I sat relaxed on the sand, listening to the sound that the waves made while crashing against each other. The wind blowing in my face making my hair dance and the sun gradually residing into the waters, and the sky changing it's color from orange-yellow to flamboyant pink.
I stared into the water mindlessly only to see a Greek God surfing on the waters effortlessly making my heart skip a beat with his
He came out of the waters in slow motion his face away from the light. I stood up yearning for a single glimpse of his face. All I could make out was his sharp features and perfect muscular body.
He noticed me and walked towards me, even though I couldn't see his face I can feel him smile at me. I gasped looking at his face.
"Chris!" I let out a breath.
"I love you and I want to marry you," I confessed looking at his piercing blue eyes.
"Me Chris Hemsworth, fell in love with you the second my eyes landed on you. I wish that you will agree to spend every minute of your life with me for the rest of our lives. Will you marry me?" He asked pulling out a seashell with a hole in it.
I let the happy tears out of my face and breathed out a...
"Amy wake up, you don't want to be late for school." My mother yelled entering my room. I groggily opened my eyes and checked the surrounding.
Beach - Nope
Bedroom - Yep
Romantic setting - Nope
messy room - Yep
Chris Hemsworth with heart eyes - nope
Dracula with eyes spitting fire - Yep
"Let me sleep Mama " I mumbled while still trying to accept reality. She opened the curtains to let sunlight pour into the room. I closed my eyes and pulled the blanket over my head.
"Please close the drapes mama. Just 5more minutes." I said turning to sleep on my stomach and hiding my face in my pillow just hoping I could continue my dream.
But, the Dracula she is just pulled my blanket away resulting in me landing first on my buttocks.
"You are already late. I told you last night to stop watching FRIENDS and go to sleep. Come on wake up. I'm going back to the kitchen. I don't want to come again to wake you up. If you are going to be late then it's not my fault." Saying mama left the room leaving my sore ass on the floor.
I stood up slowly and sighed if I was lucky maybe he would visit me again in my dreams and we could continue our confession.
After finishing my morning routine, I stepped out of the bathroom wrapped in a baby pink towel and walked into the walk-in closet wondering what to wear on my 1st day to school. I just picked a yellow top with a floral design and paired it with white shorts and sneakers rushing downstairs with my bag to the dining room.
"Good morning Dad." I chirped seeing my Dad at the breakfast table.
"Good morning Princess," Dad replied flashing a smile while having his breakfast roti and paneer curry
Indian bread and cottage cheese curry
Oh yes, my mom prepares the best Indian Food. Mama came to California for her higher studies and fell in love with my Dad whom she met at the university. Well, they decided to get married, but her family never agreed as my Dad is from The States and they could never accept an American as their son in law.
Mama tried to persuade them but seeing them fix her marriage with someone else she left everything behind and came back to California.
Long story short my parents got married, but my mama lost her family who decided to cut all ties with her for bringing shame to the family. She still misses them. She wants to show them that she did chose the right guy. She wants me to meet them someday and bond with them.
"Dad I just dreamed about Chris. He declared his love for me and asked me to marry him."
"Didn't you dream a similar thing with harry styles last week?" Dad cocked his eyebrow at me teasing a smile.
Before I could retort, that this time it felt so real. Dracula shouted from the kitchen.
"Why are you dreaming about useless things when you should be concentrating on your studies?"
I rolled my eyes in response and my dad blew a kiss my way to pacify me.
"Dad, I'm gonna ask you for a gift for my birthday, and you can't say no okay?" I whispered to him while nibbling my roti so that Dracula couldn't listen.
Usually, my appetite doubles seeing the Indian food on the table but today because of the current state of my mind I'm not hungry.
"Name it and you will have it. Do you want to meet Chris or that harry guy?"
"If only it was that simple... this year for my birthday, I was hoping on, you know to go to the amusement park with Sophie and Ryan. I don't want any gifts or parties. I'm not a kid to have a birthday party."
Anyway, I get my face smashed into the cake just after cutting it by a monster so I would like to pass it this time.
"Yeah okay, it's your birthday after all. As you wish."
I smiled at him but I know I didn't pass the real hurdle which is in the front.
"No Rob, you can't allow them, they are still kids.. what if they run into some trouble or get lost or worse someone kidnaps them?" Mama came from the kitchen with more rotis on the plate. Oh here comes the Dracula. Always on time as expected.
"Oh come on mama, I'm not alone Ryan and Sophie are also coming and we are not kids I'm turning 14 remember?" I tried to reply to her calmly but my voice just came out irritated.
"Okay, then I will come with you guys. You know how worried I get if you kids are alone" My mom said placing one more roti on my plate.
"No way, I'm not letting you accompany us, there is no need to babysit, and we're not kids," I whined and pinched my Dad on the thigh hoping he would help me.
But he just gave a sorry I can't help look.
"Dad, please help me out here, Please Dad, please please" I requested him showing my puppy dog eyes which I know will work for sure.
"Okay, okay let me think about that." Well, that was yes for sure, I know that he will convince mama. If someone can cool the Dracula then it's my Dad and yeah there is another person who could do that, The official Prick in my life.
"Rob you are not permitting these kids to go alone. Just think about it. It's about their safety."
"I didn't say yes, but think about it Priya, I think they are growing up, they are not little kids anymore, I think they can handle themselves for one day. She is not going to be alone. They have each other. She needs to learn to handle herself without her help."
Irritated with my Dad's response she said to me "Amy! you three are not going without adult supervision and that's final, " She said banging her plate with rotis on the table.
"Typical Indian Mother" I muttered under my breath and my father chuckled hearing it and I saw mum's face turning red with anger.
"Mama, please, it's my birthday. I know you love me and fret about me too much but you have to trust me."
"Well, if we can't accompany you, then Jason will accompany you or you are not going, the decision is yours. It's either me or Jason." She can be so adamant sometimes.
Jason, the last name I want to hear and the last person I want to spend my birthday with. I'm super pissed now. Now it's either Dracula or the Prick.
"Mama I want to have a nice outing with my friends not me getting killed in and get my body dumped at some dingy place."
"Good morning Everyone" shouting entered a cheerful Jason with a stupid grin on his annoying face.
What a wonderful way to start my day!! name the devil and the devil is here. I can't help but wonder if he has any psychic powers.
"Why are you always here for breakfast?" I glared at him as hard as I could.
"Because the chef in my house doesn't prepare such yummy Indian food and I love to start my day seeing a lovely face in the morning." He replied taking a seat at the dining table opposite me.
"But I don't want to see your face." I snorted and ripped my roti into two pieces wishing it to be Jason's neck.
"Oh, you wish!! But I'm talking about your Mom's lovely face which usually brightens up my whole day." He gave his ever so charming smile to my mom and happily accepted his plate full of rotis.
Mama gave him a playful whack on his shoulder and he winked at her in response.
Someone just come and stab me to death.
"I wish you stop it there young man," Dad said scowling. That's enough for Jason to stop his buttering session.
"Jason, I want to know if you are free this weekend?" Mama asked him while serving him more rotis and curry.
I mentally reminded myself to add more chilli/pepper powder to the food without mama noticing, maybe that would stop him from gobbling all the food in my house. Why can't he stay at his home for food? They have an army of servants. He could get anything with a snap of his fingers.
"Yeah I'm free but why?" Jason asked with his mouth fully stuffed with roti.
"Its Amy's birthday and..."
"You want me to come to this monkey's birthday party? No, I would pass" he cut mama before she could complete her sentence.
"No, she wants to go to an amusement park with Sophie and Ryan so I want you to go with them and make sure that they wouldn't get into any trouble."
I know that he definitely wouldn't agree to it. I know him too well.
"Okay sure," he looked at me with a lopsided grin on his face. Oh how much I want to smack his face and wipe the grin off. Maybe I don't know him too well.
How did he agree to that and more importantly, why did he agree to that? So many questions are running through my mind.
After breakfast, Jason sat in the car and started honking as if his panties were in a twist. I rushed giving quick kisses to my parents, and ran to him and sat in the passenger seat.
Oh, I hate the mere existence of him in my life. I have to drive to school with him daily. How he always comes in between my tiny-miny wishes. And my Mama always listens to him. I don't know what magic he uses on her.
And we started to the Brown's mansion, which was a few blocks away to pick my best friend.
"Why did you agree to come with us to the amusement park?" I asked annoyed.
"Did you think I would lose this opportunity to boss you around for one full day? Imagine getting the chance to command Princess Amelia Jones that too on her Birthday. That's a dream come true." he replied.
I scoffed at him. Oh, now I know why he agreed. There goes my plan to enjoy my birthday with my friends.
Once reaching Brown's residence, Ryan raised his eyebrows at me asking for an update. I mouthed him 'Later' and he nodded immediately.
Ryan joined us in the car and we started to drive off to school. Ryan and I started searching for Sophie amongst all hyper students after their summer vacation.
Near my locker, I caught sight of Sophie waiting for me. I told Sophie and Ryan that maybe our plan to the amusement park might not happen as the He-Devil is coming himself to babysit us.
"But Amy, I think we shouldn't cancel the plan but invite a few more people," said Ryan
"What do you mean, Ryan"
"Well think about it, you should invite Jessica, Dylan, Tony, and Cindy"
"Why I would want to invite Jason's girlfriend and friends for my Birthday? When I don't want him to come in the 1st place." I asked in confusion.
I gagged at the thought of seeing Jason and Jessica shoving their tongues down each other's throat for a full day.
"Oh yes!! Then Jason would be busy with his friends without bothering us and we can have all the fun" exclaimed an excited Sophie.
"That's the dumbest idea I have ever listened to."
"We are 14, not 41. This is what my brain could pull. Can you give some better idea?" Ryan asked with his hands crossed at the chest and narrowed his eyes at me.
"Okay, let me invite them and see if they are willing to come," I sighed. Okay, this is a stupid idea but I could try and see what happens.
I think they probably will when they will come to know that Jason is coming with us. If not others at least Jessica will come, she won't leave any chance to be with Jason, showing him off as her boyfriend.
I started walking with my two best friends towards our classroom in content. Maybe our plan for the amusement park could still happen.