Chapter 1: Telling the Truth
My brother, Ryan spit all the cereal that was in his mouth onto the floor and started choking.
I just sat there looking down at my gray jeans. I didn’t know what else to do.
I already felt embarrassed before when I found and now this is just worst.
I met eyes with Ryan and he was still coughing hard.
“I’m sorry.” I said.
Ryan cleared his throat. “You’re what?!” He asked wide eyed, shooting daggers at me.
“Ryan…I’m sorry.” I said.
He sighed. “I thought you were being careful, Rylie.”
“I was but Evan said he likes it better without a condom.” I shrugged.
Ryan shut his eyes. “How stupid do you have to be to listen to that little shit? I don’t even know what you see in him anyway.”
“He’s a good guy.”
“Let’s go through some of the things he’s done to you in the past. He’s ditched you on a date. He only comes over when he wants shit from you like sex for instance. He’s always borrowing money from you. He doesn’t support you and every time I see him outside, he always has another girl beside him. That doesn’t scream good guy at all. That just sounds like an asshole who needs his fucking ass whooped. I’d be more than happy to take care of that for you.”
I shook my head. “No.”
Ryan rolled his eyes and shook his head.
Evan wasn’t that bad.
He never hurt me…well…physically.
And he was popular yet talked to me anyway. His friends don’t like me. I don’t really like them either but I put up with them for him.
He’s a good guy. On the inside I know he is.
I’ve known him since sixth grade. I’ve seen the good in him.
“So what are you gonna do?”
“What do you mean?” I asked.
“I mean are you gonna keep it?”
I shrugged and ran my fingers through my dark red hair. “I don’t know. I haven’t really thought that far yet.”
“You need to start. I mean, between you always in school and then working at that store afterwards and me going to work, I don’t see who can take care of it.”
Mom and dad would have….but their gone. Dead. Both died in a plane crash five years ago.
“Okay. I just need to think.”
“So did you tell him yet?” Ryan asked.
I shook my head. “No.” I answered.
Ryan sat his spoon down. “If that fucking jackass cusses you out, I’ll be in your school to fucking kill him. Okay?”
“Calm down, Ryan. He won’t cuss me out.” Ryan never liked Evan. Precisely because of his reputation.
But I kinda jut ignored Evan’s reputation.
“I’m serious. He walks around and he thinks he’s the shit. But somebody needs to tell him otherwise.”
“Let that somebody be anybody but you.”
“Just let me kick his ass, please…one good time.”
“No! I need to go to school.” I stood up and picked my black leather bag up and flung it over my shoulder.
“Cool. Go learn something.” He said. His pissed off mood vanished.
How does he change moods so quickly?
He’s always been able to do that for some reason.
“Okay.” I pulled my black boots on and laced them up. And then walked down the three stairs to get to the hallway and then the family room. I opened the door and shut it and walked off to my red convertible.
I threw my bag in the front and got in.
I started it up and sped off to school.
I turned the CD player on and my favorite song by my favorite musician was on. ‘Personal Jesus’ by Marilyn Manson.
Always got me hyper whenever I was on my way to school.
My red hair blew in the wind and I smiled. This will be the only time I can smile today because I need to get prepared for hell at school.
A car, a black car that looked like it was probably a mustang, got in front of me and it made me slow down.
“Crap.” I pressed down hard on the breaks and it jerked me forward.
I sighed as my heart thumped fast. “Really?” I asked as I beep my horn.
I beeped it again and a hand comes out of the window on the driver’s side from the car in front of me and somebody flips me off.
Gee, thanks, as if I’m not already expecting a crappy day.
I shook my head and sighed as I waited.
The car eventually drove off, fast, down the road and I followed the same road because it was the only way to my high school, Gainesville high.
To my surprise, the car pulled up into the school parking lot. The rude culprit went to my school. Maybe one of Evan’s idiot friends.
I parked a space back from the black car.
I turned my car off and grabbed my bag. I opened my door and shut it at the same time the black car driver got out. A tall guy, black hair, dark eyes. Dressed in a leather jacket, boots, gray shirt and black jeans. He looked irritated. His dark eyes met mine for a second before he looked away with disinterest and shut his door. Then he didn’t glance at me for a second as he walked right pass me.
I turned to look after him. He was someone I do not hope to get to know. Sure he looks suspicious as hell but that just goes to show that I should stay away from him.
“Who are you staring at?” My best friend Melanie Davis said. I turned to her. “Oh…uh…nobody.” I said.
Melanie smiled as she put her brunette hair in a rubber band that was hanging around her wrist.
Then she sighed. “So did you tell ‘King of the Pricks’ about the baby?” She asked.
I shook my head. “No. Not yet.”
“You’re scared?” She asked.
Not scared…just not wanting to tell him yet. “No.”
Melanie led me away from the cars and we got onto the sidewalk to walk towards the school.
More students started arriving in cars and bikes.
“I just don’t see why you would let him fuck you without a condom, Rylie. There’s no telling what STDs he has. And on top of that, you let him cum in you. You didn’t even tell him to pull out. Are you out of your mind? That’s like getting a batch of cookies out of the oven without wearing an oven-mitt.”
“Nice analogy.” I said.
She rolled her blue eyes. “Whatever. The point is, you don’t let guys cum in you. That’s when they gain all the power over you. And you just let him use you like you’re some kind of slut.”
“I am though. I’m his slut. That’s what he told me.” I said.
“He doesn’t own you, Rylie. If he wants pussy, he needs to go look for it somewhere else because he’s not worthy of yours.” Melanie walked ahead of me and I stopped walking as Evan’s car pulled up into the parking lot.
Melanie saw it too and stopped walking and groaned. “Great, STD boy is here.” She said with disgust. Then she turned to look at me.
“Mel, come on. Lighten up.”
She raised her eyebrow. “Lighten up? Why don’t you lighten down, you’re always making excuses for that obnoxious fuck.”
“I swear you and my brother should be together. You two think exactly alike.” I said.
“Hmm…not a bad idea.” She shrugged and then watched as Evan got out of the car. His hair was dirty blonde. He had blue eyes and curvy lips. He had on a white t-shirt and blue jeans with black shoes.
And then a girl got out of the passenger seat and my heart deflated.
Melanie came to my side, glaring at him.
The girl that got out was blonde, she had on a little skirt, flip-flops…and his olive green hoody. I loved that hoody. I bought that for him for his birthday two months ago.
Evan gave her a small smile and kissed her and then looked around the parking lot as if checking to see no one was watching them. He grabbed her hand and led her away from the car.
“Where are they going?” Melanie asked.
“I don’t know.” I said.
Melanie looked to me. “Let’s go follow.”
“No.” I said.
She grabbed my hand and forced me along anyway.
I didn’t want to follow.
I think it was because I knew what him and that girl were about to go do.
Melanie had us follow them.
We followed them to a secluded area. Behind the school building which was surrounded by tall trees and bushes. They pushed their way through them. Melanie opened up the bushes and peeked.
Then her hand gestured for me to do the same.
I moved the bush branches out the way and peeked to see what they were doing.
The girl was on her knees while Evan had her head in his hands, thrusting in her mouth hard.
“I knew that girl was a slut.” Melanie said. Then she looked at me. “She plays that innocent ‘daddy’s little girl’ routine when her dad is around but I knew that she wasn’t a virgin.”
I didn’t say anything. All I could do was look away from the scene.
I got out of the bushes and turned around.
I heard Melanie do the same and she placed a hand on my shoulder. “Look, you can do so much better. He’s in high school, he’s gonna think he can get away with anything. You gotta let go. He’s a cheater. And once a cheater, always a cheater. Trust me.”
I nodded. “I do. And you’re right.”
I heard the familiar groan of Evan cumming.
Melanie rolled her eyes. “That was pretty fast.” She smirked.
“Yeah…he does that fast.”
“So Mr. perfect isn’t so fucking perfect after all. He can’t even keep his load in long enough.” She walked back towards the school and I stayed where I was.
Melanie turned back to look at me. “You really wanna wait until he’s done with miss ’Blonde and Perky’ or do you want to go to school and do something that actually matters?” She asked.
I sighed and ran my fingers through my red hair before following Melanie back towards the school.
I guess I’ll have to tell Evan later.