chapter three: go away

May 15, 2010
By paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."


Oh god. Don't do it. Please. Not me. Turn around! PLEASE.

BUT NO. Here he comes. Just as he approaches our table at the small coffee shop we're at, I stand. My best friend ReAnne smiles. Aoran looks worriedly at me. Guilty, anxious. I stand for a minute, hesitating. "Oh, sit down." ReAnne complains.

I shoot a look at her, but her smile is golden. I slump back into my chair and Aoran takes a seat across from me. I catch him spying at ReAnne's seat to my right defeated. Obviously he wants to take that seat again like he use to. Lexi Stanley is sitting on his left smiling giddily. She doesn't hang out with graduates. She never hanged out with seniors until she became one.

But Jeremy Ferra on the other hand is sitting next to me to my left staring at Aoran. He's a protective kind of guy. Aoran destroyed any trust that he had with any of us and Jeremy had trusted him. A LOT. Nate Ericson never met Aoran at all, but seeing the look on his face it was obvious ReAnne, his girlfriend, had filled him in.

It'd only been a day or so since that night. It's also been a day or so that I've been thinking about it. I talked to ReAnne, of course and being the gossip she was, the news had already reached all of sophmore year. Aoran was well known. We, together were well known. We, together were news.

The problem was we weren't together.

Aoran shifted awkwardly in his seat. No one had spoken yet. "Hey, ReAnne," he waved. Nate steps in and introduces himself. Paranoid was he?

Then Aoran moves on. "Jeremy," they exchange nods.

Lexi sticks out her hand. "Lexi Stanley." Aoran shakes it and nods.

"Enough with that chit-chat. What are you doing back, Aoran?" ReAnne asks.

Aoran hesitates. I sit in the silence for a few seconds and study him. "They kicked you out of Princeton." I said. I knew him well enough. I could see it in his eyes. In the way he held himself. It wasn't strong anymore. He looked like he was already falling.

He nodded.

"Why?" ReAnne pressed.

"I beat up Gerry Williams."

"Gerry Williams? You mean Gerry ex-boyfriend Gerry?" Aoran nods."WHY?"

"He said some stuff." He shakes his head, meaning he doesn't want to talk about it.

"That doesn't explain why you're here roaming the streets of your hometown, not to mention your ex-girlfriend."

I shoot out of my seat imeadiantly from the word ex-girlfriend. Everyone stares at me. The embarrassment changes to anger. "Answer that Aoran. What does getting kicked out of Princeton have to do with me?"

He shakes his head again. "Okay. Don't say anything. Just stare. Just watch me leave this time."

I start to bolt out of the shop, but he stops me. We're away from the table and I can see they're trying to make an effort to not stare. Everyone except for Jeremy. His grey eyes bore into mine for a second. I look away and end up staring straight into Aoran's light blue. He's holding me by the wrist and his other hand rests lightly on my hip. We're really close and I stare in his eyes for a few seconds before I can't take it anymore.

"No," I say.

"Don't say that," he begs. I try to pull away, but he holds me tighter. I struggle, but it's not effective.

"Why can't you just do it? Why can't you just leave me alone?" I cry because I've been thinking about it for too long. "I thought the text meant it was over? Let it be OVER."

Aoran's eyes soften. "That wasn't me, Sophie."



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on Mar. 4 2012 at 8:37 pm
DifferentTeen PLATINUM, Seaford, Delaware
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"There’s no such thing as true love, just spurts of insanity—falling over and over again, thinking that won’t happen to me"

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on Mar. 25 2011 at 8:43 pm
JustAnotherDay. BRONZE, Andover, Ohio
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Stephen Fry - There are many people out there that will tell you that "you can't". What you've got to do is turn around and say, "watch me."

Oh my gosh..... haha well when are you going to make another one!! I need another one :)

on Feb. 27 2011 at 11:17 am
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LOOOOOOOOVEE

on Feb. 19 2011 at 11:05 pm
paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."

nice inference(; thats all i'm going to say

on Feb. 19 2011 at 9:00 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

WOW. enough said:)

on Feb. 3 2011 at 10:35 am
VandalSpirit DIAMOND, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of Gods great love, we are not consumed. His compassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

I bet that Gerry guy sent the text, not Aoran! Am I right?

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on Jan. 9 2011 at 9:33 pm
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This was really good. You should be proud.

on Sep. 1 2010 at 6:19 pm
freewriter_123 SILVER, Miramar, Florida
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"Whoever said nothing was impossible never tried slamming a revolving door." ;)

OMJ that was AMAZING! The cliff hanger was so good but please tell me your going to write more. As much as I love cliffhangers i hate them too.

on Aug. 22 2010 at 2:51 am
Lovely_Lauren GOLD, Portland, Oregon
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I LOVE these chapters so much! I keep cheering for the girl.. haha i havent gotten to four five or six yet im like super excited tho! (: keep writing! i love your work (:

on Aug. 10 2010 at 8:54 pm
paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."

u don't know how many times i use cliff hangers:) all of my friends HATE cliff hangers... i usually do it to annoy them haha..

on Aug. 10 2010 at 8:23 am
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
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Goodness, this is incredible! I love how the end is like a cliffhanger.

on Jun. 6 2010 at 8:52 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

I did check them out they were great keep writing:)

 


on Jun. 5 2010 at 10:16 pm
paninilene DIAMOND, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Done & Over"

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"People should be able to say how they feel. How they really feel. Not, you know, some words that some strangers put in their mouth."

THANKYOU:) i notice how u've commented a lot of my series's XD thanks again!! oh and plz read the rest of this series!! chapter four and five are out and hopefully clear out some questions and confusion:)

on Jun. 5 2010 at 7:16 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This was freakin amazing write more!


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