Chapter 3

It has been two weeks now. Nick, or John rather, and Danielle were getting along great. They chatted whenever John was online, which seemed to be quite often.

::Danielle: Hey John!

::John18: Hey Danielle! What's up?

::Danielle: Oh, I just came home from school. I have an hour left until I go to work at McDonald's.

::John18: McDonald's! I'm eating it now with 4 of my friends. Alex, the flirt that I was telling you about can't live without it.

::Danielle: I'd eat anything that tastes good. Ashley, one of my friends that I told you about, loves to try all this food that I normally wouldn't touch. And then there's Crissy, she's pretty much like me I guess.

::John18: That sounds like Tony and Brian. Tony, as well as Scott, love to try different foods out. But Brian and I just like to get McDonald's and stuff like that.

::Danielle: That's cool, our friends are alike. I bet they would get along.

::John18: Yeah, I bet. So, what kind of music are you into? I realized I never asked you that before.

::Danielle: I'm into everything really. I like rap, R&B, pop, some alternative songs, like 2 country songs, and I like a lot of the love songs from the 80's. You?

::John18: Just about the same. Do you like that "Pretty Fly For A White Guy" song? I think it's so funny. It reminds me of Brian. No, I'm just kidding....sort of.

::Danielle: Aww, that's so mean! *smile* I love that song! It reminds me of some of my retarded guy friends who think they're all that.

::John18: Same with me.

::Danielle: John, sorry, I have to go. We'll talk later. Bye....oh yeah, do you know when you'll be back on?

::John18: Nope, not really, just e-mail me. I'll e-mail you back ASAP. Bye sweetie :)

::Danielle: Bye Johnny Boy. *wink*

Then Danielle signed off, leaving Nick there smiling widely in his chair.

"Danielle! I tried calling you forever. What were you doing?" Crissy asked me right after I signed off.

"Oh, sorry Cris. I was chatting with John." I replied, smiling.

"Geez, you guys like each other a lot! Where does he live?" She asked me.

"He lives in Florida, which is great since I'm going down there this summer!" I beamed, happy that I'll finally be able to meet John.

"Does he know that you want to meet him or anything? Do you have any plans?" She asked.

"Nope, I really hope he's handsome and as nice as he is online." I replied.

"Yeah, I hope so too, for your sake." Crissy replied. We talked some more until I had to go to work.


"So, how's you and your darling Danielle?" Brian joked.

"We're fine, thank you. We're becoming really great friends already! But, the thing is...I really want to meet her and reach out and touch her and hold her....She lives in Pennsylvania and I told her that I live in Florida. I just...I don't know." Nick replied, shrugging his shoulders.

"So, why don't you just make plans to meet?" Brian asked.

"Because....because..." Nick trailed off, trying to think of a reason not to.

"There is no reason not to, Nick. You're either scared that she'll freak if you two meet or there's something more than that." Brian said, searching Nick's face for answers.

"I don't know, I just don't want to meet her. I just want to hold her but be in somebody else's body I guess." Nick answered.

"So, you're just scared she'll turn out to be a fan?" Brian asked.

"I guess, I really don't know. I guess it's that we have this great friendship now, I'm just scared once we meet, it could change all of that. Like, she's not all that I expected or I'm not all that she expected. It could ruin what we have, I can't risk it." Nick told, figuring it out.

"Oh, ok. I understand. Well, if you really like her for who she is, not for what she looks like, then I think everything will be fine between you two, same for her." Brian told him, patting Nick on the shoulders.

"Thanks Frick." Nick smiled.

Chapter 4