*the next day*
I've been wanting to take Bella out to one of the "hangouts" that I go to with the guys & a few of the girls...but something has been holding me back. The games they play are never the best, especially now that Bella is so innocent, I couldn't do that to her. But something told me that it was a good idea to take her over there, maybe I could learn a bit more about her. Lucas was coming with us, tonight...so that'll be fun, I think. I mean, he hasn't played the games with us in over a year, so I don't know how well he'll be able to handle it.
Bella walks in & all of a sudden tightens her grip on my hand. She hates big crowds, so she gets scared pretty easily. I put my arm around her, she loosens up a little bit. We find a spot to sit along the sides of the circle.
I decided just to let Bella & I listen for our first visit here together. So she knows what to expect next time. She ended up falling asleep, so I picked her up bridal style & carried her to her cabin. It was about a 5 minute walk, but she wasn't heavy enough to make my arms hurt, so I just kept going. When I saw a car following us. I knew right away who it was, so I ran, as fast & as far as I could. He was back, Nate was back, & I won't let him get to her again. I ran under the bridge before I got to Bella's cabin. The car was turned off, & I heard someone get out of the car, they ran over the bridge without noticing Bella & I. I got out my phone, called 911.
Shawn: hello? Yes. There is a guy here that was threatening my girlfriend & I. He's back for my girlfriend & will do anything to get her back. We are at summer camp. Yes, the one down the road. Ok thank you.
I waiting for about 5 minutes, when I heard Nate coming back across the bridge, talking on the phone. I couldn't hear the conversation, but I heard Bella's name being mentioned.
About 5 minutes later, the police showed up & escorted Nate out of the camp. Bella was now safe from him.
~~Back at the party~~
SH: uhh listen Cliff...I really like you, but I just got out of a relationship with someone...I can't handle another one right now. I hope you can understand.
Cliff: yeah I understand...well, when or if you're ready, let me know, please?
Scarlett: yeah I'll definitely let you know. *lightly smiles*
Cliff: we should join everyone before they ask where we are.
Scarlett: yeah let's go.
I really like Cliff, but I'm still getting over my first love. Niall is on tour...I don't talk to him as much anymore, it makes me too sad to think about it. Cliff might be a great distraction, but it would hurt him since it wouldn't mean anything to me. I just need more time to think, that's all.
~~Scarlett's phone beeps~~
Niall: We need to talk
Scarlett: why? There's nothing to talk about.
Niall: please? It's important.
Scarlett: what could be so important? Plus, in at camp Niall, I can't leave.
Niall: Scarlett, please I'm so sorry. I still love you, I always will.
I didn't answer...I didn't want to answer. If I answered, I would've forgave him, right at that moment, but this needs time. I need time.
Niall: Scarlett, please forgive me?
Scarlett: texts don't count as apologies Niall. You locked your princess up in a tower and threw away the key. It's going to be hard to break down the tower walls again. Just please, I need time.