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I Never Told You

Chapter 12 part 1

I woke up the next morning with a huge smile on my face. I knew that just down the hall, was Gabe. I stretched my arms out above my head and sat up. Rubbing my eyes, I heard someone clear their throat. Removing my hands from my eyes, I averted my eyes to see my boyfriend leaning against my doorframe.

“Well, good morning, beautiful.” He smiled as he walked over and sat on my bed beside me.

“Good morning.” I leaned up and gave him a quick kiss on the cheek.

Gabe reached up and ran his thumb over my cheek. “You got a final today?”

I nodded, sighing. “Yeah, I really don’t want to go, but I guess I have no choice.”

He shook his head, “no, no you don’t.”

I groaned as he grabbed a hold of my arms and pulled me out of bed. He looked down at my pajamas and whistled.

“Damn, why have I been away for so long?”

I rolled my eyes and lightly pushed him away. “You were off being a superstar. Now get out so I can change.”

He tried to reach out and put his hand on my hip. “It’s nothing I haven’t seen before.”

I smacked his hand away. “Well, you’re not getting a second view right now. So, go! I need to get ready for school.”

He smirked as he left my room, closing the door behind him.

I quickly changed my clothes and made sure that I had all my books ready for a last minute study cram just before the final started. I opened my door and saw Gabe leaning against the wall. I smiled at him while adjusting my bookbag on my shoulder.

“Are you stalking me, Mr. Landeskog?”

He shook his head. “No, no. Mr. Landeskog is downstairs. I, on the other hand, am just Gabe, and I’m pretty sure, as your boyfriend, I can stalk you, in my house, all I want.”

I rolled my eyes at his smirk. “Well then. I guess I’ll see you later then?” I walked up to him and placed a soft kiss on his lips.

“You going to school already?” I nodded as he wrapped his arms around my waist. “I’ll drive you.”

I sighed and leaned my head against his chest. “Do I have to go?”

“Yes,” he chuckled, “you do. It won’t be very long and I’ll come pick you up when you’re done and take you out.”

I pulled away and smiled up at him. “Okay, there was something I wanted to talk about anyways.”

He smiled and placed a soft kiss on my forehead. “Me too.”

We moved away from the wall, thankful that we didn’t get spotted by Bea or his parents and had a bunch of questions fire our way. While Gabe made his way downstairs, I brushed my teeth and made sure that I looked at least a little presentable after the debacle of me bawling my face off the last time I saw a bunch of the classmates I would see when I got to school.

I walked out of the bathroom and down the stairs. I saw Gabe talking to his dad who was sitting in what was now known as “his chair.” Tony smiled at me and waved.

“Got your first final today?”

I nodded. “Yepp.”

“Well, go kill it, girl.”

I smiled and slipped my shoes on. I waved at Tony and walked out the door after Gabe. When we reached the car, I slid in and looked over at Gabe as I pulled my seatbelt on.

“So, where are we going to go after I’m done school?”

Gabe shrugged his shoulders.

“Oh, I don’t know. I’ll think of someplace. Nothing fancy, though, don’t worry.”

I smiled as we pulled out of the driveway. The ride to my school was chalk-full of my guessing places that Gabe would pick for us to go to dinner and Gabe being surprised that I had been to so many places while he was away.

“Well, when you’re friends with your sister and living under the same roof as her, you’re bound to be her wingman from time to time.”

Gabe raised his eyebrow as we pulled up to the school. “You didn’t have to….flirt with some of guys, did you?”

I rolled my eyes. “No, I didn’t. Bea was very considerate to the fact that I am dating her brother.” I leaned towards him as I unbuckled my seatbelt and placed a soft kiss on his lips. “You have nothing to worry about.”

He smiled at me while placing a hand on my cheek. “Good.”

I chuckled lightly as I opened the door. “I’ll text you when I’m done.”

“Okay. See you later.”

We shared a wave when I stepped out of the car and I made my way into school. Walking through the door, I ran right into Bea.

“Hey, what are you doing here? I thought you didn’t have a final today.”

She smiled at me and put an arm around my shoulder and walked beside me down the hallway.

“I don’t, but I spent the night at Lena’s. You know, the girl we met about three weeks ago?”

I nodded. “Yeah, what about her?”

“Well, her brother puts every guy I’ve ever laid eyes on to shame.”

I rolled my eyes with a slight chuckle. “Well then, seems someone’s on the prowl again, huh?”

“Oh, you have no idea.”

We parted way as Bea saw another one of her friends walking past us. I shook my head and continued on my way. I was hoping to find somewhere quiet to look over my study notes just one last time before this dreadful final started.


Gabe’s POV

After dropping Katy off at school, I thought about going around to scope out places to take her for dinner. I quickly decided against it, knowing I worked better on a whim, and drove home.

Walking in the front door, I saw that my dad was no longer sitting in his chair. I didn’t look to see if his car was gone or not, but I assumed that he was doing something or other. I walked into the kitchen and saw my mom humming to herself as she chops up vegetables for what I could only assume was rather a salad or something delicious for dinner. I cleared my throat and she turned and looked at me.

“Oh, Gabe! You startled me. What is it, sweetie?”

I stuffed my hands in my pockets and walked further into the kitchen to lean against the counter beside where my mom was standing. I got a better look at what she was making. Turns out, my first choice was the right now. A salad. I sighed and looked up at the ceiling before asking her the one question that had been plaguing my mind all day and the night before.

“What do I do, Ma?”

She stopped chopping for a second and raised an eyebrow at me.

“What do you mean?”

I took one of the hands out of my pockets and ran it through my hair.

“Katy. She….she’s leaving. What do I do? Do I go with her, meet her family? Or do I let her go and continue this long distance thing?”

My mom put her knife down and placed a hand on my shoulder.

“Gabriel, you know I can’t tell you what to do. You’re an adult now. But, if you want my advice, I would start by telling you to listen to your heart. I see how you look at Katy, and how she looks at you. Honestly, I’m shocked you guys made it through the second half of the season without seeing each other.”

I half smirked. “It was damn hard, I tell you that much.”

“Well, if you think you can’t go all that time without seeing her, ask yourself which option you think is best. Then, rather than jumping to conclusions, I would talk to Katy about it.”

I nodded. “Well, I obviously wanted to talk to her about it. We’re going out to dinner tonight.”

Her face darkened slightly. “Oh, honey, I wouldn’t tell her tonight. She still has finals to get through.”

I sighed. “You’re right. But, I already told her we would go out tonight.”

She chuckled lightly. “So what? You can still go out, just try to keep the topic of conversation off of what’s going to happen after finals. That’s my advice, anyways.”

I smiled at my mom’s final words and leaned in to place a soft kiss on her cheek.

“Thanks, Mom.”

I stepped away from the counter and began to make my way out of the kitchen.

“Hey, Gabe?”

I stopped and turned my head to look at her, nodding for her to continue.

“I really like this one. Don’t let her go.”
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Hey guys!! thank you sooo much for bearing with me. I'm hope for good now, but still have an online internship to worry about. Hopefully, I will done soon and can focus on nothing but getting a job and writing.

This is the first part of Katy's last days in Sweden... Part 2 is right around the corner, I promise.

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