Tanner pulled back to look at me. I closed my eyes as the urge to
cry came over me again. Tanner held my face in his hands as my
tears started to fall again. "Please don't cry. I don't like it."
He whispered pulling me to his bare chest.
"I don't want to but, but I can't help it." I cried into his
shoulder. He ran his fingering through my soaking hair before
leaning down to kiss me again.
"Shh come on let's get back inside before you get sick and freeze
to death." He said kissing my head. I nodded as he took me
inside. I shivered as the air inside hit me. Tanner pulled me to
him and tucked me under his arms. "Go get a change of clothes and
I will start you a bath. Okay Ryan?" I nodded and left the warmth
of his body as I ran to get a change of clothes. I had a hard
time grabbing a shirt because of the shaking. I walked into the
bathroom to see Tanner in his boxers sitting on the counter of
the sink watching the layer of bubbles on the surface of the
"Hey." I said my teeth chattering. He looked at me and smiled.
"Hey come on the water is warm." He said hopping down and hugging
me. "How do you feel?" He asked pressing his lips to mine. I
"I don't want to be alone." I whispered. He looked at me.
"Do you want me to stay in here with you then?" He asked moving
his hands to my hips.
"Yes. I really don't want to be alone right now." I whispered
laying my head on his chest hiding from everyone. He wrapped his
arms around me.
"Then I will stay." I looked up at him and pressed my lips to
"Thank you." I whispered onto his lips. I pull back from him and
pulled my shirt over my head. Tanner turned around from me and
closed his eyes. I pulled down my pants and stepped into the
water slowly. It burned on my cold skin but started to feel good
as time pasted. "Tanner you can turn around now. I'm in." I
smiled calm from the water and from him being here. It's weird. I
have known him all of not even 24 hours and he was my comfort
blanket. Let's hope it can stay that way.
"Better now?" He asked looking me in the eyes. I nodded.
"Much better." I moaned sliding farther into the water. Tanner
put his handing in his lap as he sat back on the sink counter.
"You still look cold." I stated looking at him. He shrugged.
"Not really more just a little chilly." He said looking around
the bathroom. I took a deep breath.
"Come in the water with me." I looked up at his dark brown eyes
as I said it. His body shuttered.
"Ryan, I don't know if that's a good idea…." He trailed off.
"Please I guess what you to hold me." I said taking the little
courage I had and sat up. Tanner swallowed nervously.
"Okay, if you really want me to." I moved down in the big tub so
he could get in behind me. I heard the faint sound of his boxer's
hiding the floor because I felt him get into the water and pull
me to him.
"Better?" I asked turning to face him so I was face to face with
him. He nodded closing his eyes.
"Much." I snuggled into his shoulder as the calmness surrounded
me. I opened my eyes to see Tanner looking at me. I didn't have
words for that moment as I started up at his eyes. I watched as
his eye started to travel down my body and I smirked.
"You can't help but look down can you?" I giggled.
"I can too."
"No you can't."
"Yes I can."
"No you can't."
"Yes I can." He said pressing butterfly kisses along my jaw. I
closed my eyes as a wave of heat came over me causing me to
wiggle my hips. "Don't do that." He groaned into my skin.
"Why not?" I asked doing it again. He pressed his node into the
crook of my shoulder as groan came from his throat.
"Please Ryan." I stroked my finger over the blush on the back of
"Why not?" I asked again completely serious. He looked up at me.
"Because, because I don't want to move to fast." He whispered
closing his eyes. I sighed.
"That isn't the only reason is it?"
"You're my best friend's sister. How can I sleep with you when I
have to look him in the face?" He looked at me as I stared at the
"So why are you even here with me? Because you don't want me to
run off to Hunter and say you did this? So you laugh at how easy
it is to get here with me?" I felt my eyes water as I said this,
still looking at the door.
"No, of course not. Ryan you are so different than any other girl
I have ever met. You let me be me. You don't care that I had to
cry. You comforted me. You don't know how much I don't want to
lose you. I know it sounds weird but I don't want to piss Hunter
off, he is a big guy." He said holding my chin so I would look at
"So you're not doing this because he is my brother or because of
what happened?" I asked looking at him.
"Of course not. I want to do this because of you. Because you're
you." He kissed me. I looked at his face.
"You don't know what that means to me." I whispered laying my
head on his chest and kissing it gently. He pressed pulled me up
to him, as he pressed his lips to mine. I felt my hands run down
his body still they got to the water's surface before going to
"You sure you want to do this?" He asked me moving me so I was
"I'm sure." I said pressing my lips onto his read for the