CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM Episode 34 💏 BY RUTHIE LEE
~~ June ~~
Erick and I both ended the kiss and I could say it was marvelous.
I hid my shy face In his chest and he let out a hysterical laugh.
“don’t tell me you’re feeling shy all of a sudden?” Erick asked and I straightened up and rolled my eyes at him.
“yeah right, look at your cheeks it’s as red as a tomato” he teased smiling.
I sighed and wrapped my hands tightly around his neck and rested my head on his shoulder.
“we can stay like this for more than one hour and I wouldn’t mind” I said and he chuckled.
“Me too”. He wrapped his hands around my body and I let out a relief satisfying sigh.
We both stayed like that for some time, the heavy water beating our bodies and the sounds of water and birds echoed around the place,
it was just so Amazing and comfortable being with Erick like this, right here right now.
My eyes slowly starts to close but I opened them widely when Erick moved back. Making me straighten up and look at him.
“were you sleeping?” he asked.
“no… Maybe?. About too… I’m getting a little though” I laughed tiredly.
“well if you’re sleepy. It’s best we get out of here so we don’t drown” Erick said and I nod.
We both came out of the water and I almost died as the cold early evening breeze blew my wet body.
“o-hh..g-o-d” I shivered.
“are you cold?” Erick asked and I nod.
“okay um. Go stay in the car”
“huh..! But I’m wet” I said.
“so what? Just go before you’ll freeze to death” Erick said, bent down and shoved my sandals under my legs.
“thank you” I smiled.
“what are you thanking me for? Just go!” he said and I nod and walked to the car, and our small picnic.
I opened the car door and walked in, sitting on the passenger’s and it felt a lot warmer in the car, but I could still feel cold.
I watched as Erick walked towards the car with his shoe in his hand, and he smiled at me when he caught me Watching him from the window.
I didn’t smile cause I was lost with how handsome he looked, well he’s my boyfriend and I have the right to get lost in his handsomeness.
He walked to the car trunk, and later opened the door to the passenger seat where I sat and handed me a towel.
“I knew we would both get into the water anyway, so I brought a towel”. He said when I quizzical look.
“well just wrap it around your body and when I’m done cleaning the picnic, I’ll join you and we can both go home” he smiled.
But I don’t want to go home, I want to be with you, under the waterfall till Night falls, I wanted to say but instead I just nod I don’t want to be so intense.
He closed the door and I watched as he packed up the left overs from the picnic mat and then tossed it in the basket he brought it out, I watched as he carefully folded the mat and carried everything to the car trunk.
He got in his car with his wet body and smiled at me.
“let’s hit the road.”
I watched as the trees passed us by and as the stands up street poles passed us by too and I sighed.
Today has been great, I smiled watching as the sky turned dark grey.
“so… When would you like to go on a date with me sometime?” Erick suddenly asked making me turn swiftly.
“tomorrow!” I stated and he laughed.
“well….. I would love to but–
“I have another interview tomorrow” he smiled.
“what? Really? Can you like reschedule your schedule and postpone it to another day?” I said but he shook his head.
“I just made my debut as a singer and I don’t have any right… Well I do, but I just can’t start pushing my interviews, CFs or concert when I’m rising people will start thinking eerie of me and my popularity begins to die!” he explained and I nod “oh”.
“you really wanna to have that date, don’t you?” he smirked.
“I do” I smiled back as I looked out the window.
“okay, I promise to make it up to you! If I happen to have a free day, any day, it’ll be our second date”. Erick promised but that wasn’t enough.
“okay! How about the day after tomorrow?”
“I have my first music show win on D countdown that day I am afraid it’s not possible” he said.
“well… I’ll just wait, till you’re free” I gave a faux smile and he laughed.
As we got to my street. The day had already gone darker and the street lights gave the street some brightness, a brightness for Erick to park his car in front of the building, which I live.
Erick quickly got out of the driver’s seat and before I knew it, he appeared on the other side and opened the door for me.
“thanks” I grinned.
We both climbed the horrible stairs that led to our rooftop house and, as we both walked inside Ella jumped down seeing us.
“you’re home!” Augie jumped seeing me and Erick.
After Erick said “HI” to my whole family, I escorted him out and he hugged me.
“okay, I guess it’s goodnight” he said as he let go of me.
“yeah, good night”. I smiled.
He was about walking away when he paused and turned.
“I forgot something.” I said
“what?” I asked.
“this?” he said and leaned down to kiss me, I held my smile as I reciprocated to his kiss.
“there Now I feel so much better” he said and I laughed, my eyes caught something and I turned to the door to see Augie staring at us.
“oh” I flinched.
“what?” Erick asked as he turned to see for himself.
“oh if it’s Augie you’re talking about he’s been standing there since we walked out” Erick said and my eyebrows arched.
“what?” he asked.
“why didn’t you tell me?”
“cause… I’m sorry why would I?” Erick asked.
“he saw us k-issing and he shouldn’t have, if you would have told me earl—
“June… June… My overreacting June. stop being dramatic, Augie’s a sweet boy, but sooner or later, he’s gonna get a girlfriend and he needs to see the inside out of a relationship before being in one, and let me tell you he might get a girlfriend when he’s twelve” Erick said and my eyes widen.
“twelve?? Not on my watch!” I stated and he laughed.
“you’ll be prefect for the role of Cinderella’s step mom” Erick smirked.
“what does Cinderella step mom have to do with what we were saying” I rolled my eyes and he laughed.
“good night June.” Erick smiled at me, tapped my shoulders and starts to walk away
“well goodnight then…” I mumbled and he smiled turned and waved to Augie before finally walking away.
“what are you doing there?” I turned to Augie.
“I wanted to see Erick out too” Augie said,
I sighed as I got to him. Opened the door wider and we both walked in.
“is he gone?” grandma asked.
“yes” Augie answered before I could.
“okay good!” my grandma said, I was slowly heading to my room when Augie said.
“grandma! I saw Erick kiss June”.
I swiftly turned and looked at Augie, who saw Me but avoided my eyes.
“really?” my grandma smiled and Turned to look at me!.
“what! We’re dating” I said folding my hand.
“really?” my grandma grinned again.
“stop saying “really” grandma it’s making me feel awkward” I half yelled and she laughed.
“why didn’t you tell me sooner?” my grandma asked.
“cause we just started yesterday” I replied.
“okay!” my grandma shrugged, gave Me a look and turned to Augie.
“grandma??” I called as I walked in front if her.
“what?” she smiled.
“what was that look for?”
“what look?” she smiled widely.
“The look you just gave me!” I snarled.
“I didn’t— she stopped and turned away.
“what? You don’t think I’m ready to date?” I asked.
“no… It’s not that!” my grandma said.
“then what Is? What was that look for?” I asked.
“I said, it was nothing!” she shook her head.
“let it be nothing” I mumbled as I started to walk to my room.
“your dinner is in the kitchen” my grandma announced.
“I am not hungry, Augie can have it” I said and Augie shouted happily.
“c’mon Ella” Augie said to Ella as she rose to her feet and followed Augie who was stopped by my grandma.
I walked in my room and sighed. I had a great day, well not until grandma ruined my mood.
That night just as I was about to fall asleep Erick called. And my sleepy eyes cleared at once.
“Erick!” I happily called.
“hey June…” I heard Daniel’s voice instead.
“what are you doing with Erick’s phone?” I asked slowly
“he wanted to call you so I’m helping him—
“what the hell are you doing with my phone?” I heard Erick’s voice
“you wanted to call her in the first place so what’s the difference” Daniel’s voice replied.
“hey June, sorry about that” Erick finally said with a sigh.
“I don’t think there’s anything to be sorry about” I said and felt his smile.
We both talked that night for more than an hour. Almost going to two hours I guess. But I had to hang up cause I was getting sleepy.
That night I slept soundly, but I remembered to set up my alarm for school tomorrow before falling asleep, I mean I’m not a trainee at DH yet, so I can’t just ditch school all of a sudden.
I groaned when I heard my annoying alarm the next morning and I sluggishly got out of the bed.
Augie seemed happy as we both walked to school today, but he tried to hide his happiness since he knew I was angry with him.
I got to school and to class and I flinched at the number of screams that burst my ears.
And suddenly like almost everyone surrounded me In class.
“oh my gosh June it’s been ages,” … “why haven’t you been in school all this while”… “did something happened?”…
So many questions?
And I didn’t know I was such a popular person!! Since when??
“I–I’ve been great guys” I said as I walked to my seat. Seeing Annie I felt relieved and smiled at me and then looked at the crowd that followed me to our seat.
“we all missed you June” Phoebe who was at the front said and I smiled at her.
“I missed you all too” I said and looked at Annie for help.
And being a loyal best friend she stood up,
“okay guys! She’s not dead she’s still alive there’s nothing to see here! Bye everyone!!!” Annie yelled and immediately they departed.
“we’ll talk later” Phoebe said and walked away with others.
“whoa when did I become this popular?” I said smiling.
“I don’t know, I guess you were before but you had no idea” Annie suggested as she sat down
“Or you told them about me and DH—
“why can’t you just trust me with your secrets” Annie asked shaking her head.
“sorry… I’m just making theories… I’m sorry” I said and she sighed. And then slowly smiled.
“is it me or you’re getting really pretty”
“oh my god stop” I laughed.
“I’m serious” she added.
“and Also… Erick and I we’re–
“dating?” Annie helped me.
“yeah, how did you guess so fast.” I asked
“cause it’s obvious for everyone that Erick is yours!” she rolled her eyes.
“what do you mean, “Erick is mine” I asked.
“right from the start. I knew he liked you, even though I liked him just a little bit, but Daniel will always be in my heart” Annie said and we both shared a laugh.
“so tell me again, what is Daniel like” Annie whispered and I couldn’t help but smile.
“well Daniel’s not who I thought he is, he seemed pretty mean at his first fan signing event we went to, he seemed pretty mean, cold and rude but he’s actually a nice person… He’s down to earth and playful too” .
“what?” Annie laughed.. “that doesn’t sound like Daniel, he doesn’t look like someone that’s playful”
“he doesn’t but he is. And he’s so nice he was the one who gave me a convincing courage to tell Erick how I feel before its too late”. I said and Annie held her chest..
“he’s such a sweet person, have you mentioned my name to him?” Annie asked.
“n-not really… Cause I don’t— we haven’t talk that much!” I said and she gave a playful glare before smiling.
The teacher walked in the class and everyone greeted him.
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During our lunch break, I didn’t get to eat lunch at the small cafeteria cause I forgot my lunch money at home and Annie shared hers with me in class.
“oh I heard Erick’s having his second interview today!” Annie said bringing out her phone.
“yeah and it’s starting in five minutes” a girl announced from the back and everyone gathered her.
“well let’s watch ours” Annie shrugged.
The class became quiet as everyone watched Erick’s interview and I heard a small squeak from the back saying “he’s so dreamy”..
“you better watch out, they’re many girls drooling for your guy” annie whispered and I rolled my eyes and turned back to her phone.
“it is so great that you could make it here Erick-J, you have no idea how much everyone wants to see you” one of the interviewer said and the small crowd opposite Erick and the Two interviewer (male and female) said.
“well it’s an honour to be here” Erick said and everyone clapped.
Erick answered numerous questions! Which seemed familiar from his first interview and finally he was asked his last question.
“so this is the question everyone’s been waiting for” the male interviewer said getting a nod from his partner.
“okay. ” Erick smiled and the camera was fixated on him
“gosh he’s gorgeous!!” a girl groaned from the class. Making me smile, well he’s my boyfriend.
“are you in a relationship?? Like everyone needs to know. Daniel’s single and we’re all still surprised by that but somehow relieved cause I don’t think his girlfriend would be safe cause everyone loves Danie, and now you’re coming in that line and the questions that is bombarding on social media about you is if you’re in a relationship??” the female interviewer said, and Annie smiled and nudged me.
“uhm… Erick bit his lips and then slowly I watched as he said.
A plain big fat NO.
CELEBRITY FAVOURITISM Episode 35 💏 BY RUTHIE LEE
•^•^• ERICK. •^•^•
I was woken up by Daniel’s voice.
“why are you singing in here?” I asked when I woke up and saw him beside me playing his guitar Close to my ear.
“your manager called but you were still asleep, so I answered and promised to wake you up”. He replied as he got down from the bed… He was looking nice, his hair was jelled back and he was dressed in all white.
“you’re leaving?” I asked.
“yeah” He smiled. “I have a concert to attend to!”
“I know”. i shrugged “okay, good bye then.”
I slowly got down from the bed and and paused when Daniel asked about my date.
“it was good” I mumbled.
“good? Just good, you’re not gonna give me any further details?” Daniel asked and I sighed.
“when I’m less busy, and you’re less busy, I’ll feed you the details okay! You’re such a pest” I yelled and he laughed.
“I’m not a pest loser. I’m just jovial” Daniel said slapping the back of my head.
“get out of here” I said standing up…
“I’m off anyway, don’t act like you’re the one telling me to leave.” Daniel said as he got to the door.
“oh and tell June to come to my concert this evening” Daniel yelled.
“she’s not coming” I replied as I walked to the bathroom.
“it’s not like you’re gonna spot her in that big crowd” I said and he sighed. “you can make her sit in the VIP section” .
“she’s not going Anderson!! Now off you go!” I yelled before walking into the bathroom.
After freshening up. I walked out of the bathroom and found Daniel just leaving.
“I thought you left ages ago?”
“I had to do something first” he said smiled slyly.
“good day Dhousten.” he said and walked out, I sighed and found my phone on the bed. I remembered seeing it on the drawer, or… Daniel must have touched it.
I picked it up and checked the recent apps. And my contacts laid first. What the hell does he wants with my contacts, I thought as I dropped back the phone on my bed.
I ringed Charles and he told me he was outside waiting for me and after putting on a black Jean pants , white T-shirt and white canvas, I hurried down stairs and I met Charles with my white van when I got outside.
“about time!” he said when he saw me. He got in the car and I got in after.
The driver starts to drive while Charles and I became quiet at the back.
“Erick,” he called and I turned
“you know this is your second interview”. He asked and I nod
“and you know you’re going to ask a lot of damn question”.
“yeah I know what’s up” I said as I opened the soda can in front of me.
“Maxie and Macy are pretty popular for interviewing different celebrities and they all ask that one particular questions that makes everyone anticipate on that answer” Charles said and I turned to him.
“the relationship question. They will definitely ask for your relationship status”. Charles said calmly and I shrugged.
“so… I I’ll just tell them am in a relationship!” I stated and he sighed.
“see that’s the problem, you can’t!”.
“what the hell do you mean I can’t” I almost yelled.
“cause when you say yes, there’s a sudden change in your fans heart, well mostly girls and then your interviewer will like to go deeper into your relationship status by asking about the girl’s life, and please for god’s sake if you want to protect your reputation and her safety just say no!”.
“I can’t Charlie”.
“you have to!” Charles almost yelled.
“I can’t say no and then be secretly dating June, I don’t want that, I want an open relationship” I tell him.
“I know but it’s for your own good, someone like Daniel can decide to start a relationship and let it go public, cause he has gone a long way, but you just made your debut. Do you want June to be In danger??” Charles yelled and I sighed.
“I hate this! Then I’ll just quit being a singer then”.
“what? Are you kidding me?” Charles huffed.
“cause June is going to hate me after this” I barked.
“I’m not sure she’s going to watch it, I mean isn’t she in high school, she’ll probably be in school now! And she can’t hate you not when you’ve let her fully understand why you did so” Charles said and I sighed.
June should be in school, she told me she’ll be in school yesterday. I just hope she doesn’t watch the interview.
“fine.” I sighed. And Charles breathed out a sigh of relief.
*. .**. .**. .**. .**
*..* *..* *..* *..*
And just like Charles prophecy, the two interviewer asked me about my relationship.
I bit my lips hard, and everyone watched patiently to hear my answer, I wanted to say yes. I wanted all these people to know I am in love and with a girl called June. But somehow I can’t. So breathe out the stupid lie was hard but I had too.
“NO!” I lied and watch as the crowd faces was filled with relief.
“whoa… A handsome pie like you! Single? I give up I’m going gay” the male interviewer said and everyone laughed, and I just forged my laugh.
This doesn’t feel right.
I wasn’t myself till the interview was over and even when I was asked to sing live in front of my fans, I did it thinking of June, and both the interviewers said I was filled with the perfect emotion that moment, why wouldn’t I..
As I got in the van charles sighed.
“you okay?” He asked.
“why would I be?” I snarled. “I can never be okay unless I walk into that place and say yes, I am In a relationship, Charlie, I am not the type of guy that does secret relationship okay!” I yelled.
“still it was for both of your own goods” Charles said and I rolled my eyes.
My cellphone starts to vibrate and I brought it out of my pocket and looked at the caller.
“really?” was the first word he said .
“what?” I asked
“I just finished watching your interview live”. He said and I sighed.
“okay, what do you want from me, shouldn’t you be getting ready for your concert?” I asked tiredly.
“I am, but I just wanted to tell you that what you did suck, you didn’t have to lie about being a rela–
“I know, I know okay just shut up. Charlie said I shouldn’t tell the truth, he said the truth would blow up my reputation and popularity” I explained.
“if you really like June, you wouldn’t care about any stupid criticism from fans, and I think they’ll love you having a girlfriend or not”. Daniel said.
“well…. It’s too late now the world thinks I’m single” I shrugged and Charles glanced at me.
“what you need to do now is to pray for June not to watch the interview, and if she has done so, prove to her you love her to the core.” Daniel expound and I smiled.
“sure, anytime, am always rooting for you two, you’re a good person and as is June. You two deserve each other”.
“thanks” I smiled again before hanging up.
Immediately I got home, I finished a bottle of cold water and gaze at my phone before calling June.
She didn’t pick up at the first or second ring but at the third ring
“June?” I called calmly..
“Erick?” she said, her voice shook a bit and I flinched.
“are… You okay?” I asked, I shouldn’t have.
“I am, why do you suddenly ask I’m always okay” she tried to yell but her voice trembled.
“you don’t sound okay?..” I said lightly.
“of course I don’t, how do you expect me to be okay! I watched your interview Erick, i watched it live”. She sniffed.
Oh my god it she crying.
“look June, I have to tell you, forget about the inter—
“if you don’t like dating me say you don’t instead of pretending to like me Erick. I was so hurt when I heard that Erick, I expected more from you, but you blew me off” she sniffed.
“June please… Don’t misunderstand”
“misunderstand what? I watched it myself”
“please I’ll explain everything to you”. I said sighing. I hate all this. I am going to kill Charles.
“don’t!.” she snapped.
“please do,” another voice said from the phone and I remembered the high pitch coming from it.
“wow you still remember me, Mr celebrity” she said bitterly.
“thank God you’re with June, please tell her I didn’t intend on lying about our relationship, I really wanted it to go public but my manager said it’ll cause too many chaos, and for someone like me who just entered the world of fame. Please tell June I love her and I’ll do anything for her.” I explained breathlessly.
“Awwn that was sweet, I promise to tell her later cause right now she’s swimming in her own tears” Annie said and I shut my eyes and my hand slammed the kitchen counter hard, just two days of relationship and I’m making her cry. Worst boyfriend of the year.
“okay… Should I just come over and meet you guys in school?” I asked. I need to talk to June.
“as much as I want you to come. You can’t, she won’t talk to you and before you’ll get to her you’ll be rushed my your fans, so stay where you are” Annie said and I sighed.
“but don’t worry Erick, I will explain everything single detail to her”.
“thank you Annie. You don’t know how much this means to me.”
“I know how how much it means to you that’s why I’m doing it–anyway goodbye June is glaring at me now”
“goodbye” I said and hang up..
. . . . . . . . . . .
☜☆☞ JUNE. ☜☆☞
Annie walked up to me and handed me back my phone, while I dried my eyes with her handkerchief.
“June listen, Erick didn’t mea–
“Annie please! You’re not gonna speak in place of him now. I don’t want to know whatever conversation you had with him. So just don’t tell me anything” I said and she sighed and nod.
We both head to class but I found myself lost throughout the whole teaching session.
School was over and surprisingly Annie said she’s walking me home, I let her be and we both went to pick up Augie before finally heading home.
Immediately we got home, Annie left.
After taking a shower that afternoon, I started to prepare dinner and we ate it in the evening while I went to my room to sleep.. I fell asleep but not to long someone slapped my leg lightly making me wake up.
“surprise!!!” Annie said happily. While I sluggishly got up.
“what… Why are you here?” I asked.
“I’m here to make your evening better” she smiled. .
“why? did I complain about it not being better?” I retorted.
“you look gloomy and seriously you need fresh air” Annie said and I rolled my eyes.
But wait I do need fresh air.
“okay so where are you taking me?” I asked.
“Daniel’s concert!!” she yelped happily.
“count me out” I said and laid back on my bed.
“oh sorry but you’re definitely coming with me!”.
After forcing me to come with her we were both on our way and before we know it we appeared in front of Daniel’s concert.
“look June, Daniel makes me happy and I will share that happiness to you okay,” Annie smiled as we gave in our tickets and walked in.
“uhh we’re late” Annie said as we saw Daniel on stage singing.
“we can just listen to the rest of his songs” I said easing her anger.
Daniel’s songs made me feel worse it felt like he was talking about Erick and I and I had a pretty good time to cry, no one cared, judged or stare at me because they thought I love Daniel to much and I’m crying as replacement of wanting him. But Annie who noticed me hugged me and told me “to let it all out and I’ll get the picture very clearly soon”.
The concert was over but some people still wondered about, Annie was talking to three girls while I stood patiently and waited for her, my eyes felt heavy and and my throat felt lumpy, I brought out my phone when it starts to ring and I looked at the unknown number on my phone before answering.
“hello?” my voice came out horsey.
“June is that you? What happened to your voice?”.
“Daniel?” I asked to be sure, it sounds like him.. Annie looked back and quickly waved goodbye to the girls she was talking to and walked up to me.
“is it Daniel?” she mouthed to me and I nod, and her eyes widen and she starts to fan herself with her hand.
“yeah it’s me you sound kinda off” he said.
“why wouldn’t I?” I scoffed
“oh… You watched Erick’s interview didn’t you?” he asked and my eyes started to tear up but Annie shook her head at me and I sucked the goddamned tears back up.
“of course I did.” I said to Daniel.
“okay have you talked to him?” Daniel asked.
“I haven’t” I sniffed.
“where are you now?” he asked.
“you are? Oh good, did you come alone?” He asked.
“no with my friend” I said and Annie smiled.
«tell him my name» Annie whispered happily.
“you know what, just come to the backstage.”
“I can’t it’s kind of a restricted area from fans and they’re pretty huge bouncers there” I said.
“well don’t worry, Nate is coming to get you”.
“okay” I sighed and hanged.
“oh my gosh June that was the actual Daniel???” Annie asked and I nod.
“like I thought I was gonna die, how did you get his phone number? I need it” Annie said holding my hand.
“don’t know how he got mine” I said and looked up to see Nate signaling his hands towards us to come backstage.
“c’mon” I said as I walked to Nate and Annie trailed behind me asking where we were going.
We got backstage and I heard Annie gasped when we saw Daniel.
“oh my Gosh June pinch me” she said as Daniel walked up to us.
“you’re right, he looks so dreamy up close” she added and immediately pretend she never said a word as Daniel stood in front of us.
“I’m Annie”. Annie quickly said and Daniel’s eyes moved from me to her.
“A-nnie… I think I’ve seen–oh you’re the girl who bought me a present at my first signing event here in mahnline” Daniel smiled.
“you still remember me?” Annie asked with dreamy eyes and Daniel nod with a smile.
Annie looked away and I guess she must be pretty happy right now, how I wish we could switch spirits.
“June.. Daniel called and I looked up at him.
“still not feeling better?” he asked and I shook my head negatively.
“I think you will if you talk to Erick”. He said.
“no I don’t need to see him” I stated.
“yes you do”.
“I don’t! And do you know what part hurts the most? Is when he said “NO” so plainly without holding any emotion, no slight of guilt was written on his face and that hurt me so much” I said and noticed how tears dropped from my eyes.
“and now I don’t even know if his feelings are real for me” I said and sniffed, I’m trying to hold this stupid tears but they just keep coming.
Annie gasped loudly again when Daniel pulled me into hugged.
“I know Erick trust me, he has never Liked a girl as much as he liked you” Daniel said into my hair and I cried even more.
T. B. C
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