|A Promise to Keep
Author: Munksonline4good PM
"The laws of gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." Albert Einstein said that but I fall all the time when he's around and he catches me. So why can't I blame gravity? It sure hates me for some reason. R&RRated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Simon S. & Jeanette M. - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,914 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 06-15-12 - Published: 06-09-12 - id: 8202184
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Prologue: The Promise
She heard a snap behind her as she walked down the street that she and her sisters lived on. Her first reaction would have been to turn around to see what had made the sound, but she knew better than to let him know that she knew that he was following her. That boy, Mateo, had not left her alone since they had broken up 2 months ago. At first he had called her many times a day… until she had the phone disconnected, after that he left notes for her, then love letters… all were burned in the fireplace, and now he followed her around all the time, trying to make her take him back, with no luck.
"Hey, slow down, I know you want to talk Jeanie." He called from were he was standing 30 feet away. In all reality she did NOT want anything to do with him, but he was never going to listen to what she said, so instead she looked for a way to get away from him and she saw the white house that her best friend (And secret crush) lived in and sighed in relief, he had never liked Mateo that much and she knew she would be safe there until night fall, when Mateo had to go home for the night, and she could go home without him following her there.
She walked as fast as she could without tripping to his house and rang the door bell, as she listened for signs of pursuit, which there was sure to be.
The door opened and a boy chipmunk wearing a red hoodie with a big letter A stamped on the front looked out.
"Hi Jeanette, can I help you or do you want my brother?" He asked her, stepping out side and picking up his skateboard.
"Well Alvin you could let me in your house so I can talk to him." Jeanette said nodding behind her.
Alvin looked behind her and groaned, "Is he STILL following you?" He asked turning back to the chipette standing in front of him.
"Yep, it's been eight days since he started following me; it's starting to become a little creepy." Jeanette said as Alvin opened the door and they walked inside.
"It's just now becoming creepy?" Alvin asked closing the door behind him.
"Well no it's… can you just tell me were your brother is?" Jeanette asked as she started playing with the strap of her backpack.
"Sure, he's upstairs studying for next school year; you'd think he would have a better use for summer vacation." Alvin said the last part under his breath as he walked into the back yard with his skateboard.
She walked up the stairs and down the hall to a door that a metal sign that had the word 'Simon' engraved on it in cursive, under that was a piece of paper that read 'ALVIN STAY OUT'. She knocked on the door and waited while a laser beam scanned her body, then the door opened and she walked in the room.
Most of the dark blue walls you could not see behind the many medals and trophies that adorned it. Along all but one of the walls there were tables that held test tubes and tools that he used on his 'projects'. Along the one wall that was table-free there was a single bed, a wardrobe, a desk, and two bookshelves that were over-flowing with books.
The blue-clad chipmunk looked up from his laptop and smiled at her, motioning for her to take the seat next to him as he cleaned off his glasses. She walked over to him quickly and sat down, glad to finally be here.
"Well who do I owe the pleaser?" He asked, closing the laptop and turning to his best-friend (and, surprise-surprise, crush) of eight years.
"You don't want to know Simon." Jeanette said, smiling despite herself.
"Are you sure about that?" he asked taking her hand in his, he had a pretty good idea were this was going.
"Well… o.k. it was Mateo again, he's really starting to freak me out." Jeanette said motioning toward the window.
Simon let her hand fall out of his grasp as he walked over to his window. He opened the window and looked out, immediately he saw Mateo standing on the side walk outside the house. "Have you called the cops on him?" he asked her walking back over to his seat.
"Yea, I have a restraining order against him but it's only for 30 feet, so it's kind of useless." Jeanette said, her eyes darting around the room.
"I think he's either crazy or obsessed with you." Simon said as he ran his fingers thru his hair.
"Or maybe he's both." Jeanette said looking out the window in a daze that told him she was thinking really hard about something.
"Maybe… would you like to stay here until he goes?" Simon asked her breaking her out of her dream-like state.
"Yea… that would be nice." Jeanette said standing up and walking over to a table that had a half complete mini-car on it.
"Want to help me finish it?" Simon asked gesturing to the car.
"I wouldn't say no for the world." Jeanette said grabbing a hard-hat and putting it on.
"Then let's get to work." Simon said glad to have gotten her mind off of Mateo for awhile.
It was 9 O'clock when Mateo finally left for the evening, and they had finished the car about an hour before that time.
Jeanette was about to leave with Simon when his little brother came up to them.
"Um… can you give these to Ellie for me, please?" he asked holding out a small basket.
"Sure Theo." She said taking the basket.
"Thanks. see you later." He said running back inside.
They walked in silence for a minute before either of them spoke.
"Are you o.k.?" Simon asked her, placing a hand on her shoulder to stop her from walking.
"I will be, once he starts to leave me alone." Jeanette says looking him in the eye.
"I can't promise he will leave you alone. But I will promise that I wouldn't let him hurt you, ever." Simon said taking both of her hands in his.
"Do really mean that Si?" Jeanette asked trying to keep her eyes from watering.
"Have I ever said anything to you I did not stand by?" Simon replied, running his thumb across her knuckles.
"No." Jeanette said looking at the ground.
"Then why would I start now?" Simon asked, brushing the hair out of her face.
"You wouldn't" Jeanette said, then she felt him pull her into his arms, where she felt safe, and she had a brief flash back to when she had broke up with Mateo and he had been there for her when Mateo had tried to attack her after school, she had felt the same way she felt now, no longer on her own, safe.
"Come on Jeanette we should get you home before Brittany shows up wondering what took so long." Simon said pulling away from her, and then at the last second he put his arm around her shoulders and started off down the street again.
With in five minuets they were at Jeanette's house.
Simon walked her up to the door and hugged her again before walking down the stairs. He had just hit the ground when he heard Jeanette mumble something under her breath and run down the stairs after him.
"Is something wrong?" Simon asked as she stopped in front of him.
"You could say that look what I found in the door." She said holding out an open envelope for his inspection. He read the front and felt his blood go cold.
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