16A Chapter by ♥ Courtney ♥
The bell rang.
“We’d better go to class” Kyle said moving away from me
“I guess” I said and we got up.
We walked into class and Kyle smiled at me. He looked less pained but I for some reason I didn’t feel relieved. I pursed my lips and sat down as Kyle walked around talking to his friends. I smiled to myself but I still felt as if I wanted to cry. I thought back to all of our fights. I had started them…every single one. Was I really the antagonist in this friendship? Sure he was the one who was making me upset but I was the one who didn’t control it. I always had to make a scene. I hung my head in realization of this.
“Are you okay?” Tyson’s voice came from behind me. I felt a cool hand on my shoulder.
I looked up and shook my head yes.
“Your eyes seem to be telling a different story Lexie.” He said
“I’m fine...really” I said
“ Are you ever going to tell me what happened” he said. His eyes filled with worry.
“Nothing happened I was just… I was over dramatic.” I said
“Lexie, You cant fake fear like that” Tyson said
“Honestly I was over reacting…it was nothing” I said
“No you weren’t” I heard Kyle’s soft voice behind me
I whirled around.
“ Weren’t what?” I asked
“ Over reacting. Any sensible human would have acted the same towards me. “ He said
“ But it wasn’t you” I said
“ If you don’t tell me what’s going on…” Tyson said
“Look its nothing…a mistake.” I said
I don’t know why I was protecting Kyle so much.
“ Lexie…tell him…” Kyle said in a soft but commanding voice
“ but-‘ I started
Kyle walked away and I was left with Tyson.
“Okay it’s not that big of a deal. You were there in the hall, you heard our argument. He was being a jerk to me and you know that. Well when I got into bio and he was in my seat and he wouldn’t move but he wasn’t acting like Kyle. Well, all the sudden in a flash he was in front of me in my face and he laughed such a mean laugh as if it was some sort of game to him. So I was a bit shaken and I asked to go to the restroom and he followed me. Then when he saw I was crying he got a bit worse and he laughed again then he mocked me saying that I couldn’t handle the demon. Then I told him to stop acting like a…” I stopped
“Like what” Tyson said tense
“Like a monster. And he said news flash that he is a monster and no one can change that. Then he slammed his fist into a metal locker and it left a dent so I was freaked so I walked away then I saw you and ran to you.”
At that point Kyle came back and sat next to me because class was starting.
“ Move away from Lexie” Tyson said through clenched teeth
“No” Kyle said challenging him
“Move “ Tyson said
Kyle ignored him. Tyson growled and Kyle shot him a glance. The period went by fast and when the bell rang I walked outside. I waited for the boys. When they got outside Tyson looked angry beyond reason. I wanted to just walk home but I feared for Kyle so I stayed. We got next to the car in an area where people didn’t park and Tyson turned to face Kyle who moved next to me.
“Stay away from her Kyle, do you have any idea how much danger you put her in? You are such an idiot! ” Tyson growled at him
Kyle looked away bored.
Tyson grabbed his shirt and yanked him forward and Kyle threw his hands off of him. What happened next happened in a blur. I saw Tyson swing back to hit Kyle and the next thing I knew Tyson’s fist was colliding with me. I had pushed Kyle away and I hadn’t moved in time to avoid Tyson’s fist. Tyson slowed his fist but not enough to stop it in time. His fist hit me square in the chest.
“Lexie!” Matt yelled
Tyson dropped to his knees next to me
“Oh god Lexie!” Tyson said.
“Leave him alone” was all I could choke out as I tried to catch my breath.
Matt looked horrified and pulled me away from both of them.
“Both of you stop this. Can’t you see Lexie is the only one suffering for Christ sakes!” Matt yelled
But it wasn’t over. Tyson was now angrier and was determined to finish his task. He turned once more to grab Kyle and they fought.
“Stop! Tyson stop….Kyle get off of him! PLEASE STOP!” I screamed. Matt pulled them apart.
Tyson had a bloody lip and Kyle’s eyebrow was bleeding along with his nose.
I stared at Tyson angry that he had gone after Kyle…but I suppose I knew he would be mad. After all Kyle made a bad mistake. Tyson got us in the car drove to my house without a word.
“Get out of the car.” I said to all of them firmly. I was so angry at the both of them.
They did so and I opened my door. I went into the kitchen and grabbed a cool washcloth and some ice. I went to Tyson and dabbed the ice at his lip.
“Lex…” he said
“Don’t…. I understand you were upset but your being stupid…he is your freaking brother, you can’t hurt each other” I said
“I was just angry at what he did…” he said
“And don’t you think he is too? Hasn’t his guilt suffered him enough?” I said
Tyson nodded and I got up. Kyle was lying on the couch.
I walked to him and put the wet washcloth on his eyebrow.
“I'm fine” he said removing the washcloth
I put it back on him.
“Shut up, your bleeding” I said and lightly pressed the cloth to him.
“Lean your head back it will help” I said lightly pushing his head back
“Thanks I guess.” He still moved away
“Good god what is your problem” I said to him
“Huh? What?” he said confused
“Why wont you let me help you?!” I said
“I am…its just…I don’t know I just don’t want you too close. Its too soon if…if anything were to tip me off I just …” he said
I rolled my eyes and hugged him.
I looked down at my chest to see a large black bruise raising. Tyson gingerly touched my collar bone.
"I am so sorry" He said. Pain filled his eyes.
"Its fine, really. I'm fine" I said.
I looked over to Kyle who was standing up.
"We should probably go" He said
I nodded. The boys hugged me and left.
I walked upstairs and flopped onto my bed.
I woke up the next morning and turned on my stereo. I just felt like listening to some music. I got ready as I sang along to my favorite songs. I came downstairs and grabbed my backpack and went to school.
I walked in and saw Tyson. He smiled until he saw my chest. He wrapped his arms around my waist as we walked.
“Did I mention I was so so sorry for hitting you yesterday?” Tyson said
“Tyson it’s fine” I smiled
We walked into class. First period ended and I walked to Bio
I walked into 2nd and I noticed Kyle wasn’t there. I started to worry. I could barely concentrate the whole class. When the bell rang I walked to math and sat with Alec.
“So prom’s this weekend” he said
“I know I cant wait” I said
“me too, so um have you picked out a dress yet” he said .
“Ah no! I have to do that” I said
“Yeah that’d be good, I need to know what color tie to wear.” he said.
We listened to the short lecture and started working on a project that was due next week. The bell rang and I walked to Spanish. It took everything in me not to bug Matt but he could tell I was worried, probably because Kyle ran through my thoughts every 5 seconds. When the bell rang I walked out of class and saw Tyson and grabbed his bag and ran to art laughing.
I worked on my painting some more and made small talk with Tyson.
“Where is he” I said I could hold it in no longer
“Well umm” Matt started
“After class Lex” Tyson said
When the bell rang I looked to them for an answer.
“It isn’t safe for Kyle to be here right now, he's too out of control" Matt said
"What do you mean? He got a little angry, so what? Why isn't he over it yet" I said annoyed
"Its not that simple Lexie. When we let loose, we touch something dark. It takes time to work that out of our system. He can't risk being around you." Tyson said
Tyson took me home and I slowly walked up to my room. I missed Kyle.
© 2012 ♥ Courtney ♥
Added on June 18, 2010
Last Updated on April 15, 2012
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