When The Waters Get Rough
"Jamie, how long is it going to take until you let yourself be happy?"
Jamie shifts away from Tristan's gaze, knowing that if he looked at him, but the tears in his eyes would escape. They both sit in silence, both letting the other one think.
"How can I be able to love someone else, when I can barely love myself?"
"-Jamie, what are you going to do, when the waters get rough?"
Orphan, abused, scarred, lonely, abandoned.
These are words that would describe Jamie Hunters.
All anyone knows is that he's a sophomore, and that he's the school's punching bag; but there is so much more.
Jamie is an orphan, his parents both died, leaving him guilt. Mainly, being that he killed his father, by accident; in a boating trip. After that experience, he could never look at pools or oceans the same. Although Jamie has had a tough life, there will always be someone that can help him through his darkest of days.
He's been Jamie's best friend since they were in kindergarten, and Jamie sees him as his brother that he never had. Tristan, having mutual feelings, just wants his life long friend to be happy. So, once he hears about this 'new girl' coming to their school, he's all in to help Jamie.
Jamie, however, believes that he doesn't need a girl to be happy.
Tristan, of course, doesn't listen and does his best to help Jamie out through everything.
But what started as a fun little 'game' to help cheer Jamie up, turns into something way more.
Will this new girl actually help Jamie with his happiness? Can she be the one that can put Jamie's broken parts back together? Or will she just go along with her life, leaving him to his.