Title: Wacky Wednesday
The back of Taylor’s head has me mesmerized. Yeah, his face is way better, but since he’s sitting right in front of me, the back of his head works just fine. Those thick, chocolate brown locks, practically screaming for me to run my hand through, his ears poking out ever so slightly, that strong neck, the short, shaved hairs from his recent trim begging to be stroked, those solid shoulders in that grey-blue t-shirt—
I glare at my best friend, Hannah, beside me. She grins like an idiot and shakes her head. “You zoned out there.”
“Yeah.” I avert my gaze as Taylor turns to face us.
“What are you guys doing after school?” he asks.
“It’s Tuesday,” Hannah says, tapping her chin, “so, homework? Why? You have something awesome planned?”
He shrugs. “Dunno. Just thinking we could all hang out at the park or something.”
Yes! I give Hannah a look that I hope says it all. Because moments like this around Taylor get me all tongue tied. It’s not that I can’t talk to him, because we talk, usually about sports, but we can hold a conversation. It’s just these, Hey, let’s spontaneously hang out moments that get me all wound up.
Hannah’s sparkle in her eyes tells me she grasped my message. “Sure. We can meet you there at four.”
He winks at us and taps the snare drum. “Awesome.”
As he turns back around, I meet Hannah’s gaze and fan my face. She silently giggles at me.
After school, Hannah and I meet and head to my car. She wraps her arm around mine as she practically skips. “Do you think Taylor will invite Hayden?” She bounces on her toes. “I hope so.”