Coming Home

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Here is the first part of the revised version of my story. It'll be the same story line but better and not as rushed. Enjoy!

***This story is NOT edited. I know there are some mistakes, especially when it comes to middle names and ages. I didn't edit these chapters before i posted them. I am currently in the process of editing this story to make it much, much better.


“Are you scared?”


“Are you sure?”


“So I can move?”

“Don’t you dare!”

“I knew it! I knew you were scared!”

“Shut up. Be nice to me.”

The room was completely dark except for the glow coming from the television. We were watching “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, the newest movie that was supposed to be the scariest ever seen. Scary movies usually don’t bother me, but this one was really getting to me. As a result, I was curled up in my boyfriend, Cayden’s, lap, a blanket and his arms wrapped securely around me. Cayden was finding the fact that I was scared completely hilarious.

“Aww Makenzi’s scared,” Tegan, my best friend, teased from the other couch where she was curled up against her boyfriend, Liam.

“At least I’m actually watching the movie instead of hiding my face in Liam’s chest,” I responded with a smirk.

“Shut up,” she said, playfulness now gone.

I simply chuckled, snuggling further into Cayden.

This was a typical Friday night for the four of us. Growing up in a small town, you grow up being friends with everybody but the four of us were always the closest out of anybody. Cayden and I met when I was still in my mom’s stomach. Our parents have pictures of newborn Cayden with his hand on my mom’s swollen stomach. Our parents like to tell us how he would babble to me and I would respond by kicking. It’s no wonder that we’ve been best friends our entire lives.

Liam came into the picture a couple months later. His mom had recently divorced his dad and had moved to our little town for a fresh start. She had actually lived here as a kid and decided she wanted Liam and his older brother, Luka, grow up where she did. She had been friends with my mom and Cayden’s mom in high school and they all reconnected, bringing us kids together as well.

Tegan didn’t join our group until we started kindergarten. Her dad had just gotten a job at Fox and Knight Law Firm, the business that my dad runs with Cayden’s dad. Back then, the company was just getting started but everyone knew that it would grow to be a big company, which it has. So when Tegan’s dad accepted the job, he brought his family to live here. My dad had Tegan’s family over to get to know them, introducing Tegan to the three of us. Ever since then we’ve been pretty much inseparable. It was only natural that we would break off into couples and date each other.

“Do you think they’ll notice if we leave?” Cayden whispered in my ear, breaking me out of my thoughts.

I pulled back from where I had my head buried in his chest to see Tegan and Liam engaged in an intense game of tonsil hockey. I smiled, turning to Cayden with a shake of my head. I knew when the two of them got like that, they slipped into their own little world and nothing short of forcing them apart would bring them back to reality. Cayden smiled back before repositioning his arms so one was around my torso and the other under my knees.  He stood up, taking me with him, and walked up to his room, shutting the door with his foot and placing me gently on his bed. He laid down on his side beside me, one arm underneath him to prop him up. He wrapped his free arm around my waist, pulling me to him.

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