I Almost Take It Too Far is the seventy-fifth chapter of Zak Saturday's Immortal Love Life. It was first published on March 15, 2016.


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Zak's POV

Amber and I were lying on my bed, trying to shoot popcorn into each other’s mouth. It was her turn, and she kept throwing it too high or too low, missing every time. I tried to catch it when she did that, but I couldn’t.

“Are you even trying?” I asked.

“Of course I am,” she replied. “You just suck at catching things with your mouth.”

“I’m not the one who has to catch it. You have to make it in order to get a point.”

“I do?”

“Yes. What do you think I was doing?”

“I thought you were just going easy on me and that we had to catch it in our mouths to get a point.”

“Well, no. It’s the opposite.”

“Then why were you trying to catch it in your mouth?”

“Because I was trying to help you, and I’m a little hungry.”

“Oh. Oh well. Can I try one more time?”


“Ok. Open your mouth and close your eyes.”


“Just do it.”


I did what she told me and closed my eyes and opened my mouth.

I felt her shifting on the bed. A moment later, I felt the popcorn in my mouth along with her tongue and then her lips.

She pulled away and I opened my eyes, smiling. “Well, that’s one way to get food in someone’s mouth.”

Amber laughed. “Why yes that is.”

“Ok. Enough with the popcorn now.”

“Then what do you want to do?”

“I think you know.”

She eyed me suspiciously. “No. But I’m intrigued.”

I smiled and kissed her. Then I laid her down on the bed with me on top.

“How far do you wanna go?” I asked her.

“What do you mean?” she asked.

I started kissing her neck. “How far do you wanna go?”

I tugged on the hem of her shirt.

Then she understood what I meant. “Oh. Are you sure you want to do this, Zak? We’ve only been together a few weeks.”

“I’m sure,” I replied. “Are you?”

She considered it for a moment, then nodded.

I kissed her, then I went down to her neck. I lifted her shirt off of her and threw it to the side, leaving the top half of her just in her bra. For now.

I kissed her bare stomach. She moaned.

My heart was hurting like crazy, but I didn’t let it stop me.

I kissed her chest, her neck, and ended on her lips. She tugged on my shirt. I helped her take it off. After doing so, she ran her hand across my bare chest.

I kissed her again. Then I worked on her pants. I took them off, leaving her in her underwear. She sat up on the bed and unbuckled my pants. I took them off, leaving myself in my boxers. She ran her hand over my forearm up to my neck, tilting my head toward her and kissed me. I kissed down her jawline and her chest. She moaned the whole time.

I smiled against her skin. “I love you, Sarah.” Then went back to gently kissing her bare skin.

Amber stopped moaning. “Zak, stop.”

“What? Why?”

“Because you just called me Sarah.”

I pulled away from her and looked at her. “What? No, I didn’t.”

“Yes, you did,” she insisted.

I thought about it for a moment and realized I did.

I pulled away, breathing harder than usual, and I sat on the edge of my bed and put my face in my hands. “I’m sorry.”

“It’s ok, Zak,” Amber said, putting a comforting hand on my shoulder. “You were with her for three years, and you two only broke up almost a month ago. You can’t get over someone you loved for a long time so soon. I would be concerned for you if you did. But, honestly Zak, I don’t think you want to get over her at all. I think you’re just using me to get at her.”

I looked at her. “Am I really doing that?”

“On purpose? No. Just automatically. And it’s seemed to work.”

“I’m so sorry.”

“You don’t have to apologize. But I want you to tell me what you’re thinking right now.”

“I’m thinking about Sarah and how much I love her. That I can’t be without her.”

I looked at Amber. She didn’t look hurt at all like I expected. She was actually smiling, like she was glad that I loved someone other than her. “Then I think you know what you should do.”

I kissed her on the cheek. “Thank you, Amber.”

“You’re welcome. Now go.”

I stood up from the bed and walked toward the door.

“Uh, Zak?” Amber called.

I turned toward her. “Yeah?”

“Aren’t you forgetting something?”

I was confused by what she was referring to.

She gestured downward.

I looked down at myself and realized that I was still in my boxers. “Oh. Right.”

Amber laughed.

We got dressed and I ran outside, all the way toward the edge of the cliff overlooking the ocean.

I looked down at myself and realized that I was still in my boxers. “Oh. Right.”

“I have to find that ring and give it to Sarah,” I replied.

“You don’t have to.”

“What? Yes, I do.”

“No. I mean, you don’t have to go find it, because I already did for you.”

She reached into her pocket and pulled out the ring, handing it to me.

I was surprised. “How . . . ? When—”

“It doesn’t matter,” she said. “Just take it and go find Sarah.”

I grabbed it and put it in my pocket. “Thank you, again, Amber. You’re helping me even though I’m choosing her over you.”

“No, you’re not. She already has you, and you already have her. That never changed, and I hope it never will. I know true love when I see it, and that’s definitely what you and Sarah have. I don’t want to be the reason it didn’t work out between you two.”

“And you won’t be. Thanks again.”

I ran back to my house. I asked my parents if I could borrow the griffin. They, of course, said yes, though not without a reason why first.

I climbed into it, turned it on, and headed off to find the girl I love.

Aww. Zak's going to make up with Sarah. And Amber supports it, which may be a little surprising.

Also, the two songs that Sarah sang yesterday were: Forever & Always, by Taylor Swift (the piano version), and Shouldn't Come Back, by Demi Lovato.

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