It was after orchestra practice and I needed to ask my music editor for some advice on my sound but I couldn’t until I packed up my bass. “Hello Lane.” A sweet and soothing voice said from a distance.
It was the orchestra editor Sofia.. I love her voice and everything about her… I guess you can say I’m in love with her… But a girl loving a girl is bad, right? People tell me all the time you will only fall in love with a male, and some people even told me it’s illegal for a girl to love a girl so I never did it… But I can’t help it, I love everything about her! Also there’s one thing wrong, she will never love me back… because I’m not popular like the other girls, I’m not smart like the other girls, heck I can’t even buy new clothes without tearing them up the next day! “Hey Sofia!” I replied with a smile.” Would you like to come to my place and work on your sound? Cause you seem a bit off.” She said while adjusting her glasses. “Uh r-really?!” I was so shocked by this offer so much that I could hear the stutter in my own voice-but then I heard the cutest and the most sweetest laugh I have ever heard, “Haha, are you okay because you stutter a bit” She giggled with the brightest smile, “ But yeah you should come over to my place so we can adjust your sound.” “Yeah why not!” I replied. After walking home together laughing and talking we finally came to the house,
“Come on in, it’s not much but it’s good for hearing music clearly!” She explained. We walked in and started unpacking, she started setting up her laptop with a microphone right next to it. Since we needed to work on my sound I brought my Bass with me. “Okay play your piece like normal,” Sofia said, “And I’ll see if I can find your mistake.” I played my piece and she stopped me immediately, “I see your problem-“ “What?” I asked “When you move your hands up and down the neck of the Bass your not rising your fingers high enough, so it’s creating a screech.” Sofia explained with detail, I understood what she was saying so I followed her directions, “I want you to hear the difference. So first play like normal-“ I started to play then- “Ow!” I shouted, I quickly dropped my bow for the Bass and I grabbed my left pointer finger. I saw a red liquid spilling from the top of my finger.
“You okay?!” Sofia cried with worry “Yeah I’m fine, I guess I should’ve practiced more” I replied- “You know what I have just the thing,” She got up and started to look through her kitchen cabinet while I was on the couch in the living room. I started to space out then I could hear footsteps come towards me, “Hand me your finger.” She demanded with a soft calm voice. I did what she told me, but I felt I fabric wrapping around my finger and when I looked down I could see a white bandage around my pointer finger, “Oh! You don’t have to do that Sofia.” I suggested. She looked up at me then back down at the bandages without saying anything. Her rough but soft hands started to grab my other fingers and began to bandage them up even though they weren’t bleeding or hurt…
Her hands were so small and soft that I didn’t want them to get hurt in the future so I banaged up the other three fingers of hers. When I was finished with all of her fingers I realized something, Her hands fit perfectly in mine. “How? They’re so small.” “Sofia?” Lane said a curious look on her face, “You don’t have to do all the other fingers-” “I don’t want the others to get hurt in the future” I replied. I might’ve replied a little too fast because I could see a deep blush running across her face from her nose all the way to her ears. “Oh I understand!” She said trying to keep her from stuttering. We continued working with her sound but I could tell that she was focused by the way the was playing her music pieces and solos. She was picking her fingers up a little more like I said to do. So I cut it off short because I could tell she was working very hard. “ Thanks for helping me today!” Lane said with a cute smile on her face. Me and her started packing our things and without 5 minutes later she was out the door. “I wish she could’ve stayed longer,” I thought “But she was doing so good that it would’ve been pointless to keep her here…”
“NATIONALS?!?!” I yelled with food in my mouth. The leader of the orchestra was going to give some big news soon and they did at the worst time, when me and Sofia were at a restaurant getting sushi. The restaurant was about to close so it was just me and her. “‘Make sure to work very hard because we are going to the nationals pretty soon, we will be doing the piece we are working on right now.’” I read. “‘We will be handing out solos as well, so learn every part of the song, because during your audition you’ll be test in certain parts of the song, to test your memory and how well you know your parts.’” I almost started choking before I washed down the food with some ice cold tea. “Ping!” Me and Sofia heard the door open, I had the best viewing of the entrance of the restaurant and I saw him… Keith. He’s an old enemy of me and Sofia’s. He came to our table, completely ignoring Sofia, and leaned and licked the outside of my ear. I pulled away quickly, “What the heck was that?!” I shouted, making Sofia perk up. “Oh come on babe! A little kiss wouldn’t hurt.” He said with a smirk. I ignored and started eating again then I felt a yank at my wrist, Keith was holding my wrist hostage. I didn’t care until I could see my hand getting slightly gray because the lack of blood, I started struggling then I heard rustling of a jacket, Sofia.
She put her hand on Keith’s wrist and hit a pressure point that made him let go. “Did you do that to her?” He said while pointing at the bandages. “No! why would I ever do that to her!” Sofia replied with a strict look. Sofia and Keith started yelling back and forth. I wanted to say so many things but I couldn’t, my mouth wouldn’t open and speak clearly and when I did try to speak all that would come out was tiny squeaks. I heard something collapsing onto the ground, when I look I saw Keith on the ground holding both hands to his nose. I could see Sofia furious. A drop of blood was on her hand…When Keith released his hand from his face, his nose was bleeding, letting me know that Sofia punched him in the nose. “Sof-” I was interrupted by the sound of money clanging against the table and the rustling of to-go bags with out food in it. She grabbed my hand and pulled me away from the situation.
I didn’t want her to get harmed by the idiot, so I dragged her out of the situation. Since Lane’s house was closest so I brought her there. I had a copy of her key so I can get into her house for emergencies. I unlocked the door and when we both went in I closed the door behind us and slammed her against the door…
She had pinned me against the door, hand on the door beside my head, and the other on my hip. I could feel her sharp breaths on my face. She look disappointed at something. “Is she disappointed at m-?” I could feel her hand on my hip crawl up to my neck and before I knew it she started to kiss me, but I could feel that she had a little passion to her kiss. I started to kiss back. I could feel her black metal piercings against my lips making it a little bit harder to enjoy it. I put my hand on her hip, pulling her torso closer to mine. She led her hand from my neck into my hair that was on the side of my head, and the other down to my hip. We kissed for a few more seconds then pulled away from each other catching our breaths. Sofia had a defeated look on her face. When I was about to say something it was too late, she already collapsed to her knees leaving me above her. I sat down next to her giving her pat on the head. Her right hand quickly traveled up to my neck and started kissing me again but this one was different, it was more passionate. I wanted more of it so I started to run my hand through her lavender colored hair. She slightly licked the bottom of my lip asking me if she could let her tongue into my mouth, I kindly said yes and without a second of hesitation she slipped her tongue in.
Her mouth was smaller than average sized so I only let a little bit of my tongue slip in just a little. After a few seconds we pulled away for the last time, I could see that a few strands of blonde hair was in her face. So I raised my hand up to her face and adjusted her hair out of her face. After I gave her a warm smile I told her something I never told another person, “Lane, I love you…”
I could feel a deep warmth go across my face. I was obviously blushing, I tried to hide it the best I could without using my hands. But with no time I finally said, “I love you too..”
Sofia dropped off the leftover food so I can eat in peace, said goodbye and left. Two minutes later we started texting for a little while then I heard the doorbell ring. Then I quickly sent Sofia I short text, “‘Hold on I heard the doorbell ring, it might be a package that I’ve been waiting for. Brb’” I set down my phone and answered the door, the second I opened the door I was shoved back into a wall. And then I heard my front door slam shut, with the sound of the door locking behind it. “Keith get out of my house!” I screamed with anger and slight annoyance.
“Wait a second the mail doesn’t come on Sundays, and it is Sunday…” Then I realized something terrible “Oh no…” I ran outside almost tripping myself a few times, I quickly jumped onto my bike, kicked the kickstand up, and drifted down the street to Lane’s house. It felt like an eternity before I finally got to her house. Almost crashing into her flower bed I threw my bike onto the lush beautiful grass. And without another second passing, I started banging on the door screaming the only thing that was on my mind at that second, “LANE! Lane please! Keith you idiot!” I shouted at the top of my lungs. I forgot my key at home so I wasn’t able to open the door. I started throwing myself against the door trying to break in but no use, “Dang hardwood doors…” I thought to myself.
But I did have one idea, I raised my hand up to the back of my head and searched for a bobby pin I had in my hair, I pulled it out from behind me and started to pick the lock.
“Sofi-” I yelled but Keith covered my mouth with his hand before I could say anything else, he had me pinned up against the wall with both of my hands being held tightly above my head, he wasn’t cutting off circulation but he still squeezed until there were had marks on my wrists. His jet black hair was against my forehead, being way to close but I noticed something, I was trapped I could escape my whole body was pinned against the wall, his torso against mine, my hands pinned above my head, and one of his knees was in between my legs leaving my legs frozen. Keith didn’t see it but I did, as I looked over Keith’s shoulder I saw Sofia walking towards us. I acted like I didn’t see her so I didn’t blow her cover.
I couldn’t believe what I saw, Lane pinned against the wall. “Oh that does it-” I thought. They were very close together so I needed to see an advantage point. Found it- his waist. Without hesitation I kicked him in the side making him collapse onto the ground. I dragged Keith by his black hoodie out the door so he couldn’t any further harm. “Sofia!” Lane cried. I turned to her direction and all I could see was a blonde blur come towards me. The small body that she had was able to knock me down to my knees, she was on her knees as well, “Sorry I wasn’t here earlier, I tried my best to go as fast I ca-” I apologized but I was interrupted by Lane giving me a kiss, she started to play with my hair a little bit just moved my hand up and down the back of her neck. The kiss lasted for a few long seconds before we pulled away. “I’m sorry,” I said, “For what?” Lane asked, “For loving you,” “I’m sorry too” Me and her start laughing slightly because we both knew we were joking…