Chapter 3, Body Tangle
When Sienna finishes touching up my makeup I look in the bathroom mirror, and I'm glad to see that, thanks to her, you can barely tell I've been crying.
"Thanks for being such a good friend, I really appreciate it." I say pulling her into a hug, feeling a little better.
"You really don't need to thank me. This is what I'm here for, I want you to feel good and have a good time. Forget about Mason, let's go do what we came here to do. Party!" she says encouraging me.
She's right. I came here to have a good time, and I won't let Mason take that away from me.
Sienna and I get out of the bathroom and walk towards the front of the house, hand in hand, looking for Tyler.
It's time to go clubbing.
I see Tyler standing by the front door and lead Sienna in his direction.
"Where have you guys been? I've been looking everywhere for you." Tyler says.
"It's a long story..." I say looking down. Tyler notices the sadness in my voice and hugs me, realising that whatever it is that's bothering me, I don't want to talk about it.
"Lets go guys, everyone is already on the bus and it's about to leave." Tyler says hurrying us towards the bus parked outside the house.
When we step inside Sienna and I start looking for two available seats to sit together, and Tyler goes over to one of his friends who's at the front of the bus, telling us we'll meet at the club.
I notice that everyone has gotten a lot more intoxicated since we were inside the house. How fun.
Sienna and I find our seats and get comfortable, knowing that the ride to the club will take about an hour, since we live in a small town outside the city. She takes the window seat and I take the aisle.
A little after the bus starts Sienna looks over at me and says "Shit, I forgot I asked Tyler to keep my ID for me in case I got too drunk. I haven't drank tonight so I better go get it from him. I'll need it when we get to the club. I'll be right back." She says standing and I move my legs into the aisle so that she can pass.
As I sit alone a realise how loud and wild everyone is being. All around me music is blaring, people are drinking, shouting and drunkenly making out.
A few seats ahead of mine, and on the other side of the bus I see Mason. He's flirting with the girl I saw him with earlier, Brianna.
Instead of sad, I feel pissed off. I am so tired of chasing after him, of him not noticing me, and of making a fool out of myself every time I talk to him. Sienna is right I do deserve better.
I am so immersed in my own thoughts that I don't notice there's someone standing beside me. I look up and notice that it is in fact two people, Noah and his best friend, Logan. They are both staring at me, grinning, as if they have something to say.
"What do you want?" I ask annoyed, turning towards them and getting on my knees on the seat so that Noah and I are face to face.
He gets closer and whispers in my ear "I just want a kiss."
My breath hitches, I was not expecting that. Noah has never shown any interest in me. Why would he start now? He's clearly had a few drinks but I can tell he is not completely drunk.
The image of Mason and Brianna kissing flashes before my eyes and fills me with rage. Fuck it.
Without thinking I grab Noah and crash my lips against his.
As soon as our lips collide everything else seems to disappear, and the world around us goes completely silent. His hands instantly go to my waist, and I tangle mine in his soft hair.
The kiss sends electricity running all over my body, making me feel like I've been struck by lightning. Everything feels like it is in slow motion, allowing me to bask in the pleasure of his touch. My skin burns in the places that it meet with his.
He pulls me closer as he runs his tongue over my lower lip. I open my mouth slightly and his tongue starts massaging mine. I lightly bite his lip and tug at his hair, which causes him to let a little moan grumble in his throat. One of his hands runs up my back and gets tangled in my hair while his other one slowly slides down and grabs my ass, squeezing lightly.
That sends me back to reality. I completely forgot that we're not alone. That, in fact, we are completely surrounded by other people.
What am I doing?
I pull away abruptly, leaving us both breathing heavily and looking into each others eyes. Neither one of us speaking.
I've kissed other people before, but I had never been kissed like this, so passionately.
I notice that Logan is no longer beside Noah. I'm a bit relieved that he wasn't just standing there the whole time.
The bus suddenly comes to a stop and the driver shouts "We're here".
Were we really kissing for that long?
Noah surprises me as he lightly grabs my jaw, turning my head to face him again. "I have to go to the front to grab something, but I'll be right back. Wait for me here, okay?", he says softly, and I just nod my head slowly.
I'm so confused.
I watch as Noah gets lost in the sea of people who are trying to get out of the bus, and I sit back down to wait for him. I lean forward, looking for my purse, but I can't find it.
"Looking for something?" I hear someone say and I stand coming face to face with Mason.
"Y-Yeah I can't find my purse" I say nervously looking around.
I now realise that the only people inside this bus are Mason, Noah, and I. This can't be good.
Mason bends down, and comes back up dangling my purse with one finger. I take it from him and say "Thanks" as I squeeze past him to try to get out of here.
"No problem Princess," he says lightly grabbing my wrist and turning me to face him. He's clearly wasted.
I start backing away from him but I bump into the armrest of the seat behind me. Mason steps closer, inches away from my face. He turns his face away from me and looks over to Noah, who's standing pretty close to us. I can see the anger on his face but he doesn't say anything.
"May I?" Mason asks Noah gesturing towards me.
Noah lets out a low dark chuckle "You can do whatever you want. Have fun with my leftovers." he says turning away from us.
Before I can process what's happening Mason closes the distance between us and presses his lips to mine.
He kisses me softly and I go along with it. I've been waiting for this moment for years, but this doesn't feel right.
The kiss is over pretty quickly because the bus driver yells at us "Kids you have to get out, the bus needs to leave."
With that I pull away from Mason and move past him to get out of the bus. This time he lets me go.
As I'm walking towards the front I lift my gaze and I see that Noah has been glued to his spot this entire time. Watching the situation unfold. My cheeks turn red at the realisation. He stares at me as I brush past him nervously. I can hear both Noah's and Mason's steps close behind me as I get out of the bus.
Once I step on the street I break into a sprint towards the club, trying to put as much distance as I can between the boys and I as fast as possible.
What the hell just happened?