Author: StealingChristmasLights PM
'and there, under a star-studded sky, on an old rusted swing. Jez kissed me'. In which Tate catches her brother and his friend sneaking out, and ends up on a swing at 2am. A sweet and short little romance fic.Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Romance - Words: 903 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 08-24-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3052919
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I was lying in bed, trying to get to sleep when I heard the whispers
"Ssshhhhh, Tate's a light sleeper"
"She won't wake up, it's two in the morning for fuck's sake"
"Sssshhhh. It doesn't matter, she's probably still on facebook talking to Lee or Paige or something"
I rolled over lazily and groped in the dark until I felt my phone, I turned it on and used the small splodge of light to guide me towards my brother, Jayden's, room. I saw Jayden's friend Jez on all-fours while Jayden stood on his back in an attempt to get out the bedroom window
"What the fuck are you two doing?!"
Jez stood up, causing Jayden to fall off of him and into the fort of pillows the boys had created while playing Nerf-Wars earlier
"SSSHHHH! What does it look like we're doing? We're trying to sneak out!"
"To where?" I replied, tapping my ugg-boot-clad-foot
"Why the hell would you go to the playground at 2am?"
"Sshhh! Well, we were bored and… and w-we, I don't know! We got bored"
"One of these days you two will get yourselves killed"
Jayden's face paled for a moment
"Will you dob?"
"No. Because you are not going"
Jez frowned and Jayden mirrored his expression
"But… Pleeeeaaassseeee" Jayden whined
"Pretty Pleeeaaseeee?" Jez continued
"You'll get yourselves killed"
Jez's chocolate brown eyes twinkled mischievously
"What if you come with us?"
Both Jayden and I stood dumbstruck for a moment
"Come oonnn, you'll make sure we don't die and we'll get what we want"
I mulled it over in my mind and hated myself for what I was about to get roped into
"Fine" I sighed
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I shivered, wrapping Jez's borrowed hoodie around my shoulders even tighter and adjusting my ugg-boots so they covered the maximum amount of leg.
"I'm coooold" I whined, dragging out the 'o' sound
"Well you should've worn more jarmies" Jez replied, gesturing to my grey tank top and purple polka-dotted mini-shorts
"Well sorry" I replied, overly sarcastic "I wasn't expecting to be out and about at 2am, thankyouverymuch"
Jez laughed and I giggled lightly
"Oi! You two, hurry up!"
I turned the corner to see our local playground/footy oval/netball courts/skate-park/sports club, it was a small town so they were all grouped together. The playground was old and rusted, the once-bright-green metal was now a dullish grey and the slide was peeling blue paint. I immediately ran for the old wooden bridge held together by rusted chains while the boys headed straight for the swings. After I realized the hard way that the bridge was saturated I decided to follow the boys towards the two old rusted swings that looked as if one wrong move would send the whole thing crashing. When I got there, Jayden was missing and Jez was swinging almost as high at the top of the playground, his blonde hair flowing in the wind slightly. I sat on the empty swing and kicked up the dirt underneath me.
"He went to see if the club toilets were unlocked"
Jez slowed his swinging until he was still and twisted his swing so he was facing me. I followed, the chains clinking and chinking around me, at one point my black hair was caught in one.
"Sooo… how's stuff?"
"Okay, I guess"
He looked down at his old scuffed Vans, as if he was embarrassed about something
"Hey, Tate. You're a girl, right?"
I gestured to myself
"What do you think?"
"How do you impress a girl?"
I wasn't sure I had heard right, Jez had a crush?
"Well. There's this girl. And. I- I guess I like her, and.. I'm not sure what to do about it"
He blushed and his chocolate brown eyes couldn't meet my midnight blue ones. My mind began to wander to who Jez could possibly like, was it Paige? Na, she was dating Tammy. Lee maybe? Or Alice? Alana was always heaps pretty…
"Well. If it were me, I'd like to be told straight-out, rather than being confused"
"Well, what if she doesn't like me?"
"Tell her in private, then if she says no then hopefully she won't gossip about it"
He appeared to be thinking it over when my curiosity got the better of me
"What's this girl like?"
"Well, she's gorgeous, with long black hair and eyes that look kind of like the sky right now. She's sweet and funny and waaayyy smarter than me"
Well Alice was blonde, Alana had brown hair and Lee wasn't exactly the brightest crayon in the box… Who on Earth could it be?
"And when I'm around her I get butterflies in my stomach and my brain feels like it's melting"
"That was possibly the girliest thing I have ever heard come out of your mouth. And it doesn't take a lot to melt your brain"
He laughed and got off his swing, moving closer to me
"So, you think I should tell her straight-out?"
"Yes" I nodded to prove my point
And there, under the star-studded sky, on an old rusted swing, at 2.30 in the morning. Jez leaned in and kissed me.
Soooo, based off of two true stories mashed together! I hope you like it, please take the time to review, and check out my story 'Need A Lift?' If you liked this one!