I Just Couldn't Resist
“Why do I have to go?” Kayla whined to her mother.
“Because you need to get out of the house and find a man.” Her mother said.
“Ugh! You, what is your problem? I’m 25 and still young.” She said.
“That’s just it, when your father and I were 25 we were married and had you.”
“Yes, but what happened to that marriage, huh?” Kayla said rudely.
"You’re going. I don’t care.”
“Since when were you still my boss?” Kayla said under her breath.
“What was that?” Her mother asked.
“Nothing.” She said.
“All right. Time to go.” Her mom said.
“Coming. And I’m taking my own car.”
“Whatever.” Her mom left the house.
+ ~ ~ ~ ~ +
“I’m here, now can I go?” Kayla asked finding her mom, at the party.
“No you can’t go. If you’re not going to do anything just sit.” Her mom pointed at a nearby table.
“Fine.” She said sitting down. Kayla put her head on the table.
“Mind if I join you?” A guy with spiky brown hair asked.
“Whatever.” Kayla said. She put her head back on the table. While the guy sat down next to her.
“I’m Chris.” He said.
“Kayla.” She said speaking into the table.
“Nice to meet you. So what’s the matter?” He asked.
“My mother. She dragged me here.” She said lifting her head up.
“Same here, except it was my friend and his girlfriend who brought me here.” Chris said.
“Yeah, but I bet they aren’t hounding you to get married.” Kayla said.
“Is that why your mom dragged you here?” Chris asked.
“Yes,” She said, “My mom thinks because I’m 25 I should be married and have a kid.”
“Yeah, my friends are kind of like that. I think that’s why he dragged me here.” Chris said, “But then again, I don’t really have time to date.”
“Why’s that?” Kayla asked.
“I’m in a band, and we like tour a lot.” Chris said.
“Oh.” Kayla said.
“What’s you say we ditch this place?” Chris asked standing up.
“Sure.” Kayla said. She stood up and followed him out the door, “My car is out front.”
“Cool.” Chris said.
“So where do you want to go?” Kayla asked.
“How about that little place up the street.” Chris suggested, when they were in the car.
“Ooo-I love that place.” Kayla said as she started up the car. When they got there they headed inside, and stood at the counter.
“What do you want? My treat.” Chris said.
“Are you sure?” Kayla asked.
“Yeah, you can have whatever you want.” Chris said.
“Okay. How about a piece of that apple pie and some water.” Kayla said.
“Okay. I’ll order and you can go ahead and sit down.” Chris said.
“All right. Thank-you.” Kayla said.
“Your-welcome.” He said. Chris came back and set the tray on the table. He sat down across from Kayla.
“Mmm...you want a bite?” She asked, waving a fork full in his face.
“No. That’s okay.” Chris said. He took a sip of his soda.
“So what kind of band are you in? If you don’t mind me asking.”
“A ‘boy-band’, ‘N Sync, ever heard of them?” Chris asked.
“You guys sing that song, umm…what’s it called, ‘God Must Have Spent’, right?” Kayla asked.
“Yeah.” Chris said.
“I hate that song.” She said. Chris just laughed. “I take it you don’t mind me saying that?” She asked.
“No that’s okay.” He said, “It’s nice to have a break from being stalked by fans.”
“They’re that bad huh?” Kayla asked.
“Oh-only ear piercing scream bad.” Chris joked.
“Poor you.” Kayla said finishing her pie.
“Oh, its not that bad. I enjoy.” Chris said.
“What are the good points about it?” Kayla asked.
“Money-no I’m just kidding. I’m doing what I love, I get to travel, and I get to live with my four best friends 24/7.” He said.
“That sounds cool.” Kayla said.
“It is. So what do you do Kayla?”
“I actually…nothing. I’ve got a bachelor’s degree in History, and a Masters in Architecture. I have yet to get a job though.” Kayla said.
“Oh. So is that why your mother wants you to get married?” Chris asked.
“That’s probably part of it. I think she wants me out of the house too.” Kayla said.
“Why would she want you out of the house?” Chris asked.
“I spend her money, which she gives to me. I also annoy the heck out of her.” Kayla said.
“How’s that? I don’t find you annoying.” Chris said, “You want to go for a walk?”
“Sure.” Kayla said.
The two of them got up and they left the restaurant.
“Back to your question before, you don’t live with me. I just sulk around the house all day.”
“Sounds like fun.” Chris joked. He put his arm around her waist. She just looked over and smiled.
“So what is your family like?” Kayla asked.
“My mom is really nice. I’ve also got four half sisters. Molly who’s 25, Kate’s 23, Emily who is 17, and Taylor is 8.” Chris said.
“Wow. Big family.” Kayla said, “I have no siblings.”
“That must suck.”
“Its okay. Except it gets pretty boring.” Kayla said.
“Yeah I would think. But I love getting to see my family, because I rarely do.” Chris said.
“That’s nice.” She said. His cell phone started to ring, “Go ahead you can answer,” She said.
“Thanks.” He said, as he pulled it out, “This is Chris…this girl…Kayla, she’s really sweet…umm…hold on-can you give me a ride to my house?”
“Yeah, that’s fine.” Kayla said.
“Thanks-…she’s gonna give me a ride…yeah I’ll be back by then…all right bye.” He hung up.
“When do you need to be at your place?” Kayla asked.
“By midnight.” He said.
“Oh…my friends are like coming over and stuff.” Chris said.
“Why are they coming over so late?”
“Who knows. I think they do it just to bug me.” Chris said laughing.
“Aren’t they nice? Well umm…why don’t we go ahead and go back to my car, and I’ll take you home.” Kayla said.
“What are you trying to get rid of me?” Chris asked.
“Of course not, but it’s already 11:15.” Kayla looked at her watch.
“Okay.” Chris said. They turned around and went back to her car.
"You know what, this has actually been a pretty cool evening.” Kayla said.
“Yeah it has.” Chris said.
“You want to drive?”
“You serious? It looks like you never let anybody touch this thing.” Chris said looking at her SUV.
“Yeah I am. But if we get in an accident and we both live you are buying me a new Durango.” She joked as she gave him the keys, and walked to the passenger side.
Chris unlocked the doors, and Kayla got in. He started the car and drove off towards his place. When they got to his home they sat out front in an awkward silence.
“So…” Chris paused.
Kayla looked over at him, and Chris leaned in to kiss her. After pulling away he said, “I’m sorry. I just couldn’t resist.”
“I can’t either.” Kayla said, she grabbed his collar and kissed him again.