Jeez, how long has it been since I've been on here? I know, I suck and I apologize...I kind of hit a wall with this story and have just decided where its going and all that. So to all my loyal readers, I say I'm sorry for my absence and thank you for sticking with me despite it! You guys rock!

Also, I would just like to address an issue brought up in a comment: In Chapter Twelve, Cyan mentions that they were in the 3rd grade together and that he wanted to kiss her since they were eight, implying that they are the same age. But in the beginning of the story, it says that Cyan is a year older than Aurora and Grayson who are the same age. This was my mistake and I'm sorry. So for the sake of the story, just think they were in a split class where Cyan was in 3rd grade and Aurora was in 2nd (One time I was in a 1st/2nd/3rd grade split class, it was crazy). I'm sorry about this confusion but thank you to leavesfallingup for bring this to my attention :)

Ages:

Cyan: 18

Aurora: 17

Grayson:17

Anyways, here's Chapter Fourteen!


Chapter Fourteen

The next time Grayson comes over to my house, I feel like I'm going to explode from guilt. We are lying on my bed, watching TV and it's uncomfortable. Grayson can tell something's wrong. "Are you okay, babe?" He asks me between episodes of Lost.

"I'm fine. Just tired." I lie and turn toward the TV so my back is to him.

"Okay, well then I guess I'll go…" He sounds uncertain and I know he is confused but I don't say anything. He leans over and quickly kisses me on the cheek before getting up.

"I guess I'll see you later then," he says. I don't say anything and I don't look at him.

When I hear the door close behind him, I begin to cry again.


A few days later, I can tell Cyan is still upset with me because when we pass each other in the driveway on my way to work, I can see pain, regret, and mostly anger in his eyes.

And I can't take it anymore.

"Cyan, why are you so mad at me?" I ask before he can walk off.

"You're seriously asking me that?" He glares at me. His glare kind of throws me off because Cyan is never like this. He is usually nice and sweet and never gets mad, except maybe at his siblings, so I know this is serious.

"You can't be mad at me for being guilty about practically cheating on Grayson." I scowl at him.

"I'm not mad at you for feeling guilty. I'm mad because you won't just admit it." He takes a step closer to be and I step back.

"Admit what?"

"Admit that you feel something. Admit that you wanted that kiss as much as I did. Admit that you are lying to yourself!" Another step and I am pressed against the wall of the garage.

"Why do you care so much?!" I am getting breathless just standing so close to him and I almost push him back.

His glare intensifies for a minute then he punches the wall beside my head. I flinch inside but hold my ground. "You want to know why I care so much?! Because I love you, Aurora! I've always loved you! You just didn't care enough to see it."

I stare at him in shock. "You love me?" I whisper.

Cyan's features soften. "Yes, I do." Then he leans down and presses a gentle kiss on my lips. It feels so good that I grab the front of his shirt, pulling him closer, and hang on for dear life.

He steps back first and gives me a shy smile. Then, kind of expectantly, he turns and walks away. But before he can take more than three steps, I call after him. "Cyan!"

He turns back to me.

"I have a question." I know the answer to it already but I want to hear him say it. "Why do you and Grayson fight so much?"

Cyan laughs humorlessly. "Isn't it obvious? He has you and I don't."


I know this is extremely short but this is one of my favorite chapters that I have ever written. So, review and tell me what you thought of it!