When we got back to the house he insisted on taking the hamper back to the kitchen as apparently it was too heavy for a weed like me. Yeah right, he just wanted to flirt with Sarah some more, maybe get it on before we had to leave for college next week! I decided to go to the gym instead of going straight up for a shower, I hadn't been in there today. I quickly ran up to my room and changed into sweats and a t-shirt grabbing my iPod and running shoes and headed back downstairs.
I stretched a little to warm up before running for a couple of miles on the treadmill, I loved running, running made my body ache all over and gave me something else to focus on. I cranked my iPod up as high as I could stand and stuffed my water bottle in the drinks hole before starting off at a gentle walk. I gradually built up the speed until I was running at a flat out sprint. I could feel the sweat running down my back, I grabbed the remote and turned on the air conditioning before I passed out.
My legs were starting to ache, I had been running flat out for almost twenty minutes, I was going to have to stop soon. Wanting to enjoy thinking about nothing other than the physical pain I cranked up the speed even more. I was running so fast I could barely keep up and ran for another couple of minutes before I started to get a little lightheaded, my hands started to tingle so I slowed it down until I could stop.
As soon as I stopped I couldn't stand, I slumped to the floor gasping for breath. I pushed myself up and put my head between my knees listening to the lyrics of the Usher song I had blasting through my iPod trying to control my breathing. When the tingles had disappeared from my fingers and I no longer wanted to vomit I laid on my back with my eyes closed.
Suddenly my music stopped, I snapped open my eyes to see Ashton standing over me, "Why do you do that to yourself? Shit Anna I watched you run as fast as you could for fifteen minutes and you were already sprinting when I came in!" he said looking shocked and actually pissed off for some reason.
"Whatever Ashton, want to show me how you keep blocking my hit's all the time?" I said ignoring his annoyance and pushing myself up to sitting.
"You want me to fight you?" he asked confused.
"I don't want you to hit me if that's what you're thinking but I actually thought I was pretty good at self defence until I met you" I said jokingly.
He smiled and shook his head "Anna, I think you need to rest, surely you've done enough for today" he said his face turning hard.
I stood up, "Ashton, this is my routine, usually it's a morning routine but I had somewhere to be this morning so I'm doing it now instead. I always run then have a few minutes with the punch bag, if you want to help me then great, if you don't then just get out and stop interrupting me before I cool down" I said angrily. I pushed past him and grabbed the training gloves from the side putting them on and proceeding to beat and kick the crap out of the punch bag.
"I'll show you a few things but you need to stop Anna, this isn't good for you, you shouldn't train like this, it's crazy" he said watching me looking really pissed off.
I sighed and turned round, he wasn't dressed for training, he was still wearing the jeans and t-shirt he had on at the lake. He took off his shoes and socks, and then his t-shirt and belt so he was just wearing his jeans.
"Take your shoes off then Anna, we're only practicing, I don't wanna get hurt" he said smiling at me cockily.
Right he thinks I'm not going to be able to hit him! To be honest I probably won't, I've tried three times already now and didn't get anywhere near him. I slipped off my shoes and walked over to the training mats. The gym was really well stocked, when I got into kickboxing and self defence a couple of years ago my father had the whole room done out for me so I could train here instead of having to go to a gym.
I turned back to Ashton who was standing there looking like a cocky arrogant Greek God. "I'm gonna attack you and I want you to fight me off. You can really hit me it's fine, after I'll tell you where you can improve ok?" he asked looking at me like he really didn't want to do this.
I nodded and waited for him to approach. He moved towards me and I quickly ducked out of the way kicking my leg out towards his stomach, he grabbed hold of my leg and swept the other leg out from under me so I slammed back into the mat with him on top of me.
|Jensen Ackles||as Ashton|
|Rachel Bilson||as Anna|
|Lloyd Daniels||as Jamie|
|Milo Ventimiglia||as Carter|
|Chris Evans||as Nate|
|Matt Lanter||as Seth|
|Ashley Greene||as Rosie|
|Rob Lowe||as President Spencer|
|Catherine Zeta-Jones||as The first lady|
|Jude Law||as Aaron|
|Chris Brown||as Peter|