“Ally, it’s Erica please pick up the phone and tell me where you are.”
“Ally, it’s Donna please tell me where you are and what my son did to you.”
“Ally, it’s Pat look we really need to talk. Please call me.”
I sighed throwing the phone across the room causing it to shatter against the wall.
I didn’t want to talk to anyone. I just wanted to shut them out and never talk to them again but I couldn’t do that to the Kane family. They didn’t do anything, it was Pat that did it.
I swear to God if I had Pat here right now he’d be a dead man. I have no choice but to let the Kane family know I’m back in Buffalo since I have lived with them from the time I was ten years old when my dad got promoted to Florida for a job. I didn’t want to go so the Kane’s took me under their wing and took care of me.
I heard the door open and I immediately started to panic thinking it was Pat and I dove behind the couch.
“Yeah mom, I’ll call you if I hear from her. Alright love you too bye,” Erica’s voice said and I heard her cell phone slam shut and she walked up the stairs to her room. I grabbed my purse and my keys and quietly slipped out of the door bumping into someone in the process.
“I’m so sorry,” Jon said to me and I smiled, “Ally, what the hell are you doing here?”
“I live here, duh,” I replied sarcastically and he laughed.
“Does Erica know you’re here?”
“No and we’re not going to tell her, are we,” I asked and he frowned.
“She’s going to figure out you’re here.”
“So, let her,” I said, “It’s her brother that pisses me off right now.”
“He still cares about you,” Jon confirmed my suspicions, “He really misses you and is sorry for what he said to you.”
“I don’t care if he’s sorry or not. He can shove his sorry right up his ass.”
The truth is, I was lying. I missed Pat more and more every day, I know he didn’t mean what he said but it still hurt. I guess people really do say off the wall things when they’re angry. I wasn’t pregnant, it was just the flu. Pat and I hit it lucky using no protection and I wasn’t on birth control pills either, all of the risks added up for me to get pregnant.
“Are you really pregnant,” Jon asked me.
“No,” I replied, “It was just a false alarm and really the flu.”
“Well that’s a good thing, right?”
“I guess it is but you don’t see Pat here, do you?”
“I’m pretty sure if he knew you were here he’d come back,” Jon said rubbing my back.
“I’m not ready to see him. The truth is, I know he didn’t mean what he said but it still hurt me and I’m not ready to forgive him yet.”
“I understand,” Jon said hugging me, “I’ll let you make your great escape and I’m going to go inside before Erica sees you.”
“Thanks Jon,” I smiled kissing his cheek and getting in the car.
“Anytime Ally,” he smiled back walking into the house.
Jon forwarded the picture of Ally to Pat. Pat smiled when he got the picture and ran his thumb over his screen.
“She looks beautiful,” Pat texted Jon and set the phone on his bed.
“She misses you too although she won’t admit it,” Jon replied.
“I really want to see her,” Pat responded.
“Come visit her,” Jon typed back.
“I can’t, I have to play in the final preseason game tomorrow. You’re scratched that’s why you got to take my sister back to Buffalo.”
“Come on man just do it if you don’t want to lose probably the best thing that ever happened to you,” Jon told his best friend.
“Alright, I’ll see what I can do,” Pat typed back before grabbing his bag and heading out of the arena.
I sighed opening the door to the house. Why the hell was I hiding from Erica, she never did anything to me.
“Hey girl,” Pat’s cousin Leah or LC said when I walked into the house.
“Hey LC,” I said giving her a hug, “Long time no see.”
“Yeah, I’ve been busy in Los Angeles and Italy with Stefano and Domenico,” LC said.
“Who,” I asked.
“Oh you know them better as Dolce and Gabbana,” LC smiled and my mouth fell wide open.
“Please tell me you get free purses,” I begged.
“I brought you all one,” LC said, “I’ll let you pick first since I heard what happened with Pat.”
“Thanks,” I smiled as we walked to one of the guest rooms that she was staying in. Jon had one and she had the other.
“That boy toy of Erica’s is hot,” she stated and I laughed, “He seems like such a sweetheart.”
“He’s such a gentleman and treats her like she is the only girl in the world,” I gushed, “I’m glad she met him.”
“Is he older than her?”
“Like a year and a half older…I think,” I said grabbing the blue and pink snakeskin Dolce and Gabbana bag, “This is cute, I’m taking this one.”
“I knew you’d pick that one,” LC smiled, “You’ve always loved animal print clothing.”
“We’re back,” Erica said walking into the room, “Ally, you’re here.”
“Yeah I’m here,” I said as she hugged me.
“Are you pregnant,” she asked.
“No, it was just the flu. I’m better now,” I smiled and she hugged me again.
“Hey guys,” Jon said, “We brought pizza home if either of you are hungry.”
“Thanks Jon,” I smiled.
“No problem,” he said smiling back.
“LC, this is my uhmmm,” Erica said not knowing what to call Jon.
Jon laughed sticking his hand out to LC, “I’m her boyfriend,” he said proudly.
I smiled as did Erica as LC introduced herself, “I’m Leah or LC, Pat and Erica’s cousin.”
“It’s nice to meet another member of the family,” Jon smiled, “I would love to stay and chat but I’m starving.”
“Me too,” I said standing up off of the bed and flaunting my new Dolce and Gabbana handbag to Erica who shrieked causing Jon to roll his eyes and walk out of the room.
“Where the hell did you get that,” she asked.
“I gave it to her,” LC said, “Here pick one.”
Erica grabbed the black leather bag with the huge DG on the front, “This is hot,” Erica said modeling the bag in the mirror.
“I’m going to stuff my face,” I said standing up followed by the girls. We heard the front door lock clicking and I felt dizzy knowing that Pat’s car was in the driveway.
HOLY SHIT!! PAT WAS HERE!! I ran outside and flopped down on the swing that was now hidden behind the tree. He wouldn’t see me out here I was sure of it. Before I knew it I was being swung back and forth. I knew that cologne anywhere…Pat. I shut my eyes and tried to stop the tears that were threatening to fall from my eyes. I felt the swing stop and his arms wrap around my waist and his lips press into my shoulder.
I got chills when his lips touched my skin but I worked my way out of his arms and before I knew it my hand connected with his face.
“I deserved that,” he said as I started walking towards the house. I felt him grab my wrist and before I knew it his lips were on my own.
“Don’t fucking touch me,” I said pulling away, “You lost that right when you said I was using you.”
“Just hear me out, please,” he pleaded.
“I’ve heard it all before,” I said, “You’re sorry, you’ll never do it again. You were angry and didn’t mean what you said. You didn’t even give me the opportunity to explain you went along with what Sharpie and Adam said without asking me first. I’m not pregnant, I had the flu.”
“I really am sorry,” Pat said, “Please Ally just listen to me.”
“You got five minutes,” I said crossing my arms.
“I don’t know where to begin here,” he said taking his hat off and running his hands through his hair.
“You can start with you didn’t even give me a chance to explain myself, you just went along with what Adam and Sharpie told you,” I began for him.
“Speaking of Adam he’s here with me.”
In the house…
“Lord, what the hell is in the water here in Buffalo,” Adam said looking at LC, “Are you a Kane?”
“I’m Pat Sr.’s niece,” she said and Adam fanned himself.
“Heaven must be missing an angel right now because you are here with me,” he smirked, “I’m Adam and you are?”
“Leah Kane but I go by LC for short,” she said sticking out her hand, “You must be ‘The Ladies Man,’ Adam Burish.”
“That I am but I can be whatever you want me to be baby,” he smirked cockily.
“Oh please,” LC scoffed, “Your gorgeous blue eyes, that sex hair, and those cheesy pick-up line won’t woo me over.”
“Why not,” Adam asked defeated.
“I’ve heard it all before and I won’t fall for players like you,” Leah spat back and Adam sighed in defeat. These Kane women were warriors and didn’t fall for players, he would just have to work harder to get Leah. Something about her drew him in and he was damn focused on getting her. Nothing was stopping Adam Burish from getting what he wanted.
“I was scared,” Pat began, “I’ll eighteen for God’s sake. I wasn’t ready to be a dad and I know you weren’t ready to be a mom. I love you Ally, way more than you could ever imagine. We are two teenagers who are madly in love with each other and we have done things that some young couples have done. We had sex without protection, we’re moving in together if we are still together when I leave here. Wait…you know what, I am not leaving here without you. I’m nothing without you. You’re everything to me and Ally I’m on my knees right now begging you to forgive me. What I said and what I did to you was totally wrong. I love you so much, you’re everything to me.”
I looked away from those piercing blue eyes to the grass that was turning brown because the summer was fading into fall.
“Please say something Ally,” Pat asked.
“I don’t know what to say,” I replied honestly.
“Say you love me,” he said standing up pressing his forehead to mine and cupping my cheek in his hand, “All you have to do is say you love me.”
“I love you,” I said quietly.
“What,” he asked.
“I LOVE YOU,” I yelled and he smiled before pressing his lips to mine.
“Oh my God,” Adam said fake crying from the porch, “That was beautiful.”
“GO TO HELL Bur,” Pat yelled.
“You are so mean and have no respect for my feelings,” Adam fake cried again.
“Go in the house,” I ordered, “NOW!”
“Alright, I’m sorry I’m going back in,” he smiled and walked in the house.
Pat laughed and I rolled my eyes at Adam. Pat wrapped his arms around my waist and put his chin on top of my head.
“Baby, I am so sorry,” he began again rubbing my back, “I will never ever do something like that again.”
“Can we not talk about it anymore,” I asked, “We’re happy again, let’s not ruin that.”
“You’re right,” he said pulling away before he dug into his pocket and pulled out the silver band.
“Pat, what the hell is that,” I asked.
“It’s not an engagement ring because we are too young to get married but this is a promise ring from the bottom of my heart. I promise not to hurt you anymore and I promise I’ll be there for you all the time through good times and bad. I also promise that I will love you forever,” he said putting the band on my finger.
I gave him a kiss and I couldn’t help but cry when I looked at the engraving that was on it.
“It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
“I love you Patrick Timothy Kane.”
“I love you too Ally Lynn Jordan,” he replied giving me a kiss.
It was then that Pat and I realized we needed each other a lot more than we ever would have imagined and we were nothing without each other.