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The Story of Us: Amanda and Caleb

Novel By: DaynaMayna
Romance



The Story of Us
Prologue
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 4, 2013    Reads: 81    Comments: 2    Likes: 1   


The Story of Us

Nine

I walked through the Saunders's front door, and entered the living room. Caleb was in there, shirtless, pushing most of the furniture out of the way for out homecoming dance.

"Hey!" Caleb said when he noticed me, his eyes lighting up. He walked up to me, and then pulled me into his arms into a close embrace.

"Are you excited for tonight?" Caleb asked, pulling away. "Totally but are you decorating the entire place by yourself." I questioned, gesturing to the living room. "Because if you are I'm willing to help." I added smiling.

He turned, and started pulling lights out of a box. "Nah I got this. Just head up to Sky's room and relax, and get ready. It starts at 7:30."

Soon me and Sky were all dolled up and ready to head down stairs.

I did a 360 in Sky mirror. I had to admit I looked pretty good.

My blonde hair was curled. I was wearing a pinkish tan dress, with a jeweled waist embellishment, and the bottom was tired in such a beautiful manner. My shoes and nails matched my dress, and I had my 2 hearts necklace that Max gave me for our two month anniversary. My make up was done lightly, and added to my natural look.

I heard a little gasp, and turned to see Sky. "You look so gorgeous." She mumbled wiping fake tears from her eyes.

"You don't look to bad yourself." I replied winking and letting out a little laugh. "Now let's head down stairs."

As we stepped into the living room, I felt my jaw drop. Caleb had completely transformed the place into a school dance.

"How did you do all this?" I asked Caleb, walking up to him, pulling him into a tight hug. "I'm magic." He replied simply laughing. "Thank You, Caleb." I smiled, looking into his eyes. His face turned serious, and then he said, "I'll do anything for you."

"Um can you fix this for me?"He said, messing with his tie. I gave him a small smile. "Sure."

The home homecoming dance was soon in full swing. Caleb hooked up his laptop to speakers, blasting the perfect playlist he made. There were a good forty people, and with all the dancing going on, the place was getting pretty heated.

The song "You" by Framing Hanley came on, and Max simply grabbed my hand, leading me to the middle of the dance floor.

Max and I slowly rocked our bodies to the song, my arms around his neck, his hand on my hips.

The next song that came on was another slow song, "White Horse" by Taylor Swift.

Caleb tapped Max on the shoulder, "Mind if I cut in?" His words cause Max to tense up.

"It's just one dance." I told Max, placing my hand on his arm. "Besides he threw me this whole thing so I could have a homecoming dance, the least I can do is dance with him."

"Fine." Max replied bitterly slumping his shoulders, defeated.

Caleb placed his hands on my waist, as we slowly danced to the music. "You look stunning by the way." Caleb whispered into my ear, his hot breath making my skin boil. Before I could say anything, the song ended, and Max was right back at my side.

I felt disappointment rush through my body as I watched Caleb head back over to Hallie.

All too soon the home homecoming dance was over. Me and Max sat on the front porch waiting for his mom to come pick him up.

We were just sitting there, holding hand, when Max blurted out "I love you."

My heart pounded in my chest. I saw a frown form on Max's lips. I was taking too long to respond, and I couldn't bear to disappoint him.

"I love you too."

Amanda's Homecoming Outfit: http://www.polyvore.com/homcoming/set?id=72848586

So I decided to just keep on posting chapter whenever I can get them out. Partly because I have spring break next week. Don't really have much to say, hope all you have had great days(:





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