When I Fell

Falling in love is tricky. There are so many movies and books that make it seem so easy and passionate and right but in the real word it's confusing and exciting and fun and frustrating and in the real world, things get in the way.


62. LXII

Ruby's point of view

It's nerve wracking sitting there in the police office, waiting for one of the officers to come in and speak to me. My mm's holding my hand. I keep thinking of Jason and what he'd do if he knew I was here. What is he going to do when he finds out what I've done? He's not stupid. He's going to be able to defend himself, people will think I'm making it up, maybe I'll get into trouble, he'll-

"Ruby, stop fidgeting." Mom squeezes my hand. "It's going to be fine."

The police woman walks in and smiles at me as she sits down. I just can't handle people being kind to me about this, it makes me want to burst into tears every time.

"Hi there, Ruby." she says. "I'm Joanne."

"Hi." I say, weakly.

"So..." she smiles still but more sympathetically now. "You want to press charges."

I nod. 

"Will you tell me what happened, please?" she asks. 

I take a deep breath and tell her everything  that happened and that has happened since. Jonas tells her about Jason as a person and she tells us that she will be bringing him into the police office to be interviewed. I feel sick at that but also a little hopeful that maybe this will work. Chris was right. Jason deserves what he gets. 

Chris is waiting outside the police station, leaning against his car. I see Jonas clench his fists but he stops clenching them and looks at me. 

"Go. It's okay."

I hug him tight. "Thank you."

He smiles at me and I walk over to Chris. He pulls me into a tight hug and I relax into him. How could I ever not feel safe? We stay there for a little while like that before he kisses my head and pulls away to look at me. 

"How was it?" he asks, circling his thumb on my cheek. 

"It was okay." I nod. "They're going to interview Jason and start an investigation."

He nods. "That's good."

"I hope so." I say, tilting my head up. 

He smiles and kisses me softly before opening my car door and then hopping in beside me. 

"Okay, so where do you wanna go?" he asks, a smile on his face.

I laugh. "Um, I don't know, home?" 

"No, pick somewhere exciting." he laughs. 

"The beach?" I suggest.

"I said exciting."

"The beach is exciting."

"Come on, think outside the box."

I think for a moment and then smile at him. 

"I want to go to Disney."

He stares at me.  "Are you being serious?" 


He stares at me for another moment and then laughs. "Okay, let's go to Disney."

It's actually a really warm, sunny day. We spend the entire day at Disney, acting like kids, running around to each ride holding hands and having our picture taken with all of the characters. We buy Mickey Mouse ears and Disney t-shirts and we just act young and care free and now I'm starting to see why telling people about Jason is a good thing. This is the kind of happiness I should have been feeling for the past year because right now, I am so incredibly happy.

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