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Sunday, July 30th, 2017

I’m hurrying around the house like a chicken who’d lost its head. I have no idea where to find everything that I need to take with me.

Pyper, in the same time, has been doing practically the same, though she made a list she’s checking things off, to make sure she won’t forget anything.

“Give me that list.” I demand, stretching out my arm to take it from her. “I’ll get it back to you as soon as I’ve written it down for myself.”

“No, you make your own lost. Mom helped me with mine. Go bother her.” Pyper counters, stuffing the paper into her pocket before sticking out her tongue. “I don’t have time to wait for you to copy it.”

“Pyper! You promised to help me!”

“Help you pick out outfits!” She calls after me since she left her bedroom to grab stuff in the bathroom.

This vacation is going to be the death of me.

It’s too much stress.

It really is.

I’ll be living from a suitcase for four freaking weeks and I’m not sure I’ll survive.

Well, technically not a suitcase since we will have rooms with closets to unpack our stuff for the time being.

The Delgado’s are taking the four of us on a vacation in their summer residence in the mountains. I’ll be sharing a room with Calo – after hours full of discussions and arguments with both our parents.

As if we never did stuff before. We were allowed to sleep together for the past seven months already, so why make a big deal out of this now?

I won the discussion, finally, after I told my parents it be a great practise for once we would be ready to move out and rent a dorm room on campus.

Calo is going to have a room already, but he requested no roommates because of my situation and his own.

School didn’t want to accommodate us in all of our needs and said Calo had no need for a private room. I did, but I wouldn’t be moving to campus yet.

Eventually, I signed up to room with him, though I’m not going to live there for now. But it does mean Calo will have a two-person dorm room to his own, and I can stay over whenever the hell pleases me.

And then we’ll take baby steps, until I’m ready to move out of my parental home, and we’re both ready to move into a room together.

Now we’re allowed to share a room with en-suite bathroom and see for ourselves if it would work out to live together while we haven’t been together for even a year.

We don’t even know each other for a year.

But I’ve been spending so much time together with him, that I feel as if I’ve known him for entire life.

And now they’re taking us on vacation.

And Pyper and I have never been on a vacation, ever, so this is huge and exciting. But we’re both inexperienced with packing, so we’re freaking out while we have hours ahead before we’re leaving.

I just don’t want to forget anything.

We’ll be hours away from home so I don’t just get to go home to pick up whatever I forgot.

And therefor, I listen to Pyper, for once, and head over to mom to ask her to help me with a checklist of my own.

One that accommodates my personal needs.

She helps me write down whatever I need and tells me to lay out everything on the bed until I have everything, so that I can see that I did not forget anything.

Besides, only then do I get to pack my bags in a decent way.

She promises to help me check once I think I’m done, and when I get back upstairs, Pyper took the liberty of grabbing stacks of clothes that she wants me to take with me.

It’s one of the few habits that I can’t seem to get rid of; having Pyper picking out my clothes.

I have three hours left until Calo, Lorenzo and Seino will pick me up, while Pyper and Yasmine – who became close friends in the last months - will drive with our parents, so that Calo’s parents get to drive with the rest of his siblings.

I never realised how much planning a large family required, until I got closer to the Delgado family. Whenever they go out to do something with the family, they need at least two cars.

But then again, I love their family and how big it is, and I’m adamant about getting a big family myself one day.

Calo still disagrees and wants to settle at three, but I bet I’ll come up with more arguments to persuade him to adopt more.

But it’s not something I’m all too serious about. I’m only seventeen, and I have plenty of time left to work on a future.

Let’s work on the here and now first.

And get the suitcase packed in time.

And then we’ll get to pounder over things further ahead in the future.

I’ve been giddy and hyper active during the entire ride, I think annoying Calo a bit – who rather wanted to sleep in the car.

Seino, Lorenzo and I played a bunch of games to kill time, and we had to take multiple breaks because Lorenzo is the only chauffeur in our car. It’s also the reason we left a little early compared to the rest, and we still arrive last.

I kind of worry over the fact someone might have taken the bedroom they promised Calo and I could have, but on further inspection, that is still free. We share a large bedroom with double bed, a huge closet and indeed our own bathroom with bathtub – I’ll be sure to take a bath at least twice a week – and we even have our own little balcony.

I bed we have the master bedroom. It’s impossible for another room to be even better.

The house has a sauna, a gaming room and a huge living room, combined with a large kitchen and a long-ass table, with plenty of space for all of us to sit down.

Mom and Mrs. Delgado decided to focus on the basics, like food and whatnot, while Martin and dad are discussing any possible activities for the next four weeks.


“My thoughts are worth way more than a penny,” I tell Calo before he is able to finish his sentence. What I did not expect him to do, is tackle me to the bed.

“It’s priceless,” he whispers, leaning over to connect our lips in a sweet kiss. “Just as precious as your laugh.”

“Okay, what do you need?” I laugh out, and he stares at me with wide eyes, starting to tickle me as always.

“I don’t need anything, other then a boyfriend that gives me love when I’m sweet and charming.”

“But you’re sweet and charming all the time!” I laugh out, trying to pry his hands off of me to make him stop tickling me.

“Then give me love, all the time!” He exclaims in the same way, and then hold me down to kiss me again, this time not allowing me to pull back until he decides the kiss if over.

“But that’s exhausting.” I tease him some more as soon as he pulled back. “I need to love myself too, you know. And I deserve lots of love…”

“So full of yourself.”

I laugh out again, an only stop once he rolls us over to pull me in his arms protectively.

“Yes, you deserve all the love in the world,” he whispers sweetly, nuzzling his face into my neck. “And I’ll try and give you as much as you need, Neo.”

“Pinkie promise?”

He laughs out, but eventually I feel him nod. And when he lifts his hand, raising his pinkie finger, I curl mine around his with a small smile. “Pinkie promise.”

“You’re the best boyfriend anyone could wish for, Cay.”

“No, that’s a lie.”

“It’s not.”

“It is, because you are the best.”

“I’m not…”

“Yes, don’t you remember?” Calo leans up to look me straight in the eye. “We agreed flawsome was the best possibility. And you, Neo Favre, are flawsome.”

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