IN BETWEEN THE O'S ARE A FLASHBACK!
Chloe is 23, Simon 24, an Derek 25.
Chloe and Derek broke up three years ago and Chloe and Simon are getting married in two weeks. Yes Simon and Derek are brothers but they kind of disowned each other. They do have powers!
And the reason the first chapter said chapter two is because I had to upload it before I could delete the others. Thank you guys so much! You are all incredibly sweet!
Chloe woke up the next morning to Simons side of the bed empty. She was feeling disappointed until she saw his note.
My beautiful fiancée,
I'm sorry for going all caveman last night. I hope you forgive me.
I love you,
Your devilishly handsome soon to be husband
She smiled and shook her head. Simon always knew the right things to say. She took a deep breath. 'Yes that's what you need to remember, he's good for you.'
Chloe repeated that inner montage until she got interrupted by a knock. She quickly grabbed a hair tie and threw her hair up in a messy bun as she was walking to the door. She opened the door to Derek. Suddenly she became very aware that she was only wearing her pajama shorts and a tank-top.
Chloe crossed her arms over her chest and cleared her throat, "Umm what are you doing here Derek?"
She had to concentrate really hard not to stutter.
"I just... I don't know." She missed his voice. As much as she hated to admit it, she did.
"I think you should go," she wanted it to come out strong but it came out as a broken whisper.
Derek reached out toward her, "Chloe I-"
"No!" Chloe snapped taking a step back, "You can't just do that to me! Haven't you done enough!? Haven't you hurt me enough?!"
Derek's hand dropped and his adams apple bobbed up and down as he tried to swallow. Then he dropped his eyes and said something Chloe never imagined he would, "I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt you Chloe,"
She dug her nails into her arms to stop herself from reaching out to him. She had to be strong.
"You know for someone who never wanted to hurt me, you did a great job at breaking me." She said this so quietly that if he wasn't a werewolf he wouldn't have heard it.
His emerald eyes snapped to hers and they looked so broken, and lost.
"Chloe-" he began.
"No," she cut him off again, "I'm done being your door mat. Take care of yourself Derek."
With that she shut the door. She pressed her back against it and slid down the door until her butt was touching the bottom. She felt as if someone had ripped open her chest and smashed her heart into a million pieces. The pain was so excruciating that she couldn't breathe. All she could remember is that night. The one night that ruined her, that ruined them. Everything.
It was three years ago the last time she saw him and now he's her neighbor. How cruel is fate? Does it like ripping her heart out an stomping on it with high heel boots? Is that enjoyable? Why can't things just go back to when they were teenagers?
8 years ago
They just settled in a new house. It was really big, two stories, and it was right next to a huge forest for Derek. Kit said they could probably stay there so Chloe was excited, all of them were really. She really loved all of them in their own way, they're her family.
She was out in the forest with Derek right after his change. They were laying there for a while just enjoying the cool breeze. It was a nice summer night, one of those nights where you didn't need a jacket because the wind felt right. They probably laid there for two hours just talking about everything and anything. After a while Derek got up and offered his hand for Chloe to help up. Even after he helped her up he kept her hand.
They were approximately five miles from the house so they began the walk back with their arms swinging lightly between them. There was a comfortable silence between them, that's why they worked so well. They didn't have to force conversation.
After probably a half an hour walking Derek swung Chloe in front to face him. "Chloe I- uh have to tell you something,"
He rubbed the back of his neck nervously. "I just.. Well I wanted.. I... I love you!"
He ended up blurting out the last part and then his cheeks turned a pink. Chloe couldn't help but giggle he looked at her quickly and she smiled broadly and said, "I love you too,"
They sealed their confessions with a sweet kiss.
Chloe slumped over and sobbed harder.