes as he led me around the dance floor. It was a classical ballroom moment. The song was slow, the atmosphere was romantic and I felt as though it was just Dan and me in the room. I swirled and twirled and whisked around the dance floor, holding onto Dan's hand. He was an excellent dancer. He pushed me backwards slightly but still held onto my waist. He leaned into kiss my bare neck when he was interrupted by a tap on the shoulder.
"Sorry to interrupt, but can I dance with Chloe for a while please?" Dan turned to look for my support as I stood up vertically again. I nodded at Dan as he pulled his arms away and was replaced by Adam. My smile faded as Adam and I slowly danced together.
"I wanted to tell you what I was trying to tell you earlier." He whispered into my ear. I could hear him smiling while he spoke. It made me smile.
"What were you trying to tell me then? It seemed quite important at the time." I whispered back to him.
"Well, yes it is quite important. Earlier this week, I tried to tell you what I'm about to tell you now but Dan interrupted me when he asked you to prom. So this will probably be my last chance to tell you this. Consider what you are doing, Chloe. You don't even know this guy and you're already in love with him." My smile faded as I listened to what he was saying. I caught Dan's eye and quickly smiled at him so as not to concern him.
"Why do I not like where this is going?" I said to him.
"Well, what I'm trying to say is that I think you should consider all you know about this guy and keep this on your mind. I love you Chloe and I know that you're in love with this Dan guy but think about this. I've known you a whole lot longer than you've known him and you know you can trust me but you don't know the first thing about him. Don't forget me Chloe. I love you." We stopped dancing but the room was still spinning. My mind suddenly filled with confusion. I could barely see Adam stood next to me when I fell to the floor and everything went black.
tried to open my eyes but they seemed as though they were glued
"I think she's waking up." I heard a familiar voice say. I lifted my hand and tried to open my eyes. I forced them open to see a group of heads hovering above me. Tom, Adam, Sophie, Ashleigh and my panda-eyed, pale faced mother. She looked like she hadn't slept since the day she was born. I looked around and saw that I was in a hospital ward.
"Are you OK? Do you need anything? Are you hungry? Or tired? Or do you..." I stopped her before she had a nervous breakdown.
"I'm fine Mum. Just go home. You could use some rest." I tried to smile reassuringly but my mouth was so dry. "Actually, could I have a drink please?"
"Yes, sure sweetie." She said as she poured me a glass of water from the jug that was on the table beside me.
"So what exactly happened to me? I don't remember." I looked at each of the hovering head, looking for someone with an answer.
"Erm, I think we should leave this to you, Adam." Tom said turning towards Adam who also seemed to be struggling for words. Each of the heads disappeared except for Adam. I sat up, not very easily I might add, as I was still quite tired. I looked up at Adam with confusion while he still tried to work out what to say.
"Well, erm," He scratched his head. "Well, we were dancing together and I told you something, something quite important and you stopped dancing but your head was spinning and you, erm, well, you fainted." He looked up at me, hoping that was a good enough explanation.
"Too much on my mind I guess. Considering what you told me and the fact that Dan..." My sentence trailed off as I didn't want to give away the problem I was having with Dan.
"Dan what?" He seemed suddenly intrigued that I was about to blurt out something.
"Nothing." He gave me a suspicious look, one that was also filled with the annoyance that hadn't left his eyes for about a week. "Well, something just doesn't feel right with him. I thought he was the one for me. He's so sweet and he's so warm and he loves me so much and I love him. But, oh, I don't know!" I stroked my hands through my hair with anger and frustration. This was annoying me so much, it was driving me crazy.
"Maybe he's the perfect guy but he's not you're perfect guy." I hate it when he's right. I sighed, suddenly very frustrated with everything.
"I guess not. I was so desperate to be the centre of attention for once in my life. I just wanted one special night in my life to be perfect and he fitted the bill. I am so stupid." I sunk back into my pillow with shame over myself and cuddled the corner of the duvet for some comfort. Adam shuffled closer towards me. I looked up at him.
"Hey, you are not stupid. Well not all the time anyway." He smiled reassuringly, stroking a strand of hair out of my face softly.
"Well at least that's one person on my side." I smiled back to him, but it quickly faded as I nearly collapsed.
"I guess I should leave you to get some sleep." He leaned in and whispered in my ear.
"I still love you, Chloe. Don't forget that." He turned around and walked away. After he left, I whispered to myself.
"I love you too." I smiled as I drifted off to sleep.