11. Ice Cream and Tree Climbing
"That's all right I mean she is a swimmer!" Nikki yells at me.
"Shut it sis!" I yell back.
"What's all that about?" Louis asks.
"Sister love," I say smiling. "So, where should we go?" I ask.
"Anywhere," Louis says.
"I have an idea," I smile. I intertwine our fingers and walk.
"Where are we going?"
"The ice cream shop," I say smiling. "Nikki and I always rode our bikes there when we were younger. We still go there every Friday. I'm going to miss that this summer," I trail off. "But we have other plans," I smile.
"You sure you want to come on tour?" Louis asks.
I stop in my tracks, still holding Louis hand. He keeps walking not noticing I stopped. When he gets to far our hands pull and he leans back, almost falling. ALMOST. "OF COARSE!" I say, a bit too loud.
"Good," he smiles back.
We keep walking and talking. We finally get there so I say, "Here we are!"
I walk up to the window and ring the buzzer. Lou tells me he wants superman, and walks over to the table outside to sit down. A lady comes up and opens the window and asks, "what will it be dear?"
"One medium superman, and my usual please," I say smiling.
"Coming right up," the lady smiles.
I walk over to Lou and sit down. "Your usual?" He asks.
"A scoop of vanilla, strawberry, and blue moon!" I say.
"Red white and blue?" Lou asks.
"Yuppers! I gotta get my superhero colors," I say smiling.
"Which super-" Lou starts.
"One superman and a usual!" The lady says through the window.
I hop up and puff out my chest. "CAPTAIN AMERICA," I start. "AWAY!" I rush over to the counter and the lady just smiles. "Thank you," I smile.
"No problem sweetie," she replies.
I take the ice cream back to Louis and we start to walk around town, Louis puts his shades on and I take my purple SnapBack from my belt loop and place it on Louis head. We walk to the park eating our ice cream. We laugh and talk all the way there. We get to the park and I check my phone for the time. Around 5. We finish our ice cream and throw the trash away. I intertwine our fingers again and head off to the forest. We get some odd looks as we walk there. I ignore them. It's not like I don't get them anyway... We get to the edge of the forest. I start to take the path. We come to a fork in the trails, but I walk straight.
"Where are we going?" Lou asks.
"Just follow," I smile. "And don't let go of my hand. I don't want to get lost!"
We come to the place I wanted to find. The perfect climbing tree! Louis gets the idea and bolts up the tree. He stops for a second and waits for me to catch up. I surge passed him and sit on a sturdy branch. Louis sits next to me. I hug the trunk with one are, and Louis warps his arm around my side. "So lets hear all about my new girlfriend," he say with a smile.
"Okay," I say. "But I want to see my boyfriend." I use my free hand to slide off his shades and take back my SnapBack, and place it on my own head. I give Louis the shades back. "Well, you know the obvious. I have strawberry blonde hair, wear glasses, but contacts too. I alternate. I have hazel eyes, and they change color often. I have braces. I love purple, and colored jeans, and graphic tees. I'm 20, and turned 20 on January 23rd. Um... Well that's the obvious. Well on sight obvious." I say. "If you look at my room there's more things that become obvious. I'm a swimmer and obsessed with the Summer Olympic Games because of swimming. I love Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. I love Doctor Who. I like marvel movies. A. Lot. Especially Captain America. I'm colorful on the outside and inside and like to show that in my room," I say.
"Explains the multicolored walls," Lou says smiling.
"When Nikki and I were in middle school we started to joke about getting a house when we got older. We were going to paint the walls purple and then use the rollers to paint rainbow stripes and paint designs on the wall," I giggle. Louis laughs.
The sky has gotten darker. I check my phone for the time and it's 7! "Wow I talk a lot," I giggle.
"KEVIN!" Louis hollers pointing at a nearby tree.
"Lets get a better look," I smile. I start to climb up the tree and Lou climbs up behind me. I actually get to the top and gasp at the view. I haven't seen it like this before. Louis catches up and gasps too. "Beautiful isn't it?" I ask him. He wraps his arm around my waist and I warp my arm around his side. The other grasping for dear life on a sturdy branch.
Louis notices my hand turning white on the branch and suggests we get down. I don't object and we climb down. We get out of the forest and the part is empty. Louis doesn't even bother to get the shades out. I look up at the sky. It's pinkish orange. I smile and stare at the lake. The sun is reflecting off of it. It looks really beautiful so I grab my phone and snap a pic. Louis comes up behind me and wraps his arms around my waist while looking at the picture as I stare at it. "You take great photos," He whispers in my ear.
"Thanks," I smile. I switch the camera around and snap a pic of us. I take a few, some goofy, others normal. We make our way home as the fireflies start to come out. I catch them, and Louis does as well. I catch more running down the sidewalk to grab them like a little kid. Louis laughs and does the same, but I do it more. We finally get home. Louis and I look at the view before we go inside. We just stay on the front porch.
"That was fun," I smile.
"It was," Louis says.
He wraps his arms around my waist and I put my hands on his shoulders. Louis starts to lean in, but I can see the same thoughts in his eyes as I lean in as well. "Should we do this? Is it too soon?" We stop before our lips meet, and then turn away. Louis apologizes and I do the same. We walk inside and lay on the floor to watch a movie.
"What movie?" Louis asks. I give him wide eyes. "Captain America?" He asks.
"YES!" I jump up and pop it in the DVD player. I throw my SnapBack on the coffee table before I lay down on the floor. Niall comes up about halfway through the movie. "Hey Nialler!" I say.
"Hey!" He says back.
"Hey... Are Zayn and Nikki here?" I ask.
"No," Niall says. He gives us a bag of popped popcorn and heads downstairs. We thank him and then I grab my phone.
"What are you doing?" Lou asks.
"Calling Nikki," I say hitting the "call" button on screen.
Me: it's late where are you?
Nikki: with Zayn on a date.
Me: oh well please come home soon. I was worried.
Nikki: yeah be there in about an hour. Bye sis
Me: bye oh and have fun! Sis
She hangs up and I slide my phone on the coffee table behind us.
"Where are they?" Louis asks.
"On a date," I smile.
"Oh? Oh. OH!" Louis says as realization hits him.
I get a text from Nikki and grab my phone. I check the message and it's a pic of her and Zayn. I smile and set it back on the coffee table.
We watch the movie, and I jump every time something bad happens, cry where I always do, and laugh where I always do. Louis wraps his arms around me and I rest my head on his shoulder. The movie ends and Steve says, "Yeah I just... I had a date." Fade to back. Credits role. Movie over.
"Lou?" I ask.
"Yes love?" He says back.
"Please don't ever get frozen in an iceberg for 70 years," I say completely serious.
"I won't love. Promise," he says and holds me closer.
I close my eyes and relax. Before I know it, Louis falls asleep. I can tell by his breathing. I peck his cheek then pass out myself.