eighteen

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- c -

"Well aren't you happy today" I laugh, leaning against the locker next to Lana's.

"Yup" She smiles, looking to the side, past me.

I turn around to try and see what shes smiling at.

I spot Jack standing at his locker with his books in his hand, he sees Lana and waves.

I look back at her and she bites her lip then smiles, waving back.

Ignore it Cameron, she said they were friends again right?

"Anyways, I'm gonna go to class now or i'll be late, see you at lunch?" I ask, speaking up.

She glances at me and nods, still smiling.

I attempt to lean in for a kiss but she turns her head, leading to a kiss on the cheek.

I step back and look down at the ground awkwardly.

"Well, see ya." I bluntly say.

"Mhm" Lana says looking back in Jacks direction.

I shake my head and walk off to class.

What was that.

It's like i've become invisible to her.

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I sat there staring at my lunch, I wasn't hungry.

She just stood there, gazing at Jack while I was right there in front of her.

"See you at lunch" I thought over and over again. I mean that's what I said to her at the lockers this morning and she's still not here.

"Hey man" Aaron says sitting down next to me with his lunch tray.

"Hi" I bluntly reply.

"What's wrong dude?"

"Nothing, don't worry about it" I say.

"C'mon i'm your best friend. Just tell me"

"Just get off my back Aaron" I say with anger standing up.

The whole lunchroom gets quiet and everyone turns to look at me.

Even Lana, who I see in the corner of my eye, standing next to Jack.

I storm out of the area and into one of the hallways.

"Cam." I hear Lana's voice behind me.

"What?" I scoff.

"Hey, whats up with you?" She questions, slowly walking up to me and lightly placing her hand on my shoulder.

I turn around to face her in both frustration and sadness.

"Cameron?" She asks.

"What's up with me? Whats up with you!" I shout.

"First you basically ignore me this morning at the lockers making googly eyes at Jack, as if I was invisible and then you reject my kiss and THEN I see you and Jack walking side by side like two little love birds!" I yell, quieter this time.

"Cameron, first of all, Jack and I are in the same biology class, we were just walking to lunch together because we left class at the same time, I was coming to sit with you but you stormed off" She reasoned.

"So? How do you explain this morning at the lockers then?" I stubbornly say.

"Baby I told you, Jack and I are friends again and that's all" She says reassuringly.

I stand there for a bit, in silence. I was trying to make sense of things and figure out what I was supposed to say or do.

"Lana are you still in love with me?" I say softly, my voice shaking and slightly cracking. I felt as if I were about to break into tears.

Surprise grows upon her face because of the question.

"Cameron, of course i'm still in love with you" She says, staring into my eyes.

"You just are in love with Jack more than me, right?" I say for her.

She lightly shakes her head and furrows her eyebrows.

"Don't put words into my mouth" She sternly says.

"Lana, face it, you and Jack are like fucking soulmates" I somewhat laugh.

"You both never realize how much you two belong together because you're both always in a situation where you can't be together. I can see it in you Lana." I admit.

"And as much as I am deeply and truly in love with you, i'm not the right guy for you. We both know that"

I let out a sigh of relief, I guess it was a good thing that I finally accepted the reality of this whole situation.

She belonged with Jack.

"Well. W-what do I do now" She said with both confusion and slight hurt.

"Go get him" I suggest.

"Like.. now" I add.

She nods her head and turns to walk back to the lunch room.

She stops mid way and comes running back.

She grabs me and kisses me lightly on the cheek.

"Thank you Cameron" She smiles before running off.

- l -

"Go get him" Cameron told me.

It kept repeating over and over again in my head as I ran back to where Jack was.

I see him talking to one of the boys.

I run up to him and spin him around.

He looks down at me, attempting to process what's happening.

I look into his eyes before wrapping my hands around his neck and snapping it, ripping it off and letting the blood drain out before I sacrificed him to lord Satan.

Kidding.

I wrapped my hands around his neck, pulling him towards me and smashing my lips against his.

This felt right.

He instantly kissed back and wrapping his hands around my waist, pulling me even closer.

I could feel everyone around us staring.

We release and he looks down at me again.

"It's you. I was always supposed to be with you" I say, staring into his eyes.

He continues to stare back at me, a smile forms on his face.

"Lana, we've been through so much and you left me numb, little did I know, I was and am so utterly and completely in love with you." He says.

"Will you, Lana Williamson, be my girlfriend?" He asks.

"And I don't mean my fake girlfriend."

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