Nothing But Trouble

There was something about Austin. He had always driven me crazy for the ten plus years I had known him. He aggravated me, pissed me off, he could make me cry. But I could never shake him. Sometimes it would just be impossible to say no to him. It was probably because we were so much alike. I thought this summer would be when I finally got rid of him, turns out I was wrong. We’re tied at the hip.

And it’s like, no matter how bad I want to cast him away from me, I can’t. We’ve never been friends before, ever. But now that we’re trying, I think we both realize we’re nothing but trouble. For others, and ourselves.


3. Chapter 3

"Basically, I was at a party and she just wanted to hook up or whatever and I really didn't want to-."

"Was she bad in bed?" I teased.

"I don't know. There was just a rumor that she had herpes and I didn't want it." He said.

"Ha! I told you! Sex leads to nothing good for teenagers!" I pointed at him. He raised an eyebrow at me.

"Sorry, go on." I said and adjusted the rings on my hands.

"Anyway, we were at this party and she got me in this room and the only reason nothing happened was because I said I had a girlfriend." He said.

"Ha! And she believed that YOU had a steady girlfriend!?" I laughed.

"Yeah, sorta." He said.

"Have you ever even had a steady girlfriend?" I asked.

"No, but anyway, so Daren-."

"Ew, you mean that perverted asshole who tried to rape Katie after homecoming?" I interrupted him. He laughed a little at what I said and nodded.

"So he heard me and came and spent the night over here about 2 weeks ago and said he wanted proof that I actually had a girlfriend." Austin said.

"Well why didn't you just tell him it was just to get that other girl away?" I asked.

"Because, my parents had heard Daren and thought I had a girlfriend so if I told Daren the truth, he would tell my parents, and I'd be screwed." He explained. I was trying to wrap my head around everything I'd just heard.

"Why would you be screwed?" I asked.

"My parents have rules about relationships." He said.

"So basically what you're saying is that you swore to some kids from school and your parents that you have a steady girlfriend when you really don't, they all believed you, and now they want to meet her or some proof like that?" I asked. He nodded.

"How long have you been dating her?" I asked.

"Only 3 weeks." He said.

"So you want me to be your steady girlfriend?" I pointed to myself.

"Yeah." He said. 

"Wow that is the worse idea I've ever heard." I stood up.

"What?" he asked.

"Everyone in the entire state knows we can't stand each other! So why would you choose me of all people to be your fake girlfriend? Why don't you ask one of your little hoe bags if they wanna do it?" I said angrily.

I went into the kitchen, grabbed my sunglasses and hat and stormed towards the door. Austin ran up in front of it and blocked me from leaving.

"Because, everyone eventually thought we would like each other or something like that so I chose you." He said.

"Everyone since when?" I put my hands on my hips.

"Since kindergarten." He said matter of factly. I glared at him and frowned.

"No." I said.

"Tara, you have to do this for me." He said.

He whipped out a sad looking face and his eyes got all big.

"Nice try hotshot, puppy faces don't work on me." I said and reached for the doorknob. He grabbed my hand and I looked at my eyes. I couldn't resist it.

"How long would I have to do this exactly?" I groaned.

"Until we have the right time to break up." He said.

"Fine." I sighed.

"Yes! Thanks." He said.

"Yeah whatever. Can I go home now?" I asked.

He moved out of the way and I reached my hand toward the door knob.

"Dammit my parents are home!" he grumbled.

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