I Wish It Was You

Today my friend Neal asked me to Prom. It was the end of the school day, we came out of class late with a few friends after finishing a long test, so the field was empty except for us and my crush Nate who was walking behind us.
And it's not one of those crushes where the guy doesnt even know you, we had history. A few years ago we went to a church camp where we first met and bonded, and I found out he was a really nice guy, not the jerk I had assumed he was. Then last year he switched to my school, I thought this would be great because I felt like we really hit it off, and this way we could spend more time together. He was nice the first few months, until the incident. It was at lunch and I was in line next to him. We were talking about some homework when he whispers something in his friends ear. His friend then laughs really hard and says something like "No way man!". So being the nosey butt I am I ask him "whats so funny?". His friend then goes on to tell me while Nate is trying to cover his friends mouth, that nate told him I was his ex-girlfriend and we dated a few years back, which is not true. Im just shocked and dont know what to say since Ive never been in a situation like that before so I just say "What?! no way...Thats werid." All while my face is Cardinal red and Im thinking that Im such an idiot for saying that. While Nate is still next to me inbetween his friend and I, looking embarrassed and hurt. I dont know why I said that, I guess I just panicked.
But anyways we were on the field and out of nowhere, Neal turns to me and pulls out a really nice drawing of some Twilight scene(I am majorly obsessed with it) which must have taken him forever, and says "Will you go to prom with me?". I cant believe my ears at first, so I just stand there dumbfounded not knowing what in the world to say. All i can think of is "WHY ME? WHY NOW? WHY NOT NATE?" and Im just imagining what Nate must be thinking then.
So while Im staring at the picture like a dumbo, my friend Ella is in back of Neal mouthing the words "SAY YES!!". And I couldnt find one single reason that was good enough to make me say yes. So i polietly refused. I knew I wouldnt be able to have fun if I went with Neal. Hes a nice guy and all, but my heart just didnt beat for him.
hokulani22 hokulani22
18-21, F
Mar 30, 2012