-3 months later-
It's been about three months after our little trip to Florida and graduation is right around the corner. Since we've come back, Eli and I have been nothing but awesome. Losing our virginities… Well, our … never mind. Having sex with each other was absolutely amazing, and even though we haven't done it since then, the love hasn't lost its touch at all… In fact, we might be more in love. Neither of us have been happier.
No one has been able to bring us down lately. We get the usual bullshit from that wretched hockey team, no surprise there. But it's ok, because besides them, everyone seems to accept us. I like it. Not having to worry about anything is really…. Really awesome.
The both of us have been pretty bored this weekend. He and I decided to surf the web.
"Facerange?" I asked, staring at the screen.
"Nah, too much drama."
"Nope. Too pointless."
"Really? I see a tweet on your account at least once a day."
Eli chuckled. "Hey, don't blame me for trying to get twitter famous!"
"Yeah, because THAT'S your dream in life, right?"
"Bite me, Drew." I smirked, getting up and walking towards him.
"D-Drew, I was kidding." He said, getting nervous.
"Aw, but you like Vampire Drew, don't you?"
Eli smirked. "You're more of a werewolf. Mr. Lautner."
I groaned. I couldn't stand being compared to that Lautner guy. Sure, I have dashing good looks that are similar to his, but he upstages me in practically everything. I honestly can't stress it enough.
As I was inches away from his neck, we heard a beep coming from my laptop.
"Hey, we have a Skype call." Eli pointed out, walking over to see who it was. "It's KC!"
"Wow, I honestly haven't talked to KC since he left for BC." Which killed me, by the way.
Eli answered the call and KC's face popped up on my screen, eating a slice of pizza. "Hey guys!"
"KC, hey!" Eli said.
"Hey, Eli…. Drew."
"H-Hey, KC…." Why I was freaked out, I don't know.
"So, how have you been KC? Sorry I haven't been able to contact you after Florida." Eli said, sitting in the chair.
"Uh, not much actually. Just getting lonely. I've made a few decent friends and whatever, but I miss home. I miss you guys." He said, smiling sadly.
"Hey, we miss you too, KC. So, any plans for senior year?" Eli asked again.
"Eh, I don't know really. Since I'm practically a ghost now, I cant really put myself into things like I used to. But on the flip side, it's practically drama free."
"Cool, cool, And you and Liam?"
"I talk to him about every day. I miss him like crazy though. We've been together for four months and we haven't even seen each other since we got together." He said, looking down. "But enough about me. Drew, why are you being so quiet?"
"U-uh… I don't know." I stuttered. "It's just good to see you. We haven't spoken since you left and that was…. Four months ago?"
"Yup… You and Eli seemed to be healthy."
I raised an eyebrow. "Yeah, we barely get sick…"
KC rolled his eyes in amusement. "Dude, relationship-wise." He chuckled as I turned red.
"O-oh… Well, yes, we are. Practically inseparable." I said, squeezing Eli a little as he giggles.
"Aw… I kinda wish I had that. The person you really want to be with for whenever. It sucks not-…"
Suddenly, there was a crash behind him. KC jumped up, looking down at the mess on his floor, and whoever had tripped.
"No way!" he said giddily. "What are you doing here?!"
Liam's head popped up on the camera. "Well, obviously this was a shit way of trying to surprise you."
"Well, you definitely scared the hell out of me. Still as clumsy as ever eh?"
"Whatever… Oh, hey guys!" Liam said, finally noticing Eli and I were there.
I waved. "Hey man. So what are you doing there?"
"Don't tell me you're moving too." Eli added.
"Nope. I just took a leave of absence from school to come see this big guy." He said, sitting on his lap.
"Well I'm glad you guys are together at last. It must be nice to be together after all this-…" I was cut off by the two of them beginning to make out. "… time."
"Uh, guys? We're still here!" Eli said.
"Hellooooo?!" I shouted. But there was no stopping them.
Eli looks to me. "Well, they aren't gonna stop anytime soon. We should go to bed anyways. It's late. Uh, bye guys!" he says. The both of them waved, not breaking the kiss they were in.
So the both of us stripped into our usual sleepwear, which was nothing, and climbed into bed. After feeling each other up for a good 20 minutes, Eli fell asleep. He was always at his cutest when he slept, his light snore and the way he'd cuddle into me more and more everyone once in a while. I kissed him on the forehead before falling asleep.
I was having another dream about Adam's funeral, something that still happens often since I'm not completely over his death. This time, however, I wasn't in my body. I was watching myself from the back of the crowd. I could see myself sit there as the others left with this dead, emotionless look on his face. Eli walked up to me, and I couldn't tell what we were saying, but after a minute, my eyes went wide, and I fell to my knees, uncontrollable, inconsolable.
"I didn't know you loved me that much." I heard someone say behind me.
I was really confused as to why someone was talking to me, because I thought no one was supposed to see me. I turned around and in front of me of me was none other than Adam, wearing the same clothes that he died in. I was in complete shock.
"A-… Adam." Was all I could say at that point before clutching onto him like a Venus fly trap. I could hear his bones cracking, but I didn't care. There he was, right in front of me.
"Drew… Drew I can't breathe. You don't wanna kill my ghost, do you?" he said, barely getting any air out. I let go. "Geeze, maybe I should get you to bind myself."
I rolled my eyes. "Could you always do this?! I mean, have you ever just stood by and laughed at me while I had some embarrassing dream or something?"
"Nope, just this once." He said, sighing. "It's good to see you, kid. It really is."
I smiled. "It's good to see you too. You have no idea how much I miss you."
"Well, considering I watch over you every day, yeah, I kinda do. But I appreciate that."
I nodded. "Let's sit, yeah?" I led him over to the bench and sat down.
"So… Eli, eh?" he asked.
Damn, I was hoping that we wouldn't have to go over that. "Um… yeah. Sorry if you think it's weird."
"No no. Not at all. I'm the smarter brother, remember? I know Eli has had a crush on you for quite a while now. I'm glad someone other than me sees what I see in you."
"What do you mean by that?" I asked.
"Well… Drew, you're an awesome guy. Sure you usually do the most stupid things, but that doesn't change your personality. You're nice, you're usually modest, and for God's sake, you have a heart, unlike most people in the world. And can I say that I'm more than thankful that you've been treating Eli right. He's been hurt a lot, and he really deserves someone that actually loves him. Drew, he deserves you. And you deserve him, dude. I'm proud of you, both of you. And even though I'm still a bit floored that you both ended up with each other, you guys were probably meant to be… Kinda wish me dying wasn't the reason you guys realized it." He chuckled.
I smiled brightly; happy that I'm getting the approval I've wanted the most. "Thanks, Adam. Really."
"No problem, bro."
A pause went on between us. It wasn't an awkward one, just a pause. "So Adam…?"
"You said that that you watch over me?"
"Do you watch… everything?"
He chuckled. "No. I look away for most things. Like when you're showering. Or when you're using the bathroom. Or when you and Eli are-"
"Okay, okay, I think I get it. But uh… did you do any looking away when Eli and I… went to Florida?"
He cleared his throat. "Uh… No."
"Oh… You saw all that?"
He nodded. "Yeah, I did."
"Oh… And I'm guessing you don't approve…?"
"Well… I'm not one for revenge, so no, not really…" he started. "But… I did enjoy it when you made Dallas your bitch."
I couldn't help but snicker. "I kinda felt bad for poor Cam though. I mean, it doesn't really excuse him from what he did at all, but I do feel bad that Dallas was kind of the reason that all happened to him."
"Yeah…" he sighed. "Look, Drew, it was really nice seeing you, but I gotta go."
I frowned. "Now? But I wanted to talk to you…"
He raised an eyebrow. "Oh god, you aren't dumping him, are you?"
"NO! I wouldn't… I couldn't."
"Then… what's up?"
I took a deep breath. "I wanna… I wanna spend my entire life with him. I know it sounds cheesy, but he's like… he's the one. I've never been this… in love in my life. I know I'm the taller, more brawn one, but he makes me feel safe. How in the hell is that even possible?"
"So you want to marry him?" he asked, smirking.
"Okay, so do it." He said simply.
"But… what if he says no? I mean, I'll always wait for whatever date he wants, but I don't think I'll be able to take a 'no' from him."
Adam rolled his eyes. "By what I've seen from the both of you, I'm almost positive he's not gonna say no. I know that I wouldn't…" he said, his face twisting up. "Wow, did I just say that?"
I chuckled. "Wow… So I was thinking of asking after graduation?"
"Not after prom?"
"Nah, he's got this orientation thing at NYU. We can't go." I frowned.
"Bites… Well, after grad it is."
I nodded… "So, I guess you're really going now?"
"Yup…" he sighed. "Uh… I love you."
I immediately began to cry, going from cheerful to a complete mess.
He sighed. "Drew, don't do that." He said, but I couldn't help it. I just got him back for the past 30 minutes and now he's going away. And this time, I won't just see him at school or at home. Once again, he's leaving me for good. I pulled him into a tight hug.
"I love you too, Adam. I always did love you, and I always will love you. I'm sorry I was never good at showing it. I'm sorry. This was all my fault."
"Shhh… It's ok. I forgive you." He said, rubbing my back.
"But I don't deserve it."
"You do, though. And that's why I forgive you. Now, wake up. I really have to go." He said, letting go of me.
I also let go and watched him disappear and next thing you know, I awaken. It was about 4:30 in the morning and my arms were still wrapped around Eli, who was still asleep. I sighed and squeezed him a little tighter, getting closer.
"Bad dream?" he asked groggily. I must've woken him up.
"…. No…. A perfect one." I said, kissing the top of his head. He nodded, and went back to sleep, as did I.
A/N: So I'm super-duper sorry that This is soooooooo late. I've been busy and I was completely uninspired. I also started on my new story. Forgive me you guys. And I'll be quicker on the next chapter, I promise!
Next chapter's quote. "No…"