I softly pushed Shannon off my lap and ran out the door. I can’t believe Jessica would do this. I get it. She’s a bitch, but really? And she likes Keaton?? AND KEATON LIKES HER!? I just..too much, too fast. I was out the door before Jess and Wes made it to our door.
"JESSICA!" I yelled out. She turned around and began to smile."Drew-"
"How the hell could you do that?" Her famous smirk came across her face when she saw where I came from.
"I don’t know what you mean." I laughed.
"Oh, you don’t, don’t you. Need I refresh your memory?" Her face became panicked. I knew Shannon had followed me so I turned around and put my hand out."Come here, baby girl." She slowly walked to me and I pulled her in front of me and lifted her shirt to reveal the nasty bruise. I looked back at Jessica, her mouth still set in that evil smile, but her eyes giving away all panic.
Wes walked up to her, face astonished.”WOAH, dude how’d you get that?!” Shannon quickly pulled her shirt back down, her cheeks already showing a slight blush.
"Why don’t you ask your hoe?" I pulled Shannon back against me and pointed to Jess. Wes slapped my shoulder."Hey man, you don’t see me insulting your babes!"
"Oh ya? Okay. Well I think it would be good for you to know that your "girl" has had her eyes on your little brother and beat up Shannon because she likes him too." Wes looked at Jess, disgusted, then back at Shannon with sympathy. He walked up next to Shannon and crossed his arms.
"I think you need to leave." Jessica’s mouth dropped and she stepped closer.
"You heard me. Shannon’s like-Drew’s little sister, which makes her my little sister. And I don’t date girls who beat on my family. Or girls who use me," He began to walk inside,"Just get out and never come back." My eyes watched her slowly walk down our driveway, bumping Shannon in the shoulder on her way and leave. When she was well out of sight I looked down at Shannon who looked completly terrified. I sat on the front stairs and she followed.
"Whats wrong?" She looked up at me,"You know I’m thankful for you being like-this-in all but," She looked down,"My life in school hasn’t even started, and its over." I laughed and rubbed her back.
"Not if I have anything to do with it." There were a few moments of silence."So, Keaton, you like him?"
I had time to see the blush creep onto her face before she hid it.”I don’t know, why?”
"Oh..uh..I don’t know. I just kinda told him to stay away from you."
"But..why?" I rubbed the back of my neck.
"I don’t know, its just, your my little sister, that’s weird. And if he hurts you, how do I take sides an stuff?"
She stood up and brushed herself off.”Dont worry. I don’t fall in love easily.” She started to walk away then turned around.”Oh and my best friend Hannah is coming in a few weeks. I want you guys to meet!” I gave her a thumbs up and she ran home.
I was in the kitchen making a sandwich when Drew walked in. He looked tired.
"Hey man." He looked up at me but didn’t respond. He motioned for me to sit and I obeyed.
"Now, I don’t wanna be all like-dad like and shit but, Shannon. Remember how I told you she was off limits?" I looked down so I didn’t have to look him in the face and lie.
"Well, I talked to her today."
"Yeah, and she likes you. I can tell." My face shot up.
"Really?" I cleared my throat."I mean, how do you know?"
He laughed.” I asked her about you, and all she said was she doesn’t fall in love easily. She never said she liked you and she never said she didn’t, instant give away! Plus, I saw it in her eyes. Her eyes are an open book.” I stopped eating and folded my arms.
"And why are you being so chill about this?" He smiled and leaned in.
"I have no clue, I guess I just want her to be happy. And with you, guess she is. I really wish she would have chosen someone else but, whatever, its chill." I smiled and began eating again, satisfied.
"But, if you hurt her, I’m not taking sides. I told her too. I’m not letting it ruin your guys relationship with me if you ruin it with yourselves. Got it, kid?" I nodded.
"Got it bro."