23. I'm coming
I hit Michael over and over seeing blood start to drip down his face but I don't stop. I can't. I feel myself being jerked off but I still punch. I hate him. I hate him for what he's become. I haye him for ever saying he used Ariel. Ariel deserves to be loved. Not to be treated like this. I hate him. I wish he would leave. "I QUIT!" I scream pushing the person away who was pulling me back. I turn to see calum. "I quit!" I say panting. "I fucking quit. Goodbye!" I walk towards the elevator doors. "Ashtons what do you mean you quit stop!" Calum grabs on to me but I shove him off. "Get the fuck away from me. Don't you dare touch me!" I spit turning to walk into the elevator and not looking back.
"You." I point at Michael. "You are a fucking IDIOT!" Michael stares at me. "I fucking hate this! THATS ONE OF YOUR BEST MATES! AND YOU DO THIS OVER A GIRL?!! CANT YOU SEE SHE DOES ACTUALLY LOVE YOU?!???" He doesn't say anything. "NOW HES QUITTING DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS MEANS?!?! OUR DREAM IS OVER! YOUR DREAM IS OVER!" I shove my finger in his face. "I thought you cared about us. About the band. About the fans. I know now that you were just in it for her." I point towards Ariels room. "I understand you love her but.. When will you think about us again?"
"I.. I'm ready to go.. please Niall." He nods. "Come on. I put my arm around his and he helps me walk. When we get to the door I hear Calum. He sounds so angry. "Wait." Niall stops. "When will you think about us again." Calums voice falters at the end. Theres silence then. "WELL WHEN ANSWER ME!" I look over to Niall. "Maybe we should just go.. You don't need to hear them." I shake my head. "No.. I have to hear this." Niall sighs. Then Michael speaks. "I care about you guys... Its took me so long to see I actually don't care about Ariel.. She was just something to pass my time. I don't want Ariel. I did I guess at one time. She was a nice fuck-" The door slams open right as my eyes start to tear up. Michael looks over at me. "There. Now she knows." Calum looks at me and looks down not being able to make eye contact. "You.. knew she was listening?" Calum nods. "It needed to be done. Thanks Niall." I look over to Nial and gasped. "You knew..." he looks down. "I'm sorry Ariel you had to know." Then I'm running. I'm running and not stopping. I won't stop. Tears rush down blurring where I'm running then everythings dark. I'm not sure where I'm at but I know I can't see anything. I just keep running. When I can finally see I slam into somone. "I'm so sorry.." I hurry up and get up but they grab me. "Hey whats going on are you?" I nod my head. "Where are you going?" I shrug. "Please let me go." The man who has a hold of me looks around then sighs and lets me go. "Stay safe kid." I nod and run again.
My phone starts to ring. "Hello?" I hear crying on the other line. "Hello who is this?" No answer. "I'm hanging up." I go to pull my phone away. "NO WAIT PLEASE!" I put the phone to my ear. "Ariel?" I sigh. "Ariel are you okay?" No answer. "Ariel whats going on?" I hear her breathing. "Are you still in the safe house?" I look around. "Yeah.." I close my eyes. "I'm coming Max. I'm coming to you." The line dies.