Angel's Watch

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Chapter 17 (v.1) - I'm done running

Submitted: November 01, 2010

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……………. It felt like my world was beginning to implode as I turned away from them and started to pack as fast as I could. Where I was going to go I had absolutely no idea.
 
“Rhia stop and think about this” Evan pleaded
 
“I don’t need to. I have people claiming to help me” I snapped “All I asked for was to not ask about my past and don’t you think I did it for a reason” I zipped up the bag and closed the case “Now get out of my damn way”
 
“What the hell did you guys do?” Kelly was looking panic stricken
 
“Nothing” Evan muttered I looked at him and raised an eyebrow.
 
“Where are you going? Levi asked sheepishly
 
“Why does it matter?”
 
“It matters because even after what you think we do care”
 
“Dude you’ve known me for two days” I shook my head at him “And you slapped me” Levi’s head dropped I pushed past them and walked to the door of the apartment.
 
“Rhia don’t go we can work it out” Kelly caught up to me resting her hand on my arm “I’m sorry for what I said to you yesterday” she looked back at where Evan and Levi were leaning “I was surprised that’s all” she gave me a weak smile “Don’t go because of something I said I love having you for my friend and these” she absently waved her hand at the guys “are guys so they tend to be slightly dumber than a box of rocks just because” I started to shake my head “Rhia please…” Kelly looked over her shoulder at them “Maybe you should both leave” Levi looked at Evan.
 
“Yeah” Evan nudged Levi’s arm Levi gave a half nod and grabbed his jacket and began to follow Evan. “Rhia I’m sorry for trying to pry”
 
“Yeah me too” Levi couldn’t look me in the eye “And I shouldn’t have slapped you it goes against everything I was raised to be” I didn’t answer just looked at the floor. Evan opened the door and waited in the hall for Levi. “But don’t run from your friends, they think the world of you”
 
“Levi” Kelly murmured, he pushed his hands in to his pockets and walked out. I was done emotionally, physically and mentally. I wanted to curl up in a ball and go to sleep and hopefully not wake up. “Honey” Kelly whispered her warm hand closing over mine and taking the case out of it “Go to bed”
 
“I need to leave” there was no fight left in my voice
 
“You need sleep” she put the case on the couch and steered me to my room. I can’t remember getting into bed or falling asleep or even what happened after that……………..
 
 
 
 
………………… I opened my eyes dim light was coming through the open curtains the sound of the TV in the living room was like a drone I looked at my clock 5.56. I  lay back and ran my hand over my face as thoughts of the night before came back to me I felt like crap I must have been asleep for a couple of hours max the box was back I it’s place on the dresser, panic rising in my throat making me lurch out of bed and race to it pulling it open the picture was tucked away in the back where I’d pushed it nothing was disturbed I opened my closet all of my things neatly put back inside and the case and bag put away. I looked at my clothes I was still in the things I had gone to work in apart from my boots I grabbed some P.J. pants and a hoodie from my draw and walked out. Kelly was sitting on the couch.
 
“You know I think your apartment is downstairs” she jumped at the sound of my voice
 
“You’re awake” I nodded “I was going to call the doctors if you hadn’t gotten up by 6”
 
“Why?”
 
“Well you’ve been out since 3am it’s now just before 6 pm”
 
“I ‘m going in the shower” I turned away from her.
 
“Evan called and so did Levi to check on you” she got up from the couch “Well Levi called to check every couple of hours” I groaned “He’s back in Madison and Evan is picking up dinner and bringing it here”
 
“I’m not hungry and I’m going in the shower”
 
“You want to talk to Levi when he calls again”
 
“I don’t have anything to say to him” I shrugged before I turned and walked away. I closed the bathroom door and leant against it “I heard my cell ring and Kelly start talking. I ignored it and turned on the shower and stood under the hot stream of water. I wasn’t going to leave I was going to stick it out but I was adamant that I wasn’t going to tell people about my past that was my past that wasn’t any concern of anyone else. I shut off the water and climbed out wrapping myself in a towel and sitting on the vanity. Right now my life sucked but I couldn’t keep running I was tired of running. The door knocked.
 
“Hey Rhia you want some coffee?” Kelly asked through the door
 
“Sure”
 
“Evan’s just turned up with Pizza”
 
“So go eat” I got up and dried off and slipped on my P.J’s I wiped the condensation from the mirror and looked at my reflection the dark circles were making me look like I hadn’t been to bed. I pulled the brush through my hair and walked from the bathroom.
 
“Here you go” Kelly handed me a mug “Feel better?”
 
“Not really” I looked at Evan he smiled at me like nothing had happened.
 
“Pizza” he held out a slice.
 
“I’m good” I sat on the couch and wrapped my hands round my coffee as my cell rang.
 
“Well that’ll be Levi” Kelly grinned throwing the phone next to me on the couch
 
“So” I fixed my eyes on the TV
 
“Answer it” I groaned and picked it up.
 
 
Me * Hello
Ian * Rhiannon is that you?
 
I wanted to throw up right where I sat as the coffee slipped from my hands and the mug shattered on the floor……………………


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