My Brothers Best Friend

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Chapter Thirteen

Link’s POV

As much I wanted things with Hailey to escalate, now just wasn’t the time. After hearing that she’s not a virgin anymore, i have to admit i was a little upset about it. But her first time wasn’t what she had expected, which just makes it that much harder a job for me to make it amazing for her when we finally get to that day.

When my eyes opened in the morning i rolled over to check my phone, the clock on the home screen read 6:37am. I decided that i would go spend the rest of the morning sleeping on the ungodly pullout couch incase Chase or someone came in later in the morning. The last thing we needed was Chase flipping shit on me for sharing the bed with his little sister.we already had enough on our plate for the time being.
Looking over at Hailey she looked so peaceful as she slept, her blonde hair was swept across her face, soft breaths pushed a piece back and forth from her lips and back. She was curled up in a little ball like a child. She was so beautiful. I knew my feelings for her were strong, but man they’re strong.
I don’t know how long i was looking at her but it must have been pretty long because she started to stir, her bum wiggled into my crotch, my morning wood was aching.

Haileys POV

I woke up in the morning curled up in Link’s bed, but sadly he wasn’t lying beside me anymore. I don’t even know what to think of last night. The first thought that comes to ind was how amazing it was and how I didn’t want the night to end ever! I had never really told anyone about Jake other than Megan obviously. Speaking of Megan, i should really fill her in on everything that’s been happening or she’ll kill me when she gets home at the end of the summer and i still haven’t told her. Then Link and i could never be together. Wait. did I actually just think that? I seriously need to have a sit down with Link and figure whatever this is, out.

Just as I was unplugging my phone from the charger i got an incoming call from Trey.

“Hey, Hailey. Its Trey.. from the university” he said shyly into the phone
“Yeah hey, what’s up?” i replied happily
“Well I was ugh, wondering if you’d wanna grab dinner with me tonight.. You know, if you’re not busy that is...”
“Oh, uhm. I’d love to but i’m actually home visiting my mom for awhile, having some family issues..” I replied grimly
“Oh no really? I’m so sorry to hear that Hailey, well let me know if you need anything, even if you just need someone to vent too. I’m a good listener” he chuckled a little at the end. He has a nice laugh.
“Thanks Trey, i needed to hear that i have someone.. And i’d love to get dinner when I come back to the city i you’re ok with that?”
“Ya, i’d really like that Hailey, just let me know when you’re home and available. Ill talk to you later love. Have a good day” i could hear the enthusiasm in his voice.
“Yeah you too Trey, thanks”

I hung up the phone just as Link walked into the room from out of the bathroom, he had a towel wrapped around his waist and another one he was using to dry his tangled dark hair. He looked sexy with his hair all messy, his body still wasn’t dry from his shower so the water droplets slowly fell down his toned chest and seeped through the towel.

Link just looked over at me and smirked. He walked to the closet opened the doors and stepped in. oh how I missed my walk-in closet in this house. All the bedrooms had them, made for having a lot of clothes easy. I decided to take this time and use the washroom, I don’t know how this day is going to go with mom. I still haven’t really spoken to Chase about what we’re doing to do. I for sure don’t want her staying in this house all by herself. It’s too big and there are too many memories here. This had been our house forever, this as the house my parents bought together after they had just gotten married and were pregnant with Chase. My parents were an older couple. Dad wanted to have a stable job before making a family. They were in their late thirties when they decided to finally have kids. Just seems funny to me that my dad has left my mom for someone younger, my parents had been together since their high school years. Mom wasn’t even too old either, she was aging well for a woman her age she had just turned 56, and had not a single grey hair to show yet. She worked out regularly and went for runs every morning.
Once I finished in the washroom I went through the adjoining door that lead to my old bedroom, I saw mom curled up in the sheets with tissues all around her. I went and laid down on the bed behind her hugging her gently. I could tell she was awake as soon as I laid down. She started running her fingers up and down my arm slowly. She always did this to me when I was a little girl. Getting mom out of bed today was difficult. She was so frail and had no energy left. There were large dark bags under her eyes. Her skin looked so dry unlike her usually well hydrated skin. Her blonde hair looked sad and tangled. In the nicest way possible, she needed to clean up. Have a shower or a bath to give her some life back to her appearance.

About an hour later all of us were in the dining room finishing up breakfast, Taylor and Sienna were nice enough to make a small meal for us with the limited food we had. After we all finished eating what we could the girls announced that they were going to head back to the city because they both had to work later that day, Chase nodded at them and he and Link walked them out of the house leaving just mom and I alone. She stood up to start cleaning the dishes.
“Mom, you don’t have to do that I can wash the dishes, you can go and relax on the couch. Ellen should be on right about, now shouldn’t she?” I said to her taking the plates from her hand and walked into the kitchen, I could hear her walking behind me. She walked over to the island in the kitchen and sat down on one of the high stools. She just looked at me with this sly grin on her face. Something wasn’t right here. Why was she smiling like this right now? I gave her a confused look which just caused her to smile more.
“Mom? Is something wrong?” I asked her quite confused. She patted the seat beside her, I placed the dishes in the sink and walked over to her.
“Honey, do I need to have the talk with you?” she said to me. What the hell was she talking about?
“What? What talk? Mom what are you talking about?” I asked starting to get concerned that she might be losing her mind or something.
“You know sweetheart, the birds and the bees...” she said looking straight into my eyes. Ok now I’m concerned.
“Hailey, I went to the washroom last night and overheard you and Link well. You know what you were doing. So, I’m just seeing if I need to have a talk with you two about protection, I’m not ready to be a grandmother yet!” she said, I could hear a slight bit of humor in her voice which made me happy, but what I was not happy about was that she heard me and Link last night! That is so embarrassing. But what is even worse is that she’s not even mad!
“oh no mom, Link and I haven’t... slept together...” I said awkwardly, lowering my voice as I said it in case Chase could hear us.
Mom just looked at me, she was not believing me. I could tell by the look on her face. She just smiled and shook her head as if to say “mhmm” and took another sip from her coffee mug giving me sideways glances.
“What! We haven’t mom! Link and I aren’t together!” I said to her, she only looked at me and laughed a little.
“well it wouldn’t surprise me if you two were, I see the way you look at one another, and I know what I heard Hailey” she started to mock kissing noises along with some unbearably awkward moment with her face.
“mom! Oh my god stop doing that!” I was full on laughing now, this was my mom, this is the mom I love. Always making jokes with us.
We sat in silence for a few moments before she spoke again.
“Hailey, you know I love you more than anything other than your brother. I love you both equally. But Link does come in a close second. I have seen that boy become the man he is now. And I have watched him throughout his life, and I see the way he looks at you, it’s the way he’s always looked at you. It’s the way your father use to look at me. I know that look all too well.” She said more seriously now.
I looked at her, I could see the hurt in her eyes. Mine and Links love life was not something I really wanted to talk about right now with everything that’s been going on in her life. She doesn’t need to deal with this as well.
“I don’t know what to tell you mom, I don’t know what you want to hear. So, I’m going to just come out and say the truth. Link and I have kissed a few times, but we have never slept together. Chase doesn’t know and we want to keep it that way. I don’t know what we are, we aren’t anything official. I don’t know if he has feelings for me or if I’m just a casual hook up because I’m always at the condo and available for him. I don’t know what to do mom, I have feelings for him I know I do but I’m afraid I’m going to get hurt by him. I’m scared that I am just another one of his girls he sleeps with and then has nothing to do with anymore. I don’t want that especially because we live together and he is so close to you and Chase. I know you have a lot of your plate right now and I don’t want to be stressing you out even more with all of this but I need my mommy right now and I need your advice on what I should do...” a single tear fell down her face as she listened to me. She didn’t say anything, she placed her coffee mug on the island and stood up wrapping her arms around me and pulling me in for a big hug. I started to cry as she held onto me. I missed my mom, I don’t see her nearly as much as I wished I could.
“it’s okay baby, don’t cry it’s all going to be alright. I think you should try and talk to Link. See where he stands with all of this, if you two decide you want to try and have something between you then so be it. To add to that it’s your decision if you tell your brother or not. But I think he will get over it eventually. Ultimately, he wants to see both of you happy, and if you make one another happy then that’s all that should matter to him. If things don’t work out for you two, don’t dwell on things, you came this far just being civil friends. I’m sure you and Link can work something out. But please sweetheart, if you’re not comfortable doing things that he wants you to do. I know he’s probably more advanced with things than you are...”
“mom! Ok geese thank you for your input, I really appreciate it. I’m going to think about things for a little while. Right now, we should deal with some other things right now ok? When I decide to talk to him ill tell you what happens ok? I promise.” I hugged her again, just as we were pulling away was when Chase and Link walked into the kitchen.
I looked over at them and smiled. I could feel my cheeks go red when I saw Link looking at me. I looked away and continued to clear the table and started to wash the dishes.

Authors Note:
Hi readers!! Sorry I’ve gone for so long... didn’t have any motivation. But! I’ve been at my cottage for a bit and am trying to work on some more chapters! Keep voting and commenting and let me know what you all think!


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