Story of a Girl
They've got a thing?
Renett has had a long distance relationship with this super cute Canadian dude who lives in BC. They've never met in person, but they've video chatted & stuff, so there's no way that he could be catfishing her. They're both into anime & all that junk, so they get along PERFECTLY & they're actually pretty cute together.
Renett also met my best dude friend, Guy, in December of last year. They got along extremely well, AS SOON as they met. A few weeks after they had met, sometime in late January, Renett came to my house super late at night. I remember her sneaking into my backyard & calling me to open the backyard doors. "LET ME IN, BITCH." I let her in & she started blabbering about a crisis she was having & needed advice with.
Me: Can you just tell me?
Renett: I'M SO SORRY. THIS IS LIKE GIRL TALK AND YOU KNOW I'M NOT GIRLY. THIS IS JUST SO WEIRD TO ME.
Me: RENETT. It's okay, just tell me what's wrong.
And she told me she had developed a kinda-almost-major crush on Guy... but she was still in a relationship with the Canadian dude. I, of course, was freaking out because I thought it'd be kinda cute if they got together. And, I understood her position. So, we spent a few minutes just talking about relationships & stuff. I had to break the news to her, that Guy already had an interest in someone else. She was okay with it at first, but she told me that she didn't want to give up on him because she felt something "real" & different for him. She also said she felt bad for her current boyfriend because she felt something for him as well, but her feelings for Guy were overpowering her... And in early February, she ended up breaking up with her boyfriend. Well, they both ended it, technically. She already had plans of talking to him about a break-up, but he had suggested it first because he couldn't handle not seeing her in person. So, they broke up... which was a relief because Renett had a boulder of guilt on her shoulder & now she could feel something for Guy & not feel as bad as before.
So, for the past few months, I've been trying to play matchmaker & help her with her "problem." I'm trying to get them to spend more time together, but I'm also trying not to meddle so much. So far, it's been working; well enough so that she doesn't need my help. At first, I'd ask Renett to stay late in the band room with us. Since Guy & I both had sectionals on Thursdays, I'd ask Renett to stay with us during sectionals & then they would just start talking. That eventually led to them hanging out after school, like grabbing something to eat at the McDonald's nearby or Roberto's. They exchanged numbers & have each other added on Facebook... but that's about it. Around the time of the break up, Guy had an interest in someone else but now that it's May, he's completely over the crush he had & he talks to Renett A LOT more than he did in January. It wasn't much of a crush anyway, more like admiration for someone older. I'm trying not to make it too obvious that I'm meddling, but I think Guy might be catching on because every now & then, I'll ask him questions about her, but sometimes he'll question me back.
And, they might actually have some chemistry going on. Like, last Friday, Guy had to leave a bit early & Renett came walking into class super happy & excited to see him.
Renett: I FINALLY BROUGHT THE NARUTO MANGA I WAS... Where's Guy?
Me: Ah, he had to leave early.
And Renett's face INSTANTLY dropped. It was one of the saddest things I had ever seen, really.
I told Elías about Renett's crush on him, & he even offered to help me meddle! Since he's staying a few extra days (his dad wanted to explore the city, so that maybe they'll move here in a year or two), we've been using the extra days to our advantage--meddling. Leó's been asking Guy questions, but now he's REALLY catching on. "Why do you guys keep... questioning m--"
"NO REASON. JUST BECAUSE."
This week so far has been pretty interesting. Monday after school, I saw them together. I was walking past the theater building with Elías (he came to pick me up) when I saw them lying under one of the trees; Guy using Renett's lap as a pillow & Renett playing with his hair... HE DOESN'T LET ANYONE TOUCH HIS HAIR! He only lets "special"/close people touch his hair. He doesn't even let his MOM touch his hair, & I think that says something... I know that it was morally wrong of me, but I couldn't help but watch them from a distance. ("Spying" makes it sound worse than what it really was, y'know?)
Guy: *light sigh*
Guy: *looking at her with one eye open* Nothing.
Renett: *giggle* (SHE IS THE MOST UN-GIRLY GIRL IN EXISTENCE. SHE DOES NOT GIGGLE) *pets hair*
And when we passed by the theater again, they were in the same position as they were when we passed by.
Elías: *taking phone out*
Me: What are you doing?
Elías: Watch. *calling Guy*
Guy: *picks up phone, puts phone down*
Renett: ...You're not going to answer?
Guy: *closing eyes again* I'll call back later.
Renett: *huge smile* Oh... What time is it?
Guy: *looking at phone* 2:47
Renett: I have to start heading home now. My mom's gonna get hella pissed if I don't get there by 3:30.
Elías: HE FUCKING LET IT RING, THAT LITTLE FUCKER.
Me: *covering El's mouth* They're going to HEAR you if you yell any louder!
Guy: Oh. I'LL WALK YOU HOME IF YOU WANT.
Renett: DUDE, YES. WE CAN WATCH FAIRY TAIL TOGETHER.
Guy: Let's stop by a 7-11 & buy snacks first! I have 20 bucks.
Renett: *counting money* 10 bucks and... ten, twenty five... fifty six cents.
So then they started getting up & that was when I yelled out "ABORT MISSION!" They turned around but we were hiding behind the theater building, so we ran inside to hide from them.
El: "They're going to hear you if you yell any louder," she said.
Me: SHUT UP.
Tuesday after school was kinda cute. Elías wanted to spend a few extra minutes in the band room to recall old memories when he picked up a guitar & started playing Awake by Secondhand Serenade. So he went outside & we both started singing the song. Guy joined ten seconds later into the song, with a guitar as well & Renett just awkwardly standing there, listening to the three of us sing, because she's never heard a single SS song before. I didn't think much of it then, until El kept motioning his head towards Guy who was basically looking at the guitar or at Renetty the whole time. And today was PRETTYYYYY interesting. I left the band room to go to the theater building, since Jazzy had some of my notes with her. So I was walking back to the cafeteria to use the restroom there when I spot Guy & Renett walking past the bike racks, HOLDING HANDS.
Holy shit, what.
I couldn't really see their facial expressions, but I saw Renett swinging their arms & that seemed to me like she was pretty happy.
If they aren't a thing by now, then I don't know WHEN they'll ever be.
I texted Renett exactly;
Me: i saw you guys doing the thing w the hands.
Me: ARE THINGS GETTING SERIOUS OR?????¿¿¿¿
Me: DID HE ASK U OUT OR NOT I AM DYING TO KNOW PLS GIVE ME THE DETAILS.
Me: u're killing me seriously. yes or no did sir guy ask you out yet
AND THEN SHE LEFT ME ON SEEN.
What am I supposed to make of that emoji? Renett has a habit of using emojis completely irrelevant to the topic, or emojis that mean the opposite of what she's trying to say. One time she texted me "😡😡😡😡🔪🔪" and when I questioned her about it, she told me, "I'm watching anime, how could I be mad??" In this case, I have NO idea what the emoji means & that's seriously bothering me.
I'm hoping that when I confront her about it, she'll give me a legit answer to my question. I kinda reallyyyy want them to get together, but I can't force that kind of thing. Now that I think about it, them getting together would suck because if they were to break up, it'd be weird having them go to events. There would be the awkward tension thing going on... and they're both really good friends of mine.
I'm really hoping that they become a thing.
Also, congratulations to Stephen & everyone else who is a part of class of 2015! Our school--or maybe entire district?--had their senior night tonight & Stephen just snapchatted me a picture of his ROTC senior sash, & he sent me pictures of all the fancy food that he ate. This year, I think only 60 or 40% of all seniors are graduating... Yeah. The graduation ceremony isn't until June 5th, which I'll hopefully be playing at, and I'm kinda excited because we'll be able to play Ellíe & Stephen!
Also also, I'm watching Let It Shine on Disney channel and let me just say, Coco Jones absolutely CAN NOT lipsync. Maybe that's why most of the shots aren't super close-ups? Her lip syncing is bothering me SO much. I'm having difficulty enjoying the movie because I just see that her lip syncing isn't right and uuuugh.