NERD, THE MUSICAL LONER (A STRANGE LOVE STORY)

BY: FLIPPER66

YOUNG NERD BY THE NAME OF JUSTIN, WHO EXPRESSES HIMSELF THRU HIS MUSIC. HE IS A LONER AND HAS NO FRIENDS UNTIL STEPHANY ACCIDENTALLY HEARS HIM PLAYING

JUSTIN WAS BORN THE SUMMER OF 1990 IN OHIO HIS MOTHER DIED WHEN HE WAS 7 AND HIS DAD COULDN'T HANDLE IT SO HE WAS FORCED TO MOVE AND LIVE WITH HIS AUNT AND UNCLE. JUSTIN WAS ALWAYS MUSICALLY INCLINED SO HE WAS A NATURAL WHEN IT CAME TO PLAYING INSTRUMENTS . HIS MOTHER AND FATHER WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER SAID HE COULD PLAY AN INSTRUMENT BEFORE HE COULD EVEN TALK. HIS AUNT AND UNCLE INCOURAGED HIS MUSICAL ABILITIES. THEY SUPPLIED ANY KIND OF EQUIPMENT THAT JUSTIN WANTED OR NEEDED . PROBLEM WAS JUSTIN WAS ULTRA SHY AND NOT VERY OUT GOING WITH ANYONE. SO WHEN HE STARTED SCHOOL HE DIDN'T ASSOCIATED VERY READILY WITH ANY OF THE OF OTHER KIDS. AT LUNCH HE FOUND A PLACE THAT HE COULD BE ALONE. HE SAT BY HIMSELF IN THE BACK OF THE CLASS TRYING TO DISASSOCIATE HIMSELF FROM THE REST OF THE CLASS. HE DIDN'T TALK TO ANYONE AND IN RETURN NO ONE SPOKE TO HIM . ITS NOT THAT JUSTIN WAS BAD LOOKING , HE WAS 5'11', BLUE EYES AND SANDY BROWN HAIR, AND WIEGHED IN AT 185 LBS. HE WASN'T FAT BUT WELL PORPORTIONED FOR HIS HIEGHT. WHEN SCHOOL LET OUT FOR THE DAY HE WOULD ALWAYS HOLD BACK AND BE THE LAST TO LEAVE .

JUSTIN WAS A JUNIOR AT THIS TIME AND HE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THIS AFTERNOON THAT HE'D BEEN WANTING TO TRY FOR A LONG TIME. THE SCHOOL HAD AN VERY ELABERATE MUSIC DEPT. AND GOOD ACCOUSTICS. HE HAD BROUGHT HIS GUITAR AND PIC AND WANTED TO TRY PLAYING IN A STUDIO QUALITY ENVIROMENT. HE ALSO BROUGHT AN ACCOMPANANT CD (ONE THAT HE HAD ARRANGED AND PRODUCED AND PLAYED ALL THE OTHER INSTRUMENTS) TO PLAY WHILE HE PLAYED HIS GUITAR. HE SET UP HIS CD AND STARTED IT . HE THEN TURNED ON THE GUITAR AMP AND PLUGGED IN AND BEGAN PLAYING. THE MUSIC FROM THE CD STARTED PLAYING AND HE JOINED IN WITH IT. WHAT HE WANTED TO TRY WAS SOME VARYING STYLES AND MODIFICATIONS TO HIS MUSIC.

STEPHANY WAS A JUNIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL AND A CHEERLEADER , THIS AFTERNOON WAS CHEER PRACTICE SO SHE WAS WITH HER SQUAD. THEY HAD JUST FINISHED THEIRS PRACTICES. SHE WAS WALKING BY THE MUSIC BAND HALL ON HER WAY TO THE FRONT OF THE SCHOOL AND TO THE LITTLE STUDENT CAFE THAT WAS ALWAYS OPEN FOR THE STUDENTS AFTER HOURS TO CALL HER MOM TO COME PICK HER UP. SHE HEARD MUSIC COMING FROM THE MUSIC HALL AND KNEW THAT THE BAND WASN'T PRACTICING THAT DAY AND WAS WONDERING WHAT WAS GOING ON SO SHE SLIPPED IN . THE GUITAR SEEMED TO BE THE PRIMARY INSTRUMENT AND IT WAS EXTREMELY WELL PLAYED . SHE HAD NO IDEA WHO THE MUSICIAN WAS UNTIL SHE ACTUALLY SLIPPED INTO THE STUDIO. SHE NOTICED THEIR WAS A GUY PLAYING AND HE SEEMED TO BE IN HIS OWN LITTLE WORLD WHILE PLAYING AND DIDN'T EVEN HEAR HER COME IN. THE MUSIC HE WAS PLAYING WAS NEW TO HER BUT WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO WERE SHE SAT IN ON OF THE UPPER TIER BAND CHAIRS TO LISTEN AND WATCH THIS GUY PLAY. HE WAS FACING AWAY FROM HER SO HE NEVER ACTUAL SAW HER , HE WAS IN HIS ELEMENT EVEN THOUGH HE THOUGHT HE WAS ALONE. HE SUDDENLY PUT HIS GUITAR DOWN AND WALKED TO TO DRUM SET AND PICKED UP THE DRUM STICKS ,AND STARTED PLAYING THE DRUMS. JUSTIN WAS THINKING ,OK I NEED TOO IMPROVISE HER WITH A DIFFERENT DRUM RYTHEM SO HE STARTED PLAYING WHAT HE FELT IN HIS HEART WOULD ACCENT THE ACCOMPAMENT CD . JUSTIN WAS NEVER ONE FOR JUST BASIC PLAYING OF ANY INTRUMENT SO HE LET GO WITH SOME REALLY NEAT PLAYING TACTICS .

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT STEPHANY, HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE ,(OF COURSE SHE WASN'T A MUSICIAN AND ALL SHE EVER SAW WAS ONE PERSON ONLY PLAYING ONE INSTRUMENT IN THE SCHOOL BAND) SO JUSTINS ABILITY TO PLAY MORE THAN ONE INSTRUMENT AND PLAY THEM WELL WAS NEW TO HER AND THIS FASCINATED HER.
THE BAND ROOM WAS SET UP WITH ALL THE INSTRUMENTS THAT ANY SCHOOL BAND USED SO JUSTIN STOPPED GOT UP AND MOVED TO THE TRUMPET AND BEGAN PLAYING IT. AGAIN HE WAS PLAYING IT WITH STYLE AND WELL. STEPHANY, WAS SITTING THERE BEING EVEN MORE AMAZED AT WHAT THIS GUY WAS DOING. JUSTIN AS HE WAS PLAYING THE TRUMPET HAD HIS EYES CLOSED AND PARTIALLY TURNED AS HE WAS PLAYING . STEPHANY GASPED AS HE DID , SHE KNEW THIS GUY HE WAS THE WIERD GUY IN SOME OF HER CLASSES THAT DIDN'T TALK TO ANYONE . ALOT OF HER FRIENDS THOUGHT HE WAS STRANGE IN HIS ACTIONS AND THOUGHT OF HIM AS BEING A NERD. BECAUSE THEY SAID HE WAS ACTING LIKE ONE BUT JUST WIERDER THAN SOME OF THE OTHERS THEY KNEW. JUSTIN WAS GETTING INTO PLAYING THE DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS SO HE LAYED DOWN THE TRUMPET AND PICKED UP ANOTHER INSTRUMENT AND STARTED PLAYING IT .

JUSTIN KNEW SOON HE WOULD HAVE TO STOP BECAUSE THE SCHOOL SECURITY WOULD BE BY TO LOCK UP ALL THE DOORS BUT HE FIQURED HE STILL HAD ANOTHER TEN MINUTES TO GO. STEPHANY, JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE SOMEONE COULD PLAY THAT MANY DIFFERENT INSTRUMENT AND PLAY THEM THAT GOOD. STEPHANY, KNEW THAT SHE PROBABLY WOULD NEED TO CALL HER MOM SOON SO SHE LOOKED AT HER WATCH, "OH SHIT , SHE MUTTERED UNDER HER BREATHE SHE BETTER GET A MOVE ON OR HER MOTHER WOULD BE CHEWING HER ASS OUT FOR CALLING HER SO LATE. SHE GOT UP AND STARTED WALKING OUT BUT GLANCED BACK AT JUSTIN AS SHE LEFT AND MADE UP IN HER MIND SHE WAS GOING TO TRY TO GET TO KNOW THIS NOW ,INTERESTING BUT WIERD GUY. JUSTIN NEVER KNEW SHE WAS THERE SO AFTER TEN MINUTES WERE UP HE STARTED PACKING UP HIS EQUIPMENT AND TOOK IT TO HIS CAR AND LEFT THE SCHOOL GROUNDS.

STEPHANY, HAD CALLED HER MOM AND HAD JUST MADE IT IN TIME BECAUSE HER MOTHER HAD ALMOST STARTED ON HER ABOUT CALLING LATTER THAN USUAL STEPHANY, HAD LIED ALITTLE SAYING THAT THE SQUAD WANTED TO PRACTICE SOME NEW DANCE ROUTINE AND WERE HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THEM. SHE DIDN'T LIKE LYING TO HER MOTHER BUT SHE HAD TO SAY SOMETHING, AND SHE DIDN'T THINK HER MOTHER WOULD SEE HOW WATCHING A GUY PLAYING MULTIPLE DIFFERENT INSTRUMENTS WAS A GOOD ENOUGH EXCUSE. SHE WATCHED FROM THE CAFE AS JUSTIN GOT IN HIS CAR AND LEFT. SHE JUST KNEW SHE HAD TO FIND A WAY TO GET TO KNOW JUSTIN.

JUSTIN HAD REALLY LIKED THE ACCOUSTICS OF THE BAND HALL STUDIO AND DECIDED HE WOULD TRY SOME MORE THE NEXT DAY AFTER SCHOOL. HE DECIDED ALSO HE WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENT STYLE OF ACCOMPANIMENT CD . JUSTIN LIKED DIFFERENT FLAVORS AND STYLES OF MUSIC SO HE MADE ONE THAT HE THOUGHT WOULD BE REALLY COOL TO PRACTICE AT THE BAND HALL BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THE ACCOUSTICS WOULD BE REALLY NEAT. THE NEXT DAY JUSTIN WAS REALLY GETTING UPTIGHT BECAUSE THE DAY SEEMED TO BE DRAGGING BY. HE REALLY WANTED TO GET INTO DOING HIS MUSIC. STEPHANY ,WAS TRYING TO TAKE QUICK LOOKS AT JUSTIN WITHOUT BEING SEEN DOING IT BECAUSE SHE KNEW HER FRIENDS WOULD START QUESTIONING WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND SHE REALLY DIDN'T WANT JUSTIN KNOWING SHE WAS LOOKING EITHER.
STEPHANY DIDN'T KNOW FOR SURE BUT SHE TOOK A CHANCE AND DECIDED SHE WOULD BRING A HIGH QUALITY AUDIO RECORDER JUST IN CASE ,BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO RECORD SOME OF WHAT JUSTIN WAS PLAYING SO SHE COULD PLAY IT BACK LATTER.
JUSTIN WAS STILL UNAWARE THAT HE MIGHT HAVE AN AUDIENCE AFTER SCHOOL SO HE WAS ACTING NORMALLY . FINALLY THE FINAL BELL RANG AND AS USUAL JUSTIN HUNG BACK AND ALLOWED ALL THE STUDENTS TO LEAVE BEFORE HE DID SO HE FIQURED IT WOULD BE OK TO GO TO THE BAND HALL. WHAT JUSTIN WAS UNAWARE OF WAS HIS SHADOW FOLLOWING BEHIND.

JUSTIN KNEW HE WAS GOING TO THE BAND HALL SO HE PARKED HIS CAR CLOSE TO THE BAND HALL STUDIO SO HE COULD QUICKLY CARRY IN HIS EQUIPMENT WITHOUT DRAWING TO MUCH ATTENTION. AS JUSTIN WAS SETTING UP STEPHANY SLIPPED IN AND WAS SITTING IN THE SHADOWS OF THE UPPER SEATS AGAIN . SHE SURE WAS GLAD SHE DECIDED TO BRING HER RECORDER . AFTER SETTING UP JUSTIN TURNED ON HIS CD AND BEGAN PLAYING A REALLY SLOW SONG WHICH HE HAD MODIFIED SOME . IT WAS AN ELVIS SONG CALLED FOOLS RUSH IN . STEPHANY WAS REALLY GETTING INTO THE INTRO OF THE SONG WHEN SHE THOUGHT SHE ACTUALLY HEARD THE VOICE OF ELVIS SINGING THE SONG. BUT SHE REALIZED EMIDIATELY THAT IT WAS JUSTIN SINGING. THIS REALLY FLOORED HER . A TALENTED MUSICIAN AND CAN REALLY DO A GREAT IMATATION OF ELVIS TO BOOT. SHE WAS GETTING MORE AND MORE IMPRESSED WITH THIS WIERD AND ODD GUY SHE KNEW AS JUSTIN. JUSIN AFTER FOOLS RUSH IN BEGAN PLAYING ANOTHER ELVIS SONG BUT HE DIDN'T SING THIS ONE BUT JUST PLAYED HIS VERSION OF IT. HE PLAYED DIFFERENT SONGS FOR ABOUT 1/2 AN HOUR . AFTER JUSTIN STOPPED PLAYING HE SAT IN THE CHAIR HE WAS IN, THINKING WHAT HE MIGHT DO TO IMPROVE WHAT HE HAD JUST DONE. AS HE DID STEPHANY STOPPED THE RECORDER AND SLIPPED OUT QUITELY WITH OUT JUSTIN KNOWING SHE HAD EVEN BEEN THERE AGAIN. SHE WENT TO THE CAFE AND CALLED HER MOTHER AND SAID SHE NEEDED HER RIDE AND AGAIN SAID THEY WERE PRACTICING DANCE ROUTINES. SHE ALSO WATCH JUSTIN AS HE LOADED HIS CAR TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL GROUNDS.

STEPHANY WAS WONDERING ABOUT SOMETHING SO SHE CALLED ONE OF HER CO- CAPTAINS ON THE CHEER SQUAD AND SAID ,"I THINK I MAY COME ACROSS SOME UNIQUE MUSIC WE CAN USE WITH OUR DANCE ROUTINES , ITS REALLY IS UNIQUE STUFF". CANDICE SAID "WELL I'D HAVE TO HEAR IT ,DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING I CAN HEAR NOW. " STEPHANY SAID "CAN YOU COME OVER RIGHT NOW" "SURE" CANDICE SAID . "BE THERE IN A FEW" WHEN CANDICE GOT THERE SHE LEAD HER UP TO HER ROOM AND TOLD HER" YOU HAVE TO PROMISE ME THAT YOU WON'T ASK WERE I GOT THIS MUSIC ITS NOT ILLEGAL BUT I JUST NOT TO SURE IF I SHOULD SHARE HOW AND FROM WHOM YOU PROBANLY WOULDN'T BELIEVE ME IF I TOLD YOU ANYWAYS." "SURE GIRLFRIEND "
CANDICE RESPONDED . "SO WE GONNA HEAR IT OR NOT" BOTH GIRLS SAT THROUGH ALL OF THE RECORDING WHEN CANDICE ASK AT THE END, " WAS THAT ELVIS SINGING"
STEPHANY SMILED AND SAID ,"NO, IT WAS THE PERSON PLAYING THE GUITAR WHO WAS SINGING . DO YOU THINK WE CAN USE ANY OF THIS FOR OUR ROUTINES OR NOT?" CANDICE AND STEPHANY TALKED FOR OVER 2 HOURS AND REPLAYING SECTIONS OF THE MUSIC AND DECIDING WERE THEY MIGHT INCORPORATE THE MUSIC IN THE ROUTINES.

JUST BEFORE CANDICE LEFT SHE SAID ,"OK STEPH , THEN WE'RE IN AGREEMENT THAT WE CAN USE THIS ,BUT BEFORE THIS HAPPENS I WANT TO SEE THIS PREFORMER."
STEPHANY ANSWERED , " I DON'T KNOW CANDICE ,IF WE DID YOU WOULD HAVE TO KEEP MUM AND NOT SAY ANYTHING WHILE THERE. THE MUSICIAN DOESN'T KNOW THAT I'VE BEEN IN THE BAND HALL WITH HIM ." "WHAT.... IN THE BAND HALL YOU MEAN AT SCHOOL ? " CANDICE ASK INCREDILIOUSLY. "WELL , YES THATS WERE HE PRACTICES AFTER SCHOOL WHEN THE SCHOOL BAND IS NOT THERE ." STEPHANY RESPONDED. " OK THEN ITS A DATE , SEE YOU TOMMORROW STEPH ." CANDIED REPLIED .

THE FOLLOWING DAY THE DAY AT SCHOOL SEEMED TO DRAG BY PLUS THE FACT SHE WAS DISTRACTED AND WAS CALLED DOWN ON FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION IN CLASS MORE THAN ONCE . SHE WAS ANTICIPATING FOR THE DAY TO END SO SHE AND CANDICE COULD GO HEAR JUSTINE PLAY HIS MUSIC . STEPHANY HADN'T TOLD CANDICE WHO THE MUSICIAN WAS SO SHE WOULDN'T BAIL AT THE LAST SECOND . FINALLY THE SCHOOL DAY ENDED , AND STEPHANY AND CANDICE HID OUTSIDE THE BAND HALL. WHEN STEPHANY SAW JUSTINE COMING SHE QUICKLY TOLD CANDICE TO DUCK ,WHICH SHE DID ALSO . CANDICE "WHY ARE WE DUCKING BEHIND THIS CAR FOR ?" SHE ASKED.
"HE DOESN'T KNOW ANYONE KNOWS HE'S PRACTICING IN THERE AND WELL JUST STAY HIDDEN UNTIL HE GETS IN AND ALL , OK . " STEPHANY REPLIED. THEY WAITED FOR FIVE MINUTES AND THEN HEADED FOR THE DOOR OF THE BAND HALL . STEPHANY AS USUAL HEADED FOR THE HIGH GALLERY OF THE BAND HALL. SHE KNEW THAT WHEN THE STAGE LIGHTS WERE ON THAT IT WAS DIFFICULT TO SEE ANYTHING UP WERE THEY WOULD BE SITTING.

JUSTIN WAS JUST FINISHING UP SETTING UP HIS GUITAR AND AMP AND WAS TUNING IT. AS STEPHANY AND CANDICE SAT DOWN . CANDICE AS OF YET HADN'T SEEN WHO THE GUY WAS BECAUSE HIS BACK WAS TO THEM. JUSTIN TURNED ON HIS BACK UP CD WHICH HE HAD PREPARED THE NIGHT BEFORE , TODAYS HAD A SPANISH UPTEMPOED RYTHEM TO IT. AS USUAL HE WAS GETTING INTO HIS MUSIC AND STARTED ADDING ALITTLE ROCK TO THE RYTHEM .FINALLY JUSTIN TURNED SOME SO CANDICE FINALLY SAW WHO THE GUY WAS. " OH MY GOD STEP. IS THAT WHOI THINK IT IS ?" CANDICE ASKED ALITTLE MORE LOUDLY THAN STEPHANY WOULD HAVE PREFERED. "YES IT IS NOW SHSSSSS....." STEPHANY RESPONDED. STEPHANY GLANCED AT HER WATCH AND TOLD CANDICE IT WAS TIME TO GO AND MOTIONED FOR HER TO FOLLOW. STEPHANY WASN'T PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION OTHERWISE SHE MIGHT HAVE CAUGHT THE DOOR BEFORE IT SLAMMED SHUT NOISELY. JUSTIN JUMPED WHERN HE HEARD THE SOUND BECAUSE THE SOUND ECHOED THRU THE HALL . HE LOOKED AROUND STARTLED THINKING SOMEONE HAD COME IN AND WAS ABOUT TO CHEW HIM OUT FOR BEING THERE. ABOUT THAT TIME HIS AMP MADE A LOUD POPPING SOUND THATR WAS CLOSE TO THE SOUND OF THE DOOR CLOSING AND JUSTIN THINKING MAYBE ALL IT WAS THE AMP. HE STARTED PREPARING TO LEAVE FOR THE DAY THOUGH BECAUSE IT DID UNNERVE HIM SOME.

JUSTINE KNEW THE FOLLOWING DAY THAT THE BAND ROOM WOULD BE USED BY THE SCHOOL BAND FOR PRACTICE SO HE KNEW NOTHING COULD BE DONE AS FAR AS HIM USING THE STUDIO. THE CHEERLEADERS WERE EXCUSED EARLY FROM CLASS BECAUSE THEY HAD A GAME LATTER THAT EVENING AND THEY NEEDED TO PRACTICE THE ROUTINE SO BY THE TIME JUSTINE WAS ABLE TO GET OUT THEY WERE HALF WAY THRU PRACTICE BUT AT THE STAGE WERE THEY WERE STARTING TO INCORPORATE THE MUSIC INTO IT. SO WHEN JUSTINE WAS WALKING TO HIS CAR HE HEARD WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS HIS COMPOSITIONS BEING PLAYED AT THE STADIUM. SO HE DRIFTED TO THE FIELD TO CHECK OUT WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS HIS MUSIC . IT WAS , AND HE COULD NOT FIQURE OUT HOW SOMEONE HAD IT. AS HE CAME INTO VIEW HE SAW STEPHANY AND THE REST OF TE CHEERLEADERS CLAPPING AND CHEERING AND SAYING, "THATS GREAT WHERE DID YOU GET THAT MUSIC ?" THE OTHERS ASK. SUDDENLY ALL THE GIRLS HEARD SOMEONE SPEAKING ANGRILY , "WH WHE WHERE D DDI DID YU.. YU.. YU G..G... GET T.. T.. MY... MY... MY... MUS..... MUS....MUSIC " JUSTIN BLURTED OUT. BLUSHING BEET RED KNOWING NOW THAT HIS SECRET , WHY HE DIDN'T TALK MUCH WAS OUT. ALL THE SQUAD LOOKED AT STEPHANY FOR AN EXPLANATION AS WELL AS THE FACT THAT THIS WIERD GUY THEY ALL CONSIDERED TO BE A NERD. STEPHANY WALKED OVER TO WERE JUSTIN STANDING SMILING SAYING . "ACTUALLY , I DID ! I HEARD YOU THE OTHER DAY PLAYING IN THE BAND HALL STUDIO AND I SNUCK IN AND RECORDED YOU. YOUR VERY TALENTED DID YOU KNOW THAT?" HE SAID SHOCKED " YU... YU... YU HEA... HEAR ... HEARD.. D.. D.. M..ME..ME...PL....PL...PLA...PLAYIN....."

HEARING HIM STUTTER LIKE THAT SHOOK STEPHANY . SHE DIDN'T REALIZE THAT HE HAD A SPEACH IMPEDIMENT. BECAUSE YESTERDAY WHEN HE SANG , HE SOUNDED GREAT DOING WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS A PERFECT IMITATION OF ELVIS. THEN IT DAWNED ON HER HE MUST HAVE HE SAME PROBLEM AS MEL TILLIS THE SINGER WHO STUTTERED SEVERLY WHILE TALKING NORMAL BUT COULD SING WONDERFULLY . SUDDENLY JUSTIN NOTICED THAT THE OTHER CHEERLEADERS WERE GATHERING AROUND THEM. HE FELT OUTNUMBERED AND EMBARRASSED BECAUSE HE KNEW THAT NOW HE WOULD BE MADE FUN OF BECAUSE OF HIS SPEECH PROBLEM . HE STARTED TO LOOK FOR A WAY OF ESCAPE AND STARTED BACKING UP NERVOUSLY . BUT STEPHANY KEPT MOVING CLOSER TO HIM. SHE KEPT SMILING AT HIM AND NOTICED THAT HE APPEARED EMBARRASSED AND NERVOUS AROUND HER AND HER FRIENDS. " WH .. WHY.... D..DD.. DID DD.. YU.
YU...YOU..... RE ... RE... RECOR... RECORD M.. MM..MY.. MU.. MUS.. MUSIC ? " JUSTIN ASK.
STILL SMILING AND TRYING TO PUT JUSTIN AT EASE , " I MEANT IT WHEN I SAID YOUR VERY TALENTED MUSICIAN AND WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOME NEW MUSIC FOR OUR ROUTINES AND WHEN I HEARD YOU THE OTHER DAY I JUST KNEW YOURS IS WHAT WE NEEDED. PLEASE DON'T BE ANGRY WITH US? " STEPHANY SAID STILL SMILING .

JUSTIN DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO , HE HADN'T TALKED THIS MUCH IN HIS LIFE AS HE COULD RECALL. HE JUST KEPT LOOKING AT THIS PRETTY CHEERLEADER WHO WAS SMILING AT HIM CONSTANTLY. SHE WAS DEFINITLY MAKING HIM NERVOUS AS SHE LOOKED AT HIM STEADILY. " PLEASE CAN WE USE YOUR MUSIC IT WOULD HELP US OUT TREMENDOUSLY" STEPHANY ASK. ABOUT THIS TIME HE NOTICED THAT THE OTHER CHEERLEADERS WERE ALSO NODDING THEIR HEADS IN THE AFFIRMITY ALSO. NOT KNOWING WHAT ELSE TO DO HE STAMMERED, " O.. OO.. KKK" STEPHANY WASN'T SURE WHAT HE WOULD SAY TO HER QUESTION BUT SHE WAS RELIVED WHEN HE SAID THEY COULD. SHE CONTINUED TO LOOK STEADLY AND SMILING AT JUSTIN AS SHE SAID, " OK GIRLS ITS SET ,GO BACK TO PRACTICING THE ROUTINE." JUSTIN KEPT THINKING WHY IS SHE STILL STANDING HERE LOOKING AT ME? WHEN STEPHANY SAID, " I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THIS , (WITHOUT BATTING AN EYE SHE ADDED) , AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE ME OUT TONIGHT ?" SHE KNEW SHE WAS BEING ALITTLE (OK A WHOLE LOT ) FORWARD . JUSTIN WAS SHY AND ALL BUT HE PICKED UP QUICKLY ON WHAT STEPHANY HAD ASK HIM EVEN THOUGH THE QUESTION STARTLED HIM. "YU.. YU..YOU WAN...WANT M.. M... ME.. T T TO TA TAK TAKE YU.. YU..YOU OU..OUT WH.. WH..WHY Y.." HE MANAGED TO STAMMER OUT. "I THINK YOUR CUTE AND I WANT TO GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER."
"WH WHO.... M .. M.. ME EE.. ?" JUSTIN SAID STUDIDLY. "YES YOU JUSTIN!!" , SHE ANSWERED LAUGHING KNOWING HE WAS FLUSTERED BUT KEPT ON SMILING AT HIM.

JUSTIN COULDN'T GET OVER THAT SHE HAD ASK HIM TO TAKE HER OUT TONIGHT AND SHE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE PUT OFF BY HIS STUTTERING. STEPHANY AT THIS TIME TURNED AND SAID TO JUSTIN , "IF YOU CAN STAY UNTIL AFTER OUR PRACTICE ,WE CAN LEAVE FROM HERE , BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE ME BACK HERE FOR THE GAME TONIGHT ,OK."
"O.. O.. OK K.." HE ANSWERED. HE ALMOST FELL WHILE SITTING DOWN ON A BLEACHER SEAT , THAT WAS CLUMSEY, HE THOUGHT. HE ALSO LOOKED AROUND QUICKLY TO SEE IF ANYONE SAW HIS CLUMSINESS LUCK WAS WITH HIM THE CHEERLEADERS WERE BUSY PRACTICING AT THE TIME. JUSTIN WAS ON NEEDLES AND PINS SO TO SPEAK BECAUSE HE HAS NEVER BEEN ALONE WITH A GIRL BEFORE MUCH LESS A POPULAR PRETTY CHEERLEADER .

WHILE SITTING THERE ON THE BLEACHERS OTHER THOUGHTS CREPT INTO HIS HEAD.
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO ACT AROUND HER I'VE NEVER BEEN ON A DATE BEFORE. WHAT DO YOU DO ON A DATE OR WERE DO YOU GO? HE WAS WORRYING HIMSELF TO A FRAZEL WITH WHAT IF'S. HE WAS ACTUALLY CONSIDERING TELLING STEPHANY THAT HE HAD CHANGED HIS MIND. BUT BEFORE HE COULD PUT IT INTO ACTION. "ARE YOU READY TO GO?" STEPHANY ASK. JUSTIN LITTERALLY JUMPED BY BEING STARTLED BECAUSE HE WAS DEEP IN THOUGHT HE DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THE CHEER PRACTICE WAS OVER.
" AH... I...I... GU..GU..GUESS.. S..SO..." HE WAS BLUSHING AT THIS TIME BECAUSE SHE HAD STARTLED HIM AND STILL WASN'T SURE HOW TO HANDLE THE SITUATION HE WAS IN. HE THOUGHT , WELL MAYBE HE'D GIVE IT A TRY, MAYBE??....

" WELL WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE ME ON OUR DATE?' STEPHANY ASK. JUSTIN NEVER CONSIDERED WHERE THEY WOULD GO ON THE DATE , HE ASSUMED SHE WOULD TELL HIM. THINKING QUICKLY ,HE CONSIDERED THAT TO BE HONEST WITH HER ABOUT HIS DELIMA. "ST..STE...STEPHANY... I.. I.. I'VE ... NEV...NEVER... B.. BEEN... ON..ON.. A.. A.. D..DATE.. BE...BEFORE.. S..SO...SOO.. C..COU..COULD... YU...YU...YOU..T..T...TELL M..ME... WH..WHERE.. AN..AND ... WH..WHAT... YU...YU...YOU.. WAN...WANT... T..T...TO... D..D..DO... PL..PLEASE.." HE FINALLY STAMERED THROUGH HIS REQUEST. STEPHANY'S JAW DROPPED OPEN WHEN SHE HEARD THIS. "YOU MEAN YOU'VE NEVER BEEN OUT WITH A GIRL BEFORE ON A DATE?" AS SHE WAS SAYING THIS SHE WAS THINKING , I ASSUMED THAT EVERY GUY'S BEEN ON A DATE SOMETIME OR OTHER WITH A GIRL AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER. JUSTIN REPLIED , "N..NEV...NEVER... HA..HAD.. TH...THE.... OP..OPERTUNITY.. T..TO...YU...YU...YOU..PRO...PROBABLY...KNO...KNOW...WHY...B..BY.
N..NOW...

STEPHANY QUICKLY RECOVERED OF HER SURPRISED REACTION TO JUSTIN'S CONFESSION,AND SMILED BROADLY AT HIM. SAYING, "YOU KNOW JUSTIN ITS NOT EVERY GUY THAT WOULD LET HIS DATE PICK WHAT SHE MIGHT LIKE TO DO OR GO. THANK YOU..., HOW ABOUT WE GO TO MCDONALDS ,I LOVE THEIR FISH SANDWICHES."

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