Austin's POV:

I open the door with my key and slip silently inside, hoping Ally isn't here. And she isn't. Well, I guess she could be in the back room. I walk past the counter and up to the practice room. I sit down at the piano, stretch my fingers over the keys, and play.

Shoulda been a'runnin'...

A long, long time ago...

I should've seen it comin'

Oh, what happened?

I don't know...

This girl was all off track

Ripped my heart right out from me

While I'm layin' on my back

And the poison came to me

All your lies

With blackened skies

No way out

When you kill them with your eyes

She stole my heart

Ripped it apart

She left me stranded

Out in the dark

She's bad

Whoa, oh, oh

And I was too, too foolish

She's runnin' 'round

All through the town

She's breakin' hearts

And tearin' down

She's bad

Whoa, oh, oh

And I was too, too foolish

Now I gotta keep away from this girl

She's like an addiction

The way she moves is so killing

They fall for her affection

And she bites with such a sting

Once she sinks her teeth in

You'll have no time to escape

Once her venom kicks in

Then you're trapped

No other way

All your lies

With blackened skies

No way out

When you kill them with your eyes

She stole my heart

Ripped it apart

She's bad

Whoa, oh, oh

And I was too, too foolish

She left me stranded out in the dark

She bad

Whoa, oh, oh

And I was too, too foolish

She's runnin' 'round

All through the town

She's breakin' hearts and tearin' down

She's bad

Whoa, oh, oh

And I was too, too foolish

Now I gotta keep away from this girl

You...

Broke...

Me...

Down...

While I was leaning

Away...

Away...

You...

Still...

Run...

Around...

Playin' your games

Your games

Your games

Your games...

She's runnin' around

All through the town

She's breakin' hearts

And tearin' down

She's bad

Whoa, oh, oh

And I was too, too foolish

She stole my heart

Ripped it apart

She left me stranded out in the dark

She's bad

Whoa, oh, oh

She's runnin' 'round

All through the town

She's breakin' hearts

And tearin' down

She's bad

Whoa, oh, oh

And I was too, too foolish

Now I gotta keep away from this girl

Gotta keep away from this girl

Now I gotta keep away from this girl!

Ally's POV:

I decide to finally get up. Trish is gone and the door is unlocked. Well, hopefully, Trish didn't get teenager-napped. She probably didn't. She can defend herself. I walk up the stairs toward the practice room and hear music...

Gotta keep away from this girl

The music stops and I open the door.

"Austin, what are you doing here?" I ask wearily as I see him sitting at the piano. He stands up. "I thought you were—"

"Ally, you were right. I'm sorry that I didn't believe you and Dez when you told me Hannah was cheating on me," he tells me. "I went over to Dez's house and I saw them on his bed. She tried to tell me that it wasn't what it looked like but what else could it have been? Did he get bit on the lip by a rattlesnake?" I laugh a little at the mention of the time Austin thought I liked him. But that was when I actually didn't. I put on a poker face and stare up at him.

"Yeah, well do you think you can just come running back to me and think that I'll forgive you just because you apologized?" I ask. I wag my finger in his face as I say, "No, no, Mr. Moon. It'll take a lot more than that. If you thought that your apology was enough then you—" He cuts me off by kissing me.

"Ally, I love you," he tells me, smiling when he finally pulls away.

"—were absolutely correct," I finish, breathless and dumbfounded. His smile slowly fades away.

"So, what do you say?" he asks, taking my hands in both of his. "Do you forgive me? I swear that if I ever hurt you again, you can break my nose, my arms, my ribs, my legs, anything you want to. But I'll never break your heart. Not again. We saw what happened the last time I did that. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And I'm really, really... sorry."

I can tell by the look on his face and the tone of his voice that he really meant it this time. He really meant it. I just blink and stare at him. His face grows worried.

"S-so you don't..." he trails off. I blink again, not sure of what to say. I open my mouth to say something but I'm not sure what it is.

"Uh..." I finally get out. Very intelligent, Ally. He swallows and begins tugging at his shirt collar as if it were getting hot in the cold practice room. He sighs, lets his hands drop to his sides, and looks down.

"I get it," he says. "You finally understand that the dumb, idiotic things I've done are unforgivable. It's fine. I guess I'll see you around sometime." He walks to the door and walks down the stairs. I'm frozen to the spot.

Ally, what's wrong with you?! Your lover is walking away and you're just going to let him?! Go! Now!

My legs carry me to the top of the stairs and I see Austin putting his hand on the door so he can open it in leave. I say the first thing that pops into my head.

"What was that song you were playing?" I blurt out. Smooth. He freezes, his hand beginning to push the door open. He turns around slowly and smiles.

"Keep Away From This Girl," he tells me. I point to myself questioningly and he shakes his head. "Hannah," he says. I nod in understanding.

"Can I hear the rest of it?" I ask. He doesn't answer. He just walks over to the grand piano and sits down. I walk down the stairs and sit down beside him. He plays me the song and I frown.

"What?" he asks. "You don't like it?" I shake my head.

"No, it's awesome," I reassure him. "I'm just mad at Hannah."

"Why? She's out of my life now. It's all over," he tells me, turning to face me. I swallow and shrug as if it's nothing. But this is Austin we're talking about. He knows me. He grabs my shoulders and twists me toward him, his eyes boring into mine. "Ally. Hannah is Hannah and you are Ally. And Ally is the only one for me. Understand?" I nod but he still doesn't believe me. He leans down and kisses me.

Not the way he kissed Hannah. The way you would kiss someone you really care about. Like, kind of like a peck on the lips but you hold onto it. You hold onto it for dear life. And when you finally pull away, you know. You know that this is the one for you. He pulls away from me.

"Now have I ever kissed Hannah like that?" he asks. I shrug.

"I don't stare at you guys while you're kissing," I joke. He smiles and shakes his head.

"I haven't," he answers for me. "So you never answered my other question." I rack my brain for any other questions he's asked today but I can't think of any.

"Wh-what was the question?" I ask. He chuckles.

"Do you forgive me?" he asks, the smile fading.

Revive the smile, Ally. Revive the beautiful smile.

"I do," I tell him. "I forgive you."

Sorry that I haven't updated for the last TWO DAYS. I WANTED YOU TO ANTICIPATE THE ENDING CHAPTER. I WANTED YOU TO BE PULLING YOUR HAIR OUT, WAITING TO SEE IF AUSTIN WILL FINALLY SEE THAT HANNAH WAS CHEATING ON HIM. But, no, seriously, I haven't written at all during those two days and I've been kinda stressed because of that. I just wanted to go to my room, open the laptop, open Word, and write. Just write. Nothing distracting me. Just writing. But no, I was up late doing homework. -_- Anyway, sorry I didn't update. And sorry that the ending chapter is so short :( Anyhoodles (you all have got me saying that EVERYWHERE to EVERYONE, haha), review, my lovelies!

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