Okay, I know I haven't updated in a long time. I've been kind of lazy considering it's summer and I already have a lot of summer homework to do for school. I've been putting off writing because I've been kind of discouraged.
Anyway, it's 2:44 a.m. right now and I should be sleeping. Oh well
I hope you lovely people enjoy this chapter.
Massie and I talked about almost everything during the ride to the concert. We pretty much got to know each other all over again.
"You are an ass," Massie laughed.
"Why? Just because I won't tell you where we're going for our date?" I teased.
"Yes!" Massie said. "You're supposed to tell your date where you're taking her so she can be prepared for anything!"
I rolled my eyes at her and she shoved me playfully. "Don't roll your eyes at me!" Massie gasped. "At least give me one hint, Derrick."
"I said it was a surprise. Surprises are not supposed to be ruined," I smirked. Massie punched me playfully and gave me a pout.
"Fine, I'm not talking to you until you tell me where you're taking me," Massie joked and stared me down believing I would give in soon.
Luckily we got to the venue five minutes later. I would have told her what our date was too if the ride was any longer. I got out and opened the door and offered her my hand to help her out of the limo. She swatted it away and got out herself. Massie was still bitter about me not telling her what out date was.
"Are you dating all these other people too?" Massie joked.
"Nope, you're the only one I want to date," I winked at her. I could see her blushing even when she turned away. Massie took a good look at where we were and I watched her eyes get bigger and bigger. She turned to look at me and had a huge smile on her face.
"You really took me to the Maroon 5 concert for our date?" She asked
"Yeah, I know how much you love Maroon 5. I mean, if you don't want to go to the concert, we can go…"
I was interrupted by Massie attacking me with a hug. "Derrick, this is the best date you have ever taken me on!"
I was surprised by her attack and hugged her closer to me. She let go of me and started heading into the venue with happiness. I smiled knowing that I was the one who created the happiness that she was feeling. I followed her in and sat down next to her on the lawn. It was a good thing that she didn't know about the actual surprise yet.
"Massie!" I heard someone scream.
We looked over to see Dylan, Kristen, Chris, Kemp, Cam, and Josh all coming over by us. To be honest, I was glad that they found us because it calmed my nerves down.
"Hey! Can you believe that Derrick brought me to the Maroon 5 concert for our date?" Massie couldn't hide the excitement in her voice.
"I thought it was the cutest thing! He was the one who came up with this idea. I thought…" Kristen and the girls went one with their conversation.
"So you're finally gonna do it," Josh nudged me.
I nodded my head, "I am. I'm kind of nervous, to be honest."
"Dude, you've been her boyfriend before. Why are you nervous?" Kemp asked.
"What if she says no?" I asked in return.
"I'm sure she'll say yes," Cam reassured me. That's what all of us were hoping for.
"Derrick! I still can't believe that you took me to this concert! Thank you so much!" Massie hugged me again.
"Get it in!" Kristen and Dylan yelled.
Massie and I rolled our eyes at them and laughed. "How in the world did you even get these tickets? By the time I went online to buy tickets, they were all sold out!"
"I just got lucky," I shrugged.
Massie just gave me a funny look and ignored what I just said. "I still can't believe that this is our date! Derrick, you're amazing!" Massie embraced me in another hug.
"Isn't that sweet? She's just playing with you, Derrick. And tomorrow, she'll be dumping your ass for someone else."
We looked up to see Claire, Alicia, and Olivia standing there laughing. I rolled my eyes and looked away hoping that I wouldn't be dragged into this conversation. I just kind of sat there hoping they would go away if they knew we were ignoring them. But of course the girls just had to retaliate.
"Don't you have somewhere else to be? Like maybe a street corner?" Dylan said.
Alicia scoffed at her remark, "Please, we have class."
Massie tried to suppress her laughter but failed. She was fully laughing now and gained an awful glare from all three girls.
"What? I can't laugh?" Massie gave them a smirk.
"Why don't you three just leave?" Kristen shooed them away with her hand.
"And why don't you have a better comeback? Call me when you get one," Claire laughed.
"Come on, Joshie. Why don't we go somewhere private," Alicia offered. I looked behind me to see Alicia on top of Josh.
"I'm good," Josh said trying to look away from her.
Alicia started to pull her shirt down more. The collar of her shirt practically went down to her bellybutton after. "Are you sure?"
"Yeah, I'm sure," Josh stated.
Alicia stood up, huffed and stomped her foot and said, "You don't know what you're missing, Josh." Alicia walked off with Claire and Olivia following her.
"Good riddance!" Massie yelled after them.
"Shut up!" Olivia yelled back. Everyone just laughed.
I smiled at Massie and started to hear music playing from the stage. Maroon 5 was playing "Makes Me Wonder" and Massie started singing along to it. I tried to, but she told me that I sounded like a walrus. I punched her playfully and she just laughed. Halfway through the concert, Massie leaned her head against my shoulder and my arm went around her to pull her in closer. I waited for a few seconds for her to pull away from me, but there wasn't any resistance from her. I smiled knowing that I was able to hold her closer than usual without her wanting to move away from me.
"Get a room," Dylan joked.
Massie just laughed and I rolled my eyes. Nothing could ruin this day for me right now. They started playing my favorite song, "Won't Go Home Without You." My palms started to sweat a little knowing what was about to happen after the song was over.
It's not over tonight/Just give me one more chance to make it right/I may not make it through the night/I won't go home without you…
"Wait, hold on," The music suddenly died down. "Westchester, how are you doing tonight?" Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, asked the crowd. Everyone cheered in response. "Alright, alright. Now today is a very special day for one of my very good friends out there in the audience." I was confused. He wasn't supposed to say anything until the end of the song.
"My good friend Derrick Harrington has asked us to do him a favor today. Derrick, please come up here with you and your friends," Adam insisted.
I slowly started to get up and the rest of the gang followed. Everything from the moment I got up, to the moment I got on the stage was a blur. I slowly walked over to Adam and smiled at him. My palms got all sweaty again and I felt like I was going to faint.
"It's all you, man," Adam winked and handed over the microphone.
I let out a nervous laugh and looked over to my friends. Josh, Cam, Chris, and Kemp all gave me a small nod. I looked over to Dylan and Kristen who were both jumping up and down with excitement. My eyes finally landed on Massie and I smiled. I walked over and took her by the hand.
"Derrick, what are you doing?" Massie asked.
I looked into Massie's amber eyes and asked, "Massie, will you be my girlfriend?"
I'm actually surprised that I even wrote... no, not wrote, but finished this chapter. This chapter has been unfinished for a really long time. I kept on going into the Word document trying to finish it but then got discouraged. So it's just been sitting there until now.
I'm sorry if I made Derrick sound like a girl. I tend to make guys sound like girls when I'm writing in a guy's POV.
It's pretty late and I'm half asleep. But I wanted to try and update because I had an idea.
Alrighty, sorry that I'm awkward.