All I Want For Christmas Is You

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Chapter One

At The Airport
It was two weeks before Christmas Day and was walking up and down the line in front of the door that would soon open to release her younger sister. was studying Business Management at the University of London in England and finally had time to come home.

, as everyone called her, would be able to stay with the family till the New Year and couldn’t wait any longer till she could wrap her arms around her beloved sister. They hadn’t seen each other since had visited the family during the summer holidays.

“Aer Lingus Flight EI165 has landed.” The voice above ’s head announced and she couldn’t stop herself, she had to grin even wider, knowing that in a few minutes would be back.

.” screamed a couple of minutes later and ran towards her sister to give her a tight hug.

“I have missed you so much.” said.

“I have missed you as well.” told her and hugged her back.

“You should have come and visited me, you know that there is always room for you.” spoke when they ended their hug.

“I know but it is just that work keeps me busy.” tried to explain.

“Work keeps you busy? You are a teacher and that can’t be that much work.” joked.

“Oh you have no idea how hard it is to be a teacher and have a private life as well.” spoke.

“We had better be going now as mum and dad are waiting for us at home with loads of food to eat. I am sure that mum believes that we both don’t get anything to eat when we stay on our own.” rolled her eyes, grabbed one of ’s bags and led the way out of the airport building to her car on the car park.

“You have no idea how much I miss Dublin.” announced when they were sitting in the car on their way to their parents house.

“Are you getting homesick? Does that mean you will move back here?” turned her face for a few seconds to her sister, long enough for to see the glint of hope in her big sisters eyes.

“After my graduation I probably will.” tried to explain.

“That is really good. I know that mum and dad will be happy to hear it as much as I am.” spoke.

“You will have to move in with me then because there is plenty of room for you in the little house of grandmas” spoke.

“Poor old grandma.” sighed.

“Oh , please don’t be sad. She loves it at the nursing home which she is in now. We will have to visit her together soon, then you can see for yourself how much fun she is having there.” told .

“Have I told you that she has got herself a boyfriend at the nursing home?” asked .

“A boyfriend?” was shocked.

“She is eighty five years old so she can’t have one.” tried to explain.

“Oh yeah, she has.” grinned and nodded.

“Isn’t it strange?” asked.

“It is, , especially with the both of us being single.” answered.

“Well, at least it shows that you can still find another love even though you are eighty five.” joked whilst biting her lip.

“Here we are then.” told as the car stopped in front of their parent’s house.

Chapter Two

At The Family Home
Stepping out of the car, looked up to see the view which was in front of her, and realised how much she had missed Dublin and being surrounded by her family and friends.

“I can see that you see miss Dublin.” spoke, as she noticed her sister standing in one spot.

“Yeah I do. I can still remember all of the bad and the good things which have happened between the both of us when we were both growing up.” spoke.

“Do you remember the time when the both of us were young and we went to the local park and Gary tried putting those wriggling worms in my hair?” started.

“I can still remember the way he screwed his face up and went running back home when you threatened to kiss him on the lips, if he dared put those worms in my hair.” continued.

“I was really proud of you for sticking up for me that day, because I don’t know what I would have done if those worms had of gone in my hair.” finished speaking.

“I would have never have let him hurt you in anyway, because you are my younger sister, and it is my job to protect you.” explained to .

“Well thank you anyway.” explained before walking towards the front door of the house.

“Mum, the both of us are home.” spoke as and herself walked inside of the house.

“Hello ladies. I am so happy to see the both of you.” , their mother spoke.

“Are you and your friends having a lovely time at University? How are you getting on with all of your studies? Please promise me that you don’t go out partying all of the ti . . .” started saying before interrupted her.

“Mum, I am eating well and I am enjoying the courses which I am taking. It is just that it is really nice to be able to take a break every now and then, and to come back home.” spoke.

“Oh sweetheart, I want you to remember that you are always welcome to come back home when ever you feel the need to. We have all missed you back home.” spoke.

“We will have to see what happens when I graduate.” explained.

Chapter Three

At The Family Home
After receiving a hug from both their mother and their father, and made their way towards the kitchen area where a meal had already been prepared for them.

“I do hope you don’t mind me making this in advance for you?” spoke, regarding the food which had been laid out on the kitchen table.

“That is alright mum. It does look really nice and I can’t wait to try it.” said.

“What would you like to do afterwards ? Would you like to go into town and do some shopping or would you like to stay in and watch a movie?” asked her sister, as both of the girls sat down at the kitchen table and started eating the food.

“I would really like to go into town if that is alright with you.” replied.

“Yeah that is alright with me. I just hope that we won’t be to full up after eating all of this food.” joked, causing her sister to laugh along with her.

Chapter Four

At The Family Home
A couple of minutes later and after eating all of the food which their mother and father had prepared for them, and had decided to go into town to do a little bit of shopping.

“Hurry up .” yelled up the stairs where their old room was and where would stay for the next couple of days until she flies back to London.

“I will be down in a minute.” shouted back.

“That reminds me of when . . .” Their father started to speak.

“Please dad, can you tell us this old story later on, it is just that we are already late, especially if we need to do a lot of shopping and then later meet up with some old friends of us.” tried to explain.

“For that excuse, you will have to watch all of the old videos which I have of and yourself with your mother and me.” grinned down at his eldest daughter and wished that she was still that five year old girl that had adored him.

“Oh please dad.” spoke as she rolled her eyes. “Is mum still around or has she already gone to the nursing home?” asked her father.

“She has just popped round to our neighbours to borrow something. Why do you ask?” asked.

“It is nothing important. Can you just tell her that will be staying at mine tonight. It is just that it is easier for us to go back to mine after we have been out with the girls.” explained.

“I promise that I will tell her don’t worry. You just have to promise me . . .” started to speak before he was interrupted.

“That we will look after and watch out for each other.” ended the sentence while she walked down the stairs.

“We know dad, you have told us a million times already.” spoke as she kissed her dad on the cheek,

“See you tomorrow.” spoke.

“Yeah, see you tomorrow.” kissed her dad to.

“Please don’t forget to tell mum that will be with me tonight.” yelled loudly when the door closed behind them.

Chapter Five

At The Shopping Centre
“Do you need to buy lot of Christmas presents this year?” asked her sister as she drove the car through the city centre.

“A lot? I need all of them.” laughed. “I haven’t had a chance to go shopping in London because I had to work so hard just to be able to come home earlier than I had planned.” laughed again

“Okay, it sounds like the best place to start our shopping trip would be in St. Stephens Green Shopping Centre but what do you think?” asked.

“That is a brilliant idea.” grinned.

With a lot of luck managed to find the last free parking space in the multi-storey car park next to the St. Stephens Green Shopping Centre, so that they hadn’t got that far to walk.

They worked their way up to the O’Connell Street and when it was time for tea they had managed to have a look in most of the shops in Dublin.

“Could we please get something to drink and to eat. It is just that shopping is exhausting.” moaned.

“I know of a nice new café just around the corner. I promise you that it isn’t too far.” Tanja answered her as she led her through the crowds of people into a small street off the O’Connell Street.

“It looks nice in here.” admitted when they stood in front of the shop window.

“Let’s go inside because I am starving.” admitted.

They didn’t need to wait long until they had decided what they both wanted to drink and to eat.

“My feet are killing me.” admitted, when she took the last sip of her hot chocolate.

“Mine too but we still have to walk the whole way back to your car yet.” admitted.

“I know .” looked at her watch.

“I think we should probably get going now or otherwise we won’t have that much time till we meet the others.” explained.

“Okay just let me go to the toilet please.” asked her sister.

“No problem. I will be waiting here.” replied.

stood up and walked over to the doors for the ladies toilets, when a young man rushed out of the male toilets. He seemed totally lost in his thoughts. She tried to get out of his way but he turned to the same side as her and so bumped into him.

felt his strong arms around her body and shivered slightly at the touch of them.

“I am so sorry.” he said with his deep, strong voice with an accent that thought didn’t sound like a Dublin accent.

Slowly she looked up and nearly drowned in some of the most gorgeous eyes she had ever seen.

“I was away in my thoughts.” He smiled warmly down at her.

“Are you okay?” He asked.

“Yeah I am.” said and blushed.

“Good. Have a nice day.” He let go of her and looked after him.

After some steps the man turned around and winked at her.

grinned back and waited until he had vanished out of her sight before she walked into the ladies toilets.

“Is everything okay with you?” wanted to know, when she watched her sister coming back to her a couple of minutes later with a wide grin on her face.

“Erm, of course why?” asked.

“It is just because you are grinning.” laughed.

“Come on let’s go because we are running late.” joked.

Chapter Six

At The Shopping Centre
Making their way back to the multi story car park where the car had been parked, noticed a lovely silver watch in the window display of one of the shops which she had just passed.

“I am really sorry to be a pain , but would you mind waiting outside this shop for me?” polity asked.

“Why can’t I come inside the shop with you? It is just that I am really cold and I don’t want to wait for you outside.” asked her sister.

“It is just that I have seen a lovely gift which I can buy for you for Christmas.” tried to explain.

“I suppose I don’t mind waiting outside then.” joked.

“Thank you.” laughed along as she walked inside of the shop.

“I do hope isn’t going to be to long.” thought to herself as she looked at her watch to check the time.

“It is just that I really want to get back home in time so that I can have a soak in the bath before we meet the others at the club. I wonder what is taking her so long. I think I might have to go inside and tell her to hurry up.” thought to herself as she started to walk to the door of the shop.

Just as was about to open the door of the jewellery shop to check on what was taking so long, a young haired male turned around and accidentally bumped into her, causing her to fall over.

“I am so sorry.” The male spoke.

“Please do forgive me. It is just that I am in a hurry to meet some friends of mine that I wasn’t really concentrating on what I was doing.” He spoke again.

“That is alright. I was probably in a little word of my own as well.” explained as she offered the gentleman’s hand to help her stand up.

As and the gentleman both stood their rooted to the spot looking into each others eyes, they were interrupted when walked out of the shop and spotted them.

“Are you alright? What happened?” asked her sister, full of concern.

“It is just that as I was finishing up paying for the item, I heard the shop door go and when I turned around I saw this man knocking you over.” explained.

“He didn’t really knock me over. The both of us weren’t looking where we going and we accidentally bumped into one another.” tried to explain, as she saw the angry expression on her sister’s face.

“Has he apologised?” asked before she was interrupted.

“I am really sorry but I had better be going now or otherwise my friends will be wondering where I have got to.” The gentleman explained.

“Once again I am really sorry for bumping into you like that.”

“Goodbye.” The gentleman explained as he gave a gentle kiss on the cheek.

“I can’t believe you interrupted the both of us like that. I was just about to ask him for his name.” told her sister as they made their way to the car park.

“I am just glad that I interrupted you when I did because I dread to think what could have happened if I hadn’t.” joked as both of the girls reached the girl.

“Very funny.” joked along as both of the girls stepped into the car.

Chapter Seven

Later At A House In Dublin
“You are so late .” announced, when he opened the door for so that he could enter ’s house.

“I am really sorry. It is just that I had to find the perfect gift for my mother and than I kind of accidentally bumped into a nice girl and the traffic was awful as well.” moaned whilst he walked into ’s living room.

“Did you say that you bumped into a nice girl?” said looking up, as he was deep in thoughts before had arrived, thinking about the girl he had met earlier.

“Hello to you to .” grinned and than greeted .

“Hello . Where is ?” asked.

“She is currently out with her friends, she told me she wanted to have one of those girls night out. I think they have some tickets for the theatre.” rolled his eyes.

“So what are we going to be doing tonight then?” wanted to know and took a seat next to on the couch.

“I know a nice new club at Temple Bar.” suggested.

“We could have some fun there and I could even ask to come over with some of her friends after the theatre has finished.”

“Sounds like a plan.” announced.

“So what have you bought your mother then, ?” asked.

“I bought her a lovely necklace. It will match the earrings I brought her for her birthday last year.” answered.

“That is a good idea. I still need to buy something for my mother yet.” admitted.

“Lads, do you want something to drink now or should we head off to the pub before we all head off to the club?” asked as he got up off of his seat.

“If you have enough beer and snacks then we could stay here. I wouldn’t mind that.” answered, while and nodded.

“Okay, let’s see what we have. Come on , help me.” patted on the shoulder and they left the living room together for the kitchen.

“So I hear that you bumped into a nice girl?” asked, looking at .

“Yeah that’s right. It was just outside the shop where I bought the necklace from. She was so gorgeous.” sighed.

“Something similar happened to me today to.” explained.

“You are kidding? Really? You have to tell me.” looked surprise.

“I was in that nice café off the O’Connell Street, the one told us about.” started.

nodded to let know that he knew what café he meant.

“I had just walked out the gents and I was deep in thoughts, when she appeared in front of me, well we bumped into each other.” shrugged with his shoulders.

“Was she good looking though?” asked.

“Oh you can bet on that. I am not even sure that she recognised me. Wouldn’t that be great, don’t you think?” continued.

“Yeah that would be great but don’t get your hopes up. Perhaps she just couldn’t think fast.” spoke.

“What about the girl you bumped into?” asked, changing the subject.

“Well, if I wouldn’t have been in such a hurry to get here and if her friend or sister hadn’t of appeared I would have asked her if she could give me her telephone number.” joked.

“What telephone number?” wanted to know when he came back into the living room with his hands full of crisps and some bottles of beer.

“The telephone number from the girl I bumped into.” told him.

“Oh, maybe you have finally found a girl that will be good enough for you.” joked whilst handing and a bottle of beer.

“Shut up . I am not that picky when it comes to girls, am I?” frowned and looked at .

“Ever since your last relationship, I am afraid to say that you are. I am ever so sorry mate.” grinned.

“Perhaps you will meet this girl again and then you can let me know if she has a nice sister for me.” said as he winked at .

Chapter Eight

A Couple Of Hours Later
A couple of hours later and and were both sitting around a table at ‘The Ocean Nightclub’ of Dublin in Ireland, with their friends catching up on what everyone had been up to over the last couple of months.

“Are you enjoying yourself at University?” Carm asked .

“I suppose I am enjoying it so far but I can’t wait to finish the course so that I can come home for a little while.” replied, knowing that her answer would make smile.

“Have you met anyone nice yet? It is just that you haven’t had a boyfriend for quite a while now.” Jo asked .

“I am afraid to say that I haven’t met anyone at University so far because no one seems to be the perfect gentleman for me. It is just that they are either drunk, rough looking or tend to smell of something rather disgusting.” replied, causing her friends to start laughing.

“Well you might be able to find someone whilst you are back home for a while.” Michelle spoke.

“I suppose I might, but then what happens when I have to go back to University? I don’t think they are going to want to continue the relationship then.” tried to explain, as she noticed her friends looking around the night club for the perfect man for me.

“If you are worried about them not wanting to have a relationship with you, then why don’t you just go out on the dance floor tonight, have a wicked time, and possibly have a one night stand.” Carm suggested.

“I . . . Erm . . . I am not really into that sort of thing.” tried to explain, as she felt her cheeks starting to blush.

“How can you not be into that sort of thing?” Jo questioned.

“I . . .Erm . . . I prefer to wait until the time is right before I decide whether I should or should not sleep with them.” tried to explain, as she felt her cheeks starting to blush.

“How about the four of us try and . . .” Jo started to speak before interrupted them.

“I am now going to go up to the bar to get us another round of drinks. Would anyone like anything else to drink?” asked, hoping to distract her friends so that they would leave alone.

“Would you mind getting me a lemon and lime please?” Carm asked.

“Would you mind getting me a gin and tonic please?” Jo asked.

“Would you mind getting me a vodka and coke please?” Michelle asked.

“Would you like anything to drink ?” asked, as she noticed her sister trying to fade away in the background.

“I am fine thank you.” replied.

“Right, well I will see you ladies in a minute.” replied as she walked away from the ground and towards the bar.

Chapter Nine

In The Night Club
made her way through the various people in the crowd in ‘The Ocean Nightclub’ to get to the bar to buy the round of drinks for her friends, but of course the bar wasn’t empty and she had to wait in a queue to be served. She tried to make eye contact with the bartender just as someone talked to her.

“Hello. Aren’t you that girl from earlier on in town today?” asked.

turned around, looked at and then turned back around to catch the bartender’s attention.

“What would you like to order? I could try and help you.” said as he tried to get ’s attention.

“Lou.” He called out and the bartender turned around, grinned at and then walked over to him.

“Hello mate. What can I get for you?” The bar tender asked.

“What can he get for you?” repeated the question for .

“Oh right. Could I have a gin and tonic, a lemon and lime, a Smirnoff on ice and a vodka and coke then please.” said.

“You have heard the lady Lou.” told him, when Louis looked at him puzzled.

“Okay but could you just wait a minute though.” He said as he walked away.

“Thank you.” said to through gritted teeth.

“You are welcome but you owe me something now.” replied cheekily.

“Oh really and what would that be?” turned around and looked up and down.

“At least one dance with me.” said.

“You want to dance with me?” asked just before nodded his head.

“You want to dance with me just because you helped me to order my drinks?” asked, wanting to know his answer.

“Not only because of that but also because . . .” started to speak.

“Here are you drinks.” Louis spoke, as he placed the drinks in front of .

“What did you want to say?” asked, wanting to know the rest of ’s sentence from earlier on.

“I think it is faith that we have met again.” smiled with what he thought was his sexiest smile.

“Do you know something? Why don’t you try that stupid chat up line on some other girl. Maybe they will fall for it instead of me.” said and walked back to her friends.

Chapter Ten

In The Night Club
After walking back to the table where her friends were waiting for her, thought back to what she had said to , and wondered if it was the right thing to do.

“I can’t believe I acted like that in front of him.” thought to herself.

“I wish I had been more calmer and nicer to him, but then did he really think that chat up line would have worked though?” thought to herself.

“Maybe I should go back over to the bar to see if I can see him, so that I can apologise.” thought to herself, not realising that the other girls were talking to her.

“What do you think ? Do you think we should go ahead with the plan?” Carm asked.

“The plan?” asked the other girls.

“The plan where Michelle goes over to those lads sitting in that corner, and to see if she can pull one of them for , because other wise is going to spend the rest of the evening alone.” Jo explained.

“Is that a wise idea?” said, knowing that wouldn’t have agreed to this plan.

“I think it is a wise plan, don’t you ?” Michelle asked .

“I . . . Erm . . .” mumbled.

“Exactly. She thinks the same as us.” Jo said.

“Well, I am now going to go and see what I can do for you.” Michelle spoke, as she stood from the table and walked towards the group of men which were sitting in the corner.

Chapter Eleven

In The Night Club
After walking away from the table where the other girls were sitting, Michelle headed towards the other side of the night club, where she saw the group of men were sitting.

“Hello there. My name is Michelle.” Michelle spoke, introducing herself to the group of men, as soon as she arrived at their table.

“Hello there. My name is , and this is , and .” spoke, introducing the rest of the group to Michelle.

“What can we do for you?” asked.

“I don’t want to sound rude, but a friend of mine has really taken a shine to one of you, but she is a little to scared to come over and ask you for a dance.” Michelle explained, lying through her teeth.

“Oh right and what does your friend look like?” asked, interested.

“Well, her name is , and she is about five foot three, with shoulder length hair and eyes. She has a curvy figure which I am sure you would like.” Michelle spoke, trying to describe what looked like.

“Which one of us is she into then, because I am afraid that I am already taken?” spoke, knowing that he had to stay truthful to .

“Well, I believe that she is into you.” Michelle spoke, looking around at the men before pointing her soft hands towards .

“Aww so has a secret admirer then.” joked, teasing .

“So, when do we get to meet this secret admirer then?” joked again.

“What happens if I don’t want to meet this secret admirer?” asked.

“I think you are a little to late there mate, because she has already gone back to her friends.” spoke, as he watched Michelle walking back to her table of friends.

Chapter Twelve

In The Night Club
After walking away from the table where the group of men were sitting, Michelle headed towards the other side of the night club, where she saw her friends were waiting for her.

“How did it go Michelle?” Carm asked, intrigued as to how it went.

“Did you tell them that was interested in one of them?” Jo asked.

“Ladies, I think we should leave alone. It is clear to see that she doesn’t want to be set up with anyone in the night club tonight.” spoke, trying to stick up for her sister.

“Well I am afraid that it is a little to late for that , because I have already set up with someone in the night club.” Michelle explained, as she grabbed hold of ’s hands and dragged her towards the group of men which she had been talking to earlier on.

“I am really sorry but I don’t know if I want to go through with this Michelle.” spoke, finally finding her voice.

“Well, it is a little to late for that now, because this gentleman here is called , and I have set him up with you for the night.” Michelle spoke, as she shoved in front of her so that she stood straight in front of .

“I am really sorry about . . .” began to speak before she saw who was in front of her.

Chapter Thirteen

In The Night Club
The girls sitting around the table at the other side of the night club, started to wonder why the man who had been set up, looked shocked to see her.

“Why does that man look shocked to see ?” Carm asked, looking at and .

“I don’t know Carm.” spoke as she looked closely at the man and then at his friends.

“I haven’t seen that particular man before but I do know one of his friends though.” said as she turned away just as ’s eyes met hers.

“Who do you know? Where have you met him before? It is just that they look to amazing and cute to be real.” Jo spoke, as she grinned at .

“I bumped into the other haired man earlier on this morning in the town and I just met him again at the bar.” explained shyly.

“Hold on a moment.” Carm turned her head for a second to look at , before going back to watch what was happening between the man and .

“Where are our drinks?” Jo asked.

“They are still on the bar.” admitted whilst blushing.

“You mean to say that you bought our drinks and then forgot to bring them back to the table?” Jo asked.

“No. I didn’t buy the drinks although I did order them. It is just that that guy over there is so annoying. I just can’t explain it.” spoke, shaking her head as she tried to explain her reasons about .

“What guy?” Jo asked, wanting to know eagerly.

“They are now going on the dance floor.” Carm informed the girls while she grinned at Michelle who was still with the guys, but had just turned around to grin at her friends to give them the thumbs up to show that their plan had worked.

“I am talking about the other haired guy. He helped me order our drinks because the bar tender didn’t pay any attention to me.” began speaking.

“He then asked me to dance with him for his help in ordering the drinks. I mean what a stupid chat up line that this.” continued speaking.

“I mean, who does he think he is, Mr Sexy as hell and no one can resist me.” finished speaking.

“Calm down . He is good looking and just asking you for a dance which isn't a crime. It is not as if he asked you to marry him, is it?” Carm laughed, at the reaction of her friend.

“I know what you are saying Carm, but it is just, argh, I don’t know but he just made me angry. You can’t tell me that that stupid chat up line really works on other girls.” spoke, not realising who was standing behind her.

“I have never tried it before on anyone else.” spoke.

Chapter Fourteen

In The Night Club
froze to the spot when she heard the soft, masculine voice of the man from earlier on that morning standing behind her. She quickly looked at her friends who were then laughing at her.

“I thought I should try and introduce you to the rest of the guys.” Michelle said trying hard not to laugh at ’s shocked face.

“It looks like you and already know each other though.” Michelle said.

“Well we haven’t been introduced properly.” said as he took the seat next to .

“Hello. I am and it is nice to meet you.” spoke, introducing himself to .

looked at ’s hand in front of her and than at his face, not knowing what she should do or say next to him.

“Hello. I am and it is nice to meet you to .” She managed with a disgusted smile.

“And these lads here are and .” spoke.

is the name of the lads who is dancing with at the moment.” continued.

“These are my other friends Carm and Jo.” Michelle spoke, introducing the others because she knew that wouldn’t do it.

just looked at and tried to figure out how he would be able to get her to agree to a dance with him on the dance floor.

knew that was looking at her because she could feel his eyes looking her up and down, but she knew that she couldn’t look at him, or otherwise he would realise that she did like him deep down.

“So I hear that you bumped into today ?” Jo asked breaking the silence.

“I . . . Erm . . . Yes I did.” spoke whilst he looked at Jo.

“I was in town earlier on and I didn’t look where I was going. was standing outside a shop when I accidentally walked straight into her.” explained.

“So it was your fault then?” Michelle asked, wanting to know what happened, whilst she had a mischievous glimpse in her eye.

“Yeah I guess it was.” admitted.

“You do know that because it was your fault, you owe her a dance at least” Michelle grinned, looking at the reaction on ’s face.

“Please stop it Michelle.” hissed.

“I do think she is right though.” winked at Michelle.

“I do owe you a dance at least for my rudeness earlier on.” said as he stood up and grabbed hold of ’s hand, whilst dragging her to the dance floor.

“What makes you so sure that I want to dance with you?” asked not moving when they stood in the middle of the dance floor.

“I don’t know. It is just some sort of feeling which I have.” grinned whilst grabbing hold of both of her hands and starting to dance with her to Craig David’s new song ‘Hot Stuff.’

The way tried to dance to that particular song made grin and soon she enjoyed the fact that she was dancing with him.

Chapter Fifteen

In The Night Club
Whilst the others were sitting around a table at the night club talking to one another about their ambitions and dreams, and were having a slightly different time.

As the up tempo song continued to play in the background of the night club, continued to struggle to dance beside .

“I am really sorry about this .” tried to apologise.

“I wouldn’t worry about it .” explained.

“It is just that I am not very good when it comes to dancing along side a rather pretty woman.” tried to explain as he accidentally stepped on ’s foot.

“I wouldn’t worry too much , because I am not very good when it comes to dancing either.” said trying to reassure .

“It is just that I don’t understand how those women over there can move their hands and legs like this, and make it look so perfect.” said as she stepped backwards and tried to copy a move she had seen someone doing, without realising she had bumped into someone carrying a drink, causing it to go all over ’s trousers.

“I am really sorry about this . I didn’t realise that someone was standing behind me.” tried to explain as she reached forwards, and tried to dry the wet area around ’s groin on his trousers.

“I . . . Erm . . . I think you should possibly stop that as a couple of people are looking at us.” said not wanting to embarrass or upset .

“It is just that your hands are kind of touching my groin area, and to those people who don’t know that the drink was spilled there, it kind of looks a little naughty.” said.

“I . . . Erm . . . I think I might head off home now because everything seems to be going wrong between the both of us.” mumbled, trying to avoid ’s eyes.

“I don’t want you to go though . Maybe the both of us should take a little break from the dance floor for a while and see how our friends are doing without us.” spoke, taking hold of ’s soft hands, hoping that she wouldn’t run away from him.

“I guess we could do that.” mumbled, as led her away from the dance floor and towards the table where all of the others were sitting.

“Is there room for two more?” asked the others, as they arrived at the table where the men and the women had joined up.

“I am afraid that there is only room for one more person around the table, so that means is going to have to sit on your lap.” Jo joked.

“I am sure won’t mind doing that, especially after we saw how comfortable she was with touching your groin area on the dance floor.” Michelle joked, not realising how embarrassed was becoming.

“I am really sorry , but I am going to . . .” spoke, not finishing her sentence as she rushed away from and towards the ladies toilets.

“What happened? Will she be alright?” asked, genuinely concerned about .

“I think you had better go after her mate.” said, not knowing what had really just happened.

“I don’t think that is a good idea . It will only embarrass her more if I suddenly walk into the ladies toilets after her.” spoke, not knowing what he should do next.

“I think we should wait until gets back from the dance floor and then ask her to have a word with . I think she would listen to more than any of us.” Carm tried to explain.

?” asked, not realising that and were sisters.

is the lady dancing with at the moment and they are both sisters.” Jo explained seeing the confused look on ’s face.

“You haven’t even been going out with for more than twenty four hours and you have already let her touch your groin area and run away from you. What are your tips ?” joked, causing the others to laugh along.

“I . . . Erm . . . I honestly don’t know.” said, as ’s last sentence kept repeating on him.

“Do you think we should tell that is upset. It is just that I . . .” He shrugged his shoulders as he didn’t know how to explain his feeling that he wanted someone to speak to as soon as possible.

“I will go and tell her.” Jo offered, as she stood up and walked towards and .

Chapter Sixteen

In The Night Club
Jo tried to fight her way through the crowded dance floor towards and , because she needed to tell about the situation regarding .

and were dancing happily with one another on the dance floor when felt a top on her shoulder.

Turning around she saw Jo standing there, which meant that something had to be wrong because she knew that her friends would never disturb her whilst she was dancing with a man.

“I am sorry to disturb you.” Jo spoke.

“That is alright but what has happened?” asked Jo.

“I think has run to the ladies room. and the others thought you would like to know about it.” Jo explained.

“That is alright. I think i had better go after her.” spoke.

“I am really sorry but i have to go after , it is just that she is my sister.” spoke, trying to explain the situation to .

“I understand .” replied.

“I think you should go and talk to her and I will follow Jo to the others waiting at the table, but please promise me one thing though?” asked, with a cheeky smile.

“And what might that be?” said, whilst winking at .

“Will you save the last dance this evening for just the both of us.” begged her.

“No problem . I promise that i will be there.” spoke as she kissed him on the cheek, from an impulse just before she made her way through the crowd to the ladies room.

are you in here?” asked loudly as she walked into the ladies room.

“If you are looking for someone who is crying, then someone is in the second cubicle.” A petite woman spoke, whilst standing in front of the mirror trying to put her make up on.

“Thank you.” said as she walked over to the cubicle and knocked gently on the door.

are you in here?” spoke, looking at the cubicle door.

“What do you want ?” asked, shedding a few tears.

“Jo told me that you were in here and that I should look for you.” spoke.

“Are you alright and what has happened?” asked.

“I am really sorry but i can’t tell you.” answered.

“Come on . Please let me in and then we can talk about it.” spoke, trying to re-assure .

“It is open.” said as she opened the cubicle door.

Carefully opened the cubicle door and entered the cubicle. She noticed that was sitting on the toilet with her head in her hands and her eyes lightly red from the crying which she had done.

“What happened ?” asked as she closed the door behind her and squatted down in front of her little sister.

“I am so stupid .” started to say whilst a fresh batch of tears made their way down their cheeks.

“Why do you think you are stupid?” asked, worried about what might have happened.

“Absolutely everything went wrong whilst i was in ’s company.” sobbed.

“Why do you think that?” asked.

“Please tell me what went wrong between the both of you.” said whilst she stroked ’s hand, trying to re-assure her.

“First of all, it started this morning when . . .” started to explain.

“What do you mean this morning? I thought Michelle spotted him this evening and arranged a date for the both of you.” spoke, confused over the situation.

is the gentleman who i bumped into this morning in the cafe.” said.

“Aww i see. So is the reason why you were smiling so much this morning. I didn’t know that it could happen twice because . . .” started to explain.

“What do you mean, happen twice?” asked, confused over the situation.

“Nothing. Please go on.” said.

“Well after i met in the night club, he asked me to dance with him on the dance floor where he kept on stepping on my feet. Then i accidentally spilt someone else’s drink on his trousers.” said as a fresh batch of tears made their way down her cheeks.

“What happen then? Did you try and dry it up?” said, trying not to laugh.

“Why are you blushing ?” asked, as she noticed her sister blushing.

“I . . . Erm . . . I.” stuttered.

“It is alright . I mean you only tried to dry the wet patch on his leg, so there is nothing wrong with that.” spoke, when something crossed her mind.

“It was on his leg wasn’t it?” asked, hoping would say yes.

“I . . . Erm . . . I.” stuttered.

“Let me guess, it wasn’t on his leg and when you went back to the table, the other girls were joking about it all.” spoke, hoping she was wrong.

nodded, knowing that she couldn’t speak.

“Oh . I am sorry to hear that.” said as she hugged her sister.

“I am sure doesn’t think anything bad of you. I mean you don’t have to hide yourself in here, do you?” said, trying to comfort her sister.

“It was so embarrassing though. I mean is really good looking and i really like him. Why did i have to act so clumsy around him?” sobbed.

“It is alright .” started.

“Why don’t we try and dry your face so that we can hide your red eyes and then we will go back to the others.” continued.

“I am sure doesn’t think you are clumsy or stupid, and if he does, then why don’t you call him clumsy for stepping on your feet.” finished, as she pulled up onto her feet and out of the cubicle.

Chapter Seventeen

In The Night Club
As and left the cubicles of the ladies room and made their way back into the crowded night club, became more and more nervous as to what the others might say when she faces them next.

“Hello . I am really sorry about going like that, but this one here, kind of needed my help.” said as she pulled from behind her.

“That is alright . I know what families can be like etc.” joked.

“I am really sorry about all of this . Maybe you should continue your dance with and I can just go home.” mumbled.

“Would you like to go back home, because I would like it if you stayed? Maybe we could have a dance on the dance floor with one another.” asked, worried about ’s reaction.

“I would like it if we shared a dance but I am just worried about what might happen though.” tried to explain.

“I don’t think much else can go wrong between the both of us can they? I mean I have already stepped on your feet and you have already spilt a drink down my trousers.” said, trying to make a joke out of the situation.

“Well, I suppose if you put it like that.” said, lightly laughing along.

“Well, would you like to do me the honours by escorting me onto the dance floor for the last dance of the evening?” asked, flashing a smile.

“Thank you.” replied as she took hold of ’s hand and followed him onto the dance floor.

“As it seems that and , have settled their problems out by themselves, would you like to accompany me onto the dance floor?” asked , hoping she would say yes.

“Of course I would.” smiled.

As both of the couples were walking onto the dance floor to enjoy their time with one another, the last song of the evening started playing.

“I can’t believe this song is playing. I really do like it quite a lot.” said, as grabbed hold of her waist and pulled her closer to him.

“Are you joking? It is just that Mariah Carey is one of my favourite artists in the music industry.” said, not believing that he had found a woman who also liked Mariah Carey.

“Yeah she is a good singer but not as good as me though.” joked, starting to sing along to the lyrics.

All I Want For Christmas Is You
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I need
I don't care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I don't need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus won't make me happy
With a toy on Christmas day
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
All I want for Christmas is you

I won't ask for much this Christmas
I don't even wish for snow
I'm just gonna keep on waiting
Underneath the mistletoe
I won't make a list and send it
To the North Pole for Saint Nick
I won't even stay awake to
Hear those magic reindeers click
'Cause I just want you here tonight
Holding on to me so tight
What more can I do
Baby all I want for Christmas is you

All the lights are shining
So brightly everywhere
And the sound of children's
Laughter fills the air
And everyone is singing
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me the one I really need
Won't you please bring my baby to me

Oh I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for
I just want to see my baby
Standing right outside my door
Oh I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true
Baby all I want for Christmas is you

All I want for Christmas is you

“I am sorry to say this , but Mariah Carey is a lot better singer than you.” joked, flashing a smile.

“Are you being serious? It is just that I was going to audition to be a backing singer for this group called Westlife. Have you heard of them?” asked, knowing who was.

“I am afraid that I haven’t.” said, knowing knew who he was.

Chapter Eighteen

In The Night Club
When the Mariah Carey song had finished playing and the lights in the night club came back on, looked up into ’s eyes. In his warm hazel eyes she could see some sparkle as he looked down at her.

“You do know that I love that song more than I ever did before.” spoke as he lowered his head, his eyes fixed on her lips.

“I think I should go and try to find now.” said as she backed away from , looking around the crowded club.

“Maybe we should look to see if she has joined the others in the seating area.” said, ignoring the confused look on ’s face.

As turned around so that she could have a better look for her sister, grabbed hold of her arm, trying to stop her from leaving him.

“Can I ask you a question? Have I done something wrong?” asked nervously.

“Of course not. It is just that I want to know whether is alright after what had happened to her earlier on in the night club.” replied, trying to smile.

“I understand that but before we go back to the others can I telephone you? I meant to say, would you give me your telephone number please because I really want to keep in contact with you.” said, wondering what ’s reply would be.

looked nervously around the night club, wishing that was by her side so that she could ask her sister for advice as to what she should do.

“I am afraid that I don’t have a piece of paper or a pen with me.” replied, trying to bide herself some more time.

“I think you will find that is why I love having a mobile phone. It is just that I can save all of your details straight onto it.” said, winking at her as he pulled his mobile phone out of his pocket.

“I completely forgot about that.” said as she looked around the night club one more time, before giving all of her details.

“I promise that I will telephone you really soon.” said, as he put his mobile phone back into his pocket before sneaking a kiss from ’s lips.

“Let’s go and see if we can find the others then.” said, as he took hold of ’s hand and led her to the seated area of the night club.

was shocked from what had just done to her, so she decided that she wouldn’t do anything, expect for following him back to the seated area, whilst holding hands with one another.

“Should we start making our way home now?” Carm asked the others.

After they had all agreed to make their way home, Michelle decided that she would try and grab the attention of a can, which decided to help her with.

Standing outside of the night club, the others were discussing how much fun they had had that evening and how they should do it again, but this time with their partners.

“Here’s our cabs.” shouted.

As the others were saying goodbye to one another, took the opportunity to take to one side so that he could say good night to her properly.

“Is everything alright ?” asked, confused as to why had taken her to one side.

“Nothing is wrong . I just wanted to say goodnight to you more privately, and plus I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed spending time with you.” said, as he smiled at her.

“I have really enjoyed spending time with you as well.” blushed.

“I would like to meet you again .” said as he bit his lip, studying ’s beautiful face.

“I would like to meet you again . I am staying in Dublin till the end of Christmas.” replied.

“Would I be able to ask you a question?” asked, nervous as to what ’s reaction might be.

“Of course.” said.

“This is going to sound strange, but because we haven’t really talked to one another that much tonight, I just wanted to make sure that it would be alright if I was to kiss you goodbye.” asked, hoping that would say yes.

blushed even deeper, and as she tried to answer, the words just wouldn’t leave her mouth, so she ended up nodding her head.

felt like his heart had skipped a beat when he saw nodding her head. He slowly lowered his head, pushed a strand of hair away from her eyes, and caressed her cheek with his thumb before allowing his lips to softly brush over hers.

It was a sweet and innocent kiss at first, but as soon as his lips had left hers, winded her arms around his neck, and pushed him back down onto her lips again. For a second he was surprised by her action but then he opened his mouth and allowed his tongue to slide over her lips.

moaned when she opened her mouth and allowed his tongue to mix with hers. Soon their tongues were fighting a steady rhythm, whilst ’s hands tried to find a way under the coat and under the top she was currently wearing.

“Please get a room.” Jo yelled, causing ’s hands to stop wandering around ’s body.

“Please don’t start blushing.” yelled, before the whole group started to laugh.

After hearing the group laughing at her, tried to hide her bright red face by pressing it against ’s chest whilst just wished his friends would leave him alone.

“Do you still want this cab?” The driver of the first cab asked.

“I could easily get other customers back home in the time that I have had to wait for you.” The driver of the first cab said.

“We just need a couple of more seconds.” Michelle said as she rolled her eyes.

“Please hurry up , because we all need to go home.” Michelle said as she grabbed an available seat in the waiting taxi.

Soon, all of the girls apart from were sitting in the cab talking about how much fun they had had that evening in the night club.

“You should really get going now . It is just that all of your friends are waiting for you.” said, as he placed his hand underneath her chin, so that she had to look at him.

“I hope you have a good night sweetheart.” whispered as he leaned in and kissed her softly on the lips, causing the others to laugh.

After allowing to kiss her, walked away with her head down, so that she wouldn’t have to see the smiles on the faces of ’s friends.

As climbed into the taxi and sat down on one of the seats, the rest of the girls waved goodbye to the other lads, causing the driver of the cab to shake his head in disbelief.

“I can’t believe you talked to .” Carm said, talking to Michelle.

“I can’t believe I talked to him either, but then did more than talking with .” Michelle said, as she saw blushing.

“Well, actually held hands with .” Jo sighed.

“Hang on a minute.” spoke.

“What is so important with saying their surnames like that?” asked, confused as to why the other girls were excited about who they had met in the night club.

“Please tell me that you are kidding.” Carm said, with shock.

“I can promise you that I am not kidding.” replied.

“It is just that the lads who we met in the night club this evening are in the biggest boy band in Ireland and in the United Kingdom.” Michelle explained.

“I mean, you have heard of Westlife, right?” Michelle asked.

“Are they that band who Jo and you keep on listening to all of the time?” asked, trying to take in all of the information.

“Yeah they are and I can’t believe you didn’t recognise them.” Carm replied.

“How daft can you be ?” Carm said, causing Jo and Michelle to laugh.

Whilst this conversation was going on, was sitting in the taxi, dreaming about the beautiful kiss which she had shared earlier on with .

Chapter Nineteen

In The Recording Studio
The following morning, all of the lads were sitting around a table in the recording studio discussing which song they should possibly release next.

“I think we should release the song ‘Have You Ever’ next because the lyrics are really meaningful and it also suits all of our voices.” tried to explain.

“I think we should release the song ‘Something Right’ next because that song means quite a lot to my girl and me.” tried to explain.

“I don’t know about the others, but I do not want to know what you might have and might not have done to that particular song with your partner.” joked, causing the others to laugh.

“What would you suggest then ?” asked, trying to change the subject.

“I think we should release the song ‘Us Against The World’ next because no Westlife song is complete without me doing lead vocals on them.” joked, causing the others to laugh.

“What do you think ? Do you think is as good as you when it comes to singing lead vocals on a Westlife song?” asked.

“Of course he does.” replied.

Whilst waiting for to answer the question, noticed that wasn’t paying any attention to them, because he was sat starring into space.

“Are you even listening to us ? It is just that we have just been speaking to you for the last couple of minutes now.” asked, when he saw starring into space.

“I . . . Erm . . . I am really sorry.” stuttered.

“That is alright. Has something happened?” asked.

“It is just that I was thinking about the woman from the night club last night.” said.

“How long should you leave it before you telephone someone? It is just that I don’t want her to think that I am to keen but then I don’t want her to think that I am not keen on here.” tried to explain.

“So I take it that you got her telephone number then?” asked.

“Yeah I did and I really want to telephone her so that we can arrange to meet one another again but I am not to sure on how long I should leave it though.” spoke.

“I think we should all take a break, and in that break, and can telephone their new women, and afterwards we should be able to get some more work done.” said, knowing to well that wouldn’t be able to concentrate until he had telephoned .

“Thank you mate.” replied.

“Are you going to come outside with me , so that we can telephone and together without being disturbed?” asked , unaware that didn’t have ’s telephone number.

“I . . . Erm . . . I kind of forgot to take ’s telephone number down.” said, feeling sad that he had forgotten to take ’s telephone number down.

”What do you mean you forgot to take ’s telephone number down?” asked.

“It is just that after and myself got off on the wrong foot with one another, I kind of spent the rest of the evening making it up to her.” tried to explain,

“I think we all noticed that mate, especially with the way the both of you were with each other when we were all waiting for the cabs to arrive.” joked, causing the others to laugh.

“What am I going to do now? It is just that I don’t want to think that I was only using her last night, especially after the beautiful kiss which we shared.” tried to explain.

“A beautiful kiss? I think you are falling for her .” said, patting his friend on the shoulder.

“I think I might have already done that.” replied, feeling sad that he might not be able to get in contact with again.

“Hang on a moment. Aren’t and both sisters to one another?” asked his friends, hoping that he could help get in contact with again.

“Yeah they are but why do you want to know that for?” asked, unaware of where this might be heading.

, didn’t Carm tell us that was staying with whilst she is in Dublin, or was that just for last night though?” asked his friends, hoping that his theory was correct.

“I am afraid that I can’t really remember, but I think I know what you are thinking about.” smiled.

“Do you?” asked, feeling confused as to why none of his friends had thought of this theory earlier on.

“Yeah I think I do. Why doesn’t ask to try and get ’s telephone number, considering he is in contact with .” smiled.

“Yeah that is a theory or could possibly telephone himself.” said, pleased with what he had thought of.

After hearing the advice from and , ’s face lightened up at the prospect of getting in contact with .

“Thank you guys because that is a rather brilliant idea, but would you be willing to help me out though ?” asked, hoping would help him.

“Of course I will but I might have to have a word with first though.” replied, looking at and .

“Yeah, it is alright. We understand and we will now leave the both of you alone.” joked.

“Come on mate, lets go and see if we can find someone else who needs our help.” joked, causing to laugh.

Chapter Twenty

In ’s Apartment
“Is this is the normal life style of a student?” joked, when wandered into the kitchen of the apartment the next day.

“I didn’t think I would see until later on this evening.” joked, noticing her sister looking tired.

“Good morning .” yawned, whilst sitting down on one of the chairs at the breakfast bar.

“Did you not sleep well or are you just not used to getting up before the afternoon?” joked, placing a cup of coffee in front of her sister.

“Thank you.” replied.

“I found it hard to sleep last night because I had quite a lot of things to think about.” blushed.

“Aww I see. I wonder if they had anything to do with ?” asked, as she sat down on one of the chairs at the breakfast bar.

“Yeah they do.” replied.

“I can’t explain how I felt when he kissed me outside of the night club. I really enjoyed the moment until you disturbed us.” said as she shot her sister an evil look before she started to laugh.

“Is he a good kisser?” enquired.

“He is such a good kisser.” replied.

“I am really glad to see you happy. I do hope it works out well for both and yourself.” said, pleased to see that her sister had finally found happiness.

“I really do like him. I know that we had our problems from the start but in the end it turned out really wonderful.” said, remembering the kiss which she had shared with .

“Anyway that is enough about and myself. How are things between and yourself?” asked.

“What do you mean?” said, feeling slightly uncomfortable.

“How are things between and yourself? It is just that I saw the both of you kissing on the dance floor last night.” laughed.

“First of all, I didn’t kiss him. He sneaked a kiss from me whilst I was trying to look for you. Secondly, I don’t think I can even face him after I didn’t realise who he was, and finally I . . .” started to speak.

“Will you promise not to tell anyone this?” asked, looking at her sister.

“Of course.” said, concerned for her sister.

“I really enjoyed the time I spent with last night, but I am kind of already seeing someone.” admitted.

“What do you mean you are already seeing someone? You have never told me this before?” asked, surprised.

“The relationship isn’t to serious, well in my eyes it isn’t. His name is Stephen and he is a teacher at the same school I work for. We have been together for almost three months now.” spoke.

“We haven’t really done that much with each other apart from going on a few dates and sharing a few kisses. I swear it is . . .” said before she was interrupted.

“I don’t understand . Why can’t you just tell Stephen that you don’t want to be with him anymore. I mean that isn’t a problem is it?” asked, confused over the situation with regards to Stephen.

“What happens if I don’t want to leave him though?” asked.
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Just as was about to open her mouth to explain to her sister why she was unable to leave Stephen, her mobile phone started to ring.

Looking at the number flashing on the mobile phone screen, couldn’t work out who would be calling her on a Sunday.

“Hello.” spoke nervously.

“Hello there.” The voice on the other line spoke,

“It’s here. How are you?” spoke.

’s heart started to beat quite fast when she heard his Irish accent through the phone.

“Hello . I am fine thank you and how are you?” replied.

After hearing who was speaking to on the mobile phone, jumped off of her chair so that she can stand by her sister to listen to what was saying.

“I am fine thank you. I just wanted to . . .” started to speak.

“I just wanted to check if you and the others got home safely last night?” asked.

“Thank you for your concern . We all arrived home safely, but what about you and the others though?” asked, noticing that had a nervous tone in her voice.

“We are all fine thank you.” replied.

“I do hope you don’t mind me contacting you.” stuttered.

“I don’t mind at all but I am sorry for yesterday though.” said, feeling the need to apologise for not realising who he was.

“I don’t understand. Why do you need to apologise?” asked confused.

“I am sorry that I didn’t realise who you were yesterday. The others were talking about the band on the way home and I didn’t realise you were a part of it. You must think I am daft.” apologised.

“You aren’t daft at all. I thought it was really sweet that you didn’t realise who I was because it means that you weren’t after me because of my fame or my money.” said, trying to re-assure .

“I am not after anything I promise.” replied.

Looking at her sister talking to on the mobile phone, tried to mouth the words ‘ ’ to her to see whether she would be able to find out whether was going to be contacting her soon.

“Like I said, you don’t need to apologise, but if you really do feel bad about it all then why don’t you make it up to me by buying me a drink this evening in a pub.” suggested.

“I am really sorry but I can’t go out with you tonight. It is just that I am kind of busy,” said, trying to think of an excuse.

“How about tomorrow then? We could go out tomorrow evening if you aren’t busy.” suggested.

“I am really sorry but I have to work, and as Christmas is approaching I am not going to have any time to myself.” explained.

“Where do you work because it sounds like you have a rather busy schedule?” asked, curious as to where might work.

“I am currently a teacher at Blakestown Primary School in Dublin.” replied.

“You are primary school teacher ? That sounds like a rather stressful job.” joked.

“It is rather stressful especially with the Christmas play coming up soon.” explained.

I am really sorry but I won’t have any free time this week.” said coldly.

“Is it my turn to feel sorry now?” mumbled.

“I don’t know.” mumbled, as she noticed holding a piece of paper up with the words ‘ ’ written on it.

“Would you be able to tell me whether there is any chance of contacting today?” asked.

“I think there might be a little problem with regards to contacting your sister.” admitted.

“Has told you that they haven’t even exchanged contact numbers yet?” admitted.

“I didn’t realise that. All has told me is that she enjoyed the kiss which the both of them shared outside the night club.” said, noticing the embarrassed look upon ’s face.

“Really? That is exactly how has been feeling.” informed her.

“Is close by?” asked, hoping that won’t be to mad at her after she has spoken to .

“Yeah he is. Do you want me to put him on?” asked.

“Would you mind? It is just that I need to have a quiet word with him, as ’s older sister.” said.

“Ok then but please promise me that you will let me know as soon as you have some free time.” asked her.

“I will.” lied as she heard passing the mobile phone to .

“Hello .” spoke down the telephone, whilst playing nervously with a piece of paper that was laying on the table in front of him.

“Hello .” replied.

“I hear that you want to contact my sister?” asked, noticing the way was jumping up and down as soon as she realised who her sister was talking to.

“Yeah I would really like to contact her but unfortunately we didn’t swap any telephone numbers with one another at the night club.” explained.

I just need to tell you something first, before I pass the mobile phone to .” said, putting a strict voice on.

is my younger sister and I am always here to protect her, so if I hear that you have hurt her in any way then I will personally come after you. I don’t care whether you are a celebrity or not, because all that matters to me is my younger sister.” said.

“So that means if I hear that you have hurt her, were mean to her or just playing with her feelings to get her into the bedroom department then I will find a way to make your life hell. Do you understand that ?” said.

“Yeah I do.”” replied, looking fearful at .

“That’s good. Now I can pass the mobile phone over to .” said.

Chapter Twenty One

In The Recording Studio
After listening to what had to tell him with regards to his behaviour towards , looked at and mouthed the words ‘Help’ to him.

“Don’t look at me mate, because I am not going to be here to protect you.” joked, noticing the look upon ’s face.

“What should I do then?” mouthed the words to , as he heard passing the mobile phone to .

“It is up to you mate.” replied.

“Hello . How are you?” The gentle voice on the other end of the mobile phone spoke.

“Hello . I am fine thank you and how are you?” replied.

“I am fine thank you.” said.

“I am really sorry that I forgot to give you my contact number last night.” said.

“I wouldn’t worry too much about it, because I also forgot to give you my contact number as well.” explained trying to re-assure .

“That is because you were to busy kissing one another.” said in the background, making blush.

“I am really sorry about that . You know what friends can be like.” stuttered trying to excuse ’s comment.

“That is alright because I know what can be like.” started to speak.

“You should have seen a couple of months ago when I brought home this black lingerie set which I had brought from La Senzi which was slightly ripped.” continued to speak.

“I didn’t realise that it was slightly ripped and when I took it back to the store they wouldn’t accept it for hygienic reasons. I didn’t mind though but . . .” spoke before she realised that she was saying too much.

“I think I had better stop telling that story.” said, realising that she was telling too much.

“That is alright. I don’t mind you telling me that story.” spoke, before realising what he had said.

“I didn’t mean it like that. It is just that I don’t want you think that I am some sort of weirdo who likes listening to stories about women’s lingerie. I was only . . .” stuttered, finding it hard to find the words he wanted to say.

“Why don’t you just ask her out on a date.” said in the background, making blush.

“Would you like to come out on a date with me one evening?” asked, hoping that wouldn’t turn him down.

“I would really like that but only on the condition that we can both leave and at home. It is just that I don’t know whether I can put up with their comments and jokes all evening.” joked.

“That is alright with me, not unless you want me to bring along.” replied knowing that he would enjoy himself more if the others weren’t there to tease him.

“So does she prefer me then?” said in the background, making blush.

“I am afraid not mate.” told .

“Anyway I had better be going now . It is just that we are meant to be working out which single we should release next but and myself couldn’t concentrate until we had spoken to our ladies.” said, knowing that would embarrass .

“That is alright . Would you like my contact number so that we can keep in contact with one another rather than having to go through and ?” joked, causing to laugh.

“I think that would be a wise choice because I don’t know if I like the idea of you falling for . My telephone number is 07744668988.” spoke.

“I don’t think I could ever fall for because he just isn’t my type.” said.

“Anyway my telephone number is 07712793458.” said.

“I promise that I will contact you later on with details regarding our date, but until then, take care.” said, not wanting to put any pressure on .

Chapter Twenty Two

The Next Day

At Blakestown Primary School
and Stephen were both at Blakestown Primary School discussing new ideas for the Christmas Play which they were both directing.

looked at Stephen and then sighed as she heard him talking about the new ideas which he had come up with.

“Stephen, do you really think that the children can do that?” asked him.

She wasn’t really in the mood for any type of conversation or discussion between the both of them. The main problem was that when she had left to talk to on the telephone the previous day she had thought about , and how she was going to tell him that she didn’t want to see him again, although she liked him. If things were only easier.

“Miss.” A pupil screamed and ran towards .

“What is wrong Emma?” asked, as she kneeled down and hugged the young girl in front of her who was crying.

“Thomas just told me that there isn’t a Santa Claus.” Emma cried.

“Oooh right. Well don’t listen to him. He was just playing a joke on you.” softly replied, looking over the young girls shoulder to see Stephen trying not to laugh.

From the other end of the main hall in the Primary School watched hugging the young girl in front of her and smiled. To his own surprise he started to think about the fact that he was sure that would be a wonderful mother to their own children.

He shook his head and moved forwards to the main stage, where was now standing together with another man, while Carm, if he remembered the name of one of her friends correctly, was trying to teach the kids something new.

He knew that would probably think he was in sane for wanting to visit her whilst she was working at the Primary School, but he really wanted to see her again. He wanted to make sure that there were no family or friends that would distract them this time.

At first didn’t notice standing behind her, until he cleared his throat and smiled his warm smile at her.

, what are you doing here?” asked, shocked to see him standing there

“That is defiantly not a nice way to greet me, don’t you agree?” joked and introduced himself to the other man.

“Nice to meet you. I am and I am a friend of ’s.” spoke as he shook hands with the other man.

“Nice to meet you. I am Stephen Meyer and I am ’s . . .” Stephen began to speak before he was interrupted.

“He is a colleague of mine who helps Carm and myself with the Christmas play.” said.

“Would you be able to continue on with the play without me for a couple of minutes?” asked.

Once Stephen nodded his head, and walked away from the main stage and towards a small corner in the room.

“What are you doing here?” asked again.

“Well you told me that you were rather busy with the Christmas play so I thought I would surprise you whilst you were at work.” explained.

“Are you sure you don’t have any spare time to come for a drink with me? I mean it would only be for one drink.” begged.

“I am really sorry but I am at work at the moment, and I can’t just leave like that.” lied, hoping would leave the school premises.

“Are you sure your colleague can’t look after the children? I mean Stephen looks like a guy who can handle a bunch a children running around.” tried to explain

“I am really sorry but I can’t leave right now.” sighed.

“How about we meet up in an hour’s time down the road in that little café?” sighed in defeat.

“That is wonderful. I can’t wait to see you there.” grinned as he kissed her on the cheek, and walked away in the best mood.

Chapter Twenty Three

That Same Day

At ’s Apartment
Whilst had gone to work at Blakestown Primary School in Dublin where she worked as a teacher, had decided to spend most of the morning sitting in front of the television flicking through all of the music channels.

After she had settled on watching the new video from ‘Take That’ heard her mobile phone ringing in the background.

* Ring Ring * *Ring Ring *

“Hello . How are you?” softly spoke as she answered the telephone.

“Hello . I am fine thank you and how are you?” replied.

“I am fine thank you.” said.

“I hope I haven’t disturbed you but I was just wondering whether you had anything planned for later on this evening?” asked, hoping that hadn’t already planned on doing something.

“That is alright although you have made me miss the new video from Take That which I was really looking forward to seeing.” joked, hoping would realise it was a joke.

“Please tell me that you don’t like them. It is just that they are an older version of us and I can’t see what people see in them.” joked along.

“Well if they are an older version of your band, then which member will you be like in a couple of years time?” joked, knowing that the age different between and Take That was quite a lot.

“In a couple of years time? I will have you know that I am several years younger than any member in Take That.” said, pretending to be hurt.

“I am really sorry because I honestly thought you were only one or two years younger than any of the members in Take That.” joked along.

“Well, I was planning on inviting you out this evening but I am not to sure whether I want to now, after I have heard you say that.” joked along, causing to laugh on the other end of the telephone.

“Well, how do you know that I was going to accept your invitation? I mean I might already have a date with one of the members of Take That.” laughed.

“Do you already have a date?” asked, worried that had already got something planned.

“I can confirm that I don’t have anything planned for this evening, so I would love to go out with you, that is if you would still like me to join you?” asked, hoping that she hadn’t scared off.

“I would be honoured if you could join me this evening.” spoke.

“I was thinking of taking you out for a romantic meal at this beautiful restaurant which I know, and then possibly afterwards you would join me for a walk along the beach?” asked, hoping would be happy with what he had planned.

“That sounds really beautiful .” said, picturing the date.

“I am really glad you like the sound of that.” replied.

“Well I had better be going now but I will pick you up at ’s apartment round about seven o’clock this morning. I can’t wait to see you then.” said, knowing how much he cares for .

“I can’t wait to see you either.” replied.

Chapter Twenty Four

That Same Day

At A Café
was sitting in a small café which was a couple of minutes walk away from the Primary School which worked in.

Playing with the silver spoon which the waitress had given to him to stir his coffee with, wished that the time would pass quickly so that he could see again.

He had tried to pass the time by telephoning but his mobile phone was engaged, and he didn’t want to disturb or who were spending some quality time with their partners.

He looked up and down the street where the school was and started to smile when he saw walking down the street towards the café.

He frowned when he watched her looking around the street nervously. He was worried that she was afraid of someone following her.

He knew that he would have to ask her about it just in case she was afraid to meet him, but if that was the case, then why had she suggested coming here?

looked around the streets once again and prayed that Stephen wasn’t following her. She had to lie to him about the reason as to why she had to leave the school for a couple of minutes.

A nervous feeling appeared in her stomach which told her that she was actually doing or going to do something forbidden. She knew that she shouldn’t meet him again, even though she liked him, as it just wasn’t right.

As stepped into the café, stood up to greet her with a grin that made her knees go weak.

“I just wish I didn’t find him that attractive.” thought to herself.

“I am really sorry but I can’t be to long.” sighed after the both of them greeted one another.

“You do have time for a coffee?” asked, as the both of them took a seat at a table, opposite of one another.

“Of course.” smiled, cursing himself for being to hard on him.

“That is wonderful. Would we be able to have one more coffee please?” told the waiter as soon as he appeared at the table.

“So what is the school Christmas play about?” asked, trying to make conversation.

“The schools Christmas play is a play that celebrates and honors the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It is kind of the easiest thing for the children to learn, as it is a traditional story.” tried to explain.

“Although I am kind of sick of the play already because it is now my second year of casting, directing and teaching it.” tried to explain.

“I really like that play because I had a small role in it when I was at Primary School.” joked.

“Really?” asked.

“Yeah, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up to high because I only played the donkey.” joked.

“I have to admit that it is a really lovely role to play.” joked along.

“Thank you. I really enjoyed playing it as well.” said.

“So please tell me, what plans do you have for the weekend?” asked her, hoping that she would have some free time to meet up with him.

“I am afraid that I am already meeting up with and a couple of our friends.” lied.

“I am afraid that I don’t really have any spare time at the moment. It is just that I really like you but it just wouldn’t work out between the both of us.” said as she looked in her purse to find some change to put onto the table.

“Merry Christmas and take care.” said, as she placed the change on the table before walking out of the café, fighting the tears which threatened to fall.

“Here is the coffee which you ordered Mr .” The waiter said as he placed the coffee on the table.

“Thank you.” mumbled, as he watched walking down the streets.

He now knew that something had happened to to make her react the way she had just reacted, and he wanted to know what it was.

Chapter Twenty Five

That Same Day

At ’s Apartment
After arriving home from working her nine hour shift at the Blakestown Primary School of Dublin, walked down the cobbled driveway towards the front door of her apartment where her younger sister was currently staying with her.

“I do hope hasn’t tried to contact earlier on this afternoon when I walked away from him at the café. It is just that I could really do without all of the hassle and the questions.” thought to herself as she looked in her bag for the key to the front door.

* Click *

opened the front door and took her house key out of the keyhole and placed it on the side table near the front door, before walking towards the bottom of the stairs because she thought she could hear noises coming from upstairs.

Slowly climbing up the beige coloured stairs to where the noise was coming from, wondered what was up to, and prayed that it wasn’t anything embarrassing.

“Hello . Is it alright if I come in?” asked, as she knocked on the bedroom door which was currently staying in.

“Hello . I am really glad that you have just arrived home now because I kind of need to ask you a favour.” replied as she opened the bedroom door to allow to enter.

“I am not to sure whether I want to know what the favour is, judging by the state of this bedroom.” spoke as she noticed various items of clothing scattered around the room.

“I kind of spoke to on the telephone earlier on this morning, and he has asked me out on a date later on this evening, and I don’t really know what I should wear to the date. Would you be kind enough to be able to help me find something?” asked, not noticing how upset her sister was.

“Of course I will help you out. Do you know where he is going to be taking you? It is just that you don’t want to wear something unsuitable?” asked, trying to hold the tears back.

“All told me over the telephone was that he was thinking of taking me out to a beautiful restaurant for a romantic meal, and then possibly afterwards we were going to go for a walk along the beach.” explained remembering the way spoke to her over the telephone.

“It sounds like he has it all planned out for the both of you, so if I was you then I would probably wear that pair of plain black trousers which you have in your wardrobe with that printed tunic which you only brought the other day.” explained.

“Do you know were your pair of plan black trousers are? It is just that I am unable to find them in your wardrobe.” asked, as she started to look through ’s wardrobe.

“Oooh right. I think you might mean these ones?” replied, as she walked towards the lamp which was sitting on top of the bedside cabinet.

“I don’t know whether I want to know why your trousers are lying on top of the lampshade.” said, feeling a smile appear.

“I kind of tried them on a little while ago and didn’t like the way they looked on me. After I tried to get them off of me I accidentally fell over the end of the bed, so I just ended up throwing the trousers in the other direction of the room.” explained, remember the moment she fell over the end of the bed.

“Ok.” replied, not feeling herself.

“Are you alright ? It is just that I kind of noticed a sad look upon your face a couple of minutes ago, and you would have normally laughed when I tell you a story about me falling over something.” asked her older sister.

“I am alright . I just had a bit of a bad day at work, and then it kind of got a little worse when . . . I mean when one of the children was playing up.” spoke, hoping wouldn’t realise that she had nearly mentioned ’s name.

“You went to say ’s name didn’t you?” asked.

“What are you doing?” asked as she saw picking up the telephone.

“Please promise me that you aren’t going to phone . It is just that I don’t want him to . . .” spoke before she was interrupted.

“I can promise you that I am not going to telephone . Instead I was just going to phone to let him know that I can’t attend the date this evening because I am going to stay in and have a girly night with you.” softly spoke.

“I don’t want you to miss your chance of happiness with , because of some stupid mistake which I have made.” spoke, re-assuring her sister she would be alright.

“Anyway it is kind of too late to cancel the date, because has just arrived to pick you up.” said as she saw making his way to the front door of the apartment.

Chapter Twenty Six

That Same Day

At ’s Apartment
“This can’t be happening. It is just that he is kind of too early, especially when I thought he was going to turn up late.” spoke.

“Would you be able to go downstairs and to distract him whilst I try and get ready?” begged her sister when she heard the door bell ring.

“That is alright . I will try and think of something I can say to start a conversation with him.” replied, smiling at her sister.

“Thank you but would you be able to come back in a couple of minutes though to check my outfit, before I see .” asked, as her sister started to walk down the stairs.

“Of course I will. I promise that I will be up in about twenty minute’s time.” replied.

breathed in and out a couple of times before opening the door to reveal standing there. Trying hard to show a smile that would make welcome, she greeted him.

“Hello . How are you?” asked.

“Hello . I am fine thank you, but how are you?” asked, as he kissed her on both of her cheeks.

“I am fine thank you.” lied.

“I am afraid that you are kind of a little early. It is just that isn’t quite ready yet. Would you like something to drink whilst you wait?” asked politely.

“Thank you for offering, but I am far too nervous to drink anything at the moment.” admitted as he followed into the living room.

“I wouldn’t worry too much , because I am sure and yourself are going to have a lovely evening with one another.” spoke, trying to re-assure .

“I do hope you are right.” spoke.

“Have you seen today? It is just that he had this strange idea about surprising you whilst you were at work.” laughed, as he sat down on the sofa in the living room.

As mentioned ’s name in the previous sentence, tried hard to hide her emotions, so that no one would be able to see how his name affected her.

“Are you alright?” asked, as he looked up and saw how the tears threatened to fall from her eyes.

“Yeah I am fine thank you. It has just been a stressful day at work, and I am kind of hoping to have a relaxing evening in whilst you take my sister out tonight.” spoke, trying to smile.

“Are you sure? I don’t mean to be rude but has it got something to do with ?” asked, worried about .

“I am fine honestly. We have already spoken and everything is fine between the both of us now.” said, not being able to say ’s name.

, would you be able to come here please?” shouted from upstairs.

“I won’t be to long .” said, as she walked out of the room and up the stairs to the room which was changing in.

“Are you ready?” asked her sister.

“I think I am but what do you think though?” asked, as she turned around so could see the outfit from each angle.

“You look really beautiful.” replied as she walked towards her sister and pushed a strand of her hair out of her face.

is a very lucky guy to have someone like you.” spoke.

“You do know that I can still cancel the date if you want me to.” spoke, as she sure the sad look upon her sister’s face.

“You will do no such thing. I promise that I will be alright.” spoke.

“Are you sure?” asked.

“Of course I am.” answered, before walking out of the room.

watched her sister walking down the stairs and nervously greeting , before leaving the house with him. She looked out of the living room window to see how held open the car door for before walking around to his side.

“Why can’t things be so easy between and myself?” sighed.

Walking towards the telephone, dialled in the familiar telephone number, wondering whether it was to late for things to work out between and myself.

Chapter Twenty Seven

That Same Evening

At A Restaurant
A couple of hours later and the car which both and had been travelling in had arrived at a fine restaurant which had booked a table at.

“Here we are then.” said out loud as he opened the door and helped out of the car.

“It looks like a lovely restaurant inside.” giggled nervously.

“I do hope you will like it.” spoke.

“How may I help you sir?” The waiter asked .

“I have booked a table for eight o’clock under the name of .” informed the waiter.

“That’s fine thank you sir. If you would like to follow me to your table.” The waiter informed , as the male waiter led and to the table.

“Here you are sir.” The male waiter informed as they arrived at the table.

“This looks really lovely , but I kind of feel a little out of place.” spoke, as the both of them sat down on one of the chairs around the table.

“Out of place?” asked worried that didn’t like the resultant which he had chosen.

“I know that this is going to sound quite daft, but I kind of feel like I don’t belong here. It is just that I have seen the prices for some of the items on the menu, and it feels like this restaurant is something you would only dream of.” spoke, hoping that wouldn’t laugh at her.

“I wanted you to feel like a princess tonight, so I thought I would treat you to a meal at a restaurant before walking along the beach underneath the stars.” spoke, hoping would like the choices which he had made.

“I don’t know what I have done to deserve all of this but I must admit that I really like it.” giggled.

“You deserve all of this because you are a really beautiful, caring and honest woman, who seems to like me for me, and not for the person in the magazines.” replied, with honestly in his voice.

A couple of minutes later and the male waiter appeared at and ’s table with a notepad and pen, ready to take their orders.

“Would you like a couple of more minutes or are you ready to order sir?” The male waiter asked.

“I would like to order the grilled portabella for starters and the blackened prime ribs with a baked potato for the main course please.” replied, giving the waiter his order.

“What would you like to order madam?” The make waiter asked .

“Please remember that this meal is my treat, so please feel free to order any of the items off of the menu, which you like the sound of.” said as he noticed looking over the menu for a meal which was at a reasonable price.

“I would like to order the roman cesar salad for starters and the grilled angus fillet for the main course please.” replied, giving the male waiter her order.

“Thank you, and what would you both like to drink?” The waiter asked.

“Would we able to order a bottle of champagne please.” spoke.

The waiter appeared a couple of minutes later at and ’s table carrying both of their starters which they had ordered.

“Here is the grilled portabella for you sir and here is the roman cesar salad for you madam.” The male waiter spoke, laying both of the meals onto the table.

“I do hope you both enjoy your meals and have a lovely evening.” The waiter spoke before turning around and walking towards another table.

“Thank you.” Both and replied.

“This looks really lovely . Thank you for bringing me here tonight.” said, hoping she wouldn’t embarrass herself that evening.

“That is alright.” answered.

Several minutes later and the waiter appeared at and ’s ready to collect all of the cutlery and the plates which both and had used.

“Would you like to order any dessert sir or would you like the bill?” The male waiter asked.

“Would we be able to have the bill please? It is just that I have something else planned after this date has ended.” spoke, before realising how rude that sentence sounded.

“Would you like to follow me to the till sir, and I will get the bill ready.” The male waiter spoke as he walked towards the till.

“I am really sorry about that . I didn’t realise how rude that sentence sounded.” apologised as the both of them walked towards the till to pay for the bill.

“Here is your bill sir.” The waiter spoke, handing the bill to .

“Thank you and here is the card I would like to pay for it on.” replied, trying to keep the total price of the meal away from , because he knew that she would be embarrassed if she realised how much it was.

“Thank you, and I hope you both have a lovely evening together.” The waiter replied, handing back his card, trying not to laugh.

“I am sure we will.” spoke up, trying to save from anymore embarrassment.

“Thank you but you didn’t have to do that.” spoke, taking hold of ’s hand as they both walked out of the restaurant.

“I don’t mind because I would do anything for you.” replied, before realising what her sentence must have sounded like.

“Would you now?” joked.

“You will just have to wait and see.” joked, causing to laugh along.

Chapter Twenty Eight

That Same Evening
Walking out of the fine restaurant, took hold of ’s delicate hand, before looking into her eyes to see if she liked the idea of walking along the beach.

“I do hope you don’t mind if we walk along the beach for a little while.’ asked.

“I am fine thank you , so I wouldn’t worry.” replied, as she looked down at her hand entwined with ’s hand.

She didn’t know where her hand started or where her hand ended, which made her smile, because she now knew that she had been watching ‘Sleepless In Seattle’ a little to often with her sister.

“A penny for your thoughts.” said as her looked at .

“I was just thinking about a movie which I have watched a little to often with .” replied.

“I don’t mean to be rude, but what movie is that?” asked, as they walked along a street near the beach.

“It was Sleepless In Seattle because Tanja loves that movie so much.” replied, as she giggled.

Looking around her, could tell that she felt loved and warm whilst in the presence of , even though it was mid December and the temperatures had dropped.

“Do you like that film?” asked.

“If I am honest then I do like it, but not as much as my sister though.” replied.

“Do you come to the beach often?” asked, changing the subject.

“No not that often, well not on this beach.” replied.

“It is just that I don’t normally have time to go to the beach and relax when I am in Dublin, but when I am back home in Sligo I love to walk around the beach.” continued speaking.

“It is just that it helps me to get a clear head and to think things through, if that makes sense.” finished speaking.

“I wish there was a beach in London which I could go to because I always have to take the train to the coast which I don’t like at all.” spoke.

“I do like the beach here in Dublin because I do usually come here with some of mine and ’s friends during my free time from school. We all like to go to a private area on the beach so that we can swap stories with one another.” , said as she turned towards and pointed towards an area on the beach.

“Are you feeling cold?” asked, as he noticed shivering.

“I suppose I am a little cold, but it doesn’t really matter though.” smiled, not wanting to upset .

“Well if you don’t mind, how about the both of us go back to my flat because it is only just around the corner from here.” suggested before realising how his suggestion might have sounded.

“I don’t want you to think that was my intention from the beginning. It is just that I noticed that you were a little cold and thought we could go back to mine to have a chat etc.” blushed, hoping he wouldn’t have ruined any chances which he had with .

“It is alright . I would really like it if the both of us went back to your flat.” blushed.

“Thank you sweetheart. If you would like to follow me then.” smiled as he led across the street and into another road towards his house.

“Please come in.” said as he opened the front door to his apartment, allowing to enter first.

“I do hope you like what I have done with the apartment. It is just that I brought the apartment a few months ago and I haven’t had that much time to decorate it.” explained.

looked around the apartment whilst was talking to her, and realised that it was quite a lot bigger than the flat which she shared with her friend back in London.”

“Would you like something to drink such as a coffee, a glass of wine or a tea?” asked, as he noticed looking at the fire place in the living room.

“Oooh I would love a glass of wine if that is alright.” asked.

“I don’t mean to be rude but would you be able to light the fire later on. It is just that I really love sitting in front of the fire on a cold winter day.” asked, as she walked into the kitchen to find .

“Of course I can do that for you.” spoke, looking at .

“I would do anything you want me to do for you.” shyly admitted.

blushed after hearing that comment and turned around and walked back into the living room where she put her coat away before sitting down on the big comfortable couch in front of the fireplace.

“Here you are .” appeared in the living room, before placing a glass of wine into ’s soft hands before turning his attention to the fireplace.

Within a couple of minutes the fire inside of the fire place was roaring and started to feel the warmth coming from it. She smiled at , when she brought her eyes from the fire.

“An old fireplace like this always reminds me of my family and my parents, and how we spent hours in front of it with just the four of us, without a radio or a television on.” sighed.

“I kind of know what you mean.” smiled at her.

“It is just that sometimes when I am on tour with the other lads I just have to see something stupid that reminds me of home and I start to get homesick within a couple of seconds.” He admitted.

“I am really sorry to hear that.” said as she lent over to and caressed his cheek not taking her eyes off of his face.

“Thank you because that is really sweet of you.” replied as he captured her hand with his and looked deep into her eyes, before lowering his head to kiss her gently.

When felt respond to the gentle kiss, he decided to put some extra pressure into the kiss which soon resulted in the both of them sharing a more passionate kiss.

After sharing a passionate kiss with , took the glass of wine from her gentle hands, and placed it on the table behind the comfortable couch. He then wrapped his arms around her to help bring her closer to him.

After a couple of minutes, one of ’s hands soon vanished underneath the fabric of ’s top whilst his tongue begged her mouth for entrance. After feeling ’s tongue begging her mouth for entrance, started to moan before opening her mouth and allowing her tongue to get in contact with ’s tongue.

allowed her hands to rub over ’s shirt until she had a hold of his collar where she pulled onto it so that he was standing over her. She allowed herself to fall backwards onto the couch so that the both of them were laying down.

could feel ’s already aroused member on her thighs, and decided that it was time that they started to release themselves from the amount of clothes which they were wearing that particular evening.

When the both of them were lying naked on the comfortable couch, started to kiss every inch of ’s body because he proceeded to her breasts where he stopped so that he could pay more attention to her already hard nipples.

could feel that was starting to get more and more turned on as he continued to pay more attention to her hard nipples, because her breathing had become a lot faster.

When he allowed one of his masculine hands to slip between her thighs, he felt how ready was, and although he wanted their first time as a couple to be special, he knew that he couldn’t control himself anymore.

“I just want you to know that we don’t have to do anything if you don’t feel comfortable.” said as he pushed ’s thighs more open.

“I wouldn’t worry because I want to do this with you because I love you.” She told him, as she moaned even louder when he started to enter her.

As the both of their mouths found one another again, thrusted into a lot more faster than before as they tried to become as close to one another as possible.

As the waves of a wonderful orgasm came over the both of them and after the both of them had snuggled up with one another on the comfortable couch, allowed his hand to run along the back of the couch where he found a blanket.

Still out of breath from what had happened earlier on, placed the blanket over the both of them, so that they wouldn’t be cold in the morning.

Looking into each others eye, and soon found the answers to the unasked questions which they had, that the both of them had enjoyed it as much as the other one.

Chapter Twenty Nine

That Same Evening

In ’s Apartment
After watching and drive off in the car to enjoy each others company, walked towards the telephone and dialled in the familiar telephone number, wondering whether it was to late for things to work out between and herself.

“Hello Stephen.” spoke down the telephone, whilst playing nervously with a strand of loose hair that had fallen over her face.

“Hello Tanja.” Stephen replied.

“I am really sorry that I wasn’t around that much this afternoon to help you with the school play. It is just that someone who knows wanted to kind of talk to me about something.” spoke, trying to think of some sort of reason as to why might have appeared at the school.

“That is alright but you will just have to promise to make it up to me at a later date though.” Stephen replied with a flirtatious tone in his voice.

“That is kind of what I wanted to talk to you about. It is just that I have been having a little think and I think it would be best if we . . .” spoke before stopping nervously.

“It would be best for what?” Stephen asked.

“It would be best if we . . .” spoke before stopping nervously.

“It would be best if we didn’t tell everyone at school that we are an item.” spoke, knowing that wasn’t what she had wanted to say.

“I suppose that wont be a problem but can I just ask what has brought this on?” Stephen asked, with a worried tone in his voice.

“It is just that a couple of people have commented that I might have got the job at the Primary School because I am your partner.” lied.

“Is that what that gentleman called Shane suggested earlier on? It is just that I wouldn’t worry about what he has to say because I have heard that he . . .” Stephen said, trying to think of something bad to say about .

“What have you heard?” asked, intrigued to know more information about .

“I have heard that he takes home a different woman to his house every month so that he can entertain them in the bedroom department.” Stephen said, knowing full well that he was telling a lie.

“Oooh right. I didn’t realise he was kind of like that.” stuttered, now worried about ’s intentions towards her.

“I wouldn’t worry about it to much sweetheart because you are currently in a relationship with me, and if something ever did go wrong between the both of us, I don’t think someone who is in the public eye as much as him would want to be seen with someone like you.” Stephen said, trying to put off of the idea of wanting to see .

“I don’t understand.” mumbled, trying to hold her tears at bay.

“I hope I haven’t offended you in anyway sweetheart, but it is just that you do dress like . . .” Stephen said, before interrupted him.

“I am really sorry but I had better be going now because there is someone knocking at the door.” said, hoping that the person behind the door wasn’t going to cause her anymore harm.

“That is alright but please remember that I am always here for you.” Stephen replied, before ending the telephone conversation.

After ending the telephone conversation with Stephen, placed the receiver back into place before walking towards the front door of the apartment to see who was standing behind it.

Chapter Thirty

That Same Evening

In ’s Apartment
As walked towards the front door of the apartment, she tried her hardest not to let the tears fall down both of her cheeks, which had already formed.

She couldn’t believe that Stephen had told her in no certain amount of words that she wasn’t good enough to be considered as ’s partner.

. What are you doing here?” asked, as she opened the front door of the apartment to reveal standing there.

“Hello . I do hope I am not disturbing anything.” asked.

“That is alright . I was just on the telephone to . . .” started to speak before she realised what she was about to say.

“How can I help you? Do you want to know where has gone and when he will be back?” asked, believing was there to check up on .

“That is alright. I actually wanted to speak to you, whilst and are out for the evening.” said looking at .

“Would i be able to come in?” asked.

“Of course you can. I am really sorry for not inviting you in sooner.” blushed.

“Please make yourself comfortable. Would you like something to drink? How about a cup of coffee, a cup of tea or a glass of water?” asked , as the both of them entered the living room.

“No thank you but i must admit that this is a lovely house though.” said, whilst looking around the interior of the house.

“Thank you . My grandparents used to live here until my grandmother decided to allow me to have it because my . . . because my grandfather had passed away.” tried to explain as the both of them sat down on the couch.

“I wanted to talk to you about earlier on today. It is just . . .” started to speak.

“What do you want to talk to me about today for?” asked not meeting his gaze.

“I wanted to know why you said that things wouldn’t work out between the both of us. It is just that i think we should at least give it a try. I can assure you that i am not one of those bad guys.” said, with honesty in his voice.

looked down and watched how caressed her hand slowly with his thumbs, before she decided that it would be best to take it away.

“So would you say that a good guy has a different woman in his bed every day, would you?” snapped, remember what Stephen had told her.

“Pardon?” asked.

“Please don’t tell me that you have read some of the stories which the newspapers have wrote about the band and that you believe it.” laughed, but stopped when he saw that wasn’t laughing along with him.

“The newspapers love to write different stories about the band, especially about how we have a different woman from each city we visit.” continued to speak.

“You should have heard my mum on the telephone, when Westlife first started out. She was so mad at me because she had read a newspaper article and believed it. I can assure you that it is just rumours because i am honestly a good guy.” finished speaking as he placed his hand underneath her chin making her look at him.

“I can assure you that i am faithful and that i am not out there for a one night stand. I would love to have what and have. Please don’t believe a word what you have read about me.” begged.

For the first time, ’s eyes met ’s and she could see what he was being honest with her. She knew that she couldn’t believe what the newspapers and Stephen had told her.

Thinking about Stephen, she knew that she had to tell about him because he had a right to know that there was someone else who was involved.

i need to . . .” started to talk, before placed a hand on her lips.

“Please don’t say a thing.” said, as he lowered his head before placing his lips on hers as he led the both of them upstairs and towards the main bedroom.

Chapter Thirty One

That Same Evening

In ’s Apartment
As the both of them entered the main bedroom felt ’s gentle but firm arms wrap around her tender waist, and then his fingers gently caress and rub the base of her back as he leaned forward softly pressing his warm, moist lips against hers as he parted them with his tongue.

As soon as felt what was doing to her she laced her long tanned arms around his neck and elegantly stroked his light hair with her long fingernails. As both of their tongues met slightly heard a faint groan coming from the both of them as their kiss deepened even more.

Slowly removed the pair of denim jeans and the pink t shirt which she had been wearing that night. As the clothes started to fall to the carpet on the bedroom floor broke away from the passionate kiss that they had just shared between them and tenderly guided a to the foot of the bed, where she crawled towards the mountain of pillows that were delicately set out.

As watched crawl across the bed and lay in an inviting position he knew that tonight was going to be a very special and romantic night for the both of them, especially , and from this he knew that he shouldn’t rush whatever is going to take place that night.

As was thinking about the events that were going to take place between the both of them he stepped out of his own smart clothes, which he had wore that particular night and climbed onto the king size bed where was waiting for him. He gently guided down into a straight laying position on the bed with her bare back touching the silk duvet covers where he started to place soft butterfly kisses all over her neck as his right hand moved all of the way down her body to where she felt one or two of his fingers playing with the soft, curly, brown hair that had grown in between her legs.

knew that was becoming quite excited as he allowed both of his masculine hands to touch various parts of her bare body, and this is when he quietly whispered into her ear the words that she had been dieing to hear.

“I really love you so much , and I want to take things to the next level. I promise that I will try to make this experience as memorable and pleasurable as possible, but you have to tell me if I hurt you at anytime.”

“I promise.” nervously said.

As soon as had said those two little words, which had been waiting for he guided his big, firm manhood into her small wet vagina inch by inch, causing to bite down on her lip from a mixture of pain and pleasure. When knew that was comfortable with what was happening and that she was not in to much pain anymore he allowed his full length to powerfully plunge in and out of her causing her to grip down onto his adorable bum as a surge of orgasms went through her body as he found the exact spot he had wanted and played with it.

As both of them looked at one another, clenched his teeth as he plunged into for the final time before emptying his load into her, and after a couple of minutes of silence they both looked at one another and said exactly the same thing at exactly the same time which was “I love you.”

After a couple of hours sleep between the both of them, woke up the next morning with one of ’s masculine arms draped across her bare body.

* Beep Beep *

Slowly looking at the mobile phone which was sitting on the table next to the king size bed, knew that she had to have a look to see who was sending her a text message just in case it was from asking for help.

“Please don’t wake up.” thought to herself as she looked towards where was laying.

Reaching over to the table next to the king size bed, gently picked up the mobile phone and saw that she had received one text message which didn’t appear to be from .

“Hello . I thought I would see how you are and to let you know that I have booked this afternoon off of work which means that I will be able to take you out for a meal at the cafe before going to watch a film at the cinema. Love from Stephen.”

Looking over the text message again which Stephen had sent to her, felt a sudden rush of guilt wash over her.

“I can’t believe that I have been so stupid to allow myself to fall into ’s arms when Stephen warned me what his type is like.” thought to herself, not realising had started to wake up.

“Hello sweetheart. Are you alright? Have you been awake long?” asked, whilst rubbing his eyes.

“I don’t think I have been awake for that long to be honest.” said, distancing herself from .

“Are you alright sweetheart? Has something happened to ?” asked, noticing the worried expression on ’s beautiful face.

“What do you mean?” asked, not sure as to what was talking about.

“I wasn’t to sure whether something had happened to . It is just that I saw you look at something on your mobile phone and guessed that it had something to do with .” explained, hoping that nothing was seriously wrong between and .

“I am really sorry but I am going to have to ask you to leave the apartment. It is just that I kind of received a text message from my family a couple of minutes ago explaining that they will be visiting me in a little while.” said, knowing that wasn’t really who had sent her a text message.

“Oooh right. I wouldn’t worry too much though because I promise to be on my best behaviour when they arrive.” explained, thinking that was worried about her parent’s reactions to her new partner.

“I don’t know how to say this , but that wasn’t what I was really worried about. It is just that I . . .” started to speak, trying to think of what to say.

“It is just that I think it would be best if you were to leave the apartment.” finished her sentence, as she got up out of bed and made her way to the bathroom.

“I don’t know what has happened between last night and this morning for you to behave like this, but I just want you to know that I really do care about you, but I can see that isn’t enough for you.” said, as he started to place his clothes back on.

“I am really sorry .” mumbled as she watched leave the apartment.

Chapter Thirty Two

At ’s apartment
was the first one to wake up early that particular morning. He stirred slowly feeling a weight laying on his left arm. He slowly opened his eyes and a big smile appeared on his face when his eyes focused on the still sleeping woman in his arms.

Slowly he raised his arm and caressed her face. ’s smile grew wider, but she wasn’t waking up. made sure she was fully covered with the blanket before he snuggled up to her and let his free hand wander over her back till it rested on her hips where he caressed her hip with his thumb and closed his eyes again to try to sleep a little more longer.

When he woke up later on that particular morning he noticed that the weight on his arm had vanished. He panicked for a moment thinking that might have left him without leaving him a note or had she played him for a fool yesterday. She wouldn’t be the first lady to do that.

He then heard a faint noise coming from downstairs and released the breath that he didn’t know he had bee holding in. He looked around the room at the scattered clothes to try and find his pair of boxer shorts and his t shirt which he had worn yesterday evening, but could only make out the pair of his boxers sticking out from underneath the rug.

He frowned, his shirt must be somewhere, he thought. Then he smelt something and turning his head around it smelt like something was burning and that the smell was coming from downstairs.

he gave up on the search to find his t shirt and walked downstairs into his kitchen in nothing more than his boxers. As he stopped in the doorframe he saw whirling around the kitchen in his shirt that was hardly covering anything. Her hair had somehow been pinned up what meant his eyes were drown to the red thong was wearing underneath it.

He heard cursing under her breath and was amused when he watched her trying to find a place where she could put the reason for that smell. It looked like she had tried to make some toast, but it had totally turned out the wrong way.

“It’s on the right side, second door.” told her.

swirled around and looked shocked at him, while just looked her up and down underneath his shirt, that she hadn’t buttoned up correctly so that he could see the beginning of her beautiful breasts, which had felt so good in his hands last night.

She smiled at him, turned around and opened the door he had told her to open to put the burnt toast in the bin.

“I just wanted to surprise you.” told him and put a couple of new slides into his toaster.

“I thought we could have had breakfast together.” spoke.

“It was a surprise to wake up in the morning to find you weren’t by my side.” said and with some steps he was behind her, wrapping his arms around her waist and placing his head on her left shoulder.

“How did you manage to burn the toast?” He asked before he started to gently kiss her neck

“It is your stupid toaster.” pouted and turned around in his arms.

“It is not working the way it should do.” said as she allowed her hands to caress his naked chest causing to bite his lower lip when started to play with his chest-hair.

“It is working correctly.” announced and grabbed both of her hands with one of his to try and stop her from teasing him. If she continued to do it then he wasn’t sure whether he would be able to control his actions.

“It isn’t. Why would the toast burn otherwise?” pouted.

took a quick look at the control dial of the toaster and laughed at loud, causing to look at him in wonder.

“I am afraid you switched the control dial onto the highest degree babe.” said as he kissed her nose.

“Oooh right. I didn’t notice.” Sam blushed.

“You are sure you can make toast can’t you?” He wanted to know with a laugh in his voice.

“Of course I can.” said whilst getting angry.

“It is just that we do it differently in London.” said, trying to save herself from anymore embarrassment.

“You do it differently?” asked as he raised an eyebrow and tried hard not to laugh at her.

”How do you mean you do it differently? Don’t you have a toaster in London? Do you make toast over the fire?” He joked.

“No of course not.” said as she tried to look offended.

“We happen to buy them in a sandwich shop.” said as she poked her tongue out.

“Oooh, you will have to pay for trying to fool me.” grinned and started to tickle her.

Somehow managed to escape from him and ran up the stairs right into his bedroom, whilst was chasing after her.

The both of them were laughing and a bit out of breath when managed to get her back into his arms, where he thought she would belong, before he threw her back onto his bed.

“You do know that we can always skip breakfast for something else instead.” told her, slowly unbutton his own shirt which she had been wearing.

“What do you have in mind Mr ?” smiled cheekily.

“I think i had better show you instead of telling you, if you have nothing against that.” replied, as he placed himself over her before allowing his lips to work down her neck and towards her breasts.

let her head fall down to one side and moaned when was taking one of her hard nipples in his mouth. Her eyes suddenly opened and her gaze fell upon a photo which was of and his family.

“Oh my god, .” said in shock.

“Pardon?” stopped what he was doing and looked confused at her.

“I have to go back home to . It is just that i didn’t tell her that i was staying the whole night at yours and she is probably worried sick about me by now.” spoke.

“I am really sorry , because i was enjoying myself.” blushed. “I do have family as well so i do understand.” replied.

“How about you give me a couple of minutes to cool down and than i will take you back home.” said as he searched for his clothes, scattered around the room.

A couple of minutes later and both and where on their way back home to ’s apartment, where was staying.

“Thank you for bringing me home.” said.

“You are more than welcome babe.” smiled and gave her hand a squeeze.

“I just hope won’t be to mad at you.” said.

“Me to.” sighed.

“I should have sent her a text message when I woke up early this morning but I kind of forgot about it though.” admitted.

“She will understand when you tell her everything.” said trying to cheer up.

“I could stay with you until you know if she is mad at you or not.” offered, hoping that deep down that he could spend as much time with as possible.

“I would be very thankful if you would do that for me .” told him.

“Good and perhaps I can take the both of you out for lunch afterwards.” suggested.

“I could telephone so that the four of us could go out.” said turning his head to face , when he had to stop at a red light.

“I don’t think that would be a good idea if we invited . Please don’t get me wrong, I really like him, it is just that i think something happened between the both of them yesterday as Tanja doesn’t want to see him again.” tried to explain.

“So I was right then.” said.

“What do you mean?” asked, wondering what could be right about.

“I had a feeling something wasn’t right with your sister yesterday when I collected you. She just denied everything though.” said remembering what had happened.

“Oooh right. So not only do i have a very clever and sexy boyfriend, but you are also caring.” said, not realising what she had said.

“Boyfriend?” frowned, what caused to fear that she was to soon in calling him her boyfriend.

“Great. We only spent one night together and i am already calling him my boyfriend. I wonder what he must think of me.” thought to herself.

“I like the sound of that especially when you say it. I can’t wait to introduce you to my family and friends as my girlfriend .” smiled and stole a short kiss from her, before he had to drive again.

Chapter Thirty Three

At ’s Apartment
A couple of minutes later, and the car which both and had been travelling in arrived outside the apartment which was staying in with her sister.

“Here we are then.” said out loud as he opened the door and helped out of the car.

“Thank you . I just hope hasn’t stayed up all night worrying about me.” replied, worrying about her sister’s reaction about her staying out all night.

“I am sure she wasn’t too worried because she knew that I had taken you out that evening and that you were in safe hands.” replied, walking down the cobbled drive way towards the front door.

“Although I don’t know if you are in the safest pair of hands, especially after you have seen the way I try and make breakfast in the mornings.” said, making a joke out of that particular morning.

* Click *

“Hello .” said, as she opened the front door of the apartment to let the both of them in.

“Hello and . I presume the both of you had a lovely time last night, especially because your bed wasn’t slept in last night.” joked, noticing the way blushed.

“I am really sorry that I forgot to telephone you last night but and myself went out for a meal and by the time we had finished, it was kind to late to bother you.” tried to explain.

“That is alright . I knew you were in safe hands so I didn’t mind too much.” replied.

“Although I don’t know if I am in safe hands though.” joked, regarding the comment made earlier before they entered the apartment.

“Ooooh I can’t believe you just said that.” blushed.

“Have I missed out on something?” asked the couple.

“It is just a joke I made earlier on which hasn’t forgotten about.” replied.

“Anyway I don’t mean to be rude but why are you getting dressed up? Do you have somewhere to go? It is just that was going to take us out for a meal.” asked her sister, after she had just noticed her getting ready to go out by putting her coat, gloves and scarf on.

“Thank you for the gesture but i am afraid that I won’t be able to attend the meal. It is just that one of the other teachers from work telephoned me up and has asked for a meeting.” explained, trying to think of a reason as to why she was going out.

“Do you know what the meeting is about? Is it something serious?” asked, knowing her sister wasn’t telling the truth.

“The lady on the telephone didn’t really say that much but I guess it has something to do with the school play though.” lied.

“I do hope it isn’t anything serious especially with the school play being so close to opening night.” replied, worried about her sister.

“I suppose I am only going to find out once . . .” replied before she was interrupted by a knocking sound on the front door of the apartment.

* Knock Knock *

“Please don’t let it be or Stephen.” thought to herself as she walked towards the front door of the apartment to open it.

“Hello Stephen. Please come in.” spoke, as she opened the front door to reveal Stephen standing there.

“Hello .” Stephen replied giving her a gentle kiss on the cheek, which she tried to hide from the others.

“Stephen please meet my sister and her friend , and and please meet a friend of mine called Stephen.” said introducing them all to one another.

“Hello . I am pleased to meet you.” Stephen said, shaking ’s hand.

“Hello Stephen. I am pleased to meet you.” replied, shaking Stephen’s hand.

“I don’t mean to be rude but how do you know and how long have you known and for? It is just that I don’t think I have seen you around before.” Stephen asked , trying to figure out why another member of Westlife was hanging around the two girls.

“That is alright. I suppose I haven’t known and for that long but from what i have seen i do think they are two lovely ladies.” answered Stephen’s question.

“How about you though? How do you know and how long have you know and ?” asked, intrigued as to what Stephen might say.

“Have you not been told? and myself are . . .” Stephen started to speak before interrupted him.

“I am really sorry to interrupt the conversation, but i think we had better be going soon Stephen. It is just that we don’t want to be late for the cinema.” spoke, before realising what she had just said.

“The cinema? I thought you said you was going out with someone from work to discuss something about a school play.” spoke up, confused as to what was happening around him.

“I . . . Erm . . . I” stuttered, looking at her sister for help.

, I was just thinking about what happened earlier on in your kitchen, and I was just wondering whether you would be willing to show me how ’s toaster work.” spoke, hoping she wasn’t going to embarrass herself anymore that day.

“It is just that I wont know what to do if was to become ill one morning and I was to try and cook her something for breakfast.” spoke, taking hold of ’s hand and dragging him towards the kitchen, just in time to see mouth ‘Thank you’ to her.

“I suppose we had better be going now.” Stephen said, walking towards the front door of the apartment with following him.

Chapter Thirty Four

In The City Centre
A couple of minutes later and both Stephen and were travelling down the main road towards the city centre in Stephen’s car.

“I don’t want to be rude, but are you friends with one half of Westlife now?” Stephen asked.

“We aren’t exactly friends, but we do know each other a little bit.” told him.

“You know each other a little bit? It looks like and know each other more than just a little bit.” Stephen replied.

“I am afraid that what happens between and isn’t any of your business, so could we please change the subject.” asked him, not wanting to be reminded of Westlife and what she had done with .

After had left the house earlier on that morning with a confused look on his face, all she had done was to sit on her bed, cuddled up to her knees, crying. She knew that she had fallen for him and she knew that he was the right man for her.

“You just know he will be the right man for you and it doesn’t even matter how long you have know him for.” remembered her grandmother saying to and herself when they asked about falling in love.

She knew that she had pushed the right man for her away and that she wasn’t able to telephone him to explain it all, because she was still currently in a relationship with Stephen.

Looking over at Stephen, she knew that she had to end the relationship with him, because if she was honest with herself then she knew deep down that she wasn’t happy with him, and that is probably why she hadn’t taken the relationship to the next level, such as the bedroom department.

“Stephen, I think we should . . .” started to speak before stopping, because she wasn’t sure on what she was going to say.

“It is alright sweetheart. I have already sorted the movie out. I am sure you will like it.” Stephen said, assuming that was what had wanted to speak to him about.

sighed, she knew that she would have to think about what she was going to say the next time she brought this subject up

A couple of minutes later and both Stephen and had stopped off at Starbucks Café which was next to the cinema.

“I can’t believe you can drink this.” Stephen joked as he placed the cup of caramel hot chocolate in front of .

“I really like it though.” She hissed, angry with herself because every time she had tried to approach the subject of ending the relationship she ended up saying something else.

“It is completely disgusting because it is too sweet.” Stephen said after taking a sip from his coffee.

“Anyway we will have to get going in a couple of minutes or otherwise we are going to be late for the film.” Stephen said, after a couple of minutes silence.

I will just pop to the ladies room and then I will be ready.” replied.

“I will wait for you outside then.” Stephen shouted as made her way to the ladies room.

Once he had got outside of the café, Stephen looked around and smiled when he spotted standing on the other side of the road.

Looking back inside of the café to see that was no where to be seen, Stephen made his way towards before tapping him on the shoulder.

“Hello . How are you?” Stephen asked, which in return received a confused look from .

“I don’t mean to be rude, but I think I have seen you at the Primary School where and myself work. I was just wondering if I can ask you a question?” Stephen asked.

“Sure but only if you are quick, because I have some errands to run.” replied.

“I was just wondering whether you know what is happening between and ?” Stephen asked.

“Pardon?” asked confused.

“I was just wondering whether you know what is happening between and ? It is just that I saw them together and they looked like a couple, but wont tell me anything though.” Stephen asked once again.

“I am afraid that it isn’t my place to tell you if something is happening between and , but if I was you then I would probably just forgot because is really into her and I don’t think you stand a chance.” smiled.

“Do you think I am after ?” Stephen laughed as he placed a hand on ’s shoulder.

“I think you might have got the wrong end of the stick mate. It is just that I already have her sister, so why should I want to be with ?” Stephen spoke.

“What do you mean you already have her sister?” asked, shocked at what Stephen had just said.

and myself are in a relationship. We have been seeing one another for a couple of months now. I thought she would have told you, but it must have slipped her mind.” Stephen replied.

“I am really sorry but I have to get going now.” mumbled, and left Stephen standing on the side of the pavement.

“Stupid pop stars.” Stephen mumbled as suddenly walked away from him.

Thousands of thoughts were going around in ’s mind as we walked down the street away from Stephen. He couldn’t believe that was in a relationship when they had kissed in the club and had made love in the bedroom.

“No wonder she acted so cold and weird towards me this morning. It is because she cheated on that awful man.” thought to himself.

Just thinking about what had happened between the both of, made feel angrier by the second. He had told her that he had loved her when they were making love.

“Why did I decide to visit her that evening at her apartment?” thought to himself already knowing the answer. It was because he had fallen in love with her the moment they had bumped into each other.

He decided to take his mobile phone out of his pocket so that he could have a conversation with someone about it, because he wasn’t to sure as to what he should do next, although he knew that he would never be able to be with a girl that had cheated and he would never be able to be with a girl through an affair.

Chapter Thirty Five

At ’s Apartment
After Stephen and had left the apartment to go for a meal at the café and to watch a movie at the cinema, and had been having a lot of fun with each which included having a popcorn fight with each other during a film on the television.

* Ring Ring * * Ring Ring *

“I am really sorry but I had better take this telephone call as it is , and it might have something to do with what happened between him and .” told , as he looked at the telephone number on the mobile phone screen.

“That is alright . I understand that your friends are important to you. It just means that we will have to continue this popcorn fight when you finish on the telephone.” replied, knowing how close was to his friends.

“Thank you sweetheart.” replied, giving her a gentle kiss on the lips before getting off of the couch.

Walking away from the living room where he had been watching a film with , walked into the kitchen and made himself comfortable on one of the kitchen chairs before answering the telephone call.

“Hello . How are you?” spoke on the other end of the telephone.

“Hello . I am fine thank you but what about you though?” asked, knowing that something was troubling .

“I am fine thank you but I was just wondering whether you are up to that much this afternoon?“ asked, hoping that would be able to offer him some support with regards to .

“I suppose I am not doing that much this afternoon. Has something happened to you? Would you like me to come over to your apartment?” asked, looking at through the doorway wondering how on earth he was going to be able to leave her.

“I would appreciate your support because I have kind of got myself into a slight pickle, but if you have already planned something with , then I don’t mind.” replied, wondering why he couldn’t be as happy as and .

“I don’t mean to be rude, but what sort of pickle have you got yourself into? Do I need to bring anything with me when I come by your apartment?” asked, worried about the trouble which might have got himself into.

“I haven’t got myself into any sort of trouble with the police, if that is what you are thinking. I have just found out that . . .” started to speak, before a fresh batch of tears started to fall down both of his cheeks.

“You have found out what?” asked, worried about ’s health.

“It doesn’t matter . I am just being stupid so please don’t worry about coming over later on because I am sure I will be fine.” started to sob before he ended the telephone call.

Looking at the mobile telephone in his hands, knew that something had happened to to have made him break down on the telephone, especially as didn’t like to show his emotions in front of the other lads.

Walking back into the living room from the kitchen, wondered what he was going to say to , as he didn’t know the full details himself, except that needed his help.

“I am really sorry , but I am going to have to end this popcorn fight because kind of needs my help.” started to speak.

“That is alright . I could kind of hear some of the telephone conversation from where I was sitting, and I could sense that needed your help.” stood up, and entwined her fingers within ’s.

“I can’t believe I didn’t meet someone like you before. It is just that you are beautiful, caring, dependable and most of all sensitive.” replied, enjoying the feeling of ’s hand entwined with his.

“Thank you.” replied as she blushed.

“I was thinking that if doesn’t need my help for to long, maybe I could stop by the supermarket on the way home, and pick up a few items, so that I can cook you a romantic meal at mine, as of my way of saying sorry.” spoke, hoping would like that idea.

“That would be really lovely of you . I would offer to cook but if I can burn a piece of toast inside a toaster then I am sure I would probably end up making a lot more mess if I was to make a meal.” said, pleased that had offered to cook.

“I am sure you aren’t that bad , and if you are, then I don’t mind giving you private cooking lessons one weekend.” joked with a glint in his eyes.

“Private lessons? Would I be able to let you know about that later on this evening, once I have tasted your meal. It is just that you might be a terrible cook as well.” joked, as the both of them walked towards the front door of the apartment.

“Anyway I had better be going now but I will send a taxi to come and collect you later on this evening. It will probably be around eight o’clock if that is alright.” asked, before kissing .

“I can’t wait and remember that if you are going to be cooking toast, then you need to put the toaster on a low temperature.” replied, before kissing .

Chapter Thirty Six

At ’s Apartment
When arrived at ’s apartment he was packed with a six pack of beer, which he knew that he wouldn’t drink, because he didn’t really like the taste of beer.

Just as was about to knock on the front door of the apartment, it opened suddenly to reveal his close friend standing there.

“I saw your car arrive so that is how come i knew you were here.” said as he greeted his friend.

“That is alright . I brought you some beer because i thought you could do with it.” said as he walked inside of the apartment.

“Thank you.” said, trying to smile but failed.

“Do you want something to drink?” asked as he walked into the kitchen to get a bottle opener for the bottles of beer which had brought over.

“No thank you.” replied.

“I don’t mean to be rude but what is wrong?” asked, as he watched taking a sip out of the bottle of beer.

“Would you like the short or the long version?” asked.

“I think i would prefer the short version if i am honest.” replied softly.

“Overall, then everything is wrong. It is just that everything has gone wrong ever since i bumped into a couple of days ago.” said as he allowed his hands to ruffle his hair.

“I think you might need to start from the beginning mate, because I can’t understand a word you are trying to say.” said, looking worried at his friend.

“You know that i went to visit at work the other day, don’t you?” asked, looking at , who nodded, not sure of what to say.

“I went to the Primary School where she works, so that i could have a little word with her. We met at a cafe during a break and after a couple of minutes i asked her if i could meet her a few weeks later as she was quite busy with work.” started to speak.

“She suddenly told me that she wouldn’t have any time because it wouldn’t work between us, and after that she wished me a Merry Christmas before running away.” continued to speak.

“I don’t understand why she did that though, because i thought we had a good time at the club, even when i stole a secret kiss from her.” finished speaking.

“Have you tried contacting her?” asked, when didn’t continue speaking.

“I can’t believe i was so stupid . I mean i went to her apartment when i knew and yourself were out for the evening.” started to speak as he took a sip of his beer.

“What happened?” asked, not realising was that desperate to contact .

“We talked for a little while because i wanted to know why she didn’t think it would work between the both of us. That is when she admitted that she had read some of the stories which the newspapers had wrote about us.” started to speak.

“As if i would take a different woman back to the hotel in every city of our tour.” laughed.

“Did she believe you?” asked, wondering if that might have been the reason why was feeling down.

“I think she did or otherwise we wouldn’t have spent the night with one another.” admitted when he thought back to the previous evening.

“That is wonderful mate but if that is the case then why are you feeling down?” asked, feeling confused over it all.

“It is because she threw me out of her apartment this morning after she received a text message which i assume was from her partner.” said, as he stood up to pace the living room.

“Pardon? She kicked you out because of her partner? I don’t think i follow.” said.

“I didn’t understand it myself at first especially when she was so cold towards me this morning, not how she was before she received the text message.” said, taking another sip from the bottle of beer.

“I went into town this afternoon to run some errands for my mother when this man approached me. He is a colleague from the same school as , and guess what he told me?” asked .

“He told me that and himself have been in a relationship with one another for quite a few months. That means she cheated on her partner with me just after i told her i loved her.” admitted.

“Are you sure that this man is telling the truth? I mean when i saw the both of them this morning they didn’t look like they were in love.” informed him.

“But if she does have a partner then that would make sense as to the way she acted towards me in the cafe. I mean that is why she has tried her hardest to avoid meeting me.” sighed as he sat down on the couch again.

“So have you told her you loved her?” asked, as he placed a hand on ’s shoulder.

“Yeah i did. It was just before we . . .” started to speak.

“I know what you mean. In a way i am lucky because although i haven’t told i love her, she has told me how she feels.” explained.

“Do you think i should tell that i know about her partner?” asked, trying to change the subject.

“I am not to sure mate. I think you should wait until tomorrow because then that way i can have a word with this evening to see if she knows anything about it.” explained.

“That would be great mate. I really do love but if it is true that she has cheated on her partner, than i can’t see a future between us as it would be to hard to trust her.” explained, to scared that she would cheat on him.

“I understand and i will try my best. Would it be alright if i left you alone because i need to stop by the supermarket to pick up some groceries for the meal i am cooking for .” asked.

“That is alright . Thank you for listening to me.” thanked his mate, as he walked with him towards the door.

“I will telephone you later on.” said as he waved goodbye to his friend.

Chapter Thirty Seven

At ’s Apartment
After leaving ’s apartment and going straight to the supermarket where he brought various items of drink and food for the meal which he was going to prepare for later on that evening, made sure that the apartment which he lived in was clean and presentable for .

“I do hope likes the effort which I have put into making the apartment look clean and presentable for her.” thought to himself as he wiped away the final amount of dust from around the top of the fire place before placing scented candles on top of it.

“I suppose I had better go and change my outfit before I make a start on preparing the food or otherwise will think I haven’t made an effort.” thought to himself as he looked down at his scruffy clothes which were now covered in dust.

A couple of minutes later and after trying on several outfits from his wardrobe, decided on wearing a pair of black trousers with a light blue shirt that complimented the colour of his eyes.

“Now all that is left to do is for me to cook and prepare the food for this evening’s meal.” said to himself as he walked down the stairs and towards the kitchen, where the bags of shopping were sitting on top of the cabinet.

“For starters we are going to be having a salad, which means that all I need to do is to cut various items of fresh fruit and vegetables up and place them into two bowls.” said to himself as he began cutting up the vegetables.

“For the main course we are going to be having crinkle cut chips with home made lasagne, which means that all I need to do is to cook the chips and the meat.” said to himself as he began placing the chips in the oven.

“For dessert we are going to be having apple crumble and custard, which means that all I need to do is to get the apple crumble out of the freezer and allow it to defrost.” thought to himself as he took the box out of the freezer.

A couple of hours later and looked around the kitchen with a smile upon his face when we saw the starters, main course and dessert all prepared and set out on top of the cabinet ready for the meal later on that evening.

“I just hope I have cooked and prepared everything thoroughly because I would hate it if either Sam or myself fell ill because of this meal, although was going to serve me burnt toast for breakfast.” said out loud causing him to laugh at his own comment.

* Knock Knock *

Hearing a gentle knocking sound on the front door of the apartment, made sure he had straightened his clothes out before he went to answer the door.

“Hello . I do hope I am not too early.” spoke, as opened the front door of the apartment to reveal standing there.

“Hello . If I am honest with you then you are on time because I have only now just finished cooking and preparing the food.” replied.

“Would you like me to take your coat for you?” asked, as walked into the hall way.

“That would be really sweet of you, so thank you.” replied, slipping the coat off of her shoulders to reveal the black cocktail dress which she had been wearing underneath.

“Please make yourself comfortable at the table, whilst I just go and fetch the plates for you.” said, as he walked towards the kitchen to collect the plates.

“Thank you .” replied admiring the amount of care and effort which had gone to in order to make her feel special.

A couple of hours later and whilst and were finishing off their dessert which consisted of apple crumble and custard, gently approached the subject of and .

“I don’t want to sound rude but do you roughly know what is happening with and ? It is just that when I went to visit this afternoon he seemed really cut up over it all.” asked softly.

“I was kind of hoping that you wouldn’t mention that particular subject, because I kind of feel torn in two as is my sister and you are my partner.” blushed.

“I am really sorry that I approached the subject but I . . .” started to speak before stopped him.

“I wouldn’t worry too much about it , because I know how close you are to your friends. All that I can really say at the moment is that does like although she doesn’t really show it that much which is a shame.” informed .

“I just don’t know what I am going to do when I have to go back to London to continue with my studies, because I won’t be able to keep an eye on her.” started to speak before she saw a confused look upon ’s handsome face.

“Are you alright ? Have I said something I shouldn’t have?” asked, trying to remember what she had just said.

“It is just that you said that you wouldn’t be able to keep an eye on when you go back to London to continue with your studies. I didn’t realise that you had to go back to London.” spoke with honesty in his voice.

“I am really sorry but I kind of thought you knew that I am studying at London, and that I am only in Dublin for a short break over Christmas.” said, wondering where this was going to lead to.

“I have heard you speak about London before, but I just presumed that you were talking in the past tense because I met you in Ireland and not in the United Kingdom. How long do you have left at university? When do you have to go back to university?” asked, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to continue with the relationship if was going back for more than a couple of weeks.

“I have to go back to London a couple of days after the New Year and I think I have just under one year left before I am able to graduate. Is that going to be a problem?” asked, hoping that wasn’t going to end the relationship because of her being at university.

“I am really sorry but I don’t know how to say this without hurting your feelings, but I have been in a long distance relationship before and it just doesn’t. The woman always gets bored of waiting for me to visit her so in the end she just ends up cheating on me.” explained, remember a past relationship which he used to have.

“I can promise you that I am nothing like those over women. I would never get bored of you and I would never cheat on you, because I am just not that type of girl.” explained, hoping that she could get to believe her.

“I know that you aren’t that type of girl Sam, but I just can’t take that chance though. Are you sure you can’t cancel your course at university so that you can travel around the world with me?” asked, knowing that was an impossible situation to put her in.

“I am really sorry but I can’t cancel my course at university just like. It is just that I really like the course which I am studying at the moment, and I did kind of plan to use my degree to help me set up my own business.” tried to explain.

“That is alright .” replied.

“What should we do though because I can see that you aren’t happy with the situation?” asked, not knowing what was going to happen next.

“I am really sorry but I don’t know how to say this without hurting your feelings, but you have two options to choose from. Option one is to cancel your course at university and to spend your time with me as the both of us would still be in a relationship or option two is to travel back to London on your own as the relationship would automatically end.” told , desperate for her to see that she belonged to him.

“I can’t believe you have just given me those two options to choose from.” spoke, the tone in her voice starting to get louder with each word.

“I thought you would understand that I have my own ambitions and dreams which I would like to follow in life, and they include studying at university.” shouted at .

“I can see that you have made your choice out of those two options, and I am disappointed that I am not the one who you have chosen.” shouted back.

“I didn’t say that I have chosen either of those options.” replied, shouting back.

“You didn’t have to say which option you have chosen. I can tell by the look in your eyes that what has happened between the both of us didn’t mean anything to you.” shouted.

“I guess I was wrong when I told that you were completely different to , as in that I couldn’t ever see you fooling me around.” shouted, regretting the words which had just left his mouth.

“Please remember that I did and that I still do love you, but I can’t be with someone who doesn’t allow me to be myself or who doesn’t trust me.” softly spoke, as she stood up from the table and made her way towards the front door of the apartment. “Where are you going ?” asked, shocked to see walking out of the apartment.

“I have decided that I am not going to stay here for you to insult me, so I am now going home.” said, as she made her way down the drive way.

“Would you like me to drive you home? It is just that you can’t walk home on your own at this particular time of night.” asked, worried about ’s safety.

“Thank you but I will get to come and collect me.” replied as she walked further down the pavement and around the corner until she was out of sight.

“I love you.” shouted, but unfortunately was to far away that she was unable to hear it.

Chapter Thirty Eight

At ’s Apartment After collecting her younger sister from a corner near ’s apartment, watched how her sister stayed quiet about what had happened regarding .

She believed that should have been happy about spending time with and should have possibly stayed the night around his apartment, but from the look in her eyes she knew that something must have happened.

“I don’t mean to be rude, but is everything alright ?” asked, as both of the sisters walked into ’s apartment.

“What do you think?” shouted at her sister.

“Would i look like this if everything was alright between and myself?” shouted again.

“No of course not, but I just wanted to know what had happened so that I can help you.” said as she walked over to her sister.

“He made me choose.” said as a fresh batch of tears made their way down both of her cheeks.

“He made you choose?” asked, looking puzzled.

“I mentioned that I have to go back to London quite soon to continue with my studies, and he told me that I had two options to choose from. I could either continue with my studies but that would mean that the relationship would end or I could leave university and travel around the world with him.” started to speak.

“It is just that he doesn’t want to have a long distance relationship because one of his previous girlfriends cheated on him when they were having a long distance relationship.” continued to speak.

“Then he mentioned something about telling that I wasn’t like you, god knows what that was meant to mean.” finished speaking.

“Are you joking? He couldn’t have said that and really meant that.” said shocked as she didn’t think would be like that.

’s eyes started watering again and she tried her hardest not to let the tears fall whilst she was standing in front of her sister.

“Would I be able to go upstairs so that I can have some time alone?” asked.

“Of course you can. I promise that I will make you a hot chocolate and bring it up to you in a little while if you want.” told her sister.

After making sure that had walked upstairs and into her bedroom, picked up her mobile phone and without thinking she dialled the telephone number of .

“Yeah.” She heard a couple of minutes late from a deep voice.

“Why does have a problem with living in London?” shouted, wanting to know what was wrong with .

“Pardon? I don’t really have a clue what you are talking about. Maybe you should talk this over with either or your partner?” shouted back, not wanting to be angry with her but couldn’t help it as she had called him in the middle of the night to discuss and .

“My partner?” said, trying to grab hold of something as she felt her knees go weak.

“I think his name is Stephen isn’t it?” started to speak.

“It was really nice to be able to get the chance to speak to him this afternoon, especially when he told me that the both of you have been in a relationship for a while now.” continued to speak.

“I honestly thought I meant something to you especially last night when we made love, but it seems that I was totally wrong. I was so stupid to believe that we could have had a future together.” continued to speak unable to stop.

“I really did love you and that won’t change for a really long time but you cheated on your partner with me, and although I don’t really know him, I do believe that wasn’t fair on him.” continued to speak, unaware that was silently crying down the phone.

“I wanted to leave him though , especially when we met. It is just that I don’t love him anymore as I love . . .” started to speak before she was interrupted.

“It doesn’t matter anymore because I have thought about it for hours, and I have decided that I can’t have a relationship with someone who has cheated on a partner, as I would fear that you would do the same to me.” said rubbing his eyes before ending the telephone call.

Whilst on the other end of the telephone, allowed the tears to run down both of her cheeks freely. She thought about the comments which had made and knew that he was right. She had cheated on Stephen which meant that she had ruined any chance of being with .

If only he had allowed her to speak a little bit more he would have found out that she had broke up with Stephen a few hours ago. Perhaps things might have been better for the both of them.

She tried once more to contact him but with not answering the telephone, it made things difficult especially because it was the middle of the night and she didn’t know where he live.

She decided not to telephone was that would only cause more trouble which and herself didn’t need at the moment.

She knew that she had to try and cheer the both of them up first before she made anymore telephone calls to either or .

Chapter Thirty Nine

That Same Evening

At ’s Apartment
A little while later and after trying to make herself look presentable poured the hot chocolate which she had made into two separate cups before making her way to the stair case.

“I can’t believe and myself have been so unlucky in love.” thought to herself as she walked up the stairs and towards the bedroom which was staying in.

“Would it be alright if I come in ?” asked as she approached ’s bedroom.

“That is alright.” replied through sobs.

“I thought the both of us could do with a hot chocolate.” said as she walked into the bedroom and placed the two cups down onto a wooden surface.

“Thank you and I am really sorry that I shouted at you earlier on.” replied with honesty in her voice.

“That is alright. I understand why you did it now especially after you told me what had said to you.” replied.

“What do you have there?” asked, walking towards the bed where was sitting, fiddling with a loose piece of paper.

“Please don’t shout at me but it is an old administration letter from the university which I am attending in London. I was thinking that I might give them a telephone call tomorrow morning to see if I can put my course on hold whilst I build up my relationship with .” said, hoping that wouldn’t be to mad at her.

“Is that something which you want to do? It is just that I thought you really enjoyed being at university, learning different courses.” asked, worried about whether was making the right decision.

“If I am honest with you then I do enjoy studying at university because i have made some really lovely friends there whilst gaining further degrees for future jobs.” admitted.

“If you was to put your course on hold whilst you tried to make things work with , do you think you will be happy? It is just that I don’t want you to do something and then possibly regret it later on.” softly spoke, knowing that it wouldn’t help if she shouted at .

“I am sure I would be happy travelling around the world with the lads and even if I wasn’t at least I would be with .” spoke, wondering what she should do.

“What do you think I should do and please be honest?” asked her sister for advice.

“I am afraid that I am unable to make that decision for you , but I just want you to know that I will always be here for you, no matter what you choose.” replied, leaning in to give her sister a hug.

“How about you though? How are things between , Stephen and yourself?” asked, trying to change the subject so she wouldn’t have to worry about .

“What do you mean?” asked, trying to think of what she might have told her sister in the past.

“I know that Stephen and yourself are currently in a relationship with one another, but in between of all of that I can see that you have feelings for .” replied, hoping her sister would open up and tell her how she was really feeling.

“If I am honest with you then Stephen and myself were in a relationship a couple of months ago but I did decide to end it when I knew that I was falling for .” admitted, knowing that she had done the right thing.

“How did you know that you were falling for ?” asked, hoping that wasn’t confusing her feelings for lust.

“Please don’t tell anyone this, but during the relationship I had with Stephen, the furthest I would allow it to go is just to kissing one another, but when I was with I allowed him to make love to me and to touch me in various places.” admitted, remembering the night had made love to her.

“Is that true because if it is then I would say that you have definitely fallen for .” asked.

“It is true but it doesn’t matter now though because won’t speak to me at all, which I don’t blame him for.” admitted, knowing she would never experience anything like she did with again.

“I don’t mean to be rude but why won’t he talk to you? Is it because of you having a relationship with Stephen?” asked, not wanting to appear rude.

“I kind of forgot to mention to that I was still in a relationship with Stephen when I allowed him to dance with me at the night club and when I allowed him to make love to me.” started to speak.

“Although I have broken up with Stephen now, has made it clear that he doesn’t want anything to do with me because he is scared that I might cheat on him in the future.” continued to speak.

“I just wish I could turn the clock back so that I could do everything all over again but this time I would make some changes.” finished speaking.

“I know what you mean because half of me is pleased that I decided to go to university because I have enjoyed making friends and gaining experience which I can use afterwards but then half of me is upset that I decided to go to university because no man is going to want a long distance relationship with me, especially .” spoke with honesty in her voice.

“I will tell you what, why don’t the both of us try and get a good nights sleep, and then hopefully in the morning everything will seem a lot clearer to us.” started to speak.

“If in the morning you still feel that the best decision would be to put your university course on hold, then I will help you make the telephone calls. It is just that I don’t want you to do anything now when you aren’t thinking straight and then regret it all in the morning.” finished speaking.

“Thank you for everything. I don’t know what I would have done if it wasn’t for you.” said, hugging her sister for last time before making herself comfortable in the bed.

“Knowing you, you would have probably ended up walking half way down the main road near ’s home before telephoning him to ask him if he will pick you up, because you were scared of something in the dark.” joked as she made her way out of ’s bedroom.

“It is not my fault that I am scared of the dark. I mean everything looks so different when it is cold and dark outside, especially people and road signs.” replied.

“Have a lovely nights sleep and I will speak to you in the morning.” said.

“Good night .” replied.


A Couple Of Days Later

Christmas Eve
A couple of days later and it was the afternoon of Christmas Eve on which and were busy decorating the house and the tree whilst their parents were away collecting their grandmother so that they can celebrate Christmas as a family.

Although it was Christmas Eve neither of the girls were in the best of moods to celebrate what was one of the biggest family traditions of the year.

After her argument with , had thought long and hard about her decision to leave university and although she loved and was sure that they had a future together, she knew that she couldn’t put her life on hold to follow him around the world.

She wanted to have her freedom and her own job, rather than just being known as his girlfriend who had to beg him for money every time she wanted to buy something.

She had decided not to contact anymore and not to answer any of the telephone calls which he had made. He had made his point clear, that he hadn’t even thought about moving to London to be with her, when he wasn’t travelling with Westlife, because he just wanted her to change her life style completely just to be with him.

Tanja on the other hand had tried to contact nearly every day. She had left him hundreds of text messages and voice messages on his mobile phone begging him to call her back so that she could explain what had happened, but he hadn’t replied.

She knew that she couldn’t blame him, because it was her own fault as she was still having a relationship with Stephen when she met .

“Do you know that this is the worse Christmas we have ever had.” suddenly said, whilst looking at her sister.

“We are both feeling down because of two different men.” said.

“Do you want me to tell them what is happening?” asked a little shocked.

“It is just that it would ruin their Christmas as well, and I don’t want to make them sad.” said, trying to explain the situation to .

“Oh no.” said, as she heard Wham’s version of ‘Last Christmas’ being played on the local radio for the fifth time that particular day.

“Would you be able to change the station on the radio please?” asked, rolling her eyes.

“I don’t know what station to put it onto because they are all going to be playing Christmas carols around this time of year.” replied.

“Do you think the tree needs anymore decorations?” asked, taking another look at the tree because the voice of the radio presenter caught her attention.

“And now I have a very important message from two very good friends of mine. They would like to wish two beautiful sisters who are living in Dublin a Merry Christmas and to say that they are really sorry for the way they have behaved. This is for and .” The radio presenter announced before playing ‘All I Want For Christmas’ by Mariah Carey.

and exchanged a confused look between the both of them as the first couple of notes from the song started to play out loud.

“Do you think it is for us?” asked.

“I don’t think there are many sisters living in Dublin with the same name as us.” replied as a knocking sound came from the front door of the apartment.

Walking towards the front door of the apartment, both of the sisters were confused as to who might be visiting them in the afternoon.

“I don’t understand.” stumbled as she opened the front door of the apartment to reveal and standing there.

“Merry Christmas.” told .

“Would it be alright if the both of us came in?” asked, his eyes never leaving ’s face.

“Of course.” mumbled, as looked at her in surprise.

“Would you like something to drink? How about tea?” nervously asked, thousands of thoughts running through her mind, hoping that was here for her.

“A cup of tea would be nice thank you.” spoke.

“I will just go and make you some.” replied as she walked out of the living room and into the kitchen.

“I think I might go and help her.” suggested, after a couple of minutes silence.

“So . . .” Both and said at the same time, making them both laugh.

“You know the song on the radio, was that from the both of you?” asked, hoping wanted to give their relationship another chance.

“It was actually ’s idea.” started to explain before he saw the tears which were starting to build up in ’s eyes.

“I should have known that he was only here to support his friend.” thought to herself.

“Although it was my idea to play that particular song. It is just that couldn’t really remember what song all of us danced to. I think he was to busy flirting with your sister.” laughed, causing ’s heart to beat faster.

“Oooh I understand now. You are both here so that can apologise to ?” asked.

“Yeah he is. He was a fool and an idiot for asking her to choose between himself and university, when he found out that she would be going back to London soon.” explained.

“Yeah he was a fool because he had no right to make her choose between them two options. You should have seen how sad she was when I collected her that evening.” explained, trying not to cry.

“Would you mind if we talked about something else rather than and ? It is just that I didn’t come here to talk about them.” asked.

“You didn’t?” asked surprised.

“Of course not. I wanted to come here so that I could talk to you.” explained as he walked closer towards , hoping she would talk to him.

“Of course you can talk to me.” replied as she felt herself being crushed by his chest, as he got close to her.

“I am really sorry that I didn’t answer any of the messages which you left for me. It is just that I needed some time to clear my mind. I do hope you can understand that.” explained, as he saw nodding her head.

“I have never helped someone to cheat on their current partner so . . .” started to explain but interrupted him.

“You have to believe me when I say that I didn’t want it to happen this way. I have broke up with Stephen although I should have done it earlier. It was just that I was confused and scared with the feelings which I suddenly had for you.” started to explain.

“Please do not cry sweetheart because I promise that we can talk about everything, and then we can start it all over again.” said as he hugged her.

“I do love you.” said, looking at in the eyes.

“I love you to .” sobbed, before ’s mouth found hers for that kiss which showed the both of them how much they both missed one another.

Chapter Forty One

That Same Evening

In The Kitchen
Whilst and were talking to one another in the living room, was making herself busy in the kitchen by preparing the drinks for the others.

“Hello . I was just wondering whether I would be able to talk to you.” spoke as he walked into the kitchen.

“It is just that I wanted to try and apologise to you for the way I behaved the other day. It is just that I didn’t have the right to do what I did.” started to explain.

“I suppose I was just a little worried that I was going to loose you and what we had, because of the long distance relationship situation.” continued explaining.

“I should have known that I could have trusted you, and that you weren’t like my previous partners, but it is just that I was really scared.” finished explaining.

“Are you even listening to me?” asked as he saw not replying to him.

“I am really sorry , but I am kind of a little busy preparing all of the drinks for the others. Would it be alright if you spoke to me later on?” asked, trying to avoid having to talk to .

wouldn’t mind if you prepared his drink later, if you wanted to have a talk with me now.” said, wondering why was avoiding him.

“I am really sorry , but I can’t do that. It is just that and yourself are both guests here and it is my job to make you a drink.” said, busying herself with the drinks.

“Will you please listen to me.” said as he raised his voice, causing to drop the cup which she had been holding.

“Ouch.” said, holding her right hand which had been cut by a sharp piece of the cup.

“Are you alright ? I honestly didn’t mean for that to happen. It is just that I wanted you to listen to me rather than making the drinks.” softly spoke as he walked towards to look at her hand.

“Here let me help you. Why don’t we run it under some water to help clean the cut before I put a plaster on it for you.” softly spoke as he gently took hold of ’s hand and kissed it.

“Thank you .” replied, not knowing what else she should say.

“It seems like the both of us are always going to be clumsy when we are around one another. It is just that I couldn’t dance properly when I met you at the night club and then you spilt a drink over me at the night club as well.” joked, hoping to lighten the atmosphere.

“Oooh I can still remember that night very well especially when the other people in the club thought I was trying to touch your groin for no reason.” joked along.

“They probably thought you couldn’t keep your hands off of me, and who can blame them because I am incredibly hot.” joked along, knowing that and himself had a chance to work things out.

“I don’t know whether I would actually agree with you, because I have seen the way shakes his bum on stage.” joked along, knowing that and herself had a chance to work things out.

“I know that I haven’t made the best impression yet especially when I asked you to leave university for me, and I would like to apologise for that.” started to speak.

“I suppose I was scared that I was going to loose you and what we had, but in the end I lost you altogether by acting like an idiot.” continued to speak.

“So I thought I would come here today to apologise to you and to ask whether you would like to give this idiot another chance.” finished speaking as he reached into his pocket to bring out a present.

“I don’t understand .” said, as reached out and gave her the black velvet box.

“I know that you will be going back to university in London soon and that I have commitments with the band, but I just wanted you to know that I really do love you, and I would like to show you how much I love you by presenting you with this present.” explained as started to open the box.

“It is really beautiful . I just don’t know what to say.” said, looking at the silver bracelet which had a charm in the shape of a key attached to it.

“The key charm is to represent that you hold the key to my heart whether you are staying in England or in Ireland, and I hope that I hold the key to your heart.” explained as he helped to put the bracelet on her arm.

“Thank you . I really do love you.” said as she leaned forward and gave a soft kiss on the cheeks.

“I really love you to, but I think we should get your hand bandaged up, before we go any further.” said, knowing that he was getting aroused by being around .

Chapter Forty Two

That Same Evening

In The Kitchen
After allowing to bandage up the hand which she had cut during their argument earlier on, looked up and into ’s eyes to see that what she was feeling for him was being returned.

“Do you think we should go into the other room and see how both and are doing?” asked.

“To be honest with you, I would really like to take you upstairs and show you how much I have missed being away from you.” replied, flirting with .

“Mr , I can not believe you just said that.” joked.

“Well it isn’t my fault that just being around you, is making me aroused.” replied, allowing his manhood to press against ’s thighs as they cuddled one another.

“I am kind of glad to know that I can make you feel like that, and although I would like you to make love to me, the others are in the other room.” explained.

“I suppose I wouldn’t want walking in on us making love.” joked causing to laugh along.

“Come on then. Let’s go and see whether both and have made up like the both of us have.” said as she took hold of ’s hand and walked towards the living room.

“Hello you two. Has everything been sorted out the between the both of you?” asked, as he saw how close and were standing to one another.

“Yeah we are both fine thank you. I have explained everything to and she is willing to give things another go.” explained, holding ’s hand.

“What about the both of you though?” asked, intrigued to find out what happened between and .

“I explained everything to about how I was feeling and she has decided to give this idiot another chance, which I am really grateful for.” explained, causing to smile at the word ‘Idiot.’

“It seems like our Christmas has completely changed from what it was this morning.” said looking at .

“Yeah it has and I am glad because it has changed for the better.” replied.

“Hello ladies. We are back.” A deep voice announced in the moment which stopped talking.

and looked a bit frightened, whilst both and didn’t know what to do or what to expect at that particular moment.

“This is our grandmother and these are our parents.” explained whilst grabbing ’s hand tighter.

“Hello ladies. Have you finished decorating . . .” Their mother said as she stopped in her movement and looked surprised at and

“Merry Christmas.” said politely.

“Peter.” Their mother called out and a couple of minutes later the father of and had appeared behind her with their grandmother next to him.

“You didn’t tell me that I would meet the ladies boyfriends.” Their grandmother slapped Peter lightly and walked over to the couples.

“You are their boyfriends aren’t you?” She grinned at and .

“It is just that if you aren’t then you are very stupid.” She said as she winked at her grandchildren.

“This is , grandma.” introduced him.

“He is my boyfriend.” She added and cuddled up to him, whilst placed his left arm around her waist and greeted her grandmother with the right hand.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you Mrs O Connell.” He told her with one of his famous smiles.

“It’s a pleasure to meet you too, .” She laughed and winked at .

“Nice choice.” She joked, before she turned around to greet .

“Grandma this is my boyfriend .” introduced .

“English or Irish?” Her grandmother asked, intrigued to find out where had met .

“Pardon Mrs O Connell?” asked, looking puzzled at her.

“Did you meet him in England or Ireland?” Her grandmother asked again.

“She met me in Ireland Mrs O Connell. I am from Sligo.” answered, not to sure as to why she wanted to know that information.

“That is wonderful news. I just wanted to make sure that my will come back to Dublin after her course in London.” Her grandmother explained.

“I have also heard that the gentleman from Sligo are the best lovers of Ireland?” Her grandmother joked.

“Grandma.” and said, shocked that their grandmother had said that particular comment but and had found her cute and loveable.

“I have also heard that the ladies from Dublin are just the same.” said, winking at before placing a kiss on the cheek of the grandmother.

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