= Chapter 37 =

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" You deserve the whole universe, but I'm only a star."

-Jeremy Lockhart
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SKYLAR⚓️

After our heated session, Jeremy drove me home and we decided that we would use of the 1 month we were going to have to master his guitar skills.

"So I'll pick you up at noon tomorrow, remember to pack everything you need and—" I interrupted his rambling by kissing him lightly on the cheek.

"I will see you tomorrow, Jeremy." I stepped out of his car, leaving him with with goofy smile. Giving me a million dollar smile, he drove away before fist pumping the air.

It felt like déjà vu, but this time, he didn't drive away in anger; He drove away smiling like a lovesick puppy.

Walking giddily towards my front door, his face and laugh replayed in my mind. I don't know why I was still thinking about him or why I felt bubbly in my stomach.

"So are you with Jeremy or Dante?" A small voice spoke which interrupted my daydream. My eyes scanned the surroundings to come upon a familiar pair of grey eyes.

"Mateo..."

"Tell me Skylar, are you just playing with my brother's heart?" He said coldly, pulling his knees towards his chest as he sat on my front stairs.

"It's...complicated." I said uneasily.

"Don't worry, I have all night and I have an IQ of 153 too so enlighten me." He savagely spoke.

Sitting beside him, I kept a comfortable space between him and I.

"I like your brother, Mateo. I really do but I found out things that don't make me trust him much any longer..." he glanced at me.

"What did he do?" Curiosity sparked within him.

"I think it's better if you ask him yourself.." He nodded in acknowledgement.

"I'm sorry I was being nosy, I just don't want my brother's heart to be broken again...." he laid his head against my shoulder.

Was Dante heart broken too?

"I'm really gonna miss you Skylar." Mateo snuggled closer to me.

"Me too, but I'll see you again. Don't worry, I will be back."

"How do you know? There's a possibility you could die." His worried eyes looked into mine.

"I'm willing to risk that."

I was going to destroy 3W!...one way or another.

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"You got everything you need, dear?" My mum paced back and forth.

"It seems really little, Skylar." She folded her arms over her chest, feeling nervous.

"I only need three things mum—my guitar, my song book and a pair of clothes." I simply shrugged.

Climbing through the window, Dante jumped in. Before I could say anything, Dante spontaneously crashed his lips on mine.

Somehow, the kiss tasted sour this time, silent anger building up. Pulling away, I masked my rage.

"Hey Danny! What was the kiss for?" I engulfed him in a hug.

"Well, I did promise you one." He winked at me. Realizing that my mom was still in the same room as us, I cleared my throat.

"Mrs Torres." Dante coughed out and my mum gave him her usual warm smile.

"Oh look who's here!" My mum cheered. Our eyes flew to the doorway, the sight made my eyes sparkle with joy.

With a SnapBack over his dirty blonde hair, he wore his casual sweat pants and T-shirt which outlined his solid torso. Walking in in confidence, he had a wide smile spread across his cheeks.

"MAMA TORRES!" He hugged my mom and it didn't take a second for my mom to respond.

Why did I not know about this whole nickname thing?

How close are they actually?

"Dante" He gave a curt nod before moving his eyes onto me which made my stomach jump in excitement.

Why am I feeling this way? Why are my legs feeling so jelly?

"Ready sky?" In that moment, Gabriel, Tristan, Zach and Willow came running in.

"WE'RE HERE!" They panted.

"Why did you guys come later? Didn't Jeremy send you here?" I raised an eyebrow.

"He's not an angel, if that's what you're thinking. He kicked us out of his car three blocks away and expected us to reach your house in time." Willow rolled her eyes.

"Well, would you also like to include why I kicked you out?" Jeremy glared at her.

"It was definitely Tristan's and Willow's fault since they kept playing with the window buttons." Gabriel muttered with a blank expression which caused me to chuckle lightly.

"You guys do the most retarded things together, you make it seem like you are a couple!" Zach joked which made Tristan and Willow deny almost immediately.

However, i wasn't oblivious to the light shade of pink on Willow's cheeks.

"We're gonna get going." Jeremy announced as i bit my lip nervously.

This was goodbye to the people I've grown to love so much, it could be the last time I ever see them again. Embracing each person, I had to admit I hugged Gabriel for a longer.

"Don't worry Sky, you'll see me again. I'll be helping you out but 3W! won't know a thing." Gabriel whispered into my ear as we hugged. Giving a mischievous smile, I went on to hug Dante.

"Stay safe, Sky. I might not be able to see you again but I just want you to know that you mean a lot to me." He pulled a strand of hair over my ear. Unsure of what to say, I kissed him lightly on the cheek, giving him an assuring nod.

Looking back once more, I smiled at everyone before getting into the car with Jeremy.

"Bye honey!" My mum waved her handkerchief as she sobbed.

"Take care mom, I'll be back!" I screamed out as the car drove away—their figures becoming smaller and distant by each passing second.

"So Torres, where to?" Jeremy placed his shades on, quirking an eyebrow at me.

"The abandon church." A determine smile played along my lips.

Returning me an equally motivated smile, he blasted the music, his eyes on the road.

It was just the beginning of this adventure and little did I know that my life would never be the same from today onwards...

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