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Chapter 17
By xFuRiEx

 


Anastacia

I woke up surprisingly early the next morning. I stared up at my white ceiling and a smile made its way onto my lips. I was happy for some unexplainable reason. I got up and out of bed, making my way downstairs to the kitchen. I made myself some coffee and was just about to sit down and eat a pop tart with it when the phone rang.

“Hello?” I answered.

“Hey, Stacy. It's Brian,” the caller said.

“Morning, Brian,” I smiled. “What's up?”

“I'm glad you're awake. Can you maybe come over some time later?” he asked.

“Uhm…” I hesitated.

I haven't seen him for more than a week. I wasn't sure if going over to his place was the best idea.

“Please,” he begged.

I took a deep breath before answering, “Okay. What time?”

“How about ten thirty?” he suggested.

I looked at the kitchen clock and it was about ten minutes to nine.

“Sure, I'll be over then,” I told him.

“Thanks,” he said, sounding slightly relieved. “I'll see you then.”

“Bye,” I said, hanging up.

What was up with him? He didn't sound like himself. I shook it off and finished having breakfast and then heading back upstairs to get ready. Ten thirty, I knocked on Brian's front door. He answered the door almost immediately and let me enter. As soon as I walked inside, I saw Zacky sitting on one of the couches solemnly. I looked from one to the other, my heart rate picking up.

“What's going on guys?” I asked slowly, carefully.

“We need to talk, Stacy,” Brian told me seriously. “It's about what's going on between us.”

My heart dropped.

“All of us know that both Zacky and I like you. The thing is, you also like both of us, or at least that's what it seems like. It can't go on,” Brian said.

He was standing next to Zacky now and both of them were watching me intently.

“I agree,” I said. “This can't go on. It never should've started.”

Brian sighed before continuing, “Zacky and I talked about it. You have to choose one of us. We agreed that we would be okay with whichever decision you make.”

My jaw dropped at this. They were really going to throw this at me.

“Excuse me?” I slightly choked.

“You can only have one of us,” Brian stated.

“This whole situation isn't fair on anyone,” Zacky spoke for the first time.

“And now you're blaming it on me??” I asked a little outraged.

It felt like they were teaming up on me.

“No, of course not,” Brian assured me. “But ultimately the decision is yours.”

“Why?”

“Neither of us can decide for you. It's up to you to decide who you want,” Zacky explained. “Both of us want to be with you.”

“Do you really??” I snapped unintentionally.

Neither of them replied to my sudden outburst.

“You guys think you're the only victims in this situation. News flash! You're not! Did either of you consider how I felt about this? It sucks being stuck between the two of you. It's not fair! I'm the one dangling here! You both pretend that this is my fault and apparently my decision to make. Did any one of you consider maybe asking me out???”

They were obviously taken aback at my hefty response. They were both speechless.

“If you did then we wouldn't be in this situation,” I stated firmly. “Instead, you both just took to occasionally kissing me or showing some sort of affection.” I shook my head, “You know what? You guys are both great people. You really are. Like you said though, this is evidently not working.”

They both frowned at me now.

“It was nice knowing you guys. I would miss your friendship,” I told them with a tone of finality in my voice as I headed for the door.

“Stacy!” Brian called.

“Stascha, wait!”

I turned back and smiled at them, “You said you would be okay with whichever decision I made. This is my decision.”

With that I walked out the door. It was killing me to leave them both behind, but this was for the best. This way they wouldn't be mad at each other and they wouldn't be mad at me either.

Brian

Stacy had left both Zacky and I speechless. The outcome of the conversation was nothing like we expected. Instead of fixing matters, we lost a great friend. Zacky left right after she did and I moped around for the rest of the day. The next day I saw her sitting under the tree again and decided to go apologize. I made my way over to her and sat down beside her. She didn't look up or say anything. We just sat in silence for what seemed like forever. I finally got the guts to open my mouth and apologize.

“I'm sorry,” I said quietly. “You were right. Neither Zack nor I thought about how you felt. We were selfish. What we did to you was wrong.”

She sighed, “I'm not mad at you, Brian.”

My heart skipped a beat when she said my name.

“I just can't believe you were going to blame it on me,” she continued.

“That honestly wasn't what we intended to do. I'm sorry if it seemed that way. We are completely to blame since we were the ones who made advances on you, but never following through by properly asking you out,” I told her.

“Thanks,” she said sincerely grateful for my apology, finally looking up at me.

“Can we please be friends?” I slightly begged.

“Brian,” she sighed.

“I want you to be with Zacky,” I blurted out.

“What?” she asked confused.

“Okay, I'm not going to lie and say that I really want you to choose him, but you should choose him,” I told her.

She still looked confused, but there was a hint of amusement on her face.

“I've been a real jerk,” I admitted, hanging my head. “I knew Zacky liked you, but still moved in on you.”

She looked surprised at my sudden statement.

“What are you talking about?” she wanted to know.

“Remember that day before school started? We were all on the beach enjoying our last day of freedom. That's the first time Zacky laid eyes on you. He was immediately smitten. I'm his best friend and I know this, because he never stopped talking about the beautiful girl with the dazzling eyes from the beach,” I told her smiling. “He was so excited when he saw you again in school. After that he was a goner. He was first and I was a douche friend for still trying after I knew this.”

She stared at me speechless.

“I'm crazy about you, Stacy, but… I think Zacky loves you. I don't think he knows it himself yet, but I know him and his feelings for you run very deep.”

“You're a really great friend, Brian,” she said quietly, looking deep into my eyes. “Thank you.”

I slowly got up, “So we're friends?”

She nodded, “Of course. I wouldn't want to lose you for the world.”

I smiled and bent down to give her a hug.

“Zacky is really lucky to have you as a friend,” she told me.

“I'm lucky to have him,” I said.

“You're both lucky,” she smiled.

I returned the smile and walked back to my own house.

Later that night I saw a dark figure making its way up to Stacy's room. I knew Zacky would be over sooner or later. I sighed. I did the right thing by telling Stacy the truth and urging her to be with Zacky, but that didn't mean that I liked it. I hated that we were only going to be friends from now on, but I guess it was better than nothing. After a while I couldn't help glancing out the window. I was surprised to see that Zacky was still outside on the roof. For a brief second I hoped that maybe Stacy didn't want to be with him. Maybe I still had a chance. I sighed, turning my attention away from the window again, because I didn't want to have false hope. I just had to wait and see what was going to happen.

Anastacia

It was a little after eight and I was already in my room. There was a light tapping sound on the window and I immediately knew who it was. Only Zacky ever snuck into my room. I turned around and sure enough he sat outside my window.

“Hey, Zacky,” I said, opening the window for him.

He didn't move, however, but just stayed outside on the roof.

“Zacky, please come in,” I said.

“I'm sorry,” he said quietly.

I took a deep breath and waited for him to continue.

“I thought about everything you said yesterday and you're right. We both kept you dangling. We were both selfish. But…” He took a deep breath and looked up at me with a pained expression. “I'm going to be selfish for a little longer. I know Brian is my best friend and I know we said it was your choice, but I don't want you to choose Brian. Anastacia… I want you to choose me,” he pleaded.

I was speechless.

“Zacky, please come inside. You're making me nervous out there,” I told him, but he still didn't move.

I then turned away from the window and walked out of his sight. As I had hoped, I heard him scramble through the window after a while. As soon as his feet landed on the ground, I put my hands on either side of his face and kissed him deeply. He recovered from the shock after a few seconds and kissed me back, wrapping his arms around my waist. I pulled away and stared deep into his jade orbs.

“It's you, Zack. It's always been you,” I whispered against his lips. “Since that day I first laid eyes on you on the beach.”

The corners of his mouth twitched up into a smile and then he crashed his lips to mine. I pulled back after a while.

“Are we going to keep doing this?” I asked with a small smile.

He looked at me confused, “I would really like to keep doing this.”

“You're just kissing me again, Zack,” I told him.

He blushed at that, “Right, before I forget. Would you, Anastacia, be my girlfriend?”

I giggled, “Of course I will.”

His lips reconnected with mine and it sent another wave of electricity through my body. We moved back until he was lying on top of me on my bed and suddenly he pulled back.

“What about Brian?” he asked.

“We talked about it. He's okay with it,” I told him truthfully.

Zacky looked slightly troubled.

“Don't worry about it,” I told him. “Brian's a great friend. He'll be happy for you, for both of us.”

“He is a great friend. He's my best friend,” Zacky said.

With that said, he kissed me again.

Since that night, everything has been going great. Zacky and I were very happy and only grew closer with each passing day. After about a month of dating, he told me that he loved me. Brian also found himself a girlfriend. She had transferred from Boston and was pretty perfect for him. Her name was Rayne. After she came along, Brian forgot all about me - not literally, he was still one of my best friends - it was love at first sight for him. She's a great girl and they make each other happy. Chase and his girlfriend, Ashlee Phoenix, were also happy together. Dustin finally found a girl he thought was worth asking out. She had blonde hair and a ton of pink highlights. She's not exactly what I would've pictured to be his type, but she's cool nonetheless. A shocking turn of events however is the fact that Johnny and Taylor started dating. They somehow found each other along the way. I don't know why they date though, since they're always either making out or still arguing. That never changed. I have to admit, the year was nothing like I had expected. I never thought I'd say this, but maybe it's all thanks to Taylor for dragging me to the beach that last day of our summer vacation. If it wasn't for that, I probably wouldn't have met the guys and things wouldn't have developed the way they had. It's kind of like a fairytale. Everyone got their happy ending.

 

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