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by Gigi Birtie
Sloane Nova Cates always knew when restoring a classic muscle car that there was nothing more she would want than to see it put others to shame on the city streets of Oakland California.
It is Sloane's senior year in high school and this year of course was going to be different, with her older brother Reese away at college Sloane is finally not under his watchful eye. Sloane would be able to have more freedom to talk to who she wants, and most importantly date who she wants but she never guessed that she would fall for a guy who went to school with her over protective brother, who happened to play college football together.
Sloane also never knew who she'd meet at these side shows or how it would change her life forever. She would come to find out what type of trouble in wanting a boyfriend would bring her, and how a past mistake will threaten to take it all away.
All I could do is give him a small smile. Food, however, sounded too good right now for me to care about everything else.
“Okay,” I whisper.
“I'll ride with you, since I didn't drive tonight, is that all right?”
“Yeah, I'm just right down this way.”
Dane slides his arm around my waist as we walk towards my car, and it just felt right. Like I was meant to fit to his body. I couldn't help but melt into him further as I slide my arm around his waist. He was so solid, muscles everywhere. What I wouldn't give to run my hands all over him as we got naked and sweaty.
I let out a loud sigh as I pulled my keys from my jeans front pocket.
I hit the alarm to unlock the doors. Dane stays with me, right up until I get to my door. He opens it as I slide right in, Dane’s holding my door just staring down at me, making me self-conscious as he closes my door, I quickly check my face to make sure I'm not too much of a mess as he goes to the passenger door. My mascara has run a bit down my cheeks. No wonder Dane keeps looking at me, what I thought was lust coming from him, it was probably more him just holding back some laughter. I give those streaks a quick wipe, straightening myself up the best I could before he jumps in the passenger side.
I knew where we were going so I didn't have to ask for directions.
“So, you somehow got stuck with me.” I said knowing my brother put him on watch, since he was occupied with a girl who was obviously down to get dirty.
“I didn't get stuck with you. Before I knew who your brother is, I was actually going to ask you to have a meal with me anyway, so this all is working out in my favor.”
I look over at him, seeing that lopsided smile that's making my stomach flutter.
“Yeah, but Reese has already said I'm off limits so what's the point.” I sigh with defeat.
“He didn't say that to me. All he said that I heard was walk his beautiful sister to her car.” He says with a smirk.
I look at him like he's not all there, because you'd have to be a few short to think that was ok.
“You think I'm nuts don't you?” He asks.
“Yeah just a little bit.” I laugh.
“I'm not going to disrespect your brother, but I am wanting to get to know you. Nothing wrong with having a late-night meal either. Then we can take it from there, deal?” He flashed me that brilliant smile again.
I already know how this will play out, I could be friends with Dane but once the warning of hands off was there it was going to stay there. I hate to see my brother fight, so I would keep my distance after tonight.
The friend zone was the worst. Too much fake, I'm happy for you bullshit once they move on, and I'm still here single as fuck watching a crush make out with his new love interest.
I just have to keep telling myself only a few more months to go and I graduate, start a new life at a college far from here, but knowing my luck I'll end up attending Cal as well.
There was parking right in front. As soon as my car is parked, Dane jumps out rounding the back again to open my door. He held his hand out to me, to help me out of the car. My heart starts fluttering in my chest with my cheeks feeling warm. I take his hand, but I can’t look at him, but I felt his eyes all over me as I straightened myself. Dane leaned in and kissed my cheek by my lips.
“I just wanted to see you blush again, it's a beautiful shade of pink that makes your eyes even bluer than what they are.” Dane says, as he brushes a thumb across where he just kissed me.
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