A/N: Holy cow, I know you don't want to hear why I've been gone so yeah let's just get on and I'll leave that until the end.

Chapter Nine


"Ha ha! I beat you! Again!"

I stared in disbelief at the board game as Lenny got up in his seat and did this weird Victory dance.

"How did you beat me again? That's five times already!" I said

It had started out as a simple game of chutes and ladders.

I thought it just be one simple game but after Lenny beat me and got cocky I was determined to beat him.

... that wasn't going so well.

"You've got to be cheating!" I argued

He say back down and looked at me in disbelief "Stella how can someone cheat at a game of chutes and ladders."

My cheeks got red because I thought that stupid thought "I - I don't know. How does someone win five times in a row?"

"Talent"

I nodded "Wow you're really talented. I guess you didn't get out much when you were younger?" I said giving him a complete backwards compliment.

"Hey. Now don't be such a sore loser Stella"

I pouted "I'm not. I refuse to play this game anymore."

Lenny threw his hands up "Aw come on Stella!"

I shook my head and got up "Nope. Play it with Marcus or something. How bout Greg?"

"That's a good Idea" he muttered before walking off to the kids room.

I walked to the kitchen and grabbed an apple before walking to the kids room.

I picked up lord of the flies.

I jumped on the bed, got situated before reading where I left off.

"Oh An apple" I herd Greg say before falling down next to me on the bed.

He took it out of my head and bit into it.

"Um I was going to eat that" I said to him

"Sorry " he said it came out muffled because he talked with his mouth full.

I looked at him in disgust and let him have the apple.

I went back to reading. Greg reading over my shoulder wasn't helping.

Just them my phone vibrated signaling someone was calling me.

I took it out. Pushed Greg off my shoulder.

I looked at the caller id.

Sean? Haven't talked to him since ... well yeah.

I picked up.

"Hello?" I asked

"Who is it?" Greg asked from behind me.

I put a finger to my lips, telling him to be quite.

He rolled his eyes and leaned back on the bed.

"Hey, Stella. Long time no talk"

"Sean? Hi" I said smiling

I herd Greg mutter something that I didn't hear clearly.

I slap him in the thigh.

"Hey what's up?" I asked

"Nothing bored out of my mind"

I nodded even though he couldn't see me "Same although I don't think that will last long. We're supposed to build a tree house today or something"

"Sounds awesome. I wish my family would do stuff together"

"What do you mean?" I slapped Greg's hand away.

He kept poking me in the side distracting me and making me squirm. He knows I'm very ticklish.

"We never do stuff together. My mom and sister are always off somewhere and my dad works a lot"

I felt bad. I know what it feels like. So I suggested "Come on over. Everyone will be glad to see you"

"Not everyone" Greg muttered. I shushed him.

"Really?"

I nodded "Yup"

"Okay I guess I could. See you in a bit"

"Bye" I said before hanging up.

As soon as the line went dead I turned to Greg ,"Would it kill you to be nice to him?" I asked

Greg began fake choking.

"God, you're such a child" I said getting up.

"Give me one reason why I should Stell" said Greg

"Maybe because he's nice! Even when you act like an ass. I mean what has he ever done to you? "

Greg just shook his head "You wouldn't understand"

"What do you mean I wouldn't understand?"

"Seriously Stella. It's nothing" he wasn't looking at me. He just kept his eyes on the ceiling.

"No tell me" I said shoving him.

He didn't answer so I shoved him again. I kept shoving him until he looked at me.

"You're not going to let it go are you?"

I shook my head.

"You're so stubborn" he said smiling a little.

"And you're annoying"

"Ouch Stella that hurt" he said sarcastically

"Good" I giggled

"I was expecting something more along the lines of Amazing, Hot, Charming -"

I snorted "Charming? Ha not even."

Before he could answer Charlie opened the door and Sean came in with her.

We were just looking at eachother.

"Awkward" said Charlie

"Well it wasn't until you said that" I stated

"You play basketball Sean?" Greg asked ignoring me and Charlie

Sean looked taken a back "Um, kind of. I'm not that good" he said

"Well, my dad's awesome. I'm sure he could teach us somethings" said Greg

"Cool"

"Come on, dude" said Greg leading him down the hall to where ever Lenny was.

"What just happened?" Asked Charlie

"I have no idea" I said

Then I walked to the door "Greg" I called out to him.

He turned around and waved Sean to go on outside with Keith "Yes?" He asked.

I bit my lip "Thank you"

"Excuse me? I don't think I heard that" he said sarcastically.

"Don't push it Feder" I said closing the door and walking back in the room

"Well that was odd" commented Charlie

As I laid back down on the bed.

"So what made Greg be so nice to Sean?" Charlie asked

I shrugged "Greg's confusing" I commented

"Only to you" she said.

Just then Becky came into the room.

"Look Stella, Charlie" she said pointing to her face

I looked closely and saw a hint of makeup.

"I'm wearing makeup" she said as if it was a great achievement.

"Who did it?" I questioned.

"Me" said the only lady with a Spanish accent. Roxanne.

She was looking at Becky in admiration. I bet she has never spent this much time with Becky.

"Well, girls, we are gonna go play some horse shoes. You girls wanna come?" She asked

"We'd love too" I said getting up as Charlie and I followed her outside.

Where it seemed everyone was hanging out like one big family. One big wacked up family.

"You play basketball Stella?" I herd Greg asked

I turned around to look at him "Yes. I am the best at basketball"

I snatched the basketball out of his hand and walked around him.

"That's traveling" he said

I began acting like I passing to my pretend teammate.

"Okay, that's really bad traveling" he said

Next thing I knew he grabbed me around the waist and spun me around making me scream.

"Hey, We don't have time for you love birds, I got teach Sean here, some tricks, Stella give me the ball" said Lenny

On purpose I threw the ball hard and it hit Lenny in the gut "Thanks Stella"

Just then Lenny took a shot at the goal, it went in with a swish " Greggie, Seany, that's how you do it. Now you see that buddies? I did the old bank shot. Banks open. Pick a Spot. Aim for it" he said making another shot.

"Oh, yeah. Your dad'll go 50 for 50 with these" said Eric.

"Really? Cause on the WII, the bank shot never works" argued Greg

"Well, you should Wii-Turn it and get a Wii-Fund" said Eric passing the ball back to Lenny, making me go into a fit of giggles.

Lenny turned around to face Roxanne "Babe you watching me?" He asked before throwing the ball behind him and making it. This sent us into a round of whoops and hollers.

"Come here for a minuet let me show you" he said waving Sean over to where he was standing.

A smile was spread across my face as I realized how well he got a long with everyone, surprisingly and even Greg.

Sean made it one shot, earning a High five from me.

"See Greg, this is what you can do when you wear normal people clothes" commented Lenny.

Sending me into another fit of laughter.

"Okay Stella, your turn." Said Lenny

"Hollywood, say what? I don't play basketball" I said

"Come on, Stella, its not that hard" said Sean

"Come here" said Lenny waving me over to the spot he made the shot at.

I walked over there.

"Here, now just pick a spot, aim, and shoot" he said

I nodded and did as told. Well kind of. I ended up missing by a long shot, and almost hitting Marcus.

"Sorry!" I said automatically

"Okay, maybe we shouldn't let Stella, have the ball" said Greg as he gently took it from my hands.

"Hey, I didn't kill and/or hurt anyone" I said trying to take it back from him.

"Yet" added Sean.

I stuck my tongue out at him.

"Hey, dude are you spending the night?" Andy asked Sean randomly

"If its okay with the adults" said Sean

The was a round of yeahs and I don't care.

"Looks like I am" said Sean with a bright smile on his face.

"Is their any lemonade?" Andy asked Eric

He only nodded and began dribbling the ball trying to perfect his bank shot.

"Sweet" said Andy before charging in the lake house the boys following.

I rolled my eyes as I took the ball wanting to perfect my bank shot. I was terrible.


Charlie's POV

God, I'm such a bad friend

I had quietly snuck by Stella and made a bee line for the kitchen, where the boys were chit chating.[I don't know what possessed me to do this but, I had to. I figured if Greg found out his jealousy would act upon it

I silently walked by the boys not bothering to pay attention to what they were saying.

I then began pacing the floor in front of the boys thinking of a way to bring kissing Stella up.

"You ok Charlotte?" I herd Sean asked

I turned to him and tried to clam down my heart rate.

"Um uh" I stammered out.

How exactly do you say this? I could just shout it out right? No that's stupid

"Well er " I trailed of the boys were looking at me curiously.

"You sure you're okay?" Andy asked

Just do it "SEAN KISSED STELLA!" I slapped my hands over my mouth.

Oh god. I'm an idiot. Stella is going to kill me

Just then Greg did an epic spit take, getting Keith wet in the process.

"Hey" Keith Protested

"You kissed Stella?" Asked Andy everyone ignoring Keith

"Yeah, like a few days ago" said Sean

"Dude Bro Code" said Andy

"What bro code?" He asked

"No guy should go after a girl their home boy likes" said Andy

Oh god Andy

"And what you like her?" Asked Sean

"No Greg does!" Said Andy

"Guys" said Kieth only to be ignored

"Greg and I weren't even Bros when I kissed her" said Sean

"Guys" Kieth said a little louder.

"Oh my god you guys are so stupid" I said

"Guys!" Yelled Kieth getting noticed finally.

"What?" Asked Andy

"Where is Greg?" Asked Keith.

Just then shouting that sounded like Stella came from outside.

"Answer your question?" Asked Sean as we all ran to the porch to see what was going to happen.


Stella's POV

So here I was perfecting my bank shot only to be rudely interrupted.

"Why didn't you tell me?" Greg asked Turning me around to face him.

"Tell you what?" I asked honestly confused

"That you kissed Sean" he said

I stared at him for a moment "I don't know, because I didn't think it concerned you" I said slowly

"Well it does" he said as if it were obvious.

"No it doesn't!" I commented "I don't have to ask you who I can and can not kiss" I said

Wow that sounded way better in my head

"But you don't like him!" He said

"Oh so now you know everything? Of course I don't and I told him that. Why do you think we're friends?" I said

"You can't just go around kissing people!" He argued

"He kissed me and You make no sense! And FYI, my lips are mine and I will do whatever I please with them-"

Before I could Continue, I was quickly cut of, by Greg capturing my lips in an urgent kiss.

To be honest the first thought that came to my head was ow my lips are really going to be bruised.

I finally register what was going on.

I felt my heart rate speed up and palms become sweaty. Besides all that I softly kissed him back our noses brushing together not really knowing what I was doing.

I felt Greg smile against my lips and put one hand on my waist the other on my chin bringing me closer.

I let instincts take over and I felt my arms wrap around his neck.

I could taste the sour lemonade on his lips and I'm pretty sure he could taste my watermelon chapstick.

The sound of a wolf whistle (thanks Marcus) made me pull away.

I'm pretty sure my face was tomato red. My heart rate slowed down just a little.

Greg had a really big goofy grin on his face.

Heck I probably did too.

"Do you usually tell people to shut up by kissing them?" I asked playfully

"Only people I really like" he retorted

"How many people is that?" I asked

"One" he answered leaning in again

The piercing scream of Sally, made me pull my face away from Greg's, reminding me we had an audience.

"Aw, that's so cute!" Sally gushed making my face turn even redder.

"Ha! I told you! Kurt you owe me ten bucks" came Eric's voice.

I rolled my eyes.

"Yes!" Shouted Charlie "I did it, I did it" she began chanting.

I ignored her and turned to Greg "You still have no right to yell at me, just because you're jealous -" I started only to be cut of again, by Greg's lips.

"Can you stop?" I asked once he pulled back.

He shook his head "Nope"

"You're a weirdo" I said smiling

So that's it, Greg and I had some what confessed our feelings ... now what?


A/N: So did that make up for it? Yes? No? Maybe so? I have another chapter that I think you guys will love, but the past two years have been extremely hard and I'm not going into details because they are very close and personal to me. How ever now that I am getting back maybe I'll pick up the paste and updates will be quick for this, since it's close to being finished, and there's grown ups two. Please forgive me I'm back and here to stay I promise and can I just cry about how many favorites and follows and reviews this has gotten, I'm in a awe and it means so much, maybe we can reach 200 reviews? I mean I'm still gonna update if we don't it's just a dream of mine.