Disney Gone Wrong [Lizzie B & Wykyd]
There wasn't much that made Gage tick. He was typically a quiet kid, he kept to himself most of the time. But the one thing that always got on his nerves was when a guy mistreated his girlfriend. He always figured, if you're going to treat her like shit, just leave her. He always thought that it was the most ridiculous thing to be in a relationship with a girl/or guy, if you didn't even like them.
Gage sat in his seat on the park bench and just watched the couple across from them go at it at each other. The girl would wave her arms frantically at the guy, who didn't even seem to be totally into the argument. He would constantly roll his eyes and occasionally turn to her and yell something back in her face. Gage often heard the guy call the girl a name and then a few foul words. The girls eyes would glimmer up with tears and she'd shove at him. Why bother? Gage thought. He thought about what they could be fighting about. He cheated on her and got caught. He forgot her birthday or their anniversary. Maybe he's just a douchebag and she's had enough of him. If that were the case, Gage wanted to personally congratulate the girl for getting herself together and stepping away from the idiot. He gazed upon the two young adults when the girl ripped a ring off her finger and threw it in the guys face. She slapped him across the cheek and turned away with a whip of the hair.
He laughed slightly to himself. They were engaged and she just ended it for whatever reason, Gage was entertained by the thought for some reason. The newly-single guy picked up the ring as he rubbed his cheek and sat down on the bench directly across from Gage. He noticed Gage staring and pursed his lips before stuffing the ring in his pocket and storms away. Serves you right. With that said, Gage remembered that a very important date was coming up soon. Tessa's 18th birthday. His best friend, that he hadn't seen in a few months since he's gone away for college. He went into his pocket and checked his screen for any messages. None. He swiped the screen of the phone to unlock it and went to messages. He pulled up Tessa's contact and started to write a text: Hey you. Guess what?! I'll be in town for your birthday. I'm taking you out. My treat! Getting up, Gage slid his phone into his back pocket and started walking back to his dorm room to pack for his trip back home.
At his dorm room, his roommate was lying on his bed, clicking around on his computer. Gage went underneath his bed and pulled out a suitcase. "Where are you heading?" His roommate, Ky, curiously peeked over his laptop. "Heading home for the week. It's Tessa's birthday in a couple of days. I haven't seen her in a while." Ky shut the top to his laptop and set it down next to him as he sat up. "You gonna hit that?" Gage looked back at his roommate with a stunned look on his face. "What?" Ky scoffed and stood, making his way to Gage's bed. "Come on man, you know. You and Tessa. Getting it on." Gage shook his head, "No way. Tes and I are just friends. It's not like that." Ky rolled his eyes, "Dude. You and Tessa have been 'friends' for the longest time. There has GOT to be something there." Gage shook his head again, without saying a word. "Say whatever you want, Gage, but you can't deny love dude."
Gage pulled his phone out of his back pocket and looked at his phone's lock screen. It displayed a picture of him and Tessa the last time they were together. He smiled at it. Could he possibly have a relationship with Tessa? Wouldn't it be weird? They've been best friends for the longest time that they know absolutely everything about each other. There are no secrets. Nothing could ever come between them. He tossed his phone down on the bed, along with the idea of dating Tessa and went on to packing.
Last edited by Wykyd; 02-13-2013 at 10:04 PM.
The Bleeding Rose
Back when they were little, Tessa had been genuinely convinced that she was older than Gage. The number on his birthday cards seemed as wrong as hers did, and she couldn't help but wonder...had their parents gotten them mixed up? Her mother was fairly absent minded about such things, being a single mother with a high paying job that took more than it was worth. Tessa was lucky if her birthday was even properly remembered, and even then, it would never be a family affair. Waffles for breakfast, that was their tradition. Her mother rose at the crack of dawn to make waffles, the two of them ate in sleepy silence, and the rest of the day was hers. When she was little things had been different, but now with teen dome turning into adulthood...it could have been worse. Her mother loved her, she knew that, but if she wanted to keep shopping her mother needed to keep working.
With age had also come the realization of her age. Or, more importantly, his. Gage was older, even though she could never wrap her mind around it. She had been the one to ride a bike first, the one to lose her teeth first, the one to kiss a boy first. Well, as far as she knew he had never kissed a boy, but you get the picture. Her world was always a step ahead of his, though she never failed to reach behind and drag him along with her. That was their entire childhood in a nut shell, her hand clasping his and pulling him forward. Junior high had been a bit of a blow, when he'd left her behind for bigger and better things. The abandonment for high school came shortly after, but she'd dealt with both in a fairly private manner. He knew, of course, though there hadn't been any big show of tears. Gage always knew, Tessa always told him, and that was why it had all lasted so long.
College had come along eventually. She had almost felt like she'd graduated too, back when they'd been pouring over pamphlets and hammering out applications. Despite the fact that high school had changed her, they'd still spent almost every day after school together. He didn't like the parties, but they weren't until after the sun went down. Usually she was honest, knowing that she'd end up confessing it all at one point or another. Confessing to Gage was inevitable, more inevitable than confessing to herself. Tessa knew she'd probably come clean about things with Gage that she hadn't quite sorted out inside herself. He knew everything, and she knew everything about him. They were...best friends. They always had been, and they always would be. Of course, that didn't mean that things weren't going to get hard.
The truth was, she hadn't graduated. He'd moved away and her afternoons had become terribly empty. She would drive to his house on accident, she would turn to talk to him and find that he wasn't sitting beside her. It was jarring, heart breaking, and he wasn't there to do anything about it. He wasn't a short drive away, and even when she was free, he was busy with college. The first few weeks had felt like her world had shattered, and it was the first time he wasn't there to fix it. They talked on the phone, they texted, but Tessa was alone. Of course she had other friends, there was always someone willing to step in and save her from her solitude. But sometimes, like that night, Tessa didn't want anyone but him.
She set up in her room, lap top open to complete one of the many overdue assignments that were burning a hole in her report card. She'd get it together, she always did, but the mood had to hit her. Sometimes, if she sat and waited long enough, some sort of motivation would come. As it was she had her back against the headboard, long legs drawn up to her chin, jaw length, blonde curls falling messily in her face. The glare of the computer was taunting her, reminding her that she was not a free woman. Essays had to be written, essays whose topics were growing fuzzy as learning continued and her work was left behind. Gage had always helped her with that, always sat her down and forced her to work. She had hated him for it. And now...now she just missed him.
Her birthday was that coming weekend, and all sorts of plans were being made. Julia had said something about a party, her mom had bought strawberry pie filling to cover her waffles in, and she could taste the bitterness of adulthood on the tip of her tongue. None of it seems important though, nothing except the fact that he wouldn't be there. Would he? No. He hadn't said a word, and she couldn't expect him to drop college for her. Birthdays weren't a big deal anyways. But months? Months were a big deal, and too many had passed. Boy, that screen was bright...and boring. Homework made her beautiful lap top a negative thing. Homework tainted her free time. Tessa glance down at her phone to stall, and her heart lept when she saw the message.
She could hardly read it, her brain spinning wildly as she glanced over his words. Did he mean it? Yes, that was what he said. He was coming home. He was coming back to her. Her fingers fumbled an excited reply : I was beginning to doubt your reliability. My mistake I can't wait to see you. Tessa pressed send and let out a shaky breath. This weekend would save her. Just a little time with Gage, and everything would fall back into place. It had to.
It had been several months since Gage had seen his best friend, Tessa. Of course they spoke, texted, video chatted, but it wasn't really the same to him. Being able to hug her, and laugh with her in person always gave Gage a warmth in his heart. He missed home, he missed his house, his family, but most of all he missed her. They'd been together, friends; best friends, since birth practically. Never spending more than a few hours apart, they quickly become so involved in each others lives that they basically lived at each others houses. Alternating between at whose house they'd be spending the day, or at whose house they would be enjoying dinner. They spent so much time together that almost everyone they knew was convinced they'd end up at the same college. But of course, Gage was a year older than Tessa so it wasn't guaranteed that they'd end up together.
Gage had finally finished packing all that he needed for the weekend and some more. All he had to do was remember his laptop when he left the next morning. He pulled the suitcase off the bed and put it by the door so that he could be out quick, first thing in the morning. Gage made his way back to his bed and picked up his laptop of the desk as he got onto his bed. He picked up his phone and read the text that Tessa had sent him with a smile on his face. He started to think about what Ky had said. Would a relationship work between them? Ky isn't the only one who's brought up a relationship in between them. His deep friendship with Tessa has ruined relationships with our girls before. Girls have been jealous of how strong of a connection Gage and Tessa had. It rarely ever ending well. Girls would scream, "Why don't you just date her instead?!" It often crossed his mind about dating her but the thought never stayed too long. Gage certainly thought Tessa was beautiful. He wouldn't deny that she was the most beautiful girl that he's ever known but for some reason he didn't really think too much about it.
The next morning, Gage scattered to get his alarm off and himself out before his roommate woke up. He quickly got dressed in khakis and a light blue dress shirt. He put on his shoes, then made his way to the bathroom. He brushed his teeth and combed his hair before making his way out of the dorm building and out to his car that was parked in the lot across the schools campus. Gage made his way to the airport with the thought of finally being home with his best friend on his mind the entire ride. He made it through check in, security, customs and onto the plane with nothing but Tessa on his mind. He couldn't wait to see her, to hug her, to hear her voice. The plane ride was to last roughly 5 hours and the departure time was at 5 am. Gage looked at his watch to see the hands pointing to 4:40. Twenty minutes away from take off and he was already getting anxious. He already knew what to do when he got home. He was going to call a cab, go to the best florist in town, go straight to her house, and surprise her with a bouquet of roses and her best friend.
To be honest, no one knew Gage was coming except for Tessa. Now he was starting to regret having told her. He started to think about how much more excited she'd be to see him on her doorstep without knowing he'd be coming. However, Gage didn't tell Tessa when he was coming, he just said he'd be there for her birthday so it could be said this is as well a surprise as any. But it had to be executed perfectly. He had to get the best of flowers and he had to be on her doorstep before she ever left the house today. Gage has never been so meticulous about anything in his life before. But when it comes to her, he had to always give her the best. Gage started to think, maybe there is something there. Maybe it's been there all along and he just never realized it. What if Tessa felt the same way? Maybe she did, but neither one had the courage to say anything. The plane started to move and Gage's eyes started to close slowly with the rocking of the plane. He began dreaming of how later today would go .
The plane landed sort of rough and it startled Gage awake. He had slept the entire 5 hours of the plane ride to make up for the night before when he couldn't get much shut eye. The flight attendant spoke of a few last minute details and thanking everyone for choosing their airline. Not that they really cared. They were getting payed whether Gage had chosen their airline or not. He stood as the plane came to a full stop and got into the aisle as quickly as he could to ensure being able to get out as the plane started to empty. He pulled open the overhead compartment and pulled down his luggage quickly before anyone else had a chance to lock him in his spot. It was a stand still for another 15 minutes as always, before everyone started to drain the plane. Gage made it out of the airport within a half hour and called a cab as he made his way through it. He was getting all giddy already.
Gage packed his luggage into the back of the cab and directed him to a florist on the way home to Tessa's. He bought her a bouquet of 24 red roses and had the cabbie continue forth to Tessa's. The inside of his stomach rumbled. He wasn't sure if it was hunger or butterflies. Even if it was hunger, he had no intentions of stopping until he got to Tessa's house. It was nearing 11am and Gage was hoping and praying Tessa was still home. Her birthday wasn't until Saturday and it was still only Wednesday. Another 30 minutes of driving and Gage finally got to his destination. He paid the cab driver, pulled his luggage out of the trunk and watched as the car drove off. He had flowers in hand, his luggage sat beside him on the sidewalk, and his heart was pounding faster than a nascar race. Gage pulled his luggage behind him as he walked closer to the front door. He stopped his luggage, then his legs. He was about 7 steps away from the front door. His heart was pounding and his stomach was churning. He had no idea why he was so nervous but he was certainly sweating. He left his luggage and kept walking. He stopped at the door and rang the door bell. He hoped and prayed that Tessa would be home and that she would answer the door. He took a deep breath and let it go after realizing that he had been holding it.
Last edited by Wykyd; 02-17-2013 at 10:45 PM.