It took the bus driver about half an hour to arrive at the ski slope. Mandy and I talked, laughed, and ate lots of candy.
I felt really comfortable, and I was almost disappointed when we arrived.
It was beautiful. We were on top of the mountain. Everywhere around us was snow, and the valley underneath us seemed peaceful and small.
'Okay everybody', John said through the microphone, 'We have arrived, so first we're all going to get our equipment at that little building. Everybody can pull on their skis, helmet and everything in the dressing rooms, and lessons start at half past one. Make sure you'll be back!'
Everyone rushed off the bus, and we followed them.
But suddenly, I lost Mandy. I looked around, but couldn't find her. Great.
Until I was startled by her voice right next to me. 'Hey!'
I almost screamed. 'Ohgod, you scared me to death! Please don't ever do that again.'
She chuckled. 'Sorry. Didn't mean to scare you. '
We entered the building and got in line for the ski outfit.
My mom's favourite christmas song was playing in the background, and for the first time that weekend, I thought about home. My family, school... How would it be, if we would be back? Would Luke pretend like this all never happened? Like we were strangers? Or would he actually hang out with me, and introduce me to his friends?
'What are you thinking about?' Mandy asked.
I sighed. 'Oh, nothing. Just, how it will be back home. My family, friends...'
'Luke...' She finished my sentence.
'Yes, especially Luke..'
'Young lady, it's your turn. Could you please step on the weight scale?'
Once we were finished, we went outside. I immediately felt my cheeks and nosetip turn cold.
But luckily, the lessons started and I warmed up. Skiing wasn't really my thing, although I enjoyed it. I fell a lot and I didn't know how to keep my balance. I saw Luke doing a great job, while Mandy and I were in a big struggle.
'Hey, haven't you noticed?' She said.
'Noticed what?' I had no idea what she was talking about.
Mandy laughed. 'You really didn't see? Luke is looking at you all the time! I swear, you should go up to him and talk.'
I shook my head. 'No way! Forget it. Come on it's time for a break.'
We all went to the restaurant. They got us some hot chocolate and gingerbread cookies. Me and Mandy wanted to sit down with the other girls, but Luke came up to me.
'Hey, uhm, Hanna. Would you mind coming with me for a second? I feel like we have to talk'.
I turned red, and smiled. 'Y-yes, sure!' And I followed him, while I heard Mandy giggling.
We walked outside. I wanted to ask where we were going, but I wasn't sure if that was the right thing to do.
After a while, we arrived at a wooden bench with a beautiful view.
We sat down. First, he didn't say a word. From the corner of my eye, I could see him looking at me sometimes, which made me even more nervous.
But after a couple of minutes, he finally said something.
'It's beautiful up here.'
I smiled kinda awkwardly. 'Yeah, absolutely.'
'You know what? I think more people should enjoy things like this. All they do nowadays, is stare at their phone screens.. -not that I'm much better.'
He bit his lip ring. 'I know what you must be thinking.'
I laughed. 'What?'
'Well, I think it's something like ''why did this stupid idiot take me here? Doesn't he see that I wanna leave? Is he still going to tell me why he even took me here?'' Something like that.'
I was confused. 'N-no, not, not at all. Though, I'm still wondering why you took me here.. Since you're.. ''you'', and I'm.. well you know..'
He looked me in the eye. 'Beautiful, smart, sweet, caring..?'
I looked away. 'No, that's not what I was going to say. Actually...'
'Yeah, I know. But it was what I was going to say.'
I stared at him for a second.
'No seriously! I think you're amazing. I've never met someone like you. No one.' He stared at the ground, as if he was really nervous. 'I actually think... I like you. A lot.'
I was so overwhelmed and confused at the same time. I couldn't find a way to give it a place in my mind. Luke...liked me?
'I actually wanna ask you something.'
He stood up, took my hands, and held them while we faced eachother. 'I don't know how to say this..'
I felt his hands shake. 'But I'm just gonna say it anyway. Uhm, will you.. will you be my girlfriend?'
All I could do was stare at him. I wanted to say 'yes' in a thousand languages, only the words weren't falling from my mouth.
He seemed to be disappointed. 'Oh, I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. I'm so stupid.. Sorry, I'm really bad at you know.. all things with girls...' He smiled at the ground, shyly.
'No, no! I..I really like you! I just.. didn't expect you to like me.. I'd love to be your girlfriend, honestly.'
I could see his dimples. 'Are you sure?'
'Yes. A hundred percent. Are you?'
And instead of saying something, he pulled me closer, put his fingertips on my cheek, and kissed me. The best answer he could've given me.
Hey thanks for reading! Please take a look my other book 'The Other Side (a Calum fanfic)'. It basically going to be a fanfic but not just about the love story. I'd love it if you'd check it out if you have some time!'