Friendship, Love and Hate

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Chapter 24 <Party>

Aaron leaded me to bedroom. I assume it was his. The last time I was at boy’s bedroom it didn’t end well.

Aaron let go of my hand and sat down on an office chair next to his desk with computer.

Aaron’s room was very modern looking one wall was out of red bricks and others were light grey. He didn’t have any posters or pictures up just some shelves with some stuff on them. Everything very clean and mature, I liked it.

I took a seat on the end of his bed.

Aaron was looking at me with his finger slightly brushing his lip, like studying me. God that looked sexy as hell.

“What?” I finally questioned before I turn all red from staring at him.

“They weren’t wrong” I was confused. But he continued “about me falling for you”

What do people usually answer to that?

I didn’t say anything, I didn’t know what to say so I waited for him to speak. “I didn’t think that I could feel this way towards any girl. I didn’t think it was possible.”

“And I find it extremely hard to control myself around you” he said in a husky voice.

My breathing quickened and I felt Goosebumps forming on my skin even if it was hot out. I let my heart speak not thinking about consequences. “Then why do you?” I asked him.

He never let go of my stare and walked up to me and sat next to me with our thighs brushing against each other.

He was facing me and our faces were dangerously close. “If I do anything I don’t think I’ll be able to stop. And I don’t want to have sex with you while my aunt and uncle are downstairs. ”

“So what. You just assume I was going to have sex with you now” I challenge him trying to look as serious as possible.

He washed his pace in his hands “shit. No. I didn’t mean it like that. “He panicked.

I laughed it off “I’m just playing with you”

He sighed “you’ll be the death of me”

I bit my lip looking at his “but... we can like... just kiss. Right?” I asked him a little nervous.

“You see after this conversation I don’t think it’s the best idea” he smirked.

But the next thing I did shocked me even more. I grabbed him by collar and pulled him in for a kiss. “I don’t want to have sex with your family downstairs either so I think if we both do something to stop it it shouldn’t happen.”

He smirked “agreed” and he pulled me down to his bed and we kept kissing for some time.

Aaron drove me home later. I would say our relationship was good. It seemed a little too good.

Couple months later...

So fast forward and I am sitting in my dark blue robe and have my graduation cap on.

Aaron was sitting beside me holding my hand. All the students were seated in schools assembly hall.

“Welcome class of 2018” is heard through speakers...

After the ceremony everyone went outside to watch our caps being thrown in the air.

Aaron turned towards me “congratulations Tori” he smirks and hugs me but then someone clearing their throat angrily is disturbing us.

It was my dad. I pulled away from Aaron “I’ll go to my family” he said and walked away.

My dad pulled me in a hug “I am so proud Victoria. You have grown up. Such a beautiful and smart women” he almost cried.

“Dad...” I say out of breath “you are suffocating me” I say and laugh as he pulls away.

Meredith walks in his place “I know Victoria that I may not be your favorite person, but I wanted to be here. I am proud of you.” She said and patted my shoulder.

“Thank you for being here. I appreciate it” I say to her and she smiles “you’re not that bad.” I say jokingly and her smile grows even bigger.

Cameron walks up clearing his thought and half whispering under his nose “yea whatever. Good job big sister. Super proud”

“Sorry what was that? Couldn’t quit catch that.” I tease him.

“Ah just forget about it” he says but I pull him in a big hug.

“Okay enough my turn” grandma pushes Cameron away. “Where do I start” she says holding both sides of my shoulders. “You will do great things in the future. I know that. And I am looking forward to seeing whatever it is.” She says and pulls me in a hug.

“Grandma... I want to take your magazine” she pulled away shocked.

“What?” She asked.

“You know if the offer is still up. You wanted me to have it and I want it. I just want to graduate from college first.” I explain.

“Honey are you sure? I don’t want to force you into it. Keeping magazine is hell” She asked.

“Yea I figured and I am looking forward to it” I smirked.

Grandma had proud smile on her lips “that’s my girl. That’s the fire in you I was talking about. Keep it there at all times” I nodded.

I was starting to make big decisions to my future it won’t be easy. But how hard can it be...

I looked at my dad and he got angry looking behind me.

I looked back and there was mom with Veronica. They were dressed nicely with classy dresses on. Maybe they were changing.

Veronica walked in front of me “good job sis.” Was all she said and handed me a single rose.

“I just wanted to congratulate you.” mom said and handed me yet another rose. “And I can never do enough to show how sorry I am for everything I did.” She looked sorry. “I love you darling and always will. Both of you” she looked at Cameron.

“Thanks for coming.” Was all I said?

Veronica spoke “is there anything we can do to at least have you both in our lives” she asked I wanted to say yes, because she looked so miserable.

“I don’t know. Maybe in time. But not now” I answered.

Veronica smiled “okay that’s good. Well... have fun.” She said and both of them walked away.

Dad came beside me “you sure you’ll forgive them”

“Veronica for sure. Mom... I don’t know. She is still my mother after all I guess. Time will tell”

Max run up to me. “Hello Tories family.” he said to everyone.

“Tori we are meeting there at 6 p.m. I assume you are going with Aaron?” He asked and I nodded “okay good! This will be the best party ever. Who!” He screamed the last part and ran away.

“Still don’t like this... party” dad said. And I rolled my eyes.

We are having bonfire party at that abandoned camp place. The cabins there are old but still serve good so there is plenty place to stay there. We all invited there people we thought were fun and had good terms with. In total about fifty people are coming but Jack says that that number will even out to hundred since some will bring their friends with.

Aaron picked me up, I had my bag with clothes and toiletries with me. Yup we are staying overnight. And I am going to stay with Aaron in a same cabin. And there will be just us. So...

We arrived at camp half an hour late. Here was such a massive crowd of people I almost thought that it was even more than hundred.

The bonfire was already lit and music was blasting on the speakers, cans and bottles of alcohol were everywhere.

Aaron leaded me somewhere and I just followed him. Finally we stopped in front of Max, Jack and Harry.

“Finally!” Max cheered with can in his hand.

There was silence between us. But then Jack spoke. “So... this is the last time we meet as a group” He pointed out. “Aaron is going away tomorrow, I am going in a week. We are all slowly separating.”

Harry whipped something in his eye corner. We all looked at him questionably “what?” He asked “I had something in my eye” we laughed at that.

“Yea? Like what? Maybe a tear?” Max teased him. And Harry punched him lightly. “Shut up!”

Then I finally spoke “can we all at least promise to never miss schools reunions? No matter how busy we are or in what dark place we are.” I asked them.

“Every school reunion lets meet under that stupid maple tree. That’s where we will get together.” Aaron said and we all nodded.

“Well. It’s not the end of the world so let’s make this somewhat pleasant night” Jack said and walked to the bonfire.

“Cheers to that” max said and took a sip from his can and walked to bonfire too. Harry took off also.

“Let’s go see what’s happening there too?” I asked Aaron and he nodded as we started walking.

Me and Aaron, we stayed at the bonfire the whole time. Since we both didn’t drink, we did the next best thing and cooked marshmallows. Occasionally some people came to talk to us. And something funny happened, like someone made fool out of themselves drunk.

It was already 3.a.m and Aaron spoke. “I’m tired. Want to come too?” He asked me.

“Yea sure. If you won’t be here there isn’t much to do here” I said.

We entered our cabin and there were four beds there, they were each kind of big.

I took in the cabbing and it was kind of cozy but then Aaron hugged me from behind and kissed my neck as I laughed.

“You said you are tired” I tried to reason still giggling.

“I lied” he spun me around and kissed me. And then pulled away resting his forehead on mine.

“I love you” he said quietly looking straight into my eyes searching for answer.

“I...” I hesitated for a bit.

“It’s okay you don’t need to say anything. I just wanted to make sure you knew” he said and kissed me once more but then I pulled away.

He pulled me to one of the beds and I know that I wanted this. I wanted to be his even if it’s for the last time. I started pulling his shirt up.

“You sure?” He asked me worried.

I nodded and bit my lip because I know that he loved when I did that.

Aaron shook his head “its. It will probably be easier to leave things as it is, I am leaving tomorrow” he explained.

“Aaron. It won’t be easy either way. So why not make the most of it.” I said and he smirked.

“Okay. That’s enough of convincing” he said quickly before attacking my lips.

I wanted this. I wanted to have Aaron in every way possible. I know that I would regret not doing this with him. I wanted him to be the first for me at everything and separating will be the thing that will hurt me for some time. I know it...

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