Chapter 4:

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Chapter 3:

Jessica’s POV:

Nervous, I approached Roy, still oblivious to anything and everything around him. What am I going to say to him? What if he doesn’t want to talk? Will he get mad at me for butting into his business? And why do I feel obligated to help him? I’ve only known him a day, today being the second.

“Roy?” I said nervously. “Are you OK?” He glances at me, his steel grey eyes as cold as ever, and then looks away. “Common Roy, I’m seriously concerned here.” Roy looks at me again but this time he walks away. “Roy!” I shouted. He stops and turns to face me.

“Don’t be concerned.” I never noticed before, because he didn’t talk until now but… the guilt. He only spoke three words, but every one of them was completely weighed down by guilt. What did he do that was so terrible?

“Roy, will you just let me help?” I pleaded. I guess I crossed the line somewhere because he completely exploded at me.

“Why do you want to help? I’ve known you for a day! Is it because I’m giving you rides? Hmm…? I’m only doing it because Stephanie asked me to! In fact, if you want me to be brutally honest with you, then the truth is I don’t even like you! OK? So go but into someone else’s life!”

My heart sank with every word. I only tried to befriend him, and help him out. Stephanie is so sweet, so how can she be related to such a jerk.

I could feel the tears quickly build up as I turned around and ran. When I turned into the corner I bumped into someone but I didn’t care who it was. I just wanted to find an empty room and cry. How could anyone be so mean to someone who was only trying to help?

Andrew’s POV:

I was walking through the halls looking for Jessica. Betty and Stephanie really upset her. I wonder how she’d doing.

“Why do you want to help? I’ve known you for a day!” What’s that? As I got closer the shouting got louder. I peeked around the corner to see who it was. It was Jessica… and Roy? “Is it because I’m giving you rides? Hmm…?” So was Jessica trying to help him? “I’m only doing it because Stephanie asked me to! In fact, if you want me to be brutally honest with you, then the truth is I don’t even like you! OK? So go but into someone else’s life!”

That was harsh. What a fucking jerk. I peeked around t he corner again, to find that Jessica was running my way. What am I going to do if she finds out I was eavesdropping? I was about to run away but I was too late. Jessica turned the corner and bumped into me, tears streaming down her face. I don’t think she noticed it was me, but still. I wasn’t going to let Roy get away with making Jessica cry!

I caught up to Roy; anger was flowing through me, like water through a river. “Roy!” I shouted placing my hand on his shoulder. He quickly countered me, putting me against the lockers, and twisting my arm behind my back. He probably could have broken my arm right there if he wanted. Where did he learn to fight?

“Oh… it’s you. What’s your name again?” He let go of my arm and let me off the lockers.

“Andrew.” I said answering the question.

“Right, Jessica’s boyfriend.”

“I’m not her boyfriend! Just her friend. And as her friend, I won’t allow you to treat her as badly as you just did.” I said full of confidence.

“You saw that did you?” He asked smugly.

“Yeah, I did.” I answered with anger hanging off every word.

“And how do you intend to stop me?” He looked at me with a confident look on his face. “I mean I just put your ass against the locker, and that was just reflex. I doubt you would win in a fight.” The confidence I had just disappeared. He’s right, I’m no fighter. I can’t go toe to toe with Betty, let alone this guy. “Look, if you guys leave me alone then I’ll leave you alone, OK?”

After that he turned around and walked away. Compared to him I feel so powerless. How am I going to protect Jessica when I can’t protect myself? Still, I couldn’t help but feel that he’s hiding something. Who is Roy really?

Jessica’s POV:

Stupid jerk! Why should I waist my time h trying to help him anyway? I have better things to do, like… sigh, who am I kidding? It’s only the second day of school, were not doing anything yet.

I find myself thinking about what Roy said to me. It’s not even what he said, but how he said it. Every word was heavy with guilt, and it wasn’t hard to figure out that something was on his mind. Did he mean what he said, or was he just pissed at what ever was on his mind?

I began to feel like there was hope, but then I asked myself, what was I hoping for? Oh my God Stephanie was right. I think I am crushing on Roy. I mean he’s all I think about anymore. And all I want to do is help him. But first I need him to accept me as a friend before I can help him.

I left the room I was currently hiding in so I could skip class and ran into Andrew. He looked as though he was just told someone died.

“Hey Andy.” I whispered. He still heard me though.

“Hey.” He replied sadly.

“What’s wrong?”Looking at him I could tell there was really something wrong with him.

“Nothing.”

“Common Andy, you should know me well enough now to know that I can tell when something is wrong.”

“I said it was nothing!” I froze. It must be something bad. Andy’s never shouted at me before. “Sigh, I’m sorry. It’s something I need to figure out myself.”

“It’s OK. I shouldn’t be butting into your life anyway.” That seams to be the only thing I’m good at. I should try to figure out my own life before I start getting into someone else’s personal affairs.

“It’s not like that! Sigh, the truth is I heard your argument with Roy.” He was there? That guy I bumped into.

“You… saw that?” I felt kind of awkward talking about it with Andrew.

“Yeah. I didn’t like how he treated you so I confronted him.”

“You what!” What was he thinking? Roy is probably pissed right now.

“He didn’t really hurt me, but I did get my ass kicked.”

“Well I’m glad that you’re OK. I should go apologize to him.” Now Andrew is causing him trouble because of me.

“What? Why should you apologize to that jerk? After the way he treated you he should be lucky that you even look at him, and you want to apologize?” Andy looked like he was about to explode. Why is he so concerned about it?

“I have to apologize!” I exclaimed. “He only got mad at me because I tried to but into his life. He had every right to get mad at me. And now I also have to apologize for you. Why did you have to get yourself involved?” Andy was just making things harder for me. I feel like I’m falling into a deeper hole.

Now I know how Roy feels. I wasn’t very pleased with Andy getting involved in my arguments.

“Because I lo…” What? Why did he suddenly stop? “I loathe that guy.” Why did he say that so awkwardly? Although I guess it explains why he got involved.

“Interesting choice of words.” I said a little confused.

“Never mind. The point is you don’t need to apologize.”

“Look, just because you loathe the guy, doesn’t mean he is at fault. Like I said, I butted into his life and he got mad for it. I’m at fault, end of discussion.” I angrily walked past Andrew to go look for Roy. It’s either he didn’t have anything else to say or he didn’t know what to say because after that I didn’t hear a peep come out of him.

Roy’s POV:

Was I to hard on her? After all she was just worried about me. But why was she worried? I haven’t known her for very long. I guess she’s just that nice of a person. Still… I don’t deserve her sympathy. Not after the things I’ve done.

There voices haunt me still, as they echo through my mind.

“Please, she’s only a child.”

“You trust him?” “With my life.”

“Mommy!”

“Everything’s OK baby.”

“Lance! Do it!” “She’s just a kid!”

“Do it!”

“Mommy!”

“Sarah!”

“Lance!”

And then… the thundering clap of gun fire. I can’t take this anymore! I can’t…

I snapped out of it. I heard someone calling my name. “Roy?” It was Jessica. Was she still worried after what I said to her?

“What? You never got the hint?” Why won’t she just leave me alone!

“I’m sorry.” What? “I shouldn’t be trying to get mixed up in your personal life. You need to be alone and I get that. So when I’m finished apologizing, I’ll go. And I’m also sorry that Andy was stupid enough to get himself involved.”

After she said what was on her mind she turned around and walked away. I somehow felt bad, as if I should say something, but what?

“Sigh, Jess.” I mumbled. She slowly turned around with hope in her eyes. “I guess I was too hard on you, since you were only trying to help. But my problems are my problems. No one else’s. Maybe one of these days when I feel like talking about it, I’ll come to you, but until then, please don’t ask me about it, alright?”

Jessica’s face lit up with a smile as she came up to me and held out her hand. “It’s a deal.” She said happily.

I reached out my own hand and began to shake hers. “Still want a ride home?” I asked.

Jessica looked up at me with a smile that was almost heart warming and said, “Yeah.”


Submitted: April 02, 2011

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Undecided000

ok you really need to write more, because those words that are 'haunting' roy really get me thinking. but anyway, great chapter!! i loved more with every new one

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 9:46pm

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thanks. but i'm going to be gone for a while ad i don't know how much i'll be able to get on

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 10:34pm

iris1325

i need to know what the words mean! and who lance, sarah (my name [sadly]), and who the little kid was. and who got killed and why roy was involved. and thanks for being nice to me. im still kinda new and dont know how to do anything on here. messange me and keep me updated

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 10:37pm

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will do

Sat, April 2nd, 2011 10:35pm

MissArielRose

Why is it the girls is romance novels are so stupid? I mean really? We're not like that in real life, well I'm not any way. Was it not obvious he was going to say 'because I love you'? I thought it was. And I'm so confused. I thought this would be about Roy and Jessica. So is Andrew the love intrest? AHHHHHH! I have so many questions! Hurry up and write will ya? Just kiding. update me when you finish the next chapter yeah?-Ariel

Sun, April 3rd, 2011 9:53pm

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lol. triangle. will do

Mon, April 4th, 2011 3:01am

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