The Fighter

Harry is dragged by Zayn to a female boxing match to see one of the best female fighters-Bethany. Harry watches Bethany as she fights and realizes by the way she moves, something about her is off but she's still powerful. When he gets the chance to meet her, and their relationship takes off, can they fight to keep their relationship together or will they be pulled apart because they both lead two totally different lives and Bethany's deep, dark secret?

*Includes sex, alcohol, self harm references/actions, and cursing*

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12. The Parent Talk

 

Harry:

After I got my order, I walked back to the gym. When I walked in, Bethany was lifting weights. I sat over in the corner at a table with Mike and ate my breakfast.

“What do you want with her?” Mike asked me suddenly. I looked at him and concern covered his eyes.

“I’m a friend.”

“Are you after her money? Most people who associate with her just want her money.”

“Sir, with all due respect, I’m a sighed singer…I don’t need her money.” Mike raised an eyebrow and nodded.

“Good- you better be good to her. She doesn’t really let anyone into her life. I don’t know what she’s told you-“

“Not much at all sir- just her name, age, her job, and where she lives.”

“Don’t let her push you away. She needs someone like you.”

“Push me away, sir?”

“She does that to a lot of people; it’s why she’s so alone.”

“I thought she liked being alone?”

“She thinks she likes being alone. But everyone needs someone to love at some point. You can’t be alone forever. I don’t want her to find that out too late.”

“Sir…I didn’t plan on going anywhere. I care for her very much.”

“I can tell- that’s why I’m telling you all of this now so it doesn’t come as a surprise.”

“You aren’t mad at me for being around her?”

“Not at all, Harry. She needs someone to care for her. She’s been caring for herself way too long.”

“How so…?” I asked slowly.

“Ask her.” Mike nodded towards Bethany and I turned my head. She was now working with the small punching bag. I watched as she concentrated hard on her swings. I wondered about her…she was defiantly going to take some time to figure out, but I had a feeling it would be worth it in the end.

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