"Sonny." I responded calmly, when really my hands were sweating in result of my nervousness. This had better work.
"Chad." she whispered. I could hear the hurt still in her voice.
"Sonny." I couldn't help but caress her cheek. She just looked so incredibly beautiful tonight.
"Chad." she spat, and hit my hand away.
"Sonny." I repeated.
Ah, our old arguments. I've missed them. It seemed so long ago since we'd had them, even though it was less than 24 hours ago.
Portlyn, Tawni, and Chloe absolutely loved the plan. They were angry that they didn't think of it themselves. I'm surprised they hadn't either. It was right up their alley.
I wanted to tell Sonny right then, right there that I love her and I'm sorry for getting so mad. But it had to wait. First, I had to get her to talk to me.
"I'm so, so sorry, Chad." she cut me off. "And I know that sorry doesn't change anything, but I really am. You have no idea how sorry I am. I had no right to go in your phone like that, or to send those photos." It was not a confident apology at all. Her voice shook and wavered and broke with each word. "And I know you won't forgive me, but I-"
"Sonny, what should you be sorry about?" this time, I interrupted her. "I should be sorry for talking to you like that. You didn't deserve any of the things I said. I was angry and-"
"Are you serious?" she scoffed, putting her hands on her hips. "You're apologizing to me? Chad, I appreciate it. But I really don't deserve it." Alright, it's official: We really have to stop this whole not-letting-the-other finish-their-sentences game.
"Sonny, I'm not trying to be nice or because I feel I have to say sorry. But because I need to and I am sorry. You're special to me. And even if you didn't sell your soul to Dakota for two weeks, the fact would remain that I still care about you."
She gasped. "Portlyn told you about that? I didn't want anyone to know!"
"Because. I didn't want it to seem like I thought that just because I have to baby-sit the anti-Christ for a few days, I'd expect you to forgive me." she looked down. "I'm just an overly jealous, pathetic, bitch."
My temper rose, just like it always did when someone said something low of Sonny. I banged my hand against the wall which made her jump. I looked her straight in the eye. "Damn it, Sonny! Don't you ever say anything like that about yourself again. Got it?"
She smiled, thankfully. But it was replaced with another frown seconds later. "Fine."
Her head went down again, as if she was ashamed of herself. That's when I realized: I broke the most unbreakable girl. "I really am sorry, Chad." she said softly.
"I am too. We were both wrong. Can we leave the past in the past now? Lillian is happy. She not only gets to be the star, but she gets to hang out with the Sonny Monroe. Like ehmagawd!" I imitated what my sister said right before we got here. This got a small laugh out of Sonny. "So, we're, um, friends?" she stuck out her hand. My face dropped, along with my stomach. Friends. Not exactly the position you want to have with the only girl that you can imagine marrying without wanting to throw up.
I managed to smile and put out my hand too, and shook hers. "Friends." she gave me a small smile at that. I could tell that she still wasn't happy.
We just stood there for a few minutes in silence. I don't know about her, but I was sick of not being able to call her my girlfriend. My lips got a tingly feeling. The kind that I'd always get when I was younger and my little sister was around. I always wanted to just go up and kiss her cheek. But with Sonny, I wanted to do so much more than just that. I looked into her eyes, trying to find whatever emotion she was hiding. I decided that she wanted me as much as I wanted her.
Then, the most amazing thing happened. Our lips smashed together, creating fireworks to go off inside my head. I don't know who initiated the kiss. It was just so fast. All I knew, was that I was finally kissing Sonny Monroe. Girl of So Random. Chuckle City. The girl I love.
Our lips moved together in perfect harmony. I then darted out and licked her bottom lip, wanting for her to let me taste her tongue. She allowed entrance, and our tongues danced together. I was now all the way up against the wall, my hands on the door for support, as Sonny leaned against me. Her fingers started to tangle in my blonde hair, as I pressed myself even harder against her. I then gripped her hips roughly and passionately, which caused her to moan into my mouth. Finally, we broke apart, panting heavily.
"Wow." she whispered.
"Double wow." I pushed her lightly against the door. But instead of kissing her again, I rested my head on hers and looked deep into her beautiful brown eyes. "I love you, Sonny Monroe. And I'm not just saying that because of the kiss. Which, by the way, was amazing. I really, really, love you. And I always have." she looked speechless. I wasn't sure if it was a bad thing or not. Should I panic, or get excited?
She answered the questions in my spinning head for me, when she kissed me sweetly. "I love you too, Chad Dylan Cooper." I smiled as big as I possibly could, and her huge grin returned also.
We did nothing but gaze lovingly into each other's eyes, until I finally decided I being too much of a wimp, and way too romantic. And claustrophobic. I knocked roughly on the door. "Guys! You can let us out now!"
The door flew open, revealing Chloe, Portlyn, and Tawni looking expectantly at us. Sonny stumbled out first, then me. Once we were stable, we joined hands. "Awwwh! We did it!" Chloe yelled, causing Portlyn and Tawni to yell it with her. They then joined hands and spun around in a circle, reminding me of Ring Around the Rosie.
"We did it! We did it! We did it! Yay!" Grady joined in.
"Dora the Explorer? Really, Grady, Really?" I laughed and Sonny punched my shoulder.
"Ouch. Love really does hurt."
She laughed this time. "You're so lame." she kissed me again.
"Yeah, but you love me."
"Hey! That's just rude."
"Well, too bad!" she giggled, running away.
"Oh, you're in for it now."
I chased her until she stopped in the middle of the dance floor. "Would you like to dance, Cooper?"
"I'd be honored, Monroe."
I put my arms around her waist while pulling her close, and she placed her arms around my neck. "I've always wanted someone to hold me like this." she whispered.
"Bet you didn't imagine it would be Chad Dylan Cooper."
"Not in a million years."
We continued dancing like that, even for the fast songs. I could see Audrey hooking up with Matthew Bomber out the corner of my eye, and I gave her a thumbs up. She was too intoxicated to see it, though. I also saw Portlyn dancing with Nico, and Grady with Chloe. Devon had seemed to have gotten over his crush on Sonny, because he was dancing with Tawni now instead of bothering us.
When another song ended and a love song began, I realized I forgot something very important. I got down on one knee, causing Sonny to look at me quizzically. "Sonny Monroe," I took her hand. "Will you be my girlfriend?" she gasped, and then followed it with a laugh. "You're such a dork, Cooper." I laughed with her. "But yes, I would love to be your girlfriend." she curtsied. FINALLY! SONNY MONROE IS MY GIRLFRIEND! Psh, took her long enough.
I stood up and kissed her passionately, then put my hand on the small of her back, leading her across the room. "So, you still want to meet my family, right?" I asked.
"Well, this is-" my introduction was stopped by my little sister's squealing.
"Lillian." I finished.
She ran and hugged Sonny, almost knocking her over. "Sonny! It is so great to meet you! Thanks soooooooooooooooooooooo much for helping me. I'm so glad I get to hang out with you!" she squeezed her again.
"Whoa there, don't kill my girlfriend now, Lil." Uh oh. I said the G word. Bad idea when it comes to my sister. Her eyes grew wide and she broke out into a huge grin. "Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!" she jumped up and down.
"She's had too much sugar." I whispered to Sonny.
"Shut up!" she slapped my arm. "I have not! I'm just a very naturally happy person."
Sonny giggled. "Then I think we'll get along just fine. But it was nice meeting you, I'll talk to you later!" she said as I led her back to where we were. But first, we ran into Devon.
I put my arms protectively around her when he approached. "Hey, Chad, relax. I'm not gonna try to steal her from you or anything."
"Really? But I thought you liked her?" I asked suspiciously, still blocking her from Devon just in case he pounces.
"Not more than a friend."
I blinked. "But, but you! You said!" I yelled, poking my finger almost through his chest. "And…and…really?" I looked at Sonny in confusion.
"Nope. It was all Operation Channy." he winked at me, then Tawni approached. "What did I tell you, Sonny? Always expect the unexpected." she sang.
"Congratulations by the way!" he called out as they started to walk away.
"Who the heck is Channy?!" I asked Sonny, who only shrugged and pulled me the rest of the way
"By the way," I said. "How about instead of having to spend two weeks alone with Dakota, I come with you and make her cut it down to one?"
This made her smile again. "Really? You'd do that for me?"
"'Course. Plus, you know that's the only reason she wanted to 'hang out' with you anyway. Even little girls can't resist the Cooper."
She kissed my cheek. "You're the greatest."
"Tru dat. And the greatest actor of our generation, too."
"Of course," she giggled. "How could I forget that?"
"By the way, can you promise me something?"
"Sure. What is it?"
"Never stop smiling. You're just not Sonny when you don't smile. You're more…Allison." she laughed.
"Well, that is my name."
"Still. You get the point."
The music had stopped by the time we were back to our original spot. Most likely meaning that Hannah was about to bring out her gigantic birthday cake. I saw it on my way in; it was even bigger than the one at my party.
But the sound of silence and echoing chatting voices didn't stop Sonny and me from dancing together. We assumed our previous position, and started swaying with the imaginary beat. Much like at prom. "By the way, don't be surprised if you see a video of you yelling at the vending machine at Condor Studios everywhere tomorrow."
"What? Why? What did you do?"
She just giggled. "That's what you get for going through my stuff yesterday. I taped it a few months ago, but I, um, just remembered last night that still have it." I smirked, thinking that she probably didn't forget. Knowing Sonny, she probably watched that video of me almost every day.
I shook my head at her. "Good job, Monroe."
"So, one heck of a sleepover, huh?" she whispered in my ear, sending chills down my spine when I felt her hot breath.
"Completely." I pressed my lips to hers again, making my head spin around. Our kiss was broken apart by the scream of Hannah Montana falling into her birthday cake, just as I had at mine. But instead of cardboard cut outs of herself knocking her into it, Audrey did. Brushing her hands as if they were covered in chalk, and giggling evily at the vanilla frosted blonde pop star.
Sonny, however, paid no attention to it, and instead, crashed our lips together again with extreme force.
"I love you."
"I love you more."
"You do not."
"It's a tie?"
"So we're good?"
"Oh, we are so good."
Can you believe it? It's OVER. I was debating whether or not to write the next week, which is basically the thing with Dakota, Sonny meeting Chad's family, and OMG THE GUY WHO PLAYS JAMES CONROY IS ON TV
and her with Lillian.
but it really didn't work out and it didn't feel right. So I'm just leaving it at this.
Hope you guys enjoyed. Thanks so much =]
Your reviews made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It was nice.
Oh so I'm working on a new Channy story. It's not as fun and fluffy as this one though. But still, it's Channy. I wrote the first chapter already and am working on the second now.
thanks again guys. love you all.