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Chapter 12

Torrie was packing her clother when she heard someone knock on the door of her small trailer. She stopped packing to answer the door.

"Oh hi Mrs. Cena!" Torrie greeted her with a very warm smile.

"Hi Torrie! I hope I'm not bothering you. I just wanted to talk to you before you leave." Mrs. Cena spoke as she entered Torrie's trailer.

"You can disturb me anytime Ma'am. Do you want anything?" Torrie asked her.

"No, I'm fine. Torrie.." Mrs. Cena trailed off. "I'm sorry for your lost childhood. I hold myself responsible for that and truly deeply sorry. Sorry if you were stuck with John, I know he's a handful. Also, I would like to thank you for bearing with us. You've been so good to us."

"Oh please don't be sorry. I loved spending my years with your family and with John. The thing I'm sorry for is that I didn't stay longer." Torrie started to feel sad. Mrs. Cena pulled Torrie in for a hug and Torrie quickly hugged her back.

"Please take care of John for me.. He's got a special kind of something" Torrie whispered as tears flowed down her flawless cheeks.

"You know, I used to work as a maid for John's father. It didn't matter how different our worlds were because our love for each other brought us to a whole new world." Mrs. Cena said.




Shortly after Mrs. Cena left, Torrie heard another knock on the door. She rushed to open it and saw John standing there.

"Hi John! What brought you here?" Torrie asked John curiously.

"I just wanted to give you something to remember me by" John said.

"It's alright John. Really, you don't have to. No matter how far apart we are I'll never for-" Before Torrie could even finish her sentence, John's lips met hers.

As John continued to kiss her lips, Torrie's eyes won't shut. John noticed Torrie wasn't responding to his kiss at all. He pulled away and then blew gently at Torrie's eyes. This made Torrie close her eyes. John inched his face closer to Torrie's and then their lips finally met. This time, Torrie brushed her lips gently against John's. John licked Torrie's upper lip. Torrie stuck her tongue out and played with John's tongue. After their little tongue fight, John pecked Torrie's lips a couple of times before pulling away.

Torrie caught her breath before she spoke. "Wow.." Torrie was looking wide-eyed at John. "tongue.." Torrie added.

John just gave out a chuckle.

"Wait! What was that for?" Torrie snapped back to reality.

"I told you I wanted to give you something to remember me by. If you were to have your first kiss, I want it to be with me. I mean c'mon! 15 years together and no kiss?" John said.

Torrie blushed as she recalled how good John's kiss felt. It made her feel safe and secure. It was so far, the best feeling she's had. John sat on Torrie's bed and played with Torrie's clothes.

"I heard you're leaving for Australia." John tried so hard to play it cool but deep inside, he was hurting too.

"Uhm.. yeah.. we're leaving tomorrow." Torrie said avoiding John's stare. She was trying so hard to hold back her tears.

"Tomorrow already?" John was shocked. He didn't know it was that soon. "Oh well, I hope you have fun in Australia. Keep in touch okay? Australia's a great place.. you'll meet defferent people. New friends, new bestfriend" John was cut off.

"I already have a bestfriend" Torrie said.

"Who?" John said as he raised his brow.

"You!" Torrie sat next to John.

"Torrie, are you out of your mind? How could I have been your best friend? I was mean to you all these years." John was puzzled.

"I know. John, I've known you forever. And isn't that what bestfriends do? They fight and they're mean to each other because they want to teach one another something. Don't forget the nice things you've done to me too. When I was 14, I fell off my bike and scraped my knee so bad that I couldn't walk, you found me and carried me home." Torrie smiled at John.

"Yeah, and after bringing you home I dropped you in our pool." John said with his haid down.



"But see, because of that, I learned to swim! Point is John, that you taught me stuff." Torrie said as she put a comforting arm around John's shoulder. John couldn't hold back his tears any more so he stood up and bid Torrie goodbye. "Wake me up before you leave okay?" John said, his back towards Torrie. John was making his way to the door when he felt himself pulled towards Torrie. Torrie cupped his face and massaged her lips with John's in one swift motion. John stared at her in awe.

"What? No second kiss?" Torrie said nonchalantly.