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Burning Embers

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Twelve

I began kissing back immediately without thinking, but then that really sucky moment when reality makes its crash landing deep inside your brain, caught up with me. I pulled away, but let him keep me in his warm, tempting embrace. He looked down at me with a slightly cocky grin that almost made me think of Andy.

I don’t know why I was so surprised that Andy really had a thing for me, I don’t know why it even bothered me. I mean Jake, who seems to be just what I need, just professed his feelings for me and I’m worried about some self-absorbed jerk. Girls really do have messed up brains. I shook my head and Jake finally decided to interrupt my inner battle.

“Is something wrong? Did I step over some line, or something?” Jake asked furrowing his brow in concern.

“No, no, I’m just slightly crazy.”

He smiled at me and kissed my forehead. “Good, so you’re with me now, okay?” He asked giving me little room to object and squeezed me tighter. It made me smile on the inside that he completely overlooked the crazy comment.

“Oh, I am, am I?” I teased arching my eyebrow.

“Mhmm,” he said going in for another kiss. He titled my chin back and pressed his lips to mine and this time I didn’t pull back. I kissed back with everything I had.

He was such an amazing kisser. I left his kiss feeling dizzy and had to lean my head against his shoulder and he laid his head on mine. Both of us had to take a moment to catch our breath and as we did we listened for movement on the bus.

We heard someone stomping through the kitchen and our little bubble of sereneness was popped. “We should probably go out there; the others are more than likely wondering about us.”

“Yeah, let’s just hope Andy is still sleeping,” he said with a little nervous chuckle and led me out of my quarters and into the kitchen.

Andy just looked at us. A lot. He didn’t say a word, nor did he notice how Jake and I held hands under the table while we were eating. The boys decided Andy needed cheering up and persuaded him to go out for a “boys evening” before they had to perform at ten. They didn’t ask Jake if he wanted to tag along so he didn’t have to make up some excuse to stay with me. The moment they left he turned his attention to me.

“I think that,” he trailed off as he saw me getting up to stand behind him. I stood there waiting for him to finish.

“You think that?” I questioned wrapping my arms around him from behind.

“I don’t remember,” he said turning around and cupping my face. He pulled me in for quick kiss. His lips lingered on mine for a moment before he captured the runaway train carrying his thoughts. “I think that I need to get in the shower.”

“Okay, you do that,” I said taking a seat. I folded my hands up under my chin and leaned on them watching him walk away. I hadn’t noticed how nice his rear was until then.


I just love this chapter. They are some sweet love birds. But that won't last for much longer. :p I mean what the weather is so nice in Vegas.


Gah I did it again. I'll try and post a chapter today.
Ahw glad you like it! Things will acutally start happening soon though!
no problem i really like this story and i forget bout ths site easil too
Really love this story. Jake and holly are so cute together. :)
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I'm so glad you like it. I'll update now. (Sorry I forget about this site so easily)
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