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Just That Kid 6: It HurtsKristy and Ian didn't even call while they were gone. Not one time. No checking up on their son. It was like I didn't even exist. But to them, did I?
Breylin stopped by the house two days after the accident with Andre. I still had black circles around my eyes, and definitely visible battle scars. I hadn't planned on seeing anyone, so I had no excuses.
I heard the tapping on the door, but ignored it and continued to read. There was a creak, and at that moment, I'd known that someone was entering my house. My heart jumped into my throat, in honest fear that I would get my face re-arranged again.
Hauling myself off the bed, I locked my bedroom door and ran for the closet. Once settled inside in a secure little ball, I heard footsteps lightly but quickly advancing up the stairs.
"Lore?" A familiar voice called.
Startled, I held my breath, trying to match the voice to a face.
My bedroom door opened slowly, and there were cautious steps inside. They stopped at the closet door.
Just That Kid 4: TrippChapter 3: Tripp
This one is from school.
My breath was coming quickly. This was the moment of truce. Breylin stared at me, willing me to confess. Tripp stood before me, knowing something was going on.
We didn't have a close friendship yet, Tripp and I, but I felt something for him that I'd felt for nobody else before. It wasn't exactly love, but it was close enough to scare me.
"Tell him, Loren," Breylin urged me, a small smile playing on her lips. She knew my secret. And she was the only one.
Tripp nodded in encouragement. "Tell me, Lore."
My heart was pounding hard in my chest, and this funny tingly feeling was in my throat. I watched the ground. The last thing I wanted was to be judged. Of course, the last thing I want is always the first I get.
"Tripp," I stammered, biting my lip. I looked over my shoulder, noting the empty school yard. "I have a confession to make."
Breylin giggled and covered her mouth, taking in Tripp's reaction.
He grinned, locking my fingers i
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