My body was shaking, my heart hammered away behind my ribs. I felt as though I just saw a ghost. And I did, a ghost from My past. A ghost I locked away after years of hunting and torment I had finally shut it out. But he was here. In Vegas. He saw me and I saw him. He touched me and I … I .. I kissed him.
“Nikki! Who's here” my best Friend slapped my face.
“ Danny!” I spit.
They both gasped. I could feel my eyes fill with tears. This was not happening. Not now. Not with Kellin here.
“where did you see him? Did he see you ? Maybe you just thought you saw him” Vicky started to just talk. Most of what she said faded out of my head. I couldn’t hear anything but my heart pounding in my head, the sound of his voice when he spoke to me.
The stranger touched my arm as I reached for the drinks, I felt goosebumps form under his warm hand.
“Its been time love” the man said in a deep British accent.
Slowly those words echoed into my head as those goosebumps spread throughout my body, sending shivers down my spine. Just like old times.
I raised my eyes up and locked them with those lovely blue eyes ones that I once use to loose myself in.
He smiled that sexy toothy smile of him that made it harder to breath. He came closer and pushed a strand of hair behind my ear.
“Don’t you look lovely tonight Nikki” he stepped back a bit to look me over.
Nothing was working, no thoughts in my head , no air in my lungs. I even think I stopped blinking.
How was it, that I was staring at ghost I locked away?.
“Are you alright love? I don’t think you’ve taken a breath”
He placed his hand on my shoulder. Suddenly my eyes blinked. Sucking in a breath, I backed away.
“Danny” my voice came as a hash whisper.
“Danny, what are you doing here?” pushing my voice to a normal level
“Its Vegas love. The boys and I came here to gamble. Question is, why are you here?”
“Im with friends”
“Where are they ?”
“I went to get drinks” pointing to my tray of drinks.
“They can wait, have a drink with me. I missed you”
He missed me? How could he miss me? He kicked me out.
Danny sat down on one of the stool and patted the other beside him. I wanted to run away every ting screamed to run but my legs moved towards the seat.
“How have you been?” he asked me while nodding at the bartender. Who returned the nob and went to work making two drinks. I had grabbed my mojitio in the meantime.
He laughed at my one word answer, he hated when I use to do that.
“That was some kiss you gave me. Almost had forgotten what you tasted like”
My heart contracted. He still remembered.
“Im sorry about that. I didn’t know you where there.”
“So you rather it had been a stranger?” he words where teasing.
“ No.. I mean yes.. I mean. Listen that guy was..”
He put his finger to my lips making me shut up.
“I know, I saw him looking at you and decided to come over just in case you needed assistance. I guess I came in handy”
He placed his hand back down.
“Thank you” I said looking down at my empty glass.
“Your drinks sir” the bartender placed two drinks down. For me a Mai tai a drink Danny knew I loved. For him just Jack's on the rocks.
We both took our drinks and sipped on them in silence.
“How's Trevor ?” he asked making me choke on my drink. He just had to.
“Maybe if you called him , you’d know” Danny didn’t look at me.
He didn’t care,. He never did. What was I doing here? I had to leave. All my anger , my pain rose up within me.
I got up from my chair and turned to leave but he grabbed a hold of my arm.
“Where are you going?”
Tearing my arm our of his grasp I took a step back.
“To my boyfriend”
I ran. God, did I run. I didn’t know where I was running to. Tears filled my eyes. I couldn’t believe Danny was here ,I just couldn’t catch a break. He was the love of my life, he gave me my life back. Saved me. Loved me when no one else did. Then he destroyed me. Kicked me to the curb all because of that one mistake. One we both made , but one I would never regret making. My only regret was being too blind to noticed there's always an end to everything pure. Love comes with a price and it always ends.
I ran out of the building no longer wanting to be around people, having them stare at me. My hair was plastered to my face from the humid night air. I stopped.
On the other side I could see two figures huddled close together.
One I noticed right away.