I woke up in Jack's arms. Nice arms,Jack-in-the-box. Jack's eyes opened before he looked at me. "Good morning,short stuff",he said with a chuckle."Good morning,Jack-in-the-box",I responded with a giggle as I looked into Jack's eyes. Jack looked back into my eyes before leaning in. I leaned in too and we kissed. He's not a bad kisser. Me and him pulled away before looking at each other. I rested my head on his shoulder. My attention was taken away from Jack as my phone started ringing. I heard the "Do it now,Remember it later" ringtone that was specifically assigned to Kellin. I got up and walked away into the kitchen, not even wanting to hear anything that Kellin had to say,I didn't even wanna hear his ringtone anymore..Jack walked up behind me and hugged me. "It hurts,Jack...To know,that I trusted him..",I said as I shook my head,looking down at my hands. Jack turned me around so that I'd face him. Before hugging me again. That's what I needed the most...A hug. "Thanks for being here for me, Jack. I could always tell you things that I couldn't tell Kellin",I said as I rested my head on his shoulder. "This is what I'm here for",Jack responded as he rubbed my back softly. To be honest,Jack has always had a special place in my heart and I actually had a crush on him at one point,but then I decided that I would rather me and him be friends.I heard my answer machine beep on my house phone. "Izzy,please talk to me. I'm sorry.",Kellin's voice said on the answer machine. I sighed as I ran a hand through my hair."Oh and Izzy,I'm having a Christmas party later tonight at my house and I was wondering if you would like to come",Jack said with a smile."Is Kellin gonna be there? Because if he is I'm not coming",I responded as I look at Jack."I'll call him and see if he's coming."Jack responded before grabbing his cell phone and calling Kellin."Hey Kellin. You know,I'm having my Christmas party tonight and I was wondering if you were coming or not...You aren't? Aw,alright dude. Bye.",Jack said before hanging up."He isn't coming",Jack said as he turned to me."I'll be there",I responded with a slight smile."Good. Well,I gotta go and get my house ready for the party. See ya tonight,Izzy",Jack said as he grabbed his jacket and put it on."See ya,Jack",I responded as I watched him leave.Damn it,I forgot to ask Jack what time the party was.Normally,he had the party at 8:00 pm but,I wanted to make sure.I grabbed my phone and called Jack."Yeah,Short stuff?",Jack answered with a chuckle."Hey,Jack-in-the-box. What time is the party?",I asked. "8:00 pm",he responded."Alright,see ya,Jack.",I said. "See ya,Izzy",Jack responded before hanging up.I hung up and put my phone on the nightstand next to my bed. I decided that I'd take a bit of a nap since it's pretty early and the party starts at 8:00.
-A Few Hours Later-
My eyes fluttered open,I looked around and grabbed my phone to check the time.It's 6:30 pm.I jumped out of my bed and grabbed my tooth brush before running into the bathroom.I brushed my teeth and washed my face then showered. I grabbed a pair of black jeans and slid them on.I rummaged through my closet to find a shirt...I grabbed a tee shirt and slid it on over my head and grabbed a plaid button down shirt and put it on. I slid on my black boots. Now,it's time to fix my hair or at least try to fix it. I combed my hair and fixed any hairs that were out of place. I grabbed a beanie and slipped it on my head. I grabbed my phone and keys before heading downstairs. I walked outside,closing the front door behind me and headed towards my car. I checked the time on my phone. It's 7:15 pm, so I have a hour and 44 minutes to get to Jack's house. I started the car and drove to Jack's house. Once,I arrived at Jack's house,I checked my phone. It was 7:59 pm. Right on time. I knocked on Jack's door with a smile. "Hey. Everyone Izzy's here!",Jack said as he walked me inside. "Izzy!",I heard all the guys. I seen one face that I know I hadn't seen for the longest time...Jesse Lawson. "Izzy!",Jesse said as he hugged me."Jesse!",I smiled as I hugged him back. "How ya been?",he asked. "I've been great! Still running my tattoo shop and stuff",I responded with a smile. "How have you been?",I asked with a smile. "I've been good. Ya know, working on some new stuff and spending time with my family",Jesse responded. Me and all the guys talked, drank, laughed, reminiscing on all the old Christmas parties we had, the New Year parties we had and all the times we've had together over the years. Jack had to step out for a moment because, apparently someone kept texting him during the whole party. I wonder who it is. Oh well...I stood with Gabe,Jack,Nick and Jesse drinking and talking. We were laughing and having fun. Jack had to pull Nick out of the conversation for a couple of seconds. I twirled a strand of hair around my index finger as I stood with the guys. We were all talking,laughing and having fun. Jack and Nick came back."Hey guys, we're continuing the party at another venue",Jack said. We all nodded and followed him out to his car and he drove us to a hall. We all got out of his car and walked inside. The hall was set up with Christmas decorations and a Christmas tree and it also had a stage but,the curtains were closed. The hall wasn't a huge hall and I could understand why,being that it was only 6 of us at the party. We all continued the Holiday festivities. Talking and laughing. It was an hour into the party and we were all laughing and having fun,until I noticed Nick was missing. I could've sworn that he was with us in the car and he walked inside with us. He probably had to go get something or whatever. I started to hear some music,like an acoustic guitar. Then,I started to hear singing. Everyone at the party seemed to get quiet. I recognized the lyrics,the moment the singing started...It was "If I'm James Dean,then you're Audrey Hepburn".Then, the curtains opened...I looked over to see Kellin sitting on a stool and singing with Nick sitting on a stool beside him and playing the guitar. I rolled my eyes before I turned around and started to walk out. Jack ran up to me and grabbed my arm. "Izzy,don't leave. Stay for me",Jack said. "I thought you said he wasn't coming",I responded as I looked at him."Well,I worked out a little plan for him to make a little surprise for you",Jack said. "Fine,I'll stay but only for you",I responded as I sighed. I walked back to where I was standing,watching Kellin sing...His voice is beautiful but, I hate him...As the song ended,everyone clapped. Well, I didn't clap. I'm not clapping for him after what he did..Kellin ran over to me.I turned my back,about to walk away.Kellin grabbed my arm. "Izzy,please, don't leave...Just let me talk to you",Kellin said as he looked into my eyes."Fine...",I responded as I looked at him,crossing my arms over my chest."Izzy...What happened between me and Katelynne is not what you think",Kellin said. "Yes,it is what I think. You had sex with her,didn't you?",I responded harshly. "No. Why would I-...Izzy,do you really think that low of me?",Kellin asked, his eyes laced with hurt."I don't know,I mean, the way you kissed her back sure told me a lot..You could've told me that you still loved her...I would've backed off",I responded in a sibilant tone. "Izzy,I'm gonna be completely honest with you...I don't love Katelynne...I love you. When you came on tour with us, I didn't expect to fall in love with you the way I have...Me and Katelynne were having problems when I left for the tour. Then,when you came along,you helped me forget about all the problems that I had with Katelynne. The more time that me and you spent together, the more I started to fall in love with you. But, I didn't realize it at the time. Then, when we went back to Oregon and we laid there in the grass,that was when I realized that I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with you...I love you,Isabelle Lillian Marie Owlford and I want you to be mine...forever",Kellin said as he looked into my eyes and held my hand. I bit my lip as I looked down at our hands and looked back up at Kellin. A smile spreaded across my face. "I love you too,Kellin Quinn",I responded before hugging him tightly.
"This could mean everything or nothing at all. You take what is real, I'll give you my all"