I woke up stiff and uncomfortable. I looked around and noticed I was in a van.
"What the hell..."
I looked to my left to see a sleeping figure. My eyes went wide and I scrambled for my clothes. Ashton groaned and rolled over to face me. He opened his eyes and smiled at me.
"You!" I hissed.
"What?" He asked, his voice groggy and tired.
"We broke up then had sex!"
"So! Ashton people don't do that!" I said angrily , slipping on my shorts.
His eyes traveled to my stomach and I felt a little insecure. That's when the pain rang through me. He was looking at my bruise.
I tugged on my shirt and looked down, my hair becoming a tangled mess in my face.
"Want me to take you home?" He asked quietly.
I nodded my head then climbed into the passenger seat.
We drove to my place in silence. And yes, it was the awkward kind.
"See you." I said, opening the side door.
"Yeah. See you." Ashton whispered, pulling into gear.
I watched him drive away then I walked up to the front door. It was still pretty early and no one was up. I started the shower downstairs then washed my hair and body. By the time I got out it was 7:20.
I blow dried my hair then got dressed. I decided on a white batman tank top with a grey cardigan. I put on some black shorts and flats. I straightened my hair and did dark eye makeup with cover up.
I slid my glasses on my face and walked upstairs. Mercedes was on her cell phone, wearing a dark red ballerina top with a black skirt. Her hair was straight but she played with the tips.
I grabbed an apple and waved Ty goodbye. I walked to school and met up with Chris and Deuce.
"Hey guys." I smiled.
"Hey." Deuce replied.
They looked like they were going to explode any second.
"What?" I asked.
"We heard you didn't go home." Chris said, smiling.
"Oh yeah." I told her.
"Were you with Ashton?" Deuce asked.
"Oh hush." I said sticking my tongue out.
Deuce was wearing a black Pierce The Veil T shirt with white shorts. Her hair was in a straightened pony tail and she held her long board in one hand. Chris was wearing a black button up crop top with black and white splatter paint jeans. Her hair was in a bun with a black bandana.
We all grabbed our books and separated for class.
I was sitting in Band when I noticed rain pelting the window. I sighed and fiddled with my drum sticks. The band teacher gave another speech about up going to Nationals but I didn't pay attention.
After school I walked home in the rain. It sucked because I was wearing shorts. I was about 3 blocks from the house when the sign made me stop. The roads were closed. I couldn't get home. I started thinking about my options and decided it would be best to go to Chris' place since she lived down the street I was on.
I knocked on the door but no one was home.
"Shit!" I cursed, shivering from the cold drops of rain now soaking my body.
Deuces street was closed but I knew she was at home. I started walking to Brandon's house. My body shook with fear as thunder struck. I trembled, increasing my pace as it struck again. Lightning doesn't bother me it's thunder that does.
I heard a car coming from behind and prayed they wouldn't be assholes and splash me with the water. The driver pulled up a little ways ahead and got out. I couldn't make out who it was they were running towards me.
"Why are you out here?" Ashton asked, pulling me I into a hug and covering my ears.
"M-my streets f-flooded." I told him, shaking more violently.
"C'mon. Get inside." He told me, pulling me towards a nice looking silver car.
"How many cars do you own?" I asked.
"Too much." He laughed, pulling the car into gear.
He drove me to a modern looking house made out of brick. It was a house that maybe had 4-5 bedrooms.
"My mom and sister aren't here. They went to Venice for three weeks. You can have the spare room." He told me.
"Thanks." I whispered, trying to keep myself warm.
"You can take a hot shower. Here-" he started, he pulled me towards the bathroom on the main floor and turned on the water.
"Thanks. My dad and his girlfriend might freak if I'm not home. Again..." I whispered the last part quietly.
"I'll tell Luke to tell them you couldn't get home so your with a friend."
"Friend." I repeated.
Once her got out, I peeled out of my clothes. My bra and boy shorts being the only thing dry.
I stepped into the shower to let the hot water run over my skin. It felt nice to let my muscles relax.
I got out and had the towel wrapped around my body. I noticed I had only wet clothes infront of me.
"Ash!" I called.
"Yeah?" He replied a minute later from the other side of the door.
"I have nothing to wear." I told him.
"Shit. Uh. One sec!" He called and I could hear him running up the stairs. He came back later knocking on the door.
I slowly opened it a inch and he tossed me a shirt. It was a men's and plain black. I sighed and threw it on over my white with black lace bra and matching boxer shorts. It was a little short so you could see the tips of lace.
I came out, tugging on the ends of the shirt when I bumped into Ashton.
"Oh sorry." I apologized, looking up into his eyes.
He gave me a cheeky smile and said.
"You would look better without the shirt."
"I'm not sleeping with you Ashton. If that's why you invited me in here I will leave." I said sternly.
"Hey, I was joking. I care about you okay?" Ashton told me.
I bit my bottom lip and followed him to the spare bedroom. He brought me to a large room with a Queen sized bed in it only. The floors were a dark brown hard wood and the walls were a creamy white. The bed was in white covers and there was a painting of a sunset on the wall across from it.
"Thanks for everything." I smiled, giving Ashton a quick hug.
I crawled on my hands and knees to the head of the bed from the foot, forgetting I was only wearing under wear underneath. I pulled the covers over myself and waved Ashton goodnight.
He smiled back and flicked off the lights. He closed the door and I could hear him walking away.
I closed my eyes and drifted into an uneasy dream.