It's too hot in LA; it's got to be at least a million degrees or something. Why the fuck haven't I moved from this cramped-ass space? I'm sure if I sat under that tree over there, I'd still have a perfect view and a bit more shade than in a bush. But then he might see me. Would I really be that visible from a tree? Probably. The sun virtually makes everything stand out ten times more, and I stand out anyway, and thats just in a crowd. If I was alone, without 100 or so people around me, with the sun beating down, I'm pretty sure I'd stand out. Maybe he'd think I'm a dog? Wait, no, of course not, no dog looks like a hybrid between a spider, a gazelle and a... fluffy haired... thing. Thanks to the damn humidity, my hair's fluffy as crap, which makes it so much easier to sta- oh crap, I have to sneeze. He's gonna hear me sneeze! He'll figure out I've been watching him sunbathe for the past hour and hate me. Oh God, not now. He's freaking glistening in the heat, I can't sneeze now. Maybe I can- ATCHOO!
He's looking at me. Well, the bush. Please, please don't come over here. Just keep lying down with your shirt off, don't look at the sneezing bush. Nothing wrong about a sneezing bush. Oh thank God, he's not looking anymore. Thank fucking-
"Shit!" I whispered, almost falling out of the bush. It wasn't much of a whisper, more of an annoyed squeak. I looked up to see Jinxx on his knees, looking at me with a confused expression. "What the fuck, dude?!"
"Same could be said to you, you're the one staring at Ashley from a bush. Why exactly are you, anyway?"
"And? Why would you- ohhhh," Jinxx smirked, poking his head briefly out of the bush. "Hey, guys, I was right! He is watching him!"
"What the fuck, Jinxx?"
"Me, Christian and Jake had a bet on what you were doing in the bush. I won," Jinxx grinned, settling back down in the shrubbery, "I'm getting $20 thanks to you"
"Hey, Jinxx, move your fat ass, we need to get in," Jake whispered, squeezing into the bush. CC followed, poking his head in the bush and frowning at me.
"Why couldn't you've been looking for bugs, Andy?" CC whispered, attempting to crawl into the bushes, "I would've got $20 if you weren't such a pervert,"
"I'm not a pervert!" I snapped, glaring at him, "I'm just... shut up,"
"Fuck, Jake, your knee is digging into my crotch!"
"If you moved, it wouldn't be!"
"At least you guys can fit in, my ass is stuck out in the fucking heat!"
"Maybe if you went on a diet, you could-"
"Would you guys shut the fuck up?!" I whispered desperatley, glaring at the three of them, "If you're gonna call me a pervert, at least let me be one!"
"Okay, calm down, gazelle," Jake giggled, poking my legs with his foot, "If you had shorter legs, maybe we could all fit in here,"
"Why are you watching him from a bush, anyways?" Jinxx whispered, looking out of the bush at Ashley, who surprisingly hadn't shot at this bush, what with all the noise coming from it, "Can't you watch him eating, or sleeping, or trying to struggle out of the chains you're eventually gonna tie him up in, or trying to regain consciousness after you-"
"Shut up, Jinxx!" I squeaked, kicking him in the shins and glaring at him, "What, do you think I'm a fucking rapist?!"
"Not yet," whispered CC, smirking at me.
"Least I can fit in a freaking bush,"
"I'd be able to, if it wasn't for your gazelle legs..."
"Look," Jake whispered, sounding annoyed, "CC, try to lie over our legs or something, I'm sure most of you can fit. Unless Andy is willing to move his legs out of the bush a bit...?"
"Ugh, fine," I snapped, wriggling around and re-adjusting my legs outside the bush, "Now can you fit your fat ass in here?!"
"Yeess," CC whispered, crawling into the bush and leaning against my back,
"Good, cause I'm not moving anymore,"
"Thaaank you, Andrew, you're my hero!" he swooned, teasingly, "Whatever would I do without you?"
"Shut up," I whispered, pulling his hair,
"Shh!" Jake scowled, glaring at me and CC, "Andy, don't be mean to CC. CC, stop being such a pussy and winding up Andy,"
"Shut up, seriously," Jinxx huffed, "If the both of you don't shut up, I'll shave you both while you sleep."
"Thats not fair, dude!"
"I. Don't. Care. CC. Now shut up and let Andy play paedo for the day."
"Hey!" I whined, pouting at Jinxx who was smirking at me as usual, "I'm not a-"
"Oh hush up and stare at your beloved Purdy,"
"What are you still doing here, anyway?" I asked, trying to get my view of Ashley back, "Can't you go annoy someone else?"
"Well, we could," said Jake, leaning against Jinxx chest to get more comfortable, "But it's just so easy to piss you off. Why are you watching him, anyway?"
"He just looks... gorgeous when he sunbathes," I whispered, shifting my legs, which had already started to cramp up in the unconfortable position that they were in, "I just... I don't know... He just looks so relaxed..."
"Aww, Andy's got a crush," Jinxx giggled, grinning at me.
"I can't see him anymore," I whispered, peering out of the bush, "Maybe he's-"
"Excuse me," a voice said, coming from the top of the bush, "But what the fuck are you doing?"
I peered up, to see a stern looking Ashley glaring at the four of us in our bush. He was glistening with small beads of sweat. Ugh, he looks God-like from this angle. He looks God-like from any angle, but sweet mother of God, he looks amazing right now.
"Well?!" he snapped, glaring at me specifically. I looked around, to find that everyone else was staring at me aswell.
"Uhh, how'd you know we were here?"
"Andrew, I can see your huge-ass legs sticking out of a bush. I don't tend to see bushes with skin-tight skinny jean-clad legs everyday."
"Andy was watching you sunbathe," Jake blurted out, shying away from Ashley's extreme glare of impending doom.
"Wait, what?" Ashley said, blushing slightly, "You were watching me sunbathe?!" I nodded quietly, not looking up at him. CC nudged my back, making me look back at him. He was twitching his head up in the direction of Ashley. I looked up at Ashley, who was now biting his bottom lip and blushing furiously. I felt my cheeks flushing, adding extra heat to my already flushed face.
"Uhh, I-I'm sorry, Ash..."
"Can... Can I talk to you for a minute?"
"Uh, sure," I managed out, blinking rapidly. Jinxx, Jake and CC stared at me, wide-eyed.
"Um, alone." Ashley stated, looking at the three squashed up guys. It took about 2 minutes for them all to wriggle out of the cramped bush, but they eventually got out, after a lot of mumbling and struggling, not to mention the shoving. Ashley awkward climbed into the bush, settling himself opposite me. "You can, uh, you can bring your legs back in now..."
"Huh? Oh! Oh yeah," I stuttered, realizing my legs were still half outside the bush. I brought them back in, hugging them against my chest.
"Why exactly we're you watching me, Andy?"
"Look, I don't know, I just-"
"Don't make excuses, Andrew. I want the truth, now."
"Ithinkyoulookhotwhenyousunbathe." I blurted out, looking down at the grass, ashamed. There was an awkward silence, and when I looked back up at Ashley, he was just inches away from my face, a small smile on his face.
"Really, Andy? That's all?"
"Good, I thought you were doing something serious..." he whispered, leaning closer towards me.
"Uhh... Wh-What a-are you doing?"
"But-" I started, getting interrupted by Ashley's sweet lips on mine. I closed my eyes, taking in the taste. He tasted of bubblemint. I kinda suspected he would, but this was just amazing. He slid into my lap, his mouth still connected to mine. I wrapped my arms around his waist, pulling him closer to me. He pulled away, smiling sweetly at my shocked expression.
"Ash..." I whispered, breathing deeply.
"Mm-mm," he giggled, leaning in and kissing my shoulder blades. "Don't say anything, just let this happen," I nodded, bringing his face back up to mine and kissing him softly. He giggled quietly into the kiss, pulling away and standing up awkwardly in the bush. I looked up at him, confused.
"No offence, but I don't really hook up with anyone in bushes. Not really comfortable," he giggled, pulling me up. My legs were stiff, probably from the hour and a half I'd been sitting in a bush.
"Where are we going?"
"My place," Ashley smirked, wiggling his eyebrows at me. I followed him out of the bush, smirking to myself.
Everything is gonna be stiff tomorrow.