I woke up with my arms wrapped around Amanda, the way I had always wanted to wake up like. She had her head resting on my chest and her legs were entangled in mine. She looked so young in her sleep. It was as if we were eighteen years old again. I missed the days where we were young and free. I missed seeing Amanda everyday. It all seemed such a distance pain at that moment. I just wished that Amanda had stuck around for all those missed years. But, seeing the position we were in, she was mine now, anyway.
She stirred a little, rubbing her head up and down my chest. I desperately bit at my lip to stop making any form of noise. Even asleep she knew how to control me. But I wasn't complaining. I watched as her eyes flicked open and she took in her surroundings. I don't think she knew what had happened last night, I must have smirked at that because she gave me the usual look.
She sat up, her hair falling down one shoulder as she stared me straight in the face. I could tell there was a lot going on inside her mind; confused. Very confused.
"Morning, gorgeous." I said, leaning up and giving her a peck on the forehead. Her beautiful blue eyes widened as it hit her that I was lying beside her. She immediately scooted away from me, sitting straight up in the process. The blanket fell down just past her chest and unluckily she realized she was naked and pulled the covers back over her before I could get a good look.
"D-Did we...?" She asked, not being able to understand what was going on. I smirked some more, knowing that this was a big step for her. And it was for me in a way, too. I had be honest when I had told Mel that I didn't have a girlfriend or anything like that. I had been waiting on Amanda since the day she left.
"Nah." I told her, "We just stripped and hopped into bed." Her eyes widened even more and she gave me a slap across the arm as I laughed at her, "Of course we did." I propped myself up on one elbow and she threw herself back down, groaning as the memories probably came back to her. I wrapped my arms around her and started trailing kisses up and down her shoulder. She wasn't complaining.
We ended up back at my dressing room some time during the night. Behind the changing room curtain was another door that led to a back room I had set up for when I didn't feel like driving home. It had proved good for moments like the ones that had happened the night before too.
"Ryan..." Amanda partly moaned, partly sighed, and partly groaned. "We have to get up for work." She said. I knew she was right. We had to get up. I stopped kissing her and rolled over onto my back. "Don't peek!" She scolded, which only made me smile. Oh, yeah, because I had never seen her naked before. But I still turned to face the other way as she climbed out of bed to collect her scattered clothes. Of course, I peeked against her wishes. She was just too irresistible to turn down. And that hot body of hers didn't help much from my point of view, either.
Mom never came to get me from Hazel's. I ended up spending the night with Hazel and Spencer. Hazel let me sleep in their bed with her, Spencer had to sleep on the sofa. I was giggling all night because of that after he complained. They both came to set with me in the morning. Hazel did because it was her job, Spencer did because he wanted to see his friends. I liked them both, even in the short time I'd known them, we'd become quite good friends.
When we arrived at the studio, I ran to my dressing room and pulled on the same dress I had been wearing the day before. I was very excited to get to set that morning. So, as I rushed off towards hair and make-up, I had forgotten about everything else. After sitting in the white chair for forty-five minutes as my chestnut waves were turned to tight curls and the layers of make-up were applied thickly, I quickly made my way to set where mom and Ryan already were.
"Where were you last night?" I questioned her as soon as I stopped walking. "You were supposed to pick me up before you went home!"
"I didn't go home, I fell asleep here last night. Sorry." Mom told me. I rolled my eyes, but then a retched smell hit me. I had to cover my nose and mouth, taking three steps back.
"What is that smell?" I covered my nose with my hand. I could see moms eyes widen and Ryan looked away laughing. I had no idea what was going on between the two of them.
"I think it's Megan's perfume." Mom said, but she didn't sound too sure about that. "She walked by here a few minutes ago and it's been smelling ever since."
"Uh-huh." I replied, pinching my nose together so I could still talk. "Sooo, you stayed here all night by yourself?"
"Ryan stayed too." She admitted. It was then I started to have my suspicions about those two. After that kiss, anything could have been going on between them. And chances were that I was not going to be told about it. Because was just how things worked; I got kept in the dark about 'grown-up' stuff because I was a stupid kid. But not this time around.
Have you ever felt left out of something? A secret, perhaps? I have! And, now, I'm gonna catch them in the act. For the slow people who don't know what I'm talking about: my mom and Ryan are 'secretly' dating. By secretly I mean the whole cast and crew knows, but they don't know we know. However, if I catch them doing whatever the hell they do together, it'll teach them a lesson. The lesson of 'never leave your kids out on secrets, they will find out and seek revenge'. I just had to wait for the perfect moment.
I was walking down the dressing room corridor, not paying a lot of attention to whoever was hanging around there. I made sure to keep as quiet as possible, though. Mom said she had to 'run to the store' because 'we were out of chocolate in my dressing room'. Okay, to be fair, we were out of chocolate in my dressing room, but mom told me I shouldn't eat so much of it, anyway! I knew she had snuck off with Ryan.
When I reached Ryan's dressing room at the end of the hallway, I held my breath and turned the door knob, pushing the door open with all my strength. I made Ryan jump so much he spilt his bowl of cereal all over the floor. It was just him. Standing in his dressing room. Alone. Only wearing his-BOXERS!
"PUT SOME CLOTHES ON!" I screamed at him, shielding my eyes from the sight. That was definitely NOT what I had been expecting to see.
"WHY THE FUCK ARE YOU BARGING INTO MY DRESSING ROOM?" He yelled at me, making a dash for a set of drawers and pulling out some pants. I didn't dare look until he told me to, "You can look now." He said, I removed my hands from my eyes and he was standing there in jeans, but still topless. By his expression I could tell he wasn't really impressed. He had one eyebrow raised and a scowl, similar to the one mom gives me, on his face. "You never answered my question."
"Well, I-Uh...Bye!" I spun on my heel and sprinted out the door, slamming it shut on my way. I started to sprint down the hallway, but I ran into mom instead.
"Mel? What are you doing out here?" I panicked, trying to think of the perfect excuse.
"I was looking for you...?" I replied, not sounding as confident about my answer as I probably should have done. Cross 'thinking quick on my feet' off my list of good qualities.
"I told you before; I was going to the store. Here." She reached into her hand bag and pulled out a chocolate bar. "Go back to your dressing room; I need to speak to Ryan about the script." The last few words were a blur. All I saw was the perfect little chocolate bar that was now in my possession. Without a word to my mother, I ran back to my dressing room to eat my new love.
That was a close one. I waited until Mel had rounded the corner before I went into Ryan's dressing room. He was lying on the sofa, smirking at me as I walked in.
"Too close." I told him, shutting the door behind me. Ryan got up and wrapped his arms around me. I rubbed my hands up and down his chest, longing for him to be mine. And he was, to some extent. Just not at that exact moment.
"Maybe we should stop doing this." He suggested, nibbling on the top of my ear. He knew I was going to go against him, making me out to be the bad guy, as usual.
"I live for the thrill of being caught in the act." Truth was, Mel almost caught us. I hadn't gone to the store. I had gone to see Ryan, like she suspected. Before she came bursting in on Ryan, I escaped through the back door to his dressing room, taking a bar of chocolate from his fridge as I did so. I wasn't ready to tell Mel what was going on between Ryan and I quite yet. She just had to wait till I was ready.
Ryan starting sucking on my neck, making feel the urge to moan. In the end I caved and moaned quite loudly.
"Getting frisky, Mandy?" He teased, moving his lips along my jawline to my mouth. He stopped just before our lips met and broke away from me. He just loved to torment me, which was a well-known fact by everyone.
"Ryan..." I whimpered, pushing my body closer to his. He surprised me by attacking my lips with his. He usually never gave in that fast, but I was certainly not going to push him away as he did to me.
"OH. MY. GOD! THAT IS SO GROSS!" I did push Ryan away from me, though, and turned to see Mel standing in the doorway. Her mouth was hanging down and her eyes were bulging out, clearly not having been expected to see what she had.
"M-Mel, I-I thought you were-"
"Going back to the dressing room?" She finished for me, "I was, but I forgot my key. I came back to get yours. Obviously you're too busy." She ran off before I could explain anything to her.
I truly am an actress. I had managed to fool mom and Ryan into thinking I was mad at them for sneaking around behind my back. Genius! I guess I was sort of mad, but not as mad as I made out to be in front of them. I am an amazing actress, I swear.
I ran all the way down to set so I'd be on time for afternoon filming. I'd already been to hair and make-up, so I was good to go. We were filming the scene where Destiny gets rescued by her dad. That meant a lot of on screen time for me and Ryan. That should be fun.
When my mom and Ryan finally got to the set, we were ready to start. I walked over to the chair, which was still abandoned in the middle of the set, and sat down. One of the workers, whose name I was yet to learn, came running over to tie me up, but he tripped over the ropes he was carrying. I laughed so hard; I fell of the chair and was rolling on the floor clutching my stomach. My eyes were still watering as I got back on the chair, I guess that's a good thing since Destiny is supposed to be scared and frightened, a little tear action would be perfect.
"Watch it!" I hissed at him as he tied the ropes around me. He kept tying them too tight and I didn't need marks on my skin from actual ropes, which was what the make-up department was for.
"Gosh!" I wanted to punch him badly. I knew that I couldn't, though. I had to act nice. And I was tied up. Bu act was the key word. I hated having to be nice to people who didn't deserve it. This worker is one of those people.
The worker ran off, Jon yelled action and we all changed into character on the spot.
"Come on, daddy!" I shouted, encouraging Ryan on. He and Megan were fighting all around the 'warehouse' we were in. I wasn't even being shot, just my voice.
After fighting for a while, Ryan got Megan on the floor and sat on her. They were both breathing hard into each other's faces, almost death glaring each other down.
"Why? Why, Kristin?" Ryan asked. Kristin was Megan's character, the antagonist of the movie. She stole Destiny so that Michael, Destiny's father, would notice her. They apparently used to date in high school, so she wanted him back. I didn't really pay attention to the script; I only focused on my parts.
"I love you, Michael!" Megan cried. Ryan looked down at her in shock, all part of the script, but for a split second, I thought he was gonna kiss her. Someone off stage sounded the police sirens and a bunch of people dressed in cop outfits came bursting through the door and handcuffed Megan. Ryan came running over to me as they did so and hugged me tightly.
"So, are you and mom really back together?" I whispered in his ear.
"Answer the question!"
"Yes. Yes, we're back together."
Mel completely blanked me for the rest of the day. I don't know what Ryan had said to her on set; because I had seen them whispering to each other, but it was as if she hated me. I only wanted to get things back to normal, but I had no idea how to.
While I was waiting for Mel to get changed back into her normal clothes, I went to see Ryan.
"Can't stay away for too long can you, babe?" Ryan wrapped his arms around me and gently pressed his lips to mine. As much as I tried to resist for Mel's sake, I couldn't. Ryan was just too...Perfect for me to resist. We belonged together, I knew we did. We had both known that we were meant for each other since the day we first got together. If only Mel could have understood that.