I head to the grocery Saturday morning to get some stuff food for the house mom wanted me to buy, along with some snack foods for sunday when I watch the Teen Titans marathon with Wolf and Troy. I ignore my phone as it buzzes in my pocket for what seems like the one hundredth time. Ashton keeps trying to message me. I don't want to hear his apology. In all honesty at the moment I don't think I want anything to do with Luke or Ashton. As I walk down the food isles not paying attention I bump into someone. Almost nocking them over. Once I steady myself I look to see who I ran into.
"Sorry Loren I wasn't paying attention" I say and reach down helping her pick up the grocery's she dropped. She gives me a friendly smile letting me know it's okay.
"It's fine no worries"
I start to walk away but she catches up to me.
"Do you mind if I walk with you around the store for awhile. I mainly went shopping to get away from home anyway"
"Why is that?"
"My parents have been fighting a lot lately. My dad lost his job so things have been a little tight money wise" She says with a sigh. A frown setting on her usually smiling face.
"I'm sorry to hear that. I hope that it gets better" I say though it won't help anything it makes her feel a little better.
"So what do you think of art club at school"
"It's great everyone seems really nice and it is nice to be around people that like the same things as me"
"Yeah I had joined a year ago it's pretty awesome"
"So do you have any siblings?" I ask her as I reach for another bag of chips.
"Nope none how about you?"
"I have an older brother"
"Really what's his name"
"Harry" I grabbing some ice cream from the freezer area.
"Is he hot?" She asks and I raise my eyebrow at her a bit shocked by the question. She laughs putting her hands in surrender.
"Well he's my brother so I don't look at him that way but I guess you could say yes he is hot" I say answering her question the best I can.
We both laugh at how awkward I feel and head over to the soda isle. She helps me load some cans into my cart and walks with me to the register. After we buy our food we walk to the parking lot. After talking to her for about a half an hour in the store I can tell we are going to be great friends.
"Well I'll see you Monday Hazel"
"See you Monday Loren"
We both wave goodbye to each other before walking to our cars. I groan as my phone buzzes again. Another text from Ashton. I sigh and text him back telling him to come by my house. I have just enough time to put away my groceries and walk to my driveway when he pulls up. He's wearing a sleeveless band shirt and black skinny jeans and black boots. I let my eyes travel down his tattooed arms to the bouquet of flowers he had in his hand. Seeing the flowers and the way his face was set in a hurt puppy expression made my anger at him go away slightly. He walks up to me handing me the flowers.
"Thank you for inviting me over" He says his gaze finally meeting mine.
"Yeah I figure that if I was gonna get an apology from you then I wanted it in person" I letting him know he has yet to earned my forgiveness.
"I really am sorry Hazel. When Luke told me he got to kiss you I just got so angry. I wasn't thinking about how I hurt you talking to you that way until awhile later once I calmed down. I was jealous because I really like you Hazel. I have since the first day we met. I thought things were finally going my way. That maybe I'd get lucky enough for you to like me too. Then I found out that Luke liked you too. I was angry that out of all the girls in the school he had to fall for the same one as me. I tried to tell myself that I had a chance with you but you kissing Luke shows me I don't. Anyway thank you for letting me apologize I hope we can still be friends" He says before turning to leave.
I stare at him shocked that he opened up to me so much. That he could actually believe that I don't have feelings for him. I reach my hand out grabbing his arm before he can get to far away from me.
"Your wrong Ashton I do have feelings for you. I like you both and that's why I hadn't told you yet. I don't know what I want yet and I don't want to hurt you. I just need some time to figure that out" I say and hope fills his eyes.
"That's okay I can wait. Take your time and once you know I'll here for you no matter what your answer may be" He says his amazing smile breaking out onto his face.
Ashton picks me up and holds me to him in a big hug. I hug him back loving how happy I am to be this close to him. He puts me down a few moments later looking into my eyes. The next second he places both of his hands on either side of my face and places his lips on mine. I kiss him back deeply loving the tingles I get and how soft his warm lips are to mine. When he pulls away there is an even bigger smile on his face and one forming on mine.
"Sorry but Luke got to kiss you at least once before you started to figure out who you wanted I had to make sure that I got to kiss you at least once" He says.
"Haha that's true" I say when I finally catch my breath still a little dizzy from kissing him.
"See you at school Monday" He says before he heads to his car.
I watch him as he pulls out of our driveway and drives down the street.