Ok so this is probably a little OOC but let me know what you think
I, sadly, do not own Darkest Powers Kelly Armstong does, I just own this story line :D
'Trapped and Alone'
"Hey, Chloe" He shouted, I reluctantly turned around to face him. The 6 foot tall guy with the gleaming white smile and the chocolate brown hair you just needed to run your hands threw, craned his neck over the passing crowed to catch a glimpse of me better. He beckoned me over to him; I didn't cooperate, doing nothing other than infuriating him. But I guess that was just Josh.
In 4 large strides he was by my side, in an attempt to escape him I sharply turned and tried to run. His arms were at the side of my head in no time, trapping me against the red lockers I hadn't even realised I had backed into, "Chloe, baby, where you going?" He asked, flashing a 150 watt smile and getting too close for my liking.
I looked up at him, my eyes looking into his and I froze. Ever since I had gotten to this high school I had listen to mindless girl gossip on 'how his eyes melted like chocolate' and how 'you could get lost in them forever' yet when I looked into them all I saw was a bitter cold block of brown iris.
I pulled my lips into a weak smile; I knew he would like it. Made him think he could break me. I hated myself for letting him get to me like this; it wasn't like I had anyone to turn to anymore, not after I shut them all out. The only thing I had for protection was that small glimmer of hope I had, like a small ray of light telling me soon someone would save me.
I realised that whilst I wished for a better tomorrow he had been talking, "Sorry, I just got lost in your eyes" I said, faking admiration.
"Finally, you don't know how long I've waited for you to look at me like that" He breathed, his lips lowering to mine. I shrunk down against the lockers and kneed him as hard as I could, then making a break for it down the now empty hall.
I crashed into a body, a hard one at that. I prayed it wasn't him, prayed he hadn't somehow gotten to the end before me. Please don't be Josh!
Why did he leave me? We had gone through so much and the second I thought we could be normal he had left, left me with Josh. The second something went wrong, the second we had commitment he bailed. The one guy I thought I could always, always, count on had left me. I had been so heartbroken I nearly died, I just didn't care, couldn't be bothered to look when I crossed the road, couldn't be bothered to read the label on tablet boxes. It hurt so much I couldn't even think, let alone speak, his name.
That's when Josh came; he had wanted me even before he left me. Always pining, getting on his nerves "You're mine and I'm not one to share" He would always joke. Then it was funny, I knew nothing would happen, I knew I would never get hurt. But now i was trapped and alone.
I finally looked up, with hesitant eyes, at the guy I ran into. A cry left my lips, I didn't know if it was from relief from seeing the face I had longed to see for almost 2 months. I collapsed, my legs turning down the opportunity to keep me upright.
His strong arms caught me before I could crash to the floor. The hall had emptied, where was everyone? I looked up to the clock just behind he I could not name's head. Its thick black hands read 2.35; everyone would be in lessons now.
I breathed in his scent and, at risk of waking up, pinched myself. He was here, he was back. I looked up again from the spot on his shirt I had been staring at and at his face, the one thing that had been the most daunting thing I could think of. "Derek" I whispered, my voice barely audible to those that didn't have his 'special' hearing.
At the back of my mind, subconsciously, I heard Josh approach us. I felt his mocking breath and heard his cruel chuckle "So the boyfriend returns" He said, his voice a mocking taunt.
"Hold your breath and count 10" Derek spat at him
"Is that all you got? What sort of an insult is that?" He laughed
"Consider it your life sentence"
"And what's that supposed to mean?" He questioned
"Oh I'm sorry; I'm not use to someone of kindergarten level. Let's just say by the time you've figured out how to count to 10 you would have suffocated" Said Derek, his voice ringing with a patronising tone
"Are you saying that I'm stupid?" Josh scoffed "I dare you to say that without the fancy detours"
"Would you rather I lash out?" Derek asked "Rather I throw you at that locker?"
"I'd like to see you try" I had figured where this banter was going to go and had slowly moved from Derek's grip to beside him. I kept backing up until I once again felt the coldness of the lockers against my back.
Derek shrugged, obviously not wanting to get into a fight. But Josh was different; he just had to fight, to mark his territory. That's how it was around here, that's how it was in high school in general. We had come here 4 months ago, we had heard nothing from cabal or anyone else so we figured 'what the hell might as well settle down', and so we did. Me, Derek, Tori, Liz and Simon started school whilst Kit and Aunt Lauren got themselves jobs.
It had been going well; we made friends we felt like we belonged. Sure there was some jerks constantly trying to get to me, Tori or Liz but the boys had always defended us. We had been stupid and naïve to think that it would be so easy to sink back into normal life. Then it happened, it was a glitch in the system only this time it wasn't supernatural, well sort of. I had told Derek at home, he reacted badly, getting mad and storming off. That was the last time I saw him, he said he 'needed time to think and let off steam' but he never came back.
A shudder let loose down my spine as I remembered what followed after. I reacted badly, drinking and crying every night when everyone was in bed, it became routine. Wash, moisturize, brush teeth, brush hair, 2 shots of vodka and an hour and a half crying until I fell asleep. That's how it's been, up until Josh 'claimed' me and practically forced me into a relationship with him. That's when the shots went from 2 to 3, knowing I'd have to face his constant demands for a relationship.
My focus snapped back to the fight scene in front of me. Josh was currently doubled over, head in his hands as Derek stood over him, a small smirk the only show on his face. Josh straightened up, wiping blood from his mouth, "Whatever, I'll see you tonight Chloe" He said before winking at me and turning his back and disappearing around the corner.
Then there was two.
Derek looked at me, my eyes met his emerald green ones and I felt myself shatter all over again. "Derek" I mouthed, unable to speak the actual words.
"Chloe!" He uttered, he closed the distance between us and folded me into a hug. I leant against him, melting into this embrace, never wanting to let go, scared that, if I did, he would be gone again.
One large hand was pressed to the small of my back and the other on the back of my head, pressing me against him in a protective hug. My arms were wrapped around his torso as tight as I could, neither one of us wanting to ever let go. We stood there for at least 10 minutes but it felt like mere seconds as the reunion that I had dreamt of played out. "Chloe, I'm so sorry" He apologised.
"Sorry?" I asked pulling from his hug.
"I'm sorry for leaving you" He said hesitantly, confused as to why I was asking.
"Is that all you've got to say? Sorry!" I yelled, I was furious, all that pain all that worry all that loneliness, and I yanked myself away from him and backed away.
He reached out to grab me again "Chloe…" His voice a plea for me to understand
"No! No Derek! You left me! You promised that you would always be there, and then you left me! I needed you, I was scare, I didn't know what to do and you just left!" I shouted, my voice breaking into sobs as the tears and frustration let loose. He stood there, not sure what to do. He finally reached out to hug me but I batted him away.
I started to pound my fists into his arms and chest as he struggled to hold me still, scared of what I would do "You. L-left. Me!" I cried between sobs, finally giving up and allowing him to wrap his arms around me.
My sobs echoed around us in the empty hall, as I stood crying out all my pain from the past few months to the guy that had caused it.
He soothed me with whispers of kindness, telling me he was sorry, it wasn't his fault. We were like that for god knows how long before the bell went to signal the end of the school day. Crowds of school kids surrounded us, only the odd couple actually took notice to the fact that we were stood in the middle.
Ok so i know it was OOC but I'd really appreciate if you would review even if you hate it :L