Chapter 7: Only the Stars as Our Witness

"Okay, how bout this one?" I say holding up a T shirt. Bran tilts his head to one side as I show him the shirt. (Yes I'm really asking a dog what I should wear on my date, but my friends are out having dinner together.)

"Oh Shit! he's gonna be here in 15 minutes!" I'm still not dressed. I'm in a towel and my hair is dripping on the carpet.

"Alright, this one," I say pulling a green scoop neck t out of my suit case. Bran lets out a bark of approval, or at least that's how I take it.

"great, now, I'll wear my dark jeans and brown flats."

I go into the bathroom and to get ready. I put my hair up in a teased bun and apply light make up. Just as I'm putting a dab of lip gloss on, there is a knock on the door.

"Alright Bran, wish me luck," I say looking at him in the mirror.

I open the door and find Sidney standing on the other side in a t-shirt and jeans looking no less dashing then he would in a suit.

"Wow, you look great. you ready to go?"

"Thanks you too. yeah let's go. Now Bran you be a good boy, I'll see you later,"I say to the puppy before heading out the door.

I go to a black convertible in the drive way and Sid opens the door for me.

"Thank you Sir," I smile as I climb in, " Wow, this is a really nice car."

"Thanks, but its not mine, its just a rental."

"Alright, so where are you taking me?"

"Well, when the guys and I came to the house from the airport, we passed this small Italian restaurant, I figured we could go there, that is if you like Italian food."

"Are you kidding me? I love Italian food, I could basically live on pasta."

The ride to the restaurant wasn't long but it was quiet, like neither of us was quite sure where to start. About ten minutes later we pull into a parking lot adjacent to a small building. Once seated I order a water and the lasagna, Sid orders the Chicken Parmesan.

"So where do you live?" Sid asks reaching for a piece of bread.

"I go to school at the University of Maryland. Its near D.C. and you?"

"Uh, Nova Scotia..." He replies hesitantly. 'yeah for part of the year,' i think to myself, 'but if he doesn't want to admit he's Sidney Crosby, that's fine.'

"So what brings you all the way down here?"I ask.

"well my friends thought I needed a vacation because I had been working to hard, and I guess they were kinda right, I was obsessing too much over hockey being that the season was over..."he said starting to ramble.

"Oh, so you play hockey." I said nonchalantly.

"No! I... uh... work in the sports industry and I was... uh... getting too into my work."He replied.

"Ah I see." i said calmly.

"So what about you? Why did you come to Florida?"He said, quickly taking the spot light off himself.

"Well, the school year is over, and all the girls I'm with are from my old high school. See my family moved to Maryland after I graduated high school, so this is my time to see my friends from high school, cause I don't really get to see them the rest of the year."

"That's cool that you still kept in touch."

"Yeah, but it was a little difficult at times. Like planning this trip, we all go to different colleges, so we had finals at different times."

"So what are you studying to become?"

"Well, I'm studying to become an Animal Behaviorist specializing in dogs."

"So what exactly is that?" He asked taking a bite off the salad that the waitress just brought to the table.

"Basically it's a dog psychologist. I'll help people when it comes to their dog's behavior, and I'm going to become a certified trainer so that I can help correct the behavior."

"Wow, I had no idea that they even had dog psychologists. So do you have to go to school for a long time?"

"Ha, yeah, if I want to become a full blown behaviorist I need my PhD. So I might be in school for awhile. But I'm hoping to open up my own dog training place once I get my bachelors."

"Nice, so what year are you in?"

"I'm gonna be a junior this coming year."

The small talk continues through out dinner and we get into an argument about who is going to pay for dinner. We come to an agreement that we will pay for our own dinners. Yeah, I'm that stubborn, when I have made up my mind, there is no way you can change it.

"Alright, so are we going to a movie now?"I ask climbing in the car.

"Nuh, uh. I have something much better planned."

Before I know it we pull into the drive way of his vacation house.

"Uh, Sid, what are we doing?" I ask nervously, I kinda wasn't expecting our first date to end up back at his house, no matter how hot out chemistry is.

"I'll be right back, stay here," he says running into the house.

In a matter of seconds he was back out holding a blanket in hand.

"Alright, let's go," he says opening up the door.

"But WHERE are we going," I had to ask.

Sidney turns around with a grin on his face. He slows his pace until he's next to me and gently takes my hand and kisses it.

"Just trust me, you'll love it," He says lacing his fingers with mine, looking into my eyes making my knees go weak.

We walk up the beach a while until the houses are out of site, and there is no one else around.
He stops and lays the blanket down. He sits down on the blanket and motions with me to sit with him, which I do.

"Now look up," he whispers. I look up to find millions of stars shining brightly in the sky and a full moon shining brightly.

"Oh wow,"I say as the sight takes my breath away.

"I told you you'd like it," he grins. I pull my hair out of my bun, letting the ocean breeze catch it.

"This is amazing!" I say falling back so I'm laying down, I close my eyes and take a deep
breath,"Its so peaceful and beautiful."

"Yeah, I know,"Sid says as I can feel him gently lay next to me. I open my eyes to find him gazing into mine, "Beautiful," he whispers. He lifts his head a little and cups my jaw. The pad of his thumb gently sweeping across my lower lip.

"Just beautiful," He whispers huskily, before lowering his mouth to meet mine. He takes it slow, as if savoring everything. The kiss is sweet and full of passion, unlike the fiery kiss we had earlier. He brakes away and instead of trying to undress me like some other guys might do, he gathers me close in his arms and lets out a long sigh.

"I could get use to this, its so peaceful and relaxing," he says quietly planting a kiss in my hair.

"Yeah, it is,"I whisper back.

I can smell the slight spice of his cologne and hear the sound of his steady breathing mixed with the sound of the waves hitting the beach. Before I can stop it, sleep creeps up on me. I fall asleep in Sidney's arms with sound of the ocean in the background, and the only witnesses are the millions of shining stars.

July 13, 2008 at Sunday, July 13, 2008

3 Comments to "Chapter 7: Only the Stars as Our Witness"

aww this story is so amazing =) please update soon

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