Author: onechanceonelife PM
This fanfic is based on the story "Lock and Key" I rewrote most of it and added some parts in and this story is told in Nate's POV. Please R&R!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,686 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 05-17-11 - Published: 05-03-11 - id: 6962267
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Sorry if I haven't updated this for a long time, it's just that I'd been very busy... (: I hope you'll tell some of your friends or anyone about this cause I'd really like to get some review and feedback. (: If you have any opnions please inbox me, sorry this chapter is a bit short... but here it goes...
I remember that night pretty clearly. I was listening to Queen and the song that I was playing was Bohemian Rhapsody.
"Mama, just killed a man, put a gun against his head, pulled the trigger now he's dead. Mama whooooo. Didn't mean to make you cry some days I wish I'd never been born at all. Carry on. Carry on. Nothing really matters," the voice of Freddie Mercury sung. I waited for the guitar part but all I heard the sounds of someone running and barking. I stopped swimming and looked up.
There was a tall skinny figure that was over by the fence. The figure, which I could barely make out in the dim lifts looked like a girl my age and had just threw a bag past the fence. That was the first thing I noticed about her- the fact that someone was trying to jump over Blake's fence.
The second thing I noticed about her was the necklace she wore. The necklace was shining under the dim lights and was simple bit worked since it carried a bit of elegance. There was an outline of a key on it, immediately I wondered what that key led to. A door? Treasure? Pot of Gold? A way out? I didn't know but I intended to find out.
The lights flickered from Jamie and Cora's house. Jaime went outside and looked out calling for someone. The girl by the fence was still trying to get past the fence but was having some trouble since something was holding her back.
Debating with myself whether or not to talk to this person I decided to go with my gut being a friendly guy I made my way to the edge of the pool and looked up.
"Hello?" I said in my friendliest voice.
The figure looked up at me obviously pissed. "Hi," she muttered back.
A dog barked and I immediately recognized it. Roscoe. It had been a problem since Jamie and Cora had moved here, Roscoe running loose to our yard, Roscoe breaking loose to the fence... the list could go on.
"Roscoe?" I heard Jaime call out, his footsteps were getting closer.
"Excuse me," I said. I realized she couldn't hear me because of Roscoe's barks. "Do you-?" I said a bit louder trying sound louder so she could hear me. Before I could continue my train of thought, she said quite guardedly, "No." She then slipped down and I couldn't see her.
I felt bad for her, she seemed like she needed a friend. I got out of the pool and grabbed a towel. I crept slowly towards the fence trying to be unseen as I made my way trying to get a better hear on things.
"Ruby," Jamie said in a very Jamie-like way. He had one of those concerned tones that he used only when he thought things were wrong. "What are you doing out here?"
Ruby. So that was her name. The mysterious girl with the key and red hair's name was Ruby.
"Nothing," she replied calmly but she clearly wasn't.
"Is everything ok?"Jamie asked again looking at the fence than at her. I ducked quickly trying not to be seen.
Ruby looked lost. "Yeah," she said slowly in a fake calm tone only adults fell for. "I was, just..." She paused and looked at her shoes as if they would give her an answer. She opened her mouth but nothing came out.
I came out from my hiding spot and acted more casual. "Jamie, hey. What's up?"
Jamie glanced at me and replied, "Hey." He looked back at Ruby and stared her down and asked, "So... you met Nate?"
She looked at me and then turned back to Jamie, "Yeah, I was just-"
"She came to tell me my music was too loud," I blurted out as I interrupted her. She obviously couldn't come up with an excuse so I had to say something. "Sorry about that. I crank it up so I can hear it under the water," I added to make it more believable.
"Right," Ruby said slowly. "I just... I couldn't sleep."
There was a moment of silence. It wasn't one of those awkward silences where no one would talk because things got so awkwardly awkward. It was just on if those judgment silences where everyone would shut the hell up so they judge could make their decision. The three of us just stood there for what seemed like eternity with our poker faces on and evaluating each other.
Roscoe finally broke that silence as he started randomly coughing then hacking up something. All of us stared at him and Jamie finally delivered his verdict, "Well... It's late. We've got an early day tomorrow, so..."
"Yeah. I should get to bed too," I replied quickly before he could say anymore. I reached down and grabbed an edge of my towel and wiped it across my face. "Nice meeting you Ruby."
"You too," she replied curtly.
I waved at Jamie and then ducked back down. I saw her bag that she threw over in the beginning. I grabbed it and opened a part of the fence.
"Psst," I whispered to her. She turned around with an irritated look on her face. "Might need this," I said back. The irritation in her face grew more and more as she took the bag out of my hands.
"So, what's it to?" I said trying to light up the conversation.
She glanced at me in confusion. "What?"
I turned pink. "The key," I pointed to her neck. "What's it to?"
Ruby reached up and touched the chain that hung around her neck and started twining it with her fingers. "Nothing," she said absentmindedly.
Ruby walked away from me, leaving me alone to the darkness of the world and the darkness of my world.
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