“Me and Tucker grew up together.
We went to school and church together as long as I can remember. He is
the same age as my brother, 2 years older than me.”
“I didn’t know you have a brother.”
“Cameron. Are you kidding
“No what’s wrong with Cameron?” Ava asked a little testy.
“Nothing, that is just Sean’s last name. Just kinda strange,”
“Well Cam and Tucker played ball together and were best friends so he was always around. Eventually I grew up and he saw me differently, I of course had been crushin on him
forever. When I was a sophomore he asked me out and after convincing my brother
and begging my dad I got to go. He was really sweet and we had fun. So we went out a gain. After 5 dates, very fun but unromantic
dates, I started to think he couldn’t see past the little sister thing. So
I accepted a date from a guy in my grade. We went ice skating of all things but
we weren’t there for long…”
Ava and Kevin had just stepped on the ice.
He was trying to hold her hand but she skated away. He chased after her. Ava looked back to see how close he was. He
was nowhere near her. Tucker had him slammed against the glass. And Cameron was just standing there watching. Ava raced up
to the boys. She started screaming at Tucker to leave Kevin alone. Then she yelled at Cameron to help her get Tucker off of Kevin. The
rink manager came over and kicked them all out.
Once outside Kevin turned to Ava and said “Why didn’t you tell
me you had a boyfriend? I like you Ava but not enough to fight two seniors over
you.” Then he walked to his car leaving Ava with the two people she wanted
“What the fuck are you two doing?
Cameron I told you I was going out with Kevin I know this may surprise you but I don’t have to get your blessing
about every guy I date. And you, “she said turning her glare to Tucker,
“who the hell do you think you are? You’re not my brother and you’re
sure as hell not my father what gives you the right to come in here like that and try to beat my date?”
“Ava,” Cameron started.
“What? What flimsy excuse
could you have to come here and embarrass me Cameron?”
“Ava,” this time from Tucker.
“What,” she spat at him.
“Don’t blame Cam. This was all my fault. Cam
told me where you were and I ran out. He was just following me.”
“Why do you care Tucker? We
went out five whole times and the entire time you acted like I was just your buddy.
You didn’t even try to hold my hand much less kiss me. It’s
not that your jealous so what is it?” She was screaming at him.
“Yes damn it,” he screamed back, “I was jealous okay!”
“Tucker you never acted like you really liked me that way. I didn’t know,” she said confused.
He didn’t say anything he just leaned down and softly pressed his lips
“Okay I’m outta here. I
can’t watch this or me and Tucker will be fighting next,” Cam said as he walked
away shaking his head.
Ava and Tucker broke apart and laughed as they watched Cameron’s retreat.
“God Ava when I went to your house and Cam
told me you were out with some kid I just went off. I couldn’t stand to
think of you with someone else.”
“Tucker, why didn’t you say something? If I had known you felt this way I would have never said yes to Kevin.”
“I know I was stupid. Can
you forgive me for being such an ass?” He asked giving her puppy eyes.
“That depends,” Ava said thoughtfully.
“On what?” he asked.
“It depends on if you’re going to kiss me again.”
“I don’t think I could not kiss you again.”
“Well in that case, forget it.
You’re not forgiven,” she said trying not to giggle.
“You little,” he said trying to grab her.
“Little what?” She
laughed trying to keep out of his reach.
“Little brat,” he said as he finally got a grip on her arm and
pulled her close.
“Brat?’ Ava said with an evil eye.
“Yes you’re a sweet, funny, amazing, beautiful little brat,”
Tucker said and then gave her a kiss she would always remember.
“Well it started out good. What
happeedn? But first what does he look like?” Ellie said.
“Well he’s tall. Really
“Damn and what are you 4’?”
Ellie asked smiling
“Ha ha you’re so funny. I’m
5’2” thank you very much and what are you 5’3”?”
“And a half and don’t you forget it.”
“He had a beautiful body. He
is a football guy so he’s in great shape. Dark hair a little shaggy or
at least it was the last time I saw him. Green eyes and a scar right above his
left eye. He is amazing.”
“Are you still in love with him?”
“Ellie I honestly don’t know.
I know I shouldn’t love him but there is just something about him. I
just can’t hate him. He hurt me so bad but I just can’t hate him.”
“Well how did he react to ‘the news’?”
“Ellie you may not want to hear this right now.”
“That bad huh?”
“It was really bad,” Ava answered softly.
“No come on I want to hear it.”
“Okay if you’re sure.”