Hey everyone! I'm sorry I haven't been updating much lately. Things really have been kind of shit lately, but I'm trying to keep a more positive attitude. My friend Chris tells me I'm such a pessimist everyday now and that's true, I'm a bitch what can I say? But I don't want to neglect writing anymore so hopefully I'll be better about that. Anyways, off topic, so enjoy that last chapter of That Summer!

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Eli's POV:

"Really? I don't want to impose on your family time…" Clare blushed shyly after I asked her if she wanted to come sleep over.

I chuckled and shook my head, "No, please, come over. I want your beautiful face to be the first thing I see before I sleep and the first thing I see when I wake up."

"And your parents won't mind? They don't even know me." It was just like Clare to be shy about wanting to come over.

"Seriously, it's totally okay. Please Clare? I don't want you to have to be alone or anything. Unless that is you just don't want to come over? If you don't I completely understand…." I would be sad if she didn't want to, but I hoped she would.

Clare bit her bottom lip, clearly debating. She finally nodded, "Alright, I'd love to."

I smiled wide and stepped closer to Clare, wrapping my arms around her neck. She blushed as I smirked and leaned in for a kiss. When our lips met I could feel her smile against my lips but she kissed me back slowly before pressing on my chest. I took the hint and broke the kiss, "Come on, let's go home."

"Honey I'm so glad you'll be coming over. Do you guys feel like stopping for dinner or should us home and whip something up?" CeCe smiled wide. I knew she would like Clare. Who couldn't like Clare?

I looked over at Clare's angel face, "What do you think?"

Clare smiled, "After a summer of camp food I'm dying for a home cooked meal."

I nodded, "Well you're in luck, CeCe is the best!"

Clare held my hand tightly as we walked to the car. My mom had a green jaguar that she loved with all her heart.

I opened the door for Clare and smiled, "Ma'lady"

Clare smiled and slipped in the car before reaching out to me and pulling me into the car with her, "Ready to visit the monsters cave?" Bullfrog joked as we shut our doors.

Clare giggled, "Absolutely." Then she kissed me.

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"Eli why don't you go help Clare get settled upstairs and Bullfrog and I can start dinner." CeCe suggested as we got to the house. I helped Clare out of the car before I smiled, "Sure, thanks CeCe."

I took our bags out of the trunk and Clare and I made it up to the stairs quickly. She marveled at my house, "Wow, Eli this is amazing!"

I chuckled, "It's just a house Clare." We stopped in front of my room, covered in posters on the door, "Ready to see my layer?"

Clare rolled her eyes, "Come on Romeo…."

I opened up my door and motioned for Clare to go in. My room was huge because my parents had a wall knocked down to the room next door. I had my own bathroom, TV, couch.

"Holy crap…" Clare whispered. I snuck up behind her and wrapped my arms around her waist. I whispered into her neck, "What do you think…?"

Clare giggled and held my arms, "I think it's….nice."

"Nice?" I smirked as I kissed her neck.

She pulled my arms off of her and continued to walk around the room. She smiled as she saw some of my drawings on the wall and all my posters.

When she was done marveling at my room, Clare saw my big bed, covered in warm black covers and red sheets, "That looks comfy."

I nodded. After a long bus ride back, it did look comfy, "Well how about we get in bed together and we can nap until dinner is ready?"

"Are you going to make me sleep in these clothes?" Clare asked, gesturing to her outfit.

"Would you like to barrow something?" I asked her as I wrapped my arms around her again, not wanting to let go of her soft body.

Clare nodded, "Yes please, something that smells like you."

I pulled Clare over to my closet and found a pair of skull pajama bottoms and a black V-neck, "How's this?"

Clare smiled, "Looks good to me." Clare took the clothes from my hands and headed over to my bathroom.

Since I knew she would be getting comfortable, I did the same. I changed into a similar black tee shirt like the one I gave to Clare, and a pair of black sweats. Clare walked in right as I finished pulling up my sweats. She smiled at me, "What do you think?"

I smirked, "You look hot."

She rolled her eyes and shoved my shoulder, "Shut up!"

I chuckled, "Come on, let's take a nap."

I pulled the thick covers back on my bed and opened them up for Clare. I motioned for her to climb in, "After you my lady."

Clare climbed into the covers and I followed after her, turning off the lamp next to my bed. I cuddled close to her, wrapping my arms around her waist. She rested her head under my chest and smiled, "You're so warm."

"I'll always keep you warm." I whispered into her hair.

She pressed a kiss onto my chest through my shirt, "I love you Eli."

"I love you too Clare." And we fell asleep in the warm silence of each other.

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"Baby boy…" My mom whispered softly when she shook me awake. I squeezed my eyes tight before opening them slowly and yawing. I smiled when I saw Clare's soft body was still curled up next to me, looking beautifully peaceful.

I smiled, "Isn't she beautiful?"

My mom laughed, "Dinner is ready downstairs, take your time."

"Thanks mom." My mom walked out of the room and I curled back to Clare.

I kissed her temple before sitting up, only to be pulled back down by my sleepy angel, "No no, don't get up…"

"Clare dinner is ready and I know you're hungry," I rubbed her stomach softly, "We haven't eaten in hours and CeCe's food is amazing."

Clare clung to me tighter, "But Eli I'm so comfy…"

I chuckled, "Let's just go eat and then we can come back up here and…." I kissed her soft lips lovingly. Clare immediately responded to the kiss. She wrapped her arms around my neck and I used it to my advantage to lift her out of the bed. She squealed, "Eli its cold!"

I set her down, "Hang on." I ruffled through my closet until I dug out an old black sweat shirt small enough to fit Clare's tiny body. The sweatshirt was lined with soft black material and I knew it would keep her warm.

"Here." I helped her zip herself up in the jacket. She smiled, "Its perfect Eli."

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"This smells absolutely amazing!" Clare's eyes brightened when she saw my mom's extra cheesy homemade mac n' cheese.

"I hope you like it baby girl. It's been a long time since Eli brought a girl home for dinner. Never one as beautiful as you." CeCe complimented Clare.

Clare blushed, "Thank you…"

I smiled. I was really happy my mom liked Clare.

"So baby girl tell us about you, how did you and Eli get together?" My mom pried.

Clare smiled, "We met on the bus ride up to camp actually. My friend Adam was sitting next to him and I knew I had never seen this guy before," Clare squeezed my shoulder, "I ended up forgetting my wallet when we went to lunch and Eli so generously paid for my lunch. On the rest of the way up I ended up sitting next to Eli and I fell asleep on his shoulder. We just spent a lot of time together at camp and fell for each other."

"You're perfect." I told Clare before I kissed her lips, even if she tasted like mac n' cheese I enjoyed it.

CeCe smiled, "Aww sounds like a lovely story."

Clare let out a small yawn before covering her mouth quickly, "Sorry!"

I chuckled, "We should get some sleep. We're pretty wipped out from the trip home."

CeCe nodded, "Of course, goodnight babies."

Clare giggled, "Goodnight."

"Goodnight."

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"You're room is so nice." Clare wrapped her arms around my neck when we got to my room. I kissed her lips once, "I have a tooth brush you can barrow, come on."

Clare followed me into my bathroom. I pulled a rand new toothbrush out of its package before offering Clare the toothpaste. She ran her toothbrush under the water before I did. We both brushed our teeth quickly.

"So are you ready for bed?" I asked her.

She nodded, "Yeah I'm really tired."

I carried Clare over to my bed and set her down gently before crawling in next to her. We cuddled up together and I kissed her cheek, "I love you Clare."

"I love you too Eli."

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Epiloge:

"And I promise I will love you for the rest of my life through sickness and in heath, for better or for worse, through anything." Eli recited his vows to Clare without difficulty. Who knew ten years after camp they would be back at the same lake, getting married.

"And do you Clare Edwards take Elijah Goldsworthy to be your lawfully wedded husband?" The preacher asked the small girl in the beautiful wedding dress.

Clare smiled, "I do."

The preacher nodded, "You may now kiss the bride."

Eli leaned over and kissed his precious bride like he had never kissed her before. When they broke apart the blue eyed girl smiled softly, "I can't believe we're really married."

Eli nodded, "I'm so glad I came here with you. I'll never stop loving you Clare and I will never forget that summer."

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A/N: I hope you guys liked it.