8. Chapter 7
Ashton and I walk around. A bunch of people ask Ashton who I am and talk. As I wait for Ash to finish up a conversation,I notice a pair of arms shoot up from the crowd. Michael walks up beside me. "She's one crazy girl." He says. I nod. Michael and I make our way through the crowd to her. "Allison,why are you still here?" I ask. "To be honest,I love it here. I'm gonna try to convince my mom and dad to move here." Michael rolls his eyes. "Allison,you're different. You were never the party type. Why have you changed?" I say,concerned. "Yeah,you seem different than what Emily told me about you." Michael agrees. She grabs our wrists and pulls us to the entrance. "Wait,let's go into my room." I tell them and we make our way up to my bedroom. "Okay. I don't like not having my best friend as my next door neighbor. Also,Kylie is moving to Brisbane. Megan might move to Alice Springs. Our group is gonna fall apart." Tears sting her eyes and I'm also on the verge of crying. A tear rolls down my cheek. "Allison,no matter what happens,we've had good times. Hey,if you move here,we still won't have Megan and Kylie. But we'd have half of our group." Her phone buzzes. "It's my mom." She gets up,but I stop her. "Tell her your staying the night here in Sydney." She smiles. "But,I don't have clothes." She says and frowns. "Allison,we wear the same size." I say and we laugh. Michael clears his throat. "Tick tock,I have a band to preform with." We go back to the party and we end up on stage. "Hey guys! I'm Calum,but you probably already know that!" Calum says. "I'm Luke." "I'm Michael." "And I'm a lucky guy. You know why?" Ashton says. "Because I'm dating the best girl ever. My name is Ashton,by the way." I kiss Ash's cheek. Michael glares at me and I shrug. "Oh,by the way,this is my step-sister,Emily and that's her friend,Allison." Michael announces. "Allison doesn't live here but she might in the future." Calum says. They begin playing a bunch of songs until the party winds down. After the party,we all have a bonfire in the backyard.
I sit down inbetween to Ashton and Allison. "I like your footie pajamas." Ashton whispers to me. I laugh. I'm wearing a unicorn footie. "I like you." I whisper back. "I like you,too." He giggles. "Barf." Allison says. "I agree." Michael says. "So when did this whole dating thing happen?" Luke asks. "Hold on,I can guess. When I was freaking out when I thought Emily was gone,he actually snuck her out,and that's when they started dating" Michael says. "How did you know?" I ask. "Lucky guess." I roll my eyes. We talk and sing songs for a while and then everyone falls asleep in the basement but me and Ashton. We go into the great room and talk for a while at the bay window. "We're off the hook,we can date for real now." Ash says. "Yeah. No more sneaking out." I frown. "What?" Ashton asks. "I kinda liked sneaking out." "Maybe if one night you have to study for a test,I can sneak you out when the coast is clear." I smile. "I'd love that." I say and he kisses me. I rest my head on his shoulder and soon drift off to a sleep.