Chapter 23

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Today was the day. The two assholes were really going to kill each other over something stupid. Emily came over at 3 and tried calming me down. But nothing worked.

"It's not going to happen. Someone will pull out." She held my hand but I wouldn't grab back. I was in too much shock. I got the energy to shake my head but that was it.

"I'm not going to it." Was all I could get out.

"You should go but if anything really goes through, I'm having you leave. I don't want you to go through this." she comforted me.

"You don't want me to go through it but you're making me go? That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard." I looked up at her with narrow eyes. You could tell she tried to say something but didn't know what to say. "Just leave me alone to die." I fell back into the couch.

"You need to stop this. It's not that bad. Trust me." She sat me up again. I stared at her and frowned. My parents walked into the room fighting but stopped once they saw us.

"Hi Emily, I didn't here you come in." My mom said.

"Hi Mr and Mrs Rooney. I just got here a bit ago. And we're going to leave in a little bit if that's okay." Emily said.

"Oh that's fine. You girls have fun. But uh- where are you going?" My dad asked.

"Peter's house to watch movies." I butted in. My parents nodded and headed to the door.

"Alex we're going to go downtown and sign some papers so we won't be back for a bit. You might be gone when we come back so-" My mom got interrupted by my dad, who was pushing her out the door.

"Got it bye." I replied annoyed and upset, "What time is it at?" I asked Emily as the door slammed.

"6-ish I think." She replied, "What do you want to do until then?"

"Nothing." I said, "Die maybe..." I suggested.

"Alex shut up. Don't say that. For all you know, one of them could have a plan."

"I doubt it" I responded just before the door rang. I slowly got up and headed over while I limped on one foot while the other stayed asleep from sitting on it. As I turned the knob Peter pushed it open and Josh came and tackled me to the floor in a hug. As u went down I screamed in his ear because I got scared.

"What the hell Alex? That hurt." Josh complained while he rubbed his ear and assisted me up as he stood too.

"Don't scare me then god dammit." I placed a hand over my heart to feel my heart beat. Emily and Peter laughed as the whole thing happened.

"You guys are so cute together. You should date." Emily pointed out. I looked up at him as he looked down at me and he pulled me into a hug and my head went into his chest. I smiled and felt content with it. We both backed out but he kept his arm around my shoulder and kissed my forehead. We've been friends for so long and we hear that so much that the comment doesn't bother us anymore.

"Peter and I came over to make sure you were doing okay. We'll be there to ugh so come find us if you need something." Josh tilted his head down to his right arm where I was staying put. I smiled up at him and he squeezed me tighter. Peter held Emily in a hug and she put her head on his shoulder. We all sighed together and went silent for a moment.

"Today's really happening." I stated while looking off into nothing and making my way over to sit on the couch.

"It's going to be alright. Everything will work its way out." Peter said while sitting in the chair across me.

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