So here is chapter two! Hope you all enjoy, thanks for the reviews, they make me so happy! :) Love you all.
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Behave Chapter 2
Clare's stomach dropped at Eli's words. She could feel her blue eyes tearing up. She was hurt; how could Eli think she was cheating on him? Clare thought he trusted her. "Eli, please, it's not what it looks like!" Clare pleaded.
Eli clenched and unclenched his fists, trying to gather himself so he wouldn't explode. "Then what is it, Clare? You two dated, you were in love; you almost had sex with him, for God's sake! What am I supposed to think? Now that you're brother and sister that shit all magically disappears? Because I know it doesn't work like that." He was fuming.
Jake decided to cut in. "Eli, calm down." Jake grabbed him by the shoulders. Although Eli tried to protest, Jake's grip was too strong. "I do love your girlfriend, Eli, but I don't love her like you do. I love Clare as a sister and a friend, and I will never be able to make her happy like you can." Eli's resistance calmed as Jake continued, "I would never come between you guys because I know that what you have is special. Maybe what Clare and I had was great at one time, but I truly believe that you and her are meant to be together. After watching your Romeo and Juliet English project today, I felt that for the first time. It's just…obvious." Jake reluctantly let go of Eli, who looked ashamed of himself.
Eli looked between Jake and Clare, realizing the stupid, jealous conclusions he made. "I…I'm so sorry, Clare." He looked down at his hands, which were soon taken by a pair of soft, small ones with a silver band on the left ring finger. His green orbs looked up to meet her bottomless blue ones coated with tears.
"And…that's my cue," Jake said, "The pizza should be ready soon anyway, I might as well go pick it up." He saluted the couple as he grabbed his plaid jacket and headed out the door.
"Eli, I love you, and I would never-" Clare began, but was interrupted by Eli's lips crashing into hers. The kiss was passionate, hungry. Eli traced Clare's bottom lip with his tongue, begging for entrance, but Clare pulled away, leaving him disappointed.
Clare blushed and ran her fingers through his hair. "Not like I don't want to keep kissing, I just need you to know that there is nothing to worry about with Jake. He's a cocky, annoying asshole that also happens to be my stepbrother who can have his moments."
Eli chuckled at Clare's word choice. It was rare for Clare to curse, and he found it adorable when she tried. "I completely understand. I'm sorry I yelled at you earlier. I love you."
"I love you too, Eli, so much, which is why I have a little bit of a surprise for you," Clare smiled as she grabbed Eli's hand and pulled him upstairs. Just the fact that Clare was pulling him up into her room was enough to make Eli's thoughts cloudy. She opened the door slowly and sat him on the bed while she went to opening a drawer. Eli surreptitiously grabbed one of Clare's pillows and held it up to his nose, inhaling her flowery scent, falling under a momentary spell.
"Here it is," Clare said, showing him a silver sheet with colored…were those…pills? "I'm on the pill, Eli!" she exclaimed, a light blush coating her cheeks. "I'm not saying we have to, you know, tonight, and it doesn't mean we still shouldn't use protection or whatever, but-" Again, Clare was interrupted by Eli's lips against hers. But this time, the kiss was deeper and longer. Eli laid her down gently on the bed and started to plant soft kisses on her neck.
"I love you so much, Clare."
"Forever and always, right?"
"Right," he said, sitting up. "I just want to make sure you're okay with this. I completely respect your vow, and I don't want you to do this for me. I want you to want this, too," Eli said as he stroked her cheek. She smiled and eyed her purity ring before slipping it into Eli's pocket. He smiled as he felt the cold circle against his leg.
"Of course I want this, Eli. I love you, and I know you love me. Why would we wait any longer? I used to think that people weren't truly in love until they got married, but now I know that's not true. I want to be as close to you as possible."
Eli's face lit up as he leaned in to kiss Clare like never before.
Unfortunately, time had never been on Clare's side, and Jake barged into her room as Eli did so, shouting, "Clare! Pizza's here! Come and- OH GOD! Eli! I forgot you were here! Ugh, I did not need to see that." Clare and Eli were both sitting, horrified, on Clare's bed in shock.
Eli tried to recover. "Uh, it's okay…Clare, why don't we go keep your brother company and eat with him?"
"Yeah, okay, let's go," Clare said awkwardly, considering that Jake had now stopped Clare from having sex…twice.
"Please come down to eat with me. I really don't want to be hearing any kind of noises while I'm eating, thanks," Jake added, and Clare and Eli forced an embarrassed chuckle before heading downstairs to the kitchen.
After dinner, the three of them watched some more home videos, including one of Jake throwing a dead frog at Clare, inciting a laughing fit from each. Clare cuddled up to Eli, and Jake took the hint.
"Well, I think I've done a sufficient job cockblocking for today. Nighty-night, kiddies. Don't forget protection! Oh, and Eli, in all seriousness. If you hurt her, I will kick your ass."
"I give you my permission," Eli replied, "Though it won't be necessary."
"I sure hope not." And with that, Jake vanished up the stairs.
"So…" Clare began, "Are you ready?"
"Whenever you are, milady."
"Okay," she whispered softly in Eli's ear, sending shivers up his spine, "I'm ready."
Thanks for getting this far! haha