Scream *Not Edited*
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Note ~ I don’t even know where this came from. One minute I was writing Busted part 3, then suddenly this happened I was going through some prompt lists and this happened :D Also, sorry for the shit ending.
I spotted Alex across the pond, sitting alone on a
worn-out bench. She looked so small with her knees tucked under her chin, her
arms tightly wrapped around her body, attempting keep the chilly air at bay.
As I jogged closer her little sniffles became more evident and a fresh wave of anger washed over me. It broke my heart seeing her so upset. It also made me want to go back to the party and punch that dickhead in the face.
Alex didn’t even seem to notice as I sat down next to her, her eyes remained glued to the ducks happily swimming across the still water. Without a word, I pulled her body closer so her head rested on my shoulder, her soft hair tickling against my neck. A warm feeling ran through my veins, it was stupid how such a stupid action could have such a big effect on me.
She finally let go. I held her tighter as tears tumbled from her eyes, soaking through my shirt. I tried my best to console her, whispering random words while stroking her hair, but I’ve never been good this kind of this. Whenever I’m upset, it’s always Alex who makes me feel better, but now that it was the other way around, I just felt useless.
“He doesn’t deserve your tears.” I mumbled into her hair once the main flood of tears stopped flowing. Alex let out a weak, almost silent laugh as she returned to her original position, taking the warm fuzzy feeling along with her.
She quickly wiped away a stray tear with her hand, “I loved him. I thought he-God I’m so stupid.” She hid her face against her legs, her hands tugging harshly at her hair as she let out a shaky breath.
Turing to face her fully, I gently gripped her hands, pulling them closer. My thumb ran across the warm, smooth skin of her wrist, feeling her pulse racing, and I couldn’t help but wonder if my touches were having the same effect on her.
“Alex, look at me.” I commanded softly. Without hesitation, she turned her head, looking at me with bloodshot eyes. I managed to flash her a small smile before continuing, “You’re not stupid. You’re so amazing, and talented, and beautiful, and wonderful, and any other great adjective under the sun, and he must be blind not to see that. You deserve so much better than some cheating little shit like him.”
I stopped myself from rambling on, knowing that if I carried on I’d end up saying something I’d regret. Alex stared at me for a moment, almost like she was turning my words over in her head, trying to figure out if she should believe them or not. Her mouth opened and I held my breath, waiting to see what her next words were, but she didn’t say anything, instead she turned back to look over the pond again.
The silence stretched out, but it wasn’t uncomfortable. We watched the ducks for a while as the pecked away at pieces of bread that were left for them, but I quickly grew bored. Instead, I found interest in watching the girl next to me, the setting sun casting a golden glow making her look even more stunning, if that was even possible. I also noted the way her jaw would tense and release every few seconds, as if she wanted to say something but didn’t know how.
“You can scream if you want.” I tell her. She looked at me as if to say seriously, but I nudged her arm with my shoulder, gently coasting her to do it.
Nothing happened for a few seconds. Then, suddenly, a deafening, high-pitched sound erupted from her mouth making the birds flap away in fear. The sound echoed around the empty park.
“I don’t think I’ve ever heard you yell so loud.” I joked, still in shock that she could even be that loud.
“I think I needed that.” We both laughed as her face turned a deep shade of red.
Then she did it again, and again before I joined in. We sat alone in the park, yelling at the top of our lungs and laughing until our throats became too sore to carry on. The last snippets of sunlight faded into darkness, taking the rest of its warmth with it.
Alex began shivering and without thinking I slid off my hoodie, slipping it around her shoulders. Sighing deeply, her head fell back onto my shoulder, eyes closing, snuggling as she soaked in as much warmth from my body as she could.
“Thank you, for everything. You’re a good friend.” She whispered into the night. The last words shot me straight in the chest, squeezing so tightly around my heart that it felt like it would never beat again. I fought the urge to scream out again, wanting to release the pain I was feeling.
But I didn’t. I bit my tongue, turning my attention towards the stars that twinkled above. For a moment, I sat wishing on the stars that one day I could call her mine. But for now, I was content in knowing that I could make her happy, even if it was just as a friend.