18 - Bloody

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I don't think my heart has ever beat this fast before. Everything felt as if it were going in slow motion when those words fell out of his mouth. I was too stunned to even move, to even speak, hell, to even breathe.

"April?"

I looked up into those silver eyes that I adore so much and that I never get enough of. My irises danced around the features of the man that pulled me out of a life that I thought I would have to wait a long time to get out of. The strong jaw that belonged to the person that protected me when my predator of a step brother attempted to take me back to that place. The strong muscles that threw my step sister off of him in front of the whole student body when she said he was hers. The beautiful plump lips that I had just kissed a second ago that told me I was a goddess.

His words, his body, his presence; now why would I ever make a decision that could effect us to drift apart? Why would I want to say 'no' to the person who made me smile after so long? Why would I want to reject the only person who seemed honored to be in my presence?

See, it's strange what life can make you feel; what can happen when you least expect it, and what you feel towards a person when you try so hard to push those thoughts away. But most importantly, it's what happens when you give someone your trust and your respect that will bring good or bad into your life.

So do I trust him?

Do I trust Axel Takeridge?

"April I didn't mean to it's okay if you say-"

"Yes."

Axel stared at me wide eyed for a second before I couldn't contain my smile anymore. I bit my lip to prevent myself of splitting my face in two at his reaction and I even giggled a bit.

"What'd you say?" he breathed out.

"Oh shit, do we both need to get our ears checked?" I asked faking concern.

His lips slowly started forming into a smile and he chuckled, that turned into a giggle, that turned into a full on laugh. His arms wrapped around my waist impossibly tighter and he lifted me off of the bean bag and into the air. He spun me around while my legs were wrapped tightly around his waist and yelled, "She's my girlfriend!" In the air repeatedly.

I laughed with him until he finally slowed down and he was just carrying me. I looked in his eyes which held so much hope and happiness in them, I never wanted to see it leave.

"Takeridge," I mumbled.

"Yeah babe? Oh my God I can finally call you babe without anybody thinking we're dating because we already are!" He yelled excitedly.

Finally. He says that as if he's been waiting a long time to ask me that question. As if he was trying to find the right timing but something was blocking his mind from doing so. He says it with so much relief and content in his voice it made my heart melt into a puddle.

"Takeridge," I said a bit more louder.

He smiled widely, "Yes babe?" He chuckled.

I bit my lip again to prevent myself from smiling so much and looked into his eyes, "I need to take a shower," I giggled.

He pouted and I pecked his lips which made him smile again, "I'm tired Takeridge," I groaned.

"Alright alright fine!" He chuckled as he set me down.

"And make sure you have your homework finished," I scolded as I started glaring at him.

His eyes widened in shock and he left my room while mumbling something along the lines of, "Wow, you are scary."

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