The Fight For Love - BOOK ONE

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- Chapter 35 | It's A Surprise

A N A S T A S I A


It’s been a month since I got my memory back. Ryder told me that the impact I got to my head when I hit the ground after the car hit me made me remember.

I can’t believe everything that happened those six months. I feel dirty and gross.

I’m going back to the Underground tomorrow for the first time since I got back because I’m not sore anymore. I really have been needing to let go of some anger.

Things with Ryder are great and he officially asked me to be his girlfriend the day I was released from the hospital.

I really do love him more than anything. My dad though, still hates him even if he saved me.

I honestly don’t know why my dad hates Ryder so much because he isn’t bad at all.

My dad constantly tells me that I’m not safe with him and his gang, when in reality my dad has more enemies than Ryder.

I’m really scared of what he would do to break us apart, but I know nothing will work.

Ryder has barely left my side this month and I think it’s because he’s scared he’s going to lose me again.

I’m in my room right now, looking out the window just thinking about everything that’s happened since I moved back.

I pretended to be a nerd, I became the best fighter at the Underground, I fell in love with Ryder, I got shot, I got kidnapped for 6 months, and now I’m dating Ryder and I’ve never been happier.

*RING* *RING* *RING*

My phone rang when I was about to get up. “Hello” I answered.

“Hey babe” said Ryder.

“Hey” I said smiling.

“Are you busy later?” He asked.

“No, why? Will I be?” I asked grinning.

“Yes, you will be because we will be going in a date to celebrate our one month anniversary.”

“What time?” I asked

“I’ll pick you up at seven, and dress casual.”

“kay, love you” I said.

“Love you too, bye” he said.

“Bye” I said before I hung up.

It’s about four o’clock right now, so I should probably start getting ready. I think I should ask Brooke to help me.

*RING* *RING* *RING*

“Hey girl” Brooke said.

“Hey, I need your help.”

“Sure, with what?” She asked.

“I have a date with Ryder and...” I said but didn’t get to finish because she cut me off by squealing.

“Omg! I’m on my way!” She said and hung up before I could say anything else.

It’s probably going to take her half an hour, so I’m going to go watch some Netflix in bed.

I walked over to my bed and plopped myself down, thinking of my date tonight as I turned on Netflix.

*RING* *RING* *RING*

“Hey dad” I answered looking at the caller ID.

“Hey pumpkin”

“How are you doing?” I asked cause I haven’t seen him since I was in the hospital.

“I’m good, how has things with you and Ryder been going?”

“It’s been going great with us, why?” I ask cause he never talks about him.

“Just wanted to make sure that he hasn’t hurt my pumpkin. Has he hurt you at all?”

“No dad, he hasn’t and I don’t think he is going to. I love him and he loves me.” I said kind of irritated with him.

“Do you guys trust each other?”

“What’s with all of the questions and of course I trust him just like he trusts me, more than anything.”

“I just want to know how your relationship is. Does he know about you being Ray?”

“No, he doesn’t know. Well at least I don’t think he does.” I answer because I’m not completely sure. I might tell him tonight and see.

“So he’s good to you? And are you coming home soon? I haven’t seen you since you got hit by that car.”

“Yea dad, and I am coming home soon because I haven’t seen you guys in a while. But I might bring Ryder and you better not give him a hard time.” I said because he most likely will.

“Okay, bye pumpkin.”

“Bye dad.” I said and hung up as my doorbell rang.

I walked downstairs and opened the door to a grinning Brooke.

“You haven’t started getting ready yet? Omg we have to start now!” Brook yelled coming inside and tugging me upstairs as I shut the door.

“I was busy and I knew I’d look amazing with your help.” I said.

“Okay, I’m going to make you drop dead gorgeous and he won’t know what to do.” She said smirking.


It’s been two hours and she has finally finished with my hair and makeup.

She curled my hair and for makeup did a natural warm smokey eye with her urban decay naked palette. Me being me, I had to add red lipstick.

Brooke was looking for something hot, yet casual in my closet since Ryder said to dress casually.

I ended up wearing a dark navy blue over the shoulder crop top and some light wash ripped jeans with black heels and gold bangles.

“Damn, you look hot” Brooke said looking at me.

“You think he’s going to like it?” I asked.

“I think he’s going to love it.” She says as the doorbell rings.

“I’ll go get it, wait until he comes inside.” She said and went downstairs to open the door.

Once I heard them talking downstairs I took my chance and went down.

I made my way down the stairs and when I looked up at Ryder his mouth was open and I could see the love and lust in his eyes.

“Hey” I smiled.

He still didn’t say anything as he took in my outfit and how I looked from head to toe.

“You should close your mouth, don’t want to catch flies now do we?” I said grinning as I walked over and closed his mouth.

“H-hey, you look beautiful” he said as he wrapped an arm around me and pulled me to him.

“You don’t look too bad yourself.” I said glancing at his outfit as he smirked.

He leaned down and kissed me and when we broke apart he spoke again. “Ready to go?”

“Yea” I said and grabbed my purse.

He took me outside and opens the door to his car for me as I got in. “Thank you” I said smiling.

“Welcome” he said as he closed my door and got into the driver side.

“Where are we going? I asked as he started the car.

“It’s a surprise.” He grinned glancing at me as he sped off.

The ride was really short and we stopped at his house. “Your house?” I asked.

“Yup” he said smiling as he opened my door, grabbing my hand and leading me inside.

“Ready?” He asked glancing at me over his shoulder as he was about to open the door to his house.

I nodded and when he opened his door it looked amazing. He had candles everywhere and there was roses leading to his backyard.

“You did all of this?” I asked smiling at him as he nodded and I started following the rose path.

It led me to the backyard and there were lanterns everywhere and lights hanging from trees around a small table in the middle.

It was beautiful and I didn’t even notice that Ryder grabbed my hand and led me to the table.

He pulled out my chair and pushed my seat in as I sat down.

“Do you like it?” He asked as he sat down.

“I love it.” I said looking around and when I looked over at him, he was already looking at me.

“I love you” he said and I blushed.

“I love you too” I said and he started to get the food.

We ate pasta with marinara sauce and some garlic bread for dinner while we talked about anything and everything. After we ate it started to get cold, so Ryder led me inside.

“Want to watch a movie?” He asked as we walked to the living room and sat on the couch.

“Sure, let’s watch furious 5 I haven’t seen that in a while.” I said as I laid my head on his shoulder.

“Ok” he said and put on the movie.

Some time during the movie we started making out and I was now under him as our lips moved in rhythm.

We were making out for a while before Ryder pulled away. “We should stop now, before I can’t.” He said breathlessly starting to get up.

I rapped my arms around his neck and pulled him back down to me. “What if I don’t want you to stop?”

“Are you sure” he asked looking at my eyes.

I just nod my head and that’s all it took for him to smash his lips on mine again.


“That was..” I said breathlessly.

“Amazing” Ryder says kissing me again.

“I love you” Ryder says as we break apart and lay together cuddling on his bed.

“I love you too” I say before I fall asleep thinking of how much I love Ryder.

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