Ashley's povThe sun had dipped a long time ago, moonlight flooding through the opened window. It was late, really late. I prayed silently in my head that mom and dad were sleeping soundly, if I got caught I'd be in trouble.
That I didn't want. Dad was very overprotective. I was surprised he allowed me to be friends with Ryan and Blake. He didn't trust any other guy that wasn't Blake and Ryan come near me. It was annoying and not needed since embarrassingly I've only wanted one guy's attention.
I sighed. I was curled up on the bed. My clothes were hidden by the thick blanket that enveloped me in it's warmth. I didn't want mom or dad bursting through my door to find out what I'm wearing. They would've surely known something was up.A gentle cold breeze brushes against my cheek softly. I stared outside the opened window, counting the little white dots we called stars. I was a nervous wreck. I should never have agreed to go tonight. I should've stayed home and read. Raven would've surely kept me company.
A pebble falls on the wooden floor. My heart pummels knowing it was one of the boys coming to take me away. I contemplated for a few seconds, hearing the clicking of my old clock on the nightstand. My hands itch to grab it and hurl it outside the window. Maybe it'll hit them on the head and I'll have an excuse to not go.
"Ley!" A hushed voice hissed outside. I silently groan hearing Blake's voice. Really Ryan, you sent him? I hated that I always felt uncomfortable with him after he had been with other girls. Girls that weren't me. Seeing him and Stacy make out showed me that I'll never compare to her or the other girls.
"Ley!" Another hiss, this time impatient.
I nibble on my lip then with a groan throw the covers off my body, revealing the clothes I had chosen to wear. Standing up from the bed, I walked over to the opened window and looked down at Blake. I could barely see what he wore but the moon casted a soft glow on his face that made me suck in my breath.
"Shut up, do you want my parents to hear you?" I hiss lowly,pushing my head out of the window and bracing my hands on the windowsill.
He shrugged and smirked. "It wouldn't be a bad thing if you got into a little trouble Ley. Raven would be proud."
I gritted my teeth. Will he always tease me about this? I move my eyes away from him to stare at Ryan's car. Furrowing my brows I turn to face him again. "Are you alone, where's Ryan?"
"Ryan's already at the party, he told me to come pick you up." He answers, seeming to not know that being alone with him for just a few seconds rattles my brain and I find myself acting like an idiot.
"So you're alone?" I question again, already feeling the nerves bubble up in my stomach, almost suffocating.
I could sense his confusion, see how he doesn't understand what he does to me. "Yeah." He mumbles, uncertainty clinging to his voice. I sighed and nodded.
"Wait a minute." I say softly and draw myself back inside the room. I looked down at my outfit, the plaid skirt reached the middle of my thigh. I had chosen to match it with a white tank top and a jean jacket and finished it off with my white converse shoes. But even with the decent length of the skirt I suddenly felt, naked.
I looked around and spotted my black leggings that I had discarded near the opened closet. Nodding to myself I walked over and picked it up. I felt the thin material between my thumb and index finger, pinching it while I ponder if to wear it.
"Ley hurry up!" Blake hiss.
I groan, finally coming to a decision and put on the leggings. At last I felt somewhat more comfortable. Who was I even trying to impress in the first place? I walked over to the window, feeling like a delinquent.
I pulled myself out of the window and took cautious steps as I walked on the roof. I looked down at Blake. It wasn't that high but I felt nauseous just thinking about missing a fall. What if I broke my butt? Is that even possible?
I neared the edge, looking for the ladder dad left there but didn't spot it. I looked at Blake alarmed. "There's no ladder!" I almost screech feeling anxiety start crawling in my body. Was dad aware of my plans?
"Just jump down Ley I'll catch you." Blake urged, getting in position to catch me. I scan over his body. Yes he had muscles and was sure to hold me without much effort but this was completely different. I could die.
I shake my head furiously, backing away. "Yeah no, maybe this isn't meant to be. Enjoy the party." I rushed out."Oh come on, don't back down on me right now bambina."
"I'm scared." I admitted, looking at the lawn. It looked so far down to me. I was too high up.
I look into his blue eyes, the light of the moon showing how blue his eyes really were. From even up here, it was hard to miss. His eyes soften. I took a good look at what he was wearing in the moment, noticing that he loved dressing all in black. Black jacket, black jeans,black shirt,black converse. To some the color would seem intimidating but it wasn't, that was just Blake.
"Don't be Ley, I would never let you fall, I'll always catch you. Trust me." He said softly, his eyes saying something that I couldn't quite decipher.
"Oh would you guys shut up! Goddammit Ashley just fucking jump, you'll not die. It's just a fucking few feet!" A voice snapped.
I turn around and spotted Arden through his opened window. His room was beside mine.His lights were off but the moon casted light enough to spot him. I squint. Was he eating a banana?
"Aren't you supposed to be asleep?" I question going into big sister mode.
He raised a brow before biting into the banana. "The same could be said for you big sister. Don't worry I won't tell dad you're sneaking out."
I breathed a sigh of relief only to stiffen when he continued.
" Only if-" He drags out, his eyes that were identical to dad's flash with mischief. "You give me fifty bucks."
I frown. "I was saving that to buy my books."
He shrugged, taking another bite of the banana." It's fifty bucks or no deal."
I dwell on it. Give him my fifty bucks and no books for me? Yeah no. It's a good excuse to not go-
"Fine, I'll give you the fifty bucks tomorrow." Blake agreed, getting me out of my almost rejoicing moment.
"Deal." Arden smirked." Now jump Ashley, don't be a pussy."
"Watch your tongue Arden, I'm still older and I can tell dad!" I hissed and cross my arms. "And I'm not a cat." I pouted.
I sighed then looked at Blake. I did trust him and that led me to walk over to the edge. Gulping in some air, I said a silent prayer. "Ready?" I asked him nervously, watching as he opened his arms to catch me. With a determined look he nodded.Closing my eyes tightly, I waited a few seconds, letting the wind blow through my long tresses then jumped. My breath caught in my throat as I felt myself falling. Was this how it felt to die?
I feel arms wrap around my body, drawing me to a firm chest. "Oomph" I breathed out. "You can open your eyes now Ley." Blake's amused voice breaks me from my thoughts.
I cracked one eye open before opening the other. His piercing blue eyes instantly trapped me in a trance and I felt myself take in a sharp breath for the second time. "I told you I'd catch you." He smiles.
Ashley's povIt felt like an eternity. Just being in this position and staring into his alluring eyes. His gaze flickered down to my lips, his own parting slightly.I puffed out some air. "I think I'm able to stand now Blake." I joked and forcefully let out a laugh. It comes out strained and awkward.His blue eyes widen slightly, as if just realizing he was still holding me. Within a second I was standing on the ground, brushing my palms over my skirt awkwardly.I looked at Blake catching him already staring at me. He reaches over and twirls some curly strands of my hair, tugging it playfully. "I love your hair." He compliments. I had left it down and slightly curled it. He smirks when his eyes drop down to stare at my leggings."You look sexy." His tone had taken on a husky one, one that has my heart pounding in my chest, it's rhythm uncontrollable. His eyes travel back up my body slowly, the intensity leaving a tingling sensation in my lowe
Ashley's povI couldn't be any more happy when the house that held the party comes into view. The awkwardness that hung in the air was almost suffocating.The party seemed to be in full swing with music blasting through the entire house. I guess it was alright to have it to this overpowering volume with a scarce amount of neighbors.Blake slowly parks the car, being careful to not knock over the teens running up and down the road recklessly.Were they high? They certainly looked like it.Stacy bangs the car door on the way out. I flinch away from the loud noise and look to see her walking up to the house. I cringed when I spotted an unfamiliar girl throwing up in the bushes, her friend patting her back.Stacy had long gone inside the house, leaving Blake and I behind. She was furious and I felt somewhat guilty. "I'm sorry." I mumbled opening the car door and getting out.Blake does the same and looks over to face me. His brows are knitt
Ashley's pov"Whatever." I shrugged nonchalantly then turned around to look at the mass of teenagers. They looked utterly out of their minds, drunk, high and hopefully not on drugs. There were some I recognized from school but never spoke to.But there were some who looked too old to be in the same age group as me. I feel a heavy arm drape around my shoulder, the weight a bit uncomfortable. I turn sideways to see the culprit. "Let's go." Ryan says dragging me along to what looked like the kitchen.Well I hoped it was the kitchen, I wasn't so sure if I was intoxicated with whatever was floating in the air. The kitchen didn't seem to be as crowded as the living room area. But the stench of alcohol was more prominent in the air.I looked around, spotting the big cooler that was filled with different beverages. Ryan moves his hands off my shoulder, thankfully. And darts over to the fridge. My eyes almost bulge out of it's sockets for the amount of beers
Ashley's povI hear the clacking of her heels nearing and I couldn't prevent myself from lifting my head. Her eyes are a stormy blue. Rage. Rage poured in the depths of her eyes, eyes Blake seemed to like."You're boring." Her red lips curl into a sneer, the white pearly teeth now visible. I feel the invisible blow and stagger back as she advances."You're not even pretty." She continues, her eyes racking over my form in displeasure. Her blue eyes settle on my leggings and she snorts. "And for fuck sake you can't even dress right." She laughs but it's void of humor.By now we were inches apart with me having to crane my neck to look at her. It was no secret that I was short. I blamed my mom for this stupid height. I always seemed to look like a little kid compared to everyone else. It's no wonder Blake doesn't see me as anything more than a friend."I don't get why he can't seem to leave you for just a second. What do you have t
Ashley's povSomehow through my half drunken state I managed to ask. "Wait we?"Was this how it felt to be drunk?Ryan nodded eagerly and draped his arm around my shoulder. I groaned trying to balance myself from his weight. "Yes we, you're coming along." He states dragging me along with him.I look at Blake, the protest on the tip of my tongue but it doesn't come out. Blake follows with Stacy beside him. I turn to face the front. Even with my half drunken state I still felt the burning jealousy when I see them together like this. Alcohol doesn't seem to numb the feelings I have for Blake.I bite my tongue. Somehow I wanted to tell her to get her nasty claws away from him. I blamed my alcohol consumption. We weave our way around sweaty bodies and find ourselves entering a dimly lit room.The scent of marijuana was powerful, like a strong blow to the face. Usually I would gag or cringe at the scent and probably turn around and say no wa
Ashley's povMy heart is beating impossibly fast in my chest. The anxiety I was fighting off a few seconds ago is swirling in my stomach. I look away from Ryan and find myself staring at Blake.
Ashley's povI look around, noticing the astonishment on everyone’s face. Their mouths were almost dropped to the floor in shock. I nibble on my lip and turn to stare at Ryan, whose eyes were wider than usua