"A Breathless Holiday"

Rated T for just sweet fluff

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Chapter 10: Surprise, Surprise

Justin soon met back at the dance floor alongside Heather. Somehow, the thoughts that Geoff gave him may be regrettable.

"Hi, Justin. What were you and Geoff talking about?" Heather replied to him. Justin really needed to tell her now before it's too late.

"Um...basketball. Geoff needed to find out what the Toronto Raptors were doing this season." Justin said, in a pretending tone. Heather looked very disappointed.

"Uh...okay..." Heather said, feeling blunt. Justin felt in his mind he really blew it again.

"Damn it...I chickened out!" Justin thought. He felt like he wanted to give a four upside his head for that lie.

Meanwhile, "The Christmas Song" by Boyz II Men started to blare out. Justin knew that he had another opportunity to tell Heather his feelings for her. It wasn't like Alejandro would have likely ganged up on him and leave him for dead...Justin's heart really needed him to succeed.

"Will you dance with me...?" Justin asked as he took Heather's lotion-like hand. With that grip, Heather could likely become a hand model real easily.

"Sure, Justin...I would love to dance with you." she said as they headed to the dance floor and began wrapping in each other's arms almost affectionately to the beginning of the tune.

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir
And folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some
Helps to make the season bright
Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow
Will find it hard to sleep tonight

Could Justin actually be dreaming here? This was the thing he was thinking about on the way to the dance itself. The looks they had on their faces was very heartwarming facing each other and holding to each other until there was no tomorrow.

The way that Justin was looking at Heather with grace and elegance was nothing short of beautiful.

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies
on his sleigh
And ev'ry mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

Justin became fascinated by Heather's eyelasheswith that black eye shadow. The kind of eyelashes are those when she blinks, it could stop a guy's heart a mile away. That kind and caring smile that he always liked from her the whole time she was still with Alejandro.

Justin always became jealous of Alejandro because all along...he always seemed to like her. Not because she was bitchy, mean, and a liar like her boyfriend. But the only reason Justin always liked her, because they we're bothbeautiful, both gorgeous, and both have strong spirits.

Justin could feel like he was with a beautiful princess...

And so, I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Altho' it's been said many times
Many ways; "Merry Christmas to you"

The way that Heather was looking at Justin...she just couldn't even believe it...he was just that handsome. He was pretty much more handsome than Alejandro ever was! Justin had that wavy, shaggy black hair that Heather could wrap her hands on. It could be like the shaggiest carpet ever.

And what about that smile? Justin's smile was as white as snow itself. The same smile that very matched Heather's. Justin could very well become the angel in disguise as far as she was concerned. Somehow, Justin's presence totally made her smile. Looking at him could make her fall into a deep, deep sleep and the whole situation that she would dream about him would place a sweet smirk on her face.

They know that Santa's on his way
He's loaded lots of toys and goodies
on his sleigh
And ev'ry mother's child is gonna spy
To see if reindeer really know how to fly

Throughout the dance, Heather soon spoke out to Justin in a sweet manner.

"Wow...I never knew you were such a gentleman..." she said as Justin became pleased.

"Thank you..." Justin responded with such calm words. His mind just came up to him right now. He really needed to let it out right now..."Heather...the only reason I chose you as my date so that you wouldn't feel alone. Somehow, I think I made the right thing when I took you instead of Courtney. She will never have class as much as you are. You will always look beautiful in my heart to me..."

Justin's nice, soothing words made Heather blush madly.

"Justin...I'm touched..." Heather responded as her heart truly melted.

"Thank you...and that's why from the bottom of my heart, I want to say...that I have fee-" Justin voice was cut off as someone so mysterious tapped Heather's shoulder.

And so, I'm offering this simple phrase
To kids from one to ninety-two
Altho' it's been said many times
Many ways;
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas to
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way

"Excuse me? Heather?" the stranger's voice said behind Heather, she then turned around immediately.

She was shocked to see who it was.

"Alejandro!" she reacted with surprise.

"Surprised to see me here?" Alejandro said smiling at her. Justin couldn't quite believe it. He even had the "WTF?" look in his face.

"But...I thought you were at Spain with your family for the holidays?"

"Food poisoning...they had to cancel at the last minute, how can I not disappoint my favorite girl in the whole wide world..." Alejandro spoke, lying inside. He wasn't really here for Heather all along. But he was here for something else.

"Oh my goodness...I'm so happy that you're here!" Heather spoke with joy as he hugged him. Justin just became very angry at him in secret as Alejandro gave Justin an evil smirk.

"Indeed...Would you like to dance?" Alejandro asked her with such intention inside.

"I'd love to!" Heather replied with excitement as Alejandro and her went straight to the dance floor.

Justin was left speechless as the song ended. Why in the world did that happen to him just now?

He didn't know how to react.

Justin then just left the dance floor and inside the stands as he took a chance to relieve himself.

"I can't believe it..." Justin thought to himself reacting to the whole fiasco. And in a high-speed flash...

...Justin pounded his fist into the wall, crying in anger. He felt like he was gonna cringe inside.

"Damn it...! I let myself down...I should've told her what I felt...but it's too late for me now..." he thought, feeling like he wanted to punch Alejandro really hard in a self-inflicted rage. He felt like he was about to cry. Justin should've felt that way about Heather when he had the chance. Unfortunately, Alejandro just took it away from him like a child having his balloon taken away from him like a bully and crying. But Justin refused to be like this. Luckily, he was never the crying type.

"I gotta go see Geoff..." Justin thought to himself as he left the stands and tried to go find some help. He really needed help at this time.

Can Justin find Geoff to get back Heather from the hands of Alejandro? What does Alejandro have in mind? And why didn't we see Courtney in this chapter? Luckily we'll see her in the next chapter after you read and review!