Chapter Eleven: Maxxie
I turned to my right. There were four girls standing in front of me, smiles on all their faces. I knew one of them as Yuki Nakamura but her friends were unrecognizable. One of them had unruly blonde curls whilst the other two had straight brown hair, though one had bright blue green eyes while the other girl had smooth brown. They all beamed with some inexplicable excitement.
“Uh, hello,” I replied sheepishly. No girl, not matter what age, had ever talked to me. Except for the nurse on numerous occasions.
“I’m Bianca Leduc,” the girl with brown eyes said.
“And I’m Imani Massri,” the girl with blue eyes retorted.
"I'm Olivia Harrold," the blonde muttered.
Yuki smiled at me and said, “I’m assuming you already know me.”
I nodded. I glanced at them and said, “Uh, so why are you guys talking to me?”
They all exchanged glances and broke out into a giggle. I blushed even harder than before. They all turned to me and stared at me as if I were a cute little puppy.
“We’re your fan girls!” Bianca giggled. “And so you’re going to be our best friend! You and Jace!”
They broke out into another huge fit of giggles. I stared at them uncomfortably. I had never had so much attention before.
“Does Jace know?” I mumbled.
I felt a hand around my waist. “Does Jace know what?”
Of course, the girls squealed. They grabbed each other and stared at us as if we were Hollywood’s most precious couple. Jace’s grip around my waist tightened and he raised an eyebrow. The girls squealed again.
“YOU GUYS ARE SO CUTE!” Imani shouted. She, Bianca and Olicvia began on their chorus. I looked at them in horror.
Yuki rolled her eyes, though I knew she wanted to join in on their fun. “Sorry about them. But, uh, Jace, we’re your fan girls, remember? I told you that? Right? You guys read my book?”
Jace nodded once and chuckled. “Yeah, I read it.”
Yuki smiled. She turned to her friends and they walked down the hall, still squealing. Jace shook his head and chuckled.
“Those girls are so weird,” I muttered.
Jace shrugged and smiled at me. “Don’t you kind of like the attention?”
I made a face and he chuckled. He kissed my head and gripped onto my hand. As I felt his skin against mine, I couldn’t help but remember the night before and blush. Everything had been so perfect; the way his skin felt against mine, the way his eyes sparkled in the candlelight. Just thinking about it made me wish I could go back to those moments.
I felt somebody tap my shoulder. I whirled around to see the principal. He gave me a quick smile and asked, “Hey Max. I know you’re friends with Brian McAllister. Do you know where he is today? Nobody has seen him.”
Confusion crossed my mind. I hadn’t walked to school with Brian because he was still angry with me. It wasn’t like him to not show up, though. I knew his mom—she always sent him to school even if he was sick. Why wasn’t he at school?
|Mitch Hewer||as Maxxie Gray|
|Matt Lanter||as Jace Storme|
|Francisco Lachowski||as John|
|Ellen Wong||as Yuki Nakamura|
|Emma Watson||as Primrose|
|George Lopez||as Darius|
|Alex Rice||as Lolita|
|Bradley Cooper||as Liam|
|Peter Facinelli||as Maxxie's dad|
|Abigail Breslin||as Jules|
|Darren Criss||as Ash|
|Chris Colfer||as Jazz|