Ready For Your Love

Saturday! The day of truth and anticipation. Does Chad love Taylor or is it really someone else?

Taylor was getting ready in her room. She was so excited. She decided to wear a dark purple bikini outfit with the jean shorts that went with it. She put on the bracelet that Chad gave to her and packed everything that she felt like she would need. She just couldn't believe that her parents let her stay at a hotel for the weekend. Especially the fact that she is going to be around a lot of high school guys and there are no adults around but Taylor knows better and they don't have to worry about that.

She was waiting for Gabriella and her mom. Gabriella's mom was going to drop them off at the party. Taylor kept looking at herself in the mirror. She wasn't self conscious she just wanted to be perfect for Chad. She sighed then came out the bathroom double checking her bag. She grabbed he bag and walked down stairs. She didn't know that her parents were down in the living room.

"Taylor, are you sure that is appropriate?"

Taylor jumped and looked at them. "Dad, it's a beach party."

"How many boys are going to be there?"

"It's the guys that I go to school with."

"Ok well I'm just making sure."

"Leave Taylor alone, she's responsible and is Chad going to be?"

Taylor's eyes widen. She knew her dad would be asking more questions.

"Um….yeah….he's going to be there," Taylor said in a lower nervous voice.

"Who is Chad?"

"Chad is Taylor's friend. I met him twice and he is a really good boy. He's on the basketball team. He's the co-captain, right Taylor?"

Taylor nodded.

"Well I'm just going to have to meet him."

They heard the doorbell. Taylor was relieved. She went to open the door. She saw Gabriella.

"Thank you," she whispered. "Stay right here."

Gabriella was confused.

Taylor went back in the living room and told her parents by got her bag and rushed out.

"Taylor, wait! Why are you rushing?"

"Parents," Taylor simply said.

"Oh ok."

They got in the car and Taylor greeted Gabriella's mother. They headed to the beach.

It was like a 2 hour drive but they got there just in time. The girls said bye then went to the hotel building. They got their key to their rooms and put their bags in there then headed to the back of the hotel where the beach is. It was a clerk there so they gave her their key. After that they were ready to party!

Troy and Chad saw the girls and walked over to them.

"Gabi!" Troy called.

"Hey, Troy!" Gabriella said. She went to him and hugged him.

Chad went to Taylor.

"Hey, Tay!"

"Hey, Chad!"

Chad looked at Taylor up and down and kept staring at her cleavage. Taylor noticed what he was doing. She smiled and rolled her eyes. She put her index finger under his chin and lifted his head.

"You are going to get in so much trouble if you don't stop looking at me like that."

Chad cleared his throat and looked away. Taylor smiled.

"Do you want anything to drink?" he asked switching the subject.

"Yeah, sure."

Chad left and went to go get her something to drink. Taylor sighed and watched as Chad was walking. He was just so muscular. He had on a regular white shirt and black basketball shorts. He came back and gave Taylor a soda. He kept looking at her whenever he thought she wasn't looking. Taylor would act like she's just looking another way and smile. Her heart began to race and her face was heating and it wasn't because of the sun.

"Do you want to dance?"

Taylor was hesitant. "What about that girl?"

"I'm just innocently dancing with a friend. How is that bad?"

"I guess."

Chad smirked and followed Taylor were everyone was dancing. They were having a great time. They laughed and talked the whole time. It was sunset and it was beautiful. Taylor actually had fun. Nothing matted to Taylor anymore. She enjoyed every moment with Chad. She just really hopes that this night will turn out the way she wants it.

"Hey, Chad!" Zeke called.

"What?"

"Up for some volleyball?"

Chad looked at Taylor.

"Why not, Chad? I'll watch you," Taylor said.

"You sure?"

She nodded.

Chad took his shirt off and gave it to Taylor. The girl was about to lose her mind. He was just so damn sexy!

The game started and the guys came competitive but it was fun. Most of the girls were practically in a daze. They loved seeing guys shirtless but of course what girl wouldn't? It was the middle of the game now and Chad's team was losing. They guys were getting tired so they took a break.

Chad went up to Taylor and she started laughing.

"What's so funny?"

"You have sand all over you!" she said brushing some off. She gave him a bottle of water.

"My team is losing. Can't let that happen."

Taylor nodded. "I know." When he was about to walk away to get back to the game Taylor kissed him on the cheek. "I'll be your lucky charm," she whispered in his ear.

Chad looked at her wanting to kiss her but he couldn't. He didn't say anything he just nodded and smiled. The game started again and Chad was ready.

An hour passed and it was dark now. The teams were tied. The ball went back and forth and back and forth neither team wanting the ball to hit the ground. They were so tired they really couldn't keep up. So after one more hit, the ball was in the air. Once it came back down one guy on Chad's team hit the ball so hard, there was no way the other team can hit it. They tried but failed. They lost!

Chad was so excited. He ran up to Taylor and hugged her.

"Taylor, you are my lucky charm!"

Taylor laughed. "Chad, I didn't do anything."

"Yeah, you did. You are always here for me."

Taylor stared into his eyes. She saw the seriousness in him. She was searching for the answers of so many questions she had.

"Would you like to take a walk with me?"

"Sure."

He took her hand and they walked down near the water. No one else was there so they were glad that they could be alone. Chad put his arm around Taylor and stopped walking. Taylor was surprised.

"Alright! Alright! It's about that time. Its couple time! So guys grab your girl, slow dance to the music!" the DJ said.

They heard him and Chad smiled.

"Dance with me."

"We're not a couple and I'm not the girl you should be dancing with. It's should be the girl that you are in love with."

"Taylor, you talk too much."

Chad put his arms around Taylor's waist and pulled her close to him. They were so close, they felt as if they became as one. Taylor slowly put her arms around Chad's neck. They let the music take control.

Remember those walls I built?
Well, baby they're tumbling down
And they didn't even put up a fight
They didn't even make a sound
I found a way to let you in
But, I never really had a doubt
Standing in the light of your halo
I got my angel now

Chad held Taylor close and she laid her head on shoulder. Her lips brushed against his neck and she closed her eyes. They swayed from side to side.

It's like I've been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin'
It's the risk that I'm taking
I ain't never gonna shut you out!

Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace
You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
Pray it won't fade away

Everything just went away. They just wanted to get away. Get away from the world. Be in their own world together.

I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
Halo, ooh ooh.....

Hit me like a ray of sun
Burning through my darkest night
You're the only one that I want
Think I'm addicted to your light
I swore I'd never fall again
But this don't even feel like falling
Gravity can't forget
To pull me back to the ground again

Taylor pulled back a little but still stayed close. She looked in his eyes. He had so much love and so much strength and care. This was too perfect!

It's like I've been awakened
Every rule I had you breakin'
It's the risk that I'm taking
I'm never gonna shut you out!

Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace
You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
I pray it won't fade away

Both of them felt awkward at first. How can you fall in love with someone you seem to or well people expect you not to like? But they had already knew deep inside they were attracted to each we the first saw each other but Chad being a Jock and Taylor being a…. Nerd. People thought that wasn't right. It's wasn't a good mix. Who said they can judge who can and who can't be together?

I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
Halo, ooh ooh.....
I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
Halo, ooh ooh.....
Halo, ooh ooh.....
Halo, ooh ooh, oh........

Everywhere I'm looking now
I'm surrounded by your embrace
Baby, I can see your halo
You know you're my saving grace
You're everything I need and more
It's written all over your face
Baby, I can feel your halo
I pray it won't fade away

That's not right. Chad and Taylor have been hiding their feelings for each other for too long. It's time for the truth. There is no way neither one of them can hold back.

I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
Halo, ooh oh.......
I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
I can feel your halo
I can see your halo
Halo, ooh oh.......

The song was ending and Chad couldn't take his eyes off of Taylor. Their hearts were pounding. Chad leaned in slowly towards Taylor. Taylor bit her bottom lip then Chad captured her lips in a soft kiss. Taylor froze but then she deepened the kiss. She ran her hands through his curly hair. Then Chad started rubbing up and down Taylor's back slowly. She tried not to moan.

They pulled away slowly and looked at each other.

"Taylor, I was….I don't know how to say this…."

"You can tell me. Just tell me,"

"Taylor, I…."

"Yes, Chad?"

"Taylor, I lo-"

"Chad!"

They heard a familiar and yet annoying voice called.

"Chad! I've been looking all over for you!" Stephanie said.

She went up to Chad and practically pushed Taylor out the way. Chad moved and grabbed Taylor and moved in front of her.

"What are you doing?!"

"Chad, you don't want to be with her."

"I don't want to be with you!"

"Chad, I know what you want?"

"No you don't! Taylor…." he looked back but he saw Taylor walking away.

He ran after her. "Taylor! Taylor!" He grabbed her arm. "Taylor, where are you going?"

"Chad, I….I can't do this," Taylor said with tears running down her cheek.

"Taylor, what do you mean? Taylor, I don't want her."

"I'm not talking about Stephanie. I'm talking about you and me. It hurts too much."

"Taylor..."

She stroked his cheek and kissed him softly. Then she took his hand and put something in it. They could see the hurt in each other's eyes. She pulled away from him and started walking. Chad looked down and saw the bracelet.

"Taylor, don't do this. Taylor! Taylor! Taylor….."

She didn't look back or anything. Of course she regretted every bit of what she just did. But think about it. The drama that they already go through then more drama will come when they are together. Some things, like relationships you have to think things through, not jump into it so fast.

Chad couldn't believe his plan was back firing. It was going so perfect.

"Chad, come on you don't need her. You were only using her anyway!" Stephanie said grabbing his arm.

"You don't know how I feel about her."

"Please! She's nothing!" Stephanie continued wrapping her arms around Chad's neck.

Chad pulled away and glared at her. "Look! I don't want anything to do with you! The girl that I want to be with and am in love with, she just walked away from me. I love her! I love Taylor Mckessie! Once again I've disappointed her. I don't even think she wants to talk to me let alone see me…..I told her that I cared about her. I promised myself that I would never hurt her. I did it anyway…." He looked up at Stephanie. "Thank you! Thank you so much for making my life a living hell!"

Stephanie was in awe. She glared back at him. She thought that Chad would apologize for what he just said but he meant everything. Chad stormed off leaving her once again alone and embarrassed. He sighed and headed to the hotel. Troy saw him walking pass.

"Hey, Chad!"

Troy saw how angry he was.

"What's wrong? What happened?"

"I have to go take care of something." Chad didn't want to waste any time. Troy was confused. Chad only walked away. He went inside the hotel hoping he would catch Taylor. He didn't see her so he went to the clerk.

"Excuse me, do you know which room Taylor Mckessie is in?"

"Yes, she just got her key. She's in room 114. Do you need me to call her so she can know that you're coming?" she asked.

"No, that's ok. I want it to be a surprise. May I have room 128 key? Danforth is the last name."

"Here you go Mr. Danforth."

"Thank you," Chad smiled and went to the elevator.

He grew nervous when he was reaching the floor their rooms were on. He didn't know whether he would make Taylor feel worse or will she be willing to give this chance. He got off the elevator and went to Taylor room door. He sighed and was just about to knock on the door. But then he heard Taylor. She was crying…hard. He felt so bad. He wanted to be in the room with her, holding her, telling her that he would always be there. But he couldn't. He choked. He turned and leaned against the door. He sighed and closed his eyes. He just couldn't do it.

"Taylor…." he said in almost a whisper and started walking to his room.

Taylor was lying across the bed with her face buried in a pillow still crying. She felt terrible.

"Chad!" she cried.

She couldn't get that image of seeing that pain in Chad's eyes. She knew that he was hurt. She wished that she could go back and erase all of the pain. She just wants to be with Chad. That's all she wants. She just wants to be happy.

She was crying so hard that she cried herself to sleep.

It was midnight and Taylor jumped up. She gasped thinking that everything was all a big horrible dream that was taking control of her feelings. Yet she was still in the hotel room.

"So it was true. It all happened," she said out loud. She sighed then closed her eyes. That image of Chad just kept coming. She tried not to cry again.

She got up and looked at the clock. Then she decided to take a walk. Taylor slipped her flip flops on and left her room locking the door. She put the key in her shorts pocket. She walked down to the shore and just stood there for a minute.

Head down
As I watch my feet take turns hitting the ground
Eyes shut
I find myself in love racing the Earth
And I'm soaked in your love
And love was right in my path, in my grasp
And me and you belong

She thought back of when Chad came to her that Friday after school and asked her to help him. He kissed her cheek for it seemed no reason. Then when they were walking down the hall, she knew that he wanted to get Stephanie to leave him alone, but Chad kissed Taylor. She knew that the both of them felt that kiss. It had feeling in it. That same day when he was helping her with her books, that spark they felt touching each other hand.

I wanna run (run)
Smash into you
I wanna run (run)
And smash into you

She opened her eyes and continued walking. She smiled. He took her to the park. He took her out to restaurants. It was unreal to her. He protected her from Stephanie.

Ears closed
What I hear no one else has to know
Cause' I know
That what we have is worth first place in gold
And I'm soaked in your love
And love is right in my path, in my grasp
And me and you belong, oh...

She loves him. She loves everything about him. There was no way she was going to let anyone get in the way of that. But how can she tell Chad that? Will he ever give her that chance?

I wanna run (run)
Smash into you
I wanna run (run)
Smash into you
Smash into you
Oh......

Taylor was still hurt. She just wanted that emptiness in her hurt to be filled. That night he carried her all the way home, to her room. The day he gave her that bracelet, he trusted her. He gave her something that was very special to him. That same day, when they had the picnic, when Chad was holding her, it felt amazing.

Head down
As I watch my feet take turns hitting the ground
Eyes shut
I'm in love and I'm racing the Earth
And I'm soaked in your love
And love is right in my path, in my grasp
And me and you belong

She could still feel his arms around her. His lips against hers, it just felt so right. She wanted that feeling back. Yeah, he did have that cocky side, but he was also very sweet and caring. He was also willing to work for what he wants!

Taylor then stopped. She was in awe. She saw Chad just standing there. Chad glanced then turned looking at Taylor. They just couldn't believe it.

Oh...I wanna run
Smash into you
I'm willing to run (run)
Smash into you

They ran towards each other. Taylor jumped in Chad's arm. He lifted her up a little and spun her around. Chad tightens his grip around her waist and Taylor tightens hers around his neck.

I'm ready to run, run, run, run, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
I'm ready to run, run, run, run, ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
I wanna run, run
Smash into you
I'm willing to run (run)
Smash into you

"I'm…..sorry," Taylor whispered with tears falling from her eyes.

"No," Chad protested. "I'm the one that's sorry I put you through so much."

They pulled away just a little.

"Taylor, I tried to tell you this earlier."

"Well, tell me now."

Chad smiled. "It's harder to say than I thought."

Taylor stroked his cheek. "Well answer this; I'm the girl that you were talking about this whole time. Right?"

Chad looked in her eyes and nodded. He took a deep breath.

"Taylor Mckessie, you are everything I look for. No one can take away these feeling I have for you. I love you. I've always loved you. I know it made it seem like I didn't care. It was because of people like Stephanie. Who don't care about what makes you happy but what makes them happy. Taylor, I want us to be happy together. I want to take all the pain away from you."

"Chad, you are so amazing. I love you, too. I thought that I was making a mistake. When we were dancing together, I didn't care about anything else. I was scared. I was scared that…. we weren't together but we were dealing with so much drama. I thought that when we got together it would get worse and I didn't want neither of us to get hurt."

"Taylor, I would never let them get to us. I told Stephanie that you are the one that I'm in love with. I don't want to be with anyone else. I am truly deeply in love with you."

Taylor cried and embraced Chad. "I'm in love with you too, Chad."

She looked up at him and he smiled. She smiled too. Chad leaned closer to Taylor and brushed his lips against hers. He took the bracelet he gave Taylor out of his pocket. He put it on her wrist.

"This will forever belong to you now."

Taylor nodded.

"I love you, with all my heart," Chad said kissing her cheek.

"I love you, too."

He pulled her into a very passionate kiss. Their love for one another finally released. They learned not to conceal their love. You may think that it's the right thing to do but it hurts not only you but that person. To save the pain just tell that person how you feel, you never know that person may feel the same as you! As for those haters, don't worry about them. They're nothing just people who either wants you to fail or see something that they don't have but you do, and try to ruin it. It's difficult but as long as you have the will to fight, you will be happy at the end!