Chapter 5:

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

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Chapter 4:

Roy’s POV:

“What was I thinking, making a promise like that to her? Why should I have to open up to her? I know she means well but it’s not her problem.” I laid down in my bed with Jessica on my mind, and before I knew it I drifted of to sleep.


“Please, she’s only a child.”


“You trust him?” “With my life.”



“Everything’s OK baby.”

“Lance! Do it!” “She’s just a kid!”

“Do it!”






“Argh!!!!” I screamed in anger as I woke up, completely blinded by rage, but I could hear a low voice.

“Roy…” I’ve herd this voice before. “Roy….” The voice got softer, almost like a whisper. Where have I heard this voice? “Roy….!” The voice called out one more time and I felt someone slap my face. I finally came to my senses and saw my hands wrapped around Stephanie’s neck.

“Stephanie!” I screamed letting go of her neck. Stephanie dropped to the ground, gasping for air. “I’m so sorry Stephanie. Are you alright?”

“Yeah, I’m OK.” She said still trying to catch her breath. “What about you?”

“Me?” I asked confused. “What about me?”

“I came over here to visit you, and used the key you gave me to come in. When I got here you were asleep but you seamed to be having a nasty dream. Your face is still drenched in sweat.” I felt my forehead, and she was right. I was completely drenched in sweat. “That’s when I tried to wake you up and you suddenly started to choke me.”

“Sorry.” What’s happening to me? I was never a violent person before. And I went as far as choking Stephanie.

“Roy? What happened to you in New York? We never heard from you in years, and then you suddenly appear at our door step. There’s a nine year gap between when I last saw you and when you came to us a few months ago. Where did you go after…”

“Don’t bring them into this!” I shouted, fear ran clear across Stephanie’s face. “I’m… I’m sorry. I can’t talk about it. Not yet. Just go home Stephanie, and give me your key. I don’t want to risk hurting you again.”

She got up and left her key on the desk and headed towards the door. But before she left she turned to face me. “What happened to the sweet little boy I remember playing with as a child?”

“I’m sorry Stephanie, but he died a long time ago. And I don’t think he’ll ever come back.” With that she left the house. I locked up behind her and returned to my room, though I didn’t dare go back to sleep.

Jessica’s POV:

“So he forgave you, just like that?” Betty asked puzzled.

“Yes. Is that so strange?” I asked that but I knew the answer. It does seam a little strange. I mean out of what I know about Roy’s charter, he seams more like the type to blow off an apology rather than accepting it.

“I think it is. What do you think Stephanie?” Betty looked to Stephanie hoping to hear from the Roy expert. But Stephanie seamed a little out of it.

“You ok Stephanie?” I asked, concerned.

“What? Ya. I’m fine. Oh! I need to go to the store for mom before it closes. I’ll talk to you guys later.”

“Ok. See you tomorrow.” I answered unconvinced.

Stephanie turned around and walked away. What’s bothering her? She left without saying good bye or anything. She’s usually so happy. “You know why she’s sad right?”

“Sigh… I got an idea.” Every problem that we had as of yet was because of Roy. I don’t know why but it’s like as soon as he came, everything went to hell. He attracts trouble, like light attracts moths.

“Are you going to go?” Betty asked.

“Go where?”

“You live close to Roy. Ask him if he knows why Stephanie’s upset.”

“Do I have to? I just got things straightened away with him. I don’t want to trouble him again.”

“But this time it’s for Stephanie. He’ll understand.”

I knew Betty was right. As much as I didn’t want to do this, it is for Stephanie. And I know that she would do the same for me. What am I saying? Stephanie would do just about anything if it means helping her friends. And I have to do the same for her.

“Alright, I’ll go ask Roy. You try to find out what you can from Stephanie.”

“Ok. I’ll see you tomorrow.”

“Bye.” Betty and I took off in different directions. I hope Roy doesn’t get mad at me.

Roy’s POV:

Man. It’s been so long since I thought about them. I’ve almost forgotten that they existed. I… I can’t remember what they look like anymore. It’s been seven years since… since…

“Ding, dong.” Someone was at my door. Who could be coming here? I reached for my gun as I went to answer the door. Jessica? What does she want?

I opened the door and found a hint of fear in her eyes. “I missed one day of school, and you come to see if I’m sick. Glad we don’t have any trust issues.” I said sarcastically.

“What? You weren’t in school?” Are you kidding me?

“You mean you didn’t notice I wasn’t there to pick you up this morning?”

“Oh. I went to school early this morning for club activities.”

“And you didn’t let me know? If I had gone I would have been waiting in the rain for you!”

“Sorry. I’ll give you a list of days and times when you don’t need to pick me up.”

“Sigh… fine. But if your not here about me being sick, why are you here?”

“Actually… it’s about Stephanie.” My heart sank as she spoke Stephanie’s name in that worried tone.

“Did something happen to her? What’s wrong?” I grabbed Jessica’s arms waiting for an answer.

“No. She’s fine.”

“Sigh… Good. So what’s wrong?”

“Well she hasn’t been herself all day and I was hoping you might be able to tell me what’s wrong with her.”

“In other words you’re getting mixed up in someone else’s affairs again.” She should have known I would go there.

“I guess it’s true when you put it that way but she’s my friend and I’m worried about her.”

“No, don’t get me wrong. I’m glad that Stephanie has friends that worry about her.” I really am. She was never able to get along with others as a child and I was her only friend. It’s nice to see she turned out alright. “Come in. I’ll tell you what happened.”

Leaving out the choking part I explained what happened. I know Jessica can understand because, for what ever reason, she’s just as concerned about my past as Stephanie is.

“May I ask you something?”


“Don’t bring who into this?” Shit, did I include that part? Sigh… It’s to late now.

“My… my parents. Two years after I moved to New York, my parents died in a crash. I don’t want to say any more than that.”

“Oh… I’m sorry.”

“Don’t be. You had nothing to do with it.”

“Even so…”

“Well I told you what you wanted to know. You can go now. Do I need to pick you up tomorrow?”

“What? Umm… yes.”

“Well I’ll see you tomorrow.” I hurried Jess out the door and locked it shut behind her. I went back to my room and lid down, looking at the ceiling. “Mom. Dad. What have I become?”

Submitted: June 17, 2011

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LOVE IT!!! but im kinda confuzzled. YAY FIRST!!! keep me updated tho!!!

Fri, June 17th, 2011 7:34am


glad you like it. i KYU

Fri, June 17th, 2011 6:06am


Yay!! Way excited you updated!!! I loved the chapter!! Can't wait for your next update !!-Ariel

Sat, June 18th, 2011 4:35am


thanks. i have lots of free time now so i can write more. expect the next chapter to be up soon.

Fri, June 17th, 2011 10:22pm

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