I stayed with Makaila all night, watching her. I decided I was going to skip school because I couldn't leave her all by herself. Bethany called to ask where I was. I couldn't tell her about Makaila, so I cooked up some excuse and being really dumb, she bought it.
I heard a honk outside the house and got up to check who it was. I saw Nigel coming out of his car. I frowned. What the hell was he doing here? Though I told him earlier that Makaila was with me, I told him not to bother coming that I had everything under control. I opened the door and met him half way, preventing him from going in.
"What are you doing here?" I asked him, my hands crossed. He looked at me with a raised eyebrow.
"You know why I am here. I want to see Makaila." He made to move again but I stopped him. He looked surprised. "Do you mind?" He asked.
Makaila's POVI was back in school. I covered my scars the best way I could and my face had already healed. Just as usual, Nigel picked me up first and then went to pick Rita up too. We got to school, got down and minded our business. News travelled fast that Nigel and Rita were a couple which automatically meant Rita was off limits to the bullies. She even told me some of the bitchy cheerleaders were trying to get close to her. I rolled my eyes at that.Fake people. For me, I was pretty covered because Nigel was always with me as well but I was waiting for Christian to make do with his promise. I decided I wasn't going to talk to him till then, which I actually doubt he would. His "friends" have a hold on him. But inside me, I held a ray of hope that he would be able to do it.
Makaila's POVEverything seemed back to normal. For once, I was in charge of my life. Well, partially. I snuck in and out of my house. Since that night I ran out of the house and went to the park, I have had this unusual fear for my father.I couldn't shake the gut feeling that he is was still going to hurt me. Though I tried telling myself not to worry but I couldn't shake the feeling. On a lighter note, Christian and I became quit close friends. I guess it wasn't so bad to let my walls down just a little and allow a few people in.One day his loyalty was tested. I was studying in the biology lab, trying to catch up on the things I missed while away. Suddenly, a cold liquid hit my hair and flowed down to my dress. Gasping, I stood up and turned around to see Bethany with a cup of blueberry smoothie in her hand.She had a wicked smirk on her face. My blood began to boil but I calmed myself down. I knew what she was trying to do and I knew very well I could handle whatever this bitch ha
Christian's POVI watched as Makaila and another guy talked and I felt a pang hit me. Looking at the guy clearly, I knew who he was and my heart clenched. He suddenly looked over Makaila's shoulder and his eyes met mine, his lips quirked into a sardonic smirk. What the fuck is he doing back here? He looked better, stronger and it scared me a bit. Someone tapped me from behind, startling me. It was just Nigel and Rita was right beside him. I held my chest as my heart was beating rapidly. "Dude! You scared the crap out of me." I whisper-yelled at him and he rolled his eyes. "What are you doing, standing here and staring at Makaila and the new kid?" He asked and I looked at him. It was obvious he couldn't remember. "Oh, that's just Jackson. He is in our literature class. Super hot." Rita answered. "I a
Makaila's POV"Okay, back up just a sec. You and Christian almost kissed! Like the Christian!" Rita screamed, all excited and I had to wince as my eardrums were getting it. Excited Rita means you are loosing one of your eardrums......if not both. "No, the other Christian who sells burgers at Alisha's." I said, sarcasm laced in my voice and she looked at me all confused.Gosh, Rita! "Yes Rita. Our Christian and yes, we almost kissed" I clarified for her. Bad idea because she went into another fit of screams again. "Jesus, Rita. Keep it down." I whisper-yelled at her and she quickly clasped her hand over he mouth, bursting into a fit of giggles."Sorry, I'm just really excited for you. I mean it's about damn time. I was this close to hooking you up with someone from my drama club." She deadpan and I widened my eyes.
Makaila's POVOn our way to the Library I couldn't help but think about Christian. His countenance changed when Jackson came over and it was so abrupt. I didn't miss the way they looked at each other like they were going to murder themselves. The tension between them was massive. Did they have an history together or something? All of this was new to me. It seemed like I was caught in between a rift and that was the last thing I wanted. Jackson was cool, but lately I haven't been getting the best vibe around him. Christian on the other hand was much more. He seemed cared a lot about me and he certainly loved to show it. He went all out to make us be friends. He risked his friendship with his teammates. No one as ever done such for me. Maybe Rita was right. Maybe he had feelings me. Or maybe I was just over thinking it. Gahhh!
Christian's POV"You are saying he threatened you." Nigel asked for the umpteenth time and I rolled my eyes in utter frustration and anger. "Yes, he threatened me and threatened to do something to Makaila. I just don't know what." I scratched my temple. "He threatened to do something to Makaila and you let her go with him?! Are you this daft, Christian." Nigel asked rhetorically and I groaned. "What was I supposed to do?! Tell her she couldn't tutor the new guy? Even if I did that, what would be my reasons?" I asked him and he sighed. "Maybe you should just tell her what happened between both of you." He suggested and I scoffed. "Then, her notion about me from the beginning would be right. I rather not tell her anything. It's better if she doesn't know." "And risk her hearing from Jackson's side? Christian, use your head!" Nigel snap
Christian's POVI followed behind as Makaila was wheeled into the hospital. She had already lost consciousness but she was connected to oxygen to keep her breathing. I held her hand and kept whispering to her that everything was going to be fine even though she couldn't hear me. Nigel had followed behind. As Makaila was about to be wheeled into the theatre, a nurse stopped me. "I'm sorry but you can't go in with her. You have to stay out here" The nurse said and I frowned at her. Every rational thought had escaped from my mind when Makaila called so at the moment I wasn't thinking. "What the fuck do you mean! I have to go inside. She needs me there." I snapped at her and she flinched. Then she called a male doctor close by to hold me back. "Please, you have to calm down. Our doctors would try everything to make sure she is okay." A male doctor told me. I was going to argue with hi
Christian's POVSoon Makaila got back on her feet, tho with a little limping. While Rita was still checking with her parents if Makaila could live with them, I asked her to live with me. She firstly declined because of Bethany. Though I tried to assure Makaila that Bethany wasn't a threat, I felt that she was going to be, especially after the episode of last time. Makaila agreed anyway. To avoid suspicion, Nigel would come every morning to pick her up. Not that it mattered because Bethany has started avoiding me, hanging out with the cheerleaders and the team. Tyler and the guys were also avoiding me. Football season wasn't close by so I didn't have to face them at practice. Let's not forget Jackson. I've been keeping my eyes out for him but he didn't seem to be doing anything bad at the point. That even made it sketchier. I became really protective of Makaila. Nigel as well.