After checking on Mackie, Jessie , and Avi you begin to clean your room but first you need music so you turn on your Middle of Nowhere CD and blast it. You start dancing and singing to the sweet tunes and then "Lucy" comes on and tears fill your eyes so you skip that one and move on. 3 hours go by and you don't even realize it. You have replayed your CD a million times and now MMMBop is on again. You start dancing and singing again to the song and cleaning your room at the same time (ok so your room is REALLY messy). This whole time you don't even notice that the HANSON's have come back and that Zac is watching you from across the hall. You continue to move and sing to the song until you turn around to put something away and you see him just standing there with a pleased smile on his face. "You should be our back-up dancer." Zac whispers to you. "Well, I still have a few moves you've never seen." You say with a smile. Then Taylor bounds up the stairs. "Don't mind me I am just getting my blades." Taylor apologizes. "You're going blading?" You ask a little releived at the chance to get out of the house. "Ya want to come?" Tay asks. "Definitely!" You reply. You go and get your blades thencome back into the hallway and Zac is gone and the door to his room is closed so you assume that he went back into his room. You run down the stairs and onto the front porch and sit down next to Taylor and get your blades on. "Where to?" He asks while putting on his blades. "Somewhere, with a lot of hills." You say. "This is Tulsa Oklahoma, we live on flatland, there aren't very many hills but there is the backwoods." Taylor says. "What are the backwoods?" You ask. "The woods about 3 blocks from here, there are a lot of little hills and it's really quite, I like to go there to think or even blade." He answers. "Ok cool let's go there." You and Taylor make your way up a trail into the backwoods, it is so quite and peaceful there. You look around. The wind is rustling in the trees, you can hear birds chirping off in the distance and a little critter runs in front of you in the path. "Oh MY GOD!" You yell and fall over backwards. "What?" Taylor asks sounding concerned. "What's wrong are you ok?" He asks extending his hand to help you up. "Ya, I am ok, I just saw something on the trail, I HATE little creatures." You reply taking his hand and pulling yourself up. "Oh, don't worry about them, as long as they run from you they won't hurt you. It's the ones that come up to you with white foam in their mouths that will hurt you." Taylor states matter-of-factly. "Thank you Mr, Science." You say with a grin. He smiles back at you and you continue up the trail. You finally reach the spot and look around. "Wow!" You exclaim. It isn't woods at all. It is an old skateboarding ramp (you know those big ones that they have compet- itions on) but it is surrounded by woods and looks like no one had been here in a million years except for the track marks on the ramp so you assume that Tay or someone else comes here and skates. "Here it is." He tells you. "How did you know this was here?" You ask curiously. "I've lived here my whole life, I know where more things are then the Mayor!!!" Taylor responds smiling. "Cool!" Is all you can think of to say. You begin to walk towards the ramp. "Amelia." Taylor calls. "Hmm." You answer. "Um...could I talk to you please?" He asks blushing and looking at the ground. "Sure, what about?" You ask. "Well." He says as you walk back up to him. "I wanted to apologize for what I did and what I said about Zac." "Really?" You ask. "Or are you just trying to win me over or something?" "No no it's nothing like that." He responds quickly. "I really am sorry. I shouldn't have said that about Zac and I DEFINITELY should NOT have kissed you, I am REALLY sorry that I did that. I hurt you and I hurt Zac and I ended up ruining our friendship or at least putting a strain on it. I am surprised that you even want to talk to me. I do really feel bad, and I am not asking you to be my best friend again like we were, but I am asking for your forgiveness. I know you can't forget about this and it will always be there and I know that right now you probably don't want to make a decision, but think about it please. I really want to at least be friends, since we can't be more." "Taylor." You say. "You do not know how long I have waited for you to at least apologize, and as long as I am concerned it's forgotten. And I would love us to be as good of friends as we were before this happened!" You two just sit there fora few seconds when you hear a twig break behind you. You spin around so fast that you fall backwards over the log and land on your back. When you open your eyes you look up and see Zac looking down at you. "ZAC!!" You scream and scramble to get up forgetting that you have rollerblades on and you end up falling down again this time bringing Zac down on top of you. "Have fun you two." Taylor says with a smile and roller- blades down the path. "See." Zac says, still on top of you. "Taylor isn't that bad of a guy." "He told you to come here?" You ask with a smile. "Yep, he said that he felt sorry for what he had done and he wanted to make it up to me so he told me he was going to bring you here and that I could follow you guys here." "Well what took so long for you to show up, since you were following us?" You ask looking suspicious. "Well, he told me to give him a chance to apologize, plus it took me awhile to get up the hill I fell back down it three times." He says with a smile. "Shut-up already!" You say pulling his face towards you. You kiss him real soft on the lips then pull him close for an even longer kiss. You two lay there just kissing for a long time, it feels like you haven't seen each other in ten million years (which I can understand cause if it were me and Ike in the same situation I would feel the same way). Meanwhile back at the HANSON house: "Taylor where's Amelia?" Diana asks. "Um, she went over to Kristen's house with Isaac." He lies. "Then where is Zac? Isaac said he was taking him over there, are they there together?" She asks. "No!" Taylor answers quickly. "He left to go to Laser Tag with his friend for awhile." "You better not be lying to me young man cause if you are then you will be in just as much trouble as they will be." "Mom calm down, they aren't together." Taylor says as he walks upstairs to his room. "Zac we better be going." You say as he kisses your neck. "But I don't want to I want to stay here forever with you." He says still softly kissing your neck and your face. "I know I do to but I really think we should go, we have it go home separately though." You say. "Ya, I am supposed to be at Laser Tag with my friend and you are supposed to be over at Kristen's house with Isaac." He says still kissing you. "Ok, don't forget and you better go over to the Laser Tag and get a ticket so that if your 'rents ask you can show them the ticket." You say. "Ok." He says getting off of you. He helps you stand up and you look straight into his eyes. "I love you Zac, no matter what anyone does or says!!" You tellhim. "I love you to." He says with a weak smile. You lean forward and kiss him real long and hard. You look at him as tears swell up in his eyes and yours. "I miss you." You say as you turn and rollerblade away. You begin to speed down the hill as fast as you can your eyes blurry from tears. You make it to the front porch and sit down to take off your blades. You get them off then run up to your room and plop down on the bed face first. You sit down on your bed with your face in your hands and take deep breath. "Amelia." You hear Taylor call. "Are you ok, what happened?" You stand up and rush over to Taylor and give him a huge hug and just stand there holding him. He is surprised at first then wraps his arms around you to. "Thank you so much." You say. "I will owe you forever." "No." He says. "I owed you, now we are even."
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