You sat on your couch in your dark living room watching a cop show marathon with a box of cereal snuggled up to your chest. Over-powering the sounds of the tv was the muffled booms of fireworks going off not too far away. A large cluster of loud crackles and streaming noises signaled time for the finale. You groaned, standing to close the window and shut the blinds. As you went to sit back down into the warmth that was your light brown couch, your phone rang. You grumbled, displeased at the thought of your semi-peaceful evening being interrupted. Glaring at your outdated smart phone, you recognized the number that appeared on screen as Alfred's, your best friend and crush for many years. You sighed, thinking of the giant party he was most likely having. You thought about his party's reputation for extravagant cakes, professional decorations, and when it came to the Forth of July, which was also his birthday, he held the best fireworks show around. You pick up the phone and pressed the green button, you held the devise up to your ear. "Hello Alfred." You said in a nearly annoyed voice. "Hey dude, what's up?!" the voice on the other line yelled, trying to be louder than the cheering and loud music behind him. You rolled your eyes, "Just watching tv, why?"
"What?! For real?! Your so boring _______! Get dressed, I'm coming over!" And before you could protest he hung up the phone. You could imagine his signature laugh as he went to find his car keys.
Sighing, you headed towards your room, turning off the tv as you walked past it. Entering your bedroom you looked around, it was a mess. Your clothes where scattered carelessly across the floor, an old tea cup was sitting on the night stand next to your twin sized bed, which was crowded with stuffed animals and plushes that you've collected over time.
Pushing aside the sliding closet door you examined the clothes hanging neatly on hangers. You pulled out a pair of black jeans, a white tee-shirt and a red hoodie. Thus, you began to strip down to change. After removing your shirt you bend over to detach your shorts from around your ankles. When suddenly you felt an unexpected sting in your bottom. You tuned around quickly, red burning at your cheeks, you stared intently at Alfred as he stood there laughing. "Hahahaha! Dude, c'mon!" He continued to laugh, his eyes closed tightly as a rosy pink creep across his cheeks. You stared at him even more upset now, and with a fit of anger you threw a nearby book at his head, hitting him square in the face. He let out a startled gasp, covering his nose with his hands. "What was that for?" he yelped. "Slapping me, now get out of my room!" Noticing he'd upset you, he left, closing the door behind him.
You grumbled angrily, thinking about how he possibly gotten in your apartment as you put on your clothes. And slipped on some black hightops, when you left the room you saw Alfred had already made himself at home, drinking from a can of soda. You sighed, sitting next to the hyper American, you look at him. "Alfred, look, I'm sorry abou-"
"Its okay _______!" He said, cuting you off. "I guess I kinda deserved it didn't I? Hahaha! C'mon let's go!" And with out an other word he grabbed your wrist and lead you out the door. You struggled to keep up with his fast pace as he flew down the first flight of stairs, made a quick left turn, then out the front gate of your apartment, where his car was parked in the drive way. "Alfred, what did I say about parking in the drive way." You scolded him. "I'm sorry, but it was only for a minute." He put on his iconic large grin when you hid you face in your palm.
He walked with you down to his car, and unlocked it. You hopped into the passenger seat and he ran around the vehicle and into the divers seat. Turning on the ignition, the car's engine revved and the radio began to blast country music. Alfred yelped turning off the music quickly, then calmly proceed to back the car out of your drive way as if nothing happened.
"I didn't know you listened to country music!" You said laughing. "I-i don't! I mean, I do sometimes, but not often!" He stuttered beginning to blush. "Alright, alright, no need to get defensive. so where are you taking me?"
"Its a surprise~!" He replied with a smile. You rolled your eyes and smiled. Where ever he where going, it was bound to be interesting.
During the rest of the car ride you two sung along to grudge rock bands like Nirvana at top volume. When the car pulled up to a gate at the foot of a hill and stopped you looked at Alfred questioningly. He grinned at you again and handed you a blind fold.
"Alfred, what is this?"
"Its a blind fold~!"
"So you don't ruin the surprise of course! Now put it on!"
You got out of his car with a sigh and tied the blind fold around your eyes. The fabric was soft and thick enough so you couldn't see through it. You stood still confused until you felt him take your hand. You began to blush when he lead you up and around the gate. The two of you walked up a steep hill for a while in silence when he suddenly stopped. "You can take it off now." He said, more calm than normal. You removed the blind fold and looked around in amazement.
You where standing at the edge of a cliff that over looked the whole city. You could see the lights of the streets and buildings. And looking carefully you could even see the head lights of cars as they drove down the busy main streets. The city had such a romantic, and beautiful glow.
"Its beautiful." You said with a gasp looking up at him. "Isn't it? I come up here a lot. It reminds me of you." He looked at you with tender loving eyes. You blushed and looked back at the wonderful view. Looking above the city lights you saw sparkling stars shining brightly in the distance and multicolored fire works started going off in the sky. You gasped at the amazing sight and stared at it in wonder. Alfred smiled and wrapped his arm around your shoulders. He lifted your chin to him and kissed you.
Your eyes widened but soon you relaxed and began kissing him back. It was gentle, and sweet, his soft lips molded perfectly with yours. He pulled away and smiled. "I love you ______, I have for a long time."
"I love you too!" You chirped and kissed him again, wrapping your arms around his neck. He wrapped his arms around your waist and pulled you closer, deepening the kiss.
He pulled away from you again and grinned widely. "Last one to the car is a rotten egg!" He cheered and took off. "Get back here you romantic idiot!" You yelled as you chased after him grinning.