Love And Hate
It was still awake at five in the morning Friday night. I couldn't stop thinking about how close Danny and I got to kissing. My heart was still beating even though this happened two days ago. My brother walked by my room and looked at me.
"Can't sleep?" He asked.
"No, I can't." I replied.
"Why?" He walked in and sat beside me.
"Because, two days ago, I almost kissed Danny and now it's freaking me out a bit. I mean, he's my friend, but I think I might actually like him." I sighed.
"That's what Julie thought... Now she's curled up in my bed." He smiled.
"Yeah, but if I do like him, he'd be my first crush and I don't know what to do!" I buried my face into my hands.
"Listen, you're my little sister, so I'm gonna help you out. Just let what ever happens, happen. If he kisses you, just go with it. You'll know then if you actually like him." He placed his hand on my shoulder.
"But how will I know?" I was confused.
"You'll just know. Try to get some sleep." He kissed my forehead and left.
I sighed and laid down. I stared at my ceiling until I drifted off into a dreamless sleep.
I shot up. I looked at my clock. I was running late. I threw on a random pair of clothes. I ended up in a pair of skinny jeans and a tightish black T-shirt. Low neck. I brushed my hair, threw my glasses on, rushed downstairs. That's when I remembered it was Saturday. I sighed and slowed down.
"Forget it was Saturday again?" Chase asked, coming down the stairs in just a pair of pyjama pants.
"No duh." I said and sat on the couch, throwing my head back.
I yawned and Julie trotted down the stairs. Chase wrapped his arms around her waist and planted his lips on hers. She wrapped her arms around his neck. I smiled a bit. Julie always liked him.
"Jacob?" I asked.
"Yes, Ms. Roberts?" He asked.
"Are the new servants coming today?" I looked at him.
"Yes, but Kyle isn't able to make it."
"Oh, OK." I sighed in relief.
There was a knock at the door and I stood when Jacob went to answer it. I smoothed my shirt and fixed my glasses. I followed Chase to the corridor and stood straight. When Jacob let the boys in, I greeted them with a warm smile.
"Good morning, Ms. Roberts." Ty said.
"Good morning, Tyler" I said.
He laughed. Danny looked at me for a moment.
"Guys, can I talk to Alexis alone for a sec?" He asked.
They nodded and walked away. Chase walked upstairs with Julie at hand. Danny looked at me for a moment.
"Why do you need to talk to me?" I asked.
He stayed silent for a moment.
"Because Kyle does know it's you and he feels like crap. He won't forgive himself." He replied.
"Well, he beat on me! He shouldn't!" I said.
"I know, but you have to forgive him. He's barely eating." Danny actually was serious.
"But, why would he?"
Danny didn't say anything. We stood in silence for a moment. Danny looked at me and our eyes met. He opened his mouth to speak, but no words. I did the same. He gently took hold of my forearms and leaned forward. We got closer, our eyes slowly closing. Our lips touched and I felt as if I was being shock. Danny tightened his grip on my forearms and leaned closer. After was seemed like forever, but only really two minutes, we pulled away.
"Whoa..." We both breathed in unison.
Is this what it felt like to be in love? Your heart racing? You're stomach full of butterflies? I didn't know what it was.
"Alexis..." He breathed.
"Danny...." I said, just breathless.
We stared into each other's eyes and he leaned down to kiss me again, his arms slipping around my waist as I wrapped my arms around his neck. I felt eyes on us. We turned and there stood Ty, Keith, Riley, and Kyle. Kyle didn't look happy and the boys stood, mouths hanging open. Kyle walked over and ripped me from Danny's arms. I screamed in pain as he punched me in the stomach, hard. He kneed me in the stomach as well. I fell to the floor in pain. I could barely breath. The boys grabbed Kyle and Danny held my head up.
"Alexis!" He stared into my eyes as they slowly closed. "No! Alexis! Stay with me!" He begged.
Last I remember was his lips pressed against mine and the feel of tear drops. "Kyle! YOU COULD KILL HER!" He shouted and that was it.
I woke up in my bed with Danny looked down at me. My eyes fluttered open. His eyes lit up and I could see he had been crying. I sat up and he hugged me tightly.
"You scared me to death!" He said.
"I thought I was dead." I said shakily.
"I'm glad you aren't." He kissed my forehead.
"Wait... When we kissed... Did you feel anything?" I was curious.
"Yeah... Everything and even more than I imagined..." He looked into my eyes.
"Oh..." I smiled a bit.
"I've liked you since day one." He held onto me tightly.
"Danny.... Why does Kyle hate me?" I was half in tears.
"The truth is, all of us actually like you. Kyle included. He doesn't know why he does it." His blue eyes bore into mine.
"Well, I like you." He started to smile at my words.
He took my hands and helped me out of bed. He kissed my cheek gently and pulled me into his arms. His arms tightly around me so I wouldn't fall. My legs refused to work.
"Danny?" I asked.
"Yeah?" He replied.
"I can't really move."
"Oh... Alright" He scooped me up into his arms.
We heard an odd noise from Chase's room. It sounded like Julie. We ignored it and he took me downstairs and put me gently down on the couch. He ran off to get me something to eat and drink.
"Thank you." I said when he came back.
"No problem." He said, smiling.
I returned his smile and started to eat a bit. Danny sat beside me and kept asking if I needed anything. I rejected everytime and he asked if I was sure. I was ready to slap him because I was getting annoyed, but I wouldn't do that.
"Are you sure you don't need anything?" He asked for the millionth time.
"I'm ready to slap you." I said.
"I know you wouldn't."
He rolled his eyes. I glared at him. He started to smile. I couldn't help but smile as well. He pressed his lips to mine and when he pulled away, we both had a smile plastered on our faces.
"You sure you don't want anything?" He asked.
"Actually, can you get me a hot chocolate, please?" I asked.
He smiled and nodded. He ran off and I heard him talking to the boys while he made me a hot chocolate. At least Kyle was gone. When he came back, he was smiling. He handed it to me and I thanked him. He gave me a quick kiss and sat beside me again. Chase and Julie came down the stairs, both smiling.
"Why are you two so happy?" I asked.
"No reason." Chase said.
He gave Julie a quick kiss and walked to the kitchen. Julie followed close behind him like a lost puppy. Danny and I watched and laughed. We shook our heads, still laughing and I took a slip of my hot chocolate.
"Damn this is good!" I said.
Danny smiled and my grandparents came home. I smiled as my grandfather kissed my head. I leaned on Danny, placing my head on his shoulder and he smiled. He turned to face me a little more, kissing me and I kissed back.