Wow, I haven't updated in almost 2 months! I've been busy with finals for school and things. So sorry nothing much is happening in this story right now! I'll try to make this chapter as interesting as I can & I'll definitely try to update more often! Thank you so much for your reviews! They really get me motivated :] Anyway, here's chapter 11!
Xoxo,
Charlotte

*Evan's POV*

"What's her problem?" Archie asked as Patrice stormed off.

"What's her problem? Only that her best friend is ignoring her, and his girlfriend is ruining her life!"

"...Who is?"

I couldn't even answer that. I just stood up and walked out of the cafeteria after Patrice. Who knew Archie was capable of such evil? Well, actually, almost everyone...

"Patrice!" I called her name over & over, searching in the hallway.

I finally found her pacing back and forth by her locker.

"Patrice, are you okay?"

She looked up with a worried look on her face, then ran and hugged me, almost knocking me over.

"Whoa, I'm gonna take that as a no?"

I felt her nod against my shoulder and I hugged her tighter.

"I'm sorry, Trice."

She pulled away and looked at me. "No, it's not your fault," she said. "I just don't know what to do. I keep talking about getting rid of Brianna, but I actually have no idea how to do that. I don't want to be mean."

"There's your problem," I said.

"What?"

"Well, you're too nice. You need to embrace your inner Lucy!"

She laughed. "I have no inner Lucy!"

And that's when it hit me... I had a plan!

*Patrice's POV*

"I have no inner Lucy!" Right after I said that, Evan smirked.

"What?" I asked. He didn't respond.

"Evan, what?" Still no response. He just smiled bigger.

"Alight, you're creeping me out, goodbye!" I turned away laughing, and he grabbed my shoulder and spun me back around.

"I'll tell you after school!" He said. "I have a plan."

We decided to walk to Evan's house after school instead of taking the bus. When we walked inside, Evan's mom was sitting on the couch reading a book.

"Hi, honey," she said without turning around, assuming it was just Evan.

"Hey, mom," he said, dropping his backpack on the floor.

"Hi, Ms. Goldman, how are you?" I said. She turned around and took of her reading glasses. "Patrice? What are you doing here?"

"Mom!"

"Oh, sorry, I didn't mean it like that. I just thought that you and Evan were...?"

"No," Evan said, smiling.

"Not anymore." I smiled back.

There was a pause and we both just kept smiling.

"Well alright then," she said, turning back to read her book. "Teenagers..." She mumbled to herself.

"Come on," Evan said, starting to walk up the stairs.

"Where do you two think you're going?" Ms. Goldman turned back around.

"Mom, come on, it's daytime!" Evan's face turned red and I tried not to laugh.

She hesitated before saying, "Fine, but just this once! You have an hour, and then you two have to come back down. And no kissing, or touching, or-"

"MOM!"

I couldn't contain myself, I burst out laughing.

"Shut up," Evan said, laughing a little himself.

We both walked upstairs to his room. "I'm sorry about her," he said.

"It's fine!" I said. "So, what's your genius plan?"

"Well, I saw Lucy talking to you at Richie's party."

"And?"

"You need to go back to your makeover, or whatever you call it."

"Ew, no! Why would I do that?"

"If I know Lucy, and I'm pretty sure that I do, she'll start talking to you if you dress like that again. Not because she likes you, but because she wants to embarrass you. Like in Mean Girls."

"...You've seen Mean Girls? I haven't even seen Mean Girls!"

"If you haven't noticed, Archie's taste in movies is bizarre."

I stared at him unconvincingly.

"What? He made me watch it!"

"Uh-huh..." I smirked.

"I feel like you think I'm some sort of gay monkey or something."

I started laughing. "You just made a reference to a chick-flick, you sort of are!"

"I'm about to prove you wrong," he said leaning closer to me.

"Are you?"

He gave me a short kiss on the lips.

"Okay," I said. "You're totally straight, but now you're a rule-breaker. Your mom said no kissing!"

"Right... Anyway, who gave you the idea to dress like that?"

"Charlotte."

"You're friends with Charlotte!"

"We're not FRIENDS..."

"Patrice, this is perfect! Like I said, once you get 'in' with Lucy, she'll do her best to embarrass you, so she'll keep you around, which will only get you closer with Brianna!"

I stared at him for a second, then started laughing again.

"What?"

"You just sound like such a girl!"

"Hey, if you don't want my help, then-"

"No, sorry, I do!"

"So you'll do it?" Evan asked.

"I guess I could talk to Charlotte... But she's friends with Brianna, so what am I supposed to say?"

"Umm... I don't know."

I paused to think. "Ooh!" I said after a minute, then pulled out my phone. "Got it." I immediately texted Charlotte.

To: Charlotte

From: Patrice

Charlotte, thank you so much

for of all of your help! I got

Evan back :-)

...

To: Patrice

From: Charlotte

omg yay! i tld u cheerleaders

kno best ;) u 2 r the perfect

combo of geek nd geekier...

no offense

...

To: Charlotte

From: Patrice

None taken... Anyway, I

actually think I'm going to

go back to wearing those

clothes we got at the mall.

Evan seems to like them

better.

...

To: Patrice

From: Charlotte

ok wutever floats ur boat.

but no 1 can kno tht i

helped u. my rep is on

da line!

"Alright, done," I said. "Now it's time to be publicly humiliated by Lucy."

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