He loves me

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Shailene POV

Ansel leaves me about half an hour later so I can get ready. I find a pretty knee-length pink dress. I put a pair of black heels on underneath it and brush out my already short hair. I apply a small amount of lip gloss and I'm ready.

"Oh Shailene," Ansel calls from upstairs.

"Mhmm," I call as a reply.

"You ready?" I hear him say. I yell a quick yes and I hear footsteps come down the stairs.

"Wow," is all I can manage when Ansel emerges in the doorway. He wears a black suit, blue dress shirt and a black tie. His shoes have been cleaned and look almost brand new. His hair is ruffled just the way I like it and in his hands he hold a single rose. "Is that for me?"

He walks up to me and I bow my head. Ansel leans over and kisses me on the lips. I don't refuse.

"You look amazing," he says when he pulls away. He offers me his arm and I take it. "Shall we go?"

I nod and we make our way to the restaurant.

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When we get there, I'm taken aback by the sight of it. The whole restaurants theme is Around the World. "Wow," is all I can manage.

"This way," a girl with dark brown hair says, starting towards a table for two. Ansel takes my hand and slowly follows her.

Ansel pulls the chair out for me and I bow my head as he pushes me in. When he seats himself down as well, the girl pulls out two menus. Quickly skimming what's on offer, she takes our order.

"Um, just the dragon carrot risotto and a glass of diet cola, thanks," I say. I look across at Ansel. He looks like he's having a hard time deciding.

"Same," he finally says.

The girl walks away, leaving Ansel and I alone. The restaurant is empty apart from us.

"I am in love with you Shailene," Ansel breaks the silence.

Even though I've heard him say it a thousand times within the timespan of a week, I'm still taken aback. "Ansel, I know."

"No. Nows different. I love you a lot more because you've let me into your life as more than a friend, I've gotten to see the real you. I hope you realize that."

I feel a tear slip down my cheek but I don't bother to wipe it away. "I do. And I love you way more now too. And I'm not just saying that because you said that."

Ansel smiles and I do too.

We spent the rest of the night laughing, talking and eating our risotto.

OMG. I'm so sorry I haven't updated in forever. I will make it up to you promise. This is a short chapter and all but I'm on school holidays at the moment so I'll try and post a few more longer chapters next week. I won't be on tomorrow because I have a sleepover (we're watching TFIOS *fangirl squeal*) but I'll start to be more active from Sunday. xoxo. Oh and thank you so so much for 2.03k reads!!!

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