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Author: Kirsty Moseley

"Ok well maybe tomorrow night?" he asked looking a little nervous again. Oh Crap I can't tomorrow, Wednesday's movie night.

"Um I can't I actually have plans with Clay tomorrow, it's kind of tradition we hang out on Wednesdays" I said almost apologetically, he just nodded without expression. "I'm free Thursday" I said I said raising an eyebrow.

His face brightened, "Ok Thursday then, I'll pick you up at 7 again?" he asked beaming.

"Sure" I said smiling at him, he looked so happy. He inched forward again and just as his lips brushed against mine the front door opened and he jumped away quickly.

"Oh I thought I heard voices" My Mom said standing there in her dressing gown.

"Hi Mom, err Mom this is Blake, Blake my Mom Sarah" I said waving between them he reached out a hand and shook hers smiling.

"Nice to meet you" he said

"Mmm you too" my Mom said looking him over, she shot me a look and raised her eyebrows before smirking and going inside.

"Ok that was awkward" I said laughing.

He chuckled "Yeah, I better get going, you've got school tomorrow" he said sarcastically taking the mick out of my age.

"Ha ha go on then, I'll see you Thursday" I said turning to go inside.

He grabbed my hand stopping me, I looked at his gorgeous face "Can't wait, sleep well" he said winking and walking off. I couldn't help it I watched his ass again, jeez that really is a nice ass!

As soon as I closed the door she was there, I knew she would be, "Oh my gosh he is so handsome!" my Mom said fanning her face with wide eyes.

I giggled "Don't let Brian hear you say that" I joked looking around for him.

"Oh he already told me he was good looking, he sent me out there so I could get a look" she said laughing.

I gasped "Are you serious? He sent you out to see a fit guy?" I said shaking my head at him, he really is funny that man.

She just laughed again, "He seems like a nice boy despite the piercings, did you have a good time tonight?" she asked looking me up and down.

"Yeah actually I did and he is a nice guy from what I've seen so far" I said shrugging.

"So your going out with him again on Thursday" she said biting her lip.

"Were you listening?" I cried rolling my eyes at her.

"I wasn't listening, I heard that's all, so how was the kiss? Was it good? Did the piercing feel funny?" she asked. I just laughed jeez my Mom is really great.

"It was really nice Mom, now if you'll excuse me I think I'm gonna go to bed" I said kissing her cheek and walking to the stairs.

"Riley?" she called when I was about two steps up.

"Mmm" I mumbled turning back.

"I know he's older than you and therefore probably more experienced, but that doesn't mean you have to rush into anything, but if you do want decide to take things further please be safe and if you need to talk to me about anything you know you can right?" she asked looking at me lovingly, I smiled yep my Mom is definitely the best.

"I know that Mom and thanks" I said smiling and heading up to bed. I laid awake for a long time thinking about the kiss and how I wanted to kiss him again and again. Suddenly my phone beeped and I read the message:

'I had a really great time. Thanks, and can't wait for Thursday. Sweet dreams Jailbait'

I smiled and finally drifted to sleep with a smile on my face.

Chapter 5

"Hey" Clay said as I climbed into his car in the morning.

"Hey yourself" I said kissing his cheek, he smiled and I felt my heart speed up.

Ok now, just tell him now. "Err Clay, I need to tell you something but I don't want you to get annoyed or yell at me or anything agreed?" I asked nervously playing with my hands in my lap.

"Ok Riley I won't get mad I promise, what's wrong?" he asked I could hear the concern in his voice, he pulled into the school car park but we didn't move to get out. I didn't say anything, Oh crap he is going to go crazy, he already told me to stay away from him.

"Riley?" he said quietly, taking my hand and rubbing soothing circles in the back with his thumb.

"Ok well, I went out with Blake Chambers last night and I'm seeing him again tomorrow" I said quickly looking out of the windshield. He drew in a sharp breath through his teeth and I grimaced ready for him to explode.

"You went out with him?" he whispered, Ok that was not what I expected, I looked over at him, he looked so sad I almost cried. I moved over to sit on his lap and wrapped my arms around his neck putting my forehead to his.

"I'm sorry, I know you don't like him but he was actually really sweet to me" I said looking at his face, he had his eyes squeezed shut and his hands were clenched into fists on the seat, his jaw clenched tight.

He didn't say anything so I reached down and put his arms around my waist, he didn't unclench his fists but he left his arms around me which I took as a good sign. "It was fun, I had a nice time" I said smiling.

He snapped his eyes open and pulled his head back from mine "Did you sleep with him Riley?" he asked venomously, I gasped in shock, did I sleep with him? Is he serious?

"How in the hell can you ask me that? It was a first date for Christ sake Clay! Is that what you really think of me? That I'm a slut?" I asked opening his door and climbing out stomping off angrily. The damn boy will sleep with anything that moves but has the nerve to judge me?

I heard footsteps behind me before he grabbed my hand making me stop. "I'm sorry, I shouldn't have asked that, I know you wouldn't have, it's just that he's such a player Riley, that's all he wants you for" he said frowning angrily.

"Oh so the only thing I'm good for is sex right?" I shouted shaking my head at him in disbelief. We were starting to draw a crowd now people were stopping to listen to us shout at each other.

"You know that's not what I think! But he will trust me!" he shouted in my face making me flinch back from the sound of his voice.

"Clay what the hell? Is it so hard to comprehend that someone might want to be with me for me? You think I'm good for nothing else?" I asked hurt that he could think of me that way.

"Riley! For God sake! Of course not, You know I love you for you, how the hell could you say that? But he's different, he's so much older than you, he's only going to be after one thing" he said pulling my hand trying to get me to move closer to him. I stood my ground and made him move to me, it was silly but I refuse to be the one to concede, I'd done nothing wrong. He stepped forward and wrapped his arms around me tightly, kissing my temple, "I'm sorry Riley bear I am, I didn't mean it like that, please, I'm sorry, I just, I don't like that guy, I don't trust him" he whispered in my ear making me shiver as tingles spread down my body.

"Well you don't have to like him Clay, but you can put this grudge against him aside for me can't you?" I asked quietly wrapping my arms around him and burying my face in his neck.

"Yeah I can do that for you Riley, I'd do anything for you" he said kissing my temple again and sighing.

"Shows over, come on everyone can get to class" Tom shouted waving his hands towards the school, I pulled back to look at Clay and he smiled a weak defeated smile at me, I smiled back and grabbed his hand pulling him into the school.

The morning was weird, everyone was asking me about Clay, how long had we known each other, how did we meet, all sorts of weird things. More girls than usual were giving me death glares and not one boy asked me out.

"Rachel what's going on today? Why are the girls all acting like they want to kill me more than usual?" I asked looking around the canteen to a room full of hateful glares.

"Clay declared his undying love for you in the car park so they're all jealous, I heard the cheerleaders talking in the bathrooms thinking of ways they can get revenge on you, at this point I think they're actually talking about slipping some poison into your drink" she said giggling.

"WHAT?" I shrieked looking around at everyone, "He did not declare his undying love for me! Jeez! We're friends! Why is everyone making such a big deal out of Clay and I?" I asked shaking my head grimacing.

"Clay and I what?" he said wrapping his arms around me from behind.

"All the girls are hating on Riley, because you told her you loved her and would do anything for her, someone taped it on their phone so of course the whole school has seen it" Rachel said simply shrugging her shoulders.

I gasped and Clay just chuckled and gave me a squeeze, "Oh well, it's true she knows that anyway" he said kissing my neck and starting to suck on it.

I elbowed him in the stomach and pulled away laughing "Don't you dare mark me again Clay Preston or else" I warned trying to look threatening.

He just laughed again and rolled his eyes "I'm so scared of you Riley bear, so scared" he said sarcastically grabbing my hand and pulling me to his table.

"So how long have you two really been together?" Terri a pretty slutty cheerleader asked me with a fake smile but hate glaring out of her eyes.

"Oh for the love of all that's holy!" I cried throwing my hands up in the air.

"Oh come on muffin they're only curious" Clay said with a smirk as he kissed the back of my hand, I elbowed him in the ribs harshly.

"Will you stop!" I said angrily shaking my head at him. He had been impossible since I sat down, he had been playing the loved up boyfriend routine all lunchtime, touching and kissing me, laughing and tickling me making me squirm. He wasn't denying anything, he was making everything worse! Every time someone asked if he loved me he just said yes for God's sake!

"Stop what sweet cheeks?" he asked innocently winking at me.

"Clay enough now seriously, your starting to piss me off" I said pulling my hand out of his.

"Ooo lovers tiff?" Ben asked with a smirk.