I got up the following morning and I instantly had a bad gut feeling about today. I wanted today to be special, since it's the 23rd and I'm leaving in four days and the 24th and 25th I will be here at my dad's and I'm only able to spend half of the 26th with Caylee so basically today is the only day I have left with Caylee and I honestly haven't admitted that to Caylee yet. This trip isn't like it was when she went to Florida in the beginning of the summer and I know we both wanted it to be different than how it is.
"Ashton are you up?" Cheyenne asked after she knocked on the door, she wasn't about to open it.
"Yeah I'm up. I'm coming." I said and I got out of bed slowly and I changed into a pair of khaki shorts and a baby blue polo so I wouldn't have to worry about coming back up to get dressed or anything.
"Good morning son are you doing anything today?" My dad asked me as I sat down.
"Yeah dad, I'm going to spend time with Caylee." I said, he should know that.
"Can you have have Caylee spend the day with us? We wanted to spend time as a family today." My dad said
"I was kind of hoping I could spend the day with Caylee." I said and my dad looked at me
"Ashton please?" He asked me.
I stepped outside and I pulled out my phone and I clicked on the phone icon and did recent calls and I pressed the Caylee button and it started ringing.
"Hey baby." Caylee said
"Hey baby, I have a quesion for you." I said
"Uh-oh. Are you canceling?" Caylee asked
"Not exactly. But my dad wanted you to spend the day with us." I said
"Oh, I can leave now." Caylee said and I smiled
"Okay I love you." I said
"I love you too. See you soon." Caylee said and then we hung up.
I went back inside and I nodded and my dad smiled at me. I sat down on the couch and Bella went straight to my open arms and I smiled at her, I was going to miss being here but I was kind of starting to miss home and especially Hoss. I know he was missing me too. My dad looked up at me and I nodded so he smiled at me. I'm just ready for this school year to end, you know? I'm looking forward to the football season because I will hopefully get a full scholarship to Columbia because of football but then I will be closer to Caylee again. I do decent in school, I try not to show how smart I am but I still make straight A's in all my classes and then of course I have to goof off with my friends so school is more of a mixture of social and learning.
After my phone call with Ashton I looked in my full length mirror, today Lauren was working all day and my mom, Jack, and the boys were at the beach all day and then to Jack's mother's house, and Liam was at kick boxing for the morning and then with friends so it is just me and the pets in the house for now. I was looking forward to spending the day with Ashton, I know he has to be the next two days with family and then half a day on the 26th with me so today is basically our last day today and now it has to be spent with his family. I'm wearing my Abercrombie & Fitch dark colored wash shorts with the rips in it today with white cami and over it my peach color Parker Top and I had my hair in a side way braid and then I had on my flip-flops with the normal amount of make up. I got in the car and when I pulled up to Ashton's house I got out of the car and I slowly walked out the front door, I'm always nervous when I come here for some reason.
"Caylee come on in." Jace said as soon as I got to the door.
"Okay, thank you." I said and I went inside and Cheyenne pointed to where Ashton was so I went to the living room and I wrapped my arms around him from behind. Ashton jumped until I guess he spotted my Promise ring.
"Don't do that to me!" Ashton said and I giggled at him and I quickly kissed his lips before anybody could look and say something to us. I walked around the couch and sat next to him and he smiled at me. I don't want to say good-bye to him, I know I'm going to cry when I do say good-bye.
"I love you." I whispered and Ashton smiled at me. "I love you too baby." Ashton said. His step-mom Sara came in "Hey you guys, are you ready?" She asked and Ashton got up and he helped me up and led the way to the car. Ashton got in the very back and I followed him, Tony was in the middle with Lizzie, Cheyenne sat in the back with us, Hope and Bella were in the front. I wasn't really in the mood to be with all of Ashton's family today I just wanted to be with him and only him but of course plans has to change, they always change.
I felt so bad for Caylee, I know she is used to litle brothers but I know Caylee was looking forward to it being just us today and so was I. We pulled up to Denny's and I smiled at Caylee who at least smiled back at me. We got out and Bella didn't want any of us, she wanted Caylee. Caylee smiled at Bella and gladly accepted it and placed Bella on her hip and she spun around. Bella had to sit beside Caylee at the table so Bella sat between Sarah and Caylee, I sat on the other side of her and I had Cheyenne on my left.
"You guys can order anything you want." My dad said and we all nodded, Caylee was looking at the menu. I know she has been here a thousand times.
"Caylee, we do appreciate you coming out with us instead." Sarah said and Caylee smiled at her. She looked at Bella and then smiled and then she looked at me.
"It was no problem at all. I love spending time with all of you." Caylee said smiling, I couldn't tell if she was faking it or not.
"That is so sweet of you. How would you like to be the girls' baby-sitter sometime?" My dad asked Caylee and I looked at him.
"I would love to, they are just so beautiful." Caylee said and they all smiled at her. After Denny's we went to the downtown which meant shopping for the girls. Caylee stayed by my side holding my hand, I wish I was anywhere but here with her, I know she would enjoy it better if it was just us two instead of us and my whole family.