I saw Finn at school the next day, my jaw dropped in shock as he walked in the building. He was wearing a t-shirt that showed off his scarred and bruised arms. He had a nasty black eye and his other eye was almost closed as he stumped pass the classrooms to his locker. Finn looked absolutely terrible.

I was about to rush over and ask him what happened, but Sienna beat me to it. “Finny!” she cried, which brought all the students’ attention to Finn while she threw her arms around him in a tight hug.

“Let go,” Finn ordered quietly, wincing from the contact.

“What happened?” sienna questioned, as people started forming a small crowed around them.

“Nothing,” he muttered.

“Tell me,” sienna whined.

Finn sighed tiredly, “It’s nothing, just leave me alone.”

Sienna jutted her lower lip out and batted her eyelashes at him, “But finny!”

“Fine, I got in a bar fight,” he said, I could easily tell that it was a lie, and it looks like Sienna isn’t buying it either. “Tell me the truth!” she whined again.

“Will you just leave me alone?” Finn asked her again, annoyed.

“You’re hurt, and I have to take care of you.” Sienna argued.

Finn covered a hand over his mouth and started coughing wildly. When he stopped coughing, he took a look at his hand and quickly hid it to the side. From my angle, I could see that it was covered in blood.

“Oh my god! You are coughing blood!” Sienna was pointing at the blood stain on the corner of Finn’s lips. She quickly turned around and ran off. I wasn’t sure if she ran to get the school nurse and from the sight of blood, but she just left him there by himself, doubled over and clutching his stomach in the middle of the hallway.

Finn finally stood straight again, leaning against the lockers behind him. He glanced at my direction and our gazes locked for a brief moment. Finn stared at my right in the eyes, like a little lost puppy who’s been kicked out too many times. His whole face was full of guilt and regret, and I knew he was silently begging me to forgive him.

I did the only thing that seemed right; I looked away quickly and started walking to class.


At lunch, me, Tyler, Zack and Sandra were sitting around a round table in the corner of the cafeteria, updating Tyler on all the events that happened to me and Finn after the break-up.

“That’s pretty much it,” I finished talking and took another bite of my sandwich.

“So let me get this straight, you and Finn broke up because he yelled at you.” Tyler pointed out: “And he only yelled at you because you were being annoying when he was all stressed about something?”

We all nodded in agreement.

He turned to me and continued, “You didn’t even have a second thought about getting back together with him even after his constant apologizing and pleading.”

“Yeah…” Zack answered for me.

“You guys wanted him to feel jealous----- even though he was already suffering and practically dying on the inside.” Tyler said, glancing at each one of us. “And in his state of anger and depression, Finn decided to hook up with Sienna, so she would help him feel a little better.”

Tyler averted his gaze to Zack, “And then, You beat him up like he was your own personal punching bag, I saw him in the halls and he looked really bad.”

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