Bruised (Nolan Holloway)
Sequel to Broken
Inspired by this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liuDx0z20YQ I highly recommend listening while reading
I opened the door, Nolan standing on the other side, just about to knock.
“Nolan.” I gasped.
It wasn’t the sight of Nolan that made me gasp. It was what he was holding in his hand. A gun.
“Nolan what are you doing?” I questioned looking at him and then back at the gun in his hand.
I could feel the hair on the back of my neck rise.
“she wants me to kill you, they tell me you’re the most dangerous next to Scott.” Nolan said pacing in the doorway.
I couldn’t take my eyes off the gun in his hand.
“Nolan please put the gun down.” I said raising my hands in surrender.
Nolan wouldn’t actually hurt me would he?
“why should I? You lied to me! You’ve been lying to me all along! You had me so fooled for the longest time, but not anymore. I trusted you, I told you everything and you were just faking it all along.” Nolan said raising the gun a little.
He had tears falling down his cheeks now too. I hurt him badly, and I couldn’t take it back.
“Nolan please don’t do this, I’m sorry I hurt you I never meant too. Nolan I lied about what I am but I didn’t fake anything. All of our late night talks, the nights we drove to the cliff and just lay there stargazing, all the times we talked about our future, that was all real.” I said slowly lowering my hands and taking a step towards him.
He raised the gun fully now aimed at my face. He moved his finger to the trigger. I stopped dead in my tracks.
“Nolan.” I said my voice cracking.
“they told me you’d try to plead your case to me.” He spat.
I realized Nolan wasn’t going to put the gun down. I slowly reached my hands down to my belt which again was really my katana. Nolan saw what I was doing and roughly grabbed my arm.
“they told me you’d try that too.” He said glaring at me.
He ripped the belt out of my hands tossing it to the floor.
“Nolan you really want to kill me?” I asked my voice shaking as sobs racked my small frame.
He stared at me for a long couple of seconds.
“they want me too.” He repeated again even more tears falling down his cheeks.
“well what do you want? If you want to kill me go ahead and do it. I’m not going to stop you.” I told him.
Nolan looked at the floor slowly lowering the gun. He dropped it on the floor looking defeated.
“you couldn’t do it Nolan because this isn’t who you are." I said looking at him but he wasn’t paying attention.
His eyes were focused on something on the floor. I looked down to see the note I had dropped when he grabbed my arm. It had his name on the front.
“you can read that if you want.” I said still not moving.
Nolan ran a hand over his face before bending down and picking up the letter. Nolan looked at the letter and then up at me. He took the paper ripping it up. In that moment he ripped up my heart too. I couldn’t stop the tears streaming down my face as he ripped up the paper. He didn’t even bother to open it.
“It doesn’t matter what it says, everything has changed.” He said looking at me.
I dropped down trying to collect all the pieces of the note and my heart.
“It said I love you.” I whispered before looking up at Nolan’s shocked expression.
I never admitted it out loud until now. He took a few steps back stumbling to my door way.
“You don’t mean that you’re just trying to trick me again.” He said tears falling freely.
I got off the floor walking to stand in front of him.
"Nolan I’m so in love with you it hurts.” I said tears still in my eyes.
Nolan looked at my eyes and then down to my lips. The next thing I knew Nolan’s lips were on mine. He backed me up so he was pressing me to the wall with his body. He had his hands cupping my cheeks as he deepened the kiss. I wrapped my arms around his neck pushing myself closer to him. This was everything I had ever wanted. He pulled away resting his forehead on mine. I could feel the rhythmic beats of my heart speed up from what just occurred. I was even more in love with him now.
"show me.“ He said looking in my eyes.
“Nolan please don’t do this.” I said still out of breathe.
“show me please, I want to see the real you.” He repeated.
I thought about it not knowing If I should. I finally agreed too nodding my head.
“stand back.” I said pushing him back a little bit.
I took a deep breath letting the fox inside of me come out.
Nolan took a couple more steps backwards, looking at me with wide eyes. I took a step towards him but he quickly stepped back. He was afraid of me. I willed the fox to disappear so now I was back to me.
“Nolan.” I said taking another step forward but he stepped back again.
“I knew it.” He breathed before running out the door.
I should’ve called or ran after him but what was the point. Maybe I was the monster that everyone thinks I am. Nolan certainly thought so. I sat on the floor allowing myself to be consumed in my thoughts. I knew that loving Nolan was suicide but I couldn’t stop myself. I don’t know how long I’d sat there until I heard a knocking at my door. I quickly got up thinking it could Nolan that maybe he changed his mind. I opened the door but it wasn’t Nolan standing on the other side, it was Liam.
“Liam.” I said stepping aside so he could come in.
His eyes darted to the ground where Nolan left the gun lay.
“y/n what happened?” He asked looking at me.
I didn’t answer right away.
“y/n answer me. Did they hurt you?” He asked rubbing my back.
"No I’m fine.” I said finally looking at Liam.
“Well Scott needs us at the police station. We met a new werewolf who said she was shot by a deputy and they just picked up two other werewolves, we have to get them out before the deputy kills them.” Liam explained.
I looked back down to the note on the floor. I couldn’t leave everything behind now. I didn’t realize until now how incredibly selfish that was. The pack needed me. Innocent supernatural creatures needed me. If loving Nolan was suicide I wasn’t going to go down without a fight. I picked up my belt clicking it back in place before nodding at Liam. He gave me a smile before we ran to Mason’s car. We drove to the police station in silence, until Liam spoke up.
“I probably should mention Theo’s back too.” Liam said shyly looking over at me.
I didn’t have a problem with Theo, he however really didn’t like me. I did send him to hell after all.
“It’s a good thing I have this then.” I said gesturing to my belt.
“we’re here.” Mason said parking the car.
I went to get out but Liam stopped me.
“I uh never got to say thank you for today at school.” Liam said giving me a smile.
“we have to watch each others backs remember.” I said referring to what Scott told us to do.
“yeah you’re right.” He said walking with me in to the police station.
We met Scott, Lydia, and the new werewolf Quinn. I gave her a small smile showing her I was on her side.
“please Sheriff.” Scott says pleading for Stilinski to let the two wolves go.
“Scott they’re being charged with murder, they aren’t going anywhere. There are still laws and they broke the law .” Stilinski said looking at all of us.
“but it isn’t safe.” I said looking at him.
“right now, I think this may be the only safe spot left in town.” Stilinski said.
“what would Stiles say if he were here? You know he wouldn’t agree to this.” Lydia said.
“yeah plus it was a deputy that shot Quinn anyways.” Malia added.
Sheriff Stilinski looked at us in disbelief.
“A deputy? You sure? I know all these deputies and trust them , I’m pretty sure if one of them was a werewolf hunter, I’d know.” He said.
“this supernatural thing that causes fear, it’s changing people, you’d be surprised what people do when their afraid.” I said.
It was true, just an hour ago the boy I loved was pointing a gun at my face. I don’t think Nolan would ever want to hurt anyone I think he’s just afraid.
“you can’t protect them from the hunters if they’re already inside.” Scott says trying one last time to plead with Noah to let them go.
Quinn told him what happened with the deputy but he still didn’t believe us. Lydia snapped at him and Malia laughed at something that was definitely not supposed to be joke.
“look guys I..” Noah started but suddenly we were blinded by a lot of bright lights.
I brought my arm up to shield my eyes. The deputies raise their guns as Stilinski looks outside.
“what is it?” Scott asks walking over to the window.
We all walk over seeing Monroe standing outside with about a dozen well armed hunters. I looked at each of the hunters. My eyes instantly connected with Gabe’s. I was looking for Nolan and was relieved when I didn’t see him.
“deputies put your guns down and get away from the windows.” Noah says disarming himself.
“Sheriff.” Scott said putting an arm out to stop him but he walked outside anyways.
“Scott what are we going to do?” Liam asked looking at Scott.
I could tell this was going to end one of two ways and I had a feeling it wasn’t going to be the peaceful option. Someone was dying here tonight it was just a matter of them or us. Suddenly Malia started to panic.
“we have to get out of here.” She said pacing the room.
“we have to give Stilinski a chance to negotiate.” Scott said trying to stop her pacing.
“how are we going to get Jiang and Tierney out?” Liam asked.
“Screw them.” Malia snapped making Liam stumble backwards.
“Mal, calm down.” I said putting my hand on my belt just in case.
Everyone’s heads snapped up when we heard the familiar voice of Theo Raeken as he entered the room.
“should I kill him?” Liam growled taking a step towards Theo.
“leave him, we have to get the hell out of here!” Malia pleaded with Scott.
Something was wrong. This wasn’t her, it was the fear.
“Don’t you get it we’re trapped! They have all the doors and windows covered, we’re going to die in here!” Quinn says shedding a few tears.
“way to be positive Quinn.” I mumbled.
“can I kill her?” Theo asked looking over to Quinn.
“SHUT UP!” Malia growled approaching Theo.
I quickly un-did my belt snapping my sword in place. Theo looked at me confused to which I just shrugged in response. Scott grabs Malia before she does something stupid. He knows she wouldn’t stand a chance against me. I put my sword away not looking for a fight either.
“there’s only about a dozen of them out there, we could take them, especially with y/n blocking their bullets.” Lydia pointed out still gazing out the window.
“but what about Jiang and Tierney you know the whole point of us being here!” Liam said to Scott.
“we’re getting out of here, all of us.” Scott said nodding at all of us.
Liam goes to get Jiang and Tierney as we prepare to go outside. I snap my katana in to place preparing for a fight. We were just about to bust through the door when Stilinski comes back in.
“what are you guys doing?” He asked looking at us.
“we can take them.” Lydia snapped.
“we’re not fighting. Get back from the windows and Parrish put them back in their cells.” He said pushing us away from the door.
Parrish took Jiang and Tierney back to their cells.
“She’s giving us until midnight to hand them over dead or alive.” Noah said looking at us.
“So let’s prepare for an invasion then.” I said jamming my sword in the door so it would be almost impossible to open.
The others took my advice and started moving desks and filing cabinets to block the windows and doors. I removed my sword and replaced it with the leg of a chair in case I needed it. As Liam and I are moving a desk the power goes out. There was only a dim light coming from the cars outside.
“what the hell?” I questioned looking at the others.
Suddenly a deputy comes in dragging a struggling Nolan. I could feel the tears start to well up in my eyes but I fought them.
“I found who cut our power.” She said holding up a pair of bolt cutters.
“Nolan.” I said glaring at him.
He couldn’t look at me though. Liam let out a growl, taking a step towards Nolan. I quickly put my arm out to stop him.
“please don’t make me go back out there y/n, she’ll know I screwed up and she’ll kill me.” He pleaded finally looking at me.
“why should we! You’re a liar Nolan and you’re sick in the head, I say we throw him out.” Liam growls.
I felt the tears I was holding back fall from my eyes. Scott must have saw.
“No, we aren’t throwing him back outside.” Scott said to Liam.
“Parrish lock him up.” Stilinski said looking at Parrish.
Parrish walked over grabbing Nolan. I couldn’t look. I loved him and it was going to get me killed. As soon as Nolan was out of sight I ran to the bathroom breaking down. The reality was now it was him against me. There was no friendship. No love. It was war. Malia walked in wrapping her arms around me. This meant a lot coming from her considering she wasn’t an affectionate person.
“Forget him, if he can’t see who you really are, then he doesn’t deserve you anyways.” Malia said shocking me.
It wasn’t that I thought she was not genuine…. okay maybe I did think that.
“what sometimes I say meaningful things.” She said giving me a smile.
I returned her smile before we walked out of the bathroom. We didn’t get very far when we heard Parrish tell everyone to get down. A smoke grenade went off making it hard to see. I quickly realized the smoke grenade was a distraction. I ran to the holding cells seeing Nolan holding a blue vial of wolfsbane. I quickly tackled Nolan to the ground grabbing his hand that held the wolfsbane. I finally flipped him over so I was straddling his waist and pinning his arms above his head.
“I have to do this!” He said struggling against me.
“Nolan don’t make me have to hurt you!” I said holding him back down.
He stopped struggling and looked up at me with tears in his eyes.
“you’d do that.” He said his voice cracking now.
I looked at his face feeling myself fall back in his trap but I knew I couldn’t let that happen.
“you’re the one that said everything has changed so yeah I would, then maybe you would know how I feel. Nolan you held a gun in my face, you’re trying to kill two innocent teenagers. I’m not the monster Nolan you are. You don’t care about me, the only one faking anything between us was you! and when I die by the hands of your so called "friends” I just want you to remember that I was the one who truly loved you. " I said finally letting out all the emotions I had been keeping locked inside.
Nolan looked heartbroken.
“you really think that I don’t care about you?” He said trying to get one of his hands free.
He finally got one of his hands free and used it to cup my cheek. I completely forgot about Jiang and Tierney who were right there.
“ask me why I didn’t kill you earlier today.” He said looking in my eyes.
“Nolan please stop.” I said not wanting to hear the lie he was about to tell me.
“ask me.” He repeated.
“Nolan why didn’t you kill me?” I asked.
“Because I love you too.” He said leaning up on one elbow.
I didn’t know if he actually meant it but I guess I didn’t care. I leaned down placing my lips on his in a hungry kiss. I knew this was wrong but it felt so right. I let go of his other arm putting my hands on either side of his face. He wrapped his arms around me kissing me deeply. I was suddenly ripped off of him and thrown in to the wall.
“what the hell?” I said struggling to get up.
I looked up to see Liam growling at Nolan. This was all my fault.
So I decided that I wanted to make this in to a series if you guys want me too? Broken got so much feedback in such a short amount of time so that’s pretty rad! I hope this lives up to that!
next installment Burned