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The Story of Us: Amanda and Caleb

Novel By: DaynaMayna

The Story of Us
I looked out the window of my Corpus Christi beach house, and observed the family moving in next door. They looked like the typical perfect American family: A Father, Mother, Son, and Daughter.
The family lugged boxes out of the U-Haul truck, and into the house.
I had always wondered when someone was going to finally move in next door. I mean the house has been vacant for almost 5 years. It was the biggest house on the street, more than twice the size of mine.
“Amanda.” My mom said stepping into my room. “What’s up?” I asked turning away from the window and facing her.
“I’m sure you noticed the new Nabors.” My mother started. I quickly nodded my head. “Well, your father and I decided to invite them over for dinner. They have 2 kids, a daughter who’s in the 6th grade like you, and a son who’s in the 8th.” My mother finished.
“So…this means…?” I asked awkwardly. “Just dress nice and be downstairs in the dining room at 5:30.” My mother replied with a smile.
I walked down the stairs 5:30 sharp, running my fingers through my blonde hair, and tugging on my pink lace shirt. As soon as I stepped into the dining room, (which was usually only use for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) I was greeted by the new family.
“Amanda this is the Saunders’s” my father said, then gesturing to each one of the individually. “Paul, Nancy, Caleb, and Sky.” They all gave me a little wave.
“Um..I’m Amanda.” I replied pulling a smile.
As the parents started making random small talk about school, my eyes fell on Sky. She was a good few inches taller than me. She was flat out tall for her age, but she held her height gracefully. She had long black hair, and stunning blue eyes. Overall, Sky was pretty intimidating.
Then I looked over to her brother, Caleb. It took all the power in my body to keep my mouth from falling open, I couldn’t help but stare. He was tall, just like his sister. He also had the same blue eyes, and black hair. But that’s when the resemblance stopped. Caleb…was just flat out…Attractive!
While I was checking out his eyes for the 100th time in 5 minutes, Caleb caught me staring. I turned away quickly as I felt color rush to my cheeks.
“Let’s eat.” My father boomed, rubbing his hands together.
Soon enough me and Sky clicked, and instantly became best friends.
The next few years were filled with sleepovers ad weekend trips to six flags with Sky.
But also me gawking at Caleb, admiring how cute he is, and laughing at all his corning jokes, Ignoring his countless remarks about all the stupid things me and Sky likes, like Hannah Montana, and The Jones Brothers.
All these years, I’ve been trying to get Caleb to stop seeing me as his kid sisters best friend.
I was freshmen and high school now and pretty grown since the say we first meet.
I’m in love with my best friend’s brother, and I’m determined to get him to love me too.

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Submitted:Mar 15, 2013    Reads: 72    Comments: 4    Likes: 0   

The Story of Us


I sprinted to the bathroom, just barely making it to the toilet, heaving up my breakfast.

"Okay Nancy, I'll send her over in about 30. Thanks bye." My mother said into her cell phone. She then walked into the bathroom, and crouched down next to me. "Oh honey you look absolutely miserable." My mother said looking at me.

"Why were you talking to Mrs. Saunders?" I mumbled pushing myself up off the floor, my leg wobbling underneath me. "Apparently Caleb's sick too. She said since she is off work today, she'll take care of you too." My mom replied, shrugging her shoulders.

I found myself stumbling to the Saunders's house. I walked in, to be greeted by Mrs. Saunders. She helped me up the stairs, and lead me to Caleb's room.

"I'll bring you both some hot tea in a few. Amanda make yourself at home."

Me and Caleb stared at each other for a few seconds. "You look like completeoshit." I said smirking.

"Well you don't look like Selena Gomez." He spat back, a playful grin plastered on his face. I walked over to his bed, and laid down next to him.

"The first thing my mom asked me when she found me puking was if I was pregnant." I looked over at Caleb.

"Mine to."He replied keeping a straight face. We both clutched our stomachs laughing, tears streamed down my face, and we both were gasping for air.

So what are we going to do all day, stuck in your room sick?"

"Die Fool!" I yelled as I played Grand Theft Auto on Caleb's Playstation.

"How the hell did you get four stars!" Caleb exclaimed sitting down next to me.

"Oh just started a shooting, killed a cop, stole the cop car to get away, and then ran over another half dozen cops." I replied casually.

"Noo!" I screamed as my car exploded. I threw the remote on the ground. "I hate Grand Theft Auto." I frowned walking away from the TV throwing myself on his bed. "Sure you do." Caleb replied laughing.

"Shut up!" I yelled tossing a pillow at him. "Someone's feisty." He said tossing the pillow back at me. I caught it in my hands. "I'm tired. I think I'm going to take a nap." I told Caleb pulling his sheets over my body.

"I think I will too." Caleb yawned, laying in next to me. I felt my eyes grow heavy as I slowly drifted off.

Light assaulted my eyes. Picked up my head, and looked around. The first thing I noticed were the strong arms wrapped around me, and my legs were entertained with someone else's.

I quickly realized that the arms belonged to Caleb. He was still sound asleep. I sweeped the hair out of his eyes, readjusted myself in his arms, and fell asleep once more.


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