Alex Who?

Raelynn Jo Townslee is new in town and she must start at a new high school in the middle of her Junior year. She doesn't care what people think about her and its that attitude that always lands her in trouble. Every since Kenny (Kennedy) died she gave up on the world and she stopped giving a fuck about what happens around her. Raelynn has had multiply run-ins with the law, she loves the adrenaline that fighting gives her. And her family is almost as fucked up as her. What happens when someone threatens to tear down her walls? What happens when she is all alone?

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19. first date

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I opened my eyes and saw a beautiful lake with a small bridge leading to an tiny island. The lake was in an open field, the sight took my breath away, and the water was so clear you could see the bottom even towards the middle of it. "Alex this is.....this place is beautiful!! Thank you for bringing me here. I already love it!" I said and pulled him in for a hug. "You haven't even seen the best part of this place yet." Alex started to lead me over to bridge and onto the island. From the shore the island looked like it was covered in trees but really the trees were only like a fence on the outside and the rest of the island was a clearing. In the center of the clearing a picnic for two was set up with candles surrounding it. In this moment I finally felt happy and my worries and enemies were behind me. But yet again how do you ever really escape your enemies when I am my worst enemy?  Alex broke my train of thought when he started talking. "Raelynn, I know I am mean to you  but…...well,  no one was ever acted the way you do to me, you challenge me when most people do everything I say. You are so stubborn but that was what made fall for you. You know just how hard everything is and you also know how easy it would be to give up and you haven't. We are so alike but so different at the same time….. So I guess what I’m trying to say is…...Rainbow will you be my girlfriend?" "Alex I don’t know yet…. I like you no matter how hard I have tried not to but I still don’t know you. You could just be saying all these sweet things now but later you would just be breaking my heart again, like everyone else." It felt horrible to say something like this to him after what he said about me but I can’t put my heart on the line so easily again for anyone. “It’s ok Rainbow, I understand. It was stupid of me to ask anyway because you are right, you don’t know me and I don’t know you, but I will promise you this….. I will make sure you gett o know me because I want you to want me the way I want you.” Alex replied sitting down to unpacked the basket. He brought salad, 2 cans of Redbull, chocolate chip cookies, and wax bottle candy.  "I hope you like this stuff, It took me forever to find the wax bottle candy but I remember you telling Blu how much you loved them." Alex said. I smiled at the sweet gesture as he handed me a stuff.
After I finished eating I decided to lay down and look at the stars,  they  were shining bright and the moon was full above us illuminating the clearing in its glorious glow. The owls were calling to each other in the darkness and other night creatures went on with their lives around us, it was the perfect date, sometimes I wish I could have been someone else because any other girl would have accept Alex’s offer without hesitation but my fear of rejection and heartbreak stop me. THe air was starting to get colder but I didn’t want to ruin our date, even though I was shivering like crazy, Alex ended up giving me his jacket when he noticed. "Lets see I’ll let you in on my story even though no one else knows it so that way you can say you are getting to know me better, besides  I feel like I can trust you with it... so. My life isn't as good as I make it seem, my dad left my family when I was 5, my sister was 8, our mom died of cancer, when I was 9 and Bay was 12. Our grandma took us in, my grandpa had already died before I was even born. She was too old and sick to get a job so when Bay turned 14 she got her first job and her boyfriend gave us money also. But I didn't know just how bad her boyfriend was, he beat her every night, grandma tried to get her to leave him, but she refused because he was our main source of money. I got a job when I turned 12 working at a grocery store across the road from where we lived. One day when Bay came home covered in bruises I lost it and went straight to her boyfriend's house and attacked him, I was 14 when that happened. My grandma and sister acted like they were scared of me so I left them but I made sure to get a new job and send my pay checks back to them. I haven't seen either of them in 4 years. I still send them most of my paycheck, I just keep enough to survive on. But none of my friends no any of this because I am ashamed of what happened, I lost everyone that was important to me. It changed me, my world was flipped and I regret it all, I should have stayed with my family." I proped myself up on my elbows so I could see his face since he was sitting beside me, he just gave me a sad smile before looking away. "Alex I understand, my dad  abused my mom, my brother, and me, but then one day he went out for a drink and never came back. My mom started bringing home guys that would beat her and try to hit me but Rus would protect me. Rus couldn't stop all of them, but he did his best. My best friend, Kennedy and we were like sisters. We were the nerdy, naïve girls that thought the world was a nice place and everyone was nice deep down, we didn't want to believe that anyone could be bad. But people proved us wrong, me and Kenny were bullied all through our school years together. But one day Kenny  just didn't show up so I went to her house to check on her and…... I hollered at her because she would normally come running down the stairs to meet me but this time she didn't, so I went up to her room and found her dead, she wanted to make sure she wouldn't survive, she wanted to be dead. She left a note for me. After that I changed, I promised her on the day she was buried that I would tell her story. I went to school the next day and started fights with the people that bullied us. I was expelled but I did what I had to do. I started boxing and Davy found me. He was brave enough to take on the challenge of the broken girl looking for her purpose in life, he learned my story and helped me. I got close to Kenny's siblings and protected them from the cruelty of the world. Then my mom decided to up and move my family to this town. I was devastated because everything I loved was in that small town, so many good things and bad things happened to me there. I didn't want to leave but I had to. I said goodbye to Kenny's siblings, I visited her grave and told her everything, I told Davy goodbye. After a couple days of living here my mom ran off with one of the guys she used to bring home all the time and a few days ago Russell moved away to get a good paying job. So now Davy lives with me so I'm not alone. The only reason Davy moved here was because the day I got all those cuts. I broke down and cried for Kenny again, I was ready to give up, I was gonna kill myself that night but Davy came and saved me from myself. I cant be left by myself for too long or I might kill myself and Davy knows that, that's why he dropped his life to come live with me. Boxing is the only thing that still keeps me halfway sane. I dropped out of school because it stresses me out, Davy agreed it would be the best way, so now I can concentrate on my boxing. My life had been miserable for a long time, only Kenny and Davy know my entire story, but I hope that someday I will be able to trust you with the rest but for now I can’t tell you."  Alex wiped the tears off my cheeks. We  laid in silence because it seemed like the appropriate thing to do. We silently comforted each other with just our presence.

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