Eli had finished getting ready for his date with Clare and made his way over to her house. When he got there, however, she wasn't waiting out front like she usually would. He knocked on the door and waited for her to answer to no prevail . He took out his phone and sent her a text asking where she was and she replied, " sorry, I should have called you, I don't feel well". Confused by her message he slowly opened the door and made his way up the stairs to her room.
"Clare?" Eli quietly asked while knocking gently on her door, "what's wrong baby?"
He heard her small footsteps make their way to the door and the door slowly opened to reveal her tear stained cheeks.
"I just don't feel like going out, Eli, I'm sorry I didn't call you."
He pushed open the door further and grabbed her hands pulling her towards her bed.
"Clare, why are you crying? Did I do something wrong ?" Eli asked while brushing a strand of her hair out of her face and behind her ear. He took note that she was wearing her hair up the way he loved. It showed of her beautiful face even more and looked adorable.
"No, Eli " Clare said slowly, " it's nothing you did. You do everything right all the time . I'm the one who's all wrong."
"What are you talking about?" He questioned with a confused look on his face. She really wasn't making any sense at all.
"Nothing, it's stupid." She said," I don't know why I all of a sudden feel like this, I just can't help it."
" Feel like what, love? How do you feel?"Eli questioned with concern in his eyes.
Clare let out a silent sob and tried as hard as she could to hold back the tears.
"Fat." She whispered quietly while avoiding his eye contact.
Eli with a very surprised look on his face began," what the hell are you talking.."
"I know it's stupid," Clare began," I know that you've never cared before that I'm not as skinny as most girls, but I can't help but feel like this sometimes. I'm usually better at hiding it but I jut can't today. I was getting ready and trying things on and nothing fit right," she stopped then, not being able to hold back from crying any longer.
"I'm sorry, this is so stupid.." Clare said as she laid back onto her bed and rolled over to face away from him. She immediately felt him lay down behind her and wrap his arms tightly around her waist.
"God Clare," Eli began," I can't believe you've felt like this and hid it from me. You are the most amazing person in my life and you should never ever feel like this."
He reached over to grab her hand and pulled her over to face him. He grabbed her face in his hands and looked straight into her eyes.
"Clare, you are the most perfect person I have ever met in my life. I know sometimes it's easy to think bad things about yourself, baby, I understand, but this is crazy. You have the most amazing body I have ever seen, I can never keep my eyes off of you. The fact that you think you're fat is insane, absolutely insane."
"You don't have to say that.." She said with a blush forming on her cheeks.
"Yes I do." He said with hurt in his eyes, "apparently I haven't been telling you enough because if I told you out loud every time I thought about how perfect it are, you would not be feeling like this."
Clare knew that he was telling her the truth by the look on his eyes and couldn't help herself when she grabbed his face in her hands and pressed her lips onto his. She pulled him on top of herself and didn't hesitate to pull him even closer.
"God I love you so fucking much," Eli got out before she pulled him back to her lips. Eli reached into her shirt and grabbed her hips ad whispering," and you're curves are fucking amazing and one of my favourite things about your fantastic body."
Clare let out a loud giggle that was music to his ears. " I love you too, Eli, more than anything."