The Story of Us: Amanda and Caleb

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The Story of Us
I looked out the window of my Corpus Christi beach house, and observed the family moving in next door. They looked like the typical perfect American family: A Father, Mother, Son, and Daughter.
The family lugged boxes out of the U-Haul truck, and into the house.
I had always wondered when someone was going to finally move in next door. I mean the house has been vacant for almost 5 years. It was the biggest house on the street, more than twice the size of mine.
“Amanda.” My mom said stepping into my room. “What’s up?” I asked turning away from the window and facing her.
“I’m sure you noticed the new Nabors.” My mother started. I quickly nodded my head. “Well, your father and I decided to invite them over for dinner. They have 2 kids, a daughter who’s in the 6th grade like you, and a son who’s in the 8th.” My mother finished.
“So…this means…?” I asked awkwardly. “Just dress nice and be downstairs in the dining room at 5:30.” My mother replied with a smile.
I walked down the stairs 5:30 sharp, running my fingers through my blonde hair, and tugging on my pink lace shirt. As soon as I stepped into the dining room, (which was usually only use for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) I was greeted by the new family.
“Amanda this is the Saunders’s” my father said, then gesturing to each one of the individually. “Paul, Nancy, Caleb, and Sky.” They all gave me a little wave.
“Um..I’m Amanda.” I replied pulling a smile.
As the parents started making random small talk about school, my eyes fell on Sky. She was a good few inches taller than me. She was flat out tall for her age, but she held her height gracefully. She had long black hair, and stunning blue eyes. Overall, Sky was pretty intimidating.
Then I looked over to her brother, Caleb. It took all the power in my body to keep my mouth from falling open, I couldn’t help but stare. He was tall, just like his sister. He also had the same blue eyes, and black hair. But that’s when the resemblance stopped. Caleb…was just flat out…Attractive!
While I was checking out his eyes for the 100th time in 5 minutes, Caleb caught me staring. I turned away quickly as I felt color rush to my cheeks.
“Let’s eat.” My father boomed, rubbing his hands together.
Soon enough me and Sky clicked, and instantly became best friends.
The next few years were filled with sleepovers ad weekend trips to six flags with Sky.
But also me gawking at Caleb, admiring how cute he is, and laughing at all his corning jokes, Ignoring his countless remarks about all the stupid things me and Sky likes, like Hannah Montana, and The Jones Brothers.
All these years, I’ve been trying to get Caleb to stop seeing me as his kid sisters best friend.
I was freshmen and high school now and pretty grown since the say we first meet.
I’m in love with my best friend’s brother, and I’m determined to get him to love me too.

A/N- I suck. This is what happens when I don’t write for like 2 months. Any improvement I made in my writing skills seemed to have vanished. (I had little anyways.) So this boring now, but what do you think? Honestly?(: I love feedback-Dayna

Chapter 1 (v.1) - The Story of Us: Amanda and Caleb

Submitted: December 02, 2012

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 Prologue is the summery! Please read it first.

The Story of Us


3 Years Later

I climbed into the back seat of Caleb’s old ford mustang convertible, throwing my cheerleading bag on the car floor.

“I can’t believe you had cheerleading practice on the first day of school!” Sky exclaimed, trying to stretch her long legs in the cramped back seat. “I know it ridiculous!” I replied pulling my long blonde hair out of my pony tail.

“Obviously we had practice because the freshmen team sucks.” Hallie Caleb’s girlfriend sneered. “But I’m sure your one of the best Amanda.” Caleb said, backing out of Sea Side High Schools parking lot. I refrained myself from sticking my tongue out at Hallie.

Hallie was a junior just like Caleb. She was only 5’2 with pretty red hair, but looking like a shrimp next to Caleb who’s a lean 6’1. She’s Co-Captain of the varsity cheer team, which is rare for a junior.

“So Sky, when does your ballet practice’s start?”Caleb asked changing the subject. Sky’s been dancing ever since she could walk. Her and Dance is like me and Cheerleading, it’s the one thing she cares about most.

Well for me Caleb’s also on that list.

“Most likely when we get closer to a recital.” She murmured, running her fingers through her sleek black hair. Whenever Sky stepped one a stage she rocked it. She has the complete ballerina look, being 5’10 and all. She has this way of owning her height, and always looking graceful.

Caleb pulled up to Hallie’s house, putting his mustang in park. “Walk me to the door, Babe?” Hallie said in a husky voice. “Sure hun.” He replied running to the passenger side door to open it up for her. Caleb has always been such a gentlemen.

I watched then as they stood in front of Hallie’s front door, swapping spit, and kissing in way that should be reserved for a bedroom. I tried my best not to gag.

“How disgusting.” I mumbled. Sky rolled down her window and yelled “Get a room!” Hallie and Caleb quickly broke apart. Caleb turned towards the car and gave Sky a play full middle finger.

“Someone want to get in the front?” Caleb asked as he climbed into the front seat. “Me!” I chimed, quickly rushing to the passenger seat, getting an eyes roll from Sky.

Caleb hit a button, making the convertible hood go down, and speed off heading to our houses.

“You want to chill in my beach back yard?” Sky asked as Caleb pulled into the driveway. Beach Back Yard is what me and Sky call our backyards, because well…there our back yards..And a beach!

“You know it!” I replied “I’m going to go home and get ready, but I’ll meet you down there.” I added.

I skipped up the stairs of my house, and tossed all my junk on my bed as I got into my room. I stripped out of my cheer practice uniform, and grab my black bikini out of my dresser. I then grabbed my jumbo sized sun screen bottle and sprayed it on every inch of my body, and then tossed it into my blue striped beach bag, along with my beach towel. I ran a brush through my hair, neating myself up, and grab a pair of sun glasses. I scavenged around my room for a matching pair of flip flops and finally found some blue ones. I grabbed my brand new IPhone 5, tossed it into my beach bag, and headed down to Sky’s beach back yard.

“I’ve been waiting for you!” Sky exclaimed as I walked up, patting a lounge chair next to her. “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” I replied. “Better late than never.” Caleb said walking up behind me making me jump. The ocean water glistened on his body, while his hair stuck to his face.

I sat down in the lounge chair. Luckily my sunglasses were hiding the fact that I was admiring Caleb’s rock hard abs’s.

“You’ve grown up quite a bit since 6th grade, Amanda.” Caleb added his eyes running up and down my body. I felt myself turn red from my head to my toes.

“Oh just go play ball with Trevor!” Sky said, motioning to their germen shepherd, who was prancing around in the water.

“God my brother is such a dick!” Sky moans as soon as Caleb is out of hearing distance.

“He just gave me a compliant, Sky. It’s no big deal.” I pointed out. “I know but, even though he doesn’t know you’re like in love with him, he still plays you like a violin!” Sky ranted.

I bit my lip, knowing everything she said was true. “He’s been doing this since the day we meet! Actually no, he does this to every girl he meet! No offence Amanda, but sometimes I wish you would just get over my stupid brother.” Sky boomed.

I looked at her through my sun glasses. “I’m sorry Amanda, I went a little over board.” She whispered. “No it’s okay. I mean you have a point.” I replied. But how was I supposed to get over someone I’ve been in love with for like the past 3 years of my life?

Right as I thought that, my IPhone chimed in my bag. I turned to my bag, scooping it out, and unlocking it slowly. “Who is it?”
Sky asked peering over my shoulder, trying to see the screen.

“Max Saxton. He wants to know if I want to go out on a date this Saturday.” I said, smiling.

“Well, are you going to say yes?” Sky asked. “Yeah I think so.” I replied typing in my response to Max.

Maybe it is time for me to get over Caleb Saunders.


Amanda’s Outfit:

Authors Note: So instead of doing my homework, wrote and typed chapter one! I was just reading chapter one of my first story, Over My Head, and suddenly I got filled with the, I guess you could say want or inspiration to write this chapter! (: I am lame. What do you think? While I was writing this chapter I fell in love with it! Sorry for the long note! Feedback please?-Dayna

*Dedicated to Shaylah Noel Dame.*

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