“A band? Really Lake?” Skye rolled her eyes at me after I explained Freesia’s idea. We were sitting on her bedroom floor, we’d just finished our homework and were about to go to bed. I had figured that now would be the best time to bring it up.
“Yes really, don’t you think it’ll be cool?”
“I don’t know, they don’t really seem to like me.” She looked down at the carpet and started to fiddle with the edge.
“If they didn’t like you, why would they want you to be in the band?” I stretched the truth a little bit, but still, if Freesia didn’t like her she wouldn’t let her be in the band.
“I-I don’t know. But how am I gonna fit into the band? I play bass, those aren’t usually in bands.”
“We can make it work. At least give it a shot, if you don’t like it you can leave.” I offered, I really wanted her to be in the band, but if she wasn’t having fun I wouldn’t force it.
“Fine, I guess I’ll give it a shot.” She rolled her eyes but had a smile plastered on her face.
“So now that that’s out of the way, what was up at lunch today?” I asked her.
“What do you mean?”
“You know what I mean, the blushing and the tensing up, what was that?” I was concerned, but also a little curious.
“Oh, um, I don’t know.” She started blushing again.
“C’mon Skye, you can trust me.”
“Hey, it’s pretty late, we should go to bed.” She stated suddenly. I turned around and glanced at her clock. It was almost eleven and we had school tomorrrow.
“Fine, but this isn’t over.” I warned as I pulled myself off the floor.
The next day the six of us met in the hallway outside of our math class. “So, you in Skye?” Freesia leaned over to look at my sister.
“Yea, sure.” She smiled.
“Are you guys in?” I looked at the three others in the group.
“He’s in, but I don’t have any musical talent. I’ll be you’re first fan.” Amaryllis giggled as Allium attacked her cheek with kisses.
“Gross, guys.” Freesia whined, making the rest of us laugh.
“How about you Thistle? Are you in?” I asked the quiet red-head who once again, hadn’t said a word.
“Sure.” He smirked slightly. His one-word answers made me curious, why didn’t he talk as much as the rest of them? Did he even like us?
“So where are we gonna practice?” Allium asked, his arms still tightly wound around Amaryllis.
“My house, my garage has some equipment we can use. We can go after school today if you’d like.” Freesia offered.
“Then it’s settled, first band practice at Freesia’s after school today.” Allium said cheerfully right as the bell rang, signalling that we needed to get to class.
“You’re house is huge!” I exclaimed as the six of us reached Freesia’s house. It was three stories with a three car garage and a barn. It had to be one of the biggest houses in town.
“Yea, I guess.” She shrugged. “C’mon, let me show you the garage.”
“And here it is” Freesia waved her arms out as we looked around the room.
“Oh my god, this is perfect.” Allium said in awe.
The garage had everything we’d need. She had a drum set, two different guitars, a bass, and a keyboard. There were two couches surrounding the instruments, perfect for people to sit and watch us play. She also had a Foosball table, an arcade game and a stereo that we could use during breaks.
“Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started!” Freesia exclaimed as she ran over to the electric guitar.
We each made our way over to our respective instruments. “What should we play?” I asked, I had just realized we hadn’t even thought about music yet.
“Let’s just jam for a bit, try and find our sound.” Freesia suggested, and that’s just what we did.
*A few weeks later*
Freesia’s house was where the six of us spent most of our time. Her parents were never there, I don’t think any of us have even met them. But we didn’t care, we were having fun. She had a huge pool, complete with a diving board, a waterfall and a water slide. We often took time off from the band to hang out and go swimming.
Speaking of the band, over those few weeks we really started to improve as a group. We were writing our own music now, we were even able to include the bass in all our songs. Skye was really happy about that, she was really happy with the band thing in general. It was awesome for the both of us, not only did we have friends, we had a way to share our music with people.
Over those few weeks, Freesia and I grew a lot closer. We had one of those friendships where we were constantly flirting with each other, but never actually got together. Well, not yet anyway. I think we were both hoping to become an item, it was just a matter of who would make the first move.
“So, any name ideas yet?” Freesia asked while we sat near the pool. We couldn’t come up with band name and it was driving us all crazy. Naming a band shouldn’t be this hard right?
“Nope, none. Do you have any ideas?” I asked her.
“I do actually, I wanted to get your opinion on it first before I share it with the rest of the band.” She grinned.
“Oh? What is it?”
“How does ‘Time Association’ sound?”
“That sounds perfect” I beamed. Time Association was a perfect name for the group.
“You think so?”
“Yea of course. We should go tell them your idea.” I started to get off the bench but she stopped me.
“Later, during practice.” She ran her fingers through her hair and glanced up at me. “I’d rather stay here and sit with you.”
I blushed. I hated it when I blushed, but I couldn’t help it. “I uh, me too. Yea. Me too.”
“Nervous?” She asked as she got up from her chair and sat down next to me.
“N-no, not really.” I lied, I didn’t want to look even more stupid in front of her.
“It’s alright, no need to be nervous, you know I like you too.” She scooted even closer before putting a hand on my thigh.
“Yea, of course. I don’t let just anyone into my circle of friends.”
“Well I’m glad I made the cut.” I joked, making her giggle. Then, she scooted so close to me her butt was touching my thigh. I wasn’t sure what to do next, so I kinda freaked and jumped off the bench. “Hey, maybe we should go in the pool.”
“Yea, in a minute.” She stood up too and grabbed my hand. “What are you so nervous about?”
“I’m not that great with girls.” I admitted.
“Then I guess I’ll have to be the one who makes the first move.” She grinned seductively before grabbing my facing in her hands and pulling my lips to hers. I wasn’t sure how to react at first, but after a few seconds I started to kiss her back.
“Now let’s go swimming.” She chuckled, grabbed my hand and pulled me towards the pool. I was still kinda dazed, did she really just kiss me?