One More Day

Jaci Cook has been threatened to be kicked off the girls basketball team because of her lack of credits in the music category. The only way to stay on the team is to join choir for a semester. With Basketball and when a certain boyband comes to town, Will her burning Lungs be able to endure to the end?


5. Betrayal

I wandered around the car slowly in the darkness of the night and crept behind a bush. It was 11:57 and I wanted to get to the bottom of this note I saw on my windshield earlier that day. It felt like I was in one of those movies where the bad guy meets up with another bad guy to exchange stolen money or weapons to take over the world, and I was the spy/superhero that was going to save the day. In this case, I was probably going to witness only some drug deal or one-night-stand but either way I would feel somewhat relieved the note wasn't for me.

I heard footsteps and ducked my head, slowing down my breath to keep from making too much noise. I cautiously peeked through the branches of the bush and saw a person run behind the school, then heard laughing and running. quickly, I quietly ran to the edge and peeked my head to see people turn the corner behind the dumpster. Annoyed, I walked out from the side slowly toward the dumpster to be stopped by someones voice.

"WHORE ON THE CORNER." someone shouted from above, and threw a bucket of black liquid to come splashing down all over me. I blinked my eyes wiping the black liquid I discovered to be oil away from my eyes in disgust and saw six people in dark clothing come out from behind the garbage can with cell phones out and ready to take pictures with. 

"This slut will bang anyone that leaves a note on her windshield!" A boy chuckled

I looked up in horror to see Jake Catchadorian was the one that had said that, standing next to the one and only, Ellie.


I don't know what ran faster, My tears streaming down my face, Or my feet away from everyone and back to my car. Either way, I never want to see any of them again. I wiped more oil that was drying to my skin away from my lips and slammed against the back of my car.

I can't believe out of all people she would be the one to do that. Who else knew it was my car? I processed and fell down to tears on the roof of my car. What did I even do to any of those people? What could I have done to Ellie? I thought she was my friend. I thought she would always be there for me because I was there for her. Whenever she had to stay after school, babysit her siblings, or even once when she had to clean out her grandmothers garage, I was always there for her. I was I the only one there for her. I don't need her. I have my own friends. She doesn't have any. Thinking of her, she approached and slowly put her hand on me.

"DON'T TOUCH ME" i snapped looking back at her now holding her hand up covered in oil from my back in fear.

"Jaci, I didn't know I-"

"Save it."

she looked at me as I got in the car and grabbed the door before I could shut it.

"Jaci! He never told me where we were going! I didn't know it was you!."

"So you would do that to anybody?" I pushed her getting out of the car and facing her with my oil covered clothes.

"Jaci you don't understand-"

"No i COMPLETELY understand," I sassed "You thought if you did some stupid prank like this he would like you more."

she paused for a moment before replying with a soft voice "That could have been part of it."

"Ellie what do you see in him!" I screamed "He is brocklynn's ex boy friend for pete's sake! He literally danced with the devil! If you think someone like that is worth your time then-"



"WELL GUESS WHAT" she paused "something bad did happen."


"until you break up with him i'm not talking to you anymore." I stepped back leaning on my car

"I don't care." she hissed "He asked me to be his girlfriend, and I know you're jealous so you can shut up."

"Jealous of that?" I snapped 

"He is perfect. You can't tell me who i should love. I can't control who I fall in love with, and you can't control me either."

"well then good luck with you and... that." i got in the car and slammed the door along with my feelings. I don't get how she thinks she knows about love when she only has been dating him for half of a day. I wiped oil and tears off my face and turned the corner in the night before being pulled over by a police car.

"Licence and registration?" The officer asked tapping on my window.

"Here." I handed it to him realizing I was going to get my license provoked probably 

"You do know you are out past curfew, right? Minors are not allowed out at this time of night."

I slumped back in my seat and wiped some oil out of my hair and onto the seat of the car


I got home escorted by the police and was charged nothing due to my incident with the oil and the other teenagers. I told him everything that had happened, and i think he actually felt sympathy for me. I hate sympathy. Its almost as if it was meant for only children, and if anyone gives you sympathy, they're treating you like a child who needs it. I hate that feeling. In this case, I could live with a little bit of sympathy for the moment.

"Jaci..." Mother trailed off

"Just stop mom, I never want to go out again anyway. I think I can just curl up with a blanket and my phone and then die."

"I'm not mad." she shouted from across the hall 

I popped my head out of my room "You're not?"
"No." she said walking towards me and tucking a hair behind my ear "Now go take a shower."

I turned on the water and stripped down to my skins. Watching the oil flow down into the drain, I began to sing my choir solo and think about life What am i going to do tomorrow? I can't go to school when ellie is in more than half of my classes. I should have never switched into those classes with her. Now that I think about it, she DID make me pay the fee to switch into her classes rather than her to switch into mine. Maybe it was for the best that we had this fight. Maybe I wasn't supposed to be her friend anymore and she will turn into a pothead. Maybe this is a good thing. 

One thing lead to another and I eventually got out of the shower wrapping myself in my thoughts along with a towel. I need to get to bed, because it's almost 2 in the morning and i'm going to school tomorrow, whether I want to or not. Its going to be a long, painful day tomorrow.

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