ALRIGHTY, so I know I haven't updated in FOREVER. But I honestly couldn't come up with a good ending, but I think this satisfied my needs. I've been super busy, I'm on newspaper and yearbook this year and its been crazy! I hope there's still at least a couple of you who will enjoy this (: Read the last chapter to refreshen your mind! Don't forget to review! Let me know if I should make a new story and give me some ideas!

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Chapter 23

Eli's POV

"So when do you say we should plan this?" I asked Clare.

"Well do we want this as a surprise or should we tell them?" she replied.

"Its up to you, I'm a horrible party planner." I said.

She looked stressed.

"Well, I mea of course I can help. No- I will help. Of course. Just tell me what you need and I'll do it." I said while grabbing her sides and smiling.

She looked a little bit more comforted.

"I think we should just throw a small little surprise celebration in the house, we can cook and maybe invite a couple of their friends?" She suggested.

"Yeah that'll work, how about you cook and I decorate and clean?" I offered.

"Awesome. When do you want to do it?" She asked.

"Uhh, this weekend? It's Sunday and we can have it on Saturday. It's plenty of time for invites, right?" I said.

"Yeah! Alright, I gotta bust out that cook book." She said while smiling, I pulled her closer.

~~~~~~~~FRIDAY~~~~~~~~~

"Alright, so is everything ready?" She asked.

"Yeah, I just called my mom and she said that they will be in Degrassi about 10 in the morning tomorrow. You know this whole trick them into vacationing thing was a good idea. More time for us…. where we could do whatever we want and we could get ready peacefully." I said and pulled her in for a kiss.

She smiled in the middle of the kiss.

"So are you going to tell them or should I?" She asked.

"We can both? You tell them about… us. And I'll tell them about the new apartment." I suggested, she nodded in return.

We only invited a couple people, Clare's aunt and uncle and my mom's sister. Tomorrow night should be good.

And yes, that would be sarcasm.

***Clare's POV***

I am going to punch a wall. What if they don't approve? What if my dad disowns me and never speaks to me again? This isn't like me…getting nervous and all.

Eli has me stepping in old boundaries that I have abandoned along with the 15-year-old freshmen that was so innocent, gullible and blind to the world around her.

I hate not knowing what's going to happen next. I need to talk to Eli, I can't even close my eyes.

It's almost midnight, Elliot is long asleep and I can't seem to put my head to rest.

I walked over to Eli's room but it was empty. The bathroom and kitchen are empty as well? Where did he go?

I tried calling him but I just heard his ringtone upstairs.

I need air.

I stepped outside to the backyard and surely, there he is.

"Hey." I whispered.

He jumped a little and turned around.

"Oh hey, you're up?" He asked in a sleepy voice. Is it weird that I find that adorable?

"Yeah, I can't sleep." I said and he put the other half of the blanket around me. Yeah, he definitely is not wearing a shirt.

"Me neither. What do you think is going to happen?" He asked.

"I don't want to think anymore, Eli. Let's just let it be because I'm going to explode." I blurted out.

He chuckled and cupped my cheek.

"I love you." He whispered and slowly kissed me on my cheek. Is he trying to kill me?

"So why exactly are you shirtless out here?" I asked.

"It was really hot and stuffy in my room, I needed air so I came down here and just put a blanket over." He said, his eyes were extra green tonight. And call me crazy but I think they had a little bit of gold in them.

I put my hand on his chest and smiled at him.

"What?" He asked while smirking.

"I love you." I said.

He kissed me while smiling.

"I know." He said and put his hand on my cheek again.

"Let's go inside." He said and carried me to his room.

I tucked in to his bed and he left to change because he still had jeans on.

"Don't put a shirt on." I said and he just smiled at me.

He turned the light off and snuggled next to me.

He started to kiss me like he hadn't seen me in 4 years. I don't know where it came from but I was damn well happy it did.

He slowly put his hands up my shirt and I straddled him on the bed.

He took my shirt off and unhooked my bra in almost .2 seconds and the next thing I know he's taking his boxers off.

We must have been kissing with everything in us because we we're both out of breath in almost a minute. He started to kiss my neck and slowly started to make his way in.

The first time we had sex, it wasn't really anything special. We just did it because we we're both physically attracted to each other. But this time it was different, we were both emotionally and physically bound to each other.

This wasn't a 5 minute thing while I was baked out of my mind in the back of his car. He genuinely wanted me. In every way. I don't know how attached he was to me at the time when we first had sex but this time, I just felt like he wanted to pull me closer with every kiss with every thrust.

We both tried to be quiet for Elliot's sake but quiet groans were exiting both of our mouths.

It was a good 20 minutes before he pulled out, by that time we we're both exhausted.

We both didn't say a word to each other and even with that, I felt more comfortable than I had with anyone in my life.

"I'm gonna fucking marry you." He said while stroking my back.

I smiled and giggled a little.

"I have to say yes first." I said playfully.

"I'll kidnap you if I have to." He said and kissed the top of my head.

"You won't have to." I said and that was the last of it.

I slept like a freaking angel. Best sleep I've had in a while actually.

Well, now it's Saturday and Elliot is jumping up and down on the bed.

***Eli's POV***

"Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!" He screamed and jumped.

"You guys slept togethew and didn't invite me?" He questioned us.

"I'm sorry man, Clare wasn't feeling good last night so she spent the night with me." I said and he lay down next to us.

"Awe you okay, Claye?" He asked Clare with a worried look.

"Yeah, I feel much better babe." She smiled and winked at me. This girl drives me insane.

"Ohmygod! I gotta cook!" She said and sprinted to the bathroom.

We spent the whole morning cooking and cleaning, around 9am I went to go pick them up.

Apparently Randall got his camera stolen and he was bitching about it the entire time.

I tried to stall as much as I could and took them to the market, to get gas, changed my tire. They were slowly catching on…

"Eli lets go! I miss Elliot!" My mom said and just as she finished I got a text from Clare saying everyone was there and everything was ready.

It was around 2pm when we got home, the airport was already more than an hour away so it was easy to stall.

When I opened the door, everyone screamed 'Surprise!' like a birthday party. Bet you that was Elliot's idea.

Randall and mom were happy about the get together but they still had no idea what we we're about to confess.

After everyone left, we all sat down in the living room and watched old re-runs of the Big Bang Theory.

"Me and Eli are in love." Clare blurted out.

"I knew it!" Elliot yelled and jumped out of his seat.

I can't believe she just- said it. Chick got balls.

Randall and mom's faces were just BLANK.

"I'm moving out at the end of the summer." I blurted out too.

Mom looked sad, it wasn't an angry face but just a sad face. I didn't like it.

"Dad?" Clare tried but he wouldn't answer.

"I told you." My mom said to Randall but I'm not sure what she told him.

"I just couldn't believe it." Randall said.

"What are you talking about?" I asked.

"Honey, we already knew." She said while standing up. I didn't realize Clare and I were already standing.

"H-how?" Clare asked.

"I know my son. I saw the way he looked at you, the was he protected you, the way he put you first. The only other person I've seen him do that with is Elliot." She said with a smile.

I'm confused as FUCK.

"Mom, I'm sorry you didn't know. I just didn't want things to get awkward and stuff. I just- I really love her. I love her more than myself." I said and she hugged me.

"Dad?" Clare tried.

He slowly stood up and let a deep breath out.

"I've seen Eli change drastically since we've moved in. He's not the same person. I think Eli found himself in these past couple months. And I think you've helped him do that, Clare. I see the way you guys play around with each other, the way he looks at you like you're his world." He said and didn't break his gaze with Clare.

Clare on the other hand had no expression on her face whatsoever.

"I noticed something in you too, Clare. We've been through a lot, kid. I tried to be the bet that I could be but I saw that it wasn't enough. You kind of just shut down and rejected everyone. And when you met Eli, you started to be yourself more. You were my little girl again." He said and Clare started to tear up.

He hugged her and said,

"I'm really happy that you've someone who cares for you, Clare." He said and kissed her on the cheek then walked over to me.

Oh, boy.

"Now. Eli. If I ever hear that you've hurt Clare, intentionally or unintentionally, I will do some damage to your….you know what." He said, realizing that Elliot was in the room.

I smirked.

"If a single hair on Clare is touched, trust me, I will be the first to murder that sun of a gun." I said.

"Atta boy." He said and patted my shoulder.

How much more weirder can this get?

"Does this mean that you and Claye aye going to get mawwied?" Elliot said while jumping around.

Clare giggled and I picked him up.

"Yes." I said and he hugged me.