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Sam nods, kisses my cheek and then leans in to me.

"If you need me, just shout" He whispers. I smile appreciatively. He gets up and heads towards the sea.

"Hey" I say as Taylor sits down opposite me on the sand.

"Hey"

"What was all that about?" I ask using my head to gesture towards Vanessa.

"I told her that last night was a mistake. Because it was. It was the biggest mistake I've ever made."

"What makes you think that?"

"You"

"Me?"

"Come on V, don't act all innocent. You know what you do to me, you drive me crazy. Last night with her, all I could think about was you."

"That's gross"

"Whatever. I want you so bad and to see you with Sam kills me"

"Sam and I are just friends"

"I know what that means. I told Matt and Sam and everyone else that we are 'just friends'. But we arent"

"We aren't?"

"We are so much more than just friends. We are best friends"

"Right" I say disappointed "Just best friends?"

"Do you think there's something more?"

"No" I say "But I want there to be" I add under my breath

"So do I." He admits

"What? When?-"

"It started last summer, I saw how jealous you got with Caitlin" (Caitlin being the girl I was talking about earlier- at the water fight) "I started to think that maybe you had feelings for me but I guess I was wrong."

"You weren't wrong"

"What?"

"In fact you got that pretty much spot on. It was that day that I realised how much I actually like you. Then magcon started and I lost you. I lost you to all those girls. Then when you told me about it- it killed me every time"

"I only did that because I thought you didn't like me. I tried so hard to make myself get over you"

"Why didn't you just talk to me?"

"I was scared"

"Ha! THE Taylor Caniff was scared? That's a lie"

"I'm confident because I don't care about what anyone thinks of me. I was scared because you're the only person I care about what you think of me." He explains.

"So.." I say awkwardly, not knowing what to say.

"I'm just going to come right out and say it- I want you V. I want your moody Monday morning attitude. I want your crazy messy bed hair. I want your mood swings when you're on your period. I want your screams when you're scared. I want your tears when someone makes you. I want to be the one who makes whoever hurt you cry. I want to keep you safe. I want to love you. I want you."

"That's a lot of things to demand" I joke

"So, what do you say? Will you make me the happiest person on the face of the Earth?"

"I-"

"OH MY GOD! TAYLOR!" I hear a girl scream. I turn to see a crowd of at least 20 girls sprint across the beach."

"TAYLOR IS IT TRUE YOU SLEPT WITH THAT VANESSA GIRL?"

"TAYLOR WILL YOU TAKE A PICTURE?" I hear before I am pushed over, face first in the sand.

"TAYLOR WHO IS THIS GIRL YOU'RE WITH?"

"SHE'S NOT EVEN PRETTY!" I get up and look to the sea. Jack, Jack and Sam are all surrounded by screaming girls. Even Vanessa has a few people around her- obviously asking her about Taylor. I begin to walk back to the hotel.

"V! Wait!" I hear Taylor call from behind me. I turn to see him struggling to get out of the crowd. He breaks free and runs to me. "I'm so sorry V"

"I can't-" I say, unable to finish my sentence.

"TAYLOR DOESN'T CARE ABOUT HIS FANS"

"Just go back to them Tay. I'll talk to you later." I say walking away from him.

"I never got your answer!" He calls. I don't reply, I just keep on walking.

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