Romeo And Juliet Roller Coaster
Author: C.C Phoenixx

Chapter 20
Accidents Happen; Numb as Ice; Cloud 9


My phone started ringing right after I left Mac's. Pulling it out of my pocket and pulling out of the driveway, I answered it without checking the ID.

"Yeah?" I demanded instantly, not in the mood for bullshit.

"Where the hell are you, Blue?" a voice growled into my ear and I froze.

"I was busy, Angie," I snapped.

"Well are you even going to see me tonight?" she wondered.

"I can't...I have to go find my sister," I muttered.

"Who? Bam? I thought you weren't talking to her," Angie hissed.

"Yeah, well she ran away and as her older brother I have to go find her," I growled, defensive. "I'll see you later, Angie."

"Yeah, whatever," she hissed and the line went dead.

Sighing, I stepped on the gas, prepared to break the speed limit just to get home and tell Mom what was going on, not that she'd care, but just so she'd know when I disappeared for a week or however long it'll take to find my little sister.

I was pushing eighty-nine when everything went wrong.

The front end of my car wobbled, the left front tire was shaking unstably and before I knew it my car was fishtailing out of control, heading for the intersection...I couldn't gain control of the car, my body was going into pre-shock mode where everything seemed to grow loud as if my head had been under water and I'd just emerged and the sights sharpened around me and everything moved slowly.



My head slammed into my window, smashing it as my car was wrapped around a Suburban. The Suburban careened and I was tossed around like a rag doll, head slamming into the steering wheel, the airbag erupting late.

I didn't even get the pleasure of seeing my life flash before my eyes, or get to speak my last words, not that I would've known what to say, I didn't even have a final thought.

All that came out of my mouth as pain and misery and pure never ending darkness surrounded me was a small laugh as everything calmed.

Then...I simply...died?


I pulled my car into the driveway of my house and got out, taking my time as I moved in the numb swirl my mind had become. Nothing was making sense, everything wasn't clicking together like it should've.

I couldn't feel the tips of my fingers as I grappled for the keys under the mat and unlocked the front door, strode into the living room in search of Tonya or Kaiko, not finding either and not really caring, then I went upstairs to my room.

My room was a mess, but my mind couldn't comprehend that. So, numb as ice, I went and grabbed a backpack, stuffed it with clothes, grabbed my stash of weed taped the underside of my bedside table and shoved the baggie into my backpack. I was about to leave my room, but then I whirled around and went to my desk, opening one of the draws and reaching it to grab...Nothing.

Where were the letters?


"What's with that look on your face?" he wondered, pulling away from me.

I sighed and shook my ice-cream spattered face. "What look?" I demanded, earning myself a roll of his eyes and a raised brow.

"Hayden, I know you," he murmured, "There's something up. What's wrong?"

Looking down at my feet, I muttered so low, I thought he wouldn't be able to hear, "Bam ran away."

He was so quiet that I was almost positive that he didn't hear, but he did and he asked, "Why would she do that?"

"Because we were all stupid and thought that her and Jude together was a stupid idea," I answered, sitting down on the grass.

He sat himself right down next to me and pulled a pack of cigarettes from his pocket, taking one out, putting it in his mouth, and lighting it up. He offered me one and I took it, letting him light it.

With a sigh, I pulled it away from my lips with one hand, blowing out a thick fog, while I ran my fingers through my hair frustratedly.

"And you all thought that them together was a stupid idea, because...?"

"Because," I said, "Mac and Blue thought that it would ruin all of our friendships, that by them two being together we'd loose two best friends."

He thought about that for a moment, sucking on the filter of his cigarette before saying, "But at the airport you looked like it didn't matter if they were together or not."

"It didn't and still doesn't, but the majority had overpowered me and I had to go along with them," I explained guiltily. "Now I feel like it's my job to go find her and fix everything."

"Well," he sighed, blowing a ring of smoke out of his mouth, "If you want everything back together and fixed than you all have to help find her."

I nodded, a plan slowly forming in my head.

"Yeah, yeah you're right." I smiled and hope started to fill me, a laugh bubbling to my lips.

"Monroe's always right." He smirked cockily and I shoved him playfully.

Monroe's soft laugh put me right on Cloud 9 and I knew everything was going to be alright as long as I had him.


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