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“Marns, would you do me a favour and help me with this zip?” Addison asked as she struggled to reach the zip on the dress she had been trying on.
Addison, me, Tilly and her boyfriend, Trevor, were in the changing rooms. We had been out shopping for dresses for Alec’s party tomorrow. Well, Tilly, Addison and I were, but Trevor was just tagging along, since Tilly ditched their night in together to get a dress instead. It had been right after school, and almost just after Alec had asked me to go to his party. Addison and I shared changing cubicles whilst Tilly shared hers with Trevor.
Pulling up the zip from the back of the short, tight, black dress that Addison had picked out for herself, I decided to tell Addison I wouldn’t be going to the party with her and Tilly.
“What?” she exclaimed. Once I had finished with the zip, she turned around to face me. “Why not?”
“This chick,” I began, pointing at myself, “is about to cross off one of the boys on that stupid list.”
“What?” Tilly called from the next cubicle. Within a few moments, her head appeared inside the cubicle Addie and I were sharing, and she whispered: “Shush about the list, I don’t want Trevor knowing.”
As Tilly went back into her cubicle, Addison stared at me, wide-eyed.
“What?” I asked her. I had really started to grow tired of that word.
“Who is it?” she mouthed at me, and at first, I couldn’t understand her.
As I realised what she'd asked, I moved closer to her, and whispered “Alec.” into her ear.
“I still can’t believe you’re ditching us,” Tilly pouted as we got ready at Addison’s house. I think the fact that I was going along with the list rather than sticking with them bothered her.
We were at Addison’s since her bedroom was the biggest out of all of ours, and we decided to use it as our dressing room. It was all pink and pretty with cut outs from magazines, concert tickets, photos of her family and us three sprawled over her wall.
“Oh, come on Tilly. It’s just one party. There will be plenty more to come,” Addison told her, holding up a bright red dress to her small frame as she looked into her vintage mirror. “Plus, you have me.”
“I could just tell him no...” I said, feeling guilty as I pulled a tight, black dress over my head. It was Addison’s; she had all of her dresses and party clothes sprawled out on her large bed. Her parents earned quite a lot of money, and she got almost everything what she wanted.
Sighing, Tilly mumbled, “No, go with Alec. At least he’s hot. I don’t get how you didn’t say yes to him earlier on.”
“I don’t like him that way. I don’t like anyone that way. I mean, despite how sweet he is to me, he’s a jerk to so many other girls. That could easily be me.” I explained, turning music on from Addie’s expensive speakers. As Rita Ora – How We Do begun, I swung my hips to the beat.
She didn’t say anything else, but I could feel that she was totally against the idea of the entire Kissing List, and me playing Alec. Of course I felt bad about it, but I needed to prove Dominique wrong, and I’d do it if it was the last thing I did.
By the time we were all ready for the party, it was already half an hour late and Alec hadn’t even arrived yet. Was he even coming? I didn’t want to text him, but I didn’t want to wait around all night.
“Come, let’s go,” I told them both grabbing hold of the purse Addie had leant to me. I stood up from the big, pink bed and straightened out my dress.
“What about Alec?” asked Addison, raising her eyebrows. “We don’t mind waiting until he comes.”
“I guess he’s not coming,” I shrugged, annoyed at him. This was one of the reasons why relationships were not my thing.
We did eventually begin to leave. Addison’s parents told their au pair to drop us there, but before I got in the car, my phone buzzed. I pulled it out of my purse and stared at the screen.
I’m a bit late, was held up. Sorry. I’ll be 5 mins x
Rolling my eyes at the text, I told the girls: “Go ahead, Alec is on his way. See you at the party.”
I sat on the bench outside Addison’s mansion-like home and waited for Alec. I had expected him to take long but he arrived within a matter of seconds after the girls had left.
|Lucy Hale||as Marnie Hill|
|Ariana Grande||as Addison Lee|
|Samantha Boscarino||as Tilly Williamson|
|Claire Holt||as Dominique McQueen|
|Nick Roux||as Matthew "Matty" Lynch|
|Brant Daugherty||as Alec Lawson|
|Austin Butler||as Wes Austin|
|Beau Mirchoff||as Soren Crenshaw|
|Drew Roy||as Douglas Kent|
|Logan Lerman||as Ryland Moore|
|Paddy Mitchell||as Darryl Shayne|
|Steven R. McQueen||as Stephen Ryback|
|Francisco Lachowski||as Tyler Vieira|
|Mitch Hewer||as Scott Anderson|
|Douglas Booth||as Trevor Prescott|