Not So Bad

Harlan McKeever. Bad Boy. Rude. Depressed?

Harlan lost his family when he was 2. Ever since then he has been going from place to place hoping to find a family. Instead he just finds people who don't care about him and give up on taking care of him after a couple of months. But, now he is being moved. Again. This time to the small town of Calchester with the Ramirez family. Next door, is the very annoying, cute, and stubborn Skylynn Marello. Will Skylynn be able to beat past Harlan's walls? Or will she just end up being another person who gives up on him?

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3. Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Harlan's POV

"This guy is a waste of our space." Those words resonated through my head. I just couldn't stop hearing them. I know it shouldn't bother me but it does. It seems like everything bothers me lately. My medicine doesn't work anymore and my feelings are all over the place. I didn't even know I had this many feelings until I got depression. I sighed and turned up the water to make it warmer.

The scars on my arms were burning. I used to cut but I promised Maddy that I would stop. I wouldn't go back on a promise with her. She is the only person that has ever been there for me. My scars started to burn even more and I had the strong urge to make a cut. My scars always burned when I had the urge to cut. That's always how it's been.

I sighed and got out before I would actually do it. I dried off quickly with the fluffy towel and went to my room to find some clothes. When I opened the door Maddy was standing there waiting for me. "Are you alright?"

"Yeah, it just really bothered me that she said that." I admitted. She is the only person that I would admit that to.

"Just try not to think about it."

I nodded. "Yeah. I will start feeling better at some point."

She nodded. "Maybe you would feel better if you talked with Skylynn and told her that you were sorry." She said and raised her eyebrows.

I nodded and sighed. "I know I know, I need to apologize."

Maddy nodded and looked at me pointedly. "As soon as possible." I nodded and she left the room.

Skylynn's POV

After Maddylyn went up to see Harlen I decided to help Emma put up the food. She sighed when we were done and put her head in her hands. I rubbed her back. "It's not your fault." I said soothingly hoping she would believe the truth.

"I just wanted everything to be perfect so he could feel at home."

I kept on rubbing her back. "Sometimes things just don't go the way we want them to."

She sighed. "Yeah, I guess you're right."

The front door opened and we turned our heads towards it. Mr. Ramirez walked in with a big smile. The smile dropped when he saw Emma. "What's wrong honey?"

She sighed and walked straight into his arms. "Those girls were so rude to him. They said that he was a waste of their time then they walked out. Right after they left he went straight to his room."

"Shh. It's alright." He whispered as he moved her hair out of her face. He kissed her forehead. I looked away feeling like the moment was too intimate for me to be looking at them.

I heard footsteps coming down the stairs. Relief hit me when I saw Harlan right behind Maddylynn. I was looking at him but he wouldn't look at me. He was just staring at the ground. Daniel (Mr. Ramirez) was still whispering to Emma and I was staring holes into Harlan's head. He finally looked up but he wouldn't look at me.

Maddylynn moved to the side and he stepped down by her. He saw Emma with Mr. Ramirez and walked over to them. "Hi Mr. Ramirez. It's nice to meet you." Daniel shook hands with him.

"Please call me Daniel." Harlan nodded his head as an ok.

Emma looked up at him. "I'm so sorry about that girl. I shouldn't have invited them."

Harlan shook his head. "It's not your fault." It was a good moment between them until my phone decided to go off. Brass Monkey by The Beastie Boys came on very loudly might I add. Everybody looked at me and I blushed. I grabbed my phone out of my pocket and saw that it was my Mom calling.

"It's my mom. I'll be back." I said before I walked to the kitchen. I pressed answer and put it up to my ear.

"Get home." She said.

I stiffened up. "Why?"

"Because your brother just broke his arm and he needs to go to the hospital." She said sassily.

"What?" I yelled. "I'm coming over now." I hung up before she could say anything else and ran into the living room. "Zeke broke his arm." I said quickly.

Emma gasped. "Oh my gosh, is he alright?"

"I don't know. I have to drive him to the hospital." I said quickly. Slinging my bag over my shoulder I went straight to Emma and hugged her. "Thanks for inviting me. I'll see you later."

"Ok. Call me when you get home from the hospital." She hugged me back and I moved over to Daniel to hug him.

"Ok, I will."

He hugged me back. "Bye kiddo. See you later."

"Bye." I waved and walked out the door quickly.

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Hey everybody! So the next chapter will be at the hospital and after. I don't know yet if we will see Harlan in the next chapter. Thanks to anybody who has read this and I hope you like it.

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