We turned around and Jacky was standing behind Tara, his arms crossed and a stern look on his face.
"Jacky, what are you doing here??" Tara asked.
"Ronnie sent me here to get you and i guess i walked in on something," he said, motioning to me.
"What about Sammi??" she asked.
"She went to the bathroom. And now im guessing she was in on you seeing Max," he said.
"Look, Jacky, please let me explain," she said.
"Alright, please go ahead," he said.
"Ok, i came to see Max so i can talk with him. He was aplogizing for everything. I know he helped with that prank, but it was a harmless prank that went wrong. I thought it was still time for forgiveness..... and truth," she said.
"The truth being??" He asked.
"That i love Max," she said as she took my hand. I held on to her hand to hope Jacky doesnt get mad at her.
"Look, Tara, i dont get involved with people's love life. Im just worried about what Ronnie would say. He's gonna flip when he finds out his little sister is dating his ex-best friend," Jacky said.
She was quiet for a minute. I wish i could say something.
"Im scared, Jacky. What should i do??" she asked.
Jacky just looked at her, and then at me, but he didnt have any look of anger in his face.
Then he pulled Tara in a hug.
"Its okay. Im not gonna tell the guys," he said.
"What??" She looked up at him.
"I second that. What??" I asked.
Jacky looked at us.
"I agree with Tara. This FIR vs. ETF wars have got to stop. Its already gone on too long and its becoming out of control. Even though i hate you and your bands mates for the paint job you gave me, Ryan, and Tara, im not gonna be a snitch on you two," he said.
"So, your not mad??" Tara asked.
"At the prank, a little. But for love, not really," he said.
"Thank you, Jacky," Tara said as she huged him.
"But we gotta keep this between you, Max, Sammi, and me," he said, pointing at each of us and at the distance, to say that its Sammi.
"We will," she said.
She turned around and i held my arms out at her and she ran into my hug.
"And i swear if you dare hurt Tara again, it wont be Ronnie kicking your ass. It would be me," he snapped a bit at me.
"Dont worry. I promise to love Tara," I said.
Soon it was time for the bands to go back to their buses. Rest Stop Time is over.
I kiss Tara goodbye and she goes with Jacky and i meet Monte at the entrance flirting with some girls. He obviously didnt see me and Tara.
I drag him back to the bus, we wait for Craig and Robert, and then the tour buses depart from the Rest Stop parking lot.
I couldnt stop thinking about Tara. I couldnt even stop thinking about the risk Sammi and Jacky were taking.
There was alot of caution right now.