Austin touched my book! But he used it to do the sweetest most dedicated thing anyone has ever done for me! I always had a suspicion I liked Austin. I mean, he's cute, unbelievably sweet and has that crazy smile that always makes me laugh. Even when I liked Dallas Austin charmed me. Two hands cover my eyes. "Guess who?" he says. I giggle. "Austin!" He pecks me on the cheek. "Right! You win..... a free kiss!" Austin always has the craziest ways of getting a kiss out of me. "Guess who got a job at Fiona's Fabulous Flowers!" Trish says. "Um... you?" Austin laughs.
"How's the happy couple?" Trish giggles. "Fine." I say. Austin leans in for a kiss and I don't argue. Every minute I'm with him makes me happier. Then I hear a voice in the doorway. "Ally?" It's Dallas. "Dallas?" I say. "It's so great to see you!" he says. "I got fired from the library." I notice he's pronouncing it right. "Can I talk to you in private?" he says. "Sure..." I say uneasily. We walk to the beach. "Ally Dawson? Can you go out with me?" He must see the shock on my face. "Dallas, I'm sort of dating Austin now...." I can see he's hurt. " I-I lose touch w-with you for a month.... and you date HIM!" his voice starts a hurt whisper and ends half screaming. "WHY!?" he runs away. I walk back to Sonic Boom, ready to collapse into Austin's arms and kiss him until the regret goes away.
Dallas is back. I know Ally has a crush on him but we've only been dating for a little while. What if...? No. Ally didn't like Dallas that much. There she is in the doorway to the practice room. My heart does a little relay race, like every other time I see her. She sits at the piano with me. "What happened?" I ask. "Dallas asked me out. I said no and told him about us. He screamed at me and ran away." I kiss her and she stops. "Don't worry." I say. "You still have me. You always will." I plug in the MyTab. We slow dance like the world was ending. Of course I snuck a couple kisses. When I kiss her the world stops and my heart runs a marathon. I love her more than anyone.