Romance

Lust or Love

Breanna

Cassidy has been deeply and madly in love with Nathaniel since she was fifteen. She kinda assumed that as she got older the feelings would fade, but now at twenty-one she still feels the burning urge of passion for him. The only problem is that Nathaniel values their friendship above all else and would never do anything to hurt it—even something that both of them want more than life itself.

Age Rating: 18+

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Romance

Lust or Love

Breanna

Cassidy has been deeply and madly in love with Nathaniel since she was fifteen. She kinda assumed that as she got older the feelings would fade, but now at twenty-one she still feels the burning urge of passion for him. The only problem is that Nathaniel values their friendship above all else and would never do anything to hurt it—even something that both of them want more than life itself.

Age Rating: 18+

1: Chapter 1

CASSIDY

Walking around the yard, being out in the open, always makes me feel better. I just need to be away for a few minutes to gather my thoughts properly.

"Cassidy, hurry up! You said ten minutes," Carter, my annoying twin, says from the bottom of the tree I'm currently in.

"Yes, ten minutes of alone time, not for anyone to follow me," I say back in a bit of a sassy tone.

"You don't have to be such a smartass. I'm just letting you know we have to be there in one hour or our ass is grass," he replies, walking away.

"I know, I know. I just don't know if I can do this," I say softly to myself, struggling not to cry.

My dad is getting remarried in two weeks. Today, they are having this big family dinner, almost like a rehearsal to make sure everything goes smoothly on their big day.

Honestly, I'm happy for him, but it just hurts seeing him with another woman who isn't my mother.

I've known Tess for such a short time. She's great, but I don't truly know her. I know she makes my daddy happy, without a doubt.

She goes above and beyond to try to make us as comfortable as possible as well.

It's just, eight months doesn't seem like a long enough time to want to spend the rest of your life with someone. Especially since she hasn't even met Lily or Ashton.

I guess that will change today though since they both just made it in.

"Cassidyyyyyy, come on! Dad will be pissed if we are late, plus I'm ready to get my drink on," Ashton yells from the back porch, walking toward the garage.

Uh oh. He is already getting pissy and he hasn't even been here a full three hours.

I giggle to myself, knowing I've already spent more time than I should have out here. I hike my dress up and jump down. Thankfully, it doesn't tear.

I smooth down my glittery silver gown that hugs my body like a second skin.

"Coming, dude, chill out!" I step inside my side of our quiet home to grab my clutch and a pair of flats for later, just in case.

"By the way, where is Lily? I haven't seen her yet." I ask my older brother, knowing he and Carter are just ready to see what's on the menu for the night.

I jump in the back seat of Ashton's red and black trimmed 2018 Jeep Wrangler. Why I couldn't take my own vehicle was beyond me. I guess I'll end up having to be their drunk asses' DD tonight.

"Lily will be there shortly. She got a room at the Red Rose Hotel because she brought a date this time." Ashton smirks, after taking off flying to get to the civic center where the dinner will be held.

"Okay. Do y'all know who he is?" I ask while taking some Chapstick out of my clutch to apply it to my dry lips.

"Nah, we don't, but I'm pretty sure it's a girl and not a dude." Carter starts laughing.

Since high school, Carter just goes on and on about how Lily will end up with a girl. It's not my cup of tea, but as long as she is happy, that's all I care about.

"No shit, man. I bet it's a girl too. Little sis just better not outshine me with the ladies tonight," Ashton replies back.

"Sooo, on to another topic instead of our sister's love interest. Ashton, how was the trip back home? Meet any cute girls from Stokes?" I ask since I know my brother is the notorious playboy who can't ever settle down.

"Oh, so we can talk about my love interest but not Lily's? But naw, them girls up there aren't women I'd ever settle down with. Just a hump and dump kinda thing!" Ashton replies, doing a fist bump with Carter while laughing.

"Well, you ain't getting any younger. I mean, you'll be twenty-six in two months," I tell him while trying to steer clear of hitting one of his buttons.

I know he doesn't care to talk about his "first love." She did him pretty damn dirty sleeping with our cousin.

Funny thing is, neither one knew about each other until we had a family gathering one day. When she got there, all the good deets came out that day.

Talk about family drama. That day, Ashton was trying to kill Cole. Worst of all, Abby ran after Cole, since then, I haven't heard from either one of 'em.

I hope they don't come today, but seeing as how all the family is invited, I reckon they will be there.

"Well yeah, I may not be getting any younger, but the ladies still want this." Ashton points toward his body.

"Ugh, please stop talking now," I say, leaning my head on the window.

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