Chapter 14

"Yeah right" he said smiling and walking closer.

"No seriously I didn't mean it I was just saying it" I said it as if it was something I did regularly, as if it made no difference.

"You are just taking it back because I heard, c'mon just say you like me."

"No! I don't like you, I-I-I hate you, yeah I hate you."

"Right c'mon how hard can it be, I like you too" he said a bit to serious that made me almost believe it. The weird thing is that knowing he didn't really feel what he said made me a bit sad.

"Ha right" I said sarcastically.

"Really I do, I've liked you since we met at the beach and then when you gave me a ride to Calub's cabin well you weren't afraid and that made me like you more and not to mention when I found out I wouldn't have to hide my powers from you well that made me really happy. And also you are the first girl ever to reject me like you do. I have never had a girl say no to me and act like they don't like me" he said with so many feelings in his eyes. He seemed to be in so much pain while explaining it that it made me want to believe him.

"You're good you know that?" I asked.

"What? I'm being truthful, what do you want me to do to prove it?" he said in the most sincere voice I had ever heard.

"I don't know I don't think I'll believe you anyways because knowing you I know you are lying."

"I am not lying!" he said now getting a bit mad and stepping forward.

"Yes you are!" I shouted crossing my arms and turning around so my back was towards him.

"No I am not here" he said turning me around and doing the craziest thing ever. He kissed me. My whole body got paralyzed, I didn't move away but I didn't kiss back either. I was in too much shock.

When I got my ability to move again I pushed him off and stepped back to take in what had just happened. I couldn't believe he would actually do that but I had to admit it wasn't one of those forceful kisses but a sweet one with love I guess, I don't know what to call it. It gave me a weird feeling when his lips touched mine, shock but it was a happy shock, I honestly didn't want to stop that feeling. I was so confused as to what to do, to admit I liked him too or deny it again after I had proven with the kiss that I wanted that feeling from him.

I decided just to leave and lock myself in the restroom. I ran inside and into the closest girl restroom I could find. Not only that but I went into a stall and locked myself in it as if I needed that much distance. I stayed in there for about half an hour and classes had already started. I decided to go to class not because I really wanted to go but because I knew "Bruce" would be looking for me and if I wasn't in class he would suspect that I had not come to school and gone somewhere I headed to my first class but the bell rang so I guess I stayed a lot more time then I thought. Now I really didn't want to go to class because I had Reid in my next class.

I headed to the class but Reid wasn't there. I was surprised but I didn't mind. Him in class would make it really awkward. I would not be able to concentrate in class. I would at least have Tyler to help me forget what had just happened and also so I didn't have to only be with Reid. I went to sit next to Tyler and he looked up at me and smiled a hello.

"Hey Sapphire, how's it been?" he asked.

"Good I guess, how about for you?"

"Just fine after, well you know after what you did for me, thanks" he said with a sad sort of ashamed look.

"It's ok" I said with an encouraging smile and pat on the back. He smiled back and looked better.

"Hey do you want to hang at Nicki's today after school? I mean if you can" he asked.

"Sure why not, who's going?"

"Well so far just you and me, but we can invite the girls and boys except Reid seeing as he is not here" he said looking around I guess looking for him.

"Yeah ok, I'll see what I can do about going, you know because I have to ask Fedrick" I explained.

"Yeah do you think he will let you go out, especially to Nicki's whee he knows we hang out?"

"Yeah, he's usually not at the house so I can just sneak out while he's not there."

"Where does he go?" he asked suspiciously.

"I don't know, but I intend on finding out, I also wanted to talk to you guys about something related to him leaving the house and so I think today's meeting will be a good time to do it" I said checking if 'Bruce' wasn't around and thankfully he wasn't in class.

Classes went by rather fast and before I knew it, it was after school so I headed home. Me and the boys had decided to meet at 5, around the time that Fedrick leaves. So I went home and found Fedrick there already getting ready to leave.

"Why so early this time?" I said afraid he might be coming home earlier or even worst that he had heard my conversation with Tyler and had found out about my plans.

"I just have a lot to do today so yeah, don't stay up for me today I might not be back before 11" he said gathering all his stuff and leaving.

I was really happy to hear that because it fit my plans perfectly. I went to my room and went ahead and got ready to go out too. By four I was done and decided to leave early and take advantage of the time to get something to eat on the way or at Nicki's. I got to Nicki's and ate a hamburger with some french fries and a pepsi. I was just finishing my last bite when Tyler, the boys and the girls walked in, even Reid was with them which made my heart sink a little. I forced a smile on my face and greeted all of them even Reid and he acted as his usual self as if nothing had happened.

We all sat at the table I was at and started to talk about random things and then about what I had seen outside Fedrick's house. They said they remember reading about it in their magic books. They said they weren't sure what it was so they said they would check up on it later and tell me. Then after sometime of just talking we got bored and so Tyler suggested we all sing a song and we all surprisingly agreed. Reid volunteered to go first. He went up onto the stage took the mic and asked the band to play the song he wanted.

But before he started to sing he said,"I dedicate this song to Sapphire," and of course the crowd cheered but I felt a pain in my chest when he said that. After the crowd quieted down he proceeded to sing "Just Friends" by the Jonas Brothers.

I really liked that song because when I was small my best friend sang it to me before he moved away to another country. It had a lot of meaning and so when Reid sang it, it really touched me. It really made me realize how much I liked him. It made me officially fall in love with him. I don't know if he knew but the song itself, the meaning behind it made me realize he really liked me. I had to do something to show that it made me really happy because he was getting off of the stage with tears that broke my heart. I ran to the stage and took the mic and started to sing without music.

"You're not alone, together we stand I'll be by your side, you know I'll take your hand When it gets cold and it feels like the end There's no place to go, you know I won't give in No, I won't give in Keep holding on Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through Just stay strong 'Cause you know I'm here for you, I'm here for you There's nothing you could say, nothing you could do There's no other way when it comes to the truth So keep holding on 'Cause you know we'll make it through, we'll make it through" I sang with the best emotion I could to show that I didn't want him to leave and to show him that I did like him back.

I could not bare if he left thinking I didn't like him back because I didn't like him, I loved him. I love everything about him. His smile, his laugh, his attitude, his way of living life I loved it. He stopped right at the end of the stage and turned to face me. I stopped singing now that their was music in the background and smiled at him.

"B-But you said you didn't like me, you said you hated me" he said in an actual serious questioning voice which surprised me.

"Yeah that's true I don't like you," I said and he got a sad look on his face,"I love you."

His head immediately shot up and his eyes met mine. I could see the happiness in his eyes and excitement. I was really happy and relieved to see that cause it meant he really did like me back.

He walked up to me and gave me the warmest hug ever and whispered these four wonderful words,"I love you too."

When he pulled away I was going to walk off the stage but he held me there on stage and gave me a kiss that took my breath away. I was so embarrassed that he had kissed me in front of all those people that I ran off the stage when he pulled away.