Sitting at the diner with Caylee and Lauren I realized how
good of friends they are. When Caylee went to the bathroom Lauren
informed me that she was here to get us together and I told her
that I was learning dance so Caylee could like me. Caylee came
back and smiled "I should really get going for my date." Caylee
said "Go, I will stay with Ashton." Lauren said and I saw a hint
of jealousy in her eyes and I smiled at that "Don't smile."
Caylee said and I rolled my eyes "I will catch up with you
later." Caylee said and she walked out and I smiled at Lauren "We
need to go shopping." Lauren said "What?" I asked "Unless you
have shorts for dance?" Lauren asked I looked at her and she led
my hand and we ended up going to the mall. After we got some
dance clothes for me and Lauren ran into Mary's house and got
Caylee's dance clothes and I went to the studio.
"Mary can we use a room?" I asked Mary "Sure." She said and
we both changed and Lauren came back and I couldn't help but
stare. She was beautiful, but she was doing this for her best
friend so she could finally be happy. "Okay let's get down to
business." Lauren said putting her ipod in the dock and turning
it on. She taught me how to do the Charleston and Waltz, a jazz
routine, and then a hip-hop dance. We finally stopped around nine
that night "You're incredible." I said "Nothing like Caylee." She
said and I smiled at her "Thank you for this." I said "No
problem. Now you can dance for Caylee." Lauren said and I smiled
at her. "How did you two meet?" I asked "Well when she moved into
the neighborhood, when they signed her up for dance I was there,
but we became friends in class the first day. Ever since then we
have been best friends. " Lauren said and I smiled at Lauren
"let's try the Waltz one more time." I said "okay and then we
need to head home." Lauren said and I nodded in agreement.
While we were at the final part were we were touching each
other and I don't know what happened but Lauren leaned in and our
lips met. Lauren and I kissed, I like Caylee."Never mention of
this again." I said "Agree." Lauren said, neither one of us saw
Caylee come in. "Let's go." Lauren said "Agreed." I said and I
grabbed my bag and when we walked out we saw somebody walking in
the shadows but didn't pay any attention to it. When we pulled up
to the house Mary was sitting on the porch "Did Caylee go on her
date?" Lauren asked "Nope, she told him to back off." Mary said
"Where is she?" I asked "She was supposed to be meeting up with
you two." Mary said and I looked at Lauren "I'm on it." Lauren
said and we went walking "She must have saw us." I said "I know.
She's going to hate my guts." I said "It didn't mean anything, it
was like kissing my cousin." I said "Exactly." Lauren said.
When Logan came up I looked at him "I can't do it Logan.
I'm sorry." I said "Um why?" He asked "I like another guy. In
fact I have been so stupid. I should be with him right now." I
said "Well whoever he is, he's a lucky guy and he better not blow
it." Logan said and I smiled at him. When he walked away I looked
at Grandma Mary "Dance studio." She said "Aw." I said "He wants
to impress you." She said "I'm going to go there and surprise
them." I said and I put my headphones on and I pressed play and
began my walk. I had decided earlier when I walked home for the
diner that even if it's a summer romance I would rather spend the
time with Ashton than wondering and hating myself in the fall
about what could have happened. I'm going to take a risk and give
it a try without my immature attitude getting in the way at
least. It's June 18th now and I leave on August 4th, that's close
to seven weeks with him. It's better than nothing. I mean no
matter how hard I tried yesterday and today I can't get him off
my mind. I should be focused on dancing not on playing games with
I walked up to the studio and I smiled I was finally going
to tell him, I had Lauren to thanks for this. I walked in to a
slow song playing and I knew that was good for the Waltz. I
walked in right when they leaned in together and kissed. My
biggest fear came true. Ashton has already fallen for Lauren. I
slowly slipped out and stood in the shadows of the building.
Lauren and Ashton came walking out laughing at something. I
waited until they pulled away and then I took off running. I
don't know my way around town much but I do know where the beach
is. I got to to the beach and I jogged to a dune that I saw it
was away from people and everything. I sat down and I let my hair
fall in my face and then the tears started falling. This is
exactly why I didn't want to date because I knew I would end up
getting hurt and I did get hurt. By my own best friend too,
tomorrow is Saturday anyways and then she will be gone on Sunday.
She stabbed me in the back, I can't believe I trusted her or him.
"Caylee?! Caylee?!" I head Lauren yell but I didn't bother
to answer back. "Found her!" Lauren yelled and she came up to me
and looked at me "What?" I asked pausing my music "We need to
talk." Lauren said "No we don't." I said "Yes we do."Lauren said
and I saw Ashton and Hoss jog up. "I don't need to talk to either
one of you." I said "It's not what you think." Lauren said
"What?" I asked "I kissed him, I got swept up in the moment."
Lauren said "It was like kissing my cousin." Ashton said and
Lauren looked at him "Thanks." She said and I gave both of them
the icy look "You were supposed to be my best friend." I said to
Lauren "I am. I was teaching him the dance so he could dance to
impress you. Hit it Ashton." Lauren said and Ashton just stared
at Lauren making me feel a little better.
Ashton's and Caylee's Pov:
"Show her what you learned." Lauren told Ashton, Lauren
took Caylee's Iphone and hit a hip-hop song and Ashton danced to
the music and Caylee stared at him, but she joined him and Lauren
switched the song to a slow one and Ashton pulled Caylee close to
him. "Was the kiss like this?" Caylee asked him standing on her
tip-toes and kissing his lips softly. "Was it like that?" Caylee
asked "Worse. Like kissing your Grandma." He said and Caylee
leaned in and kissed his lips "Worse or better?" She asked and he
swirled her around and pulled her closer to him. Ashton tilted
Caylee down and Ashton kissed her lips softly. Caylee broke away
from his grip and she tackled Lauren and hugged her "I'm sorry I
got upset." Caylee said "No problem." Lauren said "I decided even
if I have seven weeks with you, I still want to be with you."
Caylee said "Good. I like you. I didn't want to say good-bye to
you." Ashton said and she hugged him "We're taking this
relationship, slow okay? Not moving fast." Caylee said "I agree.
Let's go crash our family's date." Ashton said and Caylee looked
ahead and saw Savannah and Liam.