I got out of the shower, changing into black skinny jeans, a blue flowy shirt, black boots, and my black leather jacket. My hair was in a ponytail, as usual. I grabbed my phone from off the counter and walked out of the bathroom. I saw Justin in sweats and a hoodie.
I nodded, taking his hand in mine.
Justin: We gotta be careful this time, though. Someone might catch a picture of us together and show it to the world.
We walked out of the room and headed downstairs.
Justin: Dad, we're going ice skating.
Jeremy: Okay. Don't stay out too late.
Justin: We won't.
We walked out of the house and towards his car.
We got out of the car, walking over to the ice skating rink. There was no one there. I looked up at Justin.
Me: Did you rent this out for us?
Me: You didn't have to, though.
Justin: I know, but...I like being alone with my girl.
Justin: Come on.
He took my hand in his as we walked over to a bench. Justin got me a pair of ice skates before we got here. We sat down on the bench, putting on our ice skates. I stood up, almost falling. Justin caught me just before I could fall.
Justin: Yeah, I really need to teach you.
I rolled my eyes, taking his hand. He pulled me towards the ice skating rink and stood on the side.
Justin: Do you know how to roller skate?
Me: Just a little.
Justin: That's a start. In ice skating, you just have to have more balance.
I nodded as we pulled away from the railing.
Justin: Just hold my hand at first, then we'll go from there.
I nodded as we started skating on the ice. It wasn't that hard, honestly. I just didn't want to fall on my butt.
Justin: We'll go around once and then I'll let you skate on your own.
I nodded as we went around d the rink.
She's not that bad at ice skating. I just released her hand and she seems like a natural.
Me: Are you sure you never ice skated before?
Dawn: Never in my life.
I tried dancing in front of her to make her laugh and lose her balance, but I ended up losing my balance and fell onto the ice. Well, I made her laugh. She skated over to me, taking my hand and pulling me up.
Dawn: You know you can't dance, so why bother trying to while ice skating?
Me: So you would lose you balance and fall.
She hit my arm.
Dawn: You're so mean!
She turned around, crossing her arms over her chest. I chuckled, wrapping my arms around her waist and spinning her around in the air.
Dawn: Justin, put me down!
I kept spinning her around until we both fell on the ice, her on top of me.
Me: Please don't be mad at me.
Dawn: I'm not.
She pecked my lips then got off of me, helping me up.
Me: You ready to go back?
Before she could answer, there was a blinding flash from somewhere. We turned and saw two or three people with cameras heading towards us. Damn paparazzi. I took her hand and pulled her towards the parking lot.
We slammed the door shut, locking it as we looked out the window. No one. I sighed in relief.
Justin: That was a close one.
?: Not close enough.
We turned around, seeing Jeremy standing there with a remote in his hand.
Jeremy: It's all over the news.
I bit my lip, looking down at the floor.
Justin: Dawn, are you okay?
Me: I just...n-need to think.
I ran past Jeremy and up the stairs to Justin's room. I closed the door behind me, sliding down the hall with my knees pulled up to my chest.
Dad: Is she alright?
Me: I don't know. I'll go check.
Dad: Well, dinner's almost ready.
I nodded as I ran up the stairs to my room. I knocked on the door, but heard nothing. I opened the door, seeing Dawn curled up on the bed. I sighed, closing the door behind me. I walked over to her, sitting on the bed.
Me: You okay?
She shook her head.
Me: Can you look at me, please?
She sighed and sat up, looking at me. Tears ran down her cheeks.
Me: You don't have to cry.
I put a hand on her cheek, wiping the tears away.
Me: Are you upset because we were caught by paparazzi?
She didn't answer. I already knew her answer. She told me before she was scared because she didn't want to be without me. She would like a normal relationship with me, but because I'm famous, she can't have that kind of relationship. She'll have to deal with whatever comes her way.
I wrapped my arms around her as she rested her head on my chest. I rubbed her arm, her tears soaking my shirt.
Me: If you think this is your fault, it's not. It's mine. I should have been more careful.
She looked up at me.
Dawn: Y-you don't h-have t-to blame y-yourself.
Me: But I'm going to because I'm famous and you're not. They're gonna go after me more than they will go after you. I'd rather get hurt than let him hurt you.
I kissed her forehead as she rested her head against my chest.
Me: I love you.
Dawn: I love you, too.
I let go of her.
Me: Let's go eat.
She nodded as I took her hand and pulled her off the bed.