Guys, I feel very bad for the long delay, but after much waiting the second part is finally up! My apologies, so I made it very long for you, if you still have interest. Thank you for reading and the end will come soon!
Chapter 7 – The Party (Part Two)
As Maya walked past the threshold of Ice Hound Mike Dallas's home, she could barely see anything. The fog machine at the entrance of the door proved to create a confusing effect, which wore off as she walked further into the house, through the corridor, and into the large living room where the "dance floor" was situated. Unfortunately, Maya was disoriented by the unexpected effects and had lost her irresistible look and feel. She looked around the living room as if she had just woken up from a dream.
"Well look who it is!" Dallas approached her and put his arm on the wall next to her. He smelled as if he'd had one or two drinks. "You look nice."
Maya regained confidence. "Yeah, you're lucky I showed." She teased and smiled at the jock.
"Ooooooh," Dallas remarked and drank down whatever was in his cup. "Have fun." He winked and walked off.
Maya felt a bit empowered. Finally the thought of being invited to a legitimate party had sunk in. She smiled a bit to herself and remembered her whole point in being here.
Where's Cam? She thought. She searched the sea of kids in the living room. She walked around for a while and suddenly remembered Tori and Tristan. She went to the kitchen and looked out the back door. Of course, there they were.
"Are you guys gonna come in or stay in that bush all night?" Maya harshly whispered, checking behind her every few seconds.
"Yeah we'll be up in a sec!" Tristan whispered back. "Did you find Cam?"
Maya sighed a little, "No, not yet," she said, looking behind her again.
"Okay well we-" Tori started, but then yelped, grabbed Tristan and disappeared once more back into the bushes.
"Maya?" said Cam from behind her.
"Oh! Cam! Hey!" Maya smiled and shut the door, not taking her eyes off of him.
"Wow Maya. You look... awesome." Cam said, hoping his nervousness wasn't too obvious.
"Thanks," she blushed. "So do you."
The two stood there awkwardly for a few moments.
"So do you want to dance?" Maya pushed forward. She wanted to have a change from the norm today. She wanted to let loose.
"Uh, yes, of course!" Cam exclaimed, took Maya by the hand and led her to the living room.
There, Maya took the lead and pulled Cam seductively into the crowd of people. As electronic music blared through the speakers, Maya and Cam danced and had fun for a few minutes, enjoying each others company more than ever, when Maya looked up and saw Tori waving for her to come over.
"I'll be right back," Maya said and squeezed Cam's hand once more before walking over to her hiding friends.
"What is it?" Maya said, feeling a mix of annoyance and curiosity.
"We got in!" Tori and Tristan squealed at each other.
"Yep, and no one even noticed." Tristan said proudly.
"Okay?" Maya said, "You called me over for that?"
"Uh, yeah." Tori rolled her eyes and laughed.
"Come on let's dance!" Tristan dragged Tori back to where Maya had just come.
Maya decided to let this one go, for the sake of enjoying herself at the party.
Just as Maya was walking back to the living room, Dallas appears.
"So did you find your boyfriend?" he asked, handing her a cup.
"Yeah, and what is this?" Maya asked, smelling the cup. Rum.
"Party juice!" Dallas laughed. "Drink up!"
"Uh, no thank you." Maya said, handing the cup back to him. But just then, she looked over at Cam.
Some skinny, blonde puck bunny girl was dancing with him. Maya raged.
Dallas looked where she was looking.
"Oooh. That can't be good…." He said, drunk. "But I have, theee, perfect remedy. Party juice will fix it!"
Only moments after Dallas had said that, eyes still on that skank, Maya grabbed the cup and took a large swig from it. Before Dallas could even respond, she was walking Cam's way.
"Excuse me?" Maya tapped unidentified puck bunny on the shoulder.
She turned to Maya with a nasty expression. "Can I help you?" she scoffed.
"Um, actually you can. By leaving my boyfriend alone?" Maya said as she shoved her to the side rudely.
The girl held her hands up in sarcastic defense and turned away.
"Sorry about that Maya. I wasn't edging her on or-" Cam defended.
"No, nothing to worry about!" Maya waved it off.
"Well, I'm sorry anyway." Cam smiled.
Maya laughed and began dancing with Cam again. They held hands and did silly jigs. They pretended to be rockstars and impersonated gogo dancers, smiling at each other all the while as the fake fog ran at their feet and the music took them to another world. Cam held Maya around the waist and spun her gracefully like a princess, and in the moment, that's exactly what she felt like.
They started to dance with random people and even joined in a bit with Tori and Tristan for some made-up group dancing. The two were having so much fun that they had lost sight of each other in the sea of people.
Maya laughed to herself and pulled herself free from her dance partner, a boy she'd learned was named Troy, and calmed down a bit to search for Cam. She saw Tori and Tristan dancing and laughing, and another couple next to her was dancing with cups in hand. She was loving every bit of this feeling of lightheaded bliss. It was almost euphoric.
"Hey, mind if I...?" Maya took one of their cups without waiting for an answer. She took a gulp and began dancing around the dance floor by herself, half looking for Cam, half not.
She drank the last bit and let the cup fall to the floor.
Finally Cam reappeared.
"It seems like we lost each other for a sec there!" Cam shouted over the music with a smile.
"No I'm not gonna lose you Cam!" Maya said and began spinning and dancing again.
"What?" Cam asked with a half-laugh, only slightly concerned with what she had said.
Maya got closer and closer to Cam, practically rubbing on him as the Hip Hop beat blared through the speakers.
Soon she turned around, her back facing his front, and began to press herself against him, feeling his warmth against her, not caring who might have been watching in that moment.
Cam tried to keep up, but he began to get nervous. He didn't know what had gotten into Maya, but he wasn't going to let her down. He wrapped his arms around her waist and began to sway his body to match hers. Maya lulled her head back onto his shoulder and seductively lowered her body to the ground and brought it back up, all the while against Cam, who was enjoying his state of confusion.
Suddenly Maya stopped and said,
"Come with me?"
"Sure but where?"
Maya led Cam up the stairs of Dallas's home, opening doors and peeking inside. Cam followed.
Eventually the two found an empty room at the far end of the hallway with trophies and pictures of Dallas, recently and of him as a baby.
"What are we doing in here?" Cam asked, hoping that he was wrong about what he expected Maya to suggest they do.
"Nothing," she giggled and backed Cam up onto Dallas's bed after shutting the door behind her.
Cam tried to smile.
Within a few moments Maya had Cam on the bed in the center of the room, and began to kiss him gently. Cam was taken by surprise, but followed her lead nonetheless. She took his hands and placed them on her sides. Cam hesitated; how could something so wrong feel so right? He couldn't hold back any longer, and grabbed a tight hold of Maya. He pulled her onto him and the two lay on the bed, making out.
Seven minutes had passed when Maya stopped and looked up at the clock. Tipsy as she was, she had still remembered her promise to Katie about 9:30. It was 9:17.
"Is something wrong?" Cam asked.
"It's just…" Maya started. Immediately she began to remember how trapped she felt when she was innocent little Maya. Just a niner. She could never compete with girls like that blonde bitch that tried to make a move at Cam.
"Yeah?" Cam asked, worried that he had done something wrong.
"I just wanted to kick it up a notch." Maya mustered up more courage with the help of the drinks. She went back in for a kiss from Cam, which continued until five minutes later when Maya began to tuck at Cam's shirt.
"Uh.." Cam gently pulled her hand away.
"What is it?" Maya asked. "Don't you want to?" she smiled.
"Want to what, Maya?" Cam asked, a bit frustrated.
"Ykno.." Maya laughed.
"Maya have you been drinking? I mean, I smelled it on you, even tasted it but I didn't think you would do that.." Cam confessed.
"What? No. Cam, I wouldn't hurt you. Actually, I think I love you." Maya said.
Cam's heart skipped a beat. "Love me?"
"Yes Cam. I loooooove you," she laughed, influenced by the alcohol.
"Well.." Cam swallowed. "I love you, too."
"Good. Then let's do this, it's okay." Maya said as she leaned in to kiss him again.
For some reason Cam felt safer. He allowed Maya to remove his shirt, and even slipped his hand up her dress and pulled it up over her waist.
Some time had passed when,
Cam and Maya froze in their positions. At this point Maya's dress was pulled way up to her waist and Cam's belt was unbuckled and loose.
"Maya?" Tori burst the door open and stood in the doorway, mouth agape.
"Where is sh-" Tristan walked in.
Body on body. Mouth on mouth. Hand on butt.
Maya rolled off of Cam and fixed her dress quickly. Cam lay there, held in place by some unknown force.
"What are you doing Maya." Tristan wrinkled his brow and took a step back.
"Um, I don't…" Maya started, drowsily. She looked over at Cam, who lay there for a few more moments before flinching back into reality and picking his shirt up off of the floor. He walked from the room, embarrassed.
Dallas walked in moments later, pointing his thumb backwards at Cam who had just passed him. "Shirtless boy was on my bed?"
Maya sighed and looked over at the time. 10:15.
"Sorry to kick you out of your own room but." Tristan sassed and pushed Dallas out, locking the door after him. He and Tori then walked slowly over to Maya and sat on either side of her on the bed.
"Ugh, Maya have you been drinking." Tori asked. "I can smell it."
"Just a little bit" she let out a few tired giggles.
"Well I mean," Tristan put a hand on her leg and offered false sympathy, "It could be worse. You could've been in here with Dallas or something."
"She doesn't seem that drunk, Tris." Tori said, waving him off. "We have to go. Your sister is waiting. We couldn't even find you."
"I don't know why we didn't think sooner to look upstairs," Tristan admitted. "But one second you were dancing with Cam and the next second, not."
"I don't wanna go hooooome!" Maya whined.
The two looked at each other, rolled their eyes, and dragged Maya out of the room and down the stairs.
As they passed through the crowd of teens, there was no sign of Cam.
"Bye Cam!" Maya yelled anyway.
"See ya later, ya damn niners!" Dallas called out as they left the house.
"Dallas who invited them?" asked a girl that had been on Dallas the whole night.
"Wasn't me," Dallas shrugged, drunken, and staggered back to the party.
Tori and Tristan sighed and paused at the doorway. Tristan slapped Maya lightly across the face a few times.
"Hey. Earth to Maya," he said. "We're about to get in your sister's car, and she's gonna ask you why you weren't out by 9:30 like you promised, and we don't want her to know you were drinking, so just shut up and let us do all the talking."
"Okaywhateverwhere'sCam?" Maya said quickly.
"Okay let's go" Tori said to Tristan, ignoring her.
The trio piled into the backseat of Katie's car.
As they discreetly buckled Maya in,
"No one's sitting up front?" Katie questioned, half jokingly and rhetorically, and started up the car.
A couple of minutes into the car ride and Katie spoke up.
"So what happened to 9:30 huh?" she asked, looking back at the three of them in the rearview.
"Well it was a party Katie." Tristan quickly said. Tori nodded. "I mean, hot guys. Who wants to leave at 9:30?"
"Hm." Katie accepted with slight reluctance, letting it go.
Tristan and Tori sighed relief.
Maya rubbed her eyes, and then fell asleep on Tori's shoulder.