Author's Note: I just want to start off by saying a few things - Yes, it's been awhile. Yes, I know it's been two months. Yes, I have been writing in that time. No, it hasn't been for this story.
I want to say that even if this story isn't being updated every day or week or month or something - I'm still writing. Look at my profile and see all the other stories I have planned. I have numerous "babies" (stories/characters/etc.) that I have to feed and each gets their "special day" with Mom (me).
So please be patient. I'm not the best with managing time but please bare with me.
Special thanks to ForeverKitty, kompletelykrazykay, MsGeekNerd, rinpup14, skullchildforever, and Guest for reviewing.
I also want to start doing something - I'm going to post a random fact about Ava with each chapter. It won't really spoil anything; it'll just be an interesting fact about her. They may or may not go with the chapter, but I will try to make them go together.
Ava always has gum on her. Always minty. Always long lasting flavor. She can't stand fruit gum, not only because the flavor disappears faster, but because the twins got watermelon flavored gum stuck in her hair when she first met them (that's why she has bangs). Ava always seems to have a never ending supply of mint gum and always seems to be chewing a piece. If you ask her why she always is chewing a piece of gum, it was, "I need something to distract me from my obsessive urges to fix everything around me. Gum seems to do the trick." Now that she's dating Kid, it is, "I need something to distract me from my compulsive urges to always kiss the hottie."
Song is - Buddy Holly by Weezer
Kid stepped up to the front door, taking a moment to make sure his clothes and hair was in line before knocking on the door. A muffled "Coming!" sounded from the other side. Kid couldn't help but look through the window beside the door. He could see only part of what looked to be the living room and the stairs. Coming down the stairs currently, however, was Ava. Kid retreated back to his spot behind the door and waited for her to open the door. Once she did, he turned to her. She was wearing a simple black shirt with white shorts and black flats. Her hair was half up, half down.
She looks good dressed up, she looks good casual. Good thing I wear suits daily.
"Hey." She smiled, giving him a once over. He looked, well, hot, Ava admitted to herself as she noticed his casual outfit of a shirt and jeans. It was nice to see him relaxed for a change.
"Hi." Kid smiled back, happy that they were finally going on a real date together. "Are you ready?" Ava nodded before turning her head to shout into the house.
"Don't threaten me like that!" and "Have fun sucking face!" were thrown back at her. Ava rolled her eyes before stepping outside and closing the door. She gave Kid a grin before laughing slightly, trying to put off what the twins had said.
Kid understood and asked, "Want to head to the ice cream parlor?"
Ava's eyes widened with a small smile in place. "Yes." Kid smiled at her eagerness (probably for the ice cream) and motioned for her to follow him. They stepped off Ava's porch and began to head to the ice cream parlor. As they were walking, their hands repeatedly bumped into each other. After about the fifth time, Kid glanced down at their hands before making a decision. He reached out and took Ava's hand in his.
The sudden contact caused Ava to blush and look down at their hands. She looked forward again, trying to ignore the butterflies in her stomach.
How is it that we kissed first and are only now holding hands?
They reached the ice cream shop and Kid let go of Ava's hand. He pulled the door open for Ava and turned to her, a small smile in place. "After you."
Ava blushed and smiled, murmuring a quick "Thank you." before stepping inside. The two walked over to the counter, observed the flavors, then ordered. Once they had their cones, they sat at a table for two and ate.
They ate in silence until Kid spoke. "You know what I like about you, Ava?"
Ava stopped mid-lick, looking at Kid who was looking at her. Ava closed her mouth, sitting back in her seat. "No. Enlighten me."
"You're a strong fighter, you don't back down from a challenge, and have even mastered some things in your time outside the DWMA that others can't grasp while in the academy."
Ava nodded slowly, curious to where this was going. "Uh huh,"
"And yet, you are so beautiful." Ava tilted her head, keeping eye contact with Kid. "You dress beautifully, you move beautifully, you act sophisticated, you're put together, you," Kid paused when he noticed Ava smirking at him. "To summarize, you're so strong and so graceful at the same time. You're a perfect balance." Kid glanced up at Ava, waiting for her response. She was resting her chin on her fists, a smirk in place. Nervously going back to his ice cream, Kid waited for Ava to speak.
"Do you know what I like about you, Kid?" Kid gave a small smile before shaking his head. "You're a strong fighter, you dress professionally, you're put together; all in all, you're a badass." Ava sat back in her seat, putting her hands in her lap. "And yet you're so composed." Kid looked up at Ava as she looked at the table. "You don't use your charm, your looks, your father's credibility, your credibility to your advantage. You entered the DWMA yourself because you wanted to. You'd rather work for things than have them handed to you. And I admire that." Kid looked at Ava who was smiling back at him. He smiled back and they both quickly finished their cones. Once done, they agreed to go for a walk, got up, and headed for the door. Kid opened the door and held it out for Ava again. She blushed slightly again and stepped out.
"You're sweet." She smiled, walking outside.
"And so are you."
Her blush deepened. "Well, you're the one being a gentleman."
"It's a pleasure Ava." Their fingers intertwined again as they began their walk through Death City. After moments of silence, Kid asked, "Is there anything you like to do?"
Ava glanced up at him. "Well the twins normally make fun of me because apparently all I do is read. But I just enjoy learning in general, I suppose." Ava paused before saying, "I sing."
Kid blinked, "You sing?"
"Um, well, I sang a lot when I was younger and performed a bit. I don't do it anymore." Ava paused again. "I sing in the shower."
Kid tried to contain his laughter but couldn't help the smile that broke through. "You sang though?"
Ava, however, laughed at Kid's reaction. "I suppose singing in the shower doesn't count." Ava nodded, her eyes forward. "Yeah, voice lessons and everything. It was kind of fun. I don't think I'd still do it now."
"Can you sing something for me?" Kid asked after a moment, glancing down at Ava.
Ava looked up at him, slight shock spreading across her face. "You want me to sing for you?"
Kid nodded, "I want to hear what you sound like."
Ava blushed slightly. "Maybe if we're in private and not outside and if I can find a song to sing - You really want to hear me sing?"
Kid gave her a reassuring smile and gently squeezed her hand, nodding. "Yeah. I want you to sing something for me."
Ava paused, still looking at Kid, turning over the matter in her mind. After a moment, she said, "If we start walking to your house, I'll sing for you when we get there." Kid nodded and gave her hand another squeeze before they continued walking.
"What kind of books do you like to read? You mentioned that the twins tease you about that."
"Yeah. Well, I like to read history and mystery and such like that." Ava looked up at him. "I was reading about Jack the Ripper remember?"
Kid nodded, "I remember."
"That's why I'm teased." She grinned sheepishly. "I like history."
"I would think that Jeremiah reads though."
"Nope." Ava shook her head, a knowing smile in place. "Josiah reads more than Jeremiah. Well, only if he has to."
Kid looked down at Ava, blinking. "Really? One would think-"
"I know." She laughed. "It's really opposite with them. Josiah actually placed higher than his brother on the Super Written Exam."
"Wow. I had thought that Jeremiah was a bit smarter than Josiah I considered them a lot like Liz and Patty." Kid gave a small shrug, looking forward again. "Guess I was wrong."
"Oh, they are alike, personality wise. Josiah lacks common sense but he's book smart. Jeremiah's the other way around."
"Just like how Patty can be very reliable and Liz can't, though their personalities suggest otherwise."
Ava smiled. "Exactly."
"Well," Kid began, looking up, thinking about what Ava told him. "Now it all makes sense."
Ava threw her head back and laughed. "No one understands the twins. I only do because I live with them and even then they're confusing."
"I see." Kid smiled at Ava. After a while of walking, they arrived at Gallow's Manor. Kid opened the door, stepped in and turned the lights on. Ava followed behind him, closing the door behind her. Kid turned to Ava who was looking around his home. Kid felt a small knot form in his stomach. Was everything in its place? Nothing was out of order, right? Right?
Kid nervously looked around his home, quickly scanning for anything that could have offset Ava. Ava, however, laughed, causing Kid's attention to turn back to her.
"It's perfectly symmetrical." She looked at him with a smile.
He smiled back, "I try my best."
"I know you do." Ava stepped further inside, looking around again. "It's so well kept too."
A small blush covered Kid's cheeks. It felt great to have someone compliment him on his obsession rather than berate him and put him down for it. He felt happy knowing it was coming from Ava as well.
Ava cleared her throat, shifting her weight about nervously. "So, I guess I owe you a song?"
"If you want."
Ava took in a deep breath before exhaling, blowing her bangs out of her face. Finally, she made spastic hand motions. "Just, sit down before I change my mind."
Kid quickly sat on his couch, eager to hear Ava sing. Ava stood in front of Kid and pulled out her phone, scrolling through her phone. After a moment, Ava tapped her phone and turned the volume up. An instrumental piece began to play and Ava began to sing.
Don't you ever fear, I'm always near
I know that you need help
Ava kept her eyes down as she sang, seeming intently focused on Kid's shoes. Kid didn't know if it was because she was nervous or maybe insecure about her voice, but either way, she sounded fantastic to him.
Your tongue is twisted, your eyes are slits
You need a guardian.
After singing the first few lines, Ava began to relax more. Her eyes were still downcast and she refused to look up at Kid. As she heard the instrumental and sang the lyrics, Ava started tapping her foot to the beat of the song.
Woo-hoo, but you know I'm yours,
Woo-hoo, and you know you're mine,
Woo-hoo, and that's for all time.
Her foot continued to keep time and rhythm as she entered the chorus. Kid smiled slightly at seeing Ava physically relaxing and enjoying herself.
Oo-ee-oo, I look just like Buddy Holly.
Oh-oh, and you're Mary Tyler Moore.
I don't care what they say about us anyway.
I don't care about that.
I don't care about that.
Ava finished and nervously looked at Kid.
"Wow, Ava." Kid smiled at her. Ava turned away, her face growing red. Kid let loose a small laugh, "Why are you embarrassed? You're really good."
Ava ran a shaky hand through her hair, looking just about everywhere but at Kid. "W-Well, it's been a long time since I've sang for anyone," She trailed off, glancing up at the ceiling.
"I think you're an excellent singer." Ava blushed deeper and quickly sat down beside Kid.
"Shut up." She mumbled, crossing her arms.
Kid smile slightly, wrapping his arms around Ava's waist and placing a gentle kiss on her cheek. Ava looked up at him, the two holding one another's gaze for a moment before Kid leaned down and pressed his lips against hers. Ava kissed back, shifting her body to face him more. She wrapped her arms around his neck as Kid began to slowly run his hands up and down her sides. Ava moved her hands to his cheeks, holding them gently in her palms. They both seemed to relax at the same time, thoroughly enjoying one another. Kid wrapped an arm around Ava's waist again, moving them to lie down, Ava on top of him. Her hair fell over her shoulders and into their faces. Ava pulled away to move her hair over to her left shoulder to keep it out of their way. She gazed at Kid for a second before leaning down for another kiss. Just before their lips touched, Ava's phone began to ring. They both sighed inwardly, Ava sitting up and grabbing her phone.
Putting the phone to her ear, she answered, "Hello?" Kid looked up at her, his hands resting on her hips as she spoke. Being on one side, Kid only heard half of the conversation. "Stop yelling. I can't understand you. Calm down. … I understand, but now is not the time to have called. … I know he's a bully, you just, … Well, what do you want me to do about that? … No, I'm not going to do that. … I'm on a date, that's why. … It's amazing how you're the supposed smarter one. … Just go kick his ass and leave me alone." Ava hung up and looked down at Kid, his eyebrow quirked. "Jeremiah's an ass and Josiah is a wuss." Kid nodded in 'agreement,' not wanting to question it any further. Ava put her phone on the table in front of the couch and laid down beside Kid, the two facing each other.
"Sorry about that."
"It's not your fault." Ava smiled at Kid and pecked his cheek. The couple then spend the entire night talking about anything that came to their minds until they both fell asleep on Kid's couch.
NOTE: Is My Heart Symmetrical For You? will not be updated until some time in the first week of July, after all of my birthday party business. Thank you for understanding and cooperating.