Jack's POV (Natalie's boyfriend )
I stared at Damon with a smirk , he was busy daydreaming about what he is gonna do for his date with Kristen, He was smiling like an idiot.
I sighed and rested my elbows on the table , we were in the school cafeteria , Damon was unusually silent today but I didn't blame the guy, he was finally going out with the girl he always dreamt of .
As for Kristen , I knew she was happy about the date. But she looked worried as well, maybe she thought its not right to date another guy when she's already married, after chatting for about an hour I finally convinced her that Richard is dating other girls and he's totally okay with Kristen dating other guys.
I actually think Kristen is a very nice girl and she deserves someone worth her kindness and beauty.
And... she was my girl's best friend , so we were kinda best friends too.
Kristen is like an open book and I can read her every emotion, she is so pure and I am glad Natalie is her friend.
What bugged me and mad eme worried was that I knew Kristen is kinda jealous of Natalie. Like I said I read the girl's mind.
But I don't blame her, she is not the type of girl who every guy likes, not including Damon of course, he is crazy about her.
Anyways I am glad that Damon and Kristen are finally getting together after two years.
I winked at the pretty girl coming towards me and stood up, Damon snorted and mumbled something like 'lovebirds' Natalie rolled her eyes and just kissed both my cheeks.
I kissed her sweetly on her lips before letting her sit down, Both Damon and Kristen didn't dare look at each other, which made me feel like throwing up, unlike other people I like to see romance and their attitude is killing me.
" So ... Damon and Kristen huh?" I broke that awkward silent among us, Natalie elbowed my stomach under the table which hurt pretty bad .
"Ouch! " I stared at her , she just smiled and stared at the other two , I followed her gaze and saw Damon staring at Kristen dramatically , which was really cute and I couldn't help but smile at them , Kristen was looking at the three of us and didn't know what to say.
" Natalie I have something to tell you " I told Natalie , I grabbed her hand but she refused to give me her hand and was staring at her friends , I rolled my eyes knowing exactly what she was thinking of.
No way I won't let her listen to what those two had to tell each other.
"Natalie Its urgent!"My voice sounded serious which made Natalie give me the glare.
I snorted and stared at Damon and Kristen I knew Damon had a lot to tell Kristen and right now we were not giving them privacy.
" Nat the new restaurant has opened would you like to go?" And just as I thought Natalie jumped up and down from joy.
" Oh my god YES ! let's go " she said as she grabbed my hand , I mentally face palmed myself and followed her, as we arrived at the hallway. She started following me, when I made my way towards my locker she touched my shoulder.
I turned around and smiled when I saw her confused expression.
"I thought we were going to the new restaurant " She stated.
"I am sorry Nat I wanted your friends to have some privacy " I sighed and scratched the back of my neck awkwardly .
Natalie crossed her arms over her chest and raised her eyebrow, god I wanted to kiss her so bad now.
She sighed and rubbed her fore head , she always did this whenever she felt sorry and I found it really cute .
"You're right I just wanna know what they're talking about " typical Natalie.
" Kristen will tell you later "
She nodded her head and wrapped her hands around my neck , I was feeling goose bumps , butterflies, electric waves and –
" So … let's go to a restaurant for dinner" Natalie said, I chuckled and nodded my head in agreement.
She smiled and kissed me gently, I felt like my lips were on fire but suddenly someone cleared his throat.
"What a kiss!"Kyle's voice interrupted our romantic kiss, I have no idea what he was doing here , I mean he is in college and all.
Just as Natalie saw Kyle she ran towards him and hit his chest while she was shouting inappropriate words at him. Kyle was smirking and he was amused by what Natalie did. Me on the other hand had no idea what was going on.
"You bastard!" Natalie shouted for the millionth time , I grabbed her waist by force. And Kyle was able to breathe now.
"Whoa Natalie! I had no idea you were this strong " Kyle said as he flexed his shoulder muscles which was hurt.
"Stay the fuck away from us!" Natalie said in a dangerous low tone which made me shiver. If I were in Kyle's shoes I would have ran away.
For a second I saw fear in Kyle's eyes , but he was really good at hiding it.
"Why would I ? I haven't done anything wrong , don't you think so too Jack ?" Kyle smirked and laughed .
I stared at Nat and was totally speechless , what was going on here that I didn't know about.
I'm sure if I hadn't hugged Natalie from behind this tight, she would have killed the guy.
The question is why?
"Well I just wanted to say hi to an old friend of mine, it was nice seeing you Jack" Kyle said as he retreated leaving speechless because I have never seen Natalie this mad in my entire life.
"What was that about?" I asked Natalie but she was busy crying so instead of asking her further questions I hugged her and kissed her forehead.
"It is okay, everything is gonna be okay "I whispered as I was rubbing her arm and back gently I could feel the goose bumps formed on her skin.
I smiled to myself I was glad I still had that effect on her.
I love this girl so much that I will do anything to be with her and keep her safe, to protect her and make her feel happy. She is my girl after all.
I hugged her tighter and patted her back until she stopped crying.
"Mind to tell me what was that all about?" Natalie sighed and stared at my eyes she looked sad, which was bugging me I hate to her like this.
"Well…" She begun " Kyle is a jerk , she's been harassing Kristen " Natalie said quietly .
"In what way Nat?" I finally found my voice after her words had processed in my mind.
"Sexually , he even raped her " Nat said the last part in a whisper. I couldn't believe what she just said .
"Y-you are sure it was this kyle?"
" Who else do we know who has the same as that asshole ?"
"Oh my god " I bit my lips and hugged Natalie again. I don't blame her at all. Kyle was never the kind and sweet type but I had no idea he was capable of doing that.
I stared at sad Natalie and wanted to make her feel better , suddenly an idea popped into my head and I knew Natalie is gonna like it.
Nat was laughing while clenching her stomach, she looked so cute when she laughed like that, when she had a great time and didn't care about what troubled her at all. I loved to see her like this.
" OMG Jack! That was so funny " Natalie said after she has stopped laughing.
I smiled at her , I was lost in her eyes that I didn't realize she's been asking me a question.
" You wanted to talk about something with me "
"Oh ! about that, well…"
I couldn't help but laugh when Jack had to mention restaurants in order to keep Natalie busy. That girls is curious about everything but she has a really kind heart.
And that's why I love her.
I stared at Kristen's gorgeous smile and couldn't help but smile. I wish I could find a very good place to take her out to our first date, which was tonight and I was having a terrible headache because of over thinking but right now just staring at Kristen and feeling her presence was really nice.
I notice Kristen's discomfort and couldn't help but ask what was wrong.
"Kristen, what's wrong?" I asked , my voice showed that I was either curious and concerned.
Kristen stared back at me and smiled " I… uhm… I …"
It was obvious that she was debating with herself whether to tell me what was on her mind or not.
"What is it? C'mon tell me Kristen " my voice sounded demanding but I cared less I wanted to know what was bothering Kristen .
" Damon, I am so sorry but… its just that … I … uhmm.. I won't be able to hang out with you this month. I think I will go to Paris with ….Richard. His parents have saved money and they send us on a vacation. Well … they think it's a honeymoon."
My mouth formed an 'O' shape and I couldn't think of any words to tell her. Right when I was about to tell her that it's okay and we will have our first date next month my cell phone beeped and Natalie's name was on my the lockscreen with the words text message. I unlocked my phone.
'Hey ! was the date tonight?'
I tap on my phone's keyboard and text her back.
'yeah. Why do you ask?'
'well , me and jack have prepared everything , all you have to do is bring Kristen to where I tell you "
'omg , you're the best bestfriend ever !'
'I know right ! ;) '
I locked my phone and slide it into my pocket after Natalie sent me the address, it was a park not far from where I stay.
" Kristen , it's okay I understand .'' I smile at her, and she smiled back and whispers 'thank you'
" are you free tonight ?" I asked
" how about we go to a park near my apartment?"
"Umm… sounds cool " Kristen says and smiles.
I smile back.
" Do you… like ice cream ?" I ask Kristen she nods and we both stand up and walk outside of school.
I buy us ice cream and we sit on a bench, Kristen seems so happy and I am really grateful.
I clear my throat and move my hand to hold hers, she tries to hide her smile but she fails, I smile to myself and squeeze her hand and intertwine my fingers with hers.
Kristen's phone rings , she lets go of my hand and answers.
" Hey !.. yeah … umm I am with Damon actually… okay great … yeah I told him…uhh actually I was just about to call you, I will be late tonight so have your dinner okay? …. Sure …. Bye … you too "
I sighed because I knew who was she talking to, Richard of course.
That guy has changed and I am really surprised, No matter how hard Kristen tries to convince us that she hates Richard, I know she is too kind to hate on anyone.
She wouldn’t hurt a fly. She has hurt him before, but it was worth it.
" It was Richard , he said he apologizes that we can't refuse his parent's offer" Kristen stated slowly and quietly.
I nodded my head in understanding and held Kristen's hand again.
Her brown eyes were full of joy, I loved that I had that affect on her.
" I love you " I whispered and brushed my thumb against her cheek, she smiled and her eyes were soon wet with her tears.
Damon was walking me home, we were hand in hand the entire date, he couldn't let me go and I couldn't let him go.
The date was amazing, I was really glad I had friends like Natalie and jack.
It looked like they were the ones who prepared the entire date, it was a nice romantic dinner. Yet so simple and just my type.
We laughed, smiled, had fun and held hands.
I have never been happier in my entire life, all this is thanks to Richard.
" so… have fun at Paris " Damon says and smiles his usual sweet, kind smile.
" I will " I say as I smile back and hug Damon.
We pull away and just stare at each other for a moment. Damon stares at my lips ,and kisses me .
"Good night, Kristen"
"Good night, Damon"
Damon walked away and down the road, his apartment is not near our house, but he said he was staying at a friends.
I unlocked the door with a smile on my face, just as I got inside I sat on the big lounge and closed my eyes.
I am so happy, everything is perfect- well not everything I still have a fake husband but still.
I notice Richard is nowhere to be found and i frown wondering where my jerk friend is.
"Richard!" I yell but no one answers, I curse under my breathe and decide to look for him.
It's only 10 AM he can't be asleep by now right?
I search the dining room but he was not there. I groan and went inside the living room, just as I walked in I saw Richard on his knees struggling to get up, and of course holding a bottle of vodka with one of his hands.
" Idiot!" I knee on the floor beside him and help him get up, I wrap my arm around his waist and put his arm around my neck, his skin is sweaty but I care less, he is drunk and needs my help.
I manage to lay Richard on the couch with difficulties, his eyes are closed and he is frowning, I gasp when I see his face, he looks tired and well… not himself.
I cover him with a blanket and decide to stay at that room just in case Richard wakes up or needs anything.
" Kristen "
I turn around and see Richard frowning as he says my name. Of course he is sleeping, he must have a dream about me I grin from ear to ear as I think of Richard dreaming about me, but that's stupid why would he have a dream about me?
I walk towards him and bend on my knees, my face is inches away from his and I brush a strand of hair out of his messy hair.
"Asshole" I mumble and sigh.
Richard opens his eyes, and he stands up abruptly, holding my wrists tightly, his eyes are blood red and he looks exhausted and …sad?
He holds my hand and kisses it gently. I flush and my eyes widen as I stare as Richard's eyes.
" You look amazing" Richard whispers against my hand. Sending shivers and electric waves through my body.
What is this thing?
"Umm .. thank you "I managed to say .
Richard smiles but unlike himself his smile is sweet and warm. Of course I know he is acting like this because he is drunk.
"Kiss me!"Richard's raspy voice takes me off guard, but it's not his voice that has made my heart beat increase, it is those two words he said.
Richard's eyes are staring at mine, they're full hope. I looked away and scratch the back of my neck uncomfortably.
Richard leans in to kiss me , and for a second I was about to forget everything including Damon, but gently pushed Richard away from me. And sat on the ground beside him.
"You're drunk'' I say quietly.
Richard stands up and walks heavily towards the door, but he falls and I run to catch him from falling, I end up dragging Richard by his arms and laying him on his back then I bring a pillow and a blanket to cover him up, he's too heavy for me to carry so I decide to sleep in the same room with him.
Because he might need me. I cover Richard with a blanket , before I leave and go to my own pillow and blanket, Richard grabs my wrist, I stare at Richard and I frown when I see a droplet of his tear on his cheekbones.
"Kristen?" His voice sounded strange to my ears when he called my name.
"yeah" My voice was barely audible but Richard seemed to hear me despite the fact that he was drunk.
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