I ran back to find Suzie.
"Hey!" Suzie exclaimed, "Ned! I'm over here."
"Well..." I smiled, "I'm back!"
"I can see that," Suzie said, "I requested a slow dance song, just for us! I can't wait. I think it may be next, or so."
No! Not a slow dance!
"Oh, wow!" I exclaimed, "That's really fantastic! Oh, Suzie, I can't wait either. Do you want some punch? If you want some, I should go get you some! Alright, I'll go get you some punch."
Dang it... I just got out of the slow dance... NOT ANOTHER!
As I walked to the fruit punch table, I saw Moze and Seth dancing. Wow, I haven't talked to Seth in a while!
"Hey, Moze!" I exclaimed.
"Uh... Hey, Ned," Moze said, looking pretty weirded out, "Um... I'm kinda in the middle of dancing with Seth right now. Wait a second! Why aren't you with Suzie right now?"
"Well," I gulped, "I'm getting her some punch! She seemed thirsty! Yeah... That's all."
"Ok..." Moze was even more weirded out.
"Ned Bigby?" Seth was shocked, "Wow... I haven't talked to you since... Since... Well, I can't remember when! Are you gonna try to steal my girlfriend again? Sorry, Ned, Jennifer is mine right now."
"Seth... I don't want her as my girlfriend!" I snapped, "I broke up with her! I'm with Suzie right now."
"Good." Seth said.
"Ned," Moze bit her lip, "You should probably go... I don't think Seth wants you here."
What's wrong with Moze!
I walked to the food table and picked up a fresh-looking glass of punch. I got two. One for me, and one for Suzie. I tried to walk back to Suzie, as slow as I could.
"Ned..." Suzie sighed, "What took you so long?"
"I... I don't know," I said, "There was a long que for getting fruit punch."
"Yeah, right," Suzie rolled her eyes, "Ned, I love you, but, please, don't lie to me! I saw you! You were talking to Jennifer again... Just be honest with me... Do you still have feelings for Jennifer?"
"Well," I bit my lip, "Honestly, Suzie... I really don't know yet. I like you, and I like her... I just need time to decide. But right now, I'm here with you."
"I think it's totally fine if you still like her," Suzie said, "The thing is, if you, sometime, decide that you still like Jennifer, then don't go behind my back annd start dating her again. Just be honest with me if that time comes, and break up with me like that. I'd prefer honesty."
"I promise," I said, "I really do."
"Good." Suzie smiled.
She held my shoulders tight, as the slow song began to play. Suzie gently kissed me on the lips... But I really didn't feel it, and I knew I couldn't lie anymore about it. She gave those sweet words, and I heard her clearly.
I knew what I had to do...
"Suzie?" I said, "I need to tell you something here and now."
"Yeah?" She asked.
"I like Jennifer," I tried to sound more sophisticated by saying 'Jennifer', "And I don't wanna fake it and go out with you. I'm just being honest."
"Thank you, Ned," Suzie smiled, "I like that you're honest."
"One last kiss?" I asked.
"No," Suzie replied, rolling her eyes, "Forget about it, Ned. Just because I said I'd rather have honesty, doesn't mean I love it that you broke up with me!"
Wow, this girl has some mood-swings!
Suzie walked away, leaving me there, alone. There was Loomer, sitting at a table, throwing food at Crony. I bet Loomer doesn't have a date, either. So, I'm not alone, am I? Well, I can't ask Moze out... She's with Seth.
"Seth," Moze sighed, "I don't think this is working out."
"What?" Seth asked, a little bit shocked, "Jennifer... What did I do wrong?"
"Nothing," Moze replied, "I just... I just don't think I'm ready for another relationship yet. It's taking me a long time to get over a previous relationship. And I can't stop thinking about this really cute guy."
She's talking about me! I'm her dream guy now!
"Ned!" Moze exclaimed, "Where are you? I need to talk to you."
"Hey, Moze," I tried to sound casual, "What's up?"
"Well, I just broke up with Seth," Moze said, "It's because I still love someone..."