The smell of the strawberry shampoo enters my nostrils as water drips down my body. The cold water someone soothes my body and mind, although it is chilly outside and I am likely to catch a cold from standing under the cold water for almost an hour, I don't have the will to step away. My mind can never rest from all the thoughts I've conjured up, I could never understand why my parents never contacted me nor why Liam refuses to say anything. I walk out of the shower only when my feet began to itch from the coldness, I dress warmly in a beanie on my head, a dark maroon scarf and my blue jeans pair my favourite blazer. Anywhere away from the house is a blessing. I waited for Aunt Ruth in the living room playing with my long strand of hair mindlessly. She promises me to drop me off in the first day, I look up when I hear oddly familiar footsteps walking my way, my eyes met with Brown pair of tired eyes, dark circles around his eyes, I look away before I get lost in his eyes. "Hey" I ru
Two years ago,The skies are covered with mist, the weather freezing with no sign of any sunlight, our teeth chattering under the covers, we are supposed to study but we were in our bed shivering. "Scarlet, will you stay here?" Charlotte says hugging me closer. I lean to her warm body my eyes drooping, I nod my head mindlessly to her question. Charlotte and I share our room, both of us usually sleep together despite provided two different beds. "Scarlet don't you dare sleep again, you are supposed to help me pack my bags " she pushed me taking the covers off me. "It's freakingly cold, lotte please show me some mercy ""I told you not to call me that, " she says annoyed, I call her lotte because it is similar to lotte duty-free. she'll end up pinching me if I call her that. I woke up groggily rubbing the sleep off my eyes, It's December twenty-third, we all are supposed to go home for Christmas but I am still mad at my parents and my so-called boyfriend for sending me here. It's bee
Two years ago,"Merry Christmas" we all shouted in unison, The people around us were laughing and hugging wishing each other. It's midnight exactly and all the church members were sitting around the bonfire waiting for midnight. The representative's blast beautiful fireworks, the skies fill with multiple colours, Liam grips my hand tighter as we watch the firework display, it's such a beautiful moment, I wanted to replay it over and over again. "Merry Christmas scar, I love you so much " he whispers in my ears kissing my cheek. We were at the back so it's hard for people to see us, I grin up at him mouthing back the word 'I love you' If only I could stay like this forever. Soon, my parents came to wish me, my mom pinching my cheek playfully. "Merry Christmas love " "Merry Christmas mom, where is daddy?" I ask looking around for my dad. "He went to sleep early honey, are you ready to go back?" "Hmm, mom can I stay a bit longer, Liam can drop me home," I ask hoping she would say y
Continue......."Hello" Liam speaks in the phone, Sienna pulls back as soon as she kisses my cheek, I grimace at the feel of her lips."Yes, Aunt we'll be back" Liam speaks in the phone. All pairs of eyes are focused on him, the guys whistle at Sienna and I but both of us were glaring at each other. I don't care if she finds out about Liam and me as long as she backs off."Liam is that mom?" I ask sitting down beside him."It's not" he whispers in my ears, I look at him questioningly."I'll tell you later " he replies tugging me close to him. I could see our peers casting glances towards us.Bryan spin the bottle again, finally pointing towards Liam, I could hear my heart beating suddenly."Liam truth or dare?" Sienna asked in excitement."Truth" he announces. I release a breath of relief unknowingly."Okay, Do you have someone you like?" She asks her eyes fill with hope. Some of them nod their head approvingly at the question. Sienna and her friends were squealing while I roll my eye
Present-day.....It's been three months since my mom and dad left me, three months since Liam came back, nobody would tell me about my parents and I stop asking. My board exam just ended last week, I would be going to college in the summer, away from the town. I still have three more months until college, three months to finally escape from this place. "Scarlet you hear me?" Jamie waves her finger in front of my face. We've been working together for almost a week now, the first day she came to work Jamie got a whole lot of scolding from our rude boss. Ashton hardly smiles to everyone which is so hard for Jamie and I. Jamie being so clumsy knock over the books in the second row earning three minutes session of warning from Aston, the poor girl is almost in the verge of tears when Ashton scolded her in front of many strangers, the second day she came she's a lot more okay when asked if she was always clumsy, she replied was " Oh I forgot to wear my glasses yesterday " we both have laug
Aunt left an hour ago and I am stuck with Liam in the hospital, the doctor came and gave him pain killers, he's been asleep for almost half an hour now, Liam snores a little while I sat in the chair next to his bead. His light brown hair falls over his eyes, almost covering it. When I look at him closer he looks a little bit older, his lips parted slightly, his chest heaving up and down. I long to trace his face with my fingers but refrain from doing so. My phone vibrates beside me indicating a message. I smile when I see Jamie sending me pictures of her dad diner. My phone beeps with another text, but this time it was from an unknown number. I open the text and the picture shock me. It is a picture of my parents again, but this time they were sitting with some other people. Their faces are not visible, but I knew it was my parents from first glance. Liam stirred in his sleep making me turn my attention towards him, I wonder who it was who kept taking photos of my parents. It can't
I woke up to the sound of my phone ringing, I tried to move but an arm holds me in place, I peer my eyes open taking in the sight of the hospital wall and ceilings. Suddenly last night events rush in my head making my heart thump, God how foolish I was to kiss him like starve women. My face heated when the image of us kissing hungrily flash in my mind, Liam is sleeping peacefully his arms encircling my waist tightly. "Liam" I shake him a little, he stirred a little but went back to sleep, making me frown. I lift his arms and push his hands away slipping out of the bed. The time in my phone says 6 am, I put on my black blazer and with one last look towards Liam I left the room. I text Aunt Ruth saying I left for work early. The sky is still dark when I step out if the hospital, the cities looks so beautiful with lights and streetlights.If only life was this beautiful, I thought. I texted Jamie if I could come to her place, luckily for me, Jamie texted me back with yes and Jumping s
Continue..... I walk up the stairs heading towards the guest room I am staying, Liam walks out of his room with crutches his face wincing a little. He looks up, our eyes meeting, none of us knew how to act, after standing wordlessly for almost a minute Liam walk past me groaning slightly. "Do you need help?" I asked. "It's fine," he says coldly. Huffing, I turn back and take hold of his arms letting him lean on me. " I said it's fine," he says frowning at me when I look up to see his face considering he's 6 feet tall."Yeah, and the dinner will be done if you walk at that pace," I said grinning up at him. His lips twitch at my words, we walk down together slowly step by step, Aunt Ruth rushing towards us when she sees us. "Liam I'll kill you myself if you drive so carelessly again" Aunt Ruth chided. "Mom I said it's not my fault " he deadpans. I pinch his waist making him wince. "Don't give me that shit, I am saying be careful next time, you're lucky you only hurt your legs"