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Once again thank you for anyone that has reviewed.
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"Mom I'm home!" I call out as I came back from cheerleading practice.
"In the kitchen!" She yells back
I walk over to the kitchen and see her reading a magazine. The one with Ashley and I in the cover.
"Mom seriously? Your reading that again?" i ask her
"I'm sorry it's not everyday my daughter is in the cover of a magazine with one of the biggest stars in Hollywood." she answers.
The morning the magazine came out Madison came over going crazy over it. I was kinda schooled myself but not as much as my mother when she saw it.
"By the way are you still going over to Ashley's house later?"
"Huh? Oh yeah which reminds me. I have to shower before I have to leave."
"Ok honey" I head upstairs to get ready.
After my shower I start to blow dry my hair. Today is the last day before school starts back up. Ashley is having a movie night at her house. There are still a few hours until Ashley has to come get me so I decide to take a little nap.
I make my way towards Spencer's house as Caitlyn makes her way up to Madison's house.
I knock on the door and wait for someone to answer the door. A couple minutes later Ms. Carlin opens the door. "Ashley! How are you? Come in."
I step into the house "Hi Mrs. Carlin. Is Spencer ready?" I ask
"She has been up in her room since she got here from practice. She should be ready by now. Why don't you go up and see"
"Ok thanks Mrs. Carlin." I say as I make my way towards the stairs.
"I have told you to call me Paula. Her room is the last door on the left." she tells me before I reach the top of the stairs. "Sorry, Paula" I say. I hear her squeal and I shake my head in amusement.
I reach the end of the hallway and look at the last door on the left. Its a simple white door that is slightly ajar. I knock softly and wait patiently. No one answers the door so i push it open a little. My heart melts at the sight before me. Spencer is cuddled up on her bed with her arms tightly wrapped around a cute stuffed grey wolf. Her face looks so peaceful and angelic. I quietly walk up next to her bed and snap a quick picture with my iPhone. I kneel down until my head is at level with hers. I then gently run my fingers through Spencer's soft hair. She stirs a little before her eyes slowly open to reveal my favorite pair of blue eyes. She blinks a little before she looks at me confused. "Ashley?"
"Hey" I reply
"What are you doing here? and why are you all sweaty?"
"I came to pick you up like we agreed. And I'm sweaty because I just came back from practice." I tell her.
"But you weren't supposed to pick me up until 6. and right now it's…" she glances at her nightstand "it's 6:13" she states. Then her eyes go wide and she sits up.
"Oh my gosh I Ashley I'm so sorry. I was so tired after cheer practice. I took a shower and just fell asleep." She rambled on.
"Spence, chill. It's alright." I say placing my hand over her mouth to silence her.
I let her go she just smiles shyly at me. "Ok let me get changed and then we can go." She tells me.
"Make sure to wear some comfy pjs" I tell her
"What? Why?" she asks
"Cuz it's a movie night. Everyone is required to wear pjs." I answer.
"Oh ok" she gets up and goes to her drawer then goes into her bathroom.
I take this opportunity to look around her room. I have never actually been in her room. Whenever we would hang out here, it would only be in the living room. Spencer's room is painted a baby blue. She has posters hanging on the walls. She has a laptop on her desk. Beside her desk, her winter break homework is neatly stacked. On the wall above that she has a little board with pictures on them. They are mostly family pictures. There are two other guys in the picture that I don't recognize. They all look extremely happy.
She also has a small bookshelf filled with books. I walk towards it and look at the tittles. The Harry Potter series, The Hunger Games series.
"Ok I'm all ready to go" I turn around and Spencer is wearing baby blue pajama bottoms with a loose white V-neck. She looks beyond cute.
"Ok get your coat and boots and we can leave."
She goes into her closet and comes out with her coat and puts it on.
I gently take her hand in mine and lead her downstairs. Once we reach the bottom the front door opens and Mr. Carlin walks in.
"Ashely, what a pleasure to see you."
"Likewise Sir" I reply
"You ladies are going out?"
"Yes we are going to my place for a movie night with some friends. If that's alright?"
"Of course, just have her back by 11. She has school tomorrow."
"I've told you to call me Arthur"
"Alright you girls have fun. Ashley take care of my little girl."
"Dad" Spencer whines.
"Don't worry. I will. Mr. C" I reply.
We make our way outside and to my car. I open the passenger door for Spencer and she climbs on. Caitlyn and Madison come out of Madison's house a few seconds later. Caitlyn opens the door for Madison then we both get into the car. The drive to my place is quiet besides the radio in the background.
Once I pull into the driveway I look at Spencer.
"Girl you live here?" Madison asks.
"Yeah" I reply shrugging my shoulders.
I was still sweaty so I had to shower. I put on my own PJs. Red pajama bottoms and a loose black V-neck. Once I get into the living room with Kyla, Aiden, Madison, Heather, and Spencer, I notice Caitlyn is already down there with everyone else. She showers a lot faster than i do.
Aiden and Heather are playing a video game while Kyla watched from the couch. I could see Madison and Caitlyn talking in the kitchen. I guess Caitlyn is getting some answers from her.
"So what happened with Madison?" I ask Caitlyn in the morning. I could tell she was hung over.
"What do you mean?" she asks rubbing her temples.
"You don't remember anything from last night do you?"
"Honestly I don't remember much of last night. All I remember is getting to the party and looking for Madison. I was able to sneak a couple of drinks from the kitchen and I drank them while I looked for her. The rest is kinda a blur" She tells me.
"Damn. Then I shouldn't be the one to tell you this."
"Wait tell me what happened?"
"This is really something you should talk to Madison about" I tell her
"But I'm not gonna see her until Sunday!"
"Then wait until then"
"Fine. just stop yelling, its making my head hurt."
I just laugh because I wasn't even yelling.
End of Flashback
I look around the room and i spot Spencer looking at one of the framed pictures hanging on the wall. It's the one where I am sitting on the beach watching the sunset. My dad took it while I wasn't looking. I go behind her and wrap my arms around her lifting her up and spinning around. She squeals from shock before laughing. I set her down and she turns to face me. I give her a lingering kiss on the cheek and hug her. She wraps her arms around my waist and I tighten my hold on her.
I pull back a little and look into her amazing blue eyes. "Hey" I whisper
"Hi" she whispers back. I smile at her and she gives me an adorable smile in return.
"Fuck! You totally cheated!" Aiden yells ruining our moment.
"Ha! your just mad cuz you just got your ass beat by a girl." Heather yells back
"Whatever." he huffs
I pull apart from Spencer but make shire her hand is still in mine.
"Alright lets go to the movie room and get everything set up." I tell everyone
After a battle of what movie to watch we decide on Fast Five. Mostly because Spencer and Madison have never seen it. It is also one of Heather's favorite movies.
Once the movie is over we decide to make some s'mores on my fireplace. It was really fun. Everyone was having a really good time roasting their marshmallows before they decided to watch another movie.
Spencer and I decided to stay back for a little while. We are cuddle up in a bundle of blankets near the fireplace. I have my arms wrapped around Spencer. I give her a kiss on her temple and she smiles at me. The light from the fireplace make her look even more beautiful. My eyes roam her face. from her stunning blue eyes, to her cute nose, to the cute dimple by her chin, and finally to her perfect lips that i have had the privilege of kissing. I smile at the thought of the the kisses I have shared with Spencer. Under the mistletoe, the dare from the party, the kiss cam at the basketball game, the New Years Kiss a couple of days ago. I frown thinking about all of this.
"What are you thinking about?" Spencer asks breaking me from my thoughts. Instead of answering, I cup her cheek and lean into her giving her a gentle kiss on the lips. I lean my forehead against hers and look into her eyes.
"I just realized I have never given you a real kiss before." I tell her. She tilts her head and looks at me confused so I explain further. " All of the previous ones have been influenced by something. "
She seems to think about it a little. Finally she looks me in the eyes and breaks the silence. "Does this mean I can say that this was my first kiss?" she asks.
"You have never kissed anyone before?" I ask gently.
"No… no one has ever liked me enough to kiss me" she says looking down.
I lift her head up with a finger and gaze into her eyes. "Then I am honored to have been your first kiss." I tell her honestly.
She smiles and I can't help but lean in to give her another kiss. Once our lips connect she wraps her arms around my neck while my own find their way to her hips. She deepens the kiss and I gently push her back until she is lying down with me hovering over her. I don't think I will ever get tired of kissing Spencer. After a while I pull back trying to get my breathing back to normal.
"Is this going to change tomorrow?" she asks. "Once we're back at school?"
"Do you want it to change?" i ask her as I sit up.
"No. I like being with you." she admits as she sits up as well.
"Then it won't change" I try to assure her. "Because I like being with you too."
"But there are going to be other girls wanting to go out with you. Or trying to figure out who your 'Mystery Girl' is." she rambles on. I really don't like seeing Spencer feel insecure about herself.
"Spencer listen to me. Those other girls won't matter because they are not you. I want you and only you." I tell her as I take off my necklace. Its a black chain with a black flame pendant.
"I don't have a promise ring so I will make this a promise necklace for you."
"Ashley you don't have to-" Spencer tries to protest but I cut her off.
"I know I don't have to but I want to. " I tell her. I start to tie it around her neck as she looks at me. "I promise you that neither the school's rivalry nor my fame will make me question myself about being with you. I really like you Spencer. I don't want you thinking that you have competition or that you are not good enough. This necklace means a lot to me. It's a custom made from England. There is no other necklace like this in the world. I got it when I was ten years old and I rarely take it off. It can never get damaged. It's like my good luck charm. Now, its yours."
"If it means so much to you, why are you giving it to me?" Spencer questions quietly looking at the pendant between her fingers.
"Because you mean more to me already. I have never met anyone like you and I don't plan on letting you go anytime soon. Like this necklace, you are one of a kind." I whisper.
Spencer looks back up to me and smiles before wrapping her hands around my neck giving me a bone crushing hug. "That is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me." she whispers out. I pull back and see a tear running down her cheek.
I wipe it away with my thumb but I don't take my hand back. Instead I cup her face and bring it closer to mine. Our lips meet and like the other ones, this one is slow and filled with meaning. I pull back a little and rests our foreheads together. "Spencer will you be my girlfriend?" I ask her with my eyes still closed.
I don't receive an answer, Instead I feel soft lips on my own. Spencer breaks away too soon for my liking. "I would love to be your girlfriend"
I open my eyes and smile at her. she smiles back and we cuddle spend the next hour sitting by the fireplace cuddled next to each other, completely forgetting the movies we are supposed to be watching with the others.
Once it is time for Spencer to leave, I drive her home and walk her to her front door while Caitlyn walks Madison to her own front door.
"Do you want a ride to school tomorrow?" I ask her.
"Wont people recognize your car?"
"Not if I bring a different one" I answer
"In that case, I would love a ride to school."
"Great, then I'll pick you up in the morning" I tell her
"Sounds like a plan" she says stepping forward and giving me a hug which I return. Her arms are around my waist while mine are around her shoulders. She buries her face in my neck and I sigh contently. This is what I have been missing all my life.
"You're a really great hugger. Did you know that?" she mumbles into my neck.
I chuckle. "No I didn't know that"
"Well you are" she says stepping back ending our hug.
I take her hand in mine and am about to kiss her when I notice blond hair near the window.
"I think your mom is spying on us." I tell her. she rolls her eyes at her mother's actions.
I place a lingering kiss on her cheek. "Goodnight Spencer" i whisper
"Goodnight Ashley" she whispers back before going inside her house.
I wait until she closes the door before I make my way down to my car.
Caitlyn is already on the passenger seat.
"You know her mom was spying on you guys right?"
"yeah I know" I tell her.
We both sigh contently at the same time. I guess things went well between her and Madison. I will ask her about it tomorrow. Tonight all I can seem to think about is Spencer and how I can call her my girlfriend now.
When I get home I get ready for bed and just lay down for a while.
I get my phone and decide to go on twitter. After I read a couple of tweets I decide to post one myself.
"Life is so good right now :)"
Chapter 9 done!
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