I woke up alone in the bed, I couldn’t ignore the disappointment I felt when I realised Alec wasn’t here. But then again, it was Alec. Sighing I pushed the blankets back and got up. It was mildly depressing to realise I had nothing to do today, or anyone to be with.
I was sure Dan would be with Maddison, considering they were together last night. I pushed the feeling of regret back. I couldn’t regret what happened, Dan was never mine to lose in the first place; which sucked.
My door broke open and I spun around startled by the sudden entrance.
“Alec?” I looked completely and utterly stuttered at him.
“Chloe?” he replied with a smartarse tone to his voice, closing the door he strolled towards me with two cups of coffee.
“Thanks.” I took the coffee out of the hand he was offering me. “I thought you had left.”
“I went to get coffee.” He grinned slightly, amused by my surprise of seeing him again. “Miss me did ya?”
“Hardly.” I scoffed, sitting on the edge of my arm chair.
“What are you doing today?” He asked before taking a gulp of his coffee.
“Surfing, wanna join?”
“Surfing?” I arched an eye brow “I don’t surf.”
“Don’t surf or haven’t surfed?”
“Well today you’re going to learn.” Alec placed his coffee cup on my bedside table. “Put some bathers on that skinny butt of yours and get ready to learn the waves.”
“If you’re teaching me I won’t be learning much.” I chuckled with a teasing tone, amused by his keenness.
“Whatever you say buttercup, now get up and get ready.” Alec shot me a wink before he took off out the door.
“You know the cups don’t take themselves to the kitchen right?” I yelled as he closed the door and I heard his chuckle from outside the door.
Getting up, well it looks like I have something to do today afterall. But I still wasn’t sure if it was wrong of me to be spending time with Dan’s brother.
“STOP LAUGHING!” I yelled with a smile, while throwing my towel at Alec’s back. Though he barely noticed because he was laughing so hard. “I told you I didn’t surf.” I dodged the glanced from strangers as they walked by.
“But your face…” Alec held his stomach and at this point I was ready to hit him with the darn surf board I was holding next to his car. “It was so tiny and…” Another wave of chuckles came and Alec was once again barely able to stand.
Grinding my teeth I walked past him, shouldering him and loading the surf board onto the back of his truck. I leant against the truck door and glared at Alec who was laughing still! I told him surfing wasn’t my thing. Let’s face it, it was unhealthy to stand on a board on water, clearly unsafe!
So after I got dumped a million times by the waves, which I may point out didn’t get one laugh out of Alec. So needless to say when I finally stood up, maybe I was over excited and yeah I screamed in excited and maybe I took a little too much pride in the achievement, considering the wave was barely a foot high. But it was still a darn WAVE! Who cares if it couldn’t even knock over a small toddler, a wave is a wave.
“Hurry up Alec!” I stomped, I was sick of him laughing. Which he hadn’t stopped doing since the event happened and yeah my screaming did bring some unwanted attention from onlookers on the beach, which just made this so much more awful because not only was I dealing with chuckles over there, I was receiving shy giggles from passer byes who witnessed it.
God knows how but finally Alec made it to the truck.
“So..” Alec’s laughter slowly dried up as he loaded his surf board onto of mine, though his very large grin was still firmly in place. “What do you want to eat?”
“Food.” I grunted before slamming the truck door with a tad more force than needed.
“Is someone a little grumpy?” Alec teased as he got in the truck. I ignored how attractive he looked with his muscles sparkling with water drops and his hair towel dried.
I crossed my arms and glared out the window, making sure my force wasn’t on him. “No. I’m not.” I asked with a huff.
“Come on buttercup, smile.” Alec’s voice had way too much happiness in it.