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Chapter 12:Who Are You?
After everyone cleared the room, I made my way outside slowly with Chad trudging along beside me like a lost dog. He followed me to the bathroom-well, the outside of it-when I had to change back into Sonny, he followed me to Marshall's office to get next week's script, and now he's following me outside to the parking lot. I opened the door of my car, and when I turned around, guess who was standing there? Chad. Still following me.
"What do you want, Chad?" I asked, irritated. I threw my bag into the passenger seat and closed the door. Then I walked to the driver's side, and naturally, Chad followed me.
"I just want to talk, Sonny," he said, looking at me through his beautiful, striking, blue eyes. "I didn't mean what I said, okay? Please forgive me, I'm sorry, really."
I peered closely at him, and narrowed my eyes. He seemed to be telling the truth. But then again, he is an actor. I sighed and crossed my arms. "We'll see…"
Chad's lip began to twitch and slowly curved up into a smile. "Does this mean…I'm forgiven…?"
I rolled my eyes at his smirk. "I said, 'we'll see'."
Chad grinned. "Great! I'll take that as a yes. Well, catch you later, Sonny." He pointed his finger at me, clicked his tongue, and left.
"I said, 'we'll see'! It's not a yes!" I called after him, even though he was already too far away to hear. I rolled my eyes again and sighed as I hopped in my car.
What am I going to do? There's no way I could go up on stage and kiss Tawni. But if I reject her, I won't win the competition and Audri won't get the money. I've gone too far to let her down. Why did Tawni have to be so full of herself? Worse, why did Marshall have to agree with her? I mean, seriously, how self-centered is that? Judging someone by their level of kissing. That is so shallow.
I arrived in front of my house, and parked my car in the driveway. I jogged up the steps to the main entrance of the lobby, and took the elevator to my house. I unlocked the door, slipped off my shoes, and threw my bag on the floor. "Mom?" I called out. No answer.
I went to the kitchen and saw a note on the fridge, scribbled in my mom's messy handwriting: Sonny, at Sophie's. Don't wait up. Dinner's in the fridge. –Mom
Sophie was my mom's sister, and she had just divorced her husband, and was now a single mom. Sometimes my mom goes to her house to help out with her three children, Anna, Michael, and little baby Julia. I scrunched up the note and threw it in the garbage. I opened the refrigerator to see what mom had left for me. It turned out to be yesterday's leftover casserole. I took it out, and slid it in the microwave for one minute. Then I took out an empty glass, and poured myself a drink of water. The timer went off a few seconds later, and I pressed the 'stop' button, and took out my casserole. With the casserole and glass of water in hand, I made my way to the couch and collapsed on it, turning on the TV in the process. I needed something to get my mind off this whole sketch.
Ironically, what just happened to show as I flicked on the TV? This week's episode of So Random. It was the one we just filmed today-the semi-finale-where it showed Seth dancing like a fool and horribly, Chad dancing expertly, and me and Adam dancing somewhere in between. Even on camera you could see how I was blushing to be sitting close to Chad. Well, after you get past the fact I was trying to keep from laughing. I flipped the channel because I don't want to be reminded of what happens after the show was done.
The Tween Weekly channel showed the latest news and gossip on celebrity tweens. Today's news was the one we told the photographer to do. It showed a video of Chad, me, Adam, and Seth dancing in this week's episode, lingering on Seth longer than the rest.
"Be sure to catch a new episode of So Random this week, and see the latest story this week," Santiago announced on TV. "Mackenzie Falls' teen heartthrob, Chad Dylan Cooper, and So Random's sweetheart, Sonny Munroe, pair up together to take revenge on a certain boy who's been said to have broken Sonny's heart by using her for fame and money, and cheating on her. They once again, have pretended to date in order to make the boy, who happens to be Seth Collins, jealous. It obviously worked, because he has been eliminated from the Stupid Cupid game show, and left the set in rage-" The image flashed to a video of Seth storming off the set angrily, "-but not before dancing a dance America will never forget-" The screen then flashed to a video of Seth dancing horribly, and looking like he was "choking on a watermelon", as Chad said, "-this has been the most juiciest story ever since the James Conroy incident for the two lovebirds. What will they do next? Stick around to see where this story leads us to next, and remember, I'm Santiago Herraldo, and this is your Tween Weekly news."
The TV then flashes to commercial, and I flicked it off. Great. I can't avoid this topic even when I'm watching TV. I walked over to the sink and dumped my dishes in there. Then I went to the washroom to clean up. I forgot about all of my problems as soon as the hot water trickled down my skin. I stayed in the bathtub for about two more minutes before getting out, and wrapping a towel around myself. Then I changed into a comfortable pair of sweats, and my favourite big t-shirt. It went down to just below my hips, and I felt comfortable in it. I was just about to dry my hair when the phone rang.
"Hello?" I said into the receiver.
"Sonny?" the voice said on the other end. It was Chad.
"Yeah, it's me," he said. "I just realized something."
"I just realized you have to kiss Tawni up there next week," Chad paused before continuing, "Now either you do go up there and kiss her like the 'man' you're supposed to be-which I think is very unlikely-or you're going to make up some excuse to not kiss her to Marshall, or you'll quit. In the off chance you do quit, it makes me the winner. So which one is it?"
I huffed into the phone. "Thanks for bringing that up, Chad. I was just forgetting about it."
"Just answer, Sonny."
I sighed. "I don't know. I was planning to tell Marshall and everyone else the truth and-"
"Wait, what? I thought-knowing you-you would make up an excuse or something. I didn't think you would just give up like that," he said, "Sonny. You've gotten this far, and no one suspects a thing-"
"Except for Tawni," I muttered.
"Whatever," Chad said, "Anyways, no one-besides her-suspects a thing, so why quit now?"
"Uh, in case you haven't noticed," I said, my voice dripping with sarcasm. "I don't really want to kiss Tawni."
"Well then make up some excuse." I think I heard him shrug. "Tell Marshall you can't kiss her because you're not allowed to kiss yet, or something. I don't know, just don't quit yet. You've gotten this far."
"Why do you care, Chad?" I asked, curious. "If I quit, that makes you the winner, and you'll get your precious car."
"This isn't about me, Sonny," he said quickly, avoiding the question. "I'm just saying, it's a shame to throw all your hard work away. Don't quit yet, okay? Think about it first."
"Fine. I'll think about it," I agreed. Then I added, "If you're being nice to me because you think it'll make me forgive you, it's not working."
"I thought I was already forgiven," he teased, and I could hear him smile.
I laughed. "Goodnight Chad."
"Goodnight Sonny." I hung up the phone, and crawled into bed, exhausted. Let's just say, I didn't come out of there for the rest of the week until the day before the finale.
- OOO -
Okay. I lied. So I did come out sometimes-obviously. I mean, I had to eat, and take a bath and stuff. But I didn't come out of the apartment at all until the day before the finale. All actors/actresses had to come to the studio for costume-fitting, and rehearsals. This was the day I had to face Chad and be his roommate. Great. Even though I was not really mad at him anymore, it would still be kind of awkward.
So I left the house at around 8:30, and arrived at the studio fifteen minutes later. Everyone was bustling around, and I could see how busy everyone was. This gives me the perfect chance to change into Chris unnoticed before Marshall sees me and tells me to do whatever he wanted me to do. I ducked into the washroom, and changed quickly. Then I headed up to my room.
Chad was already there, reading a book. He looked up when he saw me, and smiled.
"Hey, Chris-I mean, Sonny." He furrowed his brows. "Or…Chris? Sonny? Okay. Who are you?"
I laughed. "Sonny. But if someone's here, I'm Chris. Okay?"
He nodded, rubbing his temples. "So confusing."
I laughed again and took off my wig. "That better?"
"Thank you," Chad said, sighing dramatically. I rolled my eyes, and headed to the bathroom.
"I'm going to take a bath, okay?" I said, pointing to the door of the bathroom. Chad nodded, and waved his hand before going back to his book. I got inside, locked the door, and jumped in the shower. I still had no idea what I'm going to do tomorrow. There's no way I could kiss Tawni, but I can't lose either. I finished showering, and got out of the bathtub. I changed into cleaner clothes, and was just about to unlock the door when I heard Marshall's voice.
"Where's Chris?" he asked.
"In the bathroom taking a bath," I heard Chad say.
"Oh. Well then I'll just wait for him then," Marshall said. "I want to talk to the two finalists together." I heard shuffling of feet, and then the sound of the mattress bouncing up and down. Marshall must've sat down on my bed.
I was about to go outside when I caught a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror. My brown hair was damp and wet. See, that's the problem. My brown hair was. I looked around for my wig in the bathroom, but realized I left it on my bed when I was talking to Chad. On my bed. Where Marshall was sitting. What am I supposed to do now?
I risked the chance of getting caught, and slowly opened the door. Fortunately, Marshall was reading a piece of paper in his hands so he didn't see. I tried to get Chad's attention, but he was also engrossed in the book he was reading. I waved my hand a bit.
"Pssst…" I whispered. "Chad…pssst…"
He looked up from his book and glanced around the room. I waved my hands again, and he jumped up in surprise. Marshall looked at him strangely.
"Are you okay?" he asked.
"Uh…yeah…just a scary part in this book…" Chad said. Marshall didn't look like he believed it, but he shrugged and went back to reading the paper.
Chad turned to me and mouthed, "What?"
I pointed to my hair, then on my bed, and mouthed, "My wig."
Chad turned to the direction I was pointing at, and his eyes widened. The wig was right behind Marshall. He got up slowly, but Marshall looked up.
"What's taking Chris so long?" he asked. Chad shrugged.
"I, uh, don't know," he lied, "I'll go find out." He grabbed the wig and hid it behind his back in one swift motion without Marshall noticing. Then he went to me, and quickly tossed me the wig.
"Thanks!" I whispered, gratefully. I quickly put the wig on, and looked in the mirror to adjust it. Then I splashed some water on it to make it look like I just came out of the bathtub.
"Girls and their hair," Chad muttered. I swatted him behind the ear as we went out of the bathroom.
"Ah, there you are, Chris," Marshall said. "Sit, sit. I have something important I want to say to you."
I sat down on Chad's bed beside him. "What?"
"Well, since you two are the two finalists, you both will be getting the grand prize money," Marshall explained. "For the rest of the competition, it has been fair and square, and you guys really have been competing. But since the finale was planned, it's not fair for Chris to get the prize money, and not Chad. So we decided you both will get a fair share of the prize money-as long as nobody knows. All the audience will think is that the winner will get the prize money, but really, you both will. Okay? Sounds fair?"
Chad nodded. "Yep, that sounds fair. Thanks, Marshall."
"Great! Then, if you don't have anything else you want to say…" Marshall started to stand up and head for the door, when I stopped him.
"Wait!" I said. "Um, I'm feeling kind of…sick." I started fake-coughing.
"Oh, that's just the pre-show nerves," he said waving it off. "Actors get it all the time. I'm sure you'll be fine by tomorrow."
"But...I really do feel sick…" I whispered faintly. I coughed again just to make it more believable. I tried to make my voice as raspy as possible. "I-I don't want to (cough) get Tawni sick too…when I kiss her tomorrow…so can Chad do it?"
Marshall narrowed his eyes at me. "Ah…I see what's going on."
"You do?" I choked out in a squeaky voice.
"Yeah! I'm not stupid," he said, sitting down on the bed beside me. "Listen, sport. Tawni's an actress. So even if you kiss horribly, she won't react to it at all! Does that make you feel better?"
"Great! Well, I guess that's it, then," Marshall said, heading to the door. "See you at rehearsals." Then the door slammed closed. I groaned and covered my head with my hands. I felt somebody staring at me, and I looked up to see it was Chad.
"What?" I asked. He was looking at me with a strange look on his face.
"That was the worst acting I've ever seen in my life," he said bluntly, shaking his head. I laughed, and shoved him playfully. He started to chuckle too. "No seriously. 'But...I really do feel sick…' '(cough)…can Chad do it…?'" He imitated me, and pretended to faint as he fell down on the bed. I slapped his arm again.
"Whatever. Marshall didn't buy it anyways," I said glumly, crossing my arms. Chad sat up and stared at me intently.
"Are you really doing this for a poor girl?" he asked.
"Yeah, but it doesn't matter now. I'm not going to get paid because I won't kiss Tawni." I sighed, and fell down on the bed. I covered my face with my hands again. "I should just give up," I mumbled.
"No, not yet," Chad said, slowly removing my hands from my face. "You're going to get that money tomorrow Sonny. Even without kissing Tawni."
"How can you be so sure?" I asked him.
Chad smiled mischievously. "You'll see. Trust me, Sonny."
"Chad, what are you going to do?" I narrowed my eyes at him. There's something about his look, and the mischievous glint in his eyes.
"Nothing," he said innocently. "Just trust me, okay?"
"Okay…" I said, but not really sure. We headed down to rehearsals and costume-fitting after that.
- OOO -
"This is it, everybody!" Marshall said. "The finale of Stupid Cupid in five, four, three, two…"
The camera light flicked on, and suddenly we were rolling, and live in front of millions of people. I was so nervous, thinking that I'll make a fool of myself in front of everyone. Chad had told me that everything will be fine, and I will get the money without having to kiss Tawni, but I didn't believe him. I looked at him and he was as calm as ever. When he saw me looking at him, he winked at me, making me look away and blush.
"Hel-lo, America!" Nico boomed into the microphone. "Welcome to the finale of Stupid Cupid!"
"How's everyone doing tonight?" Grady asked. The audience mumbled their response, and Grady continued. "Tonight, we have the two final contestants, Chad Dylan Cooper, and Chris…what's his name again?" Grady whispered the last part to Nico, who shrugged. "Uh, Chad and Chris!"
The audience roared, and erupted into applauses. Chad started flashing his winning smile, while I just waved nervously to everyone.
"Today, the two will be kissing the lovely Britney Smith and she will determine the winner based on who kissed better," Nico explained.
"Tell the audience what the winner will get, Nat," Grady said, talking to Zora (Nat Seeley).
"Well," Zora said, coming into the spotlight, wearing a cute little purple and pink dress (like the one in "You've Got Fan Mail"). "The winner will of course get the girl-" The audience laughed. "-and a grand prize of fifty-thousand dollars!" The audience cheered, and Zora started applauding too.
"Let's start, shall we, Bryan?" Grady said to Nico.
"We shall, Mark." Nico replied. The camera zoomed in to me and Chad. Tawni came strutting on the stage, and she stood between Chad and me. She placed a hand on each of our shoulders.
"So who's gonna kiss me first-" Tawni started, but was interrupted with a kiss from Chad who started tackling her. He had his back to the audience, and started tackling Tawni like an animal. She staggered back, trying to escape from the kiss, and fell into the pond of water behind her. This was not part of the plan. I was the one who was supposed to kiss her like that, and Chad was supposed to have only knocked heads with her. Was this part of his plan?
I looked at Marshall who looked as shocked as everybody else. So that means Marshall didn't put him up to this. Tawni screeched, and got out of the pond. Chad extended a hand to her, and tried to help her up. She took it, but slapped it after she got out of the pond.
"Get away from me!" she yelled. The audience started laughing.
Chad put on an innocent face. "I'm sorry, Britney. I just couldn't resist. You were just too beautiful." Oh, he was good. But I couldn't help but feel a little bit jealous. Did he really want to kiss Tawni, or was this just an act? I could never tell with him. I mean, from the way he tackled Tawni with that kiss, sure looks like it was more than just an act. But from the way Tawni was looking disgustedly at him, I could tell she didn't enjoy it one bit. I felt a little bit better because at least Tawni didn't like him that way. In fact, her face was priceless when Chad started to move closer to her, and try and kiss her again. I bit my lip to keep from laughing at her expression, but a small giggle let out.
Tawni glared at Chad and stepped back. "Nuh-huh. No way are you kissing me again." She ran to me, and patted me on the shoulder. "Chris, I declare you the winner." My eyes widened in surprise, and I smiled brightly. Tawni held up her hand. "But, don't you think about kissing me." The audience laughed. Then she realized that I'm supposed to be her new boyfriend, so she added, "I uh…need to get to know you better first. Take it slow. Is that okay?"
I laughed, and threw my arms around her. "Thank you! Thank you so much!"
"Woah! Just because you won, it doesn't give you permission to hug me!" she said, pulling me off her. The audience laughed again as Tawni ran off stage. I laughed, and smiled happily. I can't believe this! I had actually gotten away with not kissing Tawni and still get the money.
Zora approached me with a huge check. "Congratulations Chris…uh, Chris! How do you feel right now?"
"Well, Nat," I said, sticking to the script I was given. "I feel so happy that I got the girl of my dreams. Even if I have to take it slow-" I improvised that part, "-it doesn't matter. I can wait forever for her." That earned me an "aww" from the audience.
Nico and Grady came back on stage. "Well, folks, this is the end of our show. Thanks for watching everyone!" Nico said, waving.
"And we'll see you next time on Stupid Cupid!" Grady said, and then paused. "Or…actually, we won't!" Then Nico and Grady started booming with fake-laughter. The audience laughed at their laughter. The show signed off with that.
As soon as the curtains closed and we signed off, Marshall called us to the meeting room to talk. He looked confused, but not really angry.
"Why didn't you stick to the script?" he asked everyone, but mostly to Chad.
"I…uh, wanted to kiss Tawni so badly…?" he said. I felt a hint of jealousy again, but I knew that he was covering for me.
Tawni scoffed. "Please. You wouldn't kiss me even if I paid you. Which is why I was so confused as to why you came running up to me yesterday asking me to crown Chris the winner, without actually kissing him."
"What?" I asked, surprised. "You did that for me?"
"Yeah," Chad said, smiling. "You wanted the money so badly, right?"
I opened my mouth to respond, but Tawni interrupted me. "What? You only did this for the money? I thought you were attracted to my prettiness!" I rolled my eyes.
"Tawn, all of the contestants did it for money," Marshall said gently. "They're actors."
Tawni started to sulk. Marshall continued, "Okay. So let me get this straight. Chad came up to Tawni yesterday because he wanted to tell her to change the script so that he would get to kiss her, and Tawni would fall into the pond, furious, making Chris the winner in her rage, without actually kissing him?"
"Uh, fake kiss," Chad corrected. "But other than that, yeah pretty much."
I sat up in my sit. "That kiss was fake?" Everyone turned to look at me, and Tawni and Chad scoffed.
"Yeah, Chris," Tawni said like it was the most obvious thing in the world. "You'd actually think I'd let him kiss me?"
"You'd actually think I would kiss her?" Chad said.
"So…you…don't like him, Tawn? And you don't like her, Chad?" I asked, a smile playing on my lips.
"Ew!" Tawni shrieked. "I wouldn't like him even if-"
I interrupted her. "Okay. I get it."
Chad smirked. "Why are you asking Chris? Know anybody who would like me?"
"No!" I quickly snapped and blushed. Then quietly asked, "Do you like her, Chad?"
"Nah. I prefer the sun," he said, and I blushed again. Tawni coughed and we looked at her.
"Are you guys done flirting?" she said, annoyed.
"W-We're not…" I stammered.
"F-Flirting…" Chad finished.
Tawni rolled her eyes. "Look, it's okay to admit it. It's perfectly normal to be different." Was she serious? She thought me and Chad were…uh…you know.
"What?" We both said at the same time. Chad and I practically jumped out of our chairs.
"We're not…uh, you know…" Chad choked out.
"Yeah," I said. "Not…that…"
"O-okay…" Tawni sang. Marshall told us to quiet down, and I sat back down in my chair. Chad sat back down too.
"Okay. So the kiss was fake," Marshall checked, and Chad nodded.
"I put my hand over her mouth," he explained, before winking at me. I smiled. He did what I did to him at our fake-date with James.
"What I don't understand is why Chris doesn't want to kiss Tawni." Marshall said. I looked nervously at Chad, who shrugged and raised his eyebrows. I sighed, knowing he wanted me to tell the truth. I was just about to tell everyone when Tawni interrupted me.
"Wow, Marshall," she said. "Isn't it obvious? If a guy doesn't want to kiss me, then that can only mean one thing. Chris is ga-"
"I'm Sonny," I blurted before she could say anymore.
Everyone in the room gasped and turned around to look at me, shocked, with the exception of Chad. He just nodded at Tawni and pointed to me, as if that would explain why we were flirting. Tawni stood up, still wide eyed.
"I knew there was something suspicious about you," she said, narrowing her eyes at me. "Like at the auditions, you stuck your tongue out at me! And how you called me 'Tawn'. No one that I just met calls me 'Tawn'."
I sighed, and took off my wig, letting my hair fall out. Everyone, with the exception of Chad and Tawni gasped again. Tawni started pointing at me and smiling smugly.
"I knew it! I knew it!" she exclaimed. I rolled my eyes.
"Yes, Tawni, you were right," I said in a monotone voice.
"Sonny," Marshall said, walking towards me slowly like I was some kind of disease. "Why would you do all this?"
"Well, I told you I needed money, Marshall," I said. "But you didn't give me a raise, so I decided to do this."
"Wow!" Tawni exclaimed, smiling. "I never knew how greedy you are, Sonny! I am so proud of you!"
I rolled my eyes again. "I'm not greedy, Tawn. I needed the money for charity. I told you that, Marshall."
Tawni scoffed. "Right. Like who would ever believe that?"
"It's true!" I exclaimed, standing up.
Marshall shook his head. "I'm sorry, Sonny. Unless you have proved that it is for the little girl, I can't-" The speaker came on, and a woman's voice came on the speaker.
"Sonny Munroe," she said. "You have a visitor."
I furrowed my brows. Who would visit me now? My parents were both working, and I didn't have any friends close by besides my So Random crew, and they were all here. I quickly changed into my normal clothes before going to see whoever was waiting for me.
We all stepped into the lobby to find a little girl standing there nervously. Audri.
"Audri!" I said, running to hug her.
"Sonny! I told my mom what you were doing for us, and she wanted to meet you," she said sweetly. "Mom! She's here." A woman with short brown hair stepped out of the shadows. She looked exactly like Audri.
"Hello," she greeted me. I smiled at her, and greeted her back. "I just wanted to say thank you for all that you've done for us. But we can't accept your money. It would be wrong. And we'll be okay now, because I got a job."
"Oh, yes, Audri told me. Congratulations," I said, smiling warmly.
"Yes, so we won't be needing the money anymore. But thank you for all of your help." Then she took Audri's hand and was about to leave when Marshall stopped her.
"Wait!" he said. "Take the money." We all whipped around to stare at him.
"What?" Tawni and I cried in unison.
"Take the money," Marshall repeated. "Sonny worked so hard for you to get the money. It's a shame to waste it all. Besides, you'll be exhausted if you work overtime. Just take the money, but keep your job. Please?"
The woman hesitated, but in the end gave in. She had tears in her eyes. "Thank you. Thank you so much. You all are too kind." Then she gave me a hug, and I smiled, feeling so proud of myself. Marshall whipped out his check book, and wrote down a check before handing it to the woman.
"There. Fifty thousand dollars, in your hands," he said, smiling. The woman took it with her shaking hands, and she started to cry. I felt so happy for them, and I was so proud of myself for doing this.
After they left, I turned to Marshall to thank him. He waved his hand, and patted me on the back.
"You deserve it, kiddo. Good job," he praised.
"Wait, that's not fair, Marshall!" Tawni protested. "You let her get the money, and not me?"
"Well, her case was different than yours, Tawn. It's for a good cause, unlike Tawni Town." I let out a giggle.
"But Marshall!" she whined.
"No buts, Tawn. It's for a good cause. End of discussion." Marshall stalked off to his office where Tawni followed him, protesting the whole time. I laughed again.
"Hey, G, look at the pond water," Nico said, pointing to the pond water we used in the sketch. "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
"I think so, my friend," Grady answered, wiggling his eyebrows.
They looked at each other and exclaimed in unison, "Water angels!" and started running towards the pond of water.
"Hey! That's my thing!" Zora yelled, chasing after them. I laughed at my friends, and went out to the parking lot. Chad followed me.
"Thanks, Chad. Was this all part of your plan?" I asked him.
"Well, the you confessing was not," he said.
"But the me winning was, right?"
"Right," he nodded. "You better be happy. It was no fun kissing Tawni." Chad shuddered and I laughed.
"Hey, wait!" I said suddenly. "You said it was fake!"
"Well, yeah, but her perfume was so strong, it went in my mouth." Chad shuddered again. "Ugh. I hated the scent. She doesn't appeal to me." I smiled and stepped closer to him.
"And who does?" I said flirtatiously-or at least I hoped it was. I'm no good at flirting.
"Well, she's as bright and beautiful as the sun," he said, referring to my name. I blushed and looked down. Chad stepped closer and lifted my chin up, forcing me to look at him. "Actually, I take that back. The sun has nothing on her." I was blushing a crimson red by now.
"Really," I mumbled. Chad chuckled, and leaned in to plant a kiss on my lips. I wrapped my arms around his neck, as his hands went on my waist, pulling me closer. One of my hands cupped his cheek while the other played with his hair. Mhm, I love the feel of his hair. But not as much as the burning sensation that came from his lips. I could stay out here and kiss him all day if I wanted to. Unfortunately, the paparazzi didn't think so.
"Oh my god!" the photographer said. Seriously, this guy was a freaky stalker. "Not again! Make up your mind already. Are you together or not?" I pulled apart from Chad, and laughed.
"I think we're together now, right?" Chad asked, nodding to me. I answered with a furious nod, making Chad chuckle.
"Geez. You two are so confusing," said the photographer. "Why do you keep pretending?"
I shrugged, and said, "Well, I guess it's just one of life's little games." before pulling Chad down for another kiss.
- End –
A/N: Okay, wait for it…one, two, three-Awww!!!-lol. Yaaay! I'm done! That was a long chapter. But whatever. Save the best for last, right?
So I hope you liked it, and thank you to everyone who reviewed, alerted, favorited, or all of the above, this story. You guys are awesome! And if I missed anybody above, let's just say I dedicate this chapter to everyone who read my story. Okay? Lol, that would've been easier than writing all of your names. But I did that because you guys deserve the shout out! Thanks for reading guys! Until next time…
(which would be my other story, "Summer Fades To Fall". So check that one out after this. Haha)