rebecca's A/N: so glad recia has finally updated. heehee my man is in this chappy ^_^ i don't own, recia does.
recia's (the author) A/N: I'm sooooooooooooooooooo sorry that I've taken so long to post this! I've been having writer's block for the longest time, but now I'm writing again and I will never take that long to write another chapter again. Sorry! Short recap of the last chapter: Riley's in rehab, Britney died, Leroy's cheating on Jade (well not anymore, since they're broken up), Maggie's trying to push Jade back with Roger because she likes Leroy. Kay? Sorry again for the wait! Also, I rly hope this was rated M for some of the content that will be coming up soon…but idr. And I didn't put much of Riley's accent in when its from his POV, because according to him, he doesn't have an accent. Okay! New chapter time!
"Have a seat, Riley." I was having a one-on-one therapy session with the preppy bitch Susan or Sarah or something, because she thought I needed extra attention. Bullshit. She just didn't have anything better to do.
I sat, and this is as much cooperation as she was going to get.
"How are you feeling today?"
I shifted uncomfortably in my seat. I didn't want to talk about my feelings.
"Hmmm, let's try this again," the doctor began when I didn't say anything. "You're pretty young, only about three hundred years. Do you sleep?"
She nodded. "Really? That's strange; vampires your age don't usually sleep. How often do you sleep?"
"Sometimes," I mumbled.
"Be a little more specific, please," she said.
This is usually about the time people get annoyed with me. I'm usually met with a frustrated glare, a pair of rolled eyes, something like that but she, she was unfazed. No even a discontented sigh.
I frowned. "I-I don't know, it's strange. I don't usually sleep, but on occasion, I do."
She nodded silently and scribbled something on a notepad.
"Okay. And how do you feel about humans, Riley?"
I shifted again; I couldn't seem to make myself sit still. "Human? Eh, I mean they're okay."
"Just okay? You don't particularly like or dislike them?"
I shook my head and frowned at her again. Why was she asking me all these pointless questions?
"I was just wondering because you had a human visitor…that doesn't happen often. Is she a friend?"
I scoffed. "No, I wouldn't exactly say that."
"Then how do you know her?" She asked.
"She, Jade, lives next door to me."
"Oh, Jade lives in Scotland?" She asked. More scribbling.
"No, my other home. She's my brother's girlfriend."
"But you're friendly with her?"
"I already told ye, we're no' friends."
She nodded some more and did more scribbling and asked a few more questions. "Okay, Riley. I think that's enough for now, thank you."
I stood and walked out of the room. Damned woman and her irrelevant questions.
I went back to my room. Until then, I was in a room alone, not sharing with anyone else, but I told my roommate was to arrive today. When I got back to my room, he was there.
"What's your name?" He asked me. He was unusually short and there was something odd about the way he was built. It took me a moment to realize he was a dwarf.
"M'name's Riley," I mumbled.
I didn't know what to do with myself, so I just sat on my bed.
"What are you here for, Riley?"
"It is said that I drink more than I should."
"'It is said'? So you're still in denial, I see. Weren't you in my group therapy? Well, I'm a recovering sex addict, I've been here for a while, but they're finally letting me share a room with someone."
"I'm not in denial."
"Right, of course not. I never wanted to admit my problem. But I cheated on my wife about twenty times, a few with her father! So, are you like, Irish or something?"
Bugger, did this Joe fellow ever shut up?
I was going to answer him, but a nurse walked in and told me I had another visitor. I left my room quickly and followed him to the meeting room, where my visitor was waiting.
It was Leroy.
"Bonjour, Riley. I'm sorry I didn't visit sooner."
"I'm sure you were busy," I mumbled. "What bought you here now?"
"I wanted to see how you were." Leroy said, looking wounded.
"That's bullshit, I can always tell when you're lying," I said. He obviously had Jade fooled, but not me.
Leroy frowned. "I don't have Jade fooled, whatever you mean by that. But as long as we're on the subject, I need to ask you something about that."
"What?" I said, then clenched my jaw. I knew he wasn't here because he actually cared how I was doing.
"There's nothing going on between you and Jade, right?"
"That is the stupidest thing anyone's ever asked me in my entire life."
Leroy relaxed a little; I hadn't noticed he was so tense before. He sighed with relief.
"But don't ask me to lie to her for you," I said to him.
"Why-what do you mean?" Leroy asked.
"Don't tell me anything you don't want her to know, because I'm not going to lie, do you understand?"
After a moment, Leroy frowned, but he nodded. "Okay."
"And that might mean you want to guard your thoughts, too, because know I know what you were doing the night Britney died, and how she died."
In that instant I was completely shut off from Leroy's thoughts. "Please don't tell her that, Riley."
A nurse came and told me I had another visitor. She asked if I wanted her to wait or have her come in while Leroy was still there.
"I'll leave," Leroy volunteered. "Riley, I'll tell her, I swear I'll tell her when the time I right. Just don't tell her now, please."
It's not that I wanted to hurt or betray Leroy, but he'd been doing that to everyone around him lately without a care, and I was not the only one who was sick of it. Fucking bastard deserved whatever was coming to him.
"I'm not making any promises," I said before he left.
well, thats it. please review, recia would ly appeciate it ^_^