Chapter 49

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Avery's Pov:

"Come back down and visit sometime okay?" He says smiling.

"It was so good to see you again Austin!" My mom calls from the kitchen cleaning up the dinner Austin made for us, this guy was such a gentleman! "Drive safe!"

"Bye Ms Dallas!" He called back.

I heard Jake run down the hall the second he heard a goodbye, Jake had always loved Austin he saw him as a bigger brother. Saying goodbye to Austin was maybe the hardest part on all of us when we moved, he was family. I don't remember a single time that Austin wasn't with us, I mean he was there the day Jake was born, he was there I broke my leg, he was even there when our parents said they were splitting up.

"Austin wait!" Jake called as he ran down the hall into Austin, wrapping him in a hug.

I think this may have been the sweetest moment of my life. The both looked like they were about to cry, these guys are brothers and I hate how they keep getting ripped apart.

"I'll miss you Jakey." Austin whispered in his ear and let him out of the hug.

"I'll walk you out." I said softly as I opened the front door.

"This really feels like old times right?" Austin said behind a raspy voice, I knew this had to have been hard on him. It's like taking a trip back in time to when everything was what it used to be only to have to return to the not a amazing reality.

"I miss you, I wish you could stay." I sitting down on the porch looking over at him.

"Me too, but look on the bright side, in a year and a half well both be off at collage, you are still planning on Ucla right? He asks nudging my shoulder trying to lighten the mood.

"Where else could I go? You'd come hunt me down if I went anywhere else." I tease smiling at how simple it is to fall back into this comfortable old habit.

"Well then, the next year won't be as hard knowing I'll get to see your stupid face again." He teases back grinning at me.

"Wow, my stupid face? Coming from the kid who was in love with this stupid face in 6th grade." I laugh.

"It was two weeks! I had a crush on you for two weeks!" He says defensively rolling his eyes behind a smirk.

"Yeah right, we both know u love me." I tease with a smile as I poke him in the shoulder.

"Mmhmm totally." He says smiling wrapping me in a hug, "I should go, keep in touch okay?" His smile fading a bit. He stands up and I follow.

"See you soon Austin." I smile as he walks toward his car and he waves goodbye.

I sit there and watch his little car drive off down the road, watch the kid I've grown up with my whole life drive away and out of my life again... Is this what it felt like when he watched me drive away?

"Who was that guy?" I jolt looking around and see Brett leaning on the tree in my front yard watching the car drive down the street.

"How long have you been there?" I ask a bit shocked.

"You know you love me." He says mimicking my voice and I'm almost certain he took this the wrong way cuz I could see the hurt in his eyes.

"It's not like that..." I try and explain to him as I stand to walk over to him.

"Than tell me Avery, tell me why I'm crazy jealous of that total stranger, and give me one reason why I shouldn't be, because I've seen a lot of reasons why I should." He said swallowing a lump in his throat and subduing the anger so obviously rising up.

"Brett, he was, is my best friend, its nothing but that okay? I hadn't seen him in so long, we grew up as family. He's a brother, nothing to be jealous of. No one can replace you, I promise." I explain as I walk over to him and wrap an arm around his waist and try to reassure him.

He stands there stiff and I don't know what else I can do.

"Say something please." I beg as I pull away from the hug slowly since it's pretty clear he doesn't want me there right now.

"No, I don't want you to let go." He says quietly and pulls me back in and a sigh of relief escapes my lungs as his arm laces around my back pulling me in tightly.

"I don't wanna loose you." I mumble into his shirt.

"You won't." He whispers back into my hair, "and by the way I don't like being jealous." He smirks.

"But you're so hot when you're jealous." I smirk and bite my lip gazing up at him.

"Okay, teasing is so not cool." He says between shaking breaths and the sexy smile creeping across his face.

I lean up and peck him on the lips and he leans his head back pulling me in closer our bodies pressed hard against each other. I smirked and planted another kiss on his cheek, than his chin as I trailed down to his neck. He let out a small moan

"Ave, you don't wanna do this right now." He says huskily as his hands drift lower and grasp my ass.

"You're right maybe I should go inside." I tease, I mean I'm supposed to be all bad ass and what bad ass without a bit of torturous teasing?

I pull away and take a step towards my house and away from him.

"No way." He takes my wrist and pulls me back placing his lips firmly on mine like I was water in a desert. He bites my lip asking for entrance and I deny him pulling back a little bit seeing how far I can push him.

"Please." He practically begs as he whispers into my lips. I smirk a little and give in letting his tongue explore my mouth.

"I should go." I whisper after a minute pulling away from him.

"Ugh why are you so fucking hot?" You can't keep teasing me like this." He says smiling like a child.

"Watch me hot shot." I smirk as I back away towards the door.

"You're such a tease..." He groans leaning against the tree.

"You wanted bad ass, I'll give bad ass. Better be ready for it though." I smirk as stick out my tongue just a little and walk back inside my house leaving him standing there hot and bothered against a tree in my yard.

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