"Nina, wake up!" Amber screeched in my ear. My eyes groggily fluttered open to see Amber's perky face inches from mine.
"What time is it?" I asked, sitting up and shaking out my messy curls.
"Probably about 7:30." she said offhandedly, running a brush through her already shining hair.
"I thought we weren't going ice skating until 10:00." I groaned, pulling a pillow over my head. Since it's Saturday and it's cold as heck outside, all of the House of Anubis kids decided to go ice skating.
"We are going at 10:00, but I wanted to do your hair. You have a certain boy who shall remain nameless to impress." She squealed. I felt a scarlet blush rush up to my cheeks.
"W…why would you think I want to impress Fabian?" I asked, trying to appear oblivious. Suddenly, her eyes lit up and I knew that I must have said something wrong. Or worse, right.
"Ah-ha! So you do like Fabian! I didn't say anything about Fabian, but you did!" she practically screamed while jumping up and down on the floor.
"Shh…don't wake everybody up." I whispered, suddenly conscious at how awful it could be if Mick or Jerome found out about my feelings for Fabian. "I guess I'm going to go take a shower. You can get all of your stuff for "getting me ready" together. Just don't make me look like Mara when she tried to impress Mick."
Grabbing my towel and iPod, I walked down the hall to the bathroom. Early morning sunshine streamed through the windows, heating the floor boards. I always loved how you could feel the warmth of the sun in the floor. I quickly reached the end of the hallway and pulled open the bathroom door. Scarce amounts of humidity filled the air from the girls' showers last night. Shiny chrome and pristine white filled the bathroom. The only color came from the caddy outside the shower with everyone's shampoo and Patricia's black iPod speakers. I figured she wouldn't care if I listened to some music with it, so I plugged in my iPod. It was set on shuffle, so I turned it on, stripped off my pjs, and jumped into the shower.
The combination of sunshine streaming in my face and Amber's excited squeals from her room were what woke me up that morning. Looking over at the clock, I groaned. 7:30? Since when does Amber ever wake up at 7:30 on a Saturday? I wondered to myself. Mick snored softly in his bed, and I decided not to wake him. Besides, now I was super curious about what Amber was so excited for. I mean, we're all ice skating later, but that shouldn't make her that excited. So I jumped out of bed and quietly jogged up the stairs. I was about to knock on the door when I heard one of the most beautiful things I'd ever heard. A voice like a thousand sirens straight out of Greek mythology echoed out of the bathroom, beckoning me towards it.
When "Everytime We Touch" started playing on my iPod, I couldn't help but to start singing along. I love the slow version of the song, and it always makes me think about Fabian. His touch made me feel like I was on cloud no.9. All I could think about was pulling him next to me. To brush his hair out of his eyes, to taste the sweetness of his mouth…this was the typical topic of my thoughts whenever I sang this song. The bridge came just as I was stepping out of the shower. I still sang as I wrapped my dark purple towel around myself. Making sure it was tight, I walked over to the mirror. The door opened and shut, but I didn't think much of it. When I wiped the steam off of the mirror, I saw someone standing behind me. Next, I realized that it wasn't a girl.
"Fabian! What are you doing in here?" I screamed.
As awkward as I felt in the current situation, her screaming wouldn't help either of us. I clamped my hand over her mouth. "Nina, relax. Let me explain." I whispered. Something in my eyes must have shown I wasn't lying, so she relaxed under my hand.
"I'm waiting." She said, reaching up to hold her towel in place.
"You were singing." I said, feeling like that was a sufficient answer.
"Yes Fabian, good job. You're practically Sherlock Holmes." She loudly muttered.
"I heard you, and I was drawn by your voice. It was like angels singing." I said. Then I walked out of the door, my face beet red.
"Fabian, wait." She called, running after me. Somehow she had managed to put on a forest green robe in the three seconds I'd been gone.
"Yes, Nina." I replied, feeling the tension in the air. The words I said next could make or break everything.
"D…do I really sound like an angel?"she stammered, looking up at me with her light blue eyes.
"Uh huh." I said, clearing my throat. Then I leaned down, looking at her light pink lips. Her breath washed over me, shockingly sweet and warm. Suddenly, we were interrupted by Amber loudly clearing her throat.
"Thank you for catching me, Fabian. I could have been really hurt if I would have actually fallen and hit my head." She said, looking at me with panic in her eyes.
"No problem, Nina. See you at ice skating later?" I said. She nodded, and I ran down the stairs.
"Okay, Nina. You really need to impress him now." Amber said. Then she grabbed my hand and dragged me into our room.
Okay guys. This is my first House of Anubis story. I wanted to set up a little bit of drama other then the main plot, so this is just the story introduction. Reviews motivate me, so if you want more…..REVIEW!