Chapter 11.

"I'll see you later Dex." I grinned at him and hopped out of the car.

"Tell Dave I'm out here and tell him to hurry the fuck up." He was agressive but was still smiling.

"Of course." I smiled and started towards the door.

"Wait!" He called and I heard the car door slam behind him. He grabbed me around the waist and pulled me to him and pressed his lips to mine. Started slowly and getting more and more passionate. Eventually he pulled back. "I've been waiting to do that all morning."

"Yeah. Me too." Well it wasn't exactly a lie. I'd been dying to kiss him, but I still wasn't exactly sure how I felt about Dexter.

I turned away from him and into the hospital. It smelt like disinfectant and old people. I really hated hospitals. I shuddered as I walked up to the reception desk. "Excuse me miss?" I asked the young middle aged woman sitting behind the desk.

"Yes how can I help you?" She asked in a bored monotone voice.

"I was looking for Rachel O Conner's room?"

She flipped through some files on her desk. "Yeah... She's in room 304 on the tenth floor. Had her stomach pumped. Her boyfriend and brother are with her now."

"Thanks so much." I turned away from the woman and make my way to the elevator and pressed the button up to ten. I hoped Rachel was okay. Having your stomach pumped was serious shit. My cousin's best friend had died after it. I wondered what kinda state she was in.

When I got to the room, my fear vanished. She was sitting up on the bed and laughing with Davis.

"Nat!" She exclaimed cheerfully as I entered the room.

"Hey Rach. How're you feeling?" I asked gently as I eased myself down onto the bed.

"Great! Except I'm really hungry! They won't let me eat!" She groaned and threw her arms around me giving me a hug.

"Dave and Andy, Dexter's waiting outside to take you home." I smiled at him.

"Uh, good. I'm exahausted! I've been here all night." He gave me a hug and then he kissed Rachel long and hard on the lips, then he slowly pulled back and pressed his forehead against hers. "I love you Baby." He kissed her on the nose.

"Bye Rachel." Andy waved.

I watched Rachel bubbling with excitement as Davis left the room. "Ohmigod Nattie! You'll never guess what!" She squealed when the Davis and Andy closed the door behind him.

"What?" I asked, laughing at her excitement.

"Last night, Davis told me he loved me for the first time!" She beamed, bouncing up and down.

"He did?" I gasped. It seemed a little soon to me.

"Uh huh. I had gotten my stomach pumped and I was out cold and when I opened my eyes I saw davis lying beside me on the bed... Tears in his beautiful brown eyes and he was rubbing circles on my ice cold hands. I heard him murmuring and telling me not to die and not to leave him because he loved me. And when I asked him if he really loved me... He stared at me for a long time and relief washed over his face and he told me that he loved me more than he loved anyone in this whole entire world! Oh Nattie! It was amazing!" She sighed contently.

"That sounds wonderful." I nodded entusiastically. I sudden felt a wave of jealous flood through me. Why though? I've had guys tell me they loved me before... But there was something far more intamite in Rachel and Davis' realationship then I'd ever expirenced.

"What's wrong Nattie?" Rachel pouted. That was the one thing about Rachel, she could always tell when I was upset.

"Do you love Davis?" I asked hesitantly.

"Of course I do. Is that what your worried about? That I'll hurt Davis?" She frowned.

"No... How do you know when your in love?" That sounded like a stupid question but I honestly didn't know the answer.

"Well he makes me feel great about myself, I watch the notebook and understand Noah and ally's intense passion, Then way he says my name... Makes me feel safe and as if I belong with him and only him. I love the smell of his cologne and sniff it when he's not looking. I find his agression and compeitvness really cute. He makes me smile when I feel like crying and makes me laugh when I'm frustrated. When I'm not with him... I wish I was with him and no one else... He's always in my mind. I always have to be close to him... Touching him... Holding his hand... My arms around his waist... His around mine." She sighed dreamily.

"Is that what he feels?" I asked.

"Maybe. Although I know for a fact he loves my perfume." She grinned happpily to herself.

"No... Is that how Dex feels about me?" I swallowed.

"Probably... But what does it matter? Your with Pitbull." She shrugged.

"Not anymore."

"What do you mean not any more?" She demanded.

"We broke up." I sighed. This conversation was unavoiable.

"Why? Oh not because of Dexter!" She groaned.

"No! He was cheating on me."

"With who? For how long?" She demanded. "I'll knock his fucking teeth out of his fucking scumbag head!"

"Rach, calm down. Maybe it's for the best."

"I'll rip that little tramp he's been with aswell. Oh she'll fucking regret the day she even set eyes on your man. And when I'm done with that poor excuse of a man he'll regret the day he was born!" She went on ranting using very unlady like vocabulary. She sounded more like a sailor on leave.

"Rach, Rach... Just calm down... Maybe it's for the best. I mean maybe I can give things with Dexter ago now."

"I'm gonna... Wait what did you just say?" Her mouth hung open in shock.

"I... I think... I love Dex." I blushed. It was the first time I'd said it out loud. It was kinda scary now that it was in the open.

"Awh that's really sweet. But... Are you sure?" She asked hesitantly.

"I wasn't... So I asked you how'd you know you loved Davis and I realised... Everything you love about Davis is exactly how I feel about Dex."

"Honey, you turned him said you didn't like him in that way. You wanted to be friends. Oh Honey don't go down this road." She pleaded.

"Rach...I know your looking out for me and I love that but... I think I wanna give things ago with Dex." I smiled slightly. I pictured myself being as happy as Rachel was with Davis. In love with someone who loved me right back. But then again... My parents had been in love and that didn't work out.

"Nattie are you ready for a serious realationship?"

"Not a serious one. Where kids for godsake! I don't want to get married and have his babies or anything... But I really do love him... And if it works it works and if it doesn't... Well at least I'll know I've tried."

"That's dead sweet. Oh you two will be perfect together!" She cooed and grabbed my phone out of my pocket.

"What're you doing?" I giggled, trying to snatch it away from her.

"I'm just texting Davis, pretending to be you. Telling him the nurses are fucking you out and to send Dex to collect you!" She grinned excitedly.

"What? Why?" I shook my head confused.

"So you can finally tell him you love him!" The thing people found most charming in Rachel is that she was a hopeless romantic and no matter what shit was happening in the world, she always held onto the knowledge that love truely existed.

"Rach your impossible." I shook my head.

"He says Dex's on the way." She sang.

"What am I gonna say? Maybe I shouldn't say anything... Maybe it's too akward and embaressing.I mean you can't really just go up to someone and tell them you love them!" Ugh this was so frustrating! Why was it so impossible for humans to express their feelings?

"Just go with it Nattie. You deserve this."

Just then the phone buzzed.

"Go get 'em tiger." She winked at me as I made my way out of the room.

"Nattie! Over here!" Dex started waving his arms around.

I quickly jogged over to his car. "Dex I gotta tell you something."

"I've got something to tell you too." He grinned happily.

"Mine is more important." I insisted.

"Is this Nattie?" A girl in the passenger seat asked. She was really pretty and seemed nice.

I looked at Dex in horror. "Who's this?"

"Nattie... This is my best friend... And now girlfriend Kate."


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