I’m sitting in my dorm room right now, munching on the conversation hearts I received from my valentine. My hair is up in a bun, and I just washed my face. I am wearing one of Zac’s old baseball jerseys, and a blue pair of Abercrombie pants.
I walked into a vacant studio C and set my dance bag down, walking over to the stereo, I plugged in my iPhone and pressed play on my workout playlist. Pulling my hair up into a ponytail, I began to stretch. After stretching for a good 20 minutes, I started doing progressions across the floor, to work on my pirouettes. Dancing was the only thing that was going to get Zac off my mind, the fact that he wasn’t here on valentines day made my heart sink. I stopped and let myself fall to the floor, tears rolled down my cheeks. I missed my boyfriend, my sister, my parents, I just missed my home.
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Fishing my phone out of my dance bag, I saw Zac’s contact icon on the screen. I swiped open my phone to answer.
“Oh my gosh, you have no idea how much I miss you.” I said into the phone, I tried to control my sniffling so I could hear his reply. “Rachel, where are you?” He asked. “In the studio, I was just going to practice so I didn’t have to go and see all the girls with their valentines,” I admitted, in a pathetic tone. “You shouldn’t do that,” he chastised. “And why not? I’m all alone on valentines day Zac,” The tears started up again and I had to press speaker phone. “Your not alone, Rach.” He said. I stopped for a second, that voice did not come from the phone. Looking up, I saw an all to familiar handsome soccer player standing in the doorway.
“ZAC!” I screamed. I pushed my self up, and jumped into his arms. He hugged me tight and I breathed in the scent of his cologne, he set me down and wiped the tears from my cheeks. “Told you I would be closer then you think,” he said smiling. “How’d I get so lucky?” I said giggling, while I gabbed his had and swung it back in forth like a little kid. ”I think I’m the lucky one,” he kissed my forehead then leaned down to grab my dance bag, “come on we have a date to go on!” Excitedly I followed him outside to his car. “Wait, I have to get dressed!” I said, before stepping into his car. “I figured you were going to say that,” he winked,”I’ll drop you off at the dorms.”
I changed into the outfit above^, once I finished curling my hair I texted the STARS that I wouldn’t be home for a while. Checking myself one last time in the mirror I snapped a photo, and of course put it on instigram. Feeling my phone buz in my pocket, I swiped it open to a text from the girls and Zac.
Tay- Awww! Have fun on your date Rach!
Zac- Almost ready?(:
Sadie- Have fun, girl!
I replied to them all while running out the door, I rounded the corner then clicked the button to the elevator to take me to the next floor. When the doors opened, I spotted Zac standing in the lobby. A few of the juniors were trying to flirt with him, and he was politely trying to separate himself. I strutted over and slipped my hand around his waist, he instinctively threw his arm around my shoulder. “Hi girls, I see you’ve met my amazing boyfriend!” I said sweetly, putting on my best fake smile. The girls looked at each other and nodded, they excused themselves and walked over to the vending machines. A smile spread across my cherry color stained lips, I loved flashing off Zac. Girls flock around him, and I knew it drove them crazy that he was in a relationship.
Zac and I headed out to the parking lot, towards his car. He opened the door for me like a perfect gentlemen, then made sure to turn the radio on to my favorite channel once we got on the road. “So where exactly are we going?” I asked turning my head away from the window. We were driving deep into the valleys’ of CA, and the scenery was beyond gorgeous. “Well, we’re going wine tasting,” he said nonchalantly. There was a moment of silence until my head actually processed what he had said, “wait, what?” He smiled, and winked at me from the drivers seat. “We’re not actually drinking wine, we’re just going to have dinner at a Winery.” My heart jumped a little, I couldn’t believe he planned out such a romantic setting for this date.
When we arrived and usher met us at the front of the beautiful building, we got out and Zac handed the keys to the valet. He grabbed my hand and pulled me inside, there was a small table for two in the middle of one large room that held all the wine. There were two violinists, and a flute player in the corner of the room playing romantic music. I took my seat, and crossed my still summer tanned legs. We were there for what felt like hours, just talking an enjoying the delicious food. So much was going on in our lives that we hadn’t even had time to share it, the thought scared me a bit, I mean what if it was like this for the next four years?
Zac reached his hand across the table and grabbed mine, startling me from my thoughts. “I have one more surprise,” he said pulling me to my feet. I quickly grabbed my navy blue satchel, and followed him outside. He told me to close my eyes while he led me through this small patch of trees, I reluctantly shut my eyes. About a minute later, he stopped and told me that I could look. I gasped as I let the scenery sink in, we were in a gorgeous white gazebo surrounded by tall trees and a large creek. A small boom box sat on the wooden steps of the gazebo, and I could hear the soft country music it was playing.
I glanced up at him and in a cocky tone said, “you know, I’ve been taking a few ballroom classes.” Giggling I did a small little chaine turn to the middle of the gazebo, I turned and smiled at Zac secretly daring him to ask me to dance. He shoved his hands in his pockets and walked towards me, he put his hands on my waist and just smiled. “What?” I asked, a quiet laugh escaped my lips. “Nothing, I’m just waiting for my amazing girlfriend to teach me some sort of dance step that I know I’ll never get,” he grinned ,” but, I will do my best to try to impress her.” I almost started crying, I began to laugh so hard.
“Why would you try to impress me, Zac Diorio? I mean I’m already your girlfriend.”
“Because I love you, Rachel Woodlands. And since your my girlfriend, I get to remind you as much as I want.”
He then bent down and kissed me, I wrapped my arms around his neck and tried my best not to cry from happiness.
When Zac dropped me back off to BDA, I quietly slipped inside trying not to wake the other girls. I trotted to my shared bedroom, then to the farthest side of the room where my bed and adorable husky were. Surprisingly, I walked over to find four large chocolate boxes from the STARS all with cute messages scribbled on them, and a huge bouquet of flowers that had been set on my desk. I quickly slipped on my PJ’s and hopped in bed with ‘Laska, trying to replay tonight’s events in my mind. I think hands down, I had the best boyfriend, and best friends a girl could ever have.
Happy late Valentines Day!
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