Treat You Better


1. ~Chapter 1~

Lavender's POV

I had to cover it up, the dark circle under my right eye. No one had to know about it, it was just an accident. It's for my own best.

I started covering up the bruise with makeup, but it's hard to make it look normal. No one would notice that it's a bit darker on the right side.

Shawn's POV

I noticed it the second she walked in. He had done it again. I couldn't stand him. He took my best friend away. The girl I wanted to be more than friends with. And he ruined her. She used to be so full of joy, and I thought we were more tha.. well it doesn't matter anyways..

"Lavender!" She looked carefully at me, like she was being watched over. Like she wasn't allowed to even look at me. As our eyes met, she turned her head to the other side and tried to pretend like she was about to read a biology book. I started walking towards her. "Lavender what's going on? Why are you ignoring me?" "I'm sorry I've gotta do some homework that I forgot to do."

"I know what's going on Lav, you don't have to ignore me, I'm your.. Best friend. I know that Johnny h.."

"Shh! I can't talk about it here, not now. And it's nothing, just mind your own business."

"Why are you being like this? I just want to help you?"

"Well maybe I don't need your help."


When my classes ended, I went straight home. I threw my bag in the hallway and walked into my room. My parents were out, and my sister Aaliyah was hanging out with some friends. I grabbed my phone and threw myself onto the bed. I looked through my photos and came across a picture from last year, when Lavender turned 17. We were in the theme park. Maybe a bit silly but with her everything was amazing. It was like seeing the world in a whole new way. On the picture we're standing arm in arm making silly faces. Oh how I missed the good old days. Back then I thought I had a chance with her. But then that idiot showed up. He got her into stuff she wasn't even ready for. He hurt her and hit her, and she wouldn't let me help her. And now she's here, thinking she deserves what he's giving her. But she doesn't. She was a fragile flower, but he ruined her. Took things from her that she'll never get back.

I grabbed my guitar and started playing the melody to a song that I was writing. Slowly I began to sing "I won't lie to you, I know he's just not right for you. And you can tell me if I'm off, but I see it on your face, when you say that he's the one that you want." And you're spending all your time in this wrong situation and anytime you want it to stop." "Argh!" I had no idea how to write the song to its finish. I threw my phone at the wall. What matters anyway? The girl I loved? The girl I've always loved and always would love, had been taken away from me. And he was doing things to her. Things that weren't right. I had to stop this.

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