I reach up on my tiptoes and kiss Connor on the cheek. we walk back to the car hand in hand. We start driving home as it gets dark out. I look up at the sky and see stars starting to bloom in the sky. I lay my head back against the seat and drift off the sleep.
*The next morning*
I wake up in Connor’s bed at his apartment. How did I get here? I look around and find that Connor is not in the room. I get up do my usual morning routine and walk into the living room. Connor walks in the front door, slamming it.
“Connor what's going on?” I ask walking up to him.
“You know perfectly well what is going on. How could you do this to me. I loved you.!” He says yelling.
“What did I do?” I say. Why is he angry at me.
“You know. It’s all over the news. I don’t believe you.” he says looking at me harshly.
“I am sorry that I don’t understand what I did to make you this angry” I shout back.
“You cheated on me” The words hit me like bullets.
“I don’t understand what you mean because last time I checked the only person that I am loving is you.” I say.
“Quit lying to my face!” He says screaming. He advances toward me. I push him hard.
“Why don’t you believe me?! I am not cheating on you!” I scream, tears streaming down my face.
“Whatever. Get out.” He says pointing to the door.
“NO! Leave now” He says. I walk slowly to the door.
“You said you would always love me, but I guess you were lying. If this is how you treat all your girlfriends, then I don’t wanna be one anymore” I say, a steady stream of tears falling. I turn and walk out of the door. He slams the door behind me. I break down sobbing and sit up against a wall. I grab my phone and call Kian.
“Hey Ella what do you need” He says on the other line.
“Kian please-” I stutter, still crying.
“Ella are you okay? Whats wrong”
“It’s Connor, please come get me” I say breathing heavily.
“That dick” he says “I’ll be there in five.” He says hanging up. I pull my knees up and bury my face. I sob until Kian pulls up to the driveway. He runs up and kneels before me. I reach out and hug him.
“Shh” he says quietly “It’ll be okay” He helps me up and walks me to his car. I get in and try to stop crying. Kian pulls out of the driveway, giving me a side glance. We go to his house and he walks me into the living room.
“What happened” He asks looking at me worriedly.
“Connor thinks I am cheating on him. He told me to leave. Kian I don’t wanna go back there” I say images of Connor yelling at me flashing through my head.
“It’s okay, you can stay here with me and the boys.” He says.
“thank you” I say quietly.