"OH MY GOD NOWAY!" Caitlin yelled as she heard the news from Nikki. Jen quickly shushed her then truned back to the purple-haired girl. "So you think she was into you?" Nikki nodded and looked up at Jen. "You know, I'm not disgusted I mean honestly I always kinda had a thing for girls. Not that I like you guys that way, I don't want you to get all paranoid."
Both of the other girls smiled and nodded in understanding as Nikki continued. "I was just surprised and I didn't know how to respond. It's like my voice got caught in my thoat when I thought of flirting back. So I paniked and ran away." Nikki sighed and rested her head on the table. Caitlin giggled and started jumping up and down while clapping. "Oh! Oh! What if you see her again? What will you do?"
Nikki sighed deeply holding a hand to her forehead. "I have no clue." Jen gave Nikki a reassuring smile. "I'm sure you'll be fine. You're smart and you're usually never speechless." Nikki smiled back and nodded. The three girls then split off to do their own thing. Jen had to go back to work and Caitlin had a date at the movies.
Nikki had nothing to do. She didn't want to go back to the Khaki Barn simply because it was the last place she would ever want to go. She decided to go to Underground Videos. She greeted Jude who was chilling on the couch with a goldfish in a baggy. "Sup Nikki! Look I found a goldfish. I call him Fish." Jude smiled as he started conversing with the animal. Nikki shook her head and continued with her business.
She grimaced when she passed the romance section and went straight to action. When she turned the corner to the action aisle she froze. There was Reggie looking through some movies. She quickly turned back around the corner. Jude saw his friend acting weird so he went over to her and asked whats wrong. "You see that girl over there?" Jude looked around the corner then nodded.
"Earlier today she flirted with me."
Jude raised an eyebrow and looked at the ceiling thoughtfully. Then his eyes got wide and he laughed. "Haha noway dude! Reggie is fricking f~ine! You should so hit that." Nikki frowned at the skater and punched him in the arm. "Ow! Hey what was that for?"
"For being such a typical perverted guy." Her face turned from a frown to a surprised look. "Wait, you know her Jude?" Jude nodded as he rubbed his arm to numb the pain. "Yeah I'm real cool with her. We skate together over at the skate park and hang out here at the mall sometimes. I always knew she rolled both ways but didn't think she would hit on any of my chick friends."
Nikki frowned again, "So you think I'm not her type?" Jude put up his hands in defense. "Whoa whoa hold on there bra no need to get testy. I didn't say that. But I didn't think that she was your type." Nikki blushed profusely and turned away from him only to bump into another body. A female body.
"Hey Jude, Nikki." Nikki looked up at the taller girl who of course turned out to be Reggie. Jude grinned and gave the brunette a high five and multiple other hand gestures that seemed to be the way they greeted each other. Reggie looked at Nikki and smiled. "So hey I didn't really get to know you more cause you ran off. Wanna get a coffee and talk? Jude can come too." She said as she looked at the beanie-clad boy and his fish with a smile. "Alriiight! Lets go Fish."
They went to Grind Me and ran into Wyatt. "Hey guys." He greeted casually while drinking his mocha. "Hey dude this is Regina. Shes one of my skate friends." Jude said as he introduced Reggie and her a Wyatt shook hands. "Just call me Reggie." She said with a small grin. Wyatt smiled at the girl and grabbed Nikki away from the other two. "So this is the girl that flirted with you and freaked you out huh? Shes cute."
Nikki felt her cheeks get warm for the third time that day and frowned. "How the hell did you know about that?!" She asked in a harsh whisper. He smiled and got out his phone that had multiple texts from Caitlin, Jen, and Jude. Nikki slapped her forehead in annoyance at her friends. Jude and Reggie were sitting at a table already drinking coffee they ordered. Nikki and Wyatt went over to join them, Wyatt ordering another coffee.
The four had joked around and told many stories that has happened to them at their favorite hangout, the mall. Wyatt was talking about Serena of course and Nikki told him about what she did. "You called her that?" Nikki nodded with a smile. Wyatt couldn't help but smile. Though he did end up frowning. "Now I have to probably deal with her if she ever comes to McFlipsters..."
"I doubt she'll come to face you after Nikki gave her that whipping." Reggie said with a chuckle. Jude looked at her, "Noway you saw it dudette?" Reggie nodded her head with a grin, "Yeah dude it was awesome you should have seen that girl's face." Reggie laughed as she remembered the look on Serena's face as Nikki gave it to her. Nikki smiled, "Reggies right you should have seen it Wyatt. Serena was speechless."
Wyatt laughed but shook his head. Wyatt soon had to leave to practice his guitar playing and Jude also insisted on leaving. He gave a goodbye handshake to Reggie and as he walked away he gave Nikki a thumbs up. Nikki gave him a frown and almost gave the bird when she saw Reggie staring at her with a smile. Nikki blushed and gave a nervous laugh. "Heh heh.. so I guess its just us."
"Yup. So tell me about yourself, What kind of music do you like?" Nikki blinked at the question. She never really had someone so interested in her. Reggie would keep asking questions about Nikki and Nikki would respond then ask the same question to Reggie. They soon became comfortable around eachother and ended up laughing and having fun talking.
"So then the boys found out that it was Ron The Rent-a-Cop. It was pretty surprising when they told us. We almost didn't believe them." They both chuckled at the story Nikki was telling about Jude and Jonsey's video discovery. Nikki sighed confortably. She was really connecting with the girl accross from her. And she was no longer blushing which was a big plus.
"You know Nikki, you have really great style. I love how you're just yourself and don't care what anyone thinks, and still so beautiful." Oh great the blushing is back. Nikki smiled and leaned back on her chair, trying to pretend the blush wasn't there. "Well I am my own individual unlike those stupid clones back at the Crappy Barn." Reggie laughed at that.
"Yeah I've seen those girls. I remember a while ago me a Jude totally messed up all the clothes and watched the older clone yell at the others to clean up the mess." She giggled at the memory. "Ha glad I wasn't there. They would have just made me clean the whole thing up." Reggie frowned, "They make you do all the dirty work?"
Nikki nodded her head. "Yes and no. I kinda ask for it." She giggled, "I am so messed up to them you don't even know." Reggie chuckled once more with the other girl. Then she looked at her phone to see a text saying she needs to get home. "Well its getting late an I gotta go home for dinner." Nikki raised an eyebrow. "Really? Its only like six-thirty."
"Yeah I know I need to get home cause my roommate's making dinner for her parents and she wants me there."
"Oh yeah I have a roommate. We share a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment."
"And your parents are okay with that?"
"They don't really have a say. I'm eighteen so they can't make me do anything I don't want to."
Nikki's eyes grew wide, "You're eighteen?!" Reggie had a amused smile and nodded. "Surprising huh?" Nikki nodded and mumbled, "You look younger..."
"Oh? How much younger?" Nikki shrugged. Reggie just laughed then looked at her phone that had another message saying to hurry home. She sighed and got up from her seat. "Well it was really nice meeting you." Reggie said with a grin. Nikki nodded and also stood up.
"So see you later?" The pierced teen asked with a little more desperation than she wanted. Reggie just nodded and said okay. They waved goodbye to eachother and seperated ways. When Reggie was out of her sight Nikkie grinned. For a long while she actually forgot about all the jerks that had ever been in her life.