My eyes shot open when I felt something move beside me on my bed.
What could possible be on my bed?
Is it an alien? Or worse, the boogie man? God I hate that guy.
I looked around and realized that I wasn’t in my bed or my room. I was in Sophia’s.
Then I remembered that I had come over here because she was screaming from her nightmare, and stayed so she could sleep.
“Dammit, dammit, dammit! I’m so dead! So, so, so dead!” Sophia was quietly saying over and over.
“Why is that sweetheart?” I asked, my voice deep with sleep.
She jumped and whirled around to look at me, “Because its 11:30! We’re late for school!” she exclaimed and started rushing around her room, throwing clothing items this way and that.
“Calm down, we can just call in sick.” I told her, hoping that she would just calm down.
“We can’t just call in sick. Our parents have to do that.” she told me, frantically dragging a brush through her long blonde hair.
“If you be my mom, I’ll be your dad.” I suggested and had to fight back a smile when her eyes grew wide in horror.
“B-but that’s lying. What if we get caught?”
I laughed at that, she is seriously a worry wart.
“Calm down Soph. I’ve done it a few times before, the school believes anything.” I assured her, running an exasperated hand through my hair.
She chewed at her bottom lip as she sat on the bed beside me and contemplated my idea. And I was honestly jealous of her. I wanted to bite that lip, bad.
“Okay.” she said after a few moments.
It took me a second or three to clear my head from my thoughts of biting her lip, to realize what she said.
“Really?” I asked.
She hesitantly nodded.
Aw look at my sweetheart being all badass for once.
“Okay let’s do this.” I said and took her hand so I could lead her downstairs.
Once we found her home phone I dialled the school number and cleared my throat.
“Hello?” the secretary, who’s name I couldn’t remember, answered after a few rings.
“Hello, this is Mr. Mackenzie calling to inform you that my daughter, Sophia Mackenzie, will not be attending school today as she is sick.” I said in a deep, business like tone.
Sophia put a hand over her mouth to stifle her giggles as I winked at her.
“Okay Mr. Mackenzie. Is that all?” she asked, and it almost sounded flirty.
“Yes, that it all. Have a good day.” I said and hung up.
“Well that was interesting. Did you hear how flirty she was talking. Unprofessional much?” Sophia commented, rolling her eyes in annoyance.
“If I didn’t know you better, I would say you’re jealous.” I teased and poked her in the side, causing her to squeal.
“I’m not jealous.” she huffed, crossing her arms and jutting out her bottom lip.
“It’s okay if you’re jealous. I find it adorable. Almost as adorable as your pout.” I told her and grabbed her hand to pull her to the couch.
“I still have to call the school for you.” she said when we sat down.
“They might get suspicious if you call right after I did.” I told her.
She nodded in agreement and made herself comfortable beside me.
“So...” she said awkwardly.
I held back a chuckle and glanced at her out of the corner of my eye.
“So...” I mocked.
“Wanna watch t.v.?” she asked, picking up the remote from the coffee table in front of us.
I shook my head, “I’d rather do other things.” I said suggestively.
She gasped and slapped me on the arm as I laughed.
“Boys and their one track mind.” she said under her breath.
In an instant I was pinning her to the couch and hovering above her, “What was that sweetheart?” I whispered playfully.
She struggled under me and said “Nothing. I didn’t say anything.”
I chuckled, “I don’t think so. You definitely said something.”
“No I didn’t.” she replied stubbornly as she continued to struggled against me.
I smirked “Wrong answer.”
“Damon get off you big fa-” her sentence was cut off by a fit of laughter when I started to tickle her sides.
“D-Damon st-stop!” she squealed.
“Hmm, no.” I said as I continued to attack her sides.
Seeing Sophia smile and laugh like this was just too precious to stop. She was even more beautiful when she smiled because her whole face lights up and her eyes shine.
“Damon!” she screamed.
“I love when you scream my name sweetheart.” I told her playfully, but I was being honest.
“Oh m-my god ge-get off!” she exclaimed and somehow managed to kick me off her.
“I like it rough.” I teased from my new spot on the floor.
“You’re so dirty minded.” she mumbled as she caught her breath from laughing so hard.
“Yeah but that’s why you love me.” I sang childishly.
“Yeah, sure. Whatever helps you sleep at night.” she muttered.
“Thoughts of you don’t help me sleep at night, they keep me up, fantasizing about your b-”
“La la la la! I can’t hear you! La la la!” she said loudly, cutting me off as she covered her ears.
I laughed and took my place beside her on the couch again. This girl was just so fun to mess with.
“Are you done now?” Soph mumbled angrily, but I could see the amusement in her eyes.
“For now.” I replied with a shrug.
She nodded, satisfied with my answer, and turned on the t.v.
After watching some show about a teen boy who could change into a werewolf, for about a half an hour I couldn’t take it any longer. The guy never wore a freaking shirt and his abs weren’t even that great. I have way better abs than him and I bet if I never wore a shirt I’d be thrown in jail or something.
“I think you can call the school for me now.” I told her.
Thankfully she agreed with me and turned that god awful show off, before walking across the room to retrieve the phone.
Once she was back on the couch beside me she look over at me worriedly, “What am I suppose to say?”
I rolled my eyes and replied, “Just say, ‘This is Mrs. Blake calling to inform you that my son Damon Blake will not be attending school today because he’s sick’.”
“Okay, could you just repeat that one more time so I know for sure what to say?” She asked, batting her eyes innocently at me.
I rolled my eyes and repeated what I just said, making sure she knew exactly what to say.
Once she was positive she knew what she was doing, she dialled the school number and lifted the phone to her ear.
When the secretary picked up, Soph confidently repeated what I told her to say and before long, she was hanging up.
“All done.” she said proudly, grinning like a little kid.
I chuckled and clapped sarcastically for her, silently admiring how adorable she looks when she smiles like that.
Okay, wow that sounded girly.
What is this girl doing to me?
Nothing. She’s doing nothing to me. I’m still the same Damon who doesn’t go soft over one girl.
I don’t even like her like that, despite what I told her on our date.
I feel bad about lying to her about liking her but I needed to get things moving, I needed to know if she liked me so I knew if my plan was working or not.
She has to fall for me, not the other way around. That’s the plan and I’m sticking to it.
Sure you are. The voice at the back of my mind said sarcastically.
You like her. Another voice said softly.
It’s like I have a devil and angel on my shoulder, but instead of one telling me to do the right thing and the other telling me to do the wrong thing, they’re agreeing with each other.
What is this? This is ridiculous.
Shut up and kiss her. They said in unison.
I looked over at Sophia who was happily watching that awful show about the teenage wolf again.
Maybe I should kiss her. It would help with the plan right? I could just use my amazing kissing skills to woo her.
And I can kiss her if I want, we are dating after all.
So with my final decision made, I quickly spun her so she was facing me and planted my lips firmly on hers before she could say anything.
She froze in shock for a second, but eventually kissed me back, intertwining her fingers into my hair as my hands found their way to her waist.
Our lips moved in sync and the sparks flew like usual. I could get use to those sparks.
We kissed for a little while but I wanted more, so I ran my tongue across her bottoms lip, asking for entrance.
Soph gasped in shock, since I’ve never done that before, but granted me access anyways.
I smirked agains her lips and eagerly explored her mouth for the first time ever, committing every inch to memory, as she did the same.
Without my consent, my hands went from her waist to under shirt and on her smooth stomach and the smallest of moans made its way out of her mouth.
I stifled a groan of my own when I heard that. Man that moan of hers was a total turn on.
Just as my hands were about to make it to her bra, someone cleared their throat, causing Sophia and I to jump apart.
We both looked up at the person who interrupted us and I was surprised to find Garrett standing at the entrance of the living room, his arms crossed over his chest and a disapproving glare on his face.
“I find you guys adorable together, but seriously get a room. I don’t want to see that.” He said, breaking the uncomfortable silence in the room.
“Sorry bro, but its hard for me to keep my hands off her.” I apologized with a smirk, earning me a nice slap in the arm from Sophia.
“What are you doing here?” she asked not unkindly, returning her attention to Garrett.
“You weren’t at school and you weren’t answering your phone, I was scared you were murdered or something.” he explained, finally coming fully into the living room and sitting down on the other side of Sophia.
“You know you don’t need to worry about me.” she told him sternly.
Garrett nodded in agreement, “You’re right, I should have known you weren’t murdered and instead with Damon, since you two are always all over each other, but I guess it’s better here than at school.” He teased.
I rolled my eyes and coughed to cover up my laugh when I saw Sophia’s horrified face.
“W-wa-No! We are not all over each other all the time!” she exclaimed, waving her hands around frantically, trying to get her point across I guess, and at one point she almost hit me I the face.
I gently grabbed her air born hands and held then agains my chest as I said “Calm down sweetheart, he was just messing with you.”
“Whatever.” she grumbled as she took her hands out of my grip, but calmed down none the less.
“Well I guess I should go and let you two have some quality, best friend, time together.” I said after a few moments of silence.
“You don’t have to.” Garrett said at the same time Soph said “I’ll walk you out.”
I raised an eyebrow at the two of them as I got up from the couch.
“I’m so glad I’m wanted here.” I said dramatically to Soph.
“Sorry but you’re not good enough to hang out with us.” She teased, throwing her hair over her shoulder.
“Alright, alright. I’ll go then.” I said, putting my hand up in mock defeat.
“Bye.” Garrett called from the couch as Soph and I walked to the front door.
I shot him back a quick bye absentmindedly, but my attention was on Sophia, who was getting closer and closer to me.
She gave me a quick hug and when she was pulling away I grabbed into her waist so she stayed pressed against me.
“See you tomorrow?” I whispered in her ear.
“Tomorrow.” she whispered back right before I planted my lips on hers for a short but lingering kiss.
“Goodbye then, sweetheart.” I said once we pulled away.
“Bye Damon.” she replied as I walked out the front door.
I looked over my shoulder and sent her one last smile as she closed the door, and then walked back to my house.
Once I was in my bedroom I flopped down onto my bed and decided to watch some t.v. And none of that teen wolf bullshit Soph was watching.
I flicked through the channels and found spongebob, my all time favourite show besides Scooby Doo, and started watching that.
Yes I’m a kid at heart.
I don’t know how long I sat there watching the ridiculously stupid yet funny show, but it must have been quite a while because when my phone rang, finally breaking me out of my spongebob coma, it was getting dark outside.
I reached into my pocket and pressed the answer button without checking to see who it was, thinking that it was Sophia or Alex.
“Hello?” I said into the phone.
There was a short pause before a familiar voice answered, “Hey little cousin.”
“Dave hey! I haven’t talked to you since you left town a few years ago!” I said excitedly into the phone.
Dave was always my favourite cousin, he was so cool and he was my role model when I was growing up.
“Ya it’s been a while huh? Anyways I was calling to ask if I could crash at your place for a while?” he said, sounding exactly the same as the last time I saw him.
“Of course! You’re always welcome here. So when are you coming?” I asked happily, I was finally gonna see my favourite family member again.
“In about two weeks, maybe a little less.” He answered.
“Sounds good, so how’ve you been?” I questioned him.
“I’ve been better but in not too shabby I guess.” He replies.
“Cool.” I say, not really knowing what I’m suppose to say to that. I had so many questions for him, like where he’s been? What’s he been up to? Any new girl he’s seeing? But I didn’t want to ask them right now because it might annoy him.
“Well I gotta go, but I’ll see you in two weeks.” He said and hung up before I could utter another word.
That was kinda weird, but whatever.
It seems like everything was working out for me. My plan for Sophia is going perfectly, my popularity is rising, and now my favourite person in the world, other than my mom, is coming back.
Life was great.
But why did I have a feeling that was all going to change in a couple weeks?