Chapter 13: My Knight in Shining Armour?

"OH MY GOD! DAN!" I screamed as I ran towards the familiar figure at the door, and jumping right into his open arms.

"Well it's nice to see you again too, S," He chuckled, tussling my hair fondly.

12 years ago...

"Why do you have to go?!" I bawled loudly, tugging his shirt.

"My dad got a better job offer in New York," He replied sadly, as he slowly took my hand into his. "I'll write to you often, I promise!"

"I hate promises! They don't mean anything to me!" I cried out before stomping back into my house, slamming the door behind me. Even though my parents tried to get me to say my goodbye one last time, I refused to, and soon, all I was left with was the sound of the car driving away into the distance.

Yes, yes I know I was being a complete idiot then, but I was only 6 years old! Weren't we all childish brats then? Anyway, he did write to me, but I never did reply. Now that I think about it, I ought to be shot. Soon, we moved house and although he did come to mind once in a while, I just assumed that he had got on with his life and that's that.

I didn't even realize I was crying until I felt his warm hand wipe away the tears rolling down my cheek.

"I missed you, D!" I sniffed loudly. Boy it's been a long time. He still smelt of an apple-cinnamon scent which he knew I loved and although his hair was shorter, slightly lighter in colour, and his body was much, much, more muscular than before, there was still a sense of familiarity that overwhelmed me.

"I missed you too. You were the one who refused to reply my letters!" He said in mock anger as we walked to the living room.

I opened my mouth to retort, but out of the corner of my eye, I could see my parents hovering around curiously. Urgh, parents.

"Let's go to our secret place!" I winked. Before he could even reply, I grabbed his arm and we ran out of the door, just like we used to do.

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"I can't believe this place is still here!" Dan grinned widely. Our secret place was a few blocks down from my old house, and Dan and I used to come here every other day. It was a little rundown playground that no one ever used because of rumours of ghosts haunting the place flying around. Oh well, all the better for us!

"Do you remember when we came here in the middle of the night waiting for the "ghosts" to appear?" I asked him and we both laughed together at the memory. There was one night, Dan persuaded (more like forced) me to sneak out of the house at midnight and await the arrival of the ghosts in the playground. We were armed with torch-lights and sleeping bags and we waited, waited, and waited. And the next thing we know, we wake up in the police station. Needless to say, our parents were furious and grounded us for the next month. Ah, the things we used to do.

"So how come you're back?" I asked, as we sat on the swings. Surprisingly, the swings were still intact and not on the verge of breaking. It's been more than 10 years since I last came here, and the place looked pretty much the same.

"To see my favourite girl, of course," He replied with a cheeky grin.

I snorted. "Come on!" I said, as I stuck out my leg and tried to kick him.

"Well, I heard about your engagement…"

I looked at him blankly before lightning struck my head and I remembered... THE TWINS. Damn. I bet my parents blabbered their mouths off to his parents. I was still trying to wriggle my way out of it!

"Do you honestly think I'll go through that ridiculous proposal?" I said, frowning.

"Well, I heard both of them are hot," He wiggled his eyebrows playfully. I got off the swing and swatted him.

"Come on D, you've known me for more than 10 years! Well, kind of anyway. I mean, you've known me since I was young! Do I look like one of those boy-crazy girls who hyperventilates on seeing some supposedly "uber-cute" guy!" I folded my arms across my chest and glared at him.

"Chill S, I was just kidding!" He raised up his palms defensively. I made a face. That was so not funny.

"Anyway, honestly speaking, I've come as your knight in shining armour to rescue you from the evil dragons who want to steal you away from me!" He said with a smile.

Urgh, this guy is full of junk.

"Right, seriously D," I rolled my eyes.

He got of the swing and walked towards me. Suddenly, he took my hands into his and then said…

"Seriously."

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A/N: Hello guys, here's a really short little update! Hope you guys haven't all abandoned me! Anyway, will update as soon as I can for both stories (which probably won't be very soon 'cause of maaaajor exams coming up!) but hope you guys continue to keep the reviews coming and thank you so very much! MWAHS! : D