A/N: So...I know it's been a while since I've updated this story, and I'm SOOOO sorry. I have been having the worst writer's block ever. I hate it soo much. Anyways, I hope to update my other two stories soon. Some one shots may be published soon as well, so keep an eye out for those. I hope everyone is doing well. Let me know what you think about this chapter.
Chapter 10: He Really Loved Her, Then, Didn't He?
"I heard you," I said, cutting her off. I was starting to get mad.
"Isn't that what you wanted?"
"Not like this. Never like this."
"What do you mean?"
I looked away.
"I don't even know if you truly love me."
"What? I just broke up with my boyfriend for you! Does that mean nothing?"
I looked back at her and my heart broke when I saw her tears. I raised my hands to wipe her eyes and cup her cheeks. I moved until our foreheads touched.
"You're my best friend Spence. I love you more than I think you could ever comprehend, but if I were to lose you, it'd kill me. I'd rather be your friend for the rest of my life, than to be your girlfriend until you realize I'm not what you want."
"Who says I'd want anyone else?" she asked.
"You're not gay Spence. I know that."
"You don't believe that we could fall for the person not the gender?"
I smiled and moved away.
"I've never heard that before."
"But could you believe it?"
I nodded, "Yeah, I think I could."
I sat in my room thinking about what had happened in the hospital room. The conversation with Spencer kept replaying in my head…over and over again. I just couldn't wrap my head around any of it. How could Aiden take the break up so well when at first he wanted me out of Spencer's life entirely? What had changed?
"Ash?" I heard through my door.
"What's up Kyla?" I asked just as she opened the door.
"Are you okay?" she asked, sitting next to me on my bed.
"Yeah, I'm just confused."
"Aiden. I don't get him at all."
"Are you mocking me?" I asked in all seriousness.
"No," still laughing, "it's just that Aiden says the same about you."
"And how would you know that?"
"He was just here. He and I talked for a while."
I stood up.
"And you are just now telling me? I would've liked to talk him."
"He asked me not to tell you until after he left."
"What did he want? And why was he talking to you?"
"He was just making sure that you were okay. He wanted to tell me that he's moving."
So that explains why he took the breakup the way he did. But still, I don't get his behavior.
"He's moving. He can't stay here anymore. He told me how he knew that you and Spencer are in love and who is he to stop true love? But he can't stay. He loves her, he really does. Enough to let her go."
"Yeah, I know. I don't think I could ever be that selfless."
I looked up at my little sister. She was so young. She hardly knew. A year younger than me and yet it felt more like a decade was between us. Of course she could never be that selfless. She's never been in love. She doesn't know what it's like. He was doing exactly what I had done. Only he's leaving with a smile and no chance in turning back.
"You'd do that if you were in love," I tell her.
"You really think so?"
"Yeah. I mean that's what I did. That's what Aiden has done. And he never had a heart before now. I think you'd be capable of letting go of the one you loved if it were what they wanted."
"Are you going to go talk to Spencer now?"
"Yeah," I stood up, "I think I will. I'll be back later tonight, okay?"
"Yeah for sure! Go get your girl!"
I ran out the door grabbing my car keys and heading back to the hospital. I had some unfinished business to attend to.
I walked into her room and noticed that she was asleep. I couldn't bare the thought of waking her when she appeared to be resting so damn peacefully.
I took the moment to look at her. And I mean really look at her. I couldn't help but smile down at her. I wondered what she was dreaming of. Her chest slowly rose and fell in a pattern that almost hypnotized me. Even in her sleep she was a work of beauty. I really do wonder what Spencer Carlin sees in me. It isn't hard to fall for her. I can now see just how both Aiden and I had our hearts captured by this girl. Anyone could fall for her. Just as that thought crossed my mind, she began to stir. I waited patiently for her gorgeous blue eyes to show.
"Hey," she whispered, smiling.
I leaned down and laid a gentle kiss on her forehead.
"Hey," I replied in just the same tone.
"What're you doing here?"
"I can't come and see you?"
She sat up and looked at me seriously.
"Of course you can! You just have that look."
"The look where you have something to say, but you don't know how to put into words."
"Oh," I laughed, "that face."
"Well, what is it?" she asks, tilting her head to the side.
"He really loved you."
"Aiden? Yeah, I know. I loved him, but I'm not in love with him. Besides, he just isn't the one."
"But he really loves you. I mean, he gave up his happiness for you."
"You were doing the same."
I looked away.
"I did it selfishly. I didn't want to lose you."
She pulled my face so that I couldn't help but stare into her eyes.
"No. I'm the only selfish one here. I pulled two great people in ways to make me happy. I never once saw how hurt you were. So please, can we just leave it all behind and start over?"
"Of course," I nodded, "Anything for you."
"Kiss me dummy."
"Yes ma'am," I whispered, right before closing the space between us, my lips moving with hers. The ecstasy I felt from kissing her was a feeling I knew would never get old.
A/N: Yay!! Happy ending!....Not. haha. Everything appears to be so great now. What about chapter one? For the next few chapters, you may want to go back and read the first chapter again. Hope this was at least an okay update. Peace!