(2015: senior year)
I was walking to my friend Kelsey's house. I rang the doorbell but no one answered. I stood there patiently until I decided to just text her. I heard heavy footsteps stumbling down the stairs. A tall brown-haired guy came and opened the door. He turned towards the stairs yelled, "It's for Kelsey". We stood there trying not to make eye contact as we both waited for Kelsey to come greet me.
He started to slowly put his hand out and said, "Hi I'm—", he took a long pause as if he forgot his name. "Dysn".
"Dyson?" I questioned.
"D-Y-S-N" he said sarcastically, as he corrected me. I thought it was an odd name, but I went along.
"Well, I'm Mia" I said.
"Mia?" He questioned.
"Yeah M-I-A" I said sarcastically. " He quietly chuckled.
"Okay Mia, I think your partner in crime is waiting for you," he said as I saw Kelsey standing behind him. As he turned around, Kelsey smacked him in the back of his head. "Ow!" He cried. All of us began to laugh. Kelsey guided me upstairs, to her room. I came over because I was her tutor, but we all know, there was no tutoring going on in her room. We actually had "boy talk". She closed her door quickly, and gave me a weird look and raised her eyebrows.
"So, Dysn???" She said giggling.
"God no. He's weird." I replied.
"So, do you think he's cute?" I have to admit, he was very attractive, but I'm very insecure of my feelings. I gave Kelsey a disgusted look, and she nodded. "I feel you, even if he wasn't my step brother, I wouldn't date him." She said, rolling her eyes. I felt relieved, all this time I thought they weren't related, now I have a better chance of dating him. Kelsey got up and left the room. I'm guessing she either went to the kitchen or the bathroom. I decided to play some music. I hit shuffle and Migraine by Twenty One Pilots came on. I started lip-syncing. Then, I heard a knock on the door. I quickly hit pause, and calmed myself down. The door knob turned and in came Dysn. I was actually shaking at that point.
"You listen to that kind of music?" He questioned, seeming shocked.
"I like all types of music" I replied. He had a dazed look his face. He walked towards me and sat on the bed. Butterflies flew throughout my stomach. He took my phone and started typing something. Soon, a song came on. He turned the phone so that I could see. It read Colombiana by Jaxon ft. Dysn. "You're an artist?" I asked excitedly.
"I guess" he replied nervously. The song began to play. It was good, I could easily tell which part Dysn sang. His voice was soothing and it matched his speaking voice perfectly. I smiled as he looked at me for approval. He looked relieved as I nodded. We stared into each other's eyes. As I quickly glanced at the door, I saw Kelsey peek inside the room, and scurry away. I was so ready to KILL her. I looked back at Dysn, but he started to get up and leave.
"Wait, you can't leave yet." I said. He stopped and looked back at me. "An antisocial person like me, needs as many friends as possible. Tell me about yourself. " I continued.
"Well—" he started. "My name is Kyle, I have two full sisters and one 'step' sister, my best friend is Cole Pendery, and I'm about as single as Kelsey." He said chuckling. I started to die laughing, causing him to laugh too.
"I'm Mia, and I'm a certified couch potato" I said.
"Couch potato?" He repeated.
"Do you know how people say there as single as a Pringle? Well, I'm so single that I'm not even a Pringle. Therefore, I'm a potato, a pre-sliced Pringle. Plus, I look like a potato." I said. Every sentence made me laugh even harder. He slapped my thigh and started to die laughing.
"Hey, you're the prettiest potato I've ever seen." He said in mid laughter. My heart was beating out of my chest. My new crush had his hand on my thigh, and called me a pretty potato (I took that as a compliment). But I want to take it slow, rushing into a relationship was the worst thing I could possibly do, right?