I walked into the kitchen, after brushing my teeth and washing my face. I sat down at the bar, next to Nat. Zoe was standing on the other side of the bar, drinking what looked like orange juice. I put my head on my arms, which were crossed and resting on the counter-top. I sighed and listened to my friends conversation. It was pretty boring, actually. So I got up and went back to my room. I searched my dresser, for any sign of a phone number. I finally found it, it was taped on the mirror in the bathroom. How did I not notice it earlier?
I put the number in my phone, saved it as Travis, and then texted him, telling him who it was.
Cadee: Hi, it's Cadee, the girl from last night.
I waited a few minutes, and then decided that he was obviously busy and wasn't going to text back. So I decided to get dressed. I threw on a pair of distressed skinny jeans, knee-high brown boots, a white v-neck, and a brown vest. I threw on a multicolored scarf, and straightened my hair. As soon as I made my side-swept bangs perfect, I heard my phone beep. I had a text message. I picked up my phone and looked at it.
Travis: Oh, hello there :)
I smiled and replied. Then set my phone down and made my bed. When I was done doing that I had another message.
Travis: What are you doing tonight?
Cadee: Nothing, I think my friends and I are going out again. What about you?
I put my phone in my pocket and walked to the kitchen, about half-way there my phone made a noise. Wow, he was replying a lot faster now.
Travis: Going out, most likely. My friends like to party. Wanna meet up somewhere?
Cadee: Sure, why not?
I sort of felt bad about making plans with another guy while I was dating Alex, but it wasn't like I was going on a date with the guy. We were just hanging out as friends. There would be other people there, too. I breathed in and replied to my new text.
Trav: Awesome, meet me at Boney Junes 9. I have to go, see you later ;)
Dee: Okey doke, see ya!
I looked at Zoe and Nat who were sitting on a couch, watching a movie on TV. I jumped over the back of the couch and positioned myself in between them.
"Who wants to party again tonight?" I asked, smiling. Both of them smiled and raised their hands. "Fuck yeah!"
At 8:45 Nat, Zoe, and I were on our way to Boney Junes. When we got there it was 5 til nine and I saw Travis standing outside with a group of guys. The three of us got out of the car and made our way over to the boys. I waved, receiving a smile from Travis in return. He gave me a side-hug, and then introduced me to his friends. We danced and drank, and had a good time. When we left the club the guys took us back to our hotel and walked us up to our room. Travis and I were still pretty sober, the others...weren't. Zoe and Nat were hanging all over each other, trying not to fall over.
"So, uh, I'll see you tomorrow?" Travis asked, laughing at my idiotic friends. His friends were on the ground, rolling around, laughing. I still have no clue what was so funny.
"Yeah, unless I have to take care of these two. They're going to have massive hangovers." I nodded, laughing.
"Awesome," Trav smiled, kissing my cheek. He picked up his friends and dragged them to the elevator, he turned to me before he got in and smiled before disappearing into the wall. I lifted my hand up to touch my cheek and suddenly I felt icky. It's not like I cheated, right? No, of course not. So why did I feel so bad all of the sudden?
I unlocked the door and shuffled Zoe and Nat inside, making remarks about how awful they were going to feel the next morning. I looked at the clock, 3 A.M. Okay, scratch that, how awful they were going to feel later today.
After I got them settled into bed I went into my room and changed into my pajamas. I brushed my teeth, and then laid in bed to go to sleep. My phone beeped and I picked it up, noticing there were two text messages. One from Travis, and one from Alex. Both of them read the exact same thing. Goodnight beautiful. I put my phone up and then laid in bed thinking about how I'm a terrible person. I made myself feel so bad that I couldn't sleep, so I ended up calling Alex.
"Hello?" He asked groggily. Oops, I had woken him up.
"Hey honey..." I trailed off, using my innocent voice.
"Hey babe, what's up?" Alex asked, sounding a bit more awake. "I miss you."
"I miss you too," I smiled, even though he couldn't see it. "Did I wake you up? If I did I can just call back later, I'm sorry."
"No, no, it's fine. I like hearing your voice at 6 A.M. Besides, I was already awake." Alex laughed.
"Uh huh, sure." I laughed. We talked about nothing pretty much, but it was okay because it was Alex. It was Alex and he could talk about poop and I wouldn't care about him any less. I loved him, I always had.
"Look, I'm going to have to get up in like an hour, and I'm exhausted." Alex said, I could hear him drifting to sleep.
"Okay, go to sleep. I'll talk to you tomorrow?" I asked. I really wanted to talk to him again.
"Of course, I love you baby. Goodnight." He answered.
"I love you too." And then I hung up. I was tired enough now that I fell into an immediate slumber.
I dreamt of Alex and I having a happy, happy future together. It was all perfect and nothing hurt. If only it were like that in real life.