Chapter 35: Apology

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Rolfe leads me to an empty classroom and closes the door behind him so we can have privacy. Once he closes the door, he turns around to face me. 

"I wanted to apologize."

"For?" I stare at him in disbelief, leaning against a desk and folding my arms over my chest.

"For lying to you. I'm an such an ass and it wasn't even worth it," his eyes trained on the floor. It's for the best his eyes don't meet mine. They'd get fried by my laser-like stare.

"Well, you're correct about you being an ass." 

"Look, Skylar, I know I made a mistake," he starts, but I interrupt him.

"Yeah, I mean, we all make mistakes from time to time, but the difference is that your mistake was intentional and repeated God only knows how many times." 

"It's not my fault!" His eyes flick up to mine.

"Not your fault, huh?" I repeat staring at his lying face in disbelief. "Pretty sure sticking your penis into another girl while you're dating someone else is intentional."

"Just wait one second. Hear me out." 

"Rolfe, if you're here to try and justify your actions, you can go to Hell," I push off the desk and start heading towards the door.

"No! That's not it, Sky. Please just hear me out!" he begs.

"Why should I? After all you've done..." 

"Just please." The hurt in his voice is evident but I don't back down. Okay, I cave, but just a little.

"You get two minutes." 

"Thank you," he takes a deep breath, undoubtedly trying to find the right words. I point to the pretend watch on my wrist. "1:54... 1:53..." 

"I-I... Tanya came onto me," he blabs.

"Okay, and? That doesn't change what you did."

"I was drunk and it just... happened," he scratches the back of his head. 

"And then it happened again, and again, and again... OH! And again!" 

"I know, Skylar, and I'm sorry. I really did make a mistake."

"That's the understatement of the century. Do you know how embarrassing that was for me? Do you know how upset I was?"

"I'm so sorry baby, I--"

"Don't you 'I'm so sorry baby' me! Rolfe, I've heard your apology and now I'm leaving." I turn around to exit but his next words make me pause.

 "I-I still love you."

"W-what?" I stop.

"I love you, Skylar. I can't get you out of my head. No matter how hard I try." 

"Well, I suppose cheating sure is one way to show that you really love someone, huh?" 

"Skylar, I told you I'm sorry. I fucked up and lost the only girl I've ever genuinely loved." 

"Uh-huh. You should have thought about that before you went behind my back and mattress danced with Tanya." 

"Please, I know what I did was wrong but please give me another chance! I'll change!" He begs. 

"Oh I see. Tanya dumped you last night so you're feeling lonely and thought you could crawl back to me and I'd accept you with open arms? Are you an idiot, Rolfe?"

"Yes!" I stare at him in disbelief. "Yes! I am the world's biggest fucking idiot, Skylar!" He practically shouts.

"Rolfe, what?" I ask, unsure if he understands rhetorical questions.

"Skylar. Please," he looks at me with genuine regret written in his eyes, "I've missed you so much... seeing you back with that... that asshole has made me realize how badly I need you back."

"Oh I get it! Since your new toy no longer wants to fuck you, you wanna go back to your old one? Well I'm sorry the world just doesn't work that way, Rolfe."

"No."

"Then what, Rolfe? What can you possibly want from me? You tell me you love me but then you cheat on me, we break up, and you move on without even having the decency of giving me an 'I'm sorry'?"

"You know damn well I tried to apologize. You were the one who wasn't reciprocating."

"Oh sure, Rolfe, I'm the one at fault here." I roll my eyes.

"That's not what I said!"

"Yeah, yeah whatever, Rolfe," I again try to exit but he is blocking the door, his back pressed onto it

"Skylar, I've missed you from the second you stepped out of that cabin."

"Surely doesn't seem like it."

"Do you want to know why Tanya ended things?"

"Not really, but you're gonna tell me anyways."

"We were having sex and instead of calling out her name, I called out yours."

"Um, ew?"

"I miss you, Sky. Whenever I'm having sex with her, I find myself wishing it was you underneath me."

"Don't lie to yourself, Rolfe. You were always on the bottom."

"Skylar," he looks at me earnestly in the eyes. I forgot how beautiful his eyes were. "I want you to forgive me. Will you forgive me?"

"Don't do this to me, Rolfe. I don't need this right now."

"Don't do what? Profess my love to the only one who really matters?"

"STOP IT!" I yell, my head suddenly throbbing. "News flash! I've moved on!" And you have a tiny penis.

"Yeah, You've gone back with the same guy who left you broken and destroyed earlier this year. Are you forgetting how he hurt you!?"

"He's changed."

"Once a rapist, always a rapist."

"He's not a rapist!" I shout, but then my voice gets smaller as I mumble under my breath, "He's just very dominant... I like it that way..." My voice gets louder again, "And stop telling me how to live my life. If this was all you had to say, I'm leaving."

"Wait," he catches my wrist. His voice softens, "I'm sorry. I shouldn't have gone there."

"Yeah, that's right, you shouldn't have. Now get out of my way. I'm leaving." I try to push him.

"Goddamnit Sky, I need you back in my life. I've never loved anyone before like I've loved you! Just listen. My life has improved so much with you in it! I've found myself so much happier than I used to be! And much nicer! Your example made me a better person! From your support, my baseball improved and I got offered a scholarship! Heck, my grades even improved and you know how bad at school I am!"

"That's good to hear. I'm glad you've finally got a hold of your life. Now would you kindly get the fuck out of mine?"

Silence. 

His eyes grow watery and show intense pain. I instantly regret my harsh words after he poured his heart out to me. I open my mouth to apologize, but no words come out. Seeing this, Rolfe hangs his head down low and slowly walks out of the room, shutting the door lightly behind him. 

Well fuck. 


A/N

So we hit 60k reads... no biggie. (I'm crying inside)

Rolfey boy still loves Skylar. How do we feel about that? What lengths will he go to to get her back, hmm?

Shoutouts for this chappie go to sym-phony and king-leiah ! They voted a ton and sym-phony even gave me a follow (: hehe 

anywho... see you in the next chappie.
xoxo, BEA

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