Cassie woke up at dawn the next morning. Her body ached from where she had slept on the hard floor. She got up and crawled into her bed. She tried to get back to sleep but the same images circled her brain, giving cassie a headache. Before she knew what she was doing, cassie was pulling on her sweater, grabbing her keys and walking in the direction of the beach near her house. She collapsed onto the sand, bringing her knees close to her stomach and watching the little waves of the sea crash against the rocks. For a while she just stared into space, enjoying the peacefulness on the quiet beach.

"Cassie?" A voice asked behind her. She turned round to see Diana stood wearing sweats and her hair tied into a messy pony tail. "What are you doing here so early?"

"Just...thinking. I couldn't sleep." Cassie answered,turning back to the waves as diana took a seat beside her.

"Have you been crying?" Diana asked, looking at cassies puffy eyes.

"No, I just...I'm really tired."

"What's going on? Your acting wierd." Diana questioned.

"Nothing. I'm fine." Cassie answered, trying to sound calm.

Diana dropped the subject, not wanting to push cassie.

"Are we ok?" Cassie asked, breaking the silence between the girls. "I know that you loved Adam. I know your hurting...you can talk to me though. I'll listen."

"I don't know." Diana answered, a tear rolling down her cheek. "It's just wierd right now. I feel like I can't talk to him anymore."

"Of course you can talk to him. He misses you. Just because you guys arnt together doesn't mean you can't still care for each other."

"But he doesn't love me anymore, and right now I can't deal with that."

"I'm so sorry Diana." Cassie held the tears back.

"It's not your fault. It's getting cold out here, I'm gonna go home and get ready for school. See you later." Diana got up and left the beach, leaving cassie to sob on her own. She hated seeing Diana so upset, knowing she had caused her pain. For the first time, she wondered if being with Adam was such a good idea, because at the moment the only thing it was inflicting pain on the people she cared about the most.


"Hey cass." Adam smiled, pecking cassie on the cheek as she closed her locker.

"Hey." She smiled back as best she could.

"Every thing ok?" Adam asked,obviously not believing cassies fake smile.

"Yeah, everything's great. I just...need to get to class, well talk later though." Cassie walked off leaving Adam shouting her name in confusion.

As cassie turned the corner, fresh tears already making their way down her face, she bumped into someone, dropping her folder.

"would you watch where your wal-." The rough voice trailed off as he noticed who he had bumped into.

"Im so sorry. I should..." She trailed off, already starting to run off.

"Cassie, wait." Nick shouted, grabbing her wrist. Cassie whimpered as nick gripped the same place as last night. He dropped his grip immediately. "Cass please. I'm so sorry. Please..." He whispered.

"Just...I-I need to get to class nick." Cassies voice was unsteady. She was afraid of nick.

"No, wait...I'm so sorry cassie. I don't wanna hurt you I just...I don't know. It was the drink, I- I'm so sorry." He repeated.

"But you did hurt me nick. You scared me. I don't know what's going on with you or whatever, but you don't need to drink. Just talk to me. It doesn't have to be like this. Last night, you was a mess. I can't watch you like that. Just talk to me. I'm here." Her voice cracked. She looked into Nicks chocolate brown eyes and saw so much pain. she wanted it to stop.

"I know your here. But when I see you with him, I just- I can't cass. I'm still in love with you...I don't know what's wrong with me. Your all I think about. And I'm telling you this because you deserve to know. I love you so much."

Cassie couldn't believe how open nick was being about the whole situation. She'd never have imagined he could say something like that. He wasn't like that. He wasn't emotional. Cassie had made him like this, she had made him hurt. She had made Diana hurt aswell. Right now, cassie only saw one way to make things better. She had to break up with Adam. Realisation hit her and she almost collapsed as she thought about it. She felt sick.

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