Tonight was Eli and Clare's first date and neither of them could wait. Clare was a bit nervous. Even though she had known Eli for a long time and they were always comfortable talking to each other, the whole 'first date' kind of struck fear into her. She didn't know what they would do or what would happen.

They had kissed before, but it was only once and it was for a school project, but it left Clare wanting more ever since. She wasn't sure if they would kiss on the first date, a lot of people didn't do that, but Eli wasn't like a lot of people. That being one reasons Clare liked him so much. But no matter what they had chemistry and she would get her kiss sooner or later. Hopefully sooner.


Eli pulled up in front of Clare's house and went to knock on the door. It worried him a bit when Clare's mom opened the door. She looked surprised at first, a little upset, but then relaxed.

"Eli, what are you doing here?" she asked, not even trying to put on a fake smile.

"I came pick up Clare."


"Um, we're going out, on a date tonight." Eli frowned, he thought Clare would've told her mother.

"Oh right, Clare mentioned that. I'll see if she's ready." She nodded and closed the door in Eli's face, rude.

Eli and Mrs. Edwards weren't exactly on good terms. He hadn't done anything bad to her, but she just didn't like the fact that her daughter was hanging out with an atheist. Her mom could clearly tell that Clare liked him, hell anyone could. They made it so obvious. She just didn't respect his beliefs like Eli respected her family's religion.

"Hey." Eli looked up and smiled at Clare. "You should've told me you were here, I would've waited and answered the door."

"It's fine. Your mom will have to get use to the idea of me being over here for you more." Eli smiled and pulled her waist towards him.

"So, what did you come up with for the night?"

"My brilliant brain easily came up with the most different, romantic, and most memorable date that we could have."

"I feel like you're about to say something like shy diving or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro." Clare giggled at her joke.

"While those are different and memorable it isn't romantic. But don't feel bad, only my genius could come up with this plan."

"What is it?"

"That's where the plan starts. It's surprise." Eli smirked and pulled a blind fold out of his pocket.

"Are you serious?" Clare asked, so confused.

"Come here." Eli grinned wickedly, motioning her with his finger.

Clare reluctantly made her way over to him and let him put the blind fold on her.


"Can I have a hint?" Clare asked.


"If I guess will you tell me if I'm right?"


"If I'm close to guessing right, will you tell me?"


"Come on!" Clare whined and pouted, hearing Eli laugh. "You're getting a kick out of this aren't you?"

"Ah, sweet, sweet Clare, yes, I do get some enjoyment, but I'll get even more once I see you're happy face." Eli said and parked the car.

He quickly got out and walked to the other side of the door, opening it for Clare. He helped her out and made sure she didn't bump her head. Clare immediately heard screaming and laughing along with other loud noises.

"Eli? Where are we?"

"You'll see." Eli smirked behind her while untying the blind fold.

Once it was off Clare's eyes adapted to the light and she looked with joy. She turned back to Eli to see his cocky, smirking face. She gave him a look of thanks and ran to hug him.

"This is amazing, I wanted to go here so much, but no one was able."

"That's why I'm willing to sacrifice my time to take you. I told you'd it be different, memorable, and romantic."

"Different and memorable yes, but how romantic can it be surrounded by screaming people and fatty food?"

"Well, I could always win you a stuffed animal, even though it's a cliché, and the Ferris wheel is always open." Eli winked. "Now come on, we only have till ten or mommy Edwards will be upset at me." Eli acted scared and made Clare laugh, while she pulled him quickly over to the ticket booth.


Finally Eli and Clare had made it to the front of the line and was getting the next empty cart so they could go on the Ferris wheel. Clare smiled as she handed the ticket to the man while Eli just had his smirk on. The sat down on the round basket like compartment and were locked in before they started to move up.

Clare gripped the seat when they first started but relaxed as the hide got smoother at the top. They had to stop to let a screaming child out of the cart below them and ended up at the tip top. Clare moved over so she was closer to the edge where she could look down at the glimmering water. Eli smiled at her happy face and moved closer to her.

"It's a nice view." Eli smirked looking out at the water.

"Yeah. I can't remember the last time I was on this. It's so nice."

"Not scary?" Eli looked down at the ground beneath them and Clare did the same.

"Not fully." She said shyly, moving back more and gripping the handle bars.

"I didn't mean to freak you out." Eli smiled and touched her hands to relax them.

Once they let go and fell to Clare's sides the ride started to move again. The two watched them get lower to the ground and then start to go up again for their second time around. Clare looked over at Eli, who was looking out to see the whole carnival and park, a landed her eyes on his lips. She remembered how soft and talented they were. How they seemed to know just how to move against Clare's and make her relax. She continued to stare, only to snap her head away when Eli looked over at her. She looked at the floor while Eli watched her curiously.

"Clare." He whispered and grabbed her attention, making her look up.

He turned his body to her and placed his finger on the bottom of her chin and his thumb against the front. He pulled her face closer to him while they both started to close eyes before their lips met. Clare took in a deep breath through her nose and sighed out against Eli's lips. He smirked and kissed her harder, moving his hands to her hips.

"Whoa." Clare sighed, with a happy grin on her face when they finally separated.

The two stared at each other in awe for the rest of the ride until they had to get out. That was planned to be their last ride, so they made their way to Eli's hearse to get Clare home in time.


Eli purposely parked on the wrong side of the street so he could walk Clare to her door longer. She didn't mind, it was sweet and she was hoping to have more time with him.

"Now you have to admit I'm amazing at planning dates." Eli smirked proudly.

"I'd argue with you, but I don't think I can."

"So, I'm amazing at planning dates?"

"I'm not going to fully say it just to make you mad."

"Well, then I guess this was our first and last date. I can't be with someone who doesn't truly appreciate my abilities."

"Well, since I don't want that, then yes Eli you are amazing at planning dates." Clare laughed as Eli leaned his back against her door. "Are you going to let me in?"

"I will, but I don't want to." Eli pouted and moved over.

"Thank you." Clare leaned up and kissed his lips for a few seconds. "That was your reward."

"That's it?"

"Goodnight Eli." Clare laughed, shaking her head in disbelief before heading into her house.

Good first chapter? Just so ya'll know this will be something I update when I'm kind on in a fix, like writer's block or something so don't expect an update every day. Another shout out to Degrassieclare23!