I think Ashton and I are moving along too fast in my
opinion. I woke up and I got my dance clothes ready and then I
walked outside and Ashton smiled at me he was outside with Hoss
"Ashton we need to talk." I said and he looked at me. "Okay I'm
all ears." Ashton said "I think we are moving along too fast. We
need to slow down." I said "Okay." Ashton said and I could tell
he was hurt, "I don't mind." He said and I kissed him on the
cheek and I walked out of the yard and walked to the dance
studio. Grandma Mary opened up the door and she let me in. "I'm
going to work on my solo." I said changing into my dance clothes
and going into the dance studio. I was going to work on my
dancing and preparing for the audition in two weeks. But even
while I danced Ashton was still on my mind and I knew I was
moving too fast with him. I just focused on making sure I had the
emotion on my face right "Perfect Caylee!" Abby said and I looked
up still working on it.
After dance I got my clothes and smiled at Grandma Mary
"I'm going to the beach until I have to baby sit." I said "Okay
Caylee, have fun." She said "I will." I said and I walked across
the street to the beach and I changed into my bathing suit and I
put tanning oil on. After tanning for a little bit when I got up
to go take a dip, a cute guy walked up to me. "Hi I'm Logan." He
said "I'm Caylee." I said "Are you doing anything tomorrow
night?" Logan asked me "Nope." I said which really I wasn't, I
had no plans. "Do you want to go out tomorrow?" Logan asked me
"Sure." I said and he smiled "Are you going to take a dip?" Logan
asked me "I actually have to go I'm baby-sitting today." I said
and he nodded I gave him my cell phone number "This isn't a local
number." He said, wow really? "I'm from California." I said and
he smiled at me "I will see you tomorrow." He said and I smiled
at him. I grabbed my towel and put my dance shorts on and kept my
shirt off so I could get some more sun.
When I walked up the street I saw Amber, Allie, Aubrey and
Casey in the yard with Ashton and Hoss. I felt my heart sink but
I didn't let it show. I was emotionless like I always am when
things are going bad like this. "Hello." I said calmly. "Oh hi."
Amber said and I just walked past into my side of the yard
"Aren't you curious?" Casey asked "Nope, not at all." I said
going inside and changing into my favorite Denim shorts and my
Beatles T-shirt. While I started a load of laundry there was a
knock on the back door. I went downstairs and opened the door to
see Allie standing there. Oh great, what does she want? "Can I
come in?" Allie asked "Okay." I said "I love the Beatles too."
She said and I nodded "I wanted to say I'm sorry. Normally I'm
the goody-girl but I let jealousy get over me. I really did want
to be friends with you. But they told me I couldn't, because you
were with Ashton." Allie said "Well clearly we aren't together
now. "I said "I'm sorry. It's the best friend code, you know?"
Allie asked and I did know. "I know. It's fine." I said "Are you
free tonight?" Allie asked "Baby-sitting actually." I said "Oh."
Allie said "Tomorrow?" Allie asked "Date." I said and she smiled
"Friday night, I'm free. You want to come over and we can
practice the dance?" I asked "Sure." Allie said smiling at me.
We both walked out and I saw Amber kissing Ashton or Ashton
kissing Amber, either way they were kissing. Hoss ran up to me
wanting attention so I got on my knees and rubbed him "Hey
buddy." I said and he wagged his tail licking me. "I will see you
guys at dance." I said walking away not even bothering to look.
Liam and Savannah were walking up "Savannah I have to steal my
brother," I said "No problem." She said "I'm not helping you
baby-sit." Liam said "Never mind then Savannah." I said and she
smiled at me. I walked to Aunt Penny's house and she smiled
"Where is Ashton?" She asked "He wasn't able to make it, he has
other plans." I said "Oh he was a great guy." Uncle Shane said "I
know." I said and he smiled at me. "Go have fun though. I can
handle it, if not I will call Grandma." I said and she smiled at
me "Thank you. You're a lifesaver. I will pay you." She said "No
need to, we are family." I said and she smiled at me. When they
left Jacob sat down next to me "Can I go play?" He asked "Sure."
I said "I want to play house." Bailey said "Okay." I said and I
set Riley down on her blanket to play with her toys.
When they came home around nine everybody was asleep and
Aunt Penny smiled at me "You're just like your father, good with
kids." Aunt Penny said and I smiled "What was he like as a kid?"
I asked "he was the best big brother. We were the closest
together, we did everything together until he fell in love with
your mom and I fell in love with one of my many boyfriends. But
even then when he had Jason we were really close, and when Jason
was two he was so thrilled when he was going to have another
baby. He would tell me "I hope it's a girl. I really want a
daughter" the day they found out he was the happiest man alive.
When he held you when you were born nothing could have taken that
pride and joy from him. You were a major daddy's girl. In fact
you wanted to go with him that night on the motorcycle but he
wouldn't let you." Aunt Penny said and I smiled at her. I got up
and I hugged them good-night and when I walked home Ashton was
outside with Hoss.
"Hi Hoss." I said and Hoss wagged his tail "Hi." Ashton
said "Hi." I said trying to act like I was mature "How are you?"
I asked "I'm okay." I said "Me too." Ashton said "I hear you're
back with Amber." I said "Not really." He said and I walked over
"Jacob missed you today." I said and he smiled at me "Well I
missed his cousin." He said and then he quickly tried taking it
back. "Do you know a Logan?" I asked "Yeah, he's a friend of
Amber's." He said "That explains it." I said "What?" He asked
"Logan asked me out." I said "Have fun. Amber is dragging me out
tomorrow." Ashton said "Well if you don't want to go then tell
her." I said "It's better than sitting around waiting for you to
make up your mind." Ashton said "Okay you're right." I said "Good
night." I said "Caylee wait." He said "No." I said but Ashton
looked at me and he kissed my lips "Anything?" He asked and I
lied "Nope." I said and he nodded "Sorry I wasted your night." He
said "You didn't. It's fine. I will see you around." I said "Yeah
okay." He said and I walked inside.
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