WEBSY - Chapter Nine

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I know I know I've been gone for so long! But I wasn't sure what to do about the chapter (whether to make it one or two) so I've made them two very short chapters that make one rather short chapter together! And I'm updating them both now!


With Every Breath You Stole

Chapter Nine:

Autumn froze.

If she had movements over her limbs, maybe she would have hit him. Maybe she would have just cussed him out again. Maybe she would have burst out crying.

Or maybe she would have had the strength to just turn around and walk out of the fucking door.

Instead she just stared at him, anger bubbling under her skin.

Wesley was the opposite of frozen though. It was like the two words had lifted a weight away from him. As smooth as she'd ever seen him move he raised his hands up to the back of her neck, fingers intwining into her hair.

Autumn couldn't even breath to tell him she hated him. To tell him to let go of her. To tell him she didn't want his goddamn apology.

He just kept repeating the two words. Over and over, like it could mend anything. Like it didn't just cut into her, scraping over old wounds. Reopening her to being hurt all over again.

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Autumn didn't think she could hate two words so much.

She wanted to yell at him. She wanted to push him away, but all that made it out of her was a small whimper.

A choked sob that was meant to be a curse.

"I know you don't forgive me, but I truly am sorry. I'm so so so sorry."

That was finally what broke her.

All at once she became flailing limbs and small screeches.

"No! No, no, no, no, no! Fuck off."

There wasn't any grace to her as she clawed her way out of his hold.

There wasn't any dignity behind the stream of tears that fell from her.

As soon as she fought his arms fell away from around her, and she stumbled back several steps.

You don't get to do that! She wanted to scream the words at him. He wasn't allowed to hold her like that. He wasn't allowed to apologise. She didn't need it. She didn't want it.

"Autumn..." He gave her a pleading look.

"No!" She was yelling now.

"I'm so sorry." He said again anyway.

And she hated him for it. Reaching up one hand she knew she was going to slap him. Or she would have. But her hand spasmed in mid air, pain shooting down the entirety of her arm, making her cry out.

Wesley stepped towards her. Concern in his eyes as she cradled her now throbbing arm to her chest.

"Fucking, fuck it." Autumn cursed out, new tears jumping to the edges of her eyes, automatically curling away defensively when Wesley stepped towards her.

Wesley froze midstep, staring at her as if he was the one wounded.

"You- you don't get to apologise." She choked out, through clenched teeth.

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