Chapter 30 (The Last Chapter):
I open my curtains for the sun to lighten up my room. I open the window to breathe in the fresh air. Walking over to my closet, I realize that I've been wearing a lot of black even in the spring. I get out skinny jeans, a turquoise Aeropostale hoodie, and white Converse. I walk out of my room and get in the shower and then I get dressed. I dry my hair and put my hair up in a ponytail. I walk out of the bathroom so see Daisy running out of her bedroom with her pajamas on and messy hair.
"Are you just waking up?" I ask.
"Yes!" Daisy says as she runs into the bathroom, pushing me out of the way. I chuckle and walk down the stairs. I walk into the kitchen to see my mom making pancakes and Elli sitting down at the table.
"Um...mom, what are you doing here? Aren't you supposed to be at work?" I ask. Elli rolls her eyes as she holds out her hands and acts as if she's choking an invisible person behind my mom's back. My mom brings the pancakes on a plate over to the table and sits down.
"You should sit down too." My mom says.
"Did you get fired?" I ask. Elli narrows her eyes at our mother as my mom nods her head, "What? But-" I start but Elli interrupts me.
"Tell her why you got fired." Elli says, glaring at our mother.
"Elli, we should wait until Daisy get down here so-"
"Tell her!" Elli yells, slamming her hand down on the table, making our mother jump.
"Fine, I'll tell her." My mom looks at me and looks right into my eyes, "I got caught while replacing water for alcohol in my water bottle." My mom says.
"You've got to be kidding me! That's the fifth job you've lost in a month for doing that! What the hell is your problem?! Are you a frikking alcoholic or something?!" I yell.
"You lost your job?" A voice says behind me. I turn around to see Daisy, her hair wet and in a towel, looking very furious at our mother.
"Look, when the accident happened-"
"What accident?" Daisy asks.
"What do you mean 'what accident'? When your father died-"
"You mean the 'accident' where I killed the asshole?" I interrupt.
"Don't say that!" My mom yells.
"Are you really standing up for him?!" Elli yells.
"Who's side are you on?!" I yell.
"Are you going to fight for your children, or for a dead-beat dad...hence the 'dead'?!" Daisy yells.
"Your father loved you girls very much-"
"'Love' my ass!" Elli yells as she storms out of the kitchen, grabbing a pancake on the way out.
"Yeah, 'love', he definitely did love beating us!" Daisy yells and grabs a pancake before she leaves the kitchen.
"I don't beat the people I 'love'!" I yell, grabbing a pancake, and leaving the kitchen. I grab my backpack and leave, slamming the front door behind me. I jump off my front porch and run to Jake's house.
I ring the doorbell once I get to Jake's house. I lean over and put my hands on my knees, panting from running. The door opens and I look up to see Josh.
"Oh my god! Blake, what are you doing here?!" Josh asks.
"I need...to talk...to Jake." I say while taking breaths in between talking.
"Come in." Josh says, opening the door wider so I can walk in. I walk in and Josh leads me to the kitchen, "Jake! Blake's here!" Josh yells as we're in the kitchen. Jake looks at him with annoyance on his face.
"Well no shit." Jake says and I chuckle. Josh leaves and I sit down next to Jake. He continues to eat his cereal and I lay my head on the table, "So why are you here?" Jake asks.
"My mom got fired from another job." I say.
"You've got to be kidding." Jake says.
"I wish I was." I say.
On our walk to school, I told Jake about this morning.
"Oh wow." Jake says.
"What, do you think I said something wrong?" I ask.
"No, I just can't believe she said that he loved you guys. How is that love?" Jake asks.
"That's how I feel." I say, "Do you think we were too hard on her?" I ask and Jake puts his arm around me.
"Nah, I think you guys said what you needed to say." Jake says.
"Then why do I feel like complete crap?" I ask.
"Because all you are is nice to people so this is different to you." Jake says and kisses my forehead.
"Yeah I guess." I say.
"Come on, let's just get to school." Jake says and I lay my head on his shoulder. I smile to myself as I realize that I have what I've always wanted: Jake is my boyfriend and he loves me, that's all I've ever wanted.
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