41. Chapter 40
Ashton slips his hand into mine as we walk around. He takes me into Calum's favorite store. (A/N: remember it from the beginning? I can believe we're at 40 chapters!) I look around and Ashton buys me a Panic! At the Disco shirt,since I love that band. He hands me the bag it's in. "Thank you." I say,kissing him. "Hey,it's your birthday." I smile and we shop around some more. "Okay,so,we each go to one store and meet at the car in ten minutes." Michael tells us. I nod. "I'll be okay,Ash." I whisper and he nods. I hug him and walk to the jewelry store. I look at all the necklaces and bracelets. I smile and after 5 minutes am bored of it. I leave without anything and decide to go to the car early. I stand beside it,on my phone,reading some of the nice birthday wishes from the guys' fans.
"Finally." I say as Michael walks up. "Why are you early?" He asks,since, he too, is early. "Nothing good." I explain. He nods. "Well," He sets down his two bags on the car. "There's two minutes until the others come so-" He stops as the others walk up. "Or not." I say,wrinkling my nose and tilting my head. We climb in the car and he drives home. When we arrive,I see a lot of cars at the end of the street. I smile. Must be a party. I open the door and a bunch of people yell, "Surprise!" I jump and start laughing. "You guys. I thought I said I didn't like surprises." I say. "Well,you do now." Lauren,Ashton's sister,tells me. I smile. "But guess what," Dad says. "The whole grade's coming in a bit,so you can change." I nod. I guess my outfit isn't party causal. I run upstairs and change into a sparkly silver and white dress with white heels. I put my hair down and curled it and put a white bow. I nod at myself when I was ready. I opened the door and stop halfway down the stairs. A lot more people are there. Ashton spots me and smiles. I smile back. He mouths to me,"Go back to the top." I nod and go back to the beginning of the stairs and he comes up. "My lady." He bows,which makes me giggle. I give a curtsy and take his hand. Michael sees us and so does Luke and Calum. More and more people turn as Ashton and I go down the steps. Oh,and everyone's dressed nicely,so I'm assuming the guys changed while I was doing my hair and changing myself. Luke hands Ash a tiara and I laugh as he places it on my head. "Thank you,kind sir." I say. Michael hands Ashton a small box and Ash opens it to reveal a necklace. A silver heart with our names engraved in it. I smile. I turn and move my hair so he can put it around my neck. "Thank you,again." I say.
"Okay,so my sister here is going to begin opening presents,but the first one is outside." Michael announces. I tilt my head and Ashton holds his hand out for me to take. I nod and take it and he leads me to the front door. Calum opens the door and we step outside. I gasp as I see a silver convertible in the driveway with a pink bow on the hood. I smile. I walk to it and hug it. I then hug Michael. "He did this all by himself." Luke tells me. My eyes widen. "Really? For me?" I ask. He nods. "Of course. I'm your big brother." I laugh. I hug him again.
I smile as Ashton helps me to my seat on the stage thing in the party room. I put my hands to my mouth as I saw Mom and Dad walking up to me,with a puppy in Dad's hands. I smile again. He hands me the puppy. "Thank you guys." I say. Michael takes the dog as I hug my step mom and dad. I hold my dog as I figure out a name for him. It's a German Shepard. I smile as I found the perfect name for him. Jay.