Chapter 2.07 – My Girlfriend?

04-22-18_1-44-40 PM.pngWhen Cole got home from Doc’s, he went straight to his room and hung the pictures from the dance on his wall.  Satisfied, he picked up his phone and called Nicky.  He wanted to ask her out, just the two of them. After their kiss, he was pretty sure she would say yes.

04-22-18_2-23-18 PM.png“Hi Nicky.”

“Hi Cole.”

“Um, what are you doing?”

“Nothing.”

“Wanna hang out?”

“Sure. Where?”

“Maybe the park?”

“Your Mom’s?”

04-22-18_2-27-09 PM.png“She isn’t my Mom! She gave birth to me, my mom is my mother now,” snapped Cole.

Sorry. Don’t be so touchy.”

04-22-18_2-14-06 PM“I’m sorry Nicky. I didn’t mean to yell. I know she loved me or whatever, but she died when I was a week old. I never knew her and I just don’t really see her as my mother.  Mom has been my mother since I was eighteen months old and she adopted me when I was 11, so she is my mother.”

“Aww, that’s so sweet. Why didn’t you ever say anything?”

“I don’t know. It’s personal I guess.”

“Well do you want to go to ‘the park‘?” she said and laughed.

04-22-18_2-20-36 PMCole relaxed. “Yes. We can have a picnic lunch. I missed breakfast so I’m starving. I will pick you up in 30 minutes?”

“See you in 30. Thanks Cole.”

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04-22-18_3-25-38 PM.pngCole and Nicky sat down at the picnic table and ate their lunch in relative silence, just making small talk about the food.

After they finished, Nicky looked up at Cole and smiled. “Thank you. This was nice.”

04-22-18_3-33-15 PM.png“Thank Mom, she made it.  Want to walk the maze?” he asked.

Nicky’s lips curled into a smile, “Sure.”

04-22-18_4-20-54 PM.pngThey got up and Cole took her hand as they walked towards the entrance to the maze. His mind wandered as they walked. He hadn’t been in it since he was little, when he walked through with his parents. He remembered them stopping now and again and kissing. That made him remember his mother telling him kissing was a way to be close to someone you loved. He wanted to be close to Nicky and to kiss her again. He wondered if this meant he loved her.

04-22-18_4-32-12 PM.pngThey moved inside the maze and sat down on one of the benches built into the hedges, which provided a lot of privacy for couples.  He easily slid his arm around her and she leaned into him. It was beginning to feel comfortable to have her close to him like that. And she certainly seemed to feel the same.

04-22-18_4-26-20 PM.pngHe couldn’t stop staring at her. She must have felt his gaze because she turned and looked at him. She gave him that smile that made him go crazy.

04-22-18_4-35-40 PM.pngHe leaned in sipped her lips and felt a chill run through him. It felt natural and not forced. She pulled him to her and deepened their kiss. They quickly fell into a comfortable rhythm of tongues and lips as they had the first time.

After a minute, he was beginning to breathe hard and get hard too, so he pulled away, just like he did the last time.

“That was…..” she said and let out a contented sigh.

04-22-18_4-36-19 PM.png“Yes. It was. Nicky, you are making me crazy. We need to stop before I do something we’ll both regret.”

04-22-18_4-37-43 PM.png“Oh,” she said, sounding embarrassed.

04-22-18_5-00-00 PMCole got up. “Come on, let’s walk some more,” he said and held his hand out to help her up.

She took his hand and they walked quietly for a minute both lost in their thoughts.

04-22-18_5-09-05 PM.pngCole stopped walking and turned to Nicky.  “Does this mean you are my girlfriend?” he asked.

“Do you want me to be?” she asked instead of answering his question.

“I think so…I mean, yes, I do,” he answered.

04-22-18_5-16-52 PM“You aren’t embarrassed to be with me?” she asked.

“No! Why would you think that?”

“Because I’m a nerdy, redheaded geek and you are really hot.”

04-22-18_5-14-48 PM.pngCole was surprised. “You think I’m hot?”

04-22-18_6-13-04 PM.png“All the girls do. But you don’t pay any attention to them.”

“They do?” This was news to him. He thought all the girls went after Berto or the football jocks like Noah. Not a nerd that worked and studied all the time. He didn’t even have a tattoo.

Nicky looked sad. “Guess I shouldn’t have told you. Now you will pay attention to them.”

04-22-18_6-22-14 PM.pngCole took her hand. “Nicky. I like you,” he said with as much conviction as he could muster.

She smiled up at him, “You do?”

“Of course. We have been friends since first grade. And besides, I wasn’t kidding last night. You are very pretty. So do you want to be my girlfriend or not?” he asked.

04-22-18_6-24-46 PM.pngNicky threw her arms around Cole, “Yes. I do!”

04-22-18_6-29-09 PM.pngThey sealed it with a kiss. 

Thunder cracked in the distance startling them. “Oops, we better go before we get soaked.”

04-22-18_6-31-42 PM.png“Or we could head to the clubhouse and wait it out,” suggested Nicky. “You have a key, right?”

“Oh yeah. Courtesy of having a park named after my mother. Let’s go.” Cole took her hand and they took off running for the clubhouse.

04-22-18_6-38-21 PM.pngOnce inside, they went down into the basement which housed the game room. Nicky shivered and wrapped her arms around Cole. “It’s weirdly quiet without a bunch of people here,” she whispered.

“I know,” Cole whispered back, “It’s like we are the only people left after the apocalypse and the zombies didn’t find this room. Or did they?” he added with an air of suspense. “Rawrrrr!” he screamed out piercing the silence and went after Nicky’s neck.

04-22-18_6-46-47 PMShe screamed, but immediately dissolved into a fit of giggles as he playfully kissed and nipped at her neck. 

04-22-18_7-29-17 PM.pngSoon the couple found their way to the seating area in the dark, using the glow of the video game machines to light the way.  They talked and explored their newfound relationship until the summer shower passed.  

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49 thoughts on “Chapter 2.07 – My Girlfriend?

  1. Pingback: Chapter 2.06 – First Kiss | New Beginnings

  2. So sweet! But also SO AWKWARD! Whether they stay together or not, I hope, when they’re older (30’s or 40’s) they’re able to look back at this point in their lives and laugh at themselves… to be 16 and oblivious again.

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    • I know! So awkward. Not knowing what to do about all of those feelings and being a little afraid of it but wanting to experience it all! I do hope they will laugh back on it someday too. It’s such a sweet memory maybe a little embarrassing.

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    • Thank you…what a sweet compliment! I love them together and exploring their first love with someone they know and trust. Cole adores his mother and worships his father, as much as a 16 year old can. So following their lead I suppose.

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  3. You capture the sweet innocence and awkwardness of a first relationship so perfectly with these two! I love it. ❤️

    Of course, we know some sort of drama is ahead 😦 So all I can think when I read this is “okay, is he gonna end up breaking her heart, or is she gonna break his?” LMAO 😂

    Another great chapter!

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  4. Lol Cole, you’re so awkward! I love how you wrote this teen relationship, it just feels so real! I guess that Cole has got some growing up to do until he’s ready to settle down (they both do), and I think he’s got many things to experience too..!
    But he’s extra sweet nonetheless! ❤

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    • Thank you for your kind words. ❤️ Cole is super awkward and super sweet… He’s finally started working on grown relationships and he definitely has a few things to experience. As we will soon see!

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  5. LOL…there were so many awkward moments. Ha! Typical for a teen romance.

    Cole is so clueless about how handsome he is. But he doesn’t give off the smolder of his father (even though he’s just as hot.) He’s a cinnamon roll type–very sweet! ❤

    Darn EA for not getting us that seasons EP. You're missing it here, huh? But I loved that rain shower which put them into a romantic setting (with the lights out!) Now, let's hope they just kiss in the dark. No hanky panky, children. (I know they'll be good even though Cole TELLS Nicky about him getting all hot and bothered…one of those cringeworthy moments for sure. Note to Cole: never let on to a girl you are just starting to date that you're getting overly…um…excited. She really doesn't want to hear that!!! Play it cool, dude!)

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    • Sooo missing seasons for this story. I would have loved to show them running hand in hand in the rain.

      You described Cole perfectly. Cinnamon role sweetness. Where Ben was indeed smoldering. I miss Ben’s escapes. 😢

      Poor clueless Cole. And Nicky too. Sndthry both know it which is sweet. And there won’t be much hanky panky in the dark. Just talking and more figuring out how to properly kiss.

      But not to worry. They will start to “explore” more of each other soon. ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. They are so sweet together! Still, treacherous waters ahead. The hormones make it so difficult to navigate…
    But as a reader, I am looking forward to the development of their story! Good luck to NiCole 😉

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  7. Cole gives me the impression he is not completely sure about his feelings. From the day at Noah’s house it is as if he was doing what is expected of him, what everyone around him is doing. There’s been this hesitation, his questions “Should I do this and that…?” Maybe I’m reading it wrong, because everyone else seems to think it’s all the teenage awkwardness. However, if he’s just curious, he may end up hurting her and losing her friendship. I hope I’m wrong.

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    • I don’t think you are reading it wrong at all. It is a mix of teenage awkwardness, what he thinks he should be doing and a lot of curiosity too. We will see more in the next chapter…”First Time”…. There is definitely a lot of peer pressure going on… You are right, if they are experimenting for the wrong reasons, they may end up ruining their friendship. I hope not too. That would be sad.

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    • I have also that impression. It’s more like he really likes her and trusts her, and also discovers sexuality at the same time. He’s not in love with her. But I guess Nicky feels similar. It’s quite typical teen xD They bith have to learn still how things work. And not just technically.

      Also looks like Cole has still some unresolved feelings about his birth mother… it’s complicated for him.

      Also 16 year olds with tats? xD

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      • Well. That’s how Noah came to me from Mal. I didn’t change him. And yes Nicky and Cole are figuring things out. You are so right.

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  8. I do so love, no so little, Coleman, he is sooo incredibly earnest, I can’t help feeling that the world is going to chew him up and spit him out though… Nicky is a sweetheart too, I hope that Cole feels for Nicky what she seems to feel for him, she seems a lot more invested I think. Cole seems pretty unsure of what he should be doing, always relating it back to what he saw his parents doing… Let’s hope they don’t do anything to ruin their friendship…

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    • He is certainly opening himself up for heartbreak. He so badly wants what his parents have and that is certainly skewing his view of things. His and Nicky’s relationship is certainly one of a first love and a lot of times those don’t end so well. But you are right, the world could chew him up and spit him out. 😢 He really has been in a safe little cocoon of love and acceptance within his family, friends and even Doc’s family. He really hasn’t faced any real challenges in his short life so assumes everyone plays by the same rules he does.

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  10. Ah, Cole…he is in a much better situation that his parents where, it took Ben and Pia a loooong ride for them to end up together…Glad things are going…fast? For then…I just hope things are not actually going *too* fast, as they both could do something they may regret, later…I low-key think this situation is sooo similar to his parent’s that nicky and Cole are not going to end up together in the end, but, we shall seeee…

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  11. SHOULD I EVEN GET EXCITE ABOUT THIS ROMANCE.

    It’s sweet, and awkward, and Mr. Cole seems a bit confused about the whole thing… why does Nicky think she’s a geek??

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  12. Again Cole respects Nicky and seems to know his limits. I am concerned what it means by “Girlfriend”. Ie Steady…. The teen years and young adult hood is a time for dating and selection process to find out their significant other what they like and what they are looking for. It is not a time for steady until you are sure they are the one…
    It is good that they are friends before they start dating….
    am reading on to see if they went to far with the necking and making out….

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    • Yes…girlfriend to Cole means what we used to call ‘going steady’ or that they are in a committed exclusive dating relationship. That is part of Cole’s problem.

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