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Erick's POV:

I miss her. I miss her touch, and I miss her soft lips. I haven't slept since the day we broke up. I should have let Jazmin explain what happened between Joel and her.

But what was there to explain? God I hate Joel so much.

The bed feels empty without her. I've gotten used to her warm body next to mine. I miss wrapping my arms around her waist as she dozed off into a deep sleep.


Zabdiel came into the guest room where I was sleeping ever since the day Christopher kicked me out. I'm not mad at him. Chris has the right to kick me out of his house.

I love that Christopher is determined to take care of her ever since the day we unexpectedly found out she used to cut.

"Hello? What do you say?" Zabdiel said with his voice sounding annoyed since I wasn't paying attention.

"What do I say about what?" I asked.

"What do you say about going to the park?" He repeated.

"Who's going to be there?" I asked.

"The boys basically." He said.

"Fine, I'll go."

"Okay get dressed." He responded.

I got up from the bed and borrowed clothes from Zabdi. I put on a hoodie which wreaked of Zabdiels cologne. I put on some jeans that I had brought from my house.

My parents had not come back from their "trip", but I found a key under that door mat. I'm still going to stay at Zabdiel's house because I don't want to be home alone.

I went downstairs to see Zabdiel eating a bowl of cereal.

"You want some?" He asked.

"No I'm okay" I said.

"Dude you haven't eaten at all. I'm worried about you." He said.

I stay quiet realizing that I really have not ate at all. And now that I think about it, I haven't been that hungry. But for the sake of Zabdiel being worried about me, I'll eat a bowl of cereal.

"I'll eat a bowl." I said dully.

I got the cereal box from the top of the fridge. I poured the cereal into the bowl and then poured the milk.

I didn't realize I was starving till I (tasted you😂) took a bite of my cereal. I probably ate my bowl in under five minutes with Zabdiel looking at me with wide eyes.

"Damn boy" he said.

"What? I haven't eaten anything!"

"Okay boy, let's go!"

We got in the car and Zabdi drove to the park. When we got there most of the boys were there already. My eyes were looking for Jazmin.

I finally found her and made my way towards her. She hasn't noticed me which is good so far. She accidentally bumped onto my chest, and I instantly felt that same warm body again.

I seriously wanted to talk to her, but she ran away. I wanted to go after her, but I let her go.

Sometime passed, still dumbfounded, about what happened. I sat down on a bench replaying the scene. How her warm body was against mine. That same warmth felt like ho-.

My thoughts were cut off by a familiar voice saying, "C-Can we t-talk?"

I looked up and saw her beautiful face. "Yeah sure." I scooted over and said, "Sit down."

She did as I said and we were quiet for a moment until she spoke, "can I please explain what happened with me and-" she turned around and whispered, "Joel?"

"Go ahead." I said as my jaw clenched at the mention of his name.

She scooted a little bit away from me add she saw my actions

"That car ride with him to the park was so uncomfortable. It felt so wrong he even put his hand on my thigh. I felt guilty. Is prefer it be your hand, but it wasn't. We arrived and we sat on one of the benches. He god me he loved me. I told him I was... dating you. It was like a different person was in him and he ki-"

I grabbed her face with both of my hands and kissed her. I just couldn't keep it in. Our lips kissing in sync. She pulled away.

"Erick..." she looked down. "We should take it slow."

My heart dropped as those words escaped from her mouth, but I guess she was right.

"So... do we start off as f-friends?" I managed to say.

She looked down and quietly said, "I guess."

We sat in silence. I figure we were both thinking about it.

"Erick, I think you should know something before we continue." She said unsure.

"What is it,?" I asked curiously.

She took a deep breath. She slowly pulled up her sleeve, and I'm realizing what she's doing. This is all my fault she's like this. I saw her full arm and I gasped. These cuts were recent...


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