"You have new friends already?" Jake asked as I waved goodbye to Aria and the guys.
I shook my head, "No, I met them today. It's not like we're friends."
Jake didn't say anything. He just nodded. I didn't exactly expect us to become friends. I feel like it was just a meet for one class thing.
"Did you call Dad?" I asked as we walked over to the bench in front of the school and sat down.
Jake nodded. "Yeah, I did. He'll be here in a few."
I stared ahead of me. Everything fell silent —all I could hear were the birds chirping and students talking. A few cars did drive by every once in a while and only then I realized how time can fly by so fast.
"Time flew by so fast, didn't it?" I swallowed harshly. I could feel Jake's intense stare.
"Ri, no..." he breathed out, knowing what I was thinking about.
He was always like that. He always knew what was on my mind. It was the main reason why I could never really lie to him. Not like I would want to anyways.
"I'm not Ri anymore, Jake." I looked at him. "I'm Tris."
He placed his hand on top of mine and gave it a squeeze. "I know, but you'll always remain my Ri, whether you like it, or not."
I sat on the window ledge as I stared at the thick raindrops that either fell on the ground, or hit the glass window. It was a rather dramatic sight, honestly.
My psychiatrist told me that I would have moments like these where I would think back to that terrible day. Flashes of fire, orange light, screams, all hit me in one go. What had I even done to deserve a past so horrifying? Ten years have passed and yet I feel like everything only happened yesterday.
A soft knock on my door pulled me out of my trance. I looked at Jake who was standing there with a glass of water and pills in his hands.
"It's time for your medicine," he said in a low voice.
I got down from the window ledge and slowly walked over to him. He watched me as I took the pills from his hand as well as the glass of water. I looked down at the pills.
"I don't want to, Jake. They make me feel tired." I pursed my lips.
"I know, but you have to. I don't want you to get any relapses. You know you need this," he sighed, his shoulders sagging. I took in the medicine and handed Jake the empty glass. He stared at me for a while before saying, "If you want you can sleep in my room tonight. You know, if you don't want to be alone."
I smiled. "No, I'll be fine. Besides, I'll sleep like a corpse after taking in these goddamn pills." I chuckled.
He ruffled my hair. "If you say so, pigface." he said and walked away.
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Hating Archer [WATTY'S 2017]Teen Fiction
Tris moved into Hemmington with her family a few days ago. Nervous about starting school again, she keeps calling her friend from New York, rambling about how nervous, yet excited she was about her new home and town. Tris wasn't really a shy girl. I...