|Six Months of Hope
Author: Giannaa PM
She was sick, but he loved her anyway. Fate had brought them together only to tear them apart in the end. It was clear from the beginning that they were never going to work out.Rated: Fiction T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Seth - Chapters: 34 - Words: 95,963 - Reviews: 544 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 168 - Updated: 05-19-13 - Published: 10-08-11 - id: 7447996
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Chapter 17: Bros Before Hoes
"Leah?" I whispered
She turned her head towards me. I knew she had been watching my brother climb trees with Seth. She was like Seth was to me now to Jay.
"I'm sorry," she whispered.
"Don't be," I said, "I'm happy for you… and Jay."
Leah smiled at me lightly, "Really?"
I nodded, looking out into the ocean, "Yeah. Because… he'll need someone to be there for him. Even after I'm gone-"
"Don't say that Chrissie!" Leah panicked, "You don't know-"
"I do know!" I said quickly, cutting her off, "I know perfectly well that I'm going to die. I've accepted that, now I'm just waiting for everyone else to. And you need to be there for Jay and take care of him. My parents… they won't be able to… I know they'll be too… upset after I die. It's nice to know you'll be there."
Leah was quiet for a moment, watching Jay again. She sighed and looked at me.
"I'll always be there for him. I promise you that Chrissie," she said, pulling me into a hug.
"Chrissie," Jay said. I opened his mine to see his face an inch away from mine.
I opened my mouth. All I wanted to tell him was that personal space was important. That's a perfectly acceptable thing to tell a child right? Right? But no, I couldn't even say that. Because the second I opened my mouth, I had to cover it with my hands so I didn't blow chunks everywhere. Jay was quick to thrust the upchuck it bucket at me.
And so I threw up. Six times to be exact.
That pretty much sums up my day. Sleep, throw up, sleep, think your gonna throw up but actually don't, and go back to sleep again. Why don't you switch to Seth's point of view? I'm sure it's much more interesting.
"NOOOO! YOU LYING ASSHOLE! GET OFF MY PROPERTY!"
A few old CD's, some picture frames, clothes, and a stuffed zebra came flying out the window. I ducked so as not to get hit.
"I HATE YOU! LEAVE!"
"Kate, please! Just… let's talk about this!" Embry pleaded, looking up at Kate.
"THERE'S NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT YOU JERK!" she screamed, throwing a rubics cube at his head from her upstairs window, "JUST TAKE BACK ALL YOUR STUFF AND GO AWAY!"
Embry threw me a pleading glance.
"Kate, Embry just wanted-"
"AND YOU!" she yelled, "YOU KNEW ALL THIS TIME! YOU ALL ARE JERKS! GET OFF MY PROPERT BEFORE I CALL THE COPS!"
Kate slammed her bedroom window closed. A bunch of Embry's stuff littered the lawn. He stood there for a second, stunned. He kept staring up at her window, hoping she would open it again. Finally, Brady nudged me and we began to pick up all his stuff for him.
"Come on man," Quil muttered, taking Embry's arm and guiding him away from the house.
We piled into Embry's car. Quil took the wheel. We didn't think Embry would be stable enough at the moment.
"What the hell happened man?" I asked after a minute of silence.
Embry buried his face in his hands, "I screwed up. Big time."
"Did you… tell her about the imprint?" Quil asked.
Embry didn't say anything, but nodded after about ten seconds.
"It just… slipped out," he said, "I came to pick her up. We were gonna see a movie or something and a guy answered the door. It isn't supposed to be that way! She's not supposed to want… other guys! I was just so… mad and… confused. It slipped out."
"What do you mean?" Brady pressed.
"I… well I sort of threw the guy out of her house and then she started yelling at me and I just… I told her about the imprint! Well, I sort of screamed it at her, but I don't know… I thought it would fix everything but it obviously didn't."
"You're right there, it didn't. We could hear her screaming at you from a mile away," Collin said. I smacked him on the back of the head.
"She said I couldn't… force her into anything. She hated the idea of wolf voodoo magic as she put it. And now she hates me!"
"She doesn't hate you," Quil sighed.
"Yeah man, she just needs to get used to the idea. Kim threw a hair dryer at Jared when she found out, remember?" Brady said, "But now they're happily in love. You guys will be the same. Only this time it was a rubics cube instead."
"Really?" Embry asked, looking slightly hopeful.
"Well of course! Either that or she'll never talk to you again and hate you for the rest of her life and wish she'd never met you, which would suck for you."
"Brady!" Quil yelled.
Embry slumped in his seat, looking horrified. I truly felt bad for him. I mean, Chrissie wasn't really accepting when I told her. But that was more for my sake. Kate's just mad because she doesn't want to be held down. But really, she just needs to open her eyes. I mean, what other guy would answer the phone at three in the morning just to tell her not to be afraid of zombies? None that I would know. Gosh Embry is so whipped.
Shut up Seth, you're just as whipped as he is.
Well… yeah I guess you're right. Whoa… that voice in my head sounded just like Chrissie. Weirrrddd. Speaking of Chrissie, you're probably wondering why I'm not fussing over her today or finding more fun activities for us to do. Well, my mom started complaining about how I was losing touch with my friends because I barely ever talk to them anymore which doesn't really make sense because I spend most of my time in their heads. Really, she's just watching too much of those parenting shows. You know, the ones where you watch these really bad parents, and someone comes in and tries to help the family out. Mom always gets these ideas from reality shows. She thinks she can change our whole family lifestyle, but really a week later we're just the same. She was watching this show about hoarders once and she got all freaked out and threw like, everything that was unnecessary away. She got over it quickly after she accidentally threw away Leah's favorite hairbrush. Leah burst into her wolf form and destroyed the backyard garden. Oh yeah, that was another idea mom got from watching TV. Gardening.
Anyways, she told me I needed a break from girls, and needed to spend some quality time with "my guys." Her words, not mine. She really needs to learn how guys work. I told Chrissie last night that I couldn't hang out with her today. She didn't seem too upset though, apparently I ruin her TV watching because I chew my food too loudly when I sit next to her and I can't watch TV without eating. So, I get to spend a day with "my guys" and Chrissie gets to spend the day with her true BFF, the TV.
"Dude, what am I gonna do man?" Embry groaned.
"Just give it time, she'll come back to you," Collin said.
"Kate can barely remember her middle name most of the time, she'll forget me in a second!" Embry growled.
"I could have Chrissie talk to her," I offered.
Everyone in the car looked at me.
"Wow," Quil breathed, "For once in his life, Seth Clearwater may actually have come up with a good idea."
All the guys started clapping for me so naturally, I rolled my eyes and slapped Quil on the back of the head.
"Shut up, I've had plenty good ideas before!"
"Oh yeah? Name one," Brady said.
"Remember that snow cone machine we bought from that old guy outside the Wal-mart?" I said.
"Dude, it was a cardboard box with a rock inside of it that cost us freaking thirty bucks!" Quil exclaimed, "We could have gone inside and bought an actual snow cone machine!"
"I thought it was gonna be cheaper!" I defended.
"That guy completely ripped us off man. The box didn't even look real! The picture of a snow cone was drawn on in Sharpie," Collin sighed.
"Well… I thought of the idea to get the snow cone machine in the first place!" I told them.
"Yeah, but we couldn't get one because we spent all our money on the rip off one!"
"Guys shut up!" Embry yelled, "You're all giving me a migraine."
I would have argued further, but for Embry's sake, I didn't. I knew if would break his heart if I was mad at him, too. Because Embry just loves me that much.
"Sorry Embry," we muttered, putting our heads down.
"Seth, will you really ask Chrissie to talk to Kate for me?" Embry asked.
"Yeah man, sure," I nodded.
I went home after that. I really hate drama, especially when it comes to Embry and Kate. I'm so happy Chrissie and I have a super awesome relationship. Like we only fight about our favorite Phineas and Ferb character and stuff like that. I just wish that she would stop thinking like she's gonna die. She's gonna live and I know it. I mean, I've been a pretty decent person in life, God couldn't do that to me. So she's going to go into remission soon and we'll live happily ever after with our eighteen kids. Simple as that. Imprints don't die. It just doesn't happen.
"So did you play with your little buddies?" mom asked as soon as I walked in the house.
"Uh, yeah mom," I muttered.
"That's nice dear. Bros before hoes as I always say," mom said.
Those words came out of my own mother's mouth.
Bros before hoes.
"Uh mom… did you just-"
"Would you like some pancakes dear?"
I finally snuck away from my mom and decided that a whole day without Chrissie-Pooh was just not going to happen. So, I happily took my pants off and trotted over to her house. Oh yeah, but I was covered in fur so it wasn't weird.
"Hey Chrissie, you're never gonna guess what my mom said toda- oh my gosh!" my eyes widened as I stepped through her window. She looked horrible. Still beautiful as always but… paler, thinner, her nose was running, her eyes were watery.
"Go away Seth," Chrissie croaked from under a massive heap of blankets.
"I… why didn't you… I'm not leaving you Chrissie," I said, falling on my knees in front of her bed.
She turned her face towards me, "You shouldn't have to see me like this. It's not fair to you. I'll be fine in the morning, please just… just go." She sniffled a little and licked her dry lips.
"No Chrissie," I begged, "We're in this together remember?"
I covered her mouth with my hand, "In. This. Together."
Her eyes met mine. They held an emotion I couldn't read. There was a pleading look in them, whether for me to stay or leave I wasn't sure. Finally, she sighed loudly but nodded. I smiled in relief and rested my head on my hands, elbows resting on her mattress.
"So anyways… as I was saying… you'll never guess what my mom said today!"
I decided not to tell her about Kate and Embry for tonight. Yeah Embry needed my help, but Chrissie didn't need to be stressed out about this. Especially now, when she's in this shape. But things have to go down before they go up right? Right? Yes. This is just a little bump in the road. But I have a feeling things will be getting better soon. Really soon.
Yay Seth! Way to think optimistic! I decided to use Seth's POV for this because I couldn't think of anything interesting for Chrissie to say.
This is a really quick update for me! YAY! Okay, so these past 2 chapters have been around 2,000 words instead of 3-4,00. Which do you guys like more? Shorter chapters but quicker updates or longer gaps in between but longer chapters? i like the first option personally.
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