Billy brushed Ally's face with his hand and smoothed her hair. She looked so beautiful when she was asleep and even more beautiful when she was smiling. At the moment she was draped over her sofa, snuggled into his neck, after falling asleep watching the film. He still couldn't believe he was here, looking at the girl he had fallen for years ago and not realised it until last week. His heart had defiantly gone 'ping!' as Ally had put it. He loved the way she always thought up little words and phrases like that. He loved her house, her pets, her family, (not so much) her friends, her face, pretty much everything about her. And most of all her humbleness. Not once had she said "I'm more gorgeous than her" or "Look at me! I'm amazing!" and she always put others before herself. Who could want anything more?
"...and yes, we do want that dress in, both colours and all sizes. The matching jacket too. Yes we want the shoes, why else would we have written that on the form?!" Billy felt sorry for whoever was on the other end of the phone, enduring a serious tongue-lashing from Linn. "Yes, yes, yes, yes, YES! We wrote what we want on the order form so look at it!" Linn sighed dramatically. "Look, come to the shop tomorrow morning and we can sort this out. Goodbye!" Linn slammed the phone down and stormed into the living room.
"Shhh! Ally's asleep." Billy said. Linn grinned.
"Oh, sorry. I forgot you two were watching a film." She crept out.
"Ally. Ally. Time to get up now."
"Noooo." Ally muttered.
"Nu-uh." She whispered and turned to sleep.
"Come on, or something awful might happen. Something awful like an attack of tickles!" Billy laughed.
"Noooo!" ally muttered urgently. Billy held her hand and pulled to get her up. "Noooo!" was the response.
"You asked for it Ally Love. Watch out for the tickles!" Billy grabbed her waist and tickled her viciously. She giggled and hit him on the head. Billy collapsed down and faked defeat. "You've won Ally. Now let me carry you to bed." Ally smiled and let herself be picked up.
"Billy Stephenson, you big flirt." She laughed as he kissed her lightly.
The remaining of the Love family that was awake (Rowan, Linn, Ally's Mum and Dad and the odd cat) grinned as he triumphantly carried her through the hall.
In Ally's room, he dropped her slowly onto the bed. He tucked her under the covers and went to kiss her cheek. However Ally's turned her head and kissed him on the lips. She smiled as made him blush from his baseball-cap-covered head to his chin and nestled under the covers further.
"Night-y night Billy."
"Sweet dreams gorgeous." Billy walked out he room and turned off the light.