I sat there in the wake of the destruction that was known as Cayden's backyard. It had all happened so fast. No more then ten minutes ago, I was the happiest I had ever been, now I was sitting on the ground crying and Cayden and Jay were nowhere to be seen.
I was so confused when Jay went storming up the stairs and told me not to bother him. I let out a deep sigh and went into the kitchen to wait for Cayden. I was still so curious as to what he desperately needed to speak to me about.
I heard footsteps and saw the familiar face come into the kitchen.
"We need to talk" he said as he walked over to the patio door and stared out it.
"About?" I asked.
"Us" was all he said.
"What do you mean us?"
"Even though it shouldn't be, don't ignore the fact that there's something going on between us. I know you feel it." He didn't look away from the door, he just continued to stare out it. "I know it's wrong, but I don't care, I can't hide my feelings anymore"
"I don't know what to say" I said. I really was speechless.
"Tell me you feel the same, tell me you don't. Something, anything" he said desperately as he turned to me.
All the emotions came to me at once. I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. I did care.
"Camilla, please say something" he pleaded. When I didn't, he turned back to the patio door.
I got up from my chair and walked over to him. He continued to stare out the door and his head dropped a little.
"I…" I choked. Why couldn't I speak? I tried again. "I… feel the same" I finally choked.
He turned quickly. "Really? Are you sure?"
"Yes" I said confidently.
In a flash Jay was holding my head in his hands and kissing me. I felt like I was going to faint. It felt like my stomach was doing cartwheels. He let go and opened his eyes.
A smile came across his face and it wasn't his usual mischievous smile. It was so warm and inviting. He stepped towards me and kissed me again. That's when everything went wrong.
Before I could even process that Cayden was in the room he was knocking Jay out the patio window. Glass shattered everywhere and they tumbled down through the grass in the backyard and into the pool.
My mouth dropped open. I ran after them, my heels clicking against the cement steps as I ran down them. They were out of the pool now. Cayden was using his powers and had Jay raised in the air and an invisible grip around Jay's throat. Jay was choking and couldn't breathe, let alone talk, so I knew I had to. I heard Cayden yell something to him about tricking me again.
"Cayden STOP! I know that's Jay!" I yelled.
Cayden immediately dropped his grip on Jay and Jay fell to the ground panting and gasping for air.
"What?" he asked
"I.. know ..that's ..Jay" I said once again.
Cayden looked completely shocked.
"So you kissed him, knowing it was him?" he asked slowly.
"Cayden I'm sorry" Jay choked out as he continued to take deep breaths.
Cayden didn't say anything he just took off running. Jay got up and quickly chased after him. I dropped to my knees and started crying.
I had been sitting here a good twenty minutes and I had no idea where Jay and Cayden had gone. I heard voices coming from in the kitchen and then Vince, Nate, and Tyler came running out the broken patio door with concerned looks on their faces. They saw me and immediately ran over to me.
"Camilla what happened are you okay?" Nate asked worried.
"Cayden and Jay were fighting" I sobbed.
"They did this?" Nate asked shocked.
I just nodded.
"Because… because Jay kissed me"
All three of their mouths dropped open. They looked at one another dumfounded.
"So they fought because Jay kissed you, and you didn't want him to?" Vince asked.
"No, I wanted him to"
I didn't think they could look any more shocked, but they all did. Their eyes all widened and no one spoke for a moment.
"Where did they go? Are either of them hurt?" Nate crouched down at eye level with me.
"I don't know where they went, but I think they're both fine"
"Well come on lets get you in the house" Nate said helping me off the ground.
He led me back through the broken patio door, and back to the living room. I sat on the couch and so did the guys. They tried calling Jay and Cayden but neither of them answered. I just sat there in silence staring at the ground trying to comprehend what had just happened.
Jay had professed his feelings for me, and I felt the same. I don't know how I didn't see it before. Once I started to spend more time with him, and get to know the real Jay, he was too easy to like.
My thoughts were cut off when the door opened. The guys all got up defensively and I got up to get a better look. Cayden and Jay came in together. They were laughing. Everyone's mouths dropped open, including mine. I expected either them to come in separate or bickering, not together, and laughing at that. The guys obviously had the same thought because they looked just as confused as me. Jay and Cayden looked over at us.
"What's up?" Jay asked.
No one spoke. Everyone just stared at them in silence. Jay ignored the stares and plopped down in one of the recliners. Cayden motioned for me to follow him. I got up slowly and followed him up to his room. He waited at the door to his room until I was in and then shut it behind me.
"What the hell was that?" I asked.
"It was all just a misunderstanding" Cayden said with a smile as he sat on his bed.
"I half expected one of you to come in bloody"
"Aw, you weren't expecting it to be me I hope?" he asked laughing.
"Cayden this isn't a joke. Half hour ago you were about to kill Jay, then you come back in and you guys are all buddy buddy?"
"Sit down" he said as the smile vanished from his face.
I walked over to the bed and sat next to him.
"Remember when I told you I needed to ask you something?" he asked.
"Well, Evie told me that she thinks you're still in love with me and she wont be with me until I figure out what my feelings for you are. If we're just friends, or if I'm still in love with you"
My mouth dropped open but he continued.
"And I just kept thinking, there's no way Cam is still in love with me. And then I started thinking, would there be a difference if she is? So I had to come here to ask you. I had to know how you really felt. I knew what I wanted and I really hoped that you wanted the same"
My heart started beating so fast. Oh my god Cayden did want to get back together. He saw Jay and me kissing and he flipped out. What was I going to say to him? I didn't want him, I wanted Jay. How could I tell him that I wanted his twin brother instead of him, especially with our history? An hour ago, I would have never even seen Jay as an option but now it was the only option I was thinking about.
"I need to know how you feel"
I took a deep breath. "I'm sorry Cayden I moved on"
He let out a deep sigh, but it was a sigh of relief and he smiled. I was confused.
"Yes" he cheered.
"Huh?" I asked still absolutely confused. I thought he wanted to get back together.
"I'm over you too. I want Evie, that's all I want. I just had to make sure you felt the same, and when I came in and saw you kissing Jay…"
I cut him off "You thought that I thought Jay was you, and that I wasn't over you"
"Yes. Then when you said you knew it was Jay, I was relieved. I only took off like that, because I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I wanted to get to the store before the mall closed. Jay followed me to explain, but there was no explanation needed. I don't care if you two are together. I wish you two the best"
I tried to wrap my brain around all this. I felt relieved. I was so glad Cayden didn't want to get back together, and I was so happy we were on the same page.
"Great" I smiled. I got up from the bed and Cayden gave me a hug.
We both went downstairs. As I came down the steps Jay caught my glance and gave me a wink. I smiled but continued to walk past him to the couch. He grabbed my arm and pulled me onto his lap and kissed my cheek. I grunted a little in pain as I felt my ribs shift around.
"Sorry" he whispered
The guys all looked at us with their mouths open and their eyes widened in surprise. Jay laughed and so did I. Everyone looked over at Cayden for his reaction but he just stared off smiling.
After a few minutes the weird stares were gone.
"So, whose going to clean all that glass up?" Nate asked.
"Oh, I'll get it, it was my fault" Cayden said getting up.
"Want some help?" Jay asked.
"No, I got it" Cayden called as he left into the kitchen.
Jay turned to me. "You must be tired"
I nodded. I was really sore and wanted to go to sleep. The night had turned hectic so quick and I had forgotten how tired I initially was. I went to get out of his lap but he just stood up still holding me in his arm.
"Night" The guys all said together.
"Night" I replied back.
Jay took me up to his room and left while I changed. He came back in when I was done and started to pull the covers off for me. I got in the bed but he hesitated.
"Aren't you sleeping in here?" I asked.
"Do you want me to?" he asked.
"Yeah, of course"
He looked relieved. "Oh well I wasn't sure, since now, well… things are different. I didn't want to cross any lines"
I understood what he meant. When we had slept in the bed together before, it was when there were no feelings involved. Well, before we admitted there were feelings involved. Now that he had brought it up, I actually felt nervous. Jay shut off the light and crawled in bed with me. He pulled me in close to him.
I felt my heart skip a beat and I tried to keep my breathing regular, even though butterflies were flying through me. It was dark so I couldn't see much, but I could tell he was staring at me.
"Will you be my girlfriend?" he asked sweetly.
"Yes" I replied and I felt a huge smile across my face.
Jay leant in and kissed me slowly. The butterflies increased. When he pulled back I rested my head on his chest.
"Goodnight" he said softly.
"Night" I mumbled before easily drifting off to sleep.