Cassi The Convincer - An Accidental Superstar Pt. 2

Written in response to: Start your story with the line, β€œYou wanna do something fun?”... view prompt

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Fiction Funny Friendship

"You wanna do something fun?" Cassi asked, her voice a small whisper as not to disturb the others in the library.Β 

Liam moaned softly into the book he was trying to read. This was at least the sixth time she had interrupted him. "Cas, for the love of all things green, please shut up. I'm trying to study." He lifted his head to glare at her tiredly. Cassi pouted and looked back down at the geometry homework she was trying to finish.Β 

"This is boring though." She whined. Liam rolled his eyes.Β 

"Not as boring as getting a failing grade." He shot back. Cassi muttered something along the lines of 'party pooper, we had fun the last time you let loose.' And Liam looked up again.Β 

"Sorry, what did you just say?" He asked.Β 

Cassi seemed to shrink in her chair. She was playing a dangerous game of 'let's see how long it takes for Liam to snap.' and she almost always lost.Β 

"Nothing." She mumbled. "I'm just saying, you let loose at the Halloween party, like, a month ago and you did great. Now your just a grumpy old grouchy grandpa."Β 

Liam let out a small snort. "And you're what? Eleven?" He asked, teasing.Β 

Cassi smirked. "Only on a scale of one to ten." She bit her bottom lip and looked at Liam through half-lidded eyes, making it seem like she was flirting with him. The joke was a good sign.Β 

Her exaggerated look made Liam laugh and the librarian and a few other students shot them looks and put their fingers to their mouths, hissing at them to be quiet.Β 

Liam rolled his eyes. He would do whatever he wanted. "Y'know what?" He stood, closing the Shakespear book he was musing over. Cassi sat up, excited.Β 

"Screw Shakespear and all his Romeo-I-Can't-Live-Without-You crap let's go do something fun." Cassi cheered and jumped up, stuffing her homework in her pink, glittery tote bag, which Liam observed fit her personality perfectly.Β 

"Tally-ho!" She cried, pointing to the library doors. "Onwards, to fun and games and away from education!" Liam laughed as people shushed them again, more aggressively this time, and let Cassi grab his hand and drag him out into the chilly, Florida air.Β 

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"Here, you'll want this," Cassi said, throwing Liam a scarf. They were back at their apartment, getting ready for a mystery trip.Β 

Liam took the black fabric and wrapped it around his neck on top of his coat. "And this," Cassi said again. This time she threw a Dora The Explorer whistle at her friend.Β 

Liam blinked, confused, and fumbled the catch, doing that weird dance everybody seems to do when trying not to drop something.Β 

Cassi turned around and laughed at Liam's awkward position. He finally got a safe hold around the whistle and straightened. "Why do I need this?" He asked, cheeks a bit pink from embarrassment.Β 

Cassi turned back to her drawers. "You never know when one of those might save your life. People like to kidnap children." She then pulled out an identical whistle from a pocket in her coat. "I keep this with me everywhere."

Liam sighed at the 'children' part and then shoved the dorky whistle in his back pocket. "Yes ma'am." He replied. "But, where are we going?" Cassi grinned.Β 

"You'll see~" She sing-songed. "Just right after I find my Spongebob hat."

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"Oh, gods no." Liam shook his head violently. Cassi stood in front of him, hands on her hips.Β 

"You mean, ohΒ heck yah!"Β She exclaimed, grinning and linking her arm with Liam's so he couldn't escape. "This is gonna rock the cash-bash!"Β 

"Cash-bashΒ isn't a word." Liam retorted. His grumpy mood had come back. "There is no way in Torn To Pieces I am going to willingly put knives on my shoes and go frolicking around on some ice slab."Β 

Cassi giggled. "It's calledΒ ice-skatingΒ you moron, and yes, your totally doing that."Β 

Liam's nose wrinkled. "I'd rather go to another party." He muttered. He hated parties with a burning passion, and Cassi knew it.Β 

"Well then, guess we'll have to go to Amelia's Christmas birthday bash next week," Cassi said, shrugging.Β 

Liam whipped around. "I'm sorry,Β WHAT?!"Β He cried and Cassi grinned.Β 

"Oh my oatmeal, Li, calm down, I'm kidding." She responded. "Now, c'mon!" She dragged her friend to the rental booth and grabbed two pairs of skates, handing one of the pairs to Liam.Β 

He grumbled, shooting her a look that usually made her cringe, but this time she just grinned happily back.Β 

Cassi tied up her laces with surprising speed and then stood, adjusting her golden curls under her Spongebob beanie.Β 

Liam stared and her and then stood.Β 

"Ohhhhh." He winced, horrified. "This is weirdddd." Cassi, by height standards, was below average, but with ice skates on, she grew a few inches. Now she was the same height as Liam.Β 

Cassi shrieked. "Oh, put your shoes on! I'm not used to this!" Liam laughed and sat back down.Β 

"I need your help, Miss Expert." He replied and Cassi willingly sat and tied up his shoes.Β 

"Now hurry up!" She giggled again and Liam stood, putting his arms out for balance. He took a step forward and then wobbled.Β 

Cassi raced ahead. "Grandpa!" She yelled back at him, and Liam grinned.Β 

"Oh, it isΒ on!"Β Liam called back and moved towards the entrance to the rink. Cassi was already two-thirds of the way there and putting her arms out, so she could grab the wall and pull herself onto the ice.Β 

Liam caught up, right as she got one foot on the ice and grabbed onto her shoulders. "Ha!" He cried, triumphant.Β 

Cassi squealed and tried to squirm away but just ended up pushing both of the teens into the center of the rink. Liam looked around, first noticing that nobody else was there, and then noticing Cassi had tricked him into getting away from the wall.Β 

His grip on her shoulders tightened and he made a small noise.

"Cas, I don't like this." He told her. Cassi twirled around, removing herself from his hands. Liam flailed slightly, not used to being on such a slick surface.Β 

Cassi expertly danced around him, just keeping out of his reach. "Li, you're fine." She said, smiling. She reached out and took Liam's black gloves in her neon pink ones. She skated backward, shooting a look behind her shoulder so she didn't run into anything.Β 

Liam thrashed a bit, not used to his shoes, and ended up falling forwards into Cassi's arms, gripping onto her waist for dear life.Β 

Cassi turned back to him and laughed, flashing her pearly whites and showing off her left dimple.Β 

"Oh, Li, your so silly." She giggled and Liam felt his cheeks heat up. He pulled back a bit but kept his hands wrapped firmly around his friend's waist.Β 

"Oh, shush." He said laughing too. Screw Shaskepear indeed, there was nowhere he'd rather be right then, skating and having fun with his best friend.Β 

(Lol I really hate the title- I couldn't think of one-)

October 04, 2021 19:44

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echo-i read ur bio. im so sorry you have to deal with this and i would give u a big hug rn if i could. But please dont go through with this you are an amazing person and your have so much life left to live. In quoting one of YOUR comments, just know that you are worth every good thing the world has to offer! Here's what I like to call, The Motivational Speech! Your skin isn't paper, don't cut it Your body isn't a book, don't judge it Your face isn't a mask, don't cover it Your heart isn't a door, don't lock it Your head isn't a target, do...

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Thanks Ember, I needed to be reminded of that <3

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Talk to me E- are you okay???

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*edited out u fricken stalkers >;3* πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

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Im so sorry you have to do this alone E- Hang in there, things WILL get better. I dont really know how ed works but maybe just try and eat something every day even if its super small<3. Your find another partner-I promise and the next one will care so much about you it will hurt and they will love you sm and it will make ur ex seem like a far away dream and ahhh i wish i could hug u rn and tell u its gonna be okay cause ur strong and you can get through anything life throws at you. ilysm E- Im always here<3

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Ilysm tooooo I'm always here for you toooo *hugs you*

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o-m-g the detail I love it. Screw writers block that was excellent my friend<3

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Ha thank you Emberrrrr <3 <3 <3 <3

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ywww<3

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Sydney Tufts
14:52 Oct 05, 2021

I tried the most dangerous writting app!!! Its so much fun and stressful at the same time (mostly fun :D) thanks so much for putting it in ur bio. Also im a huge fan

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Haha, yessss it is kinda stressful, agreed, but your welcome!! And awe ty <3

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Ack I read your bio, I’m so sorry you’re dealing with this right now…hang in there, things will go up soon, m’kay? And I’m trying to not requested all them fake words of advice but for real, you’re AMAZING and everyone has those lows but you’ll improve soon, yeah? Keep your chin up and sending virtual rainbows and hugs <3

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Thank you Aerin!!!! <3 <3 that means a lot *sends rainbows and hugs back*

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Leo Reynie
17:29 Oct 05, 2021

You should have named it 'Knife Shoes' then The detail is amazing, so many little fun things that added up. I love Cassi so much. XD Liam directly quotes me at the beginning is that intended?

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XD no joke, I thought about that Hehe Cassi's great Not intentionally *squint* maybe your just in my head

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Leo Reynie
05:51 Oct 06, 2021

Why didn’t you do that it would be amazing >: She weirdly reminds me of you. XD WEll lEmE out of your head- rude.

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I struggled with this title so much so a lot of ideas got scrapped, sorry c: awe ty, that's the nicest thing anybody has ever said to me

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Leo Reynie
21:58 Oct 07, 2021

Ice shoes. >=c Ur welcome. ^^ but dead serious she is you.

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