Sequel: A Box of Chocolates

The Sequel to Everything Happens For A Reason


52. Secrets Come Out

Skylar's POV

"Luke, the thing that I haven't told you, is, when I was younger, Daniel and I made a promise. We promised that we wouldn't let any of our past get shattered. Pictures, memories, stories, anything." I said, trying to hold back tears. "And when Aleisha broke the picture-" "it brought back the promise." Luke said. I nodded. "Daniel would be disappointed in me! I-I have to fix it! I have to tell him I'm sorry!" I said panicking. "Hey. Hey. No. No you don't. Daniel would be happy. Because you're happy." He said. "No! No. I have to. I have to tell him! I have to show him I'm sorry!" I yelled starting to get up.

"Don't you dare Skylar." Luke said. I ignored him. "Skylar. Don't! Don't do it!" He yelled. "Think about Ashton. And Liz. And Lucas. And Zoe. And the child that you are carrying for your best friends." Luke said. I turned around. "Sky, Daniel would be happy. He wouldn't care if the picture shattered. Sky, all Daniel cares about, whether he's here or not, is if you're happy." He said. "Well what if I'm not happy Luke!" I yelled. "What do you mean you're not happy! I gave you everything you wanted! Ever since we were little you wanted this! You wanted a family! You wanted a husband that treated you well! You wanted an amazing life! I gave you all of that Skylar! And now, you say you aren't happy! I find that bullshit!" He yelled.

"You're right! I did want a family! I did want a husband that treats me well! And I do have an amazing life! I'm not happy! Do you know why! Because I lost a family member when I was little! I went through break ups that I never thought I would have had! I went through pregnancies that I never thought I would have! I went through five! Another one on the way! I had my first child at fifteen! Fifteen Luke! It's not fair that I have to fucking suffer, and you don't! It's not fair that when Lucas or Zoe or Liz was born, I had to fucking get up at three in the morning, because you wanted to fucking sleep! It's not fair! So my life, isn't happy! I'm not happy! I never asked to marry a famous person! I never asked to get fucking hate mail! I never asked to be the mother of four children! I never asked for those things!" I yelled. "I never asked for those things either sky! I never asked for this life!" He yelled.

Luke looked hurt, I could see the tears forming in his eyes. "Do you want me to leave! I will leave right now! You obviously don't want me here anymore! You know what! I'll sleep on the couch! Don't come crying to me when you have your fucking nightmares and you want your fucking pills, because I'll be down here!" He yelled. "I thought you understood. You never treated me this way." I said quietly. I ran up the stairs, and slammed the door, and cried.

Luke's POV

I can't believe she just said that. I can't believe she said she wasn't happy. I gave her everything, and now shes not happy. "Dad." Ashton said coming into the living room. "Ashton-" "please dad. It's important." He said. I sighed. "Come here." I said. Ashton came and sat on my lap. "I heard you and mum fighting." He said. "Ashton, we weren't fighting." I said. "It sounded like it." He said. "Just a little argument. That's all." I said. "Daddy. Are you and mum going to get a divorce?" He asked. That turned everything around. "Ashton. Of course not." I said. "Mum and uncle Mikey are talking, and she said something about the fight you had." He said. I sighed. "Why don't you go get ready for bed." I said. "daddy." He said. "Yes." I replied. "Promise me something." He said. "Sure." I said. "Promise me, that when I get home from school, you'll still be here." He said. "I will be here no matter what Ashton." I said, hugging him.

"Sky." I said opening the door. She was laying on the bed, under the covers, crying. I knelt down. "I'm sorry." I said. She looked the other way. "Look. The reason why I came here, to talk to you, is because your- our son, asked if we are getting a divorce." I said. She turned her head to me.

"Skylar, I know your life hasn't been easy. I know a lot about your life as well. I know about Daniel, your mum and dad's divorce, the reason why they got divorced." I said. Her eyes got wide. "H-how d-do y-you k-k-know?" She asked. "W-what d-do y-you k-know?" She asked.

"I know that your father abused you when you were younger. I know the biggest secret that you are keeping from everyone. Sky, I know what happened the night Daniel, Lexi, and your mum went out." I said. She closed her eyes, and I saw tears drip down her face. "I know he raped you sky. I know he abused you that night. I know everything. And, I stayed by your side the entire time." I said. I touched her hand. "I-I w-was s-so young, a-and I didn't e-even see I-it c-coming." She said. I nodded.

"Everything that happened in your life, happened for a reason sky. Life isn't easy. Life is hard. Even my life has been hard. You're a warrior sky. You don't know it, but you are. You suffered through shit. And you're still standing. You're a warrior. You're built strong." I said. She touched my face. "I-I'm sorry I said I-I w-wasn't happy. Because I-I am." She said. I smiled. "I love you baby." I said kissing her nose. "I love you too." She replied. She looked down at her bracelet. "Forever." She said. "Always." I replied. "Forever and always." We said in unison.

I climbed into bed with her, wrapped my arms around her waist, kissed her head, and laid my head on her shoulder. "Luke." She said. "Yea." I replied. "I love you." She said. "I love you too baby. No matter what happens. I always will love you." I replied, and with that, we fell asleep, both smiling and our fingers intertwined.

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