Down On Jackson Street

Nobody ever expected them to become friends, much less brothers.


16. The Last Days

 As I ran out the door at 4 AM the next morning, I had the biggest smile on my face. I ran to Amelia's house and she was sitting on the front porch with her head buried in her hands. I ran to her.

 "Amelia?" I asked.

 "Ki..." She sighed.

 I sat by her.

 "What's wrong?"

 "I let it slip out that we're engaged and my dad uh..."

 I looked at her.

 "We're moving." She cried.

 "No, Amelia, I can't lose you again. Please stay here." I said.

 "I'm sorry." She cried and ran inside her house.

 I can't his happen. I ran home and into Jay and I's room and started typing something on the computer.

 "Ki, what are you doing? It's fucking four in the morning." Jay yawned.

 "Do I look like I give a shit?"

 "What are you doing?"

  "I'm going to write a speech to tell Amelia's dad. I'm not going to let him do this."

 "You're writing a speech to tell someone off?"

 "And you put pizza in the closet. We all have our own ways."

 I stayed up until seven writing.

 "Ki, we have to go to school." Jay growled.

 I grabbed the paper and ran outside with no breakfast.

 I dashed to Amelia's house and rang the doorbell.

 Her dad answered and glared at me.

"What do you want?"

 I looked at the paper.

 "What made you despise everything good in life? It's not-"
He started closing the door.

 I pushed the door open and threw the paper down.

 "No, okay? I'm not letting you move away because you don't like me. I love her. You are just too wimp to face anything that you don't like. I want to spend the rest of my life with Amelia. She's everything to me. It's not fair of you to control her fucking life!" I shouted.

 He stared at me, fire building in his eyes.

 He raised a fist and Amelia screamed.

 "Dad! Stop!" Amelia said and ran to me.

 "No, let him do it because I would die for you. I also got hit with a shovel so a punch is nothing." I growled and stepped forward.

 Her dad looked at Amelia and then me.

 "I don't want to go, dad. I love Ki."

 "You're a disappointment." He growled and slammed the door.

 I held Amelia tight.

 "Ki, I'm scared." She cried.

 I wiped her tears.

 "Of what?"

 "Him. My dad. He's always been violent and critical and what if he tries to find me?"

 I looked into her eyes.

 "I'll protect you if he tries anything."

 "Ki, I love you and I would die if anything happened to you."

 I held her tight.

 "So would I."



 "Let's run away."

 I stared at her in shock for a minute.

 I held her hand.


 We ran to my house. Thankfully, my mom and step dad already left for work.

 I grabbed a suitcase and started packing.

 Amelia looked around the room.

 "Ki, what's this?"

 She held a picture of her up.

 I blushed.

 "Uh, I'll pack that." I laughed.

 She smiled at me.

 "It reminds me that good things happen." I said.

 She smiled.

 "Ki, wait."

 I looked at her.

 "We can't possibly do this. We have no plans."

 I sighed, "I know."

 She held me tight.

 "But I'll come up with one. Losing you isn't an option."

 I looked at the piece of paper on my desk.

 "I have an idea." I sighed and picked it up.

 I took out my phone.

 "Hi, dad? Look, I need a favor." I said.

 "Who is this?"

 "Are you serious? It's Ki."

 "Oh hey buddy. What's the favor?"

 "Okay so I proposed to this amazing girl, her name is Amelia, and her dad doesn't approve and Amelia told me that he'd track her down. Could we maybe live with you? I'm still pissed as hell at you still but I can't lose her, dad. I just can't."

 "Okay, I'll pick you guys up. Meet me at McDonald's in ten." He said and hung up.

 Amelia looked at me, with tears in her eyes.

 I held her tight.

 "I don't know what I'd do without you." She smiled.

 "I do. I'd be dead." I said.

 I finished packing up and Amelia and I ran to McDonald's.

 A blue truck drove up and dad looked at us.

 We climbed in.


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