The Bad Boy, Cupid & Me [ 30 ]

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I found myself grinning like a spastic, and was about to reply when suddenly, a click of a camera distracted me. Looking up from the phone, I watched as a photo instantly emerged from the Polaroid that Reece was currently holding.

He smiled at me.

At that small gesture, that tiny curve of his lips, made my heart flutter and my breath get caught up in my throat. None too soon, I found myself smiling back. After all, his smile was nothing but contagious.

“So…” Reece smirked, tilting his head to the side, “we can cross off having your first drink of alcohol, yes?”

For a second, I was too absorbed in the way his hair slightly fell over his captivating green eyes, making me want to reach out and gently brush it away. When I realized that he would soon figure out that I was potentially staring at him, I quickly dropped my gaze, feeling my cheeks warm up.

Dammit Chloe. Stop acting like you’re a never-spoken-to-a-person-from-the-opposite-sex kind of girl. Grow some balls!

Figuratively, of course.

So I lifted my head up and flashed him a bright smile, before playfully shoving him, “Jerk.”

I was about to walk away, but he tugged me back and held the camera in front of us, with the lens facing our way. “Hey, hold on.” He said, trying to balance with one hand, with his other arm flung casually around my shoulders. My heart raced at how close we were, so close, I was intoxicated by how good he smelt. Reece, on the other hand, didn’t seem to notice. Instead, he was trying to stop the Polaroid from tilting because of its weight, so I reached up and held the other side so it could be positioned properly.

Reece clicked the button, and a second later, another photo jumped out. I swiftly caught it before it fell, and began fanning it to make the picture show up. Figuring it’ll take a few minutes to appear, I walked past him, and made my way to where the rest of the boys were sitting down on the empty road, eating the burgers Jake and Jayden had gotten. Reece followed behind me, chucking quietly as I grabbed two burgers and handed him one, trying my best to act unaffected by the sparks that shot through my arm as his fingers brushed over mine.

As we sat down and joined the guys, I couldn’t help but think about how much my life had taken such a turning point. I still couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that I was on a roadtrip to a fighting championship, with the five most interesting boys I have ever gotten the chance to meet, one of which I was falling in love with.

And then my gaze fell onto the photo, eyes widening as I noticed the picture that was now present.

I couldn’t help but smile at how adorable the photo was, butterflies erupted my stomach as I looked at how cute we were together. We were both smiling like idiots, our toothy grins making anyone convinced that we were living the life, completely happy and without a worry in the world.

Huh, I guess we kinda were.

But that wasn’t the only thing that caught my attention, what captured my interest was that while I was smiling at the camera, Reece’s eyes were glancing at me, looking at me as if he also shared the same feelings as the ones I had towards him.

But that’s not possible, is it?

Reece didn’t actually like me back, did he?

“So, what do you think, loser?”


Reece shook his head, “Forget it.”

My mouth formed into an ‘O’, “What?! No! Don’t do that! Tell me!”

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