I woke to the sound of my phone alarm. I
looked around wondering why I was in the
lounge, then I remembered the dream. Liam
was still asleep; as usual, his arms and legs
were all over me, pinning me down with his
weight. I smiled and looked at him for a few
minutes before I decided to wake him up
nicely for a change. Usually, I just elbowed
him or pushed him off of me, I thought today
I would be a little more creative, he’d like
I moved forward, pushing on his shoulder. He rolled
onto his back, not taking his arms off of me, so he dragged
me to his side. I raised myself up onto my hands and knees
and moved so that I was straddling him, before putting my
weight back down on him. I stroked his handsome face a
couple of times before I pressed my lips to his lightly. He
sighed a little in his sleep so I kissed him again, a little
harder and longer this time. He started to get aroused and I
stifled a giggle. OK, I know I’m new to all this, but this boy
seems to lust after me a lot! It was a little embarrassing, but
also at the same time it made me feel wanted, needed, and
attractive. I kissed him again and ran my hand up his chest.
He started to stir, his arms tightening around me, clamping
me to his chest even though he wasn’t even awake yet. I
kissed him again and trailed my tongue along his lip. That
caught his attention; he opened his eyes and looked at me,
clearly shocked, but with a smile playing on the edge of his
“I hope you’re going to wake me up like this from
now on,” he said in his husky, sleep filled voice.
“Maybe, if you’re lucky,” I teased. He put one hand
behind my head and pulled me back down to kiss him
again. He nibbled on my bottom lip asking for entrance, but
I pulled away instead, making him groan. “You need to go,
Liam.” I pulled out of his grasp and sat up, still straddling
him. I could feel his erection pressing against my core,
making me yearn for him in ways I hadn’t even thought
about until now.
He smiled and put his hands on my knees and just
looked at me sitting on top of him. His eyes were so lustful
that I was surprised he didn’t beg me for sex there and
then. He didn’t even move; just laid there with a big
contented grin on his face. This wasn’t really a good
position to be sitting in; the feel of him under me was
turning me on so badly it was actually maddening. I
wondered what it would feel like to have him touch me, to
run his hands down my body; I bit my lip as a wave of
desire washed over me. The feelings were so confusing, so
foreign to me. I’d never wanted to even kiss anyone before,
let alone the thoughts that were starting to form in my head
“What are you doing to me?” I whispered, confused
that I could feel this way, to actually want someone when
usually I shy away from all physical contact because of what
my father used to make me do.
“What do you mean?” he asked, looking a little
confused. I shook my head; I couldn’t explain it, especially
not to him. I needed him to be able to wait for me, if I told
him I was feeling like this, he would probably go full steam
ahead and ruin everything. “Tell me what you mean, Angel.
Please?” he begged; using his puppy dog face on me.
Damn it! That has always worked and he knows it!
“I don’t want to, Liam.” I moved off of him and laid
back down by his side.
“Please?” he whispered, looking at me with his
I sighed. “I don’t know what’s happening to me, one
day I can’t even stand to have anyone touch me and the
next day I….” I trailed off, unsure how to finish that sentence
without giving him the wrong impression.
“The next day, what?” he prompted, leaning up on
his elbow so he could look into my eyes.
“The next day you’re turning me on so badly that I
can’t even help myself,” I admitted, blushing like crazy.
He laughed quietly, giving me his cocky grin. “You
turn me on too.”
“Yeah, that’s half the problem,” I stated, glancing
down to see the tent he was sporting in his pyjama shorts,
blushing again that I had just looked and he would have
seen me looking. Oh crap, that is so embarrassing!
“I’m sorry if me being turned on turns you on.” He
smirked at me and I blushed harder, squirming at how
uncomfortable this conversation was. I slapped his chest
and giggled out of embarrassment; he caught my hand and
held it tight just looking at me.
“It scares me,” I admitted, feeling stupid and
“I know it does, but I would never hurt you. If you ever
felt like things are going too fast, you would only ever have
to say, I promise.” I couldn’t doubt his sincerity; the truth of
his words were clear across his face.
I leant forward and kissed him gently, before pulling
away. “You really need to go. It’s almost eight now.”
He sighed and played with my fingers. “I really
dislike your friend, it’s her fault I have to leave,” he
mumbled, pretending to be annoyed. I laughed and got up
off of the couch, pulling him up to his feet.
“You might want to calm down a little before you
leave. What would the neighbours think if they saw you
leaving my house like that?” I joked, nodding down towards
his crotch, then blushing because I had just looked again.
He laughed. “They would think that I have an
incredibly beautiful girlfriend, who has just kicked me out of
her bed,” he stated, shrugging casually. I grinned as he
rearranged himself in his shorts so it was less noticeable,
before kissing me again and going out of the front door.
I snuck back to my room. Kate was still asleep so I
crawled in my bed, but I didn’t go back to sleep, instead, I
‘Glad you got at least 3 hours sleep last night’ I
turned my phone onto silent so his reply didn’t wake Kate.
‘Me too. That couch is surprisingly comfy, better
than my bed but that’s prob because U were there’ he
replied, making me smile.
‘U could always stay over tonight. Maybe I could
sneak out to the lounge after Kate’s asleep’ I text him back.
‘I like that idea! What R U doing today? Wanna do
something?’ he asked.
‘Not sure, think I need to spend the day with Kate
though seeing as she’s staying here’ I replied.
‘That girl is ruining everything, first I can’t stay over,
now I can’t spend the day with you! Strong dislike coming
from over here’ he text back, making me giggle.
We text each other back and forth for about an hour
and I was glad that I decided to upgrade my phone
package so that I got unlimited texts, otherwise this would
be costing me a fortune.
I got up a couple of hours later, getting
dressed and heading out to the kitchen.
Liam was already over. I shouldn’t have
been surprised really; he was hardly ever at
his house. He spent most of the day here
when he wasn’t at school, leaving around
nine o’clock only to sneak back in through
my window around ten thirty anyway. I
smiled at him but quickly looked away
because he was sitting next to Jake.
“Morning, Ambs. Where’s Kate? Did you talk to her
about not touching me?” Jake asked, making me laugh at
his serious expression.
“She’s in the shower. Anyway, you should be
flattered that she likes you, though maybe she’ll move onto
Liam today,” I teased, winking at him.
Liam groaned. “No way! I’m seeing someone,” he
stated confidently. I blushed slightly and shifted
uncomfortably on my feet because he’d just said that to
Jake’s face snapped in his direction. “You’re seeing
someone? As in, like, seriously? You don’t do
relationships,” he said, frowning and looking at him
“I crazy about her,” Liam replied, shrugging. I made
my way over to the fridge to get some milk for my cereal,
trying to pretend I wasn’t there. My heart was crashing in my
chest. Oh God he was going to do it! He was going to tell
“Crazy about her? As in, you’re not going to mess
her around? She must be a really great screw,” Jake said,
smirking and slapping him on the back proudly. I choked on
my orange juice.
“I’ve not slept with her. She believes in no sex before
marriage.” Liam smirked.
Jake looked like he nearly passed out, he was
looking at Liam like he had grown another head. “You….
she…. what?” he stuttered, shaking his head violently.
Liam just laughed. “As of now, I’m officially off the
market. So, Angel, tell your friend that I’m taken,” he
instructed, turning to me and giving me a wink.
“I will. Wow, so a reformed man-whore, maybe there
is hope for you after all, Jake.” I laughed, throwing a coco
pop at him.
“No way, I give it a week and Liam will be back to
his old self, sleeping with anything that moves,” Jake stated
“I don’t know Jake; he looks pretty serious to me,” I
said as I finished my breakfast. Liam smiled at me, he
obviously liked what I said, showing my trust.
“Finally, you’ve learned to use the head that’s
attached to your neck,” Jake joked, making me flinch at his
“I think it’s sweet, Liam. She’s a lucky girl; hopefully
you won’t break her heart,” I muttered, looking down at my
empty bowl, just hoping that he wouldn’t hurt me.
“I won’t,” Liam stated confidently. I smiled as I
walked back to my room to see Kate. I could hear Jake
quizzing Liam in the kitchen and I didn‘t want to be there for
“So, what shall we do today?” I asked Kate
as she was applying her usual ton of makeup.
“Hmm, I know, how about we go bowling? I could call
Sarah and Sean. We could ask your brother and Liam to
come,” she chirped excitedly. I didn’t really like bowling
much, but my other friends loved it. We probably ended up
going about one a month.
“Sure, I’ll call them.” I grabbed my cellphone and
dialled Sarah’s number.
“I’ll go ask sex god one and two.” Kate smiled,
skipping out of my bedroom.
I followed behind her as Sarah answered. “Hey, Sar,
want to come bowling?” I asked cheerfully, as Kate plopped
herself down next to Jake on the couch, practically sitting on
“Yeah sure. What time?” she replied, sounding
“We’ll meet you there in, say, an hour?” I suggested,
looking at my watch, it was only just after ten now so that
should be fine.
“OK. I’ll call Sean, I can pick him up on the way,” she
I grinned because Kate was now flirting with Jake
shamelessly. “OK great. See you there.” I disconnected the
call and leant against the wall, watching my best friend
plead with my brother.
“Please come with us? Then you can see how
skilled I am with balls,” Kate purred, fluttering her
eyelashes. Liam choked on his laughter, quickly turning it
into a cough as Kate turned to face him. “Come on, Liam,
I’ll make it worth your while. I know you’re a good player,
how about you teach me a few tricks?” she said
seductively, moving closer to him. He looked uncomfortable
with her advances. I was actually enjoying him squirm.
Usually, he would flirt back with her, but today he looked like
he wanted to run away.
I decided to help him out. “Kate, will you leave them
alone? I don’t want my slut of a brother, and his reformed
slut of a best friend, coming, if I have to watch you throw
yourself at them all day,” I scoffed, pretending to gag. I was
actually getting quite annoyed that she was still looking at
Liam like she wanted to eat him there and then. Liam
looked at me gratefully, which made my heart seem to
stutter slightly in my chest.
Kate grinned at me. “Hmm, well where’s the fun in
that?” she asked, winking at me and making me chuckle.
“We’re going bowling in an hour anyway; if you want
to come it’s up to you. Sarah and Sean are coming, and
maybe Terri too.” I shrugged, plopping on the floor by
Liam’s feet, leaning against his legs. I could see Kate
staring at me with shocked, wide eyes, so I quickly moved
away from him, blushing like crazy.
“I don’t mind bowling. What do you think, Jake, want
to whip the girl’s asses?” Liam asked, grinning.
Kate nodded quickly. “I’m definitely up for some
whipping,” she said enthusiastically. The boys both ignored
“Yeah OK. I like bowling I guess. Hey, Liam, why
don’t you ask your girlfriend to come along too? Or are you
afraid that she’ll take one look at me and think she’s made
a mistake and dump your ass for an upgrade?” Jake joked.
“My girlfriend wouldn’t even look at you, Jake, so I
don’t have anything to worry about,” Liam answered
confidently; I could hear the amusement in his voice. I just
blushed harder, trying to melt into the sofa and disappear.
“You have a girlfriend, Liam?” Kate asked, frowning.
She looked like she was trying to solve a complicated math
problem, her face all scrunched up in concentration.
“Yep he does. Some mystery girl who he’s crazy
about, apparently,” Jake scoffed, rolling his eyes.
Kate’s eyes shot to me for some reason. She
looked like she was trying to bore a hole in my face. I
gulped and looked away, not really wanting to lie to my best
friend. She gasped and looked at me with wide eyes, then
looked at Liam, then back to me, silently asking if it was
me. Holy crap, what is she a mind reader or something? I
nodded slowly, trying not to be obvious, making her gasp
again and giggle excitedly.
“Let’s go finish getting ready in your room, Amber!”
she cried, jumping up. She was so excited that she actually
clapped her hands like a child. I groaned internally, oh
great, here it comes, the million questions.
“I’m already ready.” I shook my head at her
“I need your help in the bedroom with something!”
she hissed, looking like she would murder me if I didn’t get
up right now. I pushed myself up and I heard Liam chuckle
from the couch. I rolled my eyes at him; he really had a big
mouth at times! But it is a sweet mouth.
I followed Kate into my bedroom; she shut the door
and grabbed me. “I knew it! That boy has been eyeing you
for years!” she cried, jumping up and down. I laughed at her
excitement; she seemed almost as pleased about it as if it
was her going out with him.
“He has not!” I smiled.
She dragged me over to the bed. “Oh be quiet! He
is always looking at you. He finds any excuse to touch you.
He flirts with you shamelessly, and is always telling you how
hot you are.” She sighed dreamily. “So, young lady, when
were you planning on telling me, your best friend?” she
“Er well, we were going to keep it secret for a couple
of weeks. Jake’s really not going to like it.” I cringed slightly
at the thought of the warning look I’d seen him giving Liam
earlier when we were cleaning after the party; he was really
opposed to the idea of me dating him.
“Wow, yeah, I didn’t think about that. Jake’s going to
be crazy mad!” she said with wide eyes. I nodded, playing
with my hands in my lap. “So, when did all this happen? You
were together at the party, right? He was staring at you the
whole night, and he beat the crap out of Jessica’s brother
for kissing you.”
I gasped, a little shocked. “He beat up Jessica’s
brother?” I asked. I remembered him pinning him against
the wall, but then I ran off to be sick.
“Yeah. He was shouting at him to keep his filthy
hands off you, and that you didn’t want him to kiss you. He’d
seen you trying to push him away, apparently. Liam hit him
a couple of times before the team broke it up. Then he just
disappeared after that, Jake said he went home.” She eyed
me curiously. I knew my face was red, I was a terrible liar.
“He didn’t go home, did he?” She smirked at me knowingly.
I took a deep breath and shook my head. She
screamed, literally screamed, and about two seconds later
Jake and Liam came bursting into my room.
“WHAT? WHAT IS IT?” Jake shouted, looking
around like there was a fire or something.
“Er…. Er, it was a…. er,” I stuttered, grasping wildly
for something to say.
“Spider,” Kate interjected quickly, pointing in the
direction of my bathroom.
Jake sighed and walked in there, shaking his head
disapprovingly. “Seriously, all that over a spider? I thought
you were being murdered in here!” he scolded.
Kate smirked at me and Liam. He actually looked
like he was having fun watching me squirm. He winked at
me, which made Kate laugh. I stuck my tongue out at him
and he waggled his eyebrows at me, she just laughed
louder at the two of us.
Jake walked back out, frowning and shaking his
head. “I couldn’t find anything in there.”
“Oh, maybe it wasn’t a spider; it might have just
been a bit of fluff or something,” Kate suggested, waving
her hand for them to leave.
Jake rolled his eyes. “Jeez, Kate, you really are
weird,” he said, walking out and shutting the door behind
She turned back to me, looking excited. “I can’t
believe you lost your virginity to Liam James! Was it good?
I bet he was good, right? He is so freaking hot! I’m so
jealous!” she cooed, going off into a world of her own.
“I didn’t have sex with him,” I said quickly.
She snapped her eyes to mine. “You didn’t? Well
why the heck not? If that was me I would have jumped his
fine ass there and then.”
I giggled and shrugged. “Yeah I know you would, but
that’s just not me.”
“OK, I know.” She sighed, looking a little defeated.
Suddenly her face brightened again. “So, what did you do
“We just made out, Kate, that’s all,” I said honestly.
We really hadn’t gone much further than that, so it wasn’t
really a lie.
“You’re so lucky. You have the hottest guy in school
as your boyfriend and the second hottest is your brother. I
mean, that’s just greedy!” she scolded, waggling her finger
at me in a mock annoyed gesture. “So, he called you his
girlfriend! Has he asked you out? Like officially, you’re a
couple? Exclusively?” she asked, looking at me in awe.
I nodded, but grimaced at the same time. “Yeah he
has, and yeah we are. But to be honest, I don’t know how
it’s going to work out. I mean, he’s such a player I’m
honestly a little scared to let myself fall for him in case he
cheats on me or dumps me or something,” I admitted in a
small voice, staring at the floor as all of my worries flashed
through my mind.
She grabbed me into a hug, which immediately
made me start to feel sick. My heart was pounding in my
chest at her casual touch. I knew she was only trying to
comfort me, but I couldn’t help my body’s reaction to touch.
“I don’t think he will. I mean, he’s never had a girlfriend
before, he’s never been exclusive, so you have nothing to
base your theory on. Technically, he’s never cheated on
anyone before.” She gave me a half smile. I couldn’t help
but laugh at her attempt to make me feel better. I guess
that’s true, the fact that he’s willing to be exclusive is a sign
that he’s into it.
“We’d better go anyway; Sarah and Sean will be
waiting there for us. Oh and Kate, don’t say anything to
anyone, OK? Not even Sarah. I just want to see how it goes
for a couple of weeks before Jake finds out,” I explained.
“I won’t, I promise,” she vowed, crossing her heart.
“So, is he a good kisser?” she whispered, as we walked
down the hallway.
“Unbelievable,” I replied, as we walked to the
“Damn it! Lucky cow!” she muttered quietly, making