Bad boy (REWRITTEN!)

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13. Love confessions

"Angela... " Clayton starts.

"I never forgot about our promise. Yes I forgot about the test but I never forgot about our promise and I'm so sorry that you had to do that alone." he says with a frown.

"That's one of the reasons why I tried to get back in touch this year. I thought I was losing you. I was. And that made me scared. So I tried keeping myself busy with Brittany." he says with a grimace. "I was a coward."

"Angela the truth is it's always been you. The one person I could always rely on. You're always in my thoughts. You're always in the centre of my mind. And when you walk into a room, you always have my full attention." he says and I blushed brightly while looking down at my shuffling feet.

A line tear flowed down my cheek and he wiped it away with his thumb smiling wistfully.

"The reason why I always date girls that are so different from you is because I didnt want a reminder of what I couldn't have. And what I couldn't have is you Angela. Or so I thought. So I dated the most popular girls in school to try and get my mind off of that fact. " he says and looks down at me with a sad smile.

"Angela I'm in love with you. And that Sunday when you told how you felt all these years it was like an explosion went off in my head. I couldn't believe that the girl I've been in love with since I was seven, was in love with me too." he says and smiled down at me. "I'm so sorry for everything."

I looked up at him and had to bring my hand up to cover my mouth to keep the sob from coming out.

He loves me too.

I wanted to laugh and cry and kiss him at the same time. But I kept quiet and let him finish.

"Angela I'm so so sorry for everything. I'm sorry for making you feel unworthy when I'm the one that's actually unworthy. You're the one person that truly understands me and excepts me for who I am. You're the one who has always seen not only the looks but my smarts and laughed at my terrible jokes." he says and we both laugh.

"I love your style, Angela. You don't care what people think of you. You're unique and the most beautiful girl in my world. You've always been right there and yet I could never reach you. I'm so sorry for all the pain I've caused." he says and I can see the sadness in his eyes.

"You do belong with me Angela. You've always been there waiting at my back door and I couldn't see it. And I'm sorry for always asking advice about the girls I dated, but the truth is I used them as an excuse to see you." he chuckled lightly to himself and I couldn't stop myself from smiling.

"I love you Angela Wolf. You and only you. Please forgive me for being an oblivious idiot. " he pleads cupping my face in his hands coming closer until our foreheads were touching.

His breath is coming out in slow puffs and his rainy day type smell suddenly envelopes me like a blanket. Incacing me.

I look into his eyes and all I see is vulnerability and sincerity. He's telling the truth. He loves me.

He's in love with me.

Clayton Blake is in love with me!

I smile a watery smile. This is real. My wish came true.

"I love you too Clayton Blake. And I forgive you. Let's start over. Together." I say with a huge smile on my face. Together.

He smiled too. "Yeah. Together." And then he kissed me.

It was soft and gentle but quickly grew. I threw my arms around his neck drawing him closer and he pulled me closer to him by my hips.

We stayed like that until the need for oxygen became too strong and broke apart but still held each other.

I suddenly realized how cold it was. It was still raining and we were on my porch.

"Come on let's go inside Carebear." I said taking his hand and pulling him through the door locking it once he was inside. I realized that we might wanna dry up before we get sick.

"Come on you can take a shower and put your suit in the dryer." I took his hand and pulled him upstairs to my room.

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Once he was in the shower I was rummaging through my closet for him for something to wear. I found a pair of sweatpants that were originally his that I used after he left them here by me.

I took them and knocked on the bathroom door.

"Hey Carebear I got sweats you can wear." I said and opened the door to find him in nothing but a towel. What a sight.

Fuck he's hot... I wracked my eyes over his body while blushing brightly. I couldn't avert my eyes.

"Like what you see babe?" he asked with a cocky smirk.

I blushed more and his smirk grew.

He took the pants and kissed my forehead.

"Thanks. I'll be out in a minute then you can have the shower." he said I nodded and left the bathroom closing the door behind me.

I got my pj's which consisted of sweats and a long sleeve T-shirt. I got my underwear and then heard the door open.

Out stepped Clayton clad in the sweatpants and nothing else. Those abs are gonna be the death of me. His defined muscles just scream 'touch me' and I was almost ready to comply.

He walked up to me with a serious look etched onto his handsome face.

"Hey babe. I need to ask you a very important question." he said and came to stand infront of me.

"Okay?" I asked hesitantly.

"Will you be my girlfriend?" he asked seriously.

I blushed brightly and then threw myself into his arms.

"YES!" I almost screamed. I heard him chuckle and then I was lifted and spinned around the room. I giggled at the silliness of it all.

He grinned and brought me down for a kiss.

"Okay off you go. I don't want you to get sick." he said after breaking the kiss. I nodded and stepped into the bathroom closing the door behind me.

After my very warm and relaxing shower I got dressed and dried my hair leaving it lose.

I can't believe I have a boyfriend now. I can't believe Clayton is my boyfriend. It's surreal and I still suspect that this is all just a dream and I'm going to wake up tomorrow morning alone and without a boyfriend.

I shake my head and walked out of the bathroom to see Clayton laying on my bed waiting for me. I smile. What a sight.

I could get used to this.

He looked up at me and smiled. I hopped in bed under the covers and he got up to go. I frowned.

"Where are you going?" I asked curiously. He turned to look at me.

"To sleep in the spair bedroom I didn't want to overstep my bounds. I know that we're still getting used to this." he said truthfully. I smiled at his sincerity. He's such an honest soul.

"Get in here Carebear. I wanna cuddle." I said with puppy dog eyes and my arms open in invitation.

He chuckled "Your so cute, baby." he says. I blush at the petname but smile more.

"Baby?" I ask with a raised eyebrow. That's new.

"What, you don't like it?" he asks and I immediately shake my head in protest. "No! I-I love it. It's just... new." I rush out. He chuckles. "Good." he says satisfied.

He got under the covers next to me and I immediately cuddled in his arms. He's so warm.

He turned to put off the light and held me tightly against him nuzzling my hair.

"Goodnight baby. I love you." he whispered and kissed my forehead.

I smiled sleepily. "Nighty night Carebear. I love you too. " I whisper back and kiss his neck lovingly.

Best day of my life.

Was my last thought before I fell asleep in Clayton's warm embrace.
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