We got home about four days later with Matt and Ty waiting in between our houses. They looked angry at first but they were more relieved to have Vi back home. She ran into their arms and stayed there for a while.

Alec and Lena hurried over to me with our mom and dad. They were glad I was safe. They told me good job for keeping Vi safe and what not.

"Thanks for not letting her go alone," Ty told me. "W-we were a wreck." Matt led her inside their house. I walked back inside to my house with my family. I told them about our stay with Aunt Nicole and what we did. Apparently, my parents were keeping the secret too.

I had the plan to move out before I left to California. I hated having to live under their rules. I was of legal and I needed my own space.

So that's what I did. In the next few days I started looking for apartments. I found one a few blocks away. I could still come and see Alec and Lena when ever I wanted or they could come visit me. I was just glad I could have my own place.

I had to explain to my boss for the delay and they were okay with it. They can't really say no to a sob story like Vi's. I felt bad using it as an excuse but it was the truth. I invented games for Nintendo and PlayStation or other electronic games. One of the best jobs out there!

I hadn't seen much of Vi around. She was busy with starting college and seeing friends. Just being a typical teenager. She hung out with Lena a lot but outside of the house.

I got a moving truck one afternoon and started to pack away my things. Alec helped me out. It was good brother bonding time. I was coming out the back door when a familiar voice said:

"You're leaving?" I looked up to find Vi on the other side of the fence. She looked confused and sad at the same time.

"Yeah, I got this place of my own a couple blocks from here," I said. "Don't worry, I'll come visit. Maybe you can visit me after you finish up your day of classes in college."

That made her smile. "I just hope you won't get sick of me."

I laughed. "Me? Get sick of you? I don't think that's going to happen." I set my box down on the picnic table and walked over to her. Only the fence separated us.

"Listen, if you need anything at all just come on over or call me. Even if you just want to hang or something," I said.

"Max-"

"I'm serious, Vi. I don't want to see you that sad again." She smiled weakly and flushed a pale pink. At least, she knew I cared. I grabbed her face in my hands. "I mean it, you hear me?" She gave a nod.

Then I did what I should have done yesterday and the day before that and the day before that. I pulled her toward me as much as I could with a fence in between and kissed her soft lips. Vi winced a little but then she was kissing me back too. She pulled away a little but I found her lips once more. I wasn't about to leave without letting her know she could come with me. She cocked her head to the side to kiss me better and I continued kissing her. She permitted me to open her lips to deepen the kiss and she did the same to me.

I felt Vi's touch near my collar bone and her hands go around my neck. I leaned into her which made her lean back but I put my arm on her back. What felt like an eternity later and I thought I was successful of getting my feeling across, I pulled away. She kissed my lips and pulled forehead touched hers. We stayed like that for a while.

Who gives a shit that I just broke up with Laurel and she could be coming back to try and win me over? Who gives a shit that if Matt and Ty would beat me to a pulp if they saw me kissing their little sister? Who gives a shit that I was older then her by four years? Who gives a shit that Vi was okay and even when she was fine to the world she actually wasn't?

I did.


A/N: Thank you all for reading. Make sure to leave a review and tell me what you thought of my story. Ive had this one typed for some time now and its not one of my greatest but i felt this story needed to be told. There will be no sequel, in case anyone is wondering, because if you know me i like writting sequels and triligies. If you enjoyed my story please check out my profile and check out my other stories.

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