Pizza    Hut

"Oh yeah, MMMBop ba du ba dop ba du bop..." Dawn sang later as she skipped downstairs. She was in an excellent mood and her date with Taylor was only in a few hours. She stopped short and turned bright red as she realized Ashley was standing in the living room rolling with laughter. "Oh gee, thanks Ash," Dawn said, trying to play it off. "I thought you liked my singing."

"Oh man that was priceless! My sister is the next Taylor Hanson!" Ashley choked out.

At the mention of Taylor's name Dawn lost all thoughts. She suddenly realized that she never told Ash about him.

"Dawn? Earth to Dawn?" Ashley said loudly, pushing her sister down. "I was only joking."

Yeah, alright, I guess I deserved it," she studied her sister.

"Why are you in such a good mood? Okay, who's the guy?" Ashley grinned and crawled over to her sister.

"Okay, since you are my sister, I guess I'll tell you. Okay, um, you know Hanson right? Well, I kinda met them and I kinda like...ummm..."

Dawns eyes went down to the floor. "Taylor?" she asked quietly.

Ashley nodded. "Yup that's him. I met him at practice last week. And tonight, well..."

Dawn stared at her. "Tell me!"

"Okay, I made out with him at practice."

"WHAT?! Ashley Lauren Smith! My God! That's sooo not like you!"

Ashley laughed. "Yeah I know, but I did anyway! I like him so much."

Dawn stared at her. "Well, you're not gonna believe this, but I met them at a party last week. They were alright I guess," she shook her head. "But I had no idea!"

Ashley squeezed her hand and laughed. "Cool I'm glad you met them."

The clock chimed six. Dawn's eyes went wide and gasped. "Oh no! I have got to get ready!"

Ashley looked at her. "What for?" she asked. "Umm, I'm going out. Details later. I gotta go." Dawn said, giving her sister a peck on the cheek as she ran up the stairs. When she got to her room she slammed the door hard. How could she have done this to me? Taylor's the sweetest guy I have ever met.. Oh lord she thought, flopping on her bed. Oh well. I'll make him forget about Ashley somehow. Wait I have to tell her. Why did I chicken out?

"Taylor! Oh, TAYLOR! WAKE UP!" Zac shouted in Taylor's ear.

Taylor had went home and fell asleep on the couch.


"HUH?!?" Taylor jumped about five feet and gasped. "What the hell?" he shouted.

Zac was rolling with laughter. "Look, Romeo, it's six o'clock. And if I recall," he said, doing a horrible imitation of an English accent," Your 'date' is at seven-thirty. If you do the math you'll see...."

Taylor whacked him over the head with the pillow. "Thank you, Einstein, but I CAN tell time. I'm out," he said as he ran up the stairs.

Taking a deep breath, Taylor rang the doorbell to the Smith's house and nervously stuck his hands in his pockets. For some reason he was nervous now. He ran one of his hands through his blonde hair, trying to make him seem cuter for when she answered the door.

Dawn answered the door with a smile. "Hi Taylor.." She said, drinking him in with her eyes. Wow, he looks good she thought.

"Hmmmm?...Oh, hi, sorry." Taylor blushed and broke his gaze from her to his shoes. Why am I so nervous? He felt a hand on his arm and jumped. He looked up in surprise and saw that Dawn was looking at him shyly. "Ready?" he asked. "Ike's out in the car..." He couldn't break his gaze. Dammit Taylor, he thought.

Dawn nodded. "Yup. I'm ready, lets go."

They started off for the car but halfway there Taylor stopped and kissed her. "Now I'm absolutely ready," he said, grinning.

"Um, Tay, its ten 'o clock. We should stop now," Dawn said, trying to push Taylor off her. "Your brother will be here soon to pick us up."

Taylor pulled back momentarily to check his watch. "Damn. That went fast." He kissed her once more, his tongue moving with hers before he pulled away. He sat up on the grass and sighed.

Dawn sat up next to him. "Thank God we weren't TOO involved in anything." After their dinner at Pizza Hut they had decided to take a walk through the park. They had sat down on a grassy patch by the lake when things got...drastic.

Taylor laughed silently and pulled her hair back from her shoulder. "You don't call that 'TOO involved'?" he said, pointing to a bruise on her neck.

Dawn gasped and pulled out her compact. "My God Taylor! What are you? A vampire?" she said, pushing him down playfully.

Taylor pulled her down and grinned. "No, I'm just a teenage boy..." he said, kissing her forehead. "Besides that, you almost did that to me!" he said, pulling his hair back. He rubbed his neck. " I kinda wish you did..." he said, looking at her playfully.

Dawn laughed and stood up. "No, Tay, sorry. If we get started again we'll be here until midnight!" she said pulling him to his feet.

Taylor pretended to pout. But it would be GOOD if we stayed here till midnight. he thought. He shrugged it off. "Oh well. There's always next time," he said taking her hand as they walked back to Pizza Hut so Ike could pick them up.

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