chapter 7

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I stepped out of my car only to see Aiden leaning against his bike.

He looked like a real bad boy in his leather jacket, even I had to admit. He kinda looked hot.

"What can I do for you Aiden?" I asked smirking.

"You know what Savannah."

"I really don't."

"What you did yesterday was irresponsible. What if you fell?"

"Well I didn't so I don't really want to dwell on what ifs."

He moved in front of me so we were nose to nose.

"When are you going to realise you're attracted to me, Sav?"

"When you realise your heads too far up your ass."

"You can't tell me you can't feel the sexual tension between us Savannah?" he said into my ear, moving my hair aside.

"I don't feel anything for you Aiden."

"When will you stop lying to yourself?"

"I'm not lying Aiden, we're just friends."

"You need to wake up to yourself Savannah. Anyway I just came to tell you that I've finished editing the video and I've already sent it in for you."

"Thanks," I said, making a move towards the house.

I don't understand what he thinks he sees between us. He's blinded by some serious wishful thinking. There never was and never will be something between us other than friendship.

"Savannah, please."

"What Aiden."

"You know somewhere deep down that he's not right for you."

"Carter and I aren't serious and its none of your business. I think you are the one who needs to realise that. I think it might be best if you left Aiden."

I took off walking to my front door, not sparring him a second glance. I slammed the front door before walking up the stairs to get to my room.

Isabelle was sitting on the stairs, look amused as usual.

"What's got you looking so happy?" I asked.

"You look miserable".

"I'm fine. Were you eavesdropping on my conversation with Aiden? You know that's rude, right?"

"Relax, by the looks of it you need my help anyway".

"Why would I need help from you? For the last couple of years, you've ignored my existence anyway, so what's changed?"

"I realised you weren't the person I thought you were. I was sick of you letting people walk all over you and not stand up for yourself. You've changed and I guess I like it. You're not the weak little sister I thought you were."

"Well thanks. So you've ignored me because you thought I was weak or did you just have a dislike for those who didn't defend themselves because they wanted to avoid confrontation?"

"Look Savannah, don't take this the wrong way but I didn't want to fight your battles. I'm selfish and I didn't want to protect you. I'm sorry for that but at least now since Aiden came back, you've grown a set of balls."

"You like that I have balls now I'm guessing, so now tell me the real reason why you're sitting on the stairs and listening to my conversations?"

"I wanted to offer you some advice,sister to sister now that I know you actually like men."

I scoff at her remark, about to tell her off before I decide to let her finish.

"You've been different since Aiden's been in the picture. You have spirit and drive now and I'm secretly glad you have the balls to stand up to mum and dad and tell them what you want. Your fires back. I think you're blinded though by what's in front of you."

"What's that supposed to mean?"

"It means deep down you don't want to admit your feelings for Aiden. I think you like Carter too but not like how you like Aiden. Carted is what you're using to distract yourself from your true feelings because you don't want to let your walls down and be vulnerable with him. You're hiding yourself behind Carter and I think Aiden can see that."

"You can get all that from eavesdropping on one conversation?" I ask in amazement.

"Yeah, I am studying to be a lawyer after all. Plus, I'm getting really good at being able to read people and you are no exception. I've lived with you our whole lives so I know how you work. Honestly, once you can admit your feelings to yourself and Aiden, everything else will fall into place."

I thought about her words before offering her a smile.

"Thanks izzy," I said, referring to her childhood nickname.

"Anytime, little sis."

***

Isabelle's words played on my mind for the rest of the day. In some ways, they made perfect sense, but in others, not so much.

If she was right, I was in a big mess.

Did I really have feelings for Aiden?

My mind and my heart were fighting against each other and I didn't like it.

I needed to clear my head.

After grabbing my stuff I decided to take a shower and see if that would help.

I grabbed my phone before plugging it into my dock and pressing shuffle.

The hot water felt nice after all the confrontation today.

There's only so much a girl can deal with in once day. First, Carter then Aiden and now Isabelle's revelation.

Was it possible to like two people at once?

Maybe I did like Aiden a little but he certainly knows how to get on my nerves, his infuriating and as for Carter, I did like him but I think what we have is more physical than anything. he understands how I feel about everything. He's one if my best friends, but I don't know if we're more than just that, friends.

This is ridiculous. I was going to give myself grey hair.

I needed a break and a night of fun.

Once I stepped out of the shower, I wrapped a towel around my body and pulled my phone off my dock, before dialling his number.

"Hello," answer a very masculine voice.

"Hey, Marco, are you up for a bit of fun with the boys?"

"You know I'm always up for some fun Sav, what do you have in mind exactly?"

"Let's hit the town. I need a night of drinks and dancing. Let's go clubbing."

"Be there in 30, make sure you're ready for an all nighter. I'll call the boys."

"See you in a few," I said, before hanging up.

God was I ready for a night out. I needed to let my hair down.

Bring it on.

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