So here it is... sorry it's been so long. But I'm finally where I think I want to be with this one. There are probably only going to be two or three more chapters, so be on the lookout for them. Thanks for all of the reviews, they are greatly appreciated.
The next morning, Lily found herself worrying about what to wear. She was actually nervous to be around Donnie for the first time in her life. The kisses meant something to her, she had never kissed anyone like that, with that much fire behind it. But her rational side kept telling her that it was Donnie, and he had kissed a lot of other girls. Her brain kept telling her that he was probably just caught in the moment, but her heart wished above everything that her brain was wrong.
She was fussing with her hair when she heard a honk. Donnie was there.
"Mike, Donnie is here… he said he was going to drive me to practice today. I'll see you later!" she called before giving her mother a kiss on the cheek and going out the door.
Lily was silent when she got into the car, she didn't know how to handle the situation given what happened the night before. After a few minutes of nerve-wracking and uncomfortable silence, Lily finally spoke up.
"So… about last night, I…" she started, before pausing, "I mean, you know. I'm not… I mean," she sighed, she had the words in her head I'm not sorry about what happened, I'm just confused, really confused. I don't know if it meant something to you, but it did to me, but she just could not make them come out of her mouth.
She was blushing uncomfortably and wringing her hands in her lap. Donnie stopped the car and turned to look at her.
"I wouldn't have done it if I didn't mean it," he said solemnly.
Lily looked up at him, meeting his eyes, "Really?" she questioned, she knew that Donnie had hooked up with many girls in the past. She couldn't help but wonder if he "meant it" with them too.
Donnie nodded, "You're different. I've never felt like that before with anyone else. Last night, it was… well, different."
Lily looked down at her lap, "Different?" she repeated, wanting to know what he meant by it.
"Different, but good. Really good. I like you, Lily. I don't know why it took me so long to realize it," he explained, "But if you want to be just friends… I mean…"
Lily looked up at him, wanting to do something to reassure him that she felt the same way. She leaned in and gave him a small peck on the lips.
"I don't wanna be just friends," she said.
"Me neither," he said, "But I've never really had a girlfriend before."
"I know," she said, "I've never really had a boyfriend before."
He grinned, "I know. That's probably partially my fault."
"Yeah," she said, "But are you saying that you…"
"Yeah. Will you be my girlfriend?" he asked.
She smiled and pressed her lips to his softly.
Donnie smiled when she pulled away, "Is that a yes?"
Lily smirked, "What do you think?"
He placed a hand on the back of her neck and pulled her in, kissing her softly. She pulled away slightly before leaning back in and kissing him once more.
"We should head to practice. It's already going to be a hard one, you don't want to run extra laps for being late," Lily reminded him.
Donnie took her hand, "Fine."
"We should keep it a secret until after state," she said calmly, "I mean, you never know with my brother. It might screw up the team."
He squeezed her hand, "If that's what you want."
"I think it's best," she said.
"Alright. I won't tell anyone," he said.
"Good, me neither," she said.
That Sunday, Donnie showed up at the Winchell house, knocking on the door.
"Lily, get the door," Mike hollered from the bathroom where he was drying his hair.
"Oh hi," Lily said awkwardly.
"Hi," Donnie said back, "Um…" he started.
"Mike is in the bathroom, he'll probably be out in a few minutes," she said.
"I didn't come here to see Mike," he said with a grin, "I want to take you out."
She grinned, "Alright, let me make up an excuse as to why I'm out with you."
She walked to the bathroom and knocked, only to see Mike's head poke out.
"Who was it?" he asked.
"Just Donnie," she said, "He needed my help with some Literature work, he's worried that if he doesn't do well on the test mean old Mrs. Monroe will keep him from playing at state. And since I got an A in her class…"
"Right, go help him. Y'all study real hard, we need him at state," Mike reminded.
"Alright, I'll be back later," Lily said, giving a small wave before walking out to greet Donnie once again in the kitchen.
"Hi," he said.
Lily smirked, "We've already been through that, remember."
"Did he buy it?" Donnie asked.
"Definitely," Lily said, "Let's go, but it has to be somewhere that nobody will go to."
"I know the place," he said, ushering her to the car and opening the door for her.
After a few minutes, they arrived at the football field.
She looked at him, "Really? You couldn't have thought of somewhere else?"
"It's Sunday," he said, "Nobody will come here on a Sunday."
She grinned, "And I said you needed a tutor."
"Just shut up and kiss me," he said.
"Gladly," Lily replied, leaning in and giving him a peck on the cheek before turning slightly to give him a peck on the lips.
He moved over more to her side of the car and they began kissing more, she felt his tongue run along her bottom lip and she instantly opened her mouth. Their tongues danced as Donnie started to lean back, Lily followed only to be pushed back into her seat. She had left her seatbelt on.
"Oh," she giggled.
Donnie quietly unbuckled it, leaving his hand resting on her hip as he pulled her backwards so that she was nearly seated in his lap.
Unbeknownst to them, Brian Chavez spotted Donnie's car in the parking lot for Ratliff Stadium and pulled in, wondering why it was still there.
He saw that Donnie was in there with a girl and couldn't resist picking on them a little. He went to the driver's side window and knocked softly. Donnie and Winnie didn't break apart. He knocked again, this time a little louder, causing Lily's head to shoot up with a look of shock.
"Shit," Brian said, opening the door so that Lily nearly tumbled out.
"You," he accused, pointing at Lily, "And you," he said, pointing at Donnie, "What were y'all doing?" he asked, even though he knew the answer.
"Brian," Lily said, her cheeks red with embarrassment and her voice slightly higher than normal, "I… we… you can't tell Mike."
"You mean he doesn't know?" Brian asked.
"No," Donnie said.
"We were going to tell him after state, just in case, you know… him being pissed would throw off the game," Lily said, struggling to regain composure.
"That's probably a good idea," he replied.
There was a long pause, then Brian started laughing.
"What's so funny?" Donnie asked.
"It's just, you know, you… and her. I always thought I saw something, but I was never sure. Now I know I was right," Brian said, "You two have got to find a better place to make out."
"Well I didn't think anyone would come here on a Sunday," Donnie said.
"You thought wrong, lover-boy," Brian said with a laugh.
For the next couple of weeks, Donnie and Lily kept sneaking around, praying they wouldn't get caught again. When they were in school, or around Brian, he would shoot them a knowing glance or a smirk.
One evening, after she had taken a shower and gotten ready for bed, there was a knock on her bedroom door.
"It's open," she half-yelled.
Mike walked in.
"Oh, hey," she said.
"Hey," he said quietly.
"So… did you want something?" she asked.
"Right," he said, "Is there something going on with you? I feel like everyone knows something I don't."
Oh shit, Lily thought. It was nearly impossible for her to lie to her brother, he almost always knew when she was lying.
"No, nothing is going on. I'm just nervous about state," Lily said, it was only a half-lie. She was worried about state, but she was more worried about him finding out about her relationship with Donnie before she was ready.
Mike looked unconvinced, he walked over and took a seat on her bed.
"It's gotta be something else," he said, "Other people have been acting weird lately too."
"What do you mean? Who are you talking about?" she asked.
"Well Donnie for starters. And Chavez. It's like they know something I don't," he said.
Lily pursed her lips, "Well you know, if it's something big I'm sure it will come out eventually. But for now I just think everyone is on edge because of state and they want to get out of this town just like you do."
"You think?" he asked.
"Yeah," Lily said, hating that she was deceiving her brother.