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His lips pushed roughly against my own, slightly bruising them. I leaned into the kiss, his hands moving to wrap around my waist as mine rested on his chest. We were kissing for a few seconds before his tongue pushed against my lips, asking for entrance.

I stopped what I was doing and pushed him away violently. What the fuck was I thinking? He slammed into the wall behind him and winced, I shook my head at him.

"What the fuck was that?" I hissed, and before he was even able to pick up his sketchpad (which must have fell when we know...) I asked another question. "How did you know I was going to be here?"

He looked confused...very confused. He also looked pissed off, which I guess was normal since I slammed him into the wall. But he also looked...hurt?

Shaking his head, he scribbled something down on his sketchpad.

I didn't know you were going to be here.

He looked serious, his eyebrows furrowed in frustration. I glared at him.

"You said you had a feeling I was going to be here. The fuck is that?" I snapped.

It looked as though he was starting to get extremely annoyed with me. I didn't care, what the fuck is this? Him knowing my every move? I didn't like it. I didn't like it one bit.

I looked at the furious writing on the sketchpad he thrusted in my face.

Wynter was talking to Theo about going to the mall today. And I wasn't eavesdropping, she's a loud person and was sitting right next to me and I assumed you would go too. I had some shopping to do, so I came today. It's a public mall so I have every right to be here. I was looking for a place that sells ice cream when you caught my eye. he was looking for ice cream, not me. Then...

Holy shit. I thought. I'm a bitch.

He started to walk away, but I grabbed his arm and spun him around.

"And the reason for kissing me?"

He shrugged and wrote something down, showing it to me.

You looked like you wanted it. Anyways, I gotta go. Bye.

He stormed off, leaving me alone next to the cinnamon bun stand. I watched him leave, and felt something heavy settle in my stomach.

Oh, I thought. So this is what guilt feels like.


Wynter grabbed my hand and looked at me with those big green eyes of hers. Oh shit, she was getting information out of me. Theo was scarfing down noodles in the background.

"What happened?" She questioned, her eyebrows knitting together in frustration.

"Nothing. I was pissed that he was here." I lied, shoving my hands in my pockets. Wynter's eyes flashed down to my hands in my pockets, but then she nodded her head.

"Oh, well...okay then." She returned to sitting next to Theo, and he fed her a spoonful of noodles.

My back pocket started to vibrate, I looked at my phone, and saw it was my father calling.

"Hey guys, my dad is calling. I'm gonna take this call somewhere else, okay?" They nodded, barely paying any attention to be. I walked over to an empty table and answered the phone.

"Yes dad?" I answered, slightly confused. Didn't he have work?

"Alice?" I rolled my eyes.

"You called my phone, who else would answer?"

"I suppose you are right. Uh...would you like to go get something to eat? I mean, or we could go Hot Topic? I'll buy you that necklace you wanted?" He sounded nervous.

Dad wants to spend time with me? I thought happily.

"Yea dad, lets go for ice cream! Your treat right?" I said, sitting up in my seat.

He chuckled.

"Yes, it's on me. Where are you?"

"I'm at the mall! I'll wait out front, by the Barnes and Nobles." He laughed, and we both said our goodbyes and hung up.

I walked over to Theo and Wynter, telling them my dad wanted to spend time with me. They nodded and smiled, shooing me away. I left the mall, waiting outside excitedly.

A black truck pulled up, and as the window rolled down I smiled at the man I call my father in the passenger seat. He unlocked the door and I hopped in, throwing my seatbelt on. He reached over and patted my head with a smile. I grinned back.

"So what's up kiddo?"

"The car roof." I said, tapping it with a wink. He chuckled and I laughed with him.

"So Dairy Queen or Carvel?" I thought about it for a moment before answering.

"Dairy Queen sounds good." He nodded, humming a small tune while smiling. He had messy brown hair, I always wondered why he insisted on leaving the house with bedhead, but I guess hes just naturally too lazy. His green eyes were sparkling, and I smiled too. I always wondered why I didn't inherit his dimples, but that went to my sister instead.

My eyes glazed over thinking about Carly. Why did I have to lose my mother and her?

I felt a hand settle itself on mine, and I looked at my dad. He smiled, looking at me from the corner of his eyes.

"I love you Allie, they did too." I stared at him in shock, my eyes welling up with tears. I sniffled, and he gave my hand another squeeze. "Don't cry." I nodded my head, taking a deep breath, and grinning at the sight of DQ ahead. I heard him chuckle once more, and we pulled up into the driveway. I hopped out of the car and ran to the door, my dad following along. He ordered a huge ass banana split blizzard, while I got the oreo brownie meltdown. We went outside to the back, where the tables were. We sat down across from eachother, and I watched as my dad continued to devour his ice cream.

"Slow down there, you might choke." I said jokingly, and he grinned, wiping off his mouth.

"Well, Alice, what's new in your life?" I shrugged. My dad shifted a little uncomfortably. "Are Wynter and Theo doing ok?" I grinned.

"There doing more then ok." My dad gave me a questioning look. "They're dating now."

I watched his eyes widen, then he laughed.

"Wow, I didn't see that coming. Well, I hope the best for them." I nodded happily. " are you doing with the boys?" I looked up at him and laughed. He smiled. "What?"

"I don't have a boyfriend, or a crush at the moment if that's what you mean." I snorted.

I watched him pout, crossing his arms over his chest mockingly.

"Well why not? You're a very pretty girl, I surprised boys aren't pestering you!" I raised an eyebrow at him, and opened my mouth to say something, but his phone cut me off. I watched his eyes flicker from his phone to me, and I sighed.

"Just answer it."

He looked at me apologetically and answered his phone. I leaned forward to listen to the phone call.

"Hello?...Yes sir...of course sir...I'll be there in ten minutes. Yes I understand it's ok. Yes, goodbye." He slipped his phone in his pocket and patted my head. I clenched my hand into a fist, gritting my teeth. "I'm sorry Allie, I really have to go. It's important. I really am-"

"Don't." I interrupted, sighing sadly. "It's ok. Just at least drive me home please..."

We got up, threw out our ice creams (dad wouldn't want it to spill in the car.) and headed home.

We didn't talk the whole ride back.


I walked up the driveway and put the keys in the front door, pushing it open. Before I even made it up the stairs, the doorbell rang.

"The fuck? I just got home." Sighing, I trudged down the stairs and opened the door.

My eyes widened.

"What are you doing here?"


Hi guys! I'm back! I know I know, it's take R. But I hope you didn't mind the delay.(: The scene with her dad took a while, I had three different ideas for that scene, and eventually I just went with the one I thought best:)

Special Thanks to MissKluck, my new beta3