Kiss Me (The Keatyn Chronicles, #2)
The Keatyn Chronicles are similar to a television series.
The books do not stand alone and this book begins the same night book one ends.
There is no recap of the story.
When you last left Keatyn, she was at the school carnival and had just died and gone to hottie heaven when Aiden kissed her on the Ferris wheel. After that, he took her over to the stage, where she learned she made the dance team.
She was dancing on stage with the rest of the dance team, all decked out ridiculously in red and yellow boas.
Peyton throws me pompoms, and I smile and dance while thinking about the craziness of today. All I have to say is: boarding school is no day at the beach.
It’s way more exciting.
Friday, August 26th
Like freaking Prince Charming.
When I come off the stage, there is Dawson. Staring at me.
Uh, make that glaring at me.
I owe him an apology, so I walk straight up to him and say sincerely, “Hey, I’m really sorry about what I said earlier. It was kinda mean of me.”
“You were sticking up for my brother because of what I said about him being the imitation, right?”
“Yeah. He looked sad when you said it, and I just reacted. I’m sorry. Really.”
“Don’t worry about it. It was kinda mean if you don’t know us, but he and I joke about stuff like that all the time. Plus he’s my little bro. I have to give him shit.”
He lowers his voice and says, “And you’re right about Whitney. I do like her. Speaking of that, the guys told me Riley said you didn’t really do anything in your dorm room.
“Yeah, I was trying to stand up for him.” I laugh.
“You should be careful of him. He’s got a way with the ladies.”
“So I’ve heard. I told him I’d do my best not to sleep with him, so we could stay friends.”
“Riley with a girl for a friend? Hell, if you can manage that, I will be thoroughly impressed. Congrats on dance team. It’s a big honor. All the hottest girls are on dance team— well, except for Whitney.” He leans in close to me and whispers, “She doesn’t like to sweat.”
I can’t help but laugh and think about Vanessa. And then home.
And then I sort of feel like crying.
“Thanks,” I say, but what I’m thinking is that I just want an Ambien and my pillow. I’m so tired and so on stimulatory overload.
But then Aiden saunters up to me, gives me a big hug—which nearly stops my heart from beating—and says, “Congrats. You looked really surprised. I pretty much told you that you made it on the Ferris wheel.”
“The Ferris wheel is sorta a blur,” I say without thinking.
“A good blur, I hope. Hey, there’s all your friends, worshipers, whatever. I think they all want to congratulate you.” He stops and kisses my hand.
You heard that right.
He kissed my hand. Like freaking Prince Charming.
Then he says, “Don’t forget, you owe me a dance or two tomorrow.”
“I won’t,” I say breathlessly.
And then, poof, he disappears into thin air.
And I wonder for a minute if he was actually real.
Can anyone else see this demigod?
Dallas, Riley, and all the freshmen boys I made friends with at orientation give me hugs, congrats, high fives, and pats on the back.
Dallas says, “You looked great up there. You hungry?”
I realize suddenly just how hungry I am. I was too stressed to eat dinner. “I’m starved! Let’s get something to eat.”
While I’m eating a freshly grilled Philly cheesesteak and homemade potato chips, Morgan comes trudging up to me, pushing a girl in front of her. The girl is also decked out in feathers.
“Meet your new roommate, Katie.”
Katie gets a big grin on her face and gives me a hug. “Oh, thank God! You made it. When they told me it was some girl that tried out, I was afraid she wouldn’t make it and would hate me. You cool with this? I sure as hell am.”
“Absolutely.” I turn to Morgan. “But I’m almost completely unpacked, so she moves into my room, right?”
“Yep. Molly and I will get everything moved tonight. Sorry. It just didn’t work for me.”
“That’s okay. No hard feelings,” I say.
Katie is adorable. Perky, bouncy brown hair with expensive highlights, button nose, and a sweet smile.
I introduce her to the boys.
“You guys want to go on the Ferris wheel?” she asks. She bounces when she says this, and her ample boobs shake just a bit. She is really quite peppy, and the boys are enthralled.
“You go. I’m gonna finish eating.”
Dallas says he’s going to stay with me, and then he sits down and says, “Plus, you already rode the Ferris wheel.”
“I did. Have you?”
“Yeah, I rode it, but I don’t think I had as much fun as you.”
“I take it you saw Aiden kiss me?”
“Yeah. And I’m okay with it. Last night was just, you know, we got high, we kissed. It was chill, right?”
He reminds me of Brooklyn even more with that comment.