Sorry it's short. Well to me it is anyway.
Love you guys!!
I stay in the washroom for the rest of the day, knowing that no one cares enough to find me or even look.
When the last bell rings and I stay seated for a few minutes, waiting for people to leave. After time passes, I slowly stand up and hold onto the sink and the wall for support so I don't fall.
I peek my head out of the washroom and see the halls are clear and I slowly run my hand through my damp curls- yes I rinsed my hair out in the sink. To bad I can't do the same thing with my clothes.
I slowly make my way to my locker and I open it up after what feels like 1000 tries. I grab my bag out and I wince from the bruises that Michael and the assholes gave me this morning.
I feel a tap on my shoulder and I flinch, jumping away from them. I look up to meet the brown eyes of Calum.
I frankly look around worried that the others are gonna jump out and attack me at any given moment. Calum seeing this, puts his hand on my shoulder making me flinch and hiss in pain.
He withdrawals his hand just as quick. "Are you okay?"
I glare at him and slam my locker shut before walking as fast as I could out of the school and away from Calum. Which isn't very fast. I'm kinda all bruised up and shit.
"He just wanted to see if you were okay." The voice says and I squeeze me eyes shut and grip my hair slowing my walking.
I shake my head and I come to a complete stop. "Ashton are you okay? What's wrong?"
I ignore Calum and focus on the voice.
"You should answer him, he looks genuinely concerned...." The voice adds. "C'mon your only making it worse. He's looks so sad. Like a lost puppy."
I shake my head and I drop my bag to the ground. I feel tears prick my eyes. "Ashton, what's wrong?"
"I'll be quiet now....." Mr. Voice tells me and I sigh in relief as I don't hear him anymore after a few seconds.
I feel so tired, drained. Empty. Kinda like my milk carton.....
I look up at Calum and see he looks really sad and worried. "Look I-I'm sorry for what happened earlier. I didn't know that they were going to do that to you."
I shake my head, pick up my bag and walk away, wiping at my face as tears fall from my eyes.
"I'm serious Ash." He says and I stop when he calls me Ash.
No ones called me Ash sense Michael turned into a dick.
I slowly turn to him and get my phone out and type to him at a fast paste.
I show him the phone. He reads it out loud. "Don't call me Ash. Ever. Again."
I snatch my phone away from him and keep walking.
"Well that's pretty good for today don't you think?" I give him a confused expression. God why won't he leave me alone?
He sighs but smiles anyway. "I kinda got you to talk, well not really but I got a response from you. Even if it's not nice but still. I'll keep trying till you talk to me."
I stop and shake my head at him. I keep walking and I just realized that I walked away from the school and missed my bus. Great.
And I'm stuck with Calum.
I look around confused and I bite my lip. "Are you lost or something?"
I sadly nod my head, looking down at my feet. "It's okay. I live around here. You can come over and call your parents or something and tell them where you are."
I give him a stupid look and he face palms. "Fuck sorry. Forgot."
I roll my eyes and follow him to god knows where. Well him and Calum.
We come up to a nice white house and I stop out side of it giving it an odd look.
Calum notices I'm not following and frowns. "C'mon Ashton. It's okay. My family doesn't bite."
When I still don't move he walks over to me and grabs my wrist making me flinch and bite my lip to keep from crying in pain. He let's go when he sees my face and frowns even more. I've got bruises all over my arms and legs along with my stomach. You don't think I'm gonna flinch or be in pain? Well think again.
I hide my hands behind my back and look at the ground.
"It's okay. I'm not going to hurt you. Promise." He says softy and I hesitate but soon follow him inside. He seems okay. Well he also seemed okay this morning to and look what happened.
"Calum? Is that you?" A women, I'm assuming Calum's mum, comes out from some place, guessing the kitchen or something.
When she sees me her eyes light up. "Ooh! Calum, you made a friend!"
She squeals and goes to pull me into a hug but Calum stops her. "He doesn't like being touched mum."
She looks at me and her gaze goes sympathetic. "That's okay. You guys go up to your room. I'll call you if I need anything."
Calum nods and motions for me to follow him up to his room.
We go in and I just stand there awkwardly not really knowing what to do. I haven't been to a friends house in a while so this is all new to me...... It's been a long time.
Calum lets out a deep breath. "Wanna play some video games?"
I slowly nod my head and he grins. "Wanna play FIFA?" He asks.
I frown looking at my thighs while shaking my head. 1) I never liked the game and 2) that's mostly all Michael played. That and call of duty.
"Okay. How about Mario carts?" My head snaps up and he grins wide. "Mario carts it is then."
He puts it in and we play for what feels like hours.
"No! How the fuck do you always win? Your cheating I swear to god." Calum says throwing his hands up and pouting childishly while crossing his arms.
I stick my tongue out at him and he laughs mocking me as his mum calls him down stairs.
Calum and me look at each other confused before getting up and both of us walking down the stairs.
"Yeah mum?" Calum asks.
His mum smiles at us. "There's people in the basement for you. I told them they could go to your room but then I realized that that was probably a bad idea. Having all you boys up there. Not good. Anyway there waiting for you. Oh and Ashton honey you can stay as long as you want, okay?" She says smiles at me and I return it.
I don't think I've smiled so much in a long time.
Calum beckons for me to follow and I do with a smile on both our faces.
Mine soon disappears as I see who's here. My heartbeat picks up speed.
"Well, well. Your one smart cookie Calum to bring him here for us. Didn't think you'd do something like this but this is just perfect." Michael says smirking with his arms crossed as the other two join him.