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Part 6

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I was frozen. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t move. I just stood there, staring at him with wide eyes.

It took a lot of time before I could even find my voice again and when I did, it sounded squeaky.

“W-Wha-What a-are y-you-”  *gulp*  “-doing here?” I finished and cursed myself for stuttering.

“I’m partying?” He said like it was the most obvious thing in the world.

“This is a party, isn’t it Kaycee?” He asked with a smile.

“Uh, yeah.” I said with my eyebrows furrowed “But what I mean is; I thought you had soccer camp?”

“Oh. That.” He nodded “I just got back this morning. Didn’t Derek tell you?” He asked.

“No…” I said while looking at my shoes “We don’t really hang out anymore.” I said while giving him a sad smile.

“Why not?” He asked with an eyebrow raised.

“Uh, Well… you see, after the...uhmm.” I hesitated but then continued “After the party, we sort of…like stopped talking and hanging out and stuff.” I said sadly.

I waited for a second for him to continue, but when he didn’t, I looked up and saw that his expression was filled with shock and confusion.

Then after a few more seconds, he burst out laughing. Okay..? Did I miss something? I thought. I glanced at Mady from behind me to see if she knew why he was laughing but she only shrugged and I turned my attention back to Jay who had already composed himself.

“Why would you guys stop hanging out just because of what happened?” He asked while giving me a funny look.

I hesitated while giving him a ‘Isn’t-it-obvious?’ look. But then I saw his expression and knew that his question was serious.

“Things kinda got awkward after the party.” I said with a shrug.

He sighed “This wasn’t what I was expecting it to be like when I got back. I guess I’ll have to fix this then. Let’s go.”

Before I could even open my mouth to speak, he got a grip on my wrist and started dragging me to the back of the house where most people were with Mady following behind us.

“Where the hell are you taking me!?” I shouted over the loud music.

“You’ll see.” He said while glancing at me over his shoulder with a smirk on his face.

After muttering a few curses while being dragged around the house, we came to a stop and I saw that we were beside the pool and that Derek and the guys were a few feet from us over at a bar.

Realization hit me and I knew what Jay was planning to do. So the second he let go of my wrist, I started running away. I ran like my life depended on it and forgot that I left Mady behind.

I was almost done crossing the side of the pool when I felt someone tug my hand. I fell backwards and into the pool along with the culprit who tugged my hand.

I surfaced the water and faced up to see Jay grinning at me and the guys behind him laughing like idiots.

“That’s what you get for running away from me Kayce.” Jay said while wagging his finger at me

Wait, If he wasn’t the one who tugged my arm, then who did?

My question got answered when I saw Derek getting out of the pool soaked from head to toe.

Jay gave me a hand and pulled me out of the water. I faced Derek and gave him a death glare.

“Are you stupid?” I asked “Why the hell did you pull me to the pool!?” My anger was rising and I could feel my face turning red.

Derek threw his hands up in mock surrender while taking a few steps back.

“Whoah. Whoah. Whoah. Chill princess. I didn’t know we’d fall in the pool okay?” He laughed.

“Idiot.” I mumbled under my breath.

Jay put a hand on my shoulder “Okay, so shall we all start getting back together now?” He asked all of us

Oh boy, this is gonna be a long night.

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