I turned the volume up on my earphones as my favorite song began to play. Abandoning my homework, I jumped and began to dance around my room.
Are you listening?hear me talk hear me singopen up the door is it less is it morewhen you tell me to be where are you here are you thereis it something i should knoweasy come easy goout of your head don't hear a word i said I can't communicate what you wait don't be lateI try to talk to you but you never even knewso what's it gonna be tell me can you hear meI'm so sick of it your attention deficitnever listennever listenI'm so sick of itgo and throw another fit never listennever listenI scream your nameit always stays the samei scream and shoutso what I'm gonna do now isfreak the freak out!
I stopped halfway through a turn when I saw someone outside my window. It was Beck. I opened the window and helped him in. I took out my ear buds.
"What are you doing here?" I asked quietly.
"I had to see you," he replied, gathering me in his arms and planting his lips on mine. I melted against him the way I always did, my heart beating so hard I thought it was going to explode. When he finally pulled away, I was flushed and breathless.
"If my parents catch you in here you'll never get to see me again," I said. He sat on my bed, pulling me on to his lap. I wound my arms around his neck. His lips found the hollow base of my throat.
Suddenly, his phone was going off. He sighed and dug it out of his pocket.
"It's Jade," he said. "I have to answer." I nodded.
"Hello?" he said. I heard Jade yelling.
"Where are you? You're mom said that you left your trailer over an hour ago!"
"I went out for some food, Jade," he lied smoothly. We'd been doing this so long that he'd grown accustomed to lying to her.
"Where are you?" she asked. "I'm coming to meet you."
"Jack In the Box," he replied, hanging up. "I have to go." I stood up.
"I understand," I said sadly. He dug something out of his pocket. Well, two things. A clear CD case with a black cord wrapped around it.
"Listen to track three," he said, kissing me one more time before crawling back out my window. I unwound the cord and found it to be his favorite necklace. I smiled and put it over my head. I put the CD into my radio and tuned it to track three. Beck's voice came from the speakers.
"Hey, Tori. I just need you to know that…that I love you. More than I think…I think I ever loved Jade. So this cover is for you." A soft guitar began.
Soft kiss and wine what a pretty friend of minewe're finally intertwinednervous and shy for the moment we will comealive tonightSecret valentineWe'll write a songthat turns out the lightswhen both boy and girl start suddenly shaking insidedon't waste your timespeed up your breathingjust close your eyeswe'll hope it's not for nothing at all
I wiped my eyes. He was perfect. And I loved him. But was love enough to be able to keep our secret from Jade?