Here is the last chapter of Summer Of Love! Enjoy!
I snuggled up against Tom, the night air slightly chilly as we sat on the front step to the house. I knew he was smiling as he fiddled with one of the fishing lines. We had all said goodbye to Sparks, who was nice enough to call off the invasion, before he returned to Zirkon and to his family. Hannah had been upset, but was quick to wish him well when she saw he had a family of his own, always knowing the right thing to do. Since then we had just sat here, having fun with just each others company. We talked, joked and kissed. It was so surreal, kissing my best friend and yet I was doing it so easily.
Tom grinned, holding up the fishing line. It was functioning perfectly, clicking along without breaking. I smiled lovingly at him.
"Told you, you were smart." he chuckled, wrapping an arm around my shoulders.
"Yeah, but we both already knew that anyway." he said smugly.
"Nice to see my boyfriends ego is normal sized." I laughed.
"Boyfriend? So it's official?" he asked. I froze, never really realising that we hadn't actually confirmed anything. After he had kissed me we just slowly ended up here. I looked up at him.
"Do you want it to be?" I asked fearfully. If he said no I think I just might die. He all out grinned, his usual million watt smile.
"Of course. I love you, Lucy, and I have for two years." he said with complete sincerity. My eyes watered.
"Love?" I asked. He nodded, taking my hands and facing me.
"Of course." I grinned, leaning forwards and kissing him.
"I love you to." I murmured against his lips. I was responded by more force against my lips, Tom smiling against my lips as he gently deepened the kiss. Just as I was reaching my hands up towards his hair, I heard footsteps approaching us.
"Whoa you guys. I didn't know you were going out." we separated to see Mr. P approaching us, a humorous smile on his face. Tom grinned up at his dad, the first time that he genially meant it, as he wrapped his arm back around my shoulders.
"Yeah dad." Mr. P smiled down at us as he came and sat beside his son.
"Listen, about your grades…" he started but stopped when I stood up, knowing this was something Tom and his dad should do alone. Tom looked up at me but I just leaned down and kissed his cheek.
"I'll see you back in our room. Night Mr. P and thanks for bringing me." I said.
"Goodnight Lucy, and always a pleasure." he said. Just as I was shutting the door I heard Mr. P talking. "Wait, you two are sharing a room?" he asked, only to be met with Tom's
"Daaaaadddd!" I giggled as I turned and headed for the stairs. I passed Bethany's room to see her light on. I peeked inside to see her chatting on her phone, laughing at some joke with someone who I guessed was called Brian, considering she said his name. If it was the Brian that I sometimes saw tutoring her in math, then I hoped he was asking her on a date. He was a really cool guy that I had spoken to a couple times, much better for her then Rickey.
She spotted me and smiled. I raised my eyebrows at her phone and she blushed. Suspicion confirmed! I chuckled as I walked the rest of the way to me and Tom's room. I opened the door and smiled. The moon was full, lighting the room with a faint blue glow. I walked in, changed into a pair of pyjama shorts and a vest and collapsed onto my bed, crawling under the covers and cuddling up with Wrinkles. About ten minutes later the door opened and Tom walked in. I heard him sigh as he stared at me, a loving smile on his face.
"That's my bed." he chuckled, coming to stand before me.
"No it's not." I said, confused. He smiled again.
"Well naturally any bed with you in it I would want to occupy." he said. I blushed heavily as he stripped down to his under shirt and boxers before he climbed in. I scotched over, happy to make room for him. As soon as he was in he pulled me over to him, wrapping his arms around my shoulders and waist. We were quiet for a few minutes, just looking at the moon outside and its reflected partner in the lake.
"It's kind of like us." I murmured quietly. I could feel Tom's eyes on me.
"What?" he laughed. I giggled as I looked up at him.
"Whenever the moon rises, its partner of the lake will always be there with her. Whenever I wake, you are the first I want to see, like the moon waits to spot her reflection in the lake." Tom was staring at me.
"That was beautiful." he murmured quietly. I smiled up at him, leaning up slightly to kiss him on the lips gently. He responded, gripping me tightly. When we separated I had another thought.
"It's funny isn't it?" I said randomly. He tilted his head to the side. "How we only just said we loved each other, and yet we used to share a bed most nights like this anyway." I clarified. He grinned before rolling on top of me.
"Yeah, but now I get to do this." he said before crushing his lips to mine. I smiled, opening my mouth when his tongue asked for entry. I moaned contentedly as he explored my mouth with his tongue, marking everything as his. I knew Tom would never go to far with me, I trusted him.
Eventually our exhaustion from the days events caught up with us and Tom pulled away, rolling off me but still keeping me close.
"Goodnight Lucy. I love you." he said before I watched his eyes slide shut. I smiled, feeling my heart swell with love for my best friend.
"I love you to, Tom." I whispered.
I laughed as I sat in the fishing boat with Tom and his family. It was and we were doing just what Mr. P had planned. And it actually wasn't that bad. Tom grinned at me as he reeled in a pretty impressive catch. I, however, was more focused on the fact that Tom was wearing nothing but his swim trunks and an open black shirt, giving me a good view of his chest and abs. he smirked down at me when he caught me staring.
"Like what you see?" he smirked. I blushed heavily. Suddenly his look changed. "Wait. When I told you I worked out, and asked if you liked it, you said you would give me an answer. So?" he asked, raising his eyebrows. I smirked back at him.
"Well…" I said, my smirk threatening to give way to my laughter. His eyes narrowed playfully and in a second I was scooped up in his arms. I could see his eyes roaming my body, which was clad only in an orange, brown, green and white bikini.
"You know what I think?" he started. I shook my head. "I think it's time for your first swimming lesson." my playful smile dropped and I stared at the water.
"I don't know Tom. Shouldn't we start somewhere shallower?" he smiled endearingly at me.
"Come on Lucy. Don't you trust me?" he said. I didn't even have to think.
"Then dive in." he finished. I looked back at the water. It was flat and calm, almost inviting. I looked back at him and nodded. He gripped me tightly and stepped up towards the edge of the boat.
"One…" he started. It all suddenly came crashing down on me.
"Wait! I've changed my mind." I said.
"Oh no. no going back now." he chuckled. "Two…Three!" he shouted, leaping from the boat. I shrieked as we landed in the water, but Tom didn't let go of my waist. When we resurfaced, he turned me to face him. "Now all you have to do is move your arms in long strokes and kick your feet out." he instructed. I nodded and did as he said. I was so wrapped up in what I was doing that I hadn't even realised that Tom had let go.
"Tom! Tom I'm doing it!" I shouted excitedly, only to see him a few feet from the shore.
"Great! Now come over here and tell me that!" he shouted. With a few easy strokes I was in the shallows, running at my boyfriend. He smiled as I jumped at him, catching me as we both fell onto the sand. We laughed as he rolled us onto our backs, cuddling me up against his chest. He had lost his shirt in the water so I was pressed up against his chest.
"That was awesome." I laughed. Tom grinned at me.
"And we have the whole summer to do this." he said, grinning at me as he leaned down to kiss me.
Hmm… the whole summer…I let my thoughts wonder as Tom continued to kiss me on the shore.
Summer Of Love was my first Fan Fic that I actually tried really hard on! I hope you enjoyed it and I'm glad I attracted the attention of such great Reviewers!