If I told you I loved you
Don't forget to read the Author's Note!
After our dance, Carter leads me back up to the cabin, and we sit next to the fireplace, and warm up. He hands me a flannel of his. I put it on, and lay back down on the couch. I see something pass the house but I ignore it. I look back to Carter- he saw it too. He switches off the fireplace, and turns off the lights.
"Shh," He tells me. "I think that was the night patrol cops." He takes my hand, and we run upstairs, I'm tempted to laugh, but I have to hold it back. The night patrol cops only search the camps that aren't lived in. They check for burglars, break-ins, stuff like that.
He sits me down on the bed, and goes back downstairs. By instinct, I go the stair railing to see what's going on. He turns on the outside light, and a cop instantly pulls into the drive. After a few moments, I can hear his stiff footsteps in the house.
"Evening, Dave..." He says.
"Austin, what are you doing here this late at night?" The sheriff must know him. The only other person that calls him by his last name was the football coach. I see the cop step in further, and start looking around, I hide myself behind the small wall so he doesn't see me.
"The parents and I got into a little argument," He says. Like he's planned this. "So, I came here. The safest place I know to get out of the house."
"Now is it just you? Coulda sworn I saw you with someone earlier." He takes off his hat, and leans against the back of the couch.
"You know I'm supposed to call them, and let them know, right? As a cop it's my duty. As an uncle, I'm just concerned."
"I know, but if you could just skip the call..." He tries to convince his uncle. "You could even search the house, it's just me, I swear." His uncle shrugs his shoulders and nods. Once he heads down the hall a little ways, Carter motions me to hide, then he plops himself onto the couch. I look around. There's obvious spots: The closet, behind the curtain, and in the master bath. I have to think quickly. I shove myself under the bed, it's a tight-squeeze, and I push myself behind a small storage box. I almost want to laugh, it's like we're little kids again, playing hide-and-seek. The footsteps come closer, and check in the bathroom, closet, and behind the curtain. He 'hmphs' to himself, and goes back down the stairs, and I wait a second before crawling out from underneath the bed. I wipe myself off, and sit on the edge of the bed. "You're off the hook tonight, mister." I hear the door close, and wait to rush over the edge of the loft.
Carter gives me a signal once the lights fade away, and he continues to sit with the lights off. I go down the stairs, and plop down next to him. He looks at me and laughs, and pulls a piece of dust from my hair.
"Under the bed?" He scoots a little closer. I give a quick 'mhmm', before I see him close his eyes and lean towards me. I do the same and I feel his cool lips against mine.
Author's Note: Readers, oh lovely readers... I feel like some of you are drifting away. I know I haven't written in forever, but I was just expecting more faves. Don't get me wrong, I made a promise to finish this story, and that I will. If you are reading, please comment below either some feedback, or something. Maybe, comment what you think will happen next chapter. Something to let me know you're still interested!