Author's Note: I know. You all hate me for lying. I said I'd update every weekend but then I never did…I'M A HORRIBLE PERSON. I APOLOGIZE. I just couldn't write. xD but yeah. So my other stories kind of died, because it's been so long that I updated that I don't even remember them. If I update any of them, it'll be That Redhead cause it was my favorite. But okay, trying again here. It'll either be a two shot or a chapter story, we'll see if anyone reads. And this time, I'll actually update, because I miss writing. Here we go. Starts right after "Don't Let Me Get Me". Kind of going along with the promos, but most likely won't be what actually happens, obviously. Clare will be "badass" ish. xD
Eli's suspended, Alli's gone, I barely see Adam, and I still haven't completely forgiven Jenna for stealing KC. I do feel bad for her though, so I don't hate her anymore. She's bearable, I guess. and she really just needs friends right now to support her.
I'm pretty much alone at school; thank God it's Friday, the last day of Eli's suspension. I love the learning aspect of school, but really, I've been hating it lately. I wish Alli didn't leave. I won't be seeing too much of her anymore.
"Clare! You pumped for tonight?" Adam said.
"What's tonight?" I asked, confused.
"Seriously, Clare? Your date with Eli?".
I completely forgot about that. Tonight, Eli and I were going to the Dot for dinner. His parents wouldn't let him see me until his suspension from school was over, so I've been missing him like crazy. I just had so much on my mind that I didn't even remember. My parents constantly fight. I've even yelled at them before, and they don't care. All they do is ignore me and continue cursing at each other.
"Right! I'm so excited, actually. I can't believe that I forgot."
"Gonna be playing kissy kissy with Eli tonight?" Jenna chimed in. I hadn't noticed that she approached my locker.
"Oh shut up Jenna. It is our first date though." I said, smiling. It was true; Eli and I have not gone on a date. Not very traditional, but I don't care.
"Well the, Clare bear. Someone's feisty. What are you telling your parents?"
Oh crap. I didn't think about telling them I was even going out. I couldn't use Alli as an excuse because she was grounded until God knows when. Would they be okay with me going out with a boy?"
Adam noticed the long pause I took to answer, so he said, "No way Clare, you didn't tell your parents?"
"I don't know if I'm allowed to date, honestly."
Jenna smiled. "Use me as an excuse! Say we're seeing a movie or something. I don't mind." Looks like she saved the day.
"Thanks Jenna. The bell's gonna ring for 8th period any second, so we should get going. I can't imagine the punishment for being late. Probably suspension." I said, giggling. Adam and Jenna both laughed too then we parted ways.
The rest of the day was uneventful as usual. I didn't even pay attention in class. Definitely not like Saint Clare. Why did I have to be so good all the time though? I don't understand. My parents don't even listen to their rules, so why should I?
Exactly. Time for me to change.
This had been the longest week of my life. Actually, the longest 3 weeks, because I haven't seen Clare since Vegas Night.
School should be getting out any minute though, then Clare was supposed to text me. We were meeting at the Dot at 6, but I wanted to make sure we both knew the plans exactly. Nothing would ruin this night.
I wanted to pick her up from her house, but she refused. She said something about her parents freaking out if I picked her up.
Buzz. Text message.
Clare: Hey. (:
Eli: Hey, Blue Eyes. How was school?
Clare: Suckish. I missed you.
Eli: I miss you so much. 6pm tonight, right?
Clare: Of course.
I showered around 5 and put on my favorite gray shirt and black skinny jeans. Hell, I even put on a tie. I was out the door at 5:55. Perfect, I'd arrive at the Dot right on time.
I wanted help picking out my outfit for tonight, but Alli obviously couldn't come over. And I still wasn't ready to have Jenna come over my house. It was fine when we got ready for Vegas Night, because Alli was there. Being alone with her would be awkward. Not to mention her baby bump would make my parents hate her.
"Clare, are you still going out tonight?" My mom asked nicely. I haven't heard that tone in a long time.
"Yeah, mom. I'm going to the movies with Jenna, is that okay?"
"Sure honey. Curfew is still 10:30 though, so be home by then!" I nodded, then looked at the clock. 5:47. Since I was walking to the Dot, I should leave now.
As I walked out the door, I smiled. My dad wasn't home from work, so she wasn't in a bad mood. Yet. She would be when I got home, which would totally kill my mood after my date with Eli.
That would suck. And I have to be home by 10:30. That's only 4 and a half hours of Eli. Definitely not enough.
I wonder what would happen if I didn't get home until 10:45? Or 11? If I got back at 11:30, I'd be so dead. Maybe that's what my parents need though. They definitely would remember my existence if I missed my curfew.
This idea intrigued me, and stayed on my mind until I got to the Dot. I saw Morty parked on the street and smiled. Eli was sitting at a table near the window, so I joined him. He stood up and embraced me.
"Eli, I missed you so much!"
"Clare, you look even more beautiful than I remember. How are you?"
"I'm great, now. How are you?"
"Wonderful. We have so much to catch up on, Blue Eyes."
We talked for 15 minutes, then ordered our food. Our conversation went on non stop. He couldn't believe how insane Simpson had become and I didn't understand how he was okay with sitting in his house doing absolutely nothing for 3 weeks.
We were only half done with our food and it was already 8.
"Wow, look at the time. It feels like we've only been together 5 minutes but it's been two frickin hours." He said, looking deep into my eyes.
"I know. We have so much more to talk about though!"
"I agree. What time do you have to be home though?" I shifted my eyes. I was still considering not going home at curfew. The problem was: do I tell Eli that I was staying out on purpose? Or just tell him my curfew wasn't until 11?
"Clare? What's with that facial expression for?"
"Well, you see…my curfew's 10:30. But I'm feeling rebellious tonight and I want to see more of you. So I don't have to be home till later." He just stared at me. Did I do something wrong?
"Clare, you can't disobey your parents. That's not like you." I looked at him and thought. What do I do now? I have to persuade him…
"Well…" I said, slowly grabbing his black tie. "Could I convince you to stay out for some contraband kissing?" I proceeded to pull his tie until his lips met mine. He looked utterly confused.
What the hell?
Did Clare really just do that?
Not that I was complaining…but it was so unlike her! I guess she was really rebellious today. I liked it.
We both pulled away from the kiss and she gave me a questioning look.
"Fine, we can be rebels tonight." She grinned. I love her smile.
I convinced him to let me be a rebel, but just staying out past curfew won't be enough to teach my parents a lesson. What else do they really hate? I started thinking.
Tattoos and piercings.
Tattoos are too…permanent. Piercings could be taken out, so it wouldn't ruin my future or anything. I like that idea.
"I have another proposition for you, Eli." I said, copying his famous smirk.
"And what might that be?"
Another proposition? What the hell could that mean?
Then she spoke.
"Matching piercings…?" I grinned at this idea. Saint Clare with a piercing.
"Won't your parents hate that?"
She gave me a devilish grin. "Definitely."
I don't know why she's being like this, but why not help her with her rebellion? It could be very interesting…
Author's Note: Woooo, all done. I'm going on the treadmill cause I ate a lot today, but I'm putting up another chapter later tonight because I already have the beginning of it written. Reviews please? Tell me if you think it should be a two shot or a chapter story? I'll love you forever. And I swear, I mean it this time when I'll update. Because I missed this so much. Kbye. :D xoxosteff