Warning! Spoiler alerts to the ends of some stories. In particular Hunger Games, Titanic, Gone with the Wind, and Romeo and Juliet. So if you don't want to know what happens skip over that stuff but I'm pretty sure most of us know what happens.
"Are you going to tell me anything?" I laughed following her inside the house. The cat jumped up on the couch and nudged my hand so I began to scratch behind her ear. We decided to name her Bella for now, though I wasn't exactly sure why.
"Well to be honest I don't really know," she said leaning against one of the walls in the living room.
"You said you did," I said with eyes full of amusement.
"Well I was thinking of the details then," she said waving her hand dismissively.
"Like?" I said with a small smirk.
"You'll figure that out later," she said shyly looking at me through her eyelashes. She was blushing a bit and I couldn't help but to smile. She was adorable when she blushed even though she didn't think so and I know she hated that hot feeling in her face.
"Are you serious about this?" I asked her. As much as I liked the random change in action I didn't want her to do this just for me. She's been dreaming of college since she was a little girl and if I was the one to stop her I wouldn't be able to live with it. But then the devil on my shoulder told me about all the fun things I would be able to do with Auden once we actually were out and about. But the question was still where. I mean none of us really had a great big amount of money just hanging around waiting to be spent. We actually had to work for it and save all of it up just to use on small daily things.
"About what?" she asked tilting her head to the side a bit. Some of her hair fell into her face and she tucked it behind her ear revealing that she was blushing even more than I thought she was.
"Us," I said motioning to her and then to myself. "Doing this." She smiled at me.
"Yes. Why wouldn't I be?" she asked genuinely curious. I just stood there with my mouth halfway open like some stupid oaf until I finally found some words to say.
"Well," I said rubbing the back of my head. "You've been dreaming about college forever and I don't want to get in the way of that." That sounded good right? Not too selfish but not too pathetic. She sighed a bit and hung her head almost like she had given up. She lifted it up and walked towards me and leaned against me. I wrapped my arms around her and smiled.
"I would say something but it would be just awful," she mused shaking her head a bit.
"What do you mean?" I asked raising an eyebrow.
"I mean it would be like all those romance movies that we sit and make fun of because of the poor acting and overly cheesy lines," she said.
"Well in that case I definitely want to hear it," I said matter-of-factly.
"Why? So you can sit and make fun of me all day?" she laughed.
"No because I want to hear you claim your undying love to me," I said sticking out my tongue in a childish way. She rolled her eyes at me and sighed.
"Because no matter what education I get I know that I would have a more happy living life with you than in some dirty old dorm room studying an endless amount of hours trying to maintain my grades," she breathed out. I smiled and pulled her a little closer to me.
"Ditto," I said simply. She glared at me but I knew that it was fake, there was a twinkle in her eyes that told me that she wasn't actually mad.
"I just poured out my heart to you and that's all you have to say is 'ditto'?" she scoffed.
"Oh, sorry," I said smacking my forehead. "We're doing the whole cheesy movie thing aren't we?" She just rolled her eyes at me. I backed up from her and got down on my knee taking her hand in mine.
"Auden," I said in the most exaggerated old English accent I could manage trying to remember something that would've been in a Shakespeare play or something. "Every day I get up only to see your smiling face. You are my everything and I would be lost in a pitiful world of mortals without you," I said putting a hand over my heart and smiled even wider when I laugh escaped her lips.
"Well said, Romeo," she teased.
"Does that make you Juliet?" I asked still not getting off.
"Doesn't that mean we both end up dying?" said Auden recalling an old English class from high school.
"Damn," I muttered looking down. "What about that one movie with the ship?"
"Titanic?" she said still laughing.
"Yea that one," I said standing up and setting her on top of a nearby chair and standing up on it a bit myself holding her arms out like I saw in the movie.
"I'll never let go, Jack," she mocked leaning her head back dramatically.
"And I'm the king of the world!" I said yelling before leaping off the chair to the ground.
"I'm glad you feel that way because you freeze to death in this movie," she said in as serious a tone as she could manage.
"What! We both die in this one, too?" I said throwing my hands up in the air.
"No, you float me on a boat and I end up marrying someone else while still remaining faithful to the person who saved me that fateful night on the Titanic," she said flopping down to on the couch with her hands on her heart.
"I don't want you to marry anyone else," I grumbled.
"And I don't want you to die," she retorted.
"Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn," I said remembering the first line that popped into my mind from the only romantic film I could remember at the time.
"That's no way to speak, Rhett," said Auden playing along to the little game that we had going on.
"Well I have to catch you before you go off and marry another man for your own personal gain," I said holding my head high in the most sophisticated voice I could muster.
"Well my dear," she said sitting up. "You realize you don't love me anymore and leave me after our daughter dies removing the only ties we had to each other."
"Do any of these books end happy?"
"Snow White?" she suggested.
"Too many apples," I said plopping down next to her.
"Then I have to go find a dragon to kill." She chuckled a bit and leaned against me.
"We have to save up for a trip, not some glass slippers," I reminded her.
"The Little Mermaid?" she said rolling her eyes.
"Too fishy?" she said sitting up to look at me.
"What? I just don't like fish."
"You're impossible," she said.
"Beauty and the beast!" I said snapping my fingers.
"Which one of us is which?" she asked.
"You obviously are the beautiful Belle while I am the raggedy old beast locked away in the castle with no chance of ever finding true love again," I explained to her.
"You're no beast," she said running a hand in my hair.
"I dunno, I think I could pull off a lion," I said leaning into her hand a bit.
"The Lion King?"
"Well I don't know what we're supposed to be then if you can't even pick a simple love story.
"Speaking of lions what about that one Gryffindor kid. Ron, I think?" I said trying to remember to the best of my knowledge the books that I was obsessed with at age ten.
"So I'm the brainy nerd while you're the shy guy hiding behind his famous friend waiting until needed to show your true feelings and bravery?" she asked starting to play with my hair and I smiled.
"I think that'll work," I said satisfied.
"But you're not a ginger," she said curtly.
"Someone's picky," I smirked up at her.
"Well you don't have dark enough hair to be Snape either," she sighed dramatically.
"I could dye my hair," I said closing my eyes.
"No," she said firmly ruffling my hair a little bit for emphasis. "I love your hair just the way it is."
"What about that one vampire guy?"
"Don't even go there," she muttered and I laughed knowing that I wasn't actually thinking of considering that.
"What about that book you read on the plane that you were telling me about?
"Hunger Games?" she asked.
"Yea that one. Didn't you say that they end up together."
"Yes, after a huge number of events that could've ended up easily killing us both and now the capital wants us dead."
"Let's do it!" I said with fake enthusiasm.
"You're not doing anything that you have a 1/24 chance of coming out alive," she stated and I could tell by the seriousness in her voice that she meant it with every ounce of her being.
"Same to you, my dear," I smiled and opened my eyes. She was looking at me as I did.
"So what are we going to do?" she asked in a barely audible whisper.
"I was hoping that you'd be the one to tell me that," I whispered back.
"Why do I always need to come up with the ideas around here?" she retorted still maintaining that low whisper that we kept throughout the entire conversation.
"Because you're the smart one," I answered.
"I think maybe you should come up with something," she said leaning her forehead against mine. The closeness made me suck in a quick breath and I saw her biting a lip in anticipation to what I was going to say next.
"I think," I drawled out slowly, "that we should come up with our own story." She smiled and I did to. I brought her lips to mine gently and she kissed me back sweetly.
"And how should ours end?" she asked when we pulled back a few seconds later.
"I can't tell you that," I admitted.
"How come?" she questioned.
"Because it hasn't been finished yet," I said simply. She blushed at me and we stared at each other for a few moments.
"I think this is the part of the movie where we kiss," she breathed. And with that I leaned into her and kissed her pulling her as close to me as I could and enjoying the bittersweet moment of the end of our summer together.
Author's Note: (And a super long one at that)
So, this isn't the last chapter yet. One more for sure, then I may start a sequel. Ha. A sequel to the sequel. What do you guys think? I have 30 of you guys on alert and I KNOW you guys read it. So I need some help from you if I am to continue. We can make this a contest if you wish. In the comments if you would like to tell me how much you hate me for forcing you to wait for this could you also put your desired:
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So if you care to read the rest of this author's note I'll explain to you. I seriously just can't write anymore. I try and then I sit at the computer for 2 hours and get maybe a paragraph written. But if I get some ideas that I enjoy I think that I would be able to write a good amount. I'm soooo sorry for making you guys wait so long. I hate it when authors do that and I know you guys probably got fed up with me. But yea, as I was rereading I realized that my stories aren't that good and I'm not exactly sure why you guys like them. I mean theyre not terrible but I've read some pretty awesome stuff before and mine is sorta 'meh'. But with you in mind I forced myself to sit here. For those of you read my other stories I'm going to force myself to update those as well. And for those of you who haven't read them, go check them out please. So yea…I think that's it. And I know I don't deserve too many reviews for making you guys wait but…they may help me a lot.
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