"Jenny?" Said girl waved awkwardly.
Rachel had been getting ready to call it a night when someone knocked on the door. She opened it to see the last person she had expected. Jenny stood on the other side of the threshold, soaked to the bone due to heavy rainfall outside.
"What are you doing here?" the raven haired girl asked, brow lifted in slight suspicion.
"Maybe we could continue this conversation inside, Rae?" the blonde replied annoyed by the fact that she was completely wet. Rachel reluctantly stepped aside and allowed Jenny entrance into her home. As soon as Jenny stepped inside she sighed with relief. Rachel disappeared around a corner and then reappeared with a thick towel.
"Thanks," the hazel eyed girl said as Rachel handed her the cloth. Rachel nodded. Once they both found a seat, Rachel tried again.
"What are you doing here, Jenny?"
"You said I could come to you if I ever needed to talk. Here I am."
Rachel nodded as she remembered her words to her ex-best friend from the other day. "Okay. So what's up?"
Jenny sighed. "I came to say I'm sorry." Truthfully that had been the last thing Rachel had expected. "I'm sorry for the way I've treated you and your friends the last five years." Rachel didn't say anything. Jenny stood from her spot on the loveseat and walked over to the electric fireplace, flipping on the switch that she knew would be there due to the fact Rachel used to have one of those in her old house.
"What brought this on?" asked Rachel after a moment of silence. At this Jenny actually smiled.
"You remember that Summer we snuck into that scary movie?" she asked. Rachel, not knowing were she was going with this, nodded.
"How could I forget Wicked Scary?" Jenny smirked.
"Remember when we both were so freaked out that we had sleepovers at each others houses just so if we were attacked by a monster from the other dimension we'd take it on together?" Again, Rachel nodded, smiling a little at the memory. "Then both our moms found out and we ended up grounded." She turned to face Rachel, who remained seated on the couch. Her face turned somber.
"We had each other's backs for the longest time, then when you actually needed me most, I didn't come." Rachel didn't have to ask what she meant. Her mother running off and letting the foster care system deal with her and been an experience Rachel wouldn't wish on her worst enemy. She thanked God though, that she had ended up in Laura's care, or else she probably would have lost her mind. Laura had been the one to save her; Jenny hadn't even come around to see if she was ok.
"Why weren't you?" Rachel asked. Her face was blank, no expression what-so-ever. Jenny shook her head and shrugged halfheartedly.
"I don't even remember. Maybe I thought the experience might change you, make you something I didn't recognize. Maybe I thought I'd give you time and space. I honestly don't know."
"Time and space turned into a bitter rivalry," Rachel pointed out.
"Yeah, it did."
"So, again, what brought this on?"
"Rachel, you offered to help me if I needed it. Even if I had become your worst enemy, you still showed that you remembered that friendship we once had. Since you offered I've been trying to figure out what I could do to try fix things, you know?" Rachel let this sink in. "What I'm asking is, will you please forgive me for not being there?"
The snaky Jenny that Rachel had been fighting with for what felt like forever was nowhere in sight. The Jenny in front of her seemed like the best friend she used to have.
Jenny watched as a thoughtful expression crossed Rachel's features. Then, slowly, as if unsure, Rachel smiled. "As long as you can forgive me for thinking you were a snaky, sarcastic bitch, I think we can come to an agreement." Jenny couldn't help but laugh.
"Hey, I'm cool with that. I was thinking the same thing about you most of the time anyway."
*** "So, are the rumors true?" Jenny tilted her head to the side in confusion.
"The ones that say you and that new track and field guy are going out."
"Oh…those rumors." Rachel noticed the blush that covered Jenny's cheeks, no matter how hard she tired to hide it. "Yeah, they're sort of true." Rachel chuckled.
"So what's his name again?"
"Ah, yes. The guy with the cheesy James Bond pick up line."
"You know about that?" Jenny couldn't help but laugh.
"Yeah, I overheard him introducing himself to a group of fan girls the other day during gym. That accent is torture."
"I know its pretty horrible," Jenny concurred. "So, how are you and Mr. Perfect?"
"You mean Kyle? Fine, he helped me baby-sit the kids the other night."
"Sounds romantic," Jenny quipped. Rachel rolled her eyes. Jenny yawned and stretched before asking, "What time is it?"
Rachel looked over at the clock that hung up on the wall. "Midnight."
Jenny groaned. "I should've been home an hour ago." She sighed and stood, Rachel also stood. "I should probably get on home so Mom can ground me." Rachel smirked.
"Good luck, you're going to need it," said Rachel. Jenny rolled her eyes and stuck her tongue out at her friend.
"Gee, thanks." Both girls laughed before wishing each other goodnight and Jenny left.
*********** Really no point in this chapter other than the fact that I felt it needed to be written and I was bored. Sorry if its crappy but hey you take what you can get.