As I was about to head home with my parents that day, I remembered that I forgot my phone in the dressing room, so I quickly ran back while they waited in the car. As I burst through to door to my parents' dressing room, I saw someone sitting on the couch. It was AJ.

"W-What are you doing here?" I asked as I slowly walked over to the table and grabbed my cell phone.

"I got kicked out, remember?" AJ said, standing up.

"Oh yeah, I forgot about that" I avoided eye contact with AJ.

"About today-" AJ started to say, but was interuppted.

"It's in the past" I gave him a reassuring smile and nod.

"Well, that's nice, but after what happened earlier, I got to thinking" AJ said, as he walked over closer to me "What if...we were really together?"

AJ tucked a piece of hair behind my ear, I could tell that he was getting ready to kiss me. Just as he was about to lean in, I turned away.

"I should really be going" I said softly.

AJ looked at the ground "Yeah...goodbye, Gail."

"Bye" I said before leaving. I swallowed the lump in my throat and kept walking at a brisk pace down the hallway. I don't like AJ, so why do I feel so bad?

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That night, I waited for my parents to fall asleep, which happened around midnight. And at 1:00am, I tip-toed across my living room to the front door. The door squeaked a bit, but I was able to get out without to much commotion. As soon as I heard the door click shut, I ran down to the corner where Alex, Chris, and Christy were waiting in Alex's car. I opened the door to the backseat where Christy was seated. As soon as I slammed the door shut, the car erupted with cheers.

"Yay! You did it!" Christy clapped happily.

"I know, I'm so proud of myself" I giggled "So, where are we headed?"

"That big ass hotel downtown" Christy squealed.

"Ah" I said as we sped down the street.

I have butterflies in my stomach. Gosh, Alex looks gorgeous. I wonder what the hotel rooms look like? What time should I get back home? Man, Christy is hyper. I know my thoughts are random, and scattered, but right now my mind was just going in a million directions and I didn't know what I should wonder about first.

We pulled into the driveway of the hotel. We all got out, walked into the hotel like normal 'adults', walked up to our room like normal 'adults', but once we got to our room, it was chaos. As soon as Alex shut the door, Christy leaped into Chris's arms, kissing him madly.

"We'll be in the bathroom in you need us" Christy said, out of breath between sucking on Chris's bottom lip. Chris carried Christy into the bathroom, and Christy kicked the door shut. Alex and I were left standing there in an awkward silence.

Well, since I've had a pretty defiant past 24 hours, why stop now? I turned around and was met by Alex's chest. I stood on my tipey-toes and started kissing him like how Christy had just been kissing Chris. After a moment, Alex started kissing back and I let him take the lead. He lifted me up and carried me over to the bed. He set me down and then pulled off his shirt. He began climbing on top of me, kissing my lips, my neck, and nibbling at my ear. Never have I felt so good, but yet, it still didn't seem right.

Alex pulled off my shirt and started kissing down my chest.

"Oh, you're so hot" Alex said breathlessly.

That's when something clicked in my mind. According to Alex...I'm hot?

"Stop" I said, getting up.

"What?" Alex asked as I pulled on my shirt.

"I'm hot?" I asked him, hands on my hips.

"You're very hot" Alex nodded.

"Well, according to a guy who actually cares..." I paused for a moment "...I'm beautiful."

That's when I ran out the door. I didn't even bother listening to his reply, it'd probably be some stupid line from a romance movie and I'd fall for it. I know I would. And right now, I don't need to be having sex and I don't need to be in a hotel. Right now, I need to be telling AJ something that I should've told him a long time ago, it just took me forever to figure out. Right now, I should be in my parents' dressing room, with AJ.

I burst out the front doors of the hotel, and I ran down the street. I was running as fast as I could in flip-flops. Only 4 more blocks and I'll be at the arena.

1 block passed.

2 blocks passed.

3 blocks passed.

4 blocks passed.

I ran up to the backstage door and flung it open. I continued my sprint down the maze of halls until I found my parents' dressing room. I pushed open the door, and there was AJ. He was sitting on the couch, talking on the phone.

"You're here?" AJ questioned.

Who's here?

"Oh, okay, see you in a few seconds" AJ said into the phone before clicking the end button and looking up at me "Hey, Gail."

"Hey, AJ...I have something that I need to tell you!" I exclaimed, out of breath.

"Can it wait? My girlfriend is going to be here any-" AJ stopped talking and looked past me "Speak of the devil."

I turned around and saw Angelina Love standing in the doorway. She was smiling at AJ.

"Ready to go, babe?" Angelina asked AJ.

"Yeah, just let me grab my stuff" AJ turned around a picked up a blue duffel bag "Wait one second, what'd you need to tell me Gail?"

Obviously, Angelina Love and AJ were going back out again, even after she kicked him out...again. They got back together. AJ is taken. AJ is in love with Angelina Love. Nobody else.

"Oh, nothing important" I sighed "You two lovebirds go have fun."

"Oh, we will" AJ joked as Angelina wrapped her arm around him. AJ shut the door behind him.

I at least waited until the door shut before I collapsed into a heap on the ground. I let tears openly flow down my cheeks. I knew I should've told him sooner, but now he's taken. He's probably always loved her, I was just to blind to see it. Just like I was to blind to see that I loved him!

But...

When you love something,

Let it go.

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Author's Note: 2 chapter, short fanfic. Wow, it just occured to me with this fanfic that I suck at making happy endings. Ah well, I hope you enjoyed it. I had fun writing it, and I had that scene between Alex and Gail planned out since the start. Anyway, Rate and Review.

Thanks for reading!