"Greg hi!" I run to him, kind of hard to run holding a pair of sneakers. "Looks like I'm the first one here!"
I was sure I was late because I fell asleep. I just couldn't help myself, Ryan really drained me
. But it was sonderful. He went his way and I mine, but I'm sure we will see soon again.
"Yes, the first after me that is," I laugh. "Good you brought the extra pair of sneakers."
I sit down and lean against the tree. I close my eyes for a moment.
"I talked with Orlando this morning, he's coming today so more action for you," I look up, but Elijah is sitting in front of me. "I mean for the movie and the scenes," I giggle. "I didn't mean that you and Orlando...," I mumble and blush even more.
"I know Greg, I know," I hit his leg gently. "So Orlando will join us, that's great! I've been wanting to have a chat with him, but I can't seem to find him anywhere. How is he?"
It's true, I've been hoping to run into him. But he's never in his room when I've gone there. I wonder if he's been to Jared's room all those times. I hope he's alright.
"He's...I don't know really," I look down at my hands, I don't want to worry Elijah, I know he's close with Orlando. "I'll let him tell you himself when he gets here," I smile a bit.
I hope he gets here, I really hope he comes. He said he would and I trust Orlando.
"I've missed him actually," I say quietly. "We had fun early on, but then we never seem to see each other at all. I've been looking for him a few times, but he is never there where I look for him," I smile a bit. "I'm glad he's coming."
I lean back on my palms and look around. Jeremy is of course coming, but I wonder if Blly will show up.
I hold Drew close to me when I spot Greg and Elijah under a big tree.
"Hey guys," I smile and wave my free hand. "Elijah, Greg this is Drew," I say very proudly. "Drew, this is Elijah and that's Greg."
I introduce the guys. Both Elijah and Greg stand up to shake Drew's hand.
I decide to at least try and be happy today for Gregs sake. Infact for everyones sake. I can't help the foul mood in myself, but I sure as hell don't want to ruin everyone else day. So I slide on the shades, adding to the all around black look besides for the hurriedly wrapped bandages about my hand from heat burn ( stupid drainpipe) which stand out white against the black attire, and i pull the I-pod earphones out my ears with a smile.
"Well Hello Sergio Leone!" I say patting Greg on the back and he looks up at me a little confused....
"Sergio Leone...." I say again looking for any sort of recognition in his eyes... " Come on your hanging me out to dry here Greg..You must know Sergio Leone....Spaghetti Westerns?" Everyone looks up a little bemused... "....Come on he made like...the 6 most famous westerns of all time?....Like...'Once upon a time in the West'...." No recognition from anywhere....
"I'll just tick to a regular "HI" from now on shall I? I grin and raise a waving hand slowly " Hello..."
"Hey, you came," I'm so happy he came, I was a bit afraid he might not come but he's here. "Elijah's been waiting for you," I whisper to him. "You know everyone right?"
I look at the others and Elijah and Jeremy are very happy to see Orlando.
"Mostly." I hold out one hand in the direction of the dark haired boy and the other extended towards the only girl among us.
"Hi! I'm Orlando...."
I smile at Orlando, it's so good to see him. I sneak behind Greg to be closer to Orlando.
"I've missed you, I'm so glad you came," I whisper and stroke his back when he moves to shake hands with Amy and Drew.
I shake their hands and turn around to see Elijah,
"Ive....missed you too. I've been around- no one came." I hate the forelorn tone in my voice and smile and pull him into a quick cuddle. " You really missed me? How much?"
"This much!" I spread my arms as wide as I can. "I've been behind your door many times, but always the wrong time," I sigh. "I guess we're just unlucky."
I wrap my arms around him tightly and press my head against him.
"But now you're here and I'm here, so let's have some fun!" I give him a quick kiss on the cheek and turn to look at the others. "Right?"
I look up at Orlando very timidly, I take a few steps back but bump into Jeremy. I turn to look at him, but he pushes me back against Orlando.
"You're doing good," Jeremy whispers and gently slaps the back of my head.
I smile a bit, but hide my face from the camera, I don't want to ruin this shot. I have a feeling Greg gets some good material now.
I pushing him back towards Jeremy, the ball bouncing away across the court as our attention turns to him in hostility, Jeremy shoves him back with a grin quickly and flawlessly disguised and as sinister smirk, and I use a trick I learnt once in drama classes to trip him back as he falls against me, knoacking an aknle out from under him with my foot and yet catching him in a way that is comfortable for him but still seems rough until he falls to the floor as gently as is possible under the circumstances.
I see both of my friends towering me, looking rather intimidating when they look down at me. I try to stand up, but they push me back down with their feet.
Greg shouts cut and I lift my hand so the guys can help me back up.
I offer him my hand and smile as he takes it, Jeremy taking the second hand as its offered to him and we pull him up together.
"Jeremy's right you know? You ARE good."
"Thanks! You two are great too," I smile and hug them both at the same time. "I guess we do something similar again?"
I turn to look at Greg, who smiles and nods, praising us with positive adjectives. He changes to shoot from another direction.
"Hey guys, maybe in the end you two could like high-five each other for the job well done, perhaps laugh and walk off with hands on each other's shoulders...perhaps?" I look at Orlando and Jeremy again.
Greg shouted cut after the other basketball scene. We acted it the same way as the first one, but Greg filmed it from another direction.
I stand up, run after Jeremy and Orlando, then I jump on Orlando's back as soon as I hear the word cut. I wrap my arm and legs around him. Jeremy's laughing at us, but Orlando grabs his arm and soon we are all on the ground wrestling together.
Elijah's the bottom one, then it's Orlando and I'm on top of them both. Elijah giggles and squirms, more when I push Orlando harder against him.
"What are you doing with your hands?" I laugh at them when Elijah tries to push Orlando away.
"Wouldn't you like to know?" I laugh and wink at Jeremy , keeping my weight down on Elijah.
"You know it's funny..." I laugh " I actually think I like it here...Right in the center of a Manwich."
Walking over and stood by Jeremy and smirked when he playfully punched Orlando's shoulder. I wasn't sure what to say as I just watched them talk.
"Hey...," I walk over to Drew. "So what do you think? How did I do?"
I smile and put my hands on his waist. I wonder if the guys are right, could this be love this soon. I've never been in love, but I know I like Drew awfully lot.
"You did great well what I saw. I was kind of distracted when I was goofing off with Amy."
Placing a hand on his shoulder gently and smiled at him and I could feel his hands on my waist and I didn't protest.
"I saw you had fun," I smile and move my hands to his lower back, this way pulling him closer to me. "I'm glad you made friends. I hope you feel more comfortable now, we are all so close here and now you're part of this too."
"Yeah I think Amy really needs a friend right now. She kept tellin' me how alone she is here. I just wouldn't want her to do something crazy and have something bad happen to her."
I stood very close to him and smiled to him as I looked to him. I really liked him and wasn't quite sure if it was love quite yet. I felt maybe it was too soon to tell if it is love or not.
"Yeah I'm feeling a little more comfortable now. After meeting the boys and Amy."