For some reason, I kinda missed Benjamin cause I wanted to hang out with him. Among my friends, he was the only one who doesn’t on his phone for 24/7.
The next two days, me and my family went to the shopping mall to buy some summer thing because on that summer break, all of us will go to Hawaii and I am so exited for it.
While I was busy buying all the stuff that I needed, for some reason I was thinking about Benjamin. I know it was so random but I think it is not a big deal cause sometimes it is okay to think about your friend right? After I bought all the things I needed, I bought an ice cream while waiting for my parents who still busy to find something to buy.
While I was licking the ice cream that I bought, I saw a figure from distance and I’m pretty sure that I knew that person. When the person getting closer and closer to me, I finally knew who was that person.
The figure that I saw earlier was none other than Benjamin. So I called his name and he was searching for my voice. He searching like he lost from his parents.
“HEY BENNY.” I yelled and called his name.
“OVER HERE.” I screamed again.
He still searching for it with his disgustedly surprised faces and it was so cute.
“BENNY! OVER HERE YOU NERD!” I screamed.
“TURN YOUR BODY AT 5 O’CLOCK!” I yelled.
He turned his body and walked towards me. That disgusting faces turned into awkwardly happy faces.
“Hey Taylor.” He said.
“Come on, don’t call me that name please.” He continued.
“NOPE! I still wants to use that name.” I said and smiled at him.
“YOU ARE SO ANNOYING TAYLOR.” He said while put his middle finger on my forehead and slowly pushed my head back.
“It’s hurt you know.” I said and actually it was not that hurt.
“So anyway, what are you doing here? Are you here alone?” He asked and sat beside me.
“First of all, who give you permission to sit beside me and second of all, I’m here with my parents and about an hour’s from now, some of my friends will take me to go for a roller skate.” I said.
“Oh really? Where is your parent?” He asked.
“URM you didn’t answer my first question BENNY!” I paused and drink a sip of water.
“Actually I don’t know where they are cause after I bought this ice cream, they just gone and don’t worry about them. If they wanted to go back or something, they will call me. And how about you? What are you doing here?” I said.
“Why would I answer you first stupid question cause this is not you bench okay! And I’m here alone. I am so boring with books and homework and all that thing and why not I take a walk in this places.” He said.
“Oh I see! Well if you said so, urm…” I literally don’t know what to ask.
“SO?” He asked.
“Have you eaten yet?” that question just came out randomly from my mouth and don’t ask me why.
“Yes I did.” He replied.
“So…” The awkward situation came back.
A few minutes later I’ve got a called from my parents and asked me to meet them in front of the store that used to be my favourite. Since Benjamin came there doing nothing, I asked him to meet my parents and as usual, he just followed my command.
For some reason, I kept smiling until we reached to my parents.
“What are you smiling at? And who is this guy? Your boyfriends?” My mom smirked at me.
“New boyfriends huh and no wonder you keep smiling.” My dad said and give that annoying smiled.
“NO! He is not my boyfriend. He is my new friend, Benjamin Alec.” I said and rolled my eyes.
“Alec? HURM I think I heard that name before…” My mom said.
“Oh YAH! Last Friday you threw the party right. I mean your parents invited us to their event where they launched their business right?” My dad asked Benjamin.
“Yah! Nice to meet you Mr. and Mrs.???” He tried to give me a hint cause he didn’t know my family name.
“Lewis…” I said.
“Hey Mr. and Mrs. Lewis.” He said.
“Nice to meet you too.” My dad smiled. “Anyway, we are so sorry cause we couldn’t make it to your parent’s event.”
“That’s okay. Taylor mention that both of you were not in town.” He said.
“How did you know?” My mom asked.
“I invited her to the party and I don’t know that you were invited too.” He said and smiled.
“It such a relief cause we felt so terrible.” My dad said.
“It’s okay!” Benjamin said.
“Anyway, we got to go and it is pleasure to meet you Benjamin. Don’t forget to tell both of your parents that we are so sorry and say hi to them can’t you?” My dad said.
“Sure Mr. Lewis. See you later Mr. and Mrs. Lewis.” Benjamin said.
“Okay then. And as for you young lady, make sure you’re home before midnight.” My mom said.
They just walked and waved at us.
“WOW! Before midnight huh?” He said.
“Why… that is normal right?” I asked.
“I don’t know but normally my mom will remind me to be home before 10 P.M” He said.
“Cause after all you are a mama boy and a freaky nerd guy.” I said and laughed at him.
“You are so annoying.” He said and once again he put his finger and pushed me back.
“How dare you? I am a girl and it is not nice for you to do that.” I said with my angry face.
“After all we are FRIEND right and it is okay if I do that.” He said.
We walked around that place while eating an ice cream. We are literally like a sweet couple with same ice cream and I hate to say this but I enjoy doing this thing. I finally meet him one more time and it was so fun. Knowing him even better make me thought that he was not that kind of nerd kids.
He usually go out BY HIMESELF eating ice cream or watching movie or I don’t know maybe just walking around the mall and I think that he was so pathetic. He has no friends to hang out and I think that I am the first friend that he has ever hung out.
“So, since you told me that you always hang out by yourself, why not you join us for a roller skate. It would be fun you know.” I said.
“I don’t know… what about your friend? What will they think of me? Will they welcome me? Cause after all, I am still nerd and not that cool kid you know.” He said with his cute sad face.
“Come on, This is 21st centaury Benny! Even the LGBT people are so brave to coming out from the closet and so do you.” I said.
“What do you mean?” He asked.
“I mean, we are not that type of kid who doesn’t hang out with the looser. We will welcome everyone who wanted to join us. So don’t worry about that in fact Hanna will be there too so it won’t be awkward.” I said and begged him to join me to go there.
At least I can have someone to talk to and I won’t be anti-social. After a few times begged and begged him to go with me, he finally joined us to go there.
30 minutes later, we are all arrived at the roller skate park and we are all bought the tickets and take our shoes and replaced it with the roller skate and start skating around that place.
All of my friends were nowhere to be seen cause they were already skating around and only me and Benjamin who left behind. I have to help that nerd kid to make sure that he will not get hurt cause that was the second time he skates.
“Come on!” I said and laughed at him.
“I told you that I am not used to play this thing. SO you have to be a little bit patient cause after all you were the one who begged me to go here.” He said.
I just waited for that Benny to get ready and slowly we entered the place. I slowly get into that place and suddenly I felt someone touch my shoulder and tell you what, I almost fell down but I tried to balance my body and after that I turned my head and saw Benjamin was behind me.
“What are you doing back there?” I said.
“I can’t skate okay! Don’t make fun of me and at least help me to skate.” He said and smile at me.
I just thought that I wanted to make fun of him but his baby sad smile made me felt so sorry for him. And so I help him to skate and slowly but surely he can skate around that place. He seems so happy and I am the luckiest person on that time cause he learned to skate really fast.