This is chapter four of College Life. I hope you enjoy reading it. :D
A big Thank You to all of the CC creators. :-]
A big Thank You to all of the CC creators. :-]
Anna "Come on, girls! That fat's not going to burn itself off!" Paisley yelled.
Paisley, Carmen and Zella had us running around the Quad center fountain fifty times-in our underwear. Not only is it cruel, but it's illegal. It has to be. "Izzy, I can't do this anymore." I said.
"Yes you can, we already ran half of what we were supposed to!" she replied, out of breath.
"It's humiliating!" I yelled. "And that's not what I was talking about." "Well then what were you talking about?" she asked me curiously.
"I'm talking about this. Pledging. Why do we have to do this? I already wrote Carmen's term paper, which I'm fine with since I made sure it was only worth a C, but this? Letting the entire college see me in my undergarments? It's not okay." Izzy stopped running and turned to me. "You just have to stick it out. Trust me, everything will work itself out."
"No, Izzy! It won't! They're doing this to us on purpose, can't you see that?"
"They're doing this to us as a test. To see if we can endure anything! If we can't even make it through running around in our underwear, how are we supposed to make it through the Greek House parties? Trust me, I've been to one of those before and they wear much less than underwear."
"Izzy-" I started to say until she cut me off. "You are going to finish pledging with me. This is something we do together, not alone. If you're going to be done being a pledge, it'll be because they told you you had to stop, not because you want to."
I sighed. "Fine. But if I have to go streaking next, I will quit," I warned.
"Come on, before Paisley starts yelling at us and adding on extra time." We ran around the fountain four more times. I started to feel my legs give out, so I took a break. Izzy stopped with me.
"No stopping girls!"
We were about to start running again, when I heard laughter from behind us. We turned back to see Tim and his posse of friends. "Tim? What are you doing here?"
"I called them here," Paisley said. "It's to make sure you can make it through all types of humiliation. Not just one. Now get back to running!"
"You think this is funny?" I asked him. "Do you think that I actually want to be out here in my underwear, running around like a fool? What if my mother or father came to visit and saw this? Or worse, what if someone videotaped this and put it on the internet?!"
I heard a guy behind him say, "Good idea!" He took out his phone. Before he could record me I ran off.
I heard Paisley yell, "Get back here, pledge!" but I kept running. "Mia! Mia, wait!" Tim yelled. I kept running. Does he really think I'm going to stop for him? After publicly humiliating me? "Mia!" He caught up to me and grabbed my arm. "Let go of me!" I yelled.
"Why are you running away? And why are you running so fast? You didn't run that fast around the fountain."
"You're an idiot," I said, turning to leave again. "Come, on. Mia, I'm sorry. Okay. I only came down here because Paisley called the frat and told us to."
"And you listen to everything Paisley tells you to do?" "What was I supposed to do? When we have nothing else going on, and we get to see hot chicks running around in-" he stopped as he saw the disgusted look on my face. "I'm sorry. If it makes you feel any better, you look really hot." "How is that supposed to make me feel better?!"
"I'm sorry, again! Calm down, Mia. Look. Things haven't been going too well between us, lately."
"You could say that, again." I mumbled. "And I think that we should go out. Like, on a date."
"Why would I do that? Maybe I think we should just break up," I snapped.
"Come on, you know you don't mean that," he smiled. "It'll be fun. That new Sorority movie is coming out, I can take you to go see it." He took my hands in his. "I really want us to fix things, Me."
I thought about it for a few seconds. "Fine. But please, don't take me to see the Sorority movie. I have enough hazing in real life."
He laughed, and planted a kiss on my cheek. "I'll see you tonight, babe."
He walked over to his friends, and they left.
"If you don't get over here right now, you're going to running around this thing all night!" Paisley yelled.
So much for 'I'm a changed woman.' I thought.
I ran back over to the fountain, eager to finish so that I can get on to better things in my life. I heard the door to the barn open and close, as I finished my conversation with Acer.
"What's wrong," Madison asked, but not in the form of a question. It was more like a statement, like she just knew something was wrong.
"Nothing," I said. "Now don't you lie to me," she replied, "I'm like a human lie detector test, and you're settin' me off, right now."
I laughed, and continued to brush Acer. "It's my boyfriend."
"Ah, good ole boyfriend troubles." She smiled at me. "Did I ever tell you that when Patrick and I first met, we absolutely hated each other?"
"No, you didn't," I replied, intrigued and curious.
"Well, we did. We met in college. Well, we really met in high school, but we never really talked until College. Anyway, he was dating this girl, Jeanie Grand, mean girl she was. She was perfect, blond hair, blue eyes perfect body. And I was, well. I was nerdy, and not the skinniest girl. I always preferred to actually eat my meals." "That's beside the point, though. Anyway, we were supposed to do this assignment together for our Psych class. We were both real upset at the professor for putting us together. He wanted to do the assignment with his girlfriend, and I wanted to do mine with my best friend. After a few weeks of bickering and arguing, we came to like each other as friends. Once Jeanie broke up with him for someone else, we started dating. Now we have three beautiful children and we're living everything we've always wanted."
"That's a beautiful story. You guys stuck it out through everything," I replied. "We sure did," she smiled. "All I'm trying to say is, sometimes little arguments get the best of you. All you have to know is that sometimes, it's okay to argue. As long as you're committed to each other, and to whatever it is you're trying to work out, everything will be just fine."
I smiled. "Thank you, Madison."
"No need to thank me. If you're ready for that riding lesson, better saddle Acer up," she said, walking over to her horses stable. "Finally, you get here," I was beginning to think that you set this entire thing up just to stand me up." I said.
"Now, why would I do that? I was just, uh, running a bit late. Traffic, and all."
Traffic? At 8 o'clock at night? I shook my head. If I want to make this work, I have to believe him.
"You look nice. Although, it does look like you've been stealing clothes from Professor James," I joked.
"No one. Forget it. You look great." "Thank you. You look hot, I mean, beautiful, as always."
"Thanks," I reciprocated.
I thought about what Madison said to me, earlier. Maybe if I just ignore that fact that we ever had a fight this morning, then we can actually have fun. "So, what movie do you want to see?" he asked me.
"I saw that they're playing Titanic," I smiled, hoping he'd say yes.
"Seriously? Again? We've already watched that movie five times!"
"Correction, I've watched that movie five times. You've barely watched it once."
"That's because it's so boring I can't stay awake during it!"
So much for not thinking about fighting.
"Fine, if you don't want to watch it, you don't have to make a big deal about it. We'll watch something else." I said.
Just as I was about to suggest the action movie, I heard someone calling my name. I turned around to a big hug from Cody.
"You look amazing, tonight, as usual," he said, making Tim shift uncomfortably. "Thank you. Are you here to see a movie?"
"Yep. I came with Baylee. We're going to go see Titanic. For the ten millionth time. The only reason why I go is because she does so much for me, and I know how much she loves it."
I looked at Tim, "See, he goes to see the movie just because she deserves it."
Tim turned to Cody. "What's your problem, dude? Why are you always trying to turn my girlfriend against me?"
"I'm sorry? Turn your girlfriend against you? From what she told me, you seem to be doing that perfectly all by yourself." "Our relationship is none of your business!" Tim spat.
"Guys, that's enough." I said.
"When she makes it my business, it is!" Cody spat back, "When you're not treating her like you should, it is!"
"Who are you to tell me how I should be treating my girlfriend? If you want to treat your girlfriend like an angel, go right ahead. But my girlfriend is my girlfriend and I'll treat her however I see fit!"
I looked at Tim. "Excuse me?"
"Cody, I'll talk to you later, okay?"
"Okay. If you need me, you have my number."
I nodded as he walked off. "How dare you!" I snapped.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean any of it."
"Tim, if you didn't mean it, you wouldn't have said it. To think I could actually try and work this out. I guess I was dead wrong," I said, walking away. I ignored his pleads to come back. When I got home, the first thing I did was tell Izzy.
"What should I do?" "Honestly, you should try and work it out. You and Tim have been together since Freshman year. When we graduate, you guys will see just how silly your fights really are. No offense."
"None taken. But, he's been acting so differently, lately. I mean, he's been a jerk. He was never like that, before? Something's changed."
"Maybe something has, and he's waiting for you to ask." "You want me to ask him why he's been being such a jerk, lately? Yeah, Iz, that will definitely go well." I rolled my eyes.
"Don't ask him that, just ask him if everything is going okay. You know, with his family? You can totally tell when a guy is lying. Just the other day Caine told me everything was fine between his mother and him, but I knew it wasn't." "You just have to make sure you're both on the same page. Make sure he's telling you everything. Once he tells you what's up, you guys will be closer than ever."
"I sure hope that's true," I replied. I sure hope it is...
College Life - 4
Aug 10, 2012 by annarose16
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