Chapter 22.

Today was Ashton’s birthday. When I woke up I called and told him happy birthday. I was coming to his house a little earlier so we could hang out until his party that starts at 5.

I was wearing a black tank top and some denim shorts. I had a red and black flannel on and I rolled the sleeves up to my elbows. My hair and makeup was already done.

I grabbed a gift bag and put Ashton’s gifts in. I put tissue paper in on top and decided it was perfect. I had my bag packed of the clothes I was bringing to Ashton’s house. It was already 12:30 and I decided I would go on over to Ashton’s house.

When I finally got there I knocked on his door.

“Hello gorgeous.” Ashton said. “You actually got me something? I said you didn’t have to babe.”

“I know but I said I wanted to.” I said.

I walked inside and he closed the door behind me. “You look really nice by the way.”

“Thank you.” I said. “I’m going to put my stuff in your room then I want you to open your gift.”

“Ok.”

I put my stuff down in Ashton’s room and went back into the living room. I sat down beside him and he started opening his gift.

He freaked out a little when he saw the t shirts and the vinyl records. “I love these. Thank you.” he said.

“There’s something else.” I said.

He looked in the bottom of the bag and pulled out the two plane tickets I got him. His jaw dropped and I was hoping it was in a good way.

“Stephanie…” he whispered. “You bought us both plane tickets so I could go see my family again…”

“Yeah. I did.” I said.

He turned to look me in the eye. “You’re amazing. That is one of the nicest things someone has done for me in a very long time. Thank you so much. I love you.” He wrapped his arms around me and gave me a huge hug.

“You’re welcome. I love you too.” I kissed his head.

“You’re the best girlfriend ever.” he said. He pulled away. “C’mon. We have like 4 hours until my party. Let’s go chill out in my basement and listen to these records.”

He grabbed the records and we went downstairs. He put the records in and we sat on the couch.

“I still can’t believe you did that for me.” he said.

“Well to be honest I’m excited to go to Australia with you. I want to meet your family, and just imagine how cool it’d be to be in Australia together.”

“Australia isn’t a lot different. Just the accents babe.” he chuckled.

“I know but it just seems different because it’s far away and a different continent.” I said.

“Yeah I guess.” he leaned in and gave me a kiss. “Hey…” he said. He looked down my shirt and I shooed him away.

“Stop that.” I said.

“I can’t help it. You have really nice boobs.” he shrugged. “I would know.”

“Yes and you’re the only one that knows.” I said.

“I should be.” he said.

He tried to look down my shirt again. “Stop peeking.” I said.

“As long as I get to peek all I want later.” he smirked.

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