Can't Say Why I Love You

Chapter Twenty-Three

Katie took a deep breath as the hair stylist turned her around in the chair to face the mirror. Linz had talked her into getting her long, dark brown layers highlighted and curled. Her eyebrows shot up when she saw her reflection. The new 'do made her look at least five years older.

When Kevin came by the mall to pick them up, he almost didn't recognize his little sister, to her and his girlfriend's great amusement. "You look great, Katie," Kevin complimented. "I'm actually not sure if I like this."

"She was hot anyway, Kev," Linz pointed out. "We're just making a good thing better, right, Katie?"

"Okay..." Katie agreed. "Ooh, wanna see my new dress?"

"I'm driving, so yeah, if you want to get in a wreck."

"At the next red light then," Katie amended excitedly.

When Katie revealed the dress at the next red light, Kevin raised his eyebrows.

"Don't tell me you're really wearing that."

"Okay, I won't tell you," Katie replied cheerfully.


"She's wearing it, Kev," Linz told him sweetly.

Kevin was about to argue more, but he saw the set expressions on his sister and girlfriend's faces and realized that it would be futile. "Oh, all right," he muttered.

Linz shot Katie a look of triumph. "I got a new dress too, Kev," she purred, stroking his arm. The light turned green, and he had to start the car again.

"Show me," he demanded.

"We wouldn't want to crash, now, would we?"

"Tease," Kevin accused under his breath.

Linz heard him and smiled.

Kevin finally got to another red light and eagerly turned to Linz. Her smile widened as he pulled out the dress. Kevin's jaw dropped. It was a tiny strapless leopard print.

"Y-You're going to wear that?" Kevin stammered.

"Yeah." Linz nodded slowly. "Do you have a problem with that?" she added with concern.

Kevin grinned. "I think I'll manage."


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