I awoke to a stream of light right in front of my eyes. I groaned and flipped over to my other side and hid my face in Jeff's chest.
"Are you up?" I asked Jeff sleepily.
"Yep. I was waiting for you to get your lazy butt up." He said with a laugh.
"Not funny." I said lightly slapping him on the arm.
"Awe, I'm sorry, will you forgive me?"
"Sure, but I need a kiss first." He leaned down and gave me a kiss.
"Is that better?"
"Yes." I said with a smile.
"Can you teach me how to work your shower, I need to take one."
"Of course." I got up,stretched, and made my way to the bathroom with Jeff following close behind. Once there, I showed him how the controls went and started to leave when I felt an arm snake it's way around my waist and pull me into an embrace.
"What is it now." I said, a sleepy smile on my face.
"Take it with me." He said, sounding like a scarred child.
"Why?" I whined.
"Because, I want you to." He said, resting his head on my shoulder.
"I took one already, yesterday, remember?"
"But you took it without me, and I said that I'd take it with you later, so now it's later." He made me face him and then made a pouty face.
"Fine! But no funny business mister." He face lit up with happiness.
""Yay!" He picked me up and spun me around.
"Okay, just let me go get my phone, there's a speaker in the shower so we can listen to music." I got out of his grip and went to my room to grab my phone and some clothes for Jeff and I. When I returned to the bathroom, Jeff had water running and was already stripping down. I put the clothes on the counter, chose a playlist, and started stripping down too. Once done, Jeff and I hopped in the shower and started rinsing our hair, while listening to Caraphinilia by Pierce The Veil. I grabbed the shampoo, washed my hair, and did the same with the conditioner. After I rinsed my hair I grabbed the soap and a rag and began to wash my body.
"Want some help?" Jeff asked, a smile on his face.
"No thanks, I'm okay." I answered. I laughed when Jeff made a frown face. "Oh just hurry up, I wanna go back to the mansion."
"Okay, just let me get this conditioner rinsed out."
"Okay, I'll be getting dressed." I said as I hopped out of the shower. I grabbed a towel and dried myself off and put on my clothes as Jeff turned off the water and got out. "Your clothes are right here." I said as I handed him the clothes I brought in. I went to my room as Jeff got dressed and dryer my hair and did my makeup. Once I was finished I let Jeff use the hair dryer and went down stairs to grab a coat. I decided o grab my Black Veil Brides rebel leather jacket. Jeff walked down the stairs and whistled.
"Man, with you dressed like that, you make it hard to control myself." He said.
"Well, my birthday is coming up, maybe I'll want a special kind of present." I said with a smirk.
"Maybe you'll get an early one."
"Oh, I'd love that, but I wanna save it for my birthday." I said.
"Fine, I'll make it the bestest present ever."
"Can't wait." I said giving him his hoodie and a peck on the lips. I grabbed my phone, speaker, and hula hoop being that I hadn't practiced in a while, and we walked out the door and made our journey to the mansion. Once reaching there, we gave the door a knock and was meet with the he chocolate eyes of Jennie.
"Yay! You came back!" She squealed opening the door to give me a hug.
"Jennie, we need to tell them." I said. Her face instantly became serious.
"Are you sure?" She whispered.
"Yes." She gave me a nod and lead us to the living room where Toby sat in waiting for our arrival.
"Why hello there, funny seeing you here." He said, being sarcastic. I rolled my eyes.
"Yep, surprise!" I went to sit on the couch and Jeff joined next to me. I took a deep breath and spoke. "Okay, I need to tell you guys what happened yesterday, this could take a while, so just sit back and relax." Everyone got comfortable and I started. "Okay, when I was born, my mother was just a teenager, so, being she was so young, decided to give me up for adoption. That's the last I heard of her. Growing up was hard, I was constantly bullied at the orphanage, so the older I got, the less hope I had. When my now parents adopted me, I was 11, but by this time I was already self harming. I was happy to be adopted, so I stopped... For a while. But when school began, I got bullied even worse than at the orphanage, kids would trip me, shove me, call me names, and I started doing it again. One day, I was sitting at a table alone when three kids walked up to me. At first I ignored them, but then they started getting physical, pushing me around, pulling my hair. Then one of them decided to got to the extreme and dragged me by my hair to the floor, where I was then kicked repeatedly. I thought it was never going to stop until I heard someone start to yell at them. When I looked up, I saw Jennie. They told her to go away or else they'd beat her up too, but she wouldn't listen. So, one of them charged her, little did they know she was a black belt in karate, man they got their ass beat. The other two got scarred so they ran away. Jennie walked up to me, helped me to the nurses office, and we've been friends ever since. She and I were so close after that, we'd do everything together, go to the park, get drunk, vandalize everything, so we called ourselves partners in crime. No one ever expected it was us, so we never got caught. But that all ended when I was 13. She told me that her family was moving to another state, California. We lived in Washington, so we couldn't see each other ever again. We cried for days before she finally moved. Once she did, I felt so empty. It didn't take long for people to see that she wasn't coming back, so an 8th grader, Alan, took advantage of the situation. He pretended to be my friend, earned my trust. We were alone at his house doing homework together when..." I started bawling. "He jumped on me and... Raped me." Jeff had given me a hug and I cried for a while into his chest until I calmed myself. "I couldn't defend myself, but luckily he fell asleep and I snuck out, barely able to walk. When I had reached home, I don't know how many times I took a shower, but I never felt clean. I couldn't take the feeling so I grabbed my razor and cut as deep as I could. I guess my mom had called me for dinner and when I didn't come she checked on me, and found me in a pool of my own blood. I was rushed to the hospital where I barely made it. I told them why I did it, the next day Alan got arrested. Apparently my mother called Jennie to tell her the news but never called her back, so she thought I was gone." I looked up to Jennie, tears in my eyes once again. "I'm so sorry Jennie." I said, my voice cracking. She rushed over and gave me a hug. I continued on with my story. "After that, I still got bullied, so I still cut, but not as deep as last time. Until I found Jeff, I had lost all hope for myself, but he saved me." I ended my story there. When I looked up, I saw that Slenderman was standing at the top of the stairs, watching me. I gave him a small smile and he gave me a wave of his hand, and walked away. I looked back over to Jeff and saw him tearing up.
"Pandora, I'm so sorry, I didn't know." I put my finger to his lips.
"Shhh, it's not your fault, don't apologize." He gave me a hug and I wiped my tears away. "Is Ben here, I feel like kicking his but at call of duty." Everyone laughs a little and I was lead to Ben's room, where we spent the rest of the day laughing at Ben for being beat at a video game by a girl. After that, me and Jeff left since it was a school night. Once we got to my house, I and Jeff got ready for bed and cuddled together, falling asleep quickly and quietly.