I'm not sure how I came up with the name Destiny. I was looking for a name that no one else used in their story, a girl that would exist like only in mine. And Destiny fitted into that category. It's unique, or it was at first. I'm seeing more storied with that name now. It kind of sucks, cause now she's not mine anymore, but what you gonna do eh?
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Chapter 18- Can't Give Up
"It's not even legal to marry at 16" I spat as I stood across from my grandfather, who was almost smiling despite my constant glare.
"You are marrying her, and soon. Richard and I have agreed this Sunday will do" he replied, a wicked glint in his eyes.
"That's in four days" I replied flatly. He nodded cheerily, for him anyway. Four days that's insane.
"Yes, it is" he replied with a smirk as he exited the room, his long cape trailing after him. I sunk down into the nearest chair. This was not good. At all.
"Aren't you excited Kai?" Kate squealed happily as we walked down the hall. She frowned when I didn't answer and then took my hand and pulled me to a stop.
"Kai?" she asked, almost concerned. I carried on.
"Why won't you talk to me baby?" she said, running to catch up and placing her hands on my chest to stop me again. I brushed her off. She didn't move.
"What?" I finally snapped, annoyed with her persistent bothering.
She slid her hands up around my neck, pressing her self against me. Flipping her hair she looked up and started to bring her lips to mine.
"Get off" I spat, pushing her away again and proceeding to English. She followed me, her shoes dragging on the floor.
I sat down next to Tala, and waited for the boredom to begin. Harold started us up on Hamlet, another "ingenious creation" as he put it. I started drawing circles on my paper.
I was thinking about how to get out of this wedding when Tala slid a note across my desk.
Your wedding is on Sunday? Wtf happened man?
I scribbled something back.
How do you know?
Who doesn't know, Kate's telling everyone. It's true then. What about destiny?
I was a little shocked, to hear that coming from him. I wrote back lazily.What about her
Whatever, I'll talk to you after school..
Tala was waiting by my car after school, leaning against the door. I sighed as I walked up to him.
"You owe me an explanation," he said, nodding towards me. I shrugged, and I took out my keys to unlock the door. He stepped in front of the keyhole.
"Move" I ordered. He shook his head.
"We both know how you feel about Kate, and I know that marrying her is that last thing you want to do" he said, "So why are you doing it?"
I sighed again, leaning next to him on my car, "I don't know"
"Yea right, why man, seriously" Tala pried.
I shrugged, "I have to"
I nodded slowly, staring ahead as he watched me. His eyes were wide with interest. I started explaining, and he didn't speak until I was finished.
"His threat was probably empty Kai" Tala offered.
"Probably, but it's still a risk I don't want to take" I replied doubtfully, shoving my hands in my pockets.
"Maybe not, but I know she wouldn't want you to do this" he told me. I knew that, I knew that if I told her than she'd have taken the risk.
"Her life, isn't a risk I can take"
"But is breaking her heart any better?"
I finally turned to face him. It was surprising, hearing this from Tala. "She'll get over it"
"Eventually, but never completely" Tala said. Him being wise is an unusual thing.
"I have to go" I said and he let me into my car, "See ya"
I drove home thinking about what Tala said. He was right; the last thing I wanted was Kate. But was I really doing the right thing for Destiny? Maybe Tala was right.Destiny's POV
Married. Kai. To Kate. Four days.
It kept repeating in my mind over and over again like a broken record. I was going insane. I clasped my locket close to my heart and hoped, that it wouldn't happen. Kai couldn't get married.
I didn't speak to him at all on Thursday, even before I found out about the wedding. I was still embarrassed after blurting it out like that. And not even finding out his reaction.
But Friday, today, was worse because everyone was talking about it. Kai's getting married did you hear? I always knew they'd end up together. After that Destiny girl, Kate's got to be a great change. I couldn't listen to it.
I watched him out of the corner of my eye during math. He looked a little depressed but other than that, he looked like Kai. Kate kept glancing back at me, showing me a diamond ring she had on her finger. I knew it wasn't an engagement ring; she'd been wearing it since school started. It was pathetic.
As everyone gathered his or her books to leave after the bell, I waited a second as Kai packed up. When the room was empty I got the nerve to speak.
"Umm, I hear your getting married on Sunday" I said, awkwardly. Everything was awkward now, and it was hard to stand.
He grunted in reply as he stood up and tucked in his chair. I had a feeling he was avoiding me.
"Oh" I said, not knowing what else to say. I couldn't say I was happy for him, because I wasn't. I was falling apart inside at the thought of him being taken away forever.
"Wait Kai" I blurted as he went for the door. He stopped, looking over his shoulder.
"I, well" I stammered, not sure why I had called out to him, "I'm, I'm happy for you"
He nodded and then left. I sunk into a chair and threw myself across the desk. I tried to ignore the longing feeling pulling at my heart. I wanted him so much, and it was killing me inside. This overwhelming desire that pulled so hard at my aching hard I could hardly stand it.
Cassidy found me at lunch, I hadn't moved from the desk since math and she asked to go to the bathroom to come find me. I didn't look up when she came in.
"Destiny what are you doing?" she cried, kneeling next to me and putting her hand on my shoulder.
I lifted my heavy head from my arms; I squinted from the sudden brightness before regaining my clear vision.
"He's getting married," I whispered in reply. Her eyes turned to a sympathetic gaze.
"I'm so sorry Des, I really am" she said, her voice full of sincerity.
I shrugged, "There's nothing you can do"
She stared at me for a moment. I think she was amazed to see no tears streaming down my face. So was I actually. But I felt so empty, I couldn't even cry.
"Have you told him yet?" she asked, and I nodded, "Accidentally"
"What did he say?" her hair falling into her interest filled eyes.
"Nothing, I ran away before he could" I replied, turning my gaze to the window. She was silent for a few moments.
"I got it," she suddenly shouted out, causing me to jump a little. "You can stop him, I know you can"
I shook my head slowly, "No Cass, I can't"
"You have to Des, if you want him back"
I stared at her for a moment, and then slowly nodded my head. I had to believe her, it was my only chance.
I stood outside the cafeteria watching him from afar. He didn't seem overly thrilled, standing next to the table his hands in his pockets and eyes watching something across the room. Kate was bouncing in her seat showing everyone her sparkling diamond ring.
I wasn't sure what to do. Cass told me to wing it, go up to him and say what I had to say. Too bad she couldn't get rid of the butterflies in my stomach, they were making me feel nauseous. I slid my palm down my face and sighed heavily. I had to do this.
Not giving myself another chance to think, I boldly walked head on into the cafeteria. No one really noticed me at first, but people's attention became focused on me as I got nearer and nearer to the blunette, who was still off in a daze.
What is she doing? Do you think she's going to try and break them up? I heard she's obsessed with him and can't accept he loves Kate.
I closed my hearing to them, what did they know anyway. Tala shoved Kate back into her chair when she jumped up to stop me from getting to Kai.
I stopped inches away, and lifted my hand to caress his cheek. He blinked out of his daze and stared down at me. Our eyes locked together, and I felt this lightness in my chest. He was staring almost hopefully into my eyes, as if he wanted me to speak, like he needed it. It gave me the courage to tell him.
"I love you Kai" I said earnestly before I reached up and pressed my lips to his, sliding my hands down to rest on his chest as his arms encircled my waist and pulled me closer to him. My heart beat loudly in my ears as our kiss became more passionate. When we pulled apart I finally noticed the cafeteria had gone dead. Shocked faces were staring at us, accompanied by Kate's furious glare, Tala's smirk and Cassidy's happy smile.
My face flushed and I looked down, pulling my hands together against my own chest. Kai though, didn't let go of my waist. He leaned forward, and then whispered into my ear, "I love you"
A surge of utter joy flowed through my body, and I felt light as a feather as I threw myself into his chest.
"But I can't do this" he whispered, shaking his head.
My heart dropped to the floor, as I pulled back shaking my head in disbelief.
"Why?" I cried, my voice high and squeaky.
"I'm getting married in two days" he said, his voice delicate. It sounded more like he was talking to himself than me.
I pulled away and ran as fast as I could out of the room, this time, the tears didn't forget to come.
I sat in my room Saturday morning. I sat on my bed, staring through the window at the street below. I was cold in my tank top and pj bottoms but I hardly noticed. Kai was getting married tomorrow. He was having a party today, sort of like a bachelor's party. Except no one wanted to celebrate this.
"Dessy, can I come in?" my mother tapped on my door.
I sighed, "sure"
I could hear her open the door and step softly inside. I could almost see the worried expression on her face.
"Sweetheart, what's wrong?" she cooed. The bed sagged a little as she sat down and put her hand softly on my shoulder. I shivered a little.
"Kai's getting married tomorrow" I whispered. There was no point in trying to lie to her, or even try to pretend I was all right. She always knew.
"Oh honey," she said sympathetically hugging me to her chest. I started to cry huddled in her arms, the way I used to when she would comfort me when I was little. I would fall asleep in her arms and wake up in her bed. I loved sleeping in her bed, it smelled like her. She was my idol back then, the perfect mother.
I felt a tear fall onto my shoulder. Realizing it wasn't mine I looked up at my mother with wide eyes. She was crying with me. I never noticed how much my mother really means to me. If I'm upset, so is she. If I'm happy she's happy too. If something's tearing me up inside she's there, letting it tear her apart too.
"It's going to be alright" mom assured me and I nodded. I believed her, she's my mother, "I think you have to go over there today sweetie. Talk to him, love is a hard thing but it's worth it if you can overcome the hard stuff"
I nodded again, giving her a hug, "Love ya mom"
"Go get him"
I smiled as I watched her leave. Then I leaped up and ran to my closet. I couldn't go out like this.
I stood outside his door, trying to figure out why I was here again. What could I really do to stop this wedding? I thought that telling him how I felt would do it, but that didn't work. The only available option I saw was killing Kate. And as much fun as that would be I'm not that kind of person. A murderer I mean.
Taking in a deep breath I pushed the bell. It was answered by a man I didn't know.
"Umm, hi I'm looking for Kai" I drawled, and his eyes narrowed in a piercing glare.
"You are not eligible to enter, please leave," he said before shutting the door in my face. I put my hands on my hips and glared at the door indignantly. How rude.
I had to find another way in. I walked around the outside until I came to a wooden fence. I couldn't climb it, as it had no grips at all. I scanned its length and noticed that one of the trees grew over the fence. I smiled, operation break in is a success. I skipped over to the tree and climbed its low limbs with ease. I finally reached high enough to climb over and started to shimmy along the branch overhanging the Hiwatari patio. I was intently focused on the branch and when I heard someone yell at me I jumped and fell out, landing awkwardly in a random bush.
"Ow" I said trying to climb out. A hand reached out and looking up I saw Kai standing over me looking very amused. I took his hand and he easily pulled me to my feet.
"So do you break into everyone's houses or just mine?" he asked, standing only a foot away from me, our hands still clasped together.
"I haven't really broken in yet. Maybe I was just climbing a tree and accidentally fell onto your patio" I retorted, trying to hid my blush.
"The tree is on my property," He told me and I stared at him huffily.
"Fine, but the guy wouldn't let me in your house" I whined, poking him in the chest with my index finger.
"Yo man, how much fresh air do you need?" Tala called out and we watched him emerge from the sliding glass doors. He stopped when he saw me.
"Umm, hi" I said brightly, trying to make this situation look as innocent as it was. Because judging by the smirk on Tala's face he obviously didn't think I just fell out of a tree and Kai just happened to be there to help me get out of the bush.
"I don't think anyone would notice if you were making out with her and not your fiancée" Tala mused to Kai, "They're all too busy doing it themselves"
"Yea, because all sixteen year olds are engaged" I replied sarcastically and Tala only shrugged.
"Whatever, come inside" Tala offered, nodding his head towards the interior. I shrugged and went in. Like anyone would notice.
He was right though, half of everyone was making out. Then I noticed the beer kegs. And the beer smell. And the empty glasses. And the drunk people. I went and got myself a beer.
I returned with three glasses, but Kai and Tala already had their own. I placed them down on the table. Then I drank the night and my despair away.
After about three beers I made my way upstairs. I was drunk, and I had no idea what I was doing. But I walked down the halls and up the stairs until I wound up outside Kai's door. I let myself in, putting one of my full glasses down on his desk I flopped down on the floor. My head was spinning a little, so I took a big gulp. It was warm feeling going down, and I took another swig.
I drained both of my beers and then stood up and almost fell over. Someone came through the door; I looked up to see a drunk Kai stumble inside. I reckon he had at least twice as much as me, as I knew it took a lot to get him totally drunk. Drunk enough to not remember anything I mean. As drunk as I was.
I smiled sloppily, "Hewwo Kaaai"
I giggled and doubled over onto his bed. I laughed insanely into the covers. Kai came over, and he flopped down beside me. I rolled over and kissed him.
I groaned when I opened my eyes the next morning. I had a piercing headache, hangovers are so lovely. I blinked a few times to get my vision clear, I was staring at a white ceiling. Wait, my ceiling isn't white. I slowly shifted my vision to beside me, and my eyes went wide. Kai was sleeping peacefully beside me. His face was calm and serene. I smiled a little; I love the way he looks when he sleeps. I was about to get up when I realized I was in my underwear.
I panicked. At least I was wearing something, maybe that meant nothing happened? Well obviously something happened, but I couldn't remember anything. I slipped out from the covers and quickly put on my clothes that were scattered on the floor. With one last look at his sleeping face, I quietly crept out of the room. I tried to ignore the fear running through my blood, Kai and I, we couldn't have…no, absolutely not. I still had clothes on right? Ok, so we probably passed out before anything serious could happen, yes, that's right. That's what happened.
I actually thought that I'd make it out of there without being seen. I really did, out the front doors and down the driveway. What was I thinking?
When I saw Voltaire standing at the top of the stairs, I really wasn't too surprised. He was smart, I knew that. I stopped ten feet from him. He was wearing his long black cloak as always and a dark expression.
"Hi" I said with a sigh. I really just wanted to get out of here.
"What are you doing in my house?" he commanded, his cold voice echoing in the silent hall. Normally, I would be shaking in my boots. But I didn't feel like being normal, so I made an indignant face instead.
"Actually, I'm not really sure. But I'm leaving now" I told him, indicating that I needed him to move so I could go down the stairs. I was surprising myself, with my daring.
He didn't seem too interested in moving though and he stared at me in an almost surprised way. I can see where Kai got his emotion-hiding thing.
"If I find out you are carrying Kai's child, I'll kill you both" he threatened, in a strangely cool voice. I stared at him blankly. It's a strange thing coming from your ex-boyfriend's grandfather I tell you. Also, I'm quite sure we didn't have sex. But the suggesting we had, from Kai's grandfather no less, is really very weird.
"Ok, that's impossible fore starters and secondly I don't appreciate you butting into my private life, or Kai's for that matter" I replied, thoroughly surprising my self with my boldness. I was suddenly feeling more self-confident. I could yell at Voltaire, I could do this. AND, I could live after it.
"You have NO right to make Kai marry Kate Hiramaki sir. If Kate were the last girl on the planet Kai wouldn't want to marry her. That's a fact sir, not a guess. I know Kai better after four months than you do and you're his grandfather, his guardian. That's just sad" I exclaim, the words pouring from my mouth, "Do you even care about what he wants? Did you not learn when your own son ran away from you that obviously something was wrong with your tactics? I hope I've given you something to think about, now if you'll just move aside I'll be going now"
I expected him to look shocked, I really, really did. But he didn't look shocked, at all. In fact he looked rather amused and actually kind of smug. But, he did slowly move so I could pass him.
"He will be marrying her Miss. Springfield, and none of your smartass comments can change that"
So maybe my argument didn't have much of an affect, and also maybe he did see right through it. Maybe he really isn't as harmless as I now think. Maybe he really is dangerous. I scurry past him and make my way out. There has to be a chance. There has to be a way to keep Kai. There just has to.
Yea, I'm pretty sure I'm almost done this story. This isn't the last chapter, though. I'm thinking about writing a sequel, but I'm not sure yet. We shall see.
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