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My footsteps echoed as I walked down the white hall of the hospital. In my hands was a banquet of flowers that I had just bought from the hospital store. They were beautifully arranged in a transparent glass vase half filled with water. Their flowery scent tickled my nose but not able to mend the pain in my heart.
Swallowing, I paused in front of an opened door, eyes landing on the freshly made bed that had been occupied just an hour before. My eyes began to burn as it lingered on the maroon covers, a lump burning in my throat.
I turned my attention away from the empty bed and found Kim, Derek's little sister gazing up at me. Her eyes, like mine, were red from tears. I tried to smile at her but failed. "Hello, Kim."
She sniffed and wiped her eyes. "Why'd it have to be my brother, Evan? Why Derek?"
I closed my eyes and tried to fight off the pain. It hurt thinking about it...god it hurt so much. "I'm sorry, Kim...I wish that...I wish...."
Kim shook her head. "It's not your fault. I don't blame you."
I opened my eyes. "Where are your parents?"
"Dad is with Mom, trying to calm her down." Kim sniffed again. "It's hard for her. Derek's an idiot but-"
"He's our idiot," I finished with a soft chuckle.
Kim smiled, eyes watery. "I'll go find them. Will you be okay?"
I looked at the lonely abandoned bed and nodded. "Yeah."
Kim turned to leave but hesitated, staring at the flowers. "Is...is that for..." she swallowed and looked at the empty bed, "for him?"
I nodded. "Gone but not forgotten."
Kim patted my arm. "You're a good guy, Evan. My bother is lucky."
I smiled at her. "Thank you."
"Bye." She turned and walked away without a backward glance.
I watched her leave with a heavy heart. Straightening, I faced the door and entered, hesitating slightly before placing the vase on the table by the bed. I plucked out a white lily flower from the banquet and placed it against the pillow, bowing my head.
"I know you're gone," I whispered, "but know that...that you were...are loved. Your family loved you very much."
The scene earlier that day played in my head, the scene where Derek had gotten shot then falling on the ground, so still and lifeless. I remember feeling so frantic yet unable to move due to shock. I had wanted to run to him right away but seeing Derek on the ground...my mind had went blank until Shelly snapped me out of it by slapping me.
Then I rushed to his side and god...the blood...all I could see and think about was the blood. Derek's blood. I had rocked him in my arms and cried my heart out, begging him not to leave me...begging him to stay.
I had known that if Derek died...a part of me will die with him.
My head snapped up and I looked back to see the young couple I had met after Derek had been rushed into the hospital. They stood in front of the door, watching me. The woman with dark hair smiled. "You came back to give him flowers."
I smiled back with a nod. "Yes...I...it just seemed fitting."
Meg walked up to me , her green eyes watering with tears. "Thank you, Evan."
"He would have liked them," Reed said, stepping beside Meg. "My gramps."
|Steven R. McQueen||as Derek James|
|Dakota Fanning||as Kimberly "Kim" James|
|Chace Crawford||as Evan Staton|
|James Franco||as Paul Brentley|
|Ali Machalka||as Annie Tanner|
|Isla Fisher||as Shelly Shane|
|Cam Gigandet||as Charlie Caine|
|Megan Fox||as Daisy Renolds|
|Katerina Graham||as Caroline Harrison|