Shannon has been in love with Clyde since she was fourteen but was able to hide it until the day he kissed her. Given that he is the man who ruined her sister's life, she knows that she needs to stay far away from him but can't. What happens when she has to chose between him and her family.View More
Even before I opened my eyes, I knew I was in a hospital. I was lying down and my head was throbbing. I felt a dull pain in my chest. I opened my eyes to an empty room. My left hand was and head were bandaged. What a sad sight, right? Waking up in a hospital with no one by your side. It wasn't hard to believe that everyone had abandoned me after everything that had happened. My eyes watered when I thought of Chris. He had ruined my life in the worst way possible. How could someone be so cold hearted? How was I going to show my face to the world again? I sobbed on. I wished I had some one with me. My friends probably brought and abandoned me. I could tell it was night time and I wondered how long I'd been unconscious.The door opened to reveal Clyde carrying a coffee cup. He was wearing a white shirt and skinny black jeans. His brown curls were tired into a ponytail. I smiled weakly, thinking of how terrible I looked."You're awake," he put the cup on the table and kissed my forehead.
No words can describe how lonely I felt after everyone I cared about had gone. Clyde gave me a sad look as he went away with Jenny."This can't be happening to me," I said, clasping my hands over my head. I got up after deciding to climb up the mountain. It was five o'clock, quite late for one to go hiking on their own but I didn't care. I got water from my backpack, drank it and threw the bottle on the ground. I stood up and slung my bag over one shoulder. By the time I reached the spot I wanted, my breath was coming in short gasps and my lungs were burning. My throat was parched so I got another bottle of water and opened it. I sat on the grass and drank it then sprayed myself with insect repellent. I fished out my phone but unfortunately it was down. I put it back in the bag and looked at the beautiful trees.The small clearing was sorrounded by small trees. It was beautiful and peaceful. Keri and I used to play there a lot whenever our family brought us to the mountain and Lakesh
"So," Chris said when we were alone and everyone had gone off. My mother was talking to a friend of hers who was watching her seven year old twins play. "Were they talking about the Clyde I know?"I felt something I'd never felt around Chris before. It was close to resentment. "Why do you want to know?""Just curious," he said. "It's okay if you don't want to answer, though."He turned to look at the water. Looking at him, I wondered why I shouldn't tell him the truth. He was my boyfriend after all and he deserved to know everything about me. For a moment, I thought I barely knew anything about him. But then, It was my fault. I never asked about his life. "I'm sorry. It's the same Clyde.""He has some, nerve." He said, typing something in his phone which was strange. He always gave me undivided attention. "How could he even ask you out after doing all that to your sister?""It's not entirely his fault. Both of them are to blame. I wouldn't advise you to take sides on a matter you know
"Hello?" I said after answering. I flipped on the lights and turned down the television volume. "How are you, Keri?""I'm alright," Keri said, sounding cheerful which made me happy. "So, I finally accepted Aunt Margot's invitation to her church.""You did!" I exclaimed, tears welling up. My sister was finally freeing herself from the chains that bound her. It was such a big step to recovery and all I wanted was for her to have good mental health. I couldn't help but feel so proud. "When are you gonna go there?""Already done" she said. "I met the youth group today and talking to them made me realize I have a lot of things to live for. Life is so short and I shouldn't waste it away like I've been doing all these years. Even after everything I've been through, I can still live a normal life. I can still be happy though everything will never be the same as before when I could go wherever I wanted on my own.""Oh my goodness, Keri!" I said, amidst sobs. I wan
He never picked up though I called twice."Is something wrong?" Kelsey asked when I went back in the room."Never mind," I put the phone on my bed. "I just remembered something I needed to tell Clyde.""Okay," she shrugged. "So tell me about you and Chris. It seems you guys have so much chemistry together.""There's nothing much to say," I said, wishing she could stop talking. "He's so amazing. I like him so much.""If I were you, I'd chose Clyde. He's so hot. There's something about that Chris guy that doesn't sit right with me. He's too nice it feels like it's all forced. If I were you, I'd be very careful around him.""I think he's really good, though." I said. "Sometimes he says things that don't make sense but I don't think he's really bad or anything like that.""Have you ever had an argument with him?" She asked, watching me."No," I shook my head. "Why do you ask?""You can't trust a man who never disagrees
Chris put me on the bed and sat on it. "Are you sure about this, darling?""More than sure," I replied with a smile. Taking off his shirt, he climbed on the bed and we brought our lips together. The sensations I felt weren't as strong compared to when I was with Clyde but it was okay. I had to take what I got. It was not bad, it was also amazing in its own way. He was an amazing kisser. Not disappointing at all.When we broke off, Chris helped me get my top out of the way. When our lips reconnected, he used his right hand to unbuckle my bra and threw it across the room. He kissed his way down my neck and towards my nipples which were already erect and sensitive. My hand dug into his back as my body trembled with desire. I didn't know how much more pleasure it could take.Chris got on his knees and undid my jeans, pulling them off my body. He opened a drawer in his bedside table and picked out a condom. I watched him open it and smiled. It was going to be a good
Later that evening as I lay on my bed, I made up my mind. I was going to be with Chris and there was no turning back. It was time for me to get into a stable relationship again and with Clyde that wasn't going to happen any time soon. Being with Chris was safe and good for everyone. No family drama and clingy ex girlfriends. It would be just me and him. Perfect.I tried calling Chris to give him the good news but his number was unavailable. To be honest, it was quite strange but I decided not to dwell on that. I put my phone away and slept off.The day dragged on slowly, more slowly than I could bear. I couldn't wait for the last of my lectures to end so I could go and meet Chris. Everytime I thought of him, a smile appeared on my face. And that meant I was smiling all day. I just couldn't get him off my mind."What's the good news, Shannon?" Mari, girl who sat next to me in one of my classes asked. She touched my upper arm for a second."Nothing," I shoo
"What do you want?" I repeated the question with a stern expression. I did not take my hand off the door."Are you gonna let me in or not?" Clyde inquired without taking his eyes off my face. He ran a hand through his disheveled brown curls and shook his head."No!" I shook my head, glaring at him. "I think Jenny is waiting for you, just leave now Clyde. I don't want to talk to you right now. Why don't you leave me alone?""Wow," Clyde said, sighing. "Is it jealousy? Are you jealous of Jenny."There was no point in denying it. I was jealous and Clyde knew so why cause a silly argument that'd end with me losing anyway."Yeah I'm very jealous, Clyde." I said. "I can't stand the fact that everybody including you just accepted Jenny back after all she did to you. Did you forget that she left you? You just can't let her back into your life like nothing happened. Who does that?""I'll explain everything if you let me in," he said. "Wil
Sadly, Chris left when we got to my room. He did not even stay for a minute. He said he had something urgent to do and would call me when done. It had been a fairly stressful day for me so somehow I was glad to finally get close to my bed. I could finally get the rest my body craved. The day had taken a toll on me. In the morning, I never imagined it would be this bad.Kelsey sat on the couch watching a sappy love song on TV. It had a large serving of cliche. Love was not something I wanted to think about at that moment and even though I begged her to change the channel, she declined and I had no choice but to watch it."Hey," I forced a smile."You're back early," she stood up and hugged me. "And you don't look too good. What happened? Lately, your life is full of drama I can't keep up.""Nothing much, I'll tell you about it later." I slumped onto the couch. It felt so good to finally relax.
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