Disclaimer: I do not own JONAS.
A/N: So the previous chapter was supposed to be the last one, but there seemed to be a general consensus that I needed one more to include the kiss. So here it is. This is the end. Thank you so much to everyone who read and reviewed; I was overwhelmed by your response and apologize if this chapter isn't as strong (I had everything all planned out up to the game but had no idea what to do past that point).
Dedication: The overall story was for faerietaleredux, but this chapter is for MrsMorrisonCobain (who suggested the fabulous idea of having Kevin notice Macy wasn't updating her website).
Macy had eventually been able to relax and just enjoy the game, although the thought of kissing Kevin had crossed her mind every few seconds or so. And now she still had to wait through the entire car ride home, hoping that he wouldn't be able to tell that she wasn't very experienced in that area. She was so caught up in her own thoughts that the sound of his voice startled her.
"So why haven't you updated your website recently?" Kevin asked, keeping his eyes on the road.
Macy sighed, "I don't know. It's complicated. I just… Wait? How did you know that?"
"Cause I check it every once in awhile."
"You check your fan sites?" She asked incredulously.
"No. I check your fan site."
Macy flushed, pleased at his admission. "Oh."
"It's been very informative," he teased. "I've learned that you prefer my hair curly and that I look, I think the word was 'yummy', in blue."
"Kill me now," she muttered, placing her hands over her face. She had thought that having him catch her wearing his pajamas was the most embarrassing thing that could ever happen to her; she was wrong.
She felt him squeeze her knee gently. "I'm sorry. I was just teasing. I know you posted that before we came to Horace Mantis."
"That's sort of the reason I stopped posting," she mumbled through her hands.
"I can't understand you when you talk like that."
"Fine." She put her hands back in her lap. "I haven't been updating because there is just something wrong about posting news online about your friends." She shrugged before adding, "And I didn't want to betray your trust."
"What? Did I do something wrong?"
"Well why did you groan then?" Macy asked.
"Cause you have no idea what it does to me when you say stuff like that."
"What does it do to you?" Macy teased.
"It makes me want to pull over and kiss you right here on the side of the Turnpike."
Macy gulped, but before she could say anything, Kevin's phone rang.
"It's Nick. Do you mind?"`
Macy shook her head.
"Hey, what's up?" Kevin answered brightly.
"Is there something you want to share with us?" Joe asked accusingly.
"Uhm…no?" Kevin said slowly, sounding confused. "Is this about me putting my name on the Fruit Loops box? Cause you can have some; I just wanted the prize at the bottom."
Macy could hear Nick sigh. "This isn't about cereal. This is about photos on the web of you and Macy at the game."
"Photos of you with your arm around her kissing her head," Joe added. "Anything you want to tell us about that?"
"Not really. I kissed Macy on the head." Kevin said, obviously baffled by his brother's question.
"Yeah, we know, Kev. We saw the pictures. But you know better than that; you can't just hang all over some girl in public. What you were thinking?" Nick asked sharply.
Macy winced, hoping that they didn't realize that they were on speaker phone. She wasn't sure if they had a problem with her specifically or if it was because he had been showing affection in public, but either way their tone did not go over well with Kevin, who was clenching the steering wheel tightly, his knuckles turning white.
"I was thinking that my girlfriend's adorable."
Macy's eye went wide and she gasped involuntarily. They hadn't even finished their first date, and he was calling her his girlfriend?
"Wait, is that okay? To call you my girlfriend?" Kevin asked.
Macy, rendered speechless by his question, could only nod.
"Hold on, are you driving?" Nick asked suspiciously.
"Crap. We're on speaker phone, aren't we?"
There was a long pause before Nick finally spoke again, "Hi Macy."
"Hi Nick," she chirped.
"Thanks," she replied cheekily.
After another long silence, Kevin finally said, "We're hanging up now."
After ending the call, he apologized, "I'm so sorry about that."
"It's okay. I'm not upset," Macy replied. And surprisingly she wasn't; the idea of being Kevin's girlfriend was so unbelievable, so wonderful, that nothing could upset her right then.
"And I'm sorry about the photos," he added. "I guess I didn't do such a great job planning our first date."
"Don't you dare say that! It was absolutely perfect. So what if a few people took some photographs? I refuse to let that spoil the day." She gave him a pleading look, "Can't you just remember how much fun we had?"
He reached out and squeezed her hand. "I can do that."
Once again, the moment was broken by the ringing of his phone. He sighed when he saw who was calling.
"It's Nick. Again."
Macy smiled. "You should answer it."
"Do I have to?"
"No, but you probably should anyway."
He grumbled a little but finally picked up. "What do you want now?"
"Hi Kevin," Nick said a little too cheerfully. "We just saw some photos of you and Macy at the game. It looked like you had a great time!"
Kevin looked over at Macy and rolled his eyes, while she giggled at his brother's obvious attempt to smooth over the earlier mishap.
"Have we mentioned recently how much we like Macy?" Nick asked, trying to sound casual.
"No, I don't think you have," Kevin replied dryly.
"Well we do. She's cool, and you two really seem to have fun together."
"Plus, she's hot," Joe piped up.
Macy could hear shuffling in the background, followed by a thud and someone exclaiming indignantly, "Ouch! What was that for? You told me to be nice. That was nice."
"Guys," Kevin interrupted. "How about you continue this lame apology later? We're sort of trying to finish our date here."
"Oh, right. Sorry." Nick said. "We'll see you when you get home?"
"We'll definitely be talking when I get home," Kevin replied with an edge to his voice.
Nick's voice sounded a little higher than usual as he said goodbye.
The rest of the car ride past uneventfully, and soon they were pulling up in front of Macy's house. Kevin got out of the car and opened her door for her, following her up the driveway to the front porch. After Macy let them in, they both stood awkwardly in the entryway. They had been waiting all day for this moment, but now that it was here, neither of them seemed to know what to do.
"Uhm, do you want to come in and sit down?" Macy asked nervously.
He glanced down at his watch before answering with regret, "I probably shouldn't; I told my mom I'd be home soon."
"That reminds me – I have something for you. Wait here."
Kevin opened the door and sprinted down the walkway, returning with a plastic bag in his hand. Once the front door was safely closed behind him, he handed it to her. She gave him a quizzical look; peaking inside the bag, she found a pair of green pajamas covered with little yellow ducks.
Squealing, she dropped the bag and threw he arms around his neck. "You're the best! Did you know that?" She exclaimed as his arms went around her waist.
She pulled back a little to look up at him, his arms still around her. Somehow, in just that brief moment, everything had changed; the awkwardness was gone and the air between them seemed charged. Her breathing sped up slightly as he slowly leaned forward and brushed his warm, dry lips against hers. Moving her hands from around his neck into the delightful curls resting on his neck, she deepened the kiss.
And when they separated, this time it was Kevin who had trouble breathing.