I was so on edge today. Not because of the whole Cam ordeal, in fact I hadn't seen Cam all day, which was fine by me. I was jittery, because all day I had to sit through my classes anxiously awaiting my audition. The auditions were being held in the theater, for two hours, after school. My slot was at 4:15, and I was extremely nervous.
"Stop fiddling with your pen like that," Jen swatted my hand playfully during history class.
I sighed heavily and turned to her and whispered, "I can't help it."
"Just think of something else... Think of Cam," she smirked at me. I had told her about Cam, last night before bed. She couldn't believe it, but then again, she could believe it. It was just one of those things that you have to say "No way!" to at first, but then say, "Right on!"
"I don't want to think about that," I rolled my eyes at her, "it'll make me more nervous."
"Why? No one knows about you guys, so there isn't anything to worry about."
"Yet," I said and cocked my head at her, but she just shook her head at me.
"Everything's going to be fine Izzy," she insisted, "you need to relax though."
"How am I supposed to relax, when I've got my audition in like two hours?" I whisper-yelled at her.
"Izzy," she said, "you're the best singer in the school. You're getting the part, no matter what. Even if you trip while going up the stairs, you'll get the part! You know it too, just breathe."
I did as she said and took a breath. I smiled at my best friend, "Thanks Jen."
She always knew the right things to say, to make me feel better, and her pep talks were always awesome.
She nodded at me satisfied and turned back to our teacher. We worked on our notes for a while longer, before the final bell. Once the bell rang my nerves came right back. I bit my lower lip as I walked towards my locker with Jen. She was saying something to me, I think wishing me good luck, but I wasn't paying much attention. All I wanted to do was hide in the girls' change room and practice before my audition.
I bolted from my locker to the changing room and shut the door behind me. I knew for a fact that the locker room would be empty after school, because the girls soccer team wasn't practicing, the boys were. Usually, I sat under the tree until their practice was over, but today was different. I had to rehearse!
"It's the start, of something new. It feels so right, to be here with you. Ohhh. And now looking in your eyes, I feel in my heart..."
"The start of something new!" A guy's voice boomed through the locker room.
Instantly, I tensed and held my arms out, ready to punch whoever was behind me. Sure, maybe I was over reacting, but the last time I was in here Chris came in, and that's where the whole mess started. I prayed it wasn't Chris.
I quicklyturned around to find Cam in his sports shorts and shirt, looking smug as ever. He had his cleats in his hands and he was standing in his socks. He smirked at me and said, "Hey babe!"
My body relaxed as I realized that it was only Cameron and I let out a sigh of relief, "You scared the shit out of me!" I said and smacked his chest as he came closer to me. He pulled me in for a hug and my body turned into mush. His strong arms around me just made me so weak in the knees.
"What?" he laughed and sat down on the bench with me, "Why?"
I fiddled with my music sheets that I had now rolled up and curled the edges, because of nervousness and said softly, "Last time I was here, Chris came in and we talked... I just... I thought it was him and I got scared."
Cam put his arm around my shoulder, and pulled me in close, "Aw," he smiled down at me, "you don't have to worry about him anymore."
"What do you mean?" I laughed, trying to wash away my emotional state, "He goes to the same school as us! I'm bound to see him sometime soon!"
"You're with me," he said with a proud grin, "no one messes with my girl."
"I don't know Cam..." I said worriedly.
"Hey," he said softly and lifted my chin up with his finger, "you trust me, don't you?"
"No buts!" he laughed, "Just trust me when I say you don't have to worry about him. I'd never let him or anyone hurt you."
I smiled at the power in his voice, he sounded so sure of himself and that reassured me.
"Thanks Cam," I sighed, heaving away all the stress I had build-up over sometime.
"You're welcome Angel," he smiled and came in close to plant a cute little kiss on my lips. As we pulled back from the kiss he whispered against my lips, "Fuck, I missed you today."
I swear, my insides melted. I blushed deeply at the thought of Cameron missing little ol' me. He smirked at me and I stuck my tongue out at him teasingly, "I didn't miss you all that much to be honest."
His face changed from his killer smirk to a little frown. His lips pressed together in a cute little pout and his forehead scrunched up, "Why not?"
I sighed over dramatically and continued to tease him, "I had other things on my mind... more important things."
"What's more important than your sexy boyfriend, Cameron Hart?" He teased back and kissed the spot on my neck just under my ear. I felt my entire body turn hot, as his warm breath pushed onto my skin. While he kept kissing my neck, he urged me to answer by breathing out, "Hmm?"
"Uhh..." I mumbled nervously, trying to focus on our conversation, but his lips on my skin were very distracting, "J-just... some stuff..."
He grinned against my neck and laughed softly, "Sure babe, whatever you say."
And with that he pulled back and hopped off the bench. He stretched his body, before bending over to put on his soccer cleats. I sat there and stared at him, my hair had somehow gotten fuzzed up and my breathing was shallow.
"You're such a flirt, Cameron Hart," I shot at him with a sly smile, after I had recomposed myself.
"You're the one who temps me Angel," he winked and tied his shoes tightly, "you just sit there looking hot as hell, just teasing me with those sexy little lips of yours! I just can't help myself around you Princess."
I blushed to a dark shade of pink and he laughed softly. I pressed my lips together into a straight line, but couldn't keep it because a smile broke out on my face, instantly.
"I missed you today too," I assured him.
"Yes sir," I smirked back at him.
He groaned and rolled his eyes, "Don't call me that. It's so damn hot, I might have to rip those clothes off you right here, right now."
I laughed loudly, "Stop being so horny!"
"Everything you do turns me on! I can't help it," He laughed and came back in to kiss my lips. I swung my arms around him, not wanting him to pull away just yet. I deepened the kiss and soon his arms were wound right around my waist. He held me close and then his hands found their way to my bum. He lifted me up and turned us around so he was the one sitting on the bench and I was sitting right on his lap. After a while, we backed up and I smiled down at him. He smiled back at me with his cute boyish half-smile, before pecking my lips once more.
"You'll do so good today at the audition baby," he told me confidently.
"I hope so," I mumbled nervously.
"Just go out there and give it your best shot. You're bound to land the lead role!"
"Thanks Cam," I said satisfied. He put me at ease, I wasn't all that nervous for my audition anymore, I was actually kind of excited.
"Anytime," he said as I climbed off him.
"You better get to practice," I told him as I pointed to the door that led to the field, "everyone must be waiting for you."
"Yes, ma'am," he said with a little grin.
I mimicked him and groaned while saying, "Don't call me that. It's so damn hot I might have to rip those clothes off you right here, right now!"
"Shut up," he stuck his tongue out at me. I laughed really hard and then watched him make his way to soccer practice.
"Next... Izzy Weaver!"
I gulped before standing up from the seat, at the back of the room. I fumbled with my backpack and slung it over my shoulder. My feet led me up onto the big stage and soon I was staring right at Mr. Flint and 45 other students who were auditioning too.
"Hi," I said into the microphone, "I'm Izzy, and today I'm going to sing 'Start of Something New'."
"Alright Izzy, good luck," Mr. Flint said, "Go ahead whenever you're ready."
So from then on, I sang my song. And sure I wasn't perfect, like I had hoped I would be. I did have a few of the wrong lyrics and I was a little flat for one part of the song, but overall I think I did pretty well.
I was really nervous to begin, like I always was. But then, I thought of what Cam told me and I instantly felt better. I took a big breath and continued on with the song, much more relaxed. I didn't feel too stressed, but wasn't too comfortable either; it was a perfect medium.
"Excellent!" Mr. Flint said, proudly to everyone at the end of the auditions, "I'll be posting the final list on Friday! Have a good day everybody!"
I grabbed my things and got up from the seat. I made my way out of the auditorium and headed towards the field to meet Grayson. I popped my headphones into my ears and turned on my music, when all of a sudden, someone grabbed me by the arm and yanked me into a classroom.
I shrugged the person off my shoulders and before I could see who it was I shot at them, "What the hell is your problem?"
"What did you do?" said a familiar squeaky voice that belonged to Amanda. Of fucking course.
I rolled my eyes and shot her the strangest look, "What are you talking about?"
"What did you say to Cameron? I know you did something!" She shouted at me.
"I don't even know what you're going on about!" I yelled back at her.
"This weekend, you guys went away, and I was texting him the entire time, until one day he just stopped texting me back! He won't answer my calls and he's been avoiding me today! I know this is your fault! What the hell did you do?!"
"I didn't do anything you crazy freak! Obviously, he doesn't want to talk to you anymore, take the hint," I told her and pulled on the door handle ready to leave, "Just leave me alone Amanda."
"You two hooked up, right?"
"You hooked up," she said plainly.
"No..." I replied cautiously. I wasn't sure if Cam and I were ready to tell people that we were going out. I mean, yeah, we told Grayson already, but that's different since he's my brother.
"Don't fucking lie," she laughed at me, "he's gonna drop you when someone new comes along. I hope you know that."
"You don't know what you're talking about," I rolled my eyes at her, trying not to let her get to me.
"He'll stay long enough to fuck you and then, after that he's gonna dump you. To be honest, I'm not even sure why he's into a prude little virgin like you in the first place."
"Fuck off Amanda," I said and headed out the doors.
She followed me out and shouted at me as I walked down the hallway, away from here, "I can't wait to say 'I told you so'!"
As I got further and further from Amanda, I couldn't help but let her words sink into my head. Was I really just someone he wanted to hook up with and then leave? What if he was only acting like he liked me, so that I would sleep with him? What if he hurts me? What if all of this isn't real? What if I'm being naïve?
Shit. Fucking Amanda.
To: Never Call Me Izzy
Sup babe! How was ur audition? I kno u were gr8!
To: The CAMazing Sexual Beast
It was okay.
To: Never Call Me Izzy
Angel I bet u were amazing. I kno u'll get the lead!
To: The CAMazing Sexual Beast
To: Never Call Me Izzy
You ok babe?
To: The CAMazing Sexual Beast
To: Never Call Me Izzy
To: The CAMazing Sexual Beast
Ever since Amanda said those things to me, I just couldn't help but distance myself from Cam. He texted me about the auditions and I was just put off by the thought of him just playing me like all the other girls he's been with. It made me so nervous about the whole dating thing and honestly, I was having second thoughts.
Sorry, I've taken ages to upload a new chapter! I've been super busy with work – again – but I think about the story all the time! I'm just always so tired once I get home and I've got to juggle a social life too! Haha, I'm bad at multitasking and time management. Anyway, I hope you forgive me!
Butterfly: Ohhh thank you! I'm glad you like the story so far!
Miha: Thank you! Wow I'm so glad that you're enjoying the story so far! I know lots of people would've made Grayson react the way a typical brother would react. But I think Grayson sees how happy they really make each other, even if they can't see it most of the time, since all they do is fight. And Grayson loves Izzy, he just wants her to be happy! Chris is freaking crazy! Haha, he's actually insane! Haha, when the idea popped into my head, I just had to write it!
Yeah, I want to go there one day! But when I've got more money, haha I'm poor! Traveling is honestly one of my favourit things though, I love it. If money wasn't an issue I'd be traveling all the time! I just think it's amazing how many countries, cities, and cultures are there in the world! I just want to go explore them all! It's a shame to realize that I'll never be able to go everywhere in the world. But I've gotta try my best to cover as much ground as I can!
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Peggy: Thank you so much! I'm overjoyed that you're liking the story! Enjoy Chapter 19!
Salina J: Wow, thank you! I'm still trying to work that part into the story, I know it's pretty important; I'm just not exactly sure how parents would react to that sort of thing just yet! Hmm! If you've got any ideas let me know! Oh wish! I barely get 400 views on one Chapter, but that's alright I still appreciate everyone who reads and I'll keep writing for you, despite the low number of readers!
I was writing a story a few years back and those chapters used to receive up to 3k views! Haha! I'll definitely check out your story sometime super soon!
Reader: Hahah! Yes Chris was such a creeper! He's such a weirdo! The idea I had behind that part was firstly, Izzy was trying to hide the fact that she was scared of him. She was very quiet throughout the scene, she didn't say much and Cam made sure to keep her behind him. She doesn't like the attention and likes to avoid confrontation, especially involving her parents. And secondly, Chris had come over before they had gotten home and (at least I tried to imply) that he made up a very elaborate story of how in love he and Izzy were, which won over her parents and that is why they weren't realizing that Chris wasn't a good guy. I'm not sure if that whole explanation makes any sense, but I really hope it gives you a little more clarification on what I was thinking while writing it! I can get lost in my ideas and thoughts when I'm writing and sometimes I'm not as clear as I think I am!
Haha OMG! It would be insane if some groupie girls did that to Izzy! I never thought about that! Haha, oh the possibilities! Haha! Since Izzy and Cam are still under the radar at this point in the story, I'm not sure how the student body will react. I'm sure they'll have mixed feelings though!
Yeah, I'm pretty sure my next story will be romance again! Haha, I just don't want to put out something terrible! I'm a bit of a perfectionist, when it comes to stories and such, so I feel like if I wrote something other than romance, I'd never post because I'd be too indecisive! Haha! I don't read fantasy/paranormal too often, but that's mostly because I'm not sure what is considered a good storyline or plot in that specific genre! If you have recommendations let me know!
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