Falling Apart

I know he’s trying, but I’m trying too
-Hailey Edwards


27. In the Cookies of Life, Sibilings are the Chocolate Chips

Hailey’s POV
I woke up with a massive headache. I looked around and there was no one around. I absolutely hate hospitals. I waited a few minutes until a blonde nurse with too much makeup entered the room, or wherever I was. I realized it wasn’t a room but there where curtains to shut everything else out.
“You’re awake. How do you feel?” The nurse rushes over to me once she notices my conscious state.
“I’m fine,” I said and I swear my head was ready to explode “Actually, my head hurts. Bad.”
“Oh, don’t worry, take these and it will be gone in no time” She said and placed two pills in my left hand and a cup full of water in my right.
“How long was I out?” I asked.
“Not too much, about an hour or so,” She informed me, and I nodded.
“I’ll be right back.” She said and closed the curtain behind her. I looked around for my phone and was glad to find it in the table beside me. It was only ten, but it felt like three in the morning. I heard the curtain being moved and looked up to find Mike. His eyes were filled with concern but it was quickly replaced by relief when I gave him a small smile.
“Thank God you’re ok,” He walked over to me and wrapped his arms around me. That’s when I realized how much I had missed him.
“Hey,” I said once he let me go
“How are you feeling?” He asked and sat down beside me
“I’m fine. A bit of a headache, but that’s it.” I reassured
“What happened?” He asked and I hesitated a bit but told him anyway.
“Remember Tyler?” I asked and it took a moment for him to remember and then nodded
“Well, things weren’t going well and we ended things on bad terms. I hadn’t seen him since I returned from London and I saw him today. Long story short he and Harry got into a fight and when I tried to stop him he pushed me. I fell and hit my head and now here I am,” I explained and he looked confused
“Who’s Harry?” He asked and I realized I hadn’t mentioned him before.
“He’s just a friend,” I said not wanting to say anything else
“Well, I’m just glad you’re ok and I don’t want you anywhere near Tyler,” He said and I nodded
After that we just waited until the nurse came back, she checked my vital signs and that there were no signs of a concussion. I just hit my head and that’s it. Before we left the hospital I went to the bathroom and when I looked in the mirror I had a bruise in my forehead along with what looked like a scratch. I didn’t even remember I was bleeding. I shook it off and went back to Mike who was waiting in the lobby along with Harry who I had completely forgotten about. Once I was in the lobby Harry made his way over to me.
“I’m so sorry for what happened, are you ok?” He asked, his voice full of worry.
“Don’t worry, it wasn’t your fault and I’m fine” I said hoping he wouldn’t ask anything about Tyler. Thankfully he didn’t.
“Do you want be to take you back to your place?” He asked and I looked behind him to see Mike waiting for me.
“I think I should leave with my brother, but thanks for everything I really did have a good time today” I said and hoped he would understand, I just needed time to think and I hadn’t seen Mike.
“Oh, ok. Well I’m glad you had fun I did too. So I’ll see you some other time?” He asked and scratched his neck. This was becoming a bit awkward but I really had to leave with Mike.
“Sure, I have to get going” I said and smiled before walking over to Mike. I know it was rude to just leave like that but what was I supposed to do? Kiss him in front of Mike? Awkwardly hug him? It was just easier that way.
“So, do you want me to take you to your place or do you want to stay at mine? Kylie is there” He asked and I was going to tell him to take me to the apartment but once he mentioned Kylie I changed my mind.
“Do you really need to ask?” I teased
“My place it is” He laughed and I did too. He knew me better than anyone besides Emma and he knew that when Kylie was involved I couldn’t say no.
“Wait, who did you leave Kylie with?” I asked since he said that she was in his apartment.
“She’s with Adrianne”
“You left our five year old sister with your psychopath girlfriend?” I hated her
“Hey, calm down, she’s fine. I don’t know why you hate her so much”
“Seriously? Just look at her!” I can’t believe he can’t see that she only wants him for his money. Correction, for our parents’ money. As soon as I said I didn’t want to go to college yet, they kicked me out. Of course Michael being the perfect son he is, he went to college.
He just shakes his head and laughs as if I’m the one who’s insane.
When we get to the apartment Kylie runs into my arms as soon as she sees me.
“Hey! How are you?” I ask and lift her up in my arms
“I’m great! But I missed you!” She pouts
“I missed you too baby” I say and kiss her cheek making her giggle.
“Are you hungry?” Mike asks from the kitchen
“Yeah, what do you have?” I walk over to him with Kylie in my arms she’s playing with my hair.
“Cereal and pop tarts” He laughs at his lack of cooking skills
“Cereal’s good,”
“I want pop tarts!” Kylie says and Mike pops them in the toaster before handing be a bowl
I put Kylie down so I can serve the cereal and she whines but I just ignore her. As I’m getting the milk out the Adrianne walks into the room.
“Hey babe, how did-“She stops when she sees me “Oh, you’re here” She scrunches her nose and I roll my eyes at her
“Yes, I’m here” I say and walk over to the table. A few minutes later I am joined by Mike and Kylie in the table since Adrianne went back to the room when she saw me.
Mike steals a few pieces of Kylies pop tarts every now and then making her swat his hand away every single time.
“Well, I’m tired so I’m going to bed. You and Kylie can sleep in the other bedroom” He says and goes to his room.
I wash my plate and Kylies too. Once I’m done I look over at Kylie and she’s fast asleep in the living room couch. I carry her to the bedroom and lay her down on the bed before walking over to the bathroom to remove my makeup before going back to the room, locking the door and kicking my jeans off so I’m just left with the sweater. I text Emma that I’m at Mike’s place and lay down next to Kylie before switching the lamp off.
The last thing that pops into my mind before falling asleep is that no matter what I have to stay away from Harry.
I wrote this chapter because I wanted you all to know that Hailey is really close to Mike and Kylie and just so you kind of knew a little bit more about their relashionship. It's not much but I hope you like it.

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