"What!" Taylor shouted, then lowered his voice. "Say that again."

"Jamie tried to rape me," Ashley whispered. It hurt so much to say those words.

Taylor buried his face in his hands and took a deep breath. "Oh boy." He felt her hand on his shoulder.

"Tay? Please don't hurt him..." Ashley said softly. She sniffed.

He pulled her close to him and sighed. "I won't. I'll mention it to him...but I won't hurt him, not unless he tries to hurt me."

Ashley sniffed. "Okay."

Taylor paused. "It’s just wanna stay here?"

Ashley nodded. "Wait....Did Zac ever come home?" She blushed. "Uh oh."

Taylor shrugged. "I have no idea. I'll kill him if he heard anything and I'll kill him if he stayed with your sister."

Ashley laughed. "So basically he’d still be alive if he stayed out all night?"

Taylor shook his head. "Nah, he'll be dead for that, too." He paused again. "Are you cold?" He got up and grabbed a clean tee shirt and boxers for her to put on, then grabbed boxers for him. "I don't wear a shirt to bed." He blushed.

Ashley smiled, and then gave him a worried look. "Are you sure your parents wont come home?"

Taylor nodded. "Yeah, They're not due back till tomorrow night around ten."

Ashley nodded and looked down at the bed. "Umm...."

Taylor followed her gaze. "Oops. Well, thank God they weren't my good ones," he called as he ran to get fresh sheets and blankets out of the hallway closet. He came back, stripped down the bed and put the new sheets on. "There. All better."

Ashley wasn't satisfied. "What about sheets?"

Taylor shrugged. "Throw them out and get new ones. No wait, I won't throw them out. I want to keep them."

Ashley gave him a puzzled look.

Taylor just smiled and got into bed and invited her to join him.

She climbed in and snuggled against his warm chest. She soon fell asleep.

Taylor couldn't. What Ashley had told him was really bothering him. He stroked her hair. "Poor thing," he whispered. He wanted to beat the living hell out of that guy. But hey, a promise is a promise.....but I said I wouldn't hurt him. An idea started to form in his head and he got comfortable and fell asleep.

"Call 555-5555 to order The Brand New Pepper Clock from......."

Zac awoke suddenly. He was sleeping and all of a sudden he was having a dream about talking clocks that made him sneeze that he couldn't get away from. He glanced around and realized he was still over Dawn’s, who was sound asleep next to him. He glanced over at the VCR and realized the movie had stopped by itself. The clock read one-forty. "Oh crap," Zac muttered. Then he realized both his and her parents were out until tomorrow. He quietly moved Dawn off his lap and went to go to the bathroom.

Dawn slowly awoke a few minutes later and got up. "Oh, man I must have fallen asleep," she muttered. "I don't remember Zac leaving... oh well." She shuffled around the corner and ended up face to face with Zac. "AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!.....oohh my, I'm sorry! You scared the crap outta me!"

Zac winced. "God, you have a strong set of lungs!" He smiled at her tousled hair. "Finally awake, sleepyhead?"

Dawn yawned. "Yup....wait, you've been here the whole time?"

Zac laughed. "Duh. I wouldn't leave you here by yourself and by the way, your sister never came home."

Dawns mouth dropped open. "What? You’re kidding me."

Zac shook his head. "Nope. But she was with Taylor.....eww!" He shuddered.

Dawn giggled. "Zac, you think you’re funny. But you’re not."

Zac pretended to cry. "I'm not?! Oooh...that’s it!" He leaped toward her and pinned her on the couch. "You asked for it! I'm gonna unleash the tickle monster!" He began furiously tickling her sides.

"AHH! Zac! Stop! C'mon! Zaaaac! Stop!"

Zac stopped momentarily. "Ooh. I love when you scream my name." He wiggled his eyebrows. "'C'mon? Oh yeah." He playfully grabbed her legs and straddled them around him. "You want me? Huh? You want me?"

Dawn gave him a seductive look. "Oh yeah, baby," she said, trying to hold back a smile.

Zac thought about it for a second, then shook his head. "Nah. You can't have me yet."

She pretended to pout. "Gee, thanks....Zaaaac."


Dawn laughed. "C'mon, lets go to sleep. You can sleep with me in my bed...but we're only sleeping. Nothing else."

"Not even foreplay?" Zac asked. He stopped when he saw the look on her face. "Okay. I'll be good." He followed her upstairs, changed into a fresh tee shirt and fell asleep in her bed before she could finish changing.

"Aww." She smiled. She climbed in next to him, staring at his face for a couple minutes. He’s so...beautiful. She snuggled up to his chest and a few minutes later fell asleep.

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