Lies

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I slam the door open and barely flinch as it slams into the wall opposite. Tobias jumps from his bed in alarm but I don't notice the lack of his clothing as I storm up to him, fists clenched in anger. His hand shoots up to rub at his eyes and he appears sleepy, disorientated.

"Emily, what are you doing?" He frowns at me, his eyes widening as he notices the anger burning in my eyes.

"How dare you!" I hiss, stomping towards him. I don't stop until I'm stood in front of him, our faces almost touching.

"How dare you Tobias?!" I yell, shoving him back into the wall. He stumbles a little before standing back on his feet. He towers over me now that he's wide awake but he doesn't intimidate me, not anymore.

"What have I done now?" He asks me, eyebrows raised as he looks down at me. I clench my jaw at his words that are only making me angrier.

"You know exactly what you've done!" I tell him, my hands flying out. He reaches out and grabs hold of both of my wrists, pushing me away from him.

"Shouldn't I be the one mad at you? You threw me out of your room Emily!" He protest whilst I try to wriggle free from his hold. His grip is too strong and no matter how hard I try, I couldn't loosen his hold on my wrists.

"I heard you, you idiot! I heard you!"

Tobias freezes on the spot, his face emotionless as he registers my words. I watch as his face becomes pale, the blood draining.

"You weren't supposed to hear that," he whispers, looking directly in my eyes. I let out a frustrated yell and wrestle against him, trying to free myself once again.

"Well I did! What do you want to happen Tobias? For me to cheat on Jake like Voilet did?" I say angrily. Tobias hangs his head in what I hope is shame.

"No, I meant it when I said that was a mistake," he says quietly. I shake my head, unable to make sense of the entire situation. How could he betray Jake like this again?

"So why? Why did you tell me I was beautiful? Why did you tell me you couldn't stop thinking about me? I'm your cousins girlfriend, I love him!"

I shut my eyes and breathe deeply, forcing myself to calm down. I can hear Tobias breathing in front of me, his chest rising and falling steadily.

"Because it's true, I do think you're beautiful."

My eyes snap open and I look up at him, shaking my head in frustration.

"You can't do this! You can't ruin Jake and I! You're going to destroy him Tobias, you've already destroyed a piece of him! I won't stand back and allow you to ruin him completely." I say, my jaw clenched tightly. I can feel the sadness and anger build up inside me, bubbling away like a volcano ready to erupt.

"Does Jake know?" Tobias asks his voice wavering slightly when mentioning Jake's name.

"No." I snap back bluntly, tugging free of my wrists. I hold them to my chest closely and take a step back from Tobias. I see the hurt immediately flash over his face and he holds his hand out towards me before rethinking and letting it drop back to his side.

"Jake can never know."

Tobias nods grimly, his eyes trained on the floor, he resembles a told off toddler.

"I can never know what?"

I freeze, my heart dropping to the pit of my stomach.

"I can never know what Emily?" Jake repeats, his tone becoming more demanding as he stands in the doorway, his stare fixed on me. I open my mouth to respond but I can't do it, I can't hurt him. I don't want to see his face crumple in pain, I can't be the reason for breaking him.

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