23. Hayes' Brother
After gaining my breath back, I climb into bed. Why am I so scared of him? He hasn't given me any real reason yet so why?
The next morning, I was at school a little to early so I was hanging out on the side walk playing a game on my phone.
“Hey, you!” a tall boy calls. He was walking with 2 other guys they were coming towards me.
“Me? What do you want?”
“I want you to leave my brother alone.”
“Hayes. Leave him alone, okay? Every time he comes home from being with you, he's angry. What are you doing to him?”
“What am I doing to him?” I repeat. “He's the one that's always messing with me, I'm not doing anything to him.”
The bell rang.
“Yeah, okay. Then why is he always coming how pissed off then?”
“Because he's an idiot, now leave me alone.”
He scoffed. “No. not until you tell me you're gonna leave my little brother alone.”
“Yes! Yes, fine, I promise.” I stand up and take a step towards them, they were taller then me. “But he's not the one being bothered, I am. I wish he would leave me alone but he won't. You wanna know why he keeps coming home pissed? Because I keep rejecting him. I want him out of my life but he's just not understanding that!”
“Yeah right, Hayes wouldn't do something like that.” the other boy to his left said. The yellow bandana around his head made his hazel eyes pop out nicely.
“Ugh!?” I step around them and head inside, done with talking to them.
Apparently that wasn't good enough for him though because he followed me in. “Hey, I was talking to you.”
“That's great. And I was finished with talking to you.”
“Alright, look, I'm sorry, okay? I'm just lookin' out for my little brother.”
“And I understand that but... you're accusing me of something I'm not doing.”
“I'm Nash. The guys I was with were Taylor and Cameron.”
“I didn't ask.”
He shrugged. “What's yours?”
I just look at him. His hair was just like Hayes' and so were his eyes, except his were just a little bit darker and he was taller too. “Liz.”
“Thanks..?” I say reluctantly.
“He nods. “Again, I'm sorry. I just don't like Skylynn seeing that kinda thing.”
“Our little sister.”
“Okay. Just tell him to leave me alone and we'll all be good then, I guess.” I smile.
So does he. It was kinda cute, he looked like Hayes. “You have a nice smile, I hope you do it often.”
I laugh. “Just do it, okay?”
“I'll talk to him for you.”