Chapter 11 ~ Friend Zoned

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Lindsey’s P.O.V

When I woke up I was in Toby’s arms. I didn’t mind but it made me not want to get up. I tried to wake him but it was impossible so I started giggling.

“Wake up Toby” He woke up and quickly got up.

“Uh… What are you doing? Come on, get up and go get ready”

“You have to drive me to my house so I can get ready… that means I can get my car!” He sighed and attacked me back onto the bed.

“Well put on your clothes, what is your mom going to say when she finds you in just a Tobuscus shirt”

“You seemed to like it…” He got closer and closer so I patted his head. “I’m just playing I’ll go put on my shorts”

He rolled off me and I got up and put on my shorts. I took off the Tobuscus shirt and looked over at Toby to see that he was covering his face with a pillow. He peeked.

“Toby!” I yelled.

“I’m not looking, I’m not looking” I giggled and put on my shirt. I pounced onto him and threw the pillow aside.

“Done, can we go now?” He moaned and wrapped his arms around my waist.

“Do we have to?” he asked. I gasped.

“Yes Toby, I have to go” I said as I jumped off the bed and twirled out the door. He followed and we jumped into his car. When we got to my house I told him he could go if he wanted to then I went to take a shower.

I got dressed and fixed my hair then ran downstairs to find Toby drinking coffee and talking to my mom and making my sister laugh. I smiled and sat down to eat the food that my mom had made for me. I went to brush my teeth then I ran out the door, Toby close behind. We got into our separate cars then we were off. I went to school and he went home.

I got there just in time for the morning announcements. Steven was sitting in the far corner of the room “playing” with his girlfriend. He’s a freshman, and she’s a sophomore. Vanessa knows I like him so when she saw me staring she pulled me to a desk and classes dragged on. No one dared to mess with me, after school I got into my car and went to Toby’s as always. Once I got there I didn’t say a word. So when he greeted me at the door…

“Hey my crazy little nugget! How was your day today?” …it hurt when I didn’t respond. He tried so many things to get my attention. He even used Gryphon who also seemed to notice I wasn’t in a good mood. I sat on the couch and Gryphon curled up on my lap. Toby stood in front of me thinking of ways to lift up my spirits. “Lindsey, we’re going to the Annoying Orange filming again, are you going to put on costumes and dance around all crazy again?”

He jumped around and I was watching him from the corner of my eye. I smiled. I looked up at him and smiled even wider.

“Toby, you know I can’t do that. Clare forbids me to do such a thing so I’ll just drown in my sorrows while listening to music” I said. He bent down in front of me worriedly.

“Don’t say that. Why don’t you um… why not… uh… I don’t know! And it angers me not knowing what’s bothering you so much”

“Toby, I- I’m sorry. Don’t be angry with yourself. I’ll smile brightly, and I’ll laugh and play but don’t be so down because of me” I pleaded as I got down on my knees in front of him.

“Don’t apologize and don’t force yourself to be happy. If you want you can invite a friend to go with us”

“Really?! You’d let me”

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