“Go and get in a car with Jake” – 5th & 6th October 1999

Tuesday 5th Aled surprised me again today. He actually admitted to being nervous about going to the dentist. He’s got to have 2 fillings and was going on all day about how he didn’t want an injection. I just didn’t think he was the type of lad to admit stuff like that for fear of being called soft. I thought it was quite sweet.

He’s also ended up being a rep for his form. They have to go to meetings and put our opinions forward and stuff. He said he didn’t really want to do it but he put his hand up as a joke and then Julian seconded him.

We had a fire practice in last lesson. I got to see Trotter so I was quite happy about that. There were loads of people stood between where I was in my form on the all-weather pitch and where he was but at one point there was a big gap all the way through so I looked at him and he looked at me and glanced away. That happened a couple of times.

I really do like him. Lizzie reckons he’d be really nice looking if he toned his sideys down a bit. I like them the way they are.

Big Touchy-Feely Creepy Paul told Zoe he liked her yesterday. Sarah’s really upset about it. She hasn’t actually said so but I could tell.

Lizzie’s probably going to go somewhere with Brett at the weekend. He phoned last night and asked if she wanted to go somewhere and she said yes. Poor Oscar! He’s not got a clue what’s really going on.


Wednesday 6th I’ve found another lad now to add to the list of lads I fancy. There’s Aled Brownlee and Darren Lawton (Trotter) and now there’s Jake Taylor. There’s a problem with the new one though – Cat likes him too.

I didn’t like him during today at school which is when I found out Cat did. There was a secret which she told Lizzie and I narrowed it down to being that she fancied a College 2 lad last week. Then today I did a lot of mithering and eventually found out it was Jake that she liked, although it was only this evening that I decided I liked him myself.

There was meant to be a bowling trip with college tonight but it got cancelled because hardly anyone was going but Aled, Oscar, Lizzie, Cat, Freda, Zoe, Bridget, Zack Bain, Denzel Chadwick, Harvey Anson, Julian Olsen, Karen and I all went anyway. When we arrived I spotted some College 2s and then realised Jake was with them. This made Cat happy.

I commented how he was actually quite nice looking and Freda heard and twisted it and decided to tell everyone I fancied him (I do now). She started shouting stuff like, “Do you really fancy Jake, Tess?!” when he walked past and told his mates I fancied him. Jake then kept looking over at me, probably to see if I was looking at him, which I was but only to see if he was looking at me, which he was.

After I’d won a bowling game against Lizzie, Oscar and Aled, we ate and then headed for the dodgems and arcade bit. Jake and co were over there and, just as people were beginning to climb into the dodgems, one of Jake’s mates came over and said, “Are you Tess?” I said yes and then he said, “Go and get in a car with Jake.”

If I hadn’t known Cat fancied him and if he didn’t think I fancied him, I might well have done but Lizzie cut in and said, “No, it’s Cat that fancies him.” Meanwhile, Jake had wandered over and heard this and, I don’t mean to sound big-headed or anything, but I’m sure he looked a bit disappointed! Nothing interested happened in the end though.

We had to go back to Oscar’s afterwards because that’s where we dumped our bags. I saw his mum and dad and they were introduced to Lizzie again.

Nothing seemed to be happening with Aled and me either. I don’t think he likes me that way. He acts more like he fancies Lizzie than me. He has re-invited me to stay over at his house with Lizzie and his mates sometime soon though.


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