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A/N: This is my first story here on fictionpress. I hope all of you like it.
Liv and the Royalties
Chapter 7: The Date I - Liv and Alex
Liv woke up bright and early to get ready for her big date with the Alex Callaway. She didn't even know what he had planned. All she knew that he was going to take her out to dinner. She looked over and saw that Gwen was still sleeping. She tried not to make any noises as she grabbed her towel and bathrobe and headed straight for her door.
She bypassed the note on the doorway and headed straight to the bathroom. She showered and changed. She thought it was kind of strange that she didn't see Jake in the bathroom before her. 'Maybe he already used it,' she thought. Jake was an early riser and usually he would be in the bathroom showering or shaving when she would stumble in. She got out of the shower and got dressed. She applied on her make-up and curled her hair. She did one last assessment and loved what she was seeing. She was wearing a blue baby-doll shirt that was kind of half a tube top but with a flare at the bottom. She matched it up with a blue jean shirt. She knew that Alex's favorite color was blue and it was her favorite too.
She walked back towards her room. She was about to put her hand on her doorknob when she noticed the sticky-note on the door. Her eyes widen when she saw what was written on it. Her brother had left last night? 'He stayed at his apartment? Why?' she asked herself. "What's wrong?" she asked outloud. She jumped when her door opened after she had finished her sentence.
"Gwen!" she exclaimed. Gwen was startled. She wasn't expecting Liv to be standing out there. "Hey, Liv," Gwen said. "I didn't know that you were out here. Did you say something earlier?"
"Did you see that?" Liv asked pointing to the note on her door. Gwen nodded her head slowly. "I saw Jake leaving last night. I woke up to use the restroom and I overheard him talking to someone," Gwen said, twisting her story a little bit. She didn't want Liv to know that she was trying to call Ryan and overheard that Jake was going to drive the drunken Ryan home.
"That's strange," Liv said. "I thought he was going to be here to grill Alex or something. Well, it's not like I want that to happen, but I thought that was what he was going to do." Gwen just shrugged her shoulders and went straight to the bathroom.
Gwen pulled out her phone as soon as she got into the bathroom. She dialed the familiar number once again hoping that the other person will pick up the phone. She once again got the voicemail. "Hi, Ry. Please, call me back. I need to talk to you. Bye," she said. She shut her phone and got ready for her date with Nate later that day.
Liv was sitting on her bed, drumming her fingers on her legs nervously, when Gwen walked in. "Calm down, Liv," Gwen told her as she walked to the computer room. She sat down and looked at the clock on Liv's nightstand. "So, when do think Jake's coming back?" Gwen asked, trying to make conversation. Liv looked up from her finger drumming. "Why do you want to know? Do you like my brother?" Liv interrogated.
Gwen laughed. "NO! That's totally funny. I just wanted to know because I think it's kind of funny that he won't be here to interrogate Alex." Liv playfully lunged towards her best friend. "Stop that! I do not want my brother to interrogate my date especially a famous one. Jake knows all of my embarrassing moments. There is no way that I'm letting Jake anywhere near Alex today with all of those stories under his belt."
Gwen nodded her head and walked out of the room. Liv sat back and stared at the doorway. 'Why is she acting like this?' Liv asked herself trying to understand what was really going on. Her best friend couldn't possibly like her big brother right? 'Nah,' Liv chuckled to herself. 'She probably just worried about him. He's never done something like this before. He is kind of like her big brother anyways.'
A few hours later
"Ding dong," went the doorbell. Liv raced to the front door, beating her dad to it. She took a deep breath and slowly opened the door. Her smile grew as the sight of Alex Callaway standing in front of her front door came into view. She inwardly squealed. "Hi," he said in his husky voice. She about melted when she heard that. "Hi," she whispered dreamily. He gave a slight laugh and she swore she saw stars.
"Ahem," a voice was heard from behind her. The two at the doorway jumped at the sound and looked up to see her dad and mom standing behind her in the hallway. "Aren't you going to introduce us, Olivia?" Matt asked, raising his eyebrows towards the man in front of his daughter.
"Dad, Mom, this is Alex. Alex, these are my parents, Matt and Jamie," Liv said pointing gesturing towards her parents.
Alex walked up to them and shook their hands. "It's a pleasure to meet you, Mr. and Mrs. Carlamane. I was wondering if it would be okay to take your daughter out today?" he said asking for permission. Matt looked over his shoulder a little bit to see his daughter smiling and nodding her head. He looked back to his wife and saw that she was smiling and nodding too. He knew that he was beat. He nodded his head towards the man in front of him. "Just bring her home at the appropriate time. She is only eighteen years old," he said. "No drinking and no parties."
"Dad! Mom!" Liv whined. She didn't want Alex to see this. He probably doesn't like her now and think her parents are weird or something. 'I mean, what kind of person doesn't go to parties? He probably thinks I'm a baby or something. I have to have permission to do things or something. He usually goes out with girls who are wild and everything. Why does he even like me?' she asked herself, but was broken out of her thoughts when she heard Alex.
Alex laughed and nodded his head in agreement. "Yes, sir. I will get her back at around midnight," he said, shaking Matt's hand again before leading Liv out the door. "No parties and no drinking unless it's soda!" he called over his back and he could tell that Liv had stiffen significantly against him.
"Drive carefully!" Liv heard her dad yelled as she heard a playful slap come from the direction of her mother.
Alex opened Liv's door and made sure that she got in safely before he closed it and ran towards his side of the car. "Sorry about that," Liv apologized. "I didn't think he was going to be like that."
"It's okay," he said, laughing as he put the car in drive. "I'm like that to my cousins and little sisters too. We're really overly protective too. So, you're eighteen?"
She nodded her head. "That's not going to get in the way of this date right? I mean, I know that you're twenty-one and all, but…"
"It's not going to get in the way of anything, I can assure you that," he said, making a turn. He was planning on taking a drive down the coast and go to this little restaurant by the sea where his parents used to take him.
"Good," she said, looking out the window. She saw the ocean on her left and on the right were the mountains. "Where are we going?" she asked after a while. He just smiled and told her to have some patience.
A few minutes later, they arrived at the restaurant. Her eyes bugged out of her face. She loved this restaurant. She always came here with her family. She looked at him with a huge smile on her face. "This is my favorite restaurant," she told him.
"Really?" he asked and she nodded her head. "I do too. My parents used to bring me and my sisters here every single week."
"My parents used to do that too," she said. "It's funny how we never knew each other and we did the same things." He gave her a huge smile. He felt that even though this is the first date, he felt like he found his match in Liv.
They at dinner and found that they were really similar. They found out how many siblings the other has and what their parents did for a living. She learned how their band really came together. "So, what's school like?" he asked her over dessert.
"School's school, I guess," she replied shrugging her shoulders.
He laughed. "I know, school is school. I did go to a public school, you know. I meant 'how's school for you?'" he asked.
"Well, Gwen and I are best friends. So, that definitely makes the school year go by. I'm not really popular in school," she admitted. "The cheerleaders pick on us. We used to be the weird kids at school but then a couple of transfer students came and they got picked on. We still do get picked on but not as much anymore."
"They make fun of you?" he asked, feeling sad that the girl of his dreams was being so mistreated at school. She nodded her head. "It's fine, though. We're used to it. People used to like me when my brother was going to school. He was popular so everyone was kind of afraid of him if they did anything to me. But, now that he's away in college, I guess I'm free range," she said sniffing a little bit. She, so, didn't think that this was going to happen on the first date. He pulled her closer to him and she felt the warmth that he was giving her. This was a good way to end the nightmare.
They finished dinner and he thought it was good idea to take a walk on the beach. "Are you cold?" he asked as he saw her shivering a little bit. She smiled and shook her head but he could totally tell that she was lying. He shook his head, chuckling a little bit, and placed his jacket on her shoulders. She smiled and tugged it closer to her body. He pulled her closer to his body.
They continued to talk and he found out that her favorite thing to do was look at the stars. He started pointing out all of the constellations that he was able to find. She looked at him and he looked away sheepishly. "Yeah, I liked to look at stars too. I mean, there is someone that's lovable underneath the rockstar image," he said teasingly. He laughed when she playfully shoved him. This was turning out to be a good night.
"Let's get you back home," he said after a while of them sitting on the sand and looking up at the stars. "I wouldn't want anything happening to you. I would like to see you again." She inwardly squealed when he told her that. This was definitely a dream come true.
They arrived at her house twenty minutes later. He parked the car and went around to open her car door. She smiled at him as he held her door open for her. He held her hand as they walked up the steps to her front door.
"I had a really fun time tonight. Thanks for the walk along the beach," she said, looking into his eyes. She felt like she was floating on air as she looked into his eyes. It gave her a fluttery feeling in her stomach.
"I did too," he said, not being able to wipe the smile off his face. "Can I kiss you?" he asked, mentally trying to kick himself. 'You are the rock star. Who the hell even ask that anymore? You're supposed to just lean in seventy-five percent of the way and hope that she would lean in for the twenty-five percent,' he conversed with himself.
Liv stood there chuckling to herself. "Are you done having that mental conversation with yourself?" she asked, surprising him as he broke out of his conversation. He rubbed a hand on the back of his neck. She laughed as he gave her a small smile.
"Ahem, yeah," he said, chuckling a little to himself. "I'm much cooler than this."
"I know that you are," she teased. "But, I'm glad." She didn't know what came over her but she leaned over that seventy-five percent. Alex was totally taken for a surprise. He always was the one that had to initiate everything in his relationships. He smiled and leaned in that twenty-five percent. It was a cliché to say but Liv totally felt like she was able to see the fireworks going off as their lips touched. She felt him deepen the kiss. She groaned when she felt the light hit her face. She rolled her eyes as she noticed a small part of the curtain closing. Her parents had the worse timing in the world.
She pulled away as soon as the light came on. "I'm so sorry about that," she apologized. "My parents…"
Alex laughed. "Don't worry about it," he told her. "My parents do the same thing with my little sisters. It's quite alright." He took a deep breath. "So, what are you doing tomorrow?"
"Tomorrow?" she asked and saw that he nodded his head. "Well, I have to baby-sit for a neighbor but I will be free after five."
"Okay, then, five is a good time. One of the guys is going to have a welcome home party for all of us and I was wondering if you would like to go with me?" he asked, feeling nervous all over again.
"I'd like that," she said and he leaned in for another kiss.
"I'll see you tomorrow then," he said, pulling away. "I'll come by six tomorrow." She nodded her head and silently laughed when she saw that he had sort of tripped over her steps as he walked down the steps towards his car.
'Dude, you are the famous guy. What the hell is wrong with you? Seriously, you asked her for a kiss and then totally tripped down the steps. You used to be so cool. Great, now, I'm talking to myself. Definitely gone. Yup, gone,' he said to himself, shaking his head. He got into his driver seat and looked up to see Liv still standing there on her step. He put his car in 'drive,' waved 'good-bye' to her, and drove away for the night. He couldn't wait to see her again the next day.
A/N: I hope you like this one. I am so bogged down with school and quizzes right now. I just want to apologize ahead of time that I might be able to post up anything new for a while. Have a great rest of the week!