Josh and I stayed at the beach for over 5 hours. I had a pretty good tan going on while Josh looked mexican.
We laid on our big blanket and watched the stars while seagulls flew over us.
I was about to fall asleep when Josh all of a sudden said, "Look! Look! There's a shooting star! Make a wish!"
I raised up and watched as the little light fell from the sky. "Why should I wish when I already have everything I want?"
He turned towards me and replied, "Surely there's something you wish for...besides me."
I laughed and said, "Fine." Then, closed my eyes and sat like that for about 10 minutes.
Josh nudged me and said, "Button? What'd you wish for?"
I opened my eyes and replied, "I wish for a great night of sleep!" Josh shook his head and started laughing.
He, then, wrestled me down on the blanket and pinned me below him. I watched him bend down and gently peck me on the lips.
"There. That's my wish." he whispered.
I smiled. "Really? Cause that's my wish, too."
"Well in that case..." Josh bent down once more and kissed me gently on the lips.
The night life was perfect until a flashlight woke us up.
"Excuse me. You can't be on the beach after 8:00 on weekdays. I'm going to have to ask you to leave." The officer shone the light in our eyes once again and then scanned our beach items.
"Let's go, Nicole." Josh said politely and loud enough so the officer could hear.
We packed up our items and walked towards the Jeep.
"What's wrong, Honey?" Josh was watching me while driving.
I sat in the passenger seat resting my head against the window. "That officer ruined our night."
I know I sounded pouty but I was telling the truth. I didn't want to leave the beach.
Josh started laughing at me and said, "Button. I'm coming back home with you! I'll be just like the beach!"
I smiled and said, "I hope so..."
When we pulled in, there was an unfamiliar car in the driveway. However, I knew who it had to be. Luke was there with my mom.
Josh was looking over at me and said, "Is it safe for me to go in there?"
I laughed and said, "It better be. You have no other choice!"
Mom was sitting on the couch when I walked into the house. Josh followed behind me and tentatively looked around.
"Where's Luke?" I saw my mom jump when I spoke.
"God, Nicole! I didn't even hear you come in!"
She turned around to face me and noticed Josh awkwardly standing beside me.
"Josh. It's good to see you again." The way my mom spoke, I could tell Luke and her had just done something.
"Where's Luke?" I asked again.
She stared at me and replied, "In the bathroom. Why?"
"I was just curious. I saw his car outside." With that, I started walking towards my bedroom...leaving Josh still in the living room.
"Pss...Nicole." Josh was motioning for me to tell him to come to.
I stifled my laugh and said, "C'mon, Josh."
Josh, then, walked past my mom and up the stairs with me.
As soon as Josh shut my door, I began pacing.
"Baby, calm down. What's wrong?"
I was holding my hand over my mouth when I said, "Josh, they did something...I just know it."
Of course, Josh didn't hear me, because I was muffled. He walked towards me, stopped my pacing, took my hand away from my mouth and kissed me.
"Chill. Now what did you just say?"
His kiss temporarily froze me but, soon, I repeated, "Josh, they did something...I just know it."
"Is this a bad thing, Button? Do you not want your mom to have a happy, sex life?" I smacked Josh on the arm and said, "Don't call it that!"
"Ouch." Josh, rubbing his arm, walked over and sat down on my bed. "Come here, Sweetie."
I sat down on his lap and let him wrap his arms around my waist. "Now, listen carefully. You're mom is doing nothing wrong...she is happy with Luke and you should be happy for her."
"Yeah...but she didn't tell me about him, Josh. Like, I didn't even know the guy existed."
Josh traced shapes on my arms while he was talking. "Button, maybe she was afraid you wouldn't accept her dating again...or maybe she was nervous about you meeting him."
I stood up and faced Josh. "Exactly! Why should I be nervous about meeting him? Does he have a background or something?"
He smirked and pointed for me to sit back down on his lap. "Nicole, you're taking this way too far. Have you even spoke to the guy?"
I shook my head and said, "Not really. Just a hello."
Josh began caressing my neck and in between he spoke, "See? You haven't...even gave...him a chance."
My eyes were closed, taking in all of Josh's attention. I finally broke our small 'romance session' and said, "Should I go talk to him right now?"
"No. I'm having too much fun with you. I'm sure he's not leaving right now...we'll go down in a bit."
I nodded ok and Josh and I fell asleep on the bed together.
While asleep, I dreamt about my mom and Luke getting married: A complete nightmare.