Soz about the extremely late update but you know life, even if I don't have one. Anyway really enjoyed writing this chapter and raving in my bedroom to the song of the moment its such a good song!!
Thanks for reading, sorry about any mistakes.
I stood up and cautiously walked over to Frank. "Frank..." I spoke softly as I reached for his shoulder. In my moment of selfishness, I just cost Frank probably another heartbreak. My hand touched his shoulder and it was warm, I longed to just grab him and hug him and never let go, but I couldn't; not after what I'd just done. He violently pushed my hand off, looking at it in disgust. I sighed and looked down. "Frank." I repeated.
"Shut up!" He yelled, refusing to look at me. I couldn't bear seeing Frank this angry at me. He looked at Party, up and down. His eyes analyzing, he sighed and rubbed his face. "Do you love her?" He said, his voice muffled by his hands that covered his face as if he were afraid of what he was saying. Party looked shocked, he panicked and stuttered out a response "Um..Ghoul, you weren't um...meant to see that it was an accident. I um... never wanted to hurt you-"
"Do you love her?" He said bluntly, almost shouting with his hands now firmly by his sides. He was looking Party dead in the eyes. Something clicked in Party's eyes as if he'd figured something out. He nodded. "Yes, I do." I sharply turned to Party, shocked. What was he saying? Did he love me? I couldn't comprehend what was happening. I was so confused, I loved Party and Party loved me, but he'd just confessed it in front of Frank who was the probably the only person, that that sentence would offend. He looked to me and smiled but then looked back at Frank before I could change my utter disbelief into a smile back. "I do." He repeated looking at Frank with a new understanding. "And will you look after her?" Frank said softer but still firm and threatening. "I would give my life." Party said with ease as if he'd thought about it a million times before. I looked at him again, and then Frank. I would give my life for either one of them, I loved them. "You better, and you never hurt her. She's my little sister and I just got her back. And you...it's hard but I'm acting like a child-" I cut Frank off, that wasn't right.
"Your response was reasonable-"
"No, just let me finish Amber. I was acting like a child and I just couldn't let my sister go and I couldn't let you go. I was a mess and full of emotions because of the anniversary. I don't want to be a dick anymore, so as long as you look after each other. I'll have to get over it." He sighed letting out everything he had, had taken a lot. I walked over to him and embraced him tightly. "I love you." He put his arms back around me. "You don't have to do this you know." I whispered into his ear, not wanting to let Party hear and maybe hurt his feelings. "But I do otherwise it wouldn't be right. I'll get over it, don't worry about me." He said softly kissing me on the head.
We freed each other from the hug and an awkward silence fell upon the 3 of us, none of us sure what responses to make that would be justified after what Frank had just said. Then I remembered, "Frank, I'm sorry 'bout your nose. Is it ok?" I asked.
"Oh yeah it's ok, bit sore but don't worry about that Amber." He laughed. "Actually better go get that extra bandage from Jet, then go sleep. Night Amber, Party."
"Night, Ghoul." He grinned. Frank smiled back and walked off into the corridor, hands in pockets.
Once he was out of sight, Party turned to me. He smiled and I smiled back, blushing. He giggled, "You're cute when you blush." His comment forced me to face the floor as my cheeks incinerated. He tenderly put his finger under my chin and gently pulled it up. I made eye contact with him. "I want to see that face, all the time now that I can." I smiled more and more, blushing again. I felt like a school girl talking to her childhood crush. This was insane, how did I ever get a guy like him? Attempting to act calm and flirt back I murmured "Only if that means I can see you all the time." He laughed and his fingers still on my chin pulled me closer. I put my arms around him, my eyes not leaving his. Our faces came closer and both our hearts beat in sync. My eyes closed and I could feel his eyes still open, looking at me. My cheeks turned red again, and as our lips brushed each other, I felt his smile. My lips tingled against his, they were soft and just perfect like him. My hands gripped his hair, as his framed my face; warm against my skin.
After a few minutes, I broke us apart, needing to say something. "Party?" I asked softly, nervousness filling me up. He murmured a yes, still staring at my lips. My arms were rested around his neck. "I know it hasn't been long but, I..um...really need to say...um..I think I love you." His eyes shot up looking at me alarmed. I took my arms off of him, scared at his reaction. Then he smiled and took my hands in his. His face came close to mine and our foreheads touched. His was warm and slightly moist, in contrast to my cold forehead. "I've loved you since the moment I met you, Amber. I'm yours." I smiled so widely it hurt, but I didn't care. This was the happiest I think I've ever been in my life, I felt butterflies throughout my body and my eyes just shone. I could feel some tears forming in my eyes, but not the usual kind. I felt so loved and so wanted and finally like I belonged. I never wanted to leave Party's side. I let out a laugh sounding happy sob and Party's face turned concerned and he held my shoulders. "What's wrong?" I shook my head brushing away the tears with my arm. "Nothing, I'm just happy." I laughed. He smiled and cradling the back of my head, he kissed me again. But just a peck, this time, he rested our foreheads together again and said: "You better go to bed, you looked tired." My smile shrank a little and I looked at him nodding agreeably. "I guess." He noticed that something was wrong and questioned me with a look with his eyebrows raised. "It's nothing." I said walking over to the sofa, laying out the blanket neatly. He came up behind me, putting his arms around my waist and kissing my ear tenderly. "Really?" He was just trying to entice me into telling him, what a jerk, I laughed then sighed, breaking. "It's just the nightmares, do you think you could sleep with me tonight?" He turned me around so I was facing him with our bodies touching at every corner and crack. I bit my lip nervously. He pulled a cheeky smirk. "Are you asking me to sleep with you already, Miss Amber Iero?" I snorted and look down at our stomachs bashfully. "No, that's not what I meant. You know." He nodded, kissing me on the head.
"Yeah I know, I was just messing. I'll stay with you. The sex is for tomorrow night." He laughed as my face shot up startled. "I'm kidding, I'm kidding." He laughed, backing up bending over snorting at his own joke. I shook my head and grabbed his hand, pulling him over to the couch. He calmed down and lifted the blanket up, lying near to the pillows. I lay down in front of him, facing away from his face so that I was the little spoon. He tugged the cover up over us and then placed his arms round my waist. "Night night." He whispered kissing my head lovingly before I soon drifted off; engulfed in the warmth of his touch.
Waking up the next morning, the light was stinging at my eyes. I turned over to avoid the rays and felt something grip me tighter and groan slightly. I opened my eyes, be able to see clearly with the sun turned away, and saw Party there in front of me. He was still emersed in sleep, his eyes hidden by his lids. He looked so peaceful and care-free, strands of his red hair fell over his face. A faint smile situated on his smooth lips. I smiled and kissed his lips gently, not being able to resist. I pulled away and carefully tucked his loose hair behind his ear. His eyes fluttered open like a butterfly's wings flapping. Now looking at me he smiled and murmured a "Good morning." I beamed back, but then dramatically fell off the bed in shock as I heard a voice from behind reply "Morning."
I rolled over to look at where the voice had come from and saw Red stood behind the kitchen counter with a pink ruffled apron on, with a frying pan in hand. He smiled and waved with the frying pan, dropping whatever strange concoction was in there onto the floor. "Shoot!" He shouted disappearing behind the counter, I assume to clean up his mess. I sniggered at his mistake and lay on my back, relaxed it wasn't someone else seeing me and Party on the sofa together. I heard another chuckle aside from me. I looked over and saw Party getting up off the sofa. He grabbed my wrists and carefully pulled me up to my feet. He smiled and pecked my lips. "Hi." I simply said.
"Hi." He smiled.
"Hey, Party! The stove's not working again, fix it for me please." Red yelled, butting in again, drawing out his please. Party groaned and holding my hand, he walked over to the kitchen counter and sat me down on one of the stools in front of it. He crouched down in front of the oven and tried turning it on. There was no response to Party's action and he groaned. Looking at Red like he was an idiot and said; "Is the generator even on?" Red looked confused and simply asked "The what?" I laughed and Party just stated; "I'll turn it on hang on." Then he smiled at me and walked outside, I assumed to turn the generator on. I looked down at my palms smiling, thinking about last night. "Oooo." Red said from beside me. "Someone's happy." I nodded facing him. "I am, I'm really happy."
"That's so sweet." He said punching my shoulder playfully.
"Thanks, Red." I said bashfully, looking down again.
"Well I better go wake Koby up, he'll sleep in till like 5 unless someone does." He laughed with me. His nickname for Kobra was so sweet. He quickly went over to the bedrooms and I heard a distant knock. I thought that I better go do something too, I also went over to the bedrooms and went into the store room to get my book.
Once I'd found my book on the self, I got the hand held mirror also and sorted out my messy bed head. Then I led myself into the kitchen and grabbed myself a cup of water and headed outside swiftly to read my book outside in the warm sun, in the shade of the lonely tree outside the warehouse.
I reached my destination and sat down on the hard, dusty floor. I didn't mind about the ground though, this spot was peaceful and I suspected I had stolen it from Party. But he didn't seem to mind as I saw him walk past towards the entrance of the warehouse and wave at me before he went in. I felt the fluttering gush around in my stomach as I saw him, even after he'd gone from my sight they remained. I still couldn't believe me and him were a thing, I actually didn't know what we'd call each other, to be honest. We hadn't discussed the labels boyfriend and girlfriend but we had said 'I love you' to each other last night, so I think we might have skipped a stage in the relationship game. I didn't care though, I didn't care about levels or labels, I just loved being happy with him. I laughed out loud. I sound like a school girl again, Courtney would have taken the mick out of me so much right now. I sighed, I wished Courtney was here. She would have found it all exciting, she and Party would have gotten on so well. I looked up at the sky remembering where she was and trying not to get sad about it. Then I thought about Mum and how she would have been so proud of me. And Dad, who would probably hit me for dating someone but then after meeting him would have been so happy and already have our future planned out for us. I chuckled again, cuddling my book close as if it was them all and I was holding them close like I wish I could. I closed my eyes peacefully thinking about them and all the amazing times I'd had with them, finally coming to peace with all their deaths. I missed them, who wouldn't. I bet Frank did too. Back years ago they were all I had, with Frank and now look at me and them. We can't be together anymore but I know that up there they wouldn't want me to not be living my life because I was hung up on them. They'd want me to defy all the limits, all the odds and be brilliant. "I promise, I'll live my life." I said to them, secretly wishing they would be there to hear me. I sighed and opened my book, reading the last few pages, my lost loved ones always in the back of my mind.
After being shocked at the reveal that Sandra was actually Jonas' sister and that she had been the one to kill the villain in the book, I turned over to the last page. Then suddenly something came from behind me and cover my eyes. Feeling familiar cold skin, I screamed as loud as I could, hoping the guys would hear. I struggled roughly as a Drac covered my eyes with a dirty rag and gag my mouth with something similar. I let out more distressed muffled screams, as I was dragged across the floor by my wrists. I could hear the sound of all the sand rubbing against my clothes and shoes as I squirmed and kicked to break free. I couldn't go back, I just couldn't. It was too awful there, and Party, Frank and the guys were here. I couldn't, just couldn't. I started to cry and squeal as I I felt myself be thrown into a van. My side ached and I could already feel the bruise that would appear tomorrow morning, if I was still alive. I was about to bring my untied hands to my face and remove the cloth from my eyes so that I could see to escape. But two rough hands stopped me and brought my hands behind my back to annoyingly tie them up when some rope. I let out a moan of pain as the rope cut into my skin as it was tied too tight. The Drac laughed at me and bent down licking the blood from my wound and moaning in pleasure. He came close to my ear and whispered; "We're going to have so much fun with you, princess." I let out another muffled scream in terror, I wanted to go home.
I heard the doors of the van slam shut. I cried more, not being able to believe this was happening. I wriggled trying to undo the knot in the rope around my wrists, it just made the rope cut further into my skin. I squealed and then calmed down slightly as I heard gun shots outside just before the engine started. I heard one hit the door, then a few more. Then I heard a returning gun shot be released from above me on the roof. I yelled as loud as I could as I panicked again feeling the van start to move. I heard more and more gunshot being fired from each side. Another few hit the van doors and I came up with an idea. I shuffled around so my legs faced where I assumed the doors were and kicked them as hard as I could. Nothing happened. I kicked again and heard something snap, but I still knew they weren't open. I kicked the hardest I possibly could a third time and I heard the creek of the doors swinging open. I felt the wind from the van travelling on my face and I twisted towards the open doors. I threw myself out and hit the road hard. I felt blood on my cheek and forehead from cuts and my previously hurt side had been what I had landed on. The pain in it was excruciating and moved me to tears. I sobbed and moaned, at both the pain and the high level of emotions I was dealing with right now. I felt and hear the rush of a ray from a gun shoot past my head. I screamed a muffled scream and then heard the van behind me come to a stop. I heard the door open and something jump down off the roof. Two sets of footsteps came towards me and I tried to scoot away but I moved an inch and my side screamed out in pain and I couldn't move any further. I curled up in a ball, waiting for the worst. But instead, I heard a Drac from behind me fall to the ground and then the other one start to run in the opposite direction. I heard the van engine start up again and it zoom away hopefully never to be seen again.
SONG OF THE MOMENT: Still Falling for You by Ellie Goulding