14. Chapter 13
My alarm clock went off. It was already 5:15 am. I couldn't even say goodbye to Kellie. The nurses wouldn't let me see her, so I had no idea how she was. I was changing out of my pajamas and Burnie was still asleep on my bed. I went to grab a shirt out of my closet, when a photo album fell and almost knocked me out. I picked it up and stared at the front page. "Kellie and Matt's adventures", was what it had said. Burnie jumped off the bed and sniffed it. He moved backward towards my suitcase and barked at me. "What? You want me to put it in there?" I asked him. He barked again. I smiled and put the album in my suitcase . Burnie was wagging his tail and stretched. I was still kneeling when he came up to me and licked my face. "I'm gonna miss you too, bud. Protect Kellie for me?" I replied, petting him. He barked again. I chuckled. I threw a shirt on, got my suitcases and ran downstairs with Burnie following me.
After I ate breakfast and put my shoes on, I looked up at my mom and frowned. "I don't even get to say goodbye to her. She still thinks I'm here." My mom hugged me, "It's ok. You'll still be able to text and call her. She'll be waiting here when you get home. Go catch your flight before you miss it." I nodded, petted and kissed Burnie one last time, hugged my mom and left. Nash and Hayes were already here. I got in the car, buckled my seatbelt and started to cry again. Nash put his arm around me. "I can't do this, Nash. I wanna see her again. I haven't seen her in a while." I sighed. "It's gonna be ok. If she gets out of the hospital before the tour is over, we can see if she can come out to one of our shows and see you." Nash replied, trying to calm me down. "That's IF she gets out. What if she doesn't? What if she doesn't make it and passes away before I get back?" I cried.
I haven't seen Matt so upset before. He knew Kellie like the back of his hand. "I really love her. But, I can't tell her. You know why? It's because I'm too afraid! Dylan was right! I'm a wuss." Matt replied. "Don't talk to yourself. It's not your fault. You're trying the best you can." Nash answered. My phone went off and on the screen was a message from Aaron.
We need to talk privately ASAP. It's about Kellie, Matt and Dylan. She told me something at the hospital, and I told Mahogany. JUST DONT TELL MATT!
"Who is it?" Nash asked. "No one." I said, shaking my head. Matt was rubbing his eyes and sniffling. My phone went off again. Another text from Aaron.
She told me that in middle school she liked Dylan, and he found out. She never told Matt because she knew he would get upset and something would happen. Once we left for tour, she was so depressed that she used Dylan as a rebound. It got so bad, he forced her into a relationship with him. She's guilty about it all and is waiting for the right time to tell him.