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Author: Kirsty Moseley

He clipped it on and then moved away from me quickly as if I burnt him. "I'm gonna go make you some breakfast ok?" he said getting out of the bed not looking at me.

"Why don't we go out for breakfast? I'm in the mood for a chocolate doughnut" I said smiling as he turned his nose up in disgust,

"Jam doughnut!" he said looking at me with a smile. This was an old argument no one ever won, so I just laughed, "And seen as it's your birthday I'm buying" he said as I got up to shower.

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I walked out of the school to see a huge group of girls all standing around gossiping near the door.

"I can't believe it! He is sooooo hot!"

"I think I've died and gone to heaven"

"Mmm he is yummy" they were all staring in the same direction.

I assumed Clay or one of his friends was standing there but instead I saw Blake, he was leaning against his car. He was wearing a white t-shirt, black leather jacket, low slung jeans and his black boots again, and he looked so hot my mouth started to water. I shook my head and walked out to go find Clay, he was at a long football practice tonight so I had over an hour to wait for him.

As I crossed the car park headed towards the field Blake shouted me. "Hey Jailbait" he said jogging to catch up with me.

I turned and smiled "Hey, what are you doing here?" I asked politely whist trying to discretely check him out again, my God he is hot! I could see the planes of his chest and abs through his t-shirt, my mouth was watering again.

"I wanted to wish you happy birthday" he said simply smiling his sexy smile.

"You what? How did you know it was my birthday? We've only met twice" I said confused and looking around quickly to make sure no one heard that it was my birthday today, no on was close enough so I breathed a sigh of relief.

"You told me last time I saw you" he said reaching into his pocket and pulling out a small material bag.

"You remembered that? From a month ago?" I asked my mouth hanging open in shock.

He chuckled, "I can remember things you know, I'm not just a pretty face" he said with a wink. Oh God he's so freakin cocky!

"And who said you had a pretty face?" I asked narrowing my eyes trying to hide my smile, he laughed again.

"Here I got you this" he said holding out the little bag. I gasped again,

"You got me a present?" I asked stepping closer to him to take it, he nodded and watched me as I opened the string and tipped it into my hand. A little red metal rose fell out onto my hand, It was really pretty, it had a string on one end I turned it over to look at the back, it was so cute.

"It's a charm for your cell, I know it's a bit lame but girls like that kind of thing right? And I knew you didn't have one so" he said trailing off looking uncomfortable. I smiled God he is so sweet.

"It's great, thank you Blake" I said giving him a grateful smile.

"Here hand me your phone" he said holding out his hand, I gave it to him and he took the little charm, threading the string through and looping it and handing my phone back to me.

It looked really cute on my red phone, "Maybe now when you use your phone it'll remind you of me and maybe you'll call me" he said tipping his head to the side. I smiled again and stepped closer to give him a hug, I wrapped my arms around him a little awkwardly and he did the same.

"Thanks" I whispered and felt him shudder against me.

"Careful there Jailbait" he joked pulling away a bit sheepishly. I laughed, "So what are you doing for your birthday tonight?" he asked looking at his feet,

"Err, not much really Clay's coming over and I think my Mom and stepdad will probably bring out a cake or something" I said scrunching my nose up in disgust.

"You don't want Clay coming over or you don't like cake?" he asked chuckling.

"Oh come on who doesn't like cake?" I asked smiling.

"Oh so you don't want Clay over" he said waggling his eyebrows.

I slapped him on his arm, "Shut up! I just don't like the whole birthday, cake, singing thing" I said scrunching my nose up.

"Why not?" he asked looking genuinely curious, I sighed I really didn't want to talk about the whole dad leaving on my birthday thing so I just shrugged instead.

"Thanks for the charm Blake that was really nice of you, but I should go" I said turning to walk to the field again. He grabbed my hand to stop me walking.

"You need a ride home?" he asked smiling.

"Err no thanks, Clay's driving me, I just need to wait for his practice to finish" I said shrugging turning to go again.

"What you have to wait until four thirty?" he asked with wide eyes whilst looking at his watch.

"Actually five, they're going over some new plays or something for some big quarterfinal or something or other" I said putting my hands up in a I haven't got a clue gesture.

He laughed "You really don't know anything about football do you?" he said grabbing my hand and pulling me towards his car. What the hell is he doing now? Is this boy crazy?

"What are you doing Blake? I said I don't need a ride home" I said confused as he opened his passenger door for me.

"Ok that's fine, but I can take you out for an hour and a half then drop you back at school before practice finishes" he said with a smirk as he took my bag out of my hand and threw it on the backseat. Ok I really shouldn't go with him, I hardly know him and he has a bad reputation. But he honestly seems so sweet!

He could obviously sense my indecision, "I promise I won't try anything on you jailbait, Scouts honour, I just want to buy you a milkshake for your birthday" he said pointing into the car and smiling a dazzling smile. I took a deep breath and got into the car, he shut the door with a chuckle. He obviously liked getting his own way.

He drove us in silence, his car was nice, I have no idea about cars so I didn't know what sort it was but it was clean and smelled like leather and his aftershave. I actually felt quite relaxed considering that I was alone in a car with an older guy I knew hardly anything about and no one knew where I was. Oh crap this is a really bad idea, where the hell is he taking me? Just then he pulled into this little diner and stopped the car.

We got out and he held the door to the diner open for me, "Wow very gentlemanly" I said with a smile.

"I can be a gentleman when I want to be, I just don't want to be that often" he said with a cheeky grin, I rolled my eyes at him and sat in one of the booths.

He sat opposite me as the waitress came over and gave him a very seductive smile, "Well hello, what can I do for you?" she asked looking at him.

"I'll have a chocolate shake with extra ice-cream and, jailbait?" he said looking at me and raising his eyebrows.

The waitress dragged her eyes away from Blake to look me over and give me a sneer, "Err I'll have a strawberry shake please" I said shrugging, jeez I felt uncomfortable the woman looked like she wanted to stab me or something.

"Put extra ice-cream in hers too would ya?" he said turning back to me, "Trust me on this one" he said with a wink laughing. The woman smiled at him again but he was too busy reaching across the table to notice.

He took my hand and I just sat there in shock, I mean jeez this guy is too old for me, and he's incredibly hot. What the hell is he holding my hand for? I pulled my hand back putting it in my lap, he looked a little hurt but smiled to cover it up. "So what did you get for your birthday?" he asked with a grin.

"Well, aside from a new charm for my cell, my Mom and Brian got me a new ipod, and Clay got me this bracelet" I said jiggling my wrist to make it shine when I caught the sun. He reached out and took hold of my wrist gently bringing it to him so he could look at it.

"It's pretty" he said taking hold of my hand again.

I tried to pull away again but he frowned slightly and gripped my hand a little tighter "Please?" he said quietly, I looked into his eyes and could feel myself being drawn in. I stopped struggling and let him hold my hand. It actually felt nice, different from when Clay held my hand, when Clay and I held hands it was just natural, normal like breathing but this felt nice in a different way, his hand was warm and slightly rough to the touch.

The waitress came over and placed our drinks down giving me another dirty look as she walked away. I took a big swig of my milkshake and oh my God it was good!

"Wow I think that's the best milkshake I've ever had" I said taking another mouthful.

He nodded "Yeah I thought you'd like it" he said with a wink.

"So how old are you exactly Blake?" I asked grabbing a spoon so I could eat the ice-cream that was floating at the top of my milkshake.

"I turned 21 two months ago" he said frowning looking a little upset about something.

"So what's with the face? You don't like being 21?" I asked giggling,

"I don't mind the age, it's just that I waited a long time to find someone that I liked and when I finally do she's so much friggin younger than me it's not even legal!" he said huffing and stabbing his straw into his milkshake forcefully. I smiled but quickly pushed it away, he liked me? Oh my God! But there's nothing we can do about it, if I had sex with him he could be charged with statutory rape due to my age.

"Oh you like someone? Do I know her?" I asked with a smirk.

"It's not a joke Riley" he snapped shaking his head. Oops ok temper. "Sorry I didn't mean to snap at you like that, it's just so frustrating" he said squeezing my hand slightly.

It was quiet for a minute I didn't know what to say so we both just stared at the table. "So tell me some more about you" he said looking up with an easy smile.

"What do you want to know?" I said sipping my milkshake again grateful for the conversation, I hated uneasy silences.

"Hmm what kind of music do you like? What do you like to do in your spare time? What's your favourite colour? That kind of thing" he said waving his free hand around.