………………. I looked across the water and watched as a boat drove by.
I'd gone this far with the story I might as well go the whole way
so I could leave and let Dimitri get back to his friends.
"Chris" his voice was soft no hint of an accent.
"The summer before we started junior year his dad lost his job
and his mom was caught cheating and I guess Arron and his brother
took the brunt of it" I ran my hand through my hair "but a lot of
people were going through the same thing with parents being laid
off and they just dealt with it. Well like Niko" I smiled a
little "Arron has the emotional capability of a teaspoon" I heard
and chuckled from Dimitri.
"I'll have to remember that one" I turned to face him
"One night I was tired and stressed over the play that was coming
up we were going balls to the wall with rehearsals and I wasn't
seeing Arron as much as he thought I should. He thought the play
should come second to what he wanted. So the one thing he asked
was to be the one to take me home after rehearsal, which was fine
but all he wanted to do was go park on his Dad's hunting land
and…" I looked down.
"Did he force you to have sex?" the accent was back along with
the angry tone my eyes locked with Dimitri's and I shook my head.
"No… well not as such some night I didn't feel like it but he'd
grabbed me round the throat a couple of times telling me it
wasn't his fault I was tired…" I trailed off and groaned and I
realized for the first time I had been forced into it.
"I'm sorry Chris but in my books that's rape" Dimitri stepped
closer to me "He had no right to treat you like that" I took a
step back and shook my head.
"That's not what…"
"There's more?" he spluttered. I nodded
"By the time it got to thanksgiving and the play was done Arron
was getting worse with the slaps" I absently rubbed my fingers
over the scar on the inside of my wrist. Dimitri narrowed my eyes
"I started to get sick to the point of not being able to get out
of bed in the morning, Brittany insisted on taking me to the
doctor and they ran some test" I felt sick right now actual
beginning to talk about it "I was anemic"
"So they give you iron pills right"
"Yeah" I nodded "But… oh god" I crouched down "I can't do this"
"Yes you can" Dimitri culled me back to my feet "Chris you've
gone this far" I was shaking.
"They also found out I was pregnant" I looked at him.
"He'd got you…"
"Well I wasn't sleeping with anyone else" I snapped a little too
"I'm sorry I didn't mean it like that" he still had hold of me.
"I know" I took a deep breath "you want to hear the rest?"
"More?" he groaned.
"Well do you see a baby" I laughed a little hysterically he
dropped his head "When I went to school I told Arron I needed to
talk to him so we skipped school and went to his house he thought
it was an excuse to get naked in the middle of the day" I sniffed
"but I told him no and he got mad and slapped me hard enough to
break a tooth" Dimitri looked back at me "so I blurted out that I
was having his damn kid… he accused me of sleeping round on him…
but then he realized there wasn't enough hours in my day to do
everything I was doing and have sex with someone else" Dimitri
reached his hand up and tucked my hair back behind my ear "so he
told me it was my fault I should have taken precautions he just
wanted someone to screw and he wasn't going to take
responsibility for my mistake, so I slapped him" Dimitri raised
his eye brows "he punched me in the stomach and pushed me through
a glass door"
"Is that where this came from" he lifted my arm and rubbed his
thumb over my scar I nodded.
"Yeah… I have a few more but nothing to serious" I shrugged
"Arron stormed off leaving me bleeding on the floor, I called
Brittany we've been friends since we were 7 she took me to the
E.R. but I was already bleeding and I'm not talking about the
"You miscarried?" I nodded "Where were your parents?"
"Working… Mom was I can't remember where promoting a book Dad was
stressing about some football game"
"But the bill"
"My dad knows some of it I had to lie a little and say I fell
into the glass and the tooth was an accident" I couldn't stop the
tears from coming now "the only one that knew it all was Brittany
three days after it happened he turned up at her house to" I did
quote marks in the air "talk about me" I shook my head "They
ended up in bed together and then I find out that while I was
rehearsing they were fooling round every chance they got… my best
friend and my boyfriend and I never knew"
"And this guy thinks he can come back into your life"
"I'll go you have a party" I walked by him how I don't know my
legs were like jello. I'd opened my heart and poured it all out
there was no taking back anything Dimitri knew it all.
"Chris stop" he caught up to me and pulled me to him "You're not
going anywhere not with out me"………………….