I go to walk back in and she flinches bringing her arm up. This makes me stop. "Ariel.. I would never hit you again... I'm so sorry about that. I-" She turns away from me and thats when I notice it. A big bruise runs across her cheek down her jaw bone. She's covered it up with a bunch of makeup but you can still see it. I take a step closer to her. She tries to take another step but trips I grab her. She pushes away from me. "I-I.. I can't be here.. I have to go.. I can't." I hold on to her. "Ariel Please... I'm so stupid.. I know we can fix this.." She shakes her head. "Fuck you Michael.. I'm a slut. You hit me. We can NEVER fix this now.. How dare you..."
I get away from Michael running. I go to the pizza place Jake works at. "Hi. Is Jake working today?" The boy at the counter turns to me. "No can I help you with something?" I look down. "Not unless you can get me a place to stay." I mumble hoping he didn't hear me. "Is everything okay?" I shake my head. "I shouldn't be telling a random dude in a pizza place that I just met about my life." He rolls his eyes. "I get off in 30 minutes sit down and wait for me. By the way I'm Ross." I do as he says not sure why but I feel safe with him.
"Come with me." Ross grabs my arm pulling me outside. "Uh.. I.. Where.." He rolls his eyes. "Dude I'm 17 I'm not going to axe murder you. We're going to a coffee shop." I feel stupid as he drags me along. We get to this little place and sit down. "So." He turns to me. "Whats going on." I look down. "I don't even know you still." He groans. "Hi, I'm Ross. I'm 17. I work at a crappy pizza place. I have hazel eyes. I like coffee and I'm pretty goood looking if I do say. What else do you need to know? I wear boxers too! Now your turn." I roll my eyes and giggle. "I'm Ari.. I'm 17.. I don't work. I don't wear boxers and I love coffee." He holds his hand out "Nice to meet you Ariel now tell me. Whats going on." I look down not wanting too explain to him even if he's nice.. I just met him.
We all sit at the table Ash looks pissd Michael isn't back. Cal is just totally out of it. "What. the. fuck." Michael walks in staring down Ashton. "How fucking dare you. before you say anything let me finish. I know fucking did something stupid but how fucking dare you. You fucking makeout with her and do this. I don't want to fight with you but how dare you. Don't fight. I'm not trying to. I hope you're happy though she's gone." Ashton doesn't say anything he just smirks. Michael walks out of the restaurant and Cal follows. "Wow Ashton. Just wow." He glares at me. "Who the fuck are you to be talking? I'm just glad she got out. She doesn't need us.. She will be better off."
"Fuck!" I punch the brick wall my hand going numb and dripping blood. I sit on the ground putting my head in my lap. "Why did I let her go..." Cal sits down next to me. "Because you know she'll come back." I stare at Calum. Then I look away finally. "I don't think she will this time." Calum wraps his arm around me. "She will. Have hope. She did last time. True love can't stay away forever."
I finish explaining everything to Ross. "Damn." He says. I look down. "I-I told you you didn't wanna hear it." He puts his hand over mine. "I wanted to hear it. You can stay with me for as long as you need. This dude doesn't know what he's missing out on even if he is famous." I shake my head. "I can't believe you just said that. He's not missing out on anything. I kissed his bestfriend." He starts to rub circles on my hand. "He hit you. Ari you deserve better. or atleast for him to stop being a dick." i close my eyes. "I deserved it." I can see anger filling his soft eyes. "Don't you EVER. say that again. You did NOT deserve that. No girl does. Shit no guy does either." He looks away from me. "I-I'm sorry..." He stares at me. "why are you sorry." I look down. "I... I don't know.."