Runaway

Runaway

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Genre: Romance

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Genre: Romance

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She's so beautiful it's heartbreaking. Victoria is seventeen, and she's made more than a few mistakes in her life. Sleeping with her best friend's boyfriend being the most recent, and the worst. She's a senior this year, and no one is in a hurry to let her forget about any of it.
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She's so beautiful it's heartbreaking. Victoria is seventeen, and she's made more than a few mistakes in her life. Sleeping with her best friend's boyfriend being the most recent, and the worst. She's a senior this year, and no one is in a hurry to let her forget about any of it.

Chapter1 (v.1) - Chapter One

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Submitted: March 02, 2017

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I tipped my plastic cup back, and took another drink from the vodka-Gatorade mix I'd put together. I'd already had quite a bit of the vodka-Arnold Palmer that Audrey had made, but that was gone now. The effectss of the weed were beginning to fade, but I wasn't surprised, nor did I mind. They'd been using a pipe, and I tried to limit my use of pipes, as I hated when the ashes got stuck in the back of my throat.

Jacob was staring at me in a way that made me squirm a bit, though I didn't question it as much as I should have. The amount of liquor that I'd consumed was quite a bit more than I'd had in a while, and it showed.

Audrey was back at the house, passed out in bed. She did that quite a bit, and it pissed me off every time. "Why are you staring at me like that?" Jacob's voice wasn't as slurred as mine, but slurred nonetheless.

"Just thinking about Audrey." I shrugged.

There wasn't much past this momet that I remembered, but I did remember one of us telling the other that we should head back to the house. It was nearly two, and we didn't want to wake the neighbors up. For, it was their patio that we had been sitting on.

I remembered getting near the house when Jacob grabbed me by the shoulders, spun me around, and then grabbed me by the hips. Our lips mashed together, our breathing became ragged. He whispered, "Let's take this in the house."

 

I lunged up, and landed on my feet, only moments before my knees buckled and I fell. I laid on the carpet for a few moments, wondering why I'd been having the same dream over the past few weeks. It had only been a month since Jacob and I had sex in the spare bedroom of Audrey's house, but she was still very anti-Victoria. Despite the fact that she'd gotten back together with Jacob.

He'd apologized profusely, had assumed that Audrey would choose me over him. I hadn't argued with him, because I, too, had presumed this. Instead, I just read the texts on my phone in silence, without the heart to respond.

Summer was nearing an end, and I was nearly alone. I had two other very good friends that had adamantly stayed at my side, but everyone knew Audrey had been my main best friend for years. I no longer had her, but I didn't regret the choice I made. In fact, I would make it again, and again. Jacob was a nice guy, and so far I'd managed to leave him mostly out of our arguments, when Audrey had? spoken to me.

Because one of us should've noticed the way he always wanted me around, complimented me often, and loudly declared how beautiful I was, around his friends. I'd dismissed it as us becoming fast friends, despite the fact that I was known to have a 'prickly' attitude toward newcomers, especially those who had the ability to break my best friend's heart.

The first week or so, I'd been crushed at Audrey's texts, the names she called me, the threats she promised to make good on. I wasn't so worried about the threats, not when I had four inches on her. It'd always been part of our friendship that I was the stronger of the two, her protector at times.

But as time went on, and I grew close to other people, I realized that mine and Audrey's friendship had been bad for a while. It was toxic, and one of us was nearly always jealous of something the other had.

I let Jacob have her, and stopped pursuing any type of relationship with her. At one point, she tried to get in to it with me once again, and I'd told her that yes, I'd made a mistake. And I'd apologized over and over, and if she wasn't mature enough to forgive me, then it was her problem.

That had been the most recently that I'd heard from her, but I was no longer sweating it. The depression that had shown itself early after our friendship exploded didn't show any sign of returning. It wasn't that I'd never cared for Audrey; she'd been my first best friend in a very long time. She was important, but we needed time apart.

I had no doubt she would eventually forgive me, but there was nothing to be done until then. There was the small bit where she'd texted my parents, told them everything, but I had served the time for my crime.

Though, she had not told them until a few days after, so I had the pleasant experience of accompanying my mom to the DMV the morning after, and I'd considered throwing up in the middle of it. I was hungover, but determined not to let her see that.

My phone chimed over in the corner, bringing me back to reality. I had no doubt that it was Hailey, making sure I hadn't done anything dumb last night. I had thought about it, had gotten an offer from Audrey's foreign exchange student, but it hadn't been the right time.

?Sure enough, ?Did you go out with that guy last night????

I laughed at her concern. She was the best influence I had, but she had no control over me. No, I answered, ?I figured if Audrey came out and I was too wasted, she might have a chance of decking me?.

Hasn't she already decked you?? Was her reply.

?Nearly, remember? She was so drunk that she missed my face, and clipped my neck. That was the night I nearly broke her nose?.

In my defense, I'd pulled my arm back on insintinct. I had barely stopped myself from knocking her silly right then and there. It hadn't, though, stopped me from storming off and slamming my fist into a wall until the fog cleared. But, we'd quickly made up, as we always had. Until Jacob.

I sighed, and put my phone away, ignoring the texts from Jacob that insisted he was in love with me. School started in less than a week, and I needed to get him straightened out before then. Ever since that night, he'd insisted that he was in love with both Audrey and? I, which I'm sure further cooled Audrey's attitude towards me. I would deal with him later, though. It was time for me to get some quality time with my only friend that ?didn't? think going out and getting drunk was a good way to spend a Friday night.

 

 


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