(Hey my readers! I’m sorry that I didn’t post anything last week. I had some dental work to take care of that kept me out for the rest of the week. But I am back, and please enjoy the next post of Kisses, Lexie! Please read, like and comment! Thank you! :))
So just after the slow song ended, Ricky Emerson declared it was time to announce prom King and Queen. Slowly, he read the nominees names off, starting with Claire and Angel, and then ending with Evanglina and Maria. The King finalists were Derek, Adam, Paul and Claude.
After being handed the envelope containing the winners by Greg Jensen, he ripped it open and announced “Angel and Adam,” as Prom King and Queen!
While Angel looked over joyed to be Prom Queen, everyone in the audience looked a bit shocked and confused. It was pretty obvious that barely anyone had voted for her. I could even see Greg Jensen in the corner looking very uncomfortable. I think he had quickly realized his mistake.
Still, Angel came onto the stage and took her crown along with Adam, but here is the biggest shock she received. While I’m sure Angel was expecting to get her long awaited slow dance with Adam, he rather suggested that they dance with a person of their choosing, someone “closest to their hearts”.
Of course, Ricky had no objection to that, so Adam left the stage and pulled Maria into his arms. Although I feel like she wanted to protest, I think Maria was too blown away say a thing. I mean, Adam basically changed the traditions of prom just so he could dance with her! Besides, I don’t think she really wanted to see him and Angel dancing together anyway.
Angel looked totally furious! She watched them dance, scowling for a while, before wandering over to the drink bar by the dancefloor. Claire, who was standing by the stage, went over to join her.
“So,” she said, “I know you made Greg Jensen rig the ballots.” (Ah ha! I told you all!)
Angel frowned. “What?”
“I know you rigged the ballot box. You were hoping that you could win Adam over in a dance, right? I’m sorry it didn’t work.”
Angel rolled her eyes. “What is it with him and Maria anyway? He’s like obsessed with her!”
“I don’t know,” Claire said, shaking her head. “He is really, really into her. I hate to say it, but I think he might just be in love with her.”
“Ugh! How can you say that?”
“Because I know him. He’s never been like this with any other girl. Even Charlotte couldn’t get him away from her. I’m telling you, the guy is in love with her. I hate it, but I am sick of trying to break them up.”
Angel looked over at the dancefloor frowning, but then suddenly smiled. “I wonder if you would be saying the same thing if the roles were reversed.”
Claire took a sip from a ginger ale the bartender handed to her. “What do you mean?”
“I mean, have you seen Paul in a while? Because I see him dancing right now and he’s not alone.”
This caught Claire’s attention. She glanced around and spotted Paul and Kara toward the door dancing with each other.
“Kara,” she muttered slowly. She then put her drink down and walked right over.
I could not help but move a little closer to the action.
“Now I know you feel a bit pathetic for coming without a date,” Claire was saying, “but that doesn’t mean you can steal someone else’s.”
“Claire,” Paul started, but Kara cut over him.
“I’m not stealing anyone else’s date,” Kara said, giving Claire a look of hatred. “Paul and I were just dancing.”
“Sure you were. I saw the look on your face, Kara, but just so you know, Paul isn’t interested in you. He will never will be interested in you. So I suggest you stop shamelessly throwing yourself at a guy that will never be yours.”
Kara’s jaw dropped. “Excuse me?”
“Wait Kara,” Paul interjected. “Claire please, we need to, um, talk.”
Claire side glanced at him and then looked back to Kara. “Wow…” Claire shook her head. “Are you seriously about to dump me for her?”
When Paul doesn’t answer, Claire just laughed. “Wow,” she says again, “this is actually happening. I am actually being dumped for some hoe bag slut.”
Kara scoffed. “I think you are mistaking me for you and Angel. How many guys have you two been with again? Or have you already lost count?”
No sooner did Kara finish that sentence, when Claire suddenly pummeled her to the floor! People all around them had to quickly jump to the sides as they rolled along the floor. Claire was seriously trying to do some damage by strangling her, but Kara, I must say, did hold her own! I even heard a bit of chanting coming from the watching crowd. Paul did try and yell for Claire to get off Kara, but she was definitely not listening. I really think she wanted to kill her. No really! I think she did! You should have seen the look of pure hatred on her face. It was scary! Still, it was nice to see Kara letting Claire have it!
That said, no deed goes unpunished. After a couple minutes, Ricky intervened and let Kara have it for getting in a fight. She apologized and explained the situation, but he was still very angry with her. You could see it on his face. She was lucky not to get kicked out!
Claire, however, did get a harsher punishment. Because of initiating the fight, she was actually kicked out of the prom! I guess the principle wasn’t too happy about what happened. Not to mention he already was not that crazy about her in the first place. She looked pretty angry and glum as she walked out through the front doors, Angel following close behind. They both gave Kara a look of disgust. I think she had better watch her back!
The rest of the night seemed to go a bit more smoothly. It was especially for Adam, until he made the mistake of kissing Maria as they were dancing. She moved back caught off guard, and asked him what he was doing and when he tried to kiss her again, she turned and walked right off the dance floor!
He stood standing puzzled for a few minutes before following after her. I had wanted to follow along, but then I noticed Claude heading over to a certain red head. I had been watching him all night making eyes at Emilie and it seemed he had finally worked up the courage to approach her, something I did not want to miss!
“Emilie,” he said, as he neared her.
Just as I thought they would, her eyes lit up when she saw him. “Claude,” she said quietly.
“I was wondering if I might talk to you for a minute,” he asked.
When Emilie nodded, he continued. “I wanted to apologize to you for the way I have treated you the past few months. I consider you a good friend, but I haven’t been acting like it. That was wrong of me, and I am terrible sorry about it.”
Emilie looked a bit surprised, but smiled. “It’s all right.”
Claude shook his head. “No, it isn’t. I was wrong and you have every right to be angry with me. That night at Angel’s party,” he sighed, “I really don’t know what happened. I guess I was just so thrown by your words that I didn’t react. I should have said something instead of just standing there like that.”
Emilie shrugged. “It was what it was. You were never supposed to hear that poem I wrote about you. I honestly don’t even know how Angel got a hold of it.” She then paused and shook her head. “But when it comes to her, I shouldn’t be surprised.”
Claude grinned. “She can be quite vicious, that one.”
“You don’t even know the half of it. But, if she makes you happy, then I guess that’s good for you.”
Claude looked taken aback. “What?”
“You and Angel,” Emily frowns. “You two are together, right?”
Claude shook his head. “Heavens, no. Angel and I are just friends. I’m afraid she wanted more than that, but I couldn’t be that for her. Not when I have feelings for another.”
“Oh?” Emilie looked at him curiously. “Who?”
“That would be you and I was hoping if I haven’t blown it completely, you would honor me with a dance.”
Emilie looked at him with a bit of hesitation, but finally she took his hand. “I suppose a dance wouldn’t hurt,” she said and then he whisked her onto the dancefloor. And though she might deny it, she looked extremely happy to be dancing with him. Extremely. And I was happy to see it.
I wasn’t the only one. Surprisingly, I saw Charlotte off to the side doing a happy cheer when she saw Claude and Emilie start dancing. I am guessing she had given him a bit of a pep talk beforehand and was happy to see the end result. Maybe she wasn’t as bad as we all originally thought.
So, if you were wondering what happened with Adam and Maria when she ran out, one of our readers has got us covered again! Our fellow reader happened to catch the exchange when Maria left the party center and Adam followed after her.
“Why did you do that?” Maria had been saying, “why did you have to kiss me?”
“Why do you think? Because I love you.”
“Would you please stop saying that!”
“But it’s true! I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t mean it! I love you Maria, and it is killing me not being with you!”
“Then why did you do it? If you love me so much, then why would you hurt me like this? Why did you cheat on me?”
Adam is quiet for a moment before he answers. “Because I was an idiot. I was so caught up in what I wanted that I just wasn’t thinking. If I could take it back, I would do it in a second. You have to believe that.”
Maria then sighed. “I do believe that,” she says quietly.
Adam took her hands into his. “Then please say you will look past this. Please say you will give me another chance.”
Maria then holds onto his hands a few seconds longer before letting go.
“I want to Adam. I really want to, but I just…can’t.”
She then turned and walked back through the double doors into the dance. I can’t help but weep for the pain the both of them or going through. Though I must admit that none of this would have happened if Adam hadn’t let himself get carried away with Charlotte. Ugh.
The last hour of the dance went by very quickly. A lot of people started heading out, so soon the dance floor had thinned out. That didn’t stop Kara and Paul though. I saw them still on the dance floor grooving to the beat.
Even Maria managed to have a bit of fun with everything that had happened earlier; dancing with Evanglina for a couple songs. They were so into their dancing that they missed an incredible moment right behind them, Emilie getting her first kiss!
Please don’t ask me how I know it was her first. I just know *wink*wink*. Anyways, I just happened to see them doing so on the dancefloor just as Ricky announced that he would be playing the final prom song from the movie, called, “A Night To Remember.” Fitting. Anyways, luckily Emilie and Claude were so into each other that they didn’t notice this cute pic I snapped of them. Enjoy all!
I also got this adorable picture of Derek and Evanglina as they were shuffling off the dancefloor together. They were both smiling and I heard something about her going back to his place. Now what did that mean? Where they going to make…magic? Only one way to find out!
As I was leaving, I happened to hear a conversation between Maria and Josephina as they were dancing together. Just as I expected, Josephina informed Maria that after checking the correct ballots, she had found out that the real winners for prom were Evanglina and Derek! As Claire, had mentioned, Angel had bribed Greg Jensen to change the names.
Josephina was of course livid, because Greg had been her date, but Maria told her that she should forget about him.
“He wasn’t really that great of a guy anyway. Especially if he could still be running after Angel after all this.”
Josephina then agreed and they left the dancefloor as well, Juanita following close behind.
As I was heading out the door, I happened to see Paul and Kara saying their goodbyes. It would seem that they seriously had had hidden feelings for each other. That said, I’m telling you, the way they were suddenly all over each other, you wouldn’t have guessed it.
So, in his rented black stretch limo, Derek escorted Evanglina back to his house. It seemed like a slow ride, but before long it had pulled right in front of his driveway. Derek then helped Evanglina out of the car and walked her up the path to his front door.
“You should come in,” he said her as they cuddled by the door.
Evanglina grinned. “I really want to, but I probably shouldn’t.”
“I think you should. Even just for a minute.”
Evanglina looked at him and then gave him a kiss. “Maybe just a minute.” She then followed him inside.
And as I’m sure you guessed, a minute turned into several minutes and several minutes turned into thirty. So much so, that this blogger had to head off. Besides, they looked pretty cozy together on Derek’s sofa. Thought it would be kind to give them some privacy! I only hope she will get home before any problems arise from you know who!
And on a final note for today’s post, I did see Emilie and Claude kissing goodnight by the entrance to her house. It was amazing how they went from just a dance to a massive lip-lock. Glad to see that they were able to work things out by the end of the night! Just wait until Angel sees them on Monday!
Well that is it for the official prom post! Two posts jam packed with gossip and drama! Kind of like the “All In” movie, huh? It’s a bit weird… Well more soon!
(Code Clue: a teddy bear that is not soft, but sweet; a chewy treat that is great to eat)