Thursday, December 31, 2009
Kayla first appeared in OGW Oct.1. She has also appeared as Rain’s best friend in OGW, Nov.12, and Dec.10. Both girls are friends with Nancy's daughter, Casey (OGW, Nov.5). The setting is Saturday afternoon, before the three girls will go to a party on Saturday night, their first party with boys, alcohol, no parents and... I'll keep after this thread until their story together becomes clear. I know where it’s going now, and you’ll want to keep up with these three girls.
Kayla: Waiting, waiting, waiting! I’m always waiting for something, like for instance, I remember waiting for my breasts to grow big like my mothers -- which aren’t huge, they’re only size C’s, but I only had size A pimples on my chest for it seemed like forever. I wouldn’t have even thought of falling in love with or even liking a guy like Brian Kepler until my breasts grew… only I did like him so thank God my breasts blossomed this summer. So now is the time for us to fall in love, but it hasn’t happened yet. Which is why here I am, waiting again, right now waiting across the street from Brian’s house for him to come home.
I spin a pedal. Yes, that’s right, I’m so lame I still have to ride a bike. I have my learner’s permit, and I’m not stupid -- I know how to drive, okay? But no, I don’t have a car, and no, my mother wouldn’t let me drive hers if I were twenty-one or forty-five or a hundred, so she’s certainly never going to let me drive her car when I’m still sixteen. Just wait though, next year my Dad will let me drive his car anytime, just wait.
OMG, waiting again! Why oh why do I always have to wait for everything? If Brian ever asks me to kiss him, I won’t wait, that’s for sure. But he hasn’t asked, so I’ll wait.
Sweat slides in a thin river down between my breasts. I spin the pedal on my bike again, peering through the spokes of the back wheel at Brian’s house. When he gets home, I’m hoping he’ll see my bike upside down and come over to see what’s wrong. Maybe he’ll invite me inside for a Coke. Then he’ll admit he has loved me since last year when we had gym class together, and he doesn’t care if he’s a senior and I’m only a sophomore because age is just a number.
Oh shit, that’s his car! I’m so startled to finally see him pull around the corner I fall back onto my butt. Scrambling up to my feet, I find my legs have stiffened up from squatting next to my bike watching his house for the past whatever, half-hour? I’m all knees and elbows and I feel like a scarecrow and wearing this tank top was so stupid, but it shows off my breasts and makes me look older I think maybe, except I also don’t think I’m really pulling it off with my stick legs barely holding me up. I am not looking like a woman. I’m not looking like the girl Brian will fall in love with, and shit crap damn! There’s Amber and Caitlin. They do look old enough.
Amber and Caitlin giggle and follow Brian inside. He doesn’t even see me! And… now he’s gone. I wait some more, in case he’ll come back, but of course he doesn’t. But I’m going to his party tonight. I’m going, and he’ll see me then.
I hope he sees me then.