Seriously, I am so sorry for the late update. I'm the worst. I don't know when I'll be to update again, probably not for another month or so, but please bear with me. School has been crazy this semester, but this summer I will have all the time in the world, so I will hopefully update a lot more!
I hope you enjoy this chapter I tried to resolve some of the issues that I left hanging in the last one. And thank you to everyone who reviewed! Love you all. :)
"Thanks for driving me home," I told Logan. We were sitting outside my house on the front steps.
"You're welcome," He replied. After a while he said, "Look, I'm sorry."
"What about?" I asked.
"I feel that what happened between you and Kendall was my fault."
"Oh," I sighed. "It's not really. Don't feel bad about it."
"Seriously, Logan, it's not your fault," I said to him, cutting him off. "I could have acted better given the circumstances. It's just been a long day, you know?"
"Yeah," He agreed. We sat in silence again. "You're not mad at me, right?"
"Of course not." I said. "I'm glad you told me the truth. I've felt as if everyone has been hiding something from me. I really appreciate that you told me. Thank you."
He nodded. "I better go. You'll be okay, right?"
"Yeah," I replied. "Thanks again Logan."
"It's no problem. I hope you work things out with Kendall." He got up and walked to the car. I waved when the car started moving down the street. Once it was out of sight, I rested my head on my knees. Why did he have to say that? I sat there like that for ten minutes, just thinking. I wish I could erase today. I got up and went into the house, preparing myself to lie to my parents.
"Hey honey. How was Caitlin's?" My mother asked when I walked into the house.
"It was fun!" I said with enthusiasm, trying to sound as realistic as possible. I knew that if I was too enthusiastic, they would know something was up.
"That's good," My dad replied. "You want some dinner?"
"Um, no. I ate at Caitlin's. I'm just going to go to my room, okay?"
"Sure honey," My mom said. I walked pass the both of them and ran up the stairs into my room. I closed the door softly behind me, and then slumped down. I started to cry again for what felt like the millionth time today. Everything was going horribly. I decided to call the only person who wasn't involved in this whole debacle that might be able to give me advice. Kayla.
"Kayla, hi. It's Rachel. We met at the Big Time Rush concert a couple nights ago," I said when she picked up the phone. Before she even answered, I started to talk again. "I'm really sorry if this is out of the blue or whatever but I really need someone to talk to." I started to cry for what felt like the thousandth time today. "God, I'm sorry."
"Hey, hey, don't cry," I heard her tell me through the phone. "It's okay."
"I'm sorry, I'm sorry," I cried into the phone.
"Don't be sorry. Can I come over to your house so we can talk in person?" She asked me slowly.
"Y-yes," I replied. I gave her my address, and she told me she'd be there in 20 minutes or so. I hung up and continued to cry to myself. Today was the worst day of my life.
Some time later, I wasn't keeping track, my mom knocked on my door telling me I had a visitor. I got up and went to the door. There was Kayla, and my mother. My mom turned around, and walked back down the stairs. I guess she didn't want to deal with me or something. Kayla walked in after me and sat down on the edge of my bed.
"Are you okay?"
"No," I started sobbing. She came over to me and gave me a huge bear hug.
"Okay, tell me what happened." I told her everything, starting from how we met them, to Logan dropping me off in the car. "Wow, that's..."
"Crazy? Unreal?" I asked, sniffling. I was starting to feel better. It was nice to just talk with her.
"Yes!" She gushed. "You're just so lucky to have met them like that!"
"Yeah..." I responded sadly.
"And Kendall likes you!" She continued. "So what if he messed up? He cares about you."
"You're right, I know. But I really messed things up with Caitlin. She won't even talk to me."
"You said she'd listen to you if you saw her in person, right?" Kayla asked. I nodded my head in affirmation. "Well then, let's go!"
"Now?" I asked, incredulous.
"Yes, now!" She exclaimed. She pulled me up off the bed, and soon I was sitting in her car. "Where does she live?" She asked me. I gave her the address, then closed my eyes while she drove. I didn't feel like talking anymore. I didn't want to talk to Caitlin, because I was sure she wouldn't want to listen to what I had to say.
Kayla nudged me when we got there, so I would get up. I slowly got out of the car, and made my way up the familiar steps. I was standing right outside the door, waiting to. I couldn't do it.
"You can do it," Kayla told me, nodding encouragingly. I knocked on the door, now just wanting to get it over with.
After a minute, Caitlin opened the door. She looked at me, then at Kayla. "Yeah?" She asked, coldly.
"I'm sorry," I told her. I looked into her eyes, and started to cry. "I am so, so sorry. I acted like a complete idiot, and I didn't realize what I was doing. I didn't know that it would upset you so much. I am just so sorry." I looked down at my feet, not wanting to see her face.
After what felt to me like a year, but in actuality as probably only a minute, she spoke. "Okay."
"Okay?" I asked, still crying, hopeful.
"Yeah, I'm sorry too. I got angry and I took my anger at you when I know it wasn't all your fault," She said. "But that doesn't mean how you acted wasn't wrong."
"I know, I know! I promise not to be such an idiot anymore."
"I believe you," She smiled. "Come here." She grabbed me and we hugged for the longest time, me crying on her shoulder.
"Awww." I heard from behind me. Me and Cait pulled apart and saw Kayla taking a photo of us.
"What the hell are you doing?" Caitlin asked her, not really being mean, but sounding like it anyway.
"Just taking a photo," Kayla replied nonchalantly.
"Why?" I asked her. "No, never mind. I don't want to know." I turned to Caitlin and asked, "Do you want to hear about my crazy day?"
"Yes!" She replied. She dragged me and Kayla into her house, then down the hallway to her room. Once we were all comfortable, she asked while wiggling her eyebrows at me, "Spill it. What happened between you and Kendall?"
"We got into a fight."
"What?" Caitlin screamed. "You're kidding me, right? After all I did to get you two together?"
"Caitlin, calm down okay?" I said to her. "I found out that he was going to ask me out."
"And that led to a fight how?"
"Well, I wasn't supposed to find out," I said slowly. "He was going to ask me out by giving me a cake and hiding a note inside it. Logan anted to know what the note said, so he called the bakery and asked. Then he told me. And Kendall found out. It was scary Cait, he got so angry. I was afraid he was going to hurt Logan or something."
"Well," She said, "don't worry. I think you can make it up with him. Just tell him you're sorry."
"Why should I?" I demanded. "I didn't do anything wrong, and he blew up at me! He knew I was having a stressful day! I don't have to apologize to him for this."
"Rachel, you do," Kayla said to me softly. I glared over at her. "You weren't supposed to know about the note. You need to apologize for that. You are right though in that he shouldn't have gotten mad at you when it wasn't entirely your fault."
I sighed. I didn't want to have to admit they were right, even though they were. I picked up my phone and dialed Kendall's number. He picked up after the first ring. "Rachel?"
"Hi," I said to him.
When I didn't continue, he spoke. "I'm sorry about earlier, really. I was just so frustrated, and I took my anger out on you."
"I know," I replied. "And I'm sorry that I went behind your back to find out what the note said."
"I guess we're even then?" He asked, hopeful.
"So about the note," He said after a while. "What's your answer?"
"You're still on that?" I asked jokingly. "Are you still at the hotel?"
"Yeah," He replied. "Why?"
"I'll be there in half an hour," I said, then hung up without waiting for his response. "Let's go," I said to Kayla and Cait.
I walked up to Kendall and Logan's room. I was nervous again.
"Come on, just knock. The suspense is killing me," Kayla whined. I shot her a glare and she laughed.
"Go Rach," Caitlin pushed me towards the door.
I knocked on the door and waited for one of them to answer the door. Logan opened the door with a huge grin on his face. "Hey."
"Hey," I smiled at him. "Kendall here?"
"No," Logan said. "He just went out to go get some food. You can wait in here if you want."
"Okay. What about them." I gestured to Kayla and Cait.
"Why don't you two go up to Dustin's room? It's 1208." He said to them, giving them a look. They clearly got the hint and went towards the elevators, leaving me alone with Logan.
"You're real great, you know that?" I stated sarcastically while walking into the room.
"I know, I'm the best," He boasted. I rolled my eyes at him. "Why don't you hide in the bathroom?"
"Wow, the bathroom. Classy," I laughed while walking towards the door to the bathroom. Logan laughed at me, following me. "How long do you think he'll be?"
"Don't know. He left ten minutes ago. Probably soon."
"Okay. You should pretend to do something instead of talking to me. That'll look suspicious." Logan laughed as a response, and went back to whatever he was doing before I knocked on the door. After a minute, I asked "Wait, did you guys make up and stuff?"
"Sort of. We'll be okay as long as you two are okay," He said. I didn't say anything else to him after that.
About ten minutes later, I heard the door open. "Hey Logan. Did she come by yet?" I heard the eagerness in Kendall's voice.
"Nope, she hasn't come yet. Doesn't look like she will." What was he doing? Trying to make him think I don't care?
"She said she'll be here. I believe her," Kendall said so honestly, it was hard not to believe him.
"Whatever man," Logan replied. I got the sense that Logan turned away from him.
I heard Kendall move around and rifled with something. Then I heard him move around some more, and his footsteps were coming towards the bathroom. I quickly jumped into the shower and hid myself so he wouldn't see me right away. The door opened, and it was Logan, not Kendall, that had come in.
"What the hell are you doing in here?" I hissed.
"What, I can't go to the bathroom?" He asked, smirking.
"Shut up!" I said a little too loudly.
"Logan?" Kendall called. Logan's eyes went wide. "Was that you?"
"Uh, yeah," Logan answered him.
"Why are you telling me to shut up? I didn't say anything." I heard Kendall get up, walking towards us. Shit! "What did I..." He stopped dead in his tracks when he saw me trying to look inconspicuous in the shower. He looked over at Logan, then back at me. "What the hell is going on?"
"Hi," I said, getting out of the shower and walking over to him. "Surprise!"
"I'm surprised alright," Kendall said, looking back at Logan. Logan shrugged and walked out. Kendall looked back towards me. "You were hiding in here the whole time I was here?"
"Yeah," I mumbled, looking down at my feet. "I hope you're not mad at me. I wanted to surprise you."
I felt arms wrap around me. "Of course I'm not mad at you," He spoke softly into my hair. "Thank you for coming. Why exactly did you come?" He asked playfully, separating a little so he could look into my eyes.
"For this." I tilted up my head and kissed him. At first he didn't do anything, but then I felt him kiss me back. He pulled away from me and looked into my eyes again, searching them for something.
"So, what was that about?" He asked me with a grin. "Because I'd like to do that again."
I rolled my eyes. "You're ridiculous." I started to walk out the door, but he grabbed my arm. He had a serious look on his face now.
"Wait, Rachel." I stopped and turned around. "You were just going to walk away after kissing me, and not give me an explanation?"
"No," I lied. "I was just walking away."
"That makes no sense!" He exclaimed. He sighed and let go of my arm. "You are so frustrating, you know that?"
"I'm sorry?" I said, more like a question than a statement.
"Are you going to answer my question?"
"Which one?" I asked naively.
"You know which one!" Kendall was clearly getting irritated with me. I laughed. "Why is this funny?" He demanded.
"You're cute when you're mad." He glared at me. "Kendall, the answer is yes."
"Yes, I'll be your girlfriend."
His eyes lit up. "Really?"
"Yeah," I smiled. He hugged me again, this time not letting go for a while. When we finally broke apart, he took my hand, squeezing it gently. He then led me out the door. Logan looked up from his phone, seeing that we were holding our hands. He grinned.
"It's official?" He asked.
"Yep," Kendall replied happily. He smiled down at me.
"Let's go celebrate!" Logan said. He caught the look on Kendall's face and continued, "Come on, it's an important occasion!"
Before Kendall could respond, I said "It'll be fun. Please?"
Kendall sighed, but gave in. "Fine," He grumbled. Logan high-fived me, and we made our way towards the door. "Wait!" Kendall shouted at us. Me and Logan turned around. He addressed me, "I have something for you."
I looked at Logan, but he continued to walk out. "I'll see you guys upstairs then?" He called back to us.
"Yeah," Kendall responded after him. Once Logan was gone, he handed me a small present. "Open it."
"I'm kind of afraid," I said, but obliged. After I tore the wrapping off, I found myself holding a small box. "Is this..."
"Just open it!" Kendall said impatiently. I gave him a glare, and he laughed. I opened the box, and found the most beautiful necklace ever inside. It was half ribbon, half silver chain and pearl strands. I didn't say anything, I was too awestruck. "Do you like it?" He asked nervously.
"Yes, I love it! Thank you!" I kissed him on the cheek. "It's gorgeous. I hope you didn't spend too much on it."
"That's not important," He said. "I just wanted to give you something."
"You're sweet." I let him put it on me, and then modeled it for him. "How do I look?"
"Beautiful," He said with softly. I blushed, then grabbed his hand.
"Let's go!" I said excitedly. He laughed, and left to meet up with the others upstairs.
How'd you like it? Okay? No? Lol, I hope it wasn't too bad. Next chapter I'll go into details about the dinner. Please review and all that jazz, much appreciated! Thanks for reading! :)