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"All I know is you guys stole my best friend, my only friend," after that the bell rings and I rush out the door, wincing a little as I do.
The last of my classes went by fast and the whole time I couldn't stop thinking about Chemistry. Embry. I felt this weird pull to him. This feeling that I could tell him anything, but I couldn't. I wouldn't let myself get close to him. He's a part of Sam's gang and that gang has already stole one person from me, I won't let them take another. I won't give them the chance.
But as I walk home I can't stop thinking about Embry Call. His strong muscles. His hair. His smile. The look in his eyes when he looks at me, the hardness in his eyes softening. Like he cared what I said. Cared for me. No! I can't let him get to me.
I walk up the driveway to my house and noticed Step-douche's car is gone. I go inside and hear my mom in the kitchen. I find her preparing roast and potatoes.
"Hey mom," I say to her.
She must have not heard me come in because she jumped," Oh goodness, Artemis, you scared me," she said turning around and I could see she had a bloody lip and her cheek was bruising.
"Oh my god, mom! What did he do to you?" I exclaimed.
"I... I didn't clean up the dishes fast enough," she stutters. I walk over and hug her.
"Mom why do take this? Why do you stay with him? Why can't we leave?" I ask, getting frustrated at my mom and mad at Step-Douche.
"He loves us and takes c…care of us. He doesn't mean any of it. He just gets mad and can't help it. He loves us," she says more to herself then me. This is what she says every time I ask her.
About a year after she found out the perfect man she married turned out to be an abusive man she went into this trance. Before she fought back and usually my mother landed a few hits on him. But one day she just gave up and went into a trance-like state. She now always has this distant look in her eyes. Every once in a while she would come out of the trance and fight back. This was not one of those days.
"Its okay mom, I know, I know," I tell her trying to soothe her.
Surprisingly, when Step-Douche got home he was in a good mood so mom and I got to eat. That's three full meals in one day. This never happens, not even on Thanksgiving or Christmas. It made me suspicious. What was he planning? After dinner, I helped mom clean up dinner.
I start to head upstairs, after finishing up the dishes but as I start to walk up the stairs Step-Douche says from the living room," Where you going? Come watch t.v. with your mother and I."
"I have homework to do," I tell him cautiously.
"Well why don't you bring it down here and do it while watching t.v. with us," he says more of a demand then a suggestion.
"Okay, give me a second," I say hurrying upstairs and grabbing my chemistry homework. I hurry down the stairs not wanting to anger him, for taking too long.
I go into the living room to find my mom snuggled up with Step-Douche's side on the couch. I sit on the floor and use the coffee table as a desk. As I do my Chem. Homework which is all about Embry, I find myself slightly smiling. I told myself I couldn't like him. Why would he want me? I'm beaten and broken. Who would want that? Also he is part of Sam's gang. Remember the people who stole your best friend.
My smile turns into a frown. Right he and his friends stole Brady from me. They stole my best friend and I can't forget that. I had no one because of them. They took the one person that cared. I can never forget about that.
Around 9:30, Step-Douche dismissed me and I was allowed to go to my room. I grabbed my finished homework and hurried upstairs before he could change his mind. When in my room I put my homework in my bag and changed into pajamas. I crawled into bed and started reading The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I love this book; it's one of my favorites. The loved that Noah has for Allie is incredible and I hope one day a man can love me that way.
I fall asleep thinking about that man and my dreams are filled with Embry.
I wake up the next morning with The Notebook laying on my chest and my lamp still on. I wince a little getting up, my ribs still hurting. I look out my window and find the ground covered in a new blanket of snow.
I take a shower and walk back into my room in a towel. My bruises on my face are gone completely, though the ones on my stomach are still black and blue. I wrap my ribs in a clean bandage and then dress in blue hoodie and light blue jeans with a pair black snow boots. I grab my heavy coat and bag and walk downstairs. Step-Douche had already left for work and my mom was cleaning his breakfast dishes.
"Good morning, mom," I say.
"Good morning to you too, Artemis," she replies," Want anything for breakfast?"
"No I'm good with just a granola bar. I'm going to be late if I don't get going," I tell her.
"Alright, here you go," she says handing me chocolate chip bar, my favorite.
"Thanks mom, bye. I love you," I say to her heading out the door.
"Bye, I love you, too," I hear her yell after me.
I get to school in the matter of 10 minutes eating the granola bar on the way. My first 3 periods go by fast and I find myself in Independent Art class with a paint brush in my hand finishing up my painting from yesterday. The bell rings and I start cleaning up. My teacher Mr. Jacobs comes over and observes my painting.
"Interesting painting. The colors together are spectacular. Where did you get the inspiration from?" he asked me.
"It just came to me. I really don't know," I tell him. I hate lying especially to Mr. Jacobs because he was one of my favorite teachers.
"Oh well it looks great," he says walking away.
The hallways are empty besides the few stragglers, as I walk to the lunchroom. I get my lunch and head to my normal table. I take a seat and slowly eat my lunch. Next thing I knew the seat across from me was filled. I look up into those beautiful eyes and become breathless.
When I gain the ability to speak, I remember what his gang did and my face becomes grim," What do you want?"
"To talk to you," he answers smoothly.
"Because you're interesting and I like talking to you," he replies smiling.
"Well that's great but I don't want to talk to you," I tell him and he flinches a little and actually looks hurt. I automatically feel bad. He stole your best friend…and you feel bad? The angry voice in my head yelled.
"Why?" he asked and his eyes softened.
"Because I just don't, okay. Why is it illegal to not want to talk to you?" I ask getting frustrated.
"No but I like being around you. How bout I can stay here if I don't talk," he says.
"Fine, whatever," I say and I start eating my apple. I glance at Embry to find him staring at me with a very in thought look," What are you looking at?"
"You. You're very beautiful," he says simply and I silently curse at my cheeks for blushing," I love making you blush."
"I thought you weren't going to talk if sat there," I tell him. He thinks I'm beautiful, my heart flutters. No you will not fall for him. He will end up leaving you just like your Dad, your mom, and Brady. Like everyone you care for, my head tells me.
"Yes but you asked a question and I answered," he says looking right into my eyes," Your eyes are very blue today. Very stunning."
"Stop doing that!" I tell him.
"Stop what?" he asks totally clueless.
"Stop saying things like that. Just stop," I say putting my head into my hands, frustrated. You're falling for Embry Call, my head responds. I want to listen to my heart but my head makes some great points. I don't know what to do.
The next thing I know, very hot hands are on mine trying to pull my hands from my face," Artemis look at me," Embry says. I slowly take my face out of hands and look at Embry who is now in the seat next to me. He holds my hands very gently not letting go," Artemis, I like you. You are beautiful, innocent, and smart. Just one day and I've fallen for you. Actually it wasn't even that, all it took was one look and I was a goner. And I swear to you, I will never ever leave you. I swear," he says very serious but his eyes very soft.
I didn't know what to say he told me exactly what I wanted to hear, to never be left. My heart triumphed over my head and I fell for Embry Call. Finally, my heart sang.
I look down at my small hands in his, while I say," Embry, I like you too. I don't know how but you got past all my barriers that I put up. You make me fall off the tall wall I built to keep me from others. I don't know how but you did," I tell him, still staring at our joined hands.
One of his hands lets go of mine and puts it under my chin, making me look at him. I stare into his eyes and get lost in them. He moves his hand from my chin to my cheek. Very slowly he moves towards me and softly places a kiss on my lips. Embry slowly pulls away and smiles.
The bell rings and we get up. He doesn't let go of my hand as we walk to Chemistry. I truly smile for the first time in a while.
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