Love vs. Lust

Chapter 9

I laid on my bed for what felt like forever before I finally fell into a restless sleep. I dreamt about Cole kissing me passionately like he did when my brother dared him to at the party but in my dream he pulled away and laughed at me. Then he got up and moved to the other side of the room where he started making out with Morgan. It was a horrible dream and by the time I woke up I was all sweaty and breathing deeply.

I got out of bed to see that it was only after six in the morning. The sun was already shining outside my window and I could see that it was going to be a hot but beautiful day. I took a long shower trying to get rid of the tension in my shoulders. When I was done I got dressed in a little denim short with a pink tank top and pink flip flops. I added some light pink lip gloss and tied my hair in a messy ponytail. I didn't really care how I looked so I didn't even bother looking in the mirror before I left my room.

I went downstairs and was happy when I didn't see my brother or Cole, I really didn't feel like dealing with them today. I opened the cupboard where we kept the cereal and found the bag that Cole had brought with him last night. I wanted to ignore the bag and shut the cupboard but my curiosity got the best of my so I took it out and looked inside. It was filled with groceries andd I could feel my heart start to beat faster in my chest as I packed the food on the counter. There was a box of cereal, rice, sugar, coffee, tins of food and a load of other stuff. I looked at the food spread out in front of me feeling even more confused. Cole had bought us food and I wasn't sure whether I felt humiliated or grateful.

I quickly threw the food back in the cupboard and made my way into the living room. I didn't bother getting anything to eat. I was way to upset and confused and I was use to being hungry anyway so it didn't really matter. I slammed the door behind me not caring if I wake up Cole or Conner. I started walking down the street figuring I'll head to the park and spend the day there. I wouldn't have much to do but at least I would have some time to myself to think about everything that's happened over the last couple of days.

I was just past our house when I heard Conner calling my name. I ignored him and started walking faster but I knew I wasn't going to get away from him without hearing what he wanted to say. I heard his footsteps running up behind be, I considered making a run for it but he was way faster than me and would catch me easily so instead I turned around and face him.

"What do you want?" I asked feeling irritated and angry.  

"Well you're in a pleasant mood this morning" He said sarcastically grinning from ear to ear.  

"Just tell me what you want or leave me alone" I stated glaring at him.  

"Cole and I are going over to his house for a swim and we were wondering if you wanted to come with?" Conner asked looking at me with curiosity.  

"I don't think so, you two go ahead without me" I answered trying not to be nasty to my brother.  

"Oh come on, it looks like you could do with some cooling down" Conner said and I couldn't help but wonder why my brother suddenly wanted to hang out with me. I wanted to say no and tell him to leave me alone but the idea of a big cold swimming pool won me over.  

"Ok but if you two pull anything I'm leaving" I agreed and started walking back home.

I quickly grabbed my little pink bikini hoping that it would still fit and headed downstairs to meet up with Cole and Conner. They were waiting for me in the living room and as I entered Cole's mouth turned up into a smile and I had to remind myself that I was still angry at him. We drove to Cole's house in his car and I was seriously hoping that I wasn't making a huge mistake by going with them. Cole lives on the other side of town where all rich and classy people stay. I know Conner's been to his house a few times but I've never been there and I couldn't help but feel nervous.

Cole pulled up into a long driveway and brought his car to a stop in front of a huge white house. It was three stories high and the garden was beautifully decorated. It looked like something out of a magazine making me more nervous than before.

"Come on Gabby" I heard Cole say from beside me and pulled my attention away from the beautiful house.  

"Yeah, I'm coming" I said and followed him and my brother into the house. It was even bigger inside then what it looked from the outside. Everything was decorated in white and light colors. It was absolutely gorgeous but not very homey at all.

Cole grabbed a bunch of sodas from the kitchen and then led us outside into the back yard. There was a big pool in the middle of the yard with a Jacuzzi built in right beside it. Next to it there was a pool house and a deck. Cole gave us each a soda and put the rest in the fridge in the pool house.

"You can get dressed in there" Cole said pointing to a bathroom in the pool house.  

"Ok, thanks" I said feeling awkward and out of place. I went inside the bathroom and slipped on my bikini and then put on my clothes over it. There was no way I was going to be walking around in my bikini until we got into the water. When I was done I went outside on to the deck where Cole handed me a towel. He was already changed and was only wearing his swimming shorts. I took the towel from him and tried looking anywhere but at him and his glorious six pack. His body was perfectly tanned and shaped and it took all of my willpower not to rub my hands down his chest.

"Are you two coming?" I heard my brother yelling and watched as he jumped into the water. Cole dashed towards the swimming pool and jumped in making a flip in the air. Usually I would have thought about how stupid they were acting but all I could think of was how hot Cole really is.

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