After a week of only really talking to him on the phone minus a rare skype date, Hannah really did miss Jake. She’d been legitimately concerned about him when he was sick and she’d missed actually seeing him at school, parties and everywhere else when she’d gotten home. Cuba had been a complete bust once he left. It didn’t help that she’d ended up sick as well and she’d spent the majority of it dealing with the end of Bianca and Owen’s relationship. Then when she got home, everyone seemed to find new relationships and while everyone else was off happily enjoying the fruits of fresh, exciting relationships she was left to wonder where things were going to go when Jake felt better. She had butterflies in her stomach as she changed out of her school clothes and into something more appropriate for hanging out with him. It wasn’t much — just a pair of shorts and a loose fitting top. She also put on her vans. She let her curly red hair do what it wanted and she only added a little makeup including a dab of her perfume. She only needed a quick glance in the mirror for confirmation that she was looking okay before she took off toward her car shooting him a text to let him know she was on the way.
The drive over to Jake’s was familiar and short. It almost felt weird to be going back there again after so many days without being there. She checked herself out once more in the mirror before popping a mint and making her way to the door. She knocked a few times, anxiously. She still wasn’t sure what there plan was for today. She’d debated swimming or grabbing her bike and they could go somewhere that there was a bike path. Strangely she didn’t feel compelled to do any big things. Maybe it was the fact her body had been recovering from a hangover for the majority of the day or maybe it was just the fact it had been so long since she actually got to see him that she was okay with sitting around listening to some music or watching a movie. She was okay just getting to know him more. She liked him most when he let down the wall and let her really get to know him. That moment in her room laughing over his love of country music. That has been perfect. She wanted more of those moments. Her heart swelled at the memory and she was definitely smiling as she knocked on his door. She braced herself for anything. Everything. She didn’t know what to expect from anything anymore. She still had hope though and that was all she needed.