13. Thanks Ellie
“But wait...” she says.
“What?” we decided to move back into the living room, back to the couches.
“I hate to be the one to bring this up but... you do know once he sleeps with a girl, he never speaks to them again.”
“Oh... damn it. I forgot about that.”
“But, he said he would text me so that's got to count for something right?”
She bit the inside of her lip. “Mm.. maybe but I'm sure he only says that to get away without having any problems with her.”
“You don't think he would do that do me, would he?”
“Liz, he may mean everything to you and I'd hate to tell you this but I think to him, you're just another beautiful girl to add to his list.” she shrugged.
“I hope not.”
She snickered. “Why?”
“Why?” I repeat. “Look who we're talking about, here, Ellie.”
“But you get to say you've slept with Hayes Grier.”
“But a lot of girls can say that, not many of them can say their dating Hayes Grier.”
She laughed again. “Why would you want to? If you and him start dating, word is gonna get around faster then you can blink. You see how badly the girls want him now? They will start showing up naked at his doorstep with you there. I don't want to see you get hurt.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean... stay away from him or I'm going to do something about it.”
“Again, what do you mean?” I ask, sitting forward.
“I'm going to break you too up.”
“Like hell you are! Why would you do that?”
“Why are we even having this conversation? I'm telling you, he is not going to go after the relationship idea.”
“Answer me! Why would you try to break us up if him and I were together?”
“Because he's an ass! He doesn't deserve to be with someoen like you. He is going to hurt you and I don't want to see that.”
“How is he going to hurt you?”
“Really?” she gives me a look.
“Yes, really.” I knew the answer so I'm not sure why I even asked that but I wasn't going to take it back because I didn't want to make it seemed she was getting to me any kind of way.
“He is either going to cheat on you. Or he's gonna wanna have sex and you're not but he's gonna make you anyways.”
I scoff. “So now your saying he's gonna rape me?”
She shrugged. “Either way, Liz, he is going to hurt you and I'm gonna end up being taken away because I'm going to have to end him.”
“Wow. Thanks. Thanks for being a great sister.” I say sarcastically.
“Oh, no, come on, don't be like that. You know damn well I'm only trying to look out for you!”
“I don't need you to look out for me. I can handle it myself.” the door front door opened and Garry comes in but neither of us say anything to him. But he leans against the doorway to listen to us. “Ya know, when we were upstairs just before it was going to happen, I was so exited and I though 'I can't wait to tell my sister about the greatest moment of my life' but now I'm wishing I didn't even tell you.”
“What's going on?” Garry asks.
“Shut up!” Ellie and I say at the same time.
“No, you don't. Look, I'm not upset about you sleeping with him, I'm happy about that. I wanted that to happen for you.”
I start walking away.
“Liz, please!” she called but I run up the stairs, blocking her out completely.