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I walked out to the local park and sat on a park bench, feeding the duck some loose bread crumbs I found in the cabinets. There were paparazzi hiding behind the bushes, it was so obvious they were there, but I let them take pictures of me; I wasn't doing any damage. There was a man that sat next to me, rather too closely, and he put his arm around me. I turned slowly to look at his face, it was Nick. "Hey." I said with a half smile.
"You still upset about what happened last week?"
"What?" I remembered; I ran away from him because I was still in love with Beck. Everything about Nick reminded me of Beck, and I was so sick of it. "Oh, no. I'm not upset anymore."
He looked concerned. "You okay?"
"Yeah. I'm fine." I kicked my feet, looked away from Nick, and frowned.
"Something's wrong. Tell me." He showed a deep care and compassion for me.
"Remember my boyfriend I told you about?"
"Yeah, Beck, right?"
I nodded, "Well. When I clearly still had feelings for him, he got a girlfriend, who is one of my best friends. It was almost a month since I had talked to him, and I was sitting for weeks crying over him when he was out cuddling with his new girlfriend!" I slowly developed tears in my eyes. "I know, I know, it's all my fault. I should've never let him go."
"Oh no, baby girl." Nick wrapped me in a tight hug. "If you really love someone, set them free. And if it was meant to be… They'll come back." Nick smiled.
"I've heard that one before… From my manager Evelyn." I smiled. "How did you know I was here?"
"I didn't. I come here every day. Waiting for you to come out. I finally found you today." Nick chuckled and rubbed his hands together. "Stupid, I know."
"No, no, no. It's sweet," I smiled and grabbed his hand. Beck was in the back of my mind. I have Nick now. We stood up as the paparazzi snapped pictures of me and Nick together. It no longer mattered. We were together, and I wasn't depressed for the first time in weeks.
3 weeks later…
I was lying on the couch, listening to some inspirational original songs I recorded in my room a while back that I can put on my new album. My legs were extended out on the couch and my hands were occupied with a PearPhone in them. Evelyn stormed into the room with a magazine in her hand. "Cat, what the HELL is this!?" She slapped a magazine down on the coffee table. The front page had a picture of Nick and me holding hands, and in the corner it had a picture of Beck and I, kissing. The headline said, 'Cat Valentine: Does she have a Faux Beau?' The magazine had captions all over it saying stupid things like, 'Cat the Cheater', 'New Hubby, Nick'; I stood up and grabbed the magazine, "Where did they get these pictures?! Beck and I weren't exclusive! How did they get this?! This was taken at Hollywood Arts, when I clearly WASN'T famous! How does this happen? My phone started vibrating, as I picked up suddenly without looking at the caller ID. Nice move, Cat. NICE. "Hello?"
"Excuse me, who is this?" I placed a hand on my hip.
"Oh… What do you want? Why did you call?" I paused for a second, "Did you see the cover of Tiger Beat?"
"Yeah, with you and that 'faux beau' of yours… Who is he?!" He spat into the phone. You can tell he was jealous by his tone.
"He's just a friend, calm down… That paparazzi caught pictures of us hanging out at that park and made it seem like we were dating. We're not." I realized, Beck and I weren't even together anymore, then I spat at him, "Why do you even care who I date?! We're not even together anymore! You're with Tori. Why does it matter if I date someone?"
"Because…" He mumbled.
"I'm waiting for an explanation." I snapped. I rolled my eyes at him and examined my nail beds.
"Because Cat, I still love you with all my heart. I will always, always, always love you. No matter what we go through, I know we'll always love each other… I know it!" Beck confessed. There was a moment of silence until he said anything else. "There. Are you happy now?"
I stammered, "E-ecstatic."
"Good." He hung up with a slight tone of confidence in his voice. After he hung up, I sat back down on the couch in shock. Evelyn interrupted, "I'm guessing that was Beck." I tried to squeak out a 'yes', but I couldn't. I was in shock. I kept my mouth wide open as my jaw extended as far down as it could. Instead, I nodded. "What'd he say?" Evelyn asked curiously.
"He…" I choked out. "Said… He…"
"Yeah…?" Evelyn was extremely hyped up.
"That… He…. Loved… Me." I shook my head and quickly came out of shock. "I have to tell Tori!" I quickly got up and scrolled through my contacts while pacing back and forth. Evelyn tackled me, "Oh no you don't!" We ended up on the floor wrestling over my phone. I refused to give it to her, but me being extremely weak and small; she confiscated my phone from me.
"Gimme my phone!" I clawed at her fingers.
"No, no, no, no!" Evelyn extended her arm further away out of my reach.
"Why not? It's my phone!" I gave her a puppy dog face. "Pwetty pwease."
Evelyn shook her head. "Not falling for that cute face!"
I furrowed my brows and frowned. "Why can't I tell Tori about this?"
"Imagine if you were in her shoes. I don't know the whole story to this, but by what you've told me, it's obvious that she's really into Beck. You told me, since the day she came to Hollywood Arts, which was beginning of your sophomore year, and since then, she's liked Beck, right?" I nodded. "Well, she's obviously head over heels for him, because it's nearly the end of your sophomore year, and if you really liked someone, and your best friend told you that your boyfriend was in love with his ex-girlfriend, wouldn't you be upset?"
I tilted my head to the side in confusion, but then received the message correctly. I shrugged, "I guess."
"Good. So are you going to tell Tori?"
"Guess not." I was pretty bummed that Evelyn wasn't on my side. I really wanted to rub this in Tori's face… discretely. Beck loves me still. So… Beck loves me, but likes Tori. Tori loves Beck, but Andre likes Tori. (It was obvious he did.) Nick likes me, but I like Nick. When Beck told me that he loved me, I still have no idea what to think of him anymore. I still, I guess, kind of love him in another light, but I can never forgive him for all the things that he's put me through… I told Evelyn, "I think I've made a decision. On everything."
"What does that mean?" Evelyn had a confused look on her face as she bit into an apple.
"You'll see." I dialed Mr. Evans' number on my phone. "Oh yeah, it's Cat. Hey, Mr. Evans, uhm… This isn't really the easiest thing to say, but, I want to go back to California."
Hope you guys liked it :) I'm having a little bit of trouble dealing with school and such, I know, I know, that's no excuse. LOL. I'll update you guys soon, sorry for such a late update! I'm a terrible author D: Haha :) Vote on my poll please! And review, it makes my day to see positive feedback :)(: