Chapter Eleven

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"Bekah are you in here?"

The words echo through my head and rattle around my brain until I can't think straight anymore. I've been standing here for a good five minutes, blade still in hand, listening to Hunter try to get me to respond. He knows I'm in here and he knows I know he knows I'm in here. I just don't want him to know that. If that even makes sense... I look up at the mirror and notice I'm crying. How did I not notice that before?

Wait....what am I doing. I promised I promised Niall. I told him I'd try.

But he doesn't know how much it hurts!

"Oh shut up!" I yell at the voice and that seems to shut it up. Thank God.

"Bekah, please. Please come out."

I tuck the blade safely away where nobody will find it and open the bathroom door, immediately being pulled into a hug by Hunter.

"I swear I was about to kick down the door."

I look up at him. "I'm fine. I was just thinking. Couldn't hear you."

"Then why'd you tell me to shut up?"

"Not you I told to shut up."

"Talking to and strongly disagreeing with yourself then?"


"You're so weird. Now, tell me what's actually wrong."

I sighed knowing I couldn't have fooled him and lead him into my bedroom and we sat at the end of the bed.

"It's just....Chad's told everybody I'm the one who cheated on him, which is not true! And now everybody's ignoring me and saying really really really mean and bad things to and about me. I hear them whispering in the halls. I see them staring. Even Carly's with Chad! I don't remember doing something to deserve this." I whisper and almost break down as Hunter pulls me into a hug.

"You didn't do anything wrong. Chad's just an idiot."

"Thanks Hunt."

"Kind of my job."

"No, it's not."

"Well then now it is."

I smile and lay my head on his shoulder.

*A Few Weeks Later*

Everything was still going on at school and Bekah was coming home everyday crying. The scars were multiplying all over her body and Hunter had enough. Since he was twenty-one he couldn't just assault teenagers and the principal wasn't doing anything.

It was the night of a Hunter Hayes concert and a lot of the people from Bekah's school were there and Ali and Niall had flown in.

"This next song really means a lot to me. It was written about one of my best friends and it's killing me that she's getting hurt for something she didn't do. Recently her boyfriend hurt her badly and he told everybody she cheated on him. Which isn't the case because she'd never do that. Hate's gotta stop because if we don't love each other what do we have? Nothing. The answer is nothing. So here's my new song written about her and against bullying. It's called invisible and I hope you guys really like it."

He started lightly strumming his guitar and singing.

"Crowded hallways are the loneliest places

For outcasts and rebels

Or anyone who just dares to be different

And you've been trying for so long

To find out where your place is

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