Deadly Kisses chapter 3
I paused the movie we were watching when I heard the phone ring loudly from my bedroom.
“Be right back Austin” I said as I got up. As I grabbed the phone I didn’t recognize the number on the caller ID.
“Who is it” Austin asked, showing up in my doorway.
“I don’t know, should I answer it?” I asked.
“Sure” he said. He didn’t seem to have as creative an imagination as me because I was worrying about it being a murderer or a crazy guy or the guy from the Saw movies!
“Hello?” I asked into the phone.
“Hey Kylie” The voice of the phone said. I put my hand over the speaker.
“He knows my name!” I whispered to Austin, who rolled his eyes at me. Fine but if I show up dead tomorrow it’s your fault.
“Who is this?” I asked. “My dad’s a cop” So that was a lie…I was hoping it would save my life just in case.
“Kylie, it’s me. Joe” He said. At that one name so many memories rushed back into my head; so many good ones, and so many bad ones from after he left me and took my heart with him. I fell back onto my bed.
“Joe?” I said again, “What the hell!” I yelled. “I’ve been worried sick about you! You just up and disappeared. I thought you left me right after I said I loved you and I cried my heart out for so many nights and now you just called me and say ‘Hey!’ Where have you been?” I gushed out, my sadness turning into anger.
Austin just looked at me, with worry and confusion clear in his eyes. I waved him away.
“Who is it” he asked me. Once again I just waved; but instead he came over and sat next to me.
“Are you mad” I heard over the phone. I had to think about that. I was mad, but not so much anymore. Now I had Austin and I still had a great life without him.
“Yes I’m mad, but I’m over it now” I said calmly, as calmly as possible while your head is spinning with different emotions and your hearts confused and your new boyfriends sitting right next to you during this.
“No baby, don’t say that. I still love you.” That brought back the memory of our year anniversary in the park, where we both said we loved each other. I didn’t mean anything then…it doesn’t mean anything now. I decided to ignore that.
“Where have you been?” I asked; I needed to know. I waited for him to tell me about his new girlfriends and his great new life and how perfect everything is.
“Jail” he said. Whoa. Of all the things I had imagined, this was worse. I couldn’t think of anything to say, I just wanted to curl up and cry right now.
“Goodbye Joe” I said, getting ready to hang up. I could feel tears brimming on my eye lids and I felt Austin’s comforting arm go around my shoulders.
“No baby, please don’t do this” I heard faintly, his voice was so soft. I almost gave in.
“Joe…” I said, words not forming.
“Please Kylie” He was pleading. I wanted to give in so badly, but that would just take me back from all the progress I’ve made at making my life normal again. One tear spilled over my eyes and made its way down my cheek.
“I can’t Joe” I said, “I just can’t. Goodbye.” Then I hung up. The phone hit the ground with a thud, and I instantly felt the tears I had felt coming run down my cheeks. Austin’s arms were around me in a second and I buried my head in his shoulder.
“I don’t know why I’m crying” I said, looking past him since my head was still on his shoulder. I really didn’t though, that was almost a year ago. That guy had broken my heart and left me behind, and now I had Austin and my amazing friends making my life normal again.
“Because you miss the past” He said calmly. I looked up at him with loving eyes, how does he know me better than I do?
“Thanks” I said, finally hugging him back.
“Did you want to talk about it?” He asked gently.
“You don’t want to hear about it” I said, standing back up to my feet.
“Kylie if anything’s bothering you or hurting you I want to hear about it” He stood up and put his hand on my shoulder.
“Ok, but it’s kind of a long story” I said, still trying to convince him he didn’t want to hear it.
“We have time” He said.
“Ok then. At the beginning of sophomore year I started dating this guy named Joe, and he was really cool. I loved being around him, I loved his personality and he was just fun and sweet and caring. But I didn’t love him” I explained coolly, not letting emotions get to me so I could get the whole story out.
“Go on” Austin said.
“Well…a year later, on our one year anniversary he took me to a park at night for a romantic picnic and it was awesome. It was really amazing, and he told me he loved me.” I paused, suddenly embarrassed about telling my present boyfriend about my past love life.
“It’s ok…just keep going” He said, like he red my mind. He does that a lot.
“And I told him I loved him back, and I think I did. I thought my life was going to be perfect now, until he never showed up to school again, never answered my calls or texts or emails. I even went to his house a couple times and no one would answer the door. I thought he had played me this whole time, and now he was off with girls he really loved.” Now the emotions started catching up to me.
“So I cried for so many nights, and I wouldn’t talk to anyone. I hardly came out of my room, and it's all I could think about” I am not going to cry, I am not going to cry, I chanted in my head because I could feel it coming.
I felt his arms go around me and his soft lips against my forehead.
“It’s ok babe, he won’t hurt you anymore” He said.
“I know he won’t” I said, looking up so I could look at his eyes, which stared back at me with so much love in them it was almost impossible to believe.
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