I have had this idea for a few days now, so I am finally writing it after 2 different tries. Please read and tell me what you think!!!!

Ash- The powdery residue left after the burning of a substance.

It's also my name.

Yes my name is Ash. Well technically Ashlynn but I prefer Ash. Only because my hair is black and I have gray eyes, and wear gray jeans. It just fits. I live in a small town and lots of people have nicknames that some big city people wouldn't understand. That's what I love about Cumberland Gap.

I have lived in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee all my life and I love it. Many people don't. They get tired of the small town, but I don't mind. I like knowing everyone and being close to everyone. Well most people ignore me. Except for my two best friends David and Violet.

"Ash, come on." Violet said.

"Vi, I don't want to go to the mall." Okay well it was strip mall, Middlesboro Kentucky, yes the next state but only 20 minutes away.

"Logan will be there." I looked at trying to see if she was lying just to get me to go or if she was telling the truth.


"Yes really."

"Hey guys what's up?" I turned around and saw our other best friend David standing behind us.

"Violet is trying to get me to go to the mall with her." I told him. He winced.

"Come on guys the mall isn't that bad." Violet said. "Ash you could buy more jeans."

"Vi, I already have 7 pairs of gray jeans I think I am okay." I pointed out. Yes it was true I had 7 pairs that looked exactly the same.

"Maybe you could get a new jacket."

"Sorry I love mine." I said smiling and wrapping my arms around myself.

"Wow." I heard David mutter. I playfully hit him in the arm.

"Oh shut up, it's not like all you wear is blue jeans." He didn't say anything back, which was his way of admitting that I was right.

"So are you guys coming?" Violet asked getting impatient with out arguing.

"Fine I'll go." I said hiding my excitement about seeing Logan.

"Yay!" She squealed. "David are you coming?" David looked at me, and I nodded knowing that Violet wouldn't be happy if he said no.

"Yeah alright."

"I love you guys!" She said jumping up and down and hugging us. "Okay let's take me car." She said skipping down the side walk. We followed grudgingly well at least David, I was actually excited. I have had a crush on Logan for the longest time, now I would be able to talk to him.

20 minutes later we were in the strip mall in Middlesboro, Kentucky my second favorite place; this was where everyone hung out from the High School. No one did much shopping it was more hanging out in the food court.

"Okay Amber said that they would be hanging out in the Food Court." Violet told us. Even though she was our friend, she was friends with other people and knew a lot of things about people. I smiled to myself. David was trailing behind us; I could tell he didn't want to be here.

"Hey guys." Violet said to the group of teens near basken Robbins.

"Hey." People mumbled. I saw Logan standing there talking to his friends, he looked at me and smiled and I smiled back and felt my cheeks heat up.

Violet started talking to some of the guys. I stood there awkwardly next to David, I looked up at him.

"So," I said.

"So." He said. "You want to-"

"Hey you're Ashlynn right?" I turned around and saw Logan standing behind me. I tried to keep my cool but inside I was freaking out. I was surprised that he actually knew my name.

"Yeah call me Ash." I said.

"So uh you want some ice cream?" He asked.

"Yeah." I couldn't believe he was going to buy ice cream for me. I walked with Logan over to the different ice creams I wouldn't be able to decide what to get. "Ah, there are too many to choose from."

"Choose three."

"Really?" I asked looking up at him.

"Yeah I'll pay."

"Are you sure?"

"Don't worry about it."

"Okay." I said.

"What would you like to order?" The person behind the counter asked.

"I would one scoop of red raspberry sherbet, rainbow sherbert, and vanilla." I could see Logan raise an eyebrow and smile. "In a bowl." I added.

The person behind the counter nodded. And got my ice cream together and handed it to me with a spoon.

"That will be $6.75." Beside me Logan pulled out some money and handed it to the cashier.

"Thanks." I said as I took a bite of my ice cream.

"No problem, you like it?"

"It's yummy." I said smiling.


We walked back to the group and I was eating my ice cream. I went over to Violet to tell her what happened.

"Guess what?"


"HE bought me ice cream!"



"Oh my gosh! I think he likes you!"

"You think?" I kind of thought the same thing. I couldn't believe it, finally Logan noticed me after 5 years of having a crush on him.

"Why else would he buy you ice cream?"

"Because I'm broke."

"Because he likes you and he wants you to know it." Violet said. "It's his way of telling you that he likes you,"

"I can't believe it." I said. "Do you think he is going to ask me out?" I was hoping she would say yes. I wanted him to ask me out so badly.

"If he thinks that you like him back." Violet said. "Flirt back."

"I think that's what I have been doing."

"Keep doing it ask him to hang out or something then he will know and probably ask you out." I ignored the fact that she said probably.

"Thanks Vi." I said hugging her.

"No problem Ash." She said and hugged me back as I walked back over to Logan to flirt more.

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