Take A Chance - Bruno Mars Fanfiction
Chapter 8

"My ex girlfriend Cassie cheated on my with the person that was my best friend at the time. It wasn’t Phil, it was someone called James. He was my homeboy but it turns out he was only after my girl and my music. I caught them in the school toilets. Can you believe it? SCHOOL TOILETS! I saw James and I hit him. I hit him so hard he nearly passed out. I pushed him up against the mirror and it smashed into pieces. I got a shard of glass and sliced him. Sliced him all over his face and neck. He was bleeding so badly but I didn’t stop. I didn’t even realize that Cassie called the head master and since then I haven’t been allowed to step onto school premises."

I sat there in shock. I actually didn’t think it was going to be that bad but boy I was wrong. I looked him straight in the eyes and I could tell he was ashamed with his past. I promised I wouldn’t hate or judge him so I won’t but this is going to take a while to sink in.
"Say something… please" he whispered.
"Bruno. I don’t know what to say" I whispered back.
"Anything. Just anything." I really didn’t know what to say.
"Bruno. Everyone makes mistakes. We’re all human. We just have to learn from them."
He just nodded to whatever I was saying.
"Sorry" he said looking down. I couldn’t help but laugh. He’s apologizing. To me. Oh what on earth am I going to do with this one.
"Come on" I said standing up sticking out my hand for him to get up. He grabbed it and we walked along the beach.
"Where are we going?" He asked.
"Don’t ask questions and just go wherever the wind takes you."

We walked side-by-side until I couldn’t take it anymore. I knew we were more than friends so I grabbed hold of her hands and carried on walking. She looked up to me and smiled. I loved how we could just be around each other and feel whole. I really liked her and I’m just praying she likes me as much as I do. I decided to break the silence.
"So.. what are we?"

"Umm… what do you wanna be?" I really didn’t want a boyfriend because I hate being a ‘couple.’ Look how that shit turned out for my mom!
"I was hoping a couple?" Shit. What do I say?
"Umm Bruno, I really like you but I don’t wanna be committed in a relationship now. I mean don’t get me wrong I REALLY like you and I wanna be more than friends. So I seriously don’t know." I shrugged my shoulders as I looked back to Bruno. He just nodded understanding.
"But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun right?" I added giving him a sly look.
"Wait…. huh? You mean?.." he looked so lost. Aww bless.
"Well I’ll leave you to think about it." And with that I made my way home with a more than satisfied smirk on my face leaving him stunned. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Shit. She got me good. Damn is she saying we could be fuck buddies? Hell yeah! Same pleasure as a girlfriend but less work. I’m seriously liking this. This is probably the best I’ve felt since…. well this is probably the best I’ve felt since forever. Fuck yeah.

*****

"Hey Brunz." I said as I picked up his phone call early on the morning as I was having breakfast.
"Heeeey… how are you?" He asked.
"I’m fine. Just having breakfast"
"Cool… err just wanted to ask… I was thinking about last night and what you said, were you serious?"
Haahaaa.. I knew he couldn’t get it off his mind.
"Well… do you want it to be?" I said slyly. I know what he’ll say. I know what every guy says

"To be honest with you, no. I like you and I want to be your boyfriend and not a fuck buddy that come and go. I want to call you mine. I want people to know you’re mine and no one elses. I hope you really understand…" I’ve been thinking all night and I actually love her. I know it took everything in me to lay my heart out for her.
"…and to be honest, if it was someone else I would’ve just took the offer to fuck them."
Silence.
"Hello!? Fayy.. you there?"
"Did you fucking reject me?"
"No no no.. I just wanna be your guy!"
"Do you know I feel like such a hoe now." She spoke with such a monotone.
"I never meant to hurt your feelings. Honestly."
"Yeah okay."
"Please. I know you’re not a hoe. You just never wanted a boyfriend but still wanted to make me happy and I’m so grateful for that. I’m not like all guys. I don’t want to use you for just sex. I wanna make you feel good about yourself too. Like a real guy should."

"I admire that Bru. I really do." And I really did. Should I just give into him?
"So is that a yes?"
"You know what, meet you at my bus stop in 5."
"Errrmm.. okay?" He sounded worried. I’m not that much of a bitch that he’s scared of my decisions am I?
"Bye… you better be there!"
"I will… see ya Fayy."
Click.

"MOM I’M LEAVING!!!"
"Okay don’t forget your lunch money, It’s by your keys on the table by the door." She said as she walked up to me hugging me knowing my tendency to forget things easily.
"Okay mom. By the way I need my guitar. Doing a show & tell in school." I lied. To be honest I wasn’t even planning on going school today. Just wanna chill with Bruno really.

I ran upstairs, grabbed my guitar, checked myself in the mirror and reapplied lipgloss and ran back downstairs.
"See ya." I mumbled as I slammed the front door shut. As I stepped outside my phone vibrated.

'And you are where exactly??…'
I was already at the bus stop and I thought she would’ve been here first seen as It’s closer to her house but she’s not here.
"Uh uhmmm!" I heard her clear her throat causing me to turn around. She just stood there smiling at me.
"Heey!" What else could I say?
"Hi" she replied still smiling.
"So what’s that for?" I said as I nodded towards the guitar.
"You’ll see!" She sounded excited so I guess I should be too.
We started walking down the street.
"Hey.. school’s that way. Why are we going this way?" I asked as I watched the bus, stop at the bus stop.
"Stop worrying and just go with it" she nagged as she took by the arm and dragged me to our secret destination.

I didn’t really know where I was going but all I knew is that I wanted to go somewhere secluded and private.

Chapter 7

The first week of school didn’t go that bad. Actually, it was awesome! I made a whole bunch of new friends, became close to the man of my dreams and got my ex jealous. Not bad. Not bad at all.
It’s been almost two months since ‘the incident’ at Marvin’s and me and Bruno have been on good terms. He’s a really good friend and I love that but I really wanna be more. Much more. I know he wants to too but I really don’t wanna fall for a guy just yet. Everyday after school for two months, I’ve been hanging out at Marvin’s and Bruno and the guys always try and get me to sing but I’m just like “Hell to the No!”. It’s not that I don’t want to, It’s just that I don’t think I’m ready yet. I haven’t finished the song I’m writing and if I do decide to perform that song, I hope the guys don’t realize It’s about Kameron. I haven’t really spent much time with my mom and I hate that. I love my mom to bits. She’s like my best friend. I think today I’m just going to chillax with my her. You know, a mother-daughter thing. I’ve told her about Bruno and how we’re close friends but I never told her that he tried to kiss me or anything like that because that would’ve been awkward. Over all, she likes him and I want it to stay that way.

"Hey honey how was school?" My mom asks as I walk into the kitchen to see her.
"It was great. Finally got my Music Exam results back actually…" I stated as I picked up a potato wedge off my dinner plate popping it into my mouth. "…How does an A* sound?" I asked excited.
"A*? Forreal? OhMyGod babes that’s awesome! We totally got to celebrate!"
"All sorted mom! Bowls of popcorn and The Titanic on DVD. It’s gonna be a girls night in!"
"Oooooh can’t wait! It’ll have to be later on tonight because I have to make a couple of phone calls to David and Anna about next weekend." Fayy’s mom said referring to her work colleagues about their upcoming case all the way in California as a lawyer.
"So how long is this trip for?"
"Ermm.. for about a week. Not that long. I can get you a babysitter if you want."
"OhMyGod mom! I’m in my last year of high school and you want to get me a babysitter? How old do you think I am?"
"I know honey. You’re not a child anymore but you’ll always be my little girl. I seriously don’t know how I’ll survive when you go off to college." College? Shit. I haven’t told her I want to move out to LA after high school. You know, to pursue my music career. With Bruno. If he thinks I can make it then I should I believe in myself right? Yeah. I should.
"Mom, about college. I wanna move out to LA and try and make it big. You know how hard it is to make it big if I’m stuck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean."
"LA? I don’t really know. Where are you going to stay? Where are you going to get money from? You can’t just leave home and expect everything to be perfect. You don’t know anyone there and LA is huge! I don’t think I could get a good nights sleep if you’re in LA. I’ll be so worried."
"Mom. I’ll be with Bruno. He’s gonna move out too."
"Bruno?"
"Yeah mom. You can talk to Bernadette about it for advice if you want because she’s going through it too."
"I don’t know honey"
"Mom if you’re seriously still in doubt you can move out with us. Most of your cases are in California too. So it’s actually better for both of us if you think about it."
Mom made a ‘I’m thinking and don’t interrupt me’ face and replied.
"I’ll think about it." And with that she left the kitchen to talk to her colleagues in the other room. I made my way to my bedroom to get changed into something more comfortable. When I finished getting changed my phone rang.

"Hello?"
"Hey how you doin?" I could recognize that voice from anywhere. Bruno.
"I’m fine actually. Just about to celebrate my first A* with my mom."
"Oh yeah, I remember when I used to celebrate A*’s." Used to? What did he mean?
"What do you mean used to?"
"Oh.. ummmm… nothing." He was acting really strange.
"Bruno I know you went to Trovult and got kicked out. You can tell why. I won’t judge you. You know that right?"

How do I tell her? It’s not something you can just say without getting a response.
"Fayy It’s not that I don’t trust you. It’s just that no one apart from the guys know."
"It can’t be that bad. Trust me when I say I’ve probably heard worse." Believe me. I wanna tell her but I don’t want her to hate me.
"Promise me you won’t hate me."
"Come on Bruno. I’m serious when I said I won’t judge you or even hate you. I promise." How do I tell her?
"I think It’s better if I tell you in person and not over the phone. Meet you at the beach in 10?"

"Okay. See ya!" I hung up the phone. The beach wasn’t that far from my house. Probably a 5 minute walk and a 10 minute walk from his. He lives up the road from me. And I’m glad because that’s actually convenient. I’ve been there a couple of times and his mom and siblings are awesome. But he’s never been to my house. I don’t know why but I’m just afraid of what my mom would say even though she knows a lot about him. I made my way through the front door without disturbing my mom which was still conversating on the phone.

On the way to the beach I thought about my future and if I really want to spend it with Bruno. I mean, I like him. A LOT. And I wanna be more than friends. But lately he acts like that’s all we are. I want to be more but I don’t know how I should tell him.

I sat on the board walk on the beach thinking about Fayy. I like her. A LOT. But I really hope she likes me as much as I like her. I act like friends is all we are but to be honest I’m just good at concealing my feelings. I want to be more and I’m determined to change that.

I just sat there waiting for her. I knew she’d take long so I just sang to pass the time.

'I know girl when you look at me you don't know how I feel,
'cause I'm usually so nonchalant my feelings I conceal,
But I want you to know.. oh I want you to know.

I must admit I’ve felt this way for more than quite a while,
No I can’t hold it no longer when I see that pretty smile,
Can’t wait no more,
No I can’t wait no more.. ooh

Girl, to tell you the truth,
It’s always been you,
I’m all about you,
Girl, no one can do me the way you do,
It’s always been you,
I’m all about you…’

I walked on to the board walk hearing Bruno sing. His voice was like a voice of an angel. As I crept closer to him, I listened to lyrics more closely. Was he really singing about me? I just couldn’t believe it so I walked up to him.

"Bruno" I watched him as he slowly turned around patting the space next to him for me to sit down. He turned my face to look at him and looked me dead in the eye.

"Did you hear that?" He asked still looking at me.
"The song? Yeah, it was beautiful!" I smiled and watched him smile too. He still stared into me searching for emotion in my eyes.
"It was for you. You know." He asked looking down playing with his fingers. Aww he was nervous. Too cute.
"I hoped." I plainly stated as I watched him look back up at me with a glimmer of hope in his eyes. I remember that look from my first time he tried to kiss me at Marvin’s. If he tried it again I promised myself I wasn’t going to resist.

"Can… can I… kiss you?" He said stumbling over his words. I just looked at him in the eyes and nodded and just went with it. He leaned in and so did I. I felt his lips touch mine and they were so soft. I put so much passion into this kiss and so did he. I knew he wanted this since ages and to be quite honest, so did I. I locked my arms around his neck as he pulled me closer by my waist. My hand wandered over to his curly locks and twirled them around on my fingers. I was really enjoying this.

This was the best kiss I have ever gotten in my whole entire life and I really didn’t want it to end but my lungs were gasping for air. We parted and I must’ve had this really satisfied smile on my mouth because she turned away and giggled with her cheeks turning red. I’m glad she liked it because I sure did. After a while of silence I decided to break it.

"Wow!" Was all he said but from the look in his eye I’m pretty sure he enjoyed it just as much as I did.
"That was something huh?" I said unable to think straight. He just nodded. Then I remembered the reason we were here in the first place.

"So, Bruno? Why did you get kicked out of Trovult then?" I watched as his smile faded and he scratched the back of his head as he tried to form the right words…

Chapter 6

Rain? Rain in Hawaii? This just keeps getting better and better! I stand by the bus stop as cars zoom past spraying me with water. My makeup is probably fucked up now! A black car slows down a couple of yards away from the bus stop.
"OhMyGod rapists!" I think as I watch in anticipation as a guy walks out from the car.
"Fayy!" I turn around and watch the man call me again.
"Fayy come here!" I’m frozen. I don’t know who it is. I have never seen that car in my life. The man walks towards me. I’m still frozen. Scared shitless.

There was a knock at the door.
Who on earth could it be? Fayy?
The knock just got louder and more impatient.
"Okay okay I’m coming!" I ran to the door and flung it open.

Sitting in this black car. Dark tinted windows and leather chairs. He stepped out the car walking towards Marvin’s. I’m dreading every moment of this.

"Phil?" Phil? Why the hell is here? I know he’s my best friend and all but I really wanna be by myself now.
"Bruno what’s going on?"
"Nothing. Why would there be something going on?" I am such a bad liar. Why am I going to try and lie to Phil out of all people. I know he can see straight through me.
"Let me in man. Can’t you see It’s pouring buckets out here." I let him in and we sit on the couch. I’m just waiting for the reason that he’s here. He wouldn’t just leave and come back.
"What’s going on with you? You sound like your dog just died. If you had one." No, my heart just died.
"Nothing man, I’m fine." Lie.
"Whatever man. I’m here when you wanna talk. Imma leave you now. Oh and by the way, Fayy took it rough too. So you’re not alone." What? Fayy? What does he mean? He turned towards the shop’s entrance pushing the door.
"PHIL WAIT! What do you mean she ‘took it rough too’?" He turned around and looked me dead in the eye.
"She’s outside. In my car. I don’t think she wants you to see her that way. She’ll talk to you. Eventually." I looked down. I really wanna speak to her but I guess I’ll have to wait. I must’ve really rushed into things. I’m such a stupid shit. I looked back up to Phil and gave him a ‘I’ll be okay’ smile and he went on his way.

Phil walked back to his car.
"He looks hurt." Way to make me feel better Phil!
The only thing I can manage out is an “Oh.” And with that he stepped on the gas and made our way en route to my house. By the time I made it there it was 7:45. I stepped out car and asked if Phil wanted to come in. He said he has to see if Bruno’s alright so I let him go. Every step I took lead me closer to my mom. I wonder what she would say? I don’t have to tell her right? Yeah, she’ll never know!

There’s a knock on the door again.

"WHAT NOW PHIL!" I flung the door open. To my surprise, it wasn’t Phil. Far from him.

"Hey babes! How you doin?" I was standing there in complete and utter shock. "Cat got your tongue babe?"
"Cassie, what the fuck are you doing here?"
"Can’t I see my ex without getting my head bitten off! Jeeeez!"
"No. No you can’t. I told you I didn’t want to see you again. Ever! And you waltz on in here acting like no shit happened between us. When you damn well know there was. I promised myself that I would never love another girl if my heart was going to be fucked around with. No way Cassie. FUCK OFF! Oh wait, you already did behind my back with my best friend!"
"Bruno come on. GET OVER YOURSELF! It’s not like I wanted you back and to be honest, that fuck was the best I ever had. Even if it was in Roosevelt’s toilets. It was better then anything you gave me. Way better!"
"FUCK OFF! Join your mom’s strip club because I don’t give a fuck anymore! Go and be a hoe and sell yourself just like your Whore of a mother!"
Cassie was just standing there shocked at my words. To be quite honest so was I. I would never hurt a girl’s feelings but the fact that today was already stressful and then she showed up just made matters worse.
"Cassie I’m sorry. Please just go home."
"Whatever…" she bumped my shoulder as she made her way back out the door. "… dickhead"
I ignored her and watched her leave making sure she was completely gone.

I managed to make it to my bedroom without my mom saying more than just a ‘Hey’ and that’s it. I’m surprised myself. I kick off my chucks and get changed into something more comfortable. Sweats and a Mickey Mouse top is how I roll! I stretch out onto my bed and replay the events of the past few hours. Holy fuck Felicity you should’ve just kissed the guy! He’s nothing like Kameron! He’s thoughtful, sweet, caring, into the same things as I am and actually a really- I was interrupted by Beyoncè’s Halo playing as my ringtone. I never recognized the number but I picked it up still caution as to who it could be.

"Hello?"
"Fayy. It’s me Bruno." Bruno. I should really apologize shouldn’t I?
"Bruno, I’m really sorry about earlier. I really didn’t know what came over me. I guess I’m not used to being around a guy that I’m really into-" Shit. I just confessed that I like him! NOT GOOD BITCH! NOT GOOD AT ALL!
"You’re really into me?"
"Bruno you already know the answer. Please don’t make me feel like an ass and say it again!" I begged but I’m sure he wasn’t gonna take it.
"You made me look like an ass by leaving me outside. Feeling rejected so It’s your turn. So, are you into me?"
Oh fuck. I guess I’m gonna have to say how I feel. Even though It’s totally gonna drain me.
"I already apologized but fine. I will say it. All of it. I like you Bruno. I mean REALLY like you. I’ve liked you since this morning’s bus journey. There happy now!"

OhMyGod she likes me! SHE LIKES ME SHE LIKES ME SHE LIKES ME! I rest on the headboard of my bed as I continue talking to her.

"It’s actually really great to hear that because I really like you too. You’re beautiful, real and you have the most beautiful voice that I’ve ever heard. You’re amazing Fayy. You need someone to tell you that and believe me, I would love to do it. I don’t know what that dickhead Kameron has done to you but I’ll make the pain go away just please let me in."
"Bruno. I’ve known you for literally for a day so calm the fuck down!"
"I’m sorry but Fayy you really are amazing!"
"Thanks Bru that means a lot." I could feel her smiling her gorgeous smile through the phone and I loved that I was making her smile.
"Bru Imma have to go. My mom’s calling me downstairs text you later then. Bye!"
"Bye AMAZING!"
Click. She was gone. I missed her already! I hear giggling outside my bedroom door and I bet I know who it is. Presley and her little friends.

I opened the door to a group of 4 girls giggling and running down the hallway back to Presley’s bedroom. I wonder what she heard?

"BRUNO, PRESLEY, GIRLS! COME DOWN FOR DINNER!"
I was making my way downstairs until I was rushed by my sister and her friends.
"Tha fuck Presley!"
"You walk too slow!" I continue to make my way to the dinner table ignoring whatever she was saying. I swear her main goal in life is to make my life a living hell! Fuck little siblings!

"So Bruno, who were you talking to earlier? You know, in your room?" Presley asked during dinner obviously knowing the answer but just wanting me to say it in front of my mom.
"None of your business. Mind your own"
"Well you see I WOULD if I COULD but you’re the one screaming your conversation down the phone. You could’ve just shouted out the window to her knowing how loud your voice is!" Presley said obviously wanting to kill me inside. Her and her little friends giggled in their seats.
"A girl? Who’s this?" My mom Bernadette asked.
"A girl I met this morning. So anyways, how did you make this chicken mom. It’s awesome!" I said trying to change the conversation.
"I made the chicken like I always make the chicken. You never really asked before." My mom grinned knowing I tried to change the subject. I quickly scoffed the food down and asked to be excused from the table dodging further questions on the topic. I made it to my room without Presley or her annoying little fucks pestering me about Fayy. It’s not that I’m not allowed to talk to girls, It’s just that I don’t want to talk about us. Well until we figure out what we are at least. By now It’s 9:45 and I’ve got nothing else to do so I should probably get to bed. I decide to text Fayy to show her that I’m a real guy that cares about her.

Goodnight Amazing ;) <3 x

Chapter 5

I feel higher than the ceiling,
Cause’ I’m floating on this feelin’,
So long my feet have been up off the floor,
Destiny is what I call it,
My heart’s for sale and girl you bought it,
The moment that you walk right through the door, ooh

Till the day that I stop livin’,
Girl my love I won’t stop givin’,
Cross my heart and hope to die my love is yours,
And I pray girl that this feelin’,
Is something that we always feelin’,
If you’re with it girl,
Hear me girl,
This is what I’ll do….

Wow! OhMyGod. I’m standing there in complete shock and awe. I never knew he was THAT good. Damnnn.. makes me and my songwriting feel like shit even though he hasn’t heard it yet.
Damn. I really got to stop staring. But I can’t help it. My mouth is wide open and catching flies. Shit I gotta stop. The band’s awesome too. The guys are killing it on the instruments but Kameron is just there staring at me whilst playing his electric guitar. He’s watching stare at Bruno. I wish he’d stop doing that. It’s making me uncomfortable.
On the other hand, Bruno’s winking at me throughout the whole song making me giggle and blush. I wish he’d stop doing that too. No actually I don’t. Kameron obviously doesn’t like so I’ll just carry on with this flirt fest. Not to annoy Kameron. Obviously.

They finish the song.
"OhMyGod Bruno that was AMAZING!!! You guys are seriously gonna make it HUGE in LA." I say as he jumps down from the stage platform.
"Well thanks. That means a lot you know. Especially coming from a talented singer such as yourself." Wow. He’s such a flirt. It’s attractive in almost every way. I’m just standing there grinning like a fool. And Kameron fucks up the mood.
"Umm hello? Felicity? Yeah, sorry to break this disgusting love fest but Fayy, I didn’t know you sang?"
I give him the dirtiest look my face comes up with and reply smartly.
"Well obviously you didn’t care enough to notice my dreams Kameron. It’s was always about you. Ignorant cunt." The tension was so thick you could slice it into chunks with a butchers knife.
"The fuck is up with you two!? It’s like you two dated or something?"
Phredley. Dopey shit.
"Wanna answer that Kam? Since you think It’s okay to interrupt everything that isn’t your business." I was so pissed off. Nothing could bring me back to normal again.
"Fayy? Are you okay?" Bruno asked as he touched my shoulder.
"Don’t touch me." I replied coldly shrugging his hand off. I walked through the store towards the back emergency exit. I walked out and the warm Hawaiian air hit me in the face. It cooled my emotions down. I sat down on a bench outside drowning in my thoughts.

"What the fuck dude?" I ask Kameron who obviously knows more than anyone else in this situation.
"Nothing man." He says looking to the floor.
"Well that didn’t look like nothing. It looked like she would’ve beat the shit outta you if she never walked out. Count yourself lucky dude." Phil says as he looks Kameron in the eye. "Dude, what’s going on?"
"Maybe you should ask her since you’re all best friends and shit! I’m out Dawg!" And with that he left. Without a proper answer. Now I’m starting to get pissed.
"What the fuck is going on Phil?"
"I don’t know bro. I think you should go to her, she might need you."
I nodded to him and made my way to the back of the store, taking a deep breath before pushing down the emergency exit handle bar to leave.

I felt tears streaming down my face. My cheeks were red with anger but mostly hurt and embarrassment. I heard the door behind me open and footsteps making their way towards me. I didn’t know who it was but I had a pretty good idea.

"Bruno?"
"Yeah?"
"Can you sit with me?" I don’t know why I wanted him with me but I guess I was feeling vulnerable. He sat down beside me. I lay my head into his shoulder and closed my eyes. He ran his fingers through my hair as I listened to the sound of his heartbeat. It was pumping fast.
"Why are you nervous?"
"What? Nawwh… I ain’t nervous."
"Oh please Bruno. I can hear your heartbeat."
"Err.. right."
We sat in silence for a while listening to the wind blowing through the trees. It was a beautiful moment.
"Fayy?"
"Yeah?"
"Whenever you’re in need of a friend, I’m always gonna be there for you alright?" What on earth was he getting at?
"Yeah. Sure Bruno."
"Yeah so you can call me anytime. Day or night and I’ll be there. You can count on me." He said with the cockiest smile. I’ll play along. I know what he wants.
"I haven’t got your number Bruno or you haven’t got mine."
I saw a glimmer of hope in his chestnut brown eyes.
"Here.." he handed me his BlackBerry and I quickly typed my number in and saved it.
"There you go you’ve got my number now, happy? And don’t even think about publicizing it or what not!"
He laughed his insanely contagious laugh. We sat there in silence before he said something.
"You know, I kinda clocked that something was going on between you and Kam since the second he saw us talking in the shop."
He just had to say something didn’t he? I knew he was gonna bring it up. I guess It’s time to tell the truth.
"Umm.. well as you’ve probably guessed, he’s my ex. A no good lying dirty cheater. He was first and I swore he was gonna be my last. I’m not gonna put myself through that pain and misery again. He said he loved me time after time and I was naïve enough to believe it. Stupid gullible Felicity."
Bruno sat there quietly listening throughout my whole heart-opening speech. When I finished he sat me up and looked into my eyes, wiped away my tears and spoke.
"Felicity. You’re funny, clever and extremely beautiful." He touched my cheek as he saw the pain in my eyes. I looked away but he just brought my chin back up to face him.
"You deserve better Fayy. You really do."
We looked at each other for a while I watched him lean over to my lips. He was so close to my face I could taste his breath. Mint. Yummy. But no. I can’t do this. I can’t seriously be falling for a guy again.
"I’m sorry Bruno. I just… can’t"
And with that I left. I got up and ran.

Holy fuck. I thought as I watched her run away. I thought she liked me? I thought we had a thing? OhMyGod, I bet she was only doing it to piss off Kameron. Fucking hell. How can she use me to get back at her ex? That’s low. Really low.
I walked back into Marvin’s not saying a word. The guys have left and it was only me. Marvin must’ve left me the keys to lock up for tonight. I sit on the sofa, grab an acoustic guitar and strum away to a random tune as I freestyle.
'His love is all she knows, all she knows,
You’ve been living this way so long,
You don’t know the difference, and its killing me.
'cause you can have so much more,
I’m the one you’re looking for,
But you close your eyes on me,
So you still can’t see….’

Why on earth did I do that? Why did I resist? He’s nothing like Kameron! The most perfect guy and I blew my chance. Fuck my life. I hate myself right now. Should I go back or not?

'His love is all she knows…'
Wow this song could have potential. I just need to fix the first verse and I’ll show it to the guys and see what they think.
"I better write down the lyrics and chords before I forget."
I grabbed a sheet of paper and scribbled everything down.

There was a knock at the door.

Chapter 4

How is it that wherever I am or whenever I’m happy he has to be there and bring me down.
"Hey Felicity. Havent seen you in a long time. What its been 5 months now?"
Urghhh.. fuck you. It’s been 6 months and he damn well knows it.
"Why are you here Kameron? You don’t live on this side of town?"
"Yeah well I just wanted to come. Meeting a few friends if its any of your business."
Shut the fuck up. He chats so much shit that a word of truth forbids itself to come out of his mouth. I sit down towards the back of the bus, around the same place I met Bruno. Bruno. I actually forgot I was going to see him with me being caught up with all this Kameron drama. He needs to go fuck himself even though he’s overly sexy. Urghhh.. why is it so hard for me to get over him? He’s just a guy right? But he was my first. My first love. First kiss. First time and all.
I try hard to ignore him by putting in my headphones and blasting my music on maximum volume. It seems to be working but him turning around every 2 fucking minutes to look at me is pissing me off. This time he just stares.
"What the fuck Kameron? You’re creeping me out!"
"Oh. I know."
"THEN CUT IT THE FUCK OUT MAN!!" I kind of forgot we were on a public bus with other passengers on there.
"Is everything okay ma’am? Is this gentleman bothering you?" A middle-aged man said. I really wanted to say ‘Yes sir. He is bothering me. Just before, he tried hitting me!’ But then again I couldn’t. Even if it was Kameron.
"No sir, he isn’t. Just very annoying." I mumbled the last part for only Kam to hear. Why the fuck did I just call him ‘Kam’ for? FRIENDS call each other nicknames. The fuck!?
"Okay then ma’am. Have a nice day." He gave Kameron the death stare just before turning around again.
Psshhhhh.. have a nice day my ass!
After a while of silence, Kameron decides to break it.

"Where are you off to then?"
"Highstreet." I answers in a few words to show that I wasn’t up for his bullshit. And plus I didn’t wanna give away too much info.
"Me too actually. Fancy that!" He tried to sound interested but that really wasn’t the case.
"I don’t remember asking where you were going."
"Hey that’s not fair. I was trying to be nice. Can you at least try and be nice back?"
"Life’s not fair babes. Deal with it. And no. I can’t." And with that I put both my headphones in. I seriously wasn’t in the mood for him. But he was going to be going to the highstreet with me. Fuck my life. Life really isn’t fair isn’t it.
The stop bell of the bus rang bringing me out of my thought track. It was Kameron. Were we really on he highstreet already? I checked my phone. It was 5:35. Five minutes late? Not bad.
I got off the bus walking behind Kameron just to see where he was heading. Not to be stalkery or anything.
HELL TO THE FUCKING NO!!! He walked straight into the Marvin’s Music I swear to god. What did I do to deserve this?

He walks into the store and doesn’t notice I’m right behind him. I quietly walk into the shop and stand by the entrance watching everyone greet Kameron.
"Hey Kam. What up Dawg?" Phil says as he gives him a half handshake half man-hug type of thing as he replies.
"Nothing much man. Just bumped into old friends. Nothing special."
Nothing special? Damn, his words hit me hard. After he was the one trying to make small talk. I just wanna go up to him and smack the crap out of him but no one knows I’m here so I play it cool.
"Hey! I thought I heard voices!"
Bruno. Damn he looks so sexy.
Shit. Did I just say that out loud?
"Felicity?"
"Fayy! When did you arrive?"
Kameron seriously needs to stop calling me by my real name. It’s embarrassing! I completely ignore him and focus on Bruno.
"I just arrived actually." Seeing Bruno did make my mood better but like I said ‘How is it that wherever I am or whenever I’m happy he has to be there and bring me down’
"Felicity?"
"What Kameron?"
"You know Bruno? You never said-"
"You never asked." I said coldly. All the guys watched us intently. It was awkward. And I do what I always do in these moments. Crack jokes.
"Oii guys. Your butts glued to the chair or something? Show me some love man!"
Phil, Kenji, Phredley and Jamareo get up from the sofa and hug me. I sideways glance at Kameron and he looks pissed off that I’m hugging them. That’s what he deserves. After me and the guys release from our embrace I turn to look at Bruno. He’s wearing a red and black plaid shirt with black skinny jeans and black and white Chucks. Damn he looks hot! He stares at me for a while opens his arms out for me to hug. I gladly except and smell Lynx on him. Wow that just suddenly made him seem more attractive. As we release, we start talking to ease the tension in the room a little.

"So how are you Fayy? First day of school go okay? I told my guys to look after you. They did right?"
"HaHaHaHa you’re starting to sound like my mom. And yes, the guys did take care of me. They were the brothers I never had"
"HaHaHaHaHaHa now that’s what I like to hear."

"Okay enough of the chit-chat guys. We’re here to play music and show Fayy what we’re made of right?" Jamareo said while standing up from the sofa. The guys replied with a mixture of ”HELL YEAH’s" "UH HUH"s" "YOU DAMN RIGHT’s"
"So get up off of your ass’s man! Everything’s set up!"

"Okay dude chill!" Bruno said as he made his way to the mini stage towards the back of the store. This place was really impressive. It had EVERYTHING. When I mean everything, I mean the whole lot. From electric guitars to dijjery-doos and from keyboards to triangles. This place is a musician’s dream.

The guys start to double check the instruments Bruno walk up to the mic.
"This is to my girl Fayy! Out there in the sea of women out to see me perform today. Wave to me Fayy. I can’t see you over all the ‘I <3 Bruno’ banners. Fayy wave!" HaHaHaHaHa… this boy is just too funny! Him saying that when I’m the only other person in the room. OhMyGod! I wave just to shut him up.
"Okay so I’m gonna perform one of my own songs. Hope you like it Fayy!" Omg the way he says my name just kills me a little more inside.
He starts to sing.

Chapter 3

Okay so music class was completely whack! This Preesh person was talking to me like we were long lost buddies or something. Don’t get me wrong, he’s really nice and fun to talk to but I really hoped that this school will help me in my future career and not get me high on the popularity chain. Well at least It’s better than being nothing. I’m not complaining though. He introduced me to his other friends, Jamareo, Phil and Kenji. They’re really nice but I don’t know them that well so I can’t exactly judge them right now.

After lessons we all went to lunch to get to know each other more whilst eating in the canteen.
"So Fayy, Why did you choose Trovult instead of Roosevelt?" Kenji asked.
"Well I needed a school that specializes in music to help me later on."
"Really? You wanna be a musician or something?" Phil added.
"Well I wanna become a singer. It’s always been kind of a lifelong dream. So why are y’all here"
"Singing that’s awesome you know. Well we’re in a band. Bruno’s the lead singer." Jamareo said.
"Then why isn’t he here? I’m sure you told me that his big brother graduated from here right?"
There was an awkward silence. They just looked at each other. Probably thinking if they should reply to the question or not.
"Umm… i think you should ask him. It’s kind of not in my place to say. But he was here once though. That’s all I think I can say."
"Oh. Okay". I thought I shouldn’t say anything more about that because the awkwardness was really overwhelming. I’m not very good in these moments so I decide to speak up.
"What lessons y’all got?"
"I got math" Kenji said.
"Advanced music" Jamareo added.
"English" Phredley said.
"Science" Phil stated.
"Well I guess I’m with you then Phil. Mr Conrad right?".
"Yeah. He’s an awesome teacher. He owns the music shop on the highstreet too. He’s like a friend to us. I’m sure he’ll love you!"
Phil seemed pretty sure that he was going to like me and I hope he did.

The bell for the end of lunch rang and the whole school rushed out into the halls. ROOM 109: SCIENCE. I hope it doesn’t drag. With Phil by my side I’m sure the lesson will fly by.

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Phil was right. Science was awesome. Mr Conway really did like me. He was really nice and I told him that i’ll be at his shop later today to hear the band and if they’re lucky, to hear me sing too. He was grateful that I wanted to come because his shop hasn’t really been doing well. He told me that’s why he took teaching as a second job. I’m surprised he’s actually a very open teacher. Teachers normally don’t give a fuck and teach the shit they have to and dish out detentions like its sweets. I never really liked teachers but he was really nice. I can see myself starting to enjoy this school and the teachers and its only my first day.

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4:00 and school just finished. Damn…. one hour and a half left. OhMyGod! I don’t even know why I’m freaking out. He’s just a guy. I say bye to the guys and say that I’ll meet them at the music store later.

I turn the key to the front door of my house and step in to be greeted by my mom with a warm hug. As I let go from her embrace we start talking.
"Hey honey, how was school?"
"It was good."
"Just good? Fayy I know when you’re lying."
"Okay okay.. IT WAS AWESOME!! The teachers are really welcoming and even though I started mid-year, I’ve got quite a lot of friends. Mom they’re AMAZING! And I even met this guy-" Shit. Shouldn’t have said that.
"Wait did you just say guy? Aww honey tell me EVERYTHING!"
"What? No mom. It’s nothing. He’s just a guy I met on the bus this morning and was really friendly. He shares the same aspirations as me and he wants to meet me in Marvin’s Music Store on the highstreet. It’s no biggie."
"No biggie? Babes you for real? What time you gotta be there?"
"5:30" I said between my teeth. Urghhh I knew she was gonna make a HUGE deal out of it.
"Okay It’s 5 now so you better start getting ready. Your dinner is on the stove by the way."
"I’m not hungry!" I shouted as I dashed for the stairs.
What to wear? I don’t wanna be over the top because I’m sure he’ll notice. After minutes of mentally arguing with myself. I decide on casual because after all he seemed to like me when I went dressed casually to school so why not? I put on minimal makeup to not look so ‘Nicki Minaj-afied’ and slowly walk downstairs trying to walk without tripping over my untied shoe laces. I sit on the last couple of stairs to tie my laces and look up watching my mom walk towards me.

"Be careful sweetheart. Don’t fall too fast and too hard. Don’t let your guard down until your 100% sure he’s the one."
"Mom please. We’re just friends. Nothing more." She was right though. I couldn’t get him out of my head. I only met him once but I felt like I’ve known him for a lifetime. Eww that’s cheesy. Snap out of it Fayy! Fuck sakes! There’s no such shit as love at first sight.
"Okay darling but promise me you’ll be careful. This isn’t the first time." Why does she have to remind me? I try to push it to the back of my mind and do what I always do in Pisstaking situations. Crack jokes.
"HaHaHaHa! He’s not a wild bear mom!.." and its true. He isn’t. But I looked at the worry in my mom’s eyes and became serious again. ".. but yeah mom. I promise. I love you"
"Love you too babes. Now go. I know you gotta keep him waiting but not too long hun!"
I run out the door to see the bus coming down the road. I sprint across the street to the bus stop just before it gets there. I climb on the bus and who do I meet? I swear this was planned. Speak of the fucking devil.

Chapter 2

Bruno. Weird name. He was a little taller than me, with a head full of dark brown curls, dark chestnut brown eyes and natural Hawaiian tan skin.
“Hey.. I’m Fayy!”
“Beautiful name for such a beautiful girl”. He winked and said “Do you mind if I sit next to you?”.
“Oh no.. go for it.” I moved my school bag from on top of the seat next to me so he could sit down.
“So.. what brings you here?” He asks whilst looking at me.
“Going to school. First day and that shit.”
“Really? What school?”
“Trovult high. You know there?” I was hoping he didn’t so I could talk about it more. I really wasn’t much of a conversation starter.
“Trovult High? Yeah I know there. It’s just a couple of stops after my school. I’ve got a couple of friends there actually. So, what made you chose there?”
Fuck. Why did he have to ask me more questions? Fucking hell.
“I didn’t really have a choice. My mom said that’s the only school that specializes in a variety of different music. So you know, I really don’t mind it to be honest.”
“Oh that’s cool! You like music?”
“Yeah. I’m tryna make a living out of it. It was always my dream to become a famous singer.”
“Wow! That’s awesome. Me too actually. I kinda wanna move out to LA after I graduate.”
“What school do you go to then?”
“Roosevelt High. It’s okay but it could be better.”
“Oh okay. Do you think you could sing for me?” Okay. That was a bit forward but I at least gotta hear what I’m up against right?
“On the bus? You for real?”
“Well.. I kinda did”
“Yeah but you didn’t know did you?” He gave me a seductive smile. Well, at least I thought it was.
“Okay okay fine. But I ain’t gonna let this drop until you sing for me though.”
“Alright fine. Meet me here…” He pointed out the window to a music shop on the highstreet. “After school at 5:30. You better be there.”
“Oh believe me I will!”
A couple of minutes passed in silence before Bruno finally said,
“Well, I guess this is my stop. See you later Fayy. I WILL see you later, you know that right?” He raised an eyebrow. Man, this boy got me good!
“Uh huh. We’ll see so keep walking son!” I said as I tried to keep calm as I watched him walk off the bus. He waved at me through the window. Damn, I seriously can’t be falling for this guy.

A couple of stops later, I get off the bus. I walk around to the school gates and just brace myself for a fresh new start. I walk into the newly built building and make my way to the front office.

“Hello. I’m new and would like to collect my timetable please?”
“Sure. Your teacher’s know you’ll be arriving so they’ll help you when you get to class.”
“Thank you.” I take my timetable and try and find my first class on my timetable. MUSIC: ROOM 83. ‘Music. Now that’s what I’m talking about!’

I ask people around and I finally make it to room 83 before the first bell. ‘Let’s see what this school has to offer me.’
I make it to class and there isn’t a teacher in the room and only a couple of students. I sat down in an empty seat and just stare into space thinking about how my life would be if I really did make it big. Would I have to change EVERYTHING about me? What if I’m not good enough? Would I have to leave Hawaii to go to LA like Bruno? Bruno. Damn he was sexy. He was cute and very flirtatious. I guess I like that in a guy but he wasn’t overly flirty that it just looked like he was out to get some or really desperate. It looked like he genuinely cared. I can’t wait to see him after school.

A tap on my shoulder interrupted my thoughts.
“Oii. You’re in my seat!”
I turned around to see a dark boy with dreadlocks. His whole mood changed as he saw my face.
“Excuse me?” I said with a little bit of attitude. I’m new so I ain’t gonna get bullied for shit! I know kickboxing you know!
“Your new right?”
“Yeah. And??”
“Is your name Fayy, or something like that?”
“Yeah. How the hell did you know that?”
“I’m Phredley. Bruno’s friend.  But people call me Preesh.” He extended his hand for me to shake. Wow! I guess news travels fast here.

Chapter 1

The first day of School. Fuck it. It’s gonna be full of shitty lesson and fucked over teachers. “Urghh…” I say as I reach over to my alarm clock on my bedside table. A random radio station was playing one of my favorite songs. “Well… Good start so far” I said to myself as I walked over to my dressing table and looked myself in the mirror. Urghhh…. My long brunette hair was wavy, the way I hated it. My hazel eyes fresh from sleep and my skin, brown from…. well brown from my mom I guess. She’s half black and half Puerto Rican. My dad WAS half Spanish and half Asian but we tend not to speak much about him. He was my past and Trovult High is my future. As much as I hated it, it is. I’m going to have to be mature and keep strong for my mom. She says seeing my smile keeps her going throughout the day. So I’m not going to stop smiling. I’m gonna smile for her sake and also mine. I grab my towel and make my way out of the room to the bathroom. The shower in my room is out of order so I keep smiling as I make my way to the bathroom next to my mom’s room. As I’m about to step in she walks out of her room.
"Hey hun. First day of always a biggie. Dress to impress I say. You can use my MAC Factor makeup if you want?" Aww.. that’s my mom. Sweet, caring and always acts and looks.WAY younger than she really is. She’s always on trend. I can talk to her about anything. She’s my Best Friend Forever.
"Thanks mom. You really are the best!". I make my way into the bathroom successfully without any interruptions. I quickly take a shower and brush my teeth. ‘The shower in my room might not work but I think it’ll be easier for me to be get ready there’ I thought to myself as I unlocked the bathroom door. ‘Thank fuck I’m an only child. I can’t stand this whole sharing shit’.

I step in to my bathroom and set up my straightners to sort out this lame excuse for hair. After I straighten them, I go in my mom’s room for makeup and my her tips on my outfit.

"Hey ma, can I use your makeup and what do you think I should wear?" I said holding up a denim skirt and a pair of skinny jeans.
"The skirt is a bit much on your first day. You ain’t going to a fashion show babes! I suggest skinny jeans, my red plaid shirt and your black Vans."
"Thanks ma. Now how about this makeup. I was thinking to just go with a smoky eye look, scene as It’s my first day and all I don’t wanna be known as the girl that just plasters on piles and piles of makeup just because she’s insecure. I’m not mom, I’m perfectly happy with myself. You know that right?"
"Yes ofcourse you are hunny. I know that and never let anyone else’s opinion cover the fact that you’re a clever, independent and beautiful women. Only a hater will say otherwise. Just keep your head held high and never let nothing or no one ruin your chances to make it big. Your gonna be a famous singer one day baby girl, I know you are but until then, you got school to worry about. You control your future babygirl, you".
"I love you mom. You know that right?"
"Yeah ofcourse I do hunny. Let’s get you ready before your late and miss out your chance to pick out the cutest boys!" She nudges and winkes at me. Omg, my mom will never grow old.

I finish my makeup and slip on my Vans and shout goodbye to my mom after grabbing my keys, lunch money and bus fare. I run out of my front yard and across the road to the bus stop. Trovult High is on the other side of Waikiki beach so the bus ride is going to be LOOOOOONG!!!
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I take a seat on the bus and slip on my headphones as I controlled my iPod. I decide to play some tunes from Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. album. I didn’t notice I was singing to Deuces that loud until I got a tap on my shoulder causing me to turn around.

"Excuse me but you really have a beautiful voice. That’s one of my favorite songs!"
"Err…. Thanks?"
"I’m Bruno by the way.." He said as he extended his hand for me to shake.