Chapter 9 - What I See In You.

AN: Chapter 9. I'm so sorry about the long wait, and I hope you guys are still reading this story. And this story now has a new pairing, which is Sara/Jake. Okay, so please review.

Disclaimer: See Chapter 1.


(Dana's Point of View)

Oh my god. I just got a text from Chase, and he told me Logan didn't come back tonight for curfew. They covered for him, like they always do, and their dorm advisor didn't even question it. Chase text me saying he has no idea where Logan is and he won't answer the texts Chase and Michael have both sent him. Quickly, I type out a text and send it to Logan.


Where are you? Chase and Michael are getting worried. Please let me talk to you.


After I sent it, I counted up how long ago it was that Logan and I had been arguing. I couldn't believe I'd told him to get out of my life, how could I do that? Sara thinks I was crazy, but right now she and Aleigh are talking about clothes and trying to re-bond. Aleigh is still upset, and what happened is still a touchy subject, but they are trying. My phone beeped, and Logan had actually text me back.

Why do you even care? You wanted me out of your life earlier, now you're wondering where I am. Tell C and M I'm fine, and can they please cover for me at curfew checks.

That was all he wrote, nothing about where he was or anything. I wished I knew where he was, and I tried to think back to 8th grade. It was hard, because my memory was still kind of fuzzy about some things. Then it came to me, he'd be at our spot on the beach.

I slipped on my shoes, asked Sara and Aleigh to cover for me, and snuck out. Once I was outside, I ran to the beach. I ran all the way down the beach toward mine and Logan's spot from 8th grade. It was our spot because that was where we were when he told me he liked me, and when he first kissed me.

Once I was close enough to see, I immediately saw him sitting on the rock, looking out into the horizon. I walked up to him, but he wouldn't look at me. I sat down beside him, and he moved farther away.

"Go away." His voice was harsh, and I knew he was upset.

"Logan, please talk to me."

"Why should I?"

"Please." I said again, and he finally looked up at me. "I'm sorry, okay? I shouldn't of said those things today, and I'm sorry."

"I don't know why I even like you, Dana. All you do is hurt me. First you tell me I'm not important and I don't mean anything, now you want me out of your life. And to think…"

"And to think what?"

"And to think I waited three years for you." Now that hurt. I knew Logan would wait for me, which is why I wanted to come back this year. I wanted to be with Logan, but now that I was back, I felt worse than ever.

"I'm sorry, Logan. But I waited for you too."

"But I didn't leave you. You left me."

"That doesn't mean it didn't hurt."

"Dana, look…I just don't know if you and I can work out."

"What?" The hurt was clear on my face, and I knew he could see it.

"I'm sorry, Dana."

"Is this all we're going to say tonight? That we're sorry? Logan, I know you're sorry, and you know that I'm sorry."

"I wanted to be with you so bad in 8th grade. But maybe…you've changed. Maybe you're not the same girl I really liked."

"Logan, you know I'm the same girl. Maybe…you just don't like me anymore."

"Dana, I don't know if I just liked you. I think…I was in love with you."



"But you're not anymore?" I bit my lip, hoping he wouldn't say what I thought he was going to.

"I don't know."

"Logan, I want to be with you. Really."

"And I want that too."

"Then what are you waiting for? Ask me out. You know I'll say yes."

"Will you be my girlfriend, Miss Cruz?" I smiled, so glad to be back.

"Of course I will." He kissed me, lightly. It was like it was in 8th grade, soft and gentle, not wanting to push what we had.

"Why do we fight?" He asked when we pulled back.

"Because we're good at it." He smiled, and I returned it.


(Sara's Point of View)

Okay, so Aleigh and I started talking about guys somehow. She said she thinks Chase is hot, but I told her everything I knew about him and Zoey. I told her somehow, someway, I kinda like our step-brother Jake.

"No way!" She squealed, a smile on her face.

"Yeah. I know it's crazy."

"How old is he?"

"Umm…I think he's the same age as us."

"Awesome. He sounds perfect for you."

"No, he doesn't." I told her, thinking about how good it actually sounded. Sara and Jake. "He's my step-brother."

"So? He's not blood related, so it's all legal."


"Yeah." She said, like I should know this stuff.

"How do you know this?"

"I'm just that good." She smiled. "I think you should call him."

"No way." I said, looking away from her, because she was always able to convince me into anything.

"Why not?" I shook my head at her, and she sighed. "Then I'll do it."

"No, absolutely not."

"Yeah." She smiled, grabbing my phone. I'd forgotten that Jake's number was in it until she said "Ah. Ha. Jake's cell."

"Aleigh, no."

"Why?" She gave me a puppy dog pout, the kind that little kids use.

"Because…I don't want him to think I'm weird for liking him."

"If he thinks you're weird, then screw him and that means he's not good enough for you anyway."

She handed me the phone, and I looked at it before taking it in my hands. I turned it over a few times, trying to think if this was actually what I wanted to do. But deep down, I knew that I wanted Jake to know I had feelings for him. I clicked his number, and put it on speaker-phone, telling Aleigh she had to be silent.

"Hello?" I heard his voice, and I wondered if this was a mistake.

"Hey, Jake. It's me…Sara."

"Oh, hey Sara. How's it going? Your dad told me you called him about how you lied, but he seems okay."

"Actually, there's something else I wanted to talk to you about."

"Oh, okay. What's that?"

"Um…I actually…wanted to talk to you about…my feelings for you." It was hard for me to say that, but once I did, I felt a lot better.

"I don't know if I understand what you mean, Sara."

"Okay, look, I…like you. I mean, I like you as more than my step-brother…and much more than my friend."

"Sara…I don't know what to say."

"I knew I shouldn't of called you. Can we just forget this ever happened?"

"I don't want to forget this ever happened. I like you, Sara. But I don't know if anything could ever happen with us. One reason for that is because we're step-siblings, but the other is that you're in California and I'm in Ohio."

"Jake, if you really like someone, nothing else should matter." Aleigh smiled at me, and I realized that the place I'd first heard that saying was from her.

"I guess so…but listen, I don't think now is such a good time for us to…"

"Why?" I felt like crying, and Aleigh put her arm around me.

"Because I…have a girlfriend."

"Oh. I didn't know that. Well, look I need to go."

"Sara, wait."

"Bye Jake." I flipped my phone shut and felt the tears come to my eyes. I cried silently as Aleigh hugged me. I'm so stupid.

AN: Okay, so there's chapter 9. I know you guys have been waiting for this chapter since like July, and I'm sorry its taken me this long to update. I hope you guys like this. Now Dana and Logan are together, but Sara just got rejected by Jake. Looks like problems ahead. Please review.