Sorry for taking this huge amount of time to publish, but my computer broke down. Now I have to transfer all the pages I've written on paper on my PC… it's going to take ages :S but I'll do my best =)
"Robin I'm sorry he didn't say anything, but maybe he was confused, maybe he didn't know what to say… aren't you being a bit too hard on him?"
"That's not why I'm mad…" Robin confessed, turning Ted's glass in her hands.
"There's more… Barney came back."
"O my God…" Lily couldn't express the gang's feelings better, and Robin seemed to agree as she said
8 days earlier
Robin quickly drank all the water she had poured in her favorite mug. She would have fallen on the kitchen floor if it hadn't been for her hands firmly set on the counter, keeping her balance. Rivers of tears kept falling from her eyes, regardless of her efforts to embank them.
Why did she have to love him so much? Why did Barney Stinson, with all of his issues, games and bad behaviors have to be the one man in the world she was in love with? Why did she want him that bad, and why did he want, someone else just as bad?
Suddenly, she was frightened by the loud noise of the front door being opened shut. Without notice, without saying anything and without asking for permission Barney came running towards her. Pushing her against the counter, he trapped her and stopped for just a second to look into her eyes
"I can't resist you Robin Scherbatsky … I just can't." he told her breathing hard, placing his right hand forcefully behind her head. Robin couldn't move, and didn't want to as his mouth came crushing on hers with such force, she felt her knees fall and desperately held grip of Barney's shoulders not to.
In what seemed to be a heartbeat, he was lifting her up on the counter, kissing every inch of her he could reach.
She knew that was wrong, she knew it wasn't going to end up well, but as her hands ran through his hair, all Robin could think about was the man in front of her, and how much she loved him.
"Barney, we shouldn't do this…" Robin managed to say, gasping, as Barney kissed her neck.
He didn't seem to hear her.
"Barney, look at me!" her voice was strong and imperative and, breathing hard, the young man raised his head. "Barney, if we do this… I need you to know it would mean something to me. I need you to know how much I care for you."
He stared into those beautiful eyes for a moment, and then kissed her with all he had.
"Please tell me you stopped there!" was Ted's request, but even he knew it was rhetorical.
"But, Robin… Barney is with Nora, now…" Lily tried to sound casual, but her voice showed how she blamed the woman in from of her.
"I know what you think, Lily! But it's not like I've taken advantage of him, or something!" Robin widened her eyes in protest.
"Barney betrayed his girlfriend" Marshall said "there is no excuse for that! I would never do that to my Lilypad, and I can't even think what I'd do if she did! Still… it's not like he did this on his own…" Marshall's latter remark was definitely not welcome.
"Maybe we shouldn't have done it, ok!" Robin was growing impatient to end the story, sure as she was that her friends would have supported her, in the end. "But that's not why I'm this mad…"
"I'm almost afraid to hear it, now." said Ted, sadly taking a sip of Marshal's beer.
8 days earlier
Two bodies laid on the living room floor, still partially dressed.
Robin stared at the man next to her, tilting her head slightly to the left. She couldn't help but smile at the sight of his messy hair, knowing her hands were the cause for it. It had been even better than she had remembered. He looked so deeply lost in thoughts at that moment, he looked just to handsome…
She couldn't help it: she reached out her hand and touched his cheek.
Then Robin abruptly fell from the soft cloud she had been suspended on. He moved away just as her skin touched his.
In a moment, he was standing up, putting all his clothes on.
Robin took a minute to understand what was happening "Barney?" she asked, with disbelief in her voice.
"Robin, I'm sorry, I really am…" he blabbed, picking up his tie "but Nora and I, you know…" he rushed to the door, short of breath "we've got something good going on, and I don't want to spoil it." Barney was now out, ready to close the door behind him "you understand, right?" he asked, and left without waiting for an answer.
Robin didn't move, everything around her was quiet, even her tears made no sound.
Everything was still in the room, the sun still shone, and her heart was broken.
"Damn!" Ted felt rage rise inside him, how dare someone treat Robin that way? The fact that that certain someone was Barney, only made things worse.
"God…" Marshall couldn't believe what he'd just heard. His disappointment towards Barney grew bigger and bigger as he processed all the information Robin had given them.
Lily was furious, if Barney had been there, she would have certainly given him her "you're-dead-to-me" look.
"Yeah… I told him I cared and he…" Robin's eyes were glistening, as if they had never stopped, from that moment eight days before. "I was just like one of his bimbos."
They were all silent for a few minutes, just staring at the wooden table.
"Yes, Ted, you already said that!" blurted out Robin.
"No, I mean, damn!" repeated the man, looking over his best friend's shoulder "Barney's here."
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