The silent lingered in the air as we sat together in the tub, facing each other. I couldn't remember how long it had been, I just wanted it to end. I hated seeing Amanda upset.
"I should go." She finally broke the silence and got out of the tub.
"I'll walk you out." It was no use asking her to stay once she'd made up her mind. As much as I wish that she was. I followed her silently to the front door and opened it for her, causing her to smile a little. Just as she was about to leave, she turned around and stopped on the porch. The moonlight shone on her hair, beautiful. She looked like and angel standing there.
"Kyle, I'm sorry for making you choose like this." She started, and a tear fell down her face.
"I just can't deal with you and her alone. I'm afraid that I'll lose you." Her voice cracked.
"Amanda." I went up to her and pulled her into an embrace. My heart was aching for her.
"You will never loose me." I mumbled into her hair and kissed her forehead, and wiped away a tear.
"Goodnight Kyle." She said and headed back to her house.
"Goodnight Amanda, sweet dreams." I watched as she walked safely inside her house, then I followed her lead and went back inside. The door closed gently behind me, and I leaned my head against it. What was I going to do? I didn't want to upset Amanda, but I promised Jessi to come. She needs me to. How could I possibly choose? I loved Amanda, and I swore that I would never hurt her, unlike Charlie. But I didn't want to hurt Jessi either. She was my friend, and she needed me to be her friend right now. No matter what I did, someone would end up getting hurt. I frowned, headache.
"Hey there Kyle, what's on your mind?" Josh emerged from the kitchen with and apple in his hand.
"Hi Josh. It's nothing. I was just thinking about stuff." He raised an eyebrow.
"Like lady trouble stuff?" I was surprised at how quickly he figured it out.
"Yeah, Amanda doesn't want me to go with Jessi. I don't know what to do." I sighed in frustration.
"I see. The girlfriend is afraid of a little competition." Josh concluded.
"What do you mean competition?" I asked, confused. Josh rolled his eyes in annoyance.
"What I mean is that Amanda is afraid that you and Jessi will… you know. Become more than just friends."
"Oh." Was all that I could manage to get out, unsure how to feel about what Josh told me. Did Amanda really think that I would get together with Jessi if I was to spend time alone with her? I didn't have feelings for her, did I? I mean, we have always had a special connection seeing that we'd been "born" the same way. I had saved her and convinced the Tragers to take her in. I cared about her deeply, of course I did. Anything else would be crazy to do, after everything that we'd been trough. She helped me save Amanda when she was kidnapped; she helped me keep her safe. Even though I knew that they didn't get along very well… My thoughts were interrupted by Josh.
"Yes. Well, I have to go, Andy's waiting for me upstairs, and it's time to kick her ass at G-force again. Good luck with sorting things out." He patted my shoulder and then headed up to his room, leaving me there more confused and unsure how to proceed than ever before. Surrendering, I walked back into my room and sat down in the tub. For some strange reason, sitting in here made it much easier to think. I had never come across a problem before that I couldn't figure out, so why was this so difficult? Amanda means the world to me, I was so happy that I managed to get her back into my life after I screwed up big times. I should be more than satisfied; ever since I first met her I had been hooked. Her big eyes, her perfect smile, and the beautiful music she created whenever her fingers flew gracefully over the piano. Even in my confused state of being new to this world and the strange humans in it, she'd manage to capture my heart. And when I finally told her about my secret, she didn't flee in horror as I feared. She still chose to stay with me. And I swore to do everything in my power to not let anything hurt her ever again, including myself. In that moment I realized that no matter how much I cared for Jessi, and how much I would hate myself for doing this to her, I had to let her go alone. I couldn't leave Amanda, not ever again. I just hoped that she would forgive me for doing this to her after everything she'd done for me. Glad that I'd come to a decision, I felt my consciousness drift away as my eyelids became heavier. I thought I heard a door close somewhere, but I didn't think much about it as the darkness swept me in its sweet embrace.
I woke early the next morning, as the sun shone in through the window and right into my eyes. With a groan, I got up and glanced at the clock on my desk, 7:40. I Might as well get dressed, I thought sleepy and put on a pair of black jeans and a dark grey t-shirt. Fully dressed, I headed out into the hallway and went to Jessi's room. Thinking of what I should say to her on the way.
"Jessi, it's me. Can I come in?" I quietly knocked and waited for her to react, nothing. She didn't make a sound; neither did she open up the door. I frowned, what was she doing? I pulled down the handle to open it, but it didn't move. Why was she locking her door? She'd never done that before. I put my ear against the door, listening for any movements. I was beginning to panic, it was so quiet. I could easily distinguish her heartbeat from the rest,I heard nothing. She wasn't in there.
"Where could she be?"
There you go, another chapter from Kyle's POV. It turned out a little longer than the others, but I'm guessing that's a good thing, right? Please, tell me what you think about it and what you wish to see next. And as always, R&R.