“Aria…Dante…” She said sounding slightly confused. My heart was beating uncontrollably fast and I could feel the blood rushing to my cheeks. I looked up and saw Dante smiling I hit him.
“WHAT WAS THAT FOR!?” He shouted.
“For kissing me without permission,” I laughed slightly.
“You’re Abusive!” He said smiling.
“She not abusive she just mental,” Doctor Bender said joining in with the group.
My grandmother stayed silent shaking her head.
“What am I going to do with you Aria?” she asked trying not to laugh.
“Well, I would say put me in a nut house but I’ve been here three years and it’s time I go home!” I said smiling.
“Can we please go now?” I asked looking more and more like an over excited puppy dog.
“Let me finish up these papers I’m sure your dying to get out of those clothes and into something more you.” She laughed.
I looked down at my outfit; I was wearing colorless sweats and shoes with no strings as usual. Gram was right I did want home, I wanted my bed, my miniskirts, my makeup and my heels.
I smiled; I was still very, very confused about what had just happened though at this very second, well I didn’t COMPLETELY mind.
It seemed like hours ticked by as they signed paper after paper, though my mind didn’t run away like normal it just stayed blank as I listening to the wall clock tick rhythmically behind me.
When papers were done being signed I think I was the first one out the door. The second my doctor told me I was free I ran faster than I ever had before. I stopped outside the door taking a deep breath as the sun greeted me, the air smelled like the nearing winter. The Scent of Maple, pine and burning wood, Grandma walked outside and looked at me.
“You are fast.” she said laughing.
“Well thank you… where the hell did you park.” I asked in a hurry to get as far away from this place as possible.
“I got a new car love just follow me and calm down.” She said.
“Yeah Aria, Chill,” Dante said as he took my hand and pulled me alongside him. I got to admit he was hot, my type and totally worth any trouble he brought, maybe I’ve found myself a new partner in crime. I laughed at the thought though no one noticed and before anyone gets the wrong idea, let me explain. It goes a little something like this…
In all reality no I didn’t really WANT to kill William there was just a lesson that needed to be taught and that was, well don’t make me angry. He deserved it in a sense everyone knew he did though I took the fall. It wasn’t easy spending three years there and it didn’t help, I feel like I still crave to see his blood fly once again but god forbid you say that. If I had, I’d still be behind those walls but then what, more time for me to fantasize? I had no idea what was running through my head after that I lost all points of thought and everything became a big ass mess. People always say that the human mind is controllable but what happens when you fall under the few whose mind physically controls you?
“Aria…” Dante said.
“Hmm” I said looking over at him.
“You okay?” He asked. I was confused what could be wrong we were walking to my grandma’s car. It was then that reality yet again sunk in and hit me hard, we were in the car and I was in the back seat with Dante, playing with a knife. I dropped it quickly and pulled my knees to my chest, what was wrong with me… I hadn’t even been out an hour and my mind was going crazy.
“Aria Sweet heart it’s okay, remember the doctor said it would take a while but you’ll be okay.” My grandmother spoke from the driver’s seat as Dante’s arms slid around me and I leaned in to him.
I could feel my body shaking I could feel his grip around me getting tighter, as much as I hated to say I think I’m falling for my best friend weird huh?
“Aria it’s okay, it’s just a knife it’s okay.” Dante said cooing me as you would a child, I’m not going to lie it made me feel helpless but I liked it.
“I’m fine… It’s just I don’t want to hurt people again.” I said as I looked at him and then it hit me. I was lying through my damn teeth, I wanted to hurt people, and I wanted to see the blood spilled again. I’m glad we got home before my mind went out of control again; I got out of the car and ran into the house and upstairs to my room falling onto the bed. I closed my eyes and took a deep breathe I was finally home away from everything, no more screaming people no more pills no more anything just freedom. I ran to the closet and grabbed the first cute outfit I found, and then walked into the bathroom to take a shower.
When I got out of the shower I got dressed and put on makeup, when I looked in the mirror me finally for the first time in a long time I actually felt like myself. I walked back into my bedroom wearing an extremely short and tattered jean mini skirt a black skin tight belly shirt that was just long enough to touch the top of my bellybutton showing off my piercing. To complement it I would black finger less gloves a studded choker, dark eye liner and lip gloss that made my lips shine like stars. I sat on the edge of my bed and slipped into a pair of knee high jet black leather boots, yeah I was home alright but now, there was something missing.
“ Damn.” I heard Dante say from the door way.
“It’s been too long since I’ve seen a girl pull off that look that good.” He smiled as he continued.
“Why thank you, it’s been a while since I’ve felt this good” I laughed and patted the bed next to me motioning for him to come and sit by me. Dante walked over and wrapped his arms around me, he said nothing for what seemed like hours he just hugged me.
“I missed you Aria.” He said.
“Aww honey I missed you to.” I smiled and kissed his cheek softly. I could see his pale cheeks turn a bright red; I laughed slightly and bit my lip.
“Aria…” He said sighing.
“Is it weird to be in love with your best friend?” He asked sounding shy.
“Not at all,” I said moving closer to him.
“Well I…” He paused.
“I think I’m in love with…” once again he was cut off by my grandmother.
“ God Damn it Gram.” I said laughing.
“What did I do Aria?” She looked at me with a shocked expression.
“You ruined the moment.” I said Laughing as I nudged Dante.
“You two had a nice moment in the lobby today no more for now, Aria you need to get out of the house go play or something.” She said.
“Mackey we aren’t four any more we don’t play.” Dante said trying not to laugh.
“Yeah Gram haven’t you heard; now it’s all about sex and drugs.” I jokingly ran my hand up Dante’s leg.
“Come on lets go have hot crazy sex in the back of her car.” I said trying to sound as serious as possible.
“Whoa, really? I’m so down.” Dante said with a smirk. I grabbed his hand and pulled him to the door.
“Hey, now you two none of that come on play like normal little kids Aria your dolls are downstairs!” Gram yelled chasing after us.
“Nope, Gram when I was little I played with doll now I would much rather play with boys perferably Dante.” I said starting to lose control of the laughter.
“Aria, Aria stop think innocent things! Please...” She said still running. I couldn’t stand it anymore, nor could Dante we both fell into the wall laughing our asses off.
“Well I see you haven’t lost your Sense of humor Aria” She said shaking her head.
“Now after three years in that place you deserve a walk or something.” she continued.
“Oh goody do I get a leash to!” I said looking at her laughing. She gave in and hugged me laughing.
“What am I going to do with you?” She asked shaking her head as she walked away.
I grabbed Dante’s hand and we walked outside and down the sidewalk. The sun was shining bright and the birds were singing loudly it was music to my ears. I could smell the scent of the nearing winter in the air and it bought a sweet yet annoying calm over me.
“Where are we going?” Dante asked.
“To the house,” I said.
“I want to see how well they have cleaned it up in three years.” I finished as I drug him alongside me.
“Oh really now? Sounds awesome,” He said he ran up behind be and picked me up carrying me the rest of the way down the street and into the woods. As we got closer my heart raced, would I be able to face this? Or would it be the down fall to three more years in a crazy house what the hell was I thinking. I wanted to turn back but I couldn’t bring myself to, “Screw it.” I thought I just kept walking. When we reached the house it looked ten times worse than before, you could tell now one lived there in years. The windows were shattered the paint chipping it was a hell hole. I grabbed Dante’s hand as I walked up the steps.
“Aria is this really a good Idea?” he asked pulling me back slightly.
“Its fine, this is something I have to do it’s…. Oh, what’s the word?” I paused and thought for a second.
“A step towards healing,” He said laughing
“yes that.” I said as I kicked open the door. The smell of dust and mold hit me the second I did, I shook my head and walked inside.
I stood there I minute the bloody writing was still on the wall the puddle laid beneath it dry. I could nearly swear the smell in the house was purely from the smell of drying blood. I looked around and shook my head, I felt nothing, no pain no regret no nothing.
“Damn” Dante said.
“You shed enough of his blood now didn’t you?” He said wrapping his arm around my shoulder.
“He bled to death," I said looking back at him a slight smile on my face.
“ No offence or anything but I find it to be extremely sexy that you even killed someone.” He said.
“Really now?” I asked as I turned around wrapping my arms around his neck.
He said nothing for a moment; he just got really quiet there were no sound of movement just us looking into each other’s eyes.
“I’m sorry Aria, but… I-I.” He finally broke the silence but at the point I didn’t care what he was going to say. I kissed him and he kissed me back, he pulled me closer to him and ran his nails across the small of my back, shuttered in pleasure.