A/N: Hello my dears. As always, I apologize to you all for the wait. But without further ado, I present to you, sniff AAY Part II, the continuation, completed.
I awoke and my eyes blearily traveled a trail down my arm to my hand, which was holding Ashton's in a death grip. From there, they traced his form, asleep on the floor, propped up against my bed. It took a few moments for the scene to sink in and when it did, I dropped his hand like it had burned me, embarrassed at how happy I was just to see that he hadn't left me. The guilt hit me a second later. I was an awful human being. I was basically holding him hostage. He'd tried to leave and I wouldn't let him; I'd freaked out to the point of passing out. I didn't remember anything after he came back to me.
I wondered what he'd told Marsha, paling at the thought of the havoc I was wreaking in their relationship. What right did I really have to interfere? I mean, yes, I loved him, but he'd been in love with her forever. I was being immature and selfish and ruining his chance at happiness. I suddenly felt sick. I couldn't even look at him. The ambivalence was so strong that I found it hard to focus. When my vision cleared, I saw that he looked exhausted. I bit my lip; I'd been causing him so many problems. I should've just let him go.
In fact I had every intention of sneaking away and was just sitting up when Lor bounded into the room.
"Sophie! You're awake!" She cried, skipping past Ashton and hopping on my bed.
Ashton jerked awake at the sound of her exclamation.
"Was I out all night?" I asked her, pretending not to notice Ashton's eyes on
"Yeah, and all of yesterday too."
A day and a half?
I guess my shock must have been present on my face, because she added,"We've all been worried about you," her gaze not-so-subtly shifting to my side, to Ashton.
My attempt to prevent a blush from arising on my face failed miserably and I
refused to even allow myself to glance at him.
"C-coffee?" I managed to splutter.
Lor grinned, "That's my girl." She stood up, "I'll go get you some."
"No!" I grabbed her hand as she turned to leave. "I mean, um, I can go with you." I choked out a nervous laugh, "It's not like I'm an invalid or something."
Thankfully she seemed not to notice my nervousness, and simply linked her arm through mine, cheerily leading the way out of the room.
I was so busy congratulating myself for getting out of that potentially sticky
situation that I didn't even notice that there were people in our common room
until I noticed a pair of black loafers in my line of view.
They caught me off guard. I had been looking down, so when I say in my field of view I mean, they were my field of view.
I cocked my head to one side, curious. Lor was right beside me, and they
certainly weren't my feet, and Ashton was still in the other room…
I grinned before all of me knew just who he was and then the rest of me caught up and I recognized him. I literally jumped into the embrace, my smile broadening. It was all I had left. I offered up my anxiety and my guilt and my hope in that smile.
Ryan wrapped me up in a hug, never skipping a beat, reading me perfectly.
I choked back a sob that was muffled in the lapel of this jacket.
He squeezed me a little tighter and kissed the top of my head.
"Hello, dear," he said to me, and I could hear his amusement in the rumble
underlying his words.
I bit my lip, but giggled in spite of myself. I was trying. I wanted to be
better, I wanted to be cured, I wanted to believe.
After making the rounds at the impromptu gathering I was hosting and assuring the masses that I had returned from the dead and was quite all right, Griffin and I headed out to see my parents. Apparently, that's why they hadn't been home. They were shacked up in a hotel in New Haven to surprise me for my birthday.
He'd volunteered to ride over with me so I didn't feel awful about broaching the subject, as I was about to do. "Um, Griff?" I began hesitantly.
"Hmm?" He replied distractedly, not turning away from the window.
I spared a glance away from the road, but quickly focused, "What's going on with you and Lor?"
The sigh of relief he released upon my question quickly drove away all of my doubts about prying. I had to know. I was a little worried about Lor. She'd always had a thing for our neighbor but had been stringent about not getting involved with him because of his reputation. Well, it wasn't so much a reputation as a way of life. He was the love 'em and leave 'em type, but he didn't hide it. She'd always said that she knew better. But obviously something had changed.
"I was hoping you'd ask," he told me honestly. "But I didn't know if you'd remember and I certainly didn't want to bring it up considering all of the things you've already got on your plate."
I looked away this time, ignoring how that comment could be construed. "What happened?"
He shook his head. "I fucked up, Sophie, big time."
I smiled wryly, "I gathered that much from the few seconds of the heated display I witnessed."
"I'd always told myself that you two were off limits," he began, with that easy grin of better days. "I mean, I figured that getting action was secondary to actually having friends, female friends. So that's how I labeled you guys, in my head. And I really, really thought I was doing a wonderful job of keeping it that way."
He had zoned out as he told it, lost in his thoughts and the forming of said thoughts. I glanced at him every once in while and it was easy to read the sense of wonderment in his tone and the anxiety of the loss in his expression. My heart went out to him.
"But that night," he said, shaking his head as if he still couldn't believe it had happened. "I really don't know how it happened, but all I remember is that she came in and asked if she could stay because you and Ashton were occupying her room. And I said yes, of course, and...we were just talking and laughing and then she looked at me, her eyes still dancing with mirth, and I just leaned in and I kissed her. And you know, one thing led to another..." He trailed off, sparing me the details.
"I woke up the next morning and I wanted to see her next to me, Sophie. And
that realization scared me shitless. She wasn't there, but I wanted her to be." He looked at me and I could still see a little of the panic in his eyes, "I haven't felt that way about anyone in all of my 21 years. I panicked. I didn't wanna feel that way about anyone. Those are the kind of feelings that get you hurt."
I blinked, willing myself to remain focused on Griffin. This isn't about me, I reminded myself.
"I freaked, Sophie. I went and did the only thing I could think of. I called up all the girls I knew and made plans for that afternoon. I wanted to go back to normal. I didn't want to change."
I remained silent, allowing him to recount the tale at his own pace.
"She walked in during the aftermath, not that what had occurred wasn't obvious. And she looked torn between rage and pain and I didn't know what to do. You came in somewhere during the middle and she left shortly afterwards. She yelled and tears welled up in her eyes and I stood there gaping at her like a fish."
I finally pulled into a parking space in the garage of the Hilton.
"I like her, Sophie," he stated with a touching sincerity. "I really like her."
I nodded. I understood his plight and I understood his yearning desire to make amends. "Well, you'll definitely have to apologize and set the record straight.
Just explain it to her, Griff." I grinned, "She's a sweet girl. It really won't be that big of a problem."
"You think?" He asked me, the hope lighting up his eyes.
I nodded, looking away, "Yeah." I didn't want to spoil it for him. I was jealous of his hope and his chance at happiness and I was going to do everything in my power to hide it.
I should have felt good. I had visited the folks, been surprised for my birthday, received the reinforcement of love from family and friends...heck, I'd even done a good deed. I'd skillfully managed to get Griffin and Lor locked in the same room and by the gleeful squealing I'd heard about five minutes later, I figured that I'd done my job.
It wasn't that I wasn't happy for them, because I was. I was excited that my two good buds could get together. I wasn't one of those 'misery loves company' people. In fact, it was why I had slipped into my room to avoid the guests. I didn't entirely trust myself to keep up my spirits. I was rubbing my forehead when I tripped over something: a box.
I stared down at the box in confusion. I had opened it after seeing my name as the recipient, assuming that it was another birthday present. But it turned out to be full of thousands of what I guessed were letters.
I had just flipped the flaps back over to see who the sender was when the door opened.
Ashton froze in the threshold.
I gulped. I'd been avoiding him all day, but I had known that we were bound to encounter one another eventually. I took it as well as I could, pasting on some semblance of a normal expression. "I think this is for you. It had my name on it and that's why I opened it, but I just saw that it's from Marsha and so I assume that it's for you. Of course I could've just noted that in the beginning and then I wouldn't have had to open it…" I was rambling, and silently cursing myself all the while for not being able to handle everything better.
Ashton's gaze hadn't moved from the box. He blanched, shaking his head. She wouldn't, he thought to himself. There is no way in hell that she'd…he stopped himself, rolling his eyes. She would have, he admitted finally to himself. She most definitely would have. The girl had no shame.
He detached himself from his mental dialogue to find Sophie with the box open holding a letter in her hand and looking up at him with a look of bewilderment on her face.
He swallowed hard. Well, he had known he'd have to tell her at some point, though he'd been trying to deny it.
Ashton looked ridiculously uncomfortable. In fact, anxiety was practically oozing from him. I guess it was understandable. I mean, any guy would feel weird finding his best friend who had just recently seduced him going through a package his girlfriend had sent him.
But I hadn't meant to open it. Really I hadn't. And when he came in and just looked at it like that I meant to stop myself from looking at a letter too. My name was on it. The letter was addressed to me, from Ashton. He had written me? I looked up at him for some sort of answer.
He rubbed the back of his neck, "I guess you're, uh, wondering what those are, huh?"
I nodded, unsure of what to say.
"They're letters," he said softly, focusing on the box. "They're letters I wrote to you."
"But Ashton, there's got to be like a thousand envelopes in there," I told him. He couldn't have written to me that many times.
"One thousand two hundred and seventy eight, actually," he replied casually.
My eyes went wide and I stared at him in shock.
He finally raised his eyes from the box to me, "I wrote you every day."
I glanced down at the letter in my hands; it was sealed and stamped, "Why didn't you ever send them?" I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes and I hoped that I could manage to keep it from my voice.
He looked away and then back at me, as if to gather his thoughts, "I must've rewritten the first one a dozen times. I didn't know what to say to you. I wasn't sure if you'd even want to hear from me."
"Of I course I did!" I exclaimed, wincing as my voice cracked.
"I wanted to tell you why I'd left, but I wasn't even at the point where I could admit it to myself. At first I just thought I'd keep them until I could apologize the right way or until I knew that what I'd say would work.
"Eventually, it just got easier to write while knowing that you'd never see
This was all well and good, but there was still one thing he hadn't told me.
"Why did you leave?"
"Because I love you."
And suddenly I couldn't breath. I managed to shake my head. None of this made sense. My vision was blurry and I couldn't see anything but I could feel him next to me.
He had crossed the room and was sitting beside me on the bed.
"I left because I love you. I didn't wanna admit it at the time because I knew
that you wanted Devon. I lied to myself and had at least the surface part of myself convinced that I was in love with Marsha. I ran away so that I wouldn't have to watch you be with someone else."
I blinked, trying to understand everything. "You're not with Marsha?"
He shook his head, and a wry little smile escaped "That kind of fell apart when she realized that I'm in love with you."
He just kept saying those words over and over again. I wasn't quite sure what
to do with myself. "B-but why did you come back?"
"I came back to tell you how I felt about you."
"But you didn't."
"You weren't ready to hear it."
I looked away. He was right. I hadn't been. Not that I was now, of course.
"I love you, Sophie."
I just looked at him stupidly. I couldn't believe this.
"Say something," he whispered to me.
I watched as my vision clouded over and the tears began to slip down my cheeks.
"Please don't cry. I never meant to make you cry," he pleaded with me. Don't worry, we can just forget I ever said anything."
"No!" I cried.
He looked at me in surprise, "What?"
"Don't take it back," I wiped my eyes looking up at him, a ridiculous laugh
slipping out. "Ashton I've been practically killing myself trying to pretend that I'm not crazy about you."
"You what?" He asked, staring at me, completely bewildered. "But what about Ryan?"
I looked at him curiously, "What about Ryan?"
"You know," He began, awkwardly. "I thought you two were…together. I thought you loved him."
"Ashton, Ryan's head over heels for a red-head named Jory, for a good year now."
He blinked, surprised. "But I heard you asking him about the chance of you two getting together."
I couldn't help but keep laughing, the situation was entirely ridiculous. "I asked him about you, silly." I cupped his face as well as I could in my hands, staring straight into his eyes, "I'm in love with you too, Ashton James."
I dragged myself away from him, mere inches that felt like miles, "As much as
I'd love to continue to lie here with you in this bed, there are people out there waiting for me."
"Oh really?" He asked me, an infectious smile lazily playing over his lips.
Was he trying to seduce me, or what that just an unfortunate side effect? I closed my eyes, trying to escape those lips that just seemed to be drawing me towards them. "See," I continued, refusing to open my eyes and fall prey to him again. "There's a day on which an individual is born, known as one's birthday. It's usually a time of celebration and what not, you know, families and friends gather. And as mine was a couple of days ago, there are people here to celebrate it with me."
He pressed his forehead against mine, "Sophie," he crooned.
I shivered entirely involuntarily. Did he have to say my name that way? I
groaned, opening my eyes to find a world of pale blue.
Ashton dipped his head, kissing my neck, smiling as I trembled at his touch,
"Let 'em wait."
A/N: My baby...it's over. Despite all the feelings I've had for this thing, good and bad, love and hate, I will miss it. I will miss these characters. They're my babies and this was my baby for quite a large chunk of my life. I grew with and outgrew it but I always swore I'd finish it. I probably didn't do the idea justice, but I never really do. I tried. I feel like I rushed the end a little. I didn't mean to, but I feel like I've been dragging this damn thing out since I started. I probably should've omitted the Griffin and Lor hookup because I didn't expand it enough for it to be remotely meaningful, and I would've done without it, but I'd already mentioned it in the previous chapter. But Ashton and Sophie are finally together... Ashton James, a triumph of my imagination in a way. Insanely close to perfect... I loved him. And Sophie...lol, my little shy girl. I always imagined her being more demure than she actually was. I reread AAY I and realized that she has way more spunk than I remembered her having. Ryan, I love Ryan. I think most people list him as their favorite character. I tried to redeem him, in my mind because no one else seemed to have as many qualms with him as I did, in this continuation. He was there for her, as is his nature. Devon...meh. He's just a mess. An entirely likable, lovable mess. I'll never understand why, but he just had a way about him. The four main folks, one girl and three guys. Can you tell I don't like to write about girls? They get on my nerves. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this wee story of mine. Oh and if anyone didn't answer before...
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Review Janx: THANK YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank you for reading this and sticking with me through the disappearances and sporadic updates and the abrasive self-criticism. Each and every one of you who read and reviewed or simply read, thanks. This story, honestly, wouldn't exist without you. I would've quit a while back if it weren't for the insanely dedicated fans. I reread my reviews sometimes. I loved the fact that the review responses would be like little conversations, some type of correspondence between the two of us. I got to know some of you and I tried to make sure that a little bit of me came through. I realize that the space wasting bothered a lot of people but I needed it. I wanted to personalize this experience for everyone I could. it sounds cheesy and stupid and on some level it probably is, but it's true. And as for me reviewing something of everyone's. I got a little side-tracked with the work, but I'm still gonna do it. But it would help if you let me know if there's any specific story or poem you'd like me to check out. And everyone else, expect an e-mail. I'm compiling a list. Thanks guys!
City-gal7: Hey, thanks. Ashton is ridiculously hot and yeah, it certainly shouldn't have taken eighty some odd pages for them to get together, but that's what made it fun. Sorry it takes me so long to update. I'm slow. Lol.
Zestisugar: Hi. Yeah, sorry this last chapter took so long. But it's here now! It's over...it's kind of sad. Hah! I can finally say it. Ashton and Sophie are together. Lol, I'd been avoiding saying it a little bit, but I think everyone knew.
Ddz008: They weren't together in the last chapter. I mean, they didn't even kiss, it was a lot of holding. And he's still convinced that she hates him and she's still convinced that she hates her. Aw, I'm sorry. Reading through all of this, parts one and two, and then getting to the end to see that there's still one chapter left. That sucks. But it's here now. Yay. I know, not a single kiss throughout like the whole thing, but there was lots of sap anyway, which I always found fun.
Green thoughts: Lol, I almost didn't go with Devon in the first part, but then, I reread the whole thing and it really works better this way. Sophie was in love with him and not Ashton and to actually develop her feelings or him and his feelings for her...meh...that wouldn't been a lot of work. And plus then I wouldn't have gotten to have this awesome continuation. Aw, now I feel bad. I was actually dragging this thing out like nobody's business, but then I just started throwing it together. I don't feel like I did a good job of Sophie's feelings developing. I mean, I think everyone knew how Ashton felt. But, I think like randomly mentioned that she had decided that she loved him. I think I should've done that better. And hah...the whole Lor and Griffin thing...I introduced it and wrapped it up in like...less than ten pages. But thank you very much. I'm glad you like my style. I always imagined that it was readable. I'm having issues with that now, but now on this story.
Midway confusion: Um...yeah, actually I could update as infrequently as I update my other story. Lol. But yeah, I'm sorry. I did finally finish it. Yay me. Lol, the last chapter was sooooo cheesy. I'm almost ashamed. It should have been better than that. And the hug-y part is in this chapter. Ashton is....something that grew out of control. Overdone at times? The entire idea of him is ridiculous. He's like...perfect. That's sick. Characters like that shouldn't exist because people like that don't exist. He needs a giant flaw to make up for it. I'm not really proud of this story because there are parts I always read and I always wince. I'm a very tough critic.
Silvergypsylady: I love it when people have stuck around through my sporadic updates. Thanks for that. I think I might be more interested in At Last myself. I'm glad that you like this too though. And yeah, I'm really sorry about not having updated At Last. I just really wanted to finish this so I could completely focus on it. Lol, rereading all of that? Wow. Thanks, and I hope your holidays were great too!
Bibble: Awww, I'm glad I made you cry...sort of...cuz that means it's not awful. Lol. Sometimes I like the same people everyone likes, but sometimes I'm not a fan. I'm usually one of those people that likes some obscure pairing that'll never happen and then I get mad when it doesn't. I like Lor and Griffin a lot too. They're cool.
Chatter53: Oh, um...that wasn't the end. Lol, I mean, they still think that there's no way in hell that they could be together. And I couldn't end a story that sappily. I just couldn't. But now they're together. All of the drama has been resolved. There's a party...yay!
Puuuurfect angel: I think I'm banned from ever getting on anyone about taking a while to review, after all..um..yeah, you've seen how long it takes for me to update. It's only fair. Yeah, Ashton tried to leave, he couldn't. Lol, I love him for that. Aw, yeah. It's over. Hence the title and all.
Keeki-chi: Hey, thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed this thus far. I think a lot of people liked Ashton, but a lot of people liked Devon too. I think they wanted Devon to get rehabilitated or something. We all know I love Ashton.
W1zd0m t0oth: I like Ryan a lot too. I think a lot of people do. I like him more in this continuation than I did in the first one, but he's funny and chill and all that. Lol, no prob about not reviewing. It's kind of a pain in the ass to do, but the authors, myself included, really like them. But thanks for reviewing this time. And it's amazement. Lol.
SomeRandomWriter: No worries. This is the last chapter. The love has been confessed. It's all good. Together forever-ness and what not. Lol, I don't know who I like more either. I liked Devon in the first part, but that's mostly cuz there was more Devon in that one than in Part II.
Lucibell: Aw, thanks. I've always hoped that my writing would be able to touch people. I hadn't thought I'd actually reached that point yet though. of course, I wouldn't really know. But yeah, I'm glad.
Ellabella: I think a lot of girls want their own Ashton. I've created a monster. Oh ew, if you could buy him on ebay, I'd feel a little violated, especially considering that he's a figment of my imagination... Yeah I think a lot of people get confused by the move. I tried to make it clear, but it didn't really work. Yeah, Sophie's oblivious. It's part of her charm. I mean, if she knew anything, we'd never have gotten this far in the story. By the way, I enjoyed your update. I was too lazy to review, but I'll try again later. I'm bad with reviewing. I do like your story though.
JustLikeMe91: Hey there. I'm sorry I never update. Especially At Last, but since this is done, I'll be able to focus and stuff. I'll be able to update.
Hurricane1: Hey. Thanks. I think everyone loves Ryan. Most people don't want Sophie with him, but they acknowledge how cool he is. Lol, he's very flirty cute. Ashton's different, entirely likeable and lovable, but it's different than Ryan.
Firebringer: Lol. Thanks. I'm glad you're liking the story thus far, especially since it's almost over. It would kind of suck to like it up until the end.Akia Blakemore: Well, technically, Sophie took off on him first, but she came back...but so did he... Lol. Ryan's an amazing friend. Not exactly the best boyfriend, what with the player thing, but he's an uber good friend. Hah...yeah, mad work is what kept me from updating this...year? Or last year rather. Lol.
DragonCeres: I never update. It's this awful process for me. Getting inspiration to write the chapter...then writing the chapter...then rereading the chapter...then shipping it off to my fabulous beta...and then review responses and the title business. Lol. I've had this chapter in text done for like...2 weeks. I know, I'm awful. It always takes me forever to get people together because my stories end when people get together. I like to draw things out.
Silver Gang Girl: Lol, college is awesome...little time for writing what I want and reading what I want though. Police academy? Wow. That's really cool. I always wanted to learn how to shoot and all that stuff, but I don't think I can here. Still 17... meh. Maybe one day. But anyway, thanks. And reviews are not the judge of a good writer, as much as I love them. Lol. Ryan is the faithful friend. I wonder if I always have such archetypal characters. Let's hope not. Lol, oh yes, the car. Her baby. I love that car. I don't have one, I don't know how to drive, but I assure you, one hot car. Lol, thanks
GlueStik: Yeah, um...me making Ashton virtually perfect probably kind of made Devon look pretty bad. Of course, the whole evil Devon was for the Ashton lovers out there who seemed to be Devon haters on the whole.
AngelBear: It was really corny...let's not spare me. It was ridiculously corny, sappy, whatever you want it call it. It was so sappy that it was actually hard to write. Are you on the e-mail update list? It'd be kind of silly to add you now, considering that this is over and all, but for future reference. It did exist. Thanks for putting me on your faves. If you have anything you want me to read, let me know.
urBan-chiCa: The end was kind of an all or nothing thing. Either it worked for you and it wasn't awfully sappy, or it didn't work and it was ridiculously sappy. I'm guessing it worked for you, which is great. Nothing will screw it up. Lol, I can only be so creul. I think waiting like...14 chapters for a kiss was bad enough.
Shy-Lil-Dreamer: Yeah, no mas. This is it. It's kinda sad. Awww, thanks. It's been a nice ride.
Carrie1: Thanks. I wasn't sure if I had overdone the chessiness. It is possible, especially with me. I'm glad you thought it was appropriate. Ashton's your favorite? That's cool. Not exactly common. Lol, I have a tendency to forget that he's wise and balanced. I get caught up in the sweetness factor. But yeah. I'm glad you like him and see that. And thanks for the luck. College rules!
Phoebs: Aw, that sucks. I hate it when that happens. The dramatic irony is always so fun. It ups the tension in everything cause you know everything that they don't know. It's awesome. Lol, that's a good point. It's probably because they both don't think that they could possibly be happy again so it's blocking their perceptions of the truth/reality/whatever. Lol, ok. Most people's favorite character is Ryan, I think. Maybe I'm wrong though. Lol, I think a lot of people like my characters. They're very likeable. Wow, well, I'm glad you can't pick a favorite. That's great. Thanks.
Jackarooster88: Wow. I kind of understand though. It'd flows sort of well and it's a little addictive, but I'm always surprised that it has the same effect on people who didn't write it. I can't write about married life. I have an idea for the ring though. It's sooo nice, but I think it would be kind of weird for me to just mention it randomly.
Laney: Yeah, Devon is one of those loose ends I mentioned. I'm sorry. He got a lot of time in AAY I. He wasn't really supposed to be a big part of this one.
Courtney-chan: They ended up together, no worries. No need to do anything rash. Lol, just be interesting and be you. I wrote about me and stuff. I don't know. And my school doesn't have a guard, so no college guard for me, but I'm doing ok. I'm uber busy. We have baton twirlers and I always bitch about them and about how we should have a guard instead. Good look with college apps.
Crazi azn angel: Yeah, Ashton didn't leave. He loves Sophie too much. It was kinda sweet. Ashton is bery likeable, very lovable too. He's just great. There have been a lot of misunderstandings. They're annoying but kinds fun too...for drama purposes.
Inandout: Aw, thanks. Yeah, this story was a little hard on Devon. He sort of reformed himself towards the middle...end. Yeah, I mean AAYI was kind of geared for Devon, so it's good that you felt that way, this one was geared for Ashton. Lol, no one seems to get the sex art but me, but that's ok. I gave up on explaining it. I like Ryan, but yeah, he chose Devon over Sophie multiple times. That's just not right. But he'd been better in Part II, redeemed even.
JemG: Never give up. I may be slow about updating, but it always happens sooner or later. When you least expect it...it's one of those kind of things. Lol, no worries. They're together. They'll be together forever. It's all good. I'm glad you've enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.
Quiksilva brumby: Are they really addictive? I always have issues stopping when I read the, but I thought it was just me. Lol, a lot of people love Ashton. And yeah, he's fictional. Perfect people don't exist...I probably shouldn't write about them considering that they don't. He's too old for you? Oh wait, technically he's too old for me too. I keep forgetting that I'm writing about people older than me. Lor is really cool. I like her a lot. Yeah...I always feel a little guilty when I'm reading on fictionpress cuz I always have stuff I should be writing. Ashton and Sophie are a little annoying, but they're also really cute. Undying love profession, check. Lol, thanks for reading.
Megs82: Lol, I'm glad I didn't step on your toes. Oh no, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to be mean... or something. I wasn't upset and you didn't get under my skin. I'm so sorry. It's totally good. Everything is good. Lol. I like Ryan too. He's super cool. The last review was great too and so was this one. Sorry about the misconception. I'm glad you've enjoyed it.
Hummer: Lol, I'm sorry. It wasn't the end. This is the end. And as for the false advertisement on chapter length sorry about that. I try to make them long. I'd make them longer if this weren't over. Awww, last chapter was kind of sad, wasn't it? This one's happy. I promise.
Krazycutiechic: Hey. Well I appreciate your persistence and I'm glad you liked the chapter. Lol, Tony the tiger great? That's awesome. Devon's good now. He's officially reformed. Ashton is hot and the best part about the hotness is that he has no freaking idea. He ws sheltered from the gaggles of girls by his reputation. Everyone fantasized about him from a distance so he doesn't have the huge ego that Devon has. Or the ridiculous number of girlfriends that Ryan has. Are you aware you reviewd twice? Not that I'm complaining. Thanks.
Angelgirlie805: Fictionpress just doesn't like people sometimes. It hates me a lot. They are awful cute together, aren't they? They were always cute together, their lunches, those cute little sappy scenes. Lol, Ashton is kinda perfect, isn't he? People aren't perfect...lol. he could never exist in real life. I remember the first chapter too! Lol, awww, I cna't believe I have memories. I remember when I put this story up and I really didn't expect people to read it and I got reviews and it was so exciting. Teachers always give too much work. I didn't really go to school junior year.. or senior year. for that matter. College rules. Everyone should go. It's not difficult if you don't want it to be. Thanks!
Passion101: He overheard that conversation a while back right before the whole John incident. Sophie was talking to Ryan and asking him if he thought that she and Ashton could ever be together, but Ashton thought she was asking of if she and Ryan could be together....and Ryan said yes and Sophie squealed so Ashton thought that that meant they were together. Aww, thanks for reading all this time.
S: I know...I'm sorry. Really I am. The ideas just would not come. And then I got some ideas and then there was this awful thing they call finals. That sucked...like actually sucked. But it's over...and winter break ruled all. It's almost over though unfortunately. OMG, I ramble like nobody's business. Sorry. I'm sorry about the cliffie, but I finally updated.
Avision: Fictionpress just doesn't like to work sometimes. Oh, I'm sorry about the misleading chapter length. This one isn't long either. Should I make them longer? Probably. I'll try. Wait...this is over, what am I talking about. Sorry. It was cheesy...I think this one was less cheesy, but I liked it. Sort of. Lol...bloopers? Deleted scenes? Lol, I can barely write the chapters for the story itself...deleted scenes? Lol. If I knew how, I'd try.
VintageWhiteGloves: Yay. I'm glad you liked the last chapter. I thought I went a little overboard. I wasn't really in the mood to write it so I wasn't sure that I could pull it off, but yeah. It is just about over...but it's been fun. And all good things must come to an end. Awww, wonderful in every way. Thank you. That's very nice. Tee hee....I'm getting giddy from all the niceness. Lol. I'm glad you like Ashton and the last chapter. By the way, did I ever actually review your story because if not, I meant to and I will shortly. It's awesome, by the way. So much spunk, gotta love that. And fabulous fashion sense. Have I ever mentioned that I wish I had artistic ability. But yeah, I understand about not liking a story you're writing...hah...that's like my life. I hope you see the good in it. But yeah um...thanks for reading!
Angel Street: Ryan? Always Ryan? I guess if you liked him originally I can see why you'd stick with him. He's only gotten better...since I started liking him more and all. Lol. It is all happy. Thanks for reading.
JazzyMa06: This is the end, officially. Sorry about the confusion. I'm glad that you didn't think the last ending was corny, thanks for that. I was a little worried about it. It looked fabulous in my head, but I don't think it came out so well on paper. Speaking of Harry Potter, dude, when is the next movie coming out. Those are fun to wateh...meh. I don't read the books though. Ryan, eh? I really like him. He's just a chill guy. He's well-written? Wow, thanks. I never really pay that much attention to the things I write about him, but there are a few scenes which I'm proud of. Lol.
Cute Turtles22: I'm an awful updater...we knew this. I'm sorry. I can't help it. And thank you for the sex thing. Like no one got the fact that they did it. I didn't know what to do to make it more clear without actually writing more. But yeah...um..sorry I'm so slow. But thanks for reading.
Jen Drake: Thanks! I know, the leaving thing was kind of mean, but he just didn't know what to do about it. But he came back...he loves her... a lot.
Naivete chica: Hey! Thanks. It doesn't sound weird. The beginning isn't awful...the dialogue could have been better, but I think it was more readable before. I think the more technical I get, the less readable it is. I mean, it's not awful. It's just different. Lol. Devon had to be with Sophie in the first one. It was meant to be...at least for that part. Devon really is a good guy who needs a few pointers, he tries. Part II kinda did ruin Devon...I didn't mean for it to ruin him. He kind of redeemed himself a little bit. He cheats on Sophie a lot actually. He has issues with that out of sight out of mind thing. I dunno, Ashton was kind of an amazing friend in the first part. I'm glad you've enjoyed it though. As for At Last, I'm gonna work on it.
Genuinely-xoxo-Superficial: Thanks. I'm glad I get unconditional love. Ah yes, the drama. Drama is addictive though, very addictive. But yeah, the Lor and Griffin thing has been resolved. I didn't do it a lot of justice. I should've given it more story time.
Feelingshortofstable: Lol, I put myself down a lot, don't I? Sorry. I never even thought I was one for low self-esteem. I'm just a very harsh critic. But yeah, thanks.
Laur1532: Lol, thanks. Ashton does rock. He just can't help it. Thanks
Salt and Vinegar Pringles: Lol, thank you very fuck. Sorry I take so long to update, but thanks for reading.
Nahjan: Hey, thanks. Ryan rules. He's a beast. You really liked Devon? Lol. He was...well something else. Awww, I do remember that part. I liked that part. There wasn't a right answer, thanks for answering everything. I just like to get perspective.It's been a great ride folks.
Thanks for reading all of this...this massive, massive drama infested thing I call a story.