………….. “Hey Chellepop” I looked round as Niall called me breaking my train of thought “You just looking at the view or you actually going to do something”
“I’m coming” I walked toward where they were all standing “You guys better know how to board already because these runs aren’t for dumbass that have done this for a couple of weeks with hangovers” I Watched for the normal cocky reactions that we got when people thought they knew more than we did.
“We’ve been boarding for a few years” Dane shrugged “since college”
“Okay well just to make sure we’re going to ease down without hitting the bigger obstacles” Niall got on to his board “so Chelle you take the lead” I nodded dropping my board onto the snow and clipping onto it “Whatever you guys do follow where she goes she knows this run better than most of us I can see just how good you all are if I follow you”
“Hey O’Keefe you gonna keep yapping or are you gonna let the snow melt” I poked my tongue out at him.
“Get down the mountain girl or the body shot count tonight with triple” Niall wiggled his eye brows at me “You know you love being on your back” I groaned and hung my head before putting my goggles in place and flicking him the finger I set off looking back seeing Niall send Beckett next then the others following.
I got to the bottom next to where Snow was giving a lesson to a girl who could hardly zip her jacket up over the implants she’d got. I turned round to watch the three guys Niall and I had come down the mountain. Beckett came to a halt within a few feet of me with a grin spread across his face
“Damn that’s a rush” he pushed up his goggles
“You almost went ass over tit about a third of the way down but you caught yourself” I unclipped from my board and walked over to him and stood next to him you leant to far back” I explained as his two friends stopped one by one watching as Niall came over “You have to tuck this in more and bring your hips more central” I held on to his hips and stood behind him and pushed his ass “Bend your knees a little” I moved round in front of him “You’ll have more control as you come through the mid section of the run” I looked up at him there was a lopsided smile on his face and his eyes were a warm caramel brown.
“Hey Cupcake are you listening to her or taking her snow gear off with your eyes” Tate Laughed I looked at him and raised both my eyes brows “Sorry”
“Oh she’s used to it” Niall laughed “But dude you should listen to her that’s why she’s the instructor and you two have the same problem as he does you have to get more control when it gets faster through the middle or you’re going to be in trouble, and hitting the snow here means we’re going to have to call out the rescue team because it’s unforgiving”
“You guys ready to try this again?” I picked up my board
“Yep” Beckett nodded “You want me to take your board?”
“I’m fine” I smiled shaking my head and walking off. If I’d got a dollar for everytime a guy had hit on me in the bar and on the mountains I wouldn’t have to work as hard.
“CHEEEEELLLLLE” I stopped walking and looked round as Hadley picked her way through the snow
“Jeez it must be the end of the world” Niall laughed “had’s you up before noon and out in the snow?”
“Bite me Muttley” Hadley rolled her eyes as Niall grinned at her and kissed her cheek
‘He’s right Hads you never come here” I laughed “Please tell me you haven’t burned the house down?’ I stopped laughing and frowned “and have you got laundry running”
“Oh my god” she stopped walking and hung her head “Yes I have laundry running and I cleaned the kitchen and the bathroom” I grabbed hold of Danes Arm and put my hand to my forehead feigning shock “Will you knock it off I went to the post office to pick up a parcel and they had this letter for you” he held out an envelope “It was just addressed to you and the city name” I felt the color run from my face to my feet as I saw the neat handwriting on the front.
“I…I…” Hadley looked at Niall and both of them frowned at me “It’s not for me” I took the envelope “I don’t… the return address I don’t know who it is” I fumbled with my board “I have to…” I pointed to the lift “See you at home” I turned and walked as quickly as I could back toward the ski lift and got on the next one that came without waiting for either Niall or the three guys we were teaching.
“Well that was awkward” Niall chewed his lip
“Go make sure she’s okay will you” Hadley held on to Nialls arm
“I will… okay guys it looks like Chelle wants to race all of us so we’d better get up there” Niall took a deep breath “Had see you tonight” Hadley nodded and wrapped her arms round herself “I’ll make sure Chelle’s okay” he walked off with Dane, Beckett and Tate.
“Oh there is my angel” Snowy walked toward Hadley as the girl he’d been teaching put her snowboard in the rack “come here to see me?”
“Yeah that’s right” she put the envelope in her pocket “I had to see Chelle” she pushed her hand through her hair
“You want to come grab a coffee or something Layton’s in the office”
“Coffee sounds good” she linked his arm “how the hell do you guys think being out here in the cold is fun” she shivered…….
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