“Well Bailey?” Wyatt asked taking my face into his hands. I looked into his warm brown eyes not knowing what to say. Should I tell him? Should I not? Should I lie? So many questions so little time.
“I….I…..I” I couldn’t get anything else out. I have not been so scared to tell Wyatt anything before. Not even when I was telling him I had cancer. I’m scared. So scared.
“Bailey you can tell me. I’m your brother.” I felt a tear roll down my cheek as I stared at him, still not a word coming out of my mouth. “Bailey, come on. It’s alright.” He said pulling me back to
him holding me tight. I felt like my voice was gone. Like I had nothing left in my throat but air. No more muscles, just nothing but air. I felt my phone vibrating in my pocket. I looked down
pulling it out with sleeve covered hands. The temperature was dropping fast making it colder and colder. I flipped my phone open.
Uncle Jesse* Sweetheart are you alright?
Me* Uncle Jesse I’m cold.
Uncle Jesse* Why? The high has heat right?
Me* We are powerless.
Uncle Jesse* Are you telling me that there are teenagers stuck in a high school with no heat while it is-30 degrees outside.
Me* Yeah that’s what I’m telling you.
Uncle Jesse* How many kids Bailey?
Me* There are about 20 of us all together.
Uncle Jesse* What do you have? Anything?
Me* All we have is Coach’s emergency bag. And what was already in the locker room.
Uncle Jesse* Crap. Are you guys alright?
Me* Right now we are okay but it’s really getting cold Uncle Jesse.
Uncle Jesse* I know Baby. I am going to get a rescue group to you as fast as I can alright.
Uncle Jesse* Stay safe Bailey. Make sure everyone stays inside.
Me* I will make sure we stay together.
Uncle Jesse* Alright I’ll call you back.
Me* Okay I love you.
Uncle Jesse* Love you too Sweetheart.
I closed my phone and looked at Wyatt. “What did Uncle Jesse have to say?” He whispered.
“He is doing the best he can to get us out of here since we have no way of getting heat since its -30 degrees out and we are stranded here.” I sighed pressing my body closer to Wyatt’s. He wrapped
his arms around me. “I’m sorry.” I whispered quietly. Wyatt looked down at me.
“Because I can’t tell.” Wyatt sighed.
“It’s alright. You don’t have to.” I nodded. “But if you ever want to talk to me. I’m always here for you.” I leaned up to kiss his cheek.
“I know.” I walked out of the office to see Jayden looking towards the door. I sat back down between his legs making me shiver as cold air got into my hoodie. Jayden wrapped his arms around me
holding me tightly to him.
“Did you tell him?” He whispered in my ear. I shook my head. “Why not?” I looked at him.
“I’m not ready yet.” Jayden gave a short laugh.
“Yeah well, it’s been 2 years. Get ready.” He said rudely to me. I felt my jaw drop as I stared at him.
“Jayden shut up.” I snapped at him quietly. He looked down at me.
“Why wouldn’t you just tell people we had sex?” He hissed I grabbed his jaw with my cold hands.
“Because I don’t to.” I growled at him. He looked down at me not saying a word. “Okay, you promised you wouldn’t tell anyone till I was ready to tell everyone. Well I’m not ready to tell anyone so
stop it alright.” He gave me another look. “I’m serious Jayden. I will tell them when I am ready.” He sighed.
“Alright. I’m sorry. Your right.” He said nuzzling his face into the side of my neck.
“Thank you.” I whispered leaning back into him.
“Bail are you cold?” He asked after awhile. I opened one eye to look at him quietly.
“Why do you ask?” I whispered to him. I felt his finger tracing my lips.
“Your lips are blue.” He said concerned. I closed my eyes.
“Yeah I am a little.” I said as I shivered against him. He moved my hair out of my face looking at me. We were covered in a thick sleeping bag, but I was still cold.
“Colt! Get me another blanket.” Colt looked over at us. He got up as he saw a shiver rack through my body. He ran to the closet before turning around to look at us.
“We are all out. We don’t have any more.”
“Jayden I’m really cold.” I whimpered as he took my hands in his rubbing them together trying to warm them up.
“I know Baby, I know.” He whispered looking back at Colt as he started to pull everything out of the closet looking for something to keep me warm.
“It’s getting pretty cold in here.” Derrick stated as he rubbed his arms with his hands. Kyle looked over at him.
“It’s not getting cold, your just a pansy.” Derrick rolled his eyes at him as Wyatt slapped Kyle making him fall forward onto his face causing everyone to start laughing.
“Kyle be careful or we might just through you out of here and into the snow.” He snapped before looking at me.
“Whatever.” He mumbled at Wyatt at everyone still laughed at him.
“We had to be nice to each other if we want to stay alive here. We are stuck in here, together till the Commander sends in some Marines to safe us. So we better make the best of it or some of us
won’t be leaving here other than in a body bag.” Wyatt said looking around at all the guys as a silence took over the usually noise level.
“Kyle.” One of the guys said it like he was coughing making the rest of us start to laugh, me being one of them. Kyle opened his mouth to say something but a crash made everyone freeze, no pun
“What was that?” I whispered looking up at Jayden. He shook his head putting his finger over my mouth telling me silently to be quiet. No one made a sound as we all listened till another giant
crash made us all jump as it was in the next room. Jayden was standing in no time zipping the sleeping bag back up. “Where are you going? Stay with me please.” I whispered grabbing his hand. Jayden
shook his head.
“I’ll be back.” He whispered pressing his lips to my forehead before grabbing a flashlight and running out of the locker room.
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