Angelina Thomson is a 16 year old junior at Pinewood High School in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. She wears her heart on her sleeve, making it easy for any guy to come by and snatch it. In this case, this guy's name is Skylar Brookshire. He has her wrapped around his finger, leading her on then cutting her off, until she learns how to protect herself from the affliction and contentment of the game of love.


3. Slowly Breaking

       I stayed sitting in the cafeteria, not even paying attention to all the noise around me. So what? He didn't sit by me for one day, no big deal. He probably just forgot his daily routine or something. He's been on vacation for a week, he probably just has a lot on his mind. Now you might be thinking that this might not be a big deal, but to me it is. Never in three years has Skylar walked past my lunch table or even down the hall without saying hello. Maybe he's just running late for class and didn't have time to talk. I shook it out of my head, but it was weighing on my conscience all day. Did I do something wrong?

       I walked out of the school after the bell rang, passing Skylar in the hallways countless times without even the slightest of head nods. I don't know why it bothered me so much, but it did. It was so unusual to not hear his voice in between classes. Oh well, he'll talk to me tomorrow, I told myself.



*4 months later*


       I walked back into school, and everyone was hyped up because today was the last day of school for two months! It felt good to be able to have freedom over the summer, but I was going to miss everyone here at Pinewood. Everyone was running around, having the seniors all sign their yearbooks. It was a particularly sad day for me though, because all of my senior friends were going to be graduating.

       You want me to fill you in on what's been happening in the last four months? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I told myself that Skylar would talk to me the next day, and then the next, but it never happened. Day after day I would come home feeling more and more depressed. He hasn't even smiled at me. While he has been ignoring me, his friendship with Roxanne has sky rocketed. They've still never met each other, but every time she spend the night, I have to stay up until 3 in the morning listening to their 4 hour phone conversations. I have to listen to all of it and it hurts. It's like he's pushed he away and Roxanne has taken my place.

       I've spent these past four months convincing myself that I don't like him, and it worked. For a little while. It worked when Roxanne wasn't obsessed with talking to him, but now that I have to listen to her talk about him 24/7, I had to give it up. Why do girls always want what they can't have? I haven't said anything to Roxanne, and I don't plan to. Roxanne has had so much go wrong in her life that she deserves to be happy this time. I'm not going to be the one ruining that for her.

       Roxanne was abused and bullied severely by her next door neighbor since she was 12. Every night she would come home with new scars and bruises, and there was nothing I could do about it. I thought everything was fine with her, until she told me when I was 13 and she was 14. She is extremely good at covering stuff up. Last summer I barely saw her, and I started to wonder what was up. She finally come over, and I almost broke down crying. She was barely skin and bones. She had developed a severe eating disorder and had scars up and down her arms. This broke my heart to pieces. There is no way in hell that I am going to be the one ruining her happiness this time. She deserves someone that makes her feel worth it. Someone who makes her feel okay. Thank the lord that her neighbor moved, and everything is slowly getting back on track. I am seriously scared for her life everyday. She has panic and anxiety attacks every night, but she is slowly eating more. I don't know what I'd do without her because she is the only person I can tell stuff to. She's the only person I can trust.

       I will tell her how I feel about Skylar, just not now. Maybe I won't even have to tell her because these feelings might blow over and there will be no reason to. I care way more about her than I do about myself, so even if I have to go through hell, as long as she's happy, it'll be worth it. All I know is that I don't want to be the one to have to see her heart broken, because, chances are, it will happen. If he breaks her heart, I will never forgive him.

       Anyway, classes passed by pretty quickly because all we pretty much did was sit in the classroom and talk while the teacher wandered around packing stuff up. It was juniors and seniors in the same classroom, so you might've guessed that it was pretty damn awkward.

     I had all of the seniors sign my yearbook, when I realized I missed someone. Skylar. I looked around the room and was surprised to see him walking towards me.


"Hey! Can you sign my yearbook?" he asked me, not even making eye contact.

"Um, sure," I said, writing: "Skylar, I hope you have a great summer and that the unicorn fairies make is special. P.S. You and Roxanne will get married :)"

       I laughed at how random it was and gave him his book back. His eyes scanned over it and he smiled. God, I missed seeing that smile.

"Do you promise?" he said with a cheeky grin on is face.

"Promise what?" I answered, returning the smile.

"That Roxanne and I will get married?"

"Ha-ha, I'm not promising anything," I replied.

"Promise!" he said, pouting like a 3-year-old.



       I was surprised when he talked to me for the rest of the class period, messing around like he used to. It almost felt like it was back to normal. I couldn't help but still wondering, 'what made him ignore me for so long?' but I don't know. I have no idea why he started ignoring me, or what made him stop. All I know is that some of the pieces of my heart that were slowly shattering somehow found their way back to their place that day, just because of that smile that had been absent for so many months.


A/N: Again, I am sorry for how long it took me to get this up! Anywho, I hate to say this but I am going out of town and won't be getting back until the 21st. Hopefully I will post when I get back, but I'm not making any promises. I just want to thank everyone who is reading this movella and to everyone who has favorited it, it means a lot!


Mrs. Horyne <3


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