Can't Say Why I Love You


Chapter Five


For the rest of the day, Katie couldn't stand being around A.J. It wasn't that he was acting strange or anything, but he was always looking at her. She felt like his dark brown eyes were on her no matter where she went, and she couldn't escape them. It was even worse when she had to sit next to him during an interview because their legs were touching. She inevitably found herself clinging to her brother for the rest of the day. Kevin asked her what was wrong, but she said that she didn't want to talk to him about it, and for once, he respected that wish.

Later that night, what Katie had been both dreading and looking forward to all day happened. A.J. knocked on her door.

Katie opened the door and found him smiling warmly at her. "Uhm, come in," she said, quickly moving aside so that he wouldn't be able to kiss her just yet.

A.J. walked in and sat nervously on the edge of the bed. He had been thinking all day about what had happened, and he'd realized that it was quite possible that Katie didn't share his feelings of wanting a serious relationship. "So...what's up with the two of us?" he asked softly as she sat next to him.

"I'm not sure. Last night was...um..."

"Weird?" A.J. reluctantly supplied for her.

"I was going to say really good but if it was weird for you..." Katie trailed off and started to look away.

A.J. touched her chin and turned her face back towards his own. "It was really good for me, too," he murmured, kissing her again with the passion that she still found surreal.

She smiled and climbed into his lap, running her hands up under his tight shirt. He stopped her for a second, pushing her gently off of him. She looked questioningly at him. He smiled slyly and reached over to set the alarm clock for five thirty A.M. Katie understood and smiled. He turned back to her and just stared at her for a second before he pulled her on top of him and the two of them started to kiss again.


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