I was snuggled up in a blanket I owned and was eating Frosted Flakes out of the box watching reruns of Saved By The Bell, my ultimate favorite show, when my mom popped her head in my room. "Garland someone is at the door for you." She smiled leaving me to get up on my own. I cringed as I threw the warm blanket off of me, goosebumps arising on my arms and legs as I shivered. No matter what season it is, my family does not know how to keep the house at a comfortable temperature.
I bounced down the steps trying to fix my hair in the process. I was not up to seeing anyone in my ugly state I was currently sporting. My shirt was long enough that it covered my shorts and my hair was the rattiest it always is in the morning. But honestly, I don't really care anymore. Calum probably wouldn't care, he's saw me a mess a few days ago, I think he can handle my not showered in a few days look.
My feet hit cold wooden floors at the bottom of the steps making me shiver. I hated the feeling of cold floors against my feet, it makes me to uncomfortable. I walked over to the door rubbing the sleep out of my eyes and yawning. I reached for the door handle searching around for it, since my eye were still shut; I eventually found it and turned it. The bright summer sun beat on me warming me up instantly.
"Hey Calum." I said still rubbing my eyes.
"Um who the fuck is Calum?" I heard a girls voice making me pull my hands away from my eyes and open them. There stood Meredith in front of me with a goofy smile on her face.
"Oh my god! Where the fuck have you been?'" I shout jumping on her. My legs wrap around her waist and my arms fling on to her shoulders excitedly.
"Garland watch your language." I hear my dad shout from the living room, making me laugh.
"Sorry dad!" I said jumping off of Meredith.
"To answer your question, I was grounded." Meredith said as we walked up the stairs to my room. She patted up the steps in her old ratty blue Old Navy flip flops as I followed behind her.
"What, why?" I questioned closing my bedroom door, I turned around and saw Meredith had already made herself home on my old bean bag chair. Her black hair sprawled all over it and her legs rested in criss cross apple sauce. A smiled grew on her face as she started laughing.
"A cop caught us." She laughed harder. " He caught me and Sam in one of the bedrooms, and we were very wasted. So we were taking to the police station and were charged for fucking under aged drinking. My mom had to pick me up and shit, she grounded me for like a week and she won't let me see Sam anymore." Meredith said finishing off her story said. "She won't even let me see my own boyfriend! She said if I saw him she would kick me out of the house! I fucking love Sam how am I supposed to leave him Garland?!" She sobbed.
"Aw Mere bear, everything will work out fine. Just give her time to get over the whole police thing. Maybe he can come over and hang out with us. He is my friend after all." I whisper hugging my friend. She really did love him, you could see it in her eyes when she looks a him or the way she smiles when she talks about him.
"But, I don't want you to be the third wheel." She chuckled cracking a smile.
"I could have Calum come too." I said looking away. I shouldn't have said that. She's gonna be asking so many questions.
"Who's Calum?" She asked. I wasn't even looking at her and I could tell she was smiling. She always teased me about this kinds of stuff because it doesn't happen normally.
"He's um a friend?" I didn't exactly know what to call Calum. I think we really like each other, no I definitely know we really like each other, but I don't know what to call us. We hadn't 'officially' labelled what we are but I didn't mind much. I knew we liked each other so that's all that really mattered. Did we even have to label what we are?
"Ah a friend..tell me about him." She said as I looked at her. Her smile she had on her face look genuine like she wasn't joking, she wanted to know about someone who makes me happy as much as Sam makes her happy.
"Mere, sometimes you can't explain what you see in a person. It's just the way they take you to a place where no one else can but fuck Mere bear, sometimes you meet someone and even though you never liked brown eyes before, their eyes are your new favorite colour. That's like Calum, I've never really liked brown eyes but his eyes have this way of drawing you in. They make you feel like your the only person who he ever wants to stare out. Those eyes are aren't even normal brown eyes. They're a beautiful coffee with creamer color. Not just a boring brown but a beautiful glowing light brown eyes. I don't think I could ever fall for any other person eyes again." I whispered smiling down at my hands. " But fuck Mere, the hardest thing about letting him like me is that I know one day, I will like him back and so much more and then he will fall out of liking me and I'll be crushed. I don't want to be crushed."
"I could never do that." My head snapped around to see Calum standing in my door way with a smile on his face. I see Meredith smirking next to me, making me know for sure she knew he was there but she didn't tell me on purpose. "Garland Rose, I don't think you understand how much I like you. It's crazy, because I don't even know when you became so important to me. It's like watching a snowstorm you see the flakes falling, but you don't realize how they're adding up. Then suddenly, your whole lawn is covered, All these little things added up and you're my snowstorm, baby." Calum says inching towards. I jumped up from the floor an threw myself at Calum. I was overwhelmed with the feelings he was giving me but they were all good ones.
He's the type of person you can be completely comfortable with but the next minute he's giving you butterflies in your stomach that you can't control and you want to be perfect for him because he deserves someone perfect.
"Garland Rose, I've been meaning to ask you since I met you but will you please be my girlfriend?" Calum asked rubbing his thumb on the exposed skin on my hip like he always does.
"Is that even a question? Of course!" I whisper catching Calum's lips with mine and hearing Meredith squeal behind us making me smile through the kiss.
HE FINALLY DID IT
aw garland and calum's words make me tear up. I want a relationship like them but at the same time i hate people. ugh
i might be posting another chapter if I try hard enough!
love you lots