"Hey sleepy head." Ashton said as I woke up. I was in his hotel room, cuddled into his chest. "What's wrong?" He asked. "Ashton, you're leaving next week." I said, as I cuddled more into his chest. "I know, but hey, long distance isn't that bad." He replied. "But what if it doesn't?" I asked. "The only thing I have to say is, just don't leave me." He said. "Never." I replied. He smiled.
I could hear Ashley try to hold back her tears. "Honestly, I never thought a relationship could last this long for me." I said. She giggled. "What?" I asked. "Oh. Nothing." She replied, getting up. I laughed. "What's so funny Irwin?" She asked. "You have a price tag on your ass." I said laughing. He tried to reach it. "Here, let me." I said, getting up. "No funny business." She said. I laughed. "There." I said, showing her the paper. "Thank you. That's from you." She replied. "Let's go get breakfast." I said taking her hand and running out the door.
"I'm paying. What do you want." I said. "Ashton let-" "no no no. You can never let the girl pay." I replied. She blushed, and tried to hide it by looking down. "I usually don't eat breakfast." She said. "Why not?" I asked. "I wake up, shower, get Jackie up, feed her, change her clothes, and then leave for sch... Ashton! School!" She yelled. "Babe, it's Saturday." I replied laughing. "Babe?" She asked. I nodded. She smiled. There's that smile again.
"So, what day are you leaving?" I asked. Hold back the tears ash, I said to myself. "Friday." He replied. I took a deep breath. "You know, when we were broken up, all Jackie said was, I wanna see Ashton." I said. He smiled. Once you see that smile, it's stuck with you forever.
"Babe can I ask you a question?" Ashton asked. "Of course." I replied. "I've noticed your bracelets. Why do you wear those?" He asked. "Can I tell you when we get back?" I asked. He nodded.
"Tell me." Ashton said as we entered the hotel room. "Fine." I replied, taking a seat on the couch. I pulled one off, then another, then another. I showed his my wrists. He looked up at me with those puppy dog, worried and sad eyes. "Babe." He said. "Did you stop?" He asked. I nodded. "When?" He asked. "Ten months ago." I replied, his head shot up. "That's when we met." He replied. I nodded. "Did you ever start again?" He asked. "Last month." I replied. "Ashley, can you promise me something." He said. "Promise me that when I leave, you won't start again." He said. "Promise." I replied. He smiled and kissed me.