You Big Dope

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Chapter 12

"Why are you crying? I thought that was supposed to be something every girl wants to hear?" Riley was in Lucas' chest, crying quietly, but with the occasional sniffle.

"That's why I'm crying you dope!" The quarterback chuckled lightly and kissed her head.

"Do you want to kiss me some more? I mean, I'd be okay with that." The brunette's lips touched his. "We still aren't together." The jade eyed man reiterated and kissed her again.

"No, absolutely not." She whispered as he lifted her off the ground and continued their embrace.

"Yeah, not until after competition." He mumbled while her fingers ran through his hair. "I love you so much."

"I love you too." Lucas' stomach fluttered, with her breathy response. His phone started to ring.

"Hold on one second."

"No." She whined, feeling her feet touch the floor, they kissed one more time before he answered, never taking his eyes off of her.

Hello?
Hey Lukey.
LINDSEY!
Riley's eyes widened, she assumed he'd already broken up with her. Yes, is everything okay?
Not really. I have something to tell you.
Yeah, I heard about you getting kicked out. What happened?
Technically I left before I got kicked out.
The dancer left the room. Why? What happened?
I'm going to be 100 percent honest with you Lindsey. Because you're a great person and you deserve that much.
I really hope this isn't going where I think it's going.
When I called you to get back together, that wasn't by my own will. That wasn't what I wanted.
Oh.
I'm sorry, my dad wanted us to be together, and eventually get married, so I could have your land.
Wow. This really sucks.
I really am sorry. I was tired of using you that way because you are perfect and you deserve someone who will love you.
You don't?
I was going to fly out there to tell you, but I realized I had no place to stay since i'm sure my whole family has disowned me.
Lindsey sniffled. I appreciate you being honest with me. But, you aren't speaking the whole truth.
What do you mean?
I see the way you look at her Lucas. You haven't given me that look since the first month we started dating. Even then, it wasn't like that. When I ran off with Maya at the party, you went after her. You stopped her from punching that Britney girl. You snuck out in the middle of the night, i'm sure to go see her. He didn't know she knew about that.
I didn't break up with you for her. I broke up with you for me. We've just become familiar with each other, we deserve to be happy.
I agree. I'm also kind of jealous. Lucas got confused and very quickly.
Why?
I really loved all your new friends.
Who's to say we couldn't still hang out with each other?
That'd be weird, wouldn't it? Me flying out there to see your friends, and you with your new girlfriend?
They liked you too, so if you ever do want to come out. I'm sure you could stay with Maya.
Which brings me to my next question. Where are you staying now? Do you need anything?
Riley's parents took me in. I planned on staying with Josh but they're pretty great people. I don't need anything though, but if you could occasionally drop by and check on my family. Let me know how they're doing, that'd be great.
Of course. Good luck to you and Riley and thank you for being honest with me.
Bye Lindsey. Call me when you need me.

Lucas hung up the phone and let out a small smile. "Now Riley." He stepped out of the garage and meandered towards the kitchen table, and there she was eating strawberries and sugar. "Hey beautiful."

"Hey, how'd it go?"

"Great, she never gets mad so I wasn't expecting much." The brunette dusted off her hands.

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