Just The Way You Are
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"you leave in two days…" Annika's voice sounded more broken then normal. It was true, today was graduation. In less then forty-hours, Ash and I would be gone… A soft sob escaped her lips before I answered.
"Please don't cry," I murmured, pulling her into my long arms, placing a soft kiss to the top of her head. "Come on, this is a happy day, full of smiles and hugs. Not tears," I carefully wiped the saltiness from Annika's face with the pads of my large thumbs.
"How can it be happy?" Her voice was soft, thick with tears as she struggled in my tight grip. "Just let me go," She whispered, eventually escaping my grip and running up to the bathroom. I chased after her, but heard the lock drag through as I went to rip the door open, knowing she was doing awful things she could do in the time I went chasing for the key.
"Annika?" I kept my voice low, leaning my ear against the door to try and listen for a respond. "Sweetness, please don't," I murmured, trying to keep the tears off my pale cheeks. "If you do that, then we have to clean it up, and people might ask questions," I couldn't help the saltiness from dripping down my face. "Please, I know how much it hurts when you do that. I don't like knowing your in pain," I gently taped my knuckles to the solid wood surface. "Let me in," I heard the lock flip open, and I carefully turned the doorknob, slipping into the room before quickly closing it behind me again. I quickly pulled her small frame into my chest, feeling cold tears touch to my chest, wetting my shirt. My palm moving to the top of her head, running my fingertips over the glossy hair. "Annika," I whispered, tightening my grip around her as she shrunk closer to my chest.
"I can't live without you Ni…" She finally whispered, glancing up, her bright blue eyes ringed with red. "Without you, and Ash," She murmured again, hurt, pain and worry filling every small voiced word.
"You can call… and… well…" What was I supposed to tell her? I knew there was a possibility I would never see her again when I left. "Julia and Bell will still be here, and-"
"And I won't have the one person who knows absolutely everything."
-Two Days Later-
"Ready?" I murmured, glancing over at Ashley as she picked up her last suitcase. With a slight nod we walked out the door. Bell and Julia were waiting outside in a small red car, ready to drive us to the airport.
"Where's Annika?" Ash finally whispered, we were half way to the airport, I felt the color drain from my cheeks, and my eyes met Bell's. With a slight shake of her head, I knew she was okay. Bell must of gone to see her earlier in the day. "Where is she?" Ash poked again, wanting an answer.
"She's just not feeling very well…" I tried to think of a lie on the spot. The truth was I hadn't talked to Annika since graduation. She was right, I was the only one, and I was leaving her. It's not like I could change it. But it was the truth.
Happy Summer! XXOO so yay! Finally a new chapter, its probably crap. You know, the whole not writing thing might take a toll on the next two chapters, but I'll try my best. I would love to hear from you guys, feed back, ideas, just wanna tell me soemthing random =P always nice to here for you cuties! Okay, I was thinking of doing another story on WattPad... it wouldn't be fanfic, I dont know what it would be yet. Maybe somthing dark. I don't really know yet, but tell me if you like that idea! ANYWAYS! Maybe more tonight, no promises. But I'll try for tomorrow. And definetly Tuesday!
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