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What if: Chapter Seven

Chapter Seven.
Ashley Shaw ha..ha good idea. I actually had something like that planned :) thanks for the input!! I love having people tell me what they'd like to see possibly happen :) thanks so much :D

Ameria ha..ha cool, I love my loyal commentors!!! Ha..ha, I miss writing about Seth lol.... ha..ha wow you were so hyper!!! :D And thank you so much. How old are you?? If you don't mind me asking.

Milena Ha..ha, she actually just added me on Facebook again and we got to talk a little! She's really happy with her new boyfriend, and I'm so glad. Oh... that's understandable. Ha..ha yep, I am one of those people... it's just something I believe in.

And to all of you, I apologize for the long wait.... I've been stuck a little, and having trouble writing, but after some long music listening sessions and a little bit of daydreaming I think I'm good. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. I love you all so much.
Enjoy.

Chapter Seven

Noelle's POV
As soon as the storm was over, Alex had to go home, because his parents were worried about him. Carl took off with his two friends, going who knows where, and Lana had to go somewhere, so I was home, alone, with Gage, because he still had no way to get into his apartment.

I flopped onto the couch and yawned. "So, how do you like our town so far?" I asked Gage. He had sat down on the reclining chair, and leaned back in it.

"It's nice. People are friendly." He responded slowly... like he wasn't completely sure.

"There's a beach party tonight, unless the storm cancels it... but you should come. They are a lot of fun... except for when people get stupid and bring beer... Then the cops come and people get in trouble... but you should come." I sat up, and pulled my hair into a loose, messy bun, then flopped back down.

"Okay. That sounds like fun." He said. I grinned and sat up again.

"Great. Hey, you wanna go to the snack shack? I'm starving and the only thing we have left here is Oreos... and I've had too many of those already."

"Sure." He agreed, standing up. I got up and walked to my room to grab a pair of sandals.. I slid on a pair of Roman styled sandals and then walked out the door, with Gage following me. I made sure I grabbed my key before shutting and locking the door behind us.

The walk was starting out to be awkward and silent, until Gage, suddenly said, "If you had to be trapped in a TV show for a month, which show would you choose?"

I laughed. "Random... uhm... definitely not Supernatural... I'd be dead..." I ran through lists of tv shows in my head before finally saying, "I guess out of all the tv shows I actually watch, which isn't many... I guess I'd choose Family Guy... I'd have the most chances of survival."

He laughed, "Really? Family Guy?"

I blushed. "Well, it's the one show where I wouldn't die the first day. So, what about you?"

"I have no clue." He said, with a grin. "CSI, I guess... or something like that."

We spent the rest of the afternoon, laughing, talking and having fun. When we finally got back to the apartment building, his parents were home and he asked them if he could go to the beach party. They said yes and I went up to my room, to get ready to go. It was already five, and the party would be starting soon.

I decided to wear a purple and white striped bikini. I pulled on a pair of jeans shorts and a purple sleeveless top. I brushed my hair before pulling it up into a loose ponytail. I checked my make up, and made sure I'd put on waterproof stuff this morning, before putting my Roman sandals on again.

I walked down the stairs, and knocked on Gage's door. "You ready?" I asked when he opened it. He nodded, said goodbye to his parents and we left. Everyone else would be meeting us at the beach.

We got down there to see a few boys setting up a small stage like thing. "Oh yeah I can't believe I forgot!" I grinned. "A new band is going to start playing here." I told Gage, as Lana ran up to me and hugged me.

"They're supposed to be really good." Lana said, smiling. "And the singer is really cute." She pointed him out as the band walked up to the stage and started setting up.

"Woah, he is hot!" I was definitely shocked by the singer's cuteness.

"Who's cute?" Alex asked, walking up and hugging me.

"Nobody." I said quickly, but Lana decided to be mean and she grinned at me, shamelessly.

"Just that singer over there."

"LANA!" I growled, she giggled and ran off to talk to Carl. "Okay, so maybe I did he say he was hot, but he can't even begin to compare to you." I told Alex, biting my bottom lip, lowering my head slightly and looked up at him, fluttering my eyelashes slightly.

He smiled and tilted my head up so he could kiss me. I wrapped my arms around his neck, eagerly kissing him back. I breathed in, the scent of his cologne, and the salty ocean air filled my senses and I sank against him, feeling perfectly content.

"I love you, Alex." I whispered, as his arms wrapped around me tighter, pulling me closer to him.

"I love you more." He murmured back, a hint of laughter in his voice.

"No way. That's not possible. I love you so much more." I argued, happily. He kissed me again, and I almost forgot what we had been talking about. "You mean so much to me." I told him, as we pulled apart and walked away from the crowds. I completely forgot about Gage for a second, and as soon as I remembered him, I stopped. "We can't go walking, Alex. Gage doesn't know anyone. We can't just leave him."

I hurried back over to him, pulling Alex with me. "Sorry Gage... I got a little pre-occupied..." I told him, blushing.

Gage laughed. "Yeah, I noticed. It's cool. If you wanna go for a walk, go for it. I'm sure I'll find someone to talk to."

I grinned. "Okay... you should start by talking to Megan. Over there, in the light pink tank top." I pointed towards a girl I knew from school. She was very sweet, but somewhat shy. "I think you'll have fun talking to her." I told him, giving him a hug. "See you later." I turned and wrapped my arms around Alex as we started walking down the beach, grabbing some towels on the way.

We walked far enough away from the crowds so we could hear each other better, and sat down on the sun-warmed sand, setting the towels beside us, in case we decided to go swimming later. I slipped my sandals off and tossed them to the side a little. I relaxed, shoving my feet under the warm sand, deeper to the cooler layers. We sat there, for a long time, quietly, reflecting and thinking. "I love this. I love being here with you." I said, breaking the silence after at least an hour.

I was sweltering in the heat, so I pulled my shirt off and stood up, glad I'd worn my bikini. I held out my hands and when Alex took them, I pulled him up, and dragged him with me to the edge of the water.

By now, the only light was from the moon and a few lights that were up at the parking lot, so it was pretty dark out, making it seem scary but romantic at the same time. I stepped into the water, and walked in up to my knees. Alex stayed at the edge. I turned towards him and he smiled. "Don't move." He told me, pulling his phone out of his pocket.

He held it up, and took a picture of me. I laughed and walked over to him, sloshing through the water. "What's it look like?" I asked, taking the phone from him.

I had to admit, the picture was pretty... the moon was shining down on the water, just behind me, making me seem to glow. I smiled up at him. "Come swim with me?" I questioned and he grinned.

"Okay." He slid his shirt off and then yanked off his pants, showing his blue swim shorts. I grinned back as he tossed his phone onto his pile of clothes and walked into the water with me. I slipped under the water and came back up. I swam over to Alex and he picked me up, and I hitched my legs up around his waist and wrapped my arms around his neck. He tilted his head down and I leaned back, causing us both to splash into the water.

We stood up, and I was laughing. He smirked. "You're gonna pay for that."

He swam towards me and I splashed at him, knowing I couldn't swim fast enough to get way. He grabbed me and dunked me under, pulling me back up after a few seconds. I coughed up a little water, but was laughing so hard that he knew I was fine.

We walked back up to the beach and dried off with the towels.
I shivered slightly when a sudden wind picked up. Alex pulled me closer to him, and pulled me behind some big rocks, that would help block the wind. The towels were now too wet to warm us up any, but it was nice enough out, other than the wind, so that behind the rocks it was warm.

We sat down, leaning against the rocks, cuddled up together, and I laid my head on his shoulder. "I love you." I grinned, feeling better than I'd ever before.

"I love you too." He replied, pulling me onto his lap. His warm hands were against my back, and I slid my arms around his neck. I bit my bottom lip slightly before leaning in and pressing my lips to his. His fingers tightened against the small of my back, pulling me closer. I sighed, blissfully as his lips trailed over my face, to my neck and shoulder.

"Noelle!" I heard someone shouting. I sighed again, this time unhappily, as I stood up. Alex stood up too, kissing me again quickly before taking my hand. We ran over to find our clothes and carried them to the group of dancing people.

"Noelle! There you are!" Lana grinned at me. "Look, Gage is totally hitting it off with Megan!"

"That's what you wanted me for?" I asked, angrily. "That's all?"

She nodded, still smiling. "Pretty much. That and the fact that Carl asked me to be his girlfriend!" She squealed happily and hugged me. "I hope that's not weird for you or anything."

"No, no that's good. That's really good!" I smiled at her, happily... everything was going perfect. Me and Alex, Lana and Carl, Gage and Megan.... I hugged her again. "This is perfect."

"Noelle?" I heard someone call and I turned to see Jared walking over. I handed my shirt and shorts to Lana and walked over to Jared. I crossed my arms over my chest, shivering slightly, still in only my bikini. "Can we talk?" He asked and I nodded after a few seconds.

"Alex, I'll be right back. I love you, okay?" I walked back over to Alex, hugged him, kissed him and that walked with Jared, towards the parking lot.

"Noelle, I just wanted to talk to you and tell you that I'm sorry I cheated on you. You didn't deserve that. And I just thought I should let you know that I wish I hadn't. I know you're with Alex now, and I hope you're happy."

"I am happy. Completely happy. Because now, I have a guy who's not gonna cheat on me. I have friends, a perfect home and a perfect boyfriend." I scowled at him, still angry at him. He stayed silent and I dropped the scowl. "How's Mercy?"

"She's fine I think. I dunno, I don't really talk to her much. They moved. To some small town up north."

"You don't talk to your own sister?" I raised my eyebrows, slightly shocked. "You are unbelievable. How can you not talk to your sister?"

He sighed. "I don't talk to her because she hates me. We aren't close like we were when we were little Noelle. She hates me."

"Yeah right. I've seen the way you two are when you hang out. She doesn't hate you. She hates what you do. Are you still doing drugs?" He was silent and I knew he was. "You talking to me was a bad idea Jared." I held back tears. "You're just making this harder on me. I want you to leave." As I said that, I turned to walk back to Jared.

He grabbed my arm. "Wait, Noelle, please, I'm sorry!"

"I don't care if your sorry Jared. Some things just can't be undone. And what you did to me was one of them." I pulled my arm from his grip, trying to hold back tears. "You really hurt me Jared. I thought I loved you. I really, really thought I loved you." I bit my bottom lip and closed my eyes for a second, breathing deeply. "But I guess you didn't feel the same." I paused for a long second, gathering my thoughts. "I'm gonna go now......... And, I think it'll be for the best... if you don't talk to me again. Not for a while anyway. I'm still mad at you. But who knows. Maybe in time, maybe, I'll forgive you someday."

I pulled my arm from his grip and walked over to Alex". "Alex, I'm gonna home, alright? I need to sleep and think... and just, be alone for a while. Alright?" I told him.

"Okay." He sounded sad and looked even sadder, but he nodded and hugged me, crushing me against him. "I love you Noelle. Do you want me to walk you home?"

I nodded. "I'd love that. And I love you too." I took his hand, and we started home.
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Published: 3/7/2011
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