When I was younger, I was told to write what I know. Well I didn't
have anything to write about. Until last night I didn't anyway. Last night
was the junior/senior prom. I was invited last week by my friend Robin. And
I was sort of excited. I was throwing a party for my dad. He turned fifty
on Thursday. Anyway. So in Robin's car there was gonna be: Robin, Nikki,
Liz, Drew and myself. I left my dad's party, at a little after four
o'clock. I got to Robin's and got my dress and make-up on. Drew got dropped
off for pictures. And then we left. We picked up Liz. But she wasn't ready.
And she was pregnant.
So we waited on her. At first it was Drew and I, but then Robin
joined. We finally left. We then headed over to Nikki's house. We then got
on the open road. We arrived in South Bend at about 6 o'clock. The doors
didn't open until 8 o'clock. So we went walking to the Marriot. They told
us to leave so we went to a small café. Called The Chocolate Café. There I
bought Drew, Liz, and Nikki water and I bought Robin and myself a couple of
Jones'. Cherry flavored. Yum. Then I bought two sundaes to share with
everyone. Chocolate with syrup and whipped cream and cherries. So we
guzzled them down and then we sat and waited. At about a quarter after
seven, we headed back to Robin's car.
At about a quarter to eight he headed to the door. Drew gave Nikki his
coat. She was still shivering. We all were. They finally let us in at 8
o'clock. The College Football Hall Of Fame was a very beautiful place to
hold this years prom. The colors were pink and coral. The theme was
"Drifting on A Memory" Well there was a memory. All right. Just not a happy
one. I've had a crush on Drew for almost a year and a half. And I told him
earlier this year but he's like "We'll never be more than friends."
And even though you can be over someone, just a few minutes can bring
all those feelings back. And it doesn't help when the boy/girl you like has
his/her nose in somebody else. And I spent half of the prom crying. Over
Drew. And when Laura Hertal came over to me and said: "No matter what
anyone says, you look beautiful and I mean it." She hugged me then. And I
knew that I was accepted at my own school for being at the prom. Anyway.
After she left I started crying over Drew. Robin, kept going downstairs.
And Holly's date, Thomas, kept going with her. Holly was off somewhere
Anyway. And I was upstairs. One of my old friends, Amber Curtis, came
over to me on her crutches. She's like "Lindsay can we talk." I get up and
walk away. I go outside of the room and lean on the railing. Overlooking
everything. A few minutes later my freshman friend, Megan came up and
joined me. Her date, Christina Thompson, was off with her friends. And
Megan was almost crying. We decided to go walking around. Well we ran into
Christina and her group which included Drew. I could barely look at him. So
we go back upstairs and there Robin is back with Holly, Thomas, and Liz.
Well I sit down and there I start crying. I'm crying like I'm making
noise. Tears just run down my cheeks. We decide to round up the troop we
brought to leave. So we go downstairs. We find almost everyone. Robin found
Drew. She pulled him aside. I'm not sure what she said to him, but the next
slow song came on. He came over to me and asked to dance. I rejected him.
He went back to Robin shrugging. I caught Robin's eye and tears streaming
down mine, I shook my head and ran up the stairs, to the next floor party.
There I leaned on the railing, fighting with myself.
Ten minutes later, I went back down. I went back to where I left my
shoes, and purse. There Robin, came over and said "Lindsay I'm sorry. I
thought you'd like to dance." I rounded on her. "I would've been willing to
if it wasn't a pity, dance." And I walked away. I went a little ways,
stopped and looked over the railing and sobbed silently. A couple of girls
walked past with a guy. They walked down and then they looked up. They
waved at me. And ran back up. They were like "This wants to dance with you
at the next slow song. Will you dance with him?" I rejected them.
"Why? What's the matter?" They said as I looked at them. My face was
still shining with tears. I shook my head. They shrugged and walked off. I
looked over to Robin, Holly and Nikki were standing with her. Holly looked
over at me and smiled but she noticed the tears and started to walk to me
but then she changed her mind. Drew's teacher came up to me and started
talking to me. I sort of ignored her. But she patted my arm and left. Then
came my worst nightmare. Two of my bestest friends, Katie Holdread and Anna
Lehman came up to me.
At first they just danced next to me. Then I grinned and looked at
Katie, She noticed the tears. "What's wrong?" "Nothing." "What's wrong?"
"Nothing." "What's wrong?" "Nothing."
"If you don't tell me I'm gonna keep badgering you until you tell." I
refused to tell them. They then grabbed my arms and pulled me to the dance
floor. We danced to "Pour Some Sugar On Me." Then we left the floor. We
went and joined Liz who was eating. We kept her company. Then she left to
go upstairs. Anna left for a few minutes leaving Katie and I. Katie started
asking me what was the matter. "Okay. I have a crush on Drew." "Oh really?"
And I proceeded to tell her everything.
"Well I'll talk to Drew, I won't like it but I will. For one of my
best friends." And then Anna grabbed her arm and pulled her upstairs. Then
Robin, Holly, Thomas, and Drew joined me. Drew sat across from me. And
Holly and Thomas sat next to me. Robin stood between Drew and Holly and
Thomas. "Robin, I've been tryin'" Drew said pointing his head towards me.
Robin shrugged and said I don't know. "Even though I'm not supposed to
know, I know what he was talkin' 'bout." I said. Everyone laughed.
To make matters worse. Drew's teacher came over and said Drew was
riding home with Robin, and I was supposed to have fun. I muttered, Yeah
right. We all gathered around and took group pictures. Then we left. And
that's The PROM of the night. And maybe my last, and maybe not.