So after all that, our movie night ended the same way it usually did, or along the lines at least.
After watching Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, we watched The Nightmare Before Christmas, well I did at least. Annie had fallen asleep half way through like she usually did, so I turned off the movie and put on some music, letting her sleep for a while. I was guessing she must have been worn out from the shock she must have gotten when Seth came and told her that she had been chosen to be a guardian angel.
She looked so peaceful, sleeping cuddled into my arms subconsciously with a smile playing upon her face. That's how I left her, but when I started to fall asleep myself, my mom came in to check on us.
"Hey Daniel," she whispered as she walked over to my bed and sat down next to me.
"Hi mom," I whispered sleepily back "what time is it?" I finished turning my head to look at my clock.
"It's 11:30, sweetie," she mused messing with my hair.
"Oh crap!" I sighed stretching and rubbing my eyes. Had two hours really gone by so fast?! "Annie's going to kill me for letting her fall asleep again!" I said as I started trying to wake her up and put on my shoes at the same time.
The last time this happened she was late getting home. Her curfew was already midnight and being any later than that made her mom and dad worry and that upset her. So she would freak when she realized that she had fallen asleep.
"Huh?" Annie moaned sleepily as she sat up and stretched. "Awwwwwwww crap!! I fell asleep again?!" she half moaned, half yelled as she jumped out of bed and hurriedly started to put her shoes on, shrug into her sweater and throw her canvas bag over her shoulder.
"We have to go!!!! I can't be late again! My mom knows where I am, but still! We have to go!" she yelled as she started to pull on me until I got up. All the while, my mom was laughing softly at this not so unusual scene.
"Same thing every Friday," my mom sighed trying her best to stifle her laugh as she shook her head and walked out after we had jumped up and started to run down the stairs and out the door, grabbing the keys along the way.
"You know, my mom is right... How the heck do we manage to fall asleep every Friday?!" I laughed as I started the car and waited for her to jump in.
"I don't know! And I really don't see how I could fall asleep after what happened today! I figured I would be wide awake after being told I was a GUARDIAN ANGEL!!!" she yelled and started to laugh along with me.
"So, what are you going to do? I mean it sounds freaking awesome, but do you want to do it?" I asked finally catching my breath from laughing so hard.
"I'm going to call him up and ask him a few more questions and then I am more than likely going to accept the request of my becoming a...a guardian angel." she said with a little stutter at the end and bit her lip.
"Are you scared or something? I mean, you shouldn't be worried about this! You practically do this anyway! It's not like you are going anywhere! We'll still get to hang out and everything, plus you get to do something you love! You do love helping people don't you?" I asked her with a reassuring smile. "Or is that not something you just do?"
"No, you're right. I don't know why I'm worried, honestly! I do help people all the time, and I take pride in doing so. It makes me happy to see that someone else is okay. I just don't know... What if I end up scaring someone?! That would probably cause more trouble don't you think?" she said starting off fairly confident, but ending not so sure.
"Why do you always doubt your abilities so much?! You are awesome!! I know that that statement may sound weird coming from me, but seriously! You are freaking AMAZING!!! I have seen you do things that no one else could do in a hundred thousand years. You are a crazy person sometimes, but that's why I lo-... that's why you've been my best friend for so long! You've helped me so much in my life it's ridiculous! I don't know where I'd be, or even who I'd be if you weren't here!" I practically yelled out at her. Breathing hard and feeling a blush rush to my cheeks, my hands gripped the steering wheel so tight that my knuckles were turning white and I bit my lip.
Had I just done that?! Was I the crazy person?! Did I seriously almost tell her that I loved her? Was I out of my freaking mind; I couldn't tell my best friend in the whole entire world that I was in love with her!! No matter how much it was true! I mean, I didn't even know how she would respond! I wasn't about to risk our practically life-long friendship on saying 3 little words! I just couldn't risk it until I knew she felt the same way...
"Do you really feel that way about me? Do you really think I'm that great? Because, I know I can be extremely thick sometimes... It's just really hard for me to hear that coming from someone who's so close to me they don't even know," she said then paused and looked at me from staring out the window, with what looked like tears in her hazel brown eyes gleaming. "Someone who has seen me at my lowest...it amazes me that you can even stand me!" she finished with a small laugh as a single tear finally fell down her cheek.
That was when I noticed that we had passed her house by about a mile.
"Well, that's great," I said with a laugh making Annie cock her head to the side and give me a quizzical look.
"We just over shot your house by little more than a mile, and we didn't even notice!" I said laughing even harder as I turned around in someone's driveway and headed back towards her house.
"Hm...I wonder how that happened," she said giving me a smart ass look and laughing.
"Well, now's not a time to be a smart ass, Annie. You're the one who could be late for her curfew," I stated, smirking as she stopped laughing and hit me.
"No, I still have about 5 minutes, so it's all good," she said after she glanced at her phone.
"Well, here we are. Home sweet home," I said as we pulled into her driveway.
"Thanks! Have a good night Daniel! I'll call you tomorrow!" she said giving me a hug before getting out and running up the walkway to the door. When she opened the door, her mom peeked her head out and noticed me in my car and waved with a smile before going back in.
Then Annie motioned to her eye then heart and pointed at me, with a huge smile and ran then ran inside.
"I love you too, Annie. More than you know...." I sighed, smiling and shaking my head as I put the car back into drive and headed home. Tonight was very....eventful. One can only imagine what tomorrow may bring...