Romeo And Juliet Roller Coaster
Author: C.C Phoenixx

Chapter 15
A Month Later...

A/N: Hey guys, it's me again! I know it's been like FOREVER since I've last updated, but I've been busy, wrapping up school and everything. So, to the point, I want to thank all of you for your support! And just want to warn you that this chapter skips ahead a month, but explains everything that's happened in between. Tell me how you feel about it? Like it? Hate it? What do you think happened?!?!? Answer me! Haha :D Okay, I'm gunna go now, happy readings lovelies! <33

~~ClairexD


A month passed after that night. I didn't see Jude much, here and there, yeah, in the hallways, hanging with friends, but I didn't get to talk to him other than saying "Hi" and it sucked. I missed him like crazy, missed the feel of his hands on me, his lips on mine, his tongue in my mouth, his sweet and spicy scent. I almost forgot the way his eyes flashed dangerously when you got him pissed or the way his voice cracked the slightest bit when he was trying to hold back laughter. The way he spoke so softly to me when it was just me and him, the way his voice would go husky and his breath would pick up right before we kissed. It was as if everything earlier had been a dream...something that came and slipped away without another thought. But it turned into a nightmare, like most of my dreams do. Anger built up inside of me towards everyone, Blue, my Mom and her new beau, Hayden, my teachers, my new boss, and most of all Jude. I missed him like fuck, I needed him like he needed pot, and he wasn't there.

It was almost as if he was trying to avoid me; that thought hurt too much to actually think about so I pushed it away and sighed, shoving away the anger that came with the loneliness, looking out my car window at the scenery before me. I'd driven up to West Port and parked at the beach, just to be alone, not that I needed much help with that. Almost everyone close to me has drifted away this last month.

It was cold, September setting in comfortably, making the wind ice-cold and the ocean to look so frigid and unforgiving. Just the scene around me made my brain clearer than it's been lately.

Over the last month I've kinda changed...Mom's kicked me out of the house, I've got a job at a cheap auto body shop in Providence (I thanked God for the lessons the guys had given me on fixin' up engines and shit), and I'm living with Mac, because his parents are still on their vacation and he had a spare room. It's kinda weird how time flies by when shit happens, it all just twirls around in your head like a top until you actually get time like this to sit back and think about it.

Kicking my feet up on the dashboard, I let out a breath and pulled my vibrating phone from my pocket.

Jude.

He was finally calling me.

My heart began to race, my breath came in and out nervously, and before I picked up I tried to calm myself.

I answered.

" 'Ello?" I muttered, my voice emotionless.

"Bammie?" His voice was like music to my ears, familiar and welcoming; it was home and I haven't been home for quite some time now.

"Yeah?" I replied coolly even though I felt like I was going to have a heart attack inside.

"We need to talk, babe," he murmured. "Where are you?"

"Oh, so now you want to talk?" I demanded, fury building up inside me. All the anger from the last month, the pain, the sorrow, it was coming out.

"What are you talking about?" Jude growled, matching my tone.

"You've been avoiding me for the last month, Jude. Are you aware of what's been going on around town or have you been with Tyron?" I spat out, turning on my car, the chill in the air seeping into the car.

Jude sighed. "I've missed you, Bam," he muttered. "And I heard about what happened."

"Did you hear about how my mom kicked me out of the house, how I have to live with your cousin, how I have to drive to Providence every day to get to my new job? I have to skip out on half of my classes just to get paid, my grades are going down the drain, Jude, and I think I'm gunna fail soon. And while this is all happening to me, you're off getting high and hanging with Blue and leaving me on my own...Jude I needed you and you weren't there!" I exploded.

There was silence on the other side of the line. "You didn't ask, Bam!" he screamede.

"I shouldn't have to, Jude," I yelled, "I was there for you countless times, and you never asked me once to be the shoulder you cried on! But I was! I thought you were going to be there for me, Jude. But you weren't. Mind explaining that?"

"Bam, I've been busy. My brother and his girlfriend have come back, Tanya and Kaiko are trying to adopt, I've gotten a job, too, Bam, but it's...more work than yours, you wouldn't understand!" he spat.

I laughed maliciously. "What? Drug dealing? Get real, Jude."

He was silent.

"Jude?" my voice had quieted, fear seeping into it.

"Yes?"

"Are you selling dope?" I asked quietly, biting my bottom lip.

"Well, you gotta do what you gotta do, Bam," was all he said.

"You're a fuckin' retard!" I growled, tears streaming from my eyes. Was my Jude that stupid? Selling dope? For what purpose? I don't think he understands what could happen if he got caught or busted or didn't  bring the right about of dope to the buyer...

"Bam! Calm down, stop ranting," he cut me off.

Had I been saying that out loud? Wow, I needa stop living in my head.

"Jude, you're stupid, you could get arrested, or killed, you've seen what happened to Jake right? He was trying to sell dope and he got shot, Jude. HE GOT SHOT! And he died!"

"Bam, the only reason I'm doing this is for you and me," he whispered, stopping me in my tracks.

"What?"

"That's why I called you. We're leaving this town after this last drop-off, just you and me, wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do," he murmured, painting pictures in my head like he had that day in his bedroom. "Bam, add the selling-money with the inheritance I get on my eighteenth birthday and we'll be set for life. Just you and me. All you have to do is forgive me and say you'll come with me..." His voice was so persuasive it made me tremble.

This could be a new beginning. I had nothing left to lose now, I probably wasn't graduating, my Mom didn't want or need me, Hayden was off doing what Hayden does, Blue's fuckin' every girl who comes through his sight, and Mac's barely associating himself with me.

I don't understand this whole change, what the hell really happened, but something had happened in the space between that night with Jude at the airport and now...Did they find out about Jude and I?

Quietly, softly, I asked, "Have you been talking to the guys lately, Jude?"

"Nope, they've all kinda stepped back from me after they heard about my new job," Jude replied and sighed. "What about you?"

"Same here, they've barely said one word to me," I said, hurt filling my tone.

"What happened, then?"

"Do you think they found out...?" I whispered.

There was a pause on his side. "Bam, I've gotta go," he murmured suddenly, "Think about my offer, you only have until next Sunday before I leave for good."

I choked back a plea for him not to leave me right now, but all I said was, "Okay, I will."

Before I hung up, Jude said, "I love you, Bammie."

A small curve slipped across my lips and it was as if all my worries and problems were lifted when he said that. "Love ya, too, Jude-ie."

He hung up and I sat back in my seat with a content sigh...Time flies by when shit happens, yeah, but when you're with the right person it's as if nothing ever happened in the first place.

 

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