Wouldn't Be A Lie

Her head was in the clouds, and his feet were glued to the ground. Playing like lovers in the moonlight, but never stepping out into the sunlight.

(In the process of being edited so I apologize for any craziness!!)

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19. Chapter Nineteen

Lover's Eyes by Mumford & Sons

Well, love was kind for a time
now just aches and it makes me blind

this mirror holds my eyes too bright
I can't see the others in my life

were we too young? Our heads too strong?
To bear the weight of these lover's eyes.
'Cause I feel numb, beneath your tongue
beneath the curse of these lover's eyes.

But do not ask the price I paid,
I must live with my quiet rage,
Tame the ghosts in my head,
That run wild and wish me dead.
Should you shake my ash to the wind
Lord, forget all of my sins
Oh; let me die where I lie
Neath the curse of my lover's eyes.

'Cause there's no drink or drug I've tried
To rid the curse of these lover's eyes
And I feel numb, beneath your tongue
Your strength just makes me feel less strong

But do not ask the price I paid,
I must live with my quiet rage,
Tame the ghosts in my head,
That run wild and wish me dead.
Should you shake my ash to the wind
Lord, forget all of my sins
or let me die where I lie
neath the curse of my lover's eyes.

And I'll walk slow, I'll walk slow
Take my hand, help me on my way.
And I'll walk slow, I'll walk slow
Take my hand, I'll be on my way.

 

*Eli's P.o.v.*

Pennsylvania wasn't at all bad as I'd thought it'd be. I didn't have my parents breathing down my back anymore complaining about how I came home late, or when I was so high I didn't know who I was. They'd always threatened with rehab but never went through with it. The last thing I needed was my girl. But she was still stuck in California fulfilling her role of being the good girl. I called her every night, and her graduation was only a couple days away now. She had already spent the whole year without me, and she was so excited to come and live here with me. John had decided that Pennsylvania wasn't for him and instead headed up to New York where my little sister would be going to college. 

I didn't care more privacy for me and my girl. But she was nervous I knew it, to tell everyone about. Even if she put on this "I don't give a fuck" attitude I knew deep down my girl was scared, and hell I was too. But she was almost 18 now, and no one was going to take her from me. I told her I was going to come down to her graduation and then we'd leave at night, she wanted it to be easier for her to slip out if her parents resisted. 

I was ready to put up a fight, I had spent an entire year away from Holly and I wasn't going to spend another couple months without her.

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I was sitting down in the front row waiting for them to call my baby's name. I could see here from where I was sitting, she was up there in her red graduation gown and the stupid hat and her hair was curled. She'd never looked happier. After the boring intro speech they finally started announcing names and I knew my girl was next.

"Sydney Anderson," the principal called out.

Our family and her family all stood up and cheered and she looked directly at me as she took her diploma. I gave her a small smirk and I couldn't wait for it to be tonight. A couple names later it was my baby sister's turn.

"Samantha Plascencia," he called out.

I had never been so proud of her. But now that the ceremony was almost over I was getting a little tenser. It was almost time for the small dinner we had planned for both of them, where we would tell our families about us. I loosened my tie and undid a couple of buttons on my shirt.

The ceremony had finally ended and everyone threw their caps into the air and I was frantically looking for Holly. I wanted to be the first to hug her; I hadn't seen her in so long. My eyes found her and I jogged to her and crushed her to my chest. I buried my head in her hair and took a deep breath. She was in my arms and nothing else mattered right then and there except her. Someone behind me coughed and I let her go and I winked at her and went to find my sister.

A couple hours later we were all sitting down at dinner at my old house and my girl was sitting next to me in one of her little black dresses and fuchsia heels. She was just picking at her food knowing what was going to come next, but she had asked me to let her tell Sam first, and I was waiting for her too. After another half an hour she looked at me and I knew she was going to tell her.

"Sam can you come help me get dessert?" she asked softly.

My sister was a bit confused but agreed all the same and they left to the kitchen and I cracked my knuckles and tried to prepare myself for what might happen next.

*Holly's P.o.v.*

We stepped into the kitchen, my heel clacking a little too loudly against the tile floor and her sneakers squeaking as she reached for a cheesecake platter.

My heart thudded in my chest and my palms tingled with anxiety, and my throat went dry.

"Sam?" I croaked out.

"Yes darling?" she said turning to look at me.

"I have something to tell you," I started off.

"Are you pregnant? Is it Austin's?" she rambled.

"No, dear God no. It's something different, and maybe even worse," I said playing with my ring.

"Okay, well go on," she said.

"I- I love your brother," I blurted out.

"You what?" she said stunned.

"Eli and I, I love him and I'm pretty sure he loves me too and I know I should've told you a long time ago but I couldn't bring myself to do it," I rambled.

"Eli? As in my brother Eli? The Eli that's out there?" she asked.

"Yes, and I totally get it if you hate me and I just I don't know," I said.

"Well, this is- I don't know what to say. My brother, for how long?" she asked coming closer.

"Almost as long as I've known you," I said softly.

"And you decide to tell me now? What the fuck Holly, I thought you trusted me more than that. I could've been perfectly fine with it if you'd told me a little sooner. What did you think I was going to do? Tell your parents?" she hissed, her face turning a light shade of pink.

"No, it's not that. I just couldn't. I was scared," I whispered.

"You shouldn't have been, I would've supported you anyway especially knowing how Eli can be," she said cupping my cheeks in her hand.

"I'm scared to tell our parents," I said.

"It'll be okay, what are you planning to do?" she asked as she cut the cheesecake onto plates.

"I'm leaving tonight with him. I can't stay, I know that if I stay I'll never leave," I confessed.

"You know your parents aren't going to let you go," she said.

"I know, I'm already packed and I can leave through the laundry room door," I said.

"How long have you and him have this planned out?" she asked slyly.

"Awhile, now come on," I said grabbing a couple plates.

We went back into the dining room and I nodded at Eli, he took a deep breath.

"I have something to tell all of you," he started.

"Holly and I, we've been more than just friends these past years. I've seen her in more than a sister and I know she's felt the same way for as long as I have. I love her Ellie and Daniel. I really do," he said looking at my parents.

My father's face started to turn different shades of red and my mother stared blankly at me. Genevieve and David didn't know what to do or say either. 

"Did you know about this? I trusted you with my daughter?" my mother yelled at Genevieve.

"I swear I didn't, I would've never thought," she was interrupted by father getting up and pushing Eli out of his chair.

"You think you can take advantage of my little girl? You think you can tell her what she wants to hear to get into her pants, is that what this is about huh? You getting some, how fucking dare you mess with her," my dad yelled at Eli as he pulled him up by the shirt collar.

"Leave my son alone," David said stepping in pushing my father back.

"I'll be damned if I ever let my daughter step foot in this house again," my dad yelled.

My mom and her boyfriend, Robert got up and left outside. My dad was waiting for me to walk towards him and his girlfriend, Laurie but he was more than surprised when I ran for Eli instead.

He had tears in his eyes and he wrapped his arms around my waist.

"I'm so sorry baby girl. I love you so much," he said kissing my face all over.

"What are you saying? I'm seeing you tonight, we're leaving remember?" I said my voice lowering.

"No baby, I'm no good for you," he said his tears making tear tracks down his rosy cheeks.

"No, you're lying. We were supposed to leave together. You can't leave me now. I love you, I love you Eli," I said pounding against his chest.

"No, we're not leaving. I'm leaving, you're staying here," he said.

"You're lying to me. I can stay here, I'm leaving with you. Please don't leave me," I said tears pooling on the front of my dress,

"Sydney, we're leaving," my father said pulling my arm.

"You can't leave me, I love you," I yelled before being yanked out the door. I no longer held in my sobs. My body wracked with sobs as my dad pushed me into the backseat of my mother's car. My mother pushed me up the stairs when we got home and she told me to go to bed as if I were still a ten year old child. I obeyed either way, hoping and waiting for any sign from Eli or Sam at least. He couldn't be serious that he was leaving me, could he? I had given everything up for him.

The hours went by slowly and I locked my door once everyone was asleep and put on loose jeans, a t-shirt, and Eli's sweater. I slipped on some Chucks and dragged out my packed suitcase and carry-on bags out of my closet. I took two trips up and down the stairs. I wrote a quick note to my mom and stuck it my pocket. I went out through the side laundry door and waited for him to come on my front porch. I kept checking for any call or text from him. I could only hope he was lying for the sake of our parents and was still coming to get me. He couldn't leave me; I was giving up my whole life for him. He couldn't abandon me now, or at least I hoped.

(All rights reserved to Mumford & Sons' Lover's Eyes. One more chapter till the end o: )

 

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