Hi guys, sorry this is so late. I’ve just found this chapter hard to write.
Thank you to my editor,Temima, for helping me write this.
I replay her voice message, over and over again.
Her luscious soft voice flows through the speaker of my phone.
I can’t bring myself to text her, not because I don’t want to but because I want to do more than just a simple text.
I can’t sleep. I can’t eat. I can’t even talk.
I finally have to admit, that I do like her..more than a friend.
I m-m-miss her
I sit and wait my phone firmly pressed in my hand, and my eyes firmly set on the screen.
After hours of sitting like a statue, I finally realise that he’s never going to text me.
My heart feels like it’s been ripped out of my body and stomped on by a herd of bulls.
I slowly slump to my bed and fall on it, huddling up in a ball.
My eyes burn and I know what’s coming.
Small drops of salty water drips down my face.
I m-m-miss him.
I rush to Lacey’s front door, knowing what my plan would be.
A dark figure slowly comes forward and turns the knob.
I catch my breath as I realise it could be Lacey.
But, it isn’t, her mum stands there looking like her double.
“Hello Josh” she says formally.
“Hi! Urm, can I see Lacey-” I pause and see that her face has turned to pure excitement. “-please” I finish.
“Sure” she grins widely and gestures her hand up the stairs.
I slowly walk in, dragging my feet along the polished oak floor.
I rush upstairs not bothering to walk slowly anymore.
I slowly open her door, making sure it doesn’t creek.
And there she his sprawled across her bed but with her duvet firmly tucked under her arm pit and around her legs.
I gently climb onto her bed and place my arm firmly around her waist.
She moans and groans and squirms but eventually relaxes in my grip.
I brush a piece of hair from her ear, and whisper “I want to be with you, no matter what.”
She quickly turns around and faces me, her eyes still firmly closed.
I chuckle quietly, but obviously not quietly enough.
Her eyes shoot open and bulge out of their sockets.
“J-j-josh?” she stammers out.
“Hey” Josh says, calmly but with a cheeky tone to it.
“H-h-hi” I manage to say.
He moves his lips closer to mine, so I can feel his warm breath against them.
I look into his warm hazel eyes, and my legs melt instantly.
He moves them a bit close every second teasing me, incredibly.
He chuckles to himself his chest vibrating on my hand.
I grab his neck and pull his lips closer to mine.
I’ve missed his warm soft lips, he moans under our kiss.
And his lips release mine, before we both do something reckless.
My fingers trace his perfectly defined jaw and his soft hand gently circles the small of my back.
“I want to be with you no matter what Lacey, no paparazzi or stupid headlines will stop me” he smiles, but not his normal cheeky smile, a smile that is truthful and honest.
“Ditto” I say and lean in for another quick kiss.
He props himself up with his elbow, while gently stroking the hair out of my face.
We stay silent looking into each other’s eyes lustfully.
“Ok, this is getting awkward now” I say interrupting our gaze.
He laughs and jumps of the bed in one fluid motion.
“I’ve come to invite you to dinner again” he stops and chuckles to himself remembering what happened on our last date. “But this time at my place with my family.”
I strain a smile at him, all I want is him to lie back down and hold me under his warm grip but instead I nod my head and we arrange a time for tonight.
He walks out the door smoothly and swiftly leaving his masculine scent behind him.
I let out a sigh, not of relief, but because the only thing I want right now are his lips.
I jump out of bed and head downstairs knowing my mother will be full of questions that she’s bursting to ask me.
I was right, she’s at the bottom of the stairs, her long tanned arm leaning against the stairs banner, staring at me with wide eyes.
“Sooo” she says, giving me a nudge with her elbow.
“Soooo what?” I reply, like nothing’s happened.
“What happened?” I look at her like I’m confused, but I obviously knew what she meant. “with you and Josh?!” she exclaims.
“We made up and I’m going to his house tonight” I say clearly.
“I don’t think so young lady, you’re not even in a relationship with him and you expect me to let you sleep over at his house, nu-uh” she says disapprovingly.
“For dinner, mom” I sigh.
She nods approvingly “Oh, sure.” She turns on her heels and walks away.
Hours, minutes, seconds pass as I wait for the clock hand to change to 7pm.
When the clock hands finally reach 7pm, I jump off the sofa and head out the front door saying bye to my family on the way out.
I run to Josh’s house and quietly knock on the door.
My palms begin sweating and my heart begins to race, I’m incredibly nervous.
Josh opens the door, casually with a slight grin on his face.
“Hey” he says pulling me into the hallway.
“Hi” I squeal nervously.
He laughs at me and gently hold his hand on my cheek and leans in to give me a light kiss.
And almost automatically Connor, Josh’s brother comes past and says “Urgh, Get a room”.
Me and Josh both laugh quietly and turn around to see that he’d already vanished out of the hallway.
“Come through, my mums cooking something special.” He says patting his tummy.
He wraps his arm around my waist and gently holds me to his side, the heat radiating of him makes me melt in his arms.
We walk through to his magnificent kitchen, where his mom is there with pots and pans all around her.
She spins around when she hears us walk in and you can instantly see Josh in her.
“Hello Lacey! Nice to see you again” she reaches out just like the first time we met and she gives me a warm loving hug.
“Nice to see you too Mrs. Hutcherson” I reply giving her my best smile.
“Please Lacey, call me Michelle.” She smiles but then immediately turns around before I can reply.
“Well, call us when you’re finished mom.” He says and turns me around gently and we head back to the hallway.
“Go upstairs, and go to the first right. I’ll be up in a minute, I just need to get something” he winks at me and disappears into another room, leaving me no time to argue with him.
“First right, first right” I whisper to myself.
Or did he say first left?
“No, he said first left. Yeh that’s right.” I whisper again.
I head upstairs and immediately turn right as soon as I’m at the top.
I slowly turn the knob of the door, praying to myself that I’ve got the right bedroom.
When I open the door, there in the middle of the room is Josh’s dad, naked, with his towel on the floor beside him.
“Oh my god, urm, sorry.” I manage to say before quickly closing the door and rushing to the right.
I quickly open Josh’s bedroom door and slump on his bed.
“Shit, shit, shit, shit Lacey” I moan to myself.
I put my head in the pillow and curl in a ball.
I hear footsteps slowly coming up the stairs and I pray that it’s Josh.
My heartbeat is still racing fast from the shock, I can’t believe I just did that.
I turn around and see Josh at the door staring at me.
“You alright?” he says closing the door and sitting beside me on his bed.
“No, I thought you said left. And well, I went left, and..” I say but stopping before I could finish the sentence.
“And..” Josh says trying to get more out of me.
“I SAW YOUR DAD NAKED.” I say and quickly slump my head back in the pillow, hiding my face from embarrassment.
He laughs to himself, and slowly circles his hand on my back.
“Lacey, it’s a mistake. You’ll be fine.” He chuckles softly and pulls me away from the pillow.
“My dad will understand” he says sympathetically.
He grabs the back of my neck and pulls me in for a kiss.
His lips are full of passion and longing, and so are mine.
He gently leans me back, and climbs on top of me his lips still firmly attached to mine.
I slowly put my hands under his tshirt and a moan escapes his lips.
But before we can even start doing what we want to do a loud knock booms at Josh’s door.
Josh quickly jumps off me and opens the door, I prop myself up with my elbow and try to act as normal as possible.
His dad stands there at the door, his eyes and body movements full of embarrassment.
Before anyone can say anything I quickly say to him, “Mr Hutcherson, I apologise for walking in on you getting changed. I got a bit confused with Josh’s directions and ended up going left instead of right. I really am sorry” I explain.
“First of all, call me Chris. And second of all, don’t blame yourself, blame him.” He pokes Josh in the stomach playfully and continues talking “He should of took you upstairs, I hope you don’t mind your eyes being burnt by seeing me in my birth suit, but you have no need to be sorry.” He finishes.
I can’t help but laugh at his comments.
“Thank you” I say giving him a quick smile.
He nods his head and walks out the door.
Josh raises his eyebrows, giving me the “I told you so” look.
He comes back over to me and gently cups my hands in his.
“Josh” I say “What are we?”
“Humans?” He chuckles.
“Yes, but what are we. Are we dating, in a relationship or I don’t know something else.” I say shuffling closer to him.
“Well, I hope this answers your question. Lacey will you do me the incredible honour of being my girlfriend?” He looks in my eyes and smiles softly.
“Of course I will” I wrap my arms around his neck and hug him tightly. He kisses my neck sending millions of sensations down it.
“Lacey, I love you” he whispers in my ear.