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Fated ~ Chapter 30

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In the last chapter, Amelia held a party for her 18th birthday. Guests included close friends and families. Near the end of the party, Jason finally confessed his feelings to Amelia. To Jason's relief, Amelia admitted that she liked him too.

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Chapter 30

Two weeks had gone by, since my birthday. I could still remember that night vividly and clearly. I touched the necklace on my neck as I smiled to myself.

"Someone's in a good mood," Maggie suddenly whispered behind me. I jumped.

"My goodness, Mag, don't scare me like that!" I playfully slapped her arms.

"Sorry, please forgive me. I don't want Jason chasing after me. Promise, you won't tell him." She made a pouty face.

"You know I won't." I said as I opened my locker and took out my books.

"Gotta go, see you later."

"Bye," I replied and walked toward English Class. I barely made it to my seat when the tardy bell rang.

"Good afternoon class. Before we begin, I want to hand out your assignment for the rest of the week. This is a research project and all works must be written." The class groaned as Mr. Miller explained our tasks. "You can work with one other person, and that would be the person next to you. The assignment is due on Friday at the beginning of class." I looked to my right, but Paige was already paired up with someone else. I turned to the left and saw Alvin. He saw me and smiled.

"I guess it's you and me!" He said excitedly.

"Yeah, I guess so." I said softly.

The rest of the period passed quickly. Alvin and I exchanged contact info. Before heading out, he asked, "So we'll talk about this more tonight?"

"Sure." I smiled awkwardly and walked out. Our relationship had changed. Now it just felt so weird to talk to him.

Maggie and I, each got an ice cream cone and walked home together.
"Who are you working with for the English project?" She asked me.

"I'm working with Alvin." I replied as I licked my vanilla ice cream.

"Oh, that's gonna be tough. How did he react?" She asked.

"He seemed excited. I feel that my feelings toward him have changed." I admitted.

"In what way?"

"I seem to care less about him. I don't know. It's probably because of Jason." I smiled inwardly at the thought of Jason.

"Aw, that's so cute. I mean, that should be natural. Jason is a pretty great guy."

Suddenly, my phone rang. It was Jason calling. I answered quickly.

"Hey!"

"Hi, Amelia, are you home?" Asked Jason, sweetly.

"No, I am on my way." I answered.

"Oh okay, I just want to ask if you have time tonight, maybe we can go on a date?" He asked quietly. I jumped up and down and giggled. Maggie looked at me curiously.

"Yeah, of course. What time?" I calmed myself before answering.

"I'll pick you up at seven, is that alright?" He asked considerately.

"That's fine. Do I need to dress up?"

"No, just dress comfortably."

"Alright, I'll see you later, then. Bye."

"Bye love, see you later." I heard him kissing into the phone. The second I hung up, Maggie bombarded me with questions.

"Yes, he's taking me out." I tried not to look too overjoyed.

"Finally!" Maggie said as if she thought this would never happen.

"We can't really blame him for that. He has soccer practice, and the championship is coming up. I wouldn't be pleased if he didn't spend his time practicing. I want him to win too. This means so much to him." I said as I reached my door.

"Anyway, have fun tonight, and tell me every detail afterwards, alright?" She said as she stuffed her ice cream cone into her mouth. I laughed and nodded.

I entered the house and went up to my room. After putting my stuff down, I took a quick shower. Even though he said I didn't have to dress up, it'd be nice if I dressed nicely. Looking into my closet, I thought of the possible outfits I could wear. Just then, I heard a knock on my door.

"Come in." I said loudly.

"Honey, what do you want for dinner tonight?" My mom asked. I turned around to see her in the red apron. I stood up and walked to her.

"I am going out with Jason tonight, so I won't be eating dinner at home." I smiled sweetly.

"Oh, that's wonderful. I hope you'll have fun on your first date." Mom said, smiling.

I blushed. "Thanks mom."

After mom had left, I went back to my closet. I decided to wear a pair of black skinny jeans with a casual pink shirt. Ten minutes before seven, I went downstairs to wait. I sat nervously on the couch. I turned on the TV, but I couldn't concentrate. Suddenly, the doorbell rang. I jumped out of my seat. I took deep breaths as mom opened the door. That's when I heard his tender voice. Jason greeted my mom. I walked up to the door and gave him my biggest smile.

"Hi." I said shyly.

"Good evening. You look pretty tonight." He complimented.

"Thanks."

"Have fun, you two. Don't be home too late, still have school tomorrow!" My mom reminded us. We nodded in unison. I took Jason's hand and headed to his car.

"Where are we going?" I asked curiously.

"It's a surprise, you'd have to wait and see." He smirked and drove away from my house. During the ride, we talked about school and other things. Since we were talking the entire time, fifteen minutes passed by quickly. He parked next to a big tree.

"We're here." He informed and we unbuckled our seat belts. The sun was starting to set. The place was beautiful. No one else was around; it was almost like an escape from the big city. This was like a different world. All I could hear was the water running. This was the most peaceful place I've ever been to.

"Wow, this is amazing, Jason!" I went to give him a tight hug. He rubbed my back which felt so good.

"I always come here when I wish to be alone. It's like my secret place," he said as we walked along the little rock trail hand in hand.

"Wow, I never thought such peaceful place could be found in an urban city." I said in awe. We sat down by a little stream.

"Hungry?" He asked. I nodded. Chuckling, he turned to the bag he brought along and took something out.

"Are we having a picnic?" I was surprised.

"Looks like we are! I made sandwiches, some cookies, and two apples." He named the items as he took them out. I would never have expected this. Never did I know that he could cook. The food was delicious. We talking about everything. As time passed by, I felt more comfortable with Jason, and I started to open up to him more.

"So are you excited for your championship?" I asked Jason as he threw the trash away.

"Well, it's actually more nerve-wracking than exciting," he said honestly.

"I'm sure you'll do fine. Just enjoy the process." I comforted. He smiled and nodded. The place had turned completely dark except for the spots that were dimly lit up by street lights.

"It's getting late, I think I should take you home. The last thing I want is to have Mrs. Valentine to worry about you." Jason said as he helped me up. We got into his car and started driving home.

"Thanks for the wonderful night." I said, watching the street lights pass by.

"You're very welcome. I'm glad you had fun. I'm sorry for not having spent much time with you recently." He said apologetically.

"It's ok, I understand. Don't need to apologize." And soon, we were in front of my house. Jason got out first and opened the door for me like a gentleman. We then walked hand in hand to the porch.

"Thank you for your company tonight." Jason said as he squeezed my hands. I didn't want this moment to end. We stared into each other's eyes and naturally leaned in. Before I knew it, his soft lips were on mine. It was sweet kiss. I bit my lips lightly when we broke apart. This moment felt so right. I couldn't retain my smile. I gave him one final hug and wished him good night before going in.

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The bell finally rang, signaling the end of the day. I ran to my locker to put my stuff away. Just when I opened the locker, a paper fell off. I picked it up and it said, "Meet me after school by the cafeteria."

"Who is this from?" I thought. It looked somewhat familiar but it certainly wasn't Maggie's handwriting. Nonetheless, I wanted to see what was going on, so I headed toward the cafeteria. I heard footsteps following closely. I turned my head a little and realized that it was Georgie. Why was she following me? As I got closer and closer toward the cafeteria, a familiar figure came to sight. It was Alvin standing there.

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**Quote of the Chapter**

"Love that we can not have
Is the one that lasts the longest,
Hurts the deepest
And feels the strongest"

- Anonymous
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Published: 7/12/2013
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