11 Awkward Dinner

(Athena's POV)

That moment was the most embarrassing moment ever. Why did I want to kiss him. Why did I pull away when I wantes to kiss him. What is this feeling in my chest. Ugh.

This is all could think of when I was in the shower. My head was going bizurk. I got out of the shower and got dressed.i looked at my face in the mirror. 'What is there to like in me?' I said to myself.

I walked out of the bathroom and went downstairs. I walked into the kitchen and saw Storm sitting at the counter. I hesitated before going into the fridge.. I already knew what I wanted to make. I was going to make pizza.

I took out some pizza dough I had made the day before and placed it on the counter in front of Storm, trying not to make eye contact. I turned to the the stove and turned it on.

I turned back to counter and took some flour and sprinkled it over a small part of the counter. I took the dough out of the bowl and placed it on the counter and started to knead it.

While I was doing this, Storm was just watching me, smiling. Not creepy at all. I took out my phone and turned on my Bluetooth. My phone connected to a speaker attached on the fridge. I started to play the song Despacito. The Justin Bieber version.

The song started to play and I started sway to the beats. I gave the dough a little toss in the air and caught it. I kept spreading the dough until I satisfied with the size.

When the singers started to sing in Spanish, I started to sing along as I got other ingredients from the fridge. I got out the pizza sauce, some cheese, sausage, ham, and pepperoni. I placed them on the counter near Storm. "Can you cut these?" I asked him and he nodded.

He got up to get a knife and started to cut up everything while I put the pizza sauce and cheese on the pizza. When he finished cutting everything, we both spreaded everything on the pizza. When everything was on top, I put the pizza in the oven.

I told him to put the knife in the sink to be washed, but instead he grabbed my hand and spin me around. He pulled me close and started to dance with me.

I looked at him and saw he was just laughing. I was laughing with him. We started to dance together and I had to admit he was very good. I was having so much fun at this moment.

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We were having fun for so long that I didn't even notice that the song ended and a really slow song came on. The song was I Don't Want To Miss A Thing by Aerosmith. We weren't moving so upbeat anymore we were slow dancing. His one hand was on my waist and his other was holding my hand close to his chest.

This was a really nice feeling. I started to feel something in my chest. 'What is this feeling? And Why do I like it?' I thought in my head.

This man right here. This man that I met in my childhood. This man that I have only really known for like a day, is already making me feel things that I haven't felt in a very long time. 'Was this happiness? Was this hope? Was this.... Love?'

I looked up at his face and smiled at him. He smiled back and said "this is really nice." I nodded and replied "yes it is." I rested my head on his chest and he put his chin on top of mine.

Soon the oven bell rang, interrupting our moment. I was hesitant to pull away, but I slowly pulled away from his grip and turned off the music. I took out the pizza from the oven and placed it on the counter.

I walked pass him and grabbed a pizza cutter from the drawer and started to cut the pizza.

After cutting the pizza, we dove right in. I have to say I make a damn good pizza. While eating we talked and laughed at eachother's stupid jokes. I swear no one has ever made me laugh this hard in my life.

It was really fun. That was until my phone vibrated. I took out my phone and saw a text message from my mom. I opened the message and it said 'Come to dinner tonight. I won't take no as answer. Also bring Storm.'

I groaned after reading the text. "What's wrong?" Storm asked. "My mother. She wants us to come to dinner." I answered. He chuckled and asked "What's wrong with that?" "Really. You have met my father." I answered.

"Ah talk about awkward dinner." he commented and it made me chuckle. "I'm willing to go." he then continued. "Really even after what my dad did?" I asked and he nodded as he drank some water.

He put down his water and held my hand. "Your father hates me because of my father. I am nothing like him. In fact I don't even consider that man my father. I am my own person and I will do my best to prove that to him. If you want me to be there, I will be there for you." he said to me while his thumb was caressing my hand. I smiled at him and went on my top toes and gave him a kiss on his cheek.

After I did that, he looked stunned and I ran up the stairs and yelled "Be ready by 6:30". I walked into my room and closed the door while leaning against it. I touched my lips and smiled to myself.

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