It was only day three since I came home and I wanted to pull my hair out. Alek was driving me insane.
"Hey stupid did you take your pills yet?" Alek yelled From downstairs.
"I'm not stupid!" I yelled at the top of my lungs. Stupid had become my new name. I couldn't go back to school yet. So I was put on bed rest for a whole month.
"Yea, whatever." Alek said, walking into the living room. "Did you pick out a movie?"
Alek had suggested we watch a movie. He wanted to 'bond'. I almost didn't believe him. Alek and I didn't get along whatsoever. But when he said he was sick and tired of fighting, I just said i'd watch one movie with him.
I picked up the DVD in front of me. "I want to watch this one."
He raised his eyebrows. "The Ring? I didn't peg you as the scary movie type." He walked over to the tv and popped the disk in.
"Really. What type did you peg me for?" I asked, Shoving a handful of popcorn in my mouth.
Alek flopped down onto the couch. "The type that watches stupid chick flicks and then cries at the end. You know what I'm talking about?"
I almost laughed. "Are you serious? I hate chick flicks. They're so stupid and predictable. Two people fall in love, they fight, make up and then the credits roll. I hate movies like that." I said, trying to hold in the popcorn without spitting it on Alek.
"Well now I know. So do you get scared easily, stupid?" He asked, poking me in the side.
I frowned. "I'm not Stupid. And I don't get scared easily. The Ring just happens to be my favorite movie."
"Okay." Alek said, rolling his eyes. We got quiet as the movie started. After a while, my eyes got heavy. That stupid medication always made me tired, and I had to take it twice a day. Stupid Spencer with his stupid grudge and his stupid knife.
My eyes were completely dead by the time that horse fell off the boat. I leaned into Alek, I was too tired to stay up. I pulled up the blanket that was laying on my feet and covered myself with it.
"Getting tired, Alex?" Alek asked, moving himself so we were both in a comfortable position.
"I'm not-" I stopped talking for a minute. "Did you just call me Alex?" That was the first time he actually called me by my name and not stupid.
Alek laughed a little, and I could feel his laugh reverberating through his body. "I guess I did. Why, do you like stupid better?"
I sighed, too tired to try and fight. I snuggled closer to him, he was warm. "No, I like...." I didn't want to talk anymore.
Alek probably said something, but I was already asleep.
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It was dark, and I couldn't see a thing. "Hello?" I called out. The only thing I heard was my echo.
Where the hell was I? As far as I could tell, I was in a very dark corridor. "Is anyone there?" I asked.
Before I could take another breath, something-or someone-attacked me from the side, causing me to be knocked off my feet. I hurled five feet in the air, and my back hit something cold and hard. "Why don't you ever shut up?"
I stopped breathing. That growling voice was all too familiar. "Spencer?" My voice was barley audible.
Something cool caressed my neck. "You're still speaking? Maybe I should do something about those annoying vocal cords of yours." He said, pressing the cold object harder against my neck.
I couldn't speak. Tears were streaming down my face. How did Spencer find me? "Spence-"
"Shut up!" He growled, and pressed the knife harder against my neck.
I let out a shrill scream as the knife pierced my neck....
"Alex...ALEX." I woke with a start, and I came face to face with Alek.
I stared at Alek, who had a grave look on his face. "It wa-s-s ju-just a dre-dream." I whispered to myself. Spencer didn't catch me a second time. Spencer had disappeared without a trace and hopefully was never coming back.
"Alex, calm down." Alek said, running his hands up and down my arms, trying to calm me down.
I slapped them away. We were still on the couch, but Alek had put me in a sitting position so I was facing him. "I'm fine." I mumbled, wiping away my tears.
"You were screaming and I got scared. It's okay. Spencer isn't here." He said reassuringly. "Come on." He got up off the couch, taking my hand in his.
I was too drained out to care. I had never had a nightmare about Spencer, but the dream was so real. I shivered. "Sorry about that."
The house was dark as Alek led me upstairs. "Don't worry about it. I would have some pretty freakish nightmares if I were you." He let go of my hand and opened my room door.
"What time is it anyway?" I asked hoarsely, climbing into my bed. Alek was standing by the door.
"it's a little after eleven."
I yawned. I was exhausted. "Really? Well I'm going back to bed." I closed my eyes.
"You didn't change your bandages today." Alek said.
My eyes snapped open. Of course. "Fine." I stumbled out of bed and felt my way to the bathroom. When I found the light to the bathroom, Alek was standing in front of me.
"Your stitches are all almost dissolved. So you won't have to worry about me touching you for much longer." He winked at me before working on my bandages.
I tried to not focus on Alek's soft hands on my thigh. There was an awkward silence. I closed my eyes and Spencer clouded my vision. I snapped them back open. I was not going back to sleep tonight.
"Okay. There, all better." He said, patting my thigh.
I hopped off the counter and turned off the light then my way to bed. What was I going to do now? "Hey, Alek?" I asked skeptically.
He stood at my door, A silhouette in the dark. "Yes, Alex?"
I started playing with my fingers. I was tired, but I know I wasn't going back to bed if I was in this room by myself. "Do you think....nevermind." I said quickly, burying myself in my covers. Yea I wouldn't go back to sleep, but there was no way I was going to ask Alek of all people to stay with me. He annoyed the living shit out of me.
Alek walked over to my bed. "What is it, stupid?"
We hadn't really fought the entire day. He'd only call me stupid two times. Maybe he would think I was just going along with his whole 'bonding' thing. "Can you stay with me? Just until I fall asleep?" My voice was a whisper.
"You're asking me to stay with you? Of course I will." He replied brightly. "Scoot over."
I moved over, allowing space for Alek. "Just until I fall asleep, then you're out....okay?" I said, getting comfortable.
"Or we could just snuggle." He said, wrapping his arms around me.
I frowned and slapped his hands away, sitting up. "I change my mind. Get out."
Alek tried pulling me back down, but I held my ground. "I was just kidding Alex, come on." He coaxed.
"Get out." I repeated. I gave him a chance, and he completely blew it.
"Just lay down, Alex. I won't try anything, I promise."
A minute passed before I realized he wasn't going go get out of my bed. I sighed. "Fine." I got back under the warm covers, trying to keep my distance from Alek's body.
"What are you doing all the way over there, stupid?" Alek asked, pulling me against him.
I had the urge to punch him in his balls, but controlled myself. "I thought you promised you wouldn't try anything." I said through clenched teeth.
He laughed silently beside me. "I'm not. You're just warm."
I rolled my eyes. "Whatever." I yawned. "Just shut up. And I'm not stupid." I closed my eyes.
"Yea, whatever you say." Alek said.
I nudged his stomach before closing my eyes