Forever and a Day

Chapter 13 - Confronting Feelings


Walker, Diana and Zac had returned from the courthouse, and Zac had 39 hours of community service. He had gotten extra time for fighting in a juvenile jail house. "Oh dad Ike called and said he was sorry for missing your birthday, but he said happy birthday." Taylor said once they entered the house.

"Oh ok." Walker answered not really paying attention. He walked into the kitchen. He then walked back out, "Where is he?" He asked.

Taylor thought if he should tell dad where Ike was, but if he didn't Ike would owe him big time. "He went out with Lisa."

"Hes not suppossed to be with her, and he knows it!" Walker stormed.

"I tried to stop him, but you know him and Lisa." Tay said.

"Do I know him and Lisa! He's gonna be is so much trouble when he comes...."

"Hun, what's wrong?" Diana asked when she heard Walker's voice.

"Ike is out wih Lisa!" He almost yelled.

"Well don't yell at us." Taylor said, "We didn't do anything wrong."

"Walker, dear sit down. Ike is almost 18, he's inlove with a girl. You can not stand in his way. He loves her, and our rules can't keep him from her." Diana said calmly.

"Yes and I know but.."

"I remember somebody, who my father didn't like really well, but he still let me marry him, because he know I loved him." Diana smiled.

"But.."

"But nothing. Ike loves her, and you're not gonna stand in his way of her." Diana said.

"Ugh whatever. Did he say what time he was coming back?" He asked Taylor.

"Nope." Taylor answered.

"Well, ok." Walker walked to his room.

A few minutes later there was a knock at the front door. Taylor got up from watching tv, and answered it. It was Ray.

"Where is Lisa?" He asked before Taylor had time to open the screen door.

"Off with Ike..."

"What? That little horny kid?"

Diana just walked in from the kitchen and heard what Ray had to say about her eldest son. "Excuse me?" She asked.

"My daughter is off with your horny son! Where are they?" Ray asked.

Diana cleared her throat, "I don't know."

"Well you better find them and quick!" Ray shouted.

Just then Walker came out of his room, "Excuse me, Ray? She is your daughter, she's choosing to be with Ike. If you want us to find her, then you must have a few wrong screws." Walker informed him.

"I don't know what your boy has, he could've given my daughter AIDS, or HIV, or gotten her pregant! I don't want her with him."

"Do you love her?" Walker asked Ray.

"Do I love her? Yes I love her! What kinda question is that?" Ray answered.

"Do you trust her?"

"Of course I do! But not with your son."

"Then you should love her and trust her enough to let her make her own decisions. Now I'm sorry, I don't know where they are. So please get off my porch, and get out of my sight." Walker said as he shut the door.

Taylor covered his mouth so not to laugh, while Diana smiled and kissed Walker.

"So do you think our parents are worried about us yet?" Lisa asked Ike.

"I bet your dad is going crazy. My parents probably aren't worried as much though." Ike answered.

"Yeah, he probablly went over to your house and started yelling at your parents, I could just see it now." Lisa smiled a bit.

"Ok, ya'll this next exit were gonna get off in Russellville. Ok? Its almost night and I am so tired. Unless Ike, do you wanna drive some?" Doug asked.

Ike looked at Lisa, "no we can stop there. I can drive in the morning." He smiled at her.

Lisa layed her forhead on his shoulder, and reached for a piece of his hair, and started curling it around her finger.

"Ok thats cool with me." Doug yawned. "We'll pull off at the next exit."

They pulled off at a rest stop and Doug went to ask for the closest motel. He came back, and told them. Doug drove to the motel.

Lisa was getting her things out while Ike went to get a room for them.

"Ikes told me alot about you Lisa." Doug said.

Lisa blushed. "It was all good right?"

"Well..."

"Oh shut up." Lisa laughed.

"Yeah it was all good. He says you like to ride horses?" Doug asked.

"I love to." She replied.

"Well in North Carolina, theres a lot of places you can ride." Doug said.

"Really?"

"Yeah."

Just then Ike came back carrying the keys. He helped Lisa carry in her bag.

"Ike, when we get to Carolina, can we go horse back riding?" She smiled. "Please!?"

Ike smiled "yes." He bend over and kissed Lisa on the cheek as they walked to there room. "Ok Doug, you get that bed, and me and Lisa will share this one. Is that cool?" Ike asked.

"Yeah sure whatever." Doug answered. He got out his toiletries and went to the bathroom to brush his teeth and wash his face.

Ike layed down on the bed and turned on the tv.

Lisa layed down beside him and put her head on his chest and they watched tv in silence as Ike played with her hair. They both fell asleep like that.

Doug came out of the bathroom, and looked over at them. He then turned off the lights and watched tv for a few minutes. He then turned off the tv and went to sleep. Tomorrow was going to be a long day.

It was late, but Taylor wanted to call Mae. So he dialed her number. She answered it with a groggy hello. "Hey Mae, its me Tay. Are you asleep?"

"Oh hey Tay, no I wasn't asleep. I was just watching tv, and the phone caught me off guard." She answered.

"Oh cool. Are your parents home?" Tay asked.

"No. But tomorrow is Monday Tay, and I have school." She replied.

"Can I come over then?" Taylor pleaded.

Mae laughed a little, "Yeah sure. But you hafta leave here by 10."

"Ok." Taylor hung up the phone.

Taylor went to his parents room and the door was locked. God they just had a baby why are they doing more of that? Taylor thought. He just left, his parents would be really pissed if he interupted them. A few minutes later he was at Mae's house. "Hey Mae." He smiled.

"Taylor? This morning where did you go? How'd you get out of here?" Mae asked.

"My little secert." He smiled again. "Now I really need to ask this qustion." He grabed Mae's hands and placed them in his.

Mae laughed, "Yes Taylor?"

"Oh damn my mind just went blank." He laughed. "I can't remember."

Taylor and Mae both laughed. They stopped and stared at eachother, while their hands were still being held. He knew this was the right moment. He leaned in and kissed her. They let there hands go, and Mae wrapped her hands around Tays neck while he wrapped his arms around her waist. He kissed her more and let his tongue slide into her mouth. They kissed for a long time. But Tay pulled way. "That was great." He blushed.

"Yeah, it was." Mae blushed. "Taylor?"

"Yeah?"

"What are we? I know we are friends, but sometimes...I think you want more then a friendship, and other times I think thats all you want. I'm confused." Mae confessed.

"I'm confused myself. I can't tell you what I want from you, because I dont know." Taylor answered.

"How can you not know? I can't stand this. I mean sometimes I see you as a boyfriend, and other times I see you as a boy whos my friend. Taylor, I want you as a boyfriend, because that kiss, it was the most beautiful thing. I mean it was for me. I really like you, but I need to know these things." Mae said.

Taylor hugged her, he inhaled the scent of her hair, strawberries. "I..." Taylor couldn't get out his sentence. He looked at Mae, she just looked at him with these eyes that told a story, he didn't know what the story was. But he knew if he ever lost Mae, he would surely die. "I want you." he whispered.

She looked back into his eyes. An ocean of blue filled them. "As what?" She whispered.

"As my own, to keep forever."

Zac needed to call Megan. He picked up the phone and dialed her number, Miles answered the phone. "Miles can I speak to Megan?"

"No." With that he hung up the phone.

"Dammit." He picked up the phone and dialed her number again. Miles answered the phone again. "Miles, please let me talk to Megan." Zac pleaded.

"Look Zac, I don't what you think you are doing calling my sister. She really liked you. What you did to her at Lance's just broke her heart, and what you said to her. I don't want you calling over here anymore." He hung up the phone on Zac again.

"ahhhh!" Zac screamed. He realized he wasnt going to get to talk to Megan if Miles was in his way. He knew he wasnt aloud out of the house, but he really needed to talk to Megan. He just walked out of the front door. He walked the 2 1/2 mile walk to Megans house and began throwing rocks at Megans window. "Megan!" He whispered loudly and several times. She never answered. He began to walk away.

"What do you want Zac?" Megan asked from the ground. She was on her back porch.

"Oh my God, you scared me." Zac said.

"Atleast I didn't hurt you." She answered. "What do you want?"

"I am so sorry Meg. Please don't be mad at me."

"First only my friends can call me "Meg", you can call me Megan. You think you just coming over to my house throwing rocks at my window and sayin your sorry is all it takes? Is that what you think? Well, I'm sorry, but you my dear can't do that. I don't even know who you think you are. But what you did to me last night, what you said to me, it hurt me Zac. I really liked you, more then you will ever know."

"Megan, I know it wasn't just gonna take that to get you to be my friend. But I've learned alot. I'm never going to do that again. I swear. Megan, please just give me another chance." Zac begged.

"Why Zac?"

"Because."

"Because isnt a reason. If you can't give me a good reason, I think you need to leave."

Just then Miles walked out of the house. "Zac I told you I never wanted to see you around my sister now leave!" He screamed.

"Miles, this is my problem, not yours." Megan replied.

"You are my sister, and he hurt you, so therefore, I think its my reason to." Miles replied.

Megan rolled her eyes. "Miles get away now!" She hollored.

"Fine whatever." He said as he went back inside.

Zac smiled.

"This is not funny Zac. I don't know what you are smiling about? Please tell me." Megan requested.

Zac stopped smiling. "Look Megan, I have spent a night in jail, thinking about you. Thinking abot why I was there, thinking I had a really bad head ache. Thinking about how to appolize to you, and all I could come up with was 2 words: 'Im sorry'. I never knew it before, but it was shoved into my face, and I realized something, that I love you. Not that mushy way, but you were my best friend in the whole world. I messed that up last night, and I don't know how to say Im sorry any other way." Zac turned around to walk back.

"Zac stop." Megan grabed his shoulder and pulled him around. "Look, I don't know if I'll ever get over what you did to me. But you'll always be my first crush. You have to work on getting my friendship back. What you just said to me was sweet. I'll walk you home."

"Its a 2 1/2 mile walk, and then you hafta go back." Zac protested.

"Yeah, I know." Megan smiled. She then locked her arm around his, and they set off to Zac's house.