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A month or so later.

David stood at the door watching Ashley dance. He smiled, seeing how much she enjoyed herself. The song finished and he clapped. A replay of another day a few months earlier. She turned to face him and smiled.

"Hey" She said walking over to him. "Wanna dance?" She asked grabbing his hand and pulling him into the room.

She smiled as she thought back over the last month. Mary-Kate had been right. Things between her and David were fine. He never brought up their argument/hang up. In fact a week after it all happened he asked her to be his girlfriend.

"Oh, I don't know" David said bringing Ashley back to the present. But, other then that statement he offered no resistance.

The song 'Get another Boyfriend' By Backstreet Boys began to play and the two danced.

The song finished and David twirled her into his arms. "Please, don't ever get another boyfriend" he said before kissing her.

"Oh, how sweet" Mary-Kate said from the doorway. "I honestly don't see what you're waiting for. Why not enter the dance competition next month?"

Ashley glanced at David and saw his face cloud "Nah," She said "I'm taking a break from competing"

David smiled at her gratefully.


A few days later.

"How was your day?" Ashley asked as she and David left the school.

"A nightmare as usual" He said with a laugh putting an arm around her shoulder.

"I know what you mean" She agreed "I had this hideous math test today"


She glanced at him "You seem a little pre-occupied today. What's up?"

He rubbed the back of his neck with his hand. "I figure it's about time I stop keeping you in the dark"

Ashley's heart lept with excitement. Was he finally gonna tell her his reason for not dancing?

"Do you wanna go to the park to talk?" He asked

"Sure" She said.


"Woah" was all Ashley could say after hearing David's story. His father had died in a car accident. Like in the movie Save the Last Dance he had been on his way to one of David's dance competitions. She hugged him "I'm so sorry"

"Yeah, I really should have told you sooner. I'm sorry"

"It's fine"

He brushed a stray strand of hair behind her ear.

"Thank-you" He said simply.

8: A secret revealed

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