Chapter 7: Life's Great
Jake slowly walked upstairs and hesitantly knocked on Miley's door. After getting no answer, he opened the door to find her curled up in bed crying.
She turned to face him. "How could you kiss Rachel? You promised!"
"I wasn't cheating on you. She kissed me."
"Yeah right," she muttered.
"Really Miley! She wouldn't let go. The kiss was kinda like…" Jake kissed Miley with his arms wrapped around her waist tightly. Miley angrily tried to push away, but his gripped was too tight. Then Jake let go, "…that," he finished.
'Should I believe him?' Miley wondered. Then she thought of the night of the dance.Flashback
"What?" she sniffled.
"I saw what happened…" he said quietly. "I'm sorry it happened to you."
"Why are you sorry? I'm the one that decided to go to the dance with Josh. Why aren't you making fun of me?" Miley asked.
"Why would I do that? You're so miserable right now; I hate seeing you like this. Josh isn't worth your tears Miley."
Then she remembers when she caught Josh cheating on her.
"I've told you, I hate seeing you like this. I want to be with you, you're an amazing girl and Josh doesn't know what he missed out on. If we got together, I promise, I'll never cheat on you," Jake said.
She also remembered earlier, when she saw Rachel and Jake kissing. She did see Amber and Ashley by them. Wait… Amber and Ashley! Rachel, Josh, and them must have been jealous. Figures. Then, Miley realized that Jake and her were still inches apart.
"Jake?" Miley whispered. Jake looked over to her with a questioning look. "I believe you," she said.
His face lit up and he smiled and genuine smile. "Thanks," he said quietly. They leaned until their lips touch gently.
The next day, Wednesday, the two walked through the beach hand in hand after school. Next to them, was another couple, Lilly and Oliver, who were also holding hands. As the four went down the beach, they met the shocked faces of Rachel, Josh, Amber, and Ashley. They just smirked and continued to walk away.
Josh eyed Jake and Miley before turning to Rachel. "So… wanna go out some time?" he asked causally. Rachel scoffed and smacked his face at the same spot Miley had smacked him. He furrowed his eyebrows; confused, as Rachel walked away, in the opposite direction of Jake, Miley, Lilly, and Oliver.
"You're pathetic," Amber and Ashley said in unison followed by the tradition, "ooo, tss," and finger touch. They walked away to catch up with Rachel, leaving Josh alone.
A little while later, Lilly and Oliver decided to go surfing, and Jake and Miley went to Rico's. Jackson was working that shift. The three chatted as Jake and Miley drank their smoothies. Miley rolled her eyes as she saw Josh try to ask out yet another girl. Jackson and Jake followed her gaze. When they saw Josh, they too rolled their eyes, but then returned to their conversation. Jake put his arm around Miley's waist and Miley leaned her head on Jake's shoulder. She thought: my two best friends finally got together; I have a caring brother, and an awesome boyfriend. Life's turning out great.
A/N: I'm not writing a sequel to this, but don't worry, I'm going to be writing other fanfics. Lol.