When I finally opened my eyes, I adjusted them so they could get accustomed to the bright light beaming in my eyes. I had no knowledge of where I was, better yet how I got here. I tried lifting up my head but became light-headed as I pulled it up.
“Easy, easy you don’t want to hurt yourself.” A voice said as it gently laid me back down on the pillow.
“Where am I?” I asked. My voice cracking and my throat dry as sand paper.
I sprang my body up ready to sprint for my life, but when I looked to see Joey it was just Landon with a grin on his face.
“Chill.” He said.”I was just kidding.”
I gave a sigh of relief, my head still throbbing. I guess Landon saw my face and he put the ice pack back on my head.
He just smiled and made me lay back down on his pillow.
“How did you find me?” I asked.
“Well… it just so happened that I was driving and I saw Joey running like he was running from the cops, cutting out the back from that park. I was going to try to run him over but I looked around the park. I finally found you, in the mud. I thought for sure you was dead.”
“Why didn’t you take me to the hospital?”
“Because.. I know what to do with head injuries. My mother had boatloads of them. Your head isn’t busted or anything, just a tiny knot and it’s kind of swollen. You’ll survive. But Kim you’re not going back to him, I forbid you.”
I ignored the forbidding part.”Oh trust me I’m not. That’s the thing, I tried to break up with him but he wouldn’t let me. To me it’s over, but in his mind it’s a different story. I‘m just more scared than anything.”
“You don’t have to be scared.” He reassured me.”I’m here; I won’t let him hit you like that again. Matter of fact if I hear that he even lays a finger on you I’m going to beat his face in.”
I smiled.”Nice to know that someone cares.”
“I care deeply for you, mostly because you remind me of my mother. At first you were annoying and whiny but I’ve grown on you.”
“Thank you, your majesty. I am not worthy.” I wanted to bow at his knees but with this headache it was impossible.
He went into the bathroom I guess to take a shower because I heard the shower come on and he stayed in there for a while. When it stopped I could hear him humming a tune but then suddenly he stopped.
“Why did cause this thing between you and Joey at the restaurant?” he yelled as he came in with a towel wrapped around the lower part of his body. His hair wet and tangled, his muscles made me want to shout ‘Glory Glory Hallelujah!’
“I told him that you and I kissed.”
“Because it was bothering me.”
“So, I had too.”
He walked back into the bathroom stayed in there for a minute and came out with some gym shorts on. His chest still bare and making me want to still shout.
He sat beside me and clicked the remote on, Criminal Minds appearing on the screen.
“I love Criminal Minds!” I sat my head up a little higher so I could see the screen.
“Well, I guess we can watch this.”
It turned out to be a Criminal Minds marathon so we just sat there and looked at all the episodes. My head didn’t completely stop hurting but it was better to the point I could sit up, but I just couldn’t spin my head to fast.
“Damn commercials.” Landon muttered.”I hate them with a passion.”
“There’s no purpose for them.”
I just nodded slowly paying half attention to what he was saying.
“So…how was that kiss?” he asked finally when some paid programming came on.
“Uh… I don’t know.”
“Gooooooood.” I extended my vowels to warn him I was a bit uncomfortable talking about this but he apparently didn’t get it.
“I knew it.”
I scoffed.”Actually it was horrible.”
“Right, that’s why you went in for a second?” Besides, that was my best.”
I chuckled.”I wonder what your best is.”
“Let me show you.”
I furrowed my brow as he leaned his body over me but he stopped before I lips met.
“But I won’t kiss you unless you want me too. Last time wasn’t fair to you.”
I just stared into his luscious blue eyes and opened my mouth to speak but nothing came out.
“I need an answer.” He whispered into my ear that sent chills down my spine. He gently kissed the side of my neck then pulled his face back over to meet mines.
“I can’t decide.” I muttered.
“Let me decide for you.”
He bent down and I felt his lips meet mines. They were so soft and gentle, yet his kiss was hard and passionate. Something told me to pull away, why? I had no clue but I didn’t follow it. Instead I wrapped my arms around his neck as he placed his hand on my side and didn’t stop kissing him.
I felt so safe with him, like I knew no harm would come to me as long as I stayed in his arms. I thought I would only feel that way about Joey but I guess I was wrong. It was nice what Joey and I had at first but now it was time to let it go.
I just hope that he is going to take the news okay.
Because if he doesn’t he’s either coming after me or Landon.
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