I returned from the gym and headed down to the juice bar. Not only was it a good place to replenish carbohydrates after an exhausting workout but it was the place where the cutest guy on the ship worked. Yes I had a crush on Zack Martin. It started when I was assigned him as my roommate. You might ask how this is possible considering he's a guy and I'm well…a girl. You see, I first came to Seven Seas High as a boy. No, not like that, I did not have a sex change nor was I was transformed (the latter is still impossible). I dressed as a boy because all of the girls' spots were filled. I didn't expect one of the girls to drop out on the first day. I also didn't expect everyone to find out that I was a girl on the first day. Anyway, I got moved to a new room and here I am.
"Hey Zack, can I get a Kumquat Kapow?" I asked.
"Sure thing, coming right up. So you look kind of sweaty." Zack replied. That's generally not something a girl likes to hear. "Did you just come back from the gym or something?"
"Yeah I need a way to stay in shape since I'm not helping on the farm anymore." I answered. Hmm what's the best way to flirt? Maybe I should check out one of London's Cosmos. "So have you been going to the gym recently?"
Well that sounded corny. Smooth, Bailey.
"No I haven't had the time with work." He explained. Okay apparently he didn't seem to get that was flirting. Either he's a little obvious or I'm bad at this. I guess it could possibly be both. Okay there has to be something that I can say here.
"So I really liked it when you fixed my back last week." I replied.
"Don't worry about it." He responded. "Any time you're having back problems you can come to me."
I stared at him. This was not working at well. I have to get better at this.
"Not that you would have back problems on a regular basis." He babbled. "You know even though you're covered in sweat, you still look nice."
"Thanks Zack." I replied. You know maybe I should check out those flirting tips. "I think I'm going to take a shower though. That is if London lets me. You know sometimes I wish I was still living with you."
"Yeah I kind of wish that no one else would have found out that you were a girl." He agreed. "I mean sure it could have made things awkward sometimes and you wouldn't be able to dress like you do now…and I'm going to shut up now."
Hmm I couldn't help but wonder if Zack like me too. But if he's going to ask me out…or I'm going to ask him out, I would like to smell better than I do right now. So, I headed off to the shower.
I headed back to my cabin and sure enough the door to the bathroom was closed.
"London, I need to take a shower." I said through the door.
"London's not in here." She replied. "But if she was here she wouldn't be able to hear you because she's taking a bath."
Damn it, I really need to take a shower. Who knows how long London will be in there? Wait a minute. I looked on my dresser and there was the key to my old room. Surprisingly, they didn't ask for it back when I changed rooms. If I combine that with the fact that London threw my bath supplies on the floor and the fact that Zack is working, yes that will work.
I headed down to my old room with towel and supplies in tow. I undressed and got in the shower, humming the Hannah Montana song to myself. I washed myself and exited the bathroom, wrapped in a towel.
Needless to say I was shocked when I found Zack in the room.
"Uh, did you forget that you don't live here anymore?" He asked me. He might have been in as much shock as I was.
"What are you doing here?" I asked.
"Um, I do live here." He pointed out.
"Yeah but you were working." I countered.
"I'm on my break." He explained. "That brings us back to the issue of what you're doing here."
"Well you see…" I stammered as I tried to figure out the best way to say this. Why was it that I never knew the right thing to say around boys I like? I mean it took me forever to tell Moose that I liked him. Okay so he told me. "London was using the bathroom in my room and I remembered that I still had my key so I…"
"Came here to use my shower." He filled in.
"Well it used to be our shower." I reminded him.
"Do you realize what you just said?" He asked. I blushed as I realized just what I had said, like I was implying we had sex in the shower. We didn't have sex in the shower…we had sex on the bed. It was when we both knew the secret. There hasn't actually been anything since that. Part of this is me wanting to see if he's still interested or if he was just caught in the rush of the secret.
"Do you think you could turn around so I can get changed?" I requested.
He did so and I began to dry off. "I would like to point out that I've already seen everything under there." He said.
"Well that's not relevant." I remarked as I started to dress myself. I had put my bra and panties on when he turned his head. I covered my chest in response. "Don't make me slap you."
He looked back away. "So…this would look pretty bad if someone walked in right now." He commented.
"I don't even want to think about that." I replied as I finished getting dressed. "You can turn around now. So you like taking risks, right?"
"Sometimes." He answered. "I don't think I would ever try to skateboard across the Grand Canyon."
"Well how about something that could get both of us in a lot of trouble if anyone found out?" I suggested.
"I'm listening." He stated.
"Well I don't know how much longer I can actually live with London." I explained. "I thought living with you would be a challenge but it looks easy compared to her. What I'm proposing is that we become roommates again behind everybody's backs."
"This does sound extremely risky." He responded. " How exactly are you suggesting that we do this?"
"Well mostly I was thinking that I could sleep in here." I explained. "I would come in late at night and spend as little time here as possible to keep it a secret. But to make this work, no one can find out about it: not Cody, not Woody, not even London."
"I think I know a few things about keeping secrets." He responded. "So are you going to bring some clothes in here?"
"Yeah I was thinking I would still leave some in there so London won't suspect anything." I said.
"Are you sure London would notice?" He joked. "She still doesn't know Obama is president."
"That's kind of mean." I pointed out. "But once again, no one can find out about this, especially not Cody."
"Relax I can keep a secret." He replied. I was hoping that would make telling him how I feel easier. "By the way, are you doing anything on Friday night?"
Was this it? Was this him asking me out? I need to be cool.
"No." I replied.
"Well you want to go to one of the restaurants for dinner?" He asked. Yes! He's asking me out.
"Yes." I replied in excitement.
"Great I'll tell Cody." He replied. "Anyway I've got to get back to work."
What just happened?
So apparently, Zack was asked by Cody to ask Bailey out for him but as we know Bailey likes Zack, Anyway, how will Zack and Bailey deal with being roommates? You need to review to find out.