Axl and Iz have a sentimental time at the beach.
I woke up the next morning, and the bed was empty. I sat up slowly and remembered what happened last night. I didn't know if I should ask Axl about it, or wait for him to ask me, or completely ignore it. My thoughts were cut off by the smell of something cooking, I sniffed and tried to figure out what it was. It smelled like pancakes. I crawled out of the bed, walked out of my room, and into the living room/kitchen area, I saw Axl standing by the stove. I watched him for a little bit until he turned around "Hey Iz," he said, smiling "Hey Axl," I said as I walked over to him and gave him a hug "Mmm," he said, as I broke away he gave me a peck on the lips. "I made you...PANCAKES!!" he announced flamboyantly, I giggled "Oh Axl, that's so sweet, thank you!" I said "Anything for you babe," he said as he wrapped an arm around my shoulder and led me to the couch, where he sat me down "I'll get the pancakes," he said, I smiled and he went off to get them. When he came back with them, we both sat and ate them in front of the tv. "You wanna go to the beach?" Axl asked suddenly "Um, sure, that'd be cool," I said "Yeah...we never go to the beach anymore. Remember when we first moved here and we went to the beach together, but it got really cold and you got sick," he said. I laughed "Yeah, I remember you shoving bucketfuls of chicken noodle soup down my throat as well," Axl rolled his eyes "I wanted you to get better," he said defensively "I know," I said as I rubbed him on the shoulder. Then I frowned "Axl?" I asked "Yeah?" he said, turning to me "Do you think I'm...slowing morphing into a girl version of you?" I asked, Axl looked like he was gonna laugh "Ummm....well, unless you've developed violent mood swings and started a band....I don't think so," he chuckled "Yeah, I guess not," I said, sighing "Why? Who told you you were?" he asked "No one," I said "It was Gina wasn't it?" he said "Yeah..." "That bitch. She gets in your head, makes you believe stuff. Don't listen to her," I nodded "Well, when should we go to the beach?" I asked "I don't know, how about right after you model the tiniest bikini you can find in your closet for me," he said mischievously "Oooh okay!" I said as I jumped up "I'll be back," I said, Axl gave me a thumbs up and I went into my room. It'd been so long since I'd went to the beach that the bikini that fit me 2 years ago would probably be the smallest. I pulled it out, it was a string bikini with a zebra pattern on it. I took my other clothes off and put it on...it did cover me up...just barely. My boobs were falling out all over the place and I was worried if I moved too much the bikini bottoms would just be a thong. I started to feel oddly self conscious, which had never really happened to me. I started thinking Axl would be disappointed when he saw me...or he'd think I was fat, which is ridiculous because I had such a high metabolism. I panicked and started putting my makeup on, maybe a little more than usual. When I was finally done, I walked back out into the living room, where Axl was writing something in a notebook. He looked up and smiled "Oh yeah, that's what I like," he chuckled as he got up and came over to me "Really?" I asked, he grinned and got behind me "Of course," he said as he put his hands on my hips and we started swaying back and forth. After a little while I turned to face him "I love you Axl," I said, he looked at me for about five of the longest seconds ever before he smiled lightly and said "I love you too,"
- Axl's POV -
She just said she loves me. Oh god...what do I do?! I say I love her too right? Because I seriously do, but does she mean it like LOVE LOVE or like, friend love? I should just return the gesture. "I love you too," I said, smiling a bit. "Well we should get going to the beach," I said, changing the subject "Yeah. Hey, let's bring the camera so we can take pictures!" Iz announced as she bounced off to get the camera...her other credentials bouncing as well. God, she's so hot and I love her like there's no tomorrow. Sometimes I wonder why she stays with me and stays so...sane. Gina stayed with me, but she returned the hate to me when we'd fight. Iz...she doesn't use that shit against me, she forgives me, she lets me back into her heart every time. "Okay, I'm ready," she said, interrupting my thoughts "Alright," I said as I wrapped my arm around her shoulder, she looked so hot, in her tiny bikini, wearing her big, floppy straw hat and large, blue tinted sunglasses. We walked out the door, got into the elevator, and went out to the car. There were a couple of other guys walking around out there, and I could tell they were totally jealous of me. I opened the door for Iz "Thanks," she said, smiling. I stopped and looked at her "You have the most beautiful smile," I said, she giggled, kind of nervously "Thanks, you do too," she said as she touched my lips with her finger. I chuckled and she climbed into the car. We started driving and after a little while she turned to me "Axl...did you ever, ever at a time think I was...ugly? Or fat?" she asked. I turned to her, surprised "Shit, Iz, I almost crashed the car with that question! Why would I ever consider you fat or ugly?" she sighed "I don't know! When I put on my swimsuit I started to feel all self conscious and like you wouldn't think I was pretty and that I'd look fat or something,". I put my hand on her head "Isabel, you're not fat and you're definitely not ugly," I said reassuringly. "But, right now, is there anything...anything at all you don't like about my appearance?" she asked. Man, she's persistent "You're wearing a little too much makeup right now...I love seeing your actual face," I said. She smiled at me "You're the best," I chuckled and smiled back. Soon we pulled up to the beach and it was super sunny and hot "My god, I may just burn to a crisp the second I step out here," I half-joked "Aw, Ax, you wanna wear my hat and sunglasses?" Iz said "Sure," I said as I snatched the hat off her head, she giggled and laughed "Let's go!" she squealed as she jumped out of the car "Here I come!" I said as I put the hat on my head and jumped out too. There were a lot of people on the beach, but we found a space behind some tall rocks that was pretty much empty. We sat on the sand for a little while before Iz picked up the camera and took a picture of me "Here, I'll take a picture of you," I said as I took the camera, she smiled and I took the picture. "Now lean back and pose like a model," I said, she giggled, leaned back on the sand, and posed "Yeah baby," I said. I took a few more pictures, then looked at the water "You wanna do something crazy?" I asked her "What is it?" she asked "Let's go skinny-dipping," I suggested slyly, Iz smiled "Okay," she said. We both slipped out of our swimsuits and giggled, then we ran into the water. We were just having the time of our lives, splashing in the water, playing, I twirled her around and dunked her in the water for a little bit. We both were laughing like crazy "Hey, let me take a picture of you," I said as I ran back to the shore and grabbed the camera, I waded back over to Iz, she put her arms around herself to cover her boobs and smiled sexily "Man, you look just like one of those centerfold models," I told her as I took the picture, she put her hands on her head and I took another picture. "Now I wanna take a picture of you," she said "Okay, but you ain't snapping my junk," I said "Okay," she said, I smiled slightly and she took a picture. After about another 30 minutes we decided to pack up and go. We put our swimsuits back on and then started to go back to the car "I had the greatest time I've had in a long time today," Iz said, kissing me on the lips as we walked "I did too. I really got to relax," I said. We were almost at the car when an old guy came up to us "You want me to take picture of you?" he asked in an Italian accent while pointing at the camera around Iz's neck "Why?" I asked "Because, you are two young people who look so in love, you want to capture this moment," the guy said, for some reason, what he said really spoke to me...me and Iz really were in love "Sure," I said, Iz took the camera off her neck and handed it to the guy, he took the picture and handed it and the camera back to us. I looked at the picture once it showed up and it was beautiful. We both had the same content, slightly smiling faces on, I'd given Iz her hat back so I didn't look ridiculous, we both had our sunglasses off, the wind had been blowing slightly so our hair looked cool, it all looked so normal and natural, Iz was looking off to the side. "Thank you," I said to the guy "Your welcome," he said, then he walked away "I love this picture," Iz said as she looked at it "Yeah," I said, smiling and thinking about what just happened and how perfect this day was. I'll always remember this day, because I spent it with the one I love the most.