Disclaimer: I do not own The Suite Life of Zack and Cody / The Suite Life on Deck or any of the characters. The only thing I do own is the story itself.

A/N: Hey guys. I've finally updated. Is there still any people reading this? I know I've left it way too long. I finally knew what to write to finish the chapter. It look me long enough. Oh well, it's here now. Hope you all enjoy (that is if there is anyone left).

Chapter 3 – Love Is In The Air

"So do you know what's up with Maddie? She's been acting really weird recently – especially around Zack." Cody said, continuing to eat his dinner.

London looked up suddenly. "What do you mean?" She asked, pretending not to know.

"Zack and I can't figure out what's up with her. Do you know anything?"

"No. She didn't say anything." She lied.

"Oh."

"But I can ask her later."

"There's no rush. It's just we're curious about it."

Ten minutes later and the couple had finished eating. They had ordered dessert and were waiting for it to arrive. "You know London, I love being with you." He said, looking at his girlfriend.

"I love being with you too."

The blonde sighed.

"What's wrong Cody?"

"It's just that I feel sorry for Zack. He hasn't had a real relationship before. Ok, he's had dates but he hasn't had a real girlfriend yet."

London looked away nervously. She was so desperate to tell Cody that Maddie liked Zack but she had promised her best friend she wouldn't. And she wasn't going to break her promise to her.

"Are you sure Maddie didn't say anything to you?" He asked.

She looked back at her boyfriend. "I'm sure."

With Zack. . .

"It's so weird with Maddie." Zack said to himself. "Maybe I should go and ask her." He stood up off the bed. He was about to leave the room when he thought of something. Maybe I should leave Cody a note otherwise he'll freak. He walked over to the table and picked up Cody's pen and quickly wrote a note on a piece of paper. When he was done, he made sure he had his inhaler and when he found it, he left and began walking down the hall.

Shortly after, he found himself knocking on the door to Maddie and London's room. The door opened and Maddie gulped slightly when she saw Zack standing there. "Hey Zack." She said nervously.

"You mind if I come in?" He asked.

"Umm…sure."

He walked into the room and sat down on her bed.

"What are you doing here?"

"I just wanted to talk to you."

"What about?" I hope London didn't tell Cody. Wait, how would Zack know that I like him? London's still on her date with him. Duh. Zack couldn't possibly know. She thought to herself, calming down slightly.

"It's just me Cody and I have been wondering what's up with you lately. Every time you're around me, you've been acting kind of weird."

"What? I'm acting weird? Because I don't think I've been acting weird." She said quickly.

"Yeah weird like that."

"I have no idea why I've been acting weird. I didn't even realize I've been weird because you would think I would know if I was."

"Yeah, you're doing it again. Are you sure there's nothing wrong?" He asked.

"I'm sure." She said. Oh god what's wrong with me? I can't even tell him I like him. She thought. Suddenly, she found herself thinking about him. He's so hot. His hair and his eyes. And I didn't even realize how much he's grown recently. She shook her head. Maddie snap out of it. He's three years younger. There's no way it would work out. She tried to convince herself but it was no use.

"Hello Maddie!" Zack shouted, snapping her out of her trance.

She shook her head once again. "Sorry what were you saying?"

"I could swear there's something wrong with you." He didn't notice how Maddie was looking at him. He didn't even realize she liked him. He was completely clueless.

Maddie sighed. She sat down next to him on her bed. "Ok, we need to talk."

"Yeah we do. I'm not stupid. I can tell there's something bugging you."

"I really like you Zack." Maddie said finally giving in.

He looked at her wide eyes. "What?" He never thought she would like him more than a friend. All this time, he had been thinking his crush on her had been pointless but now that had all changed.

"I like you more than a friend. I never thought I would say that but it's the truth."

Before Zack could say another word, she leaned in and kissed him. He returned the kiss and soon they found themselves kissing passionately. "I want to be with you Zack." She said in between the kisses.

"Don't talk." He whispered as he leaned in and continued kissing her. Each time they kissed, Maddie felt sparks go off and she knew for sure how she felt. She had never expected that she would feel this way but she loved every single thing about it.

Minutes went by and they were still kissing. They would have continued if London wouldn't have walked into the room…

London held a hand over her mouth as she watched Zack and Maddie passionately kiss each other. She coughed slightly and the two broke apart and looked at each other, smiling.

"Umm… I think I better get back to my room. Cody will be wondering where I am." He said awkwardly, rubbing his neck, knowing too well that it was a lie. With that, he quickly left without another word, closing the door behind him. He leant against the wall smiling. He had started doubting he would ever have a chance with her but that had all changed. He began walking back to his and Cody's room, thinking about what had just happened the whole time. When he got back to the room, he walked in with a smile and his twin looked up at him.

"So, what happened?"

"I found out what's been up with Maddie." He said sitting down.

"Oh yeah?" Cody asked, putting the book down.

"We made out." He said like it was the simplest thing in the world.

"She likes you?"

"I guess she does." He paused. "I guess you were right after all."

"I told you your crush wasn't pointless." Cody said with a smile.

"You got that right. I told you my flirting would pay off."

"Yeah, it was your flirting." He said with a sarcastic tone.

"Oh shut up. At least I've made out with her. Not like you have with London."

"Well, actually, I beat you with that too. We made out way before you did."

"Like you've made out with London?" Zack said not believing his brother for one minute.

"How would you know if I have? You were too busy drooling in a coma."

The eldest twin frowned. "At least I beat you on the first kiss."

"Kissing a teddy bear when you're six doesn't count."

"Ha…ha…ha… Very funny."

Two Days Later. . .

Zack sighed happily as he reached Maddie and London's cabin. He looked at the bunch of flowers and the box of chocolates he was holding. He knocked on the door and quickly hid them behind his back.

The door was opened shortly after and Maddie stood there with a smile on her face.

He flashed her a smile and he took his hands from behind, revealing the chocolates and flowers. "These are for you."

She took them off him and leaned over and kissed him. "I love them." She eyed the black and white tuxedo he was wearing.

He looked at the long glamorous red dress she was wearing. "You look beautiful."

"Thanks. You don't look so bad yourself." She settled the flowers on chocolates on the side and she picked up her purse.

"You ready sweet thang?" He asked, holding his arm out for her to grab.

She blushed slightly and she took his arm. The two walked off down the hall together, to the surprise that was waiting for Maddie. "Where are we going?"

"It's a surprise."

"I'm not too over dressed am I?"

"You look perfect." He said with a smile, seeing her eyes glisten. All the while, he couldn't help but think this was going to be the perfect first date. She was going to love it.

A/N: So there it is. Please Let me know what you think about it. If you like it, please review. If not, then oh well. And thanks to everyone who's reviewed to this and kept waiting. I'm grateful to everyone of them.

xAlL-tHiNgS-sUiTe-LiFe-RoCksx aka Leila