And now, here is the second chapter. There will be one more chapter after this one (three in total).


Chapter 2

Hanna just didn't know what to say. There she was, with probably the best guy in the world. She leaped into Travis's arms without another word, hugging him tightly. He hugged her back, taking in the scent of her sweet apple scented shampoo. They stayed in that embrace for a long moment. She pecked his cheek while they both pulled back from the hug. He took both of her hands in his, and their eyes met for a sweet gaze.

"I don't understand," she said, shaking her head in surprise. "I totally burned our date. It was a disaster, and I acted like such a bitch, it almost looked like I'm not into you, which is totally untrue, because I am! I just had a lot going on with my friends and... wait, why did you do this?"

"Look Hanna, I don't care how badly that date went," he said, smiling. "But I wasn't going to let a girl that I've been dying to ask out for the longest time get away from me just like that. I had to do something. So, I asked your friend Emily for some help. I knew you guys were close. She's a real nice girl. Helped me pull this whole thing off. It couldn't have been done without her."

"Wow! Emily was in on this?" Hanna asked, impressed. "God, I owe her a big thank you, but I have a feeling she isn't coming back. But that's okay, because I've got you here with me. Anyways, you said you had been dying to ask me out for the longest time... Why didn't you do it sooner?"

"Well... Caleb," Travis mumbled. "I knew it was probably hard for things to end between you guys, and I didn't want to invade on your relationship while you were dating him. After you guys broke up, I wanted to ask you out, but I didn't think you liked me that way. I thought you were still in love with Caleb or something. We kissed and all, but I knew it was too soon to ask you out. I would have been overstepping my boundaries."

"Hey, there's minimal thoughts about Caleb in my mind. They're mostly all about you," she said, smiling. "And, I did love Caleb. But that's the past tense. I did. Not anymore. I know I got over him faster than I should have, but I realized that I need to move on, because he had already found some other girl. I think her name's Miranda. I met her. She's pretty and sweet... and... I know that chasing him around would make me look like a fool. But hey. I guess it wasn't meant to be. Better I find out now than later."

"I think Caleb's pretty stupid to let you go like that," Travis said, raising an eyebrow. "If I were him, I would not have let you go that easily. Let him be with that Miranda girl, though. It's his loss. She's pretty, huh? I bet you're prettier. She's nice, huh? I bet you're nicer. Point is, I don't think there's a girl as amazing as you out there. I am the one who should feel lucky to have you here with me. And I do... feel lucky."

She smiled brightly at him, leaning forward to press her lips against his for a passionate kiss. Her arms wrapped around his neck as their kiss ended. They dragged down to take both of his hands again. Hand in hand, the new couple walked towards Travis's dinner table. A nicely prepared dinner, as well as some non-alcoholic drinks sat on the table.

"Jesus, if you had told me we were going on a fancy date, I would have chosen to wear something more formal than this!" Hanna exclaimed. "Look at you... all handsome and hot in your formal button up, and me, all lousy and casual as if I'm just going to sit at home and eat potato chips."

"Hey, don't worry about it. You look beautiful, anyways," Travis said sincerely, offering her the greatest smile she had ever seen in her life.