Chapter 6: Williams
I cannot believe I’m in this car. I cannot believe I am in Jeydon’s car- scratch that, his truck. This was not supposed to happen so soon! I’m definitely not ready! I was supposed to be a hard ass for the first little bit. Shit! I’m going to have to do this right.
Taking a deep breath and trying to silence all the commotion going on within my head, I continued to look out the window of Jeydon’s really nice truck. I picked up all of my straight hair that I had let down before I left the house and brushed it over to my left side, sort of making a curtain between me and Jeydon. Out of my peripheral vision, I saw his hand move and I knew he was reaching somewhere. I hoped he wasn’t trying to put a hand on my leg. I would’ve cut his hand off.
Hearing the radio turn on, I finally let out the breath I barely noticed I was holding. I watched as we pulled into the theatre, pulling up in the middle of the last row of the practically empty lot, probably one of the more private parts of the drive-in I assumed. The swearing in my head picked up again.
Playing with my tongue ring, a nervous habit of mine, I tried to refrain from getting out of the parked car. It was oh so tempting, and my hand even found its way to the door handle.
“Did you want to go and get some snacks?”
I was so thankful that he finally said something, and my ‘yes’ was a little quick and I probably seemed all too eager to get out of the car. I wonder if he can tell I’ve never been on a date before... if you can even count this as a date.
I still can’t believe he brought me a rose. My Mom was more excited than I was, taking it from my hands as soon as we were out of his view and doing all the work to put it into a vase. I swear it’s like she’s twelve.
Taking the first few steps out of the car, I could already smell the popcorn from the little shack across the lot... and candy. It was that too-sweet smell that made me want to vomit every time I came across it.
I avoided looking at Jeydon who, because my side was closer to the shack, was walking behind me. I couldn’t help but think he was staring at my ass and that made me a tad self-conscious. I was glad when his footsteps grew louder fast, meaning he was hopefully going to be walking beside me, not behind me.
As I kept getting closer to the shack, the music grew louder, and I recognized the song that was playing. Before I knew it, I had a smile on my face and barely noticed Jeydon was right beside me. I was happy again as I stood in the short line-up, thinking about what I wanted and what I could really afford.
“Hello, what can I get for ya?” The blond working the cash register spoke, immediately popping her gum after. I stepped forward, away from Jeydon, staring at her for half a second, before looking at the menu.
“Um,” I mumbled, “Can I get a medium popcorn and a pack of M&M’s?” She punched in the prices into the old fashioned register then stared at me as I reached down to my pocket.
“Make that two popcorns and add a large Coke, too.” She punched in what he said before I had a chance to protest, and walked away to make the order. I turned my body to Jeydon, giving him a dirty look.
“I’m paying.” I quickly pulled out my ten dollar bill noticing I barely had enough to cover it and placing it on the counter behind me, making sure to leave my hand on top so it wouldn’t blow away in the slight wind.
“I got it,” He moved closer to me, making me able to feel his body upon mine and I stepped back automatically because of it. I was pressed up against the bright red counter now, and Jeydon leaned his arm around me, placing his hand on top of mine. Butterflies got a little rowdy in my stomach and my breathing caught in my throat. I wanted to pass out.
His smile was beautiful, but I was scared that he might try to kiss me, God knows why. I wasn’t really expecting him to curl his hand around mine, making me pick up the money I was holding in place, and put it by my side while he slid a twenty past me. I turned my head to the right, slightly lowering it as my cheeks went red.
“Here ya go,” The blonde’s loud voice broke through the all too awkward moment, and I spun around, my hair hopefully