“So, are you guys coming or not?” I asked,
because they were still sitting on the couch.
“Yeah, OK.” Jake sighed. He obviously didn’t want to
come, maybe Liam was making him. He grabbed his keys
and headed for the door. “I’ll go get the car out of the
garage. Meet you out there.”
“Oh crap, I forgot my purse,” Kate said, skipping off
back to my room.
Liam immediately grabbed me and kissed me,
pushing me against the wall gently. I wrapped my arms
around his neck, gripping my fingers in his hair. “Mmm, I’ve
missed you,” he murmured against my lips.
“You did? I had no idea. Could you make it a little
more obvious?” I joked, making him chuckle.
He kissed me again, sucking on my bottom lip
lightly, asking for entrance. I eagerly opened my mouth for
him; he slipped his tongue in, exploring every part of my
mouth, making my stomach get butterflies. Someone
cleared their throat and we jumped apart, thinking it was
Jake. Thankfully it wasn’t though, it was Kate.
She had the biggest grin on her face that I had ever
seen. “You two look hot together,” she stated, smirking at
Liam laughed and threw his arm around my
shoulder. “Angel looks hot whoever she’s with.” He grinned
and kissed my cheek, softly.
“Aww, that’s so sweet!” Kate cooed, putting her
hand over her heart, looking at him adoringly.
I rolled my eyes. “Oh, come on! We’ll be late if we
don’t go now.” I grabbed her hand and pulled her out of the
door. I turned back and threw my keys to Liam, who locked
the front door behind him. As he handed me back my keys,
his finger brushed mine on purpose, making me moan a
little in the back of my throat.
“Hey, Liam, you don’t mind riding in the back with
Amber, do you? I really want to sit up front,” Kate called
from the car, giving me a wink.
I saw Jake shaking his head at Liam, obviously
asking for help. Liam smirked in his direction. “No. That’s
fine if you want to ride up front.” He glanced at me from the
corner of his eye. I smiled at Kate subtly. I loved my best
friend; bless her, she was giving me time with him.
I climbed in the back and Liam slid in next to me,
pressing his knee against mine. I put my hands in my lap
and smiled. He reached out and took my hand, holding it
tightly, putting it on the seat in the middle of us and moved
his leg so it was shielded from view in case Jake turned
around. There wasn’t really much chance of that though,
considering he was driving, but I guess it’s better to be safe
than sorry. Liam’s casual touch was sending sparks of
electricity shooting up my arm. I bit my lip and looked out of
the window, fighting the desire to grab him and kiss him
until I couldn’t breathe. After the longest, most excruciating
car journey ever, we arrived at the bowling alley. OK, that a
slight exaggeration, it only took ten minutes, but the whole
time I was fighting with myself to just jump on him and hold
There were eight of us bowling; Me, Liam, Jake,
Kate, Sarah, Sean, his girlfriend Terri , and she had brought
her brother, Mark, who was down from college. Liam
seemed to have taken an instant disliking to Mark for some
reason. He was being polite enough, but his smile didn’t
quite reach his eyes. I was actually having fun even though I
was totally losing. I was terrible at bowling and only really
came to be with my friends. The highlight of the whole
experience was watching Liam bowl. When he bent to
throw his ball, I got a perfect view of his perfect behind, and
I could barely contain my enjoyment.
“Not too good at the whole bowling thing, huh?” Mark
asked, sitting down next to me, smiling.
I laughed. “Nope, I never did get the hang of it,” I
stated, shaking my head in mock horror.
“I could teach you if you want. It’s all about the
positioning,” he purred, suggestively.
I gulped nervously, but tried not to let it show.
“Positioning, really? That’s why I’ve been getting it wrong all
these years?” I smiled, a little uncomfortable, but to be
honest I liked flirting, as long as they didn’t get the wrong
idea and start trying to touch me.
“I’m somewhat an expert with positions. I would be
more than happy to give you some lessons,” he purred,
leaning in closer to me, making me lean back to keep
some personal space.
“Well, it’s my turn right now, so what would you
suggest?” I asked, standing up and choosing my ball.
He stood up and walked close behind me. “I would
definitely suggest moving your hips with the ball. Maybe you
should spread your legs further apart, give you more
balance,” he said, waggling his eyebrows.
I laughed at his suggestion; jeez, this guy is so
obvious! “Well thanks for the tips; I’ll see how it goes.” I
laughed and walked up to take my turn. My ball went
straight down the edge and only hit one pin. My second ball
went straight down the gutter. “Hmm, Mark, I think you may
need to work on your tips. You kind of built my hopes up
there, I feel kind of let down,” I joked, pouting.
He laughed. “Wow, I’ve never let a girl down before,”
he said, smiling proudly.
“Cocky much?” I asked, laughing.
“Want to find out?” he teased.
“Hmm, let me think.” I narrowed my eyes and
dragged them down his body, slowly, from head to toe and
back up again, making sure to bite my lip in a flirty manner.
He was grinning wildly. “Could you turn around?” I asked,
trying to hide my laughter.
“You want me to turn around?” he asked, smirking.
I nodded. “I’ll need to view the back, I’m not sure if I
want to accept your offer,” I said dismissively. He winked at
me and turned around, obviously thinking he was in luck. I
bit my lip to stop myself from laughing and mouthed ‘What
an idiot!’ to Kate and Sarah who were giggling like mad
girls on crack. “OK, you can turn back now,” I said after a
He turned back to face me. “Well, like what you
see?” he asked, smirking at me confidently.
I leaned in close to him. “No, I don’t, actually. You just
don’t do it for me, but thanks for the offer,” I stated, smirking
and winking at him as I walked back to the seats. I could
hear my friends burst into loud laughter; Sarah slapped
Kate a high five. Mark was just staring after me with his
mouth open, obviously not used to rejection. I glanced at
Liam, he looked hurt and angry.
Oh crap! What did I do? I was just flirting, I wouldn’t
have done anything! I tried to catch his eye but he just
looked away at the score board, ignoring me. My heart
Jake went to get some drinks in-between games so
I took my opportunity to speak to Liam; he hadn’t even
looked in my direction since the whole Mark incident. “Hey,”
I said, moving to sit next to him.
“Hey,” he muttered, watching the people next to us
“Not talking to me?” I asked, scared he would say
He sighed. “Why did you do that?” he asked sadly,
shaking his head, still not looking at me.
I grabbed his hand and dragged him off to the
bathrooms. When we got into the ladies room, I shut the
door behind us and locked it. “I’m sorry. I didn’t realise that
would upset you. I didn’t mean anything by it. He was flirting
with me, I was just joking around, that’s all,” I explained,
trying to get him to look at me, but he just closed his eyes
for a second before looking back at me again.
“Angel, that was hard to watch.” He pulled me to his
chest, looking into my eyes; I could see that I had hurt him
“I’m sorry, Liam. Honestly, I didn’t mean anything by
it, I was just having fun. People don’t know we’re together I
could hardly say, ‘Mark, stop flirting with me, my
boyfriend’s sitting right there’ could I?” I asked, putting my
arms around his neck.
He sighed. “I guess not.” He still looked upset and I
felt awful that I’d hurt him.
“You need to trust me though; I would never do
anything to hurt you on purpose. I’m sorry.” I pulled his face
to mine and kissed him tenderly.
He responded immediately, kissing me back and
pulling me closer to him. He slid one hand down and
gripped it on my ass, it didn’t even affect me at all, well, it
did but not in any of the bad ways, I liked it, I wanted more. I
grabbed his other hand and pulled it up my body, making it
cup my breast. He pulled back, looking at me a little
shocked; I smiled at him and pulled him back to me. He
kissed me hungrily, massaging my breasts. His mouth
travelled down my neck, making me shiver with desire. I
slipped my hand under his t-shirt, tracing the muscles on his
chest, making him moan. He slowly moved his hand down
to the bottom of my top and slipped his hand under, trailing
his fingers along my skin, moving it up slowly until he got to
my breasts where he massaged them through my bra
making me moan breathily.
After a few minutes, he pulled away, smiling at me,
his eyes dancing with excitement. He put his forehead to
mine, we were both breathing heavy. “I’m sorry. I didn’t
mean to be all possessive,” he said, kissing the tip of my
“You don’t have anything to apologise for, silly.
We’ve both never done this before, so we need to find a
way that works for both of us.” I kissed him tenderly again,
savouring the feel of his soft lips against mine.
He sighed. “I think we need to go back out now
before people realise we’re missing.”
“Another minute won’t hurt,” I whispered, smiling
flirtily. He chuckled and bent down to kiss me again.
That night we were all cramped into my
lounge. Sean had brought Avatar round and
none of us had seen it before so all seven
of us were now sitting around, eating
McDonalds. We were going to put the
movie on after. I was leant against Liam’s
legs; Jake didn’t seem to bat an eyelid,
which we both took as a good sign.
Mark moved off of the couch. “Here, Sarah, you sit
here, I’ll sit on the floor,” he suggested, as he plopped down
next to me with a flirty smile. I shifted uncomfortably to get a
little more space from him. I felt Liam stiffen, so I put my
hand on his foot, rubbing my thumb across the top of it
soothingly. “So, Amber, what do you like to do in your free
time?” he asked.
“Lots of stuff. I like to dance and go to movies. You
know normal high school stuff,” I replied, adding definition
to the words high school.
He laughed. “Wow, you really are a feisty one aren’t
you?” he said, shaking his head.
“You have no idea,” I muttered, turning away,
pretending to watch the TV.
“You don’t want to talk to me?” he asked, faking hurt.
I let out an exaggerated sigh. “I’m just trying to watch
He looked at the TV, and laughed. “This advert for
I looked at the TV that I was pretending to watch, it
was indeed an advert. Damn it! “Yep, I’m a sofa girl, you
can never have enough sofas,” I joked.
“You’re funny.” He laughed, scooting closer to me.
“Thanks, and you’re too old for me,” I stated, smiling
“I’m only nineteen.” He looked at me challengingly.
I nodded. “Yeah, but eighteen is my limit, so you’re
shit outta luck, bud,” I said. I heard Liam laugh behind me.
“I could make you change your mind,” Mark stated
I laughed humourlessly. “You know what, I’d bet you
twenty bucks that you got nothing of interest for me,” I
replied just as confidently.
He chuckled darkly. “I’ll take that bet, but you need to
wait until your brother’s not watching.” He glanced at Jake a
I sighed. “What is it exactly that you think I’m going to
be interested in? You have a kitten in your pocket? Or
maybe some candy? Or the answers to the test I have
tomorrow in calculus?” I joked, making him laugh again.
“No. I’m going to kiss you, and you’re going to love
it.” He shrugged, smirking at me again.
Liam’s legs jerked behind me as he made a move
to get up. I pushed back on his legs and started rubbing his
foot again. “Really? If you kiss me I’m going to knee you in
the balls.” I smiled at Mark, innocently.
“You think that’s going to scare me away from a
hottie like you?” he asked, looking me over slowly, making
my skin crawl a little.
“It’s just a friendly warning.” I shrugged, turning back
to the TV which, thankfully, was now the movie and not a
“I’m pretty sure my money is safe. I’ve never had any
complaints before,” he whispered in my ear, making me go
cold because of how close he was to me.
“Hmm, well there’s a first time for everything,” I said
through my teeth, still rubbing Liam’s foot.
When the movie finished, Liam went home to tell his
parents he was going to stay over at ours and to grab a
change of clothes. He actually had spare clothes in my
room, but we couldn’t exactly tell anyone that. Jake and
Kate were making more popcorn. We were now going to
watch Terminator Salvation, because most people hadn’t
seen it. I went to the bathroom. When I stepped out,
someone grabbed me and pushed me against the wall. At
first I thought it was Liam, but then I realised this guy wasn’t
tall enough. My heart started to race, the fear building up in
my stomach. Mark laughed and crashed his lips to mine,
roughly, gripping the sides of my face so I couldn’t move
away. I tried to push him away but he wouldn’t budge. He
nibbled my lip, asking for entrance, so I clamped my mouth
shut and brought my knee up as hard as I could into his
groin. He let go of me instantly, bending over, groaning.
“Told ya. That’s twenty bucks you owe me,” I said
sweetly, as I stepped past him and made my way back to
the lounge with a triumphant smile plastered on my face.
Liam was sitting back down on the couch so I
quickly took the seat next to him before anyone else did.
“You OK?” he asked, looking at me, smiling.
“Yep,” I replied, popping the p.
He smiled. “What’s so funny?”
I giggled. “Mark,” I answered, grinning. Just then,
Mark walked in to the lounge, limping slightly, his hand over
his groin, looking like he was in a bit of pain. He threw a
twenty dollar bill into my lap and sat down over the other
side of the room.
Liam burst out laughing. “That’s my girl,” he
whispered, making me smile.
After everyone had left, it was almost
midnight. Kate and I went to bed, leaving
Liam and Jake in the lounge. I winked at
Liam as I went to bed and decided to put on
my smallest pyjamas tonight so I could feel
his skin on mine. I pulled on my pink short
shorts that had purple lace along the trim. I
paired it with a skin tight matching pink tank
top with a bit of purple lace across the
breasts. I looked in my mirror and suddenly
got nervous. Maybe I should change, was
this giving him the wrong impression? I bit
my lip. No, it’s fine, he’d seen me in this
before so I’d wear it.
I went back into my bedroom, Kate whistled at me.
“Wow, Amber, you should take a little trip to the kitchen and
get a glass of water or something. Let Liam have
something to dream about,” she suggested, looking me up
Actually, that wasn't a bad idea; otherwise he
wouldn’t get to see until the morning. “You think?” I asked
nervously. She nodded eagerly, so I decided to do it before
I wimped out. “OK,” I agreed, laughing as I opened my door.
“Go on! Give him a thrill.” She waved her
enthusiastically when I hesitated at the door.
I took a deep breath and walked confidently down
the hallway. The way our house is set out, you have to walk
through the lounge to get to the kitchen. I strutted into the
lounge in my tiny pyjamas. “Anyone want a drink?” I asked
innocently, walking past Jake and Liam who were sat
watching the sports channel.
“No thanks,” Jake answered, not even looking at me.
Liam’s eyes snapped to me, his gaze literally
followed my every move, his mouth slightly open and his
eyes wide. I bit my lip to stop from laughing. Oh yeah, totally
I grabbed two glasses of water and walked back out
through the lounge, with Liam taking off what little clothes I
had on, off of me with his eyes. Jake spotted him looking
and slapped him around the back of the head. “Dude, stop
perving on my little sister! Anyway, you have a girlfriend,” he
grumbled, clearly annoyed.
Liam rubbed the back of his head. “Right yeah,
girlfriend,” he mumbled, smiling.
I went back to my room, laughing my head off. “That
was so funny,” I told Kate, who was sitting up in bed waiting
She started laughing too. “Did he like?” she asked,
waggling her eyebrows.
“Yep,” I confirmed, popping the p. I climbed in to bed
with a smile on my face.
A little while later, I heard Jake go to bed so I knew
Liam was on his own. “Kate, I’m going to go and see Liam
for a little while,” I said, once I knew that Jake would be
“Oh really? Give him another view of that sexy ass
sleepwear?” she teased, smiling.
I giggled. “Something like that. Don’t wait up, I might
be a while.” I winked at her as I climbed out of the bed,
grabbing my cellphone so I could use the alarm function.
“Have fun, and don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do,”
she joked. There actually wasn't much that Kate wouldn’t
do, she’d had a few boyfriends and she definitely wasn’t a
virgin. I giggled and left the room, snaking down the hallway
to the living room, where Liam was already laying on the
couch under the spare duvet. I set the alarm for six; the
usual ‘get Liam out of my window’ time, and put it on the
“Hey, Angel,” he whispered, smiling at me and
pulling the duvet out of the way so I could lay down next to
him. I eagerly climbed in and melted my body against his.
He sighed contentedly and wrapped his arms around me
tightly. “That was not fair earlier, by the way,” he scolded, as
he kissed my forehead.
I smiled teasingly. “Really, you didn’t like my
pyjamas?” I asked, innocently.
“I loved the pyjamas, but not how you paraded your
sexy ass right in front of me with your brother sitting there,”
“You think I have a sexy ass?” I teased.
“Hmm, I can’t remember, let me have another look,”
he said huskily. I giggled and rolled over onto my stomach,
putting my hands under my head.
He groaned again and slowly ran his hand down my
back, across my ass and down one of my thighs before
going back up the other one. His hand came to a stop on
my ass, tracing the line of the lace, making me shiver. Jeez,
what’s happening to me? I actually want him to touch me. If
he made a move to touch me, I wasn’t going to stop him
this time. He bent his head and kissed my shoulder, before
moving down lower and trailing kisses across my back and
hips. He kissed to the bottom of the shorts and trailed his
tongue across the very bottom of my ass cheek, just where
it meets the leg. I gasped and stiffened.
He pulled away quickly. “Sorry, sorry. I got carried
away,” he said apologetically.
I blushed like crazy. “I liked it, Liam,” I said huskily,
my voice shaking slightly from the desire that was racing
through my bloodstream.
“You did?” he asked, sounding surprised about it.
“Oh heck yeah,” I admitted breathily, making me
blush again. Wow, did I just say that? That’s so
He moaned slightly and bent his head, tracing his
tongue along the edge of the lace again. This time I couldn’t
help the little moan that escaped my lips. The sound
seemed to encourage him, as he did it again, and slipped
his hand up my thigh, massaging my ass and back. He
kissed up my back, lifting the material of my top so he could
kiss my skin. I rolled over so we were face to face and
kissed him, pulling him down to me so his whole body was
pressed onto mine. I could feel his skin against mine as I
was glad I decided to go for the skimpy sleepwear. He was
getting excited downstairs again, I could feel him pressed
against my thigh, but I wasn’t scared this time, I was
encouraged. He brought his hands up and cupped my
breasts; I let out a sigh when I felt his hot hand just through
the material of my top because I wasn’t wearing a bra. He
moaned as he rubbed his thumb over my nipples making
them hard. He was only wearing shorts so I rubbed my
hands down his chest and stomach, just marveling at how
toned and perfect he was.
He kissed down my neck and across my breasts
through my top. My hands tangled into his silky brown hair
as he kissed his way down my stomach, getting hold of my
top with his teeth and pulling it up, slowly, exposing my
stomach. I moaned and he brought his mouth down on my
bare skin, licking it lightly and blowing on it, making my
body almost vibrate with excitement. He slipped his hand
under my top and slowly trailed it up towards my breasts,
trailing his fingertips over them while he continued to kiss
my stomach, but he was kissing higher now and my
breathing was starting to speed in anticipation of him
kissing my breasts.
Oh God, yep this is way too fast! “Sorry…. Liam….
stop,” I mumbled.
He pulled his head back immediately, and smiled
his beautiful smile. “You don’t need to apologise, Angel.”
He bent his head and kissed me again gently. I smiled at
him gratefully as he rolled off of me, pulling me close to his
chest, running his fingers through my hair, looking at me
lovingly. “You are so beautiful,” he murmured, kissing my
nose gently as he pulled my top back down for me. I
giggled and shook my head. He really was full of these
corny lines! Maybe that works for him to get the girls to
sleep with him. He smiled, looking a little hurt. “You don’t
believe me,” he stated.
“How many girls have you said that to, Liam?” I
whispered, not really sure my voice would sound right if I
He sighed and looked a little defeated. “I can’t
change my past, Angel, trust me I wish I could. I’ve never felt
anything for anyone else, I swear. I’ve never told anyone
they were beautiful before, only ever you. Nothing else
compares to you,” he said, looking at me intently, willing me
to understand. My breath caught in my throat at his sweet
words. I squeezed myself closer to him and buried my face
in his chest, breathing him in. He sighed happily and
wrapped his arms tightly around me, kissing my forehead.
“Goodnight, Angel,” he whispered.
“Night, Liam,” I murmured against his skin.
I had a feeling that the being careful not to give him
my heart plan, had gone completely out the window. All I
could do now, was pray that he wouldn’t break it. I snuggled
closer to him, laying my head on his chest and falling
asleep within minutes. Just as I started to go under I thought
I heard him whisper something that sounded like ‘I love
you’, but Liam wouldn’t say that, so it must have been