I woke up, surprisingly in a good mood. I hop out of bed and skip to the bathroom. Yes, you heard me right. Skip. I skipped to the bathroom. Like a little kid.
I had to be at the town's auditorium for The Picking in 2 hours. Though, I thought about what Henry said. He wanted to hang out today instead of The Picking. But then I thought about my mom. She wants me to go, really badly.
I sighed, frowning at myself in the mirror. I don't want my soulmate to be picked for me. What if it's a girl? What am I gonna do then? I shook of the thoughts and took a hot shower.
After showering, I wrapped a towel around my waist. I entered my room and..
"AH WHAT THE FRICK FRACK!?" I screamed. Henry was sitting on my bed, on his phone. Well, he was until I screamed.
"What are you doing here!?" I asked surprised. he shrugged. "I remembered where you live and your mom let me in. Nice look by the way." He said and I remember I was in a towel.
I blushed and hurried to grab my tux and dressed in the bathroom.I was in a purple tuxedo with a yellow bow-tie. When I got out, I also noticed that Henry was in a tuxedo. It was red with a purple bow-tie. I blushed at the thought of it being because of me and I shook off the thought. I cocked my head. "Why are you in a tuxedo?" I asked.
He smiled, and a faint blush appeared on his face. "I decided to go to The Picking." I smiled. "Not because of you though." He added quickly, his smile dropped. But he looked away and I saw him holding a smirk.
I rolled my eyes. "Of course not." I put on my shoes and brushed my teeth afterwards. I fixed my hair and put my long hair in a bun. I grew out my hair and my mom said I looked like a young her. But as a boy.
When I got back in the room, Henry was looking around at the pictures in my room. I noticed him staring at a picture of my mom, my dad, and me. "Where's your dad. I didn't see him here. Don't all parents get the day off on The Picking?"
My smile fell and I had to hold back tears. He looked at me and his eyes turned soft. "Oh..no Reed, I'm sorry. Sensitive subject, I get it." I sniffled and wiped my eyes. I shook my head and put on a smile.
"It's okay, you didn't know. I'll...tell you some other time." I said. He hugged me and caught me by surprise. I wrapped my arms around his shoulders. "Whenever you want, okay?" he whispered in my ear and I nodded.
After that whole thing, we went downstairs and met my mom. "Oh look at you! You look so handsome." My mom cooed. She kissed my cheeks. "And you're friend here! Henry was it? You look so good! I'm sure whichever girl who is picked with you will cherish you." She says.
I noticed the blush form on his face and I smirk at him. He glares. "Thank you Mrs. Walters." He says, obviously embarrassed.
After a couple of pictures from my mom, who made us pose together and I got real close to Henry, we went into her car and headed of to where The Picking would be. My mom insisted Henry come with us, instead of taking his car.
Throughout the ride, Henry kept glancing at me and all I could do was smile. I was nervous to the max though. Many thoughts kept rolling through my mind.296Please respect copyright.ＰＥＮＡＮＡ7y32yDEBGg
What if I get paired with a girl? It was most likely. Will I let my mom down if I get chosen with a guy? What about Henry?
Henry. When I thought about him and some girl by his side, I could feel my mood drop. I tried not to think to much about it. Besides, we're just friends. Right?