The lights dimmed and the previews for the movie were starting. I turned in my seat and grabbed a handful of popcorn. The tub of popcorn sat in Austin's lap, as I leaned on the armrest, between Austin and I, leaning slightly into Austin. A preview for a new horror movie popped onto the scream making me jump with fright. Austin laughed at my jumpiness.

"Hey, you wanna see that with me?" He whispered.

"Oh, how did you know?" I whispered sarcastically.

"You're jumpiness." He snorted with laughter.

"Well, I'll go with you to the movie if you take me to the new bookstore downtown." I replied, thinking he'd never wanna go with me.

"Deal!" He turned to me and grinned brightly. I was stunned, I have a feeling my mouth dropped open. He grinned again, turning away from me, and grabbed some popcorn.

And that's how it went. We sat in silence for most of it, making little comments when the scenes were boring, cool, or really crappy.

Once it got to the middle of the movie it actually got really good and scary. Of course it was the classic girl being chased and hunted down my the psycho-killer. Austin and I had long gone finished the tub of popcorn so now the tub lay on the floor next to our feet. I sat slightly tense from the movie, I knew something was going to pop out and make me scream. I heard a quiet chuckle as I sat there with my fists tensely curled, ready for a punch. I looked to my left to see Austin staring at me. He was laughing at me!

"What are you laughing at?" I hissed quietly.

"You." He chuckled. I glared at him.


"Cause you're so tense and into the movie. I just wanted to yell boo in your ear just to get you to stop looking so tense."

I made a face at him and turned back to the screen still talking. "I'll have you know I'm not that ten-" Than I screamed loudly as something popped out. As I screamed I ended up hiding my face in Austin's shoulder as he laughed lightly. I hid my face for a good 4, 5 minutes, and as I hid I felt Austin snake his arm around me. He stroked my hair lightly and said,

"All clear. No more scariness." I peeked out and found no scariness.

"Can I just stay here?" I asked him shyly.

"Sure." He smiled widely, moving around to make himself and myself more comfortable. I smiled back at him and continued to watch the movie, or at least tried.