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Drum Lines and Grip Tape Ch. 7Curly Fries and Murdered Lemons
It felt like I'd only been asleep for a few minutes when I began to slip out of dreamland. However, I was too tired to care why I woke up and just decided to keep my eyes locked tight, unwilling to move from such a comfortable napping position. I went to burrow my face deeper into my pillow and heard Jude mumble. That should've set off a signal in my brain, but naturally, I just thought he talked in his sleep.
Then, I felt two arms hug me tighter to my pillow, which smelled vaguely of the cologne Zac usually wears when he's trying to impress a girl. The pillow was warm beneath my face and seemed to move steadily up and down in tune with my breathing, as if it had a heartbeat of its own. I ran my fingers lightly across the pillow, wanting to wrap myself in the softness of its fabric.
The pillow sighed.
My mind frenzied as I suddenly became aware of the situation at hand. This pillow . . . it was Jude! My face was nestled in his chest, his ar
Drum Lines and Grip Tape Ch. 6Marisol, Meet George
That excitement I was talking about earlier . . . yeah, it kind of faded the minute I realized what I'd just agreed to do. Let me recap, just in case your memory needs refreshing: I just told Jude I wanted to learn how to skateboard--me, the most balance-impaired thing to grace the earth since Humpty Dumpty fell off that wall. My mom had tried improving my lack of coordination by enrolling me in gymnastics when I was younger, but she decided to pull me out after I broke my ankle walking over to the balance beam. Not walking on the balance beam, mind you . . . I sort of just tripped on my way there.
Honestly, if I had difficulty moving on solid ground, what really made me think I'd be okay on wheels?
You weren't thinking, I chastised myself. You were too busy making googley eyes and wiping the drool off your chin. All you can do now is hope you don't kill yourself
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