Daniel stormed down the apartment steps and headed straight to his car. As he flew down the sidewalk, he whipped out his cell phone and hastily sent a text.
Audrey I have to ask you somethilng can i coem over
He didn’t even wait for a response. He was in his car with the music blaring as soon as the text sent. He peeled away from the curb. What was Matthew even saying? Cassadee liked him? No way. Plus, he liked Audrey right? Well regardless, he knew Audrey liked him, so what did it matter?
As he drove through the city, his thoughts kept flitting to Cass— what was she doing on her date, was she having a fun time, was he treating her right? He slammed his fist into the steering wheel making the horn sound. Why was she in his mind with such force?
After ten minutes of sitting in traffic, he finally reached Audrey’s place. He checked his phone to find her response.
Of course babe come right on ovr ill be waitin ;)
Babe? He shook his head and headed up the steps. She rang him in right away. Was she watching from the window? Again, he shook his head. Whatever.
“Baby, I missed you!” Audrey exclaimed as she flung the door open and threw her arms around his shoulders.
He hugged her back and followed as she led him down the hallway into the living room. He looked to the couch to find her roommate and some guy passed out.
Audrey noticed his glance and waved her hand. “Just ignore them. Too much to drink…..I think.” She giggled. “Um, there’s room on my bed I guess.” She flopped down and patted the spot next to her.
Daniel sat down and tapped his feet on the floor as his hands began to shake.
“So, whatcha want to ask me honey?”
Was this really what he wanted? He shook his head. Yes. He deserved a girlfriend, and Audrey was nothing like Matthew said. She was funny, outgoing, and, and, and well, she was pretty.
Daniel turned to face her, and she smiled. “Would you be my girlfriend?”
“Of course babe!” She flung herself towards Daniel and wrapped him in an embrace. “I thought you’d never ask.”
That was done; he’d done it.
———(insert more about Cassadee and Caleb’s date)——————
Cassadee sighed with contentment as she entered the apartment later that evening. Matthew looked up from his paper and smiled. “Have fun?”
“Oh Matthew. He’s so….wonderful. He’s kind. He remembers the little things. He’s smart. He even opened the door for me! And he is cute. It was wonderful.”
“I’m glad Cass. You need this. But, I’m going to get ready for bed, so we can talk more in the morning.”
“Alright Matthew. Thanks so much for everything. I’ll just check my Facebook and follow suit. Goodnight!” she yelled to him as he headed to the bathroom.
Cass scrolled down the page to see what everyone had been up to that evening, but she stopped mid-scroll. Her heart stopped in her chest, her hand flew to her mouth, and she gasped.
Matthew emerged from the bathroom with a toothbrush sticking out of his mouth. He saw Cass’s expression and hurried over. Through his mouth full of toothpaste, he managed to mumble a “What?”. He looked over her shoulder at the computer screen. Smack-dab in the middle of the screen was Cass’s most feared nightmare.
Daniel Leonard is now in a relationship with Audrey McDaniels
Matthew took the toothbrush out of his mouth. “Cass? Cass? Stay with me.”
Cassadee swallowed and took a deep breath; however, no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t tear her eyes away from that dreaded sentence. Her eyes began to well up with tears.
Matthew quickly shut the laptop. He grabbed ahold of Cassadee’s arm and yanked her to her feet. He gently led her down the hallway into her bedroom where she proceeded to crawl under her covers.
He kissed her forehead and shut the door. As soon as Cassadee heard the door click, she let her sobs go. She shoved her face into her pillow and let her emotions spill out.
Matthew clutched his chest and slid down the hallway wall. He hated to hear Cassadee so affected. She didn’t deserve this. And somehow, he felt as if this was his fault. Maybe if he hadn’t of egged Daniel on, he wouldn’t be in a relationship. Then again, Daniel was nothing more than an idiot.
Matthew let his head fall onto his knees, and that’s just how Cassadee found him the next morning.