It Felt Like A Dream ♥ (part 9)
“Oh no”, I said, whining a bit as I buried my face into Ross’ chest.
“great.”, Ross said in anger.
They were talking about how R5 was at the fair a couple weeks ago. They showed the picture of them performing and the band going on rides and then they showed some pictures of me and Ross. They were wondering who I was. Luckily my face didn’t show, but they were still curious.
“what are we going to do?”, I said looking at Ross worried.
“I don’t know”, he said looking back down at me.
They kept talking about how if I’m a relative or his girlfriend. Ross quickly changed the channel. I didn’t complain because I didn’t want to see it either.
“At least your face didn’t show”, he said relief.
“Yeah, but they are going to eventually find out who I am”, I said.
“whatever, let’s just not think about it for now, wanna go to the pool?”, he asked.
“Uh..sure, but one slight problem..”, I said almost sarcastically.
“what?”, he asked as if he didn’t know. It turned out he actually didn’t.
“Uh, I don’t have a swimsuit. Duh”, I said.
“Oh, right. I’ll go ask Rydel if she can let you borrow one.”He said while getting up from the couch to go ask Rydel.
“Ok”, I said waiting there.
Ross came back and gave the swimsuit and basketball shorts that Rydel would let me borrow. I put it on and went outside to the pool. He was wetting his hair with a hose.
“What are you doing? Aren’t you going to wet your hair anyways?”, I asked as I came out.
“Well, it’s a long story, so long story short, my hair turns green if I don’t wash it before I go inside the pool”, he said while turning off the hose.
“oh wow, haha!”, I said.
Then Ross came up behind me when I wasn’t looking and he pushed me inside the pool. I screamed and as I fell inside I stayed underwater and pretended that I drowned.
“Uh..Lucy?”, I heard him from outside.
I didn’t get out of the water. I stayed there for a while. Then Ross jumped in and grabbed me by my stomach and pulled me out of the water. As I got out I wiped the water off my face and laughed.
“You scared the crap out me, Lucy!”, he said angrily.
“Aww, I was just playing with you. Anyways that what you get for pushing me in the water”, I said as I poked his cheek and hugged him.
“Well…”, he said blushing.
“Anyways…how did you hold your breath for so long?”, he asked curiously.
“Oh, well I used to take swimming classes and we used to practice holding our breath and I’m a competitive swimmer, oh and we also practice doing flips on that board thingy right there”, i answered.
“Oh, well looks like I have some competition”, he said while winking.
“Race you, from that end to this end”, I said pointing at each end of the pool.
We raced each other like 7 times because Ross kept asking for a rematch.
“Just face it…you can’t beat me”, I said concededly.
“Yeah well we will see about that”
“Well we shout get out now it’s getting late”, Ross said as he got out and I followed. He handed me a towel. I thanked him and went inside to get dressed. As I came out I was going towards Rydel to give her back her swimsuit.
“Um, here is your swimsuit”, I said to Rydel as I handed it to her.
“It’s ok, you can keep it, it barely fits me anyways”, she said smiling.
“Oh well thank you”, I said smiling back.
I put it in a bag and told Jacob we had to go. Rydel and Ross offered to take us back home. On our way home we all chatted. We got home and both Rydel and Ross walked us to the front door of the steps.
“Well hopefully I see you soon?”, I said to Ross, in a questioning voice.
“Yeah, so I can win you….goodnight beautiful”, he said as he laughed, hugged me and kissed my forehead. I went inside my house and went to the kitchen.
I haven’t known Rydel for so long but I might work up the nerve to ask her out. Just thinking about that makes me nervous. But why would she say no? I mean aren’t I good looking? Oh, didn’t mean to sound so conceded but seriously, and she really seems to like talking to me. Ok, gotta keep cool. Never mind, I can’t do it! Just not now.
“Well it was nice meeting you”, said Rydel as she smiled.
“It was nice meeting you too”, I said smiling back but nervously.
“Well hope to see you again soon”, said Rydel.
“Yeah me too”, I said back. I think she noticed I was nervous. So she kissed my cheek and I felt s shock go down my back and I got goosebumps.
“Bye”, she said as she laughed and ran back to her car. I couldn’t say anything but wave. I went inside and shut the door behind me. I leaned on the door and couldn’t stop thinking about Rydel. All I did was run up to my room and watch TV, while thinking about her.
I got out of the kitchen holding a bowl of grapes and sat on my couch and turned on the TV. Then my mom comes and starts talking about the news she saw with Ross that I saw at his house earlier.
“Don’t you like love this guy….uh…Ross Lynch?”, she asked as she came out of the kitchen.
“Uh, yeah, why?”, I asked nervously.
“Oh because I saw those pictures oh him and some girl at the fair, I don’t know if you saw them”, she said.
I needed to tell her that, that girl was me but I was terrified on the inside to see her reaction.
“Uh…mom? Please don’t get mad…”, I said as I got interrupted by my mom.
“Why would I get mad honey?”, she said confused.
“Um…because i….am that girl….”, I said slowly.
“WHAT?!”, my mom yelled out.
“hehe”, I said nervously as I looked away.
“So you are dating Ross Lynch? How?”, she asked in surprise.
“Um…well I met him the day before the concert and he asked me out…”, I said to her.
“Wow! That is some news”, she said calmer.
“So…you’re not mad?”, I asked confused.
“Um…not really, I guess if you’re happy then that’s all that matters”, she said as she smiled and walked back to the kitchen. Wow. That was so much easier than I thought. I went upstairs to my room to watch TV there instead. I looked all over my desk for my phone and I couldn’t find it so I kept searching all over my room.
I went downstairs in my pajamas to the living room and found my parents looking at the TV. All quiet.
“What’s up?”, I said as I grabbed a water bottle from the fridge.
“Who was that girl that you were with at the fair?”, he asked still looking blankly at the TV screen.
“Um..what?”,I asked nervously. I haven’t told them I had a girlfriend.
“You know what I’m talking about”, he said raising his voice.
“just a friend, dad”, I said.
“no it isn’t, it looks like she is more that just a friend”, he said standing up from the couch.
“Ok, dad, she is my girlfriend, I was meaning to tell you but I didn’t know when.”, I said hoping he’s understand. I was wrong.
“Why did you get a girlfriend. You’re to busy to have a girlfriend right now Ross.”, he said disappointed.
“What do you mean busy?!”, I said, starting to get mad.
“Uh. The show, the band, your singing career”, he fought back. Guess I didn’t think about that.
“But why does that hold, me back from having a girlfriend?”, I raised my voice even more.
“Because your fans will get mad, and you will be too busy to give that girl the love she deserves”, he said back. That didn’t cross my mind either, I guess he was right.
“But if my fans really loved me they would understand”, I said also a bit disappointed.
“But not all of them Ross, they are going to send her death threats, do you want that to happen?”, he asked.
“No…but I’m really happy with her..”, I said.
“I understand that Ross, I’m glad you are, I hate to say this though, but you’re gonna have to stop seeing her for a while before things get worse”, he said. Anger suddenly struck me.
“No! Why?!”, I screamed.
“Watch the tone Ross! And I’m sorry but it is for your own good and her own good, alright?”, my dad said almost louder than me.
“NO! BUT DAD, IT’S NOT FAIR!”, I yelled, but kinda sounded like a whine at the same time. I was really angry now.
“ROSS. UNDERSTAND ME WHEN I TELL YOU THIS. IT MIGHT RUIN YOUR CAREER AND REPUTATION. THINGS ARE GOING TO GET CRAZY AND IT IS GOING TO BE HARD FOR YOU TO HANDLE, IF YOU REALLY LIKE HER YOU WOULD DO THIS FOR HER OWN GOOD TOO!” he yelled back.
“Alright, calm down!”, my mom suddenly jumped in, defending me a bit.
“No dad, it’s not fair, ok, I’ll try not to be seen next time.”, I said getting teary.
“Ross, it isn’t that easy”, he said calming down, pleading me. I stopped arguing because it wasn’t worth it, I ran upstairs to my room and slammed the door. My eyes started watering even more. I saw a little light flickering on my phone and looked at it and saw a text from Lucy. It said:
“Ross! I told my mom I was dating you! She was totally ok with it! Isn’t that great? :D”
I felt bad to tell her about my argument with my dad. She will be so torn but I have to tell her.
I finally got a text back from Ross. It said:
“Yeah that’s great, but one problem….my dad found out about us being at the fair and I told him you were my girlfriend and he didn’t agree and told me I can’t see you for a while due to the fact that it can delay me from the band and Austin & Ally and that some fans won’t understand and they will send you death threats and I don’t want that to happen to you.”
As I finished reading my eyes started to water and before I knew it tears were rolling down my eyes. Ross’ dad is cool but this made me hate him a little bit. He is a cool father, like I have heard but I just can’t believe he won’t let Ross see me.
I replied: “oh ok.”
I put my phone aside and just laid on my bed bawling my eyes out. i was so sad yet so angry. I just met him like two weeks ago and we are already being separated? I can’t believe it. I grabbed my laptop and inserted the CD of the songs we recorded earlier today. I listened to the cover we did on “No Air”, it made me even sadder. I didn’t understand why I was listening to it because first of all it is exactly about how I am felling about and because it makes me sad. I went to the bathroom and changed into my pajamas and washed my face. When I looked into the mirror I saw my face was still red and splotchy from crying so much. I finished washing my face and felt refreshed. Then brushed my teeth and put my hair into a ponytail. As I was getting out of the bathroom I looked downstairs and saw the rest of my family chatting and eating, with all of the lights on, having a good time and watching a basketball game with the neighbors. I went back to my room and got inside the covers and just watched TV, trying to forget everything.