April 17th, 2014, 09:58 PM
As Told By Kendall
The most embarrassing thing to ever happen in the history of ever just happened to me! This could effect my whole reputation at college and since I just started my freshman year, I don't really have much of one. What just happened could be a defining moment for my life, probably for the worse!
Okay so I was probably over reacting there, at least a little bit. But before I delve on into that embarrassing moment, I should probably tell you about me. My name is Kendall Winters and I'm a freshman at Claybourne College. Claybourne is a tiny college in the middle of California. It's the perfect college for me. It's a small college in a small town that reminds me of home which is about and two hours north, a town called Highland Falls. I'm 18 years old, stand about 5'6 with an average build. I have light brown hair that I part on the far left side of my head and swoop over to the right and I have green eyes.
It's mid-September now so I've been here for a couple weeks and I already had a nice group of friends. First of is my roommate, Ethan Creswell. He's 5'11, short blonde hair and blue eyes and an athletic build. I didn't think we would get along from what I saw on his Facebook profile but we've become really good friends. Then there is the girl who lives across the hall from us, Paige Gordon. She's about 5'7, straight brown hair that goes down to her shoulders. She looks like a typical Cali girl, fit and gorgeous. And rounding out our group is Blair Killian. Blair is another California beauty. Her skin seems to always be freshly sun kissed which goes good with her blonde hair and green eyes. Blair stands about 5'5 and is what I'd call petite.
Ethan and I met Paige on the first day of classes. All of us have class at 8 on Monday mornings and we bumped in to Paige as we left. The three of us walked out of our building together.
"So where are you guys headed?" Paige asked.
"First class for me is in Alumni," Ethan replied
"I'm going to Sandage," I said
"Oh I'm headed to Sandage too!" Paige exclaimed "What class?"
"Introduction to Geography with Professor Greger."
"Me too! It's good to know that I will at least know one person in the class."
"Well this looks like where we part ways," Ethan said looking toward the left. "See you guys later."
We waved good bye to Ethan and continued on our way to class. Along the way we made small talk although I wasn't really paying attention to it. My mind kept wandering to how happy I was to be here. I was really excited to come down to Claybourne. It meant that first time in my life I would be in a place where nobody knew me and I didn't know anyone else. Back home, I went from nursery school to senior year with all of the same kids plus or minus a few who moved in or away. This was my first time with a fresh start where no one knew about my past. Since it was such a small school, I knew that no one else from my graduating class came down here. At least thatís what I thought until I walked into my geography class.
There he sat. In the second row from the door sat the last person from high school I ever wanted to see, my ex boyfriend Bryan Thomson. We dated for about seven months during my senior year and he broke up with me in May, just after graduation. I can't believe he was here! The last I knew Bryan had some deal to play tennis for UCLA. But apparently that wasn't happening because there he was right in front of me. He must have heard the door open and looked up because he was looking at right at me.
"Hey Ken!" he said with a big smile. Bryan was the only person that I ever allowed to call me Ken.
"Hi," I replied and turned to go towards the back of the room.
"Don't you want to sit next to your friend? He's cute!" Paige whispered as we took our seats next to each other. Bryan was in the second row of the classroom and I was directly three behind him.
"No. We'll talk later," I said.
The class didn't last long. Mr. Greger merely passed out a syllabus and talked about what to expect in the class and what he expected from us. The class didn't seem like it was going to be too bad which was good since it was to be at eight oíclock in the morning. Mr. Greger asked if we had any questions and when no one raised their hand he dismissed us. It was just a little past eight-thirty. Everyone gathered their things and walked out from the room. As Paige and I left, Bryan was right there waiting for me.
"Can I talk to you?" he asked. I turned to look at Paige and she seemed to understand something was up between Bryan and me.
"Lunch at noon?" she asked me. I nodded and she walked on down the hallway. Bryan and I stayed put in the hall.
"Hey Ken," he said, again using his special name for me.
"Hey Bry," I replied. Why did I have to call him that? His full name just was not able to come out of my mouth. Old habits die hard.
"You look good," Bryan said after looking me up and down. I should, I thought, I had gotten slimmer and tanner since we last saw each other. Thatís what happens when you spend all summer outside and eating as little as possible. Depression may have played a role in that last part.
"Thanks," I replied looking down trying to hide the small smile that came across my face. After all this time, he could still get me to smile. "So do you." That part was actually true. Bryan had an athletic build, he wasn't bulging with muscles but he certainly had them in the right places. He had grown out his dark brown hair this summer and now it started to cover the tops of his ears. And I could still swim in his blue eyes.
This was torture.
"So?" he says running his hand through his hair.
"What did you want to talk about Bryan?" I asked. I didn't really have anything to talk to him about.
"I bet youíre curious about why I'm here?" he chuckled
"Yeah I guess," I replied nonchalantly trying to hide the fact that that was all I thought about in class.
"Scholarship issues; UCLA decided to give me a full ride for only two years for tennis and then see about the other two based on how well I did. Claybourne offered me all four years. They made me an offer I couldn't refuse."
"That makes sense," I said. After standing awkwardly in the hallway silent for a few minutes I decided it was time to go. "Well, I've got to get going. Guess I'll see ya in class." I turned and started walking down the hall.
"See you later, Kendall."
At noon I met Paige for lunch. I could tell while we were getting our food that she was anxiously waiting to know what happened earlier. As soon as we sat down at a table, she couldn't wait any longer.
"So what was up between you and that guy? I could definitely feel some tension in the air," she said sitting down.
"That was Bryan. He's my ex-boyfriend," I replied
"I'm assuming by the look on your face when we walked in that he was the last person you were expecting or wanted to see."
"Yeah, he broke up with me after graduation because he was going to school at UCLA and 'didn't want to do long distance'."
"But now he's here."
"Yeah, I guess Claybourne offered a better deal for him to play tennis than UCLA did." I think Paige could sense that this was a subject I didn't want to stay on so she dropped it and brought up another random topic.
Flash forward a few weeks to the really embarrassing, life altering thing that I mentioned earlier. Paige and I stayed in Sandage Hall that day for lunch since they had a small food place in the basement. I don't know why we didn't leave; I guess neither of us felt like walking. We each grabbed a deli sandwich from the counter and a thing of tater tots. I got a fork because I hate having greasy fingers from the tots.
We decide to not sit at any of the tables in the basement so we rode the elevator up to the second floor. Up there are the high tables with the chairs you basically have to jump in to sit in them. The tables are all about 5 feet apart and at the moment hardly any are taken. We decide to take one next to this cute blonde guy. His hair was a nice length, not too long but not to short either. And you could tell that this guy didn't have a fear of gyms. I sat in the chair against the wall, the same as the blonde guy at his table, and Paige takes the chair that looks in his direction.
"You know who that guy is, don't you?" she whispered excitedly
"No. Should I?" I asked glancing in his direction.
"That's Greyson James. He's a junior and the star quarterback of our football team!"
"Cool" I say as we begin to eat. Greyson was really cute. A while has passed and we are sharing stories of our past lives. I stab a tater tot with my fork as I go on with my tale. I talk with my hands and as I throw my arms out, I accidentally throw the fork holding a tater tot. I look over and it has landed right in the lap of Greyson James! I can't believe that I just threw my fork at someone, much less probably the most popular guy on campus! How embarrassing! I hop down of my chair and go over to him.
"I am so sorry!" I say, "It accidentally flew out of my hand."
"No problem," he replied. Gosh his voice was nice and deep, very sexy. "But if you wanted to ask if I wanted a tater tot you could have come over and ask instead of throwing one at me." A smile came across his lips as he chuckled at his joke.
"Oh..um..did you want a tater tot?" I asked
"Thought you'd never ask," he replied taking my fork off his lap and eating the tater tot off of it and then handing me the fork.
"Ok..um..bye" I said walking back to my table.
So, I probably did over exaggerate just how bad that situation was but it was one of the most embarrassing and weird things to ever happen to me.
April 17th, 2014, 10:42 PM
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Well, that's one way to make friends......throw a tater tot at them... I like the start of this new story, accord. Look forward to more.
April 18th, 2014, 04:13 AM
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That was a great start to what promises to be a great story!
As a mere Brit, I was unaware of what a 'tater tot' was, so I sought a photo and description on the web to solve the mystery! Yet another way to prepare and eat the humble potato
April 18th, 2014, 09:06 PM
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The fork flinging incident happened on Monday. It is now Friday. The rest of the week was pretty uneventful. Besides from it being Friday, it seemed like today would also fall under that category. Ethan, Paige and I were just laying around my room. We weren't really doing much of anything but just being together. All of us were doing something on our phones with occasional conversation stemming from something we just read or a random thought to cross our minds. That's when Blair burst through the door.
"Knock knock!" she exclaimed just walking in. She looked around and saw that all four of our little gang were present. "Fabulous you are all together! I jut found out the best thing ever! There is going to be a huge party tomorrow night at a house off campus. We have to go! Everyone who is anyone on this campus will be there! So clear your schedules bitches because we are going to party!"
Clearly Blair was really excited for this party to happen. We haven't been to one since school started, which if you think about it was only about a few weeks ago. I look at Ethan and Paige to read their faces. They seem to be into Blair's new plans for our Saturday night. I have no objections to blowing off some steam.
"Sounds perfect Blair." I respond, Ethan and Paige both nod in agreement.
"Perfect! We'll get dinner at the cafeteria around 7, come back here for some last minute prep and be at the party around 9ish." she said. Blair was definitely a plan making kind of girl.
It was suddenly Saturday night and Blair, Paige and I were getting ready for the party. Ethan had caught a nasty cold in the middle of the night and decided that it was best if he just stayed in bed tonight. I felt bad that he would be missing the first party of the semester but I would rather he get better than get me sick. Ethan did say that he had no problem dropping us off and picking us up when we needed to be. So around 9 o'clock Ethan's car pulled up to the party. Music could be heard outside and there were some people just chilling on the porch.
"Just give me a call whenever" Ethan said as he pulled away. The three of us walked up to the front door and went inside. We stood in the entry for a little bit just taking it all in. It looked just like house parties on tv. There were a lot of people just talking to each other, I think there was a game going on in a room I couldn't see and there music was pumping.
"Paige come with me to the bathroom." Blair said grabbing Paige's hand and heading down a hall. The way Blair moved it looked like she had been to this house so many times and not like a freshman in awe of her surroundings. "Stay around this area Kendall, we'll be back."
That's what I did. I moved out of the doorway and found a wall close by to stand by. I didn't want to look stupid just looking at everyone else so I pulled my phone out and started to just mess around on it. In the corner of my eye I saw somebody walking my way. I looked up and Greyson James was standing right next to me.
"Hey its Tater Tot!" he said
"My name is actually Kendall" I reply
"Kendall, I'm Greyson." he said holding out his hand. We shook hands. He has quite the grip! "Looks like you need a drink. Stay right here and I'll be right back."
That line seemed to be the theme of the night. Kendall stay where you are and we'll come find you when we need you. A few minutes later Blair and Paige had returned.
"Lets walk around and check it out." Paige said
"I have to stay here." I respond "You remember that guy I threw a tater tot at on Monday? Well I was just talking to him and he said he was going to get me a drink and be right back."
Right at that moment, Greyson walked up with two red solo cups. He handed me one, he cheersed me and we each took a drink.
"Sorry ladies" Greyson said to Blair and Paige and then turned to me "I didn't realize that you had friends here."
"You know what Blair, we need some drinks. Let's go get some." Paige said giving a smile which I knew meant she thought me and Greyson need to be alone.
"Greyson it's your turn for beer pong!" a guy shouted around the corner
"Ok, I'll be there in a sec!" he shouted back "So I know I just met you but my usual partner isn't here tonight, would be my partner for beer pong?"
"Sure. But fair warning, I'm not very good"
"No problem." and we head to the dinning room. There are a lot of people standing around the walls to watch the games. Some guys see Greyson and they give him a 'hey' or a high five. I'm just awkwardly walking behind him. I have no idea who any of these people are.
We get to the table and start to play. Everyone plays beer pong a little differently and have certain house rules. This house rule was that the guy who gets the ball in the cup can decide which guy on the other team has to drink. The other team must sense I'm a freshman and make me drink every time. I hate beer and my face must have shown this. Greyson kept giving me sympathetic looks. We ended up losing the game.
"I need another drink." I slur noticing my cup is empty. I go to pour vodka in my cup but Greyson stops me.
"Beer before liquor and never sicker" he replies "I'll get you more beer if you want another drink." He fills my cup with the keg and hands it to me.
"I hate beer" I murmur sitting on a near by couch. Greyson sits next to me. If he talks to me, I don't remember what he says. "Excuse me for a sec." I say standing up.
I have to pee. The bathrooms on the main floor all have lines. I go up to the bedrooms. I open the first door and there is a guy laying on the bed with his legs dangling off the side. He looks up as I open the door.
"Sorry" I say shutting the door
"Kendall?" the guy asks. Suddenly I realize its Bryan.
"Hey Bryan, I was just looking for a bathroom. I didn't mean to disturb you."
"You're fine. Come sit by me." he replies sitting up and patting the spot next to him. I reluctantly go and join him. There is an awkward silence for a little bit.
"I'm sorry Kendall. I shouldn't have ended things with you. That has probably been the worse decision I've ever made in my life. So I was"
"I can't do this right now, Bryan." I interrupt.
I stand up to go into the bathroom but Bryan grabs my hand and pulls me back on the bed. Before I can react, Bryan's lips are on mine and his hands are on my face. I forgot how soft his lips were. I find myself kissing him back. Being in his arms again just feels safe and familiar, like I belong here. Suddenly I get shocked back into reality and realize I'm making a mistake. I push myself away from Bryan.
"I have to pee" I say walking out of the bedroom.
I go back downstairs to where I left Greyson. Blair and Paige have joined him on the couch. It's obvious they are only sitting together because they are waiting for me.
"I'm ready to go." I say. Blair says they just called Ethan and he is almost here. Paige suggests that we wait outside. I waive good bye to Greyson and the three of us head outside.
What a party to start off my college experience.
April 18th, 2014, 10:08 PM
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I don't think I would have left Greyson in the lurch.... Who know what could come of that... This is bringing back a few memories, accord, except I never played beer pong, but I do like a beer now and then. I'm going to like reliving the good times.
May 7th, 2014, 08:02 AM
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I woke up that morning with a headache and an unread text message. After popping a few Tylenol, I opened the text.
-Kendall, I'm so sorry for what happened tonight. I stepped over the line. I hope you will forgive me. I'd still like to have an actual conversation sometime. Bryan.
Ugh. That was the last thing I wanted to remember. Maybe if I had this conversation with Bryan, he'd stop putting me through this. But God that was great kiss, well at least from what I remember.
Snap out of it, Kendall!
The rest of Sunday was pretty much spent on recovery and doing homework at the last minute.
Monday Paige and I walked to class. We didn't talk about anything in particular, just meaningless small talk. I was more concentrated on if Bryan was already there and what it would be like seeing him. I didn't tell anyone what happened Saturday night.
Bryan only glanced up when we opened the door into class and then looked away quickly. Paige and I took our seats and the
lecture began. We were dismissed at about 9 o'clock. Since we sit near the back of the class, Paige and I are usually the last few out the door. When we got into the hallway it was empty. No one waiting to talk or dissect what happened this weekend. I was thankful for that.
"Hey I can't do lunch today. I have to go to the computer lab and do stuff for my English class." Paige said as we were hanging out waiting for our next class at 10.
That class came and went and I found myself walking to the cafeteria. It was only 11 but I was starving. There was an entree line where they have meals like mom would fix, a sub shop, pasta, and a burger joint. I decided the burger place was calling my name louder than the others. I ordered a bacon cheeseburger and the guy started frying it up in front of me.
"It's a good thing they have fries today. I'd hate for you to fling another tater tot at some one." Greyson was right behind me.
"Hardy har har" I faked laughed as I turned to him.
"Only joking" he replied throwing his hands up like when the cops want to see your hands. Greyson chuckled. "So is it Kendall party of one for lunch today?"
"Its looking that way" I replied grabbing my burger from the guy and going down to the condiments.
"Eating alone is so depressing. Let me join you." he said following me.
"Ok." I reply. I noticed he didn't order any food. "You didn't get a burger?"
Greyson held up a wrapped up sandwich from the sub place.
We paid for our lunches and sat down at a table. At first we just sat there and began eating our food. I started to feel awkward. I had just met Greyson so I didn't feel we were close enough to have a long silence between us and still feel comfortable. Second of all, Greyson is gorgeous and super nice. I kept thinking why he would keep wanting to talk to me.
"So what was up Saturday at the party?" Greyson finally asked.
"What do you mean?" I replied, taking a bite of my burger.
"You said you were going to the bathroom. You left for a while and then we you came back you couldn't wait to leave. Then a little bit after you left this guy came downstairs and was asking everybody if they had seen you."
"I went to the bathroom on the main floor but there was a long line so I decided to go upstairs. I opened a door upstairs,
it was a bedroom and that guy was laying on the bed. I apologized and started to go but he asked me to come inside. Oh and that guy happens to be a kid from my graduating class and he's also my ex-boyfriend."
"And he asked you to come into the bedroom? Whats your history with this guy?" Greyson asked. I felt like maybe this was a pretty personal topic for us but he wasn't being pushy, Greyson was just a curious guy.
"His name is Bryan. We dated for about 7 months our senior year and he dumped me shortly after graduation. At that time he was going to go to UCLA and said he didn't want to put me through the long distance thing. So that summer I went on a major Taylor Swift binge and came here almost completely over him. Then I walked in my first class and there he sat. He stopped me after class and told me why he was here. At the party, he asked for me to come into the room so he could tell me that his biggest mistake was giving me up and he wanted me back. I tried to leave and he pulled me down and we were kissing. Drunk me couldn't handle it so I had to leave."
"Well if you ask me this guy Bryan sounds like a douche bag." Greyson said "I mean, he breaks up with you when he is going hours away because of the long distance which is basically saying he wanted to sleep with all the good looking guys at UCLA and not feel guilty. But now that he is going here, which happens to be where you go, he wants you back."
"Yeah it's kind of opened my eyes. I don't have any desire to get back together with him." I replied
"Look out world, Kendall Winters is fresh on the market!" Greyson exclaimed with a smile. He then raised his soda bottle.
"I don't have a fancy glass but this feels like a good time for a toast. To the guy who you deem great enough to be with!"
"And to the girl that gets you to settle down!" I replied. Our bottle tops clink.
Greyson let out a small chuckle. He looked at his watch and then stood up.
"This was fun but I have to go." Greyson said. He picked up his tray and walked off.
Almost as soon as Greyson left, Blair was in his seat. She looked in the direction he went until Greyson was out of sight.
"Ok. What was up with that?" she asked.
"You mean Greyson?" I asked. "I've met him a couple times and he asked if he could have lunch with me when he saw me at the burger line."
"No not that. I mean what happened between you guys? You both were smiling and cheersing and then he just left abruptly."
"He said he had to get going." I replied "And how do you know we did that?"
"I saw you so I was going to come over and sit you with but when I got closer you two were clinking. It looked like you had a moment and I didn't want to get in the middle of it."
"First off, we weren't even having a moment. I told him about running into my ex-boyfriend the other night and he said that that guy sounded like a douche. He then cheersed to the guy I find worthy enough to be with me and I said the same thing about the girl he ends up with. He checked his watch and said he had to go."
Blair just sat back in the chair with her arms crossed and a grin on her face. I couldn't imagine what she was thinking.
"What?" I asked.
"Oh don't you play dumb with me, Kendall Winters! You know exactly what I mean!"
"Blair, I can honestly tell you that I am not playing dumb this time. Just fill me in!"
"It's obvious that you and this Greyson guy totally like each other!" Blair exclaimed.
"We are just friends." I protested "Sure, Greyson is really good looking and is pretty much type in a nutshell and yeah if he was gay, I would totally say yes if he asked me out. But Greyson is straight. There are no feelings of attraction coming from him to me."
"Whatever you say, Kendall." Blair said "Well I have to go. Just think about what I said."
Blair got up and walked off to her next class.
She couldn't be right. There is no way that Greyson could be attracted to me. I mean, he only started talking to me because I accidentally flung a tater tot at him. Thats why he talked to me at the party and since he only talked to me at the party, he didn't have time to find another partner for beer pong. Although, he did sound a little upset earlier that I left the party early.
No! No! No! Kendall, you can't start thinking like this. Getting hung up on a straight guy is the last thing I need in my life. Greyson can't possibly be into me.
Or could he?
May 7th, 2014, 09:48 PM
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Or could he????? Kendall better wake up and smell the coffee..... Most straight guys aren't going to toast with a gay guy and listen to his story about a prior boyfriend... Listen to Blair Kendall. We want this to happen......... Great chapter, accord.
May 10th, 2014, 08:54 AM
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I love the story! When is the next part coming out Accord?
May 10th, 2014, 08:57 PM
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Hopefully soon! I know what I want to happen next, just need to put fingers to keyboard lol! Glad you guys are enjoying the story!
June 6th, 2014, 08:08 PM
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I came back to my room Monday evening to find that Ethan was already there.
"Hey" I said throwing my book bag down.
"Hey" he replied flipping through a textbook.
For a while we both just sat on our beds silently. Each of us doing our own thing. My phone went off because I got a text message. It was from Bryan asking to hang out after class tomorrow. I've blown him off a lot and I figured if we never talk then he'll never leave me alone. I say sure.
"Is that Greyson?" Ethan asked, still going through his textbook.
"No it's...wait, how you do you know about Greyson?" I asked
"Blair and Paige filled me in on this guy." he replied closing his book and sitting up. "So you're seeing the star quarter back, huh?"
"No I'm not 'seeing' Greyson." I replied with air quotes "Just like I told Blair, he's not interested in me at all."
"Well from what Blair and Paige told me, you two seem to play for the same team." Ethan responded
I just rolled my eyes.
"Ok, Kendall thats fine. Don't believe me. But when you and this Greyson guy get together, I get a free pass at a big fat 'I told you so' moment." Ethan said.
The rest of the night was pretty uneventful and that topic wasn't brought back up.
Bryan and I decided to talk at his dorm. He suggested it because his roommate would be gone until Wednesday afternoon. I agreed because I felt like a conversation like this should be private. So after class I walked to Bryan's building. I made a pit stop in the lobby bathroom. One should always look amazing when talking to your ex who regrets giving you up.
I knocked on Bryan's door.
"Kendall, wow..."Bryan said looking me up and down "you look...um please come in"
I sat in his desk chair and Bryan pulled his roommate's over. I don't know why but I was feeling nervous, a bunch of butterflies were flying in my stomach. For a few seconds, Bryan and I just looked at each other.
"You're looking good" Bryan said breaking the silence. I could feel myself blush.
"So do you." I smiled.
"Tennis keeps me busy."
"How is that going?" I ask
"We've only had a couple practices so far but it's going good."
So is tennis the only reason you decided to come to Claybourne?"
"Yes and no." Bryan replied. "I originally applied here because you were going here. But then I got accepted to UCLA with their scholarship offer so I forgot that I even applied here. Well in July, Claybourne's tennis coach called me and asked if I would consider their deal since I hadn't officially signed with UCLA. They offered my the full ride which I couldn't say no to. It was a bonus that you were going here because I really missed you and wished I could go back and undo everything."
"You told me the reasoning behind it was you didn't want to put me through a long distance relationship. Is that true or did you want to sleep with other guys?"
"It was partially true. The real reason was it being long distance but it was me who didn't think I could handle it." he replied "Long distant relationships seem so grown up and a big step. It scared me. So I thought it would be easier to be so far away and know you hate me rather than us missing each other."
Bryan reached out and grabbed my hands.
"I still love you Kendall. Did you know that I stayed away from all the parties our friends had this summer so I wouldn't see you? I don't think I could have handled seeing you and knowing you were over me."
"I'm not going to lie and say it didn't hurt when you broke up with me. You broke my heart, Bryan." I said quietly "I didn't go to any of those parties either because seeing you having fun without me. It took a lot but I thought I was close to moving on. Then I see you here and you kiss me at that party and it brings everything back."
"I honestly was surprised when you walked into that class. Then some guys on the team brought me to that party. I drank a lot and needed to lie down. Thats when you walked in. I was sad because you had been avoiding me and I felt bad for ending something good."
"We were pretty good." I chuckled.
"Remember that night at Leslie's party, you were on the hammock and I was on the ground next to you and somehow you managed to flip yourself over? First your drink spilled all over me and then you landed on top of me." Bryan laughed
"You smelled like blue raspberry for the rest of the night! But that was our first kiss."
"I'd been wanting to kiss you for a while."
"I was glad you finally did it." I replied with a smile.
"I miss this" Bryan said. "I miss us"
What was I doing? I came here to hear Bryan out and then leave. Hearing that he missed me made me smile on the inside and truth be told, I had been missing him too. I didn't think I'd admit it.
"Me too" I whispered.
"So we're both here at Claybourne and we miss each other. Where does that leave us?"
"I don't know" I sighed "I need to think about it."
Bryan pulled me into him and started kissing me. I sunk into him. He was so familiar, it felt nice. Bryan had always been an amazing kisser. His tongue parted my lips and we were making out. After a few seconds, I pulled away. We just looked into each other's eyes for a little bit.
"Don't forget to think about that." Bryan said.
I gathered myself, stood up and walked out the door. What had I just done?
June 7th, 2014, 04:20 PM
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Oh dear! Greyson had better make a move fast or it'll be too late. Kendall needs to be stronger in his contacts with Bryan. But, that's just my opinion. I think I need to talk to Blair. Maybe she can do some magic to clear Kendall's mind......
June 10th, 2014, 07:31 PM
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After I left Bryan's room, I didn't go home. I needed to talk to somebody about all of this. Being with Bryan was nice and familiar but I was afraid that he would hurt me again. Then there was Greyson. I will admit it, I'm attracted to him and if he played for my team then he would give Bryan a run for his money. But as far as I know, Greyson is straight so there is no use getting hung up on him. Although if you asked Blair and the rest of them, he's into me.
I knocked on Blair's door.
"Kendall, whats up?" she asked.
"Can I talk to you?" I asked. Blair stepped to the side and I walked in.
"So whats up?"
"I talked to Bryan today." I sighed
"Oh, Kendall, you didn't" Blair responded.
"I think I made everything worse. So I went over there to talk to Bryan because he wouldn't leave me alone. We got to talking and about how we miss each other then he asked where that left us. I said I'd think about it and then he kissed me and said I should think about that."
"Do you want to get back together with him?" she asked
"Part of me does, Blair. When we were talking earlier, everything felt so natural and familiar. But he's hurt me before too and I'm afraid he'll do it again. Also, I'm not entirely sure if he only wants to get back together because he's lonely."
"Sounds like you have a lot to think about." Blair responded. "And what about Greyson?"
I rolled my eyes.
"Don't start with that again."
"So if Greyson came up to you and said 'Kendall I really like you. Please go on a date with me.' that you wouldn't be the least bit interested?"
"Ok, I would love for that to happen but I'm being realistic. That's not going to happen."
Blair dropped the subject. We sat in silence for a little bit.
"What you really need to look at Kendall if you think putting your self out there with Bryan, knowing he could break your heart again, is worth the time you're going put into the relationship and your emotions. If he breaks up with you again in lets say 5 months, will all the time and feelings you've given him be worth the hurt that you're going to feel." Blair said breaking the silence "Or when he does end it, will you feel stupid for putting your self through that again."
Blair gave really good advice. It really got me thinking, am I just asking to be hurt again? And if I do get hurt, will it have been worth it? I told Blair goodnight and went to bed.
(This part of the chapter doesn't include Kendall and will be written in a 3rd person POV).
Blair Killian woke up on Wednesday with a mission. Find Greyson James, see if he's interested in Kendall and tell Greyson that he could lose Kendall if he didn't act quick. She didn't have class on Wednesdays so Blair could hang out in the cafeteria and wait for Greyson.
Blair got to the cafeteria around 11 and she only had to wait about 15 minutes before she saw Greyson walk in. He got his food and sat down at a table by himself.
She took a deep breath and made her way over to him and sat in the chair across from him.
Greyson looked up at this random girl who sat across the table from him.
"Do I know you?" he asked.
"You're Greyson James, correct?" Blair responded
"Yeah. And who are you?"
"My name is Blair Killian. We have a mutual friend in Kendall Winters."
"Yeah I know Kendall" Greyson said with a smile.
"So at the risk of embarrassing myself. Do you like Kendall?"
"Kendall is a pretty cool guy." Greyson responded. Crap, did she know something, he thought.
"I've seen you two sitting together and my observations it seems like you're into him, you know, romantically." Blair said. Greyson just stared at her. "I mean I don't blame you. He's cute and a great personality. I'd go after him if he played for my team. Do you two play for the same team?"
Greyson couldn't respond. He was dumbfounded.
"Whatever, you don't have to answer." Blair responded. "But if you are, you should know your time is running out to make a move. Kendall's ex is here and has got Kendall thinking of taking him back. So if you're the least bit interested, take my advice and make it known to Kendall."
Greyson looked down at his food and twirled his fork in his mashed potatoes. Blair had run out of things to say. She did what she set out to do.
"Think about what I said, Greyson" Blair said standing up "Enjoy your lunch."
Then she strutted off leaving Greyson with an empty stomach but a buzzing mind.
June 10th, 2014, 08:32 PM
Re: As Told By Kendall
Great chapter, looking forward to seeing where this is headed! PS I hope it leads to greyson! !
June 10th, 2014, 09:09 PM
Re: As Told By Kendall
Oh boy, I love Blair.... Smart girl and Kendall is lucky to have her on his side. Greyson had better take her advise and give Bryan a run for his money and hopefully Kendall with accept. Fun chapter, accord. I wish I had Blair's spunkiness...
July 6th, 2014, 09:15 PM
Re: As Told By Kendall
I walked down to the cafeteria and saw Greyson sitting by himself.
"Hey" I said sitting down across from him.
"Uh, Kendall, hey" he replied.
"Just finishing lunch. I was just about to leave because I have to go do this, uh, thing. I'll see you later." Greyson said getting up and leaving me alone at the table.
That was strange, I thought.
I grabbed a quick lunch and then went to the library to work on some stuff. I didn't get a lot done though. My mind kept going over the night before with Bryan. Did I want to go back to Bryan? Would he hurt me again? Was I ready to give Bryan back the power to be able to hurt me? I didn't really have an answer to any of those questions.
But that kiss was something that I couldn't ignore. It just felt right. Maybe that was because it took me back to a familiar place.
I was so lost in thought that I didn't see someone walk up to me.
"Kendall Winters?" a girl asked.
"That's me." I replied
"I was told to give you this." she said handing me an envelope.
"Who gave you this?" I asked, confused
The girl didn't respond. She just shook her head and walked off.
I opened the envelope to reveal a letter.
Meet me at the restaurant at the Ridgetop Hotel tonight at 7:00. Just tell the hostess your name, she'll know what to do.
The letter didn't have a signature to go off of to tell who sent it. I had a pretty good idea who the sender was though. I packed up my things and went to go find Paige and Blair. I found them both in Paige's room.
"Hey whats up?" Paige asked when she answered the door.
"Check this out." I replied handing her the envelope. "I'm pretty sure I know who wants to meet me."
"Who do you think it is?" she asked handing the envelope to Blair.
"It has to be Bryan! He's tired of waiting for my answer and now he is trying to impress me."
"Wow the Ridgetop? That's a pretty nice place!" Blair said "But there is a chance that it's not Bryan."
Paige and I both gave Blair a confused look.
"Who else could it be?" Paige asked.
"Well I ran into Greyson at lunch today...and I may have told him that he needed to make a move if he was interested in you, Kendall." Blair responded
"Oh Blair, you didn't!" I exclaimed. Great, I thought, there goes having a friendship with Greyson. "What did he say?"
"To be honest he didn't say anything. He kind of seemed really surprised."
"So are you going to go?" Paige asked.
"I don't know."
Then there was a knock at the door. It was Ethan.
"What are you guys doing?" he asked.
"Kendall has a mystery suitor." Paige answered. Ethan's face got a confused look on it.
"Read this note Kendall got today." Blair said handing him the envelope before his question could come out.
"So are you going to go?" Ethan asked me.
"Probably. I'm really curious as to who sent it."
Paige, Blair and I went over to my room to find something in my closet to wear for tonight. Since nothing seemed like the perfect outfit, we headed to the mall. Searching for one outfit turned into a shopping spree. Before we knew it, it was 5:00. We went back to campus to get ready for the evening.
The time had come for me to leave. As I made my way to the Ridgetop Hotel I started to feel more and more nervous. I thought and was pretty sure that Bryan was going to be waiting for me but I couldn't be sure. The note didn't give any indication of who sent it. Plus Bryan was never the most romantic guy either.
When I pulled into the parking lot I looked around for any familiar cars but I didn't see one. I looked around the lobby for any sign of the mystery sender. As I stepped into the elevator the worst thought crossed my mind. What if I didn't know this person at all? What if he or she was someone who had a weird infatuation with me? I should have had Blair, Paige and Ethan go ahead of me so that I had someone up there in case it was a stalker.
"Hi! Welcome to the Ridgetop Rendezvous! Can I get you a table?" the hostess asked when I got off the elevator.
"I think there is already a table for me. My name is Kendall Winters and I was told to give you my name and you'd know what to do."
"You would be correct, Mr. Winters. Follow me."
The hostess turned around and lead me to a back corner of the restaurant. I could already tell which table she was leading me to but there was no one sitting at it. Then I saw a silhouette of a person standing at the window next to the table. The hostess turned back to me and waved her arm over to the suspected table. I nodded and she went back to her post at the front of the restaurant.
I didn't really know what to do. The person at the window either didn't know that I was here or he just was waiting. I walked up to the table.
"Um, hi." I said nervously.
Then the person at the window turned around and I could finally make out the face. I couldn't believe who was standing in front of me! Greyson James! Greyson was my mystery suitor! I was shocked! All day I had been expecting Bryan to be up here but now I could see that I had assumed wrong. Never in a thousand years did I ever think Greyson sent me the anonymous note!
"Hey Kendall." Greyson said with a grin.
My face must have expressed how shocked I was. I couldn't even think of what to say.
"Please sit down." he said as he took a seat himself. I sat in the chair across from him.
"I take it from your expression that you were expecting someone else." Greyson said with a chuckle.
"Actually, I was." I replied, finally being able to form words. "I thought it was Bryan making a big move to get me back."
"Well I hope you'll settle with me trying to make a big move to show you that I'm a better option."
"To be honest I never thought you were an option. I just mean that I never realized that you liked me in this way."
Just then the waitress came over with a tray of food. She set down a cheeseburger and tater tots in front of me and a sub sandwich also with tater tots for Greyson.
"I hope you don't mind that I ordered for us already." Greyson said "This food also goes with what you were saying. The tater tots from the first time I saw you after you flung one at me on accident. I thought you were one of the cutest guys I'd seen. And the burger and sandwich is what we had when we had lunch together. That's when I realized what a great person you were and I started crushing on you pretty hard."
"Wow! Greyson this is all so great!" I exclaimed. "I can't believe you did all this!"
"You can thank your friend Blair. She saw me at lunch today and told me that you were really considering get back with your ex and that I needed to do something if I liked you."
"She mentioned that she ran into you."
"Blair scared me into thinking that by the time I got the courage to do something, you would no longer be available so I set everything up fast. I made the reservation, typed up the note and found a friend who would get it to you all after I left you at lunch."
The rest of the meal was spent just talking about all sorts of things. Greyson was so easy to talk to that we could literally talk about anything. The waitress came and took our plates once we had finished. We kept on talking for a little bit. Greyson walked me to out to my car which just so happened to be parked next to his. we stood in between of the backs of the cars for a little bit.
"I had a really nice time tonight. Thank you for doing all this." I said.
"It was no problem." Greyson grinned. Then he leaned in close and kissed me. "I just want to make sure that you know my hat is officially in ring."
We each got into our cars and drove off.
All the way home I kept thinking about the events of the night. Greyson was so effortless to be with and the kiss wasn't too bad either. I couldn't help but be all smiles.
July 6th, 2014, 09:40 PM
Re: As Told By Kendall
Good for Greyson (and Blair)!!!! I hope the fact that his hat is in the ring will prompt our young Kendall to really think about the future. It has taken a lot for one of the most popular guys on campus to break down the social barrier. No wonder Kendall is all smiles. So, now we have a dilemma, Greyson or Bryan, and of course I am rooting for Greyson...... A fun and romantic chapter, accord. I wish some secret person would send me such a note. But, then again, it would be my luck for it to be a stalker type....
This outcome deserves a 5 star......
Last edited by Craiger; July 6th, 2014 at 09:43 PM.
July 7th, 2014, 02:27 AM
Re: As Told By Kendall
Yet another enjoyable update to this excellent story!
July 7th, 2014, 10:39 AM
Re: As Told By Kendall
GREAT story! I cant wait to read more!
July 7th, 2014, 03:36 PM
Re: As Told By Kendall
I have to confess that I've been following your story from the beginning, butt haven't posted a reply. Just haven't been sure how you'd accept some attention from such an Old Dude, and didn't want to discourage you from continuing.
Yes ... there are a "few" years between us. However, your subject, and the way you're conveying it, is Timeless. Though you have yet to be "where" I am, I've certainly been where your characters are, and can still totally relate.
You're doing an Awesome job of reviving, and allowing me to relive, some of my memories!
Though I'm sure that isn't your intentions, I have to Thank You! for that, and am Definitely looking forward to More!
5 Stars to you, Young Buddy!
All the more reasons to ... No Matter What ...
BTW ... One of my friends happens to be "Kendall". Until I saw your story, the only time I'd heard that name.
Last edited by Kyanimal; July 7th, 2014 at 03:41 PM.
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July 9th, 2014, 01:07 PM
Re: As Told By Kendall
I read the whole story and I'm up to date.
It's been a while since I have followed any JUB stories.
This is really enjoyable.
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