______ fidgeted nervously in the passenger seat of her best friend's car. Today was Valentine's Day and the two had been invited to a big party.
"Relax, _____. It's going to work out. And stop squirming so much!" (bf/n) warned.
"I know, I know! But I just can't help it!" ______ exclaimed, fidgeting more.
"We're almost there. Just sit still until we get there or I swear I will stop and make you walk!" an exasperated (bf/n) said.
"Fine..." ______ grumbled, shrinking down into her seat.
Finally, they pulled up into the driveway of a large Spanish-style house that had lights strung up everywhere and music booming. 'Yup, this is definitely the right place.' ______ thought, observing the decorations.
Before getting out of the car, both of the girls fixed their hair and made sure they looked their best. At one point, ______ glanced over at her friend who was fixing her makeup and she cringed. How could people wear that stuff? ______ hated makeup, it made her face feel heavy and stiff, like plastic. She worked without it, and was eventually satisfied, do she stepped out of the car and waited for (bf/n) to be ready.
"Okay." (bf/n) said, closing the car door. "Time to party! her heels clicked as they hit the pavement, while ______'s flats made nearly no sound at all.
______ adjusted the straps of her loose dress, pulling at the skirt that came down to about mid-thigh and the thin belt that wrapped around her waist. (bf/n) rang the doorbell and stepped back with a smirk. She knew just how important this night was for ______ . It was sure to be a hot topic for gossip, and she'd know all about it.
The door clicked open and a perfectly tanned face with shaggy chocolate hair and emerald green eyes appeared. Upon seeing _______, the boy's face immediately brightened, much to (bf/n)'s content.
"Ah, hola! I'm so glad you could make it, ______! And (bf/n) too, of course." his Spanish accent sounded so perfect to ______, she smiled dreamily as (bf/n) replied.
"Thanks for inviting us! We heard you have a lake around here, mind if we check it out?"
"Oh, yeah, si! Everyone's out back on the shore anyways. I'll show you the way, señoritas." he motioned for them to follow as he walked through the house.
The two followed, gazing at the beautifully decorated interior of the house. He led them out a back door onto a flat lawn that stretched to a dock that went out over the lake. Torches and string lights lit the area and people were gathered at the shore.
"Wow, great party, Antonio!" ______ exclaimed, taking it all in.
"Gracias, and you can call me Toni."
"Toni. I like it." ______ beamed at him.
Suddenly, they heard a splash.
"I guess it's a lake party now, Toni." she observed. (bf/n) snuck away, leaving the two alone. "Come on, let's go!" ______ said, grabbing Toni's hand and pulling him to the dock.
They sat side by side on the edge, ______ dipping her feet in the water. She glanced over at Toni, whose eyes sparkled in the low light. He looked so absolutely perfect...
"______..." he said suddenly, tearing her out of her day dream. "There's something... I-I've been meaning to, um, tell you-"
"Hey, ______! Come on in! the water's warm!" someone yelled, grabbing her by the foot and dragging her in. But as they did, ______ hit her head on the dock, causing her vision to flash black and she saw stars.
She blindly flailed her arms and legs, trying to get above the surface, but a strong hand pushed her back down. She went limp, breathing in water. Her vision completely black, she heard a final word, the sound distorted by the water.
~~Time skip of PASTA~~
______'s eyes fluttered open, but closed upon receiving a pounding headache. She gasped, she could breathe again! She gulped down air and coughed up lake water as she sat up. She felt a towel being wrapped around her, follow by comforting arms.
"Hey, ______. You awake?" a choked voice came from behind her. Antonio's voice.
"Y-yeah...What...what happened?" she answered groggily, slowly opening her eyes. Toni was wet. But he hadn't fallen in... ______ drew in a sharp breath. He had saved her! "You...you came in after me..." she turned around. Toni was...crying? "Hey...don't cry. I'm not dead."
"I know, querida. But I thought you were. I thought-" he choked on his words. "I thought I had lost you." he rested his head on her shoulder, pulling ______ close to him.
"Oh my God! ______! Where is she? Is she alright?!" ______ heard (bf/n) yell.
"(bf/n)! I'm fine! I'm over-" she interrupted herself with a fit of coughing. "I'm over here!"
(bf/n) ran over to where she and Toni were sitting. "Oh my God, you're okay. Someone told me what happened. You sure you're okay?" she asked frantically.
"I'm fine, okay? Toni pulled me out, I was going to drown." ______ explained, attempting to calm her friend down.
(bf/n) sighed. "Okay...just checking." she noticed Toni's expression that told her what she had just interrupted. "Oh, I see." she smirked. "You two have fun now." she cooed, walking away and leaving ______ slightly confused.
"You had said before, well, before I nearly drowned, that there was something you've been meaning to tell me?" ______ questioned, watching as Toni's cheeks flushed pink as she brought it up.
"Well, I...uh, it would be easier if I just showed you..." he said, nervously rolling his 'r's extra long.
"Uh, okay the-" ______ was cut off suddenly by Toni's lips on hers. Shocked, her eyes widened. He noticed and pulled away, his face tomato red.
"Lo siento, ______. I...I just-" it was his turn to be cut off this time.
"Oh shut up." she said, pressing her lips to his in a sweet kiss.
When they broke apart, Toni spoke first.
"Te amo, ______."
"I love you too, ya Spanish hunk."
He chuckled. "Happy Valentine's Day."
"Seal it with a kiss." ______ dared.
So he did.