"What the hell are you doing here?" I demanded when I opened the door. Chloee stood up, a little jumpy, but she tried to hide it. She crossed her arms and looked me over.
"I am here to see my true love...I don't know what you're doing here." She turned to Josh and gave a sympathetic look and then turned back towards to me.
I rolled my eyes and replied, "You are nothing to him anymore. Remember? He left you!" I took a step closer to her and she backed up. She should've known that I wouldn't beat her up or anything, but that doesn't mean I can't act like it!
"He may have left me for you, but I bet anything, he'll leave you now." She showed her wicked smile and bobbed her head like an idiot.
I crossed my arms, like her, and asked, "What do you mean, Chloee. Me and Josh are perfectly fine."
"Ha! Oh really? Trust me, he'll break up with you for causing this!" She pointed at Josh's sleeping body...Josh hooked up on all those machines...the barely breathing Josh.
I'll admit it, her words stung. I felt tears forming behind my eyes, but I held them back. I wasn't going to let Chloee get the idea that she was winning.
"I may have caused this, I may have not...but atleast I didn't cheat on him with all his friends and talk trash behind his back. Get out!" She glared at me and walked over to get her purse.
She quickly kissed Josh's forehead and walked out mumbling, "Hope he wakes up."
I sat down beside Josh and interlaced our fingers. I watched for any signs of him awakening...eyelids moving, fingers twitching...but there was nothing. Just stillness.
The only thing keeping me from balling my eyes out was watching the rise and fall of his chest. It was the only sign he was still alive. My tears started sliding down my face.
Softly, I started talking to him. "Josh, I am so sorry that this happened to you. I know this is my fault...I shouldn't have agreed to going off that boat! W..we wouldn't be in this mess."
I wiped my eyes and continued. "Chloee came by...and told me some hateful things, but don't you worry, I stood my ground and defended myself...and you. She said you would break up with me because of this...I don't want to believe her, Josh, but something inside me keep saying that she's right."
The whole room was silent except the beeping of the machines. For some reason, it felt like the noises were echoing against the four walls and I started getting anxious.
I calmed myself down by taking deep breaths and then I looked at my phone. It was going on 5pm and Luke was suppose to pick me up anytime now.
Standing up, I closed the distance between me and Josh and leaned down. Whispering, I said, "If you do want to break up with me...I will understand but I will always...always love you, Josh Princeton." I kissed on the lips and walked out.
Luke didn't say anything to me on the way home. He knew I didn't want to talk about the past days and that I was exhausted. I leaned my head against the window and kept replaying what Chloee said to me. 'He will break up with you for this!' I closed my eyes and tried to erase the memory, but it wouldn't vanish.
We pulled up to the house, and I got out of the car before Luke shut off his engine. I went straight upstairs, without any objection from my mom, and shut my door.
I sat my phone on my dresser and went into the bathroom to get ready for bed. I heard my phone ringing, but I wasn't in the mood to answer it...
Little did I know that it was Ellen calling me...letting me know that Josh was awake.