Jake Brian's POV
Rick King. I despise him. Bea told me everything. He hurt Reid and now that I am here, I'll make sure that nothing bad will happen. Greene is happy now. He doesn't need someone from his past to go back and play an important role again.
This past few weeks, Rick kept on bothering Reid after class, during training, and after practices. without Bea always insight I need to take over to protect him.
"Can please leave me alone? Don't you get tired of this!?" I heard Reid said in the distance, So I followed where I heard his voice.
"No. I told, I will not give up until you give me another chance." It's Rick. That fvcking Dick! Why wont he leave Reid alone! I clench my fist I don't even know why.
"Just... Just leave me alone." I think I should go save him now.
"Hey, he said enough already. Stop bugging him." I said to Rick as I take Reid in behind.
"Who are you?" Rick said his actually trying to intimidate me.
"You don't know me?" I let out a little laugh. everyone knows who I am.
"That's not what I meant. I mean who are you in Reid's life. Why do you keep on bothering us?"
I was caught unguarded. Who am I? What are we?
"He's my sister's bestfriend. It's my duty to protect people whom my sister loves." I said to Rick.
A sly smile was plastered in his face as Reid and I left him.
"Let's head home" I said to Reid. And he nods in agreement. He's quiet. does he secretly like the companionship that Rick gave him? Did I spoil a mood? Am I the bad guy now? Stop over thinking man. This is so not you.
We are now back and bid our good byes'.
It was that night when something happened...
I can't sleep. I've been thinking things that I forgot what I am actually thinking from the start! Isn't that weird? I got out of trance when I heard a tap in my window so I got up, and open it to see Reid throwing stones in my window.
"What is it?" He didn't notice that I open the window already and luckily I was able to catch that last stone.
"I was just wondering..." he started.
"Oh by the way, I'm not spoiling any sex scenes right?" He confirmed at me.
"Nah. No girls here today. except my mom and Bea."
"I wanna face my fear." He said in my face and I don't get it.
"Didn't you already did that?" asked him as I sit and get in comfortable spot.
"I mean Rick. I was thinking about him." Ouch. I don't even know where did it hurt. I think in my brain. I just nod to let him continue.
"he's really persistent this time. I think I should give him another chance." He said as he sat too and poke the frame of the window. I don't like where this is going.
"What if the history will only repeat itself." I said it in a matter of fact instead as a question.
"Then, He chose to break my trust." He smiled at me. I see... He's still harboring feelings for Rick. But I still feel uneasy... What does he think of me? Reid... What do you think of me? of us?
"What?" Reid said as he blushed. wait what? did I said it out loud?
"you... you always confuse me." He started he's actually teary eyed now. "I thought we are getting close and were actually friends, but then you said it is just because I am your sister's best friend. You make out with random girls, and you get angry when someone flirt at me. I don't get it! But earlier, you said to Rick, that you are protecting me because I am someone special to Bea, I finally realized that you're just messing with my head." he looked at me as a tear fell in his cheeks.
"At least now I know. we are just strangers sharing moments together." He smiled at me. "Good night Brian." he turn off the light and with that everything was silent.
"hey bro, I can't be with Reid this morning, can you please take care of him today? I got early morning practice." Bea said to me as head out 6 in the morning.
I knock at Greene's residence and I saw Reid. I don't know why but suddenly everything was in slow motion. What the hell happened?
"Oh... Where's Bea?" Reid asked me. I was still in trance.
"early morning practice. I'll accompany you." I said to him as he nod. I open a door for him. Before he hop in, he turned to me and said. "You don't have to take care of me anymore. I know it was all Bea's idea anyway."
I was out of words. I mean yes that's what Bea told me to do, but while I was doing it I realized that I really what to do it. Bea was just a bridge so that I can do it. Why do I want to do it anyway? I just nod at her and we head to school.
I can't focus at all in any of my class. Reid is all that's in my head. I can't help but worry about his decision. It's as if, I want to stop him. I just... I just don't want him to be hurt again.
It was at after lunch and classes was cut off for club activities because majority of the teacher was send by the principal to a very important seminar. The varsity of boys basketball, volleyball and the girls volleyball are in the gym. the girls basketball team was already in a training camp.
"So, why are you not taking care of him?" Bea said at me while all of us were at break. "That Rick kept on flirting with him!" well I can see that but!
"He said that he'll give that bastard another chance." I look at the opposite side where I can't see them.
"And you're not thinking of stopping him?" she hold my cheek real hard so I can face her.
"That's what he wants. I don't have any say in that." I walked out. What is she even implementing. I went outside too cool my head and I saw Reid and Rick hugging.
Great. just great.
Something stung me in my heart. I don't want to see that kind of scene. I might like Reid and now, it's actually too late.