Run After You
"And if you're lucky, I mean if you're the luckiest person on earth than the person you love decides to love you back"- One Tree Hill
As I sat in the café across Jake, on our decided date (which took a long time); I realized many things. First that it only takes one person to change your world, one person to change the way you act and one person to change the way you think. Second; love does not have an age, I could be fifteen but this feeling has thought me more than the parents in the world that have started families and are now filing for divorces. Third; it doesn't take much to fall in love, fourth; you can put all your defenses up but the day love attacks that fortes is going to be lighter than a feather. And last but probably the most important; I fell in love with a celebrity, something I never even thought could happen but maybe it's only because this celebrity is different; the guy with blue eyes, sandy blonde hair, this innocent smile and the cheeky face is not the celebrity that I thought he was. He's the guy that turned down a movie offer and stuck to being a normal person in a normal school for me. Yes, there will be no movie; mostly because I wasn't comfortable with it. I would normally feel guilty about destroying his career but he has this way of making me believe that he's happy with everything and every decision. Everything including his mom in prison, his dad disappointed and angry and me by his side. I look up from my cup of coffee to meet his ocean blue eyes, he just smiles at me because I know he's having the same thoughts. We're not an ordinary teenage couple and our story isn't cliché. I know he loves me because mourning over someone when they are dead or about to die is caring, risking your life to save them without even thinking is love. Mandy had told me a thousand times that I wasn't dressing up like it was a date but I was more comfortable in my usual ponytail and a normal shirt with jeans and besides that was the Tara Sawyer that Jake fell in love with. When I look back, I don't regret writing the note. I don't regret the assignment and I don't regret running after him.
Henry Miller said that 'the one thing we can never get enough of is love, and the one thing we never give enough of is love'. Henry Miller was wrong because I'm getting the love that I never thought I would get. What I'm getting is more than enough but it is still doesn't mean that I would mind having more. The moment I realized I loved him it wasn't much different from what I was expecting to feel; what comes after is the best part. The part where you would punch any boy trying to flirt with you in the face before you met him but he is there; cuddling with you, calling you adorable and you don't seem to mind it. In fact it's the best feeling in the world and you wouldn't trade it for anything. Even the tiny details matter; whenever I'm upset about anything I remind myself of how special I am. A guy took a bullet for me and I love that guy. Looking back at how the past two months have changed me, I'm proud of myself. I used to judge people too fast but everyone is different and unique. I'm just the one that had to learn my lesson the hard way but nevertheless I'm glad everything happened. Because now I can't imagine life without him and I for one don't even want to.
Without a doubt I know it now; I love Jake Brandon and I'm lucky that he loves me back. It's never a big deal saying those words out loud as long as they are for him.
"I love you" I say smiling at him and he gives me a little smirk
"Changed, have we?"
"Definitely" I say chuckling
"Good, I love you too"
"Good, I love you too" and when I say those words, I mean them. They're not the forceful I love yous that I used for my dad when I was younger and they are only meant for one person. When my mother left I felt as if all my hope had been destroyed but Tara changed it for me. She's not what you might make out of her to be in one glance; she's a sweetheart and she's not as easy as she seems to be. She judged me, but I guess I never cared enough to find the reason. In the days it took us to get to know each other better, I realized that the crazy and happy person is nothing but an act. She might not show it but she wants someone to care and she's scared of not being good enough and that's something she has been hiding even from herself.
Sometimes the people that you love the most that leave, they leave because they are scared that they might love you back and if that is the truth than Tara Sawyer is the bravest person I know because instead of leaving she took the risk and came to me. The truth is that I don't feel bad about not doing the movie because in exchange of giving up on my career as an actor I get the most beautiful girl that loves me and I love her. I consider myself the luckiest person on earth.
"The day you start thinking that love is over rated is the day that you're wrong, the only thing wrong with love, belief and faith is not having it"- Haley James Scott
We are all looking for something or someone to believe in because after all we're humans and humans crave for love and maybe that is why we're slaves to each other without even noticing it. But I know that the choices I made don't make me a slave to Tara, they make me better and they make me human. They give me hope and that is something I desperately needed, a glimpse of hope that would tell me that I can let go off my past and what surprises me is that I found that hope in the form of the girl that was probably ready to chop my head off before I even came to her town.
But people change, things change, priorities change and sometimes all you need is one person to change it all. Near 7 billion people in the world and all you need is one.
You know all those promises we make? The promises should only be made if you believe you can keep them and I know I can. And I promise to treasure her forever
And I promise to treasure him forever.
What do you do next? Lean across the table and seal the promise with a kiss
A/N: Well Guys, officially the last chapter of Run After You. I will start editing the story tomorrow and I would like to inform you that there will be no changes in the events, plot or anything else. The editing is only to fix the typos and possibly elongate the chapters by adding details but if you don't want to read it again then the changes will not be essential to the plot.
I would like to thank the following people for sticking through this story with me:
All my readers and the people that followed the story, added it to their favorites and reviewed.
Areesha, my Ariana for supplying me with crazy plot twists and ideas
Neha, my Natalie for pushing me to write and reading it with interest
Maliha, my Mandy for having a bad mind and imagination and driving me crazy about each chapter
Faiza, for saying that I'm her inspiration *passes out*
Thank you for reading this story and supporting it, you all are the best!
-love BabyT (yeah, that is my new pen name)