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Well, it's been a month since I stupidly kissed my best friend.. My really attractive best friend.. With really nice legs and soft lips.. Merlin, I really have to stop that. My mind has been a jumbled mess since those few moments with Eloise in the broom closet. Finally after 10 years of fancying the girl I made my move. I mean sure it probably wasn't the smartest thing to do but hey at least I got to kiss her. It was better than anything I could have imagined and trust me I have imagined that moment a lot. I never pictured it happening in a broom closet or for it to be so intense. I also never thought it would be broken up by stupid reporters. You'd think after all these years I'd be used to it but no I still get nervous when I see a camera. I think I'm paranoid because I always hear the stupid shuttering sound that comes with the whole picture taking process. It's either that or I have really good ears and hear it constantly. That's besides the point.
I miss her. I miss her. I miss her. She hates me. She's disgusted by kissing me. She never wanted anyone to find out what we were doing. I miss her. I miss her. I'm hungry. I miss her. This should not be how I'm spending the summer before my LAST year of school. Next year I will be thrown into the real world and won't get the opportunity to just have fun with my friends. That's it! From this point forward I'm going to forget about what's going on with El and have fun with the lads. Yeah, they'll cheer me up. Freddie is always good for a laugh. Hopefully they aren't busy today. I'll just quickly send them a text on my WWC (Wireless Wizarding Communicator).
SEND TO FREDS: WHT R U DOING 2DAY? -J
SEND TO JAMESY: NADDA MATE. FNALLY GONNA COME OUT W/ US? -F
SEND TO FREDS: YA MAN. SOUNDS GR8. WHT'S THE PLAN? -J
SEND TO JAMESY: MUGGLE CLUB W/ LORC. NO ONE KNOWS WHO WE R. IT'S AWESOME. -F
SEND TO FREDS: A NIGHT OUT WHERE WE ARE JUST ANOTHER PERSON WILL DO US GOOD. I'M IN. SEE YOU @ 8? -J
SEND TO JAMESY: YEAH WE'LL COME BY YOUR HOUSE AND LEAVE FROM THERE. L8R MATE. -F
Well this should be a fun night. It would be even better if Frank could have come with us but I know he's still in Canada or something. His family likes to go overseas for the summer. Why they don't go somewhere tropical is beyond me. Why would you go somewhere that basically has the same weather as us? I don't get it but whatever. They'll be back a week or so before school. Even though he's been away he knows all about the Eloise fiasco. He left 2 days after it happened. I'm kind of glad for that because it saves me from having to explain why El isn't talking to me or anyone else for that matter. I've asked Claire if she's seen her and she denies it but I know she has. I've seen her going into El's house.. That sounded super stalkerish but they live right beside me. So sometimes I glance at their door to try and catch a glimpse of Eloise. Okay, yeah I've gone full blown creeper. I really need this night out.
"So mate, you ready to go in there?" Freddie asked me.
"Yeah.." I was totally second guessing this. "I need to do this! I can't keep moping about my best friend not liking me in the way I like her." Freddie just stared at me like I spoke another language. I must really sound like a loon. Can you see what this girl has done to me!?
"Uh, no offence Jamesy but you sound like a stage 5 clinger. It's not a good look for you." This time it was Lorc that spoke up. I hate my friends. I need new ones. Stupid Frank. He'd defend me right?
"Whatever. You guys don't understand what I'm going through. I've loved her since I was 7 years old. That's 10 freaking years. I can't just forget her. Trust me I've tried. Why do you think I'm known as a Serial Dater. It's because no one can compare to El." I think I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown or maybe I'm pregnant. Pregnant women have mood swings, right? Maybe I'm the first man to ever get knocked up. What am I even thinking? That's not even possible.
"Hey James.. You're right. We don't know what you're going through. I don't even remember the name of the last girl I hooked up with. I haven't had that connection with anyone. I'm sorry, alright?" Freddie sounded very gentle and concerned for me which was weird but at least he'll back off now.
"Yeah I'm sorry Potter." Lorcan added
"It's alright. It's my fault for even coming tonight. I thought it would help me with the whole Eloise thing but I just keep thinking something bad will come out of it. I can't shake the feeling." Who knows maybe I'm just being paranoid.
"Why don't we just go to the Leaky? Hannah's niece is looking after it while the Longbottom's are away and trust me when I say she's smoking hot. Like you will get a burn if you touch her hot." Lorc was practically drooling.
"Keep it in your pants mate!" I said playfully. Fred laughed. There we go, I'm back. Light-hearted James has made a comeback and hopefully to stay. I can't handle being such a sap.
Out of the corner of my eye I see a blur of red hair running at me. What? Why was Lily here? Can't that girl leave me alone. Before I know it I'm being snogged by the mystery redhead. I obviously ruled out that it wasn't Lily. Maybe a snog is what I need. No, no. I can't do this. I need to show El that I'm not a complete player. I pushed the girl off of me only to feel like someone punched me in the stomach. I looked at Fred and Lorcan with a horrified look. Being the great friends they are they just laughed at me. I really, really, really need to get new friends.
"Hi Jaaaamesy Poo! Did you miss me? I forgive you for kissing that awful girl you call a friend. I know she must have given you a love potion. I've seen the way she looks at you. I'm here now. It's okay." Delilah Zabini grabbed my arm and snuggled into it. Why did I come out? I knew something was going to happen. I hope no one saw that kiss. If El found out she would never give me a chance. Delilah was my girlfriend on and off for the past few years but really it was because snogging her kept my mind off El. I'm a pig, I know.
"Delilah.. I've already told that we're over." Oh god! She's pouting which means she's about to cry. "Hey, don't cry. It's not you, it's me. Really!" And here come the waterworks. Why I ever thought it was a good idea to date a girl that dyed her hair red because of the Potter men digging redheads. That trait must have skipped me because Eloise doesn't have red hair.
"But, but Jaaaamesy Poo I love you." There it is. Those three words. "I will do anything for you. Just shag me and you'll see how much I care. I want you to be my first!" Is this girl serious? Who says these things? I was snapped out of my "What the Fuck just happened" state by the sound of Freddie giggling.
"Uh... Delilah. You seriously have to stop saying these things. I'm not interested. I'm sorry if I led you on but I don't feel that way about you. Also, you don't have to pretend you're a virgin. I know you cheated on me with Zachary Goyle." Buuuuuuurn. Wait, do people still say that? Whatever. She thought that I didn't know but Albus being the awesome brother he is told me. Teresa Goyle told him while they were hooking up because she walked into her brother's dorm and caught them in the act. Teresa being scarred ran to make out with Al and spilled the beans.
"You know about that? I'm sorry James. It's just I really wanted to and you wouldn't." She started bawling at this point. I kind of felt bad for her. It's not her fault she's psycho. Al's best friend Scorpius Malfoy's dad, Draco dated Delilah's mom, Pansy back in their Hogwarts days. He almost married her! What a brave man. Anyways, he told me some stories and I realized why Delilah was so crazy. Her mom was off her rocker!
"I'll see you around at Hogwarts.. but I don't want anything from you. No relationship, friendship, nothing. You should really go ffor Zack. He's been into you for a while. I can tell." I started walking away from her until I remembered I forgot two fools. "Fred! Lorcan! We're leaving." They just scurried behind me.
It was silent as we walked away from Delilah and that's when I heard the shutter that has been plaguing my life. Why did this always happen to me? I go to a muggle club and I run into an ex who is a witch. I also get stalked by stupid reporters. I'm so over it. I don't want to be the cover story every week. I should be more like Rose, she's barely ever on the cover because she's so boring. I start glancing around the dark alley we were walking in. I had to find whoever took picture before they apparated. It was only a matter of time before the reporter basically gave themselves up by knocking over a trash bin. Luckily for me I caught him before he made his exit.
"Don't you dare tell anyone who just kissed me. No one needs to know" I threatened
"Yeah, for sure. Won't tell a soul." He replied with a smirk.
"I'm serious. If anyone finds out who I just kissed your life as you know it is over" When did I get so mean and scary?
"Is that a threat Potter?" The reporter sounded terrified
"It was a promise!" Fred replied with his fist clenched.
"And trust me when I say we don't break our promises" Lorcan stepped forward towards the man as he said this. Woo! My friiends and I are pretty good at this whol threatening thing. Maybe i don't need new friends after all.
I woke up the next morning with a pounding headache. After everything that happened last night we ended up going to the Leaky and getting wasted. I came home at 3am with a very concerned and pissed off looking Mother waiting up for me. I guess I forgot to tell her I was going out and she was worried sick. Woops, it must have slipped my mind. I'm really not looking forward to facing my Mom this morning. If you haven't face the wrath of Ginny Potter you are extremely lucky. I for one have faced on more than one occasion. I know it's coming. Maybe if I pretend to be dead she'll leave me alone? Yeah, stay in bed as long as I can. That might make it worse though. Ugh. Help. I don't know what to do. All I know is that I need food and something for this headache.
Being the Gryffindor I am I got dressed and made my way downstairs. I was shocked to see what was transpiring in the kitchen. My Mom was making breakfast and singing along to some old muggle song with a GIANT smile on her face. Something good must have happened and it had to have been good enough to make her forget about what I did last night.
"Hey Mom!" I smiled at her looking extremely guilty.
"Hi Jamesy! How are you this wonderful morning?" She replied a little too sweet for my liking.
"Uh.. I'm good. So.. Mom. I know I should be thankful that you aren't yelling at me right now but why aren't you yelling at me?" I squeaked.
"You finally stopped moping. After the whole Eloise incident you've been complaining constantly. Don't get me wrong son, I love you but god you're annoying. I'm so glad you got out there and had fun. You've really got to stop making the cover page though." She smiled and threw the new copy of witch weekly at me. She went back to cooking and singing leaving me standing there in shock.
This cannot be happening. No, no, no, no, no. I should have been more specific with that wanker reporter. NO. He kept his fucking word alright but not in the way I expected. No one knows I kissed Delilah but everyone knows I kissed some mystery girl. It's only a matter of time before they all know. Fuck.
"James, my man! It's nice to see you're back in the game." My stupid brother slapped me on the back as I walked into the living room.
"Fuck off Al. It's not what it looks like. It's not funny. When El sees this she's going to be livid. She told me to stop acting like such a man whore. I've been trying and doing really well. When she sees this it'll prevent her from talking to me even more. I miss her too much for all this shit to be happening." I said this all without taking a breath. I know impressive, right?
"What makes you think she'll even care?" Al questioned me but I just glared at him. I swear if looks could kill my brother would be as dead as Voldemort is. "Okay.. Sorry. So tell me how this isn't what it looks like. It looks like you're making out with some red head." He finished his thoughts sounding very confused.
"Ugh, that part is true but I swear I didn't initiate the kiss. This girl just flung herself at me and started snogging me." I sighed and my brother started laughing. "It's not fucking funny Al. This wasn't a mystery girl. I know exactly who it is and I wish I didn't." Alright, that got his attention. Maybe he won't be so amused anymore seeing as he hates Delilah even more than El.
"Who was it James?" Al asked me. Obviously his curiosity got the best of him.
"Delilah Zabini." I cringed when I said her name.
"James, what the fuck. Why would you kiss her?!" Al glared at me.
"I already told you she flung herself at me. El is going to react so badly. Al you've gotta help me." I pleaded with Al.
"Only because you're so annoying and I can't stand your whining anymore. Let's keep Delilah under wraps. No one needs to know it's her just yet. Let everyone think it was a mystery girl." Al comforted me. "Now, I'm off to go meet Nate and before you ask me no I will not talk to Eloise for you." With that Al left me standing alone much like my Mom had just done. Only a month until school. I hope everything works out before then.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I would just like to start this A/N off by saying thank you for reading my story! Also thanks to my favorite Harry and Ginny for the reviews on my previous 2 chapters. I look forward to reading your thoughts. *hug
How do you like James? Do you think he's too whiney? Would he annoy you too? What to you think of Delilah? Will she cause more trouble in the future?
Thanks for reading! Please review and let me know what you think. I love constructive criticism as this is still a new story.. as well as my first!
PS. I'm having issues with the spacing.. I'm not sure why. So I'm sorry about that.