I wasn’t really sure what to do with myself as of late. I wanted to go to Arizona to see Sooki so badly. Maybe I shouldn’t want to go to help her, but she’d been my friend for nine years. Sure, she should have known better than to drink with my boyfriend, but he was a dick, even to her. When she called, she was sorry; honestly sorry. And the thing was that I believed everything she said. David never would have even told me.
I didn’t tell Liam. Hell, I didn’t tell anybody. But I especially couldn’t tell him. Not yet, anyway. I wanted him to come so badly, but it just wasn’t his place. I would never put him in that position just because I selfishly wanted him to be there with me. It would only rub it in Sooki’s face, anyway.
I knew, eventually, I would have to tell Liam. I would have to tell Liam a lot of things eventually. Like, for instance, Kyle. I still was feeling pretty guilty that I had used him….even if he had it in his head that he was using me, but life goes on. I knew Liam hated Kyle; even though he wouldn’t tell me why, so pardon me that I was a bit hesitant in opening that particular can of worms just yet.
Too lazy to get off my butt and go down to the barn, I called Liam’s cell.
He sounded amused when he picked up. “Yes?”
All my troubled thoughts swam away at the sound of his voice. “Hello.”
He chuckled. “Hi. Where are you?”
“I’m in my bed…completely naked,” I teased.
“Stop,” he scolded.
I laughed. “Oh, Liam, you’re such a good boy.”
“Mmm, too good, one might think.”
I rolled my eyes. “I’m bored.”
“Come down to the barn, then. There’s plenty of stuff you can do down here.”
“Aw, Liam, you’re no fun. I can’t believe you want me to go all the way down there just to help with your job.”
“Maybe that wasn’t what I was suggesting.”
I gasped. “Liam! You naughty!”
He laughed. “I’m kidding. Why aren’t you down here?”
“I’m too lazy to get up,” I whined.
“Oh, Piper, don’t whine. It doesn’t become you.”
I laughed. “Look who’s turned into Mr. Bossy.”
“Nah, I’m not bossy.”
I snorted. “Yeah, sure you’re not.”
“I’m not!” he defended.
“Okay, okay, you’re not bossy,” I laughed.
“I like that a lot better.”
I laughed. “Hey, Liam?”
My heart lifted every time he called me that. “After work, you wanna go somewhere?”
He chuckled. “Where?”
I shrugged. “Anywhere.”
He laughed softly. “Sure.”
“Cool. I’d better get dressed, then.”
“You’re kidding…you really are naked up there?”
I laughed. “No, but I’m still in my pajamas and I look like crap.”
“Hmm, that’s too bad.”
Suddenly Liam was standing in my doorframe, smirking at me. “Cause I really hoped you were extra pretty for me.” He snapped his phone shut. “I shoulda known better.”
I laughed, blushing like crazy, as I was only in my loud boxers and baggy Three Days Grace shirt. “What d’you mean?”
“You’re always pretty.”
I ran over and attacked him in a tight hug.
He laughed, stepping back, a little off balanced. But his arms were around me instantly. “Looks like someone is happy to see me.”
“I’m always happy to see you!” I said, smiling up at him. “How’d you get past my mom?”
Liam smiled wickedly. “She’s conked out on the couch.”
I laughed. “Oh, how adorable! You sneaked past my sleeping mother just to pay me a visit!”
“I quick one, but I couldn’t resist.”
I raised my brows. “You really did think I was naked up here, didn’t you?”
Liam rolled his eyes, kissing my nose. “C’mon now, Piper, I’m not as perverted as you are.”
I laughed at that, slapping his chest shoulder. “It’s so convenient, you working here. Know that?”
|Tammin Sursok||as Piper Smithson|
|Liam Hemsworth||as Liam Nelson|
|Helen Hunt||as Mrs. Smithson|
|Dustin Hoffman||as Mr. Smithson|
|Demi Lovato||as Sooki|
|Penn Badgley||as David|
|Claire Holt||as Lulu (Lucy) Walker|
|Trevor Blumas||as Kyle Walker|