“I really have to go...” I laughed while Avery pulled me back to him.
“Why?” He whined.
“Because I need to pick up Rosie and Aden.”
“Fine.” He sighed, “I need to pick up Lux anyway.”
“So you’re leaving me here,” Ryder complained, “Alone?”
“No dumb shit you’re coming with us.” Avery told him as I pulled on his hand to get him to hurry up.
“Alright. Alright. I’ll come but only because I’m bored as hell.” Ryder groaned pushing himself off the couch.
“Great, now lets goooo,” I sang pulling him harder.
“Settle your ass down girl.” Ryder teased and I stuck my tongue out at him.
“And don’t pull so hard.” Avery told me.
“Sorry.” I apologised to him, “Its just Aden gets worried if I’m not there on time.”
“I know Val, we got ten minutes, just relax. Please.” Avery told me gently but picked up the pace so I wasn’t pulling him anymore but walking next to him.
“Thanks.” I whispered leaning my head on his shoulder as we walked.
“Ugh get a room.” Ryder laughed.
“Shut up Ryder!” Avery and I yelled at the same time.
“I can tell when I’m not wanted.” He muttered getting into the backseat.
Once we picked all three up we went back to Avery’s and Rosie and Lux squealed with excitement.
Lux and Rosie ran off giggling up the stairs probably to Lux’s room. Aden stood by me looking around the house in awe.
“Are you hungry?” Avery asked him.
“I-I...no.” He shook his head.
“Come on, Ade you're hungry you can just tell him. He won’t hurt you.” I told him squeezing his hand. Aden looked up at me worry clear in his eyes. My heart grip in pain and I bent down to his height as I wrapped my arms around him. I pulled away and looked up at him, “Did someone hurt you?”
He nodded slowly and tears threatened as anger and worry built up in me. I was angry that someone even thought about hurting him, I should have been there for him and I wasn’t. I was beyond worried for how he was feeling and coping with it, also I was worried for Rosie. Was she hurt too?
I felt Avery behind me as Aden ran up the stairs in search for Rose, I stood up quickly and wrapped my arms around him and he held me close.
Only like two chapters left...:)