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"Are you dating Logan Reese?"
Quinn looked at her friends, wondering why they were so angry. And then it occurred to her: none of them had been there when she and Logan had declared their love in front of love. They hadn't seen it. She frowned, and looked at the ground, avoiding the angry glare of Lola.
"Well? ARE YOU?" Lola shouted.
Zoey finally snapped out of her love-filled haze and connected to the situation at hand. "Hey, yeah Quinn, are you?"
Quinn hated being asked the same question repetitively, it was so obnoxious. She finally brought her eyes back to theirs. Lola was tapping her foot impatiently, and Zoey had her eyebrows raised.
"WELL?" They shouted in unison.
Quinn blinked. "Yes," she answered simply.
"WHAT?!" Zoey and Lola shrieked. Quinn winced again when she realized that the door was open. They had probably just woken half of the dorm.
"I said, yes." Quinn put an extra emphasis on the last word.
Lola's jaw fell slack, and Zoey crinkled her nose.
"Ew, why?" Zoey asked, coming to stand in front of Quinn.
Lola couldn't speak.
"Because, he's sweet, and adorable, and romantic, and... I love him." Quinn didn't even whisper the last part, but then realized that she probably should have.
"Sweet? Romantic? That is so not the Logan Reese I know. And, you WHAT?!" Zoey shouted. "You love him?!"
"Yeah, I do. What are you going to do about it?" Quinn challenged, standing up. She was tired of people putting down the relationship between her and Logan. It was time to defend it.
"How could you love Logan? He's just so... well, Logan!" Zoey shouted.
"Why does everyone keep saying that? Logan and I have been dating for about 6 months now, in secret. And, now that we finally decide to tell everybody, you guys are the ones flipping out, rather than the rest of the student body!" Quinn was right in Zoey's face now.
Zoey took a hesitant step back, but her eyes didn't mask her shock. "I'm sure we're not the only ones flipping out..."
"Logan, Lisa just told me the weirdest thing, and I had to ask you if it was true." Michael said as he speed-walked into the room, undoing his tie.
Logan turned to face him, a goofy grin still plastered on his face. "Yeah?" There was no touch of irritation or sarcasm in his voice.
"Well, she told me that..."
He was interrupted when Chase walked in, carrying his bags in each hand.
"CHASE!" Michael shouted. He ran over and picked Chase up in a bone-crushing hug.
"Hey Michael," Chase wheezed. "Miss me?"
"Miss you?! OF COURSE I DID!" Michael was still shouting.
Chase covered his ears and laughed. "Why are you shouting?"
"I don't know, I guess I'm just excited because you're back!"
Chase nodded and looked over at the smiley Logan. He raised a hand in acknowledgment. "Hey Logan."
"Hey," Logan said, sighing happily.
"What's with him?" Chase asked, pointing in Logan's direction.
"I don't really know... Oh! That reminds me. Logan, can we get back to our conversation please?"
Logan shrugged. "Ok."
"So, Lisa told me that at the Prom, you and Quinn kissed. And she said... she said you guys said you loved each other."
Logan looked up at him, the grin growing on his face. "Yeah, and?"
"And, is it true?" Michael asked in an incredulous voice.
"Of course it's true! I love Quinn, and she loves me, and everyone accepted our relationship!" He laid back on his bed and sighed, closing his eyes.
Lola came storming into the room, dragging Quinn by the arm. Zoey followed closely behind, smiling when she met Chase's gaze. They interlocked fingers. Michael gaped.
"Chase, Zoey, are you two DATING?!"
Chase smiled and nodded. "Yup."
"Woah, congrats man, that's--"
"Yeah, that's awesome, we know," Lola interrupted. "Now, can we please get to the problem at hand?"
"Problem?" Michael asked, clueless.
"Yes. The Quinn and Logan problem."
Logan scowled. "My and Quinn's relationship is not a problem." He practically growled every word.
Quinn nodded, agreeing. "Yeah. I don't understand what the big deal is, Lola."
"The big deal? The big deal is, you guys have been secretly dating for 6 months and you didn't tell any of us! And now you all of a sudden love each other? How is that not a problem?"
Logan stood up and walked over to Quinn, putting an arm around her arms protectively. "You want to know why we didn't tell you? Because we were afraid this would happen! That you would freak out, and we wouldn't be able to stay together!"
"Wait, you two were telling the truth when you told me you were dating?" Michael finally managed to ask.
"Yes," they answered in unison.
Lola turned on Michael. "You knew? You knew and you didn't tell us?"
"Well, I thought they were kidding. I thought it was a cover for my surprise birthday party!" Michael defended.
"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Michael, why would they kid about something like that?!"
"To keep my party a secret?" Michael asked hopefully. Lola glared at him, then turned back on Quinn and Logan, who were gazing into each others' eyes and smiling goofily.
"Well, if you two are a couple now, then prove it," she challenged.
Chase finally tore away from Zoey, coming back into the conversation. "Wait, what? Quinn and Logan are a couple?"
"YES!" Lola, Logan, and Quinn shouted.
Chase held up his hands in surrender. "Ok, geez. Just asking. Carry on."
"Again, I say: if you're a couple now and you're in love, prove it."
"How?" Logan asked.
"Yeah, how? What do you want me to say? I love you Logan?" Quinn asked.
Logan smiled at her. "Aw, I love you too, Quinn."
Quinn blushed and giggled.
Lola frowned, her forehead wrinkling in frustration. "GAH! Things do not just work this way! You guys need to kiss, or something! PROVE IT!"
"Ok," Logan said before pulling Quinn flush against him. Her blush deepened, and she saw his eyes turn a shade darker. Oh yeah, he was definitely in the mood for making out right now. He crushed his lips to hers passionately, not coming up for air for a good thirty seconds. Not like Quinn minded; she could kiss Logan all day. When Logan pulled back, he smiled at Quinn. He realized he could now kiss her whenever he wanted, and he liked that option. A lot.
Lola gaped again. "Wow. That was um... wow."
Logan smirked at her. "Do you need more proof?"
Quinn laughed quietly.
Lola shook her head quickly. "No, no, no more proof will be necessary. I guess you guys are just... a couple now. Weird."
"IT'S NOT WEIRD!" Quinna and Logan shouted at the same time.
"I guess we'll all just have to get used to it," Michael added. Lola nodded and walked out of the room, leaving the two couples: Zoey and Chase, and Logan and Quinn. They all smiled at one another.
"Welcome to coupledom," Chase said, patting Logan on the back.
He smiled. "Thanks, it feels good. You too, congrats on finally getting Zoey."
Chase smiled. He had really missed everyone.
Quinn sighed as she woke up. She was just so happy, it was impossible not to have a smile on her face. She and Logan were now officially dating, and their friends had accepted it, and everything was back to normal again. No more secrecy.
She heard a knock on her door, and hopped off her bed, covering the floor quickly. But, when she opened the door, there was no one there. She looked around the hallway: no one. Then she looked down, and saw an intricately wrapped box with a letter on top. Quinn was written in a fancy scrawl.
"What the--?" Quinn tore the letter open carefully, reading it slowly.
Well, now that everyone officially knows about us, I say we celebrate. Go to the bench where we first kissed.
P.S.- Open the box!
Quinn smiled. She also opened the gift carefully, and gasped. Inside the large box was a bouquet of a dozen yellow tulips, tied with a green bow. There was a note card inside.
I know they're your favorite. There's one for every time I've thought about you today.
Quinn checked her watch: it was only 7 in the morning, and Logan didn't usually get up until 10. She smiled happily and quickly dressed, excited to see what waited for her at their bench.
Quinn gasped for the second time that morning when she reached the bench, her hand coming up to cover her mouth. Their bench was ornately decorated with yellow tulip petals, candles, and balloons. She walked forward and touched every single petal, making sure it was all real. She smiled and picked up another envelope that was sitting on the top of the bench, in the exact place where she had been sitting when they kissed so long ago.
She opened the letter quickly, excitedly.
Like it? I thought you might. :) So, this is your second stop on the Logan Reese Love Train. Enjoy it for a little while, but hurry to the next location!
The Basketball Court.
Quinn smiled and practically ran in the direction of the court. She gasped yet again when she saw what it contained. In sidewalk chalk, Logan had written all over the court. "10 Reasons Why I Love You"
Quinn felt her eyes start to tear up as she read each reason.
1. You're beautiful, and you don't even try. (A/N: had to have a shout-out to the Jo Bros. here. This is a lyric from one of their new songs, 'Lovebug'. I DON'T OWN IT.)
2. I love the way you giggle when you're nervous.
3. I love it even more when you try to hide it.
4. I love your eyes, and think about them almost every second of my day.
5. I love the smile you have after you solve a problem or finish a Quinnvention.
6. I love your laugh. It is the most beautiful thing I've ever heard.
7. I love how you challenge me.
8. You can beat me at basketball. Not many people (if any) can do that.
9. I love how you always smell like vanilla and flowers. It's my favorite scent.
10. I love how you love me.
Quinn's smile now took up her whole face. She saw a balloon tied to one of the basketball hoops, a small envelope dangling from the ribbon. She skipped over to it happily and pulled it off.
If you need more reasons, I have more. Many more. Please come to the beach. You'll see the next clue.
Quinn sprinted the few minutes to the beach, her breath barely quickening. She looked around frantically for Logan, hoping that he was here. He wasn't. She frowned slightly, and began to walk more slowly, staring at her toes in the sand. She stepped in a shallow hole, almost falling over. When she righted herself, she looked down: it was an arrow. She looked down the beach and realized that there were more of them, leading to a destination. She grinned and followed them. They took her further and further down the beach, until she barely realized where she was anymore. The sun had started to go down, and she was starting to get cold, and more than a little worried. Where was Logan? Wasn't he supposed to be here? She saw a sign standing in the sign. Trust me. Just a little while longer. It was Logan's handwriting. Quinn let out a relieved sigh and continued in the direction in which the sign pointed.
When the sun barely started to lower on the horizon, that's when she saw him. Logan was standing there in a white button-down shirt with rolled-up sleeves, wearing jean shorts and no shoes. He was standing in their clearing, the one in the trees they had found and used all those times before. Candles were everywhere, making the clearing look like a wonderland. There were blankets laid out on the ground, with pillows and a small box with a red bow on top.
Logan smiled when she walked into his line of vision, and his smile grew when he saw her amazement. She hadn't been expecting this, and he knew it. He walked toward her slowly, extending his hand out to her.
"Hey Quinn. What's up?" He said nonchalantly.
"Logan, how did you-- What did you-- How?" Quinn stuttered, staring at him in amazement.
Logan laughed. "You talk too much, Pensky." He kissed her lovingly on the lips as he laced both of his hands with hers. He took in her scent, the one that drove him crazy, and he sighed into the kiss happily.
Quinn pulled back and smiled shyly.
Logan dropped one of her hands, but held the other. "Let's go. We got some star watching to do."
Quinn followed him quietly. He laid down on the blankets and she laid next to him, laying her head on his chest. He wrapped an arm around her tightly. Quinn shivered. She just realized how cold she'd become.
Logan looked down at her worriedly. "Are you cold?"
Quinn nodded. "Mmhmm."
"Well, I can fix that..." Logan said as he pulled one of his hoodies out of the stack of blankets. "Here." He put it on her, and she smiled, hugging it to herself tightly.
Quinn loved Logan's smell, almost more than anything in the world. The only thing she loved more being Logan himself. She sighed contentedly and snuggled back into his chest. They took their previous positions on the ground and lay there in silence, content to simply be with each other.
Logan reached behind him and pulled the small box forward. Quinn barely noticed his movement.
"Hey Quinn?" Logan whispered.
"Do you want to open your last present?"
Quinn smiled. "Ok."
Quinn sat up, and Logan handed her the box. She took it eagerly, petting the sides and examining the box. It was surprisingly heavy. She took off the lid, but found another box. She took off that box's lid, and found another box. She continued on in this matter until she had gone through 9 boxes, finally reaching an envelope in the 10th box. She opened it slowly, read the words, and smiled. She looked at Logan and kissed him deeply before laying back down and watching the stars with him once more.
He hugged her close. "I love you, Quinn Pensky."
"I love you too, Logan Reese," Quinn replied. She clutched tightly to the note in her hands; she never wanted to let it go. As her eyelids began to droop, she nestled into Logan again. He smiled and kissed the top of her head.
"Goodnight, Quinn," he whispered.
He looked down at her hand, limp from sleep. He smiled when he saw that she still clutched the last letter from him. He closed his eyes, the words playing over and over in his mind:
Quinn Pensky, you are the one for me. The only one, for always and forever. I have never loved anyone or anything as much as I do you. I love you, Quinn Pensky, and I will never stop.