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Chapter eleven

"No, not yet. I'm not ready yet."

Alex's Car; Persephone's POV

Alex took my face in his hands and pulled his face close to mine. "What is wrong Persephone?"

"Alex, I don't know how to say this except just saying it. So please don't freak out when I tell you this," He nodded his head and I took a deep breath. "Apollo kissed me today, Alex. He said that he loved me more than you did and that I deserved a man like him."

"What did you say to him?" He asked strangely calm.

"Nothing." I ran away after that.

"I'll be right back." Alex started getting out of the car when I tugged on his sleeve.

"Please don't do anything, Alex. You already won, I love you. So you don't have to do anything please!" I begged. I loved Alex, more than anything, but I didn't want him hurting Apollo.

"I just said I'd be right back." He pulled away from me and I got out of the car.

"Alex Nox, stop this now!" I yelled.

"Persephone, get back in the car. I have to talk to Apollo, then I'll be right back."


"Yes. Persephone, you're being childish. No just get back in the car and-. Hey! Where are you going?"

"I won't let you hurt my friends." I called as I darted back to the bleachers as fast as I possibly could.

Bleachers; Apollo's POV

Dammit! What else could go wrong today! Persephone's mad at me, my little sister is gonna have to go on a date with a no good creep, and now they're all out of hotdogs! I rolled my eyes as I walked away from the concession stand and shoved the two bucks I had back in my pocket.

"Hey!" I heard her voice call. "Run Apollo!"

"Why?" I turned to see Persephone running full speed towards me and behind her was Alex. "Shit."

I started to turn when I stopped. "No. I'm tired of running. C'mon Alex, come get me. I know you're pissed because I kissed your girl, so c'mon hit me. I don't care anymore."

Trackside near bleachers; Persephone's POV

What is he thinking! Alex is gonna kill him! Is he insane!

I turned towards Alex holding my hands out in front of me. "Alex, don't. He's not worth it," I turned towards Apollo, "And you, I can't believe you'd do this to me."

"Persephone, there are some things that you just have to stay out of." Alex said harshly.

"Yeah and I guess this relationship is one of them." I walked away from Alex and turned towards Apollo. I walked right up to him looked him straight in the eyes and slapped him. As hard as I could, I smacked him right in the face so hard my hand hurt.

"I hope you two have learned your lessons. Now, I don't want to hear anything from either of you until I say so." I tried to remain tough but my composure was slipping.

All I wanted to do was run home, sit on my bed with my two best friends in the world, and eat Rocky Road ice-cream until I felt sick to my stomach.

I felt the lump in my throat grow as I walked past Alex and towards the road. I grabbed my cell phone out of my purse and sent Athena a message telling her to please meet me later with Artemis so we could have some girl time.

Sidetrack; Alex's POV

Shit. Now what do I do? Do I go after her? No, she wants to be alone right now. Shit.

I shuffled my feet and started walking towards Apollo. He jumped back. "Hey don't worry, I'm not gonna kill ya. Yet." I smirked but it didn't seem to ease any of the tension in the air. I sighed "Dude, what happened?"

"Well, I've liked Persephone for a long, long time. And I finally just had to let it out. I didn't mean to like attack kiss her. I just wanted her to know I was serious. You know?" He asked as if I wasn't her boyfriend.

"Um, well Apollo, she is my girlfriend and she kind of did just reject you in front of everyone here, including me so not to be rude but you probably shouldn't have done any of that shit."

"I don't care that she rejected me Alex. You know why?"

"Why?" I asked.

"Because now she can have time to think about other options, since I believe she just broke up with you." He turned and walked away towards the bleachers.

I couldn't help it. I needed closure. I pulled out my phone and called Persephone. It rang and rang and rang until I heard the sweetest voice say "Hello, you've reached me, Persephone, I can't come to the phone right now but leave a message and I'll get back to you. Thanks!"

I hung up and sighed. "Why am I such a piece of shit?"

Persephone's room; Persephone's POV

"Why is he such a piece of shit?" Artemis asked as she shoved her spoon into the carton of Rocky Road.

"I'm not sure. But it's really getting to me. I don't understand what I'm supposed to do in this situation. I mean yes, Apollo's sweet and nice but I love Alex. But I can't stand his hot-headedness." I sighed as I twirled my spoon around my bowl of ice-cream.

"He can really get hot-headed sometimes, huh? Trey's not like that at all. He's calm and he always talks things out with me when we have prob-." Artemis nudged her in the arm. "Oops, I'm sorry `Sef."

"It's okay. I'm happy for the both of you, honest. I just really wish something good would happen to me once in awhile without something bad following behind it." I sighed.

Artemis threw her arm around me, "It will! I promise!" She smiled and Athena grabbed my hand.

"Thanks guys. I don't know what I'd do without you." I smiled and flipped on my favorite movie, Cars.

"I love this movie." Athena laughed.

"I don't know, isn't it for little kids? Not three goddesses?" Artemis asked.

"I love feeling like a little kid sometimes," I smiled. "I'll go grab some popcorn. Extra butter?" I asked.

"Hell yeah!" Artemis yelled.

"Alright. Be right back." I walked out of my room and headed down the stairs towards the kitchen. I saw my mom in the living room and decided to take a detour. Ever sense my dad's death my mom has always seemed lonely to me.

"Mom?" I called and she turned her head around. "Are you okay?"

"Yes dear. I'm fine. I'm just looking through some old things. Want to look?" Mom passed me the scrapbook with a photo of me as a baby on it.

"Can I keep this, mom?" I asked as I flipped through pages and pages of pictures of my youth. A time where it was all three of us, Mom, Dad, and I. We were so happy.

"Sure, honey. Oh, before I forget, these came for you just a few minutes ago."

I looked at the bouquet of roses and automatically knew. "They're from Alex aren't they?" I asked.

"Yes. He seemed so sad. Did something happen sweetheart?"

"Just that I need a little time alone, I think. Did you thank him for me?"

"Yes. He asked to see you but I told him that you were a little busy with friends." She said.

"Okay," I sniffed the flowers. "Goodnight mom."

"Goodnight Persephone. I love you."

"I love you too mom." I smiled as I walked into the kitchen to grab popcorn.

I put the flowers in a vase as the popcorn was in the microwave. Why would he do this? I asked as I felt my pocket vibrate.

Persephone, I love you. I hope you got my flowers alright. I apologize for today. I know I screw up a lot but I don't mean anything by it. I hope you know you are my everything. Well I hope I didn't wake you up. Sweet dreams my love.

"Now why did he have to go and do that?" I sighed as I poured the popcorn into a bowl.

Should I text him back? I paused. No, not yet. I'm not ready yet.