Chapter 25: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Young Adult  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Ch. 25 Between a Rock and a Hard Place

"Did you find out anything?" Eve asked Phoenix as they stood side by side in the school hallway. It was a question she hoped he would answer yes to, but there was always a possibility that her plan would come to shambles.

"Well, not yet." He told her. Eve sighed heavily and rubbed the side of her temple in distress. "But I will, I'm pretty sure I'll find something."

"Yeah, but right now that's not helping me." She said irritated. She knew it wasn't his fault, but at this point she needed to release her anger to someone. "Sorry, I can't help it." She then apologized.

"I get it."

"Sure. I'm going to go now, so I'll see you later?" Evy stood upright and went around Phoenix and started walking.

"Evy." She turned around to him when she heard him and looked at him curiously. He walked over to her with a smirk on his face and stopped short of a kiss. Their faces were extremely close, though not kissing, and they both felt each others breath on their lips.


"Aren't you forgetting something?" he asked and before she could answer, he pressed his lips upon hers, and kissed her carefully. As they broke apart, they both looked to each others eyes mesmerized by the kiss, and were unable to say anything to each other for a long pause.

"Well, bye, Phoenix." She told him as she recovered and walked away. She didn't think about the kiss too much since she had somewhere she had to go, and since Phoenix had no information for her, she was forced to follow Johnson's lead. She hoped Phoenix would find something pronto because she didn't want to play his game for too long, but right now he was headed to confession so he couldn't do much at the moment.

Heading to his office, seemed to be one of the most lengthiest walks she had ever been in, every step getting her closer to a frightful doom. She knew he was going to be in there alone, it was after all, late evening and school hours were now green lit. When she stood in front of the door she looked around to see if there was anyone in the hallways that would see her get into his class. There was no one. She knocked on the door three times soft and clear and waited for him to answer the door. His hair was a bit wind blown, and he was wearing that smirk that not so long ago made her go bananas.

"Eve, so glad that you could make it." She debated flipping him off, but she figured that she might as well try things a bit differently. She smiled. He let her in to his office and she sat in the comfy chair in front of his desk. He walked over to his seat and sat silently. "So," he began, "where did we leave off?"

"I have some things you might want." She said bluntly but tried to make her voice sound seductive.


"Well first things first, I brought my checkbook." She reached into her nude colored Marc Jacobs bag and pulled out the checkbook and fountain pen.

"Checkbook, you say?" He raised his eyebrow, certainly in disbelief that she wasn't objecting.

"Do you think that's tacky?" She asked with her pen mid air challenging him.

"I might feel like I'm being paid for sex." He said followed by laughter. Eve stared at him with disgust while he had his eyes closed but once they opened, her face changed to flattery.

"Then not tacky at all?" She commented silently begining to write the check for what she believed would be a satisfying amount. She handed it to him and saw his face sparkle with glee thereafter. Eve stood up from the chair and walked over to him seductively. She stood in back of him and messaged his shoulders as she whispered into his ear. "So, what now?"

She waited for his answer still rubbing her hands on him; she felt so sick, she deeply wanted to get away from him but not before slapping him right across his smug face.

"I have some things in mind." Eve rolled her eyes, while he replied. He stood up from his chair and grabbed her hips. He had the most disgusting look on his face, one of hunger and need, but not one of lust, but of possession.

"Hmm I wonder what that is." She said flatly no longer being her charming self.

"I'm sure you are. What are you backing out?"

"Can I?" She whispered, she noticed that it sounded weak so she coughed and tried again. "I mean, I already gave you your money, isn't that enough?" He pressed his body closer to her.

"Not when I can get more." He whispered to her ear. For a minute she didn't care what would happen to her if she told someone the truth, so all this shit can end. But that wasn't possible, there was too much on the line.

"Okay" She said quietly and let herself be held. She closed her eyes tightly and for the very first time in a very long time, she prayed. She felt Mr. Johnson's hands pull her blazer down her arms and undo his tie followed by hers.

He positioned her by the desk making her sit down on it an said, "We're going to do this nice and slow."

This was going to take way too long.

She ran. She ran as fast as her body let her. She ran down the school hallway, and when she made it outside she didn't stop. She ran to her building, running down the corridors until she reached her dorm. She stopped by the door and pulled her key out from her bag. Harshly, she inserted the key maneuvering her way in. She was thankful Charlotte wasn't arriving until tomorrow morning so she could her room to herself. She then threw her bag on the floor not caring how much it cost her. She pushed the door to her room open and then to the bathroom, dropped to her knees and threw up. All the bile rushed out, like a stream in a waterfall. After everything left her stomach she sat next to the toilet and wiped her mouth angrily. She was truly sick. She had just sold her body, but instead of getting money, she got his secrecy.

After what seemed like for ever she took the longest and most hurtful shower she'd ever taken. She scrubbed and scrubbed untill she felt satisfied that Johnson's touch was gone. But it would never be truly gone. It would always linger still, haunting her always.

Once she was out she changed into some black jeans, leather jacket, and Steve Madden boots. Her hair long, was just combed, and she added a small amount of makeup. She looked at the mirror but didn't see herself, she saw the person she had become, and she was ugly. She grabbed her bag from the floor in the living room, picked her key up also, and left her room heading to Mathew's dorm. She practiced her smile, trying to make sure nothing that she felt inside showed through. She was planning to pretend like she felt great and not so shitty.

Hoping that maybe Mathew would make her feel pretty once again.

Submitted: July 27, 2011

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Oh goodness. I must say, lovely chapter though, I hardly notice that it's been so long between chapters, it's just that easy to get into ^.^
And silly Eve, this is an awfully big and scary hole she's in 0.o
Update soon!

Wed, July 27th, 2011 9:08am


:D ok that's good I didn't want it to be too much too soon kinda thing but still thanks! I'm glad you think so:) It's a HUGE whOle!! I feel so bad:( ok I will try! Thanks for reading!

Wed, July 27th, 2011 2:24am


Eve really needs to get out of the grave she's digging for herself. Johnson needs to go die. Kmu

Wed, July 27th, 2011 5:53pm


Haha that just cracked me up! That was cute. Yeah the whole is already planet size what can she loose now? Lol he should but we'll see. Hey, you're the only person who is reading all three of my stories! God, you're awesome. Thanks for reading livexlaughxlovex!

Wed, July 27th, 2011 11:52am


Sorry it took so long to read. I really love this novel, and I'm aching dfor the next instalment now.
Welldone, Monica, keep me updated?

Wed, August 10th, 2011 12:40am


Oh, its quite alright!!! Just happy you are here:D Aww yu do? OK, I'm halfway done with the next chap, so it'll be up soon! Thanks:] For sure!! Thanks for reading:]]

Tue, August 9th, 2011 7:26pm

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