Author notes: Now it's time for the final chapter of "Your Past Can Hurt You." At long last, were at the conclusion! Enjoy! I do not own Ed Edd n Eddy, they belong to A.K.A cartoons, although I do own any OC characters I have in my story. I also do not own George Sampson's "Get Up On The Dance Floor", Flo Riders "Low", or Samantha Jade's "Step Up."
Chapter 16:The Dream:Reason and Betrayal and Her Wishes, Everyone's Wishes
I laughed along with her too. We sat in silence again, looking at the full moon.
"Thanks for being with me here Double D," Chelsie said.
She then kissed me on the lips. We then stared at the beautiful moon, as time seemed too slow...
In Front of Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
I was in front of my hotel, waiting for Chelsie too show up. Yesterday was one of the best moments of my life. When we were sitting in front of the ocean, looking into the moon, it was great. I just wished we could be together like this more often, but it was only a two week vacation. I got her phone number, so we'll still keep contact...
I'm more worried about what would happen if I leave. I still haven't found this gang yet that kept torturing Chelsie, and I only had one more week too find them. I feel bad for Chelsie, getting raped by some gang. It's horrible. But I'll find them before the week ends. I promised Chelsie. I also promised too protect her from harm as long as I was here...
It also appears like I've gotten more popular here, due too that dance off at the beach party. A lot of girls come up too me and ask me for my number, but I had too reject them, because I was already taken. I'm also popular with the boys as well. They keep asking me too teach them the moves I did, although I tell them no because I don't have time. In truth, I tell them no because I don't even know if I can do the dance moves again! Heh-heh...
I was still waiting for Chelsie in front of the hotel. Today we were going too a museum and study some of the organisms of old dinosaurs. I couldn't wait, although she was little late...
But she came. I saw her walk up too me. I smiled when she came, but when she came up too me, she looked sad.
"Is everything okay?" I asked.
"Yeah. Yeah, I'm fine," she said.
But she still looked sad.
"You don't look okay," I said.
"I'm okay," she repeated, putting a smile on her face
"Okay. Let's go learn," I said with energy.
Chelsie didn't say anything.
"Um, Double D," Chelsie said.
"Yes?" I said.
"I know that this is sudden, but...I..." Chelsie managed too say.
"Is their, anything wrong?" I asked.
"Well, I think we should see other people," Chelsie said.
I was surprised. I mean, sure me and Chelsie only went out for a couple of days, but I wouldn't get why she would want too break up with me! I mean...these last few days with Chelsie have been great!
"But...why?" I asked.
"Well, it's just, your not my type, and I've found someone else..." Chelsie said.
Not your type? I don't understand. We've been having a good time together since we've started dating. How could I not be your type?
"Chelsie, I don't understand," I said.
"I guess...it wasn't meant too be," Chelsie said.
I still didn't understand. I mean, we've been having such a good time together, and now she wants too dump me, just like that? That's when I though of something. I tried too explain what I thought too Chelsie, but when I was out of my thought, she was gone, just like that. I looked around for her. I could see her walking towards the direction of the mall. I had too follow her...
In The Mall:
When I arrived at the mall, I looked for Chelsie for a couple of minutes, until I found her, sitting by herself on a lonely bench. I approached her. She looked at me.
"What do you want Double D?" she asked rudely.
I know that what I just thought of was the reason Chelsie broke up with me.
"Did that gang forced you too break up with me?" I asked her.
Chelsie looked at me like I was crazy.
"Double D..." Chelsie sighed.
"You just don't want too admit that I don't want you around me anymore," Chelsie said.
I looked at her.
"Of course not! That has too be the reason! That gang forced you too break up with me so I couldn't get in the way of-"
I didn't finish my sentence.
"Look. Why don't you just go to the museum or something?" she said, now standing up.
I looked at her with surprise.
"Get a hint. It's over," she said strictly.
"Chelsie, I know that the gang is forcing you too do this. If you just let me help-"
"You really don't get it, do you?" Chelsie said.
She then started too walk way, just like that. No! I couldn't let her life be ruined like this by a bunch of bad people! I grabbed her arm.
"If you just let me help-"
"LET GO OF ME, YOU FREAK!" she shouted.
Everyone in the mall stared at us. They saw me grabbed her arm. I let go of it, in order not too attract any more attention. I looked at Chelsie as she walked away. I was mad. I definitely knew that that gang is responsible behind this. But Chelsie...
"Fine! Be that way!" I hollered at Chelsie before walking off, angry...
In Front of The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
I was angry at Chelsie. I knew that that gang was forcing Chelsie too break up with me, so I can get out of the way. We made a promise, a promise that I would protect her, so why would she lie too me like that? I was so mad that I couldn't think straight. I had too calm down and think. Just then, my father came in front of the hotel.
"Hey Eddward," he said.
"Hello father," I said.
"I thought you were supposed too be at the museum with that girl?" he said.
"We...got into a fight," I said.
"Ah. I see. When I was your age-" he started dreamily.
"Oh no father. Not one of your when I was your age story," I said.
My father laughed.
"I just don't understand father, we were getting along just fine, and then, this happens," I said.
"Well, girls are complicated," my father said.
"Yeah," I said.
"Don't worry son, you'll get back together in no time," my father said.
I looked at my father.
"How do you know?" I asked.
"Trust me. That's how girls are," my father said.
"But what if we never talk too each other again?" I asked.
"It could mean either two things. One:You two were never meant together. Or Two:you'll just need time," my father said.
"Time?" I repeated.
"Yeah. Relationships are really complicated. When two people argue son, it doesn't mean that the two should never see each other again. It just means that the bond between the two is strong," my father said.
"It's normal for two people who really like each other too argue, get it?"
I thought for a minute. Yeah, father was right. Me and my friends from the cul-de-sac argue. That doesn't mean that we can't be friends.
"Your right father. Thanks," I said.
"Don't mention it son," my father said.
"Hey. Why don't we go to the museum together?"
"Sure," I said as me and my father went too the museum...
Six Days Later.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
I've made many friends while I was here in Florida. But the only friend who of which I was anxious too see before I leave tomorrow was Chelsie. Over the past week, I still haven't seen Chelsie ever since the incident at the mall. I even tried calling her cell phone, but she wouldn't answer. I was determined too see Chelsie again before I leave Florida, but she was nowhere too be seen...
My thoughts were interrupted when I heard knocking at my parents hotel room. My mother answered it.
"Yes," my mother said politely.
When she opened the door, a man and a women walked in. The woman looked too be around her nid 30s. The man looked the same. The women looked like she just got through crying, and the father looked worried. The woman looked familiar.
"May I see your son?" the man said.
My parents looked confused.
"What do you want with our son?" my mother asked.
"I need too ask him something, please!" the mother said with a worried look.
That's when it hit me. She looked like Chelsie!
"Okay," my mother said.
"Yes?" I asked the woman.
"Have you seen Chelsie? I'm her mother," she said.
So that's why she looked like Chelsie.
"No. I haven't seen her in the last few days," I said.
Chelsie's mother had a worried look on her face.
"Can you tell me what happened?" I asked.
"She...she hasn't been home ever since she said she was going to the museum with you," the mother said.
She looked like she was about to cry again.
"Did you contacted the police?" my mother said.
"Yes, we did. But they still couldn't find her. I don't know what to do..." she said as she started crying.
It was a sad and tragic scene. Chelsie's mother was crying on the father's shoulder, who was looking sad. I was going to tell them about the gang, but that would just make them worry even more.
"I'm sorry," I said.
"No need to apologize. It isn't your fault," the father said.
The mother kept crying on the father's shoulder.
"Is there anything we could do to help?" my mother asked.
"No, that's okay. Thank you though," The father said as they walked away.
"Those poor parents," my mother said.
"I wish there was something we could do for them,"
I had a sad look in my face...
The Next Day:
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Today was the day me and my parents were leaving to go to back to the cul-de-sac. And we decided too leave early in the morning. We packed all our stuff and went outside to the mini-van that my father rented.
"Did you had a nice time here Eddward?" my mother asked.
"Um...yeah," I said.
My parents could see that something was wrong.
"What's the matter Eddward?" my father answered.
I thought for a moment.
"Mother, father, I can't leave until I know that Chelsie is safe," I said.
My parents looked at each other and back at me.
"Do you want to go to her house?" my mother asked.
"Yes," I said.
My parents thought for a moment.
"Okay Eddward. We'll stop by before we leave," my mother said.
My father agreed to...
Jean St, In Front Of A House
We were in front of a pick house, which was Chelsie's house. My parents stopped there. I gout out of the mini-van.
"Be quick Eddward," my father said.
I nodded and went to the front porch. I knocked on the door.
No one answered.
I knocked again.
Still no one answered.
When I knocked a third time door slowly opened. I didn't know why, but I needed to take this chance to see Chelsie befor I leave. I went inside.
When I got inside I was in a living room. It was deserted. Nothing but furniture and a big TV. I walked around a little until I heard some noises. They came from a hallway. I followed the hallway until the noises stopped. I heard where they were coming from. Inside a room on the left. I opened the door. In there was a shocking scene...
Chelsie, getting raped. She was staring right at me, while someone was on her, tearing her underwear off. I was shocked. So the gang was behind this after all. When I looked at Chelsie's eyes, those beautiful sparks were gone. But I could still see, beyond the fear. I was going to go in there, but then I thought about something...
She deserved this. She didn't accept my help when she broke up with me. I could still hear her scream, inside my head. I was blinded by rage at her. The next thing I did surprised even me. I walked away, like nothing happened. After all, she didn't accept my help before. So why should I help her now? After I saw that scene of Cheslie getting raped, I walked out of the house and closed the front door.
I went back inside the mini-van.
"Was your friend there, Eddward?" my mother said.
"Yes. Just their mother and father. They haven't seen Chelsie," I lied.
"Oh. I hope they find her," my mother said.
We then started to drive away to the airport. During the drive, I decided to forget about everything that happened here. I forgot about everything, every little single detail their was while I was here, like the whole thing never happened. I never wanted to remember again. Never.
Never. Never. Never...remember.
Peach Creek, Hospital.
I woke up suddenly with pain all over my body. I had the longest dream...
No, it wasn't a dream, but memories. Memories of every thing that led to this point. Now I know why Chelsie attacked me and my friends...
Chelsie! I hopped out of bed. I remembered everything now, about the past, and about what had just happened. Chelsie almost got attacked by a gang leader, named Brandon Fine. And then I tried fighting Brandon, but I failed. He was about to stab me with a knife, but then...
Chelsie! I looked around the hospital room. No one was there except me. I went out of my hospital room, ignoring the pain in my body, looking for Chelsie. One of the nurses stopped me.
"Wait! Eddward, you need to rest. Your body has been paralyzed. It's a surprise you could still move..." the nurse said.
I was about to say something, but my friends and my parents came rushing towards me.
"Eddward!" my mother said.
"Thank god your all right," my father said.
"Yo Scokhead, you okay?" Kevin asked.
"Yes. I'm fine. But I need to see Chelsie," I said.
Everyone that was silent until the nurse said something.
"Eddward, I don't know how to say this but, Chelise might not live," the nurse said.
I was shocked. I fell to the ground in dismay. No, she can't be dead!
"Please! Take me to her!" I said.
The nurse looked worried.
"Don't you need to rest first?" the nurse asked.
"Please! I have to see her, please!" I begged.
The nurse still looked worried.
"Okay..." she said as she led me to Chelsie's room.
When we got in, I saw Chelsie in the bed, with a tube in her mouth.
"She's lost a lot of blood. We could easily pump more blood into her, but the knife went through her heart, and now her's heart disabled. We can't do anything else with her..." the nurse said.
"May I be alone with her please?" I asked.
"Yes," the nurse said as she left.
I went to the side of the bed and looked at her. I was sad. This was my fault. If only I kept our promise then, she would have...she would have...
"Double D?" I heard her say.
I was surprised. Chelsie actually said something!
"Chelsie!" I said.
It was all I could say. She looked at me sadly.
"If only I had a little more time, I would hang out with you like we did in Florida," Chelsie said.
"Don't say that Chelsie," I said.
"You'll live, and will definitively spend more time together. It'll be just like Florida. Hang out in the mall, strolls on the beach, don't you remember?"
"Yes, I remember," she said weakly.
"Yeah! It'll be just the two of us again," I said.
"Eddward, I'm going to die," Chelsie said.
Her words sent a shocked to my heart.
"My heart... stopped working," she said.
She was right. I could hear her coughing violently. I started to tear up.
Chelsie...if only I saved you from that time, this wouldn't have..." I started to cry.
I could see Chelsie smile.
"Don't cry Double D. It's not your fault," Chelsie said.
"Chesie...I just want to know, what happened after that incident at Florida?" I asked.
"Double D...you were right. The gang found me one day walking by myself and forced me to break up with you. If I didn't, they would have killed you and everyone you know. So I had to break up with you...in the mall..."
There was then a series of violent coughs.
"After I broke up with you, they started to all rape me, one by one, each...of the gang members. This happened for a couple of days until...until the cops found one of their hideout. They then arrested every single gang member, except for one...the gang leader, Brandon Fine. After they...they were all arrested, I went to my...my house. When I knocked on the...the door, I found that it was open. When I walked...walked in, I found Brandon Fine, sitting on the living room couch. He...he said for payback, he would rape me until...until their was nothing left in me. And that was exactly what he did. Just before he...he was about to rape me, you came in...in my room. But then you left...just like that..."
There was another series of violent coughs.
"After he raped me, he was sleeping on the side of my bed, with...with me on his arm...I couldn't move. Then my parents came in to my room and saw that...that Brandon was on the side of me. They then kicked me and Brandon...out of the house, calling me a slut, and that they never wanted to see me again..."
"Brandon then forced me into a hotel, and rented a room, where he...he tried to...to rape me again. But their was a vase in the room, which I managed to...to get a hold of. I then knocked him in the back of the head with it, while he...he was trying to rape me. I...I then managed to get away. When I got outside the hotel...I managed to steal his car and run away..."
"I was driving around Florida for weeks, running and...and hiding from Brandon. Until...the car caught a flat. When I got out, I...I was in front of a fosters home. I went inside and begged the people for me to stay there, and they did. I...I also told them the situation that I was in. I stayed at...that fosters home for a year. I couldn't go back to my parents. I...I was to mad at them..."
"After a year, some folks...adopted me. They were...abusive. They were...always drunk, and would...would beat me for no...reason. My foster father...found a job, here...in Peach Creek. And then...that's when everything that just occurred...here."
I listened to Chelsie's great narrative. Now I felt even worse. All this...because I didn't save her from getting rapped. Now I could see why she wanted revenge on me, and attacked me and my friends. But none of that mattered now. Chelsie was slowly dying. I tried to bottle up my tears.
"I just want...two things before I die," Chelsie managed to say.
"What...what's that Chelsie?" I said, trying to force a smile.
"To spend more time with you, and...for everyone to forget about their past, and worry more about now," Chelsie said.
"Sometimes, people are stressed from mistakes that they made. Mistakes that...can't be ever fixed. But...I've learned one thing,"
"What's...what;s that Chelsie?" I said, still trying to bottle up my tears.
"That...people should not focus on the past, nor the future, but worry more about the present," Chelsie said.
"When I spend time with you Double D, back in Florida, they were the most happy moments of my life," she said with an smile.
Tears started to flow down my cheeks.
"Yeah...me to," I said.
"That's...good enough," she said.
I could see tears forming on her eyes. For that moment, for that one moment, those gorgeous eyes were back, those same eyes that I saw while we were sitting at the edge of the ocean, looking at the moon, and my first real kiss...
"Remember...me...Double D," she said with a smile.
She then closed her eyes. I felt her pulse. She was no longer in this world...
I then started crying on the side of her bed, wishing that we did spent more time together...
A Few Days Later, Peach Creek Graveyard.
The minister started a prayer. It was Chelsie's burial. They were ready to put her in her tombstone...
"Dear God, we have gathered here today to remember, Chelsie Manuel," the preacher started.
It went on for a couple of more minutes. Then the preacher was at the end.
"In Jesus Christ name, Amen,"
My parents were the one who arranged this funeral, after I reminded them of the events that happened in Florida. I also told all of my friends about the events, and they came too. There parents also came, although they didn't know Chelsie.
"Whoever wants to say any final words to Chelsie, come forth now," the preacher said.
Everyone formed a line, starting with the parents. After the parents were done, it was me and my friends turn. Johnny went up first.
"Chelsie, I may not have known you, but I heard you were a friend of Double D's. Plank says that a friend of Double D is a friend of mine. I hope you'll be happy in heaven," Johnny finished.
Next up was Rolf.
"Rolf hopes the best when you reach heaven. If you were a good friend of Sock head Eddboy, then you are also a friend of Rolf," Rolf finshed.
Up next was Sarah and Jimmy.
"Me and Jimmy hope that you'll have a great time in heaven," Sarah said.
"She will Sarah," Jimmy said as they walked off.
"Up next was Kevin and Nazz.
"Dude, I know you were cool. I hope that your spirit will be happy in heaven," Nazz said.
"Yeah, I wish the best of luck to you to," Kevin said as they walked off.
Up next was Ed and Eddy.
"Chelsie, I you were a friend of Sockhead, then your a friend of us," Eddy said.
"Like they always say, one plus one equals one on a bun," Ed said.
"Well, take care," Eddy said as they both walked off.
Lastly, was me. I didn't want to say good bye, but Cheslie was in another place now. I had to say goodbye...
"Chelsie, I'm sorry that I broke our promise. That I would always protect you as long as we were together. All the time we had in Florida were great. I knew that life didn't treat you well, and I know that you have been going through a tough time, but...I know that you were the same Chelsie that I remembered in Florida..."
I started to tear up, remembering all the good times we had in Florida. Ed and Eddy came to my aid.
"Goodbye Chelsie, I'll...never forget you," I said.
And with that, I walked off. After everybody finished talking to Chelsie, the preacher said some last few words and Chelsie was buried...
One Week Later
I was reading a book about the organisms of insects. It was fascinating! I was under a tree and I could see Eddy and Ed playing football with Kevin and the other cul-de-sac children. Everything seemed to be back to normal ever since Chelsie's passing. I looked up in the sky...
I could finally remember all the good times I had with Chelsie during my stay in Florida. That month, was great. I remember walking in the mall together, going to the arcade, and...the time we spent going to the beach, looking at the full moon. Ever since I remembered, I always look at the full moon, and it always remind me of Chelsie...
"Hey Sockhead! Jimmy quit! We need another player!" Eddy said.
"Coming!" I said.
Now that I think about it, Chelsie was right. We all should not worry about our pasts, or what might lie in the future. We should all be concentrated about now. Because the present is a gift, a gift we should all cherish for the rest of our lives. I put down the book and smiled deeply as I went to play football with my friends...
As a wise man says, "The Past Is a Ghost, The Future A Dream, And All We Ever Have...Is Now"
Author notes:I did it! I finished my first story! This story was great! Better then I expected. I thank for all the reviewers who reviewed my story. I'll be working on other projects now. I would also like to give thanks for Private Corp, Paoce12, EasyMac12, and LucasBravus for helping me on my story. See ya!