Chapter 10 here. Enjoy!
The ants and grasshoppers walked out of the anthill to pile up some leaves and carry them to the anthill for the winter to come.(A.N I know that bugs don't do that but bug's life is an insect fantasy movie). Shelby was helping Atta and Dot with the leaf carrying while Hopper helped Flik and Molt. Hopper couldn't concentrate on what he was doing because he was thinking about Shelby or he was just staring at her.
Molt and Flik felt the leaf falling on top of them and Hopper didn't notice it. "Hopper, come on we could use a little help!" Flik exclaimed but Hopper didn't pay attention.
Then as Flik and Molt came out from under the leaf Hopper was still staring at Shelby. "Hopper?" Molt questioned then said, "We need some help here."
Still, Hopper didn't pay attention to Flik and Molt. "Hopper?" Molt said as he waved a hand in front of his brother's face, "Hello?"
Hopper was startled and was back to reality, "What?" Hopper said.
"Why aren't you helping us?" Flik questioned.
"I was helping. . ." Hopper quickly said, "It's just that I--"
"You what?" Molt said, "You were staring at Shelby?"
"No." Hopper lied, "I was just looking at what she is doing."
"That is called staring." Flik pointed out.
"Okay I stared at her," Hopper admitted, "but it's not like that."
"It looks like it," Molt smirked, "I was right, you do like Shelby."
"Molt just--" Hopper said.
"Hopper and Shelby sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G." Sang Molt, "first comes love then comes marriage then comes Hopper with a baby carriage."
Hopper slammed his foot on Molt's foot to shut him up.
"Ow!" Molt said holding his foot, "what was that for?"
"That's to tell you to shut up." Hopper snarled.
"Guys can we just get back to leaf carrying?" Flik said, "we'll be in big trouble if we're not doing our work."
"Good idea." Hopper said as he, Molt, and Flik carried the leaf in the anthill.
Then Hopper still had thoughts on Shelby and he thought he should tell Shelby that he likes her so it could make his brother shut up.
"Hey Molt I admit that I like 'like' Shelby." Hopper finally said to his brother after setting the leaf down.
"And I was right." Molt said.
"Except I don't know how to tell her." Hopper said sadly.
Flik overheard what Hopper said.
"Just be yourself, come clean, and tell her you like her." Flik said.
"You're right." Hopper sighed, "I'll tell her tonight."
Shelby was still helping her friends with carrying the leaves to the anthill and she thought about Hopper and her feelings for him so she thought about telling him except she was too nervous and she sighed sadly.
Atta noticed that something was bothering Shelby so she said, "Shelby? Are you okay?"
"I'm fine." Shelby lied.
"You don't look fine." Dot said.
"Well I just have feelings for Hopper and I don't know how to tell him." Shelby said.
"How long did you have feelings for Hopper?" Atta questioned.
"Since the day that we were getting to know each other." Shelby answered.
"Tell him tonight." Atta said.
"I will." Shelby said.
The ants and grasshoppers had freetime so they can take a break from working and relax for the night.
Flik and Molt were talking Hopper into telling his feelings for Shelby while Atta and Dot talked Shelby into telling her feelings for Hopper.
"You're going to have to tell Shelby sometime." Flik said as he and Molt pushed Hopper.
"Trust me Shelby he'll like you back." Atta said as she and Dot pushed Shelby.
"Fine." Shelby said dully to Atta and Dot.
"Fine," Hopper said dully to Molt and Flik.
Then Hopper and Shelby stood still and Flik,Atta, Dot, and Molt left the two of them alone.
Hopper and Shelby sighed.
"So how are you?" Hopper asked.
"I've been better." Shelby answered, "you?"
"Not bad." Hopper smiled nervously.
Then there was a moment of silence.
"I have to tell you something." The two of them said at the same time.
"Really?" The two of them said at the same time again.
"You go first." Shelby said.
"Well, I don't know how to tell you." Hopper said.
"Lets say this together." Shelby said.
"Okay." Hopper said.
The two of them took a deep breath then they said at the same time, "I love you."
"You do?" They said together.
"I loved you since the day we met." Shelby said, "I just didn't know how to tell you."
"I thought you didn't feel the same." Hopper said, "that's why I never told you either."
Then Shelby put her arm around his back and she put her lips over his mouth and they kissed until they pulled apart after a few seconds.
"I wanted to ask you something." Hopper said.
"What is it?" Shelby asked.
"You're beautiful,sweet,and smart and I want to ask if you wanttobemymate." Hopper said a little fast.
"What?" Shelby questioned, "slow down this time."
"I asked if you want to be my mate." Hopper said slowly.
"Yes!" Shelby said at once.
"I did it," Hopper thought, "I finally asked her if she want to be my mate and now I can't wait till we have kids."
Okay that's it for now.I'm going to write the next story about Hopper and Shelby also they're going to have nymphs (or kids however you want to call it) No mean comments please.