aron said, pouting again, “Yeah, you're right, I don’t think she's stupid.” It was the first hint Bas got, Aaron 'liked' this girl and that's why he was reacting the way he was.
Olio, not a common name Aaron thought, so he looked on his instagram account via his laptop, “Why can't I see who's following me?” He yelled at the screen. Bas looked up, “Instagram is a phone app you have to look via your phone.” Aaron picked up his smart phone, after a few minutes he looked confused. “What's up?” Bas asked. “She's not following me.” Aaron said and Bas could see he was really downhearted.
“How did you find out so fast?” Bas asked him.
“I clicked on followers and she's not there.”
“How many followers you got?” Bas was confused.
“Four,” Aaron answered, so Bas picked his own phone up, 'SickG has 4M followers.' Bas smacked him about the head, “Idiot! You've got four million followers! Good luck finding her amongst all them!” he laughed and carried on with what he was doing.
Aaron sat silent for a long time staring at his phone. Bas looked up, Aaron was still staring at his phone a half hour later.
“Whatcha doin?” Bas eventually asked.
“Nuthin,” Aaron said then, “awww shit I gotta start over now!”
“You searching four million followers for that girl?”
“Maybe.” Aaron pouted. Bas snatched his phone, ten seconds and, “There!” Bas stated triumphantly, handing the phone back to Aaron. Aaron looked at the screen and there was the girl, “You been looking for her too?” he asked, Bas wondered for a minute if Aaron really was that dumb and decided yes he was, in any practical way, Aaron was smarter than your average bear, but mentally... he shook his head and sat back down.
Aaron sat staring at the phone for another ten minutes, then turned his head this way and that way, despite himself Bas wanted to know what Aaron was looking at?
“I can’t work out what colour her eyes are?” he said, Bas snatched the phone.
“Blue” he said. A moment later Bas handed him the phone, “With yellow and gold? Is she wearing contacts?” Aaron shook his head, there was pictures on there of her as a child, with the same eyes. Bas wasn’t getting into this with him it was two in the morning and he really wanted to go to bed.
“If you add her with that account she ‘will’ know it's you, it’s your official account.” Bas's final shot over his shoulder as he left the lounge and made his way upstairs.
When Bas got up the following morning Aaron was still sat staring at his phone. “You still not been to bed?” Bas asked. Aaron looked over his shoulder at the window and it was clear he hadn’t even realised he had been up all night.
“Both our names begin with a double 'a', she likes rock music more than pop, boys who wear make-up and my voice,” Aaron said proudly and sat there smiling to himself looking at his phone.
“So she's talking to you then?”
“Yeah sort of...” Aaron didn’t elaborate on what he meant, he just kept studying his phone. Bas made his breakfast, and when he came back into the lounge Aaron was fast asleep with his mouth gaping wide and his phone still in his hand.
When he woke, Aaron got straight back to trying to talk to Aaliyah, after several unsuccessful attempts, “I Concede!” Aaron said.
“To what?” Aaliyah asked? Aaron hastily looked up the meaning of the word concede, he had seen it in situations were a truce was being called, but didn’t know what it meant, Aaliyah obviously did. He was very pleased with himself when he read the meaning, not only had he got the most appropriate word, he had made himself sound clever too. Moreover, she wasn't blocking him or fighting him.