Chapter 9 (Cuts And Bruises)
After school, me and Harry decided to start our project when we got home. School was weird today, during lunch people kept commenting that they smell cologne or Selena are you wearing cologne. Even Demi, she asked me why I smelled like cologne. Right now Harry and I are driving to the doller store to buy our supplies for our project. We need glue sticks, two big giant construction paper, markers, sparkles, decor tape, and ect.
"Hey Selly, how much money you got in your wallet?" he asked as I gave him a smirk.
"What I just wanted to know?" he said playfully, I gave him a slight push when we reached for the stop light. He chuckled
" I have $5.00, what about you?" I asked. If he doesn't have any money on him I will maybe kill him later at home. Wait no I don't want anything to happen to Harry like last time when he almost died cause of me.
"I have $2.00 from mom yesturday." Harry turned to the right entering the parking lot of the doller story.
"And why did she give you it?"
"For helping her bake some cookies for the people at her work." I was shocked that Harry baked some cookies, how come I didn't help. Where was I at the moment when they were baking.
"Don't worry, mom left you a cookie on the counter yesturday. Didn't you see it?" I bet he saw my parted lip and my shocked face.
"No I didn't see anything on the counter yesturday or today. Just the fruit basket." Harry gave me a confused look while he parked the car and turned off the ingnition.
"Thats strange, maybe mom ate it" We laughed at his stupid joke that always come out wrong. Thats what I love about Harry. We got out off Harry's car and went straight into the store, that were a bunch of things that are useful to use at home or at partys for only $1.00.
"Ok Harry lets play a game, pull out your phone." i said as I took out my phone. Harry handed me his phone and gave me a funny look.
"Ok I will both give us 2 minutes to gather all of our supplies and meet at the number 2 cashier right there." I pointed at the number two sign, that's were Harry and I will meet after when the timer goes off. After that I gave Harry back his phone.
"When I say go you press start so that the timer goes off."
"And what if we don get their first?" he asked getting ready to run.
"Then that person will pay everything."
"Your on." I gave Harry a challenge smile as I pulled out my three fingers.
"3......2.......1........GO!" We ran in different directions. I made my way to the art and supplies station grabbing everything I could find that we needed. As I made me way to the paper station for the construction, I found Harry grabbing some things in the food section?! Are you kidding me?? I grabbed the two large construction paper that will be our posters and ran to the number 2 cashier. As I got there I checked my timer, I have 15 more seconds. I looked around to find Harry with a basket of random things, food, candy, books, toys, and products for men. Not a single thing he picked out that we could use for our project. 3....2....1 finish.
"Looks like you are paying Haz" I said as I playfully teased him.
"Fine but I think $2.00 ins't enough to pay." he gave me a his famous cute and irresistible puppy dog face that I couldn't deny since I was 12 years old. I hate puppy dog Harry.
"Fine but you owe my $5.00 later on" I said giving in. He smiled widely and patted himself on the back for his proud effort. The lady who was doing the cashier scanned all of our thing, the total come out of $6.37. Good thing we have enough money. The lady gave me the change and we left the building. When we got outside
"Haz the things you picked during our race. We don't need them." I said as Harry opened the truck to his car.
"Ah yes we do." I gave him a glare and looked inside his plastic bag with all of his random stuff.
"Chips?" I held out the ketchup lays that was in the plastic bag.
"To eat when during our break" I smiled at him and putted the chips back into the bag. I spotted a magazine and grabbed it out of the bag showing it to Harry.
"To read during our break" he responded with a cheeky grin. I looked at the cover of the magazine.
"Haz! this is a magazine about girls in bikini's!" I shouted as I pointed at the cover. He gave me a smirk.
"What can't a boy read about girls in bikini's." I punched his shoulder lightly but kinda painful.
"Ow what was that for." he said as he playfully putted as hurt act on.
"For letting yourself read about girls in bikini's" I said trying not to laugh or smile, I need to be serious but I failed. Harry laughed as I putted the magazine back into the plastic bag and went inside the car. I was feeling kinda sleepy so I sat in the back of the car. I putted my seat belt on, grabbed Harry's sweater, bunched it up as a pillow and layed my head on it.
"Tired Sel?" Harry asked as he went inside to the driver seat. I hummed a high note telling him yes, I closed me eyes only listening to the soft music playing on the radio.
"Goodnight Selly." Is all I heard well also the engine of the car until everything faded into a soft colour called black.
As I let Selena sleep at the back of my car, I slowly and quietly drove back home. I tried to prevent myself from honking to other cars for telling me that I was slow but as I honk, Selena doesn't really bother to do anything but sleep. When I parked the car at the side of the road, I wanted to wake up Selena but she looked so peaceful and cute so I carried her on my back into the house along with the stuff we bought. To tell you the truth, it was hard to unlock and open the door when you have someone sleeping on your back actually but I finally managed to do it. I walked into the living room not bothering to take off my shoes even though mom said no shoes inside the house, I place Selena gently on the couch and taking a soft blanket on top of her that just came from the laundry.
"Thank you Haz" she mumbled, I smiled. I took off my shoes and decided to do the project without her so we could get a head start since it was already 5:22 pm. I took all the thing we needed out but not the things that I picked out, those are for later when Selena is awake. suddenly I became a little thirsty for a while so I went to the kitchen to get some water. I looked at the counter where mom left the cookie for Selena, there was a empty plate on the counter with little bit of crumbs that was surrounding the plate. Mom or Selena would never leave crumbs or a empty plate behing after they ate something. Something was not right at the moment, I could feel as if someone as invaded our house or something. I quickly walked back to the living room finding Selena awake already.
"Selena, your awake." I said as I sat back down on the chair continuing gluing on the pieces on the poster.
"Yeah I am, you working on our project?" she said, her voice all soft since she just woke up from a 45 minute nap.
"Yup just gluing some letters down on the poster." as i continued to glue and cut out some pieces, Selena stood up from the couch and started to walk up the stairs.
"Where are you going Sel?" I shouted since she was at the stairs.
"Up to my room to change since I have me keys now, I'll come down to help you with our project ok." She waddled up the stairs like a penguin. I smiled.
As I was still gluing and cutting, I heard voices upstairs. Maybe it was just Selena talking to Demi on Skype. I knew I was wrong when I heard Selena call out my name is a terrified way. I ran up the stairs up to Selena's room finding Selena sitting on her bed and her window broken as if someone jumped out of it. She had bruises on her knee and my beanie thrown in the trash.
"Selena?" I said as I walked slowly up to her, her face was in her hands so I couldn't see her face until she looked up to me crying. Her lip had a cut on it and she had a giant bruise on her face. I panicked.
"Selena what happened to you?" I shouted worried as she started to cry.
"Justin was here." she mumbled under her breath. Justin the filthy bastard. I'm gonna kill him.
"How was he here Selena.?" I said worried as I sat beside her bringing her into a hug. She cried, I couldn't bare to see Selena like this it just makes me feel all worried and terrified inside. I can't let myself lose her, out of my life not seeing her forever.
"I walked into my room and closed the door. When I turned around I found Justin sitting on my bed. He grabbed me and slapped me on the wall. He told me to tell you not to mess him around, if you did he would do something.Something to me or Aunt Anne. I tried to scream for help but he covered my mouth with his hand while punching me in the stomach,slapping me on the face, and kicking me on the thigh and knee. Then he jumped out the window. Harry please don't mess with him I'm I'm scared." she said with fear in her eyes, the cut on her lip began to bleed a bit.
"How did he get in here?" I stood up and took some tissue from her tissue box and gave it to her.
"He had my keys. When he raped me he took me keys when I wasn't looking. I'm so sorry Harry this should never happened. I hate myself." I began to kinda get teary. I hugged Selena again but her on my lap.
"Selena no your the best thing that happened to me in my life, without you I'm nothing to be honest. I can't spend one day without you." A tear fell running down my cheek. This was the first time I cried for 9 months when my grandma died but that is not the case now. I'm dealing with Selena who has the key to my heart, my life, my everything.
3 hours later
I had fixed Selena's cuts and bruises after that. I told Selena that she will be sleeping in my room from now on since Justin knows were Selena sleeps now. Selena and I are at break doing our project, I was eating some chips while reading the magazine I bought and Selena eating some peach fizzy from maynards while watching some T.V. It was weird that Justin was hear. Now I just don't want to talk about it.
"Hey Selena do you want to come with me to the bakery, I'm thinking of getting a part time job." I said, I need some money to bring selena to the Catching Fire thing so yeah. Selena nodded and putted her shoes on. The drive was quiet, I knew how Selena felt because of what just happened today. We arrived at the bakery, since mom said I was a good cook I should apply for a job there.
During the drive, I didn't want to talk at all. I was too busy worrying about what Justin would do now. When we got to the bakery, I slipped out of my seat and went inside the building that had a sign that says (Hiring Now).
"Hello there, what can I do for you?" the lady said as she made her way behind the counter.
"I'm here to apply for a part time job." Harry said, the old lady smiled as Harry's words and pulled out a piece of paper with a pen.
"Here darling if you could just fill out this form it would be great." Harry took that piece of paper and pen and filled everything out. I kinda felt guilty not talking to Harry or helping him with the form.
"do you need help?" I asked as Harry shooted out a smile.
"Sure when was the last time I baked?" he asked, I knew Harry was just being stupid for asking me a question that he already knew.
"You already know the answer to that Haz."
"I wish but sadly no." I smiled but failed to because of the cut on my lip, it was painful when I smile.
"Yesterday." I sighed out
"Thanks" Once Harry was done with the form, he handed it to the lady behind the counter. She smiled again.
"Thank you darling, we will give you a call about when and what time you are starting your shift. enjoy your day bye." The kind old lady then gave me and Harry a lollipop. I'm not a kid anymore but sure thanks for it. Me and Harry smiled."
"you too." I managed to say something to her, she smiled but in a surprising way. The old lady's smile faded when she saw me face all bruised and cut. She gave me a worried look and I left.
"So Harry what are you going to do with the money?" I asked hoping he would say something that I asked him to do.
"Pay you back." I giggled. I smiled at Harry not caring about the pain.
Hey guys thank you for reading my book. the part that you are waiting for is coming soon after the trip again to Karaokie Dokie so pleas be patient. Oh and check out the trailer I posted and made.