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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:Feb 7, 2013    Reads: 92    Comments: 3    Likes: 0   

The Story of Us


I laid in my stiff emergency room bed, staring at my new pink cast. I wouldn't be able to cheer for six whole weeks. Football season would be over completely by then, and we would already be full into basketball.

I leaned my head back against the hospital's flatten pillows. I closed my eyes, listening to the doctor tell my mom how the pain killer she prescribed me would work.

The door burst open, and Dylan was soon by my side, followed by Caleb, Sky, Mr. and Mrs. Saunders and my father.

"Amanda I am so sorry." Dylan said frowning. "I tried to catch you I swear." He added throwing his hand up in the air defensively.

"Its okay Dylan, I'm sure you did. Anyways I'll be able to cheer again in six weeks." I replied faking a smiling.
"Six weeks without cheer? That sound like complete0hell!"He exclaimed.

Caleb slightly pushed Dylan aside, and held out a boutique of flowers. "We won 57 to 47" Caleb told me with a cheeky grin.

"Where's Max?" I asked trying not bring down the mood. "His mom wouldn't let him come, but he said he'll see you tomorrow at homecoming dance." Sky replied stepping forward.

"Like I'm going to the homecoming dance in crutches." I scoffed rolling my eyes.

"But you promised you and max would double date with me and Nate." Sky whined, frowning.

"Amanda's not going to the homecoming dance. Her leg is still going to be sore by tomorrow night." My mom intruded.

"It's settled." I said ending the conversation.

Not fast enough I was released from the hospital. When we arrived home, Caleb had to carry me up the stair bridal style to my room. I held on for dear life.

He laid me in my bed, and then sat down next to me.

"I was thinking, if you want, when you leg feels better, we could hold a mini homecoming dance in my living room. We could all dress up, decorate the place, and invite people. I think it would be fun, since you don't get to go tomorrow."Caleb told me smiling.

I felt a smile grow on my face also. "I would like that." I replied. "Well goodnight." Caleb said pulling me into a hug, and then exciting the room.

I was exhausted. Right as I felt myself drifting off to sleep my phone buzzed on my night stand.

One New Message: Max

Max: Hi babe(: Hope you're feeling alright. I wanted to go see you but my mom said no:(

Amanda: Sky told me(: Its cool. I'm not going to the homecoming dance:( hope you not mad:/

Max: It's alright. But I still have to go. All football players' even freshmen are required to go. I'll be no fun without you:(

Amanda: Try to have fun(: I'm going to sleep xoxo

Max: Goodnight beautiful.

So this was a really short crappy filler chapter. Sorry. Im pretty sure the next one will be a filler. My bad. Well i got to go write a stupid sonnet. Adios.


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