*Cruz* "No, let him go. He needs sometime to think."
*Aric* "Yeah, you're right. I just hate seeing him so upset."
*Laura* "Well, apparently he got real upset about it. Because Luke and I just saw him storm out the door. I think you should go and talk to him."
*Michelle* "Why exactly did he get upset? He knows it's just a silly bet."
*Laura* "Just go talk to him. He looked quite upset and I have never seen him like that before."
While Laura and Michelle have been talking. Benjamin is outside on the front porch wondering what just happened in there and why is everything Cruz said seem to be so true.
*Benjamin talking to himself* "I can't believe what just happened in there. What am I doing? Whom am I kidding? And the scariest part is I think Cruz is right. "
Suddenly Benjamin is startled. The door opens and Michelle steps out.
*Michelle* "Benjamin? Is everything okay? You look very upset and you must be cause you only smoke when something is really stressing you out."
*Benjamin* "I'm not really up for talking about it right now. You should go back inside and enjoy the party."
Michelle comes up behind him and tries to turn him to face her.
*Michelle* "I am not going anywhere until you tell me what's bothering you."
Benjamin takes a step forward to pull away from her touch.
*Michelle* "You know I'm not leaving till you talk to me. Laura said it had something to do with that silly bet we made but that is all she told me. At least turn around and face me."
*Michelle* "Talk to me. What happened?"
*Benjamin* "Okay but at least take a seat please. You're making me feel even more nervous."
Benjamin paces the ground in front of her. Trying to find the right words and courage to say it.
*Benjamin* "Ah HELL!, I'm just gonna say it.
*Benjamin * ".....I'm falling in love with you."
Michelle is utterly surprised. She was not expecting him to say that.
She gets up from where she is sitting....
*Michelle* "Did the guys put you up to this try and get me to fold?"
*Benjamin* "No....no! I'm being serious here...."
*Michelle now speechless herself* "Benjamin I..didn't....Are you..."
As she stumbles with her own words. He lets his cigarette fall to the ground and puts it out.
She looks down at their feet and then back up at him. Then without a word Benjamin pulls her into his body and kisses her hard and long.
Michelle doesn't stop him and finds herself lost in his passionate embrace. When he pulls his lips away from hers she is left breathless. As they look into each others eyes she can see something there she hadn't noticed before. LOVE.
She panics and pulls away from him.
*Benjamin cuts her off knowing what she is about to say* "Hey cut me some slack, I'm not playing a game here and the guys didn't put me up to this. I really am falling in love with you. Can we please just end this childish bet? I want to be with you. I thought you felt the same way?"
*Michelle* "Please don't say that. I don't know what....I.....this is all just so unexpected....I thought we both agreed this wasn't going to happen."
*Michelle* "Benjamin, I can't......I just..... can't do this right now."
She pulls away from his arms and turns and just starts walking away. She doesn't want him to see the horror in her face. This was the plan. She wanted to make him fall for her so hard and then break his heart just like he did to Penelope. Now that it has happened she doesn't know what to do. She doesn't know what to feel or say to him. So she just keeps walking.....
*Benjamin* "Michelle! Wait!...Where are you going? At least let me take you home...."
*Michelle* "No! I just need to be alone right now. I'll call Penelope and have her pick me up. I'll be fine."
*Benjamin* "Michelle! C'mon don't take off on your own. Just let me take you home. We don't have to talk. I'll just drop you off and go......"
But she doesn't stop. She just keeps walking and leaves Benjamin there standing alone.
I hope to post more storyline next weekend!!!
So stay tuned to find out what happens between these two.
Will Michelle reject him and break his heart or will she tell him she loves him too.