So this takes place in that episode in season seven that starts with everyone at the Hub and Hyde says: "Hows it going?" And Jackei has that whole fantasy of them getting married...yeah maybe you remember it maybe you don't. I don't know...but this is what happens after Jackie leaves. It won't go along with the rest of the season or with season eight...well I lie...it might have some elememnts of them not sure yet. But read it and then let me know what you think. This is just the first chapter and I'm goin away to Costa Rica soon so I won't be able to update or anything really...but review please! Thanks:D
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Jackie Burkhart walked through the lonely streets of Point Place her head hanging low, tears in her eyes, her mind swirling with a million thoughts. She wasn't sure when her life had gotten so twisted but she figured it had been that way since she had come into this world. Neither of her parents wanted her, and she spent the majority of her life alone, sad and confused. Today was no different, Hyde and she had broken up and now she was living with a lie…a lie she figured she couldn't hide for much longer. She sighed as she walked into the Hub and spotted her friends. And HIM.
"How's it going?" He asked.
Had he just talked to her? She thought so but her mind was swirling with the millions of things she wanted to tell him…that she wanted him back. That she loved him and that she wanted to be with him forever. But while her fantasy of him asking her to marry him and confessing his undying love to her, she realized it was nothing but a silly dream.
"Jackie…I said how's it going?"
She snapped out her daze when she heard him speak again. "Fine. Everything's fine."
She said more to herself than anyone else before storming out of the Hub and practically running down the street trying to run from her friends, and her life. When she reached the end of the sidewalk, she stopped and held onto the street sign for dear life letting the tears that she had been holding in fall down her face. She put her hand to her mouth praying that she would wake up from this nightmare. She felt a small hand on her shoulder and she spun around to see Eric standing behind her.
"Eric!" She said shocked to see him.
"Hey…I didn't mean to scare you."
"No…its ok." She said wiping her tears away.
"I was just on my way home, everyone stayed behind so I figured I would walk. Is everything ok?" He asked trying to look into her eyes.
"Oh yes…everything's fine." She lied not looking him the eye.
"Why don't I believe you?" He said frowning slightly at her.
"I don't know. Why don't you believe me?" She said trying to use reverse psychology but failing miserably. He laughed slightly and she sighed putting her head in her hands.
"So do you want to tell me what the problem is?"
"Oh why do you care? It's not like were actually friends…" She said using word she had heard him say referring to her a million times.
"Ah…mocking my own words." He said laughing at her slightly.
"Yeah well…since were not friends why don't you just leave me alone."
"I don't think I can do that." He said crossing his arms.
"And why not?" She asked starting to get agitated.
"Because Donna would kill me if she knew that I left you alone when you were so clearly upset." He said sternly.
"Well I'm not upset so why don't you just leave me alone." She said turning to walk away from him.
"Jackie…is this about Hyde?" She heard him say.
She stopped dead in her tracks, her eyes welling up with tears again, her heart pounding in her chest and ear. She turned to look at Eric with tears in her eyes.
"No…" She said.
"Again…why don't I believe you?" He said stepping towards her.
"Eric…please don't." She said closing her eyes.
"Jackie you guys
just broke up…its normal to be upset about it."
"Yeah…like Steven is upset." She scoffed.
"Well he is…"
"And how would you know?" She asked suddenly curious.
"Well I do live with the guy." He said laughing slightly.
She laughed. "Yeah…you do. But what do you mean he is upset?" Wanting desperately to know.
"He just walks around aimlessly…looking lost and said. And he's so on edge and bitter, no matter what anyone says, he gets all defensive."
"Yeah so that's just Steven…what does that have to do with me?" She said getting extremely aggravated by Eric's sudden fondness of her.
"I mean he's been worse than usual…and this is different. One can tell he is suffering from a broken heart." She said as if he had rehearsed it.
"Anytime someone mentions someone that is happy…or in love…or he sees me kiss Donna, or my parents be loving to one another, he just watches sadly, and you can tell he wishes he was still with you."
"Eric…" She said starting to cry.
"And I think that you want to be with him too…"
"Eric it's not that easy…" She said wishing to be somewhere else at this moment.
"Look Jackie…I think we both know that we have had our differences in the past."
"I believe we've had more than differences Eric." She said staring straight at him.
"Yeah…I guess your right. But that's not the point…when you and Hyde first started dating I didn't really get it…I thought you were complete opposites, but the more I saw you two together…I realized your not so different."
"What do you mean?" She asked curiously.
"You've both been hurt before Jackie…by a lot of people…and you cling to each other because you understand that feeling. And I think you wanted to be together to prove to yourselves that you could both be better than your parents…that you both could be happy and find love…but you got scared along the way."
"I didn't mean to push him…" She said softly.
"I know you didn't…"
"I just wanted my happily ever after…" She looked down at her hands and played with her pinky.
"Yeah well Hyde wants to be with you…I think he just doesn't think he can be that guy ya know what I mean?"
"Yeah I do know…it's just…he can…"
"We all know that I think it's just going to take him awhile to realize it."
"I don't' have awhile…I need him to know he can be that guy right now."
"Jackie you can't push him." He said sternly.
"Eric…it's more complicated than you might think."
"How so?" He said curiously staring after her.
Meanwhile back at the Hub…
Hyde was staring down at his burger not listening to a word any of his friends had said. They could have been talking about the newest playmate and he wouldn't have cared. All he wanted to talk about was how he could find a way to fix his disastrous relationship with the tiny brunette that had come and gone too soon. He saw a pain in her eyes, unlike any pain he had ever seen. He had seen Jackie during some of the worst times of her life, but there was something different about this time. It just seemed like there was something more to this pain than the horrible breakup they had just experienced. Just the night before, he had seen her standing at a pillar at the football game crying her eyes out and he had wanted to comfort her…but once again…he didn't know how to be that guy anymore. He sighed and looked up when he felt his friends staring at him. He looked from Kelso, to Fez to Donna.
"What?" He asked.
"You ok Hyde?" Donna asked concerned. "You just spaced out for a moment."
"Oh yeah…sure I'm fine." He lied shifting in his seat.
"Look at him…he loves Jackie." Kelso said with a cocky face.
"Yeah he loves her! And she loves him!" Fez said clapping his hands.
"Would you two morons shut up? I don't love Jackie!" He snapped.
"Really? Then why have you been so gloomy lately." Kelso asked.
"I have not been gloomy…" He looked away from them trying to hide his eyes.
"Sure you have." Donna started. "And I mean…you're never exactly a happy fellow…but lately…you've been more pissed off than usual."
"Yeah we can tell you miss her." Fez said.
"I don't miss her alright? I just miss having sex with her." He said with a smirk.
Donna shook her head and laughed sadly. "You have to be one of the stupidest men on the planet did you know that?"
"Oh Gee thanks Donna." Hyde said defensively. "What the hell is your problem? And why do you care so much about me and weather or not I'm pissed off."
"My problem…is that I live with Jackie. And I have to see her mop around my house, and hear her cry herself to sleep every night because you weren't man enough to admit that you truly loved her." She said staring straight into his eyes, seeing right through his Zen exterior he loved so much.
"She cries herself to sleep?" He asked his face and voice getting softer.
"Yeah she does. And at the slight mention of your name, she bursts into tears running off and locking herself in the bathroom."
"Donna-" He started.
"And it's not even that anymore…there's something really wrong with her and I am starting to get very worried."
"What do you mean there's something wrong with her?"
"I don't know what it is…but something's not right." She said, her voice laced with concern.
"Now that you mention…she didn't look so good." Kelso said.
"Yeah…she looked sort of pale, and sickly looking." Fez said looking back at Donna. "Do you think she is sick?"
"I really don't know…" Donna said.
"No…no she can't be sick." Hyde said pretending not to care, but his love for her taking over his Zen. "Can she?" He asked looking back at Donna.
"I'm not sure…she just seems lost…she's gotten really thin…she either eats a ton or doesn't eat at all. She's always getting up in the middle of the night…I tried to talk to her yesterday afternoon…"
"And what did she say?" Asked Hyde.
"She said that she was fine…and that I should stop worrying so much about her."
"Did Bob notice anything?" Fez asked.
"Yeah…I think he was going to call Mrs. Foreman and see if she could talk to her."
"I mean when you say she looks sickly…what do you really mean?" Hyde asked leaning into the table, his heart was pounding so fast he thought it was going to burst right through his chest.
"She just isn't her normal perky self, like I said she's gotten thin, she gets dizzy sometimes…she throws up sometimes."
"Did you ask her to go to the doctor?" Kelso asked.
"Yeah…I said I would take her but she said she was goin herself. And she said it was probably just a little flu or something and not to worry."
"Do you know when she was supposed to go to the doctor?" Hyde asked.
"Well actually…I think she went this afternoon." She said.
"Well…maybe you should try and talk to her again when you get home." Hyde said.
"Why do you care?" Donna said aggravating him.
"Donna…" He started.
"No…why do you care Hyde?"
"Because…I just do alright?"
"No…it's not alright. Why do you care so much about what happens to her?"
"Because I love her alright!" He yelled standing up from his seat.
Everyone at the Hub looked over at him, Kelso and Fez exchanged knowing glances at Donna smiled satisfied with her work. Hyde rolled his eyes and stared angrily back at Donna his jaw tensed. Donna stood up from her seat, walked over to Hyde and put a hand on his shoulder.
"Well…looks like 'ol Hyde does have a heart after all." She laughed at herself. "I'm going home to talk to Jackie. I'll let you know how it goes. Come on guys…I'll give you a ride home."
Fez and Kelso stood up and gave Hyde sympathetic glances and then walked out of the Hub following Donna out the door. Hyde sighed and sat back down in his chair and threw his burger aside. He looked around the Hub and noticed everyone staring at him; he rolled his eyes and told them all to "Fuck off." before leaving. He got into the Camino and lighting up a joint and drove around trying to think about anything besides the potentially sick brunette he had confessed to everyone he loved so much.
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