Was I stupid to tell Steve that I love him? It's true, but why did I tell him? I mean he was smiling when I told him and he said he loved me back, but was that to be nice? Was he lying when he said he loved me too, he did get out of there pretty fast. Did that kiss mean something or was it an excuse to spend more time because after he kissed me he told me that he loved me too then left. This will probably ruin everything or it could make what me and Steve have stronger. Did I make a mistake?

These are the things that I thought about as I lay in bed that morning. It was Sunday and I didn't have to get up. I just lay there thinking about the night before, I thought it had been nice, which it was but then I started thinking about the after, what would happen the next day. The thought scared me, seeing Steve today. It would be different that's for sure. I heard a knock on my door. I quickly turned over to look like I was sleeping. I mumbled a come on in, and the door opened. I turned over and saw Danielle walking towards me.

"Move over" she said in a playful tone. I moved over and she slid into bed beside me.

"I'm scared" she said.

"About the guy?" I asked.

"Sort of" she answered.

"What do you mean?"

"Well you know, I don't think I should have called you" I could not think of a reason why.

"Why in the world would you think that?"

"Well, I chose to invite him over that night, when it started to get serious I had second thoughts and this guy was tough, I couldn't tell him no. So I called you, but it was my decision to sleep with him and it was not right to make you save me"

"Second thoughts happen all the time, I'm not mad"

"Yeah but you and Soda could be in danger now"

"Knocking him out for you? That can't be the reason, it happens all the time in our neighborhood"

"This guy is well is Dally's old buddy from New York"

"So?" Dally would never hurt any of us, especially Soda and me.

"He's from New York" Oh. Crap.

"Damn" she sighed.

"Come on lets go talk to Soda" I dragged her out of bed.

"But…" we ran to Soda's room and were careful not to wake Pony.

"Soda?" I shook him gently.

"Soph? What is it?" I dragged him out too. We walked to the kitchen.

"You beat the crap out of Dally's old buddy from…New York" his eyes widened.

"See I told you I shouldn't have called you!" Danielle screamed. She went on.

"I should have had sex with him, and then no one would be in danger!" she put leaned against the wall. Soda went over to her and put his hand on her shoulder.

"We can handle some New Yorker" he said. She just stood up and walked out the door, I started to follow her but Soda grabbed my arm.

"What are you doing?"

"She needs time to think"

"What if she does something stupid?"

"We have to let her do it" He was being so insensitive. But yet I knew he was right.

Darry, Soda, and Steve went to work the next morning leaving the rest of the gang at home. Danielle had still not come back. I was starting to get really worried but Soda was right, we had to give her space.

"You got any beer?" Two-Bit asked.

"No you had the last one yesterday" I answered.

"I did?"


"Well then I don't remember" I laughed. Ponyboy came down and sat beside me.

"How are you?"

"Ponyboy just because I told you something you don't need to check up on me, I'm fine"

"Ok" I felt bad about being rude but I was in a bad mood, I had stayed in my room all day yesterday. I hadn't even seen Steve which I was sort of happy about. I don't know how he would react to what happened the other night.

"I'm going to the DX, bye" I said and walked out the door.

When I got there Soda and Steve were fooling around.

"Hey Sophie!" Soda yelled as I walked up to them.

"Hey guys" Steve rubbed his hands off on his jeans.

"Soda I'm going to go grab a Coke, and go to the bathroom be back in a couple minutes." I took the hint.

"Me too" And I walked after him.

"Fine leave me all alone!" Soda called. I walked into the building I looked around for Steve but couldn't see him.

"Steve?" Then I felt his soft lips upon mine. He pulled away and looked into my eyes.

"Hi" he said. I laughed.

"You scared me"

"Oh sorry"

"No, it's fine" he kissed me again.

"This time I know that you have been avoiding me"

"I'm sorry it's just that…the whole Danielle thing, well Soda probably told you, has gotten to me. I needed some time alone"

"I'm totally fine with it" I just smiled.

"So, I was thinking we could do something tonight, let's say I'll pick you up at 12:00 right by your window"

"I'd like that"

That night Danielle was in my room yet again trying to help me find out what to wear.

"What in the world should I wear?"

"I say this every time this pink dress!" she

"He said nothing to fancy, and beside I know what he likes"

"And what does he like?" I thought about it.

"Ok shut up" I answered. She pushed me over and started to dig through my closet. She finally pulled out a jean skirt and my brown thick strap tank top.

"That's too casual!"

"Put it on"


"Put it on!" I put on the tank top and skirt. She went to my jewelry box and pulled out my moms silver locket and some fake silver earrings. She put them on and helped me with my make up. I studied my self in the mirror. I looked hot! I touched the silver locket, I was almost crying. I missed mom so much, I could tell her everything, all my problems and she would be able to help me. But she wasn't here. She never would be.

"Alright I'm going to bed; he'll be here in a half an hour. Good luck" Danielle said as she stepped out the door. I was glad Steve had picked a Tuesday night so Darry and Soda would be tired and go to bed early, Ponyboy would be asleep too but I wasn't worried about him, he knew about me and Steve. I grabbed my drawing pad and sat there drawing. It was exactly 12:00 when I heard a knock on my window. I smiled and jumped up. I put some pillows under my blankets and went to the window. I climbed out to see Steve standing there. I smiled and kissed him and we went to the car. I knew tonight was going to be special.

Hi! This chapter was longer, sorry about the last one. School is starting soon, this Thursday, so I might be able to get one more chapter before then. After that I might get one in once every two weeks. Hope you liked it read and review! Thanks reviewers!