Hi! I'm so sorry for the wait. It took me a while to write this chapter because I really had no inspiration. I honestly had no idea what I was writing here. But anyway, I have a long weekend since it's Thanksgiving here in Canada. So, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, Canadians! :) Here is the long awaited chapter 28. Enjoy!
The next morning, I woke up with Jade's absence. I frowned to myself when I remembered I drove her home last night even though I insisted she spent the night. When I realized that I'd be going over to her house to pick her up since I drive her to school, I jumped out of bed and got ready for school. Right before I left the RV, I checked my phone. I received a good morning text from Jade. God, how did I ever get so lucky? I texted her back saying that I'd be there in a few. I headed for her house.
When I pulled up in her driveway, I saw her peeking through the window, then quickly disappearing. Giving myself a puzzled look, I exited my car and headed for Jade's front door. Right when I was going to knock, the door opened, revealing a very happy Jade.
"Babe!" Jade greeted, kissing me on the lips and then hugging me.
"Someone's happy to see me," I smirked with satisfaction. Jade rolled her eyes at my comment and playfully pushed me away from her.
"Do you wanna go to school early?" I asked her. She was all dressed and I assumed she already ate breakfast.
"And do what?" Jade replied. She was not a fan of going to school early unless she had to.
"I don't know," I shrugged. "Just to show people we're back together or something."
"Fine," Jade agreed in a flat tone. She didn't seem too pleased about my idea, but at least we're spending time together.
Jade grabbed her bag and we headed out.
"Actually," I began as I pulled out of the driveway.
"How about we go on a coffee date?" I suggested. It's been so long since we've been on one. But I guess it was stupid of me to ask since Jade probably already had coffee along with her breakfast.
"Jet Brew?!" Jade's face lit up. "I didn't have any coffee yet." Oh, so I was wrong. Jade didn't have any coffee in her system yet.
"So coffee date it is?" I don't even know why I asked, I already knew the answer.
From the corner of my eye, I could see a small smile creep onto her lips.
We arrived to the Jet Brew closest to Hollywood Arts in a matter of minutes. She sat at a table while I ordered our drinks. I ordered the usual, black with two sugars, for the both of us.
"Here you go," I put the coffee on the table and sat with Jade.
Jade didn't bother to say thank you, but it didn't irk me. I was used to it. Her not being polite was a good sign. If she was being polite, then I'd be worried.
"Ugh, this is so good," Jade commented after taking a sip from the styrofoam cup. "I haven't had Jet Brew coffee in so long."
"Why not?" I asked, taking a sip from my own coffee.
"No one bothered to take me," She shrugged, playing with the lid of the cup.
"You could've suggested it," I pointed out.
"It didn't come to mind," was her excuse.
We sat in silence for a couple of minutes as we both enjoyed our freshly brewed coffee. It wasn't an uncomfortable silence.
"Hey," I spoke up.
"Yeah?" Jade responded, looking up from her coffee cup.
"This coffee date thing," I began. "It's usually a daily thing for us."
"Daily? So we come here every morning?" Jade questioned.
"Well, not really daily, but we had a routine," I shrugged sheepishly. "On days where we're early, we usually do go on a coffee date."
"So what else do I need to know?" Jade raised her brow. "Obviously I still need to learn some things. Unless the rest of my memory just magically happens to return." I was hoping that her memory did return. I really didn't want to tell her about her history with Tori.
"Uh, well, I can't think of anything right now," I lied. Hopefully she wouldn't notice. "But when I do, I'll be sure to tell you."
"Of course you're going to tell me," She remarked.
We had some normal couple conversation as we finished our coffee. When we were finished, we headed to school. We went to her locker first, and then mine. Although it didn't really matter since both our lockers were in the same hallway. Because we were a little earlier than usual, our friends weren't there yet, so we sat on the floor next to my transparent locker.
"Why is your locker transparent?" Jade thought aloud. "That's really random. You have no privacy with what you have in there."
"That's the whole point," I replied. "I have no secrets to hide."
"Well, correct me if I'm wrong, but," Jade began. "I do recall this one time where you hid something from me."
"And what was that?"
"That you're Canadian."
I face palmed.
"Jade, that wasn't a secret!" I would have used hand gestures, but one of my arms was occupied as they were around Jade's waist.
"Well, you never told me about it," She countered, crossing her arms.
"I didn't think it would bother you that much," I defended myself.
The morning was quite tedious. My classes weren't as lively as they usually were. Even Sikowitz's class, which surprised me. In that class, we were just divided into groups and talked. I'm not even sure if we got an assignment. And I guess the rest of my classes were just boring because Jade wasn't in them. But hey, at least it was lunch time now.
I stopped by my locker before going to the Asphalt Café. I sat at a table that was already occupied by Cat, Robbie, Andre and Tori.
"Hey, where's Jade?" I questioned as I sat down.
"I dunno," Cat shrugged.
As if on cue, Jade stomped to the table with angry eyes. It looked like her eyes were going to pop out of her head. Why was she so mad?
"Babe, what's wrong?" I asked, standing up to put my hands on her shoulders, in an attempt to calm her down.
"That," She pointed to Tori. Jade moved her shoulders so that my hands fell to my sides.
"Wh-what did I do?" Tori stuttered in fear. Everyone was a little bit afraid of Jade sometimes. Even me.
"You know exactly what you did!" Jade yelled. She stormed over to Tori and pulled her arms until she stood up.
"I don't know what you're talking about!" Tori yelled back. Even though she believed she did nothing wrong, she still dreaded what was about to happen next.
"Oh, don't play Little Miss Innocent with me!" Jade yelled, louder this time. The entire Asphalt Café had their eyes on Jade's outburst. Luckily, there was no teacher supervision at the moment. And Festus, he couldn't care less.
"What?!" Tori yelled in confusion. She still had no idea what was going on with Jade. Neither of us did.
"She didn't do anything!" I tried to help Tori out but defending her.
"Don't defend her," Jade pointed a finger at me sternly. "If you care about her so much, why don't you just date her?!"
"What does that have to do with anything?!" I screamed in frustration.
"Everything," Jade answered in a 'duh' tone.
As Jade and I had our little exchange, Tori tried to back away from our table. But that kinda backfired, since Jade clearly noticed and called her out for it.
"Get back here, Vega!" Jade tackled Tori to the ground. "I'm not done with you."
My friends got up from the table with their mouths open as the two hit the ground. Everyone gathered around them, even onlookers, as Jade dominantly hovered over Tori.
"Jade!" I yelled. I knew she wouldn't listen to me, but it was still worth a shot. "Jade! Jadelyn! Jadelyn August West!" That about did it.
At the sound of her full name, Jade got off Tori, who seemed to be traumatized from the whole situation. Robbie and Andre helped Tori get up off the ground, while Jade confronted me.
"What did you call me?" She demanded an answer. She hated it when I called her by her full name. She never gave me a legit reason as to why she did, but I took it to an advantage when she wouldn't listen to me.
"It's your name, Jade," I replied calmly. Replying in a calm tone seemed to piss her off even more.
Everyone was chattering, and that's when Lane entered the circle.
"What is going on here?" He demanded.
"Jade tackled Tori," Cat spoke up.
"Alright, nothing to see here. Everyone mind your own business," Lane advised the students. Everyone did as they were told, except for us six. It was obvious that we had to stay.
"My office, now," Lane told us. We grabbed our things and followed Lane into the school building and into his office. We all made ourselves comfortable as Lane sat at his desk and held the bridge of his nose. He finally looked up.
"Jade, what if your right mind made you think it'd be okay to tackle Ms. Vega?" Lane asked Jade.
"Because she's a horrible person," Jade huffed and crossed her arms against her chest.
"What did she ever do to you?" Lane prompted.
"I'd rather her not answer that…" Tori requested meekly.
"She knows what she did," Jade rolled her eyes. I was sitting beside Jade, and I had my arm around her waist. I gently squeezed her in hopes that she'd calm down. "Ow!" Guess it didn't work.
"Why are we even here?" Andre asked. "We didn't even do anything. This is all between Tori and Jade."
"You're all friends," Lane reminded us, like we didn't already know. "I'm sure you all know what's going on."
"But I don't!" Andre screeched.
"In all honesty, Lane, I really don't know what happened," Robbie commented.
Lane turned to Cat and I.
"Do you know what happened?" Lane asked. I shook my head. "Are you sure? You're Jade's boyfriend, you should know."
"We just got back together," I told him. "Memory loss, remember?"
"Oh, right. So yeah, I guess you are out of the question," Lane shrugged. "What about you, Cat?"
Cat was playing with her thumbs, completely disregarding her surroundings. She didn't like being in the guidance councilor's office. It reminds her of whenever she takes her brother to the therapist. Her memories at the therapist weren't very pleasant.
"Cat!" Lane snapped, in hopes Cat would return to reality.
"Whatty?" Cat finally looked up. She smiled innocently.
"Do you know what happened between Jade and Tori?" He questioned.
"Of course!" Cat replied.
"What is it?"
"Oh, Jade started yelling at Tori and then tackled her to the ground," Cat answered with a smile, feeling satisfied that she was able to help. Obviously, that piece of information didn't help very much since we already knew about that part.
Everyone in the room face palmed, except for Jade.
"Whatty?" Cat was completely oblivious to everyone's reaction.
"We know that, Cat, honey," Lane told her. "What we wanna know is why Jade did that. She won't tell us herself, and no one else knows what happened. You're the only one who hasn't denied it yet."
"Oh, then I don't know," Cat answered with a shrug. "Jade never told me anything about Tori."
"I didn't do anything though!" Tori chimed in.
"Sure you didn't," Jade remarked sarcastically.
"I didn't!" Tori defended herself.
"Tell it to the judge," Jade made a face at her.
"How are we going to solve this if no one will tell me why Jade tackled Tori?" Lane sighed. "Sometimes I really hate my job. Being caught in the middle of troubled teenagers? Not fun."
"Jade," I said firmly. "Just tell Lane what happened! It's not like you're going to get in trouble."
"Actually, it all depends how bad it is," Lane replied. "But Jade's not that bad of a kid. If anything, the worst punishment she could get it three days suspension. Plus, it's not like Tori got injured. If she did, then Jade would be getting at least a week suspension. Maybe even just four days if she has a good explanation."
"Really? Three?" I commented. "At least two days. Like you said, Jade's not that bad of a kid."
"I'm right here, y'know," Jade raised her brow.
"Oh!" Cat's face lit up. Everyone turned to look at her glowing face. "I remember now!"
So if you follow me on Twitter, you might have read my tweet summarizing this chapter. I mentioned that Jade remembers her history with Tori. But I didn't necessarily mention that in the actual chapter. But I'm sure you guys all guessed it. :)
I'll try to update sooner.
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- Trisha :)