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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:Jan 31, 2013    Reads: 92    Comments: 3    Likes: 0   

The Story of Us


"Oh how much you've all grown!" My mom gushed as she took pictures of me and Caleb. Caleb standing tall in his football uniform, me in my cheer. Sky let out a little gag as she snapped a picture on her phone.

"If only they would realize they were meant for each other and just date." Mrs. Saunders grinned, snapping pictures. I felt color rise to my checks, and Caleb stiffen up next to me. "Sorry to burst your bubble mom, but were both in relationships." Caleb scoffed. "And Sky, Amanda, and me need to head over to the game." He added grabbing his keys off the coffee table.

The three of us headed to the school's football field.

I glanced at all the people in the stands, decked out in homecoming gear. My eyes locked with Max, who was shirtless, chest painted blue and yellow. I blew him a little kiss and joined the other cheerleaders on the side lines, passing the away teams cheerleader, who shot me daggers.

"Come on Caleb!" I screamed as he sprinted down the field going for a touchdown. We all bounced up and down as the home score went up six points. Caleb slammed the ball into the ground, and did his special victory dance.

The horn went off signaling half time, and the player vacated the field. "Guys huddle up." Hallie yelled throwing her arms up in the air. "It's time for us to do our half time routine. We've been working our butts off for weeks; I know we're going to nail this." We all smiled at each other, slapping each other on the back. "Now let's do this!" Hallie yelled leading ups to the center of the field.

I stood front and center, pulling my best cheer smile. I could see Sky at the top of the bleachers, doing provocative dance move, trying to make me laugh.

The music started, and I did all the moves with perfection. I sashayed to my stunt group to do our ending stunt. Marina placed her hands on my hips, quickly then on my ankles as Dylan and Logan soared me up into extension.

"Cradle!" Marina yelled. "5,6,7,8!" Dylan and Logan threw me up into the air, much higher than usual.

My body slammed into the ground and pain shot everywhere. I let out a high pitched yelp, and clamped my eyes shut. I heard the crowd let out an "oh" in unison.

"Amanda!" Dylan shirked kneeling down next to me. "Amanda open your eyes" he added. I slowly opened my eyes and looked down to my leg, where most of the pain was radiating from.

My leg was abnormally crooked. I instantly felt woozy, and shut my eyes once more.

"Oh god." I heard someone mumble, kneeling down to my side. I opened my eyes to see Caleb, his face painted with worry. "The ambulance will be here soon." Caleb said rubbing the side of my arm soothing me. I nodded my throbbing head, giving him a weak smile, hearing the sirens wailing in the distance.

Soon the paramedics came, and loaded me on the gurney. "I'll call your parents and tell them to meet you at the hospital." Caleb said frowning holding my hand, as they prepared to load me onto the ambulance.

Caleb gave me one last look, before turning to return to the game. "Caleb." I said in a raspy voice. He came back next to me, regarding my hand, sending sparks through my body.

"Win the game for me."

Amanda's Cheer Uniform: http://www.polyvore.com/homecoming/set?id=69429700

Romeo and Juliet is perfection<3 Romeo and Benvolio and super attractive in the 1968 movie. Anyways…there won't be another chapter up probably till next week. I have mega school work.


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