11. Chapter eleven
I went outside to smoke when I heard the front door bust open. Jamie appeared her face all red and tear streaks down her face. What the hell? "Jamie?" I asked. She turned toward me, and then burst out crying again. She ran down the steps and toward a park in the neighboor hood. I followed her, and found her sitting on a bench. I walked up and sat in front of her in the grass crossing my legs and playing with the grass beneath my feet. "Jamie are you ok?" I whispered. "No. I fucking just ruined the only good thing in my life." She was sniffling now. "Louis?" I questioned. "Yea. He told me he loved me, and then I broke up with him. What in god's name was I thinking?" She looked at me. Her brown eyes were deep red and bloodshot. I got up, and sat next to her. I put my hand on her shoulder, and said. "Im sorry." "For what?" she scoffed. "I dont know. I guess I am trying to cheer you up." She giggled, and then put her hand on my leg.
"This is where I come to think. Whenever I was having a bad day or, when I was crying. My mother used to take me here all the time. I loved coming. She would push me on the swings, and sing "Something Stupid" by Frank Sinatra to me when ever I was upset. I miss her so much. She used to say, "Never let anything come between you and the one you love." And I took that advice to heart. The day she died was horrible." She finsished. I pulled her close to me, and stroked her hair. I knew the song, so I hummed it in her ear.
Her heavy breathing seemed to calm down, and she seemed to stop sniffling. She looked up at me. It was night time now, we had been out there for hours, maybe 7 I think. A long time I know, but time seemed to fly by. "We should get back." I said. She nodded her head in agreement. "Go ahead. I think I am going to stay here a little while longer. It helps me calm down." I kissed her cheek, and walked away. I turned to hear her singing the song in a hushed tone, and smiled. She had gotten up from the seat on the bench and moved to the grass that lay in front of her, laying down, and watching the stars. She was amazing in everyway, but I knew how her and Louis felt about each other. So I wouldnt dare touch her, though I wanted to..