They made out for a little while until Raine pulled away and Macy pouted.

His eyes were closed though, so he didn’t see it. Instead he admitted, “I feel bad.”

“Why?” Her pout morphed into confusion. “What’s wrong?”

Raine looked as if he was having a battle inside himself until finally he whispered, “Because I want to take you home … to my bed.”

“Oh.” Macy giggled. “I wouldn’t mind that.”

“I know. And that’s why I’m taking you home to your own bed, where I will say goodnight in the doorway of your house.”

“No. Why?”

“Because tonight is not the night.” But once again, he looked as if this was a very difficult statement to make.

“It feels like it is … I mean, it could be.” Macy said hopefully.

But Raine’s eyes suddenly opened and he looked at her fiercely. “No. Not after what happened inside the club. I want everything to be special.”

“It will be special … because it’s with you. Besides, I thought you said tonight was going to be a fun night?”

“It has been a fun night, it really has. I enjoy any time I have with you. But I’m stopping the fun at PG13 tonight and we’ll save the R rated for a little bit later.”

“How much later?” The pout was back and he touched her lip slowly to make her stop.

“Right now I don’t know. But I do know I don’t want to rush this. Out of everything we seemed to rush into, this is something I don’t want to push at, until the time is right.” Raine shook his head slowly and said in a smaller voice, “I don’t want you to throw yourself into me … just to get over what happened with Dalton.”

Macy was suddenly a blaze. Through gritted teeth she snarled, “For the last time, I’m not throwing myself into you because of him. That happened and it was horrible, but I’m moving on. You should try it. I want to be with you … because … I love you.”

“I love you too. And that’s why I want to wait.” he whispered, ending the argument, before backing out of the lot and heading to her house.


When they pulled into Macy’s driveway, she let out a loud and long sigh as he raised his eyebrows at her. “I don’t want you to kiss me goodnight in the doorway.”

“Why not? It sounded pretty d*mn romantic to me.” He chuckled and she rolled her eyes, trying not to laugh as well.

“Can’t you just spend the night? We don’t have to do anything, I promise. But you could just … ya know, hold me and we could … sleep.” She glanced at him hopefully before looking away. “That’s sounds a hell of a lot more romantic to me.” She burst out laughing as she said this and it was Raine’s turn to roll his eyes.

“Fine. I will spend the night and we will sleep, and I mean really sleep. You promised me.”

“Okay,” she kissed his lips lightly before hopping out of the car.

As he met her around the front of the car, a panicked expression crossed his face. “Your mom’s not home, right?”

“No, I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure she won’t be home from this trip in two more days. I think.”

“You think?” he questioned her.

“I mean I know. Oh, just come on.” She pulled on his hand and he let her drag him up to the front door. But as she opened it, he pulled it close quickly. “What now?” she snapped impatiently.

“You may not think this is romantic, but I on the other hand, would still like to kiss you in the doorway.” Macy could hear the joke within his voice but his eyes were serious as her stared down at her.

Raine wrapped one arm around Macy’s waist and the other ran down the side of her face gently. He locked eyes with her and smiled sweetly. The hand on her face then travelled to her neck, leaving a trail of goosebumps on her that she produced on his arms at the same time.

But Macy was getting eager and Raine could see it on her face. She tried to get closer to him, pressing her body in but he shook his head. “Impatient, are we?” he laughed and she nodded. His hand prevented her from making the kiss herself so she had to wait. “I can fix that.”

After another prolonged minute, he finally brought his lips to hers and she smiled within their kiss. When they pulled away the smile was still on Macy’s face as she mused, “Hmm … that was romantic.”

“Told ya,” he chuckled before kissing her cheek and releasing her. Raine opened the door and then stepped to the side so she could walk in first.

The End

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