It got to half time for the
football game with the boys winning 14 - 6. It was getting pretty
heated as the other team got another touchdown right before the
half time whistle. I finished off my food and was talking to
Grace and Jenna as the cheerleaders danced around acting like
they always do. I pulled a face at them before turning to look at
Jenna again. "Can we get them a pole and start charging more?" I
asked causing everyone to start laughing.
"Oh Bailey if we gave them a pole to perfect that dance we would
get arrested for public nudity." One of the other girls we were
sitting with laughed high fiving me.
"Come on it isn't that bad." One of the guy said watching
"Oh yeah? Then look away from
them and look at me." I said folding my arms looking at him. He
turned his head not taking his eyes off the bouncing
"See I'm looking at you." He
said turning back. His girlfriend smacked him.
"Would you stop it Mark, it's
really annoying. Why don't you look at me like that?" She asked
snapping at him.
"I do look at you that why when
your half naked, going down on me ready to-" He stopped short as
his girlfriend took her elbow and slammed it right between his
legs making all of us look away from him as he doubled up in
"What the hell Lucy? What was
that for?" He groaned at her looking at her for the first time
since the show started.
"Because you are a complete
douche bag." She snapped getting up and storming off, away from
him. I looked at Mark and pulled a face at him.
"Trouble in paradise?" He
glared at me.
"Bailey I think she just
crushed my balls okay, not in the mood to deal with your damn
jokes." He snapped.
"Whoa there Nelly, I was just
asking." He closed his eyes groaning again in pain. I put my hand
on his back and rubbed it as he rocked back and forth trying to
make the pain go away. "Want me to call you an ambulance?" I
asked trying not to laugh.
"No, no, I'm good." He sighed
looking at me.
"What did you do to piss her
off so much?" I asked taking a drink from my second soda that
Jenna got me when she went to go get something to eat since she
"I'm not really sure but maybe
it wasn't a good idea to look at those damn cheerleaders." He
huffed out a breath.
"You had to have done
something." I said tilting my head to the side.
"That's it. I don't remember
doing anything!" He said putting his head in his hands.
"Then go talk to her and see
what you can do to make it better, and if all fails, go buy her
some flowers and diamonds." He gave a short laugh before standing
up painfully and walking away the way she ran away. I looked at
Jenna and we both shrugged and looked back at the game as it
started to come to a close. We won, 50 - 20. Mark never came back
with his girlfriend so I just said they must have made up
already. I said good bye to everyone and made my way to my truck
as the locker room door opened and Jayden came out. He watched me
as I got in my truck.
"Bailey, please." He called. I
looked over at him. "Please talk to me. You don't know how sorry
I am." He shouted running over to my pick-up, still in his
"I'm sorry Jay. Not now." I
whispered hopping in my tuck, driving away from the school, away
I got to the house as it was
silent since it was so late. I had been just driving around not
knowing where to go since I didn't want to go home yet. I pulled
in behind Wyatt's car and went into the house, into my room not
looking around to see if anyone was up. I closed my bedroom door,
locking it before switching the light on grabbing my notepad and
opening to a blank page.
It's been about 3 days seen you
have been gone. I can't believe I miss you. I have only known you
a total of what? 6 days? But I miss you, like I miss my marines
when there away. I miss them, I miss you. I never had a marine
make e feel like this. Sure my cousins leave, as well as they
come home, but I never felt like this. I never felt like my heart
was in half, but strangely you are making me feel this
I was sitting in my room the
other day just looking at my TV when Harley jumped on my bed with
his toy you gave him. He still loves that stuffed dog. Don't ask
me why, he just does. I always wondered why dogs loved stuffed
animals so much till Max tried to steal Harley's stuffed dog and
Harley nearly ripped Max a new one, if you know what I mean. I
have never seen him so mad before, but it put Max back in his
place so that was a good thing.
I was thinking. Maybe when you
get back we could go down to Florida so I can show you what I was
talking about that night. Remember? When you thought I was crazy
when I said I think Disney World is better than Disneyland. When
I still think that, even if you think I'm crazy. We can go down
and go to SeaWorld too. It would be so much fun don't you
Man Taylor, My Hollywood, I
miss you. I wish you were here, watching a movie with me like you
did for those couple of days. I wish you were here, safe with me
and Harley. Not in a warzone, where I don't know if I'll ever see
you again. Hollywood please don't do anything stupid. I mean it
Hollywood, stay safe. I promise you I will be waiting here for
when you get back, ready to take back the life you left on that
parade ground only a shy, 2 days ago.
Well I guess that's all I got
Holly. I want you to know I'm at the other end of the telephone
if you ever want to take. It's always on. You know my number. I
made you memorize it. I swear I will beat you when I get back if
you forgot it Tay. It's getting late here. I should be getting to
sleep. Tell Skylar I wish him well too. Bye Hollywood, My
Hollywood, My Marine.
I pulled the page out and
folded it in half slipping it into an envelope licking the flap
so I could shut it. I put the envelope next to my alarm clock
before I shut the lights. I crawled into bed next to Harley and
fell asleep right as my head hit my pillows……..