The bottom line on this one is it's on the cheesy side at the end. Like break out the crackers cheesy. It's also extremely short. I spent thirty minutes on this and to be honest, for the challenge I really don't want to spend too much more time on a word than that unless I have a beyond brilliant idea that extends it into something longer thus taking more time. So there you have it. :)

Word Fifteen: Stars

Chad's Point of View

Just a few weeks ago I'd made a ridiculous flub and messed up the perfect opportunity to finally tell Sonny how much I like her. Or at least, let her know that's she so much more beautiful than anyone gives her credit for.

*Flashback*

"All the stars are so bright," Sonny marveled, looking up at the sky.

"Yes, I am," I'd said.

She gave me a weird look.

"Oh you mean the stars up there?" I looked up at the sky as well.

*End Flashback*

My opportunity was right there! I had actually meant to say that "yes, you do" because Sonny is a star and she is so bright but no! Instead I have to shoot off my conceited mouth instead. The only bright side was that she laughed afterwards. But Sonny laughs at everything so I hardly think that counts.

So once again I was on the red carpet with Portlyn as my "date" for the premiere. It was all just a publicity thing and so annoying for both of us.

However, Sonny didn't have a date. I suppose there always is a silver lining.

From my spot on the carpet, I could see Sonny several paces back talking to an interviewer. Amazingly enough, Sonny looked even prettier than the night I took her up to Lookout Mountain.

I made the impulse decision to leave Portlyn with the cameras since she could care less whether or not she was next to me in a couple of pictures, and go up to Sonny.

"So who are you, Sonny Munroe, crushing on?" the reporter asked right as I walked up.

"Um, well…" Sonny pursed her lips and blew some air out in a sigh, looking up at the sky.

I slung my arm around her shoulders and smiled at the camera next to the reporter. "Mind if I borrow Sonny for the rest of the night? No? Great."

Ignoring the surprised look on Sonny's face, I led her away from the now-offended interviewer and walked her down the carpet with my arm still around her.

"Hey, thanks for getting me out of that, but uh… why'd you do that for me?" Sonny questioned curiously.

"Like I said, I'm borrowing you for the night?" I turned my gaze to her. "You don't mind do you?"

Her eyes widened a little but she shook her head. "No."

Alright, time to redeem myself. "The stars are pretty bright tonight," I commented looking nowhere near the sky.

Sonny glanced up at the sky and found the purple, pink, and orange sunset. "Uh, what stars?"

My free hand gestured to all of the celebrities on the red carpet.

"Oh, you mean like the celebrity stars. Well, yeah, everyone looks great." She nodded approvingly with a big smile on her face.

"But you do know who the brightest star on the carpet is, right?" I glanced sideways at Sonny.

I could see her eyes rolling and she elbowed me in the ribs softly. "Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know. Chad Dylan Cooper…" Sonny smiled and looked over at me.

"Actually I was talking about you, Sonny."

Her eyebrows shot up and she giggled nervously. "Me?"

Smirking, I chuckled as well. "Yes, you. Sonny, you are and always have been the brightest star in Hollywood and in my eyes."

Still smiling, her eyes narrowed a little. "Really?"

"Yes, really."

Sonny took a few moments to think that over in silence. Finally she said: "You know how you said you were just borrowing me for the night as your date for the premiere?"

"Yeah."

"Well, if you'd like, from now on, I could just be your date for all of the premieres and just be your date in general…"

"If that's what you want."

Sonny smiled brightly. "It is."

"Well then whatever you want, Starshine."