Chapter 2: Proper introductions
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"Just give her the jacket back and step away slowly" Madison tells me as we spot Ashley and another girl.
I'm not paying much attention as most of it is focused on Ashley right now. She has a bag slug over her shoulders with the word 'Lion' on it. The girl beside her has wavy black hair that goes past her shoulders and piercing grey eyes. I recognize her as another girls on the Lion's basketball team.
We reach them and I don't really know what to say.
"Um thanks for meeting me here. I really need my car keys to get home." She breaks the silence.
"Yeah no problem" I say as I hand her her phone and keys back. As I'm about to take the jacket off she stops me. "Keep it. It's even colder now and you are still only wearing a T-Shirt." I smile at her and she returns the gesture.
"I didn't get to properly introduce myself earlier. My name is Ashley Davies." She says holding her hand out for me to shake. I take her hand in my own and introduce myself. "I'm Spencer Carlin."
"Spencer…" She repeats still holding my hand, "I like it. It's different." The other girl chuckles a little and Ashley lets go of my hand.
"Oh um this is Caitlyn"
"Hey" She says
"Hi" I reply giving her a little wave
I bring Madison forward from behind me and introduce them.
"That was a good game you guys played" I tell them.
"Thanks" Ashley says shyly.
"Yeah your school was pretty good too." Caitlyn adds in.
"So Spencer I think we should be leaving now" Madison cuts in. I see Ashley's face fall a little.
"I'll meet you at the car" I tell her.
She looks at Ashley warily before nodding and leaving towards her car.
Caitlyn takes the keys from Ashley and opens the trunk of her black Porsche and puts her bag in before getting in the car. I think she was giving us some privacy to talk. Wait a Porsche?
"This is your car?" I ask her.
"No this is my baby" She replies with a smile.
"So why didn't you tell me you were a Lion?" I finally ask.
"If I remember correctly, you never told me you were a Knight either."
I give her a look then she finally replies. "I honestly didn't think it would matter. I mean other than Caitlyn and Aiden, you're the first person I met that didn't go crazy over seeing me so I decided not to bring it up. Besides, I didn't know you were a Knight,"
"Oh so that's what Sarah was talking about." I whisper understanding why Ashley thought I would go crazy about seeing her.
"Excuse me?" Ashley asks.
"Oh well another girl on the cheerleading squad told me that you are pretty famous."
"Ohh um yeah. You're in cheerleading?" she changes the subject clearly not wanting to talk about her fame.
"Yeah it's my first year on it."
She glances at the car besides her and then back at me.
"I am really enjoying talking to you but I don't think I should keep Caitlyn waiting much longer."
"Yeah Madison isn't the most patient person in the world."
She chuckles a little. "So is it possible to see you again?"
I hesitate a little to answer but one look into her gorgeous brown eyes made the doubt in my mind fly out the window.
"Can I have your number then?"
After I give her my number, Madison drove up next to us.
"I told you she was impatient." I tell Ashley.
She chuckled a little.
"I'll see you soon Spencer."
She hesitates a little before she actually gets into her car. I get into Madison's car and we leave the school parking lot.
The ride was silent until I couldn't take it anymore.
"Are you mad?" I blurt out
"Why would I be mad?"
"Because Ashley's a Lion?"
"Look Spence, you like who you like. This is the first girl that has actually managed to catch your attention. Don't back away just because she is a Lion. If you actually like her, go for it. Don't let me stop you."
"Thanks Madison. Are you still sleeping over?"
"Of course. What better way to kick off winter break than a sleepover with my best friend?"
"You know the school is really weird. Why would they give us two weeks of break after the first basketball game of the season?"
"I don't know. All I know is that we are still have practice over break and so do the players."
We arrive at my house and head inside after getting our stuff. As we walk into the living room my mom greets us. She is on the couch watching a soap opera.
"Hi girls, how was the game?"
"We lost" I tell her.
"Aw I know this was a big deal for your school but don't worry there will be other games." She tells us.
"Yeah we know."
"But on the plus side, Spencer met a girl today" Madison pipes up.
Oh great just what I need. Both my best friend and my mom being involved in my nonexistent love life.
"Really honey that's great."
" We are gonna be up in my room." I say before she has time to ask me a million questions.
"Your father is working late tonight so I'm going to order pizza." She says while we make our way up the stairs.
"Okay mom" I say on my way up the stairs with Madison following behind me. Once we get there I get some more comfortable clothes and go to the bathroom to change.
When I walk out, Madison is on my computer on my desk.
"What are you looking up?" I ask
"I'm doing some research on that Ashley chick. I have to make sure she isn't a psycho." She replies.
I grab another chair and drag it next to the computer chair Madison is currently occupying.
"What's her last name?"
"Davies" I answer.
She opens up Google and types in Ashley Davies.
A lot of results pup up.
Rock Star Raife Davies and daughter in New York.
Ashley Davies at Lakers basketball game in L.A.
Davies Troublemaker to move to Ohio.
Madison clicks on that one and we see a picture of Ashley at the airport wearing sunglasses and surrounded by fans. She was singing a piece of paper for someone.
I start reading the article.
Ashley Davies, daughter of rock star Raife Davies, is said to be moving to Ohio for her last high school year. Sources say that the decision was made a little over a week ago but they do not know the reasons behind the decision. Ashley was seen the previous day with father Raife Davies while they enjoyed a day at the beach.
There was a picture of Ashley wearing a bikini at the beach. She was next to a taller man with white hair. Behind them you could see other fans staring at them. At least they were polite enough to let them have their bonding time.
Later on in the afternoon they were spotted going into a restaurant for dinner. Both stopped at the entrance to give a couple of autographs and take pictures for fans.
There was a picture of Ashley posing for a picture with a fan.
After dinner they went to a local ice cream shop for dessert. After a couple more autographs and pictures, they called it a night and retreated to their L.A. mansion.
Madison scrolled down a little and we saw a picture of Ashley and her dad at the ice cream shop then another of them getting into a black car.
The next day Ashley was dropped off at the LA Airport where she waited to aboard her plane. For now we currently do not know the exact location of the young rebel's new home but we have our eyes open for her.
The final picture was of Ashley with her back turned to the camera. She was getting into the plane.
"Wow Spence. This girl really is famous"
All I could do was nod.
As Madison looked through other articles related to Ashley, my phone rang signaling I had a text message.
Hey Spencer this is Ashley
I smile when I read the text. After saving the number into my contacts I reply back.
I'm currently driving to my house with Caitlyn in the car. Its been five minutes since I left Spencer and Caitlyn still hasn't said anything to me.
"Alright just say it already"
"Say what?" She says playing dumb.
"I know you want to say something about Spencer."
"All I have to say is that you have good taste. She is Hot!"
I glare at her and she just laughs.
"This is the first time I have actually seen you nervous or insecure around a girl before."
"I know, there is just something about her that makes me feel different." I tell her honestly.
"Well you have about two weeks to win her over before classes start up again. Take advantage of the time that we don't have school. That way there won't be anything to hold her back from going out with you."
"What would hold her back from going out with me?" I ask.
"The fact that you are a Lion and she is a Knight should be enough for her to want to resist. The rivalry between the schools is serious. Not many people would be pleased finding out that a Knight and a Lion are hooking up."
"Do you think she would care what other people think?"
"I don't know because I don't know her. Most times we have games with North Shore there is some type of conflict happening. I try to not get into problems with them. Spencer seems different. She wasn't bitchy like most of the other students usually are. You know, this is actually the first time that a fight didn't break out." She says truthfully "I think it had something to do with you"
"What? Me? What did I do?" I ask half focusing on the road.
I'm pretty sure I have a confused look on my face because Caitlyn starts to explain more.
"Don't tell me you didn't see all of the girls and guys staring at you the entire time?"
"I honestly didn't notice." I tell her truthfully.
"Well you sure had everyone's attention." She tells me as we get to my house.
"Does she know who you are?" Caitlyn asks as we make our way to the front door.
"She told me some girl told her I was famous, but I don't think she knows how."
"You might want to ask her out sooner before she gets the wrong idea about you. Some of the things the media write about you are completely false. That's one of the reasons I didn't like you in the beginning. I thought you were a spoiled bitch because of the things I would read about you on magazines. They make you seem spoiled and self-centered."
"But you got passed that when I kicked your ass at basketball during P.E." I tell her.
"Yeah, but that was after you showed me the real you. You might have to show Spencer the real you before she reads all of those false articles about you."
Just then Kyla and Aiden enter the living room where Caitlyn and I are talking.
"Hey are you guys ready for the after party?" Aiden asks
"I'm not going" I tell them
"What?" Kyla yells
"I'm not in the party mood tonight. You guys have fun I'm gonna take a shower and crash" I leave for my room before anyone can say anything else.
I take my phone out once I'm in my room. I send Spencer a message.
Me: Hey Spencer this is Ashley
It didn't take long to get a reply.
My Angel: Hey Ashley :)
Me: Are you busy tomorrow?
My Angel: I'm gonna b with Madison in the morning but after that I don't have anything planned
Me: Would you like to do something with me?
My Angel: Sure
She texts me her address and we agree on going out at 7:00 tomorrow night. I don't know where I am going to take her but I will make sure it's great.
OK so next chapter will be their date. Review and let me know what you think.