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A Match Made In Months (April & October) Pt. 2
Emoddess
Dec 6, 2017
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*Flashback*copyright protection74PENANAOrx1oLNqId

April talked to August whilst hugging his arm happily. Deep inside, she had to force herself to ignore the pang in her heart when she noticed July's crestfallen look as she hastened her steps in walking away. It wasn't that she was mean, she just had to do it. She made it her routine to always be seen around August whenever July was around so one of them would be driven to do something about it. She just had to push either one of them to confess to each other. But if there was something that she knew about her long lost friend, August - the boy could apparently be very dense when it came to love interests. copyright protection74PENANAU7ajOysq4I

They were both into each other - not that July had an inkling about it, and she doubt August even realised it.copyright protection74PENANAOYoG9S2i6J

August had gone still in her arms. Thinking there was something wrong, she unwrapped her limbs and looked up at him. "What's the matter?" copyright protection74PENANAPUbnVz8J0Q

His eyes seemed glazed over in a state of disbelief. He murmured, "She said she liked me."copyright protection74PENANAWUX7eMGGcK

Or so she had thought. copyright protection74PENANAo1INHSFJbL

July had definitely taken the initiative to make the first move. Good on her, she cheered silently.copyright protection74PENANAt0GEoCdwld

She shook her head and couldn't mask the expression on how happy she was to hear that. She looked at him pointedly. "That's a good thing, right? What are you going to do about it then?"copyright protection74PENANAnh8lpn753j

Slowly, he seemed to be coming out of his stupor. Looking at April with unconcealed glee, he exclaimed, "She said she liked me! What the-am I even dreaming now?"copyright protection74PENANAQrkzf2rUMC

She pinched him and he moaned in pain. "Nope. I don't think you are." She grinned.copyright protection74PENANAGfDnT1Z7xk

Still floating in a cloud of wonder, he shook his head softly and said to April. "I can't believe my luck. I've gotta go after her."copyright protection74PENANAlVCug1Rn7U

She held in her sniffles of joy (damn the romantic in her) and managed a laugh. "Then go, you doofus." copyright protection74PENANAHXm1wC4YwQ

*End of flashback*copyright protection74PENANAAd5dAZfA6N

April smiled genuinely as she watched from a distance at the happy couple hugging each other; July and August. copyright protection74PENANAUsIxWYyNmF

She knew they would be together somehow and was glad she sort of helped them both - although they didn't know of her interference.copyright protection74PENANAI3D55aH98e

April couldn't help herself; she was a romantic at heart, really. For months she had been noticing the longing looks and sometimes jealous glances July discreetly (or so the girl thought) sent August's and her way and that made her feel guilty because she did not see August in that way, despite the occasional taunting from her family and some friends just because they were close since kindergarten. Unfortunately, July had believed all those talks and didn't realise the truth at all.copyright protection74PENANAZJs5W35cDb

A hopeless fool for romance who just can't keep her nose out of people's business, she remembered being told that once. Well, that had never been more truer the moment she wanted to help a friend and at the same time having such problems herself.copyright protection74PENANAZyEH5AFDo2

It was very clear to anyone, though, who wasn't July and August that the girl had some feelings for the boy.copyright protection74PENANAj75Xcb7Ukf

But then July surprised her by confessing to August first and that made April admire the girl.copyright protection74PENANA8kYAqVDv8h

If there were some things she shared in common with July, one of it was definitely the fact that she was in the same predicament as the girl.copyright protection74PENANAH7PlOUWuxl

At first when she approached August, she had wanted to catch up with him, but it wasn't until a couple of weeks later that she noticed how withdrawn and glum July seemed whenever she and August hung out together. At the very same time, that also  happened to be the time where April started harbouring feelings for August's best friend, October.copyright protection74PENANAwRtCOGNVA8

Figuring she could kill two birds with a stone, figuratively speaking, an idea had flourish within her then that made her use the opportunity to perhaps make the other boy a bit jealous. Not that she was certain there would be success, but it didn't hurt to give it a try. copyright protection74PENANAbItajU6Xpe

October was just like his namesake, really, and he reminded her of autumn. With a warm and bright smile and an honest, easygoing attitude that no one could resist, like many other girls, she fell for him too. Though she was sure her feelings for him was starting to strengthen deeper with each passing day she hung out with August and his friend. copyright protection74PENANAe7l3saXpEv

April was momentarily jolted when she heard someone call her name at the same time she felt a tap on her shoulder.copyright protection74PENANALbmeNbVB7v

"Hey. April!"copyright protection74PENANAKiedtx7zvx

Startled, she turned around and clasped a hand to her chest, ignoring the warm emotion spreading through her body as she met with a pair of liquid green eyes.copyright protection74PENANAOJEaM7kKxZ

"October!" She breathed out. "You scared me."copyright protection74PENANAfiaCxYNsAU

"Did I?" He grinned lopsidedly before casting an apologetic look. "Sorry. I called you but apparently you were busy..." His gaze slid to where she was looking at and he raised an eyebrow when he looked at her.copyright protection74PENANAYkdcyGKGgf

"Spying on July and August?" His tone was light but she thought she might have detected some unknown tone to it.copyright protection74PENANAd5YSfLZzvw

She chuckled softly. "No. I'm just happy for them."copyright protection74PENANAyLPJnnHaQh

The both of them stared at the now grinning couple holding hands as they walked leisurely. October nodded and said, "It was about damn time, huh? Everyone was rooting for them and there they are."copyright protection74PENANA4OCi1aYLQf

April laughed, a soft musical sound that matched her angelic features. "Apparently, everyone but them. I don't think they were both aware of their feelings then."copyright protection74PENANA04kZWzLV9h

"Well, that was then." October glanced at her and smiled. "Everyone's thinking of going to the mall since our club meeting ended. Wanna come?"copyright protection74PENANAsI2irpF9zv

Her eyes widened in surprise a little. In all her times of talking to him, he had never initiated anything first - and that included inviting her to anywhere. April didn't want to sound delusional but was there a possibility that he might harbour some feelings for her?copyright protection74PENANAqEk3WleV74

As soon as that thought formed in her mind, she squashed it almost instantaneously. She felt almost annoyed at herself then for even thinking it. Guys asking her out to somewhere didn't mean they like her or anything. If that were the case, she would have thought she had a dozen suitors. Besides, that also depends on the context and this hardly seemed like a momentous occasion where he was actually asking her out.copyright protection74PENANAb79v765T1f

Besides, it was October. If anything, he was nice and friendly and he was probably only being nice to her so she wouldn't feel left out. copyright protection74PENANAauXcMoBsxb

Though her heart thumped wildly, she opted a casual look. She darted a glance towards the lovesick pair and gestured to October. "Should we go get them?"copyright protection74PENANAXYQi1NDfIK

He laughed then. A rich and vibrant sound that warmed not only April's heart but also her cheeks. "Nah. let's not intrude on their 'honeymoon' vibe. We can, however, yell at them." To prove his point, he did just that.copyright protection74PENANAkUSuq0AvTC

Cupping two hands around his mouth, he said, "Hey lovebirds! We're heading to the Mall now. Wanna tag along or are you too cool for that?" He added a wink and April couldn't help but burst into laughter at that slight sexual innuendo. copyright protection74PENANAK36IgT7RlE


April walked beside October in peaceful silence while their friends chatted amicably amongst one another. She was thinking of what to do at the mall when October spoke to her.copyright protection74PENANA3jDTBFHfVq

"A shame that they couldn't come along, huh?" copyright protection74PENANA0gkTKKTlgN

She knew who he was referring to and nodded. "Yeah, but could you blame them? Like you said, they are in a honeymoon phase." April smiled.copyright protection74PENANAX1R4J7YQZj

He chuckled. "I guess that means they're too cool for us now. I mean, look at Beau and Hannah over there." He pointed to a white blond and a brunette holding hands in a swing set motion, oblivious to their surroundings as they whispered to each other. "At least they didn't forget who their friends are."copyright protection74PENANAv2D8WfODvJ

"Technically, they aren't even aware of their surroundings. They're so sickeningly sweet, it's kinda painful and cute at the same time." April said mindlessly.copyright protection74PENANA3v0opK8j5o

October raised an eyebrow and smiled. "What's this, Ms. Dalton? Are you a romantic at heart?" He teased.copyright protection74PENANA63pX7955Z4

Boy, you've no idea, she wanted to sigh. copyright protection74PENANApv63E3isHN

"I think I do now." He murmured, his eyes twinkling in amusement.copyright protection74PENANAcLjc9IXi13

Crap. Did I say it out loud?copyright protection74PENANAG8666egbkf

"Yes, you did." He bit his lower lip to prevent himself from laughing. copyright protection74PENANAfKLmNpq5S7

Her ears and cheeks blushed in embarrassment and she threw him a look of exasperation. "Not funny."copyright protection74PENANAT4Sdh1VfjX

His body wracked in silent laughter as he chuckled. "Sorry. You're just too cute to resist, April."copyright protection74PENANAi06p7cDnoY

She froze. Did he just called her cute? She knew he did but her ears was having a hard time believing that. Honestly, I need to get a grip of myself.copyright protection74PENANADEIo0vOqBG

She laughed nervously instead.copyright protection74PENANAyvLqI3sDiL

Jessica, one of her cheerleader friends tapped her shoulder and grinned at the both of them. "We're thinking of getting lunch first before seeing a movie. It's Hannah and Beau's idea really. What do you say?"copyright protection74PENANABAMI0UVEhj

"Why am I not surprised?" October chuckled quietly.copyright protection74PENANACVXljYQ8ps

April shook her head at him but shrugged at Jessica. "It's fine with me, actu-"copyright protection74PENANAOXXAoFDQjV

"Uh, actually, I think we might be running late for a bit. April and I were thinking to check out some stuff first."copyright protection74PENANACVwoDwjzaA

April was dubious and at the look of her friend's face, she was too. But the girl had quickly schooled her expression into something of a coy understanding. copyright protection74PENANASNwQ8PPZYf

"Ah, sure, sure. Guess I'll see you guys there then." She winked at them both before catching up with their friends.copyright protection74PENANArNcpnB41ro

April turned towards October and looked at him curiously. "What was that?"copyright protection74PENANAW3jtsXZLwa

His smile was sheepish. "Thought we could hang out for a bit." His eyes widened in surprise then as he said, "I mean, that's if you want to."copyright protection74PENANAmpXSg5I54G

She stared at him. April really didn't know what to think; why was he behaving a little odd? She was really having a hard time trying to keep the hopeful feeling from blooming in her heart because of the little things he said or did.copyright protection74PENANAlwtyVQ90RA

After a moment, she said, "I don't mind, really. Though I'd hoped you would have warned me that little bit. Seriously, it took me off guard there."copyright protection74PENANApODJi6GiRd

"Sorry. Just kinda panic for a moment." He murmured to himself.copyright protection74PENANAsdDq6TvOZA

"Hmm?" She hummed noncommittally.copyright protection74PENANAuk7YS3P14H

"Nothing." He said quickly, flashing a smile that looked apologetic. copyright protection74PENANACtvgcOmT6e

She stared at him again, trying to find out what was the matter with him when she noticed his ears were getting a little red. The weather was hardly cold yet he looked a bit feverish. copyright protection74PENANA7ysKYyDunD

Both curious and alarmed, she asked, "Are you alright?"copyright protection74PENANA5RXcQQfFSj

He smiled softly. "Yeah, why wouldn't I be?"copyright protection74PENANAmuNSLZG8TM

"Really, you looked like you're five seconds from being declared to having a fever." She teased. "Maybe we should go inside. At least there's some benches we could sit on. I think the guys are at the food court so that's better." She nodded to herself.copyright protection74PENANAm0lOKjnoOK

October's lips twitched as he looked at April's look of concentration. "Hey, April." he said softly.copyright protection74PENANA1TCZ5sQl7I

Startled at the gentle tone, she looked up.copyright protection74PENANAFudsmYs37l

If hearing his voice did funny things to her insides, the gentle look of his green eyes almost made her knees buckle. April wondered what went through his mind to make him look like that and it wasn't long until she found out.copyright protection74PENANAPtmai7uGvi

October ran his fingers through his thick though silky copper hair before capturing her hazel brown eyes with his. copyright protection74PENANAqxb3xhvnCD

"Would...would you like to go out with me?"copyright protection74PENANA5i7jKuidxp

To say she was stunned was an understatement. If she weren't too busy analysing the words over and over again in her mind, she probably would have cried in joy. In fact, the realisation that she was in public and that October was looking at her in that worried but hopeful expression was the only thing that stop her from both blubbering and shrieking in exhilaration. copyright protection74PENANAzmSVxb22Rx

April's momentary shock faded as she thought of a thousand ways to say yes in. Yet, the first thing that came out of her mouth was, "Aren't we going out right now? I mean, I am out with you here."copyright protection74PENANAli5xlCOQZr

April, you're such an idiot! copyright protection74PENANAt5JBpu5HIC

"Wait, I mean...yes, sure. Sorry about that! I wasn't thinking." She stammered as she tried to remedy the blunder she made. copyright protection74PENANA6hZZcxbfz2

It didn't matter really because he was grinning like a lovesick person. He took a step closer to her. His pleasant scent of the outdoor and some cologne invaded her senses and she felt lightheaded. I really hope this isn't a dream.copyright protection74PENANANUkSsFvgwu

"Sorry, Ms. Dalton, but I'm afraid I didn't quite get your answer." copyright protection74PENANAI0AsBZXHHF

April bit her lip so she wouldn't giggle at that. That was definitely a flirtation. copyright protection74PENANAjOWjO9QZoq

Trying though failing to control the goofy grin on her lips, she glanced up at him and murmured, "Yes. I would love to go out with you."copyright protection74PENANA2bkn4N3z3z

"That's all a guy could ask for really." He smiled before kissing her cheek and pulling her into his arms.copyright protection74PENANA4MAEebEcSm

"How romantic of you to say that." She giggled quietly.copyright protection74PENANARcaOvYYmYm

"I try to be since my girlfriend's a hopeless romantic." His tone was dry but she felt his body vibrate as he chuckled.copyright protection74PENANAM0y6oCTrbX

Girlfriend. His girlfriend.copyright protection74PENANA1fKBUZNzbG

She liked the sound of that. copyright protection74PENANAV3S6Ro5QK3

Lost in their own happy little bubble, they didn't care to acknowledge the loud cheers and whoops that came from around them. April was sure those came from their friends since she recognised their cheering voices.copyright protection74PENANAdw4LDsoxUz

A happy beginning; first for August and July and now October and her?copyright protection74PENANAvVPfwKejjp

She couldn't ask for a better story.copyright protection74PENANAZfsSlkgqa1

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Comments ( 5 )

rosemill2017 - :) wow.. beautiful... april's reaction was really love struck...
6 months agoreply

Emoddess - Thank you! Aren't they cute together? Haha xD
6 months agoreply

rosemill2017 - yes.... and because of this they are matched by you
6 months agoreply

jacksteele - Aw April's turn, she really is a good Matchmaker! 
6 months agoreply

Emoddess - Yess it's her turn xD 
Tbh I never thought of making a story for her when I created the first part for July and August (which I wrote for the first contest of Months as Characters) and making it a part 2 but I already have all these ideas when I joined the contest and I thought why not :D
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