Chapter 18

Forever

It had been over a year since Lilly and Oliver finally got together. Ever since that faithful kiss that showed they truly loved each other, they've been inseparable. It was as if hiding the fact that they liked each other hurt the both of them which caused so much drama in their life and now that it's out in the open, they're just happy.

"Oliver, come with me." Lilly giggled as they walked down the street of their sidewalk. She tugged on his hands, pulling him across the street.

"Where are we going?" He questioned, as he gently pulled back. He smiled at his girlfriend as she lightly pecked him on the lips.

"Just be quiet, it's a surprise." She smiled sweetly at him and pulled him once again.

"Fine." Oliver sighed and followed Lilly.

Once they reached another street, she noticed they were close to their destination. Lilly smiled widely and went behind Oliver placing her hands over his eyes.

"What are you doing?" He asked, slightly taken aback from her actions. He put his hands over hers, wanting to get them off, but didn't.

"Like I said, it's a surprise." She replied and slowly moved forward as he did as well. She peered over his shoulder and smiled seeing that they were nearing their destination.

"Lilly, we're going to get hit by a car if you don't get your hands off my eyes." Oliver said and Lilly laughed.

They were crossing a street on a crosswalk by then and they had the right of way. Lilly didn't understand why Oliver was being so paranoid, it was a simple thing she wanted to do with him and he's acting all scared.

"Just hold on, we're almost there." Lilly reassured him and finally hit the side walk. They were growing closer and closer to their destination and Lilly couldn't help but feel excited. The last time they were here was more than a year ago, the day Lilly and Oliver both professed their love for each other.

Lilly squealed in excitement once she finally reached the spot. She smiled wide and took a deep breath. She finally removed her hands from Oliver's eyes and Oliver blinked three times once he realized where he was.

"Surprise." She said.

Oliver laughed. "You always find ways to amaze me." He said as he pulled her close to him. He kissed her cheek and held her close to him.

She sighed in his arms. She definitely loved being this close to him and she never knew she'd be with him for so long. She smiled and stared at the bark of the tree where they first wrote their names.

"Hey." She said as she removed Oliver's arms from her waist. He looked at her questionably as she took his hands and brought him closer to the tree.

"What?" He asked as he watched Lilly get something from her purse. She took a small object from it and soon Oliver realized that it was a pocket knife.

"I didn't now little ladies carry such dangerous objects in their purses." Oliver joked and Lilly slapped his shoulders.

She dropped her purse on the ground and went up to the tree and started to carve her name into bark of the tree. As soon as she finished carving her name, she gave the pocket knife to Oliver so that he could carve his own name into the tree.

Once he finished writing his name, Lilly put the finishing touches on the tree with their newly carved names just below their other carving, one which they wrote over 10 years ago.

"Just like when we were younger." Oliver said as he wrapped his arms around Lilly from behind.

"Yeah, except you forgot one thing." She smiled and turned to face him in his arms.

He tilted his head. "What?"

Lilly stuck her pinky out.

"Pinky promise me you'll love me forever." She smiled and watched as Oliver lifted his hand to hers.

"I'll promise you that." Oliver hooked his pinky with Lilly.

She then went on her tiptoes to give Oliver a light kiss on the cheek. "You have to love me and only me forever." Lilly whispered as soon as she parted from Oliver. She stood in front of him, staring into his soft brown eyes, and grinned.

Oliver smiled and pulled her close. "I'm forever yours." Oliver replied softly and lightly kissed her on her lips.

Lilly & Oliver

Love Forever

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Seven year old Lilly Truscott and Oliver Oken were running around in the empty lot a few blocks away from their house. They were playing tag and Oliver kept on losing to Lilly because she was just too quick for him. He continued to complain about how slow of a runner he was, but Lilly wouldn't listen to him.

"Stop running Lilz!" Oliver said as he chased the little girl around.

"Catch up Ollie!" Lilly laughed as she hit base, which was a big old tree, she shouted, "I win!" Lilly jumped.

"You meanie." Oliver pouted as soon as he reached the tree. He was breathing heavily with sweat running down his forehead and dirt marks on his face. He tried so hard to catch up with Lilly, but she wouldn't give him a chance that would let him win for once. She was just too fast for him and he hated that about her.

"I sorry Ollie." Lilly said and with her tiny arms, wrapped it around the little boy.

"Ew you hug me!" He said and scrunched his face.

"That's what mommy does when she make daddy mad." Lilly shrugged. "Will you be my BFF then?" She asked as she faced him.

"What does BFF mean?" Oliver asked.

Lilly proudly grinned and said, "BFF means best friends forever, Janice told me. If we say we are best friends forever, then we have to promise to be friends forever." Lilly looked around and spotted a hard metal piece from the ground.

"But Mitchel said that boys and girls can't be best friends." Oliver complained, making Lilly roll her eyes.

"Mitchel is a butt head. We can be BFF's our mommies and daddies are BFF's" Lilly pointed out.

"But forever is a long time from now." Oliver thought, still unsure about being Lilly's BFF.

"Please." Lilly pouted and tugged on Oliver's shirt.

"Okay, I want to be your BFF!" Oliver said excitedly then started to jump.

"Okay, but we have to mark it so that we will keep this promise." Lilly said and walked over to the tree.

"What are you going to do to the tree?" Oliver asked as Lilly started to hit the tree with the metal object.

"You're hurting the tree!" Oliver moved to Lilly and put his hand on hers, trying to get her to stop carving her name in the tree.

"I'm not hurting it! I'm just writing my name in it." Lilly pushed Oliver off.

Oliver sighed and watched Lilly. She started to carve her name into the tree and it took her a while before she finally made a mark. She started to sweat and once she finished spelling her name, she nodded proudly at her work.

"Your turn!" Lilly exclaimed as she handed the metal thing to Oliver.

Oliver stepped up to the tree and carved his own name in it. It took him longer since he almost forgot to spell his name, but he didn't care. He was about to make the bestest friend he'll ever have and that's all that mattered to him.

When Oliver finished writing his name in the tree, he gave it back to Lilly.

"Okay, now I have to write BFF in it." She said and stepped up. She thought for a second and looked back at Oliver.

"How do you spell best friends forever?" She asked.

"I no, no." He lifted his hands and shoulders up and tilted his head.

"Okay, I'll just put BFF." She said and carved that out of the wood.

She dropped the metal thing and crackled her knuckles

"Now we're best friends forever! We just have to pinky promise it first." She stuck her stubby pinky at him and Oliver hooked his with hers.

"Pinky promise me you will be my BFF."

"I promise." They squeezed each others pinkies and Lilly smiled as she went on her tiptoes to kiss Oliver's cheek.

Oliver gasped and put his hand to his cheek.

"It just means that you can't leave me anymore. We're best friends forever now." Lilly said giggled and pulled at Oliver's arms to play another game of tag.

Lilly & Oliver

BFF

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Started as a promise, sealed with a kiss

A/N Yeah, this was a different chapter, but I couldn't resist it. I just had to write it XP

I can't believe this is over. I had so much fun writing this! Aw darn. Well, hope you all enjoyed reading this as much as I loved writing this haha and thanks for the awesome reviews!

Thanks, seriously.

Mari
AlwaysxAddicted