I woke up the next morning, showered, got dressed, grabbed my gym bag and my phone, and headed out the door. I drove to school and met Nathan in the tutoring center.
“Why do I have to study history anyway?” Nathan asked as he put his pencil down.
“It’s a requirement, so don’t give up. I’m here to help, and I also made you a study guide and here’s a container full of tricks.” I said with a smile as I handed him paper and a container.
Nathan laughed and watched me as I left the room. School was pretty easy, and when I got to class, I met up with Sabrina, Brooke, and Peyton.
“Hey girls.” I said with a smile.
“Hey Kris.” Peyton replied back.
I have no clue why she was the only one that answered back, but at least she called me by my nickname. We walked into class, and I sat in front of Brooke, and Nathan sat next to me. Brooke started whispering to Nathan, but I didn’t pay attention because I was taking notes. I did hear Brooke say something about Nathan and Peyton getting back together, but Nathan shook his head, and started taking notes again.
“Do you get any of this?” Nathan whispered to me.
“Yeah. I’ll explain it later.” I whispered back as I smiled at him.
Nathan smiled back, and class ended after that. I drove home and was met with cop cars.
“What’s going on here?” I asked as I walked up to an officer.
“Ma’am, someone broke into your house, and we’re not sure if it’s clear yet.” an officer replied as he stopped me from going inside.
I was about to say something when an officer came out and said that the house was clear. The other officer that stopped me let me inside, but told me that I would have to change the locks on the door. I told him that I understood, and shut the door when they left.
“What the hell happened mom?” I asked as I looked at my mom.
My mom didn’t answer, so I walked out of the room, went and took a shower, and changed into a dress because Lucas was picking me up for this party thing.
“Wow! You look great.” my mom said as I came down the stairs.
“Thank you.” I replied as I waited for Lucas to come get me.
I heard a horn honk and a knock at the door. I answered it, and left with Lucas, Karen, and Keith. Lucas wanted us to caw if we wanted to leave, and I couldn’t help but laugh at him. We were standing in the back yard listening to Dan give a speech, and I noticed that Lucas was looking at both Brooke and Peyton.
“So… which one is it?” I asked as I nudged him.
“What are you talking about?” Lucas asked back.
“I’m talking about Brooke and Peyton. Which one do you like more?” I asked as I smiled at Nathan.
“I don’t know Kris. I like them both, but I’m drawn to Brooke more.” Lucas replied with a smile.
“Then I say go for it.” I said as I looked at him.
The party was ok, I guess, until Brooke pointed out that Peyton and Nathan were talking. Sabrina told me that she overheard Brooke trying to get them back together. I honestly didn’t know what to think about that, but I knew that I didn’t want Lucas dating a girl like that. Lucas walked away from Brooke when Nathan and Peyton walked away, and I followed him. We talked about it, and figured out that we wouldn’t let it bother us.
The night was pretty uneventful because Brooke came out drunk and wanted everyone to play truth or dare. She dared some girl to pinch Whitey’s ass, and she dared Peyton to kiss Lucas, who did and then ran off. Lucas ran after her, and I followed after him because Peyton was my friend, too. I let them talk as I helped Haley carry boxes inside.
Deb invited Haley to stay and I showed her around. Nathan stopped us and wanted to get us drinks, and when we turned around to go get them, Brooke stopped us and claimed that Nathan showed the note that I left him around, so I told him to stay away from me and walked out the door with Haley.
Haley took me back to the café and sat on the floor with me as I bawled my eyes out. Lucas came in a few minutes later, and sat down with us. We talked for a few minutes before Lucas left and I helped Haley close the café. Nathan came up to the door and wanted to talk to me. Haley shut off the lights and led me out back as Nathan was calling to us saying that we should believe him. I had to bite my tongue to keep from going back to talk to him, but Haley talked me out of it and drove me home.
“You sure you’ll be ok?” Haley asked as she pulled into my driveway.
“Yeah Hals, I think I will.” I replied as I smiled at her before I got out of the car and went inside.
My mom wasn’t home, but I was ok with that, so I went up to my room, showered, changed into my pajamas, and went to sleep. I couldn’t believe that I actually thought that Nathan actually had feelings for me. I’m so stupid for even thinking that.
The next morning I woke up, changed clothes, and met up with Lucas and Haley at our favorite music store. We were laughing until Nathan walked in. He said he was sorry and I told him that I knew he meant it that he was sorry, but I also told him that I thought tutoring him was a bad idea. I walked away from him and Haley followed me because she knew that I might just break again.
Haley thought it would be a good idea if I helped her out at the café and it was going great until Brooke came in, and told me that Nathan would be there at 7 for our date. I was confused, but decided that I would give him a chance to explain.
When Haley and I got ready to go, Nathan knocked on the door, and I went to see what he wanted. He told me that the date was all Brooke’s idea, and I decided that I would try to see where this would lead me. We talked about anything and everything, and when we finally reached our final destination, we ended up at a restaurant. We were supposed to order our favorite meal for the other person. We talked while we were eating, and Nathan opened the second card, and read that we had to each other a secret about ourselves that no one knows about. Nathan told me that I could go first.
“Well… no one knows this, but I’m scared as hell of my dad.” I said as I looked at him.
“Why are you scared of him?” Nathan asked.
“He beat my mom until she became pregnant with me, then he stopped until I was born. He then started beating my mom again, and then escalated into beating me.” I replied.
Before Nathan could say anything, Tim and the boys showed up. Nathan said that we weren’t on a date, but Tim didn’t believe him, and walked off. I got so mad at Nathan that I walked away.
When I got home, mom asked me what was wrong, but I told her that it was nothing and that I was tired, so I went up to my room, showered, and went to bed.
I woke up the next morning and decided that I was going to stay in my pajamas all day, and when I was in the kitchen, I kept hearing something hit my window, so I peeked out the living room window, and saw that it was Nathan throwing pebbles at my window.
“What are you doing here Nathan?” I asked as I stepped outside, while tying my robe.
“Kristi, I need to apologize.” Nathan said as he came up to me.
“I’m listening.” I said back.
“We just… I don’t know how to do this, alright. I’m not like you.” Nathan started.
“What does that mean?” I asked.
“I screw up a lot, alright, but being around you, I don’t want to be that guy anymore.” Nathan said as he looked at me.
“Who do you want to be Nathan?” I asked.
“I wanna be somebody who’s good enough to be seen with you.” Nathan replied.
“Well, you should’ve thought about that last night. You know, I keep putting myself out there and you keep blowing it, but that’s probably a thing because at this point there’s nothing you can say or do that’s going to surprise me.” I said angrily before Nathan leaned down and kissed me.
“Except that.” I said as Nathan broke the kiss.
“You shouldn’t have done that Nathan.” I said with a low voice.
“I wanted to.” Nathan replied.
“Yeah.” I whispered back before I jumped on him and kissed him.
We kissed for a few minutes before we broke apart. The rest of the day went by too quickly, but when I got up the next morning, I couldn’t wait to see Nathan.
When I excited the school, I saw Nathan, but Tim and the boys walked up, and right as I was about to walk away, Nathan called my name, so I stopped. When he reached me, he tucked a piece of hair behind my ear. I blushed and we walked to class together.
School ended and Nathan followed me home. He helped my mom and I change the locks on our doors. My mom was grateful and told him that he was welcomed at the house anytime. We laughed and I walked him back to his car.
“Today was fun.” Nathan said as we stood by his car, not knowing that my mom was watching.
“Yeah it was. So, I’ll see you tomorrow.” I said as I looked up at him.
“Yeah.” was all Nathan said before he kissed me.
I kissed back and sighed when we broke apart. I watched as he left and couldn’t help the huge grin that came on my face.
“You and Nathan, huh?” my mom asked as I walked back into the house.
“Yeah.” I said with a sigh.
My mom and I talked for hours on end until we decided to go to bed. I couldn’t believe that Nathan and I were dating, well, I guess we’re dating. I’ll ask him tomorrow, but for now, I’m going to bed.
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