At ten we left the Harper’s and soon enough the weekend
was over and I was back at school. I groaned as I jotted down
my history notes for the quiz the next day, which was Friday,
thank God. As usual, I was hanging out with Austin tonight.
Ever since he told me about Annabelle things have gotten
pretty heated between us and I was craving his touch. Lucky
for us, Ellie was having a party and we’d have some
space. At 7 the doorbell rang and the usual crew plus Justin
and Austin came in and we all went downstairs to play
foosball, watch TV and just hang out. Ellie’s parties
weren’t the same as Elroy’s parties, here you
could be yourself without getting drunk or high and it was
just fun. “I can’t even tell you how much I want
you right now.” Austin whispered in my ear.
“We’re going on a walk.” I said and
led Austin outside while I got winks on the way out.
“Over here.” Austin whispered leading me to the
swing set in the backyard. We carefully climbed up the ladder
and under the roof where we were surrounded by darkness.
“This is perfect. Just you and me.” Austin said
quietly. “I like it.” I smiled and pressed my
lips against his. He rested his hands on my neck and pulled
me closer, and closer until we were lying on top of each
other. Tonight was different from the other nights when we
were like this. Tonight felt like…love. It
wasn’t just sticking our tongues in each other’s
mouths; it was showing just how much the other cared. We
didn’t pull apart, because we couldn’t pull
apart. If we did, we’d just go right back to where we
were. But eventually we had to when Ellie’s mom came
out to tell us that Austin’s mom was here to pick him
up. I looked at my phone, 11:12 pm. We had been in the tree
house for over three hours. “Don’t
go.” I whined not wanting him to leave my
side. “I have to.” He said sadly.
“What if you spent the night.” I said
grinning. “At your house?” He asked.
“Yeah.” I said. “I want to, but
I just can’t. But I’ll see you tomorrow
ok?” He said tucking a piece of hair behind my ear.
“Ok.” I said defeated.
“Don’t be sad.” He said and kissed me
one last time before he left. I waved goodbye and walked back
downstairs, everyone was gone except for Ellie, Marissa,
Justin and I. “Marissa and Court wanna stay over?”
Ellie asked. “Yeah.” Marissa and I
said at the same time. “I don’t have a
ride…can I stay too?” Justin asked. “My
mom can’t know.” Ellie said. “Fine
by me.” Justin said obviously not caring.
“Just Dance!” I declared and grabbed a controller
and tossed the other one between the three of them. “Oh
you’re on girlfriend.” Justin said in a
girly voice and grabbed the other controller.