SUMMARY: Takes place after Kaylee runs home after Sabine kisses Nash. What I think should have happened. Kaylee/Tod and Nash/Sabine. Rated T for language and romance in future chapters. May change due to future chapters.
OK, this is my first EVER Soul Screamers story, so try to bear with me. I kinda have a plot in mind, but I'm hoping that everyone who reads this will review so I know if it completely sucks and I need to drop it, or if it's completely and totally awesome and I need to keep going with it.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Soul Screamers series, as much as I would like to.
My heart felt like it was breaking. He had kissed her. Nash had told me time and time again that she was just his friend, that he didn't feel that way about her anymore. But it was a lie. Everything he had told me was a lie. He didn't love me. How could he? Sabine was back, and he still loved her. He just hadn't wanted to hurt me by admitting it, because he still thought that he loved me.
But those days were over.
I was curled up in my room, my head between my knees, tears falling one after another. Emma had tried calling, but I hadn't answered. Why bother? I wouldn't have been able to talk anyway.
"Kaylee?" I yelped, and slammed my head against the wall behind me. Tod was standing in the middle of my room, looking concerned. His concern for me seemed to grow when he saw my tear streaked face. "Are you okay?"
"Yeah. I'm fine," I said, sniffling. I wiped my eyes with my sleeve.
"I really don't think so." Tod walked over and sat by me.
"What gave it away?" I asked him sarcastically. He frowned at me.
"Maybe the fact that you're crying your eyes out because your ex-boyfriend was kissing his ex-girlfriend who you can't stand because she's a slut?" Tod said, and I laughed a little. Very little.
"I can't believe…"
"That he would kiss her back during a topless make-out session? Neither can I."
"Alec said that I shouldn't be so hard on him because it was a guy's instinct to kiss back."
"And you're telling me because…"
"I need confirmation, and you're the only guy here."
"How the hell would I know? In case you haven't noticed, I've been dead for two years. I haven't really had girl throwing themselves at me anymore."
"Anymore? It sounds like you might be a little on the cocky side there Tod," I laughed, forgetting Nash and Sabine and the rest of the world for just a moment.
"Why shouldn't I be cocky? I know how sexy I am, and they knew it too," Tod smirked.
"You're not nearly as sexy as you think you are."
"So you're saying I'm sexy? Why thank you."
"I'm not saying anything of the sort. I'm saying that you're ego's a little big."
"Uh-huh. Sure Kay. Whatever you say." I burst out laughing. Tod was making me forget my problems just by being here and talking to me.
"Wow, really Tod?"
"What? I'm just telling the truth, and you know it. You know you think I'm sexy. You just won't admit it."
"You keep telling yourself that Tod. Whatever stops the tears." The truth was, I did think he was sexy. Maybe a little hotter than his brother.
Whoa Kaylee. You did NOT just think that Tod was hotter than Nash. That thought needs to go bye-bye now.
"Whatever. You'll admit it one day, you just wait." Tod said, leaning back. My phone rang again. Emma. I ignored it again. I didn't want to talk about what happened between Nash, Sabine, and myself. It would hurt too much.
"Aren't you going to answer your phone?"
"It's Emma, and she'll ask what happened, and I just don't want to talk about it yet."
"Ah." We fell into a comfortable silence. Tod disappeared.
"Tod?" No answer. "Tod, this isn't funny. Where are you?"
"Kitchen," he called. I groaned and stood up. I stepped out into the hallway and smelled…
"Seriously? You got pizza?" I said. Tod opened the box.
"And ice cream."
"I know I do." I flicked a pepperoni at him, which passed through, and laughed. He handed me a Coke, which I excepted.
"So are you trying to bribe me with this, or is it for no reason?"
"A little of both. I'm bribing you to forget Nash and Sabine, and also, I felt like eating pizza." I laughed again. Having Tod here was making everything seem a little better.
My phone rang again. I pulled it out, and it slipped through my finger.
Her phone hit the ground. I doubted Emma calling would do that to her. I picked it up and checked the number. Then I wanted to blink out of there and kill my brother.
Why on Earth would he kiss Sabine and then call Kaylee? That bastard!
I answered the call.
"Tod? Why do you have Kaylee's phone?" he sounded mad.
"Because she's standing in her kitchen in shock because you had the balls to have a full on make-out session with your topless ex-girlfriend and then call her."
"I called to tell her that Sabine kissed me, and that I had nothing to do with it."
"Tod, let me talk to Kaylee."
"Hmm… I don't think so."
"Damn it Tod!" I hung up on him.
"Uh…" Kaylee hadn't moved. I tossed her the phone and she caught it. I picked out a piece of pizza for her and put it on a plate, trying to get control of my emotions.
I was furious with Nash. He thought he could call Kaylee and apologize, and everything would be okay? No way. Not as long as I was here. I doubted he would walk over when he knew I was here. He knew I was pissed at him, and he knew that Kaylee probably didn't want to see him.
But I was here, and she didn't send me away like I was afraid she would be. I watched her begin to eat her pizza, trying not to let her see that I was staring. How the hell could she even begin to think that she was average looking? Kaylee was gorgeous. For once, I could see what my brother saw in a girl. Her brown hair looked soft, and not for the first time, I wished I could find out if I was right. Her pretty blue eyes were swirling with pain. I hated to think that it was Nash that was bothering her.
Mom was the only other one who knew how I felt, besides me. She was the one who told me I liked her. I had been in denial for a while. I still wished I was in denial. It was ten times harder, knowing how I felt and knowing she felt the same way… for my brother, who felt the same way for Sabine. And Sabine would gladly take him. Kaylee needed to give up on Nash. I wasn't just saying that for my benefit. Kaylee would only get hurt if she stayed focused on Nash, and I couldn't see her hurting any more than she was.
"So what did Nash have to say?" she asked, trying and failing miserably for nonchalance. She desperately needed to know. I wanted to tell her that she didn't need Nash. She just wanted him. Sabine on the other hand, needed Nash to make her world complete. She acted like he was the air. She wouldn't give up until he was hers again.
"I don't know. I didn't let him get that far." She snorted softly, which I figured was better than nothing.
"What did you say to him?" I hadn't wanted her to hear my side of the conversation in case I had to admit something to Nash that would make him want to kill me… aka my crush on his ex-girlfriend Kaylee.
"I told him to save it and then basically hung up on him." I dropped another piece of pizza on her plate, and she smiled her thanks at me. My heart skipped a beat, although I pretended otherwise.
"Thanks Tod." She said. I shrugged it off. I did what I had to do to keep my brother from hurting her again. That was all. If that included answering her phone for her and telling him to stay away from her, I would do it. Kaylee reached over and pulled the half gallon of chocolate ice cream toward her. I got her a spoon, and she started eating out of it. I got a spoon for myself and took a few bites.
"I thought the ice cream was for me," Kaylee protested. I grinned at her.
"But I got it."
"But it's mine."
"Not anymore." I snagged a spoonful of chocolate ice cream and ate it. She pretended to be outraged.
"How dare you!"
"I dare." I tried to take another bite, but Kaylee knocked it off my spoon using hers. My eyes narrowed. "Oh, it's on."
"It's been on." And that started an ice cream war.
I hope you all liked it.