4. I Never Stopped Loving You
I open my eyes to the tv playing. Where am I? Oh yeah I'm at Carlos' house! God how could I almost forget. I look over to see him still asleep with his arm around me. I sit up and look at him. Really look at him. His face, his eyes, everything. He opens his eyes and smiles.
"What are you doing?" He asks me.
"Looking at a handsome and wonderfully nice man." I reply. He sits up and looks behind him.
"Huh? Who is it?" He asks with a smirk.
"It's you, you idiot!" I say smiling.
"I would've never thought..." He says. I lean my head on his shoulder.
"You're a dork...but you're my dork." I say. It feels so good saying that. I miss hanging out with Carlos, being with him. Sharing his love with his fans. I never realized how much I missed it until now. When I dated Ross, he didn't do anything Carlos does. Ross was a jerk. He still keeps calling and texting me. He's telling me he's "sorry" and that he'll promise he'll be nice to me. But I know he only wants me to be his girlfriend so he seems like a nice guy for dating some "poor" girl. I'm not gonna be that girl anymore. I'm done with him. I will freaking change my number if it gets him to stop. And I can't go home either because he keeps coming to my house! He doesn't leave me alone.
"Carlos?" I ask him.
"Can I stay here for a little while? Ross won't stop coming to my house and so I need somewhere to stay until I can sell my house. Oh and can we go to the Verizon store? I gotta get my number switched." I'm really nervous about saying all that but I have to ask somebody.
"He just can't leave you alone, can he?! Of course you can stay here. And we can go to the store to get your number switched."
"Thanks Carlos." I smile. He smiles too.
-At the Mall-
"Thank you!" I say as we walk out of the Verizon store.
"So Julia," Carlos starts as he walks with his hands in his pockets. "You wanna go get something to eat?"
"Sure...where?" I say putting my arm through his.
"Sure that works." I say as we walk down towards the restaurant.
"How many?" The lady asks us. Carlos gives me a weird look.
"Two." I say and she nods and shows us to our table. We order out food.
"Thanks for inviting me over last night." I say. He smiles,
"Thanks for coming."
"I had a really good time. It was like how we used to be. It's almost as if we picked up right where we left off." (A/N: see what I did there? Haha back to the story) I say.
"Yes it is. And I'm enjoying it." He says smiling.
"So am I." I say with a huge smile. I get up and go sit by him. I lean my head on his shoulder and we hold hands.
"I missed you so much at first." I say with tears forming in my eyes. He turns and looks at me. He gives me a puzzled look. I continue, "When I told you that we needed to take a break? I cried for hours. I couldn't believe what I did. I know we only dated for about a month but...I don't know..I loved you, I still do! I don't think I ever stopped. But the thing is, I was afraid to call you back and talk to you. I thought you would've already moved on to some other girl because you're a big star. I moved out here from Ohio because....because I wanted to be closer to you. Even though I was to afraid to talk to you. Then I met Ross. He was nice and so I thought, "maybe I should move on." And so I did. But he and I's relationship was never like your's and mine. I regret telling you that we need to take a break. It was the worst decision of my life. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me." I say trying not to cry in the middle of the restaurant. I hate crying in front of people. I look up and he has tears in his eyes.
"I never stopped loving you." He says quietly and then he kissed me. Right here in the middle of the restaurant. I let a tear slip down my cheek and kiss him back. We break apart and I smile, still letting a few tears slip away. He has glossy eyes. I know he means everything he's ever said to me about our relationship. I smile and hug him.
"Thanks for everything." I say.
"You too." He says. Our food comes and we eat.
"What do you wanna do now?" He asks me.
"Hmm...." I say. "Hey when do you start filming season four?" I ask him.
"Monday." He says. Wow that's soon.
"You wanna go look around the mall?" I ask him. I hate shopping but hey, we're here so why not?
"Sure, whatever you want." He says. I don't like shopping. Unless cute boys see you buy cute clothes. Ooohh! I'm with a cute/handsome boy now! This should be fun.
"Where do you wanna go?" He asks me.
"Umm...it doesn't matter. Anywhere I guess." I say.
"Okay." He says smirking at me. I give him a puzzled look and he just laughs.
"What are you thinking?" I ask him.
"Ohh....nothing." He says smirking again. I roll my eyes and keep walking. He makes a sudden left turn into Gordon's jewelry store.
"You stay out here." He says pointing to a bench.
"No, Carlos-" I say in a annoyed tone.
"Just stay here." He smiles. I love how he doesn't get angry at me when I say things like that. I agree and go sit on the bench.
-20 minutes later-
I look up from my phone and see him coming out of the store.
"Close your eyes." He says with his hands behind his back. I hear him sit down next to me.
"Okay, open." He says. He's holding this beautiful diamond necklace. It sparkles in the light. God that must've cost a lot.
"Carlos, I-I-I don't know what to say. It's so..beautiful." I say with wide eyes. I smile and get teary-eyed. It's so beautiful and it must've cost a fortune. He takes it and puts it around my neck.
"Thanks." I say looking into his brown eyes. They are so...paralyzing I guess you could say. Next thing I know, he puts his lips on mine and we kiss. A long kiss too. And I bet people are watching us but you know what? I don't care. He is the best boyfriend in the world and he is so sweet and caring. I can see myself being with him for a long time. Hopefully my whole life. He smiles and I smile then too. We decide to head home.