The next two weeks felt similar to the first months we spent together, blissful, yet with things still unspoken; that is, the future.
That is, until he burst into his hotel room one afternoon, whilst I was hanging with Justin.
"I've got some good news," he said, taking me in his arms. "Can you give us a second, Justin?"
I looked at him with a quizzical smile. "What is it?"
"I just got off the phone with the director of Golden Days."
"Something that's been in the works for a while is confirmed. I just wanted to be 100% sure until I told you. But we're making a Golden Days 2, given the success of the last one. It means I'll have to stay in Australia for a bit."
"Oh, you know, about 6 months."
A slow smile spread over my face. "Well, I s'pose I could put up with you for a little while longer. And you know, I've been thinking. I always wanted to study overseas for a year when I went to I could do that, say, in England, the year after?"
I realized it was time for me to have to make an effort, too.
Caleb matched my grin. "Yeah, that could work. You know, if I'm not over you by then."
So as you can tell, diary, things are going pretty damn well! I have Caleb, and now we have something certain in the future. So now I'm excited as to where we're going, as opposed to being apprehensive. Caleb's been amazing, as usual. Even Mum seems to have forgiven him for the pain he caused me in England.
Justin's gone back to England, which was actually a good thing in some ways. Not for Caleb, who misses him heaps. But for Amelia. She's still in love with Marc, but had some intense flirting happening with Justin. She'd had more than her fair share of Caleb's friends and relatives, I decided.
I suppose you could almost say things are normal again! I'm still loving my big break before uni starts in March,, and the unrestricted time I can spend with Caleb, before he starts filming next month.
But what we've had has never been easy, and I realize now I'm only just beginning to experience some things that I'm not sure I'll ever get used to.
Amelia burst into the garage that afternoon, whilst Caleb, Allie and I were all watching DVDs.
I raised my eyebrows. "Hey, Amelia. What's up?"
She looked somewhat speechless. I wasn't sure if I'd ever seen Amelia with nothing to say before, and was somewhat curious.
She looked like she was trying to say something, then sighed. "Miel? You're kinda standing in the way of the movie, and I can't see the gorgeous Orlando Bloom shoot orcs," Allie stated.
Amelia threw a magazine on the coffee table in front of me. Curiously, I leant forward, then froze halfway.
'New Weekly' had an entire page covered with photos of Caleb and I, with a small article down the bottom.
"Oh." Caleb said slowly, his hand closing over mine as I leant over to read the article:
'On a recent outing to Manly, English heartthrob Caleb Rosier was spotted with this mystery girl. Locals have reported that they have been spotted together frequently in that area for the past year. It seems there was a truth behind the rumours as to why Caleb was spending so much time in Australia. The question that's burning on all lips now is: whose the lucky girlfriend?'
I sat back on the couch, running my fingers through my hair in agitation. Even Allie was silent.
"Babe." Caleb began, as Allie and Amelia tactfully left. He looked at me pleadingly.
"It's not that bad, is it?"
"I didn't want this," I replied in a small voice. "Be honest with me, how bad will it get?"
He sighed. "Honestly? They'll know your name in no time. Then you'll get some attention, from the media and people in the streets. I can't promise it'll be all positive. I'm sorry. B. I didn't want you dragged into this."
I didn't want to be dragged into it, either.
But then I noticed Caleb's expression, and I felt a pang of guilt. I was being selfish. It wasn't his fault, but he blamed himself. Besides. He faced much worse.
"It's not that bad, is it? Can you deal with it, for me?"
A reluctant grin tugged at my mouth. "They called me your girlfriend."
"You are my girlfriend."
I was silent for a moment. "What's your point?"
He chuckled. "That I'm glad everyone finally knows."
He kissed me sweetly, emptying my mind of everything but him. And I realized, that with him by my side, I could deal with anything.
A/N Awww..collective sigh for the cheesy ending! Well, there we go, it's the end. I hope I didn't lose any of you guys who have been so awesome in reading and reviewing with my delayed please definitely post your final thoughts, and anything you'd like to see happen in the sequel! And you won't have to wait too long for that, probably a month at most, I just have to finish my HSC before I start posting. It's going to be more of a comedy with this one, dealing more with the fame aspect of their r- of course a lot of other fun stuff!
And a million thankyous too..
Nic (Grunge-Muffin): Thanks so unbelievably much for all your reviews and for reading! All your great (and of course always constructive!) thoughts after every chapter have always made me smile (oh dear, how sappy). Maybe the Ben fan club can join with the Caleb one..isn't it great how we spend our lives dwelling on fictional characters? Oh and you finally got your Orlando cameo in this chapter.
Rosemarry: Babe thanks so much for all your thoughts, and for reading since the beginning! You always gave me the best comments about my writing, and it's a compliment since you're such an awesome writer yourself. * big hug! *
Liat86: Thanks for reading, and esp. for reviewing just the other day, giving me a much needed kick up the arse reminding me to update!
Mint: I'm glad you enjoyed it so much, and hopefully you'll like the sequel even more!
White Yoshi: Lol you got your happy ending, which you were pushing for. Hope you enjoyed! Oh yeah, and in case you didn't get my author's note to you on one of the chapters, just wanted to say I agreed with you about the sex thing you said in one to reassure you Bree and Caleb never went there! Oh, and you're also totally right about your comment of the bass. It's great that I made that error as a muso, but you get that! Thanks for pointing it out!
Kodiak Bear: You expressed some of the strongest emotional reactions out of anyone from your reviews, they were always awesome! Hope you liked the happy ending as well.
Jess: Thanks so much for your constant reviews, it means heaps! And yes, I was sad this ended too - but the sequel should be just as fun!
Passion101: Thanks a ton for expressing an interest, and reviewing, you're a dude!
Chprice25: You are also a dude, and an awesome reviewer. Thanks a million for reading!
People's Victory: I especially appreciated your reviews, you always had something constructive and encouraging to say, and I also liked hearing your thoughts about what you wanted to happen. You're a legend!
Galene: I'm glad you found this story - I'm glad to hear that you liked the story when its all together, I've been posting in fragments for so long I almost forget what it's like as a complete work. Thanks for the review!
Myworks87: Glad you liked the reunion - I rather liked writing it. Maybe a tad sappy, but what can I say? The toilet part was my fave bit. Thanks for reading! Also - I hope you never had that anurism you talked about (!) and it a late reply, the HSC stands for Higher School Certificate, and it's pretty much the final exams of yr 12 in my state in Australia (where Bree subsequently lives too!), and yes, uni is university.
Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters: Can I just say first of all that I love your name? Its cool! As were your reviews, they always made me laugh.
Tigress33: Glad you also liked the reconciliation, it's v. encouraging to hear you thought it was believable. Thanks a bunch for always reviewing!
CrazywriterKat (I'm guessing your also the gal that signs in as Kat too - 10 points to me for working that out! Sorry if I'm retarded and I'm totally wrong though!): I'm glad the celebrity bit initially got your interest - I'll admit I didn't realize myself how heavy the romance would get when I started writing, but it was fun all the same! The sequel will deal more with the fame bit again, so that should be fun to mess with. Thanks for reviewing!
Ren: You rock for reviewing, and it was good to see you sharing in the smiles when they FINALLY got back together!
Alison Ashley/Ali Lee: Thank you sooooooooo much for all the reviews. You said the nicest stuff, and definitely encouraged me!
Dreamer Me: Thanks for rallying outside my window! And esp. thanks for your first review, I really do appreciate it, no piece of writing is ever perfect, and thanks for pointing that out for me! You gave me constructive criticism (as well as compliments, I didn't forget that!) w/o flaming me, which was good. And I agree, there were filler you live and learn, and all writers improve with practice. My fave bit was the beginning also, and I'm going to try and write the sequel along the lines of those were the fun bits. Thanks for revieiwing!
Lastly: Yeah, this turned into a tearjerker, didn't it? I didn't see that coming for a bit, but it was mad fun to write. I'm glad you enjoyed!
Legaldiva; Thank you sososo much for your review, and for reading since the beginning! You said the nicest stuff, and esp. the stuff about character development was very satisfying for me to hear! A certain Irish ..man I wish Caleb was real!
Lynsey4: If you didn't self combust (as you claimed you would!) in my rather delayed reviewing time, I hope you enjoyed the epilogue, and you rock for reading!
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Lindsay Marie: Thanks for the encouragment, it makes any writer want to keep writing!
Lizzie: The capital letters really got the message across, lol, thankyou!
Midnight Strike: You're right, it definitely wasn't hearts and roses, but they made it in the end. Glad you liked!
Shammi: Sorry about the long wait for the update, but thanks tons for reading!
Toni: Hope the ending wasn't too cliché for you.I tried to avoid that! I hope you can forgive does indeed have some prick-ish aspects, but no more than the average guy! I'm really quite fond of I also have an inkling that I made Bree a bit too maybe I can explore her 'darker' side in the sequel. Thanks for reading!
Annchick1273: Thanks for the smiley face, I took it as a good thing!
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De3 JaY LovELy: I hope the happy ending eased the pain of your last sad fic!
Nicole Patterson: That is kinda freaky bout the with or w/o you thing! Sorry if I freaked you out for a bit, but hey, the ending wasn't so sad after all!
Zabella: Going back to one of your earlier comments, your right, he didn't give her much of an 's the stupidness of the whole damn thing. But hope the rest of it was believable enough!
Melania: Ending was happy happy .thanks for reading!
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Salzstar: Lol sorry I always ended the chapters at the good parts, but I s'pose that's the whole point of cliffhangers!
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A huge thanks also to Lilblubaboon, Yogen, Lazy Days, Mags, freakage, Calmly Chaotic, ski1118, Spoiled Rotten, Chirpy Cheerleader, and anyone else who reviewed that I overlooked cos I'm an idiot. And thanks to anyone who read even if I didn't review, and if I say the word thanks one more time I'm prolly gonna crack, so instead, I'll just say hopefully I'll see you back for the sequel, and rock on!