|This means war
Author: Stormy Nights and Rainy Days PM
Summary: Ayla moves to America and ends up staying with an old friend. Unfortunately, this friend's older brother is back in town, bringing back memories which Ayla would rather forget. The past isn't forgotten so easily; but will she be able to forgive and forget? How can she when revenge seems so appealing...?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 18,007 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 02-21-13 - Published: 08-05-12 - id: 3047975
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"Pasta…or pizza…I'm a fan of anything Italian…"
"Hmm…good to know…" Daniel muttered.
"Huh?" I asked raising my eyebrows.
"Nothing," He said shaking his head. We'd been questioning each other for the past half hour now. The tour had finished a while back and seeing as we'd been given first period off, he decided it'd be good if we got to know each other. So here we were in the courtyard, at a picnic table. I'd propped my feet up on the bench opposite me and leant my head back, shutting my eyes, soaking up the warm September sun.
I cracked one eye open and peered at Daniel. He sat in the same position as me but had his sunglasses on. I took the time to get a better look at him. He had olive skin and sharp cheekbones. He was clean shaven and yet still had a rugged sort of look about him. You know how in movies there's that one really hot bad boy? Yeah, he was kind of like that.
It got even better though.
Daniel was basically perfect. I'd found out that his favourite colour was midnight blue, he loved Chinese food, he was on the honours roll and originally came from New York. He played football…ah soccer that is, and played the piano and guitar. Oh and he was an artist.
Did I mention he was perfect?
"So what do you want to do at college?" he asked, snapping me out of my daydream.
"Um, well I really want to become a vet. I really love animals and I guess it's something I've always wanted to do… What about you?"
"Uh well I'm going to try out for law…" he said rubbing the back of his neck.
Oh my God, imagine him in a suit. Dayum. Oh crap. I'm drooling.
"Well I think you'd make an amazing lawyer." I smiled. He looked up and smiled at me, and my eyes met his. Wow, they're so beautiful.
Suddenly, two hands covered my eyes. "Guess whooo?" A voice sang.
"Dang, I don't know…hmm Katie, maybe?" I smiled.
"Guess again," she sang.
"Well I give up."
"Well it's your beautiful awesomely talented best friend! Damn it Ay, you're no good at this!" Katie mock-frowned, removing her hands from my eyes. She sat down next to me and smiled at Daniel. "'Sup Dan?" she asked.
"Hey Katie," he smiled. "How was your summer?"
"Oh y'know, the usual," she sighed and then turned towards me with a mischievous grin. This can't be good. "So Dan, I see you've met Ayla… So? Whadd'ya think, huh?"
"Katie!" I yelled as Daniel laughed.
"Well Katie, I think she's an awesome girl." He turned to smile at me. "And I was wondering if she'd like to get some coffee with me after school?"
Woah, talk about being forward. Did he just ask you out?
No shit, Sherlock.
Well say something then, idiot.
"She-er-I'd love to!" I smiled.
"Great, so I'll see you after school then. I'll meet you here." He winked, getting up to go.
"She sure will, Dan my man!" Katie yelled as he walked away. She turned to face me; a Cheshire cat grin on her face. "So Ay, you two-timing my brother now?" She asked raising an eyebrow.
"Two-timing? I never one-timed him!"
"Uh huh sure…" she trailed off, getting up to leave. "Well I can't say that I disapprove, I mean, look at him…" she said, cocking her head to one side to check out Daniel's butt. "Well I gotta give you credit, you work fast , girl! You've been here, what? Two hours?"
I blushed. "Katie, it's nothing like that…he's just…being friendly, is all."
She rolled her eyes.
"If he was being "friendly" he would've asked you to come and sit with him at lunch." I shrugged. "Ayla stop denying it! You just got asked out and not just by anyone either; Daniel freaking Pierce!" She yelled.
"Katie please calm down, people are staring," I begged looking around us. Sure enough people were looking over and beginning to whisper. "It's not a big deal okay? I'm just having coffee with him, we barely know each other."
She sighed. "Whatever floats your boat, Ay." She turned around and started walking away. "Make sure you're safe okay?" she added turning to wink at me.
"Katie!" I yelled, running after her.
Suddenly, I thought of Luke and how happy he had been this morning after our "truce".
What the hell?
I couldn't get that cute smile out of my head and I started to feel guilty.
What is wrong with me?
Whistling an old tune, I walked down the corridor to my lecture hall. I walked down the stairs in the massive room to the fifth row where my friends sat and took a seat next to my best friend, Jake who gave me an odd look.
"What?" I frowned.
"What's got you in such a good mood?" he asked, tilting his head to one side.
My eyebrows knitted together. "Dude, what are you talking about?"
"Well…let's see, you're smiling and whistling…" his face lit up with a grin, "dude, you got laid last night! And judging by that smile, it was a good one too! Who is she?"
"What? Nah, man, it's nothing like that," I laughed.
"Uh huh sure, c'mon man, don't hold out on me!" I smacked him upside the head.
Charlie, in front of us turned around too. "Yeah, I wanna know who she is too. Any girl that's got you this happy must be worth it." He winked.
"Guys it's nothing like that," I laughed. Come to think of it…why was I in such a good mood? "I guess things are just going good for me right now," I shrugged.
"Yeah sure whatev- " he was quickly cut off by our professor. Thank God.
"Mr Briggs, I understand you want to actually get your degree this year, am I right?" Our professor asked.
"Yes sir," Charlie mumbled.
"Then would you care to turn back around and pay attention?"
"Yeah, yeah, yeah…" Charlie sighed turning back around.
"Sorry, yes sir." Jake and I chuckled as Charlie flipped us off.
On my way back home, I stopped off at the coffee shop down the road. It was a small café, run by a local man called Mr Andrews. He was pretty old but never really acted his age. In a way, he was like a granddad to me; I'd grown really close to him over the past few years.
I walked through the door and the bell jingled lightly. I sauntered up to the counter where I waited in line.
"Hey Mr Andrews," I greeted him as I went up to order.
"How are you, Luke, my boy?" He asked in his cheerful voice.
"I'm good thanks," I smiled. "How's business?"
"Busy as usual. And how's the love life?" He winked conspirationally at me.
See what I mean about not acting his age?
I chuckled. "As dead as usual."
"A fine young man like you shouldn't be single," he grinned. "Anyway son, what can I get for you? The usual?"
I nodded. "Thanks." I paid for my order and turned around to go and get a seat when a familiar brunette caught my eye.
What's she doing here? On her own? I looked around. Maybe she's waiting for Katie.
I walked over to the booth she was sitting in and slid into the seat opposite her. She looked up and saw me. Her eyes widened and then narrowed. So much for the truce.
"What are you doing here?" she accused.
"What? I can't come and check up on my favourite girl every so often?" I smirked. She gave me a look. I held up my hands in defence, "Calm down, I was just getting a coffee, I'm going soon. What are you doing here anyway?"
She crossed her arms. "What's it to you?" She smirked back, raising an eyebrow.
Ah, there's the Ayla I know and love. Wait…What?
"Well, I didn't… I mean…Nothing, I guess," I spluttered. I looked around again. "Where's Katie? It's not normal for you two to be separated when you're in the same country," I joked. Honestly though, they're like conjoined twins, but…separate. Oh, you know what I mean.
She gave me a wry smile. "Well I'm not actually here with-"
She was cut off by a guy walking over to us with two drinks in his hands. "Hey Ayla, I got our…"he trailed off and looked over at me. "Uh, who's this?"
She looked up and smiled at him. Well I guess I know who the favourite out of us two is then…
"Daniel, this is Luke; he's just Katie's brother. Luke, this is Daniel…we um met today at school," she added shyly. I stood up.
Daniel stuck out his hand for me to shake. I took it reluctantly and shook it. "Nice to meet you," he smiled. Something about his smile seemed false. It was a careful smile.
"Nice meeting you too," I said curtly. I turned to Ayla. "So you never answered my question," I pressed on.
She blushed and glared at me. "I told you it's no-" I raised my eyebrows and Daniel looked between us. "I'm here with Daniel," she mumbled quietly.
Something about that didn't sit too well with me.
"Right then, I'll leave you to it then," I said, abruptly, narrowing my eyes at Daniel. He looked back at me coolly before smiling at Ayla.
I don't like this guy. At all.
"I'll see you at home then, I guess," I muttered turning to leave.
Now I don't know why I did it. Something overtook me, I guess, but before I realised what I was doing, I planted a soft, lingering kiss on Ayla's cheek. I heard her gasp faintly as I murmured a husky "bye" into her ear and then strode out of the café picking up my order.
I knew I was going to get hell for it tonight when she got back. I smiled thinking of how cute she was when she was angry.
Woah, hold on there, buddy, you did not just call Ayla cute…
'He's just Katie's brother' floated around my head. I couldn't understand why it annoyed me so much. I mean I didn't care.
A/N: Okay, how good was that? TWO updates in TWO days? Am I awesome or what? You know what? Don't answer that.
Okay, so I really want to get the story moving before it starts dragging so here you go… Luke's finally starting to use his brain a bit…finally.
Who do you prefer? Luke or Daniel?
You know what I just realised…they're both names from the Bible…Okay, well my Philosophy lessons are clearly getting to me…
Anyway, I can't promise to update this regularly but I'll try!
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