Sunday, January 27, 2008

Charlotte's Web

Almost immediately after I finished my last post, FB texted me! I had been on the phone with Amanda and she had just got done telling me not to worry because FB is a great guy and he wouldn't screw me over. And she was obviously right! He texted me to ask how my night had gone, and he explained that he tried to make it out to Rocbar, but he got stuck at the shot bar with his friends. Then he sent me another text that said "nap time!" I played it cool and waited an hour before writing him back. I just said, "Awe I'm jealous. Wish I could join you!"
He didn't respond, but I wasn't expecting him to cuz I figured he'd be sleeping. But either way, I felt SO relieved to hear from him! My day immediately got better.
Around 6, he called to see what my plans were. We talked for a while, and then he asked if I was going to Drake with everybody.
"Yea, I'll be there. I think we're all going to meet up and get ready at Amanda's." I said.
"Oh, really? Cuz I know Charlotte is coming over here to have a couple drinks before we go out. I thought you guys would be with her."
"Oh, well I haven't heard anything about that but, I haven't talked to any of the girls in a couple hours."
Leave it to Charlotte to try and weasel her way in between us.
"Well, I think it was pretty much her idea to come over, so I went ahead and invited a couple of the guys. But you're more than welcome to come over here and hang with us before we go out!" he explained.
"Ok, yea that sounds great. Let me just call Melissa and Amanda and find out what their plans are."

So I called Melissa and the first thing she said to me was,
"Oh my god Peyton! Charlotte invited herself over to FB's! You have to get over there before she does!"
"Yea, I heard. I just got off the phone with him. But I thought we were gonna get ready at Amanda's?"
"No, not anymore. Amanda said she knows there's gonna be drama so she doesn't wanna be around Charlotte. So we're going to go get ready at Tim's apartment. You should definitely go over to FB's like...now!"
(Tim is Melissa's newest...boyfriend, I guess you would say. He also went to high school with Amanda, Charlotte and FB.)
I sighed, "Ok, well I guess I'll have to fix my hair here then."

So I rushed to get ready, and then started heading over there. While I was on my way, FB called me again.
"Hey, I just left for your house!" I said, smiling.
"Oh really?? Awesome! I'm glad you're coming over here instead. The guys should be getting here in about 30 minutes. I dunno about Charlotte though...she said she would be here around 10."
"Ok, well it's gonna take me at least 30 minutes to get there anyways, so I'll just call you when I get close." I said.
It was only about 9:15 at this time. And Charlotte lives even further away from FB's house than I do. So I knew I'd make it there before her!
I pulled up to his apartment at the same time as one of his friends, and he came down, hopped in the car with me and opened the gate for us. As soon as we got upstairs to his apartment, Charlotte was already calling for FB to let her in!! She must have either gotten wind of the fact that I was going over there too, or else she was just reallllly early. Because it was only like 9:45, and she wasn't supposed to even leave her house for another 15 minutes. Whatever...
So she gets upstairs, and as soon as she walked in the door, I knew she was not happy to see me. She halfway ignored me, only saying enough to acknowledge my presence in the room. Then she kept making subtle comments about how much fun she and FB had the night before, when I was with Cecilia. I didn't take the bait though. I just pretended to ignore her. But then, she had the audacity to ask me,
"So, I heard you got your job back. Didn't you like...get fired or something??"
I almost laughed, "Um...no. It was just a misunderstanding. I'm already back on the schedule."
"Oh. Well then why aren't you working tonight?" she seemed disappointed that I'd be hanging out with them, instead of stuck at work till 4 am.
"Because I had the weekend off for Cecilia's birthday." I slightly exaggerated that part, but she was being a bitch!
I can't believe she would bring that up! She knows damn well that I was not fired!
Well, this continued for a while, her making references to she and FB being alone, and saying things to try and piss me off. Finally we all jumped in a cab and headed out to Drake. As soon as we got there, FB started putting his arm around me, and just lightly touching my arm and stuff. But Charlotte definitely noticed! Haha.
Once we got inside, she stopped acting so catty. Most likely because she had a couple drinks in her. We were all dancing and having a good time, taking shots and goofing off. And then FB kissed me, right in front of Charlotte! She immediately turned around and started flirting with one of FB's friends. We just ignored her. Then FB said he and the guys were gonna go out to the patio and smoke a cigar. I said I was gonna head to the restroom, so he told me to meet them on the patio, and Charlotte followed me to the bathroom.
After I finished touching up my makeup and hair, we were about to leave the bathroom when Charlotte stopped me.
"You know I was mad at you right?" she asked.
"Um...well I heard some things, but I wasn't gonna believe any rumors unless I heard it from you."
"Well, yea. After I told you not to talk to FB, and that he had a girlfriend, you went and did it anyway, and slept in his bed!" she accused.
"Yea, except he doesn't have a girlfriend. He told me, and so did like...4 other people!" I argued.
"No, he did have a girlfriend, and then you made out with him, and he broke up with her the next day!"
"Before I ever kissed him, I asked several people what his girlfriend situation was, and all of them told me he was single. And I talked to FB about it for a good hour, and he told me that she cheated on him! He just didn't wanna tell everyone that because he was embarrassed about it. I would think that FB would know his own business better than you."
"Well he lied to you. Because I went out to lunch with him yesterday and we talked about it. And even if he didn't have a girlfriend, I still told you not to talk to him! And you did it anyways!" Charlotte was started to get frantic.
"Charlotte...do you realize how pathetic you sound?! You can't tell me not to talk to him! I really like him, and he obviously likes me too, so I don't understand why you can't just be happy for us like everyone else is. There's nothing you can do Charlotte, just accept it!"
Our conversation was much longer than that, but I can't exactly remember all the details, just the highlights. But she also went on to say, that he doesn't really like me that much, and he's just using me, and that he's not ready for a relationship right now, and blablabla...
"Oh my god! Since when is it your job to speak for him?? FB is a grown man and he can make his own damn decisions, Charlotte. This is really none of your business. Now, they are all waiting for us outside, so when I leave this bathroom, I don't wanna hear another word about this from you. Seriously."
And I turned on my heel and stalked out of the bathroom. As soon as I got outside, I sent FB a text: We need to talk about something...
"What's going on?" he asked when I found him.
I explained everything that Charlotte said to me in the bathroom.
"Oh my god...seriously?? I'm so sick of putting up with this shit. I don't know what her problem is. She told you that I lied to you??"
"Yep!" I said.
"Well, I obviously need to talk her about this. I'll be right back."
I stood with his friends and watched as he and Charlotte had what looked like a heated discussion. His friends asked me what was going on, and explained as quickly as possible. They all agreed that she was being crazy and needed to chill. At about that time, Jenna called me and I stepped away to talk to her on the phone for a minute.
When I came back, FB grabbed my arm.
"Let's go back inside." he said.
"Ok..." I followed him in, intrigued.
We went upstairs, away from Charlotte and all his friends, to a secluded spot where no one would be able to find us.
"I told her to chill out, and so did all the guys. They were pretty mean to her actually..." he looked thoughtful, "But, whatever. Let's just not talk about that anymore, and have a good time." he said.
"Sounds like a plan to me!" I said and kissed him, "How 'bout less talking, and more kissing."
"I like that plan!" he said.
And we stayed up there for the rest of the night, talking...and kissing. :)
At closing time, Charlotte called FB's phone. He rolled his eyes as he answered. Shortly afterward, she came upstairs to find us, and once we got everyone back together, we hopped into another cab and headed back to FB's apartment.
Once there, Amanda met us in the parking garage and we all went upstairs. I was sooooooo happy to see Amanda! Finally I would have another girl to hang with! Charlotte seemed to completely snap out of her weird attitude. Whatever those guys said to her must have worked. We all 2-stepped to country music, had a couple more shots and goofed off.
Around 4 we all started getting tired, and FB and I were about to head to his room and go to bed, when we saw Charlotte...in his bed! She was on the phone, and crying. Talking to her ex...ugh.
"You have to get her out of there!" I whispered to FB.
"How?? I don't wanna be mean!" he said.
"Well...where are we gonna sleep!?"
"Ok, I see your point. I'll go say something to her."
Amanda and I exchanged looks as he walked into the bedroom to talk to Charlotte.
He came back a minute later.
"What did you say?" I asked eagerly.
"I told her she needed to get out my bed, because you and I needed it!"
I almost busted out laughing. If Charlotte didn't get the hint before, she definitely did then!
She silently trudged out of his room a few minutes later, and we all sighed with relief.
FB and I stayed up pretty much all night! And we got lots of exercise! And let's just say, we lost count of how many times. Haha. I just like him so much! He seems to be a really genuine guy, and I just can't get enough of him!
At 7:30am, I was craving kolaches. So we both got out of bed and went to get breakfast! It totally hit the spot! Charlotte and Amanda and the guys were still passed out in the study, so we left them a box in front of the door before going back to bed. ((Sigh)) I hardly got any sleep at all on Saturday!
But it was well worth it!

Demetri Of The Day:
"I’m in a weird situation because I like rainbows, but I’m not gay.
So, I wear a rainbow on my shirt, but then under it, it says “not gay.”
But I’m not against gay people, so under that I have to put “...but supportive.”
I just think its weird that one group took refracted light. That’s pretty greedy, gays."


heather said...

you were totally in the right with charlotte ... he is obviously not into her and into you. i hate girls who cant get that fact... p.s. FB sounds like an awesome guy

jehara said...

yay for the update! i'm so glad that he called and everything worked out. that girl sounds like borderline stalker-ish. and you were totally right. she did sound pathetic. "i told you not to talk to him!"
she must think the world revolves around her or something.

Anonymous said...

wow! exciting..can you tell us more about FB, though? like what you guys do and talk about haha so far we see charlotte more than him...personally, dont wanna read about that bizzatch who shouldnt be apart of your life anyway. i mean pathetic..what was she talking to her ex for anyway? thats sketch.

Jadeny said...

What's kolaches?

Anonymous said...

He sounds pretty awesome. I like that he addressed the situation with Charlotte and didn't just act like you were being all over-sensitive or whatever. He's definitely into you! Very cool.

K said...

Yipee!! I'm so glad he contacted you! Aren't you glad you didn't contact him first? And you didn't even have to wait that long... He really sounds like he's into you. Good luck!

Peyton said...

I forget you northerners don't know what kolaches are! (pronounced co-la-cheese) They're like sweet bread with a sausage link and cheese on the inside. SO delicious!!

Anonymous said...

It's a mistake to sleep with him when you are still not 100% sure of his feelings/intentions. You are setting yourself up to be heartbroken. I'm sorry, but I just have to say that.

I speak from personal experience, not from judgement.