Not In That Way *Completed*

There is always that one little thing that can keep a person stable. That one little thing that makes a person feel alive. The thing that can make a person smile even when they are having a bad day.

For Cora Smith that thing is more like a someone. Her someone is Zachary Dawson. Her long time best friend and the person that saved her when her life was in shambles. For years, she has been battling for his attention against all the other girls around her. However, little did she know she had him wrapped around her little finger since the very beginning.

Join Cora on her journey in discovering the truth about Zachary, while all the while she is consumed with the fear that, in the end, the only words she will hear from him are, "I'm sorry, believe me, I love you, but not in that way......"

*Based on the song, "Not in That Way" by Sam Smith*


13. Chapter 12

*A/N: Gonna be a short chapter, I have a lot of homework to do.. Enjoy!*

After months of not having to wake up early for school, today is the day that all of that changes. Today is the day that I need to face reality and go to school. I got so comfortable not caring about school, not having to care about anything. 

The shriek of my alarm is the first thing I hear this morning. A groan escapes my lips as I slap my hand onto the alarm, silencing the monster. I roll a bit too far and fall to the ground. For a while, I just lay there my cheek pressed against the cold tile of the floor. I lazily rise to my feet grabbing a sweater and some jeans, slipping them on my body before brushing my hair and teeth.

 I begin to make my way downstairs nearly falling in the process only to be pushed down on the last step. Screams follow and tiny footsteps can be heard. 

"Oh shit." I hear, before my arms are grasped and I am pulled to my feet.

I look behind me to see Zach standing there with a hesitant smile on his face. 

"Are you alright?" he asks.

"What the hell was that? I thought you were the only one that lived here?" I stutter.

"Well we are, but my mom feels generous sometimes and asks to take care of the neighboring kids. Now come on, let's go get something to eat." he smiles, taking my hand in his and pulling me into the kitchen.

"Good morning!" Mrs. Dawson shouts over all of the chatter.

My eyes widen at the view in front of me. There had to be around 10 kids sitting all around the dining table.

"Are you going to join us for breakfast?" she shouts again.

"No mom. We need to get to school." Zach answers.

"Well alright then, at least take something with you though..." she says.

"We will." Zach sighs, grabbing two apples and walking back out the kitchen door.

I follow behind him. I see him walk into the hall coming back with two backpacks, handing one to me he murmurs, "You ready?"

"No, but let's just get this over with." I grumble.


The day dragged on and by the time I made it to lunch, I wanted to kill myself. As I walk into the cafeteria, everyone turns to stare. I was now known as the girl that attempted to take her own life and failed. I roll my eyes getting in line, grabbing my food, walking up to the cashier, only for her to give me a look of sympathy. I sigh giving her the money and stomping over to our table, plopping down next to Zach.

"You alright?" he chuckles.

"I am just fantastic." I mutter. 

"What's wrong?" he says, trying to hide his smile.

"You're an asshole. You know what's freaking wrong." I exclaim.

He holds his hands up, freely laughing now. His eyes crinkling at the corners and his mouth turned up into a humongous grin. No matter how badly I want to kill him right now, I can't help but think that he has never looked more beautiful. I glare at him until he calms himself down.

"Stop laughing at me!" I whine. 

"I'm sorry, Cora. It's just so funny seeing all the looks that people are giving you like you just kicked a puppy or something." he smirks, wiping the tears from his eyes. 

"You're an asshole, I hate you." I pout. 

"I said I was sorry." he calls, wrapping his arm around my shoulders, which I shrug off. 

"Whatever." I mumble, looking down. 

"Zach!" I hear a high pitched voice squeak.

"Hey baby!" he calls, standing up and wrapping his arms around Nicole.

She looks over at me, giving me a look of disgust, before looking back up at Zach. I take a moment to take in her appearance. She is wearing short shorts that stop two inches too short with a maroon crop top that reveals most of her body to everyone. Her face is caked in makeup and her heels are so high that she could break an ankle.

"Why are you with her? Didn't you hear what she did? She's crazy, babe." she whispers, in the loudest whisper voice I have ever heard.

"She's my best friend, Nicky. She is like a sister to me and you have the story wrong. Cora isn't crazy." he answers.

"Well, I don't want you around her, Zachie-poo. Who knows what she could do next?" she whines. 

"She's like my sister and I'm gonna spend time with her." he says.

She gets up on her tippy toes and slings her arms around his neck, before placing an open mouthed kiss on his lips. She glances over at me with a smirk before saying, "You will always be mine though right?" 

"Of course baby. I am not going anywhere." he replies.

"Good." she mutters, placing another kiss to his lips.

"Me and the girls are going shopping after school, can I get some money?" she asks, giving him puppy dog eyes.

He sighs, taking out his wallet. 

"How could I say no to that face?" he smiles, handing over various bills to her.

She squeals throwing herself at him again.

"I love you so so much!" her nasally voice yelps, placing her lips on his.

I look down in disgust, my stomach churning. I felt tears prick my eyes, but I forced myself to push them away. The pain in my heart worsens as I hear Zach call, "I love you too baby!"

I look up just in time to see the bitch sashay her way out of the cafeteria. I look over at Zach who is staring after her retreating figure with a loving look on his face. Once he finally snaps out of his trance, I give him a look of disbelief.

"What?" he questions.

"Nothing." I mutter.

I quickly finish my lunch, before standing. 

"I'm gonna go to the library and check out some books." I tell Zach.

"Ok. Do you want me to come with?" he asks.

"No, I'm good. See you after school." I shrug.

I begin my journey down the long hallway thinking of all the things that have happened to me lately. To an outsider my life just became absolute shit, because i just lost both of my parents forever and had to move into the house of the boy that completely friend zoned me, but my life can't get any better than it is right now. I am actually happy for once. Other than the fact that the guy I am interested in thinks of me as his sister and has a slutty girlfriend. I sigh as I turn into the library, walking down the first row of books I see. I mindlessly allow my eyes to flicker over the titles of different books. Nothing catches my eye and I turn into the next row before stopping and absentmindedly flipping through the pages of a book. 

"He bought it baby. I'm all yours tonight." a nasally voice whispers.

I turn around staring around a display case, looking around for the source of the familiar voice.

"Good." another voice grunts.

My breath catches in my throat and my eyes nearly pop out of my head as I come in contact with the culprits. Nicole stands at the end of the aisle, her legs wrapped around another guys waist, their lips fighting for dominance.

"I love you so much. I am going to fuck you so hard tonight." the guy whispers, making Nicole squeal.

I hurriedly take out my phone turning on the camera and facing it in their direction. 

"No one makes me feel like you do. Not even Zach." she moans.

"Don't fucking talk about that dick. It's bad enough that I have to see you with him all day long, I don't need to hear you talk about him now." he growls.

 "I'm sorry, baby. You know that I have to do it. I don't have enough money yet. I'll get it soon. He gives me anything I want without question, the idiot." she laughs.

"You better." he grunts, attaching their lips again.

Thankfully at that moment the bell rings and Nicole hops down away from him. 

"See you tonight, baby." she smirks, walking out of the aisle.

After the guy leaves, I let out a breath of relief. I rise to my feet grabbing my stuff from the floor.

What the hell do I do now?


A/N: Hey guys!

It's kinda short, but I started school and I still have a lot of homework to do.

Anyways, stuff is getting heated. Whoop Whoop!

I hope that you guys enjoyed!

If you did please, vomment and follow me!!!

See you guys next week!! 

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